Hypnosis uses the power of suggestion to create profound change in the way we think and behave.
All self-limiting beliefs and the negative behaviors that stem from them arise as a result of past experiences.
Hypnosis is able to reprogram these beliefs and create different emotional responses to the thoughts and situations we encounter.
So whether you're struggling with addiction, a specific phobia, self-esteem or relationship issues, weight loss or money problems, hypnosis can help.
I've been buying and using hypnosis downloads for many years now.
In that time, I've tried pretty numerous stores, some good, some not so good.
In this review, I'll share my 3 top staple recommendations, and also introduce 3 new stores I found in the past year, each with a different focus on their offerings.
I'll also share my personal tips on how to get the most out your hypnosis audios.
6 Best Hypnosis Download Stores Online
1. Hypnosis Downloads
Hypnosis Downloads has a huge catalogue comprising over 1,300 audio programs.
So if you're looking for something quite specific, you're more than likely going to find it here.
Hypnosis Downloads covers a broad range of areas, including phobias, addictions, and fears.
You'll find downloads for:
- Stress relief
- Stopping anxiety and panic attacks
- Overcoming fear
- Curing procrastination
- Improving self-confidence
- Helping with weight loss
- and more.
They also provide courses for areas like stopping smoking and curing depression, and courses for hypnosis practitioners.
You can purchase downloads or CDs, and buy hypnosis scripts.
Hypnosis Downloads is the creation of popular hypnotherapists Mark Tyrrell HGDip, DipHypNLP (BHR), and Roger Elliott DHypPsych (UK).
The store falls under the Uncommon Knowledge brand, which also specializes in training and events.
The scripts are written by clinical hypnotherapists Joseph Kao and Rebekah Hall, and then narrated by Mark and Roger.
Mark has a soothing British accent, and Roger has a mild Scottish accent. Both are a pleasure to listen to and very engaging – which is exactly what you want.
Best Things About Hypnosis Downloads
- Highly experienced hypnosis audio producers (since 1993).
- Downloads, CDs, DVDs, and hypnosis scripts available.
- Additional range of training courses available for all levels of experience.
- Register a free account for freebies and discounts.
- Excellent member community with lots of valuable information.
- 90-day money-back guarantee
HypnosisDownloads has been a go-to store of mine for a number of years. They put a lot of time into helping the user understand the process and provide many additional resources to help you benefit.
2. Self Hypnosis
I started using Self Hypnosis two years ago but the store has been in business since 2002.
I've been massively impressed with the quality of their downloads, the speed of the customer service, and all-round value on offer.
The sound design used on the tracks is excellent, as is the scripting.
The content covers a broad range of areas, including:
- Confidence & self-esteem
- Phobias & fears
- Habits & disorders
- Healthy mind
Self Hypnosis also cover a number of areas of health and vitality:
- Physical health
- Weight loss
- Sexual dysfunction
- Women's health
They also have their signature Super 7 Series. This series covers depression, confidence, anxiety, and weight loss. The idea is to use a different therapy recording for each day of the week.
The SelfHypnosis team a strong and diverse group of 6 professionals:
1. Barrie St John
A professional hypnotherapist and counsellor and member of the U.K. Guild of Hypnotist Examiners and American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming.
Barrie's voice is British, with a slight northern edge, which gives it that comforting feeling. It’s soothing and hypnotic to listen to.
2. Donna Lee
A certified hypnotherapist and counselor from New York who counsels people aged 7 to 70+.
Donna has a US accent, which I love. It's funny how Americans tend to love the British accent, and vice versa. Her voice is tender and warm and has that whispering quality to it.
3. Timothy Rowe: a therapist, meditation teacher and awareness facilitator of 25 years.
Timothy has a typical British accent, like one you might expect of someone presenting a documentary. It's very engaging and clear.
4. Deborah Dewey: a clinical hypnotherapist and Detox specialist from the UK.
Deborah has a British accent, with a mysterious tinge. It has a spiritual edge to it that is perfect for relaxation and deeper consciousness.
