Hypnosis has been around for hundreds of years, although it never really hit the mainstream until the 1800’s.
Most people thought of hypnosis as some kind of magic trick that worked well with illusionists for parties with the rich and famous until a Scottish neurosurgeon named James Baird coined the phrase and lent it scientific credibility.
Baird realized that there was an ability for anyone to be able to pick up hypnotism and be able to master it with practice.
It was no longer something that mysterious performs did to impress people; instead, anyone could pick this ability up and master it.
In order to make hypnosis work for just about anyone, Baird came up with 4 stages that need attention to.
The first stage is to Absorb Attention. This requires you to have a deep and focused concentration to gather the person into your focus so that they are following your language and suggestions.
Once they are absorbed in you, then you can move to the next stage and Bypass the Critical Factor.
If you do not bypass the critical factor, then the person’s conscious mind starts to tell them that none of this is possible and they won’t be able to go into the trance state. [Read more…]