How to master hypnosis for beginners - exercises and techniques


One type of suggestion—instant hypnosis—is encountered by many people in everyday life. Some of them are not aware of such an impact, but use the technique independently on an unconscious level. In medicine, it is often used to treat seriously ill patients who require long-term rehabilitation. Significant factors in hypnotic manipulation are intonation and tempo of the voice.

Break pattern

The human brain is designed in such a way that it strives for everything familiar and wants to remain in such a comfortable state for as long as possible. Here we are talking about the so-called template. If this pattern is suddenly broken, the person falls for some time into an extremely suggestible state due to temporary confusion.

The following example can be given. Every morning a person is used to leaving home at the same time, walking across the road to the stop, boarding a trolleybus and getting to work. But one day, leaving the house, he did not find the stop in his usual place. The person is confused: how to get to work on time now. At this moment he is in a suggestible state. You can approach him and force him to do something simply by asking.

This state lasts, depending on the patient’s suggestibility and his ability to gather his will together, from 1 second to 5 minutes.

The hypnotist himself can break the pattern with his unusual behavior and plunge the person into a temporary trance.

Signs of an altered state

In conversational hypnosis technology, trance is an integral part of the process. It can be determined by the following characteristics:

  • fixation of attention on one object;
  • fragmentation of perception;
  • relaxation;
  • changes in body temperature;
  • the desire to be calm, not to move;
  • incorrect sense of time;
  • frozen look;
  • inability to control oneself and one's actions.

Probably every person can remember himself in such a state. At such moments, the consciousness is open to suggestion, notes Anvar Bakirov (NLP trainer).


This method is often used in so-called gypsy hypnosis. This technique of suggestion and hypnosis is simple to implement, but effective. Its essence lies in the fact that the interlocutor is bombarded with a large amount of information, which he is often simply physically unable to digest.

Most people can maintain focus on a phrase that is no more than 6-7 words long.

If this quantity is simultaneously increased in combination with a high speed of information delivery, a person ceases to understand what is being said to him and falls into a kind of confusion, akin to a hypnotic trance. At this moment, you can also suggest almost anything to him.

When performing this technique, you must adhere to the following principles:

  • information is provided in large volumes;
  • its delivery speed should be maximum, ideally in one breath, without separating words;
  • the intonation should be monotonous, without emotional accents on the word that the consciousness could cling to.

The main thing is not to let the interlocutor come to his senses and seize the initiative.

Natural trance

Almost everyone has either personally been in such a state or observed other people in it. A man is riding on the subway, immersed in his thoughts and dreams. He has a vacant look, now he is motionless and sees nothing in front of him. This is a natural trance. You can approach a person and encourage him to perform this or that action even before the moment the brain “woke up”.

Some people immerse themselves in this state consciously - through meditation or prayer, often by performing monotonous movements or pronouncing monotonous phrases for a long time.

Many hypnotists use pendulums, rotating objects, etc. to immerse the patient in this state.

After the object has fallen into a natural trance, it becomes more suggestible, more responsive to external stimuli. This could be the speech of a hypnotist, which sounds monotonous, but in an orderly tone.

Telling something to a person in a monotonous voice, accompanying the speech with repeated movements, you can put the interlocutor into a trance, even in the middle of a busy street. As soon as his gaze becomes “absent,” you can, without changing the speech tempo and intonation, order something to be done or instill certain information.

This method works especially well if a person is in a relaxing environment or when the atmosphere around is equally rhythmic and monotonous. This could be the sound of rain, the sound of train wheels, etc.

Suggestion through emotional influence

You can also put a person into a trance through a vivid emotional experience. To do this, the hypnotist can appeal to the subject's memories using the phrases: “Has it ever happened to you?..” or “Do you remember how?..” Thus, the hypnotized person becomes emotionally open to further suggestion.

There is also such a secret technique of modern hypnosis as layering of realities. Its essence is that the hypnotist begins to overload the subject’s consciousness, telling him stories one after another, which gradually become more complex emotionally and situationally. The interlocutor’s consciousness begins to tire and gradually opens up.

Literature on hypnosis for beginners

If you want to master the art quickly, it is better to attend hypnosis courses. Professional training will give more reliable results. You do not need to waste time traveling to a specific institution; modern technology allows you to master the skill online. Video tutorials on the Internet will also help you, there are quite a lot of them. Using them, learning hypnosis on your own will not be difficult. The quality of such videos can be indicated by comments and the number of views. And in this case, learning hypnosis will go much faster.

