Yes, Martha, There’s More Than One Way To Skin A Cat

I do apologize to cat lovers everywhere for the title – please forgive this uncouth and politically incorrect baby boomer for the callous use of a term from her era? (And what does it really mean, anyway?  Do we even want to know?)

But I digress…

Have you ever been told you can’t be hypnotized?

Did you know that’s not strictly true?  

Did you know there’s more than one way to affect changes within your subconscious mind?  Well, of course you did, or you wouldn’t be here reading this now, would you?

If you can sleep – at all – you can reap the rewards and benefits of hypnosis – perhaps even more powerfully than through other methods, like LOA, meditation, affirmations, visualizations, ‘normal’ hypnosis, etc.

Some may call this ‘sleep method’ that I use, merely ‘affirmations’, others may call it ‘hypnosis’.   Does the label matter, when the results can be astonishingly, mind-blowingly, powerful?

Do you absolutely need to be awake, in a zen-like, meditative state, on a mountaintop, starving half to death whilst contemplating your navel, for it to work?

Absolutely not.


Because when we sleep, our conscious minds are oblivious to what’s being fed into our subconscious minds (or the ‘subby’, for short).  That, in turn, means that the ‘gatekeeper’ is off duty – the cat’s away so the mice can play.  It’s then that suggestions, instructions, re-programmings – whatever you want to call them – can be the most effective, particularly if you’ve not had success with other methods, perhaps because the desired change or transformation is seen by your normal waking mind as a bit ‘far fetched’ or ‘impossible’.  

But, when your normal, waking mind is absent, it can do nothing to prevent new data being downloaded and absorbed into your ‘hard drive’.  That, my friend, is exactly the point, and the success, of any form of hypnosis – reaching the subconscious mind while the conscious mind is absent. 

As mentioned in the first post, it’s so easy to do for yourself:

Make a recording (suggest reading the first post for ideas on formulating removal of resistance first), and play it back all night, on repeat, while you sleep, either with headphones, or speakers, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it’s comfortable for you – and do so for a good 28 nights straight, even on nights when you really don’t feel like playing it, or feel ‘irritated’ at the thought of playing it.  Those are signs that you’re making a ‘breakthrough’ and your subby is registering, recognizing and responding to your new instructions.

It may take some getting used to, listening to your own voice repeating the same couple of sentences over and over again as you try to drift off to sleep, but you will get used to it.  I promise.

If your desire for the change and transformation you seek is strong enough, and means more to you than the slight annoyance of faintly hearing your own voice while drifting off to sleep, then you will get used to it.

For those who may not have read the first post, there are free recording software programs you can download.  I personally use Audacity (, but you may have another method of recording. As long as it works and as long as you have some sort of ‘repeat’ function on whatever you’re going to be playing it on while you sleep, that’s all that matters.

I use an el-cheapo mini hifi system that I keep in the bedroom just for that purpose, and listen to recordings through the speakers, but others may prefer an ipod and headset. Whatever works for you.

Once again, if you can sleep, you can re-program your subconscious mind and create incredible changes to your health, your body, your mind, your goals –  even psychic abilities can be awakened using this ‘sleep method’.

Where there’s a will, there’s always a way.