Self-hypnosis for Anaesthesia: A Ten-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Anaesthesia Today

A superb television delight titled ‘Hypno-Surgery’ aired in the United Kingdom, and it featured a man receiving hypno-surgery. That is, he underwent a hernia repair without the use of anaesthesia other than hypnosis.

Naturally, it is a sensation because it is broadcast on television, but these have been performed for years. Numerous filmed studies and extensive research have been conducted on the use of hypnosis alone during surgery.

Numerous techniques have been used to alleviate pain over the years, and I have personally discovered that hypnosis combined with a variety of mind skills and tools is by far the most effective method for overcoming and altering my response to it.

Can you recall a time when you had a paper cut and were unaware of it until you saw it with your own eyes later that day? It wasn’t until you saw it that you felt pain and thought, “oooh, that’s a little clever.” This is natural anaesthesia, the capacity that each of us possesses.

The glove anaesthesia method

One of the simplest methods for using your mind to create anaesthesia, and today I’d like to share it with you to use as and when you please.

Important point here: You should only use this pain-relieving technique if you are certain of the source of the pain. Please consult a physician if the condition worsens. Otherwise, use this technique for entertainment and to remind yourself how incredible you and your brain truly are.

Step One:

Locate a quiet location where you will not be disturbed. Shut your eyes. Prepare to be relaxed. Concentrate on your breathing; keep it even, deep, and slow. Consider relaxing each muscle in your body one by one and taking the time necessary to achieve a nice relaxed physical state.

Utilize your imagination to create a mental image of a favorite location, a place where you feel secure and relaxed. Consider that you can hear the sounds of that location, see the sights, and experience the emotions that you would experience in that location. Concentrate your conscious mind’s awareness on each muscle in your body and think the word “soften” into each one. Allow your mind to be peaceful as you visualize them melting and softening.

Allow yourself a few minutes to do this; indulge.

Step Two:

Right now, cultivate a strong sense of purpose. Remind and tell yourself, using your internal dialogue, that you have the power and ability to control any sensations in your body and mind. Because you do. Admit to yourself that you are in control of your own mind. Concentrate on and visualize the limitless power of your mind; convince yourself that you have the ability to send numbing sensations to any part of your body. Develop an awareness of your own worth and the power of your own mind. Encourage and empower yourself truly.

Consider that the personal empowerment and belief statements you make to yourself are being delivered to the deepest recesses of your mind. Consider how they have been accepted on every level of your physical and mental being.

Additionally, tell yourself at this stage that the word “anaesthesia” is your key trigger word for a subsequent conditioned response.

Step three:

At this point, we initiate the glove anaesthesia. Begin by concentrating entirely on your dominant hand, on it to the exclusion of everything else. Take note of the tiniest sensations contained within. Consider that by focusing your attention, your dominant hand is devoid of all sensation. This requires some time and focus.

Perhaps you can use your imagination to envision your hand completely encased in ice. Conjure up those emotions vividly in your mind.

Separate your hand from the rest of your physical body in your mind. Consider it to be distinct from your physical being. Maintain your focus on your hand and allow it to lose all sensation.

Remind yourself, using your internal dialogue, that your hand is becoming numb. There is no emotion at all. Within your mind, tell your hand to sleep. Inform it to sleep. Be aware of all the unusual sensations in your hand as you concentrate all of your attention and concentration on it.

Tell yourself that each breath appears to cause your hand to become a number, and a number, and a number, until you lose all feeling in your hand. You simply have no sensation in your hand due to its numbness. There is no emotion. Numb. Tell yourself that with conviction and authority.

Step Four:

Now, you’re going to transfer this loss of sensation to the area of your body that you want to be numb and anaesthetized. Therefore, once you are certain that you have achieved the desired level of numbness in your hand, you will raise it and place it on the part of your body you wish to feel numb.

When you do this, the numbness will be transferred to that area of your body. Therefore, raise your hand and gently touch the area of your body that you wish to become cool and numb. Perhaps visualize the numbness as a color that is spreading throughout that area. Perhaps visualize that area of your body being flooded with that color, causing the numbness. Consider how all of your numbing sensations are being transferred to that area of your body. Allow the numbness to spread to the other side of your body.

Then take a few moments now to do so properly and thoroughly. As you go, set a time limit for how long this will last. Naturally, you do not want that aspect of yourself to remain numb indefinitely. Therefore, ensure that you establish a time limit for the duration of your self-induced anaesthesia.

Step Five:

Now that the calming, soothing, numbing coolness has been transferred, and you are physically feeling better and better in that area. Take time to appreciate the sensations and marvel at your own incredible self. Consider how coolness pervades the area. Consider how wonderful it is to feel relief in that area. Breathe deeply and completely relax.

Perhaps repeat a small mantra of support to yourself at this point: “The area is filled with calm, cool, soothing, and numbing sensations. Getting better and better. Sense of numbness. Relief. Sense of numbness.” Utilize the words that most appeal to you.

Step Six:

Once you’ve maintained the state and are confident that you’re feeling great. Say the word “anaesthesia” to yourself so that each time you use it in the future, when you have the right intention and conditions to do this again, saying the word will bring the resources of this session with you, enhancing the next time even more. Inhale deeply, embrace your body and mind’s sensations, and repeat the word to yourself. Confidence in the fact that each time you choose to use it in the future, it will have the wonderful effect of enhancing and amplifying your control over your anaesthesia.

Step Seven:

Now is the time to harness the extraordinary power of your imagination by visualizing yourself performing this task even better the next time. Consider how each time you do this, you feel more in control of your own mind. Experiment with the joy that this realization brings. Conjure up every detail of this upcoming event in your mind, including your own and others’ reactions. And in doing so, you communicate your desire to the levels of mind that will assist you in improving your ability to manifest this natural anaesthesia with each repetition. Each time you use that word to describe your anaesthesia during practice, tell yourself that it works more profoundly and powerfully.

Consider how good you feel about this and what you can accomplish with the power of your own mind.

Spend a few moments doing this quietly.

Step Eight:

After absorbing all that you can from this wonderful experience, open your eyes and recall everything that was communicated.

Step Nine and final step:

Practice, practice, practice. The more you practice, the more proficient and thorough it becomes.

You may wish to practice this on your arm first. Pinch your arm until it hurts prior to performing it to determine your pain tolerance level in that arm. Then, after it has been anaesthetized, determine how the sensations are altered.

That’s pretty cool, eh?