“Can someone really hypnotize you without your even knowing?”

“Oh sure. In some ways it’s even easier to be hypnotized if you don’t know it’s happening. Your mind doesn’t put up any defenses if it doesn’t know there is something to defend against.”

“That sounds pretty hard to believe.”

“If you’d like, i can explain to you how it’s done.”

“Sure, this should be interesting.”

“Okay. I have to warn you though. The reason people tend not to talk about covert hypnosis that much is because hearing about it can…affect you.”

“What do you mean?”

“Well, just because of the nature of it, when someone has it described to them, they tend to go under themselves.”

“Yeah, right!”

“I’m serious. People will just be having a conversation like you and I are right now. And I’ll be talking to you about how I would change my tone of voice and emphasize certain words to lead you into trance, and before you know it, you’d be out like a light!”

“Ha! I don’t think I need to worry about that.”

“Maybe, but just in case I want you to make sure you keep your eyes open while I explain it to you.”

“Uh, okay. Why?”

“It’s pretty well known among hypnotists that one of the best ways to lead someone into trance is to get you to close your eyes. If your eyes stay open, you won’t need to worry about it. Can you keep your eyes open for me?”

“Sure, sure. Now tell me how this works already.”

“Alright, jeez. Like I said, a lot of it isn’t so much about the words I say, but how I say them. My body language is important, too. Even your body language.”

“My body language?”

“Sure. Like if I see you are leaning back, I want to subtly encourage that. Maybe I lean toward you a little more to keep this distance the same. Or maybe I lean back as well to help you feel more relaxed. Or if I notice you taking a deep breath, I can slow down my speech a little to let it sink in that you can slow down.”

“Okay. But your words still matter right?”

“Absolutely they do. Each and every word is carefully chosen. That’s something you learn over time. But you can also learn by hearing the words that I use. It’s a lot to take in though, so you need to make sure you focus. Remember, each word is important so you need to pay attention to each one. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open, by the way.”

“I remember.”

“Good. It just looked like they wanted to close, so I wanted to remind you. Anyway, so once I am paying attention to you body language, looking for all the signs that you are getting more comfortable listening to me, I let the tone of my voice vary. Becoming deeper. Letting it slow down from time to time. Or speed up. And when you are really focusing on what I say, you will follow along. Let things move faster when I move faster, and letting everything slow down when I slow down. Your speech slows down. Your breathing slows down. Even your thoughts slow down. Can you imagine that? Your thoughts slowing down because my speech slows down.”


“And then, when you are really focused on me, really paying attention to everything I say and do, I start dropping words into my speech. Words like tired, deeper, relaxed. I might even draw attention to your eyes so that they start feeling more tired. You shouldn’t let your eyes feel tired though. Focus on keeping them open. No matter what else happens, even if you start feeling really comfortable, you need to keep your eyes open. Then you don’t need to worry about being hypnotized. But that’s what would happen. I would tell you how good it can feel to let go completely and let your eyes close. And how incredibly relaxing it would be if you let them close. Or just how relaxing it feels to be having this conversation with me. I could remind you about some other time when you felt incredibly relaxed, and have you think about how you just space out from time to time. And how that’s just like falling into a trance. How trance is really just a different kind of focus. That it can happen without you being aware. That you can fall deeper and deeper and not even have to think about it. Just think how easy it would be to fall into a deep…deep sleep if you were to close your eyes. It’s pretty incredible that it’s that easy for you to be hypnotized, isn’t it?“


“But you are keeping your eyes open. You are focused on keeping your eyes open, so you don’t need to worry about going deeper. You can focus on my words, so you know what I say when I want to put you into a powerful trance. You know how my voice sounds when I am mesmerizing you. You know how your body feels when you are hypnotized. You know how it feels when I tell you you are going deeper and deeper. But your eyes are open. You don’t need to worry about how deep in trance you are when your eyes are open. You can just focus on my voice, can’t you?”

“Uh huh…”

“And then, when you are ready. When you are already so far in, I just need to give you permission to go under. I tell you that it’s alright for you to be hypnotized. I remind you how good it feels to be deeply hypnotized. I let you focus…deeper…and deeper…on my voice. On relaxing more…and more completely…On letting go…And then…as my voice slows…your thoughts slow…until finally…I let…my voice…stop…”


“But your eyes are open…You don’t need to worry that you are deeply hypnotized…You don’t need to think about it…You don’t need to think about anything at all…You just keep your eyes open, lay down here. Feel how good it is to relax as you focus on my voice. As you sink deeper…deeper…Keeping your eyes open for me…keeping your mind open for me. Your eyes are open, you don’t need to think.

“You can let me think for you.”

That made my head feel lovely ♡