Hypnotic triggers are some of the most powerful tools in a hypnotist’s toolbox. When they’re implemented correctly, they can be used to program your mind to elicit almost any response, whether you’re under hypnosis or fully awake. And there’s almost no limit to what can be used as a trigger.
In a recent post, I talked about the power of triggers for learning how to do hands-free orgasms. By associating a trigger with your climaxes, you can train yourself to cum on command, without even touching yourself.
But that’s only one small example. Triggers offer endless opportunities for achieving your personal hypnosis goals.
How do they work? Here’s what you need to know.
What are hypnotic triggers?
Hypnotic triggers are suggestions that trigger your mind to elicit a response.
In simpler terms, triggers are kind of like reminders. They can be words, sounds or other things that remind you of certain experiences you’ve had in the past. The association is so strong that they “trick” the mind to deliver the same response whenever the trigger is repeated.
Hypnosis triggers work because of the power of suggestion and association. Hypnosis is a great resource for identifying and assigning triggers, because you can form a much deeper association with them when you’re in a trance state. So, when you’re back in a fully conscious state, the trigger will elicit the response you want – without even thinking about it. It happens effortlessly and automatically.
Examples of hypnosis triggers
Okay, so what exactly do these hypnotic triggers look like?
If you’ve ever seen hypnosis portrayed on TV, then you’ve probably seen the classic example of a hypnotist snapping their fingers to make a subject fall instantly asleep or wake up. Or, maybe somebody rings a bell and the subject starts barking like a dog.
Well, while those scenes are usually exaggerated for comedic effect, that’s basically what hypnotic triggers are, in theory.
However, real triggers can take many forms:
- Thoughts, visualizations & memories
Typically, triggers are most effective when they’re simple and instantly recognizable to your mind – but they can really be anything.
Why use them?
What’s the point of hypnosis triggers? What do they do?
Remember that the purpose of hypnosis is to help you achieve a certain goal. Those goals look different for everyone: it could be to eliminate bad habits, change behavior, unlock repressed desires – anything. Triggers are an extra tool you can use on the path to that goal.
Triggers can be used to help you enter trance – for example, when you hear certain words.
Or they can help you in your conscious state. For example, let’s say you want to improve your sexual wellbeing with your partner. You could use the scent of your partner – their clothing, perfume or just their natural subtle scent – as a trigger to elicit a stronger sexual arousal. So that whenever your partner is close, you become naturally more aroused and lustful.
Or, maybe it’s not arousal you need, but more confidence. The same principles would apply – your hypnotist or therapist could use the same trigger to elicit sexual confidence whenever you’re in an intimate setting with your partner.
That’s just one simple example, but it illustrates how triggers can be extremely powerful tools for programming the mind however you want.
Try it yourself
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