Archives for March 2014

Hypnosis School

Hypnosis School – Should You Attend a School for Hypnosis?

I have been asked a number of times about the idea of attending hypnosis schools in order to learn the skill. While I should point out that I did not learn myself at such an institution, I have heard from others and have a general idea of what you might achieve by choosing this path.

A hypnosis school will typically teach you skills in hypnotherapy such as weight loss, quitting smoking and cures for phobias. It will follow a curriculum that will teach you the fundamentals of hypnosis and then progressively increase the skill level.

One aspect that may appeal about a school is that you will generally receive a certificate that will give to more prominence if you intend taking on clients. Many people feel comfortable when they see accreditation even though the practitioner may have not greater ability because of it. [Read more…]

Black Ops Hypnosis

Black Ops HypnosisBlack Ops hypnosis is another term for covert or conversational hypnosis. It is an effective technique for influencing people by speaking to their subconscious mind. It is referred to as black ops hypnosis because unlike traditional hypnosis, the other person will have no idea what you are doing and should believe that they are making the decisions for themselves.

First we will have a short look at how this differs from the normal hypnosis most people are used to. In normal circumstances a hypnotist will prepare someone on advance so they know what to expect, they will have an idea of what to expect and it will normally take place in a comfortable place or possibly at a stage show.

Black ops hypnosis does not need any of these factors. The other person will not know in advance what you are doing and it could take place anywhere you choose, such as at work or in a public place. [Read more…]

Ericksonian Hypnotic Induction

Ericksonian Hypnotic InductionMilton Erickson is considered the father of modern hypnosis and his teachings have influenced every major hypnotists at work today. Ericksonian hypnotic induction is often referred to as conversational hypnosis or covert hypnosis today.

Erickson was able to hypnotize a person during a conversation which is a long way from the stereotypical scripts you hear or the dangling watch. He could talk to their subconscious and make hidden suggestions which they would follow seemingly of their won accord.

Erickson achieved acclaim by being able to hypnotize large groups of people while performing on stage. More and more people began to study his works and the techniques improved over time.

A hypnotic induction can be done in a variety of ways but often building rapport will be the first step. This creates comfort and makes people more open to suggestion as they give you their focus.

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