Hypnosis

how to do hypnosis

Step 1

Before you begin, make sure that your partner clearly understands what you are going to do and what he or she is going to get out of it.

Step 2

Keep in mind what you say to the partner before. The introduction is just as important, and perhaps even more important, than what you say during the hypnosis itself. How well people respond to hypnosis depends not only on their ability to respond to suggestion, but also on their beliefs and expectations about hypnosis and their trust and confidence in the person providing the suggestions.

Step 3

Ask your partner if he or she has been hypnotized before, and inquire what the experience was like, if they have, ask them what they had been told to do and how they responded. This will give you an idea of how responsive the partner is likely to be to your own suggestions, and perhaps what things in the procedure that you should avoid.

Step 4

Tell the partner ahead of time that he or she will clearly remember everything that happens. This serves as a “waking suggestion” which defines the experience in such a way that the partner is likely to remember everything, even if they otherwise might not. It is very useful in building trust, and in obtaining feedback when the session is over.

Step 5

Reassure the partner that they cannot be made to do anything under hypnosis that they do not want to do.

Step 6

“Ask your partner to sit or lie down in a comfortable position in a dimmed room where you are not likely to be disturbed for a while”. Turn off cell phones and pagers. Make sure that your partner is not so tired that he or she will be inclined to fall asleep.

Step 7

Ask your partner to close his or her eyes, and imagine being in a “happy place” where one can feel comfortable and secure, such as relaxing in a meadow beside a gently running stream.2

Speak slowly, in a low, soothing, “hypnotic” voice timed to your partner’s breathing, with considerable elaboration and repetition far beyond the point of boredom in an ordinary conversation.

Step 8

Ask your partner to relax all over, using words like these: “Just let your feet relax, and your legs relax. Feel your hips relaxing, and your waist relaxing. Feel your chest relaxing, and your arms relaxing. Your shoulders relaxing, and your neck and head relaxing. Feel your entire body relaxing, all over.”4

Gradually change your instructions into suggestions which increase the strength of the feeling of relaxation. “You can feel yourself relaxing now. You can feel a heavy, relaxed feeling coming over you. And as I continue to talk, that heavy relaxed feeling will get stronger and stronger, until it carries you into a deep, peaceful state of hypnosis.”

Step 9

Using your partner’s breathing and body language as a guide, gradually make your suggestions more directive, using suggestions similar to the following. Repeat the suggestions a few times, much as you might repeat the verses and choruses of a song, until your partner appears to be totally relaxed.

  • “Every word that I utter is putting you faster and deeper, and faster and deeper, into a deep, peaceful state of hypnosis.”
  • “Sinking down, and shutting down. Sinking down, and shutting down. Sinking down, and shutting down, shutting down completely.”
  • “And the deeper you go, the deeper you are able to go. And the deeper you go, the deeper you want to go, and the more enjoyable the experience becomes.”

     Step 10

You can conclude your induction with words like: “Now you are resting comfortably in a deep, peaceful state of sleep, going deeper and faster and deeper and faster all of the time, until I bring you back. You will only accept those suggestions which are for your benefit, and that you are willing to accept.”7

Provide positive suggestions which are specifically geared to achieving the goal. This will allow the partner to try out new attitudes, feelings, and behaviors which often are not voluntarily attainable. If the suggested changes are more adaptive than the old patterns after everything is taken into account, they will be retained. More than one hypnosis session may be necessary until the suggested changes are firmly rooted in the partner’s life. Don’t try to “scare” somebody into achieving their goal by dwelling on the consequences of failure, or by using “shoulds,” “oughts,” or “musts” in your suggestions. Research has conclusively shown that fear is a poor way to motivate people, and the side effects usually outweigh any possible benefits. Here are some examples of simple positive suggestions that you can elaborate on:

  • “You will look back on this experience as a game-changer in your life which will turn each day into a thing of wondrous beauty.”
  • “As a result of these suggestions, you will feel as if you are headed for a certain and pre-determined success..”
  • “You will be able to act, think, and feel as if it were impossible to fail.

Step 111

Conclude the hypnotic session. This is easier than inducing it, because all you have to do is essentially ask your partner to stop imagining. You can begin by saying, “I’m going to count from one to five, and at the count of five you will be feeling wide awake, fully alert, and completely refreshed.”

