Foot Stick – Secret Cheat!

So you’d like to do a little impromptu hypnosis, but are feeling a little risk averse? This could be just what you need!

This is a little win/win method for getting a foot stick. BUT… don’t get cocky! Take your time get ‘buy in’! Set it up like the real deal (because that is just what it is when you do it right)!

Also there is a little bit of subtlety in the touch and how you manage the force, so make sure you give yourself the time to learn it and get use to the ‘feel’ of it.

Enjoy  the video and please do comment!


About The Author

James Tripp

Hypnotist and Transformative Facilitator. Creator of Hypnosis Without Trance.


  • Jim Macy

    April 26, 2012

    Good demonstration and a great “wedge” into deeper experience. Much like the fingers closing depends more on physiology than hypnosis, but it does engage belief.
    Your demonstration seems to have the ability to more positively engage belief at a more profound level.
    Thanks for the foot-stick pattern.

  • acmmanagement

    May 24, 2012

    Hi all… I am a master mentalist, hypnotist, trainer and therapist and I am also the only hypnotist in the world to have ever performed for the Fifa World Cup… My point is that these kind of techniques will really help you gain great confidence as a hypnotist whether it is for stage or therapy purposes and will allow you to really work on your linguistics and suggestions without the fear of failure.

    This simply technique is not a con… I repeat it is NOT a con as James said it is simply a fail safe method but the idea is to go for the gold. Either way you are convincing your subject so that they become primed for the more challenging suggestions.

    Put it to the test and enjoy

    Alan Marriott

  • Arsen

    June 25, 2012


  • drrob1122

    June 27, 2012

    I just joined..I am a retired chiropractic physician who also, in my retirement, practices as a hypnotherapist. I am very interested in learning the ‘without trance’ concept..primarily I have always felt the same way…and noticed I used a lot of ‘awakening hypnosis’ in my practice..thanks…very enjoyable and valuable information!

  • Tom Ryan

    September 7, 2012

    Hi James,
    I love your “Hypno Tricks”. Where can I learn more?

    • admin

      September 8, 2012

      Hi Tom

      If you are close enough to the UK next weekend, one place you can learn more is at my Hypno-Tricks and Mentalism ‘playshop’.

      I may get some of it videoed – if I do it will find its way to the world somehow.

      All the very best


  • Jim Ewan

    November 17, 2012

    Help! I am unable to log in despite having just acquired a new password. I can only assume my username is at fault but since I always use jimewan as a user name I can’t figure how! (I have tried various combinations of user name just in case but nothing works)

    Jim Ewan

  • janpick

    November 24, 2012

    James this is great and I can’t wait to try it out thanks for sharing this.
    Also I did not get the beginners e-book when I signed up so would be grateful if you could send me a link to get it.

    • admin

      November 27, 2012

      Thanks Janpick

      If you email lexi at (obviously replacing the ‘at’ with @ and taking out the spaces 😉 ) she will sort you out a link to ‘…Trance Myth.’

      All the very best


  • vana

    December 26, 2012

    I tried it once, but my subject was trying to shift his body weight back… I’m sure it would work better if I suggest “try to lift your foot SLOWLY off the ground, and you find that you cant”

    • admin

      December 27, 2012

      Hi Vana

      During the set up, have them focus on the tip of their foot, relax the knee and use the suggestion of imagining the foot sinking deeply into the ground. Generally I find this works pretty well.

      All the very best


  • kriskaos

    August 19, 2013

    I love these little bits of hypnotic phenomena, they seem like a little bit of fun and games to the subjects but are really a helping hand for us to get them where we need them to go to help them using hypnosis.

  • Nicolas MOUROT

    August 6, 2015

    The half work for this catalepsy is done by a physiological help, the main interesting thing is the subtlety on the touch, lifting instead of pushing like the touch you use in the handshake catalepsy.

  • Malcolm Oswald

    January 5, 2017

    Knocked out and intrigued. How do I learn this stuff!
    (I live in England.)

    • James Tripp

      January 6, 2017

      Hi Malcolm

      Well, there are the online programmes. Or, I usually run a couple of weekend hypnosis skills workshops a year in the UK (the last one was in December, and I haven’t scheduled the next yet).



  • greg north

    February 6, 2017

    Hi James,

    Very slick! thanks


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