Self hypnosis is a term which originates from hypnosis. Before self hypnosis two persons are necessary to perform hypnosis, one act as hypnotist and another one as subject undergoing hypnosis. The involvement of two persons makes hypnosis a complex process because at times the person who needs hypnosis is too shy to talk to another person regarding any mental or physical problem.
Hypnosis can be described as a mental state in which mind is completely free from any kind of distortion and is open to suggestions. The difference between normal hypnosis and self hypnosis is very minute. Self hypnosis is much easier to perform because any one undergoing this kind of hypnosis is free from any stress which may exist because of the presence of another person.
People undergoing self hypnosis may have some fears that are closer to fiction than to reality. Fear of losing individuality and becoming slave of hypnotist are totally baseless. No one in this world has the power to make you his slave through hypnosis. You have to understand that you are going in the state of hypnosis, a hypnotist or a self hypnosis CD is only acting as a medium. If you don't want to go through hypnosis no one can hypnotize you.
Self hypnosis act in the same way as normal hypnosis. The only difference is that in place of a hypnotist some other things like self hypnosis CDs are used.
All the things that we do or all our habits are stored in our subconscious mind. Self hypnosis makes changes in our subconscious mind so you don't have to force your self to do any thing. It becomes very natural. The transition from bad habits to good habits is very smooth. For understanding self hypnosis example of listening to music can be taken. When you listen to music, you become unaware of your surrounding and your mood becomes light. Same things happen during self hypnosis but the only difference is that during the session your subconscious mind takes suggestions and changes your thought pattern
Some people confuse hypnosis with sleeping but the two states are exactly opposite of each other, during sleep you are completely unaware of any thing but during self hypnosis your awareness increases manifold.
Self hypnosis helps you in relaxing and rejuvenating your mind and body. Self hypnosis is not medication, it is a procedure used to harness the power of you brain for your own benefit.