If you are a part of our community, you have likely already heard about hypnosis at some point. We thought we’d give you a quick intro as we enter 2020 and the need to take control of your mind becomes more pressing. Hypnosis is a state, induced by a hypnotist, in which the person hypnotized is totally relaxed, in a state similar to sleep, and open to listening to the hypnotist’s suggestions, which can positively and significantly improve their life.

Hypnosis can be used for a variety of good things, and there are also different kinds of hypnosis that you should be fully aware of. With a strong basis of hypnosis education and a consistent practice, anyone can become good at hypnosis and use these skills to help others.


How Can I Learn Hypnosis?

Because there are many methods, the first thing you should do is choose the method you want to learn and the purpose of why you want to learn it. Once you chose the method, you can choose a line of study that will best suit your needs.

There are many ways to learn hypnosis. It can be online or in person. Learning to hypnotize someone is a fairly easy process if you have a good instruction method such as online videos, in-class instruction, guides and tutorials or audio instruction such as CDs or MP3s.

You will most likely start by learning some history of hypnosis and the wrong and right ways to use hypnosis. After that, you will watch hypnotizing sessions and will practice it.

While learning hypnosis, you should pay close attention to the steps involved in hypnotizing someone so that you will be able to replicate the actions and methods on your own when the time comes.


What are the Steps of a Hypnosis Session?

Evaluating the subject

First of all, the hypnotist evaluates the subject’s current state. That means talking to them to know them better and to learn what makes them relaxed. This way, you will know which induction method will be better to start your hypnosis session.


One of the first things you will learn is how to do hypnotic inductions. Hypnotic inductions are how you gently guide the subject you are hypnotizing into a deep state of relaxation so that the hypnosis will be effective. Hypnotism relies on the person being fully relaxed with a clear mind so that the commands and suggestions will be well received by the subconscious mind.

Many hypnotic inductions exist, and as you learn and practice different hypnotic inductions, you will discover which one you like the best and which one you find works the best for different types of people. Some people are easily hypnotized and a fixed eye induction is all you need. Others are harder to hypnotize and will require more visualization and guidance to lull the mind into a hypnotic trance. Learning hypnosis is also learning about human behavior and how people react to hypnosis, to make the entire hypnosis session successful.

Hypnotic inductions can be done in many different ways.

Counting Method

In this method, the person being hypnotized will count backwards from 20 to 1. At each passing number, he/she will become more and more relaxed until they reach 1, the ultimate point of relaxation. A variation of the counting method is the counting with imagery, where the hypnotist asks the person to not only count backwards but also imagine themselves in a relaxing place, such as a garden or a beach.

Pure Imagery

In this case, the person is asked to imagine visual scenarios. It can include imagining him/her walking down a spiral staircase, watching waves roll in on the shore or any other visual that would provoke a calming sensation. Like said, a discussion before hypnosis may reveal what is a very relaxing situation or environment to the person. So, you should use what you learned in the evaluation session here.


The hypnotist may suggest that as he/she touches the shoulder of the person being hypnotized, he/she will begin to feel completely relaxed. Then, the hypnotist will touch the other shoulder and suggest that he/she now feels more deeply relaxed. A final touch, on his/her forehead, will send the person into a complete deep relaxation that travels throughout their whole body.

Any of these methods can be used to induce hypnosis, depending on the person being hypnotized and the hypnotist’s preferences. While some people will respond better to imagery, others will prefer the calming nature of touch.

So, now that you learned all of this, let’s go to the next step.

Mental Exercises

Once the person is in the initial relaxed state, the hypnotist will do a hypnotic induction to amplify the results of the hypnosis and take the person into an even deeper relaxation. This deep relaxation allows the mind to open up to new visualizations, new outlooks on life, positive affirmations and subconscious thoughts.

From now on, the hypnotist can guide him/her through a series of mental exercises. These exercises will help the person to connect with his/her subconscious.

In this step, you will learn is the commands, positive affirmations, and suggestions that make hypnosis an effective mean for dealing with a wide range of issues. You will learn what types of commands and suggestions to use on different scenarios and the language that will really connect with the person’s subconscious.

