FAQ Psychic Trance Induction
One of the questions I am asked by first time clients is how I induce the trance state from which I do my readings. I would have to say that my method is more of a non-method but I realize that it is the result of studying and applying a number of methods over the years and distilling those techniques into a personal transitional shift from primarily left-brain to more right-brain functioning in a trance state.
I became interested in hypnosis as a first year student in psychology. Our text book traced the development and uses of hypnosis starting with Franz Mesmer and continuing through the practices of Scottish practitioner James Braid to “The French School” epitomized by Pierre Janet, Hyppolite Bernheim, and Emile Coué. Although it has been used successfully for hundreds of years, no one is entirely certain how hypnosis actually works. Like so much else in our experience, we observe the effects of hypnosis (as we do with gravity and magnetism) without being able to define precisely what it is.
Psychic Trance Induction
Amongst the techniques I have learned and practiced are Systematic De-sensitization, Sensory Deprivation, Cayce Method, Auto-hypnosis, Hypnosis (on others), The Silva Method and several forms of meditation. I find that slipping into a light trance – and sometimes into a mid-level trance – is the most effective way for me to receive psychic impressions about the client. It is natural to me to conduct the reading in an eyes-closed state and I ask clients not to say anything in response to my statements unless I ask them a direct question for clarification.
I am sometimes asked to recommend a method to clients who are interested in learning auto-hypnosis. I have found that all of the methods I referred to above work but some work better on some people than others. It may be that those whose learning style is primarily visual respond more readily to visual induction and those who tend to learn aurally respond better to spoken induction. What we can say with certainty is that hypnotic subjects are not asleep; they are in an altered state of consciousness from which it is possible to exclude physical stimuli such as pain, heat, and cold and to induce a state of diminished sensitivity or even numbness so both human psychology and biology are involved in hypnosis. It is because of these effects that hypnosis can be useful for medical procedures.
I cannot recommend any one form of complete hypnosis training that will suit everyone. There is no such thing. I can, however, recommend The Silva Technique as an easily accessible introduction to auto-hypnosis. How far you take the training after that is a personal matter but in general The Silva training is an effective tool that enables people to employ auto-hypnosis for a variety of applications in a short period of time whether you attend their Seminars or follow the complete training course on your computer.
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