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How to hypnotize someone? [All steps] [Learn hypnosis]

How to hypnotize someone? [All steps] [Learn hypnosis]

What are the building blocks of a good trance induction? This article deals with the step-by-step plan to generate (trance) states through hypnosis. Thus, how do you hypnotize someone? You read and learn it here.

How do you hypnotize someone? Step by step (with the example state: relaxation)

How can you learn hypnosis? Good question! In other words, how do you put someone in a trance? Here you will find all the steps to achieve this.

Let’s start with the question, “What is hypnotizing?” Hypnosis is nothing more and nothing less than changing an emotion or ‘state’ in a particular person. You notice this very well in the stories of the world’s best hypnotherapist Milton Erickson. His most special cases are in the book  ‘My voice goes with you’.

Below you will find a step-by-step plan to hypnotize. The state of mind ‘relaxation’ is already taken as an example, because it is a handy state of mind to use for many interventions.

So here is the most complete online step -by- step plan to learn hypnosis techniques.

Step 1: Connect with the other person

In fact, we assume that you do this as standard: have a chat, ask how things are going and that way trust and connect. With  rapport , as it is called, anything is possible.

Step 2: Set up some frame about what hypnosis is

how do you hypnotize someone

By setting frameworks about hypnosis in advance, you can manage expectations and clear up misunderstandings. Discuss the following with the client:

  • Many people think that when you are in a trance, it will be very different from a ‘normal’ state of mind. That is not true. You will therefore not feel “hypnotized.” So don’t expect to feel hypnotized. Trance is not drastically different from your ‘normal’ state of consciousness. So you will sooner get a sense of recognition because trance is a normal, natural state. Moreover, trance is a normal condition that often occurs naturally in everyday life.
  • Hypnosis involves experiencing an increasing degree of relaxation, so expect to feel relaxed.

‘Put me under hypnosis! Let me imitate a chicken! ‘
‘A chicken? How does a chicken do? ‘

  • By doing hypnosis, we start a learning process. During this learning process there are just some experiments / tests and we will see how many of those tests you will go through successfully. The more tests you pass, the deeper you will go into a trance. To what extent do you dare to learn and let go of control?
  • You are in control! Realize that you are always in charge, even during the trance. If I asked you to move up a bit, that would be fine for you and you would, wouldn’t you? But if I asked you to rob a supermarket, you certainly wouldn’t. That’s exactly how it works with hypnosis! You can only accept the suggestions that correspond to your own values, beliefs and ethics. Let’s meet up. If you don’t want to get good at it, you don’t! Then you just choose to keep your eyes open for the entire session. ‘

It is impossible to get someone to do anything that is against their values ​​and will.

Step 3: Distinguish between your ‘trance voice’ and ‘normal speaking voice’

Use your different voices as an anchor. You condition your client with your trance voice, as it were. So make sure you make a separation between your normal talking voice and your trance voice. For example, your trance voice is probably lower and slower and you speak the words when you exhale. When you talk about the subconscious mind and subconscious things, you put on your trance voice . When you talk about consciousness and conscious matters, you put on your conversation voice .

Of course, this does not only apply during the hypnosis session, but also in advance, for example when you are talking about hypnosis. For example, you can explain, “Hypnosis is communicating with your subconscious and unconscious responses.” Start conversation-voice. ”First, there are conscious processes: you are aware of the sound of my voice, and of what I am saying. When I direct your attention to it, you are aware of the surface you are sitting on, or the sensation in your feet or hands. You are only aware of it when I direct your attention to it. “

Start trance voice. “In addition, there is your subconscious. Your subconscious is aware of everything at once. The colors of the walls and the floor, the other sounds and the deeper meanings in my words. The fact that you are now breathing is because your subconscious is doing that. . Also the beating of your heart, while your attention is focused on my voice. The same goes for all the blood chemistry in your body, and it balances your blood pressure. Also how you take in sound waves, and turn them into words and meanings, balancing your body and how you learned to talk and walk and eat as a child All I have to do now … is lower the level of my voice … and the pace of my voice, and it starts something interesting to happen, isn’t it? ”

how do you hypnotize someone

Prime that trance voice by always using it in interventions or when talking about the subconscious. Fraction between this trance voice and your normal talking voice. For example, fraction your voice while indicating the differences between the conscious and the subconscious: logic vs emotion, simultaneously vs sequence, sleep vs awake, feeling vs thinking, mind vs body, dreams vs thinking, intuition vs logic. It is important that you do not use your normal voice and normal seat when you want to put your client into a trance. So take the client to a different seat and put on a different voice. If you mix up those things, you can no longer communicate normally at other times.

