Handshake Interrupt & Arm Catalepsy – The Right Touch!

When people learn hypnosis they often place a lot focus on scripts and hypnotic language, but there are other (and perhaps more subtle) skills that a good, well-rounded hypnotist needs to develop.

One such skill is quality of touch. This video looks at the use of touch in setting up arm catalepsy and also looks at the use of ‘ambiguous touch’ in the classic Handshake Interrupt pattern associated with the legendary Milton H Erickson.

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17 Comments

  • J. Crit Harley, MD, C.Ht.

    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    Always interesting and useful … thanks.

  • Adis

    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    I have been gently pushing peoples palms to their faces before have to stop doing that.
    Thank you for the video James.

    • admin

      Reply Reply September 8, 2012

      Your welcome Adis.

      Keep the gently, just change the trajectory a little!

      All the very best

      James

  • Richard

    Reply Reply September 7, 2012

    Thanks for this James. It has helped me by providing a few further refinements on the handshake interrupt and arm catalepsy.

    • admin

      Reply Reply September 8, 2012

      You’re most welcome, Richard. ANd thank you for commenting here.

      All the very best

      James

  • Magic Leo

    Reply Reply September 8, 2012

    The more I learn about hypnosis I feel that the more at ease you do hypnosis the more it become easy and James always shared how easy hypnosis is. Thanks once again James

    • admin

      Reply Reply September 8, 2012

      You are most welcome Leo – an thank you!

      J

  • Sally Spiewakowski

    Reply Reply September 8, 2012

    Hi James,

    It was great to see and hear you again on this video. I have used arm catelypsy on my clients but your method is very smooth and effortless, one that I will use more often.

    Kind regards
    Sally

    • admin

      Reply Reply September 9, 2012

      Good to hear from you Sally. I trust that you are well!

      And glad that you enjoyed the video!

      All the very best

      James

  • peter mc geough

    Reply Reply September 25, 2012

    James,love your approach to it,smooth and effortless,fantastic mate

    • admin

      Reply Reply September 25, 2012

      Thank you, Peter.

      All the very best

      James

  • sachin

    Reply Reply November 9, 2012

    Dear james,
    You are my Guru and whatever I learned from you I use it fot benifit of people without charging them anything. there are people who go in trance very easily and there are one whom it is difficult to send in trance. what to do such kind of people? Is it due to lack of my skill? or different procedure has to be followed? UI generaly use handshake pattern brake method without shaking hands. many time handshake method didnt work for me. please suggest right procedure.

    • admin

      Reply Reply November 11, 2012

      Hi Sachin

      There are a lot of variables on this. Some people are much easier to hypnotise than others, simply due to their cognitive style in terms of ‘how they do life’. For those who are less conducive to hypnosis, skill and understanding can start to tip the scale… but there isn’t a hypnotist alive who can hypnotise 100% of people 100% of the time to get any phenomena they like.

      My view on this is: Hypnosis is not 100%, but everyone can experience something. Sometimes it is just a question of finding what that person can experience, leading them there and then appropriately framing that experience in terms of significance. (I talk about much of this stuff on The No-Fail Protocol)

      Hope that helps some!

      James

  • Steve Portelli

    Reply Reply December 9, 2012

    James how you do the pattern interrupt is amazing to say the least. I have your mastery programme and no fail protocol, is this semint available in any other programme or will be available in the near future?

    • admin

      Reply Reply December 10, 2012

      Hi Steve… hope you are well!

      I will be releasing some of the material from that workshop, as part of a the forthcoming Rapid Induction Rituals home study set (due around February 2013 time).

      All the very best

      James

  • Bryan Chu

    Reply Reply June 10, 2013

    Hello james, I’m really interested about this kind of stuff. I hope you can give me the link of your pdf book that teaches hypnosis. Please! Please! Please.
    Here’s my email: eminence43rd@yahoo.com.ph

    • admin

      Reply Reply June 10, 2013

      Hi Bryan

      Look down the sidebar and you’ll see where you can get the PDF.

      All the very best

      James

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