The Hand To Face Hypnotic Induction

Today, you will be reading about an example of a hypnotic induction, called “The Hand To Face Hypnotic Induction”.

The hand to face method is a very well-known induction, and this is because it can be used very easily almost anywhere with great success.  I prefer to use it with the subject sitting down on a chair, but it will also work with him standing up.

Take hold of either of the subject’s wrists with one of your hands, and gently lift it up in front of his face, about 12 to 14 inches away, with the palm facing towards his face.  The hand should be at or just above eye level.  Say:

“Look at your hand … now pick a spot in the centre of your hand … and focus on it … focus all your attention on it …”

Very slowly begin moving his hand closer and closer to his face.  Once the subject is focused on his hand, release it.  Say:

“Imagine that there is a force … pressing on the back of your hand … pushing it closer and closer to your face … and the moment that this hand touches your face … you will instantly drop into a deep … deep hypnotic state …”

Gently touch the back of the hand, and push it slightly closer to the subject’s face, then take your hand away.  Say:

“You can feel the hand being moved closer and closer … and you really want to feel it touch your face … you really want to go into that amazing, profound state of hypnosis … your eyes can close any time they want to … as the hand gets closer and closer …”

If the hand stops moving towards his face, gently prod it again.  If it doesn’t keep going this time, keep a light pressure on the back of his hand, and say the following …

“Closer and closer … focus on that spot … focus only on that spot … and the moment this hand touches your face … you will instantly go into a deep state of hypnosis … and you can feel your eyes closing down, as the hand gets closer and closer …”I

When the hand touches the face, the subject will probably simply drop into hypnosis … if he does not, then say “SLEEP!”, and immediately begin your deepeners.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 10, The Exduction (The Wake Up)

Today, you will be reading about the tenth step of The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 10, The Exduction (The Wake Up)

It is most important that you know how to bring the subject out of hypnosis, in a clean and super-fast way that leaves them feeling fantastic and absolutely wonderful, because the first impression that they have when they waken will last.  If they come out of the hypnotic state feeling tired, or dizzy and lightheaded, or if they have a headache, this is the first thing that they will remember when they think about it later on.

For this reason you want them to “come to” and open their eyes, feeling awesome, feeling incredible, and feeling utterly amazing.  You want them to remember the experience of their hypnosis session, and to remember that when it was all over, they felt sharp and alert, wide awake, happy, and refreshed and energized, along with all sorts of other good and positive adjectives.  Remember that the exduction or the wake up or whatever you wish to call it, is just one more instruction you are giving them.  It is as great a piece of hypnotic phenomena as sticking their hand to a table, or making them temporarily forget their name.  Remember that the exduction is the final hypnotic instruction that you are giving them.  You therefore need to give it the attention that is due so that you make the experience that much better for them.

During each step of the exduction, make sure you have your full attention on the subject so that you can tell they are following your instructions.  If they are responding slowly, give each step a little more energy, and add a little more detail.

The Five Count Exduction

Please note that it is absolutely essential that the way you are speaking should go with what you are saying, and therefore you should speak with proper tonality and with a voice of authority, when you are bringing the subject out of hypnosis.  If the hypnotist sounds tired or dreary and monotone, this will be how the subject feels when they open their eyes.

(The first thing to do is the setup.).

Say:-

“In a moment … not now, but in a moment … I will count from 1 to 5 … When I get to 5, you will be wide awake and alert, feeling absolutely fantastic …”.

(With the setup in place, begin the following, with proper tonality).

Say:-

“One … all relaxation leaving the body now …”

“Two … energy flowing in from every direction, to every cell and fibre of your being …”

“Three … Head up … Take a deep breath, filling your lungs with oxygen …”

“Four … Your lungs are clear, throat is clear, sinuses clear, head is clear, mind is clear and

sharp …”

“Five … (clap) … Open your eyes! … Wide Awake! … Alert! … Feeling excellent / fantastic /

refreshed …”.

