Hypnosis isn’t about flashing lights or swinging pendulums. A good hypnotist can put someone in a sort of trance simply by talking to them. This is referred to as conversational hypnosis. The idea behind conversational hypnosis is help a person find a solution to his or her problem by thinking about it and talking about it.
There are generally three steps involved: rapport, confusion, and suggestion. The first step, rapport, means that the hypnotist must get the subject to speak and then agree with whatever he or she has to say. If the subject says, “I’m lost and I don’t know what to do,” the hypnotist must then agree by saying, “You’re correct. You’re lost and you don’t know what to do.”
The next step is for the hypnotist to bring confusion into the conversation. This can sometimes be accomplished with just a single sentence: “Are you absolutely sure that you’re lost and that you won’t ever figure out what to do?”
The third step involves the hypnotist merely making suggestions to the subject. “You seem like you’re finally looking for a way out.” Or: “You’ve thought of something you might be able to do after all, haven’t you?”
Conversational hypnosis takes practice. No one can preform miracles, but a conversational hypnotist can come close! Conversational hypnosis can help with practically any problem: phobias, addiction or bad habits, low confidence, and so forth.
It’s a proven, effective method for lessening the subject’s analytical thinking. It can be performed rather quickly, and can even be used on oneself! A person can use conversational hypnosis by talking to him or herself. With enough practice, it’ll only take a few moments to do!