7 Steps to Hypnotize Anybody Instantly
Although there are all the misconceptions about hypnosis that TV creates, hypnosis is not fake because in the next few moments you’ll discover not only how hypnosis works and how to perform it, but I’ll show you the exact thing you should do to remove the limiting beliefs about yourself and how to influence people to act as you wish.
Hypnosis, persuasion, propaganda, enchantment... all are aspects of the operation of dodging the conscious in order to communicate directly but subtly with the unconscious mind. We all experience hypnosis, Seconds after you’re awake, you feel a little bit dizzy and off-zone, and if your brother asks you for the car keys you give them away easily. Think about it a little.
Now let’s explain why it works. To get a complete understanding of hypnosis and pretty much all other fields of psychology you have to understand the theory of mind.
How Hypnosis Works
the theory of mind is the belief that there is a conscious and unconscious mind. Separating the two is the critical factor which in returns belongs to the conscious mind (think of it as the gatekeeper of the unconscious).
In order to communicate with the subconscious, commands must first go through the critical filters. Hypnotism is used to send your prospect into a trance and bypass the critical factor, granting you direct access into someone’s subconscious.
There are a few reasons why we’d rather communicate with the unconscious mind than with the conscious mind.
For one reason the unconscious mind is more powerful than the conscious at handling data by million folds at least.
The second and essential reason is, Whenever there is a thought conflict between the conscious and unconscious mind, the subconscious will lead the action. Effective communication is covert communication.
When I first started learning hypnosis I thought of the subconscious mind as a mysterious universe where every imaginable thing could happen (which is partially true).
On a neural level, most of the conscious work is done in the prefrontal cortex while most of the unconscious operations are processed in the limbic system.
Now let me give you another example. You want to approach a beautiful lady. You try to convince yourself that nothing bad will happen, of course she doesn’t bite, however your heartbeat accelerates and your palms become sweaty. Your subconscious knows that you are afraid and puts you in a fight-flight mode even though there’s no physical danger. If you let that deceptive feeling grow, it turns into phobia.
By now you understand the mystery behind the unconscious mind, and from now on you will be able to make sense of how stage hypnosis and influence in general works.
So how does a street hypnotist hypnotize someone to forget their name or act like a chicken?
Imagine the unconscious mind as a vast archive where all your memories are stored, along with your morals and what you consider to be facts (your belief system). You can picture that. If I told you that you are a dog, you may smile or consider it offensive because it’s a stupid thing to claim. Well, what happens within your mind is that your conscious sends a query to your critical factor to analyze that statement. The critical factor looks in the archive for identity files and finds the following: your name is Jim, you’re a human being, and because of this “false” statement you smile. Now what if we went to your unconscious mind and altered your identity file… your name is Nancy and you’re a chicken and number 4 doesn’t exist. The bottom line is that you will act based on what your unconscious considers to be true. This temporal oblivion is a technique from NLP called amnesia or aphasia.
Hypnosis is not as difficult as one might imagine. When we were kids in my school we used to play a suggestibility test on each other without realizing it and it worked many times. We would surround a kid to show him a cool trick and he could notice that everyone around believed the trick. You just give someone two small stones, then tell him it’s going to work, it’s physics! You make them attach both stones and squeeze as hard as possible. You then count to 20 while you’re saying it’s getting harder and harder and you finish by saying, “Come on, try now.” Some people can detach the stones but they hesitate for a moment. Others feel helpless and shocked and this type of person makes for good hypnosis shows.
Now you understand how hypnosis works, let’s discover how to do it.
1: Make Them expect it and accept it
Hypnosis starts by telling your prospect that you’re going to hypnotize them! All hypnosis is mere self-hypnosis. According to Donald D. Price, Ph.D. and placebo researcher at the University of Florida, expectations are far more important than desire in achieving results. In other words, you are more likely to succeed if your prospect expects to be hypnotized rather than wants to be hypnotized.
Please note that right now I’m teaching you classic hypnosis not covert hypnosis. You just tell them that they will be totally relaxed and sleepy. I put it in a sentence just like this: “Hello, I’m Yassin and I’m a hypnotist. Would you like to get hypnotized? It’s completely your choice but if you get hypnotized, I can show you how to do things you normally can’t. For example, I can help you remember some of your good childhood memories again.” When I say get hypnotized I change my voice tone and I covertly touch him or her on the shoulder or the elbow. I combine my introduction with techniques from conversational hypnosis (NLP and Mentalism). If you can’t touch your prospect for cultural or whatever reason, you can misdirect their attention with one hand and touch them subtly with the other (the hard approach) or you can simply say, “During hypnosis I’m going to touch you on the hand, the elbow, on your shoulder or forehead if that’s OK,” and you do actually touch them while asking for permission!
2: Induce a shock.
The majority of the hypnosis performances you’ve seen before are mostly done through a technique called “pattern interrupt”. A pattern interrupt is when your mind expects something to happen in a certain way and because of its familiarity the unconscious automated it, like the handshake. A woman can also shock a guy by proposing to him.
When you create a pattern interrupt the wave in which the brain usually operates at (beta wave) drops to a lower level (theta wave) or what we call the state of trance. Alpha is for heightened awareness and delta is when you’re completely asleep. Alpha is also a hypnosis wave but it’s hard to maintain. See brain waves for more information.
I tell you this stuff to know how things work so you will be able to create your own methods of hypnosis, because there are an infinite number of ways to induce hypnosis.
You can just try to perform a handshake. You pick their hand up with your left hand gently in the fingers, and you make a step to get a 45 degree angle. You lift their palm gradually and tell them to focus on it, making the hand come closer and closer while touching the shoulder with the other hand. “Take a deep breath, the more you focus, the deeper you go, the deeper you go, the more your focus, that’s right…”
3: Release the command
“Sleep” The word sleep is what people expect to hear. Since hypnosis is completely voluntary, you should lead people from point A to point B using their map of the word, not yours. You should do tests to discover what words work better in your culture.
4: Use a deepener
A deepener is a phrase or a script that help your prospects relax more and maintain the “trance”. There is a debate over whether there’s such a thing as a trance but we take it for granted for the results we get. The script really doesn’t matter. You can make someone imagine the emptiness of space, a magical island… the point is to make the prospect experience a pleasant imaginary trip and make them feel relaxed.
5: Fractionation for pros
Fractionation is a technique most used by stage hypnotists to show proof both to the hypnotized person and to the audience. Fractionation is about awakening the prospect from hypnosis and immediately sending them back there two or three times to deepen the trance.
6: Install suggestions
You should remember they are in a relaxed or heightened awareness state, so you should command something positive or even better let your prospects send affirmations to themselves. If you want to complete the hypnosis ritual we started you can simply say, “Now put all your focus on one memory, a memory you cherish. See the faces, hear the voices, notice the little details, you remember that.” Again it’s not about the script, it’s about being confident and imaginative.
7: Get them out of hypnosis
Say, “You’re ready to leave your unconscious, when I count to 5 you’ll be fully awake.”
Please notice there are some other little details I didn’t mention that help in inducing hypnosis. In my hypnosis blog You’re going to learn how to establish authority, and the mistakes people when they try to establish rapport. Rapport is that sense of likeability that helps destroy resistance. Without establishing rapport and imposing authority no persuasion or hypnosis technique would work. Embedding those techniques will guarantee your success.