Continue saying the positive words of Step 5 until you get a clear response from the subject that they are completely wide awake and fully out of hypnosis.  If the subject is smiling when they awaken, you can smile too, and you can even laugh a bit to see if they will start laughing along with you.  This is done so that every part of the experience is extremely enjoyable for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 9, The Magic Mirror

Today, you will be reading about the ninth step of The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 9, The Magic Mirror

This is a process which gives your client the three things that everyone goes to a hypnotist for, which are:- “To feel good”, “To feel well”, and “To feel happy”.  It satisfies all of these three things, because it brings about an agreement, or at least a limited agreement, between their conscious and subconscious minds.

(1) “To feel good”, means having a general sense of feeling that everything is OK, and that life is good for the client.  (2) “To feel well”, means having a general physical sense of well-being, which the client might want to achieve by quitting smoking, losing weight, being rid of specific pain, or having less anxiety and stress, or anything that will cause them to feel physically better.  It is a sense of feeling physically well.  (3) “To be happy”, means being happy, because the changes the hypnotist has made for the client, will leave them feeling happy for having been there.

You have just finished The Golden Box, and you have asked for its agreement to make the required changes.   Wait for the nod.

(1) When the client has nodded, say … “Good … now (client’s name) …”

 

The whole of The Golden Box was done in a dissociated state.  The  conscious mind was dismissed, and The Golden Box was addressed to their subconscious mind.  Now, with this one short line, you have re-associated their conscious mind into the process.

(2) You now immediately dissociate the conscious mind again, by saying … “That person you see when you “look in the mirror” … that person is a person of worth … that person is a good person … that is a person who loves and is loved … a person who cares for others and is cared for … that person you see when you “look in the mirror” … is a person of worth …”.  (Having re-associated the client a minute ago, this part forces a complete dissociation by referring to “that person”.  The phrase “look in the mirror” is given as a command, and it is an instruction you are giving them to follow, where you instruct them to apply positive qualities to the dissociated image in the mirror.  The phrase “a person of worth” is used because almost everyone has the desire to be considered worthy).

(3) Now re-associate them by telling them that they know that this is true … “And you know that this is true … because you are that person … you are a person of worth … a good person …”.  (Now fill in all the other things you said before, making sure to use phrases like, “you are a person …”, in order to get them to fully associate with the positive qualities).

(4) Now that you have re-associated the client by using the associated language, and associated all their good qualities back to them, you will now dissociate them again, by giving them the instruction to “look in the mirror”, and apply the positive qualities to the image in the mirror … “Now (client’s name) … That person you see when you “look in the mirror” … that person is a person of worth … a good person … “.  (You do not need to go through the whole of the list the second time, but only use two or three of the most important qualities, and always finish off with … “is a person of worth”).

(5) Now, again re-associate them again in exactly the same way you did the first time, using the shorter list … “And you know that this is true … because you are that person … you are a person of worth … a good person …”, in order to once again get them to fully associate with the positive qualities, as before.

(6) Finally, you get agreement from the client’s subconscious mind by saying … “Nod your head if you accept and understand this …”.  This must occur straight after the second re-association to the qualities, so that the client is mentally accepting that these things are true.

When the hypnotist has completed the instructions for The Magic Mirror, he can then move straight on to the tenth step, which is “The Exduction”, or “The Wake Up”.

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The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process – Step 8, The Golden Box

Today, you will be reading about the eighth step of The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process.

Step 8, The Golden Box

The Golden Box is a set of instructions that tell the subconscious mind what actions to take when you are helping someone with certain problems, such as quitting smoking or weight loss.  It basically tells the subconscious mind what to do.

It is very straightforward and very simple, but it needs to be broken down into three or four steps in order to make the instructions easy for the subconscious mind to understand and subsequently follow.

The Four Steps of The Golden Box

The First Step – “The Transition”

The very first step of The Golden Box is called The Transition, and this immediately follows the Complex Deepeners.

When you have reached the last part of the Complex Deepeners, such as The Passing Through The Zero, you may want to add another Complex Deepener such as The Touch Deepener.  This will totally ensure that by this time, the subject will be completely engrossed in following every single one of your instructions.  They will be in an extremely deep state of hypnosis and their attention will be completely narrowed.  They will be aware of nothing but your voice, and what you are saying, and the instructions that you are giving them to follow.  At this point, you say something like, “Now just enjoy that amazing experience … that deep, profound state of hypnosis … enjoy a deep state of trance … fully experience that … and enjoy it as it washes over you and through you, and through your mind and through your body …”.  This instructs the subject’s conscious attention to concentrate fully on the experience.  Then say, “Now focus everything on this incredible experience … let your conscious mind totally enjoy absolutely everything you’re experiencing … right now … because you no longer have to pay any more attention to what I am saying … you no longer have to pay any more attention to my voice … you don’t even have to remember my words … because right now I am speaking directly to the subconscious mind …”.  This now explains that right now you have direct access to the subject’s subconscious mind.

