Hypnosis includes self hypnosis or hypnotizing others. Auto-hypnosis on the other hand, is a form, process or result of hypnosis that is self induced. It mostly uses self-suggestion and hypnotizing other individuals through body language, informal language as well as suggestion techniques without the individual being aware of them. Hypnosis, basically is using mind technique on others for a range of reasons such as quitting smoking and so on.
Hypnosis is a state of consciousness that involves focused attention with reduced peripheral awareness and a larger capacity for mental capabilities and strength. While under the effects of hypnosis, a person can have heightened focus and concentration. It is usually preceded by ‘hypnotic induction’ techniques.
Learning to be a great hypnotist is not easy. There a range of techniques and skills one should know for hypnotizing another person and there are a few extremely important skills to master.
Maintaining eye contact
While hypnotizing someone ensure that you maintain constant eye contact. Eye contact provides further concentration while helping the person get into a trance state easily. You could stand in front of a mirror and practice eye contact techniques with yourself.
Build a rapport
Building a rapport with the one you are hypnotizing is essential. You need to create a comfortable and light rapport with person to ensure that he/she can easily rely upon you to share personal elements about his/her life. If you do not master this skill, the individual may start feeling awkward taking a longer time to let down his/her guard.
It is one of the most useful and important skills a hypnotist should know. Signal recognition is basically the ability to understand the events taking place during hypnosis and understand what the person under hypnosis is going through.
Hypnotic language foundation
Understanding and knowing the language of hypnosis is crucial. A hypnotist is required to use the right words to connect with the one who has agreed to be hypnotized. Staying away from negative elements is important. Shaping a conversation is the key.
Breaking down resistance
The critical skill that all hypnotists need to master is knowing when and how the person under hypnosis will react to various situations. Breaking down resistance allows to enter the new and unexplored areas of mind of the subject. Creating a hypnotic trance that will permit subjects to digest simple yet new ideas, thoughts and perceptions, which is a key skill for a hypnotist to master.
It refers to allowing the individual being hypnotized, to trust and understand you. It helps you enter the subconscious mind of the person and be able to interact well with him/her.