Here we will be discussing the best ways to learn hypnosis online through this online guide. Hypnosis is an intriguing science that is starting to gather further and further acceptance within the various communities, both scientific and non-scientific.
As this field is explored and delved into further, we’re starting to understand more things about hypnosis that were formerly a myth or that we did not know about. As time continues to progress there will be much more discovered within this fascinating field.
Self Hypnosis: Best Way To Practice Hypnosis On Yourself
The best way to practice hypnosis on yourself (known as self-hypnosis) is by finding a chair or bed that you can lay in, and make yourself as relaxed as possible. From there you want to enter yourself into a trance state and then ultimately make changes to your subconscious which will subsequently determine the way you act. If you’d like more information about hypnotising yourself, then I recommend you check out the series on ‘How to Learn Self Hypnosis’ which you can find on the right column menu.
This article we’re going to be focusing on ways that you can hypnotise other people, voluntarily and with their permission, in a controlled and relaxed environment. This environment could be a clinical office or it could be right from the very comfort of your own home, which is easier and more suitable for your particular circumstances. Some hypnotherapists and hypnotists like to open up a clinic or office of some form once they gain a little experience in the subject. If you’re just starting out however and don’t really know where to start, then why not practice this form of hypnosis on a family member or friend until you get better at it, and feel comfortable charging money for it?
What You Need To Hypnotise Another Person
So what you need to do in order to hypnotise another person is, first of all, make sure that they’re as relaxed, and at as much ease as possible. You can do this by gently talking to them with a smooth, consistent tonality of voice so that the person becomes accustomed to your voice and will be much more readily to analyse your suggestions. You may also notice that you’re able to establish a natural sense of rapport with the person, which will serve as a deepening technique when the person is in hypnosis.
What you want to do is speak to the person in a controlled manner so that they feel themselves become completely and utterly relaxed. You then want to plant subtle, hypnotic suggestions within the person, once they’re in this state of trance. If the person wants to feel more confident about themselves, an example of a hypnotic suggestion you could plant would be “whenever you speak to anyone, or to a crowd of people, you will feel a warmth of confidence and certainty in your actions”. A suggestion such as this doesn’t involve any negative words, only positive ones, and serves to create the atmosphere of positivity and the belief that the subject can do anything they want, with confidence.
You can always test to see the level of hypnosis that a subject is in when trying to determine just how susceptible they might be to your suggestions. For example, if a subject is unable to lift their right hand when you tell them that they can’t lift it, and you then tempt them to lift it with a command such as “you can try to lift your right hand, but no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot”. This serves as what’s called a deepening technique. A deepening technique basically involves a person realising that they’re under the control of the hypnotist and that the hypnotist’s suggestions and words are in fact quite real. It’s normal to be a little sceptical about the hypnotic process, to begin with, however once someone is placed into hypnosis and they find that they’re unable to do things that they’d normally find easy, the person’s subconscious ends up submitting itself to the hypnotist, which then makes the planting of suggestions much easier.
Plant A Suggestion
One can use just about any form of wording to plant a suggestion, so long as it’s interpretable by the person understanding the suggestion. There are also usually two types of personalities that accept suggestions in different ways, and these are introverts and extroverts. Introverts can be thought of as being more on the emotional scale and extroverts on the physical scale. The way you would word a suggestion for each type depends greatly upon just how the person interprets suggestions. For a person who is of a more physical nature, the suggestions would have to be worded in a direct manner, such as stating “And now you can feel that your right hand is cold”. Now if the person was of a more emotional nature, then you’d have to word it in an indirect manner, an example would be “You’ll notice that as you fall deeper into this state of hypnosis, your right hand tends to have a natural tendency to drop in temperature”.
The reason that the different types of wording are required is due to the fact that people, be they emotional or physical, introvert or extrovert, interpret suggestions differently. Emotions are more likely to reject suggestions that are direct, and therefore careful wording and planning around the suggestion are required in order for it to be planted effectively. This is also known as the misdirection of words, but not in a magic sense, but rather in a covert hypnosis sense.
After you’ve experimented with these techniques for a while, you’ll eventually get a natural feel for who is emotional and who is physical. There are of course guides that you can use, and certain symptoms you can look out for when reading a person, however, these won’t be discussed within the scope of this article. Know that covert hypnosis is a unique field of hypnosis that requires a lot of training and practice to fully grasp. The first step is to understand the principles of the techniques, and then to apply them effectively depending upon a person's personality type and emotional suggestibility (ie: physical or emotional).
Practice Is Key to Success
Practice makes perfect, so learn to hypnotise people that you know well, such as friends and family, before you move on to attempting to hypnotise other people such as work colleagues or, eventually, strangers that may pay you a consultation fee in order to utilise your services. Hypnosis is an intriguing subject and one that is still being researched and discovered each and every day. Use it to your advantage, and you’ll notice a number of positive benefits in both the way you can help yourself and the way other people perceive you.
Using Covert Hypnosis
A note on the use of covert hypnosis always uses it for good purposes. Don’t try and plant suggestions in a person that you think would be wrong, rather try and suggest things to the person that you believe would help them in the long term. You can make many positive changes to a person through the use of hypnosis, so do so for both their benefit and for yours. I hope you’ve found this article a useful resource in trying to learn hypnosis online. Make sure to check out the other resources available.