Remote Hypnosis - Learn Remote Hypnotic Skills
- Chris Harrison
- 20th September 2011
Firstly, remote hypnosis is not some kind of weird telepathic skill, it is a straight forward skill that can be easily learnt.
Remote Hypnosis means different things to different people. To some people it is simply hypnotizing someone over the telephone or via video link. This is fairly straightforward for a well rounded hypnotist except that some skills such as rapport and anchoring are a little more difficult without direct contact.
To others, remote hypnosis is more akin to covert hypnosis and is about hypnotizing someone over a physical distance, such as hypnotizing someone at the other end of the bar.
Both of these can be easily learnt.
Remote Hypnosis via telephone or video link
Many hypnotherapists offer consultations via webcam these days. The skills are exactly the same as a those required for a normal hypnosis session except that some of the usual skills are unavailable. Using touch anchors for instance.
Remote Hypnosis over a physical distance
Now this is the kind of remote hypnosis that is really interesting. Many people probably think that it's impossible, but that's far from true.
In the mischievous days after I first learnt hypnosis I spent many a train journey controlling the actions of complete strangers without their knowledge. And that is really a perfect way to practice, because, especially on the daily commute, people tend to turn off a bit anyway.
Remote Hypnosis is all about pacing and leading.
Firstly the client/candidate/victim must be aware of the hypnotist - but not consciously. So you want to be in someone's peripheral vision. This doesn't mean that you can't stand right next to someone, but they must not be looking specifically at you. Eye contact will obviously make them consciously aware so avoid.
Now you need to find something to pace. Try breathing if you can see it. Another good behavior to pace is blinking as they are probably completely unaware of their own blinking.
Once you have paced for a little, the aim is to change your own behavior and see if they follow. For instance, you blink and see if they follow.
Once you've got them following you then you get to decide how you want them to feel. If you are good at getting yourself into a deep trance state then go for it. They will follow. If you have no experience of creating a trance within yourself then a good way to start is simply to allow your eyes to defocus and slow your breathing - learning self-hypnosis helps.
You should be able to spot a change in their state.
Assertive Remote Hypnosis
Occasionally on television you may see a hypnotist who will walk straight up to some one and stare at them until the go under. This practice is also based on pacing and leading, but with almost no leading. The Hypnotist is basically getting into a very deep trance state and pulling the candidate with them. I don't recommend trying this with strangers, though it can work well for stage hypnotists and trainers because the artificial situation imply's trance and the candidate is very likely to comply.
Another assertive approach is the handshake interrupt which is great fun to perform but success requires a good level of confidence.
The best thing about this kind of remote hypnosis is that it is easy to practice without any risk of being caught. No one can thing anything is odd about someone breathing and blinking. Also it's a good way to build your confidence for more direct forms of hypnosis while developing your own ability to enter trance states at will.