Here's something I've written about 2 weeks ago, was going to polish it up a bit, but then I might just keep on putting it off. So here's a response to one of the threads where I introduce myself.
I was doing a relaxation self-hypnosis and was relaxing every part of my body. I can feel some very mild tension melting away from my thighs and toes as I mentally scan through my body from top to bottom. But there's this little tingling tension circulating around my forehead area that didn't go away. When I'm done with the self hypnosis and are fully alert, that tension on my forehead is gone, but every time I try to relax my face during a relaxation session, it's there circulating on my forehead area again. Does anyone here had that experience before? Any suggestions how to let go of that tingling tension circulating around my forehead? Thanks
Hehehe, hey that's very cool. I'm excited that someone has experienced something that I have experienced before.
I've been passively on/off thinking about these ideas for the past 7 years so I'm happy to have an excuse to share them, so please excuse this overly detailed post.
I experienced that the first time I got into self hypnosis when I was in 8th grade. Ever since I have been really interested in the the mapping between my thoughts and the feelings that I feel in my body and the state that I am in. And then I would sometimes get mad at myself because I could not make certain things in my mind feel a certain way. But just becoming aware of your inner state like that just makes everything better. Like you can learn how to manually induce intense concentration, and be able to control your feelings and hunger and sexual desire, and being able to learn faster because you know exactly what to think and do with your mind, and getting rid of self limiting beliefs because you can mentally/physically know in your mind where it is occurring at.. and then I found that if you apply the starkly tingling sensation to that area then it makes that area more open to simulation, reprogramming, so that you can consciously change that area of your mind by letting everything else go through hypnosis and then focusing in on new believes on that area of your mind so that when you come out of hypnosis then it becomes subconscious and you then automatically get the benefits that you put into it reprogramming that area.
Like physically getting the benefits of self hypnosis but being able to manually control it by just being aware of what things feel like. I am very interested in trying to write about what I have found, but I'm trying to think of ways to describe it in writing, but its hard to do cause then you end up describing it as "the tingly sensation in your fore head," and "the feeling in your gut, and "trace the tingly sensation all the way up to the very top of your mind..." when i do that i feel high, absolute heaven... just through out everything, then you can remove deep subconscious habits that you had before and that then you are open to new better beliefs.
And just by knowing that you are above your mind, you can instantly reflect other people's vibes, so you are not dragged into their state, so you can be a strong leader, and you can learn by changing the way you feel at the bottom of your mind and making changing it then you can make other people act in different ways just because you are giving out a different subconscious vibe. And it all sounds so spiritual, but I am a very scientific, I am an undergrad computer scientist and physicist (we have the 2nd best physics program in the nation at uiuc), so I have taken the analytical route to figuring out my mind and how I feel and things like that, trying to take the spiritual/fuzzy/religious b.s. (okay, so religion is not b.s., but just hard to make it practical) out of personal development/meditation and being exact and analytical about inner state, because although that stuff sounds nice, it does not really provide a practical way to implement the ideas because it is all just so fuzzy and open to so many interpretations. So I been on a quest to get to the core of the problem which is the mind itself/brain itself. I'm probably going to write a nice long article about my ideas here soon.
So yea.. let me get into that state that you describe... my idea is that tingly sensation at your forehead is simply your CONSCIOUSNESS and that you are still awake, because after all you are trying to consciously make that tingly sensation go away, and that the harder you try... it just becomes even more stubborn.. doesn't it? That's what I have experienced at least. So you will never get that last bit of tingly sensation out of your head, and when you do, you'll just be asleep.
So when that tingly sensation goes away, then you will simply fall asleep. So don't go crazy about that... I had the same issue to. So the tingly areas are just those areas that your mind and consciousness are currently focused on. By removing the tingly sensation from your legs and the rest of your body, that frees up your conscious resources so that you can direct it to the other areas of your mind so that you can focus it and directly reprogram those areas of your mind/beliefs/brain/memories/feelings that you want to change through hypnosis, like if you wanted to "install a new belief". And its cool because when you install a new belief/change a memory/remember something new, then you can actually feel it in your mind, and that you know when you have felt that in your mind, then by god you just can be sure that it did happen and that you will remember it now and that you will act differently because of it.
I've been able to apply this to several limiting beliefs in my life, like approaching girls, being afraid of heights, just changing habits, not becoming afraid of success, not feeling embarrassed about my crazy sounding goals and just being confident in whatever, because now that I have studied my mind, I know exactly what neural circuits in my mind that I need to change, because goodness, I can feel them lighten up and get tingly and become active when a situation applies to them, and so that I know exactly what the cause of my anxiety was, and know exactly how to change it. Though I still would like to refine my model a little better of course and be able to explain it better in a more structured framework.
But you should explore further of how many layers of that tingly sensation that you can get rid of. The first time ever that I got really far into getting rid of it, this was about 7 years ago, I just kept on tracing. Its hard to describe what I mean by tracing. But here is my idea of what I mean by tracing. When a new spike of tingly/consciousness pops up in your mind... just follow it. Make another spike "happen" "on top" of that spike that just happened. When I do, it feels like it traces "upwards", usually up to my eyeballs, and sometimes if I try too hard then it feels like I am fighting it... but that's just me fighting my own neural circuit of consciousness. And it feels like it just towers above you. And you do this... and it feels like you are in heaven. I'd describe it like feeling high without doing drugs.
To get rid of a tingly sensation in your mind you have to let your consciousness know that it can let go because the idea/situation/memory/feel represented there is no longer useful, or that it will become stored. And this next idea might sound really nuts, but it is my idea that makes sense to me and fits in with what I know about the brain and how it relates to my experiences. The place that it can be stored is the hippocampus, from my experience it is mapped to your feeling of your gut... kinda like your "gut feeling". Why the gut?? I don't know... just seems to be consistent with my understanding. And of course I'm probably totally wrong and it has nothing at all to do with the hippocampus but it fits my model of how my mind works.
To get rid of a tingly sensation you put your attention to it, "go into it", make it "flow down" , or press it down to your gut. Feel the tingly sensation running down from your eyes down your spine and into your gut. And to me it feels like it goes away.
My theory is that you gut is mapped your hippocampus, where memories are stored. I noticed long ago that when I am trying to learn Chinese words or learning a new melody on my trumpet, that if i take that tingly sensation of being aware of the new Chinese word or note, and then consciously "press it down" down to the bottom of my gut that I am able to just about instantly remember it, or it makes it much easier to do so.
So that by moving that tingly sensation down to you hippocampus, your consciousnesses can then forget about it because it is now remembered somewhere, so that helps to get rid of the tingly sensation.
My idea about what happens when a new spark of tinglyness happens is that your conciousness/mind has just become aware/conscious of something, so that that area of your brain is open to learning new things, so if you can consciously realize what that area of the brain is doing, sometimes you can identify things like exactly what thought is causing a certain feeling like fear or whatever, and then you can exactly reprogram so that it no longer trigger fear in you any longer.
But anyway to anyone who reads this and thinks I am a crackpot... its all going to sound like a ton of b.s. unless you actually sit down, relax/hypnotize/meditate, yourself and observe your own mind observe and try to understand and become aware of the feelings that occur in your mind, and learn your own model of your mind so that you can predict how you act and learn to know what changes you should make to your mind. And if any of these points just seem too abstract to actually apply then I'd be glad to try to clarify my ideas.