Hypnosis is demystified in another article on this site. Get past the myths about hypnosis and learn how you can use it to life the life of your dreams. In these FAQ’s, we explain what the hypnosis training lab is all about, what you can expect to achieve from this site, and how you can use this site to develop your skills as a hypnotist.

What is the Hypnosis Training Lab?

Hypnosis training at the The Hypnosis Training Lab is devoted to advancing the art and science of hypnosis among both professional hypnotists and those who want to learn more about this fascinating field of study. It is named the “Lab” because it promotes the most advanced techniques in hypnosis and NLP. Just like a science lab explores the boundaries of science, the hypnosis training lab explores the boundaries of hypnosis and effective hypnotherapy. There is no more effective method for personal development or for personal enrichment than hypnosis. And the hypnosis training lab is dedicated to exploring the power of hypnosis in all its manifestations.

What Will I Learn at the Hypnosis Training Lab?

Your hypnosis training will help you learn about hypnosis in depth, mastering techniques to inducing trance, techniques for helping people make changes in their lives and much more. You will learn techniques of persuasion that leave others in the dust. We explain hypnosis in depth, and beyond! We take your learnings to the very edges of hypnotic understanding. 

Can I Learn to be a Hypnotist?

The short answer is “yes” you can learn to be a hypnotist. We recommend live training such as that provided by Master Hypnotists Michael and Connie Brannan at http://www.seattlenlptraining.com. When you are properly trained, you can move beyond the live training, exploring all aspects of hypnosis in more and more detail. As with any practical skill, mastery takes time and practice, but you will achieve amazing successes long before you thought it possible.

What is Hypnosis?

This is a question almost everyone has. Though hypnosis has been actively used for over two millennia by virtually all cultures around the world, it remains poorly understood. As with many such things, we know what we can do with it, but we don’t yet understand the exact brain processes that make it work.

The most common definition of hypnosis is Dave Elman’s, one the the hypnotic greats of the 20th century. He characterized hypnosis as the bypass of the conscious mind and selective attention. Back in the 19th century, a hypnotist tried to re-name hypnosis as “monoideism,” the focusing of the mind on a single idea. That understanding of hypnosis remains with Elman’s definition. In hypnosis, the mind is focused on a single thing. That focus allows the hypnotist to bypass the conscious mind and communicate directly with the unconscious mind.

My own characterization of hypnosis is a state of accelerated learning. Learning is unconscious, and by communicating directly with the unconscious mind we are able to help a person adopt new learnings and new understandings that improve their lives.

Can Anyone Be Hypnotized?

Yes, anyone can be hypnotized. Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we go into every day of our lives. Have you ever been driving down the freeway, and drove right pas your exit without even noticing? Have you ever driven home, and once there, can barely remember the drive? Have you ever been so engaged in a book, a movie or a conversation that you lost track of time? These are all common experiences and are, in fact, all hypnotic phenomena.

Everyone can go into an hypnotic trance because everyone is capable of producing hypnotic phenomena in themselves.

What About Meditation?

We get asked this question all the time. A meditative state is a kind of hypnotic state. There is a bypass of the conscious mind as one focuses (in many cases) on one’s breathing. In some meditative styles, you might repeat a mantra to yourself. This, too, has the effect of focusing your mind on a single idea. Meditation can be very beneficial for your health.

There are many crucial differences, however. One main difference is that in meditation,you are not giving yourself suggestions for positive change. Another difference is that hypnosis can occur in active states as well–dancing, sports, studying, remembering and many other things.