The Relaxed Soul on “The Difference Between Meditation and Self-Hypnosis”

Many people think that meditation and hypnosis are the same, with the same results.

Yet if you look at my brain wave scans – one while I am doing self-hypnosis and one while doing meditation you will see a huge difference.

Under self-hypnosis the unconscious mind is fully active in beta waves and the conscious mind is totally calm.

Self Hypnosis Brain Waves

Self Hypnosis Brain Waves

While in the scan of my brain during meditation both sides are completely calm.

Meditation Brain Waves

Meditation Brain Waves

We rebooting the brain during meditation similar to that of a computer. This is the only time the brain actually slows down long enough to cultivate mind and grow stronger, and the prefrontal cortex grows thicker… thus we create larger brain mass while meditating.

Even though focusing technique, guided meditation, and self-hypnosis seem to have similar results of creating a relaxed peaceful feeling… there is a big difference between these techniques and meditation.

That’s why mindfulness meditation is so important… it heals the mind and the brain.

Dr. Paul Haider – Spiritual Teacher and Master Herbalist for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy in mind, body, and spirit. You can find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab Teas, and at feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”

About Dr. Paul Haider

Dr. Paul Haider has been a Master Herbalist for over 25 years. Dr. Haider helps those looking for healing and realization. Dr. Haider has over 4,000 articles about natural health and spirituality, a radio show, and writes for many magazines including OM Times Magazine. Dr. Paul Haider - Contact him on his Website contact form at - and also on FB under Dr. Paul Haider
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9 Responses to The Relaxed Soul on “The Difference Between Meditation and Self-Hypnosis”

  1. Pradeep says:

    This is a wonderful discovery. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I congratulate you for your work -showing how meditation is much better than the self hypnosis as it calms down both the left and right hemisphere of the brain . Your view on the rebooting is good ,I liked it .

  3. Pratibha says:

    Thank you for posting the pictures. makes you see exactly how the difference is.

  4. anti aging says:

    Very good post. I am going through some of these issues as well.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Great work, also great website and Website name!!! Love it! The role of relaxation in the balance of life, is completely misunderstood and undervalued by society… Thanks for sharing!

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