To learn how to hypnotize someone can be done by anyone with the will, and it can be very rewarding as well. Nevertheless, certain rules do apply and they should be followed if you want to have as much success as possible. Assuming you follow the fundamental guidelines, you will be on your way to effectively using hypnosis with yourself or others.

There are a number of variables to consider when discussing the topic of how well a person will respond to hypnotic induction, including: how well a person responds to suggestions, what they expect, what they believe, worries, and his or her ability to trust the hypnotizer. When a person agrees to an induction, it is important not to betray their trust and to treat him or her with proper care because of the very vulnerable condition a person is in when agreeing to be hypnotized.

Now, I’ll mention some important principles for those who want to learn how to hypnotize.

It is essential to start your sessions by asking the potential subject if he or she has already been hypnotized in the past. Assuming they have, then you’ll need to investigate more to determine if the experience was negative or positive so you’ll have a clearer idea of what you should do moving forward.

Next, you describe the process to the subject and be open about responding to any concerns and elucidating any things that need to be clarified. If you want to build more trust, you should be very clear in your explanation to the subject about the fact that they will know what occurs in the session, so they will be able to give feedback about how they felt when the session ends. You need to be reassuring about this because people might have crazy ideas that they will be taken advantage of during the hypnotic session, or that they will reveal their deepest darkest secrets.

Moving on to the actual hypnosis, the relaxation progression method is probably the most basic technique used by hypnotists. First, tell the person to lie or sit in a relaxing position. Then, lower the lights a bit. Get rid of anything that could be distracting such as cellular phones, the TV, other people, etc.

Next, tell the subject to shut their eyes and bring to mind happy thoughts of somewhere that reminds him or her of memories of ease, comfort, and security. Change the pattern of your vice so that it is congruent and in rhythm with the breathing pattern of the subject, and talk in a very deliberate, smooth tone. Repeat your words regularly as you get the subject to get more and more comfortable.

Slowly build up to direct the person to make their entire body relaxed, start from the top of the scalp, and specifically mention every part of the body as you go all the way down to the feet. This will cause per the person to shift into a much more relaxed state, until a deep sleep finally overcomes them. Then, you will be able to start the process of introducing hypnotic suggestions into the subconscious to achieve the subject’s goal for the therapy.

The process to learn how to hypnotize isn’t very complicated, as you can see from the above instructions. After a bit of practice, it will become easier and easier. In addition, there are certain techniques that can even be applied in normal conversation as well. The world of hypnotism is very vast, yet very rewarding at the same time.


Adam Ajmal – Adam Ajmal is an enthusiast in the areas of hypnosis and methods of persuasion.

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