Learning How To Hypnotize Someone
You may be familiar with the hypnosis you see on TV or at stage shows. You know the kind, the kind where a hypnotist is able to have people sit in a chair and then supposedly turn them into chickens, and things like that.
You may often ask yourself “Is that real, or is the hypnotist just using actors?”. The answer is of course, that yes, it is very real, however you may be surprised to know that there is a much more advanced form of hypnosis than that, a kind of hypnosis that can be used in your day to day life on people without them being aware of it. And this field is known as “covert hypnosis”.
It makes sense, if a hypnotist can hypnotize people at a stage show, then surely he'd be able to do it off the stage as well, when people aren't aware of it? The answer is of course that yes, a trained hypnotist can do just that. You see, entertainment hypnosis is the only form of hypnosis that you're exposed to. Covert hypnosis, because its discreet, is a type of hypnosis you will never heard about, nor will you see it on TV. Covert hypnosis is of course, by its very nature... covert..
Learning how to hypnotize someone may be easier than you think. The processes involved are quite simple, and straightforward.
Hypnosis, in its simplest form, quite simply involves bringing someone into a heavily relaxed state, known as a trance, and then making suggestions to the person's subconscious. These suggestions can be practically anything imaginable.
They can be suggestions which will help the person, such as suggesting to the person that they will feel more confident, less anxious, or that they will overcome their fears, or we could make suggestions that would help us instead. For instance, we could suggest to the person that they would find us incredibly attractive.
The most important thing to understand when you learn how to hypnotize someone is that you can never make suggestions that go against a person's fundamental morals or beliefs. The notion of 'mind control' is quite a false one in hypnosis, as we can never 'control' a person's mind directly, we can rather only influence it indirectly.
This doesn't mean that we can't pull off remarkable feats with those whom we hypnotize. Indeed we can indirectly influence a person to such a great extent, that we may as well be controlling their minds, however it is important to note that this is as a result of mastering hypnosis to a great level, and not as a result of 'mind control'.
If you want to know how to hypnotize someone, you'd be surprised to know how simple it is. In fact, each and every day we are hypnotized by other people, and we hypnotize people ourselves, all outside of our conscious awareness. If you've ever been involved in a conversation with someone on a really in-depth level, then you were hypnotized by that person. You weren't aware of your surroundings. For those few moments you were speaking with the person, the only thing you were consciously aware of was that conversation.
When we ask someone to lay down in a chair and have them imagine a certain scenic, relaxing place, we're simply repeating this technique. We're diverting the person's attention away from all their conscious surroundings, and having them focus on one particular image.
You may have heard of the popular image of a hypnotist swaying their watch in order to hypnotize someone. Whilst this isn't really used in modern hypnosis, it is a form of eye fixation whereby a person concentrates their attention on one object (the watch) and forgets everything else, thus entering into a state of trance and being hypnotized.
So if you want to learn how to hypnotize someone, then all you have to do is have the person focus on something. Be it an object, a dream, an image, almost anything you can think of, provided that it has a relaxing effect on the person. From there, you can make direct suggestions to the person's subconscious.
There are of course finer points to learn when it comes to learning how to hypnotize someone, however these basic principles remain the same.