The Second Step – “This is what you’ve been doing – Great Job!”.

The second step begins with the last line of The Transition, which is, “I’m speaking to you, the subconscious mind”.

You are now speaking directly to the subject’s subconscious mind, and you need to talk to it as though it is a very bright, 9 year old child.  Say, “I’m speaking to You, the subconscious mind.  Subconscious mind, You are the one in charge.  You are in control”.  This acknowledges that the subconscious mind is the one in control.  Next say, “Up to now … you are the one that has been creating the need for cigarettes … for tobacco …”.  This will remind it about what it has been doing.  Now say, “You have had your reasons for creating the desires for cigarettes … the desire to smoke … the desire to have that cigarette … you have had your reasons … and you have been doing your job very well …”.  This will tell the subconscious mind that it had its reasons for creating the desire to smoke cigarettes, and that it has been doing its job very well.

The Third Step – “Now you’re going to do this instead”.

The third step tells the subconscious mind that what it has been doing is no longer good, safe or healthy for the subject.  Say, “But now you know things are different … Now you know that being a smoker is no longer what is good for Amanda … it is no longer what is safe or healthy for Amanda …”.  Telling the subconscious mind that things are different will introduce the reason for it to do a new job.  Say, “You now know that is not what is good for Amanda … You know that is not what she needs to be healthy … physically, mentally, or emotionally …” .  Here you are giving it new information that is in the subject’s best interest.  Then you say, “You now know that what is best for Amanda is to be a non-smoker … you know that is what is safest and healthiest for Amanda … physically, mentally, or emotionally … there will be no cravings or withdrawals of any kind whatsoever … because Amanda is a non-smoker …”.  This reminds the subconscious mind that the subject is a non-smoker.  Then say, “Starting right now … from this day forward … you will inspire Amanda to no longer smoke … and to become fit and healthy … you will motivate her to never touch another cigarette ever again …you will motivate her to completely quit smoking … she will be able to stop coughing … she will no longer have trouble with being short of breath … she will once again be able to take up running in the countryside that she used to so enjoy … and she will become a non-smoker … because you always have her best interests at heart”.

The Fourth Step – Get Agreement.

The fourth step is where you get agreement from the subconscious mind that it will change the subject from being a smoker to becoming a non-smoker.  You simply say, “Nod your head when you accept and understand this instruction”.  Here the subconscious mind, rather than the subject, is asked to accept the new instructions, and the required result surely follows.

When the hypnotist has completed the instructions for The Golden Box, he can then move straight on to the ninth step, which is “The Magic Mirror”.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 7, Complex Deepeners

Today, you will be reading about the seventh step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 7, Complex Deepeners

Complex Deepeners begin just after The Boilerplate.

They are a set of simple yet detailed and very descriptive instructions which the hypnotist uses to deepen the subject’s hypnotic state even further.  The instructions should be as clear and concise as possible, and should be very easy for the subject to follow.  Complex Deepeners engage the imagination much more fully than the “go deeper” Simple Deepeners, and they can intensify the subject’s hypnotic state to an extremely focused level.

The hypnotist says:- “This is what I’m going to do.  This is how you’re going to respond”.

Examples of Complex Deepeners

The Auto-Deepener

The hypnotist uses this deepener when he wants the subject to deepen himself, for whatever reason that may be desired.  It needs a good set-up, but once it gets going, it goes on for quite a while, and takes the subject very, very deep without the hypnotist having to do very much.  This deepener can also be used as a covert test, because when the subject goes deep enough into hypnosis, he will barely be able to nod his head or he might stop nodding his head altogether, and this will prove to the hypnotist that he is following the instructions.