Step 4: Go First!

Follow the ‘go first’ rule: first demonstrate the relaxation yourself, because you should already have built a connection (‘rapport’) with the other person in step 1, so that the other person will almost automatically feel the same as you feels.

“Look what I’m going to do: I’m going to relax my eyes and they can’t open anymore. I can test it. I don’t have to prove that they work and can be open, because they have been doing that all day long. And I know it’s stupid to have my eyebrows raised and lowered with my eyes closed, but it really feels great. I can then remove the relaxation and open my eyes again. ”

Step 5: Check carefully whether you already perceive trance signals in the client

Below is a list of signals that can indicate that your client is entering a trance. Feel free to also describe the trance signals to the client. Remember to do this with your trance voice! Also describe the trance characteristics the client is already experiencing at the time for added effect. You then make a powerful ‘loop’. So observe the following trance signals carefully:

  • relaxation in the face,
  • relaxation in the (facial) muscles,
  • delay of reflexes,
  • less exercise,
  • slowing of heart rate,
  • softening of muscles,
  • other eye movements (de-focusing, blinking, vibrating and / or closing),
  • pupil dilation,
  • eyes are softer and no longer focused because things are happening internally, and no longer in the external world,
  • automatic movements
  • wrist, neck, breathing faster,
  • symmetrical face,
  • fixed attention, visible in stagnant eyes,
  • faster, slower or no blinking (reduction of blink reflex),
  • (different) swallow,
  • less movements,
  • spastic movement,
  • skin color changes,
  • voice changes,
  • altered (slowed) breathing,
  • sense of time changes,
  • more passive answers.

Step 6: Create a Yes Set (Compliance)

You can create compliance in several ways. One way is to apply the witch-doctor effect. Another way is ‘pacing’: tell a number of things that are one hundred percent true in the client’s sensory experience.

This is also called ‘ Pacing current experience ‘. This is covered in the follow and lead article. These can also be questions, where the first questions have a high probability of a ‘yes’, and are built up from questions where it is normally a bit more challenging to get a ‘yes’.

  • You may hear the sounds in the background … and you may not …
  • You may be aware that we are in this room … with all these colored flowers …
  • Can you feel the seat under your butt?
  • Are your feet firmly on the ground?
  • Are you ready for a great hypnosis experience?
  • Do you hear a buzz around you?

If you’ve mentioned the above phrases for pacing the ‘current experience’  , you can gradually add leading phrases that lead to hypnosis. This is also called compound suggestions or the  piggyback technique : your suggestions for hypnosis hitch a ride on the truths you mentioned earlier. The full technique is covered in the follow and lead article.

  • We’re sitting here (fact) … You feel the chair beneath you (fact) … and you feel more relaxed already (suggestion leading you to hypnosis) …
  • Do you want to go into a trance?

Especially the last question is important here: “Do you want to be hypnotized?” With a ‘yes’, most of the work has already been done: wanting is very important for change.

Step 7: Take one or more suggestibility tests

Experiment with small assignments to see how suggestive the client already is. For example, let him suggest having a heavy encyclopedia and a very light balloon in one hand and see what happens. Is the client following you? More suggestibility tests can be found here.

Step 8: Talk a bit about the state you want to generate (in this example: relaxation)


