A headspace is place in your mind where you can put yourself into a role that you otherwise would not fulfill. This is similar to the concept of self-hypnosis where you are able to achieve a higher sense of awareness of self and are able to focus intently on a single idea and suggest ideas to yourself that you might otherwise find silly. Just as there are many different ways to enter a headspace, there are many different headspaces one can enter. In other words, a slave and a pup may both be in the same gear, and be eating out of the same dog bowl, but due to the differences in personality, will result in them acting differently. Having experienced the power of hypnosis, I find that a feeling of security and calmness is the basic formula for achieving a suggestible state of mind. This can be assisted with gear like blindfolds, hoods, earplugs, or other types of sensory deprivation.
This article post describes quit well, in my experiences what is pup headspace, and I agree gear is not what gets me into my pup headspace, Though I personally find a collar or hood really helps me, the smell of leather starts getting me relaxed and into that submissive role, or even the feel of rope against my skin, or restraints attached to my wrists and ankles will certainly put me into sub space. However I do not require it to get into my pup head, as the author above found it a way that he does.
For me, it may be a stretch, rolling the shoulders, then relaxation and then letting go of my human side, a collar really helps, and even calling me by my pup name, will take me our of human mode. Just being put on a designated mat, that my partner SM-Leatherboy has commenced will assist me entering into my sacred space of pup-topia. I also need to block out the days events and stop thinking like a human does, so I need a clear mind, and this is achieved by breathing exercises, and relaxation. getting down on all fours. I find as a leather pup, the smell of leather starts the journey towards my altered states.
I also have to have trust in the person who is handling me and looking after me, that bond is unique and special to me. The Handler/Sir/Master has my submission in their hands and I have gifted it to them of my own free will and want them to have a level of control over my submission. The level that is offered is one that has been agreed to, and sometimes it is complete control as I drop from my human side to my pup side.
I have been so fortunate and blessed to be loved by my caring partner SM-Leatherboy he has helped in my growth and development. I would also like to thank three other great friends – Hazy, Dominus and Maximus. These four inspirational men have helped with my growth and my journey and have kicked my ass when needed and also allowed me to be me and explore my pup-hood.
I have many others who have answered my questions and even offered advice and these include Wolf, Gpup Alpha, PupBoss, Kobi and Alex