Five Easy New Year’s Resolutions

Today you will be reading about some very easy New Year’s resolutions which are simple and straightforward to do, yet they will make your life much better in 2018.

Many people really like the beginning of a New Year.  It’s brand new, and they use this opportunity at this particular time to start afresh.  They use the New Year as a reason for doing things like eating more healthily; improving their health and fitness; joining a gym so they get more exercise; decorating their house and upgrading the appliances and furniture in it; or simply for improving their finances.  People do all sorts of things to make themselves feel better generally.  However, some general and vague resolutions can be hard to keep, especially ones such as wanting to lose an impossible amount of weight.  These are not easily sustainable, and so often the person has just given up totally after two or maybe three months because they simply have not been able to lose any weight at all.

A good idea to help you stick to your resolutions, is to put a reminder on your phone.  For example, if one of your resolutions is to take a multi-vitamin tablet at 4 pm every day, simply put this reminder for yourself on your phone, and the reminder will pop up on your phone at the appointed hour.  Most people always carry their phones with them, so just put “4 pm” for the time, and then, “take multi-vitamin tablet”.  Doing this will help you to keep on track.


Most people’s resolutions are very general and are often to do with their health and well-being, such as “to lose weight”.  Although these are great and excellent ideas, you actually have to try and stick to it.  You might have made one of them and given up on it because it seemed too overwhelming.  Eating just one thing that is colourful, such as a bright red strawberry, a bright yellow banana, or a bright green apple, every day is so simple and easy.  There is so much fruit and vegetables around that is easily obtainable, and if you choose those that are in season, they will be cheaper than at other times of the year.  If a particular fruit or vegetable has a lot of colour, this means that there are many nutrients in it, and it will therefore be good for you to eat.  Just eating the one thing that is brightly coloured every day does not seem too unmanageable and before you know it, you will be eating much more healthily.


Everybody has loads of things in their house, and quite often these are things that you don’t really use or need to keep.  They may be big things, like a box of video tapes that you bought 20 years ago and maybe have only used once, or lots of little things that are just adding to your general clutter.  You might have accumulated ten boxes of chocolate biscuits, rather than just two or maybe three of them.  One day every week, everybody has a garbage, or rubbish, day, when they come and collect it from your house.  On this particular day, or the day before, and as well as your usual rubbish, what you have to do is go around your house and pick one thing to throw away, and then you actually throw it out of your house.  Things add up, and it’s easy to keep adding to them without realising you already have sufficient things in your house.  Just walk around your house and find a significant thing that you either don’t use or don’t need and simply throw it away.  If it is something that someone else might make use of, you could also donate this one thing to a charity, if you wanted to do so.  Over time you will gradually notice a difference in your environment, because your house will seem clearer.


Adding one hour of extra sleep every night is a good and fairly easy resolution to keep.  You can do this at the beginning of the night, or at the end, whichever is more suitable for you and your lifestyle.  If you don’t get enough sleep you might think, like other people, that you’ll just feel a bit tired the next day.  Sleep is very important to your body and if you are constantly not getting enough of it, there can be a cumulative long-term effect.  When you are sleeping at night-time, that is when your body recuperates itself and does things like fight diseases, and helps you to recover from things like a heavy cold or a bout of the ‘flu.  If you have a full-time job, for example, and you work long hours, and possibly work extra hours in the evening as well, or have a family to look after when you come home from work, not having enough sleep can leave you feeling absolutely whacked and exhausted and running dry.  If you feel that you simply can’t manage a whole hour of extra sleep at either end of the night, try having an extra half an hour at both ends instead.  You will feel so much better for it in the morning when you need to get up and get going, and your body will be very thankful.

Number Four is “DO A DAILY 10 MINUTE TIDY”.

Every single day, set a timer for ten minutes, because ten minutes doesn’t take too long.  Or, if you are a very energetic type of person, you could call it “DO A DAILY 30 MINUTE TIDY” and do this for thirty minutes instead of ten.  Pick a room in your house and in those ten or thirty minutes, you clear as much as you can as fast as you possibly can, for ten or thirty minutes only.  Doing this every day will make you feel in control of your house.  Don’t let the clutter control you.  You control the clutter.  It is unbelievable how much you can actually get done in those ten or thirty minutes.  It is such a short space of time.  When you are done, you will feel so satisfied when you realize how much you have managed to do in that time.  It is very gratifying.  You will be in control of your environment, and your house will be so much more clean, tidy and organized.  You will be able to put your hand on something instantly that you cannot find, or something that you have mislaid, and you won’t have to go around the house from room to room thinking, “now where did I put that book”.  You will know instantly where every single thing is at any time.  There should be a home for everything, and everything in its home.  You now control your environment, instead of the environment controlling you, and you will feel so much better because of this, simply because you have a clean, tidy and organized house.

Number Five is “THE GRATITUDE JAR”.

For this one, what you do is find or buy a large and pretty jar or vase just for this purpose.  You keep it in a place in your house where you will see it every day, such as in the kitchen or in the lounge, and make sure it stays there all year round.  Now, whenever something good or exciting happens to you, what you do is write it all about it on a piece of paper, you could use brightly coloured paper if you wish, and then you put it in the jar.  You can write about absolutely anything.  Perhaps someone sent you a nice present.  Maybe you attended a wonderful family celebration.  Maybe you have been offered a brilliant job.  Only write about the good things that happen, not anything bad or nasty.  You don’t need to do this every single day, but only when something important takes place in your life and makes you feel particularly happy.  Do this for the whole twelve months of the year.  On the 31st December you look in the jar and take out all the pieces of paper, and start reading what you have written about all the lovely things that have happened to you during the year.  It really makes you truly aware of how lucky you are; how loved you are; and how unique and wonderful you are, and it will make you feel much more positive about life generally.  This is the Gratitude Jar.