  • “There are 2 types of relaxation: physical and mental. Physical relaxation: you can relax your muscles. Until you have just enough muscle tension left to stay in your chair and posture. So the muscles in your face relax, and the muscles in you. arms relax And the interesting thing is, while all that happens your breathing relaxes too I’m going to lift your arm Don’t help me with that Let me do all the lifting When I let go of your arm it falls off completely like a wet kitchen towel
    In addition, you have mental relaxation: I will count halfway through the relaxation exercise from 5 to 0, and with every number lower your mental relaxation is doubled.You don’t know how to do that, but your { pace something, for example smile on your face} just tells me that your relaxation will soon double as soon as I start.
  • “Enjoy the anticipation and expectation of what is to come, because you can start to anticipate something pleasant and surprising that is waiting for you and enjoy it. Take all the time you want.”
  • Talk about previous experiences of the state you want to reach. Because the client talks about this, she automatically returns to the emotion or state that belongs to that experience: she goes into a trance. Have you ever experienced {state}? / Have you ever been in a trance? Which technique did you use best for trance / {state}? Describe to me what you did. What happened? Do you experience it as the same as being awake or differently as being awake? ”
  • Also ask questions about experiences with this state: “Have you ever been so relaxed that you simply fell asleep completely automatically?” “Have you ever daydreamed? For example in class, where pleasant feelings can arise spontaneously, sometimes at the same time? Maybe your breathing will start to slow down. So your muscles can relax, while increasing a deep sense of comfort and peace … in your body. And you don’t have to think about how your muscles are relaxing, NOW, to know it’s happening … ”

Step 9: Use Milton Erickson’s “My voice goes with you” suggestion

When the client starts to go into a trance, you first install that the client continues to follow your voice. “… Because you know what it’s like to be completely relaxed, and at the same time can keep listening to what is being said to you … My voice goes with you.”

I want you to go back to a time when you were a little kid, and my vote goes with you. My voice will become the voices of your parents, your friends, your teachers and all the other people it needs to become so that it remains consistent with your experience. My voice will become the whispering wind as it tells you the secrets of the trees, the secrets of Nature, the secrets of Life itself. You could hear my voice in the wind, in the rustle of the leaves, or you could hear the wind itself, or the sounds around you as you experience your daily life. And when you hear it, listen! You are learning. And you are going to continue learning just that way and making the connections that will give your subconscious the freedom to support you in all of those things … That’s right, you are learning.

Step 10: Absorb the attention

This may be naturally occurring right now. If not, you can tell the client to focus on a point, for example, or your voice. Note: this requires enormous concentration from the client.

Step 11: Avoid the critical factor

Use the article on bypassing the critical factor to distract the conscious brain so that the gates to the subconscious can open wide.

Step 12: Give some initial instructions for relaxation (a subconscious response)

how do you hypnotize someone

  • You don’t have to do anything at all, except relax and listen to my voice.
  • Your body knows exactly how to relax.
  • You can imagine how hard you can squeeze your fists until you can’t squeeze them any tighter, right? Can you also imagine how much you can relax your hands until they cannot relax further? You want to be that relaxed if you want to relax your eye muscles. So when your eyes close and stay closed, you act like you can’t open them, and in that process, you go into a trance.
  • You know it’s easy to relax your eyes. Remember a day that was very hard, after which it was very easy and nice to close your eyes.
  • And I don’t know if that deep relaxation of the muscles is started first in your shoulders, or maybe in your arms.
    And feel how that relaxation extends to your {body parts, including fingertips}
    Now go with your attention to the back of your neck and feel how your neck muscles carry your head and realize how heavy your head can feel at times, maybe now, from all those words you let in.
  • I want you to feel, as you listen to me, and as you feel {pace}, that you are relaxing, now.
  • If the client hasn’t closed its eyes yet, you can say, “As your desire to develop {desired states} grows, I invite you to be free to just close your eyes.” Meanwhile, with your arms outstretched, also gesture from high to low to visually close the eyes.
  • I wonder if your eyes can close, now … If your eyes want to close now (help with your arms too) … Then it’s totally okay. And if they aren’t closed now, they normally end closed, aren’t they?
  • If your eyes aren’t closed, they usually end up closed, aren’t they? Okay.
  • Close, tight, stiff and tight together. More and more locked. Right. Keep them tight together.
  • Imagine that you can no longer open your eyes when you actually can. So pretend while you can.
  • So feel free to close your eyes, because with your eyes closed, it becomes so much easier to go in, and notice that relaxation begins to form, which is a feeling that allows your subconscious to best express itself.
  • And in case they don’t close, they usually close a few moments later, isn’t that true?
  • Close your eyes and relax the muscles around your muscles until they are so relaxed you cannot open them. Relax them completely and completely. Relax them completely and completely. Relax them completely and completely. And hold on to that relaxation, because as long as you hold on to that relaxation, your eyes will stay stuck. And try it, but they will stay closed as long as you stick to that relaxation.
  • Let your eyes relax completely, relax soo much to the point where you are sure that the eye muscles are no longer working. And when you are sure that they no longer work because they are simply wonderfully relaxed, you test them: you try to open them, but you cannot because they are wonderfully relaxed. No matter how hard you try, your eyes will stay closed.
  • Can those eyes stay closed while your comfort continues to deepen, just as deep as when you sleep? And that comfort continues more and more, so you prefer not to try to open your eyes … or try … to find out that it doesn’t work.
  • Drum gently with your hand or your foot to the rhythm of your breathing (the coach can also drum on the client’s breath).

