Is it safe to use self-hypnosis in public places?
It is always “safe” to use self-hypnosis because you are always in control. Your conscious mind and the critical factor we discussed earlier will always intervene in the event of danger or emergency. However, it seems unlikely that you would choose to relax and enter a self-hypnotic trance while you are walking down the street or in the middle of a room full of people. You will very likely, however, use the posthypnotic suggestions you have given yourself in your prior, planned self-hypnosis sessions to change or alter your behavior or perceptions in public places. In that sense, you are indeed using self-hypnosis in a public place. Another example of an appropriate public use of self-hypnosis would be when you need to summon a sense of calm, a feeling of confidence, or a surge of energy. When you’ve mastered the basics, you will have the ability to do any of those things and more in a very short time whenever and wherever you want.