A note to the novice and the curious

Hypnosis is a fascinating field that many people misunderstand. As this book presupposes that you have some basic knowledge of hypnosis, I have included this section to make sure that you gain many useful things from the use of this book, even if it is the first time you have ever picked up a book on this subject. Hypnosis can be understood in many different ways. It is both a science and an art, with a heavily subjective element it relies on people's experience of it to make it worthwhile....

Standard inductions

There ire infinite ways to induce trance. The following exercises have been chosen so you can practise and experience different styles of induction. This is the key to flexibility. Erickson, the master of indirect hypnosis, would happily use direct and authoritarian inductions when he needed to. Learn the principles, then discard the method Inducing hypnosis is a simple thing. Set the conditions for a natural trance to arise, and then utilise those responses. Some of these conditions are Build...

Exercises Core Skills

RAPI'ORT AND PERSONAL POWER Core exercises Rapport 1 - listen with interest, feel bored, listen with intense interest Rapport 2 - peripheral vision, space in between Rapport 3 - matching and mirroring Rapport 4 - linguistic matching Personal Power 1 (energy exercise) Personal Power 2 (alternative energy exercise) Reading People 1 (like dislike) Reading People 2 (truth lie) FORMULATING SUGGESTIONS Core exercises Embedded commands (analogical marking) Embedded commands (voice tone) Rapport is the...

Rapid inductions

There are few rapid inductions, which are as instant as they seem. Most require a careful setup and catching subjects just at the right time to guide them deeper into a natural trance response (this is the utilisation principle). Most rapid inductions will flow elegantly when they follow a successful yes set, e.g., a series of successful suggestibility tests. Remember that everything you have done up to this point (rapport, personal power, calibration, hypnotic principles, language patterns and...

The language of deep trance The NLP Milton model

This is a model that uses artfully vague language patterns. The language employed allows the listener to insert her own meaning as it relates to the situation she is in, in order to give the communication concrete meaning. Often, in order to supply meaning to such language, a person will do a trans-derivational search (TDS). TDS is a specialised trance state that the mind enters in order to search through its memories for a certain experience or set of experiences or to resolve an unusual...

Suggestibility tests

When doing any kind of suggestibility test, you should remember to employ an air of confidence and authority. No matter how the person responds, it is your task to react as though that were precisely the kind of response you expected wanted - then utilise the person's response or move on to another test. When a person passes a test by giving you the response you suggested, remember to praise her and tell her how talented her mind is to have responded so quickly and so well. Suggestibility tests...

Foreword

Thank you for purchasing Volume of The Deep Trance Training Manual. This is a practical, structured and effective system to train yourself and others systematically to experience deep-trance phenomena quickly and easily. Volume I focuses on core skills and hypnotic skills. I hope this will be of great benefit to you in your practice and exploration of hypnosis and the various phenomena deep trance can produce. This manual assumes that you have some practical experience and knowledge of...

Deepening techniques

Deepening techniques allow you to deepen the trance experience you are eliciting or have elicited in someone. Although it is true to say that you can obtain the effect of most deep-trance phenomena in a light trance or even the waking state (e.g., negatively hallucinating away your car keys when they were on the kitchen table all along), research has shown that you can affect people's primary experience only after training them to reach deep levels of trance and giving them the time they need...

Exercises Hypnotic Skills

SUGGESTIBILITY TESTS Core exercises Hand relaxation Chevreul's pendulum Postural sway Eyelid fixation Smile yawn Dictionary balloon Finger vice Postural sway forwards side to side Unbendable arm Hand clasp Hand stuck to head leg Locked jaw Number block Name block Hot object Bitter lemon Suggestibility test utilisation method Handshake Induction 2 ambiguous touch Handshake Induction 3 sudden-jerk method Finger-counting method confusion technique Reinforcing trance analogues That's right exercise...