How do I learn hypnosis on my own at home?

Hypnosis and the possibilities it offers are of interest to people of all ages and social categories. Is it possible to learn hypnosis on your own? The answer to this question is of interest to many people. After all, some people want to use hypnotic suggestion to help their loved ones get rid of their addictions and bad habits. Others are interested in being able to influence those around them. Possession of hypnotic techniques is useful for doctors, businessmen, PR.

Self-training in hypnosis

Anyone can learn trance-inducing techniques. Of course, some people will learn hypnosis more easily. These are individuals who since childhood have shown leadership qualities, a strong will, and an interest in people. The ability to control and understanding of human psychology is a good basis for learning hypnosis techniques. Of course, such qualities can be developed by reading books on psychology and observing people. The following techniques will help you to train your will and ability to concentrate: make yourself do unpleasant or boring work carefully, conscientiously, without irritation; when you want to chat, be silent; if you are insulted and provoked to a conflict, restrain the impulses to respond to the provocation; for several minutes draw circles with one hand and squares on the paper with the other; give up bad habits. It is also important to develop a “professional” look – the ability to influence another person’s consciousness and emotions with one eye. The hypnotist should be able to look into the eyes of the interlocutor for a long time and without blinking, so as not to accidentally break eye contact. To master this technique, first learn how to concentrate your gaze on a candle flame or some other small object – a piece of wallpaper, a doorknob. The object of concentration should be about a meter away from your eyes. Set a goal at first not to blink for a minute, then gradually increase the time of the technique up to 10-15 minutes.

How to Learn Hypnosis by Yourself

The first thing a novice hypnotist needs is to master the theoretical base. Libraries and Internet portals offer a wealth of information on how to learn hypnosis on your own. Communicating on topical forums with people interested in and practicing hypnosis will help a beginner to understand the variety of material collected on the internet. Of course, with the goal of learning hypnosis on your own at home, it is better to start with a good foundation in the form of a study of the works of the founders of hypnosis. Familiarize yourself with the books of the following authors, who developed various hypnosis techniques:

James Braid;

Dave Elman;

Jean Martin Charcot;

Pierre Janet; Milton Erickson;

Richard Bendler;

Jonah Grinder.

After getting acquainted with the theory and choosing the most interesting direction for yourself, you can begin to master the acquired knowledge in practice.

How to learn hypnosis at home quickly

For those who want to speed up the process of learning hypnosis, watching videos that demonstrate the use of various hypnotic techniques will help. The advantage of this method of training is the clarity and speed with which the material is presented. By watching a series of training videos, one can master many useful trance-inducing techniques in a short time.

The physiological mechanism of hypnosis

Hypnosis is built on the impact on the right hemisphere of the human brain, bypassing the critical thinking controlled by the left. The main area of specialization of the left hemisphere is rational analysis and sequential processing of information. The right hemisphere, the unconscious realm, is responsible for the perception of nonverbal information in the form of symbols and images. As a result of various techniques of hypnotic influence (monotony of the hypnotist’s voice, repetition of movements, special verbal settings) the activity of the left brain hemisphere slows down, allowing direct interaction with the right one. The person is unable to critically comprehend and reject the attitudes imposed on him by the hypnotist.

Types and techniques of hypnosis

There are several types of hypnosis, which differ in methods of influencing the mind and the scope of application.


Directive classical hypnosis involves immersing a person in a state in which he is completely at the mercy of the hypnotist and receives from him clear and direct instructions. This type of suggestion is used in psychotherapy to treat panic, anxiety-phobic, depressive, somatoform disorders and addictions.


The use of Eriksonian hypnosis techniques involves indirect, covert influence on the psyche, which bypasses conscious resistance to the process of entering into a trance. When a person is unaware and unaware that they are being hypnotized, it becomes much more difficult to resist the suggestion. Hypnotists use techniques developed by Milton Erickson to unlock a person’s creative potential and personal growth, and are also widely used in psychotherapy.


Gypsy hypnosis is an ancient method of influencing the mind by confusing the victim through various distraction techniques and overloading the mind. Variety hypnosis is part of classical hypnosis with the use of Eriksonian and gypsy hypnosis techniques, as well as stage techniques.

Gypsy Hypnosis Techniques

In gypsy hypnosis, shock techniques are widely used to distract attention or to quickly make contact with the person you are talking to. Anyone under stress partially loses self-control, shrinks, and goes numb. When confronted with unexpected shocking information (verbal, visual, auditory), the first reaction is fear. Emotions temporarily dull the ability to reason and assess one’s behavior soberly.

By fixing a person’s attention on some shocking fact (for example, a prediction of impending danger), the gypsy seeks to narrow the person’s active field of attention. The victim concentrates on the “bait,” falling into a kind of trance. Fear and other strong emotions expose the psyche. This opens wide opportunities to manipulate the person’s mind. It immediately becomes clear where to press (pity, greed, anxiety for loved ones) in order to subdue the interlocutor to the will of the hypnotist. If the idea being insinuated is presented as a solution to an important problem, the idea takes complete possession of the victim’s mind. A mind overload technique is also used as a distraction. Several people surround the victim at the same time, talking at random, jabbering, and often touching the victim’s clothes. As a result, the person’s consciousness shuts down for only a few seconds. But this time is usually enough to induce something. As a rule, “open up” or “give” are the instructions. Another technique of latent hypnosis used in Roma suggestion is pattern breaking. A pattern is a sequence of actions that is fixed in the subconscious mind and does not require the attention of consciousness for reproduction. For example, the habit of shaking hands when greeting someone. Performing any non-standard actions (an unexpected statement or action) breaks the template and causes a temporary stupor in the person, which allows for suggestion.

Simple techniques for putting a person into a trance

Find a quiet quiet place. Make sure the room is at a comfortable temperature. Dim the lights. If desired, include calm relaxing music as background accompaniment.

Hypnotic Gaze Technique

Step-by-step instructions:

Sit the person comfortably and position yourself in front of them. Make sure your gaze is in line or slightly above the hypnotized person’s face. Use your right hand to grasp the person’s pulse area and place your left hand on their forehead. Next you should ask the hypnotized person to look steadily into your eyes. Then you should focus your gaze on the bridge of the nose and not blink for five minutes. After that, you may begin to influence with words. In a measured and calm voice, pronounce the following phrases: “you are feeling tired”, “you feel very sleepy”, “don’t resist your desire”, “after you wake up, you will feel joy and a burst of energy”. After reciting the text, one should remove one’s hands, stand behind the hypnotized person, and order him/her to close his/her eyes. At this point, the person should have a transition to an altered state of consciousness. To increase the effect, ask the hypnotized person to imagine that he or she is standing on the last step of a long staircase in a warm, comfortable room. Invite him to go down the stairs. Describe how he is sinking deeper and deeper into a healing dream with each step.