Backing up Blog Post 10 from DrakeG's blog

Part 10 of 12

Welcome back, today we are going to be doing our 1st discussion on hypnosis techniques. As always, this is based on my experience and opinions. If you have questions, comments, or things you would like to see me discuss please let me know.
A popular one to discuss and that we have touched on before is fractionation. The idea is that every time someone is hypnotized, the next time they go under a little easier and go a bit deeper. This was originally noticed with subjects coming in for weekly sessions. Someone then thought, would this work if you hypnotized the person again before the week was up? What if you only waited a day? What if you did it later in the same day? What about as soon as you wake them? The answer to all of them is yes it works. You don’t actually even need to bring the person out of a trance to hypnotize them again and make them go deeper. It is good form to make sure that there is a distinct break for the subject between being in a trance and being awake. Something like a clap, snap, or something similar to denote the change. This is because if you don’t, the subject is more likely to come out of trance disoriented and confused. 
On the other hand that disorientation can be used. If the hypnotist wakes the subject, puts them back under, and repeats this process 4 or 5 times in quick succession it can confuse the subjects mind so that they are not sure if they are in a trance or not. This process is used often in recreational hypnosis as the feeling of being light, floaty and in a dream like state. 
Pattern Interrupts are an interesting technique. The idea is that there are certain things that we do subconsciously the same way every time. When it gets to the point that you perform the action without thinking it means that your subconscious has built a pattern for it. If something interrupts the pattern, your subconscious hangs for a moment. During that moment it is possible to drop someone into a trance. 
For example, in the western world shaking hands is a pattern for almost everyone. To the point that if you randomly hold your hand out to a person, they instinctively will reach out to shake your hand. This can be used to a hypnotist’s advantage. The process works like this:
The hypnotist holds their hand out.
The subject reaches their hand out to shake the hypnotist’s hand.
The hypnotist pulls their hand out of the way.
At the same time the hypnotist uses their other hand to lightly grab the outside of the subject’s hand.
The hypnotist pulls the subjects hand up towards the subjects face, palm towards the subject.
The hypnotist, while using their hypno voice,  directs the subject’s attention to a point on the subjects hand.
At the same time the hypnotist continues to move the subjects hand toward their face.
As the subject’s hand gets to their face, the hypnotist tells the subject to sleep.
This should get the subject into a trance that can then be deepened. This general process can be applied to other patterns that our brain has.
For the last technique today, let’s discuss catalepsy. So as I have mentioned before, there is the Clark Hall quote, “What assumes trance causes trance.” This means that if there is some effect you would normally only get from someone in a trance, if you can create that effect it will cause a trance. The easiest example of this is catalepsy or having a limb be able to unconsciously support it’s own weight. So normally you would put someone into a trance and then as a way to later prove the subject was in a trance, suggest that they can’t move their legs, can’t open their eyes, or that their arm will float in place. So to put this into play, if you can make it so one of those things happens it is an easy transition into a trance. The 2 easiest are eye and arm. For eye, if the subject closes their eyes and then acts like they are trying to open them repeatedly (should look like they are moving their eye brows up and down) while keeping their eyes closed the muscles around the eyelids will quickly tire out. At this point the person will actually have issues opening their eyes.
For arm catalepsy, have the subject:
Close their eyes.
Lightly grip their wrist with your thumb and forefinger. Just enough to apply pressure but not enough to keep a grip.
Slowly lift the subjects forearm.
It should be high enough it is not resting on anything and you can touch the underside with your other hand.
It should not be above their heart to where it will start to lessen blood flow.
Use your other hand to lightly tap in different spots all around their forearm. Use a mix of top and bottom mostly.
From your taps, you should start to feel a bit of rigidness from their arm.
Remove your “grip” on their wrist.
Have them open their eyes to see their arm floating.
That brings us to the end of this discussion on techniques. If there are any other techniques or topics you’d like me to cover, please let me know.

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The Wall

Apr 26 '22
Hi , really enjoyed reading your blogs. Very informative
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