Good evening, my name is_. I have been hypnotizing individuals for_
Many police departments are using hypnosis to aid a witness remembering parts of a crime. Today we are going to investigate the entertainment side of hypnosis, and do it in good taste without embarrassing anyone.
I truly love conducting these shows as well as working in the area of_. If we did not conduct the show in good taste I would be destroying my chances of the people in the audience or the kind people who volunteered for the show in using my other services. So, you have my word of honor that this show will be done in a fun loving way where everyone that volunteers will be pleased.
For those of you that have not had a chance to see a hypnotic show before, I would like to give you a brief explanation as to what will be taking place.
In a moment I am going to ask for volunteers to come up here on stage and be my guests. These people will be the lucky ones that will get to experience hypnosis.
There are two requirements in order to be hypnotized.
First, you have to be willing. No one can ever be hypnotized against there will. So, please don't come up here with the idea of, I'll show him that he can't hypnotize me.
Second, you must have normal intelligence. Don't be alarmed. You do not need to be a genius. If you have enough concentration to count from 10 down to 1, you have enough intelligence to be hypnotized.
Now, before you all rush up here to be hypnotized let me tell you how you will be feeling.
The word hypnosis means SLEEP. That describes it very nicely. The hypnotic type of sleep is quite different from the type of sleep that we experience at night. In the hypnotic type of sleep you will hear my voice, and find it very easy to do as my voice suggests.
The feeling is very similar to the way you feel just prior to fallen a sleep at night.
You are laying in bed, totally relaxed, but you can still hear sounds in the house or traffic on the road. This is how you will feel while your hypnotized.
By a show of hands, how many people in the audience have ever been hypnotized before?
Good, then you people already know how wonderful it is to be hypnotized.
In reality, everyone in this room has experienced hypnosis many times before.
Have you ever found yourself driving down the road, and suddenly realized that you didn't remember passing the last 4 or 5 streets?
This is a light level of hypnosis that everyone goes in and out of occasionally. In this example, you shifted the responsibility of driving the car over to your mind, and started consciously thinking of something totally different.
A deep level of hypnosis that many of you have experienced from time to time would be, setting an item down. Maybe your keys or a tool.
You then turn around and discover that the item has disappeared.
You might even say to yourself, "I know that I put it right there". If we have children we blame them for moving it.
At this point you vent that frustration, turn around and notice that the item is right back where you placed it.
This is called a negative hallucination. You were either rushed or under to much pressure, so your subconscious mind said, I wont let you find_until you unwind.
These are both examples of using more of your own subconscious abilities.
Hypnosis is simple a way of using more of your own mental abilities.
Today many of you will discover just how powerful your mind really is.
I realize that there is a large number of people in the audience that are thinking, I CAN'T BE HYPNOTIZED. Please, don't feel bad. This is a very normal thought. Most people that I see are thinking, I believe in hypnosis on someone else, but I don't think that I can be hypnotized.
If I had to rely upon the few people who come up on stage with the thought, I know you can hypnotize me, and I'll respond perfectly. I would be out of business.
The key is to keep an open mind. Don't say yes, but don't say no.
Come up here with an open mind, that you WANT to be hypnotized, and concentrate. You may even surprise yourself.
Under hypnosis you will never do anything that you are morally against. If I told all of the volunteers to go out and rob a bank and then bring the money back to me. Everyone of them with sit there and continue to sleep.
You will never, ever do anything that is against your will or that would be harmful to you. One of the last things that I hear all of the time is, "What if you can't bring me out of it"? Let me assure you that it is impossible to ever stay hypnotized. It has never happened. It never will happen.
If in the middle of the show I decided that I was going home and left you here. Which I would not do. You would simply leave the hypnotic sleep and enter a normal sleep just as you do each night. Once you were rested you would wake up. If someone shook your arm you would awaken. You can never ever stay hypnotized.
Hypnosis is a mental state, not a condition.
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Hypnosis is a capital instrument for relaxation and alleviating stress. It helps calm down both the brain and body, giving a useful rest. All the same it can be rather costly to hire a clinical hypnotherapist, and we might not always want one around when we would like to destress.