This week’s free hypnosis training lesson explains what type of hypnotic inductions you should use and why.
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***Short vs Long***
Short inductions are often synonymous with Street-style hypnosis. Whether executing true cold-approach street hypnosis or hosting 1-on-1 demonstrations pre/post show with individuals, short inductions are usually easier to perform.
Rapid/Snap (aka short) inductions are easily implemented in Street Hypnosis because you’re normally only inducing one person at a time. In turn, that one person is solely focused on you and your directions, meaning anytime you tap their head, shake their hand or execute your preferred rapid induction, it’ll be most effective.
Of course, while one rapid induction may not work on the person, another might, so don’t give up if your first attempt falls through. Move onto a different snap induction until you find one that suits that specific volunteer.
Either way, you’re only dealing with one person, so watching their reaction will tell you where they are in the process mentally, enabling you to accommodate them as required (directly and easily).
Long inductions, however, are most often incorporated into comedy stage hypnosis. Reason being, you have so many people on stage, there’s a lot you have to factor in.
One of the volunteers may be completely open and willing to get hypnotized and therefore easily induced, while another is a bit skeptical or hesitant, meaning they will require a bit more effort.
The use of long (5-10+ minutes) inductions, is to help better ensure most of the volunteers on stage are more or less on the same page mentally.
Since different types of people will think, process, interpret and react to your directions differently, stage hypnotists utilize long inductions to help get as many of their volunteers into the same state of mind as possible.
This is part of why you’ll see some hypnotists kick certain volunteers off their stage, because that person’s clearly not on the same level as the others. This could be for any number of reasons (over analyzing, anxious, self conscience, etc).
This doesn’t mean that person can’t be hypnotized, this is actually the perfect example to use as a segue into the next part of this lesson.
There are of course exceptions to the above information.
Take the person who was kicked off stage for example. Let’s say they’re secretly self conscience on stage in front of a bunch of people. Meeting back up with them for a post-show demonstration may prove beneficial.
Either they will be more calm with less eyes watching them and drop deeply with another long induction or they may only require a rapid induction with the new comfort they have being off stage.
Interestingly, I’ve attempted rapid inductions during street hypnosis demonstrations and not all volunteers drop with a rapid induction. Some, like the lady with ADHD I hypnotized in a college lobby, required a bit more effort as far as the induction and description of the phenomena I wanted her to experience.
By giving her that personal 1-on-1 attention in private, I was able to both hypnotize her within under 10 minutes and make her believe her hand was stuck to the couch we were sitting on.
Additionally, I’ve hosted stage hypnosis shows at schools where most of the volunteers were natural somnambulists & dropped within the first 3-5 minutes.
This is part of why I teach some body language reading in HypnoKick’s home-study trainings because most of what you need to know (as far as how hypnotized your volunteer is) will show in their body language. When I train students in person, I go much deeper into detail so they can tell the difference between a hypnotized individual and a faker.
Lastly, once stage hypnosis volunteers have been successfully induced once, hypnotists will refer to a plethora of entertaining re-inductions. From the sleep gun to the no touch (stare) induction, rapid inductions can be easily implemented after the initial long induction, as volunteers have been properly conditioned to respond accordingly.
This week’s video demonstration shows how I implement long vs short inductions…
Long story short (unintentional pun), short inductions are most often related to Street Hypnosis while long inductions usually correlate to stage hypnosis.
There are, as with many things in life, exceptions to each depending on the reactions of your volunteer(s) as you demonstrate with them.
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