In this short story Greig, Alex’s Hypnosis subject, has taken on a belief from his family, a belief that has led to behaviour that could compromise his survival in this changed world. All of our qualities are the result of subconscious patterns and these patterns can be changed in hypnosis as the hypnotist talks directly to the subconscious mind. Changing those patterns can change your life.
Our own beliefs come from somewhere – repetition by those close to us or those we respect is a common one. Be careful what you say to your kids, or family members or friends. If your opinion is respected by the recipient then it might not take much for something you say to become installed as a belief. One thing said once by anyone in a an emotive moment is sometimes enough – we are all adept hypnotists, most of you just don’t know you’re doing it. This can happen in adulthood as well as childhood.
In this story, hypnosis is achieved with an eye fixation. A technique I use quite often where I focus the conscious mind while feeding back the subconscious processes to the subconscious mind to trick it into thinking that I am in control until I am in control. I then test that I am in control by giving a strange suggestion such as telling you that you cannot pick up your arm or open your eyes.
I use Ideo Motor Responses in this story. They are a completely subconscious movements of a finger or thumb to say YES and another one to say NO. They are a great convincer for both hypnotist and hypnotee that something weird and wonderful is happening. They can also be used to indicate whether a suggestion has taken. Sometimes I am told a flat No which allows me to try something else in the session instead of waiting a week to find out whether something has worked or not which can reduce the number of session you need to see me.
What follows in the story is an example of how I talk to the subconscious, using metaphor and different contexts to deliver instructions in a way that cannot be disagreed with by the subconscious leaving it no choice but comply and change the patterns in place.
Enjoy the next installment to In A Land Of Zombies, The Hypnotist Is King. This story is called Games & Lies