Another favorite deepening technique of mine is to suggest that the client's attention will go to whatever I suggest and she will instantly become aware of it through no effort of her own (which the mind will happily do). For example if I say, "Even though your weren't thinking about it a minute ago, just because I suggest it your attention instantly goes to the feeling of the shoes upon your feet." Now, this is like saying don't think about pink elephants—you just can't help but think of pink elephants. But because of the principle that whenever a client responds to a suggestion in hypnosis it deepens the hypnosis, it is a surefire way to deepen a trance. I know that the mind will have to become aware of a sensation that I suggest, so when it does, it deepens the trance.
Bonus Tip: I always use this principle before testing for eye lock. I simply say to the client, "Now I am going to take your attention to a feeling that people are almost never aware of. So, even if you weren't thinking about it a moment ago suddenly you become aware of the sensation of your eyelids touching together and they twitch and tighten. And as I count they lock down tight..." When their attention goes to their eyelids the suggestion of twitching and tightening is given and it will
almost certainly happen, which deepens the trance and, with further suggestion of tightening and squeezing, eye lock is obtained.
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Hypnosis is a capital instrument for relaxation and alleviating stress. It helps calm down both the brain and body, giving a useful rest. All the same it can be rather costly to hire a clinical hypnotherapist, and we might not always want one around when we would like to destress.