How to un-hypnotize someone
Are you scared about hypnosis and getting stuck in time? It is a common fear that most people have especially if it is the first time they are about to experience hypnosis. But as a hypnotist, it is important to know how to end the hypnosis or hypnotherapy session properly.
The hypnotic state is altered consciousness and is an extremely sensitive state. It is essential to come out of the hypnotic trance slowly and carefully as it might leave you feeling misaligned otherwise. Additionally, if the hypnosis session was done to bring about therapeutic relief, you would like to remembers many aspects of it.
Start and end of hypnosis are sensitive phases
Now as a hypnotist, you have put your subject under hypnosis, it is essential to complete the waking up process equally well. Although the fact remains that nobody can continue under hypnosis or get stuck in the trance, it is essential to make the transition comfortable. The best way to wake someone up is by doing a countdown methodically and let the subject come out of hypnosis is a better frame of mind.
Start the session saying that the waking up after the session is completed will be slow and gradual. Talk to them about their fears of going under hypnosis and clarify that in case someone takes longer to wake up from the hypnotic trance or sometimes fall asleep and when they awaken, they are in a normal frame of mind. Additionally, you can explain the complete process of waking up from hypnosis, before putting the subject in a trance.
Process of re-emerging from the hypnotic trance
Use a relaxed, composed and soft tone when you initiate the process of gradual waking up. Only raise your voice when you countdown from 5 to 1. By using cues in the emerging process, the subtle hints let the subject know that the time to exit the state of hypnosis has come.
But the words that you use after every number should be said in the normal soft tone. Say: “Now as I count you down from 5 to 1, you will gradually and steadily become more alert and aware of your surroundings on (date and month) in this room.”
Start and say “5-4-3-2-1. At 5, you have become more aware and remember the important aspects that will help you achieve your goals. Four, now you are more alert and aware of your surroundings. At 3, your eyelids feel light and you are aware of your feet and hands. At 2, you are emerging and very alert. Now (snap your fingers) 1 and your eyes are open with complete awareness about the room.”
Let the subject breathe deeply a few times as a deep hypnotic session can leave you slightly disoriented for a few minutes as you again adjust to the present scenario. Other aspects can be slightly red or wet eyes, feeling warm or cold. Now you can discuss the session and ask the subject about the experience.