  • It’s also helpful to suggest, “And as a result of this hypnotic experience, you will find many exciting changes taking place in your life, some of which you may already be aware of and some of which you may not yet realize.” This provides the partner with an extra measure of encouragement to process and complete any constructive changes they are already working on.
  • Then repeat for emphasis, “And as you continue to explore these deeper dimensions of experience, you will discover even more exciting changes taking place in your life, some of which you may be aware of and some of which you may not yet realize.”
  • Suggestions of this type tend to serve as self-fulfilling prophecies, because the mind acts upon them in such a manner as to bring about the outcomes which have been suggested.
  • Start counting, interspersed with suggestions to the effect that the partner is waking up more and more, “and by the time I get to the count of five, you will be fully awake and feeling wonderful!”

Step 12

Discuss highlights of the session with the partner, and ask if there are any questions or if there is everything they would like to change.

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Now you should be able to re-induce hypnosis more easily. If your partner has responded well, repeat the session using a shorter induction and go over the positive suggestions you gave previously.

  • A series of two or three short inductions is usually more effective than a single longer one. This also allows more opportunity for the partner to provide feedback.
  • At the conclusion of each session, suggest that whenever your partner is willing to be hypnotized by you in the future, they will be able to enter hypnosis faster and go deeper each time because of the practice they have had.
  • Always be sure to emphasize how good the partner is going to feel when the session is over, to insure that the experience is an enjoyable one.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare by familiarizing yourself with questions which are frequently asked by people who are about to experience hypnosis for the first time and the answers to them.[2] It’s good to have a general idea about how to answer questions like these ahead of time, because confidence and trust are so important in determining how a person is going to respond to your induction.

  • What are you going to do? I will ask you to visualize some pleasant scenes, while I talk about how to use your own mental abilities more effectively. You can always refuse to do anything that you don’t want to do, and you can always come out of the experience yourself if an emergency should come up.
  • What does it feel like to be in hypnosis? Most of us experience changes in our conscious awareness several times a day without realizing it. Any time you let your imagination go and just flow along with a piece of music or a verse of poetry, or get so involved in watching a movie or a television drama that you feel like you a part of the action instead of a part of the audience, you are experiencing a form of trance. Hypnosis is just a way of helping you to focus and define these changes in consciousness, in order to use your mental abilities more effectively.
  • Is it safe? Hypnosis is not an altered state of consciousness (as sleep is, for example), but an altered experience of consciousness, which is brought about by using suggestion to re-configure the properties of the imagination. And anything that can be imagined can be un-imagined just as easily.
  • If it’s all just your imagination, then, what good is it? Don’t be confused by the tendency in English and many other languages to use the word “imaginary” as opposite in meaning to the word “real” — and neither should it be confused with the term “image.” The imagination is a very real group of mental abilities, whose potential we are just now beginning to explore, and which extends far beyond our ability to form mental images!
  • Can you make me do anything I don’t want to do? When you’re using hypnosis, you still have your own personality, and you’re still you — so you won’t say or do anything that you wouldn’t do in the very same situation without hypnosis, and you can easily refuse any suggestion that you don’t want to accept. (That’s why we call them “suggestions.”)
  • What can I do in order to respond better? Hypnosis is very similar to letting yourself become absorbed in watching a sunset or the embers of a campfire, letting yourself flow with a piece of music or poetry, or feeling like you are part of the action instead of part of the audience when you are watching a movie. People who do not feel that they have been able to respond very well, on the other hand, sometimes find it difficult to relax in new situations. It all depends on your ability and willingness to go along with the instructions and suggestions that are provided.
  • What if I enjoy it so much that I don’t want to come back? Sometimes you might not want a movie to end, because the movie is so enjoyable — but you still come back to the real world, because you know it’s only a motion picture. Hypnotic suggestions are basically an exercise for the mind and the imagination, just like a movie script is. But you still come back to everyday life when the session is over, just like you come back at the end of a movie. However the hypnotist might need to try a couple times to pull you out. It is enjoyable being completely relaxed but you can’t do much when hypnotized.
  • What if it doesn’t work? Did you ever become so absorbed in your play as a child that you didn’t hear your mother’s voice calling you in for dinner? Or are you one of the many people who are able to wake up at a certain time each morning, just by deciding the night before that you are going to do so? We all have the ability to use our minds in ways we are not usually aware of, and some of us have developed these abilities more than others. If you just allow your thoughts to respond freely and naturally to the words and images as your guide, you’ll be able to go wherever your mind can take you.

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