several people have asked me about the hypnotic induction technique that I used to put the guy in trance who “got stuck” hypnotically.
Richard Bandler and John Grinder, the founders of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) came up with this method during their wild “experimentation days” in the 70s.
It’s what I call a kick-ass induction, because it works like gangbusters, and everyone can do it.
Here’s how it goes:
1. Find three other people that can join you for this experiment.
2. Decide who’s going to be the hypnotic subject. (I suggest it’s YOU!)
3. Now decide who’s gonna do what. Person A is going to talk into the subjects left ear. Person B is going to talk into the subjects right ear. And Person C is going to sit accross the subject and talk to him straightforward.
Person A: say words like “washing mashine”, “car mechanic”, “shower head”, “bookstore employee”, “cruiseship ticket” and so on. These words should be combinations of two or more nouns, and they should not be heavily emotionally charged words (so don’t say anything like “rapist murderer”!).
Person B: just make sounds like “uhhh”, and “ahhh”, and “mmhhmm” in a pleasureful tonality – the kind of sounds you make when you eat delicious food, icecream, get a massage or engage in certain other pleasent activities (hum, hum…).
Person C: Speak a simple hypnotic induction like “You can allow yourself to relax and comfortably close your eyes and let your imagination take you on a pleasant journey to beautiful places, where the air is fresh and you feel good” and so on and so on. You don’t need to get overly fancy here – just adhere to the basic guidelines of hypnotic inductions. (If you aren’t familiar with them, just shoot me an email by clicking on the reply button now and ask me, and I’ll cover this in a future email for you).
What this is all about is really just overloading the conscious mind to the point where it gives up and says: all right then, Kansas is going bye-bye, let’s see how deep the rabbit hole really is.
I could give you more detailed instructions, but try it this way first and get back to me with your feedback about the results you got. That’s called “accelerated learning”. You get incomplete instructions, do the best you can with what you have and then you get the missing pieces to the puzzle. This way, you will integrate the knowledge on a much more viszeral, deeper level because it’s based in real-life experience, not just abstract thinking. (I know some people – specially sequential sorters who like to have things structured and planned – have problems with that, but if you’re one of those people, I really urge you to give it a try this way and then send me your feedback. I promise I won’t let you down and help you to get this working).
With this method, you can really zap people away to alpha-zentaury real fast and do all kinds of cool deep-trance phenomena. Some people say: when starting out, take it easy. And that’s good advice. But have a bit of fun every once in a while too.
The best way to learn how to put people into trance really is Igor Ledochowski’s conversational hypnosis, and while it’s not the cheapest thing out there, it’s definitely the one where you get the most bang for your buck. I don’t want to push you to buy this thing – but if there is anything I can do to convince you that this is the best way to learn how to hypnotize other people, let me know what it is.
Again – if you have questions, just shoot me a quick email and I’ll get back to you in a future issue of this newsletter.