How to Use Sensory Descriptions to Access States in Hypnosis

Sensory descriptions are the next skill for you to build in accessing state in hypnosis.  Before we jump into the ways in which you do this we should talk a little about the Access State Principal.

In Access State Principal you are learning to change your mood which will in turn change the information you have access to.  In this concept it is important to know how to change your own mood as well as the moods of the people you are working with.  

It is important to understand how the mind works when accessing emotions set off from different moods.  Every time you change your mood the path of the mind follows.  When you change your mind you have the keys to different rooms in your mind with different feelings, experiences and emotions; without changing the mind you cannot access those different feelings, experiences and emotions. 

As you develop your skill in unlocking the different states of mind you will see a positive change in the abilities of your subjects to perform, focus, solve problems and be generally inspired by things.  All these improvements will help in changing the way a person feels which will impact changes in their behaviors as well.

Sensory rich descriptions will help you in accessing the states you are seeking.  The general idea behind sensory rich descriptions is that you are going to be kicking the imagination into high gear.

Sensory rich descriptions are a way of using your language to appeal to all the senses of another person.  The effects of your words will describe a vivid picture that will recreate within their mind exactly what you are talking about. 

This should bring the word picture to life and really activate the person’s imagination.  You want them to use all their senses in this state inducing method, to really get involved within the mind.  As you do this you will also want to be sure to create smooth transitions between the words and ideas you’re using for the listener to focusing on.

There are several secrets in doing this and the first is to be sure to include descriptions of all the sense they would be experiencing within the context.  Really paint the picture as if they were actually going through the motions of it. 

Describe the things they will see, including descriptions of colors, scenes, objects and distances. 

Describe all the things they would be hearing.  For example you will want to include the sound of water, animals, conversations of others, pitches and rhythms. 

Also be sure to include kinesthetic sensations.  These are the feelings and emotions all the other subjects would cause or stir up inside of them.  These would include not only feelings and emotions but also the physical feel of touch.  How does the sand feel on your feet?  Did someone brush against your arm as they passed?  These are just as important in bringing a story to life as the other senses.

The second secret in using sensory descriptions is to really get the person to imagine the scene.  The best way to start is for you to do so in ‘going first’.  When you take the time to imagine what you want the listener to see it will make it much easier for you to describe in a way they can visually imagine it.

The final secret to this method of accessing states is to keep an even and flowing language from one idea to the next.  Remember to utilize your language in a way that creates very smooth transitions so as not to disturb the flowing pictures in the person’s mind. 

This will be easier to do the more a person is in trance.  The less of a trance state you have the easier it is to get distracted by uneven language or lack of smoothness in flow.  The more entranced the person is the better they will follow your story line no matter what the story or idea is.  The better the trance the more abstract you can make your ideas.

So in review of accessing states through sensory rich descriptions you will want to always remember to ‘go first’.  As you do this you will want to create distinct definitions of what you are seeing with specific details.  These details should involve all the senses and use the best possible descriptions you can.  This is what will truly bring a picture in the mind to life for your listener.


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