Self Hypnosis and Affirmations

Self-hypnosis sounds as if you are putting yourself into a trance, but you are in control

We are probably all aware of affirmations, which became all the rage with the deluge of self-help books in the latter part of the 20th Century. Many of the commercially available guided meditations are variations of these techniques.

These are all more mental techniques than physical, although their effects are often physical.

The mechanical meditations

Should you be using those mechanical meditation programs that use binaural technology, such as Holosync™, that you need to use with headphones?

To be honest, I don’t know.

Some people rave about them and claim that this is the only way they’ve ever been able to meditate. Perhaps if this enables them to meditate when they otherwise can’t, it’s worth it.

Personally, when I’ve tried them, I felt rather headachy afterwards, but perhaps that’s just me, or the way I was feeling at the time. I do have reservations about them, because they are supposed to be modifying your brain waves mechanically. I don’t know about you, but that seems a bit too much like the techniques used in brainwashing.

Just as I’m a bit wary of putting medications that I’m not sure about into my body, I’m not really sure about having unproven technology rewrite my brain patterns.

Especially when you can be using techniques which have been used successfully and without side-effects for thousands of years.


At the moment I’m doing some rethinking about the website design and content, but in a month or so (today is 24 Jan 2014), I will extend this section as well as record a number of different meditation techniques, ranging up from simple to more complex, and provide them on this site. So come back around the end of February, if you don’t find anything you like elsewhere. Or even if you do, come back anyway! You’ll be most welcome!