What do I do personally? Haha well, funny you should ask. Like >>24284
said, the actual hypnosis has to be pretty good. I trained myself to be ABLE to go to that deep state by listening to a file called the 'Ultra Depth Relaxation' from Talmadge Harper (got off a forum buddy, somebody on Gigga should have it...I dont use Gigga anymore tho myself). So, I listened to that mp3 every day, once a day, for about 2 weeks. I'd say by the 3rd or 4th day I was going deep enough, but I kept it up just to make sure I could be consistent.
Don't apologize! All good questions. And I've been trying to figure this stuff out on my own too (because clear info is impossible to find and most hypno forums seem to be abandoned >.<)
So, when I listen to that file (or any file, nowadays), I know the feeling of being detached from my body, feeling floaty and weightless (like my body isn't there), and having my attention turned totally inward. Not sure how else to describe it. Like my whole thought and awareness is just inside my head, in my own little dark space behind my eyelids (like if you stare into space, unfocused, except obviously my eyes are closed). Hope that helps. I have heard that there are other phenomenon that can go along with it for other people so, ymmv.
I actually just got back from vacation and have been trying to decide how best to go about this myself. Because you're right: I have yet to listen to a single erotic hypnosis file that takes me as deep as well as the Ultra Depth file. But I personally think that is due to the repitition and training my brain to kinda accept it. So, I think I am going to try to do the same once-a-day for two weeks thing with a couple files (I'll do 2-3 HFO sessions a day). See how that works. I suspect I will see a big improvement. But yeah, I'm like you: I prefer listening to the file the 'first time' (mm, yummy virgin files lol), or after 'forgetting' it a bit...but we shall see. I'll keep you posted :)
OH! Another important thing: in the readme file for the Ultra Depth mp3, it mentions that writing a journal is really important. So I did do that also. Basically, the key things are A: it has to be HAND written. Typed wont work. B: Write it down immediately after the session. C: Just write down what sensations you felt. Doesn't have to be longer than a few sentences. So, for me, I was writing it while trying to achieve that deep deep state. And I'd been told one way to know you've gotten to it was the amnesia/blanking-out. So I knew sorta what to look for. So i'd write something like "induction felt really relaxing and almost automatic. Felt totally detached from my body by the first deepener. I don't remember anything from that until the end (blackout?)". Something like that. The idea is that the journal makes it important to your subconcious. Likewise, it allows you to go back and re-read your progress. I also used it to note down the time, so I could figure out which time of day is best for me personally. So, it's pretty handy, even if there's nothing 'special' about it.
Well...we're gonna find out together lol. Like I said, I'm going to start 'training' with 3 files for two weeks. We'll see how those go. I'm going to go with one by KinkyShibby, one by Mistress C@rol, and one by someone on GWA (I can find the name if I search but it's not in the file name).
Although I said my experience has generally been that erotic hypno files do not contain a good enough induction to really get me deep enough...I also haven't tried any of them consistently. So this will be a good experiment, and I'll let you know what happens. I suspect that all THREE files will work 100x better by the end of 2 weeks...I'm mostly interested to see if one works a LOT better than the others, or more quickly.
NOW: that said... I'm mainly just talking about depth of trance.
I have personally not yet experienced a tru HFO. So, I'll be working on that too. I've heard that PC muscle clenches at the 'appropriate' times helps...I'll try that for two of the files and see what happens. ALSO, just to really ensure some sort of success, I'm gonna be drinking 5 shots of vodka before one of the sessions (to increase hypnotic suggestibility). If it helps a lot, I'll try without. If it doesn't do anything, oh well.