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Utilization and resistance

In the past we have spoken extensively on being The Hypnotist. That entails making sure to keep an attitude of success. Whatever the subject throws at you is greeted with an attitude that it was expected.

Today we will explore a response that is even more powerful. Not only will we sidestep efforts at derailing our induction, we will actually use whatever is being thrown at us to facilitate trance.

For example, you’re inducing trance using a relaxation induction and the subject says “I can’t relax my body”. The hypnotist that has the wrong attitude will say “try harder to relax”. The hypnotist who has the proper THE HYPNOTIST attitude will say “wonderful, many people find that in the beginning they relax at a slower pace”.

The hypnotist who utilizes resistance will go one step further….. he will say “good…… and I wonder just how soon…. that interesting feeling of being unable to relax….. will completely capture your focus….. as you find that feeling impossible to ignore….. as you hear the sound of my voice”.

What has the hypnotist done here? He has taken resistance and used it in a powerful way to facilitate the trance state. The state of being absorbed in a feeling and unable to ignore a feeling is a profound state of trance. The hypnotist has also tied this to the sound of his voice, thereby creating a greater response potential from the subject.

Of course the subject can resist this suggestion, what that will do is make him not focus on that feeling of being unable to relax, and he will relax right into trance.

This is a fine example of a double bind being used along with a few other techniques, to neatly and simply use resistance in our favor.

Remember, any response, even resistance, is a good response. So long as we can create a response we can produce trance. It is only when there is no communication at all that we can’t induce trance.

If you have a particular resistance that you bump into and would like to find a solution for, simply leave me a comment in the comment section and I’ll think you up an answer!

Happy trancing!

July 8, 2009   2 Comments

A Sample Text Hypnosis Session

Here is an example of a text trance with a non believer. I cleaned up the spelling and took a few insignificant parts out. This fellow wanted to experience being a dragon… so I gave that to him!

Notice the language, the structure, and most of all how everything is always “perfect”. The key here is projecting the confidence that it will work and that I’m the ’tist.

Initially the negative hallucination didn’t work, so I went right back to making it work until it did!

Comments are in bold.

Enjoy!

[12:59:16 AM] Steve says: I don’t believe in hypnosis. I get in trance all the time but nothing ever happens afterwards. I can feel stuff during the trance, but when I wake up… nothing happens. D:
[12:59:21 AM] Steve says: Got any advice?
[1:17:16 AM] Steve says: So do you know the answer to my predicament?
[1:17:33 AM] Joe says: yes
[1:17:34 AM] Joe says: lol
[1:17:48 AM] Joe says: trance is easy
[1:18:02 AM] Joe says: and if you have a good skilled ’tist
[1:18:07 AM] Joe says: you will go under
[1:18:16 AM] Joe says: if you follow instructions
I establish right away that this WILL happen
[1:18:23 AM] Steve says: Well I mostly do files though. D:

[1:18:27 AM] Joe says: Ive had many many people like you

Same thing here
[1:18:33 AM] Joe says: lol
[1:18:44 AM] Steve says: And I am not very suggestive. XD
[1:18:46 AM] Joe says: files are no comparison to a live ’tist
[1:19:15 AM] Joe says: suggestive is an idea that people place too much importance in

Same here
[1:19:20 AM] Joe says: look
[1:19:26 AM] Joe says: have you ever daydreamed?
[1:19:32 AM] Steve says: Not really. XD
[1:19:44 AM] Joe says: have you ever driven and not concentrated the whole way?
[1:19:59 AM] Steve says: No. >>’

The standard answer to those question is “yes”. He is resisting me here so watch carefully what I do here.

[1:20:04 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:20:13 AM] Joe says: then you are very good at keeping focus
[1:20:25 AM] Joe says: which means you will go into trance very quickly and deeply now
[1:20:36 AM] Joe says: its that simple
[1:21:01 AM] Steve says: Yeah, but I mean nothing seems to work. I can focus and go into trance and all, but nothing happens afterward.
[1:21:24 AM] Joe says: of course not
[1:21:47 AM] Joe says: have you been going to a live master hypnotist?
[1:22:04 AM] Steve says: No. Just files. I really want to see if something works with you though. >>’
[1:22:47 AM] Steve says: That’s why I messaged you. :S
[1:22:50 AM] Joe says: of course it hasn’t been working
[1:22:55 AM] Joe says: gawsh
[1:23:07 AM] Joe says: we make the funniest generalizations sometimes

Once again setting the expectation
[1:23:56 AM] Joe says: well
[1:24:03 AM] Joe says: are you ready now?
[1:24:13 AM] Joe says: and free of distractions?

