HypnoSatsang - Expectation

Anthony Jacquin - Saturday, January 07, 2017

You may have heard that expectation aids suggestion. But to what degree?

The work of Young and Cooper in 1972 showed that 75% of the subjects who expected amnesia experienced it, whereas none of those who did not expect amnesia experienced it.

This suggests that expectancy is a key factor in making people respond to suggestion.

Worth considering just what expectation your pre-hypnosis discussion creates, as well as considering the effect of cultural suggestions when you work.

HypnoSatsang - Won't be subsumed.

Anthony Jacquin - Thursday, January 05, 2017

For years my experience was that 'hypnosis will not be subsumed, yet consumes everything in its path.'

Then it got swallowed whole by 'the classic suggestion effect.'

Now I believe that 'hypnosis is a jewel in the crown of suggestion, not the other way around.'



Anthony Jacquin - Wednesday, January 04, 2017

One of my hero's is Enrique Enriquez. I will always be grateful that he introduced me to the third mind, that sits in the space between us!

"Play with the idea that reality is the common mind we co-create."

Enrique Enriquez

HypnoSatsang - Who?

Anthony Jacquin - Tuesday, January 03, 2017


When delivering hypnosis, how is your character expressed?

Is it coherent? Is it credible? Is plausibility a possibility?

What does be yourself actually mean?

Plausibility is much easier to achieve if your character resonates that it is you.

How do you spend your days? What do you collect? What do you believe?

Can you allow you hypnotic persona to fall in line with your lifestyle, hobbies and beliefs?

What topics might you be considered a geek about?

Do you have any possessions that are very special or sacred to you?

What books or films changed your outlook about something?

What do you hold to be true?

What remains a deep but fascinating mystery to you?

Contemplate these things.

You do not have to provide what people expect.

How can your expression of hypnosis reflect you and how you see the world?



HypnoSatsang - What?

Anthony Jacquin - Monday, January 02, 2017

When I wrote my book 'Reality is Plastic - The Art of Impromptu Hypnosis' way back in 2007, I made clear it doesn't matter what you think you are doing when hypnotising, you can still be effective.

However, I do think it is worth thinking through, so that you can be fully congruent when you work.

Knowing what you do, will ensure your intentions, words and actions become knitted together. When these things are congruent, you exude presence and can communicate meaningfully through subtlety and implication.

You start to look and sound like a guide they can trust. This provides comfort for the participant that encourages involvement, curiosity and commitment.

So let's consider 'What?'
What do you think you are doing?

How do you think it works?

How do you explain it to others?

What amazes you about it?

What fascinates you about it?

Are you an operator or facilitator?

HypnoSatsang - Why?

Anthony Jacquin - Sunday, January 01, 2017

Let's connect, share and grow in 2017!

I will be sharing some notes, questions and exercises from my HypnoSatsang webinar series that will help with that. Firstly let's consider 'Why?'

Why are you doing hypnosis?

What are your goals with hypnosis?

Specifically, What would you like to achieve?

By when?

How would you know you had achieved it?

What do you need to make that happen?

What is the next step?

What help do you need?