Five Factors of an Effective Hypnosis Session

Today I am going to describe five factors which will help any hypnotists to successfully achieve an effective hypnosis session.

Factor 1 – Be Prepared

The very first thing that you need to do, is to make sure that you are prepared for the forthcoming hypnosis session.

This includes having your Client Intake Form ready.  This is a form which either you will need to fill out yourself possibly from a telephone conversation that you have previously had with the client, or the client fills out when they come to the appointment.  The form will typically contain such things as the client’s name, their address, their telephone number, their family doctor’s address and telephone number, and a few listed questions about their medical history.  You will need to make sure that they sign their name at the bottom of the form when they have completed it.  That is the Client Intake Form.

Know beforehand, what they are coming to you for.  You should know what this is, if you have previously spoken with them on the telephone about their problems and what they want help with.  You need to know this, so that you will know what to say to them at the hypnosis session.

Any hypnosis scripts to read from, should be ready and at hand, so you won’t find yourself rustling around during the hypnosis session.  Make sure the scripts that you are going to be reading are clearly written out or preferably typed, and they are easy for you to read straight off without having to think about it.  You need to be able to read them straight through with no breaks or hesitation, or “now what comes next breaks” that can hold you up during the process.  Know what you’re going to do next, and always just be ready so that all of your attention can go right to the client.

Factor 2 – Prepare The Environment

Make sure the general environment is quiet.  Have your office clean and ready.  It must be clean, and not stinking of rubbish.  It should also feel welcoming.

Have everything in order.

Remove any clutter.

Clutter is the last thing you need, because it demonstrates that you’re very disorganized and you’re not very much in control, so there must be no clutter.

Do not have a load of paperwork on top of your desk, and do not have piles of paper or boxes lying around in a mess on the office floor.

Do not have rubbish bins in the office filled to overflowing.

Make a point of regularly cleaning out your desk and throwing away anything you do not need to keep, and give your desk a deep clean.

Always make sure that you frequently wipe the top of your desk free of any dust, dirt, smudges or food particles.

Have any papers in order, and only those papers necessary for the session.

Make sure that anything the client is going to see will not be distracting for them.

Remove all technological distractions.  Completely turn off your computer monitor(s) and / or your cell phone (mobile phone).  Instruct your client to do the same.

Minimize any distractions from inside the room, and make sure noises from outside do not occur, like voices, door slamming and things like that.

If you have a waiting area for your clients, display some interesting and useful magazines and leaflets about hypnosis for them to read.  Make sure you keep all these reading materials clean and tidy and up-to-date, and regularly remove any which are old, torn or dirty.

Make certain available washrooms are clean and presentable.

Factor 3 – Demonstrate You’re The One In Control

Give them very simple instructions to follow.  For example, tell them where to sit, how to sit, turn off their phone.  You could say, “here’s the form, just take this pen, fill it out, thank you.  Did you sign your name on the bottom there?  Excellent.  Very good”.  Make your instructions simple and direct.

As the hypnotist, you’re the one in control, so you have to be able to demonstrate that.  Being in control is not being controlling.  If you’re in control, it means they can put themselves at ease, they can willingly follow you because they trust your level of competence.  They need to know that you are familiar with the hypnosis process, and they need to feel comfortable with you, knowing you have done this hundreds of times.

If you’re the one in control, then they are under your influence, and they are therefore under your protection.

You must sound confident and direct.  You must speak clearly, and communicate with your clients with ease and efficiency.

Factor 4 – Make Your Client Feel Interesting And Important

First of all, you start off liking the person as they are.  Just accept them.

Making your client feel interesting and important is just a part of having excellent customer service skills.  There are several ways of doing this, and being able to create a professional and friendly rapport with your client will make them comfortable returning to you.  This rapport will enable them to fully place their trust in you, and they will feel safe, and look forward to coming to see you for hypnosis.

Always acknowledge your client as soon as they arrive.

Smile and make eye contact, and shake their hand warmly.

Greet them and talk with them in a professional and friendly way, and you should make them feel as though they are interesting and important.

Call your client by name.  Use whatever technique will work to remember your client’s name.


Ensure that your client enjoys the conversation you have with them prior to the hypnosis session.  This will make them feel appreciated and valued as a person.  Try to establish a personal yet professional connection with them.

If they are a returning client, always remember to ask them how their previous session went for them.  Listen carefully and intently to their feedback, and make notes about their hobbies and interests.  When you next see them, mention or ask them about their hobbies or interests.

Acknowledge their strengths when they talk about challenges that they have overcome.

You should occasionally nod your head when they’re talking.

You should repeat back to them what they’ve said, to demonstrate that you were listening.

Anytime you have an opportunity to show admiration or approval for what they’re doing, do it.  Acceptance, approval and admiration are three things people respond very positively to.

Factor 5 – Give Your Client Your Full Attention

Paying full attention to your client is a valuable customer service skill, which will keep your clients coming back to you.

In order to give your client your full attention, focus on their needs.  Every client has personal and unique needs, listen to what they are saying, so that you can discover what their real needs actually are.  Be responsive to their needs by acknowledging what they say and asking clarifying questions.

Try not to interrupt your client whenever they are talking to you, or you might miss what they are trying to say and appear rude.

