Secret Hypnosis Techniques Hypnosis techniques alter a person’s state of mind, tapping into the unconscious state of the brain to change behavior or bring forgotten memories to the surface. Normally, this is performed by a professional hypno-therapist, who uses hypnosis techniques that are generally used in most hypnosis sessions. There are differences in the exercises used and the length of time of these can be different for adults or children. Sometimes hypnosis sessions are conducted by more than one person. Post-hypnotic suggestion durations can last from a few days to a few months. This varies among patients. Hypnosis techniques mainly deals with suggestions given to the subconscious part of the mind. The conscious mind is ruled by reason and has the capability of sorting the suggestions that hypnosis techniques offers to it. There are physical and mental exercises included in the general hypnosis technique that will calm the conscious part of the mind, allowing the subconscious to come to the fore and begin functioning. To begin a session, verbal commands are given to the patient in order to start relaxing the body. This may happen within minutes, especially if the patient is not a first time patient. At this point, the body is perhaps in a deep state of relaxation. However, it is not quite ready to start letting the subconscious respond to the commands. Next, the patient is instructed to use visualization and mental images to not only relax them further, but to also reduce brain wave frequencies to achieve a deeper state of the mind. These steps make up what is called hypnotic induction and decide whether the patient experiences R.E.M or Rapid Eye Movement. Once this stage has been achieved, the patient’s subconscious is now open to suggestion. Post hypnotic suggestion is given once the subconscious has been tapped into. This can lead to a person being hypnotized much quicker with each session. The final stage is awakening the conscious mind once the work with the subconscious is through. This is a gradual phase that guides the subconscious back to sleep and wakes up the conscious take over again. It is an important hypnotic technique since it will guard against the patient experiencing a sudden change from the subconscious to the conscious, which could cause extreme discomfort to the patient. There are exceptions within the general hypnosis technique. Hypnosis that is self-induced tends to take longer for the person to reach the appropriate level. Making a recording of one-person sessions is an excellent way to find out what information your subconscious recalls, and they can also play the needed change exercises on a recorder and play them in order to induce the proper state. Since the majority of brain function in children is found mainly in the subconscious state, hypnosis procedure can vary when conducted with children. In this case, signals in the form of physical contacts are very important, especially near the conclusion of a session.