This week’s free hypnosis training lesson teaches you the power of Waking Hypnosis.
Waking Hypnosis is your ability to achieve a hypnotic state of trance with (and response from) someone without the traditional eyes-closed induction.
Much like regular hypnosis, there are different ways this can be achieved. For example, multiple people have reported being hypnotized during the YouTube episode Mind Controlling Jayus without intending to be.
Because those individuals were listening and watching intently & fully engaged as I put Jayus into a relaxed trance, they found themselves affected by the laughing command I gave Jayus before she woke out of trance.
This is similar to the indirect hypnosis some people experience when the Hypnotist gives someone else a command but they themselves respond because they’re in a similar head space.
This week’s lesson, however, will cover my personal go-to approach for Waking Hypnosis (using a clip from my Decade Mashup YouTube episode). Keep in mind, one of the main factors in my approach is my voice.
Because I’m naturally monotone (“B Monotone as I was informed years ago by a Music Instructor), people find my tone of voice naturally calming.
Even if you don’t have a natural B Monotone voice, it won’t hurt to practice a regular monotone voice to add as a tool to your hypnobelt 😉
Part 1) Psychological Tests: The way I view it, just about every demonstration done with hypnosis is a psychological test. I stack my commands from basic relaxation to induced stuck feelings and information amnesia. The purpose behind all these is to see how in tune with their minds those I’m hypnotizing truly are. After all, Person A may react well to command 1 and 2 but not at all to command 3. Person B, however, may react to literally every command I give them. It doesn’t make Person A any less of a quality volunteer, though (in terms of comedy stage hypnosis) I would automatically pick on Person B for an intricate demonstrations. That’s because Person B is likely a somnambulist. When your volunteer is able to naturally tap into their creative mind and turn your commands into their ultimate reality (for the duration of your demonstration/show), you’re likely to have outstanding success with them regardless of what you commands you give them. For this reason, I have a flow I created for my stage shows that helps me weed out jokers & those not fully in-tune with themselves. What I’m left with is usually a somnambulist like Caitlyn from this week’s video demonstration. She responded to all my basic commands as if they were her genuine realty.
Step 2) Eye Contact: Once I have Caitlyn hanging off my every word after several successful demonstrations, it’s time to help her tune in. As you’ll hear (and see) in the video demonstration below, I ask her to look at me. It’s like the idea of looking into the serpent’s eyes. You become hypnotized with fear (except I’m not trying to scare her). I’m simply trying to capture her full attention. By having her fully visually focused on me, she’ll become more focused on what I’m saying.
Step 3) Monotone Communication: In the same way music can change your mood, your tone can provoke certain feelings within someone. You’ll notice shortly after requesting her to focus on me, my tone changes. I lower the volume at which I speak, the speed at which I say words and the tone in which I say them. This change causes Caitlyn to become calm and hyper-focused on what I say. By speaking slower and more monotone, I draw her attention into the elongated reality I’m trying to convey to her. I speak at a low, slow and steady pace, keeping her where I want her (partially hypnotized by both my gaze and story).
Step 4) Questioning: One of the easiest ways to ensure Caitlyn’s on track with the illusions I’m painting as her reality is to incorporate questions. By asking her if my explanations make sense, she has to respond. Because of the earlier tests, I know she’s a somnambulist. Additionally, because she begins heavily focusing on my eyes/voice when instructed, it’s clear she’s fully tuned into me and buying into the illusion I’m creating for her. My asking her questions could be considered a “safety net” to ensure my efforts aren’t going to waste assuming she says “Yes” or nods her head.
Step 5) Body Language: There’s a phrase I love using when teaching people how to read others, “Watch their words, listen to their body”. Since most communication is non-verbal, it’s always good to learn how to read body language. As you’ll see in the video demonstration below, Caitlyn goes from answering simple questions with a basic “Yes” or “No” before no longer talking. There comes a point when she calmly nods or shakes her head to answer questions. This was a major sign to me that I had her where I wanted her. She was following me deep down the psychological rabbit hole of a hypothetical reality by me doing nothing more than changing how I spoke with her. After clearly changed body language and a few verbal responses, I realize I could likely guide her deep into this rabbit hole. Yet, to ensure she leaves her first 1-on-1 hypnosis session still psychological and emotionally in tact, I choose to end her first “shattered reality” experience. Enjoy this week’s narrated video demonstration below…
Conducting simple psychological tests first will help you determine how likely the person will be to react to a waking hypnosis demonstration.
Having the person focus their eyes directly on your eyes will then help you capture their visual attention and, by what I believe to be natural default, their auditory attention.
Lower, calm and slow your speech. In combination with direct eye contact, this type of conversational change can easily create a hypnotic vibe to ensure they’re still on the same page as the one you’re creating for them.
Whether wanting to learn how to perform Waking Hypnosis in even greater detail via the Members Area or looking for a quick, easy and free way to learn basic hypnosis, you’ll be able to accomplish both here 🙂