Step 13: Let the client become aware of his trance signals and other changes (Non Awareness Set)

how do you hypnotize someone

  • Did you know that your breathing has slowed? So something in you has calmed your breathing outside of your consciousness. I wonder what else it’s going to do that you won’t be aware of. How did you accomplish that particular involuntary response?
  • How did you know how to get your hands wrinkled. How did you know which finger to move in which way? Your hand clearly knew, but you didn’t.
  • Were you aware that that foot is tapping? If no: how interesting is it to observe that there are many processes that you are not aware of? Then I wonder what else you are not aware of. For example: did you know that your breathing has changed?
  • How do you feel AT THIS MOMENT (about this)? How do you know that?
    Did you know beforehand that you were going to {name something else about your pacet}?
  • Isn’t that unusual and interesting, how your breathing can change without you being aware of it?
  • How did you know that was just the right thing to do to get into a trance? How did you know you {pace the client’s experience or response} before doing something important?
  • I’m very curious what that {pace} means … {name of the client}.
  • Which part of your body wants to be next to feel that {state}?
  • Are you aware that you are somewhat tense here? I wonder, you weren’t aware of that tension there, but it was there and you were unaware of it until I mentioned it. And I wonder what more things you are unaware of until I mention it.
  • How does your poor feel? At first you weren’t aware of that? Isn’t that interesting?
  • That means that relaxation has already entered deeply. Correct yes. Feel how naturally it happens. Let it happen naturally.

Step 14: Extending the relaxation further (including use of metaphors / visualization)


