Your session preparation

Welcome to your personal session preparation!

To get the maximum effect out of your hypnoses it is important to prepare well and develop the right attitude. Please take the time to do this preparation once right after registration and once the day before our first session. This preparation saves us an entire session that most therapists spend educating about hypnosis. I want to get into the crucial processes with you as quickly as possible and hope you enjoy the information.

Bernhard Tewes - Online Hypnosis

1. requirements for your online sessions

  • A place where the meeting can be held in peace and undisturbed
  • bed, armchair, chair – depending on how you want to relax
  • PC or laptop with camera
  • Internet connection
  • Zoom installed
  • Headphones with/and microphone

2. procedure of the first meeting

  • Establish zoom connection, adjust sound and picture
  • Preliminary discussion and clarification of all open questions
  • Toilet break (you can of course go at any time if you need to).
  • Hypnosis
  • Follow-up

3. hypnosis preparation
(audio preparation, please turn on sound), 22:39 min

You can find the text spoken in this video at the bottom of this page to read along!

or as MP3 download:
Hypnosis Preparation.mp3
MP3 Audio File 25.9 MB


4. practice self-hypnosis
with my hypnosis app, HypnoBox.

HypnoBox - The Hypnosis App

Of course, audio self-hypnosis via app can’t compare to a professional and personal hypnosis with me in my practice, but you can already practice going into a relaxation and listening to my voice. The download is free and you can test 3 sessions for free. You need a smartphone that runs iOS or Android operating system. How often? As often as you like. We do the intensive work here in the practice and then I show you that you are really hypnotized!

HypnoBox App Store
HypnoBox at Google Play

Fifth video: What is hypnosis? – 04:02 min

6. video: HypnoExperience®
The New Experience Of Hypnosis – 02:53

You experience your online session with HypnoExperience® Online. With a hypnotic musical live set you will experience your hypnosis even more intensely. And the more intense the emotional processes during hypnosis, the easier the change.

Your advantages:

  • emotional music of the best producers for your relaxation, live tuned to your processes and reactions in hypnosis
  • Suggestions that reach your subconscious directly via headphones, without external distractions and interfering factors.
  • both hemispheres of the brain are acoustically stimulated to integrate feelings, suggestions and traumatizations (isochronous beats and EMDR music)

The better the sound quality of your headphones/headset, the more intense your experience. On-ear headphones are best, as they provide a better grip and won’t fall out during the session.

7. my methods

Click on the picture or get here to the page “Methods”.
You will get an even better idea about how I work.

8th video: Kiez Hypnosis Customer Testimonials – 03:54 min

HypnoExperience® was developed by me and is unique worldwide!

Thank you for taking the time to prepare for your sessions in the best way possible! I’m looking forward to our sessions!

9th Arte documentary: The miraculous powers
of hypnosis (09/17)

If you want to go even deeper, also feel free to check out this very well done documentary on hypnosis:

Video text “Preparation” to read along:

I’m so glad you chose Kiez Hypnosis! Exciting work awaits us and I would like to prepare you for it as best I can! So please take your time and stay on the ball until the end. It makes sense to repeat this preparation just before your first session.

First of all, I want to give you an overview of what hypnosis is.



As a hypnotist, I work with many people who, in turn, have never had contact with hypnosis before. Although people’s concerns are different, their ideas about hypnosis are often quite similar, and therefore the same basic questions often arise.

I would like to answer these basic questions here, so that we can use the time we will spend together entirely for your concern. If you still have questions, just write them down and bring them to our session.




We all have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind, also called “the unconscious” or “the innermost”. With hypnosis you gain easy access to your innermost self. While all of our consciousness is responsible for analytical thinking, our habits and beliefs – both good and bad – reside at our core. These make up our personality, and our consciousness helps protect the personality.

