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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