Choosing the “right” hypnotist to work with is very subjective, but also incredibly important. It’s also often overlooked and/or not properly understood and its implications appropriately appreciated. It’s very easy (especially if you’re new to hypnosis) to get caught up in the excitement and dive right into the first hypnotist you come across who seems to offer what you want. If you choose to do that, you’re looking at 3 possible outcomes:
- You get super lucky and the hypnotist you choose has a style which works for you, is ethical and is able to successfully trance you and give you an excellent and positive experience. Yes, this is the ideal, but without adequate prior research it’s also very unlikely.
- You find a hypnotist who is able to hypnotise you, but has questionable ethics. This may be exciting in the first instance but could cause you problems down the line – either being persuaded to doing things that you’re not comfortable with.
- The hypnotist you choose isn’t actually any good/lacks experience/their style of hypnosis doesn’t work with you and you aren’t successfully able to enjoy trance.
So looking at the options above, in theory yes it is possible that you get lucky right off the bat, but honestly – the odds of that are slim at best. Research is your friend. I cannot emphasize this enough. The more time and energy you invest into research, the better your results will be. Research isn’t time wasted – I deliberately used the phrase “invest” because you are investing in your experience to ensure that it is as positive as it can be. By understanding what you want and how to achieve it, you’re significantly raising your odds of enjoying a deeply powerful and pleasurable experience – which is what hypnosis/trance should be!
I want to help you achieve the best possible experience with trance so I’ve listed a few suggestions/pointers to help you with your research:
Step 1: Start off by thinking carefully about what you want to achieve and what’s important to you. At this stage you don’t need a lot of detail/specifics, but having a rough idea of what you want will help you narrow down which hypnotists will be suitable and will make it easier to navigate options. What you want to achieve may well evolve over time, but right now – in this moment – what are your goals and priorities? Do you want genuine trance or roleplay? What fetishes/interests do you have that you want to incorporate? Think through what an ideal first session would look like to you. How would it play out? I’m not suggesting that the reality will be a perfect match for your ideal, but if you have an idea of what you want, you will be able to articulate your desires to your hypnotist which means they can tailor the session more specifically to you and what you want.
Step 2: Explore. Google is your friend in this instance. There are many, many hypnoDommes and Erotic Hypnotists out there, all with their own specialties and areas of expertise. Many genuine professionals will have free recordings which you can listen to so that you can gauge whether or not their style/approach works for you. At this stage you may or may not trance listening to the free recordings, and that’s okay – what’s more important is whether you like their voice and their style. For trance to be truly effective and fulfilling, you want to find a hypnotist who you enjoy – who you can enjoy listening to regularly, over the long-term. If you’re curious about a recording but have concerns over the integrity of the hypnotist/content (are worried that you may be involuntarily coerced in some way, for example), I have a free recording entitled “Art of control” that you will find useful. It will allow you to retain control when appropriate so that you can avoid feeling vulnerable when listening to recordings.
Use different search terms in google to yield different results – hypnoDomme and erotic hypnosis are two common search terms, but experiment and see what works for you. Also look beyond the first page of results. There are many excellent hypnotists who are sadly lacking in SEO skills and it would be a shame for them to be overlooked simply because they fail to make the first page!
Also reach out to the community for recommendations. There’s an active hypnoDomme scene on Twitter as well as sites like Inraptured and Hypwatch.
Step 3: Once you’ve listened to a number of different hypnotists, draw up a shortlist of hypnotists that you like. Listening and exploring may have given you new ideas for what you want to experience and that’s great – make a note of them! It also may have helped you firm-up what qualities you’re looking for in a hypnotist so be sure to record those, too. Once you have the shortlist (I’d say maybe around 5 hypnotists – you may want more, you may want less. Decide what’s manageable), think about what questions you’d like to ask them. Trust is really, really important in hypnosis and so taking time to learn about the person who could potentially be trancing you will go a long way to helping you trust them. Do you want to know about their background? How they got into hypnosis? Their experience to date? What they specialise in? What do they enjoy? Why do they do hypnosis? Please don’t throw 1001 questions at a hypnotist – we are professionals and as such we are often very busy and our time is limited – but any good hypnotist should be happy to answer one or two well thought out questions that help you establish whether or not they are the right hypnotist for you.
If you have any concerns that you may (or have previously) struggled to trance, don’t be afraid to ask if/how a hypnotist deals with such situations. A good hypnotist will be honest (some do not have the experience/expertise to work with people who don’t respond well to standard inductions. It doesn’t mean that you are a “bad” subject in any way – everyone learns differently. It simply speaks to the hypnotists lack of experience, which is also not a bad thing. Hypnosis is a skill which takes time to learn and develop) and should explain what type of clients they work with and give an overview of the techniques they use.
It’s also worth reading testimonials as this should give you an indication of what you can expect. If you haven’t already, this represents another good opportunity to reach out to the community and ask others for advice/suggestions/feedback from their own experiences. You want to get a feel for each hypnotists style, attitude and approach. If you like their voice but struggle to trance to their mp3’s then speak to them about a live one-to-one session over the phone or Skype. Live sessions can be a great way to lay solid foundations for you to build your trance experience on. Because they can be tailored specifically to you and your needs, as well as helping you become more confident at trancing, which in turn will make it easier to enjoy trancing to mp3 recordings.
Once you’ve settled on a hypnotist whose style you like and who works for you, stick with them – at least initially. Building a rapport with and allowing yourself to become accustomed to a single hypnotist and their style will help make it easier for you to trance. The more of their work you listen to, the easier trancing will become. You will learn to feel comfortable with them, trance easier to their voice and this will help establish a richer and more fulfilling trance experience.
Final Notes: I know taking time to research in advance can seem boring and unnecessary – that it’s somehow holding you back from jumping into trance. The reality, however is that spending a little time researching will pay absolute dividends in the long run and will help you establish a strong foundation on which to build your hypnotic/trance experiences.
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