5. Alan Davidson (lead script writer): a vastly experienced hypnotherapist and highly respected educator of 25 years.
6. Terence Watts: a professional hypnotherapist of 30 years who has authored 27 books and developed several training courses.
Alan and Terence solely write scripts, along with Barrie too.
Best Things About Self Hypnosis
- Fantastic team of hypnotists & writers.
- Really good quality recordings and voicing.
- Over 175 titles to choose from..
- Mp3 and CD format available.
- Discount increases the more you buy.
- 90-day money- back guarantee.
- Free eBook with first purchase.
Hyptalk became hugely popular in the early 200o's after it was featured on a number of health programs.
The branding is very much focused on self-development: think the law of attraction and abundance.
This extends beyond downloads too, with seminars held all over the world, including one I attended recently in London.
With over 500 downloads to choose from, the store focuses on the following key areas:
- Law of attraction
- Love & relationships
- Money & prosperity
- Healthy eating habits
- Athletic improvement
- Relaxation & sleep
- Communication skills
Victoria Gallagher has built a solid reputation over the years. Her work has attracted praise from the likes of Oprah and Dr. Phil.
A Graduate of The American Academy of Hypnosis, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Victoria has studied metaphysical and personal growth concepts since 1986.
A testament to her talent, she has used the power of hypnosis on herself to overcome a fear of needles and to quit smoking.
Victoria's voice is perhaps the stereotypical American voice you'd associate with commercial hypnosis; something you'd hear on TV. I enjoy the richness and the assertiveness of the tone. It makes you feel confident and has this air of opportunity about it.
Best Things About Hyptalk:
- Professionally voiced.
- Plenty of focus on self-improvement (LOA)
- Over 500 downloads to choose from.
- Hypnosis videos and scripts also available.
- Free self-hypnosis course available for new customers.
- Free shipping on orders over $100.
I was introduced to ehypnosis by one of my readers actually. They asked me if I'd listened to Steve Jones' hypnotherapy recordings. I hadn't and was intrigued, and pleasantly surprised.
ehypnosis is cool because it has a streamlined experience. They have 250 tracks to choose from but it's presented in such a way that makes what you want very easy to find.
So there are just 4 core categories, as follows:
- Health and wellbeing
- Personal development
- Mental skills
- Love and relationships
They also have sub sections for phobias and addictions, mental health, success, etc.
When you buy a track there are three upgrade options to choose from:
- The Standard Version: A 30-minute session.
- The Advanced Version: A 60-minute session with 4 additions designed to make the process more effective.
- The Complete Version: Standard and Advanced, plus an affirmations version.
The add-ons available for advanced and complete are as follows:
- Binaural beats: Relaxing frequencies mixed into the music.
- Stereo Imaging: An advanced 3D sound experience for a more hypnotic experience.
- Future pacing: A form of NLP (neurolinguistic programming) that takes your mind into the future to learn how to cope with specific problems.
- Analog marking: advanced command that impact the subconscious mind.
As mentioned previously, the voice behind the recordings is Dr. Steve G Jones.
Steve G. Jones is a clinical hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner of 15+ years based in Savannah, Georgia., with offices in New York and California.
He is the author of many publications on hypnosis, self-awareness and the law of attraction. Notably, he co-authored the book You Can Attract It with Frank Mangano
I like Steve's voice. It's soothing and the way the sessions are recording makes his voice deep and spacious. T
here's one particular Boost Your Energy track with a seashore ambience.
His voice is almost merging with the waves, and its the creation of this soundscape that takes you into the zone. It is very well done.
Best Things About ehypnosis
- Voiced by world-renowned hypnotherapist Steve G Jones.
- Good selection of add ons for those into binaural tones and affirmations.
- Option of 3D sound.
- Good quality recordings. Very well voiced.
- Advanced NLP methods for increased receptivity.
- 14-day money back guarantee.
5. Hypnosis Live
This is a store I discovered last year and I purchased a couple of audios around money mindset and mental sharpness. It was a tough year in that regard.
There is a leaning towards the area of money and success and manifestation in general. And that makes sense due to the background of the author (see the next section).