The hypnotist tells the subject that even though he is feeling absolutely wonderful right now, there is always a level that’s deeper, where he feels even better.  He tells him to go to that deeper level, where he is even more focused, and feeling even better.  He instructs the subject to nod his head when he gets there.  Again, he tells him to go even further, and to focus even more enjoyably, feeling even better, and to nod his head when he finds an even deeper level.  The hypnotist tells him to just keep going deeper, to keep finding a deeper level, and to keep nodding his head when he gets there, and to keep going deeper still.  He tells him to just continue this process of going deeper, feeling better, and nodding his head repeatedly until he is told to stop.  The hypnotist continues to say something like … “Going even deeper … feeling even better … and deeper still … and … deeper … still…“.  When he believes the subject is sufficiently deep enough, which will be when he is barely able to nod his head, or even stops nodding his head altogether, the hypnotist finishes off by saying, “And now you can stop nodding your head … and if you like … go … even … deeper”.

This deepener causes the subject to go extremely deeply into hypnosis by himself, and results in an extremely deep hypnotic state which he will find to be highly focused and most enjoyable.

The Passing Through The Zero Deepener

The hypnotist uses this deepener to draw the subject’s attention to the wonderful and intense pleasure that he will experience once he actually passes through the zero.

There are a couple of points to note here.  1. When the hypnotist is saying, “… the anticipation is building” … he must sound as though he senses that the anticipation is actually building inside the subject.  If the hypnotist sounds bored or monotone at this point, the effect will not be so great for the subject.  However, if the hypnotist really sounds like he can feel the anticipation building right along with the subject, he will actually sense that and it will have that effect within him.  2. If the hypnotist happens to know of any specific event in the subject’s life where he has experienced great joy and absolutely wonderful feelings, he can use this “experience” to build up and enhance the event of passing through the zero by referring to it.

The hypnotist tells the subject that he is going to count down from five to zero.  He instructs him to see the zero in the distance, so far out that he can only just see it.  He says that when he begins counting, the subject will begin moving towards the zero, and the closer the hypnotist gets to the zero, the closer he will get to the zero.  The hypnotist tells him that when he reaches the zero, he will also reach the zero … and he will pass right through the centre of the zero … into the most profound and wonderful hypnotic experience that he could ever imagine.  The hypnotist starts counting, and when he says “Zero!” … he will say, “pass through the zero now and enjoy that amazing experience … let it wash over you and through you … and fill your mind and your body … let it fill you and wash over you … and just enjoy that amazing experience … right now”.

Fractionation Deepener

Fractionation is the process that the hypnotist uses to take the subject in and out of hypnosis repeatedly.  The hypnotist can also use it as an induction by itself, such as the “Odd / Even – Open / Close Induction”.  By having the subject open and close his eyes repeatedly, he will come to a state where he naturally enters hypnosis, and by continuing the “open – close”, his focus will grow narrower and narrower.

The hypnotist tells the subject that he is going to start counting from 1 to 3, and when he snaps his fingers, the subject’s eyes will open, his head will come up, and he will feel absolutely wonderful.  He will feel just as though he was wide awake, feeling good, feeling happy, feeling better than he has felt for some time.  And when he says “Sleep” and snaps his fingers, the subject’s eyes will close, his head will go down, and he will go 10 times deeper than he is now, and he will feel even better because the deeper he goes, the better he feels, and the better he feels, the deeper he goes.  The hypnotist repeats this again, and then says … “And … if you are already in hypnosis … when I say “Sleep” and snap my fingers … you will instantly go 10 times deeper … 10 times deeper … every time I say “Sleep” and snap my fingers”.  The hypnotist says, “Nod your head if you understand and accept this”.

Now the hypnotist begins the fractionation.  He counts from 1 to 3, and snaps his fingers, and when the subject’s head comes up, he immediately looks him straight in the eye and says, “that feels really good, doesn’t it?”.  The hypnotist doesn’t ask if it feels good, he tells him it does and throws in the “tag question”.  Then he says, “Sleep” and snaps his fingers … and immediately says, “that’s right … going deeper and deeper … 10 times deeper … because the deeper you go, the better you feel … and the better you feel the deeper you go”.  The hypnotist repeats the process from 3 to 6 times, making sure that each time he says, “that feels really good, doesn’t it?”.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 6, The Boilerplate

Today, you will be reading about the sixth step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 6, The Boilerplate

The Boilerplate follows the Simple Deepeners.  It is a small set of simple instructions which the hypnotist uses to take control of the environment where the hypnosis session is taking place.  The actual word “boilerplate” is a legal term referring to “any text that is or can be reused in new contexts or applications without being changed much from the original”.

