How to Hypnotize Someone Using Conversational Hypnosis Learning how to hypnotize someone can be a powerful tool that can help you in sales and in personal training or coaching or if you just want to hypnotize a friend. What you must first understand is how the human mind works, and the difference between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind. The first phase of hypnosis, known as induction, involves getting the subject completely comfortable and relaxed so they can let go of their physical and analytical, or conscious mind, than through conversational hypnotherapy or story telling, where you subtly drop in hints and suggestions, you are able to tap into their sub consciousness and influence their self image and unconscious habits, as well as their interpretation of language and much more. The more this is done, the more it sinks in and becomes a normal part of the person’s life. However, technically the subject has to allow this to happen and it can never be forced or done with straight commands; it must be subtle. If it’s forced or if you command someone, the relaxation is broken and the conscious filters prevent the hypnosis process. The following steps only teach you how to put someone into a state of hypnosis. The suggestions you give them depends on your desired goal, whether it’s to help them relieve stress, influence them to do something; it could be anything. It’s all up to you. Using scripts is helpful. You could also undergo hypnosis yourself and use your experience, and there are many free hypnosis session videos on YouTube.com you could use suggestions that are used there provided you do not use them professionally without permission. For induction, you need to start by getting your subject relaxed by asking them to lie down, let go of their worries, and perhaps just concentrate on a spot or object on the wall. Using visualization techniques, like softly asking them to imagine they are on a boat or on a beach or about to take a warm bath can be helpful. Next, all you have to do is to continue to speak with your subject in a very calm and relaxed manner and you will be able to softly plant your suggestions into the subject’s subconscious to have a desired effect. It’s best to use a script where you sound like you’re telling a story or describing something and subtly conveying the message you want to send, rather than make direct statements such as “you need to relax.” Give examples and sprinkle in occasionally words and messages as though they are embedded in your story. Think of how a song might have some specific messages, but the singer doesn’t come right out and say it, he or she conveys it. Also, your environment is important. Make sure it is uncluttered, dimly lit, and conducive to relaxation. Having photos and images of nature is a good idea. Also, you want your subject reclined, but not lying down, which will cause them to fall asleep and they will be unable to absorb your suggestions. A trance like state is what you’re aiming for, not total sleep – although hypnosis is a good tool to help people with sleeping problems. Ask your subject to take 10 deep breaths while counting aloud and tell them calmly to relax and forget about all there tensions. Using mental images of props, such as telling the subject there is a bucket at the bottom of his/her feet, that all his/her tensions are draining into it is a common technique used by professionals. Once you sense that your subject is genuinely relaxed, tell him or her that he/she is at the very top of a staircase, and is going to take a slow walk down it. Tell the subject there is a landing at the bottom and there are a total of 10 steps to the bottom, and that he/she should walk down it. Ask the subject if they would be more comfortable if you were to walk down with them. Say that with each of the 10 steps, the subject is slowly falling deeper into relaxation. While the subject is descending down the staircase, they should be in a trance like state and open to even more suggestions without the conscious mind being aware enough to interfere with the data processing. Tell them when they have reached the bottom of the stairs, helium filled balloons will be attached to their wrists and describe the sensation of the balloons lifting their wrists into the air. Continue with the story telling technique, as the subconscious mind is more open to images and ideas rather than commands. If the subject is truly in a trance-like state, your suggestions will become a part of their inner world. Near the end of the session you should suggest to them that if they snap their fingers, touch their wrist, or recall a certain key word, they can return to this relaxed state. To take them out of hypnosis, just tell them you are going to count to 10 and once you reach that number they will be wide awake and aware of their surroundings. If you become a master at embedding subliminal messages during what sounds consciously like normal conversation and storytelling, you can learn how to hypnotize someone almost immediately. Many people remember the story in the news of the man in Italy who hypnotized a clerk so that the man was able to rob his cash register. There are certain times of the day when everyone is in a hypnotic state and can be susceptible to suggestions. For example, when a person’s brainwave patterns are in an alpha, theta, or delta mood, such as during daydreaming, watching a movie they are engrossed in, awakening from sleep, or driving, you can plant hypnotic suggestions without them even knowing it. They will walk away later assuming that there’s a new idea in their mind and that it’s their own idea. This is how propaganda works, especially, with television and carefully crafted speeches by powerful people who wish to influence people. Hypnotic techniques used to connect with a person’s subconscious can be extremely powerful, especially in the hands of a charismatic or influential person. Winston Churchill, John F Kennedy and Adolph Hitler where three of the most influential leaders of our times that used conversational hypnosis techniques. Unfortunately, Hitler’s intent was not for the good of everyone, but for megalomaniacal goals. If people say that are you are unusually calm or that they find you to be relaxing to be around, or that you have a soothing voice, you might make an excellent professional hypnotherapist. It’s best to get professional training at a community college.