With the help of hypnosis it is possible to suggest new possibilities of action to the subconscious (known as “suggestion”). Hypnosis switches off a guardian function of our mind, only as long as you want it yourself and are positive about the suggestion. This “guardian” sometimes overzealously tries to maintain the familiar, much like the watchdog barking at the harmless (and exceedingly useful!) mailman. In this way the suggestions arrive directly at the subconscious mind and can develop their full power. The guardian is also called “critical factor” in the jargon, I also like to say “firewall” or the “bouncer of the subconscious” to it.

Hypnosis can be so extraordinarily effective in changing thoughts, feelings and behavior because the human mind has a special ability: The ability to make ideas seem real. Imagine you’re sitting in the cinema, and you’re watching a really good and moving film. In the middle of this movie comes a very sad scene. The person next to you, who until now had made a rather calm and collected impression, suddenly begins to cry. Maybe you have experienced something similar yourself? When a car makes a sharp turn during a car chase in an action movie, other moviegoers can be observed involuntarily, that is, unconsciously, tilting their upper bodies and tensing their muscles. A fictional story in a movie or a novel can trigger strong feelings, and there are moments of great joy … or of laughter that you can’t even suppress, even if you want to … you surely know this. Rationally speaking, the matter is clear: You are sitting on a chair in a cinema, and on the screen in front of you colourful light is moving. That is the conscious reality. The colorful light represents people and things. You know your favorite actor and you know he was at the Oscars last week. However, in the movie that was shot a year ago, that actor dies, and you feel horror or sadness at that moment. Or he is saved at the last moment, and you feel joy and happiness.

The reason for this experience is simple: our feelings do not originate in our consciousness. They originate in our subconscious. With our consciousness we can only think about it. Our subconscious mind, however, cannot really distinguish whether we are vividly imagining something or whether it is really happening! This distinction is best kept in our consciousness and mind. We sit in the cinema and we know with our minds quite well that we are watching a film, that there are actors there who are not really in danger of their lives and who do not really need to be saved. We know, moreover, that it’s all just light on a screen. But despite this knowledge, the film can have a strong emotional effect on our subconscious, and it doesn’t bother us at all that we know with our conscious mind that we are sitting in the cinema.

Hypnosis works in a very similar way. Your subconscious mind is the area of your mind where feelings originate. The change and healing you experience in hypnosis is absolutely real to your subconscious mind.

Much like the movie, where the hero goes through great challenges, but then decides on his own unique path to happiness. It is irrelevant that our mind knows exactly that you are “only” in a hypnosis session with me.

When you are watching an exciting movie in the cinema, you don’t notice how exactly the cinema seats around you look, and if at the beginning of the movie you would have been annoyed about another guest who made himself comfortable in front of you and blocked a small part of the view, you might not even notice this guest later on. We call this state “trance”, and it is very similar to what you experience in hypnosis.




If you were to compare all the reports of people who have already experienced therapeutic hypnosis, you would certainly find a commonality: Most of them report “pleasant feelings.” And this is not surprising, because in most people under hypnosis the muscles relax, the breath becomes deeper and calmer, and a slight warmth or even a pleasant, warm tingling sensation sets in. Many also report that their imaginations “suddenly” got better, and that perceived time went faster or slower.

Most people can remember everything they experienced in the hypnosis session. However, it often seems that not everything that was important before or at the beginning of the session is important anymore, because when the body relaxes, so does the consciousness. Most people also don’t remember every word that was said in an exciting movie that they experienced in two entertaining hours in the theater seat.




The image that many people have of hypnosis is determined by what they have seen on television, in feature films or hypnosis shows, or what they have read in novels. Unfortunately, this image of hypnosis does not always correspond to the reality in practice.

The most common misconception is that hypnosis is the same as sleep. Although the word “hypnosis” is derived from the name of the Greek god of sleep – Hypnos – hypnosis has nothing to do with sleep. The reference to the god of sleep comes from the fact that in some (but not all) forms of hypnosis, people are so pleasantly deeply relaxed that they appear from the outside to be asleep, even though they are wide awake and very comfortable.

