Russell Potts has established a great reputation among members of the James Braid Society for his presentational skills and hypnotic techniques.
Just a year after his first talk, Russell returned for the society's March 2010 meeting and another impressive demonstration of professional abilities – this time his subject being conversational hypnosis.
Conversational Hypnosis is a way of inducing trance in people by means of natural yet directed conversation and Milton Erickson made this method of inducing trance famous.
It differs from the conventional trance induction in that the hypnotherapist and client engage in casual interaction, rather than the traditional lying-on-a-couch approach.
It is a way of by-passing the critical faculty without letting it know that trance is happening, thereby reducing resistance.
From the bystanders viewpoint, the hypnotherapist is merely involved in casual conversation, as the client is slowly guided into trance.
It is a method that all hypnotherapists would find useful as part of their toolkit and Russell Potts is very skilful in his way of teaching with many demonstrations.