How to Hypnotize Someone

Forget what people might say, hypnosis is not a magic. There are certain techniques you need to follow if you really want to learn how to hypnotize someone.


How to Hypnotize Someone

Are you wondering what it takes to become a professional hypnotherapist? Learning how to hypnotize someoneis quite easy, and could be fun. The most important thing you need to know is how to understand the exact technique that’ll work for each person. Hypnosis can be applied in different places, such as bar, in private, or at a party. In fact, people are always speechless when they see you hypnotizing someone. Of course, hypnosis looks like a magic, and most people think it’s beyond ordinary ability.

In reality you can learn how to hypnotize someone without having any special powers. Forget what people might say, hypnosis is not a magic. There are certain techniques you need to follow if you really want to become a professional hypnotherapist. Based on my personal understanding and resources gotten after several hours of exclusive research, you can learn the basic things in less than 90 minutes.

If you’re a beginner, there are certain important steps you need to consider, as these steps will help you becoming a professional hypnotherapist in no time. In the next few paragraphs you’ll learn how to hypnotize someone without going through any difficult procedure.

Before you begin the process, it is important to allow the person to relax in a very comfortable seat in a quiet place. Furthermore, make sure you inform the person about the procedure, and let him/her know that the procedure is natural and risk free.

How to Hypnotize Someone: Why do I need to explain the process to the person? 

Like I said earlier, most people believe that hypnosis is supernatural and does require special power. So if you want to perform such procedure on someone who is unsure about the method, then you need to explain and clear their doubts and let them know that the process is 100% safe and natural. Once you’ve assure the person that the process is natural, you can proceed to the following steps.

Another thing you need to do is to ask whether the person has been hypnotized before. In case they have, ask what they were told to do and how they felt about it. Asking such questions could help you devise a more effective method and avoid what might hinder the process.




One of the things that can prevent you from getting good results is the way that the person perceives hypnosis. If they believe that you want to perform magic on them, it is likely that they will not do exactly what you want them to do. In that case, the process is unlikely to work the way it should.

How to Hypnotize Someone – Step 1: Ask them to relax their muscles

Another thing you need to do is to ask the person relax his/her muscles. Follow all the possible techniques you can use to ensure that the muscles are completely relaxed. Ideally, you can let the person lift his/her arms gently and drop them down. Move the head slightly in clockwise and anticlockwise direction. Allow the neck, back, and leg muscles relax as well.

It is advisable to do this in a quiet place. However, you can still follow the procedure, even if the place is not completely silent. All you need to do is to ensure that there would be no sudden interruptions, like sudden noise. Furthermore, you need to discourage things that could make the person laugh.

How to Hypnotize Someone – Step 2: Ask them to close their eyes and speak to them in a low, soothing voice

Now, tell the person to take a deep breath and let it out. Instruct them to do it again for a few more times. As you breathe and let it out, make sure that they feel relaxed the more. Speak in a low voice and tell them to take a deep breath again, and let it out.

Ask your partner to imagine themselves flying through the air with no stress or fear. Say it with a low voice and ask them to experience the softness of the cloud as they fly through the air. Of course, the cloud is pure and good for deep relaxation. Tell them with low voice to imagine themselves sinking down into the deep cloud and experience a great feeling of relaxation as they sink down. With their eyes closed and their muscles relaxed, they can feel exactly what you instruct them. Ask them to think about their stress and worries flowing out like a river, and tell them to feel relaxed as those feelings are being replaced.

How to Hypnotize Someone – Step 3: Change your instructions into suggestions

how to hypnotize someoneAt this point you can change your instructions and suggest how they should be feeling. For instance, I would change my conversation as follows: “can you feel yourself relaxing?” you should be experiencing a feeling of deep relaxation now. Of course, the feelings of being relaxed would be stronger as I continue to talk, until you fall into a deep state of hypnosis.

Use the person’s breathing and body language as a guide and make suggestions similar to the following.

You can repeat the suggestions and make it sound like choruses of a song. Here are some of the suggestions:

• “Now you feel much comfortable and relaxed with every word that I say.”

• “The more relaxed you are, the more you want to go. And the deeper you go, the more you experience the feelings of deep relaxation.”

After changing from instructions to suggestions, you may conclude with words like:

“I can see that you are very comfortable in a deep sleep, and even going faster and deeper all the time. Indeed, you feel relaxed and comfortable. Now you see that that those suggestions are truly for your benefit, and nothing more.”

In order to make the person go deeper into hypnosis, provide other positive suggestions that will make them achieve their goals. By providing positive suggestions, the person will try new behaviors, attitudes, and feelings, which are not voluntary.

You can hypnotize someone if they really want to achieve some goal, however, you don’t have to scare them to achieve whatever they want to achieve.

Provided you follow the method described above, you should be able to hypnotize someone easily and achieve a high success rate. If the person responded well, then repeat the procedures using a shorter induction and try the positive suggestions again. You can learn how to hypnotize someone with the correct guidance and some exercised discipline.

Conversational Hypnosis


Conversational Hypnosis

Talking skills always plays a very important part in our lives. If you are polite and very mannered at the time of talking with other peoples then it makes a very good impact on the other person. But what if this general thing can do some very unique and amazing stuff? What if your decisions and thoughts changes on a particular thing, when you are just talking to somebody? Well, this all is possible because of one word conversational hypnosis but before this let’s make clear picture of hypnosis in our mind.

Hypnosis is very special psychological state in which the person who is hypnotized does not stays normal. More specifically the person’s focus on a certain thing or thoughts becomes very high. It is derived from the geek word Hypnos which means sleep, as a person’s conscious does get little bit sleepy type so its name is legit.

There is a belief that hypnosis is a form of unconsciousness resembling sleep but contemporary research suggests that hypnotic subjects are fully awake and are focusing attention, with a corresponding decrease in their peripheral awareness.

How does conversational hypnosis work?