You can also use educational literature. The phenomenon is described quite well in the following books:

  1. Milton Erickson "My voice will remain with you..."
  2. Ernest Rossi, Jean Becquion "Hypnosis of the XXI century."
  3. Sergey Gorin “Have you tried hypnosis?”

Find a good tutorial that will best tell you how to master hypnosis. Work on yourself, practice controlling your gaze, and you will definitely succeed!


Each person has a set of psychological and emotional anchors - stimuli to which certain memories, reactions, etc. are attached. An example would be a person's name. He will react to his own name being spoken out loud, even if it was not addressed to him.

Of course, we are talking about the so-called conditioned reflex. Often such anchors for the formation of a conditioned reflex are formed very quickly. You only need to get into an unpleasant situation in a dark alley once in order to experience fear of all dark alleys in the future.

Another example is that the sound of a song, some object or smell can trigger a flood of suddenly flooding memories.

You can induce anchoring in your interlocutor yourself. It is important that the anchor is specific. This could be an unusual object in the hands, a special kind of cough, an unusual word, etc. If you demonstrate such an anchor for some time and stimulate it by evoking certain emotions in the subject, then in the future it will be enough to demonstrate the anchor - and the desired emotion will be evoked at the subconscious level, even if there are no objective prerequisites for this.

If necessary, you can also re-anchor, that is, evoke other emotions associated with the same anchor. This technique is often used if you need to remove phobias, negative impressions, etc.

For the method to work as powerfully as possible, it should be installed at moments of peak emotional experiences.

In practice, this method can work something like this: the hypnotist created an atmosphere of trust and positive emotions, then demonstrated an anchor. After repeating the situation several times, he can be sure that the person has become attached to his anchor. Now, if you need to force the subject to do something, it is enough to evoke positive emotions using an anchor, and then ask him to perform certain actions.

How to develop the qualities necessary for a hypnotist

In order to successfully master a training course in practical hypnosis, a person must assess how well he has developed the necessary skills and personality traits, and engage in training to improve them.

General impression

A novice hypnotist must learn to make a favorable impression on people - this is the beginning of the path to mastering the art of persuasion. Appearance is of great importance. There should be no extremes or bad taste in clothing. Untidyness immediately catches the eye and repels people.

You will have to work on etiquette, communication style, and listening skills. Here are some exercises:

  1. Say hello to every person you live in your neighborhood or meet at work every day. Say the greeting without haste, pronouncing each word clearly.
  2. When greeting, be sure to smile, easily and naturally, and look directly into the eyes of the person you meet. A smile should be rehearsed in front of a mirror - it should not be asymmetrical.
  3. When talking with your interlocutor, show attention and interest, do not interrupt, slightly lean your body towards him, periodically insert the words “yes, yes” and the like, use a sympathetic tilt of the head.

Exercises are performed until the acquired skills are applied automatically. Mastery of these simple techniques allows you to instill conscious trust in people and move on to persuasion - to gently influence a person, influence his views and behavior.

Attention and concentration

To successfully use hypnosis techniques, a person must develop attention. During the session, the hypnotist continuously monitors the smallest details of the subject's behavior; the ability to concentrate plays a huge role.

Concentration is the highest level of attention. Only by focusing on the person being hypnotized does the specialist capture all changes in his behavior, predict the sequence of further actions and accurately select the moment to begin the suggestion. Attention can be called a catalyst for the hypnotic process.

Self confidence

Without a sense of self-confidence, it is difficult to achieve your goals and success in life. For a hypnotist, this quality is paramount; without it, it is impossible to influence other people. An insecure person is unable to resist opponents or ill-wishers; he is easily convinced to change his views or intentions. He himself constantly becomes a victim of influence.

Hypnosis tutorials recommend many exercises to improve self-esteem. Here are a few that can boost your self-confidence:

  • conduct an objective analysis of your strengths and weaknesses and set appropriate goals;
  • honestly analyze your successes and failures, understand and forgive your offenders, yourself for past mistakes;
  • get rid of painful memories, replace them with positive ones - about successes, victories;
  • do not talk badly about yourself, do not attribute shortcomings to yourself;
  • do not focus on feelings of guilt or shame;
  • see failure as a lesson;
  • do not allow yourself to be criticized as a person, but listen to constructive criticism of your actions;
  • on the way to a serious distant goal, set achievable intermediate ones;
  • do not ignore your even small success, praise yourself more often.

