Last updated: 25 June 2015
The Hypnotic Gaze Induction is powerful tool.
The hypnotic gaze induction covers all parts of the 4 Stage Protocol and it does this through a series of phases through which you will lead your subject using eye contact, body language and tone of voice.
First of all, we will review of the four steps of the induction then talk about refinement of each one.
The first step in hypnotic gaze induction is to go first. You will develop an instant rapport rich with feelings of comfort and good will. You will put yourself in an outside trance to create external focus.
The second stage is to apply your hypnotic gaze. In this you should display with your signals complete confidence in your ability to induce trance. It is important to keep your gaze calm and clear, but most of all steady and unwavering.
The third step in this induction is to alter your voice to a trance tonality. Use all the aspects you can to create a calm voice that slows everything down. Make good use of your hypnotic language and create a relaxing environment with the words and tones you use.
Finally the fourth step in hypnotic gaze induction is to still use your hypnotic language as you create a double feedback loop for your subject.
Tell them what you want them to do as far as trance signals, and as they unconsciously put them into effect repeat back to them what it is they are doing. This will reinforce their actions and lead them deeper into trance.
Now that you know how to do a hypnotic gaze induction you will want to not only practice it but refine and perfect it as well. This is where this article comes in. Here you will learn techniques to make your hypnotic gaze inductions run very smoothly and eventually go undetected by the person you are putting into trance.
The first area of refinement that you will want to concentrate on is how to make your inductions less direct. This is done through the art of overt and covert hypnotic voices. In learning this concept keep in mind that your actual language will not change, only the tone of voice that you are using.
Subtly slowing the rate at which you change your tonality down makes it less obvious that you are converting into a hypnotic tone. A good way to do this is to slightly “smooth” your regular conversational voice.
When you do this there will be very few people who will actually notice you are using a hypnotic tone with them. The voice tone here is not far from normal but can have the same impact as the very deep, slow, low trance voice people are used to hearing.
An overt tonality is the more obvious hypnotic tone of voice that you may use in some situations whilst the covert is the more indirect and less obvious tone you can use. Which one to use is a decision you will make based on the person and the environment in which you are performing.
The second refinement technique that we will focus on what is called the “my friend John/Jane” technique. In this technique you are not changing the words of the experiences you describe you are simply changing who the events are happening to.
Instead of describing the trance that your subject will be going into, you would describe the experience your friend John or Jane had.
This converts your instruction to a story about an experience someone else had. It still sends the same message of the things you want them to experience, except it is easier to agree to as it is someone else’s experience.
In this technique you are essentially creating a double reality for your listener. They are aware on some level that you are really talking about them and the things they are experiencing or doing but it is presented in a story about someone else.
The third and final refinement skill for hypnotic gaze inductions is to use quotations. When you talk in “quotes” you are really just putting words into another person’s mouth. You use this to quote what another person may have said about something. In this the listener accepts the information just because another person said it.
As you can’t deny what someone else has said, they view it as a statement that they can agree with and there is little resistance. It goes into their unconscious and becomes an embedded suggestion that will help to send your listener into trance and then actually have the experiences you are talking about.
So in refining the Hypnotic Gaze Induction you really have three concepts to put into action. The first refinement is to change your tone of voice to create new voices that are less or more covert and overt depending on what works for your environment.
The second refinement technique is to tell stories and experiences that happened to other people to make embedded suggestions. And the third and final refinement is to quote other people to make whatever you’re trying to embed agreeable and more likely to be put into action by the subject’s subconscious.
In using these three refinements you will increase the power behind your hypnotic gaze inductions to make them more efficient and powerful.