How Long Do Triggers Last?

This is somewhat of a “how long is a piece of string?” question as there are many factors that can affect how long the effects of a trigger last.

Some of these can include:

  • The skill of the hypnotist who implants the trigger
  • The willingness of the subject to accept the trigger/how comfortable they are with the trigger
  • How easily the trigger can be integrated into day to day life (e.g. if it is simple/beneficial and can be used regularly then it may well last longer than a strongly sexual trigger that the subject is not entirely sure about and can only be used in very particular situations.

Personally speaking I have one hypnosis subject who I tranced many years ago (before becoming professional). I gave him a fun trigger to have a pleasurable response upon seeing a particular candy bar. Years later (approx 2-3 years after I had ceased hypnotising him ) he sent me a message to say that the trigger was still as effective as ever.  More recently I have had clients come to me for a live session after a lapse of a few months and been surprised at how effective the triggers I gave them in previous session/s still are.

As a hypnotist, if you want a trigger to be effective and to last then you need the clients subconscious to be on board with what you’re asking – after all, it will be the subconscious mind who will be implementing the response to the trigger.

Firstly, keep the trigger simple – don’t make it overly complex or with multiple steps to take effect. Simple is effective and easy to implement.  Secondly, allow the trigger to be pleasurable. We all want to enjoy pleasure, right? So give your subject a new opportunity to enjoy pleasure with the trigger. This can be sexual or non-sexual pleasure (there’s a myriad of different types of pleasure you can make use of), but if you are aiming for sexual pleasure for the love of god think very carefully about when/how the trigger will be implemented.  You don’t want your subject to be accidentally triggered at an inappropriate moment.  This is one of the reasons why almost all the triggers I give my subjects only work when I say them. For those that aren’t, I ensure that I word the instructions for the trigger in such a way that there is no way they will cause problems and/or embarrassment. Typically a statement along the lines of the client enjoying the trigger only when appropriate to do so. If saying something like this make sure that you have a good understanding of what the client considers to be appropriate. If in doubt, don’t give them the trigger.

 

How Effective is Text Hypnosis?

There are countless ways to hypnotise someone – in person, over the phone, live video (like Skype)…and then there is hypnosis over text. Many people seem to be especially suspicious of text hypnosis and I regularly get asked if it is effective. Now you have your answer:

Text trance can be just as effective as any other form of trancing but it does require a skilled and experienced hypnotist if it is to be carried out effectively.

The hypnotist can’t rely on visual cues over test so the hypnotist is essentially “working blind” from that perspective. Personally speaking I compensate for this by relying on my extensive experience – you get a feel for what stage people are at based partly on general experience and partly on how they respond. It’s a mix of experience, intuition and knowing what questions to ask to work out where things are at and what needs to be done to develop/monitor the trance state.

If a subject is capable of following simple instructions and being honest about what they are experiencing then text trance should be successful, especially in the hands of a skilled hypnotist.

Text hypnosis is a “different” experience to other types of hypnotic induction but is equally effective and you can still experience and enjoy deep trance.

This type of induction works even if you are skeptical. I have hypnotised plenty of people who weren’t sure if it would work – they still tranced deeply for me.

I initially added text hypnosis to my site as a temporary measure when I was moving and unable to offer video sessions. The plan was to remove the option for text hypnosis sessions once I had settled, but they proved to be so popular that I decided to leave them as an option.

I do have some testimonials for text hypnosis sessions on my “Testimonials” page which are worth taking a look at if you are curious.

Any thoughts, comments, questions? Please share them below.

Bring on 2020

2019 was an interesting year for me. I’ve continued to grow and develop my hypnosis business; continued to cement my reputation as a specialist in working with analytical people and those who have struggled to trance and have enjoyed countless wonderful live sessions with both new and existing clients.

I’m truly blessed being able to do a job I love so much and am deeply thankful to each and every one of you who has and continues to support me by purchasing mp3s, videos and live sessions and promoting/recommending me to others. It means more than you know.

2020 is going to be a big and expensive year for me so I need your continued support more than ever. Some time this year (likely in the spring but date TBC) I will be moving back to the UK from Canada. The move will be expensive and cost  $6k+. To help cover this I am planning to release more mp3s and videos but tributes (big or small) to help cover the costs (which include flights, shipping cats, rent deposit, purchasing a car, etc) will be *immensely* appreciated.

I’m also planning to push my own boundaries and explore new mp3s with themes I haven’t yet covered. I’ve found in the past that getting out of my comfort zone every once in a while has really helped me to grow and expand my skills, so it’s a trend I am keen to continue.

