In learning to hypnotize you must first learn to recognize suggestibility. As you gain experience you will develop an intuitive feeling about the suggestibility of the individual – but in the beginning of your career, you can give tests to discover your subject’s initial level of suggestibility. The subject must be somewhat relaxed and free of tension in order to evaluate the reaction of his subconscious mind to your suggestions.
Avoid the use of mechanical devices to hypnotize, whether it be flashing lights or a whirling disc.” You can become dependent upon the device to hypnotize, but an inanimate object cannot induce hypnosis. Hypnosis is an intimate relationship of two minds primarily at the subconscious level.