Actually a common picture which is in our mind is that a magician type person will take out a clock from his pocket and will swing it in front of our eyes and just after that the only thing we say is “Yes master”, well in real it’s not like that at all, actually the psychiatrist uses some attributes on a person and put him in a hyper attentive state which should not be confused with the semi-sleep one.

Well science hasn’t found what actually happens at this state but psychiatrist’s does say that this is trance state characterized by extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. A person who is hypnotized is fully awake and knows what he is doing, when a person is watching a movie or reading a book and feels like he is losing himself in it then this is also a hypnosis.  As there are moments when that imaginary world in the movie or book seems very real to us, so we all do get hypnotized at some moment and it’s because of the most amazing part of the brain, subconscious. It handles some of the most important works like breathing and pre thinking. It stores many things and acts like hard drive for us. In short, your subconscious mind is the real brains behind the operation — it does most of your thinking, and it decides a lot of what you do. When you’re awake, your conscious mind works to evaluate a lot of these thoughts, make decisions and put certain ideas into action.

So now the picture of hypnosis is clear for sure but still conversational hypnosis do looks very unique then other so now let’s understand it more deeply.

Conversational Hypnosis

As the name suggests this type of hypnosis is totally based on a simple conversation, but how can one person hypnotize you just by talking with you? Well this may look different but it’s true. In this hypnosis the psychiatrist uses some attributes while talking to a person and this conversation changes the state of mind of the person who is hypnotized. Now you must be eager to know that how this hypnosis process works? Well just few lines more and you will be totally familiar with this method.

This technique is very reliable on the metaphoric suggestions that aim at presenting ideas in a subtle, not so obvious way. The one of the most common way which is used is the story telling. The steps involved in this hypnosis are-

  1. First and foremost the psychiatrist makes a connection with the subject; more specifically the psychiatrist involves the subject in the conversation. This connection can be made either verbally or non verbally. Like by giving hints of understanding and confidence. But before the psychiatrist sends the subject into the trance state he/she will have to go there first because feeling states are infectious and the connection is made with subconscious mind.
  2. Then as soon as the connection is made the conversational hypnosis comes into play. Now the psychiatrist will have to use some very different keywords and highlight them in the subjects subconscious mind, words like “Allow yourself to relax” is a great example of the words which effect the subconscious mind and this process results in the formation of behaviors and thoughts that are controlled by the subconscious mind.
  3. Just after these main 2 steps the psychiatrist completes the hypnosis process, but if you want to learn the conversational hypnosis deeply then read on and it’s assured that at the end of the article you will be practicing conversational hypnosis on other peoples.

Well the above two steps just show the basic knowledge of conversational hypnosis, but there are many more steps involved in the hypnosis-

  1. The person who will be hypnotizing the other person will have to be confident enough to manipulate the subject.
  2. Before starting the conversational hypnosis the psychiatrist will have to believe in the client and more importantly in himself.
  3. As stated above involve the client in the conversation fully so that there is a comfort zone between you and the client.
  4. When using the special keywords do make sure that you are noticing the response of the client as well. Hypnosis relies on having the sensory acuity to notice the effect you are having, particularly in the visual domain. As people begin to relax into a trance state, certain changes start to take place, for example:
  • Their breathing may become slower
  • Their face may relax and becomes more symmetrical
  • Their blink rate may slow down
  • Their eyes may close
  • They may stop making movements and gestures
  • etc

And, after all these things give some time to the client so that the conversational hypnosis can be completed successfully.  Just follow the given steps and practice as well, first few attempts may not be successful but after some time you will be perfect in the conversational hypnosis.


A Step by Step Guide to Mastering Conversational Hypnosis

Covert Hypnosis – Stealth Tactics

How to Use Agreement Tactics in Hypnosis


Agreement tactics are a great tool in conversational hypnosis.  Not only are they a way for you to keep the conversation going they get your subject into the habit of agreeing with what you are saying.

Without agreement the person you are making suggestions to will not bring them in as true ideas that they can use to change their lives.  There must be something in the words you suggest that they find agreement with on some level in order to put them into action.

Agreement tactics will help you to really get into your subjects head.  One of the first things an agreement tactic will assist you with is to distinguish the alertness of a person’s critical factor.

If the critical factor is in full swing they will still be able to criticize and analyze the information you are giving to them.  Not only does the critical factor turn on the analysis of ideas it also starts to conform them to the ways in which that person views the world.  They will see your suggestions only as they feel the world should work and not for the simplicity they need to make changes.

If they are doing this it may be difficult for them to find agreement in your suggestions and there fore they will not take.  The bottom line on critical factor is that if it is awake and functioning it will prevent change in your subject, which is the opposite of your goals as a hypnotist.

The answer to this is to have the ability to bypass the critical factor with your words, put that part of the mind to sleep.  Once you have accomplished this you will be able to present information to the person and make everything seem acceptable on the basis of it can be.  Everything needs to be taken in as plausible and possible so your suggestions will stick.

Agreement is the art of putting the critical factor to sleep.  This will make it easier to bring in new ideas and create new realities where change can occur.  There are four agreement tactics that will help you to lull the critical factor to sleep and we will do a short introduction of them here, these will be discussed more in depth in another article.

The first agreement tactic we will discuss is Plausibility.  Once people are in the habit of agreeing with you it is much easier to get them to agree to ideas that they may not have completely agreed with if you were to just start with and state that idea.

This has happened to most people when trying to convince someone to see something our way.  Take a moment to remember conversations you have had in the past, maybe you were in deep conversation with a friend on a point you view differently or debating a topic with a work colleague.

When you do this you would first lay out the ideas of the topic that you know they agree with, and then you would slowly work into the parts that they may or may not agree with and finally hit them with the big point that you are debating.

Now you may or may not have been successful in getting the agreement from them.  If you were not this segment will help you with that ability.

In plausibility the easiest way to get a person to agree with you is if they are already in the flow of agreeing with the things you are saying.  Once you have made several statements they can agree with your next statement can be one that they would find as true as your first statements.  If it is a plausible idea they will tend to agree or just go along with it because you have turned off a part of their critical factor.