Focus is very important in trace
[1:24:19 AM] Steve says: Yeah. Do you want a webcam of me. XD
[1:24:25 AM] Joe says: hmmm
[1:24:32 AM] Joe says: I’ll start with text
[1:25:43 AM] Joe says: I first trance you
[1:25:48 AM] Joe says: then I wake you
[1:25:51 AM] Joe says: then we discuss
[1:25:55 AM] Joe says: what you want
[1:26:00 AM] Joe says: that is my standard procedure
[1:26:08 AM] Steve says: Ok. How do I sit? Both feet on floor or most comfortable?
[1:26:21 AM] Joe says: whichever works for you

I’m casual and confident here, I project that whatever happens it will work
[1:26:24 AM] Joe says: OK
[1:26:29 AM] Joe says: no distractions?
[1:26:32 AM] Steve says: Yep.
[1:26:58 AM] Joe says: good
[1:27:05 AM] Joe says: now put two fingers
[1:27:09 AM] Joe says: one on each key
[1:27:12 AM] Joe says: one for yes
[1:27:15 AM] Joe says: and one for no
[1:27:18 AM] Joe says: so you can signal me
[1:27:25 AM] Joe says: without looking at the keyboard
[1:27:28 AM] Joe says: ok?
[1:27:31 AM] Steve says: ok
[1:27:56 AM] Joe says: so signal yes please
[1:28:00 AM] Steve says: y
[1:28:02 AM] Joe says: good
[1:28:04 AM] Joe says: and no now
[1:28:20 AM] Steve says: n
[1:28:33 AM] Joe says: good

Setting the signals and the compliance momentum
[1:30:37 AM] Joe says: ok
[1:30:42 AM] Joe says: so in a moment
[1:31:04 AM] Joe says: I will type a color
[1:31:14 AM] Joe says: and when I type that color
[1:31:34 AM] Joe says: you will feel a pleasant feeling
[1:31:36 AM] Joe says: inside
[1:31:55 AM] Joe says: and when you begin to notice where that feeling begins

Notice all the presuppositions here (begin, notice, where it begins) that he will feel the feeling
[1:32:01 AM] Joe says: simply signal yes
[1:32:09 AM] Joe says: is that ok with you?
[1:32:11 AM] Steve says: y
[1:32:21 AM] Joe says: GREEN

I don’t get a response right away, so I build an altered state here with a change of focus
[1:32:41 AM] Joe says: that’s right
[1:32:46 AM] Joe says: as you breath
[1:32:55 AM] Joe says: and read these exact words
[1:32:59 AM] Joe says: and focus
[1:33:33 AM] Joe says: and those thoughts in your mind
[1:33:40 AM] Joe says: and GREEN
[1:33:55 AM] Joe says: and notice where that feeling would start

Almost saying he can imagine it by saying “where it WOULD start”
[1:33:58 AM] Joe says: inside
[1:34:10 AM] Joe says: maybe a tingling feeling now
[1:34:17 AM] Joe says: or a warm feeling
[1:34:26 AM] Joe says: or even a relaxing feeling
[1:34:48 AM] Joe says: or maybe that strange feeling of nothing happening inside

Covering all the options. At this point it has taken a long long time and I’m almost ready to change inductions. Often I get a response within 10 seconds.
[1:34:50 AM] Steve says: y

AH! Once I get this we are off to the races…
[1:34:54 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:35:00 AM] Joe says: and in a moment
[1:35:12 AM] Joe says: I will type another color
[1:35:23 AM] Joe says: and that feeling can spread
[1:35:36 AM] Joe says: and when you notice where its spreading
[1:35:42 AM] Joe says: simply signal yes
[1:35:46 AM] Joe says: is that ok?
[1:35:50 AM] Steve says: y
[1:35:53 AM] Joe says: ready now?
[1:35:55 AM] Steve says: y
[1:35:57 AM] Joe says: BLUE

