Hand Shake Method

Instructions to hypnotist

The following hypnotic induction utilizes all three of the learning modes. The subject will be responding through hearing, seeing, and feelings. Begin with the subject sitting in a comfortable chair.

Spoken to subject

Would you like to experience the state of hypnosis? (After a yes response, have the subject extend his or her arm to you as though you were going to be shaking hands)

(Take the subjects hand with your right hand while making sure the subjects arm is straight)

I would like you to look at me for just a moment. As you focus your eyes on me, and listen to my voice, I would like you to allow things to take place.

(Slowly begin raising and lowering the subjects arm. The up and down movement of the arm should be about three inches each way)

As I raise and lower your arm, I wonder if you have noticed yet that there is a drowsy, heavy feeling beginning to occur in and around your eyes.

Each time I raise your arm upward, that heavy feeling in those eyes will keep becoming stronger.

As the eyes begin to close down, it becomes increasingly more desirable to allow them to remain closed.

They are closing down all the way now. Let it happen. Want it to happen. Feel it happening now.

(Make a special note to when the eyes begin to blink or start to close. This will be a signal to reinforce the feeling by raising the arm higher into the air. The subject will quickly associate the raising of the arm with closing of the eyes)

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