The purpose of The Boilerplate is that it narrows the subject’s attention even further, thus enabling them to concentrate even more comfortably, and it removes all outside distractions from their awareness.  It tells the subject that whenever they hear these disturbances in the outside environment, they will not be disturbed at all because they will be so deeply focused on the hypnotist’s voice and what the hypnotist is saying to them.

There will be “challenges” in almost every environment, such as noises or vibrations, over which the hypnotist cannot personally exert control.  For example, if the hypnosis session is being held in a very busy local shopping centre, or in the lobby of a big hotel, there will be all kinds of noises and disturbances all around.  These will include people moving about, doors slamming, telephones ringing loudly, people’s voices, or even the subject’s friends who are doing things like taking photographs of the session that might disrupt the process.  Therefore, when the hypnotist uses The Boilerplate, he will be able to take control of the subject’s reactions to all of these possible disruptions.

The Boilerplate goes like this:- “Starting now … every sound, every voice you hear … inside and out … makes it easier and easier to focus only on my voice … and follow my instructions even easier … and everything you feel … inside and out … makes it easier and easier to focus only on my voice … and follow my instructions even easier …”.  The phrase “inside and out” is deliberately ambiguous, because it could mean either “inside the room or outside”, or “inside yourself” or “outside yourself”, and the ambiguity allows the hypnotist to cover all possibilities.  The part at the end presumes that it is already very easy to follow the hypnotist’s instructions.

The instructions given to the subject continue until the last part of The Boilerplate, where the hypnotist says:-

“And starting now … every breath that you take guides you deeper … and the deeper you go the better you feel and the better you feel the deeper you go … so just keep going deeper and feeling better with every breath … just like that …”.  This instruction does two things.  Firstly, the hypnotist uses it as a covert test, because when the subject’s breathing changes as they go deeper and deeper, this will show they are physically following the hypnotist’s instructions.  Secondly, because it links breathing to the pleasure of going deeper, it further narrows the subject’s awareness on the hypnotist’s instructions.

When the hypnotist has completed the instructions for The Boilerplate, he can then move straight on to the seventh step, which is “Complex Deepeners”.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 5, Simple Deepeners

Today, you will be reading about the fifth step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 5, Simple Deepeners.

A “deepener” further narrows the subject’s attention on what is around them, to the point where all they are capable of doing, is focusing only on the sound of the hypnotist’s voice and what the hypnotist is saying to them.

By turning focus into enjoyment, it becomes easier for the subject to be able to focus even more.  Once the hypnotist has linked “enjoyment” to “focusing”, the subject will find enjoyment in focusing.  They simply start to go deeper, and become even more enjoyably focused.  Now that they are focusing so enjoyably and feeling wonderful, they go even deeper, and start to feel so much better.  They automatically go even deeper still, and they focus even more enjoyably because they are enjoying it so much, and they are feeling even better.  It’s so much easier for them to now go deeper and deeper, because it becomes so much more enjoyable, and it just follows naturally.

The Simple Deepener is the very first thing the hypnotist says after the Induction, and it continues to narrow the subject’s attention.  Typically, it simply gives the subject instructions so that their attention continues to narrow.

Deepeners

There are two kinds of deepeners.  There are Simple Deepeners, and there are Complex Deepeners.  Today you will be learning about the Simple Deepeners.

A Simple Deepener is the most straightforward, because it is simple, fast and direct.  It is a very quick and easy way to deepen the subject’s hypnotic state.

Examples of Simple Deepeners

The “Go Deeper and Deeper Deepener”.

This is a very simple deepener.  The hypnotist describes that “to go deeper” means “to focus even more enjoyably”, and this will help the subject to understand what the word “deeper” means.  The hypnotist says, “Go deeper and deeper.  Focus even more enjoyably.  That’s what deeper means”.  This deepener links the word “deeper” with a very good and enjoyable feeling.

The “Three to Zero Deepener”.

