Basic Hypnotic Induction Relaxation Script

The first thing I would like you to do sit in a chair with your hands resting on your lap and as you make yourself comfortable focus your gaze on a point where the wall meets the ceiling you might notice how your eyes are becoming tired how your eyelids are becoming heavier and as your eyes become tired and your eyelids heavy you will notice how your breathing is deepening have you noticed how one hand feels more relaxed there's no need to worry about anything you can just close your eyes now...

Effect 23 Wallet Watch Coin

A male volunteer places his wallet, watch and a coin on the table. Turning your back, you invite him to place each of those objects into his front left and right and one of his back trouser pockets. Turn around and explain that through subtle use of body language, you can determine which object was placed in which pocket. After looking him up and down for a while, you correctly name the location of each object, For this effect, you need a confederate who signals to you where each object has...

Performance Tips

1 - Most people do not believe in mind-reading as fact but they are more likely to believe you can read body language or influence behavior. To assist with this, set a mood and enhance your tricks by dressing them up as psychological illusions. Dress appropriately in dark or black clothes Illuminate the room with candle-light Subtly suggest you are picking up on unconscious body language such as micro-expressions of the facial muscles, tone of voice, body stance and hesitation. 2 - Despite the...

Effect 10 Tarot Reading

You produce a pack of Tarot Cards and invite your volunteer to shuffle them thoroughly. After shuffling them, you take the pack and deal six cards face down on the table, discarding the remainder of the pack. As each card is turned to reveal its symbol, you make startling revelations about your volunteer that convince them you can see into their mind and personality. Tarot Reading relies on a technique known as cold reading. It's a technique used by clairvoyants, psychics and mentalists to make...

Basic Hypnotic Induction

This basic hypnotic induction follows a classic form, is easy to perform and therefore great for beginners. Here are the elements of this type of induction The statement at the start of the induction is the basic element of a linguistic technique called pacing and leading. Pacing is the practice of meeting the subject's own experience. By commenting upon this, the hypnotist can use it to lead them into hypnotic trance. At the start of this particular induction, the subject's eyes are elevated...

Effect 14 Pseudo Hypnosis

You invite a man and a woman to participate in this experiment. Position the man and woman standing facing each other and instruct the man to lift the woman by placing his hands under her armpits. He will successfully lift her. You then wave a hand in front of the man's face and suggest to him that the next time he tries to lift her, he will find it more difficult. The man tries to lift her again and sure enough, this time he struggles to lift her. This effect looks like hypnosis but actually...

Effect 22 Four Thought

You produce a stack of forty or so business cards and show them to the audience. The cards have various instructions to think of a random number, a color, a popular meal, famous actor, politician, country etc. Gathering up the cards, you invite another spectator to take part in the experiment. You ask him to verify that each card has instructions to think of different things. He agrees that they do. Placing the cards face down on the table, you ask him to cut the cards anywhere he likes and...