Natural Hypnosis

Natural Hypnosis refers to hypnosis that occurs naturally without the inducement of a hypnotist. Eg when you are absorbed while reading a favourite book.

How frequent does it occur? The answer is very often. But the frequency also depends on individual and surrounding factors.

If a person does not sleep well or is in constant fatigue, then he may enter into hypnosis easily. It also does not matter the time of the day, for hypnosis can happen at any time.

Cold Reading

Cold reading is about reading the mind of people you are not familiar with or a total stranger.

This skill is especially important for hypnotist in covert hypnosis.

Covert hypnosis is about having conversation with people in a way that he is talking directly to their subconscious mind. For instance in street hypnosis, a hypnotist would approach any street guy and starts a conversation.

He would then use his cold reading skill to find out more about that person. In other words, he asks questions that point him the direction of what the stranger’s thoughts are.

Question like “You like brown colour, right?” – this question is not asked in order to have the right answer but merely to prompt that person to give the right answer. In this case, he would reply either Yes or tells the hypnotist the colour he actually likes. If he says that he likes green, then the hypnotist would focus on something that is green in colour to “suit his taste”, things like grassland.

Of course one question cannot reveal much about the person.  More questions have to be asked for the hypnotist to better know about her. 

And this is nothing new. We ask question when we want to get to know a certain person.

Suggestibility Exercise

The objective of a suggestibility exercise is for stage hypnotist to quickly find out who is suggestible or willing to listen and follow the instruction. This is crucial because if it is not done properly, it can spell a failure for the hypnotist.

Actually it is not difficult to come up with such a test. One way is to find someone who knows how to snap fingers (and most people knew). Give instructions that he can put his thumb to index finger or to middle finger. When you say snap the finger, he shall do so. After a few times, stop for a while and then resume the same instruction, only this time asks him not to make any sound when snapping the finger.

After that, alternates your command for the snapped finger to produce sound and not to produce sound.

It is simple, isn’t it?

But you will be surprised that not everyone could follow such simple exercise.