Archive for December, 2014

30 Days of Hypnosis: Day 9

What is the most important characteristic you look for in a hypnotist or subject?

Since this is a question that is essentially two questions in one, I am supplying two answers.

What is the most important characteristic you look for in a hypnotist?

There are a lot of characteristics I look for (or, more properly, desire) in a hypnotist that I want to work with. Experience, quality, education certainly are very important, as is imagination and the ability to perform the inductions and suggestions to a high degree of quality and clarity. (I have seen quite a lot of hypnotists so I have seen the best and therefore am quite picky at times. ) Plus, I must confess to preferring a certain level of attractiveness of any female hypnotist. Not demanding, mind you, but it is something ingrained that is ingrained in me as a male and probably in most every male, I feel. (I expect the same would be true of anyone, as in wishing any hypnotist of their preferred gender to be attractive.)

But the most important characteristic is trust. I need to trust them. That essentially means I have to know them and (for most purposes) to consider them to be good friends. Fortunately, there are a fair number of people that fit into that category.

What is the most important characteristic you look for in a subject?

It is largely the same as what I look for in a hypnotist. Intelligence and imagination are keys to being a good subject, as is the ability to accept suggestions and follow instructions are what make for excellent subjects.

But again, as above, the most important thing is their trust in myself as a hypnotist. (Whether I have that kind of trust in my own abilities is quite another question.) This is something that was stressed in all of my training: the first and most important thing is to gain the trust of the subject and never, ever betray it.

30 Days of Hypnosis: Day 8

Are you functional in a trance or do you have issues talking/moving?

I am very functional in a trance state, albeit in a detached manner. I can walk and maneuver, react and carry on a conversation. However, from experience, I do all these things in a sort of “time delay” mode.

30 Days of Hypnosis: Day 7

Are you a trance junkie (short term) or do you prefer a one hypnotist relationship (long term)? Why or why not?

Actually, both and more strongly, neither.

I would enjoy either situation, or both at the same time. However, I am not in either situation at present, nor does either situation appear likely in the near or somewhat-near future. There just isn’t the opportunities present in the vicinity for either situation, nor can I afford to travel or relocate to remedy that at this time.

30 Days of Hypnosis: Day 6

Fractionation: “Yes, please!” or “No, I don’t like roller coasters. I feel nauseated.”?

Yes, please! May I have another?”

As I mentioned earlier, I enjoy the induction process, and fractionation is many, many sequential inductions rolled into one comprehensive induction. I have been fractionated and I found the experience very enjoyable.

30 Days of Hypnosis: Day 5

Instant trigger *SNAP* or long drawn out “You are getting very sleepy, eyes are heavy, limbs are heavy, so very heavy, so relaxed”?

Yes to both, definitely, in the proper circumstances.

I prefer the long, drawn-out inductions to establish a working trance state at the beginning of a hypnotic situation. This includes the whole induction process, which might include fractionation as a series of transitional long-to-short inductions to deepen the trance.

I prefer the instant inductions during the situation. There is something powerful in the practice of using a simple command or trigger to produce the same hypnotic trance state that only a few minutes before required a much more involved process to establish.

Basically, though, I enjoy the induction process no matter how it is performed.

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