  • We focus on our breathing. I want to ask you to take a deep breath in and out. Take a gentle breath deep into your stomach.
  • And sit or lie down comfortably. Your hands and feet in a comfortable place.
  • (Modal operator of possibility) It could just be that your upper body relaxes further. Your neck can relax and your shoulders can relax.
  • You may notice that your legs and arms are getting heavier and heavier and heavier.
  • Your legs are getting heavier and heavier … And you relax more and more. Not because I say so, but because you want it yourself / because it is. Not because I say so, but because you want to experience what it is like.
  • While you become calmer and calmer, and can get deeper and deeper into that relaxation.
  • Follow your breathing. And every time you breathe, you can relax even more deeply.
  • Feel your tension dissipate.
  • Your arms become loose and relaxed, like a rag doll.
  • You could picture yourself relaxing in a bed.
  • You can see yourself walking down the steps of a beautiful staircase (this is also possible with a lift), safe and comfortable. Walk down, and with every step you take you will feel more relaxed and you can go deeper.
    10 deeper down
    9 getting deeper and more relaxed
    8 deeper
    7 increasingly relaxed
    6 notice that you feel yourself sinking into your chair
    5 getting deeper down
    4, 4, 4, 5, 88, 190, 7, 5, 4, (this is ambiguity)
    3, very relaxed
    2, 1, last step
    Imagine that you are now going all the way through the center of the zero, all the way to nothingness. Completely relaxed.
  • (Cause and effect) Every time I touch you on your shoulder like this (touch), you go deeper into a trance. And deeper (touch) and deeper (touch).
  • The deeper you go, the better you feel, and the better you feel, the deeper you go (this is a ‘loop’).
  • Relax your body as deeply as possible. Deeper and deeper. More and more relaxed with each exhalation. With each exhalation you simply let go a little more than before.
  • Let it go completely.
  • We will now continue per body part, one by one, deep relaxation, complete and complete, deep and intense.
  • Feel all the tension sink through the floor.
  • Breathe naturally.
  • Feel how peaceful you are, and feel those feelings of calm, feeling still, feeling really good. Think of a raindrop, resting on a leaf.
  • Open your eyes slowly (to start adding fractionation: open and close your eyes). Turn your face to the ceiling and look at it. Allow your eyes to get so tired that they really want to close. Allow your eyes to relax even more deeply. All the way. Until they close completely by themselves. Let your eyes get more and more tired with each breath.
  • Relax your eyes. Relax your face. Let your facial muscles soften completely, in a peaceful and relaxed expression, as if you were falling asleep right now, right now. Relax your whole body. Send a great wave of relaxation through your entire body, completely relaxing your muscles. Through your tongue … Through your jaw … Through your cheeks … The muscles that surround your eyes … The back of your head … To the back of your neck … To your shoulders … To your arms … And let this relaxed feeling travel further down …
  • Send wave after wave of relaxation through your body, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes to your fingertips.
  • Allow yourself to relax further with each breath, going deeper with each breath.
  • Imagine that all your muscles are weak, heavy and comfortable … Simply let go. Simply let go. Let gravity do the work and pull your shoulders down and relax.
  • The coach can spell a number of words. This also strengthens the trance.
  • Imagine getting into relaxation twice as deep with every number I count. Double the relaxation with every count. Starting from now on.
  • You relax even more, and even more until you can no longer. And then you relax even more.
  • In a moment I will touch your shoulder / forehead and then you will double your relaxation. (Tap shoulder). Double the relaxation. And in a little while I will do it again and you will double it again, and even while you might think it can go even further, you will now double your relaxation again.
  • Now that you are completely relaxed, you can just imagine that your breathing is even calmer and soothing for you. And as you do that, you will find yourself sinking even deeper.
  • The harder you try, the deeper you go.
  • You can really enjoy the ability to turn things off within and to go deep asleep.
  • Feel the contact points between you and the surface. It is as if you are lying on the beach and you sink into the beach.
  • Now we deepen that relaxation 10 times more. You just have to want it, and it can be done very easily.
  • One of my friends is very good at this sort of thing. He didn’t understand how he did that, but he allowed his imagination to run wild and go on a trip. All kinds of adventures …
  • Imagine that your body is wrapped in a warm blanket of relaxation, and how soon your thoughts will … want … dream.
  • … Even if I stop st …
  • You have your consciousness. It does things. You also have UNCONSCIOUSNESS, DEBBIE, is a State of mind. (Here is an embedded command, subliminal influence )
  • Let go of everything, feel how every muscle relaxes.
  • Some more examples of metaphors : “Have you ever seen … water … Have you seen the rain … And a drop of water … on a leaf in the rain … while on the leaf slowly a makes way down … all the way down … and it lingers … and it lingers … until it falls … into a trance … “Relax your muscles. Let them melt right through the ground. Feel your arms grow heavy and tight, as if glue were pouring over your hands.
  • Take another very deep and calm breath. With every breath in and out your body relaxes completely, and with every breath you feel how you relax further and deeper. And feel how relaxing energy flows throughout your body and you feel how you feel safe and warm.

In The Journey is to use a handy tool hypnotic there is also visualized a thermometer. On this the client can read on what feeling he / she is now and how strong that feeling is. The great thing about this tool is that it gives the client extra control. The client can turn the thermometer up or down one degree.

We now have intense relaxation, now it is time for (post) hypnotic suggestions

The question ‘how do you hypnotize someone’ has been answered almost completely. There is more to it than that. Now that you’ve put the client into hypnosis, you can do several things:  for example, you can install positive outcomes, features, and suggestions (read this article now).

You can also perform a formal intervention while someone is in a trance. For example, you can use any NLP technique . The conscious communication with the client is then replaced with unconscious communication. For example, a verbal ‘yes’ of six-step reframing is replaced with: ‘In a moment you feel your hand on your lap and then the new choices are generated.’

So leave this article for a while for this step , and in any case also look at the extra tips for when your client is in a trance. They follow below.

Tips for during the trance

trance tips

Here are tips for when your client is in a trance. This is a key moment in a coaching session, if you have chosen to use trance.

