Self Hypnosis 101: Reshaping Your Reality

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Course Description

Hypnosis involves the practice of methodically slowing down and relaxing the body's systems until the mind reaches a state of relaxation, or light trance, which allows it to readily accept beneficial suggestions.

In this course we will review hypnosis as it pertains to unwanted habits, both physical and emotional, enhancement of skills, and improving our lives, in general. Included are instructions on how to plan your sessions, how to lead yourself into a state of deep relaxation, and come up again when you are ready.  You will also learn to "script" your hypnosis sessions, by carefully crafting affirmations that go to the heart of whatever you want to work on in your life.   Also provided are sample scripts to help you learn how to devise your own, as well as a worksheet form for planning out your sessions.

The underlying motivation for this work is to replace and reframe negative thinking with constructive, positive thoughts and beliefs through relaxing the body into the alpha state, and suggesting succinct, positively worded ideas while the mind is open and vulnerable to suggestion. 

We call this course "Reshaping Your Reality With Self-Hypnosis" because, once your thinking begins to change with the help of these lessons, your life experiences will begin to change.  Dive in, have fun and learn a new approach to life.

Course Requirements

An open and curious mind is all that is required. This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

  • Lesson 1: Reshaping Your Reality With Self-Hypnosis
  • Lesson 2: Important Things to Know About Self-Hypnosis
  • Lesson 3: Preparing for the Process
  • Lesson 4: Learning About Scripts
  • Lesson 5: Building Your Own Self-Hypnosis Plan
  • Lesson 6: Receptivity
  • Lesson 7: Recording Your Script
  • Lesson 8: Completed Scripts; Specific Issues
  • Lesson 9: Other Potential Uses for Hypnosis
  • Lesson 10: FAQ'S and Cautions

Course Materials

All course materials are provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources. A suggested reading list is provided as well as links to free published sources.

Grading Policy

There are exams and assignments to help the student master the concepts discussed in the lessons. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.


 In the case of very serious problems, it is important to either see a medical or psychiatric doctor, or to engage a professional hypnotherapist.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define self hypnosis.
  • Know important things to know about self-hypnosis.
  • Describe preparing for the process.
  • Define what a self hypnosis script is.
  • Build your own self-hypnosis plan.
  • Define receptivity.
  • User self hypnosis scripts, test their effectiveness, and then record your script, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction5
Lesson 1: History of Hypnotherapy20
Lesson 1: Reshaping Your Reality With Self-Hypnosis10
Lesson 2: Advantages of Self-Hypnosis25
Lesson 2: Important Things to Know About Self-Hypnosis10
Lesson 3: Basic Structure of the Self-Hypnosis Session25
Lesson 3: Preparing for the Process10
Lesson 4: Sample Scripts of Self-Hypnosis25
Lesson 4: Learning About Scripts10
Lesson 5: Self-Hypnosis Script Worksheet20
Lesson 5: Building Your Own Self-Hypnosis Plan5
Lesson 6: Methods to Relax Body20
Lesson 6: Receptivity10
Lesson 7: Recording Self-Hypnosis20
Lesson 7: Recording Your Script10
Lesson 8: Sample Scripts25
Lesson 8: Completed Scripts; Specific Issues10
Lesson 9: Uses of Hypnosis: Case Studies20
Lesson 9: Activity25
Lesson 9: Other Potential Uses for Hypnosis10
Lesson 10: Cautions for Hypnosis20
The Final Exam45
Total Points:380

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