For many people, the idea of being hypnotized brings up visions of walking around clucking like a chicken or barking like a dog. Unfortunately, popular film and television has portrayed this meditation of sorts as a way for someone to gain control over your mind and body. Upon further investigation, however, you’ll find that hypnosis and in particular self hypnosis is simply a way for an individual to gain access to their unconscious, and in that, resources that can help them to live a more happier and healthier life.
Checkout this recent Howcast video from certified hypnotherapist Debbie Catz who not only presents a fantastic overview of the meaning behind self hypnosis, but also explains how each one of us is actually in self hypnosis multiple times during any given day. According to Catz, people experience the theta brain wave state when going to sleep and upon waking up. A time when we are operating from our unconscious mind, this is self hypnosis.
Investigate more into the meditation practice of self hypnosis here.