By turning off your phone in front of your client you are demonstrating that you are giving them your full attention.

Pay attention to your client throughout the hypnosis session.  You will see the subject respond in very subtle ways.  They may only give a slight head nod when asked to nod their head.  Their faces may flush, they may swallow slightly.  All those things are some response to your hypnosis session.

Be prepared.  Know what kind of hypnotic inductions you’re ready to use.  Have several hypnotic inductions ready.  Use the induction you think the client will respond to best.

Always follow up with clients through the method they prefer, whether this is by email, text or a phone call.  This shows that you have paid attention to them, and they will know you made a note of their request.  It also shows you want to build upon the professional relationship with them.







“A Treatise On Worry”, by Rosemary Barrett

Worry is the state of being anxious about actual or potential problems.  I know exactly what it’s like to worry.  Hypnosis is very good for worry, because it soothes all your cares and concerns away and puts them all in their proper place.

There are quite a few things that can help if you start to worry about something.  There are things you can say to yourself, and you can tell yourself, and you can do, like physical exercises, to re-direct your attention.

Today, you are going to read what happens when you worry a lot.  Worry might keep you awake at night, or give you nightmares.

Many people who worry might also smoke cigarettes and drink a lot of alcohol.  They’re worried about nothing in particular, or how much they have to do, or their finances, or their relationships.  As a former worrier, I am now much wiser and older, and will tell you ways and means to deal with your worry.

Re-directing your attention is the first tool you can use, because it will distract you and re-focus your train of thoughts.  What I would recommend is that you have something to completely fill your attention and your concentration and your focus.  This could be a hobby, or it could be a conversation with someone.  It could be watching a show or something like that, or it could be just sitting down and meditating, perhaps using worry beads.  It could be anything.  It needs to be something that is designed to fill your attention and draw your thoughts away from what you are worrying about.  Just do something, especially if it is something that you know will help you.  Read something, or research something, or do some knitting or sewing, or paint a picture, or even scrub the kitchen floor until it sparkles.  Something that will help you, and will have an end result.

There are people who have a good control over their life, and they will tend not to worry.  So the more you can control details of your life, they’re important, the better.  All the things you’re doing are designed to help you to get more control over your life.  So focus on a particular task that will help you to know that you are in control.  Make sure your house is in order; make sure the bed’s made; make sure your clothing is laundered; and make sure there are no sheets of paper or crumbs all over the floor, things like that.  Every time you get that under your control, it’s one less thing you have to think about, or worry about.  It’s all about getting the various parts of your life all in order, so that you have total control over them all.  Then you will be more in control of your life, and you will not need to worry about things mounting up and becoming a mess which you will then find overwhelming and getting on top of you, and then you will start to worry about these various things all over again.

Daily Plan

If you are a person who worries a lot, you need to create a “Daily Plan”.  Write out a list of tasks for yourself, which you would like to accomplish by the end of the day.  This Plan will help to keep you busy, and keeping busy will help you to stop worrying.  Write down the time you start a task, and the time you finish it, and check off each task as you complete it.  Keep a record of your Plan in a proper notebook, so that you can look back and see how much you have positively achieved over a period of time.  You will find that being able to keep a Plan to look back on will give you an immense sense of self-satisfaction.

It is very likely that you will not be able to accomplish every single thing on your Plan in one day, but what you will be able to do is to learn to manage your time wisely and more effectively, and become as productive as you can be.  This is why you need to write it all down, just so you can see where your time is going.  For example, if you find from your Plan that you have two spare hours a day within your schedule, you can use them for having a meal, or taking a rest.

Obviously, on some days you will probably be more tired than usual, or you might find you have unexpected things happening during the day that crowd in on you, and you may have to quit everything that is on your Plan in order to be able to deal with them.  There is no need to worry about this.  You will either just not get the usual tasks done, or you simply re-schedule them to either later in the day or even to the next day, depending on what is happening in your life.

Every day is not going to be the ideal day, so you have to look at it from the big picture.  You may not be able to shop, to eat, to do all the housework, or even to sleep, simply because you are trying to do too much in one day in order to achieve everything on your Plan.  So use all your energies to have a complete life, and not one that is just focusing on doing one particular thing.  Please consider that you’re trying to do as well as you can every day, and prioritise the things that are the most important and helpful to you which you wish to achieve on any one particular day.

Financial Budget

Financial worries are the result of feeling lack of control.

You can starve it by understanding where every penny comes from, and where every penny goes.

Just watch every single penny.

Write down, in your personal budget, from week to week, exactly what you spend.  This way you can keep track of what you spend, and of what you have in the bank.  Keep records of your weekly incomings and outgoings.

This is commonly referred to as a “budget”.

Understanding this will give you a greater sense of control.

Ask For Help

You could have a Coach who will help you organize your day, and you could have a Coach who will help you understand your finances better.  You could ask for guidance from someone who already has control over a particular area of their life.  Make sure this is someone who is qualified,  you don’t want someone who is begging on the street to be giving you financial advice.  You want someone who has their finances in order.  There are professionals who can do this for a fee.


What To Expect At Your Stop Smoking Hypnosis Session, by Rosemary Barrett

So, you have finally made an appointment for a hypnosis session for stopping smoking, and you are going to see this wonderful hypnotist called Rosemary.  You may be feeling excited and relieved, having made your appointment.  Rosemary has asked you not to smoke for a couple of hours on the day you are seeing her, and you have complied with her request because you were so excited about being hypnotized.