For a self-confident person, a new obstacle is not stress, but a challenge that encourages action and new achievements.

Persuasion through conscious trust

Infiltration into the subconscious does not occur when using the option of persuasion through conscious trust. The general scheme of influence by persuasion is as follows:

  • for persuasion, the place and moment of contact is thought out in advance;
  • the conversation is directed in the right direction;
  • arguments are selected in accordance with the personality and mood of the subject;
  • the rhythm of the conversation and the order of presentation of arguments are maintained;
  • counter arguments are neutralized;
  • continuation of the conversation is ensured in case the object disagrees;
  • immediately after achieving the goal, the conversation ends.

It is important to part ways amicably and try to ensure that the person does not leave with a feeling of submission to someone else’s will.

If the goal of persuasion was not achieved, the conversation should not be ended, but continued in a direction that is interesting for the partner, and then, when saying goodbye, recall the main arguments and, without pressure, invite you to think about them.

Suggestion of mental images

Modern theory, technique and practice of hypnosis often works with mental images. An experienced hypnotist knows what images should be evoked in the patient for maximum relaxation, so that he becomes suggestible and opens his mind to influence.

However, everyone can use this technique in everyday life. To do this, you will need to form the most vivid and clear picture in the interlocutor’s head so that this image is firmly fixed in the head. Over time, such an image will begin to “live” in the mind on its own, developing and supplemented with new details.

Suggestion of mental images and methods of leveling them

By encouraging a girl to marry himself, a young man can paint a bright picture of their future together. And the father, in order to force his son to study better, promises him a game console and describes in vivid images how great it will be to play it, what wonderful and exciting games it will be.

Of course, for such a technique to show good results in practice, you yourself need to have a wonderful imagination, be able to draw the most vivid pictures for your interlocutor, so that he is imbued with and falls into such an emotional state when everything that was said seems to be the pure truth.

Importance of technology

The ability to define conversational hypnosis and apply it in practice will provide:

  • effective communication with people;
  • building the desired format of relationships with loved ones and colleagues;
  • correct formation of goals and their achievement;
  • success in negotiations;
  • convincing a partner in dialogue;
  • ability to resolve conflict situations;
  • the opportunity to protect yourself from the influence of others.

It must be remembered that this technology must be used to achieve good goals, while bad intentions will lead to negative consequences and remorse.

Hidden command method

In everyday communication, a person consciously or unconsciously emphasizes the words that are most important to him. Experienced speakers and pleasant interlocutors can skillfully place such semantic and emotional accents through pauses, gestures, changes in intonation, etc. Usually people on a conscious level simply do not pay attention to this. However, their subconscious can be “deceived” in the right direction. You just need to highlight the desired phrase in your speech in one way or another.

If a young man invites a girl to a cafe, he might say something like this: “I really like this cafe. It’s so cozy, there’s a calming atmosphere, you can relax and think only about good things.” The last part of the phrase is pronounced with a changed intonation, so the girl forms a command on a subconscious level: think only about good things.

Another example. After a quarrel that just happened, a young man can say to a girl: “Right now we’re all on edge. We’ll talk when you calm down and cool down.” That is, he programs the girl to calm down and cool down.

Hidden influence must have two levels of perception. You cannot combine the conscious and subconscious, otherwise there will be only one level, the conscious, which does not work. That is, the call must be implicit. It must be present in a hidden form, veiled within the semantic content that affects consciousness.

For hidden commands to work, they need to be highlighted in one way or another.

All other information should be just a frame for the commands. It is better to pronounce minor phrases monotonously, ordinarily. As an option, a short pause before and after the key phrase.

If you need to motivate a person directly to perform some action, it is recommended to select word forms in the imperative mood, skillfully veiling them in speech.

Linear communication

The first version of the structure involves building communication lines in the following sequence:

  1. Contact with a partner. Its goal is to obtain the interlocutor’s reaction in order to understand how he perceives information and, accordingly, adjust his behavior in the right direction. A person's words, postures, gestures, and emotions will tell you exactly how to communicate with him in order to put him into a trance.
  2. Abstraction. The individual is designed in such a way that everything unusual scares him. Therefore, often, upon hearing a new proposal, he immediately refuses, and only over time, having thought through all the pros and cons, does he make a decision. He is comfortable when everything goes as usual. The author of the book “Conversational Hypnosis,” Anvar Bakirov, claims that in order to distract a person from meaningful perception, it is necessary to talk to him about something familiar, pleasant, to evoke emotions that will absorb him and thereby shift the focus of attention to the object desired by the hypnotist, thereby reducing control consciousness and opening up possibilities for the formation of beliefs.
  3. Impact. This is the instillation of ideas, concepts, calls to action. It must be fragmented. The necessary information must be voiced in a calm voice and in a familiar intonation. Thoughts are formulated differently, but their essence should be the same. There should be many such “forwardings”. The more often, the greater the likelihood that the interlocutor will complete our tasks.