  • Here too, vagueness from the Milton Model  can ensure that you match the client’s perception more strongly, as opposed to using specific instructions. For example, when you are working on a visualization, go through all possible options: “Maybe something is said, maybe something is written, maybe you hear the words, maybe you feel the words, maybe you see the words in your mind. is going to meet someone, maybe it’s someone you know, maybe it’s a fantasy character or maybe it’s a person you’ve met before. ” Or, use unspecified verbs or unreferenced statements to apply vagueness: “Learn what you brought this day, and use them in the future.”
  • Regularly mention the client’s name in between hypnotic sentences.
  • As the client exhales, speak for a deep match and to deepen the trance further.
  • A good session is interactive and uses the client’s answers. So stay focused on your client and keep listening to what he or she is saying, even though you may become very relaxed with your practice.
  • Provide smooth transitions between the different steps of your exercise. You achieve this with causal modeling (follow and lead technique) .
  • Avoid the word “get”, but use “strengthen / develop”. Otherwise, the client thinks he or she does not yet have the relevant state.
  • The states you treat must be intense and pure.
  • See interruptions or moments when the client goes off-topic as opportunities for utilization: “Yes tell me more about it!”
  • In any case, use utilization with sounds that arise in the environment: ‘All the sounds around you help you to go deeper into a trance.’
  • TOTE: test, or always check if your assumptions are correct: “Nod your head when you are completely there.” Why gamble on with the exercise when you can just ask for feedback on when is the right time?
  • Bring words to life by incorporating the meaning into the tonality and emphasize important / hypnotic words.
  • Repeat sections where you perceive the client to respond strongly, and do so slowly. Repetition is highly hypnotic.
  • Use a rhythm for your voice. Let this rhythm come from your body.
  • Preferably use a calm voice.
  • To stay in touch with the client, say “My voice goes with you.”
  • As soon as something negative happens: distract to something else. For example, “That’s right, that person has done mean things to you. this is the perfect opportunity to fix this. In another room is a special person who is with you and who will help you. Now that you are in the privacy of your own mind, You can realize that you have  the power. Get a cage and put it in it. How do you feel now? How do you find yourself regaining control? “
  • Put in a pre-frame at the beginning . For example: “Something very important is about to happen. An important message has been waiting for you for a long time. Your subconscious has something to teach you … You are going to meet something or someone. Something or someone is waiting for you. You don’t know what yet. ”
  • Use presuppositions  in visualizations to create a suitable place for discoveries to take place: “You are now in this safe, interesting and special place. What’s the first thing you see? ”
  • Make sure you are in line with the client’s preferred representation system. If you don’t know what the client’s preferred system is, at least you can deploy them all. For example with the message in a visualization, or when something is written or said in the visualization. For example, when something negative happens in the client’s visualization, or when no message is presented, or when nothing happens. Then you can try all kinds of things, and start playing with symbols and possibly meaningful messages:
    – Walk around {object in visualization}. Something is written on it, what is written on it?
    – Touch the wall. You can feel something written in it.
    – What’s the texture? Whats the temperature? So it’s warm and coarse. Are you surprised that it was warm and coarse? No. So you knew it would be warm and coarse. Yes. How did you know it was going to be hot and coarse?
  • To make the changes take effect for the long term, use conditioning instead of one-time programming. So repeat and test your installations, after which you let the client execute a future pace. Then the client can work independently on his goal in the future.
  • Also use all previously learned techniques. For example, use the different storytelling techniques such as ‘nested loops from a metaphorical story’ . Also use touch and / or anchors. When it is a quick, unexpected intervention or when the exercise in question does not require the client to close his or her eyes, maintain strong eye contact while performing the intervention.

This way you get your client out of trance again

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The client has made full contact with his or her resources through trance. Beautiful! Now is the time to gently turn this state into a neutral state. In other words, we take the client out of trance. You can read how to do that here.

Let the client make one last statement from the state in which he is

“Speak your thoughts from within.”
Only then will you completely break State.