When you are finally there, that excitement and relief turns to ease and comfort when you first meet with your hypnotist.  Rosemary is a very friendly person, who is very easy to talk to, and she will greet you in a warm and welcoming way, in a comfortable place.  “Sit here and make yourself really comfortable”, Rosemary will tell you, pointing to one of the luxurious armchairs.  You will sit down and make yourself very comfortable.  The comfortable chair will put you even more at ease.

Rosemary will ask you questions about your smoking habit, and the reasons why you want to quit.

You will find that she is a very kind and compassionate person, and she listens intently to everything that you want to say.  She really cares about the problems you have with smoking, and she sincerely wants to help you to be able to stop.

It is now time for the actual hypnosis session itself, that you have so eagerly been waiting for.  You will find it’s very peaceful, relaxing and easy to follow.  At the end of the session, you will be tested for the results.  Typically, if you have followed the instructions, you will not be able to crave a cigarette, even as hard as you try.

You will be able to understand everything that is said.  You will feel deeply relaxed, and comfortable.  Your mind may wander and you may feel as though you have drifted off, that is all normal.  You may think for a moment that you’re asleep, or you may forget how long time has passed, but you generally feel good.  All the feelings in hypnosis are pleasant and concentrated.

When the hypnosis session is over, you will be asked to test your cravings for cigarettes.  It is here that most people are amazed at the results.  Further hypnosis sessions help to reinforce your determination to never smoke a cigarette again and live as a non-smoker.



What Makes A Hypnotist’s Voice Bad Or Good?, by Rosemary Barrett

I am now going to write about the different kinds of hypnotists’ voices, and I am also going to give some tips on speaking well when you are talking with or hypnotizing a person.

As the hypnotist, you need to remember that you are in charge of the client, you are boss, and you have to speak to them in such a way that they will simply follow all your instructions.  You must speak clearly, and with great clarity, and you need to use simple and straightforward words that everybody can understand.

First of all, reduce all of the “um’s”, “aah’s”, “er’s”, and “erm’s”, and all those sorts of things, because they do not mean anything, and they are basically “filler sounds”.  A client is not going to respond very well to somebody who says something like, “Now, er, go deeper, um, and now, um, go even deeper, erm, and now, er, go even deeper still”.  There has to be no breaks and no useless sounds like “errr”, between words.

Do not have any breaks between words, and do not make any useless sounds.

In English, the tonality of the voice should go “down”.  In other languages, it may be different, but if you speak in English and you make a command, the tonality goes down at the end.  For example, if you said to a client, “Now you’re going to get very comfortable”, with your tonality going down as you said “comfortable”, they are going to respond very differently if you said, “Now you’re going to get really comfortable?”.  In the latter case, you phrased it as a question, which would sound uncertain.  So make sure that you phrase “Now you’re going to get very comfortable” as  a command, where the tonality goes down.

Speak as evenly as possible, not too fast or not too slow, so that the words do not have too many long pauses, or too many short pauses between them.  They’re fairly consistent with how quickly you speak.

If you are using a complex deepener such as The Passing Through The Zero, you can, in fact, get really excited.  Always try and talk like you’re telling a story in an excited way.

For example, when you are describing the countdown from Five to the Zero, speak slightly faster and talk like you’re really excited about getting to the Zero.  If you are sounding excited when you say, “Five – Begin moving towards the Zero now … you want to get to it, and through it, as quickly as possible”, this will make them feel excited, because they will hear and feel the excitement in your voice as you are describing the process.

When you say, “Four – The anticipation is getting stronger and stronger as you get closer and closer to the Zero”, you want them to feel even more excited, because they are getting closer and closer still to the Zero.

You’re describing a feeling of anticipation, and you really need to try and talk in an excited way, simply because you are feeling anticipation.  If you are sounding excited while you are describing the anticipation, they will also feel excited, because once again they will hear the excitement in your voice and they will sense and feel the anticipation accordingly.

So, use that tonality of anticipation, or rather, excitement in this case.

Speak a little faster, in a slightly faster way of speaking, with a little more energy and have that sense of excitement and anticipation in your voice.



What is interesting, is that there is a little subset of people who, when they hear whispering, it’s not arousing, but it feels very pleasant to them.  They call it like being tickled.

There is a number of hypnosis audios out there, for example on “you tube”, when you hear people talking just like this, really softly, and they are made specifically for these people.

This pleasant state actually has a name to it, which is ASMR.  ASMR is an acronym, which is “a word formed from or based on the initial letters of other words”.  ASMR means Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.  This is a term used for “the experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine”.

There is a whole subset of people who find the whispering very pleasant, and there is a whole bunch of people who will whisper, because that is the market they are appealing to.

For these people who enjoy the whispering, it must be just awesome for them.  When they try to explain it, they say that it puts them in a very pleasant state, it is not “arousing”, it’s just very pleasant, and tingling, and it puts them in a sort of flow-like mental state, and it’s very pleasurable.  It’s a small group of people who respond like that.


There are people who didn’t know they had this, but they would also go around listening to you tube videos, and then they would find ones that they would just like to listen to over and over again, and it was usually these people who “spoke very softly and very gently, and just whispered like this, very gently”.

But understand that ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, is not “arousing”, it is just very pleasant for these people.  It’s just uniquely very pleasant.  They enjoy hearing it, just like someone might enjoy a fragrance.

It is just, for some people, very pleasant, very soothing, and very calming.


There are many general hypnosis audios and videos out there, and  many of them are on you tube.  Some are bad, where the hypnotist has an awful, squeaky voice and sounds like a mouse squeaking, and some are very, very good.