I’m building his unconscious responses, this is the essence of hypnosis
[1:36:03 AM] Joe says: that’s right
[1:36:11 AM] Joe says: you are doing perfect
[1:36:20 AM] Joe says: and notice the speed
[1:36:25 AM] Joe says: of that now
[1:36:27 AM] Joe says: fast
[1:36:30 AM] Joe says: or slow
[1:36:40 AM] Joe says: or even maybe not moving yet
[1:36:55 AM] Joe says: or maybe moving without you noticing that now
[1:36:59 AM] Joe says: consciously
[1:37:02 AM] Steve says: y
[1:37:04 AM] Joe says: consciously
[1:37:07 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:37:13 AM] Joe says: and in a moment
[1:37:22 AM] Joe says: I will type another color
[1:37:36 AM] Joe says: and it will spread to the rest of the body
[1:37:43 AM] Joe says: and when you notice that
[1:37:48 AM] Joe says: simply signal
[1:37:57 AM] Joe says: is that ok with you now?
[1:37:59 AM] Steve says: y
[1:38:01 AM] Joe says: ready now?
[1:38:03 AM] Steve says: y
[1:38:09 AM] Joe says: ORANGE
[1:38:13 AM] Joe says: that’s right
[1:38:23 AM] Joe says: and that can feel good
[1:38:27 AM] Joe says: as you breath
[1:38:31 AM] Joe says: inside now
[1:38:35 AM] Joe says: and focus
[1:38:39 AM] Joe says: on that
[1:38:43 AM] Joe says: or this
[1:38:49 AM] Joe says: and moving noiw
[1:38:52 AM] Joe says: or fast
[1:38:56 AM] Joe says: or slowly
[1:39:05 AM] Joe says: or unconsciously
[1:39:13 AM] Joe says: and that’s perfect
[1:39:13 AM] Steve says: y
[1:39:17 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:39:34 AM] Joe says: and now I would like to talk to your unconscious mind
[1:39:42 AM] Joe says: is that ok with you?

It goes much smoother with permission, it breaks resistance. Notice how I used it earlier with the colors
[1:39:46 AM] Steve says: y
[1:39:53 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:40:27 AM] Joe says: unconscious mind: please give me the signal for yes by moving his finger when you are ready to communicate for his own good now
[1:40:32 AM] Joe says: and don’t do that consciously
[1:40:38 AM] Joe says: let it be unconsciously
[1:40:47 AM] Joe says: and it can take as little as 3 seconds now
[1:40:53 AM] Joe says: or as long as 7 seconds

Giving a choice with a time frame that is good and short
[1:40:59 AM] Steve says: y
[1:41:08 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:41:40 AM] Joe says: and unconscious mind, can you please send his conscious mind away into a pleasant memory while we talk so he wont disturb us?

Making life even easier
[1:41:50 AM] Steve says: y
[1:42:16 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:42:25 AM] Joe says: and please do that now and signal when its done
[1:42:33 AM] Joe says: it can be as short as 3 seconds
[1:42:37 AM] Joe says: or as long as 7
[1:42:41 AM] Joe says: to do that now

I ask it to do things and then I tell it to go ahead and do it. I find that it’s more powerful that way
[1:42:53 AM] Steve says: y
[1:42:59 AM] Joe says: thank you
[1:43:11 AM] Joe says: and unconscious mind
[1:43:43 AM] Joe says: can you make it that anything in the
(_) is not visible by his conscious and its only visible to you so I can communicate with you even better?
[1:43:54 AM] Steve says: y
[1:43:58 AM] Joe says: thank you
[1:44:07 AM] Joe says: and please do that now and signal when its done
[1:44:15 AM] Joe says: as short as 3 or as long as 7
[1:44:33 AM] Steve says: y
[1:44:39 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:45:19 AM] Joe says: and unconscious, in a moment I will type “awake”, please awaken him and make it that anything in the (_) is for you only, not his conscious. is that ok with you unconscious?
[1:45:29 AM] Steve says: y
[1:45:52 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:45:55 AM] Joe says: awake
[1:45:58 AM] Joe says: hi!
[1:46:03 AM] Steve says: Hey
[1:46:06 AM] Joe says: how are you feeling now?
[1:46:12 AM] Steve says: Pretty refreshed.
[1:46:16 AM] Joe says: 1 7 (8) 9 4
[1:46:20 AM] Joe says: what numbers do you see?
[1:46:38 AM] Joe says: quickly
[1:46:40 AM] Steve says: 1 7 8 9 4?
[1:46:43 AM] Joe says: type them now please
[1:46:49 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:46:58 AM] Joe says: and this time please type them quickly
[1:47:02 AM] Joe says: read them once
[1:47:05 AM] Joe says: ok?
[1:47:08 AM] Steve says: Ok.
[1:47:14 AM] Joe says: 3 (5) 8 3 0
[1:47:16 AM] Joe says: go
[1:47:20 AM] Joe says: type them now
[1:47:20 AM] Steve says: 3 5 8 3 0
[1:47:25 AM] Joe says: perfect

