This is where we talk about hypnosis inductions...aka how to induce a hypnotic trance state.
On the other pages of this website you learned about hypnosis and the mind.
This page brings it all together and shows you how to induce a hypnotic trance state.
I have broken down the hypnosis model into little, individual, cause and effect mechanisms that will make it easy to create your own fast and powerful hypnotic inductions.
If you are interested in learning more about these mechanisms, you might want to obtain my e-book "Hypnosis Mechanica...the mechanisms of hypnosis" .
For now, lets just focus on what it takes to induce hypnotic trance.
Many hypnosis inductions today take a complex approach to a very simple process.
The goal of hypnosis inductions: is simply to manifest a hypnotic trance state by directing the subject's focus of attention so it is internal to the body, and then cause input to be generated from the imagination.
That's it. However you end up doing that...that is the goal...and those are your hypnosis inductions.
You can amplify your hypnosis inductions by making the subject's hypnotic response into an expected event.
So just how do you do this? you excitedly ask...
It is as simple as creating an expected event by prefacing your suggestions with..."In a moment".
Then tell them what will start the event..."I will say the name of a color"
Then telling the what will happen when you start the event..."when I do, you will notice...(insert trance effect here).
But what about what you said about focus of attention being internal to the body, and input from the imagination...etc.?
You are directing their focus of attention inside of their body by asking them to look for a feeling (you will notice..etc), or by asking a question that requires a transderivational search (i.e. a question that requires them to look into long term memory).
Any feeling they experience as a result of your suggestion, or the representation of any memory they come up with from long term memory, has to be from input provided by the imagination.
Do this three times in a row...and they will be borderline somnambulistic.
I recommend using a relaxation and/or heaviness (both terms are universally understood as to how that feels.)
Use the second suggestion to amplify the first one (i.e. they feel it stronger..more profound)
The third suggestion I amplify even more and go for some sort of catalepsy (not able to move it).
Ummm.. how do I know it is working?
Each time you make a suggestion in this manner, ask them to tell you when they feel what you suggested, and make sure they are feeling it before you move on.
What if they lie to you and tell you they are experiencing the feelings...when they really aren't?
Hypnosis is about desire, permission, and the ability to follow instructions, and trance effects are automatic reaction.. not willful compliance.
So, say you are using their arm to relax and feel heavy...and they say they are feeling it both of the first two times, and then when you go for arm catalepsy on the third time yet they can easily move their arm... You look them right in the eye and ask them "when did you stop following my instructions?"
They will usually smile guiltily and tell you.
It turns what you might have considered a failure on your part, to what it really is... which is willful sabotage on their part.
In this way, you can do your hypnosis inductions, and be able to verify each step of the way that you are getting the desired result and remove any guess work from the equation.
As seen above, it can even show you when willful sabotage is involved.
That being said...there are those who will not be able to experience what you suggested on the very first suggestion.
They are being honest with you.
In which case you should stop right there and fix the problem first.
Why continue if there is a problem that is preventing it?
There are many reasons for this but it all boils down to a single root cause: Your instructions are not being followed, either consciously...or unconsciously.
If interested further in what kinds of things prevent people from going into trance and how to get around them, I devote a whole chapter to this and how to get around it in each of my e-books.
Here are some demos of the above type of induction:
You might notice in the second one that instead of using "colors" for the starting trigger, I used types of flowers.
This was to show that it really doesn't matter what you use as a trigger, as long as the subject understands that it is the starting trigger.
You should also notice that a little later on, I also used numbers instead (i.e. counting from 5 down to one.. each number I say..etc).
The numbers work the same way as colors or types of flowers, they are just the identified trigger.
You should also notice that I did tell him each time what he could expect to experience when I said the trigger word.
Setting up a known reaction to an identified trigger is called "anchoring". You are anchoring (or attaching) the automatic response to the trigger.
The term anchoring originated from the NLP technique of kinestetic anchoring (using a physical touch as a trigger).
Now the term anchoring just means a attaching a reaction to any type of trigger.