You’re unconscious in your sleep. This means that your consciousness is virtually switched off, although sleep is a perfectly natural state. In hypnosis, on the other hand, you can think very consciously and clearly, and your body is very relaxed. Many things feel easier in hypnosis, but you will not be asleep, you will be consciously aware of everything that is happening if you want to be: even when you are in very deep hypnosis.

In fact, hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness, and in hypnosis you can sometimes even hear or smell better than usual. You can feel sensations that are otherwise hardly perceptible, and your imagination and memory are much better than in the non-hypnotic state. That is why you will not wake up again … simply because you have not slept.

When I use the word “sleep” during a session, I don’t mean for you to sleep, I mean for you to sink into deep relaxation.




Some people believe hypnosis is something like sleepwalking: like walking around doing things seemingly against your will because “your subconscious commands it.” However, in hypnosis you are not at the mercy of the hypnotist’s will at all, and you will certainly not do anything that goes against your will. Even in very deep hypnosis you can reject a suggestion that does not correspond to your real will.

When you are in deep hypnosis and you are doing very well, that is exactly the state you will want to continue to experience. However, if someone suddenly shouted “Fire!” outside the door, and the smell of smoke hit you in the nose, what would you do? No matter how pleasant your hypnosis may have been before: you would open your eyes, end the hypnosis simply by your decision, without the hypnotist having to do anything or being able to prevent it.

Think back to the story in the movies for a moment. Imagine what would happen if the fire alarm suddenly went off in the cinema and the other guests ran out of the cinema, even though the film screening had not been stopped. What would you do? You would, of course, immediately end your “cinema hypnosis”, no matter how exciting the film. Your mind would immediately take control because it would be important and right. In hypnosis you are no more free-willed than in the cinema.

It will probably be easier for you to make the right decision for you, because in hypnosis you can communicate better and more directly with your subconscious and feel less resistance, but the decision what you do is of course always yours. Don’t get confused by stage shows you’ve seen at events or on TV (see below for more on this). Even though you are hypnotized, only you decide what happens, and you can allow change to happen much more easily and with much joy.




Rest assured: it has never happened that someone did not “wake up” from hypnosis, that is, remained in hypnosis forever. This is simply explained by the fact that you do not have to wake up at all, because, as described above, you are not asleep. The state you are in is perfectly natural.

Even if a hypnotist were to simply get up and go home during the hypnosis session, you might still lie there relaxed … and then end the hypnosis yourself. Because you are not asleep, you don’t have to wake up, and because you can see everything, you can decide yourself to end the hypnosis at any time. Our session is, of course, about you choosing to stay in that comfortable state and experience the often amazing changes. But you only do that if and as long as you trust me and know that everything is right and acceptable for you.




Things like this happen regularly … in feature films and entertainment shows. Fortunately, however, the reality of therapy with hypnosis is different. There are reports of experimentation with using hypnosis as a “truth drug,” but without success. It has proven true time and time again: You can’t use hypnosis to force someone to reveal things they don’t want to reveal.

While you are in hypnosis, all your psychological protection mechanisms are working. In general, be aware that as an alternative practitioner of psychotherapy I am bound by professional secrecy and that everything is safe with me.

Hypnosis is not a battle against willpower but rather like a dance together. Therefore, the prejudice that only weak-willed or easily influenced people are “hypnotizable” is not true. Being able to relinquish control is a sign of strength. I’ll show you how it’s easy.


An important part of a show hypnotist’s training is learning how to find just the right people in the auditorium who are inwardly ready to help him achieve his goal: To entertain the audience. His goal is not to help his “victims” as a trusted, well-trained and experienced life coach or therapist.

