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What is difference between Self-Hypnosis & Meditation?

Short Answer:

Meditation is just another means of entering the hypnotic state and Self-Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all experience on a daily basis.

Self-hypnosis has an end goal in mind – whether it is to make you more confident, help you to overcome fear/anxiety, to cope with everyday stresses, rediscover your inner wisdom, develop better eating patterns, sleep better, stop smoking, lose weight, improve sports performance, improve test taking, etc.; whatever it is… you enter self-hypnosis with a goal in mind.

Meditation, on the other hand, has no particular goal to aim at, other than, in its purest form, it is the complete emptying of the mind. The end game for true meditation is to be able to free the mind completely of all thoughts. There are different steps towards this pure state of mind, which usually involve trying to concentrate on and contemplate just one thing. This could be an object, shape, color, a word, etc. which you meditate (focus) on–picturing it very clearly in your mind, thinking about the nature of that object, what it is made of, it's shape, color, form, what it is like inside and out, how it was created…indeed everything about it. The aim is that you keep your mind totally focused on that one object for the duration of the meditation and think of nothing else at all.

As our world becomes more aware practicing yoga, meditation and the like, to calm the mind, meditation is used frequently when referring to deep relaxation. Both meditation and self-hypnosis induce extremely beneficial, deeply relaxing and calming states of mind that can help you get through your day in a positive, calm and stress-free way. Meditation can take years to master, but both practices require, practice…like playing an instrument. Self-hypnosis can be learned online with the assistance of a live hypnotist to guide you and keep you on track while you learn to master it. Contact Access Holistic Healing & Hypnosis for more information and upcoming classes on Self-Hypnosis at +1-239-776-2211 or at

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