It is important to know that plausibility is based on a sliding scale; the more of an altered state of mind the person is in the less plausible your statements must be.  The less entranced they are the more plausible your statements must be.  It works to your advantage if you can get and hold a good altered state of mind.

If your subject is in a full state of trance then the plausibility of your statements can be zero and they will still be in a full state of agreement with your suggestions.

The second agreement tactic is the Agreement Habit.  This tactic is largely based on the ‘go first’ concept.  In going first you will start to create realities for your subjects to enter into and share with you.

This is vital as it is hard to get a person to believe a set of circumstances if you yourself do not believe them.  You can act as if you believe them however your sub-communications will show people that you are not truly in agreement with your own ideas, or those you are trying to convey.

In this you need to take the lead and believe your thoughts and ideas first so as to pave the way for the people you are lending the suggestions and ideas to.  Once you are in agreement with the suggestions or stories then your external behaviors will show this agreement.

The third agreement tactic is the ‘Yes Set’.  This is a technique that is used simply to get your subjects in the habit of saying yes.  Start with true simple statements that are verifiable facts, yet fit into the frame work of your conversation.  This is important; after all you are using conversational hypnosis.

These ‘yes sets’ are created by stating the obvious, repeating what they have said and stating truisms.  Truisms are ideas that are generally found true and created by the culture you live in.

The fourth and final agreement tactic is the ‘Piggy Back Principal’.  Piggy backing is simply attaching a statement to an idea that is already going on or in.  If your subject accepts an entire statement because the first part is true then they will on some level accept the rest of the statement that has made it in.

The trick in this tactic is to create contexts that your subject will want to accept.  This is done by practicing the concepts we have been reviewing.  You can create acceptable contexts by using compliments, yes sets, agreement habits and following the subject’s line of thinking.

At the end of each of these simply attach a suggestion.  You are attaching a suggestion to something that is going to take place regardless.  “The sun is out today and it will be a great day to start your diet.”  The first part of the statement is a verifiable fact and the second part is going in simply because the first is true and correct.


How to Use Conversational Hypnosis

The Role of Hypnotic Rapport in Hypnosis


Hypnosis is a deep and complicated process where the hypnotist and subject must have a wide rapport to support.  When you participate in conducting a hypnotic trance your unconscious will be opened to them.  Because of this it is important to have the experience you wish them to partake in at the forefront of your mind when starting the rapport.

Rapport is not a term generated just for use in hypnosis.  It happens with everyone you come into conversational contact with.  And the rapport you develop with your subjects is instrumental in conducting successful conversational hypnosis.

Hypnosis is anything but a casual relationship between two people.  It is a deep connection that must be supported with good rapport.  Anything you feel will unconsciously be projected upon the person you are trying to hypnotize.  Because of this it is paramount that you learn to take your rapport skills out of the range of normal and beyond.

Hypnotic rapport is a time tested relationship.  It has been present since people have been in existence.  It is not fully understood and may never be, but it is very powerful.

Rapport is powerful in the sense that anytime a person around you experiences a trance they will inevitably take on a deeper connection with you and your unconscious mind.  This deepens the trust between the participants and offers a sense of comfort in your company.

Going first, or ‘go first’ concept is an important one to become highly familiar with.  In ‘go first’ you as the hypnotist must first enter the environment and experience you want your subject to have.

The reason you need to enter the experience before your hypnotic subject is so they will pick that experience up from your subconscious as they are in trance.  Because every time a person goes into trance around you they develop an unconscious connection with you, if you have the experience at the forefront of your mind they will bring it back with them after the hypnosis is concluded.

As you begin to make hypnotic connections with other people you will be unconsciously exploring their mind as they will be making a connection with your unconscious as well.  This is a powerful part of hypnosis.  It allows each person to explore thoughts and ideas they never knew they had until that precise moment.

An example of this is prevalent in our everyday lives.  We have all met people that we have a difficult time connecting with.  You may have the same conversations over and over with little success in a real connection.  It may seem that there is some sort of barrier up between the two of you.  You never quite get past the small talk questions because you are not comfortable enough to advance into a deeper relationship.

This relationship is skewed because on an unconscious level these people are sub-communicating their sense of distrust and non ability to be comfortable around you.  This atmosphere within in a person you are trying to connect with will shut down your thoughts and ideas.  This will happen even before those thoughts and ideas have even had a chance to properly develop and come to your conscious.

On the other hand you probably meet people that you seem to have an instant connection with.  In these situations it can seem that the thoughts and ideas are flowing from you endlessly.  Ideas you never even realized you had come easily and seamlessly carry your listener.  You are charismatic with these people, your ideas are good, and they come out well.

Split personality?   No.

This is the way most people work.  Those who are confident, comfortable and trusting in themselves often send out unconscious signals to others that produce the same effect in others.  People who are not sure of themselves or comfortable will unconsciously cut off successful communications before they have had a chance to even try.

In hypnosis you will want to have the effect of the second situation.  If you have a good rapport with your subjects and they feel comfortable and trusting around you they will be able to easily open up to you.  You can aid in this process by making the mental environment even more comfortable by using the ‘go first’ method in hypnosis.

It is important to remember that hypnosis is no casual relationship.  You want your clients and the people around you to feel as if they have known you for years and can open up to you anywhere.

Developing and instant rapport with a complete stranger is a skill that will attribute to your success as a hypnotist.  This is established through good rapport.  Good rapport can be established through different methods such as the ‘go first’ method.


How to Use Agreement Tactics in Hypnosis

How to Use Conversational Hypnosis


How to Use Conversational Hypnosis and Post Hypnotic Suggestions

Post hypnotic suggestions are the next tool in line for you to add to your set of skills in learning how to use Conversational Hypnosis.  These are very powerful suggestions that will give you the ability to place a suggestion of a behavior or action that will take place whether you are present or not.  Post hypnotic suggestions are used to get things done when they need to be done without the hypnotist’s presence.

