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Unformatted text preview: know if they have been hypnotized. I tell
them that is part of the mental confusion
I thought to myself, "At least he has
found a way to put a positive view on his
ineffectiveness." But, it still costs him
money every day.
Over the years that I have been in this
work and heard these many stories, the
question arises, why are the hypnotists
losing these clients. What is it that they are
failing to do? They are failing to test the
subject to bring to the conscious mind the
realization of the trance state. They don't test
because they are afraid that the client will
not respond in the way that the hypnotist
believes appropriate and if they fail to
respond, what will he do then?
Suppose he tells them that their eyelids
are locked closed and they open them. He's
afraid that they will say "Hey, Charlie, you
did not hypnotize me, you had better give
me my money back." That is not the way it
works out, but that is the basis for the fear.
You can't be successful in any line of
endeavor when you operate from a
background of fear. You must always
operate from a background of feelings of
competence. You will experience emotional
and psychic burnout because your fear and
anxiety will literally consume you. #5
INDUCING THE TRANCE
Having completed the induction process
and testing the subject, you are ready to take the next step. You are going to bring the
conscious mind the realization of the trance
state and you do that by giving three tests.
An arm levitation, up to the chest, the chin
or the head, and as the arm is lifting, you
compound it with the second test, saying,
"As your arm is lifting, your eyes are locking
closed and when you hand touches your
body, your eyelids will be locked so tightly
closed, the more you try to open them the
tighter they are locking closed."
At the same time, as the right arm is
coming up, use the second suggestion: "As
your right arm is lifting your left arm feels as
though it is made of marble or stone or
lead". Don't say that it IS made of stone,
because it is not and you have to deal with
what remains of a rational mind and you
don't know how much that rational mind is
active. Use th...
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This document was uploaded on 10/05/2013.
- Fall '13