This week’s free hypnosis training explains how to use technology to hypnotize someone.
The first thing you’ll want to do is find your perfect volunteers. In short, the more somnambulists you can find, the better. Somnambulists will have the best reactions to your commands and create the most laughs within your audience.
One of the easiest ways to find somnambulists while weeding out possible fakers is to perform mass hypnosis as mentioned in this blog.
Once your somnambulists are on stage, congratulations, you’ve done most (if not all) of the hard work.
The idea behind getting somnambulists on stage is to ensure most (if not all) your volunteers react to whatever induction or routine you perform.
A good way to test this, is to perform a group induction to see if they all drop.
If so, perfect!
If not, spend a moment on the person(s) who didn’t immediately react and hypnotize them individually. Sometimes one or two volunteers just need a helpful nudge.
Assuming you’ve conducted an induction similar to that taught in HypnoKick’s Stage Hypnosis Training, you shouldn’t have to worry about kicking anyone off stage. Simply perform a basic direct re-induction if they don’t go under with the rest.
This is a golden nugget taken from a few sources:
- I was initially inspired by my friend/colleague Hypnotist Chris Jones who would type “Sleep” into people’s phones and have individuals read that to themselves to hypnotize them
- Almost three years ago I typed “Sleep” into my own phone and showed it to a stage full of college students during my Welcome Week Hypnosis show and, upon reading it, they all dropped.
As a hypnosis teacher who walks their talk, I wanted to step away from duplicating a friend’s induction and develop my own version. I did so by using the “unique routine creation process” taught in HypnoKick’s Stage Training.
In short, after you find your somnambulists, get them on stage & re-induce them, feel free to go about whatever routine you had planned. The idea behind “FaceTime Hypnosis” is to use FaceTime as another re-induction.
I’ll often wait until volunteers are all sitting in their chairs after a routine before asking an audience member to quickly FaceTime anyone outside the show venue. This could be a family member, friend, colleague or whoever they think will be available/willing to take part.
I wait until someone in the audience has successfully contacted someone, then promptly take that person’s phone & will say something along the lines of:
“Hi there Charlotte, I’m Hypnotist Jon Wayes & I’m hypnotizing your daughter’s/friend’s/colleague’s classmates as part of their Welcome Week entertainment. Everyone say ‘Hi’ to Charlotte.”
I’ll proceed to show Charloette to my volunteers, enabling my volunteers to see Charlotte as well. When my volunteers see Charlotte, they’ll say “Hi” and Charlotte may say “Hi” back or simple not know how to react.
I’ll then instruct, “Charlotte, I need a favor. On the count of 3 I need you to say a word that will hypnotize them. I’m going to tell you what the word is, are you ready?”
At this point I’ll usually walk a few feet or yards away from the volunteers so they can’t hear me as well. When Charlotte’s ready, I’ll remove the microphone from my face and whisper “Sleep” into the student’s phone.
After making sure Charlotte knows the magic word, I’ll make sure she sees my volunteers as I put the microphone just below the phone’s speaker. I’ll prep the induction with, “Alright everyone, look at Charlotte. She has an important message for you. Charlotte, give your message in 1…2…3!”
As you can imagine, the mass re-induction often causes a gasp or chuckle from the audience as the phone is handed back to its rightful owner.
This week’s video demonstrates how to perform FaceTime Hypnosis…
Assuming all your volunteers are somnambulists, this induction should be flawless. If, however, there’s a volunteer not fully affected, simply perform it again as shown in the demonstration above. As you may be able to tell by now, this is more of a re-induction technique than an “initial induction” technique.
Don’t be fooled though. As students I’ve mentored know, understanding how to read someone’s body language can tell you how easily they’d be hypnotized via FaceTime for their first time. What inductions do you enjoy performing? Have you created any unique ones & if so, what are they? I’d love to read your responses in the comments below!
When set up properly (especially with some theatrical anticipation), this plays BIG. I’ve impressed small rooms of 100-200 students as well as 3-tier theaters with this. I’ve had students, organizers and agents alike tell me this was one of the most unique things they’ve seen (because many hypnotists still perform cliche inductions).While this induction was inspired by my unique-routine-creation process, I never included it in the home training I taught the process in.
This was because (1) I wanted to test it more, (2) I like keeping certain inductions/routines/ideas to myself to keep my tour ever-evolving for my clients and (3) I want a handful of golden nuggets to provide those who come to me for personal consultations or mentorships. So consider this a free mini creative consultation!
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