Trickshop.com: Mastering Hypnosis
Comprehensive Stage Hypnosis Guide
©2003 Trickshop.com, Inc.
e-Book, 100 pages
Mastering Hypnosis
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Contents:

5 Foreword

7 Chapter One: An Introduction To Hypnosis
8 What Is Hypnosis?
8 Scope of Hypnotic Phenomena
12 Can Anyone be Hypnotized?
13 The Power of Suggestion
13 The Sleep Metaphor
13 Learning to Hypnotize
14 Clinical Hypnosis
15 Avoiding Legal Difficulties

17 Chapter Two: Basic Hypnotic Technique
18 Working With Individual Subjects
19 Removing Psychological Barriers
19 Focusing Attention
20 The Induction Process
21 The Induction Script: Phases I, II, III
23 Signs of Hypnosis
23 What to Do Next
24 Eyes Wide Shut
25 Stiff Arm
26 Awakening the Subject

27 Chapter Three: Advanced Hypnotic Concepts And Techniques
28 Depth Levels of Hypnosis
29 David-Husband Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility
30 Key Factors for Deep Hypnosis
30 Techniques for Deepening Hypnosis
31 Rehypnotization
32 Giving Suggestions That Influence
33 Additional Strategies and Tactics
34 Posthypnotic Amnesia

35 Chapter Four: Deep Trance Phenomena And Tests
36 Range of Phenomena
37 How to Practice These Tests
38 Invisible Shackles
39 Too Heavy - Too Sticky
40 Hail to the Chief
41 Dream Mate
42 Falling For You
43 Watch the Bride
44 Can't Get Up
45 Summary

47 Chapter Five: Elimination Tests
48 The Purpose of These Tests
48 Choosing Tests
49 Influencing Subjects In the Waking State

51 Chapter Six: Planning The Show
52 Hypnotism as Entertainment
52 Opening the Show
55 Selecting the Best Subjects
55 Thinning the Field
56 Rapid Induction and Testing
57 An Alternative Approach
57 Handling the Committee
58 Odd and Even Subjects
58 Building an Interesting Middle
59 The Standards: 30 standard suggestions
68 Breaking for Intermission
68 Closing the Show
69 Stage Equipment Considerations
70 Personnel Requirements
70 Confederates and Pseudo-Hypnotism
71 Final Thoughts

73 Chapter Seven: A Subject’s Perspective
75 Reveen - Look Into My Eyes (Michelle Rainer)

87 Chapter Eight: Marketing Yourself
88 Marketing Tools
89 The Media Kit
91 Venues for Hypnotism
91 Sponsored Shows
92 Finding Your Niche
93 Sample Profiles



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