Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


May 17, 2010

Its Hypnosis Jim, but not as we know it.. Hypnosis without trance

Once again I am going to be jabbering on about Hypnosis again. So if you have not noticed by now hypnosis is something that is of great interest to me, and I think having at minimum an understanding of hypnotic language is a valuable addition to your social engineering toolset.

So just a quick history to bring us upto date. I had read a couple of books on hypnosis pre 2009, but things had never really hit home. Then I think it was March 2009 I stumbled across Anthony Jacquin‘s “Reality is Plastic” on a magic forum, and read about the success this guy was having with hypnosis since following the concepts discussed. Well it had me sold so I bought it, and thanks to this book I became The Hypnotist. I also studied other writings, online information and DVDs  from Anthony, as well as speaking with him and his business partner Kev Sheldrake helped me develop my skills. I call the method of Hypnosis I learnt from Anthony “conventional” hypnosis, in the sense that it involves the concept of trance, inducing sleep and deepening. I have, and continue to get great success with this approach, and I love it to bits. The only negatives I have found is that if you don’t set up the context right, success issues occur, but that’s a hypnotist issue, and the other is using it from a social engineering perspective, you have to be more creative, and that’s no good if your lazy.

So as mentioned before when I was at the Blackpool Magic convention with Anthony and Kev, I was introduced to James Tripp, and he told me about his Hypnosis Without Trance method of Hypnosis. We spoke about what I do, and the social engineering aspects and we agreed that there is some possible clear benefits. Since Blackpool I have had various online interactions with James, and studied some of his online material, and then began utilising his approach in combination with “conventional” Hypnosis with great results. I didn’t feel as confident with the non trance approach to some extent, I think in a way because I had not officially read, or studied the approach, as a result there was some internal doubt. This was part of the reason for attending the No Fail Protocol Special, and looking to attend James’s Hypnosis Without Trance Workshop.

So fast forward to the 15th May 2010 and I am sat in Regents College in London on the Hypnosis Without Trance Workshop, ready for a weekend of educating my grey matter as well as hacking some 🙂

What can I say, it was an excellent two days. I really enjoy James’s teaching approach, its very casual, he gives lots of background, explanation, has no issues with interruption and questioning or challenging. Obviously as you would hope for there is also the actual doing of hypnosis and learning as you go with your fellow class mates. The class had a great selection of people, and everyone got on well. I would say about 50% had the ability to hypnotise to some degree already using “conventional” methods, so this made for good discussion and education for everyone involved.

The main objectives of the course for me were to take steps to mastering this approach and building on what I had observed and practised to date, and I would say I achieved this as I had great successes all weekend. I wanted to discuss and examine possible limitations for my work from a social engineering perspective, and how I could utilise the conventional skills I have already, and as always to meet new people, and willing subjects to practice some head hacking with, and share my thoughts and opinions. I met, and possibly exceeded these objectives. So where from here for me? Well my approach to education and developing my skills is to expose myself to information and knowledgeable people on topics I think will be of benefit me, I then take all the various information and form my own opinions and approach. So moving forward I can see myself really utilising the Hypnosis Without Trance approach, and replacing alot of the “conventional” hypnosis methods I use as I think the non trance is more covert for the lack of a better word. It will also make me become a better hypnotist, and utilise both skills sets I have at my disposal. I would certainly like to work with James again, as I have got to know him even better over the weekend, he’s not only a great guy, he has lots of good insight, and NLP knowledge (in a good way, I have NLP hang ups), and I enjoy the discussions we have.

So if you want more information on Hypnosis Without Trance visit James’s website, you can sign up for his free paper on his approach, and no need to worry he isnt a spam king. Also check out Jame’s blog for more tit bits of information and videos. If you cant make a training, its worth considering the study at home Hypnosis Mastery Programme. I have not looked at all the material myself at this stage as I attended the workshop, but the content I have seen looks excellent.

Finally I will just share a final experience from the weekend, that for me showed the benefit. I know someone who in the past I have tried to Hypnotise with “conventional” hypnosis and I never had any success. In his own words, his brain is just to powerful. First time I tried it with the Hypnosis Without Trance approach, I had multiple phenomena. Hand stuck, feet stuck, arms locked, and name amnesia. Its a powerful approach, and it works. Just imagine what can be achieved with the knowledge of both. The mind is a power tool, make sure you keep it with you, and don’t walk around in a mindless state.

After the last class on Sunday, one of the attendees was kind enough to be videoed as I carried out some grey matter hacking. This was my first time being recorded, and it wasn’t really planned, so the nerves kicked in a little, and my cold didn’t help. However, great successes, and just gives an example of what this looks like. I was unsure if I would share this, but I think it shows me where I need to develop further, and will force me to get some decent planned non amateur footage, and help measure progression.

These three video clips are all using the Hypnosis Without Trance method, no sleep, no deepening, just direct, powerful hypnosis.

If you are also interested in the courses and DVD’s offered by Anthony Jacquin in addition to the RIP booked I mentioned already, please check out his Head Hacking site, for more information on his Manchurian Approach and Trilby Connection. Please let Anthony know how you found about about his products.

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    About the Author

    Dale Pearson
    has worked in IT since 1998, Infosec since 2004, and studied and performed hypnosis, mentalism etc since 2009. Dale is a full time Red Teamer with a love of social engineering and qualified hypnotherapist. He spends a great deal of time researching the various skills and techniques that make up the art and science of Social Engineering.


    1. Damien

      Videos are not working. Keen to see them. Is this any different to Igor Ledochowski’s conversational hypnosis?

    2. Dale

      Cheers for spotting these videos were not working, they got moved a few years ago and I never fixed the links.
      Kind of embarrassing looking at them now 🙂 but all fixed now.

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