What’s New In Mind Control – Advanced Hypnosis

//What’s New In Mind Control – Advanced Hypnosis

What’s New In Mind Control – Advanced Hypnosis

I recently read an article about how to increase a hypnosis subject’s suggestibility. They called it “hyper-suggestibility”. The article introduced a new concept that forced me to rethink hypnosis. The concept was “hyper-compliance”.

To better understand hyper-suggestibility and hyper-compliance let’s compare the two. Suggestibility is the skill of accepting what the hypnotist says as true. Compliance extends suggestibility by including directives to act. Here’s the difference, a suggestible subject may fully hallucinate they are standing on cliff with a friend. But only a compliant subject would push that friend off the cliff. This is regardless of whether the friend was also a hallucination. Suggestibility and compliance overlap but they are not the same.

A more practical example would be having a client being fully able to imagine confidently saying “No!” to a cigarette (suggestible) but being unable/unwilling to do it in real life (compliance).

This insight inspired the question “What would happen if, as hypnotists, we measured and tested for compliance instead of suggestibility?”

The first thing we’d have to do is better understand the difference between the two. Compliance is the willingness to act on a suggestion. What we refer to as hyper-compliance is demonstrated when the hypnosis subject follows a suggestion or instruction without review or editing. What the hypnotist says is what the subject does.

Regarding hypnosis, suggestibility and compliance both have degrees of strength. Suggestibility is largely internal and subjective, though not entirely. Compliance is a willingness and readiness to act and therefore has a more objective quality.

Hyper-suggestibility implies that a hypnosis subject can easily make subjective changes in the form of thoughts, perceptions and beliefs.

Hyper-compliance can be thought of as acting immediately as instructed with a little or no reflection.

How to Instill Hyper-Compliance

  1. Bring up the concept during the hypnotic pre-talk. “Understanding and following the suggestions is great. Doing them immediately is even better. Every time you analyze what I say during the hypnosis you slow down your progress.
  2. Use entrainment. Entrainment is a process that happens before the hypnosis session. The hypnotist give simple and direct instructions like: ift your right hand, put it down, wiggle your toes, etc.. This process can take place from 10 to 30 minutes. The goal is to train the subject to respond quickly and without any mental analysis.
  3. Eye engagement. Just before beginning the hypnotic induction the hypnotist will say or imply the hypnosis session will begin. What follows in a silent eye-to-eye contact with the subject. The purpose is to induce a strong feeling within the subject of anticipation or “okay, now what?”. They should feel a readiness to begin that borders on discomfort. The length of the eye engagement does not have to be more than 10 seconds.
  4. Recognize and reward compliance. When the subject complies to an instruction rewards are given with phrases like “that’s right“, “very good“, “you’re doing great”, “you are perfect…at this“.
  5. Repetition of hypnosis. The more someone practices going into hypnosis the better they get at it. Combine the process with success results and always feeling better after each hypnosis and compliance will naturally improve.

This is only the tip of the iceberg on the topic of hype-compliance. There is much more that can be added and each of these methods can be talked about in greater detail. Hopefully this article will give enough information  for practical application.

In the hypnosis course Advanced Hypnosis: The Three Session Program That Gets Results some of these methods are further discussed and used in a clinical setting.

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About the Author:

David Barron (aka Dantalion Jones) had an interest in hypnosis since he was a child. In 1998 he began is professional hypnosis career and has work over 10,000 hours with clients from all over the world. He currently is operating two hypnosis centers. David has sold thousands of books under the pen name Dantalion Jones and is currently teaching advanced hypnosis skills to private clients. Media interviews and private coaching/hypnosis can be scheduled by using the contact page on this site.


  1. Cathy April 16, 2019 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Very interesting i think if you can set up the hyper compliance in the pre- talk the session goes beautifully. I also think my opinion only that hypnosis is more effevtive when the hypnotist is authoritative.

  2. MARKUS BOCKER April 16, 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Compliance precedes suggestability.
    This is what Jason Linett says in his adapted version of the Elmand induction :

    He states the following :
    “Also if you’ve ever heard me talk about compliance precedes suggestibility.
    I have six verifiable points of compliance when I run that sequence.”

  3. Elliot Spiselman April 17, 2019 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Compliance with the hypnotist is the goal of hypnosis practice. The subject must do exactly as instructed. Resistance is useless (to quote Douglas Adams’ “Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). Resistance impedes results, and the client is seeking results, not just to be hypnotized.
    Thank you David, your insight are very valuable to me.

  4. Carol April 22, 2019 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    As always, David, great insight, thorough explanation, and useful steps. Thank you!

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