Hypnotic Agreement

As you get more and more approval of your subject and the critical factor is circumvented, your proposals may become less plausible while being accepted. The hypnotic contract is as follows: I will respectfully give you instructions that, if they are followed, will lead you to hypnosis. You agree to follow these instructions, as I give them. A hypnotic trance is not therapeutic in itself, but specific proposals and images that are put into a trance to clients can radically change their behavior. As they study the new ways they want to think and feel, they lay the foundations for change in their future actions… In today`s episode, I talk about the hypnotic contract, the function it serves, how and why we would present the treaty, and how the environment can have different effects. I also share how you can conclude the contract to take it further than to arrive at a hypnotic state. Imagine if you could do this by using simple trigger words to activate unintended hypnotic “reflexes” in your brain. Hypnotic music became an important part of the development of a “physiological psychology” that considered the hypnotic state as an “automatic” phenomenon linked to physical reflexes. In his experiments on sound hypnosis, Jean-Martin Charcot used gongs and tuning, and Ivan Pavlov used bells.

The intention behind their experiments was to prove that the physiological reaction to sound can be automatic to bypass the conscious mind. [162] Pavlov`s ideas were linked to those of his rival Vladimir Bekhterev and became the basis of hypnotic psychotherapy in the Soviet Union, as documented by the writings of his successor K.I. Platonov. Theories of Soviet hypnosis then influenced the writings of Western behavioral hypnotherapists like Andrew Salter. After completing all the preparations, pre-hypnosis interview and pre-talk, you are ready to start the hypnosis session. At that point, you ask him, “Do you want to hypnosis with me now?” Wait for the customer to respond. If he or she answers with a “yes,” you have the hypnotic contract. Hidden hypnosis is not much different from indirect hypnosis derived from Milton H. Erickson and popularized as “The Milton Model”[10] in style,[11] but the main characteristic is that the hypnotized individual then intervenes in hypnotic phenomena without effort or conscious choice. Hidden hypnosis, like “Ericksonian Hypnosis,” “works with hidden and subtle means… to reach deeper levels of consciousness than what is affected by the superficial structure of the language.” [12] This is the concept that an individual, the `hypnotist`, can control the behaviour of another individual by making relationships.

[13] During hypnosis, the operator or hypnotist makes suggestions. The subject should not be fully aware of the proposals.