It seems like everyone has one. Well, every hypnotist, anyway. Their favorite hypnosis techniques. Which is awesome, because they are probably very skilled with those techniques.
But it doesn't stop there. In fact, I believe learning more and more can only make you better at anything you do. Especially hypnosis.
Some hypnotists believe that they have found "the one". The one hypnosis technique out of all the hypnosis techniques out there, that will work with everyone, no matter what.
Trust me, there is never one that works for everyone. The good news, is that for every individual that you work with, there are a LOT more hypnosis techniques than just one that can be applied. As a hypnotist, the more you know, the more power and flexibility you will have with each person you hypnotize.
And hypnosis techniques are a part of every stage of the process, from the first contact with a subject all the way through when they walk out the door. Which means that every aspect of an interaction CAN be affected by the application of hypnosis techniques.
Whether you are a hypnotherapist, stage hypnotist, or someone just beginning to explore the world of hypnosis, flexibility and skill with hypnotic techniques are a cornerstone of being effective in your craft. They can help you give better suggestions, and deliver more effective inductions. When you really break it down, hypnotizing someone is just the application of a group of hypnotic techniques that work together because you made them work together.