The most important aspect of having success with your hypnosis audio recordings is repeated listening. This is similar to other things in life where repetition, or practice, is one of if not the most important part of achieving your desired result. The more you listen to an audio recording, the more the message will become part of your automatic behavior.
Daily listening is recommended. Choose a time that is right for you and your lifestyle. Most people find that before going to bed (which is what I personnally recommend), upon waking, or lunch time are great times to listen to their hypnosis audio recordings, but it does need to work into your lifestyle. Another great time is during a mid-morning or mid-afternoon break or immediately after work.
In general, it’s advisable to listen to your recording at least once daily, in a comfortable position where you will not be interrupted. However, in this modern world full of interruptions, even listening at your desk during lunch can provide benefit and will likely produce meaningful results. Or if you take public transportation, you can listen to your recordings during your morning or evening commute – as long as you aren’t driving.
You will find that the more you listen, the more powerful the results are. This is because with everything in life, we get better with practice. Don’t worry if you’re not able to "visualize" or believe you’re not a "visual" person. Not everyone learns in the same manner, and therefore what is important is that you are able to think or imagine the change you want to take place in your life. Whether you’re able to visualize it or not does not matter.
Frequently asked questions about hypnosis audio recordings
What does a good listening routine look like for optimal results?
For optimal results, listen to a single hypnosis audio recording at least once a day. The audio recordings are designed to be less than 25 minutes in length and allow you to fit them into your daily routine. I generally recommend to my clients that they listen to their recordings right before going to bed. Another good time to listen is immediately upon ending the work day, if you go to work during the day. Listening immediately upon ending the work day provides a nice segue, enabling you to fully transition to your evening routine – leaving behind so to speak the day at work and be fully present for your evening.
Where should I listen to my recordings?
Anywhere you’d like, except when driving or operating heavy machinery. A good time and place to listen to your recordings is right before bed, to make sure you won't get interrupted whatsoever.
How often do I need to listen to each recording?
There’s no clear answer to this question, however repetition is the key to success. The simple answer would be: "until you achieve the results that you desire." But you will find the powerful message becomes even more powerful over time, and the recordings soon become part of an enjoyable routine that becomes part of daily life, helping you sleep better and feel better overall.
After a few sessions working on different issues or goals, should I listen to different recordings or stick with a single one?
It’s more powerful to focus on a single issue at a time. Consider any change that we desire to make in our life: it’s better to focus on one task, then move on to the next. That being said, there are some hypnosis recordings that are of general benefit and can be listened to along with other recordings. Some sessions can also be complimentary to each other.
Can I listen to multiple sessions in a row?
You should focus on one issue at a time. The subconscious mind will tend to focus more closely on the last thing it heard, so if you want something to really “sink in”, listen to the recordings individually. However, if you do want to listen to more than one recording in a row, you can find complementary recordings that can make sense. One method for listening to more than one recording a day is to listen to one session in the morning or at lunch time, then a second in the evening or before going to bed.
Is there a limit to how many recordings I should listen to in a day?
For the full benefit of each recording, I recommend listening to a maximum of two sessions per day that compliment each other.
Are these recordings suitable for falling asleep to?
Yes, and you’ll find that the recordings are designed to be relaxing and therefore make falling asleep very easy. The end of most of the recordings include a suggestion for emerging feeling refreshed and energized, however if you’re tired and have an intention of falling asleep, you will find you are easily able to do so and may even fall asleep before the end of the recording.
Will I still benefit if I fall asleep while listening?
The recordings do not work by osmosis – they are more valuable to listen to while in a light or medium state of self-hypnosis or while being calm and relaxed. However, you can still benefit if you fall asleep. Most people find they are able to fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and over time are just sleeping more soundly from regular listening.
Do I need to listen with headphones, or can I use speakers or my phone’s speakerphone?
This is entirely up to you. Some people prefer the privacy and sound quality of headphones, while others prefer the comfort of speakers or the convenience of their phone’s speakerphone. Either works just fine, although the quality of a phone speakerphone is usually not very high. Yet the convenience of this method often makes it the most used. Some find that using speakers allows them to more easily drift off to sleep without having to remove headphones.
What about my partner/spouse, children, or pets?
Some people have commented that they don’t want to disrupt their (partner/spouse, children, dog, etc.) with the recordings and therefore want to listen with headphones or while being completely alone. But keep in mind that I’ve heard many stories of happy clients stating that their family members overheard a recording and benefited from it. Even without fully focusing or comprehending the meaning of the words, there is benefit in listening to the recordings. Also, it is important to Know that the subconscious mind will automatically reject any suggestion it does not like. Therefore there’s no danger of someone overhearing a hypnosis recording that is not intended for them.
I’m finding it hard to "relax", what should I do?
Some people do find it hard to relax. This could be for a variety of reasons. But most people will eventually be able to relax. One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t need to try so hard. Don’t expect to just immediately relax. Relaxation is a process, and sometimes it will be easier for you than other times. If your mind wanders, that’s normal. Self-hypnosis and relaxation become easier and more effective with practice, just as everything in life. So just continue along the path of listening daily and you will find that it becomes easier and easier for you to relax, and you will begin to enjoy the full benefit of your audio recordings.
I’m not a "visual" person, is that a problem?
Not being a "visual" person, or visual learner, is not a problem at all. The audio recordings are designed to work with your preferred learning method – whether that’s visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (ie. the three primary three ways people learn and think). Most people are a combination of all three. What is important is that you just allow yourself to go with the flow and trust the process. Breathe, listen and settle into the session.
If you can not “picture” yourself in your mind’s eye – that’s absolutely OK. It’s actually common not to be able to actually visualize something in your mind. Some people can do it, others can not. There is no right or wrong – whatever way is best for you is correct.
All you need to do is think about it, in whatever way works best for you. That’s why as a hypnotherapist, I always tell my clients to "imagine or think in any way you can" of the change they want to make. "Imagining" may be a picture in their mind, a feeling in their body, or a voice in their head. Any way that works best for you is right. Optimally, you would do what we call "embodying" the change. That means using any and all forms of thinking about something and sensing it – visually see it, hear it, and feel it kinesthetically. You coul also smell and taste it to make it even more real in your mind. No matter how you do it, just allow your own mind to think, imagine and create in the way it knows best... and notice how you get better at doing this over time!
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