How To Use Surprise In Hypnotic Inductions

Using shock and surprise can be an extremely powerful way of opening the mind for a hypnotic induction.

In this video I’ll give some examples of shock inductions, including an instance when I agreed when a client told me their life ‘wasn’t worth living’ and why this was so effective.

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