Saturday, September 15, 2012

Adventures in self-hypnosis


Lately I've been tinkering with my morning session, creating a more sinister second version as if the first version wasn't sinister enough! But I've had a very strange problem when I try to use it.

I've written a new scenario for the last part of the "suggestions" section that's loosely based on this Sorayama image, and I added into the script just after the part that puts me in deepest trance. At this part in the original morning script, I'm totally zoned out staring at spirals and subliminals; so I was hoping I'd still be deep enough when the Sorayama scenario kicked in to buy into it 100%.

Unfortunately, every time I've run morning2, I've still been so zoned out when the Sorayama part kicked in that I might as well have been fast asleep. I can't enjoy it because I can't pay enough attention to enjoy it. Even adding commands to pay close attention now don't help. The previous passage had just taken me too deep for anything else.

Now I've revised morning2 to put the Sorayama bit before the zoned-out bit. I haven't had a chance to run it yet, but I have high hopes. Meanwhile, as I was rearranging my script, I tweaked a few other lines and ran across one in the zone-out section that made me roll my eyes. Right there, in the original set of commands, was the suggestion that eventually I'd be able to go deep enough to become a mindless drone, just like I'd always wanted to be. I guess that command took hold of my subconscious a little more strongly than I'd intended.

I never know which suggestions are going to stick and which aren't, and the fact that I've commanded myself not to notice the deep suggestions in my morning program means that I hadn't thought about them consciously in ages. I'd forgotten that line was in there, but damn if I didn't zap myself good.

Anyway, this is all part of my continuing quest to find just the right level of trance. If I'm not deep enough, I tend to analyze the script instead of enjoying it and my mind occasionally wanders. On the other hand, if I'm too deep, I don't even know what I'm experiencing. I know there's plenty of middle ground between those poles, but I'm still trying to home in on it.

4 comments:

sussexswitch said...

I've been using Virtual Hypnotist over the last week and a bit and I'm fascinated to know if you know of anyone else that has any downloadable scripts for it.

I'm keen to see what other people are doing with it and what works and what doesn't for me.

I'm able to put myself under fairly quickly now after a week of strengthening a trigger word, but I'm keen to experiment with some more kinky stuff and have a bit more fun with it.

Thanks!

thrall said...

There are plenty of *moderately* kinky scripts in VH itself. If you're comfortable with the code by now, you can modify any of those any way you like.

I also have a few of my own sessions available for download. Just look in my sidebar. I'm hosting them on Google Docs right now, so you'll have to request permission to access them, but feel free to create a temporary Google email address if you don't one already.

Beyond that, Google is your friend. ;-P

Micheal Gibbs said...

They usually say to listen to your self hypnosis cd or download everyday for atleast 3 weeks to experience the results that you want. I've never actually tried this for that long. My question is for the people who do listen to self hypnosis reguarly, from your experience does the self hypnosis actually work after 3 weeks?
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thrall said...

I've been running my VH evening script every night since I first created it, and although I can't remember how long it took me to start seeing results, it was probably less than three weeks. VH doesn't seem to work for everybody, though. The voice is clearly artificial, even if you take the time to make it sound more human. Anyway, having a real voice (whether your own or someone else's) is a better option for anyone who *has* that option.

And certainly you could record yourself speaking a script and then use that recording in place of the speech synthesizer. The only reason I don't do that is that I'm constantly tweaking my scripts and I don't want to have to re-record the whole thing every time I make a change.