Hypnosis - How To Do Rapid Hypnotic Inductions

Learn over a dozen hypnotic inductions which can hypnotise people in under 60 seconds
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This hypnosis course will teach you twelve rapid hypnotic inductions which can all be used to hypnotise people in under 60 seconds plus an additional eight hypnotic inductions which take anywhere from a few seconds to a couple of minutes to induce hypnosis.

Learn how the twelve rapid hypnotic inductions are done and the principles behind them which make them work and allows you to take those principles and create your own hypnotic inductions.

You will learn about the role that focusing attention, using confusion, and interrupting patterns plays in rapid hypnotic inductions. You will also learn about the importance of confidence when doing the hypnotic inductions, and the role that context plays to make the inductions more effective.

The twelve rapid hypnotic inductions you will learn are:

  • The Push Up Induction
  • Hands Stuck Together Shock Induction
  • Cal Banyan's 8-Word Shock Induction
  • Push Down On My Hand Shock Induction
  • Spinning Hands Rapid Induction
  • Richard Bandler's Handshake Induction
  • Eye Blinking Induction
  • Look Into My Eyes Induction
  • Imagining Picking Up & Putting Down An Object Induction
  • Arm Lowering Induction
  • Breathing In & Breathing Out Induction
  • Look At My Finger Induction

This course also contains an additional eight hypnotic inductions which you can learn, bringing the total number of inductions you will learn on this course up to twenty

These inductions can induce hypnosis in subjects anywhere from within a few seconds to taking a couple of minutes. The additional eight hypnotic inductions are:

  • Dave Elman Induction
  • Subject Counting Backwards Induction
  • Hand Passes Induction
  • Ambiguous Arm Lift Induction
  • Ideomotor Energy Hands Induction
  • Uptime Downtime Induction
  • That's Right (That's It) Induction
  • Hypnotist Counting Down Induction

This course consists of video lectures about how what makes the inductions work, introducing and describing the rapid hypnotic inductions and demonstrations of the hypnotic inductions. This course covers how rapid inductions work before moving on to teaching you the actual hypnotic inductions to give you an underpinning of knowledge to help you have deeper understanding of the rapid hypnotic inductions and to be able to know how to create your own inductions.

This course can be completed in a couple of hours, although you may well want to revisit different induction demonstrations as you practice them. 

You should take this course if you are interested in quickly and easily learning simple and effective ways of rapidly hypnotising people. 

What are the requirements?

  • There are no prerequisites for this course other than a willingness to practice the various inductions - so it could be useful to find a few people who you can practice with as you work through the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Know how to hypnotise people in less than 60 seconds
  • Understand how many rapid hypnotic inductions work
  • Know how to do twenty different hypnotic inductions
  • Have the knowledge to create your own rapid hypnotic inductions

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is ideally for those who have had some prior hypnosis training because it doesn't go into a lot of detail about hypnosis generally, it focuses on just teaching how to do rapid inductions
  • This rapid hypnotic induction course is for those interested in knowing how to do rapid hypnotic inductions who want to know how to hypnotise people in less than one minute
  • This course probably isn't for you if you are already an experienced hypnotist who understands how to do rapid hypnotic inductions

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Section 1: Introduction

In this lecture you will learn what the course will be covering

Section 2: How To Do Rapid Hypnotic Inductions

In this lecture you will learn about the re-orientation response and how many rapid inductions, especially shock or surprise hypnotic inductions, are done by triggering or using the re-orientation response


In this lecture you will learn about the role confusion plays in many hypnotic inductions. Confusion can be used subtly as it is in many hypnotic inductions, it can also be used to a greater extent playing a larger role in the hypnotic induction as it does in some of the inductions on this course.


In this lecture you will learn about the importance of focusing attention. Focusing attention is at the heart of doing hypnosis, hypnosis is essentially the art of focusing attention.


In this lecture you will learn about the importance of confidence as a hypnotist. Confidence is vital because clients become hyper-aware of non-verbal behaviour as they start entering hypnosis, so if the hypnotist doesn't act like they believe they will have success then the client will pick up on this and feel that there won't be success. I also share my first experience of doing rapid hypnotic inductions


In this lecture you will learn about the importance of giving clear suggestions and why giving clear suggestions is needed when doing rapid hypnotic inductions


In this lecture you will learn about the role that context plays in the success you will get when doing hypnotic inductions. Different contexts have different expectations - if you do hypnosis in the street on people who don't know you are good at hypnosis you may not have much success, yet you may have a very high level of success in a therapy room when someone comes to see you as a hypnotherapist. If you are known as a stage hypnotist or promoting yourself as such when you are on the street and it looks like you are probably a successful stage hypnotist then you may have good success on the street but you may not have such good therapeutic outcomes in a hypnotherapy session if the client is thinking of you as a stage hypnotist and not as a therapist.


In this lecture you will learn about interrupting habitual patterns of behaviour or thinking and how this can be used to do hypnosis. The famous pattern interrupt handshake inductions are done by interrupting the pattern of a handshake.


