Posted by on September 7, 2020

Ever wonder what Hypnosis is about and how it can help you? Perhaps you seen a stage show or saw Hypnosis during a movie or TV show and wondered how it works. This Post will explain a lot about how Hypnosis works and how it can help you. First let’s look at why we would even use Hypnosis.


  • Hypnosis works fast
  • Makes it easier to achieve goals and make changes
  • It goes to the source your Inner Mind (subconscious)
  • You can get answers and insight
  • It is super great to motivate you
  • It’s very relaxing
  • You can learn self hypnosis to keep you on track to your goal

Need help reaching a goal or making a change? Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis will help you with the mental part so that you will be motivated, solve any problems, stop the excuses and doubts, and be excited about reaching your goal. This makes it so much easier to do all the practical real stuff you need to reach your goal.


Hypnosis is safe, a part of you will be watching and keep you from doing anything bad. It is very relaxing and happens naturally while having a massage, during a Zumba class, an engrossing movie, many times during your day. It brings your Inner Mind (subconscious) into your Awareness so you can adjust it to stop the whatever is holding you back and to get super motivated. After Hypnosis people remark to me on how relaxing it was.


Following is the Hypnosis model of the Mind. There are many others but I like this one because it gives you a way to access the source, your Inner Mind (subconscious) and to make adjustments which allows you to get amazing results in a short time. You can do this yourself with self hypnosis or by going to a Hypnotist.

The conscious mind is the rational and logical Mind. The Conscious Mind is the driver in a car with the Inner Mind the car. You need to steer, to step on the gas pedal and step on the brakes when needed. The Conscious Mind needs to tell the Inner Mind what you want to do and where you want to go. The Conscious Mind can make adjustments to the Inner Mind to get positive results.

Awareness – Your Awareness is usually dominated by your Conscious Mind. It is thinking, seeing, figuring out where to go, what to say, what to do next and more.  It is the driver. The Inner Mind is more in the background automatically doing whatever you need. For example breathing, you don’t tell yourself to breathe each time your Inner Mind does it automatically. 

What’s important here?  What’s important is that it is not 100% Conscious Mind or 100% Inner Mind. Your Awareness can be a mixture of both. For example you are driving and hear a song from your past and wonderful memories pop up into your Awareness from your Inner Mind. Hypnosis brings your Inner Mind into awareness. This can be a lot with Hypnosis or a small amount for Self Hypnosis. 

The Inner Mind is made up of your memories, habits, emotions, imagination, creativity, fun, controls your bodily functions, and more. Most people call it the subconscious mind and I call it the Inner Mind because so many people have so many different ideas of what the subconscious mind is and what is in it and how it works. Also I think the word ‘sub’ conscious doesn’t apply here. 


Example Weight Loss

The Inner Mind is not rational nor logical like the conscious mind. It does not know what is true or what is false. It does not know what is real or not real. For example in a stage show the Hypnotist has the person quack like a duck. The Hypnotist has them imagine themselves a duck and the person thinks they are a duck and quacks like one even though it is not real that he is a duck. It is fun and does no harm except maybe some embarrassment later on. 

It judges ideas by which one is stronger. It balances +++ positive ideas like “I can lose weight” against  the – – –  negative ideas like “I can’t lose weight”.

If the +++ are stronger it will send you motivation, confidence, ideas, excitement and any desires to eat junk/overeat will be so greatly reduced so you can brush them aside. It will do everything it can to help you lose weight.

If the – – – ideas are stronger it will send you cravings, excuses, stress, tiredness whatever it can to stop you from losing weight. You can still lose weight but it will be a struggle which you may win or lose. 

This is how the Inner Mind operates. So what do you do? We start adding +++ suggestions and removing the – – – ones which means we will go from cravings, doubts, and excuses to being motivated, confident and excited about losing weight and soon reaching your goal weight.

HOW IT WORKS – Weight Loss Example

Over our lifetime we have learned to deal with a number of emotional issues by eating. We have developed habits around food. When an emotional issues comes up we eat to diffuse it. For example, when you don’t have enough money to fix your car you might get stressed and eat cookies. What’s important is that these desires, doubts, and excuses are coming from your Inner Mind (subconscious) and not from some mysterious place. And there are ways to get rid of them. There is hope.

Your Inner Mind is sending you doubts, desires and cravings, and excuses to eat. “I want ice cream” “I can’t lose weight “ “I am so tired and I need some cookies.” “I will never get an ‘A’ on my exam so I will quit studying right now and eat whatever I can find”. You eat to deal with these emotions. You can change this.


Hypnosis and Self Hypnosis brings your Inner Mind into Awareness so that you can add ++++ and remove – – – –  and make the changes you want. This is how Hypnosis operates. It brings your Inner Mind into your awareness so you can adjust it to stop the excuses, negative desires or whatever is holding you back and to get super motivated, confident, excited, and moving at a fast pace. 