Now these are very powerful but they are not a hypnotic device to think of as magical or all powering.  The fact of ethical constraint still remains; you will not be able to program a person to do deeds that are against their ethical code.  If you remember the ethical code within each person is unbreakable and post hypnotic suggestions are not a secret tool that will cause a person to do anything and everything you say if your intentions are not true and good.

What post hypnotic suggestions can do for you and your subject is to access a behavior when it is demanded.  This happens as you use a trance to suggest a behavior that will take place when a specific trigger goes off in the person’s mind.  This tool is successful and powerful in the nature that it works in the same ways in which your unconscious mind works.  The natural way the mind remembers to do a thing, a thought occurs, a trigger, and then the action that goes along with it is performed.

A great example of this is when a person stops using an addictive substance, such as alcohol or cigarettes.  Often they will find that their willpower is in check until they are reunited with situations in which the addictive substance was involved in.

A smoker for example will quit smoking; they may show great willpower and resolve for a few weeks.  When they are put in a situation where they would normally have a cigarette, let’s say a night out with drinks and other smokers, their willpower dissolves and they return to the habit.

The ex-smoker may be able to fight off the urge at first but over time the unconscious takes over and the urge becomes more powerful than the will to continue on the path of not smoking.  This is a prime example of a self induced post hypnotic suggestion.

Now you will want to take a look at why this happens, what is the reason that the person is so willed to do whatever the post hypnotic suggestion is?  Well there are a few things happening that will clear this all up for you.  By knowing how this works you will be able to attain the same accomplishment in setting a successful post hypnotic suggestion.

The first condition that must be set is to make a suggestion of behavior.  When you suggest a behavior or action it will be one that you want to take place in the future.  This is not stage hypnotism; you do not want your listener to start clucking about immediately after you suggest the action.

After you have selected and suggested the behavior you want to take place in the future you will need to set condition number two.  This is to select a trigger.  You will need to create a triggering point something that will set off that future behavior when the time is right.

How to Use Conversational Hypnosis

Now that you have selected a behavior and a trigger to set off that behavior in the future you are ready to continue on with condition number three.  Condition number three is to bypass the consciousness.  If you do not do bypass the consciousness then the probability that the conscious mind will interfere with the action taking place is much greater.

Creating the Behavior – How to Use Conversational Hypnosis to Get What you Want

Bypassing consciousness is going to create the urge to do the behavior.  It will make the suggestion of the action a compulsive one, much like the compulsion to smoke the cigarette even though logic says ‘you’ve made it this far, don’t smoke that cigarette’.  This bypassing of the consciousness will ultimately compel the person to do the action regardless of the resistance they may display initially.

This is the nature of the unconscious mind, it really relates back to the access state principal as well.  As you make the suggestion in trance when the time is right for the action to take place the person will partially slip back into the trance that it was suggested in.  This is important because you must really pay attention to the trigger you are setting for this whole process to work correctly.

So your trigger essentially must be one that will set off the state of trance that was involved when the trigger was set, otherwise the trigger will not successfully trigger the correct suggestion.  This brings us to the attention that must be involved when you are designing your post hypnotic suggestions.

Be Aware – How to Use Conversational Hypnosis

Always be attentive to the state of mind you are creating and the action of the suggestion you are placing. Once you have mastered all these conditions you will use the COMILA Formula to complete the entire process from beginning to end.

Finally, again this must be emphasized, post hypnotic suggestion are only tools to use in a situation that will be positive for you and your listener.  You will only cause harm if you try to use it for unethical purposes.  The ethical code can not be broken, many before you have tried and to attempt it yourself will simply be a waste of your time.  If you exercise the ethics of a win/win situation you will have a vast amount of success with post hypnotic suggestions.

For a more complete and fully-detailed course on how to use conversational hypnosis in your everyday life, be sure to check out the complete course.

A Step by Step Guide to Mastering Conversational Hypnosis


A Step by Step Guide to Mastering Conversational Hypnosis

One of the first things to remember before you dive into this overview is that Mastering Conversational Hypnosis is a very complex and highly sophisticated art.  There will be many pieces for you to master as you continue through the articles.  You must be sure to take the time to truly master each step before moving on to the next step. For a more in-depth and fully complete course, visit my main site on mastering conversational hypnosis.

If you do this through out you will find that putting the puzzle together will come much more naturally.  As you learn each step fully you will then be ready to add the refinements and additional concepts found in the next step.  Remember that feeling overwhelmed and awkward at first with this amount of information will be natural, but you will soon see that you probably already have most of the steps down and they just need to be fine tuned through a bit more concentration and practice.

Through out this article and the following articles you will be making every piece of Conversational Hypnosis a completely natural process, you will know it well enough that it will come spontaneously and easily.  As you do this you will be adding other pieces that will all fit together to create a beautiful hypnotic flow of language and fully gain the knowledge of Mastering Conversational Hypnosis.

When you come upon steps that you are having troubles with you will want to return to those articles and reread and more fully embody the information there.  After you understand it and can practice it comfortably you will be ready to move forward.

Mastering Conversational Hypnosis

If you do not take care of the pieces that need your attention as the present themselves you will have problems fitting all the pieces together in the end.  So take the time to really understand and accomplish each set of steps before you move on.

This is an overview of the nine steps in mastering Conversational Hypnosis; you will have a more in depth look at each step in future articles this is to get you prepared for the journey ahead.

Step one in mastering Conversational Hypnosis is really the foundation of your education.  This step includes all the concepts that will hold your hypnosis together.  In this step you will learn to use your linguistic bridges, the purest of language.  You will begin to combine those with precision language including hot words and amplification languages.

You will also start to incorporate ambiguous messages and confusion languages.  This will be done with other language skills you have learned such as shock and surprise and tension release cycles.  All this language will come together to complete step one of the nine step process in mastering Conversational Hypnosis.

