5 Deep Breaths Technique
Whether you use our hypnotherapy services or those of another therapist, you can also practice self hypnosis techniques to help you relax and relieve stress.
This technique should be practiced daily for 5 minutes.
Practicing will enhance the success of your hypnosis session.
Whenever you wish to re-enter a state of relaxation, make yourself as comfortable as possible wherever you are and close your eyes.
Very slowly you will take 5 DEEP breaths. . . . . . breathing in the nose and pushing your tummy out and to the count of 3. Then, breathing out through your mouth, to the count of 5 or 6, allowing your tummy to relax down again. Thus creating, a circular breathing motion.
After you have taken the first deep breath - allow all the muscles of your face and neck to relax as you breath out. . . . .
After you have taken the second deep breath - allow the muscles of your shoulders, arms and hands to relax
as you breath out . . . .
After you have taken the third deep breath - allow all the muscles in your legs and feet to relax . . . . . .
After you have taken the fourth deep breath - allow all the muscles in your entire body to relax . . . . . .
And after you take the fifth deep breath you are mentally and physically entering a deeply relaxed state . . . in which you will remain for 5 minutes.
As you are in hypnotic time you may remain in this relaxed state for as long as you wish, but in reality time it will be no longer than 5 minutes. You will decide when the moment has come for you to count down slowly and silently from 5 to zero.
When you open your eyes on the count of zero . . . you will feel refreshed and confident in the knowledge that you will able to keep with you as much of this calmness and relaxation as you need. Furthermore your ability to enter self hypnosis daily will increase until these feelings of calmness and relaxation become an essential feature of your life.