There's 200 downloads to choose from across 9 key categories:
- Self Growth
- Mental skills
- Fear, worry, & anxiety
- Body improvement
- Personal improvement
As you can imagine theories cover all the usual bases.
The recordings are approximately 40 minutes long and discounts are available on bundles.
The downloads are voiced by Julie-Ann Amos, a qualified hypnotherapist and master NLP practitioner, and author.
Julie-Ann comes from a management consultancy background and specializes in conversational hypnosis, which she used for many years in her negotiations in the corporate world.
Julie-Ann's voice is very British and pleasant to listen to. It's quite neutral and some might say not as tonal as the aforementioned authors, but for some this may help with focus.
Best Things About Hypnosis Live
- Over 200 downloads to choose from.
- Professional NLP and hypnotist author.
- Always has special deals on.
- 14-day money-back guarantee.
I wouldn't say the recording quality is as good as the first three stores in the list, but I'm a music studio geek myself so I tend to have high standards and notice things others might not.
6. Hypnotic World
I'm currently in the process of testing some of these audios, and I'll be updating this article with the information shortly.
I need at least two weeks to give self hypnosis downloads a fair go. But at least you know I actually do test them.
My 3 Top Tips for Listening to Self Hypnosis
So there you have it! Take your pick from those six hypnosis downloads stores. The first two on the list have been my go-to places for a number of years.
The third I used to use but not so much now, and the others are recent discoveries I like and will no doubt use more going forward.
You won't be disappointed either way, as the quality of the backing tracks, the scripting, and the voicing is all of a professional standard and produced by qualified hypnotherapists and NLP professionals.
Once you've downloaded your audio, there are some best practices you should try to follow. Here's a few tips I've learned over the years.
Tip 1: Find a Place Free of Distraction
There's no point in listening when your mind is being pulled in different directions.
So turn off the TV, put your phone on silent, and tell anyone who is likely to disturb you that you'll be unavailable for a while.
It is best to use headphones, because that way you'll block out external noise like traffic or natural ambience.
You want to really immerse yourself on the program.
Tip 2: Sit or Lie Down
If you were in the office of a hypnotist you'd most likely be lying on the couch or seated in a chair.
So find a comfortable spot to listen in.
This might be on your sofa in the front room, or in the garden on a sun lounger, or in the park on a chair.
Try to avoid lying on your bed though, as you might fall asleep. You need to be in state of deep relaxation but not sleep.
Tip 3: Stay Committed
Lastly, bear in mind that hypnosis is a holistic approach to fixing a problem.
It can be used to cure issues such as anxiety, insomnia, confidence issues, fears, phobias and addiction – but it is not an instant fix.
It isn't like taking a pill and instantly relieving a headache. You need to make a commitment to a regular listening schedule.
Invest time in understanding the process and allow yourself to submit to that process.
Like everything in life, consistency is key.
Commit to listening every day and you will see results. Just listening once every now and again will not produce the results you desire.
Any kind of training in life, be that mental or physical, requires commitment and repetition – even when we don't feel like doing.
It is like exercise: the majority of us do not feel like going for a run when we get home from work, but we know that doing so consistently three times a week will result in much better fitness, sustainable weight loss, better eating habits and elevated mood.
It's the same thing with any kind of therapy: To get results, you must make a commitment to consistency over a period of a couple of weeks at least.
The great thing about it is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home, out in the park, on a plane – basically wherever you can find a quiet space and slip on some headphones or a CD player.
The entry point versus paying for hypnosis sessions, which can run into the hundreds of dollars, makes this accessible for everyone.
As always, this is my honest opinion, based on my experience. And I hope you've found it useful.
Unlike other reviews you'll find on other websites, I only write about what I've used.
I wouldn't review hypnosis download stores I really disliked because I wouldn't want to be totally negative towards anyone's business. However, what I personally use I give a fair appraisal of the pros and cons.
There's no corporate sponsorship here, only little old me, here in my studio.
If you have a question about a specific company on the list, or an issue that you are struggling with and want to know if this from of mental entrainment can help, feel free to leave a comment below.