In the second step of the nine step process you will simply be adding to the concepts in the first step.  In this step you will be creating the right environment, a hypnotic atmosphere.  The tools you will use in order to seduce people into trance will include going beyond rapport using status, wide rapport, rapport hooks, fractionate rapport as well as instant rapport techniques.

What Does Mastering Conversational Hypnosis Require?

As you incorporate all these things you will also be adding in all you have learned about signal recognition.  Using signal recognitions will include using a heightened state of awareness.  Tonality will be added to this as well using ‘going first’, squeezing the meaning from your words and command tonalities.

Finally you will add in the authority strategies by using power tactics, agreement tactics and persistence tactics.  All of these powerful skills will come together to create the type of atmosphere you need for whatever hypnotic interaction you are attempting to achieve.

In step three you will be refining your process by adding in the element of solidarity.  You will do this by again taking from the skills you have learned and adding them to the big picture we are creating as an entire process.  This will come in the inductions you have learned.

You will begin to add in the hypnotic gaze induction using the 4 Stage Protocol.  This will also include all aspects that you learned with the hypnotic gaze; holding the gaze, lowering your tone, focusing through your listener and describing the trance experience.

You will also refine the process by making everything more indirect.  You will do this using concepts you have learned including the ‘my friend John/Jane’ and extended quotes techniques.  All these concepts will come together to add a solid effect to your hypnotic interactions.

In step four of the nine steps you will be introducing the next induction, the piggy back induction.  In this induction you will be using multiple topics, yes sets and piggy back suggestions.  You will continue with making the induction more indirect by way of hypnotic themes, moving the focus from the external to the internal as well as mind reads.  This step is very important as the piggy back induction is a powerful and important part of your hypnosis after you learn it well you will move on to step five in the nine step process.

Step five is adding yet another induction, the trance voice induction.  This will include creating trance voices that include conscious and unconscious voices and multiple hypnotic voices.  From there you will move on to add the embedding of multiple levels of suggestion by way of all three inductions and including different trance themes within each.  As all the steps come together and become a natural part of your hypnotic process you will be ready to move on to step six.

In this next step, step six you will be refining the process even further using stories and sensory rich descriptions to layer in your suggestions and trance themes.  You will do this using sensory rich descriptions, stacked realities and the learned story skills you have taken from your studies.  You will also use this step to embed suggestions using ambiguous messages both directly and indirectly.

After the mastering conversational hypnosis, step six you will move on to step seven which will start to incorporate the frames controls.  This will include all the framing aspects of maintaining your frame, preframing, reframing and deframing.  You will also use assumptions and implications to strengthen the frames you are using.  These are all the refinements you will add to step seven and once you have integrated them comfortably you can move on to the next step.

Step eight is going to be adding in your trance processes yet again.  You will use the trance formulas you have learned including the PCAT and COMILA formulas.  In these you will add future memories, post hypnotic suggestions and starting with the smallest steps.  You are almost there; you have a nearly complete sophisticated hypnotic process at this point.

Finally you will move on to step nine which will involve all the steps one through eight and then adding to that nested loops in step nine.  You will use all the basic, intermediate, advanced and master level loops.  You will also be utilizing the hard and soft loop to transition between your loops and stories.  And you are complete.

Mastering Conversational Hypnosis and Perfecting Technique

It is important to remember that although this process seems very complicated and in depth you will be perfecting one step at a time until it comes naturally.  Once each completed step come as a natural process you will begin to master the next step.  This way of refining and perfecting the process will make it easy to digest and a flowing way of integrating all these powerful and important steps into one masterpiece called Conversational Hypnosis. And, in this way, even a novice can begin mastering conversational hypnosis.


The Role of Hypnotic Rapport in Hypnosis

Covert Hypnosis – Stealth Tactics


Covert Hypnosis: What are the Stealth Tactics

Conversational Hypnosis is an art of communicating suggestions to other while they are in a state of trance. The suggestions you are giving to audience should be ones that will help them to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. The question becomes how to get the very suggestions in to a persons mind when they reject them. This is the art of Covert Hypnosis.

Everyone has what we refer to as a critical filter. This is the mechanism inside your mind that analyzes and criticizes information coming in from outside sources. The critical filters decide what is safe to allow inside our minds. They are also responsible for creating resistance for hypnotists. They look at all the messages being sent to the mind and either reject or accept them.

There are times when a person’s critical filter has become overactive and will start to reject even the good and wise suggestions coming from anyone. A good example of this is when a friend, someone you would normally trust, gives you a great piece of advice and you just outright reject and discard it with no thought. The critical filter has come to a point where it is simply not allowing any information in.

covert hypnosiss are the tool hypnotists and you will use to get past the critical factor. They were created in a way to assist in helping to influence people in a positive way that still bypasses the critical factor inside the mind. There are other ways to get past the critical factor although they are largely damaging and can cause emotional and mental hardship which should not be your goal in hypnosis. In fact quite the opposite.

covert hypnosiss are a secretive way of getting past the critical factor that doesn’t resort to bullying. These concepts are based on a set of principals that will allow you to use people’s strengths against them in ways that will help them to improve their lives in the ways they want. True they are a bit sneaky, as you will see, but all intentions with covert hypnosiss are truly good intentions. It is simply an alternative way to get inside the mind so you can begin your work as a hypnotist.

Covert Hypnosis – The 5 Stealth Tactics

There are five stealth tactics in cover hypnosis that we will give a brief explanation of here and then dive further into in future articles.

The first stealth tactic of covert hypnosis is the Law of Reversed Effect. This principal is very powerful like most of the covert hypnosis. In the Law of Reversed Effect the concept is that the harder you try to do something the more likely it is you will fail.

This happens mainly because a person that is consciously trying to do something that should be taking place unconsciously. The effect of the conscious mind interfering with the fluid movements of the unconscious mind is confusion and failure.

The reason the Law of Reversed Effect works for Conversational Hypnotists is that when put into action it causes a person to fail at something, you cause a person to fail at a requested task. That failure will cause the person to step away from their resistance and allow your suggestions in.

