Full-Body Communication in Hypnosis – Revisited

Hi All

I am currently going through a lot of old video and re-editing various bits and pieces for inclusion in the forthcoming Hypnosis Without Trance Private Members area, and I came across this clip, taken from the first HWT workshop in December 2009.

Having polished it up a little (can’t do much about the shaky camerawork though 🙁 ), I thought it would be worth re-posting here on the blog, as it covers an important aspect of hypnotic communication that is often overlooked – non-verbal communication.


Generally speaking, when people think about hypnotic communication, they usually think exclusively in terms of language patterns. Language patterns are important, but if you aren’t supporting your linguistics with ‘full body communication’ (or ‘pantomime’) you will be massively reducing the power and impact of your communication. And that is what this video is all about!

As usual, please do use the comments section below for your feedback and questions!

All the very best


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James Tripp

Hypnotist and Transformative Facilitator. Creator of Hypnosis Without Trance.


  • bob burns

    April 10, 2012

    Seems quite old now this clip does it not?
    But I still watched it all the way through…. because it’s excellent. It might NOT be teaching an experienced worker anything knew. But it IS reminding us all of things we MIGHT have forgotten. And that, for me, is every bit as important.
    Just withing the last week I was in some forum talking about James’s personal handstick.
    The handstick in itself is nothing new but My argument was that James never claimed that to be the case, but rather that the ‘procedure’ was ALL his. Something I totally agree with.
    I can happily report that a couple years after meeting James his handstick is now MY favourite. And the little difference that makes the big difference within it are the nuances enacted, both the viual and non-visual pantomiming. The hesitation, the modulation of voice and the emphasisation when it’s needed.
    I think it’s probably true that you cannot teach TALENT, but this comes as close to being able to do just that as it gets.
    I think it’s great that someone can take such a one off protocol and endeavour to make it dance.
    Well done James Tripp.

    • admin

      April 14, 2012

      Bob, yours is an opinion I respect – so thank you very much!


  • Thanks James this was well worth revisiting and reminding oneself that full commitment is vital not just in verbal direction but also with body energy to get the very best results.

  • Kevin Hunter

    April 11, 2012

    Excellent. Demonstrating both ‘how-to’ and ‘how-not-to’ really gets the message across

  • Peter French

    April 13, 2012

    You have sent this out at just the right time to bring a lot of things together for me. What you call pantomime is one of the parts that I have been missing, I hadn’t paid enough attention to the effect on the voice and the non verbal communications until you mentioned it.
    Thanks James

  • Kyle Lautamus

    April 16, 2012

    Great Work! James your a very intelligent man, thank you for sharing this. Much appreciated 🙂

  • James always has great insight! Yes the video is old…and YES it still reminds me what I am not doing! I utilize Jame’s stuff with the hand stick all the time! Keep up the good work bud!

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