It is easy to hypnotize someone who wants to be hypnotized because, after all, hypnosis is about self-hypnotizing. Contrary to common misconceptions, hypnotism is not a mind control or a mystical force. You, as the hypnotist, are a guide to help the person in question relax and enter a trance state or wake up from sleep. The progressive relaxation method mentioned here is one of the easiest methods to learn and can be applied on willing participants without any experience.
- Find someone who wants to be hypnotized.
It is very difficult to hypnotize someone who doesn’t want it or doesn’t believe it will work, especially if you’re just getting into hypnosis. Find someone who wants to be hypnotized and is ready to be patient and comfortable to achieve the best results.
Do not hypnotize someone with a past mental or psychotic disorder, as this can have unwanted and dangerous consequences.
- Choose a quiet, comfortable room.
The participant should feel safe and away from distractions. There should only be dim light and the room should be clean. Sit the participant in a comfortable chair and eliminate potential distractions such as television or other people.
Turn off cell phones, music, and other devices that may cause noise.
If there is noise from outside, close the windows.
Tell the people you live with not to bother the two of you until they leave the room.
- Tell the participant what to expect from hypnosis.
Many people have wild and wrong ideas about hypnosis from TV and movies. In fact, hypnosis is a relaxation technique that helps a person become clear about their subconscious problems. In fact, we constantly go into hypnosis; When we go into dreams, when we get lost in music or a movie, or when we get lost in the void. In real hypnosis:
You are definitely not asleep or unconscious.
You are not under the influence of a spell or someone’s control.
You don’t do anything you wouldn’t want to do.
- Ask about the other person’s purpose for being hypnotized.
Hypnosis has been shown to reduce worrying thoughts and even strengthen our immune system. It is a great method to increase concentration, especially before a major exam or event, and can be used as a tool for deep relaxation in times of stress. Knowing the other person’s purpose for being hypnotized makes it easier for you to put them in a trance state.
- Ask him if he has been hypnotized before, and if so, how he felt.
Ask him what he was told to do and how he reacted to it. This will give you an idea of how your partner will react to your suggestions and maybe what you should avoid.
People who have been hypnotized before are often easier to hypnotize.
- Speak in a slow, low and smoothing voice.
While speaking, keep your voice calm and controlled. Complete your sentences a little longer than usual. Imagine trying to calm someone who is scared or anxious and your voice reflects that. Maintain this tone of voice throughout the entire hypnosis session. Here are some good phrases to use as a start:
“Let my words fill you in and welcome my suggestions as you wish.”
“It’s safe, calm and peaceful. Now feel yourself relaxed and collapse into your seat.”
“Your eyelids may become heavy and you may want to close your eyes. Let your body collapse naturally as your muscles relax. Listen to your body and my voice while feeling calm.”
“In this process, you are in complete control. You will only accept suggestions for your own sake and that you wish to accept.”
- Ask him to focus on taking regular deep breaths.
Try to keep him breathing deeply and regularly. Help him to breathe regularly by synchronizing his breathing with yours. You should be clear: “Now take a deep breath, let your breath fill your chest and lungs,” breathe in yourself, and then as you exhale, say “let the air gradually leave your chest, let your lungs completely empty”.
Focusing on their breathing gets oxygen to the brain and helps the person think of something else instead of hypnosis, stress, or the environment.
- Ask him to keep his gaze on a fixed point.
If you’re standing in front of it, it could be your forehead or a dimly lit object in the room. Ask him to choose an object, any object, and fix his eyes on it. This is where the swinging clock stereotype comes into play, because actually this little object is not bad as a point to look at. If the person is relaxed enough to close their eyes, let them do this.
Look into your eyes from time to time. If his eyes move left and right, direct him a little. You might say, “I want you to focus on the poster on the wall,” or “try to focus on the point in the middle of my eyebrows.” Say to him, “Let your eyes and eyelids relax and become heavy.”
If you want him to focus on you, you need to be fairly still.
- Let him relax your body part by part.
After you’ve calmed them down, allow them to breathe regularly and listen to their voice, ask them to relax their toes and feet. Let him focus only on relaxing his muscles, and then move on to the legs. Ask him to relax first his lower leg, then his upper leg, and head towards the facial muscles. After the face, you can go to the back, shoulders, arms and fingers.
Take your time and keep your voice slow and calm. If the other person seems uneasy and nervous to you, slow down and repeat the process from end to end.
“Relax your feet and ankles. Feel it lighten and relax as if no effort is required to control the muscles in your feet.”
- Encourage her to feel more comfortable.
Direct your attention on suggestions. Let him know that you are feeling calm and relaxed. There are many things you can say, but the goal is to encourage him to return to himself and focus on relaxation with every breath he takes and exhales.
“You feel your eyelids getting heavy. Let your eyes close.”
“You are gradually diving into a calm and peaceful trance.”
“Now you can feel your relaxation. You can feel a heavy, relaxed feeling take over you. As I continue to speak, this heavy relaxation will grow stronger and stronger until it carries you into a deep, peaceful state of relaxation.
- See your partner’s breathing and body language as a guide to their mental state.
Repeat the propositions several times, just like repeating the words of a song, until your partner seems completely relaxed. Look for signs of tension in your eyes (does your eyes move?), Look at your fingers and toes (does it wiggle them) and your breathing (is it jerky and uneven), keep working on your relaxation techniques until you look calm and relaxed.
“Every word that comes out of my mouth puts you in a state of calm and peaceful relaxation faster and deeper and faster and deeper.”
“You are sinking slowly and shutting down. You sink and shut yourself down. You sink and shut yourself down, you shut yourself off completely.”
“The deeper you go, the deeper you can go. The deeper you go, the deeper you want to go and this experience becomes more enjoyable for you.”
- Use the basic method of hypnosis that reduces anxiety.
Hypnosis reduces anxiety regardless of your suggestions, so don’t feel like you have to “fix” someone. Even putting someone in a trance state is a great way to reduce stress levels and anxiety. Deep relaxation without trying to “solve” anything is so rare in everyday life that it can solve problems and worries by itself.
- Ask him to imagine solutions to possible problems.
Instead of telling someone how to fix a problem, have them imagine themselves successful. How does success look and feel to him? How did he get there?
How does he imagine his future? What did he have to change to get there?
- Ending the Session
Take her out of her trance state slowly. You don’t want to quickly bring it back when you’re relaxed. Tell him that he is becoming more aware of what is happening around him. Tell them that you will soon count to five and regain consciousness, alertness and awareness. If you are in a very deep trance, let them climb the “stairs” slowly with you and regain a little more consciousness with each step.
Begin by saying, “I’m going to count from one to five, and when I say five, you’ll feel completely awake, self-contained, and refreshed.”
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