The second covert hypnosis is to Redirect Resistance. Redirecting Resistance is the art of giving a person something they can resist you over so they feel validated and powerful in their abilities to control their own mind.

Now the beauty here is that while they are busy resisting you over an idea that you are really not concerned with you have the opportunity to give your suggestions to them. Many times they will be so busy consciously resisting the one aspect that the important suggestion is never even noticed going in.

Refocusing Attention is the third covert hypnosis and it can be used right along with Redirecting Resistance. We will cover that aspect in a future article. The importance here is that you have a brief summary of Refocusing Attention.

Covert Hypnosis - Stealth TacticesRefocusing Attention is when you subtly place the suggestion you want to get across in conversation and then distract or refocus the listener’s attention elsewhere. This is a simple and easy process once you get the hang of it but can be very powerful when put to full use.

The fourth covert hypnosis is Implication. Implication is the power of how to use body language, facial expressions and tone of voice in order to imply a thing. This is considered a covert hypnosis because when you imply something to someone it usually bypasses the critical filter simply because we assume implications are true.

People don’t typically stop to analyze them because this is a lot of hard work and effort to put in to an implied idea. This tactic is used everyday in the natural ways we speak and can be a great tool in hypnosis.

Presuppositions are the fifth stealth tactic of covert hypnosis we will eventually cover in depth. As for a quick introduction, presuppositions are simply linguistic assumptions. These are the things that are automatically assumed to be true based solely on the language we use to convey them.

This may sound complicated at first but once you get into the habit of using presuppositions they are very easy to use and you in fact use them everyday. Presuppositions have a lot in common with implications simply because they are assumptions. Again this covert hypnosis is very powerful and can be like all the stealth tactics layered with the others to make a more powerful affect than when used alone.

Finally the sixth stealth tactic of covert hypnosis is called Binds and Double Binds. Binds and Double Binds are a strategic way of phrasing a statement or question that gives the illustration of a choice but that choice really does not exist. It was thought in the 1970’s that binds and double binds were the cause of schizophrenic symptoms resulting from childhood.

A bind or double bind is a sneaky way of redirecting the resistance of a person because they simply do not have a choice in the matter. You sound as if you are asking a question or giving a choice but you are really getting a much bigger question answered in the process.

A famous Marx Brothers line that is a double bind is when a man asks the hotel manager, “So are you still beating your wife, yes or no?” The bind is in that no matter how he answered the question he would be admitting guilt of beating his wife.

Powerful Covert Hypnosis

Binds and double binds are a very powerful way to bypass the critical factor as are all the other stealth tactics of covert hypnosis. You will learn much more about these and how to use them as you progress through the next five articles. Until then the main concept you need to know is that these are principals that can be combined with one another and the other language skills you have been learning in order to really know how to begin to communicate hypnotically. But, beware of the ramifications of such powerful covert hypnosis.


Hypnosis Training – Learn the 4 Stage Hypnosis Protocol

Hypnosis Training – Learn the 4 Stage Hypnosis Protocol


Hypnosis Training

Hypnosis training is a widely acknowledged process that can change the lives of many, by using hypnosis you can change your ways of life to be happier, healthier and more personally satisfying.

Hypnosis is created when a person is so intensely focused that it creates a freedom within the unconscious mind to act beyond the normal restrictions of what the conscious mind deems possible, real and proper

Hypnosis training is best started by learning about the past and present of hypnosis itself.  The history of hypnosis reaches centuries back; it wasn’t until the 1880’s that hypnosis advanced from the ‘Dark Ages’ and into a more scientific realm.

It was then that a Scottish neurosurgeon by the name of James Braid came up with the term hypnotism.  Not only is James Braid responsible for coining the term hypnotism he is also responsible for the study that proved that hypnotism was not a product of magnetic fluids flowing through our bodies.

Braid spent time studying Animal Magnetism and Mesmerism and concluded from those studies that hypnosis could be induced by anyone as long as they followed a certain set of simple rules.

As Braid experimented and studied hypnosis he coined the term hypnosis for reasons that the subjects undergoing it looked to be sleepy.  After further study he found that one could be hypnotized and still be wide awake, at this time he attempted to change the term hypnotism to monoidealism; mono- meaning one, and idealism for the focus on a particular idea.

Hypnosis Training in session

This term made better sense as the act of hypnosis training is created by complete focus on one idea to the extent that it eventually becomes a reality for the subject.  The term monoidealism did not take and hence today hypnosis is still known as hypnosis.

As James Braid has shown us through history there are rules to follow and steps to take to induce a person into a hypnotic state.  These steps are known today as the 4 Stage Formula in hypnosis training.  The 4 Stage Formula begins with Stage 1, to Absorb Attention.  Absorbing attention is simply to capture the focus of your subject.

This requires intense concentration and the ability to draw your subject into you and to keep them following your lead with suggestions and language, after you have accomplished this you can move on to the second stage.

The second stage of the 4 Stage Formula is to Bypass the Critical Factor.  Critical factor is known in hypnosis as the reasoning of the conscious mind that says, “this is not possible”.

Resistance to hypnotic trance is created when the critical factor stands between your subject and their hypnotic state.  This must be bypassed in order for your subject to respond to you on an unconscious level.

Once you have bypassed the critical factor, which you will learn as we move through different articles, you will be able to present hypnotic suggestions in the form of advice.  As long as no critical factor is standing in the way the suggestions will resonate with your subject and the advice will come out through the conscious mind and take effect.

Hypnosis Training – The Hypnotic State

After you have bypassed all critical factors stage 3 of the 4 Stages is to Activate an Unconscious Response.  Activating unconscious responses is your sign that you have successfully led your subject into a hypnotic state.

Any unconscious response is a positive sign for you as a hypnotist, as well as for your client, because you are doing your job.  Unconscious response can vary; a good example of an unconscious response is an emotional response.