In this lecture you will learn about the importance of deepening hypnosis once you have done the rapid hypnotic induction

Section 3: Twelve Rapid Hypnotic Inductions

In this lecture you will be given an overview of how to do the push up induction and the ideas behind it.


This lecture will demonstrate the push up rapid induction


This lecture gives an overview about the hands stuck together shock induction describing how to do the induction.


This lecture demonstrates the hands stuck together shock induction


In this lecture you will learn about how to do Cal Banyan's eight-word rapid hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates Cal Banyan's eight-word rapid hypnotic induction


This lecture describes how to do the push down on my hand shock induction


This lecture demonstrates the push down on my hand shock induction


This lecture describes how to do the spinning hands rapid hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the spinning hands rapid induction


This lecture discusses pattern interrupt handshake inductions, explaining about some of the variations before describing how to do Richard Bandler's version


This lecture demonstrates Richard Bandler's pattern interrupt handshake induction


This lecture describes how to do the eye blinking rapid hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the eye blinking rapid hypnotic induction


This lecture describes how to do the look into my eyes hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the look into my eyes hypnotic induction


This lecture explains the background behind this hypnotic induction and describes how to do the imagine picking up and putting down an object hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the imagine picking up and putting down an object hypnotic induction


This lecture describes how to do the arm lowering hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the arm lowering hypnotic induction


This lecture describes how to do the breathing in and breathing out hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the breathing in and breathing out hypnotic induction


This lecture describes how to do the look at my finger hypnotic induction


This lecture demonstrates the look at my finger hypnotic induction

Section 4: Eight Additional Hypnotic Inductions

This lecture demonstrates the Dave Elman hypnotic induction. This hypnotic induction is a great induction for hypnotists to use as it has an easy to follow structure and you check with the subject that they have successfully completed each stage of the induction from shutting their eyes to the point they know they won't open, to making the numbers disappear, to having a loose and limp arm to go deeper into hypnosis


This lecture demonstrates the hypnotist counting down hypnotic induction, this is a very simple induction, you count down in time with the subjects out breaths speaking increasingly hypnotic as you count down and gradually stretching out the numbers and watching for the subject going deeper into hypnosis. You don't have to count on each out breath, I will often miss a few breaths to give the subject time to go deeper during the period of silence (silence is great for deepening hypnosis) before giving the next count on an out breath.


This lecture demonstrates the subject counting backwards hypnotic induction. This induction is fast and effective on most people because it takes a lot of focus and concentration to count backwards, especially when the hypnotist is also talking. The hypnotist is giving suggestions for forgetting the numbers, and for it being too much effort to keep counting, and towards a desire to let go and just enter hypnosis. For most subjects this is what happens, and often quickly. Sometimes you get a subject who wants to prove they can count all the way. With these subjects I just suggest 'I don't know whether you will go deeply into hypnosis and lose the numbers quickly, or whether you will count down quite a way before losing all the numbers and finding it too much effort to keep counting, or whether you will drift deeply into hypnosis as soon as you finish counting the numbers'. With this suggestion if they count all the way down and then stop counting they are likely to go deep into hypnosis, if they stop counting before reaching zero then they are likely to go into hypnosis at this time. I have occasionally during demonstrations had subjects who have challenged me like this, but never had it from actual clients, and in all cases just adding in similar suggestions to this and continuing to expect they will go into hypnosis has led to them entering hypnosis.


This lecture demonstrates the that's right or that's it hypnotic induction. This is one of my favourite techniques and I like demonstrating it. In normal situations I don't say that's right as the only thing I am doing to hypnotise someone, I normally incorporate this induction approach into normal sounding conversations. What I am doing in this induction is saying that's right or that's it whenever I see the subject do something hypnotic, so I say it on the subjects out breaths as breathing out triggers the relaxation response, I say that's right when I see the subject gaze off and go inside their mind, and when they blink, all signs of the subject being internally focused rather than externally focused. I also say that's right when I notice unconscious twitches as these are unconscious movements and I am using the terms that's it and that's right to affirm that all of these inwardly focused unconscious processes are the part of this person I am communicating with. I am then trusting that the subjects unconscious mind will notice my pattern and connection with the relevant unconscious behaviours.


This lecture demonstrates the hand passes hypnotic induction. This induction is really simple, like the focusing on my finger induction I have the subject focus on my hand above eye level, then ask them to follow my hand as I lower it down past their eyes, this guides their eyes shut. I then continue to suggest that they go deeper and deeper into hypnosis, and as I do this I do passes in front of their closed eyes, this makes a shadow which passes across their vision almost like going down in a lift which gives the feeling of going deeper and deeper. It is a great quick and simple induction


This lecture demonstrates the ambiguous arm lift hypnotic induction. This induction involves asking the subject to lift their arm, and the hypnotist reaches over to lift the arm, but does so really gently so that it is difficult for the subject to know how much the hypnotist is lifting their arm and how much they are lifting their arm. It also has them focusing on their hand as the arm lifts, this ambiguous way of lifting the arm has the effect of the subject entering hypnosis because their unconscious takes over the lifting and they are unaware whether it has or not. In this demonstration the subject felt his hand should be touching his leg and go startled when it didn't seem to have been touching his leg yet and wondered what was going on, so he jolted himself out of hypnosis and was surprised his hand hadn't reached his leg yet. I had said he can go deeper into hypnosis as the hand lowers and come out of hypnosis once his hand reaches his leg.


