A demonstration of hypnosis techniques employed with new clients.
WATCH this hypnotic induction demonstration, and explore the hypnosis techniques I’d employ with first time clients working on personal development goals. You’ll see examples of:
- Hypnotic Inductions,
- Trance Deepeners, and
- Hypnotic Phenomena (aka “Convincers”)
This video will be of interest to TWO types of people:
1) Are you considering the services of a Consulting Hypnotist? This demonstration gives you a flavor of what your first hypnosis session MIGHT be like. Your personal session with another hypnotist will likely be quite different, because there is no one universal “style” of hypnosis.
2) Are you a student of hypnosis, or even an experienced practitioner? You’ll see several advanced hypnosis techniques stacked together in a progressive combination. Expect to find some great new ideas about how you can work with your own hypnosis clients!
Hypnotic Induction Demo Step-by-Step
First, we’re going to see two types of hypnotic inductions stacked together, one after the other.
The opening hypnotic induction is what is known as an INSTANT INDUCTION. An instant induction takes only 5 SECONDS or less to drop a person into trance. The name of this induction is the “hand drop induction.”
This is followed by what is known as a RAPID INDUCTION used as a trance deepener. Rapid inductions are defined as an inductions that take 5 MINUTES or less to complete.
I’m using a MODIFIED version of what is known as the Dave Elman hypnosis induction. This induction provides interactive feedback the client is UNDERSTANDING and RESPONDING to my instructions.
Hypnosis Techniques – DEEPENERS
Once the opening inductions are complete, I’m going to employ a variety of hypnosis techniques, known as deepeners, to increase the overall depth of the trance state.
Because this is a first time hypnosis client, I want to make sure she achieves a deep level of trance and walks away with a genuine feeling that she’s experienced something special.
To achieve that, we’ll use a variety of short deepening techniques that allow the client to comfortably settle into a VERY deep level of hypnosis.
Hypnosis is NOT a flat line state. It’s more of a sine wave where you go up and down. Sometimes you’re more alert, and other times you’re very deep. It fluctuates.
Even though the trance state is experienced as an up and down rhythm, the deepening techniques allow the client to settle into a baseline level of trance that is progressively deeper than where we started.
Hypnosis Techniques – TRAINING TRANCES
Next, we set the client up for success in future sessions by training them to re-enter the trance state very quickly. This is done by compounding and reinforcing the suggestion they can enter the trance state in a matter of seconds.
Each time we work together in the future, getting into the trance state will be quicker and easier.
Hypnosis Techniques – CONVINCERS
Finally, we’ll demonstrate something you’ll likely find very interesting, hypnotic convincers.
“Convincers” are hypnotic phenomena employed with the client to give them “proof” they’ve successfully achieved the trance state.
There are two hypnotic convincers used in this session:
- The “Eye Lock” convincer, and
- The “Arm Lock” convincer.
Let me explain WHY I use these convincers in the hypnosis session.
They might seem a bit theatrical, but convincers are a fantastic hypnosis technique to use with NEW clients. They address a typical incoming concern for people that are NEW to hypnosis.
The fact is, most people are skeptical about their ability to be hypnotized. People see how hypnosis is portrayed in movies and cartoons, and they have a misplaced notion about what the experience is really like.
Hypnosis does NOT turn you into a zombie, and it doesn’t feel much different than lying in bed on a Saturday morning, half-awake, half-asleep!
A person could very easily leave their first session thinking, “Well, I felt nice and relaxed, but I heard every word the hypnotist said. I’m not sure I was really hypnotized.”
We never want a client to leave a session wondering if the hypnosis was working for them. That’s not a good session!
By weaving hypnotic convincers into the session, the client validates they are having a unique experience, and the session is going well.
Hypnotic Induction Client Feedback
You might be wondering what this hypnotic induction is like from the perspective of the client?
When we wrap up the session, we’ll get her feedback about the experience, and find out what the hypnosis session was like for her.
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