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Review of “How To Do Hand Drop Hypnosis”, by Brian David Phillips – Part 2

In this Article, I am going to describe what Dr Phillips is actually doing in a live example video, which is contained within the video that I described in Part 1.

Before you start to perform this hypnotic induction with someone, make sure that you get their consent.  You must have their agreement beforehand, and they must want to do it, or you could be accused of abuse.  This could also happen if you try to perform it out in the street.

Now we shall begin.

You have the eye engagement.  Begin to stare directly at the client’s eyes, and tell them to look straight at you.  Say something like, “look straight at me here”, pointing towards your own eyes with the index finger of your left hand.

Now put your own right hand out towards them, palm upwards, as though you are about to shake hands with them.


At the same time as you are doing this, tell them, “I want you to put your hand (pointing to the top of their right hand) on here” (pointing to the top of your upturned palm).  Your right hand will now be underneath their right hand.  When they have their hand directly on top of yours, and if they are not doing anything, if they are just sitting there and not pressing down on your hand, you will need to tell them to press.  Say to them, “Push down, down.  That’s it.  That’s right.  Push down”, and while you are saying that, you press your own hand up against their hand, and you try to get even pressure between the hands.

So you are pressing your hands evenly together, all the while looking straight at each other’s eyes.

Then you say, “Now when I say “SLEEP!”, you just let everything go and just switch everything off, whatever it is you are thinking about, or worrying about, just switch everything off, OK?”

Follow this by giving the command, “SLEEP! All the way down!  Deep.  Deep.  Keep relaxed”.  When you have said this, you put your left arm around the back of the their neck, and you have your right hand supporting their right shoulder.  Now gently rock them, moving their right arm to check that it is all floppy and relaxed.  Once their arm is relaxed, stop rocking them.  Say, “Five.  Deeper.  Deeper relaxed.  So deep.  Four.  Three.  Two.  And One”.  And as you say “One”, you suddenly but gently let go of them, and they will fall forwards in the chair, and you put your left hand gently on their back, and rest your right hand gently on their right arm.

Now move your right hand gently around their back and say, “All the way down, and you can remain relaxed.  Just relax”.  While you are saying this, gently help them to sit up in the chair again.  Their eyes are still tightly closed, because they are still deeply hypnotized.

They will then try to open their eyes, but they will not be able to.

You say, “You cannot.  Your eyes are shut.  Relax deeper”.

You now have your left hand on their right shoulder, but you have let go of their right arm.

You will then give them the following instructions.  Say, “Relax deeper.  Deeper.  Deeply relax”.

(Now put your left hand on the top of their head, with your left thumb resting in the middle of their forehead).

Say, “I’d like you to imagine, as you breathe in, that you can sense a very positive feeling, a very powerful feeling of confidence and power, a positive feeling.  Enjoy it”.

(Now point your right index finger to the top of their right hand).

Say, “And as you breathe in, let that feeling get stronger, as if you’re breathing in the power and positive energy of the universe.

And as you breathe out, all that negativity just rushes away.  That’s right, you’re doing very well.  And notice that with each breath, it feels even stronger, you feel even more confidence, even more power.  Wonderful!  That’s right.  You’re doing perfectly”.

You then tell them, “In a moment, I’m going to count from 1 to 3.  Wow.  You’re feeling wonderful.  You feel confident.  You feel full of power and energy.  You feel full of vitality.  OK.  One.  Now stretch.  Two.  And Three!  Eyes open!”.

They will then open their eyes, and they will also be smiling and looking very happy and very pleased, because they are feeling absolutely wonderful and supremely confident.


This is a very instructional video, and it shows exactly how to carry out the hand drop hypnotic induction.

If you are performing this induction for the first time in your office, display a lot of self-confidence.  They will sense your confidence, and it will show them that you know exactly what you are doing.

What I liked about this video, is that there are more live examples to watch and enjoy while learning the technique.







Review of “How To Do Hand Drop Hypnosis”, by Brian David Phillips – Part 1



I saw a video entitled, “How To Do Hand Drop Hypnosis”, instructed by Brian David Phillips, of the Ministry of Ecstatic Experiential Trance.

The purpose of the Hand Drop Hypnotic Induction is to demonstrate the complexity of the mind, and to prove that the client can be hypnotized rapidly.  This video gives you a great deal of general information and advice about the entire process, so that you gain plenty of confidence and feel extremely comfortable while you are performing it.   This is a very instructional and informative video.

Although it is very interesting, it is not really one to listen to, if you want to spend a quiet half hour or so with someone speaking to you very gently, while relaxing music is playing in the background to lull you into a really deep trance state.  This is one where you are being actively taught a technique in great detail, and where you need to keep your concentration on what you are learning.

At the very beginning, Dr Brian David Phillips introduces himself by saying that he is Dr Brian David Phillips, and he is going to teach you how to do the hand drop hypnotic induction.

It is a classic hypnotic induction, it’s really old, and it’s incredibly effective.

It is an example of what he calls “speed hypnosis”, which is used for guiding people into hypnosis very fast.


He is going to run you through the process, and show you some examples, so that you will actually understand how to do this hypnotic induction.

Speed inductions are typically four minutes long or less, but some are 30 seconds or less.  Some people like to give a long speech for this particular hypnotic induction.

You should keep it very brief, so that the person you are hypnotizing stays focused and keeps their attention fixed on the process.  If you talk too much, their minds are just going to wander off and they will come back out of hypnosis.  So you must keep it brief.  You do not need to say a lot.  You could simply say, “Push, Look (pointing to your own eyes with your index finger), Sleep!”.  Three words.  BOOM!.  Some hypnotists use ten words, some use eight, and others use five.