At the same time, it will be difficult to track the planned influence on a person’s consciousness, since all three lines of communication will be active and reunited. In this case, the line of contact will last the longest, since everything begins with it and everything ends with it.

Suggestion through dreams

Until now, sleep is largely a mystery to physiologists. Despite the fact that the process is well studied, there are still many “blank spots” in it. However, it has been experimentally proven that a sleeping person is most open to hypnotic suggestion. This means that you can “connect” to the consciousness of the sleeping person and give him certain instructions.

Do not confuse hypnotic sleep with natural sleep. The so-called hypnotic sleep, also known as trance, is induced by one of the methods described above: monotonous speech, performing repetitive movements, maximum relaxation and invoking mental images. In this case, we are talking about natural physiological sleep.

Technique for performing hypnosis: first you need to wait for the REM sleep phase - it occurs approximately an hour and a half after falling asleep. You can determine that this phase has begun by eye movements, changed breathing rates, etc.

Now you will need to sit down at the person’s head and repeat a word rhythmically, in a whisper or in a low voice, for 2–3 minutes. You can just say “Sleep, sleep, sleep.” This is done so that the sleeping person establishes a connection with the outside world - with the speaker.

To make sure that such a connection exists, it is recommended to smoothly change the rhythm of what is spoken. If a person’s breathing changes depending on the tempo of spoken phrases, then you can proceed to the next stage of hypnosis - directly to suggestion.

The volume of the voice increases slightly, but the phrases are still repeated monotonously, in time with the breathing of the sleeping person. You should say something like this:

“You sleep, you feel good and comfortable, you are safe. You fall asleep deeper, deeper. You want to talk to me, talk to me.”

Now you can ask the person to say their name or answer a few simple questions. If he answered, then we can assume that the sleeper is now completely in the power of the hypnotist, and after that you can inspire him with what is required.

Suggestion technique at a distance

Speaking about the techniques of suggestion and hypnosis, we cannot ignore the topic of suggestion at a distance. Unlike hypnosis, this has not yet received scientific substantiation, but everyone has had to deal with such a situation when you can think about a person - and at that moment he suddenly called. Or you can be so on the same wavelength with your messenger interlocutor that suddenly the same thought occurs to both of them.

Using the correct practice of suggestion at a distance, you can introduce the necessary information without direct contact with the interlocutor. There is an emphasis here on telepathic abilities. It is generally accepted that thoughts are material and propagate through waves of a certain frequency. Waves can be transmitted to any distance - it is only important to amplify them and not “contaminate” them with extraneous thoughts.

However, another person may not be on the same page at the moment, going about their daily activities or being in a whirlwind of worries. To be able to introduce your waves into his consciousness, you will need truly enormous strength.

That is why it is most advisable to conduct telepathy sessions at a time when the target is sleeping, or better yet, in the early morning.

The technique itself is simple:

  1. You need to take the most comfortable and relaxed position possible.
  2. Disconnect from all extraneous stimuli.
  3. Focus on the thought you need to inspire. The idea needs to be formulated as clearly and understandably as possible.
  4. Now you need to focus on the other person, try to enter his emotional state.
  5. Repeatedly inspire him with the desired thought and clearly imagine that the person is performing the suggested action.


You can strengthen your skills and improve your ability to hypnotize with an exercise called “The Key.” It works like this:

  • Focus your gaze on one point.
  • Give yourself the mental attitude: “When I count to ten, a state of complete relaxation will arise, my eyelids will become heavier, and warmth will spread throughout my body.”
  • Start counting. When you hear the word “ten,” you should feel a gradually increasing feeling of warmth in your body, a tingling sensation in your fingertips.

During training, you need to learn to turn off your consciousness, remove all extraneous thoughts from your head, and concentrate on your own feelings. When you can completely control your own consciousness and evoke the desired sensations, you can talk about success.

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