How does a hand lift when it’s not lifting? How do you deal with “failure” when you’re hypnotizing someone? When hypnotizing, what is the client’s role in getting things done? What’s your responsibility? How does ‘trying’ hurt rather than help?
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I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it too. You’ve done an induction with someone and you’re not sure if they’re thoroughly hypnotized. You’re not sure whether or not your suggestions are going to take hold. And the moment of truth is now. You could test them–maybe stick their hand to the arm of the chair and have them try and lift it but they might lift it. And then they might think you’re a failure, that you can’t hypnotize them.
So you don’t test. You hope. You hope they’re hypnotized. You do a bit of deepening or throw some clever hypnotic language in there and hope it works. You’re a wimpnotherapist. How do you avoid being a wimpnotherapist? Find out in…Continue reading
Hypnotic induction is necessary for a hypnotist to condition a person’s mind and have him or her ready for hypnotism. It is needed to heighten the person’s suggestibility and susceptibility to the hypnotist’s influence. Find out more about hypnotic inductions in… Easy and Effective InductionsContinue reading
One of the questions I’m most often asked by both budding hypnotists and experienced hypnotherapists is; “What is the best induction?” Everybody is looking for the right set of words that they can read from a script that are fast and powerful inducers of deep and effective trance. Various hypnosis instructors and hypnotherapists have their favorites. Some claim that their methods are the best or that you have to do it their way in order for it to work. What’s the truth? Find out my answer in…Continue reading
I’m often asked how to hypnotize people. Folks seem to think that it’s some special combination of words or some secret way of standing or using the “hypnotic stare.” The truth is that in most cases, all you need to do is have a willing subject who understands what you want them to do. In order to demonstrate how much this is true, here’s an induction I call “The Simplest Induction Ever”Continue reading
An easy, reliable and effective way to hypnotize is to ask the subject to produce hypnotic phenomena directly. In the old days, hypnotists used to swing a watch or hold up a bright object suggest “your eyes are getting very heavy,” wait for ten minutes for the eyes to get tired.
Here’s a video I pulled from the archives explaining this simple and powerful technique.Continue reading