There are five main components to The Hand Drop Hypnotic Induction.

Consent: You should tell the person that you intend to hypnotize them, and make sure that they agree to it.  They have to want to do it.  Tell them what to expect and what should happen.

The Hand Press: The Hand Drop Hypnotic Induction includes use of the hands.  The person puts their hand upon the upturned palm of your hand, and presses down on it, so you have one hand pressing down upon another.  This is know as “The Hand Press”.

Eye Contact: You then have the “eye contact”, which is where you stare directly into the person’s eyes, and you might also want to use the “hypnotic stare”.

Sleep Command: Once you have gained eye contact with the person, you quickly drop your hand away and immediately give the command, “SLEEP!”.  Hypnosis is not about “sleep”.  Nobody is going to be sleeping.  You want to have them in “hypnosis”, not in “sleep”.  Hypnotists are expected to say it, so we say it.  It is so much easier to say than something like, “Go into hypnosis now, please”.

Deepen: When you have given the “Sleep!” command, and they have responded to it, you need to do what’s called “deepen”.  You need to “deepen” their hypnotic experience.  You go straight into one or more of your “deepeners”.

He then goes on to advertise his hypnosis practice for a while, and shows quite a few live videos demonstrating the hand drop hypnotic induction.  He talks you through these videos, giving a great deal of general advice and information on what is taking place in each one, and on what you should and should not be doing when you are performing this hypnotic induction.  He rounds off by saying that you are welcome to check out his website, or take one of his courses, or attend one of his hypnosis training seminars.


This is not a very good hypnotic induction for street hypnosis, because if you tried it with a complete stranger in the street, they could say that you had physically abused them.  The person that you intend to hypnotize really needs to want to do it with you.  It is really for doing in a hypnotist’s office, with the person being hypnotized sitting in a very comfortable position in an armchair.


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Review of “Hypnosis to Quit Smoking Mindfully”, by Kim Carmen Walsh

I saw a video instructed by Kim Carmen Walsh, entitled, “Hypnosis to Quit Smoking Mindfully”.  This is part of a series entitled, “Hypnotherapy and Meditations”.

The first part consists of progressive relaxation.

Take a deep breath, close your eyes, and begin to slowly relax and unwind.  Focus on your breathing, and as you breathe slowly in and slowly out, you will feel a sense of calm with every breath.  Listen to the gentle music in the background and let your mind drift off.  If any thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and let them pass by.  Now begin to relax every part of your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes, simply by following the many instructions given.  You will gradually go deeper and deeper, and become more and more relaxed.  These instructions continue for quite a while.

There is now some counting.

She instructs that in a moment she is going to count backwards from three down to one, and when she says the word “relax”, you will double your relaxation.

She counts.  “Three … Two … One … relax”.

Now that you are completely relaxed, imagine a spiral staircase.

Notice the way it goes down and round and round.

Imagine yourself standing at the top of the staircase.

She instructs that in a moment she is going to count backwards from ten down to one, and with each count you feel yourself going deeper and deeper as you go slowly and carefully down each step.

She begins to count again, but very slowly.

“Ten … relax even deeper … Nine … Eight … Seven … your mind and body drift into deeper relaxation … Six … Five … Four … Three … Two … One …  so completely relaxed”.

Now when you get to the bottom of the staircase, you find yourself in a very special room.  This is your special room.

You are feeling calm and peaceful, happy and serene.  You hear distant sounds echoing from happy memories.  Look around your special room, noticing what it looks like.  Notice the colours … the lights.  You see a very comfortable sofa, and walk over to it.

Now lie down easily and comfortably on this luxurious sofa, feeling deeply relaxed, so at ease, so calm, and so peaceful.

As you lie there so comfortably, notice the atmosphere in the room beginning to change.

The light in the room becomes crystal clear white.

The air about you is filled with millions of tiny white air particles of clean, pure and vital energy.


Take a very deep breath, and notice how clean and fresh this pure energy feels as you breathe it in.

As you continue breathing it in, you can sense a change in your awareness.

From this moment on, you know that you are a non-smoker.

Say to yourself in your mind, “I am a non-smoker”.

See yourself continuing to breathe in this pure, clean and vital air.

Notice how good you feel, now that you have stopped smoking for good.  Be aware that you are now a non-smoker.  Your skin becomes clear and bright.  The pure, fresh oxygen that your body needs is now flowing freely and strongly through your entire body.  This pure, fresh oxygen is now bringing you more energy, and you feel bright and invigorated.  You look and feel better than you have  ever looked and felt before.  Your mind is now clear and bright.  You are feeling energized by the fact that from this moment on, you are a non-smoker.  You are now calm and confident and in control, and as your self-confidence continues to grow, you can now make decisions which you know are right for you, for your health, and your happiness.

It is now time to bring the session to an end.  She instructs that in a moment she is going to count upwards from one to five, and when she gets to five, you will come up and out of hypnosis, bringing with you all the benefits, and feeling relaxed, calm, confident, and in control.  “One … Two … Three … Four … beginning to move and stretch … and Five … eyes open, wide awake, and feeling good”.  You are now a non-smoker.


This is a video designed to help the listener to quit smoking for good.

They are told many times that they are a non-smoker, and that they will remain a non-smoker, because being a non-smoker makes them feel good, relaxed, calm, confident and in control.

It will be of benefit if you listen regularly, because this will continue to increase your self-confidence and your determination to remain a non-smoker for good.

