Anthony Jacquin talks about his newest hypnosis model – a hypnosis contest has begun!

by Antonio on May 11, 2011 |

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Anthony Jacquin

UPDATE: The contest ended on June 30th 2011.

Anthony Jacquin, one of the worlds premiere head hacking experts reveals a TON of information in this podcast.  Anthony Jacquin is a true talent in the world of hypnosis and personal development. Highly qualified and experienced in his field, he is a therapist, consultant and trainer.  Anthony has decided to give away two of his latest products to 3 people – Listen to the podcast to hear the details of the contest.

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In this hypnosis podcast, I manage to get Anthony Jacquin to talk about:

1) His newly developed AI model of how hypnosis works.  I briefly mentioned some of this material in this blogpost.
2) Anthony Jacquin explains how exactly how he went from being a poor hypnotic subject to being able to hypnotically hallucinate!  For all of you folks that are “poor subjects” this bit of information will change your life!
3) In only 5 words Anthony Jacquin explains what the 1952 Hypnotism Act is!
4) Much much more – you’ll just have to listen to find out ;)



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1 Aaron Little May 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

How does the subject’s view of what hypnosis is affect the outcome when utilizing the AI model? For instance, would the expectation of a more complicated approach benefit or hinder you as the hypnotist?


2 Chuck May 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Question for Anthony (or anyone else who cares to answer):

If you happened to be constrained to a text only (online chat based) session, what would be the best approach to help produce strong hallucination responses in the widest range of clients?

I work with some people in semi-anonymous chats where audio/video is not an option. The majority of these people are looking to have some hallucinatory experience (mostly kinesthetic/visual.) I’d like your idea of ‘best practices’ to produce those experiences for as many clients as possible.


3 Chris May 15, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I have done text hypnosis many times and it’s very interesting. I have produced hallucinations, amnesia, catalepsy etc…

If you want to learn more about text hypnosis, here is a page where you can download two sample sessions I did.



4 Head Hacking May 14, 2011 at 7:45 am

Learn to hallucinate.
Anthony Jacquin Interview – Head Hacking


5 James May 15, 2011 at 8:40 am

Hi Ant,

Aside from the “I am the Hypnotist” attitude, what other skills/resource should someone wanting to develop their hypnotic abilities work to Cultivate?



6 Leng May 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Are there any difference between imaginations and hallucinations? Anyone can imagine something that is not there but pretend it to be there without hypnosis.Does that consider as a type of hallucination too?


7 Chris May 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I have a question: if I was performing street hypnosis and someone asked me if I could make him stop smoking or whatever changework, how do you recommend me to proceed in such context? I’m no a hypnotherapist but I have some experience in changework hypnosis so I can’t give them my business card or something (I’m 16).
By the way, that interview was amazing, I can’t wait to know more about the AI.

And thanks,



8 Diane May 22, 2011 at 9:35 am

Hi Ant 3 questions please….(I’m definitely after that prize Antonio!)

1. In therapy work what do you think is the key to making post hypnotic suggestions stick and persist and achieving lasting change?

2. Do you anticipate your new model will impact your therapy work and if so, how?

3. Aside from experience what are your top ten books that influenced your learning and understanding of hypnosis?

Cheers Ant, Diane.


9 Travis May 27, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I’d love to win some Headhacking gear!

I newer to hypnotism and NLP and I feel like I understand a lot of the basics. I have a question and I wonder what you think Anthony.

Do you believe it is possible to treat any person as if they already have perminosis and get the types of suggestions to stick immediately?

As you said in Trilby, it seems to be easier to get suggestions to someone that you have hypnotized previously (it is almost like a bond had been created) but do you think you could fake that connection and make it happen with a new client or person who wishes to be hypnotized?

Thanks guys!


10 jimmy May 30, 2011 at 6:26 pm

“It has nothing to do with optical illusions Jim. I just find it easier as to mess with my visuals there.”

I disagree.

