Self hypnosis can be just as effective as using a regular hypnotist, so long as you know what to do. The easiest way to perform self hypnosis is to record your session and play it back to yourself. This means that you can drift into trance without the worry of forgetting your words or any of the other distractions that can cause. In fact, listening to your own voice as the hypnotist can be one of the most effective forms of hypnosis. After all, you’ve been listening to your own voice for years, so you’re able to cope with your accent and understand what you’re saying to yourself in the script you’re reading. Find or buy a hypnosis script that you’re comfortable with. You can find plenty of these online for free or cheap and there are hypnosis scripts for near enough every situation you can think of. The microphone that comes with your laptop or webcam may be sufficient. Experiment and find out. If not, you can get good quality microphones for a handful of dollars from places like eBay or Amazon. You may want some background music as well to help with the hypnotic experience. If the recording is purely for your own use, you should be able to choose near enough any track from your collection. If you plan on selling the track to others, however, then you will need to use a royalty free track. Again, these can be picked up easily online. Finally, you will want to mix the music background and your reading of the script together. Whilst Windows does come with some recording software, it’s not particularly good at doing this kind of thing. Instead, search for an audio program called Audacity. It’s available free and is the one of best recording software programs I’ve come across. Use it to mix your final track before you burn it to CD or copy it to your iPod.