Hands Closing Together I

This technique is the Gil Boyne version of the “hands closing together.” Although you can do this with the subject lying on their back with their arms extended upward toward the ceiling, or standing in front of them and having them extend their arms toward you, the best position is to have your subject seated…

Hand to Face Method

Instructions to hypnotist Tell subject to get as comfortable as possible with their arms resting on the arms of the chair. Show subject how you would like them to hold their hand in front of their face. Palm of their hand facing in towards their face, with fingers pointing upward pressed lightly together. Hand should…

Hand Shake Method

Instructions to hypnotist The following hypnotic induction utilizes all three of the learning modes. The subject will be responding through hearing, seeing, and feelings. Begin with the subject sitting in a comfortable chair. Spoken to subject Would you like to experience the state of hypnosis? (After a yes response, have the subject extend his or…

Forest And Stream Method

Instructions to Hypnotist For this induction it is helpful to have background sounds of water, birds, and other forest sounds, but do not start the sounds until indicated in the induction Spoken to the subject To prepare yourself for this enjoyable, helpful experience, be sure you have all tight clothes loosened, and then get yourself…

Fixation Object Method

Instructions to hypnotist This is the traditional method of inducing hypnosis. The subject is asked to direct their gaze at the fixation object and not shift their focus. The hypnotist can intensify the induction by observing the subjects reactions and timing his suggestions very closely with them. For example, the remark, “Occasionally, they are going…

Direct Gaze Method

This process is the Direct Gaze Induction Technique. This is the most powerful technique of all, and also the most difficult to use because you have to express perfect confidence. If you have any doubt, hesitation, or fear, it will show in your eyes; the subject will read it and it will inhibit their response.…