Active Alert Hypnosis

Active-Alert Hypnosis

Further Education Programme to become an Active Alert Hypnosis Coach

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Active-alert hypnosis means inducing and using hypnosis by pedaling on a bicycle or by inducing the hypnosis by any slightly strenuous corporal activity. In contrast to the relaxation hypnosis the active-alert induction achieves hypnotic phenomena through monotonous movements. Wordings like ‚more awake’, ‚clearer and clearer’, ‚active’, ‚alert’, ‚your legs move automatically’ are used for induction and sustenance of hypnosis. In a recent change talk some advantages of the method are highlighted: Rapid Change Interview with Howard Cooper. See also: Adam Eason interviews Claude Ribaux and Active-Alert Hypnosis in sport performance.


Active-alert hypnosis is a standardized induction developed and tested by Dr. Éva Bányai in 1970ies in Hungary and at Standford that involves open eyes, measurable physical activity, but no mention of relaxation or sleep. During the hypnosis the clients pump a stationary bike under heavy load. We use a standard procedure for the induction, with suggestions for alertness, attentiveness and freshness instead of sleep and drowsiness. The hypnotic state produced by active-alert induction is nearly identical with a traditional relaxation induction. This opens the door to using hypnosis in situations that require open eyes and alert attention. Active-alert hypnosis is a gateway into a truly remarkable state of alert, awakened consciousness, free of the habitual distractions of the discursive mind. As such it can provide a healing respite, and individuals can easily learn to seek refuge in this dynamic state of undistracted presence even in the midst of their daily routines. Comparing induction procedures, the active-alert induction shared with the conventional procedure the slowing of left hemispheric processing but the active-alert induction was solely responsible for the improvement in right hemispheric processing.

Target audience

This advanced training programme is tailored to coaches, therapists, sport psychologists, psycho-therapists, performance enhancement managers, and other people who work professionally in the field of appreciative human resource development.

What you get from this Education Enhancement

This programme will enable you to get self-confidence as a professional operator of Active Alert Hypnosis. On completion of the courses you will have the proficiency in working with the Active Alert Hypnosis with a broad range of people in many fields of coaching, therapy, learning, and management.

Training methods

  • Introduction to theory and practice of Active Alert Hypnosis
  • Self-practice exercises. Practice and rehearsal of the various processes
  • Live demonstration
  • A piece of sports equipment (bicycle) is provided per three participants

Contents of the Programme

Day 1 Basics of Active Alert Hypnosis

History and state of the art of research, comparison with other inductions
Standard induction
Ego-strengthening. Various inductions
Regression in an active-alert state and abreactions
Use personal positive resources and relive past experiences of high competence
Swish as a method for re-anchoring
Practical exercises

Day 2 Active Alert Hypnosis in action

Clients’ demands and what to do then:
To overcome stuttering
Do excellent presentations
To master employment interviews
Successfully pass examinations, for example for getting the driving licence
To enhance concentration
Overcome de-motivation
Help to bring lightness in depressive disgruntlement
Active alert hypnosis in sports
Get over physical discomfort

The Milton hypnotic language model for the creation of own scripts
Flow states and Zone awareness
Movement and learning. How to use the active alert hypnosis for learning.

Teaching material

All participants receive a detailed script.

Requirements for participation

The seminar is tailored to persons who have the opportunity to make use of what they learned in their professional environment soon after the training. It is a useful complement for those who have gone through hypnosis, NLP or similar trainings or who have studied communication or psychotherapy or similar qualifications in the fields of coaching, consulting, training or therapy.

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