Coaching Tools & ResourcesFeb 25, 2021 2021-02-25 17:17
Coaching Tools & Resources
There’s often confusion surrounding Meditation and Self-Hypnosis. Are they just two different terms for the same thing? Or are they completely different?
There’s no cut and dry answer. There are so many types of meditation. Some of them are quite similar to self-hypnosis, while others are certainly not. Both are impressive tools when used properly and consistently. What do you think of when you think of meditation? You might have visions of a yogi or monk sitting quietly in solitude.
What comes to mind when you consider self-hypnosis? Maybe you think of a psychologist. Perhaps you remember the stage hypnotist you saw in high school that made some of your fellow students cluck like chickens.
Consider these differences:
Both meditation and self-hypnosis can bring you benefits, and you can use both in your life. Meditation can be used to quiet your mind, enhance your ability to focus, and decrease the tendency to ruminate. Meditation has been around for thousands of years and is very effective.
Self-hypnosis is a more surgical tool for dealing with the challenges in your life. Whether you want to increase your confidence, lose weight, quit smoking, or get over your fear of heights, self-hypnosis can be a powerful tool.
Both techniques can work very quickly in some people, but others find that weeks or months are required to see real benefits. If either one might be of benefit to you, why not give it a try for a few months? Measure your results and proceed appropriately.
Self-hypnosis and meditation are not considered to be the same thing but are certainly related. Remember, there are many types of meditation, and some are more similar to self-hypnosis than other types of meditation