I couldn’t continue to do what I do without your support and I want you to know that I truly appreciate it. Every purchase, every review and every tribute really does make a difference.

Thank you.

New MP3s celebrating my love of words

New MP3s celebrating my love of words

I love words. I love how they can be blended and woven into hypnotic tapesteries. I love how they can be used to conjour magical visions and sensations and experiences.  I have touched on this with two free recordings to date Power of Words and Power of Words 2 but now I wanted to take things a step further and focus on celebrating and enjoying specific, unusual words which elicit sensual and pleasurable responses. I wanted to play and have fun with them…a literary hypnotic dance.

To that end I have developed three (to date) special recordings. Each focused on a different, unusual word specifically chosen to entrance and enthrall. The first recording to be released is Eutony, but for those of you who simply cannot wait I have also released an advanced bundle of all three recordings (Eutony, Logolepsy and Orphic) with a discount for purchasing all 3 (each recording separately will retail for $9.99 whereas the bundle is $27).

I sincerely hope you enjoy these sensual hypnotic literary explorations and very much look forward to hearing your feedback.

 

 

The Importance of Ethics In Hypnosis (***TRIGGER WARNING***)

***trigger warning: this blog contains details relating to inappropriate triggers used on a minor***

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Those of you who know me know how I pride myself on my ethics, especially when it comes to hypnosis. It is very important to me that my clients know and feel safe with me. That they understand that their well-being is my priority.

Recently someone added a comment to a blog I wrote. I didn’t feel that the comment was appropriate to allow in response to the blog itself due to potentially triggering content, but I have included it below as an illustration of why ethics are so, so important in hypnosis (I should add that the story below is essentially “hearsay” as I have no way to independently verify what the original author has claimed occurred):

At a stage show a couple of years ago at the Hypnothoughts Live conference in Las Vegas, a 15-year old girl was among the participants. She was implanted with a trigger that when her shoulder was touched, she would orgasm. After the show, people (men) kept coming up to her and touching her shoulder – it was VERY distressing to both the girl and her mother, who was present.

This should have been a NO-NO! It was highly improper and unethical, on the part of the hypnotist, especially with a minor and not to have removed the suggestion!”

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why the above behaviour is incredibly inappropriate and that in itself makes the alleged event even more dismaying. It is so obviously, blatantly unethical and downright predatory – not only of the hypnotist but the men who chose subsequently to take advantage. The fact that the individual in question was also a minor makes what transpired even more heinous.

I simply cannot emphasize enough how important ethics is in hypnosis. Your hypnotist should make you feel safe and confident in their abilities as well as satisfied that they are placing a significant emphasis on your well-being. Trust your gut. If something feels “off”, even if you can’t put that feeling into words, you do not need to proceed. If you are in trance and the hypnotist suggests something that you are not comfortable with, you are not obliged to follow through. What will most likely happen is that you will snap out of trance at which point you can verbally object to the hypnotists suggestion. If the suggestion you were uncomfortable with wasn’t a deliberate ploy on the hypnotists part then they should be able to calmly talk through with you what happened and why, take this in to account and be mindful moving forward. They shouldn’t ask or encourage you to trance again until you feel comfortable and confident to do so. If the suggestion was deliberate (sadly bad, unethical hypnotists do exist as the above story illustrates) then you have the option to walk away altogether.

I think part of the problem is that people feel that once they are in trance they lose all control and feel as if they have to follow through with triggers and commands, even if they are not comfortable with them. This is simply not true. You always have a choice. It doesn’t matter how deeply you are tranced. If this is an area of concern for you then I would recommend listening to a free mp3s I have – “Art of Control”. If it makes it easier for you, listen through the first time without trancing to make sure you’re comfortable with the content.  Doing this won’t prevent you from being able to achieve and enjoy trancing to this recording when you are ready to.

If you are a hypnotist reading this – please be mindful of ethics and ethical implications of what you’re doing and/or want to do. Your subject is placing their trust in you. Please don’t abuse it. Your subjects physical and mental well-being should be your top priority.

 

Thoughts? Comments? Please share below.

Samhain – Celtic Halloween

Samhain/Halloween is upon us and I thought I would celebrate by recording and sharing with you an incredible poem by Annie Finch. All copyright of the poem belongs to Annie – I take no credit for it. I’ve simply recorded the poem as I love how it flows and how the words slip off my tongue. Hope you do also 😉

 

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