For Instant Speed Hypnosis the word try is in fact a very strong suggestion within a suggestion so to speak. It means that you believe their hands are now locked together and as such they cannot possibly separate them, but they can try anyway! In other words it implies in the one word try, that should they bother to try and separate their hands then they will be unable to do so. This technique of using the word try in this manner, along with the law of reversed effort can be used after many other suggestions, the wording of which you can devise yourself but remember to always paint a word picture of the end result you desire. So some other examples of how this ploy can be used are as follows:
OK, now just TRY to say your name, but the more you TRY the more you will be unable to remember it.
OK, now just TRY to open your eyes, but the more you TRY the more they will remain stuck together.
OK, now just TRY to lift up the chair, but the harder you TRY the more you will be unable to lift it.
The technique I have just detailed is more powerful than you could ever imagine. Using it, you can lock peoples hands together, make their arms or legs rigid, stick their eyes together and much more, all just by using the suggestions that these things will occur and then by using the word try and the law of reversed effort to ensure that they don’t. As all these things are done without actual so called hypnosis, the subject is fully awake and conscious at all times. Hence these things are often called suggestibility tests. This is known in the trade as conscious hypnosis or waking state hypnosis.
In general, those people who react readily to such suggestibility tests will make excellent hypnotic subjects and can be placed into trance with the greatest of ease. Experiment with this and you will see what I mean as you should never forget that practical experience is the best teacher in life. Always have 100% confidence in yourself and your skills because if you fear failure, remember the law of reversed effort which states that if you fear an event happening then inevitably it will.
One last most important point for this chapter and that is to say that don’t forget that doing one actual show will teach you far more through practical experience than this or any other course ever could teach you. A close second to this is that participating in stage shows will also teach you far more than just reading this course ever can, although now you will obviously be able to observe with far more expertise. Don’t forget also that just like myself and every other person in this industry you can never, and will never know all that there is to know on this subject as new developments and discoveries are made daily. So you will never stop learning if you want to become a really expert professional hypnotist.