Hypnosis Resources

Basics To Advanced Techniques In Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy

Basics To Advanced Techniques In Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy


      Hypnosis Why's and Whats

      Why should I bother to learn Hypnosis?

      Almost 80%of physical and psychological problems are stress-related. And, since relaxation forms the core of all hypnotic procedures, it enables us to exclude anxiety and tension from our normal thought cycles. Moreover, the use of suggestions can help us achieve our goals in a very creative, stress-free manner.

      Application of hypnosis for healing clinical diseases:

      Few therapies in the history of medicine have enjoyed simultaneously such widespread acclaim and such universal condemnation as has hypnosis. To some extent those opposing attitudes still prevail. However, recent years have witnessed commendable advances in experimental and therapeutic hypnosis which have tended to establish hypnotherapy firmly as a scientific treatment method. The first major breakthrough in its acknowledgment came in the late 1950s, when the American Medical Association recognized its as an effective tool to help shell-shocked soldiers overcome the trauma of war. Today, its legitimacy as a medical therapeutic tools is also acknowledged by the British Medical Associated.

      Although hypnosis can considerably aid in the directing and speeding up of cures of a number of problems, it must not be regarded as a cure-all. Further, the fact that hypnosis is helpful in healing clinical disease, shouldn't' s imply that you discontinue the treatment prescribed by your physician. The two forms of aid work very well in partnership, especially in the early days of the treatment One can, however, gradually reduce the intake of medication as the treatment proceeds.

      Why can hypnosis be of such a great help in medical therapy?

      Most disease have two aspects to them : the first is the physical aspect, and the second is the psychological aspect. It is seen that most patients look at the cure from the physical angle, leaving aside even the most basic of the psychological angle. This is especially true in the case of stress-related diseases such as arthritis, where the psychological aspect is not very apparent.

      How does hypnosis compare with meditation and yoga?

      All these process involve physical relaxation and a narrowing of consciousness. In the case of hypnosis, its it task or goal oriented, as we are mentally working on something such as weightlessness. In meditation and yoga, on the other hand, consciousness is "free-floating" and it may lead to a greater sense of expand awareness. Many mediators use hypnosis and can slip from one state to another quite easily.


      Myth#1: The hypnotist can make you do things against you will.
      Absolutely false. The hypnotist has no powers over you at all, and cannot make you do things against your will. All hypnosis is self myth's. The hypnotist merely guides you into a hypnotic state, and feeds your mind with carefully worded suggestions. If you felt uncomfortable with these suggestions, you may reject them at will. Hypnosis is essentially a matter of cooperation between the hypnotist and his subject, not some form of power the hypnotist possesses which will compel the subject to submit to his or her will.

      Myth#2: Once under hypnosis, one can't come out of it on his own
      If you are under hypnosis and the hypnotist suddenly left the room, two things may happen. You will either realize that the hypnotist is no longer talking to you, and will open your eyes, feeling fresh and alert. Or you may drift into natural sleep, in which case you will wake up after a few minutes (or hours.)

      Myth#3: Only weak-minded people can be hypnotized
      False, Hypnosis has nothing to do with will power. People often confuse hypnotizes with gullibility. There is no connection between the two. On the contrary, the more intelligent a person is, the easier it is for him to be hypnotized. To be hypnotized one needs the abilities of concentration, imagination and vivid visualization.

      Myth#4: Under hypnosis, one can be made to reveal his secrets
      As already mentioned, under hypnosis the subject is fully alert, in fact more alert, in fact more alert than usual. The hypnotist can only guide the subject to remember forgotten memories. Whether the subject will reveal them to the hypnotist is entirely at his own discretion.

      Myth#5: Hypnosis is dangerous
      Untrue. It is quiet the opposite. Hypnosis is safe and natural process. One fact that most people are unaware of is that we undergo hypnosis several times in our daily lives. For example, while driving along a highway, very often, people suddenly discover that they had "Lost" consciousness for several minutes. This is actually an example of momentary hypnotism.

      Myth#6: One needs special powers to be hypnotized
      Any average person with the willingness and patience to learn, can master the skills of hypnosis. Like other skills such as playing the piano, or learning a foreign language, some people are "naturals", and become accomplished with little training while others can increase their abilities only through regular practice. A good, confident voice is an advantage, but not a must.

      Myth#7: Under hypnosis, the subject is totally unconscious
      At all times during the course of a hypnotic session, you will be able to hear and think. You are aware of what is going on around you. Although you body is very relaxed, your mind is actually more alert than usual. Many people are worried by stage hypnosis and the fact that the subjects, many of whom do ridiculous things during the session, seem to have no knowledge of anything around them. The unfortunate part of such an activity is that it often freights away those people who could really benefit from hypnotherapy, but are afraid of losing control.