This is another simple deepener.  The hypnotist simply counts from three down to zero, telling the subject what is going to happen with each count, and with each count, how they are going to respond to it, and how they are going to feel.  The hypnotist says, “With every count go 10 times deeper, focusing 10 times more enjoyably, and feeling 10 times better with every count”, and then counts from three all the way down to Zero.  This deepener further links very good and enjoyable feelings to “going deeper”.

The “Tap Deepener”

This deepener is very simple but incredibly effective, and it is useful as a covert test to see if the subject is following instructions.  It is often used after a complex deepener, but it is very effective at any point for really deepening the subject’s state of hypnosis.  The hypnotist simply taps the subject’s hand, knee or shoulder or wherever, and looks for any kind of physical reaction in response to the tap.  The hypnotist says, “When I tap you on your knee, you will instantly go 10 times deeper”.  They will look for a physical reaction and whether there is one or not, the hypnotist tells the subject how good they’re now feeling.  The hypnotist repeats the tap twice more, and tells the subject what a wonderful place they’re now in.  The subject is now much deeper than they were before and is feeling awesome and absolutely wonderful.

The “Hand Drop Deepener”

This deepener can be used with several hypnotic inductions, such as The Hand Drop Induction.  The hypnotist uses it when they do an induction where they are holding the subject’s arm or hand at the end of the induction.  While the hypnotist is still holding the subject’s arm, they say, “Now, in a moment, I am going to drop this arm”.  Or, if the arm is “floating”, they say, “Now, in a moment, I am going to touch the back of this hand”.  After this, they say, “When I do, you can just let it fall to your lap, just as quickly as you want to go, all the way down … because you know, the moment this hand, touches your lap, you will go … all … the way … down”.  The hypnotist drops the arm just as they are saying “down” the second time.  Then they say, “Very good … deeper and deeper”.  The subject is now deep in hypnosis and is feeling incredible.

The “Snap Deepener”

The hypnotist says, “In a moment, I will snap my fingers, and you will instantly go 10 times deeper, and every time I snap my fingers you will go 10 times deeper with every snap”.

The “Knock Deepener”

The hypnotist says, “In a moment, I will knock on the desk, and you will instantly go 10 times deeper, and every time I knock on the desk you will go 10 times deeper with every knock”.

 

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 4, Inductions

Today, you will be reading about the fourth step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 4, Inductions

The hypnotic induction is a series of specific steps that induce the hypnotic state in the subject.

The whole purpose of the induction is to place the subject into the state of hypnosis, and it also continues to help narrow their attention.

When a hypnotist is doing hypnosis demonstrations on the stage, or out on the street, performing a well done, professional-looking hypnotic induction will serve the purpose of creating an image in the minds of the spectators, and the subject as well.  It will be a sort of “show” or “performance” for them, and it can make the hypnotist look as though they have amazing skills, and sometimes even absolutely awesome powers.

There are some really well known inductions, also known as “rapid inductions”, such as “The Eye Lock Induction”, “The 8-Word Induction”, and “The Magnetic Hands Induction”, which are used by many hypnotists.  Using rapid inductions such as these, rather than progressive relaxation, prevents the subject from falling asleep, rather than falling into hypnosis.

The hypnotist should have just a few that they know so perfectly, that they can perform them automatically, without even thinking about it.  They should be able to run straight through the induction, because when they are doing hypnosis, their attention should be focused completely and solely on the subject.  They will not be able to do that very well at all, if they are busy in their head thinking about what on earth comes next.  The hypnotist should therefore have only a handful of inductions that they can use almost all the time, especially the ones which give the best results.  They can slightly alter these inductions in order to make them their own, and use their own words if they want to, so that they feel really comfortable when they are performing them on a subject.  Consequently, their words and actions will thence flow naturally and smoothly without being stilted, and this will enable them to keep their focus and attention fixed entirely on the subject.  When doing hypnosis, the hypnotist will often find that they begin to simply fall into a natural rhythm of speaking.

When the hypnotist is about to start an induction, they should say something like, “Let’s do something”, because this means that if they do not get the expected result, they were not trying to do anything.  They were just doing “something”.  And if the subject should look at the hypnotist and say, “What on earth was that?”, the hypnotist can just shrug it off and say, “that was interesting, OK, now let’s do something else”, and then swiftly move on to another different induction.