Energy Hypnosis combines Hypnosis, EFT, and Reiki which results in you having more strength and energy to reach your goals and do your everyday activities. EFT is presented later in the Hypnosis Workbook. Reiki is a connection with the ever flowing light energy of the Universe. It will be explained and offered only in a private session or Workshop as I need to connect with you in person.


Many people wonder what happens at a hypnosis private session or workshop. Maybe they have seen a stage show or seen some movies with Hypnosis in it. I hope this will give you a better idea. These Workbooks will explain a lot of the theory and give details about how to reach goals and make changes. This page will give you an idea of what happens during a session or workshop. Hypnosis is best experienced with a Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist.


  1. You will be sitting in a comfortable chair. If someone saw you they would probably think you were sleeping. However you will not be sleeping. You can yawn, scratch, move, whatever you want
  2. You can talk. Answer questions. I also use finger signals. “Move a finger on your right hand when an insight comes”.
  3. You are aware. You are not unconscious. You become more aware of your Inner World of memories, feelings, habits, imagination, creativity and emotions. You also have access to insight about why you do something. You can receive answers to questions like “What can I do about this?”
  4. Your imagination comes alive. You can take an imaginary vacation to Maui or wherever you want.
  5. It is very relaxing. When I ask people how it was after hypnosis they all mention how relaxing it is.
  6. A Hypnotist gives you beneficial suggestions which you can accepts or ignore. Some people accept suggestions easily while others take longer. The people who accepts suggestions easily go deeper into hypnosis sooner.
  7. It is safe. A part of your Mind is watching out for you and can simply ignore suggestions. Here’s an example. I was raised in Michigan where the lakes are warm in the summer. I was at a group session and the Hypnotist took us on a imaginary trip to the beach. In Northern California the water is cold and there was no way I was going to go swimming at this beach. So I just waited until they finished and they started something else.


  • I give you positive suggestions like “You can lose weight”.
  • I ask questions. What was going on? What could you do instead of eating so much at night?
  • Remove doubts, cravings, whatever is holding you back.
  • Inspire & Motivate. Within you is a fire of desire to reach your goal. See feel this desire grow stronger.
  • Reflect. Take a moment to reflect on what you learned.
  • Have fun. Take an imaginary trip to Maui or wherever you want to go.
  • Give suggestions for peace, strength, and energy.
  • You go deep into relaxation


Self Hypnosis really helps you and you can do it yourself and it is free. With self hypnosis you give yourself suggestions to reach your goal, lose weight, or whatever you are working on and also for peace, strength, and energy. This program can be done in normal consciousness and you can also use self hypnosis which is taught at the sessions and you can learn it here. Online it might be harder to learn self hypnosis however all you need is a light feeling of ‘peace’ or ‘strength’ or feeling of ‘relaxation’ coming over you. Just say the script slowly and let the feeling come over you. The audio tracks also are self hypnosis.

First we have the self hypnosis script followed by a Self Hypnosis Tool the part that provides the adjustments, for example visualizing yourself being a nonsmoker or seeing the costs of smoking. 

At a Hypnosis session you go much deeper and the Hypnotist guides you thru it. You can use self hypnosis for your daily life. First to bring your Inner Mind into your awareness and then you use a Tool to make the adjustments you want. During a session the Hypnotist gives you suggestions. With Self Hypnosis you give yourself suggestions which I call Tools. With self hypnosis it is your Conscious mind using the Tools to give direction to the Inner Mind and make adjustments to have a better life. 

Can you use self hypnosis if you are watching TV and you are supposed to be studying? Yes you can. Self Hypnosis and the Tools can be used most anywhere anytime, just be in a safe place. Most take less than 30 seconds and up to 10 minutes for an audio track.


  1. You can use one or all almost anywhere anytime just be safe.
  2. It’s easy to add a Tool to make the adjustments.
  3. You can ask questions to get insight and answers.
  4. They take very little time.  
  5. The ‘relax’ audio tracks take you deeper and are short about 8 minutes each.
  6. You can do some while cleaning, taking a break, or making your bed.
  7. You can vary the depth you want. So your walking your dog and you feel anxious then you can just use a quick light ‘relax relax’ self hypnosis, make sure you are in a safe spot. When you are sitting and listening to relaxing music you can go deeper with Peace self hypnosis.
  8. And best of all you (your Conscious Mind) can take charge.
  9. You can give suggestions for peace, strength and energy.


I teach 5 types of self hypnosis: Peace, Strong, audio tracks, EFT, ‘relax relax’ self hypnosis.

Peace self hypnosis relaxes the body and mind and allows your Inner Mind to come into Awareness a little. People experience this during a massage, an engrossing movie at the theater, in a recliner listening to soft music and just before sleep.