It didn’t work! I’m shocked here, but I go right back to setting it up again
[1:47:40 AM] Joe says: and please put your fingers on the signal keys now
[1:47:55 AM] Joe says: and give me the yes signal when they are on there
[1:47:59 AM] Steve says: y
[1:48:11 AM] Joe says: and unconscious please signal yes when you are ready to talk again
[1:48:15 AM] Joe says: 3 or 7 seconds
[1:48:28 AM] Steve says: y
[1:48:28 AM] Joe says: thank you
[1:48:39 AM] Joe says: and please signal when you have sent the conscious mind away
[1:48:43 AM] Joe says: into a memory
[1:48:45 AM] Joe says: 3 or 7
[1:49:02 AM] Joe says: thank you now
[1:49:13 AM] Joe says: and signal that when its done now
[1:49:17 AM] Joe says: 3 or 7 seconds
[1:49:24 AM] Joe says: it can take now
[1:49:31 AM] Steve says: y
[1:49:33 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:50:01 AM] Joe says: and unconscious, is it ok with you to make it that he cant see the things in the (_) consciously?
[1:50:11 AM] Joe says: the things in the parentheses
[1:50:15 AM] Steve says: y
[1:50:18 AM] Joe says: perfect
[1:50:28 AM] Joe says: and can you make that effect now and signal when done?
[1:50:34 AM] Joe says: 3 or 7 seconds
[1:50:53 AM] Steve says: y
[1:50:54 AM] Joe says: thanks
[1:51:19 AM] Joe says: and please make that effect so strong that he has no idea consciously what happened
[1:51:27 AM] Joe says: and this is for his own good
[1:51:32 AM] Joe says: is that ok with you?
[1:51:40 AM] Steve says: y
[1:52:10 AM] Joe says: and please signal when you have made the effect so strong that there is no way he can see or notice the things in the (_) consciously
[1:52:16 AM] Joe says: 3 or 7 seconds
[1:52:33 AM] Steve says: y
[1:52:42 AM] Joe says: so that when I type those numbers or those commands after he is awake he does not see them consciously
[1:52:52 AM] Joe says: and it feel natural to not see them
[1:52:56 AM] Joe says: and nothing is off
[1:53:01 AM] Joe says: and it feels fine
[1:53:07 AM] Joe says: so I can talk to you
[1:53:12 AM] Joe says: and you can do what you do
[1:53:18 AM] Joe says: for his own good
[1:53:33 AM] Joe says: and you can read those things
[1:53:39 AM] Joe says: in (_) and carry them out
[1:53:43 AM] Joe says: for his own good

