I love hypnosis but it took me a long time to realise the truth behind all the hype about how to actually hypnotize someone.
This article is mostly for the novice in hypnosis, someone who has possibly read a little bit about it, maybe even tried an induction or two but wants to know a few tips and tricks for how to do it properly.
The 3 things that will really help you when hypnotizing someone are:
1) Believe in your abilities – This is an absolute must if you want to truly hypnotise someone. If you don't believe you are a hypnotist, they won't believe either. You must be utterly confident it will work and not waver at any signs of it not working. The main job of the hypnotist is to convince the subject that they are going to be hypnotised. Not maybe, they ARE.
2) Pick the right subject – Any good hypnosis book will mention the best ways to pick the right subject. This will involve 'tests' you perform on a group of people so you can judge who is most susceptible to hypnosis. Not only that but if you are going to try hypnotising your best mate who thinks it's a load of old rubbish, you're going to find that harder than hypnotising a friend of a friend who has been hypnotised before and believes in faries.
3) Don't get bogged down with the exact wording – Many novice hypnotists think they have to learn scripts off by heart in order for it to work. The words ARE important, but it's your confidence and actions that are most important. All 3 should work together with each other in order to take someone into a trance.
These 3 things will help you a hell of a lot I can promise you. Just remember to get a good hypnosis course like Covert Hypnosis so you can literally make people bow down to your every command.. just kidding.. or am I.? You'll be like Derren Brown in no time