      Myth#8: The user might become dependent on hypnosis
      You cannot become dependent upon hypnosis because it has no physical effects on the body. However, many people look forward to their hypnosis exercises because they become totally relaxed and awaken refreshed.


      Hypnosis has been used in a host of physical and mental disorders and problems by doctors, psychiatrists, self-improvement professionals, etc. the world over. Some of the more common uses of hypno-therapy are listed here.




      Public Speaking

      Medical/Dental Procedures

      Past Life




      Pain Management

      Weight Control

      Self Confidence






      Nail Biting



      Memory Improvement


      Test taking/ Study Habits






      High Blood Pressure

      Improved Concen-





      Professionals Businessmen Students Housewives

      Those with

      • Addiction Problems
      • Personality Problems
      • Stress and related Problems

      In short, everybody


      You will learn:

      SUGGESTIBILITY TEST: Wording is important. Different kinds of Suggestibility Tests, Should You Use Suggestibility Test Every Time? Before You Begin Hypnosis.

      INDUCTIONS AND AWAKENING: You will learn different types of Inductions. Eye Fixation, Relaxation, Mental Confusion, Mental Misdirection, Loss of Equilibrium, Shock to Nervous System.

      DEEPENING THE HYPNOTIC STATE: Recognizing the Trance State, Depths of Hypnosis, How to Deepen the Hypnotic State, What about Guided Imagery for Deepening.

      TESTING DURING HYPNOSIS: How does Testing Benefit the Client, Eye Catalepsy Test, The Hand Clasp Test, The Rigid Arm Test, automatic Motion, Arm Levitation.

      POST-HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION: Non-therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Therapeutic Post-hypnotic Suggestion, Post-hypnotic Suggestion as a Hypnotic Induction, Direct and Indirect Suggestion, Constructing Effective Suggestion.

      SELF-HYPNOSIS OF STRESS COPING: Stress Release Options — the Healthy Choices, Doing it, It only Works When It Is Used.

      CONCEPTS ABOUT THE SUBCONSCIOUS: Six Functions of the Subconscious, The five Methods of Subconscious Programing, The Rules of the mind.

      HOW TO HYPNOTIZE CHILDREN: You will learn simple methods to hypnotize young children.

      INSTANT AND RAPID INDUCTIONS: You will learn few different methods to hypnotize other persons in less than 30 seconds.

      USING HYPNOTIC ANESTHESIA ON OTHERS TO CONTROL PAIN: You will learn how to do hypnotic anesthesia methods for preparing them for surgery, dentistry and even pain less child birth.

      DAVE ELEMEN INDUCTION: Powerful techniques which take only 3–4 minutes to put a person in deep stage of Hypnosis very first time and it works 85 percent very first time.

      ENTERTAINMENT HYPNOSIS (STAGE HYPNOSIS): You will learn simple method to do entertainment hypnosis for fun and profit.

      HOW TO FORMULATE EFFECTIVE SUGGESTIONS ON HYPNOTIC: You will learn how to construct powerful suggestions to program your or other subconscious mind.

      IDEOMOTOR RESPONDING: How to communicate with the subconscious mind using fingers signals or pendulum to find the cause of a problem. A very powerful technique for hypnotherapy.

      ERICKSONIAN HYPNOSIS: A powerful indirect method of induction of hypnosis.

      DOUBLE INDUCTION: It's a powerful confusion method were two people hypnotize one person at a time. How to help other through Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy.

      THE PRE INDUCTION INTERVIEW: Building and Maintaining Rapport, Allaying Fears, Building Mental Expectancy, Gathering Information.

      THE BENEFITS APPROACH: The Subconscious Resists Force, Identifying the Benefits, Explain the Role of Imagination, What about the Price of Change? Doing Hypnotherapy: Benefits Approach, What are Typical Client Benefits, What do you say? After Hypnosis, The Next Session, Mapping the Motivation, Why Not Begin with Advanced Techniques.

      SCRIPTS FOR PROGRESSIONS: Benefits Approach for Non-Smoking, Benefits Approach for Weight Management.

      ANCHORING AND TRIGGERS: Triggers of Habit, Anchored Memories, Anchored Attitudes and Desires, Anchored Emotions, Anchoring and Hypnotherapy.

      HYPNOTIC UNCOVERING TECHNIQUES: Does the client Know he Cause of a Problem Ideomotor Responding, Seven Psychodynamics' of a Symptom, Age Regression, The Feeling Connection, Dream Interpretation, Parts Therapy.

      HYPNO-TIME LINE THERAPY: A powerful method of therapy which takes only one or two sessions to heal a person specifically fears, phobias and emotional problems. It's a very powerful and new technique for therapy.


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