Review of “Hypnosis: How To Change Your Life In One Week”, by Exploration Of Humanity

I saw a video instructed by Exploration Of Humanity, entitled, “How To Change Your Life In One Week”.  At the very beginning of this video, you are thanked for listening.  This session is designed to help you become the person that you want to be, and over time there will be an improvement in your motivation, your confidence, and your abilities.  You need to listen to this video every day.  Listen to it in the privacy of your own home, and at a time when you will not be disturbed.  Do not listen to it while driving a car, or while operating machinery.

The first part is devoted to progressive physical relaxation.

You are told to sit back, relax, close your eyes, and make yourself comfortable.  Relax and do not worry about anything.  Just breathe in and breathe out and don’t worry about anything at all.  Let your muscles completely relax, and let the relaxation flow right through you.  Let the relaxation flow, starting from the top of your head down to your eyes, and from your eyes let this relaxation flow down your cheeks and down to your neck, and around to the back of your neck and down to your shoulders.  There now follow many detailed instructions of where to feel the relaxation as it flows right through your body, starting from the very top of your head and flowing right down to the bottom of your feet.

There is now a counting session.

You are told to go into a deeper and more relaxed state, while he counts from 10 right down to 1.

He begins to count, very slowly.

10 … now going deeper … and deeper … and deeper.  And 9 … going down … down … down.  And 8 … going deeper and deeper … and more relaxed.  And 7 … going deeper … and deeper … and deeper.  And 6 … going down … down … down.  And 5 … going deeper … and much more relaxed.  And 4 … going deeper and deeper.  And 3 … And 2 … And 1.  Repetition is important.

Throughout the counting, you just keep going deeper and deeper.

You are told to feel the relaxation.

You are told to enjoy the relaxation so much, that you feel like an astronaut floating in the air.




And now, while  you are thoroughly enjoying every moment of this deep and wonderful relaxation, you are then told to imagine that you are now in an elevator.

This is your journey and you can decide what the elevator looks like.

The door is closed, and you press the Down button.

As the elevator starts going down, he begins to count again, very slowly.

10 … now going deeper … and deeper … and deeper.  And 9 … going down … down … down.  And 8 … going deeper and deeper … and more relaxed.  And 7 … going deeper … and deeper … and deeper.  And 6 … going down … down … down.  And 5 … going deeper … and much more relaxed.  And 4 … going deeper and deeper.   And 3.  And 2.  And 1.  Repetition is important.

Throughout the counting, you just keep going deeper and deeper, only this time you keep going even deeper than before … and even deeper … and even deeper still.

When he gets to 1, the elevator has now stopped and the door is open.  You are told to step out of it, and now you find yourself in a field.  It is a warm, comfortable summer night and you can hear the crickets chirping and a warm wind blowing.

You know you are alone, but you are safe and you are comfortable.  You go off and explore this field.  You walk though the field, and you feel so good, so relaxed, and so at ease.  You find a clearing in the field and you lie down in the clearing, gazing up at all the stars.  It is a clear night, and you can see thousands and thousands of stars up in the sky.

You have never seen so many stars, far too many to count.  And as you focus your attention on the beauty of the stars, you understand that the limitless number of stars also means the limitless number of possibilities.  This is your life.  You are limitless.  You can do what you want.  Take a moment and think about what is good and what is important in your life, and about what you want in your life.

You are limitless.

Think about what you want in the future, like a new relationship, better health, better finances, or a new car.  It can be anything.  Many similar instructions follow.  He says that obstacles are just obstacles, and they can be overcome.

He then says that you can do anything.  And then you are told to imagine somebody who has succeeded, and think about their qualities and their success.  You are told to imagine you are that person for a moment.

You can have this.  You can do this.  And then you come back to yourself in your own mind, bringing the feeling of success with you.  You can have whatever you want.  You are told that you have the strength to succeed, including affirmations of succeeding like, “You are limitless.  You can succeed.  You can do what you want.  You can have what you want.  You are limitless.  You can succeed.  You will succeed”.  This part goes on for quite some time, with the same affirmations being repeated over and over again.  He also says, that the more you think like that, the more positive and resourceful you will become.  The unlimited abilities in your mind will find ways to solve any problems.  You will move forward.  You will succeed.

He finishes off the video by saying, “I will leave you now.  Good day.  Awaken when you wish”.

And towards the end of the video there is some relaxing music played, during which you gently awaken in your own time.



The benefits of this video include building self-esteem, increasing confidence, strengthening your will to succeed, and strengthening your determination to change your life.

It would have a benefit if you listen to it every day, because you would focus on building your confidence and focus more on your success.

Review of “Getting Someone To Forget Their Own Name”, by Mike Mandel

I saw a video instructed by Mike Mandel on the “Getting Someone To Forget Their Own Name” hypnotic induction.

The purpose of this hypnotic induction is to demonstrate the complexity of the mind, and to prove that the client can be hypnotized deeply enough so that they can truly forget their own name.

This is a very instructional video.  There was sufficient verbal instruction in this video for someone to be able to perform this hypnotic induction on a client, either in a hypnotist’s office, or when performing hypnosis on the street and on the stage.

Hi. I’m Mike Mandel from, and I’m going to show you a really cool thing today, and a couple of ways of producing a very interesting hypnotic phenomenon which is name amnesia.

