This free hypnosis training lesson is all about your volunteer’s perception while hypnotized.
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***Types of Hallucinations***
There are two types of hypnotic hallucinations…
- Positive Hallucinations: This is the phenomenon where the hypnotized person is told to produce something imaginary. This could range from a small trinket or animal to something as large as a full-sized area such as a beach (ex: many hypnotists will hypnotize their stage volunteers to hallucinate small adorable animals that they can keep as pets).
- Negative Hallucinations: This is the polar opposite of the positive hallucination phenomenon where the hypnotized person no longer sees something specific such as an object or person within close proximity of themselves (ex: a great many hypnotists hypnotize their volunteers to either no longer see a specific person)
This is much simpler than most would think, as you simply tell your volunteer(s) what you would like them to see (positive) or what you want them to no longer see (negative).
I’ve seen many stage hypnosis volunteers freak out over seeing a hypnotist’s head float on stage, simply because the performer induced a negative hallucination making them unable to see the rest of the hypnotist’s body.
I’m sure there’s a number of aspiring/currently-in-training hypnotists wondering: How effective is this?
The reports I’ve conducted/read myself from others have often concluded:
- The volunteer can still see everything but is using their imagination to the best of their ability.
- The volunteer experiences tunnel vision to only see the hypnotist’s head.
- The volunteer legitimately feels they’re looking at a floating hypnotist’s head.
How can you tell who experiences what? As with many lessons previously taught by HypnoKick, body language speaks volumes in terms of what someone is thinking/feeling. Here are a few basic guidelines:
- If the person is calm and relatively undisturbed, they may fall into the first type of volunteer described above.
- If they respond cautiously or disturbed, they likely fall into the second type of volunteer described.
- If their reaction is rapid, scared, surprised, overly impressed/happy or anything of the sort, there’s a highly probability they’re a fully engaged somnambulist which describes the third type of volunteer.
Many know, especially since the release of HypnoKick’s [New Age] Stage Hypnosis Training, I enjoy mixing new elements with old techniques. During the midst of a recent University show, inspiration struck when I claimed a student’s cell phone and I think you’ll enjoy the outcome (let me know in the comments below).
This week’s video demonstration shows how I made a phone float via hallucination…
Ultimately, the best way to determine how effective your hypnotic hallucination was for said volunteer experiencing it, would be to ask them after the show. This will provide you insight as to how they felt, if you need to include/discard a detail for your next performance, etc. The best way to ensure a positive experience for your volunteers (let alone future volunteers) is to follow up with as many of them as possible after each show!
What do you like/dislike about this routine? How would you incorporate it – let me know in the comments below.
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