Self-Hypnosis Confusion Technique

The confusion technique is a rarely used hypnosis technique. It's generally used for those who have difficulty in reaching a hypnotic state through a normal induction technique and is used after a normal induction has already been given.

This type of technique is occasionally used in hypnosis. It really wouldn't work for self-hypnosis unless you record your own self-hypnosis inductions. The following confusion technique comes from E. Arthur Winkler's Hypnotic Inductions and Prescriptions 1 (page 47):

There are many directions you can follow when you allow your unconscious mind to do it for you... Sometimes your conscious mind can be confused... And you don't really know what to do... And that's okay because the unconscious part of your mind can still respond...

It's comparable to a time when I was in my car on my way down to another state... I was listening to the radio, knowing I was going down to another state, where I could relax and let go of all the normal routines of everyday life... It gave me a wonderful feeling of freedom,,, to let go, and not need to think about anything at all... It was going to be a time for relaxing and enjoying the freedom of letting go completely...

Moving along easily, headed toward that place of relaxation... I was listening to the soothing sounds... Not really paying attention to what is going on around me... Just looking forward to a wonderful time of complete relaxation... I continued along at a slow, but steady pace... Everything is so calm and peaceful that I hadn't noticed a sign for awhile... I was quite certain I was still headed in the right direction... I didn't remember turning left, nor did I remember turning right... The only thing I knew for sure was that I was here, even though I didn't know where here was...

I began wishing I was there, and I felt good knowing I would soon be there... I certainly wanted to get there, and be there... Better pay attention, because I want to make the right turn at the right time... There were still several turns that needed to be made, and I wanted them to be right...

Again my mind began wondering, and I thought: "It's getting near time to be going to sleep... It sure will feel good to sleep for awhile... Would it be best to go to sleep now, or should I go a little farther before going to sleep... By doing that I'll be much closer to the place I'm headed when I awaken..."

Continuing on,,, listening to the music... The drowsiness kept increasing... The feeling of sleepiness kept getting stronger... It would seem so good to sleep for awhile... Let the eyes relax... And let the mind relax... It's a good time to sleep... And it's a good place to sleep... It feels so good to lay back in the seat and let go completely... Begin counting back from one-hundred... Keep feeling drowsier with each number...

100...99... Getting sleepy... 98 Becoming drowsier... 97... Almost asleep... 96... Feeling more relaxed and comfortable... 95... Moving into a calmer, more peaceful state... 94... Conscious awareness is narrowing down... 93... Drowsier... 92... Sleepier... (Pause for a minute or two.)

Letting the hypnotic state develop... Don't need to pay attention to anything... It's nice to know you can let go completely and let your unconscious mind do work for you...

This should get someone into a pretty good hypnotic state.

Go back to the Self-Hypnosis Techniques Index page.

If you enjoy this website, please share with your friends.

14 mp3s on sale Hypnosis Downloads

Induction MP3s

Hypnotherapy MP3s

Most Popular Pages

Learn Hypnosis