When selecting the participants, the show hypnotist uses psychological tricks and uses the power of peer pressure to give the impression on stage that he has power over people, although this is – of course – not true. Because if it were really possible to use hypnosis to gain the power to influence a person’s decisions against their will, it would be illegal. Hypnosis could then probably only be used by specially trained doctors on a court order, because it would be dangerous.

However, that is precisely not the case. Hypnosis for life coaching and therapy is quite different from show hypnosis.




Every person goes into a trance several times a day, but at least twice: when falling asleep and when waking up. These moments are quite similar to hypnosis, and who would doubt the naturalness of falling asleep and waking up?

Maybe you’ve woken up on a Sunday morning, still relaxed in your cozy bed and thought “Oh, I should actually get up now”, but your body was still too relaxed to move? This is a prime example of natural hypnosis. Of course, you could have gotten up if you needed to, but your decision may have been for a little more relaxation. Even when you are riding the train or driving the car, reading an exciting book or watching a movie and forgetting almost everything else around you, you are in a state of natural hypnosis. In hypnosis you can move if you want to, but still much prefer to stay pleasantly relaxed because it is much more comfortable. You experience positive thoughts and feelings easily and quickly because trance is a natural part of your life, a part of everyone’s life.




This question is perhaps the most important of all questions, because the answer is yes.

As a hypnotist, I do not have a “hypnosis syringe” or a “hypnosis hammer.” Hypnosis works completely differently than general anesthesia or any medical treatment where you are passive and the doctor “works on you” according to your wishes. In our hypnosis session, my role is very similar to that of a coach in sports. I am like a coach who is a professional and expert at achieving goals in the sport in question. A coach who knows very well how to guide the athlete, or in our case the client he is coaching, to his goal.

However, no one would think of the coach going into competition for the athlete while the athlete passively watches. It is the athlete who achieves the goal, and therefore receives the most honor. It is the athlete who can feel quite clearly afterwards: I did it myself! It is also the athlete who, just as long as he agrees, does what his coach tells him to do. Thus, coaches and athletes are a very successful team. The athlete is not forced to do what his coach tells him. However, if he knows he can help him and as long as he trusts him and the two of them form a team, the athlete will achieve his goals.

During our session, I will guide you with my words. You can decide if you want to follow these instructions. My professional guidance makes it very easy to go into hypnosis. This does not mean that all of a sudden there will come a moment where you will become “unconscious”, as you now know. It feels natural. It is crucial that you know and understand that you are going into hypnosis yourself and that I cannot do it for you. It’s an ability that every person has who has had a daydream at some point in their life – and who hasn’t?

Imagine again that you are sitting in the cinema and you know that a very good film is playing, with most of the audience feeling feelings of excitement and happiness. But you are using your willpower to inwardly “resist” this movie. You’ll be successful and you won’t feel any of the good feelings. And so it is with hypnosis: it only works if you get involved with it. But the good thing is that you are never at the mercy of others and can decide for yourself at any time whether you want to join in.




It is advisable not to consume too much caffeine on the day of the session or directly before the session. The reasons are obvious, after all, we want to lead you into concentrated relaxation. Too much coffee is often counterproductive. Please do not drink any alcohol on the day or evening of the session itself. Also the rest of the week I recommend little consumption, so that you can let the processes in you run undisturbed. Also, watch all the videos on my website and listen to this text again carefully on the day of our first session.




It’s perfectly normal to come to your first hypnosis session and be excited about what to expect. For the greatest success of our session, there is one thing you can definitely do: develop a positive attitude towards our work. Tell yourself: working in hypnosis is good for me. You prepare the earth so that the seeds we sow can then grow really well.


Let me summarize the main points once again:

During hypnosis you can hear everything clearly, and your moral values remain unchanged. You are not will-less, and you are not unconscious. If it were really necessary, you can end hypnosis yourself. My role is more that of a trainer who guides you, and not at all that of an order giver. As long as you participate and engage with my guidance, together we are a successful team! Of course we will clarify all open questions at our first personal appointment.

I look forward to our sessions!