Name amnesia is startling if you do it in street hypnosis or on the stage, and if you do it in therapeutic practice, it’s a great convincer to show your subject they were indeed in a phenomenally deep hypnotic state because … think about it … what is more personal to you than your own name, and if you’re standing there going, “you can’t remember your name”, something has definitely happened.  It’s a remarkable phenomenon to create and, whether you’re one of our students in The Hypnosis Academy, you already know how to get people in a deep trance, or whether you’re a person who’s approaching this for the first time, you’re going to need to have the person in a sufficiently deep trance to make this work.  At this point, there is an advertisement for his hypnosis practice.

When you create what is known as an “amnestic loop”, you are denying the subject the ability to gain access to a particular part of their experience.  Now, memory is stored in a protein molecule in your brain, “protein kinase c”, but that doesn’t matter to you.  What matters is, how can you wipe it out at least temporarily, and it only will be temporary no matter what you do.

Now there’s two different ways I have caused that name amnesia for the last 40 years, and I’ve done this hundreds, if not thousands, of times, and I’ll tell you two methods that absolutely work.

The first method is direct suggestion.  You get someone in a somnambulistic trance and again, my students know how.  If you don’t know how, check it out.  Once they’re in that somnambulistic trance, by necessity you have them at the point that you can cause them to forget their name, and I like to use a bit of shock to make this happen.

So, I’ll be talking to the person.  I’ve already had them in and out of trance a number of times, and they can even be ostensibly wide awake now in front of an audience.  I just jump at it.   I tap them on the forehead and say, “What’s your name?, you can’t remember” just like that, really congruently.  I get right in their face, I’m not yelling at them but I say, “What’s your name?”.  I tap them on the forehead and say, “you can’t remember”, and I maintain eye contact with them, and I shove the microphone I’m using, if I’m on stage, in their face … don’t hit him in the teeth … and let them go “uh – huh”, and they won’t have it, it’ll be gone.

You’re creating something called a PGO shock and they’ll forget it for a couple of seconds.

Your job now is to make sure they still forget it after that couple of seconds, and here’s how.

This is my innovation.  When they start to look around, they’re doing a trans-derivational search, they can’t remember their name.  You immediately, I mean two, three or four seconds after you’ve done this, shove the microphone back in their face and say, “take your time”.

When you do that and look at them congruently with a blank expression, it puts them around the loop again and they look everywhere except where their name actually is, phenomenal, and then you can bring it back through whatever means you want.  So directly shocking them, “what’s your name?, you can’t remember, take your time”, is powerful.  Use it.  It works.  In the street, this will be phenomenal.  On stage, it is amazing for the audience.  Now like I said, you can use it therapeutically in a therapeutic setting if you’re a hypnotherapist, to amaze your subject, and that will build your credibility like you can’t imagine.

But there’s another way, too.

The second method of causing someone to forget their name is much more subtle, and it’s really freaky, and I’ve used this once since 1975.  It gets a great audience result.  They’ll be amazed at what you’re doing.  First of all, instead of coming at this with a direct suggestion, I boot up the circuitry in their mind.  I boot up the psychodynamic process of forgetting by talking about forgetting.  Now this is a very interesting thing.  Forgetting is active.  Not remembering is passive.  They’re not quite the same, but in any case, here’s how you approach it.  I’ll say to the person something like, (I’m pretending I’ve got a microphone in my hand), “you ever have one of those times that you’re somewhere in a big parking lot with a bunch of friends.

You park your car, could be somewhere like Disney World, and then you come out and nobody’s paid attention and you can’t remember where you parked your car.  Now notice I’m putting in an embedded command.  I’m pointing and saying, “and you can’t remember”.  I’m looking at them and saying, “where you parked your car?”.  This is a universal experience, we’ve all had this, so they go, “yeah, I’ve done that”.  I say, “me too.  Forgetting is a normal part of life”. 







And then I’ll say, “or have you ever had one of those times, (again imagine a microphone here so you get the timing), “you ever had one of those times where you put your keys down or your wallet down, and you go, “what did I do with that?  I just set that down a minute ago”, and you can’t remember where you put your keys?”.  The person goes, “yeah, I’ve done that”.  “Me too.  Forgetting is a normal part of life, right?  You agree?”, and they’re agreeing.

And then I’ll come in a third time and do something similar.  “You meet someone on the street you haven’t seen in years, and you know them, and you know you know them, but you can’t remember who they are.  Have you had that happen?”.  “Yes, yeah”.  “You can’t even remember their name, it’s so weird?”.  “Yes”.  Forgetting is a normal part of life.  Now I’ve reinforced the whole thing of “forgetting is normal” about two or three times.  Now there’s a little bit of a pause and I’ll suddenly say, “by the way, “what was your name?”.  I put the microphone in their face.  My face is blank and I look at them.  Now here’s what’s happening.  When I say, “”what was your name?”, I put it in the past tense.  In other words, not “what is  your name?”, but “what was your name?”.  It now disappears and the person will do the trans-derivational search with their eyes (they’ll try to get the information unsuccessfully and I’ll do the same thing as I did in the first example.  “Take your time”.  I shove the microphone in their face, they’re in front of an audience, they’re under lights, they’re in shock, and the name is completely gone.

So, the two methods are:- Direct suggestion, “what’s your name? you can’t remember”, stick the microphone in their face after which you of course then say, “take your time”, and the second way boots up the circuitry by talking about forgetting, and getting them to agree with you that there are many times they have forgotten things and you’re reinforcing that that is a totally normal thing, and then you don’t even tell them to forget it.  You just say, “by the way, what was your name?”, and watch what happens.  Astounding.

Mike Mandel finishes off the video by advertising his free tutorial about how power inductions work.  This tutorial can be found on his website.