“For his own good” helps a lot
[1:53:48 AM] Joe says: is that ok with you?
[1:53:53 AM] Steve says: y
[1:54:48 AM] Joe says: and please awaken him when you have made those things happen very very strongly, and have hm say “hello!” without realizing consciously what happened and without wanting to know what just happened
[1:54:55 AM] Steve says: Hello!
[1:54:58 AM] Joe says: hi
[1:55:02 AM] Joe says: so whats up!
[1:55:09 AM] Steve says: Not much.
[1:55:14 AM] Joe says: good
[1:55:20 AM] Joe says: and how was that memory
[1:55:24 AM] Joe says: pleasant?
[1:55:27 AM] Steve says: Yep.
[1:55:30 AM] Joe says: good
[1:55:49 AM] Joe says: 9 (3) 4 3 2 2 2 (3) 9
[1:55:59 AM] Joe says: what numbers do you see
[1:56:01 AM] Joe says: quickly
[1:56:04 AM] Joe says: type them
[1:56:05 AM] Steve says: 9 4 3 2 2 2 9
[1:56:21 AM] Joe says: perfect
[2:00:47 AM] Joe says: (make his leg stuck to the floor now please for his own good) ok do this now, breath in
[2:00:50 AM] Joe says: and out
[2:00:53 AM] Joe says: and in
[2:00:57 AM] Joe says: and out
[2:01:07 AM] Joe says: and try to lift both legs
[2:01:15 AM] Joe says: what are you finding?
[2:01:27 AM] Steve says: I can’t move my legs. D:
[2:01:29 AM] Joe says: good
[2:01:33 AM] Joe says: are you in hypnosis?
[2:02:03 AM] Joe says: (please make him lose his name now for 1 minute for his own good) and what is your name now?
[2:02:09 AM] Joe says: try to remember it
[2:02:13 AM] Joe says: type
[2:02:15 AM] Joe says: now
[2:02:23 AM] Steve says: I dunno. D:
[2:02:34 AM] Joe says: are you in trance?
[2:03:23 AM] Joe says: (when I type the word “close” have him close his eyes for 30 seconds and make him experience the feeling of being a dragon and make it feel like 30 minutes) type now
[2:03:29 AM] Joe says: are you in trance?
[2:03:42 AM] Joe says: 🙂
[2:03:53 AM] Steve says: I guess. I am relaxed.
[2:04:10 AM] Joe says: well would you say that name amnesia means you are in trance?
[2:04:20 AM] Joe says: is that something “working”?
[2:04:22 AM] Joe says: lol
[2:04:27 AM] Steve says: I don’t know. I could only remember the first letter.
[2:04:35 AM] Joe says: and is that normal?
[2:04:40 AM] Steve says: No. D:
[2:04:50 AM] Joe says: so what does that mean?
[2:04:56 AM] Steve says: I am?
[2:04:58 AM] Joe says: its an easy question 😀
[2:05:00 AM] Joe says: easy
[2:05:05 AM] Joe says: lol
[2:05:06 AM] Joe says: yes
[2:05:09 AM] Joe says: and very deep
[2:05:17 AM] Joe says: type the time now
[2:05:28 AM] Steve says: 1:03 AM
[2:05:34 AM] Joe says: CLOSE
[2:05:44 AM] Joe says: when you see this please type “back”
[2:06:23 AM] Steve says: Back
[2:06:29 AM] Joe says: how long was that?
[2:06:44 AM] Steve says: I dunno. Felt like 30 minutes. :O
[2:06:52 AM] Joe says: what time is it?
[2:06:57 AM] Steve says: 1:04 AM.
[2:07:11 AM] Joe says: look at the time you wrote before you did that
[2:07:13 AM] Joe says: 😀
[2:07:21 AM] Joe says: are you in trance?
[2:07:22 AM] Steve says: :S
[2:07:24 AM] Steve says: Yes.
[2:07:27 AM] Joe says: lol
[2:07:30 AM] Joe says: yes indeed
[2:07:46 AM] Joe says: so how was it
[2:07:50 AM] Joe says: being a dragon
[2:08:03 AM] Steve says: Pretty exhilirating. 😀
[2:11:33 AM] Joe says: so are you in hypnosis?
[2:11:38 AM] Steve says: Yes.
[2:11:43 AM] Joe says: from a scale of one to ten
[2:11:47 AM] Joe says: how deep are you?
[2:12:06 AM] Steve says: Uh… I dunno feels like 4 but I am probably at 10.
[2:12:40 AM] Joe says: (when I type “see” please make him see a small dragon walking on his keyboard) good! you are learning how this works
[2:12:42 AM] Joe says: lol
[2:12:48 AM] Joe says: having fun?
[2:12:52 AM] Steve says: Yeah.
[2:13:03 AM] Joe says: by the way you are at a 13 😀
[2:13:09 AM] Steve says: :O
[2:13:19 AM] Joe says: ok look at this now
[2:13:20 AM] Joe says: SEE
[2:13:33 AM] Joe says: type what you see now
[2:13:50 AM] Steve says: I saw a brown thing run across my keyboard really fast! D:
[2:14:13 AM] Joe says: (this time make it walk slowly and have it stay around for him to examine closely) good!
[2:14:17 AM] Joe says: what was it?
[2:14:28 AM] Steve says: I don’t really know. x_x
[2:14:32 AM] Joe says: ah ok
[2:14:35 AM] Joe says: look close now
[2:14:36 AM] Joe says: SEE
[2:14:52 AM] Joe says: type what you see now
[2:15:09 AM] Steve says: I saw a brown bat-thing run back across, hide and look up at me. :O
[2:15:17 AM] Joe says: and what is it?
[2:15:30 AM] Steve says: Looked like a miniature dragon. XD
[2:15:37 AM] Joe says: its still there?
[2:15:42 AM] Steve says: Yeah/
[2:15:49 AM] Joe says: talk to it
[2:15:56 AM] Joe says: it will answer in dragon language
[2:16:03 AM] Joe says: and you will understand it now
[2:16:09 AM] Joe says: what did it say?
[2:16:26 AM] Steve says: It said it was scared. x3
[2:16:35 AM] Joe says: well talk to it
[2:16:39 AM] Joe says: calm it down
[2:16:42 AM] Joe says: pet it
[2:16:47 AM] Joe says: let it go on your arm
[2:17:11 AM] Joe says: tell me whats going on
[2:17:29 AM] Steve says: I let it run up my arm and it’s on my neck. :]
[2:18:13 AM] Steve says: But it’s weird it’s all flickery. :[
[2:18:46 AM] Joe says: (have him enjoy it for 10 minutes now typing whats going on) ok……
[2:19:29 AM] Steve says: And I can’t really feel it either, not really see it and it feels like it is talking telepathically like in the movie Eragon. x3
[2:24:00 AM] Steve says: And now it’s gone. Is that bad? :[
[2:24:32 AM] Joe says: perfect

April 17, 2009   6 Comments