Emotional responses are derived from an unconscious level, you have no choice in your emotions they are simply a product of your unconscious reacting to and implementing the thinking and understandings you posses.

Make sure to note that if you are dealing with a subject that is in a heightened state of emotion, say a breakup or recent loss, the subject is already in their own hypnotic process.

You as the hypnotist will have no control over a person in hypnotic process of which you are not the authority.   They will not listen to you or attempt to follow your suggestions, they are immune to your reasoning and need time to emerge from the state they are in before you can induce a hypnotic state of which you are in control of.

Stage 4 Hypnosis Training

You must be able to access and retrieve a response from the unconscious before you can begin working toward any desired outcome. This brings us to the fourth and final step in the 4 Stages; the fourth stage is to Lead Unconscious to Desired Outcome.

This step is simple to explain really it is as it sounds.  Once you have your subject in a hypnotic state and have accomplished the three previous stages you will lead your subject through their unconscious by way of suggestions to obtain your desired outcome.  When you successfully combine all four of the 4 Stage Formula of hypnosis training, you will be engaging with your subject in a conversational hypnotic interaction.


The Dark Side of Hypnosis

The Dark Side of Hypnosis


The Dark Side of Hypnosis

We have all enjoyed a good story about the ‘dark side of hypnosis’, a suspenseful tale of assassination, murder, love gone wrong or revenge.  These are common entertainments in the world of tall tales we thrive within.

The ‘dark side of hypnosis’ is a common theme among books, movies and television, but is there truly a ‘dark side’ of hypnosis?  In a way there is, however the ‘dark side’ of hypnosis is much more common and mundane than the entertainment industry would lead you to believe.

In fact the entertainment industry is much a part of the ‘dark side’ of hypnosis as any other means in our society.

As we have learned hypnosis is a natural and common occurrence in our everyday lives.  For the most part we are constantly flowing in and out of hypnotic trances daily without realization of them.

Many times we are hypnotized quite by accident and these instances are generally harmless and well intentioned.  Other times trances and hypnosis is projected upon us very purposefully, designed to drive you to buy, sell or do something you may not normally desire to do.

Learning hypnosis comes with responsibility.

The main culprits of purposeful hypnosis that you may not be aware of are the media, news, government, advertising, post as well as other people’s opinions.  If you take a moment to think back to a time when there was no television, you will often picture a farm family with no more possessions than they need, maybe a candle burning for light and a fire to cook food by.

Yet happy in the world they have created for themselves without the influence of a television constantly projecting the ‘needs’ of everyday life.  If you compare this to today’s home life where most televisions are on at almost every hour of the day, a very different reality takes place.

We are being influenced everyday by thousands of messages targeted directly to persuade us to purchase bigger, nicer, better, more convenient items. GPS takes the place of maps, disposable diapers instead of cloth and TiVo giving you the ability to never miss a single hypnotic message on TV.

Honestly, I have yet to see a Swifter in a museum or on an episode of Little House on the Prairie. Most advertising is created very purposefully, their objective and business is to influence you to buy an item, one you may be persuaded to think you need.

This is an example of the true, as un-ominous as it may sound, dark side to hypnosis.  In being persuaded to buy a new car, when our current vehicle runs fine and may only need a good washing, we are not improving the self from within, we are using a material object to make ourselves feel better about our status in life.

The news is just as abusive in its power to influence our lives, news is no longer about bringing new happening events into our lives as it is now about driving you to watch the news.

News by definition is supposed to report recent events, intelligence and information.  However I am sure you realize by now the news is about catching our interests, what will bring us in to watch, bad news; murder, war, rape, financial instability, disease; the list is endless.

Good news would be much too repetitive and boring day after day; the sun rose, Joe had a great day at work and his wife managed to stay sane while watching their four children.  The story you will hear on the news however is Joe went to work, there was a terrorist attack and his wife could no longer manage the children so she drown them in the bath tub.

The danger of this dark side of hypnosis is that it can often create a false impression of the world we live in; sure it is important to know when bad things happen and to educate yourself to prevent them.

What is dangerous is to think that everyday the ‘news’ is all that is happening in our world.  Joe and his family above definitely had a bad day no doubt about it, but there were millions and millions of other families that had perfectly normal happy days as well; little Jimmy got an A, Sally learned to do a cartwheel, mom kept the grocery bill under $300.00 and dad experienced a rewarding day at work and came home an hour early.

The news no longer gives us an accurate representation of the world in which we live, because they to have been influenced to want more, better ratings and more achievement awards.

Hypnosis is a powerful thing and it is important to realize these dangers in a world that is so prevalent with hidden messages and suggestion. The mundane hypnotic dangers of our world come to us through the unconscious being influenced by our societies influences and suggestions.

How do you compensate and keep a sane and realistic view of life?  Take action in your own mind, choose what you believe, pay attention to the things that are happening around you.  The easiest way not to fall victim to the ‘dark side of hypnosis’ or break negative hypnotic messages is to think rationally, critically, and originally.  Know who you are and do not be a stranger to skepticism.

Skepticism allows you to make your own decisions about what you take in as your true beliefs in life.  Analyzing and ridiculing information will stand as a defense against negative messages and protect your mind from all around general pessimism.


The Core Skills You Need to Learn Hypnosis

The Core Skills You Need To Learn Hypnosis


The Core Skills You Need To Learn Hypnosis

Conversational Hypnosis is an art that takes a certain set of skills in order to master.  These skills are quite attainable when the correct instruction and study of hypnosis has been focused on.

Conversational hypnosis is the practice of inducing hypnotic trances through the focused skills learned in language, speech and suggestion.  The primary objective is to induce a trance in order to accomplish a motivated outcome or reach a specific purpose; for example ease emotional pain, enhance health, and lead a happier life.

The skills most required of you as you learn hypnosis are to master a signal recognition system, develop a relationship with your subject beyond rapport, learn the foundations of hypnotic language and advanced hypnotic language, develop authority strategies, recognize emotional triggers, destroy resistance as well as become skilled in conversational induction, conversational trance formulas and advanced frame control.

