This video is a demonstration of conversational hypnosis being used to induce 'hypnosis'. Through the beginning part of this course you will learn about hypnosis, what it is, and how it relates to trance. You will also learn what you need to know to be able to do this technique. This technique is guiding and focusing attention and encouraging the client to imagine and think about the experience of going into hypnosis, but without directly telling them to imagine or think about these things. I am using head movements and a shift in my tone of voice to give a pattern for the subject to pick up on so that the subject can recognise when I am talking generally and when I am giving suggestions or ideas for them to follow. I am being very attentive to the subject and describing what I am seeing but under the guise of talking about someone who once asked me about what it is like to go into hypnosis.
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Conversational hypnosis is when you use principles of hypnosis in normal conversations to speak to the subconscious mind. Conversational hypnosis skills increase your influencial power and help you steer conversations your way seemingly naturally. It is a powerful tool to winning negotiations and propagating conversations and usually does not include an explicit induction nor emergence.
Hypnosis has been used as a supplemental approach to cognitive behavioral therapy since as early as 1949. Hypnosis was defined in relation to classical conditioning; where the words of the therapist were the stimuli and the hypnosis would be the conditioned response. Some traditional cognitive behavioral therapy methods were based in classical conditioning. It would include inducing a relaxed state and introducing a feared stimuli. One way of inducing the relaxed state was through hypnosis.[77]

Research into hypnosis in military applications is further verified by the Project MKULTRA experiments, also conducted by the CIA.[149] According to Congressional testimony,[150] the CIA experimented with utilizing LSD and hypnosis for mind control. Many of these programs were done domestically and on participants who were not informed of the study's purposes or that they would be given drugs.[150]
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During hypnosis, a person is said to have heightened focus and concentration. The person can concentrate intensely on a specific thought or memory, while blocking out sources of distraction.[7] Hypnotised subjects are said to show an increased response to suggestions.[8] Hypnosis is usually induced by a procedure known as a hypnotic induction involving a series of preliminary instructions and suggestion. The use of hypnotism for therapeutic purposes is referred to as "hypnotherapy", while its use as a form of entertainment for an audience is known as "stage hypnosis". Stage hypnosis is often performed by mentalists practicing the art form of mentalism.