Completely out of the hypnosis practice and into the now

  • Now, once you are ready to slowly come back, you may nod.
  • slowly, very slowly we go back (anticipation builder). Take it slowly so that you can also enjoy the way back, and further and further back, until you feel how you sit, or how you lie, and in a minute, not yet, I count….
  • And so with one beat at a time … but not yet … I count back again … from 1 … to 10 … and you wake up more and more with every number … and later at 10 I say ‘clear and fresh’ and at that moment you can then you open your eyes again, and then you feel fresh and wonderful … and the rest of the day … and every day … you feel that inner strength … that helps you … to do that … what you want to do … then you just come back, simply wake up, you feel refreshed, relaxed, alert, aware, calm and just fantastically present in this space. So let’s DO that NOW. Ready to go in …
  • 1 You feel in touch with the chair …
  • Know that you can rely on yourself …
  • You feel wonderfully fantastic.
  • 3 from head to toe you feel perfect in every way. Physically perfect, mentally perfect, emotionally calm and serene.
  • Your eyes feel sparkly and clear.
  • there are much nicer things you might dream about.
  • It’s like everything seems to come back and you wake up after a perfect night of sleep. You know you had a perfect night’s sleep. As you wake up, everything in you seems to be renewed and refreshed.
    And your subconscious mind is processing everything it has absorbed in you, and you are ready to have fun learning the exciting discoveries that await you as you (specific case).
  • 4 you already feel that you are coming back from that relaxation.
  • more and more alert.
  • You start to start your body a little, to stretch a little.
  • Take a deep breath.
  • And you really shouldn’t open your eyes until you are completely re-energized, re-energized, re-energized, refreshed, fully alert and aware, with a real sense of optimism about where the future you will take you.
  • 5 The feeling in your fingers returns.
  • You can feel your eyes lighten.
  • Your fingers can move again.
  • Move your toes and your fingers, take a nice deep breath.
  • 6 Notice the energy is coming back. You get more and more energy in your body.
    Take a deep breath, feel your lungs fill with oxygen.
    Lungs clean, throat is clean, head is clear, mind is clear.
  • 7 Your jaws can move again.
  • 8 Take another deep breath in and out. Then the image dissolves and you realize that you are here in a space with others, and then come back to the here and now at your own pace.
  • Imagine having a bucket of ice-cold water eaten all over you.
  • 9 in a moment (!) I am going to touch your shoulder / snap my fingers, after which you are awake and ready to do and explore, develop and etc.
  • 10 clear and fresh, (wink) eyes open clear and fresh, and just feel awake, refreshed, relaxed, alert, full of energy, simply fantastic!
  • You come back with your entire personality intact, completely online, with the changes you have made unconsciously, and eager to get started on …
  • Take a deep breath, fill your lungs with oxygen. Your lungs are clean, your throat is clean, your head is clear, your mind is clear. Freedom.
  • Congratulations, well done!
  • Completely back in this space, the here and now.
  • Hi (shake hand), welcome back. You did a great job.
  • Stretch out,
  • Feel your back against the chair.
  • Always feel where your breathing is in your body.

Tips for your hypnosis skills

In the step-by-step plan in this article, you have knowledge of a number of techniques for hypnosis:

  1. The most important one is that you work a lot with presuppositions  (‘It is not the question whether you can go into hypnosis …’),
  2. You are continuously calibrating the client .
  3. Following and leading  is very emphatic in almost every step you take: you continuously use language with which you are not mismatching: ‘Perhaps …’ An expression of following and leading is, for example, when you calibrate that the client is not on something responds: “Even if you don’t … Or not … And both is good.” See the associated article for all linguistic forms of follow and lead.
  4. All techniques from the Milton Model  are discussed.
  5. You say what you are going to do and you do what you say.
  6. Use the qualities of your voice: speak in waves, without pauses. A perfect moment to speak is always during the exhalation of the client.
  7. You constantly breathe with the client. This is a reporting skill.
  8. Finally, in hypnosis use is made of anticipation builders:  ‘You will calm … Not (too) quickly … want to go into a trance’

Hypnosis scripts to cover specific themes

how do I hypnotize someone

Are you looking for hypnosis scripts for specific themes? Good news: The American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH) has specific hypnosis scripts on its website for a variety of different situations. Click here to go to the scripts.

This article has a logical continuation: also read these 2 hypnosis articles

In any case, read our other articles about giving hypnotic suggestions and giving post-hypnotic suggestions first.  These articles are the logical continuation of this article. In these two articles you will learn to give hypnotic suggestions. This is important!

How do you hypnotize someone? Closing

Bring the client to a neutral frame of mind, and then perform a future pace . Then your coaching session is completely over! With this we have answered your question ‘how do you hypnotize someone’ satisfactorily! 

Continue reading (best hypnosis recommendations)

Finally, purchase the book ‘My voice goes with you’. This book contains amusing anecdotes of the most original ways in which Milton Erickson used hypnosis. 

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Hello! Thanks for reading these articles. My intention is to make happiness as simple and clear as posssible. By the way, excuse my English. I am not a native English speaker since I live in Amsterdam. Much appreciated if you use the comments to make suggestions on my grammar. See ya in another blogpost!