Quick Stick… Unpacked!

Those who have been following this blog from the start (or those who have been back over the archives) may remember a short clip called ‘Quick Stick’, showing a very rapid impromptu hand locking effect. Well recently I received a request by email to unpack that piece and explain a little of what is going on!

And here it is (the original demonstration is included)… hope you enjoy!

P.S. If you are interested in learning how to get hypnotic phenomena without trance induction, there are still some places available on the August London training!


P.P.S. – If you liked the video, please ‘LIKE’ it! ↓↓↓↓↓↓↓↓

About The Author

James Tripp

Hypnotist and Transformative Facilitator. Creator of Hypnosis Without Trance.


  • Mark

    May 23, 2011

    James, another great blog, many thanks

  • Bob Burns

    May 23, 2011

    Hi James, yes I liked the latest clap-clap handstick you posted. I got a lovely 86 year old lady (watched by her 12 grandchildren) standing there screaming with laughter (although some of the kids looked terrified). I did it in the middle of a pat-a-cake pat-a-cake bakers man routine.
    Of course, interestingly enough, her name seemed to go as the hand unlocked (ahem!)and even more strangely when her name came back her octogenarian legs wouldn’t function either.
    All great fun. Many thanks and I do hope you’re keeping well. Hope to bump into you again soon.
    Bob Burns

  • macka

    May 24, 2011

    Thanks James for putting this video up. Ever since I first saw this on youtube I was interested in how quick the phenomia was produced. The implacations of this make my mind spin in a positive loop. I also think that the ending part of it were you start suggesting and pressing different parts of his hand with your natural showmanship has a powerful effect of confusion and meaning making as the mind creates some meaning to it all. I think that part in particular is nessacerry for more then just look and should be done neatly and purposefully
    as you so elequently and masterfully do it.



    • James Tripp

      May 24, 2011

      Hi Macka

      I am a big fan of communicating on all levels, and the non verbal stuff is all happening for a reason. Many people who learn hypnosis seem to hold themselves back from using ALL of themselves to communicate, and my recommendation is always to open up fully… thinking about it, I may do a blogpost on this very subject!

      Thanks Macka!


  • Hi James cheers for all the emails and blog posts I have found them useful and entertaining. One of your videos where you were working with a gut addicted to heroin where the hand drifts down finding the desire for a fix gets less. I work part time as a carer and used the technique on a care client with cancer. He was in great pain when I arrived to get him up, as he had not yet had his morphine injection when I arrived. I mixed it in with a couple of NLP bits and got him out of pain it took about 4-5 mins, he’d been in pain for about 5 hours before I had arrived. Fortunately I’d seen it the night before. So a big thank you for posting that one


    • James Tripp

      May 24, 2011

      It’s a handy wee technique… glad to hear you have got some use from it!


  • Daver

    May 24, 2011

    James, I continue to be amazed with your concepts of Hypnosis Without Trance theory.. I’ve had your program for only a couple a months now but been studying Hypnosis for just over 2 years and I just got to say, I love your methods of establishing Trance with such simple and easy to learn “Techniques” that can work on just about anybody in the right context..

    I just have one question for ya.. During my never-ending research on the subject I came across an old forum where you posted about Covert Hypnosis and how you were thinking about doing a Course on it. I think I even seen something about it on here as well.. Anyways, my question is.. Why don’t you? Your an amazing teacher, very clear and to the point and I think with your methods and understandings, you would have one amazing course that I would be glad to pay for.. With your way of teaching and your use of NLP & Hypnosis, I know your course would be GREAT!

    Covert Hypnosis is something I’ve been studying quite religiously for only 2 years now.. and even though there is acouple good courses out there, they are very few and far between.. And ever since I came across your website and bought HWT ..and now know your true love for CH.. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the news on your newest course.. Covert Hypnosis Without Trance. 😉

    Anyways, keep up the good work.. This is one of the few sites I check up on regularly, mainly cause all the good information you post so freely.. Great Site!


    • James Tripp

      May 25, 2011

      Hi Daver

      Thanks for the positive feedback, and regarding the Covert stuff… It’s coming!

      All the very best


  • Hi James, thanks and once again such a simple yet powerful technique that as you say can be the way into other hypnotic experiences.

  • Valerie

    May 27, 2011

    Hi James,
    I learn’t heaps from that demonstration, your teaching skills are very good, when can we expect to see you in Australia

    • James Tripp

      May 31, 2011

      Thanks Valerie

      Looking into the possibility of and Aus visit at the moment, though it wouldn’t be until next year at the earliest.

      All the very best


  • Mike Boulton

    June 2, 2011

    Hi James,

    I have been following your blog and have your homestudy courses and think they are top notch, thank you.

    I was wondering after watching the quick hand stick video if firstly how could you use the energy frame with other phenomena and also could you do the quick hand stick with a group rather than an individual?

    Thank you again


    • James Tripp

      June 2, 2011

      Hi Mike

      I have used an energy frame around all kinds of stuff, one of my current favourites being ‘postural sway’ (culminating in knocking the person back into their chair with an appropriate hand gesture).

      You can translate from sticking, locking and physical movement stuff into other things simply by saying something like…

      “memory can affect how your thoughts flow and how your mind moves too”

      …then moving to amnesias and hallucinations.

      Glad to hearyou enjoyed the Hypnosis Mastery Programmes BTW!

      All the very best


  • disa

    June 25, 2011

    Hi nice video werent kidding about being quick, but anyways I was wondering if its possible to interupt the rubing of the two hands (I”m guessing thats a poattern), does that creat the right conditions like the interuption of the clasp or does the clasp have any special function olther than being a “complience test”
    Thnx 🙂

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