Optical illusions are all about showing that what you experience isn’t the data, but a (screwed up) interpretation of the data. There’s a few layers of (limited) bayesian processing going on.

Check out this paper for an intro.

One of the implications of this is that to get someone to “hallucinate” (ie experience something that disagrees with the data), you need to more strongly weight the priors and devalue the data. This works. You have less information about what is happening in the corner of your vision, so it *should* be easier to hallucinate there.

These top down pathways seem to be used both for making realistic interpretations of reality (which can be manipulated) as well as imagining things or dreaming.

My question or you is: does your method optimize for fooling a bayesian estimator (in more ways than using the corner of your vision), or is it working more in the direction of making it not work so much like a bayesian estimator anymore?


11 Paul June 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm


my question is regarding AI model; how much does it have in common with Joe Fobes models that he had spoke of in his two webinars? (automatic reaction model and reality is a scam model) Joe’s two webinars really got me thinking and trying to deconstruct hypnosis–my mind and breadth of knowledge has been expanded and Besides the moment you spoke about when you started hallucinating with AI, have there been any other moments like that with AI where you have been surprised or someone else has been surprised by how powerful the model has turned out to be?

Thank you for your time, anxiously awaiting Ripped Apart and RIP: The Interview.



12 Chris Pearce June 4, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Hi Anthony, A question for you. When you do Stage, Street or Impromptu Hypnosis, What is the one routine that you do to the participant/participants that you personally find the most entertaining and fulfilling for you as the hypnotist to watch?


13 Tom Gilfillan June 6, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Note: I made a mistake in my email address and corrected it. I resent this to make sure you received the correct information.

Hi Anthony,
I do have a question for you on the new model of hypnosis. During your recent seminar in NYC we practiced Set Pieces, how to break the ice in a club, to introduce ourselfs as “The Hypnotist”. My question is this. Based on the new model, How do we make the approach, how do we get a stranger, say in a club, prepared/inteagrated for the experience? What about in a therapy situation? The reason I am asking is that we, as hypnotists, are familiar with hypnosis and can talk and understand different theories, and experiment with that based on our familiarity of the subject. Since AI is a completely different way/method of hypnosis, how do we apply this with the people we work with or entertain? My second question is this: Is the first question a prize winner? The NYC seminar was great! Thank you.


14 Dave June 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm

When I think about some of the really talented and effective hypnotists from the past… and those working today, they all seem to share an intuative knowledge of what hypnosis really is. Nothing more than ‘The acceptance of suggestion’.

Even kreskin who used hypnosis regularly in his own shows offered $50,000 if any one could prove the existence of the trance state.

After listening to your interview, do you believe that it’s the clients belief system and expectations that allows them to enter this suggestable state (perhaps that’s why the pre-talk is much more important than the induction)and by challenging and changing their expectations many more people will be able to access this state?


15 Vitali June 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

Hi to Anthony & all Head Hackers!

Anthony,on the Change Phenomena DVD few speakers mentioned martial arts,i know You practice some as well. My question is,was there anything You brought into hypnotism from marshal arts and vice versa?Or in general what Your thoughts on the connection of two?

Good luck on everything You do guys. I’m a big fan.

Thank You.


16 Brieuc du Garay June 29, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Hey Anthony ! I’m supposed to ask you a question for the contest . I’m assuming I could ask you the colour of your pants, but I think I have more interresting !
When someone ask me “what is headhacking reasearch and collective aim”, I have some difficulties to explain them. I mean… I talk about the AI model, but it is somehow… Weird to explain.

Could you explain HHR and HHC goals ? This is my question

Sorry for my english,

Hypnotist Brieuc du Garay.


17 John Penman June 30, 2011 at 8:17 am

Hello Ant,
My questions are as follows:-

Q1 If someone asked you what is the most relevant question you would like to read in this competition, what would it be?

Q2 What do you perceive as the difference(s) between Hypnosis and self Hypnosis?

Q3 When will the AI model be rolled out to the masses?

Cheers Anthony


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