Although inductions are not always necessary, people who go to see a hypnotist usually expect them, when they are paying for change work.  Because of the fact they are paying, they will be expecting the hypnotist to do something that looks like hypnosis, and the induction will subconsciously reinforce the change work that follows later in the process.

The induction is only a small part of the hypnosis process.  It is therefore best that the hypnotist performs it quickly and flowingly, and gets it over with quickly and out of the way, so that they can move onto other steps which further deepen the hypnotic state in the subject, and make them even more able and willing to follow further instructions from the hypnotist.

As soon as the subject has been induced into hypnosis, the hypnotist can swiftly proceed on to the fifth step, which is “Simple Deepeners”.

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The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process – Step 3, Slow Deep Breath

Today, you will be reading about the third step in The Ten Steps of Hypnosis Process.

Step 3, Slow Deep Breath

When someone takes in a slow, deep breath, it will generally make them relax and calm down.  It is going to encourage them to get very comfortable and become very relaxed, and this is why the hypnotist commands the client to take a slow, deep breath.

The slow deep breath is something that is easy for the client to do, and it achieves a couple of things.

The slow deep breath follows the acts of compliance and the eye engagement.  Once the hypnotist has instructed the client to carry out one or two acts of compliance, which they have followed immediately, and has been able to secure eye engagement with them for 5 to 20 seconds, they then instruct the client to take a slow, deep breath.

The hypnotist instructs the client to take a slow deep breath to achieve two things. It is also an act of compliance, and when the client takes a very slow deep breath, the hypnotist will know they are following instructions. The slow deep breath also calms the client down and helps to narrow their awareness.

The hypnotist will say something like, “Good.  Now take a slow, deep breath”, and they will make sure they remember to emphasize the word “slow” very strongly.

The hypnotist will also take a slow, deep breath themselves, so that they are going along with what the client is experiencing.  The slow deep breath serves as a covert test, because it is also an act of compliance.  If the client takes a fast breath, or a very shallow one, then he will not be following the hypnotist’s instructions, and in this case the hypnotist will say, “Okay, now take another very slow deep breath, only very SLOWLY …”.

The slow deep breath will calm the client down naturally, and will also make it easier for them to follow further instructions that are given.  The slow deep breath helps to narrow the subject’s attention and helps him concentrate more easily, putting him in a more comfortable state of mind.

As soon as the client has taken a slow, deep breath, the hypnotist can then move swiftly on to the fourth step, which is Inductions.

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The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process – Step 2, Eye Engagement

Today, you will be reading about the second step in The Ten Steps Of Hypnosis Process.

Step 2, Eye Engagement

Eye engagement is when the hypnotist begins to look silently and directly into the client’s eyes, and it can take anything from 5 to 20 seconds.  The 5 to 20 seconds can seem very uncomfortable or too long an amount of time to sit silently staring at someone straight in the eyes.

The very first thing the hypnotist does when doing the eye engagement, is to begin looking silently and directly into the client’s eyes.  When the hypnotist first starts staring, they should have a small amount of tension in their face, such as clenching their jaw a little bit.  They can also make a gesture by pointing to their own eyes with their index finger, which should make the client look straight back at them.  It should not be needed to say anything out loud to the client, such as “Gaze into my eyes”, or “Now look at my eyes”, or “Now look straight at me”, unless they absolutely have to.

When the hypnotist has the client looking straight back, they should slowly start to relax their facial muscles, and then watch to see if the client is following and doing the same.  The client does not have to follow the relaxing movements of the hypnotist’s face, but if they do it will make everything much easier for the hypnotist because it is a covert, or non-verbal, act of compliance.  If the hypnotist manages to get the client to do this, then the client is ready to follow further instructions.

The purpose of the eye engagement is to begin the process of reducing the client’s conscious awareness of what is around them, to the point where all they are capable of doing is focusing on nothing but the sound of the hypnotist’s voice, the hypnotist’s instructions and what the hypnotist is saying to them.  It starts to narrow their focus so that all they are aware of is the hypnotist’s voice.  It also starts to build the feeling of anticipation in the client so that they find themselves wanting to know what the hypnotist is going to do or say next.

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