All of these skills will help you attain the highest level of success in conversational hypnosis and achieve a better life for your subjects as well as for yourself.

Learn HypnosisSignal recognition systems are the foundation in hypnosis training from which you will start to see when a subject is entering a hypnotic trance.  These skills will aide you in opening your senses to the signs given by your subject when becoming hypnotized.

Signal recognition will save you time in that you will be able to quickly asses when your subject is in trance instead of using unnecessary time to talk you subject into hypnosis.  When you learn hypnosis, you will learn to see, hear and feel when people are responding to you hypnotically.

This skill will also allow you to see those around you moving in and out of hypnotic trances produced everyday by their environments.  The signal recognition system is important to master and continue to study as it is a core fundamental skill you will use throughout your study and practice of hypnosis.

Everyday we develop rapport with people, friends, family and strangers.  In conversational hypnosis it is important to learn to move on beyond the normal constraints of typical rapport and to develop deeper relationships with your subjects.

In hypnosis you and your subject are developing an intimate relationship that allows you as the hypnotist into your subject’s mind, to understand and ultimately control certain thoughts through suggestion and language.

In order to accomplish this you must go beyond rapport and embody an intense connection that allows your subject the unconscious freedom to do something simply because it pleases them to please you.

This can be considered an abnormal or skewed relationship in that the subject allows you into their world and will follow your lead through the conversations, language and suggestions you give to them.  This is a very powerful and unique connection.

How to Learn Hypnosis

Conversational hypnosis is just that, there is an art to the language you as the hypnotist need to master.  Part of this skill is found in hypnotic language foundation and advanced hypnotic language.  The main idea is that conversational hypnosis is attained through language.

You need to learn how to shape the conversation you are having with your subject in a way that makes the words you speak themselves hypnotic, causing your subjects mind to set off into hypnotic state that responds to you in hypnotic ways. This skill should get strong focus from you as you master hypnosis techniques.

In the language you use for hypnosis you will also want to develop your authority strategy.  Authority strategy is a tactic that is required in order to be a successful hypnotist.

It allows you to phrase suggestions in a way that the conscious mind of your subject responds, without this skill you will not be able to attain your goals as a hypnotist.

The authority strategy gives your subject the will and wants to carry out your hypnotic suggestions, if you are not the authority within their trance the subject will not listen to your suggestions.  This skill is fundamental as it will be a large piece of the puzzle that will aide in your success as a hypnotist and allow you to achieve your goals in hypnotism.

Emotional triggers are the way to your subject’s unconscious responses, once you learn to control emotional triggers you will have the power to control the pictures and feelings that govern a subjects mind and ultimately change their life.

This skill will give you access to pictures and feelings from within your subjects mind.  As you perfect this skill you will be able to be able to alter feelings that lead to a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling life for your subject.  This will aide in your objective to create rewarding and wonderful happiness for those who attain your services.

In conversational hypnosis there is often resistance and this brings us to the next fundamental skill you will need to acquire.  How you as the hypnotist will destroy this resistance, the most popular way being through the telling of stories.

Destroying resistance through story telling involves you becoming the story teller to bypass the minds usual filtering systems that tell a person, “this is not right”, or “this can’t be happening”.  Once you have mastered story telling that will create a hypnotic trance you will be allowed into your subjects mind to place new ideas, perceptions and thoughts dealing with their lives and how they ultimately live them.

Conversational hypnosis will require you to also learn how to deal directly with the unconscious mind; this is done through conversational inductions.  This concept is a way to formulate how to induce a trance through conversation, the real core of conversational hypnosis.

Conversational induction will provide you with the skill of moving from normal speech into a conversational hypnotic induction with ease.  In doing this you will then be dealing directly with the unconscious mind of your subject which is what your job as a hypnotist is ultimately all about.

This technique will teach you to mold conversation that sounds completely ordinary to others into something much more intense for you and your subject; this in itself will take a grand amount of understanding and skill.

Conversational trance formulas are paramount in the art of hypnosis.  These are formulas that will get you exactly where and what you want from your subject.  Getting your subject into a trance come very easily to you but then where do you go from there, this is where conversational trance formulas are required.

The formulas consist of the P-CAT formula, which is used for personal change in a subject.  This is handy for those rough days, bad times in relationships and even when ending a relationship.

The COMILA formula is used mainly for persuading and influencing people.  This formula is helpful to people in their professions such as influencing an individual to want to learn, sales, education, management as well as for general inspiration.

Next in the list of helpful formulas is the LIFE checklist.  This is a checklist developed to help you know you are actually engaged in a hypnotic conversation.  The LIFE check list consists of four steps that will help you identify quickly and efficiently that hypnosis is underway.

Conversational hypnosis will also require you to master such techniques as “future memories” and “stacking realities”.  Future memories are memories you place in your hypnotized subject’s mind that have not taken place yet.

The goal is that they will become memories as the subjects unconscious brings them to their conscious mind as events that have already happened.  The art in this is to make the future memory so compelling that the unconscious mind will want the memory to have happened and eventually follow your suggestion to make the memory a real instance that has happened in the past.

“Stacking realities” and “accidental trance identification” are other techniques that help hypnotists to slip past the resistance and interference within a subjects mind that prevent hypnosis.

Advanced frame control will also be paramount to master.  This is the art of leading all your hypnotic interactions in the direction you desire.  Without this skill you will not be able to control the direction of conversation, hampering your goal of creating a more peaceful, happy, healthy mindset for your subjects.  All of these strategies, once mastered, will help you in the ease of your conversational hypnosis.

There are many exciting and great skills involved in becoming a successful conversational hypnotist, while this information may seem overwhelming at first it is just a taste of the powerful skills that you will enjoy perfecting as you assume your role as a hypnotist.

 Once mastered many of these skills will provide you with a life time of learning and development personally and professionally, as well as help you to change lives for the better.

Learn Conversational Hypnosis!