How Confusion Helps in Hypnosis

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Good hypnotic work happens when you de-potentiate the conscious mind. In this video, Mike Mandel explains what this means and how confusion can help.

Watch this first, then keep reading.

Confusion is a great way to bypass the person's critical faculty and cascade them deeper into trance.

You can craft questions that create confusion using the examples Mike gives you here. If you're doing hypnosis with clients, there is obviously an expectation that hypnosis is happening, so this won't come across as weird.

If you're doing hypnosis conversationally, you'll want to be clever about how you word the confusion-inducing question (without seeming to be weird), while then offering suggestions in the moment where the listener is confused.

Remember: Ecology first! Use this principle to help people.

This video comes straight out of our flagship online hypnosis training the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy.

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