Strong self hypnosis energizes your body and mind. I also call it Energy self hypnosis. It gets you pumped up. Competitive athletes experience it calling it the zone or whatever new term they have. The Conscious Mind can’t think fast enough to do all those fast maneuvers. The Inner Mind takes over and does them after long periods of practice. When you have been driving and suddenly don’t remember driving that’s Strong self hypnosis. It’s great for getting pumped at the gym, while taking an exam, and at work, most anytime.

The ‘relax relax’ self hypnosis is used when you are under stress and muscle tension. It sends a wave of relaxation down thru your body. And your stress or tension level goes down and you feel better. Or it can be just used on the one tense part of your body. I have my tension in my face muscles so I just focus on these muscles and say ‘relax relax’ and they relax

‘relax relax’ SELF HYPNOSIS

Just repeat the words ‘relax relax’ and feel a wave of relaxation flow down thru your body. And the cravings, stress, anger whatever will go down and you will feel better. You can just focus on the tense area of your body and say ‘relax relax’ and this area relaxes. To start imagine it happening. Takes time.


For Peace self hypnosis you can say ‘at peace’ or ‘relaxing’ or ‘heavy’ whichever you want and use it thorough out the exercise. I use heavy. Can I use it while working? Yes it only takes a few seconds just make sure you are in a safe place.

My shoulders, arms and hands are ‘at peace’ or ‘relaxing’ or ‘heavy’
My chest and stomach are at peace
My back is at peace. I am at peace

Peace and ‘relax relax’ are interchangeable, use which one you want.


My shoulders, arms and hands are ‘strong’ or ‘energized’
My chest and stomach are strong
My back and legs are strong. I am strong

Notice they are both the same except for one is at peace and the other is strong and Strong adds the legs. Also notice they take your awareness from your mind to your torso. Away from whatever doubts, stress, and desires you may be having. 

For Peace or Strong self hypnosis you have more than one choice of words to use i.e. for strong you can use strong or energized either one is good just use the same one thru out the whole set of self hypnosis.

Following is an example of combining self hypnosis with a Tool which will be described later.

Example – weight loss

  • Peace self hypnosis
  • My shoulders, arms and hands are ‘at peace’ or ‘heavy’ or ‘relaxing’
  • My chest and stomach are at peace
  • My back is at peace. I am at peace
  • TOOL Imagine the day you reach your goal weight.
  • Getting up and weighing yourself
  • Seeing the scale read your goal weight
  • Visualize how you look
  • See yourself jumping with joy
  • I did it
  • On the count of 5 wake up refreshed and ready for a good day (optional)


You can keep your eyes open or closed. Peace is usually closed, strong open, and ‘relax relax’ can be either. First read the self hypnosis script to get an idea of what it is. Then read these lines one by one and follow what is says until you get the script in your head and then let them unfold in your mind. Deep is not needed. 

For Peace or Strong self hypnosis you have more than one choice of words to use i.e. for strong you can use strong or energized either one is good just use the same one thru the whole self hypnosis.


Picture a tool box. Instead of a hammer and nails you have self hypnosis tools. Tools to be strong, tools to stop the excuses, tools to get answers, tools to get motivated and to stay on track. You can use one whenever you want or need one. Tools for work, school, home, gym, goals, stress, and weight loss. Good most anytime. We first do self hypnosis then we use a Tool. 


Tools are about giving yourself suggestions. Here are some guidelines. 

  1. Positive Suggestions – Make them positive, present tense, simple, realistic, add emotions, and repeat them. I can quit smoking. I love being a nonsmoker.
  2. Questions – I love questions. They bring up insight and answers. What’s going on? What can I do? Why do I want to smoke? How will I feel when I become a nonsmoker? Why do I get so stressed out at work?
  3. Anti-Suggestions – True statements about what the consequences of doing something, for example what smoking does to you. The Inner Mind doesn’t consider the consequences so we need to tell it. Smoking can cause lung cancer. Smoking makes my body stink. Smoking burns my lungs.
  4. True Statements about what happens when you quit. After quitting my lungs begin to clear up. After quitting my body smells good again. After quitting I have more energy. 
  5. Instructions – Visualize being a nonsmoker. Say your goal 3 times. What’s going on? Smoking can cause lung cancer. 

For more details on Self Hypnosis see my Hypnosis Workbook on my blog.


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I believe that Hypnosis can help people achieve goals and make changes fast and easier. I hope this gives you an insight into how Hypnosis works and how it can help you. My blog has Workbooks on Achieve a Goal, Quit Smoking, Weight Loss, Stress and Positive Thinking. They include step-by-step instructions and audio tracks. The best way to experience Hypnosis is with a Hypnotist or Hypnotherapist. If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area come in for a private session or Workshop.

Garry Waligore Hypnotist

blog  415-854-5504  Novato San Francisco Bay Area CA USA


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