Hypnosis courses will teach you to always give commands in the present tense and to make all of the commands and suggestions positive. These tips and tricks will help you to be more successful as a hypnotist.

And don’t be scared, because you will most likely not need to worry about memorizing this information, as many beginner courses use hypnotic scripts. Hypnotic scripts are available for hundreds of different issues and scenarios and provide the framework for a hypnosis session.

And this will take us to the final step.

Bring the Person Out of Hypnosis

Finally, you will learn how to bring someone out of hypnosis slowly and cautiously. Bringing someone out of hypnosis too suddenly can cause dizziness and discomfort to the hypnotized person. To make the experience an overall enjoyable one for the person being hypnotized, you will learn how to guide them back into a fully awake and conscious state. Just like hypnotic inductions, there are many different ways to do this and each course will teach you different methods. Practicing will allow you to determine which ones you like best.

To bring the person out of hypnosis, you can reverse the induction methods. For example, you can count from 1 to 20 and when you reach 20 suggest that the person will be wide-awake. Or, you can tell the hypnotized person to imagine him/her climbing up the spiral staircase and to wake up when he/she reaches the top. The different methods and techniques on hypnosis allow the experience to be personalized, depending on the person being hypnotized.

But, before you get started, there are some things you need to know.


Careful: What You Should Not Do on a Hypnosis’s Sessions

There are two main things you need to know, before start practicing hypnosis.

You Should Never Use Hypnosis on a Person that Does Not Want to be Hypnotized

A person can only be hypnotized if he/she is willing to be hypnotized, believes that the hypnosis will work, and also feels completely comfortable with their surroundings and the act of being hypnotized.

You Should Never Use Hypnosis With Any Malicious Intent

Hypnosis should be used only to help people, not to harm them or to favor other people or purposes.

These codes and conducts of hypnosis are important to learning the field, especially if you would like to become a professional hypnotist or hypnotherapist yourself.

Now that you are fully aware of its dangers…


How Much Time Will It Take for Me to Learn It?

The amount of time it takes to learn hypnosis varies from person to person. While some people will pick the skills and techniques up quickly, others will have a harder time learning them and therefore will take longer to develop the skills. The question of how much time it takes to learn hypnosis is also dependent on how advanced you want to be in your skills. Someone who wants to be a master of hypnosis will likely take more time learning than someone who just wants to know the basics.

In that way, you can learn how to hypnotize someone after a couple of days of learning and practicing, but if you want to become more professional in your skills, you will want to take more time learning the necessary methods and techniques.

When you decide to learn hypnosis, you’ll need to define if you want to learn on your own, or take classes and learn from a professional hypnotist. If you choose to learn in a physical or online class, the class will probably last at least one month and include many hours of training and practice. The class’s teacher will spend a lot of time showing you the methods and techniques of different types of hypnosis.

If you choose to learn hypnosis on your own by watching videos online, reading articles about methods and techniques, talking to other hypnotists about tips and tricks and listening to podcasts, you will most likely spend less time learning hypnosis than you would in a more traditional class. With the wealth of information on the Internet about hypnosis and how to learn hypnosis, it’s possible to learn hypnosis outside a classroom.

Another thing to consider is how much time it will take for you to become confident enough in the hypnosis skills that you can handle a wide range of issues. Working with real clients and real issues is much different than practicing on your friends and family, so if you want to become a more professional hypnotist, that can deal with hypnotizing others outside of a controlled environment like a classroom or home, you’ll want to spend more time learning hypnosis.



Today’s article was a complete guide on how to learn hypnosis. You learned what is hypnosis, how you can start learning it, what are the steps to a hypnosis session, what not to do on a hypnosis session and how much time will it take for you to learn it.

In short, if you want to learn hypnosis, it can be a very short process as you learn the basic tricks, hypnosis scripts and hypnosis inductions. Developing the skills to hypnotize others can take just a few days to learn. But, if you want to become more of a hypnosis master or a professional hypnotist, you will spend more time, in the beginning, learning many methods and techniques. You will also realize that the learning process continues as you keep practicing hypnosis and learning new techniques. 

If you want more guidance on how you can use the power of Hypnosis, check out the program The Secrets of Hypnosis today.

Hope this was informative and that it will help you to help others!

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