Ericksonian Hypnotic Induction
Milton Erickson is considered the father of modern hypnosis and his teachings have influenced every major hypnotists at work today. Ericksonian hypnotic induction is often referred to as conversational hypnosis or covert hypnosis today.
Erickson was able to hypnotize a person during a conversation which is a long way from the stereotypical scripts you hear or the dangling watch. He could talk to their subconscious and make hidden suggestions which they would follow seemingly of their won accord.
Erickson achieved acclaim by being able to hypnotize large groups of people while performing on stage. More and more people began to study his works and the techniques improved over time.
A hypnotic induction can be done in a variety of ways but often building rapport will be the first step. This creates comfort and makes people more open to suggestion as they give you their focus.
Language patterns are a major factor as they allow you to covertly plant suggestions without the other person noticing. There are scripts you can adapt but as you get more experience you will start to follow the mood of the situation and improvise yourself.
These skills can be used for a number of different reasons. Some hypnotherapists use them in the same way Milton Erickson did while others use them for entertainment performances or simply to improve their lives.
It is possible to make you a more engaging and likeable person who people naturally follow and trust and even just using a small amount of the skill can make some big changes.
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