8 word hypnotic induction


The 8 word hypnotic induction was developed by Cal Banyan and is documented in the National Guild of Hypnotist’s Journal of hypnotism. It is a rapid induction technique, there are 3 actions to this induction:

1. Press on my hand
2. Close your eyes
3. (pull your hand away) Sleep.

This works because it triggers the startle response in the hypnotic subject.

Cal Banyan also slimmed down the induction to 3 words, which can be performed once your hypnotic subject has been prepared for the 8 word hypnotic induction, the technique is outlined as follows:

1. Press
2. Close
3. Sleep.

You will also need to follow these with a deepener or the hypnotic subject will awaken from the hypnotic state.