This lecture demonstrates the ideomotor energy hands hypnotic induction. This is one of my favourite hypnotic inductions, it is really quick and simple to do, can be used therapeutically and is great for client who are often resistant to most hypnotic inductions. You have a client rub their hands together to build up some energy and then hold their hands out in front of themselves about six inches apart and have them gaze between their hands. Then you start suggesting they can notice feelings or sensations, you suggest that you wonder what they can feel as you can't know for sure what they feel, you are wanting to draw their attention to the feelings. You then ask a double bind - which is a question where any chosen answer leads to the desired outcome - you ask whether the hands will move together or apart as they enter (or go deeper) into hypnosis. Whatever happens will lead to them going deeper into hypnosis. Some people with say 'they are staying where they are' in which case I always reply with 'they are staying where they are as you go deeper into hypnosis' and make sure this response means they are going into hypnosis. Then if I am working therapeutically I link therapeutic change happening with hand movements, or with the hands lowering, if not then I may just suggest hands lowering for deepening and exiting hypnosis when the hands touch their lap, or no deepening, just hands lowering but not exiting hypnosis until the hands touch their lap.


This lecture demonstrates the uptime downtime hypnotic induction. The idea is for the subject to sense reality clearly with their eyes open, then imagine that reality as vividly internally, then open their eyes again and get a sense of reality externally, then close their eyes and recreate it as best as possible internally, and keep doing this. Having them do this and opening and closing their eyes makes them go deeper into hypnosis each time they close their eyes. There will be a point where you ask them to open their eyes and they struggle to do so, you wait until they manage it and then do a couple more rounds of asking them to open and close their eyes, by then all they want to do is be allowed to keep their eyes closed and go inside their mind into hypnosis. This is a very good quick and powerful hypnotic induction and is great for beginners.

Section 5: Conclusion

This lecture gives an overview of what this course covered

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Instructor Biography

Daniel Jones, UK's Top Hypnotherapy Trainer & #1 Amazon Bestselling Author

'Dan Jones has sold over 100,000 books, 500,000+ of his Self-Hypnosis Mp3's downloaded, over 1.5 million view of his videos and over twenty years experience with hypnosis, therapy and the healing arts'

Dan Jones is a best selling self-published author and hypnotherapy trainer with Asperger's Syndrome (High-Functioning Autism). He is one of the UK's leading experts on Ericksonian Hypnotherapy. Described in the British media as 'Remarkable', with 'Expert Insight', and 'Personal Development Guru...the UK's Leading Personal Development Coach'.

Dan has over 20 years experience, he has carried out  research into the effectiveness of using the Human Given's Counselling Approach to reducing youth crime and anti-social behaviour with a Youth Offending Service (this research has been published in the peer reviewed journal 'Human Givens'), and is a Trance-Formation Coach and founder of the Sussex Hypnotherapy Centre and ALT Solutions based in Chichester, West Sussex, UK.

Dan Jones has held personal development and staff training courses within the local county council and district council on many topics including adult and child safeguarding, safety awareness, conflict resolution and breakaway techniques, and stress management. He has taught courses for young people with local youth projects, and held courses on parenting and managing challenging youth in various secondary schools and primary schools. He has taught staff in various children's homes topics like stress management, managing challenging behaviour and conflict resolution, and carried out clinical supervision with hypnotherapists and professionals working with individuals and families, as well as holding training courses in the UK and abroad for professional students on hypnosis, therapy and healing, and courses for 'self-help' or 'personal development' on well-being, mind-body healing, self-hypnosis, overcoming phobias, weight loss, and using dreams therapeutically, and courses on parenting and family work, including child/teen to parent domestic abuse, helping children to sleep, and managing children/teen's challenging behaviour, and effective parenting techniques, to family support workers, youth workers and social workers.

Dan has also worked on, and been consulted for TV Programmes like 'The Anatomy of Fear' and 'Big Brother' and has been interviewed by a variety of magazines, newspapers and radio programmes in the UK and abroad. Dan has also written over ten books on hypnosis, therapy and parenting including the number 1 Hypnotherapy Bestseller 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and number 1 Psychology Biography Bestseller 'Look Into My Eyes'. Some of Dan's books have been published in more than one language. Dan has also created a wide range of free and 'paid for' hypnosis and therapy training and personal development products, and runs the UK's premier accredited Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Practitioner Level Diploma.

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