The Zeigarnik Effect

How To Use The Zeigarnik Effect In Hypnosis

The Zeigarnik Effect is a phenomenon in which the human mind can more easily recall incomplete tasks, and can more easily forget completed tasks. It is a critical part of the human task completion system, which enables our brains to plan and perform complex tasks despite having far fewer resources than the local part of … Read more

Pattern Interrupts

What Is A Pattern Interrupt? (Hypnosis and NLP)

A pattern interrupt is an event that causes the disruption of a habitual pattern that someone is running. Pattern interrupts are powerful, because they induce a momentary shock into the subject’s system, which temporarily consumes their critical faculty. This provides a gateway for injecting hypnotic suggestions, including those to induce trance. You might be wondering … Read more

Critical Factor

Critical Factor: What It Is And 3 Easy Ways To Take It Out

The Critical Factor, sometimes known as the Critical Faculty, is the part of the human mind that performs fact-checking to filter reality. In hypnosis we usually move the critical factor out of the way to prevent interference. This is achieved by lulling it into a false sense of security, overloading it, or inducing a shock … Read more

Barnum Statements: How to Use Them to Build Rapport

Barnum Statements: How To Use Them To Build Rapport

Barnum Statements provide us with an easy way to lead agreement, build rapport, and even induce hypnosis. When we use the Barnum Effect to make positive statements about our hypnosis subjects, they will tend to agree with these statements. This makes it easy for them to lower their guard, which can lead to hypnosis. Sounds … Read more

Powerful Mind Control Techniques

11 Surprisingly Powerful Mind Control Techniques

Regardless of whether it’s our own mind or someone else’s, sometimes it’s useful to have ways to assert control. And while hypnosis is not the same thing as mind control, there are certain mind control techniques that every hypnotist should know. Our minds can seem complex when we’re trying to understand them from the inside. … Read more

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

How To Stay Calm Under Pressure

To stay calm under pressure, move your attention inwards to focus only on the next step. Take 3 slow, deep breaths, and use gratitude to refocus your attention. Keep yourself physically and mentally prepared by eating a healthy diet, getting adequate exercise and enough sleep, and practicing meditation. Our brains come with a wonderful mechanism … Read more

How to Reframe Negative Thoughts With Self-Hypnosis

How to Reframe Negative Thoughts With Self-Hypnosis

To reframe negative thoughts with self-hypnosis, move your awareness outside of them and find some positives. Next, practice thinking the negative thought then switching immediately to the preferred positive thoughts. Make it easy to do this by first building and anchoring a powerful resource state. One of the biggest things that holds people back from … Read more

Hypnotic Deepeners

How to Use Hypnotic Deepeners to Create Deep Trance

A hypnotic deepener is an induction that is used to deepen trance after the hypnosis subject goes into hypnosis. Hypnotic deepeners ensure that the subject remains in hypnosis for long enough for effective change, and they ensure that the subject knows they were hypnotized. One common problem that hypnotists run into when they are starting … Read more

What Is Future Pacing?

What Is Future Pacing? (NLP and Hypnosis)

Future pacing is a hypnotic process in which a person is walked through an experience of already having the future they want. This is achieved by meeting them where they are now, then having them imagine that future. Future pacing works by helping the subject to remember to do new things when they experience specific … Read more