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Unconscious Person Assist

A person who is unconscious, even someone who has been in a coma (a state of unconsciousness from which a person cannot be woken up) for a long time, can be helped using the Unconscious Person Assist. With this assist you can help get the person into communication with you and his surroundings and so bring him from unconsciousness back to life. It is an easy assist to learn and to do.


By having the unconscious person touch nearby things like a pillow, the floor or his body (without hurting an injured body part), you can help bring his attention under control and bring him into present time.


1. Take the person’s hand gently in your hand and tell him:

“I am going to assist you to recover.”

2. Then tell the person:

“Feel that ______ (object).”

3. Gently move the person’s hand and press it against an object and give him a very short time to feel it. Use the bedspread, pillow, bed, etc. You do not wait for any response, but you do give the person a moment to feel the object.

4. Acknowledge the person by saying “Thank you.”

5. Give the next command and move the person’s hand to touch another object.

For example:

“Feel that bedspread.”

(Place the unconscious person’s hand on the bedspread.)


“Thank you.”

“Feel that pillow.”

(Move the unconscious person’s hand and place it on the pillow.)


“Thank you.”

And so on.

6. Continue giving commands, moving the unconscious person’s hand to the next object and acknowledging him.

7. When the person has regained consciousness, you end off by saying:

“End of assist.”

If you are handling a person in a coma, you may not get him back to consciousness with a single assist. What you look for in such a case as a signal to end the assist is an improvement in the person’s condition. There are various signs or symptoms which will tell you you’ve gotten an improvement. The person’s breathing may be easier, his skin color may improve, he may simply look better or more comfortable than when you started the assist. Watch very carefully for such changes. They show you are making progress. When you have an improvement on a person in a coma, end off by saying “That’s it for today” and let the person know when you will see him for the next assist.

Hand Signal System

A signal system can be used with an unconscious person in order to question him and get “Yes” or “No” answers. The signal system is simple: Clasp the person’s hand gently in yours so that he can squeeze it. Tell him:

“You can answer me by squeezing my hand. Squeeze once for ‘Yes’ and twice for ‘No.’”

You can then ask simple questions to find out if you have gotten an improvement:

“Can you hear me?”


“Do you know where you are?”

The person will usually respond, if faintly, even while unconscious. If there is no response or a negative response, continue with the assist.

This system is especially useful when giving an assist to someone who is in a coma. For example, you may notice a change in the person during the assist, such as his eyelids quiver or squint slightly. The signal system can be used at this point to ask the person:

“Do you feel any better?”


“Do you know where you are?”

If you find he’s improved, you end off the assist. Otherwise continue on until he does have an improvement.

Another example of the use of this system would be in starting an assist on someone in a coma whom you’ve been giving regular assists to. At the start of such an assist you can establish the hand-squeeze signal system and ask the person:

“Are you doing any better today?”


“Are you doing better than when I was here last?”

Whatever response you get (other than the person coming back to consciousness right then and there), you still go ahead with the Unconscious Person Assist until you have an improvement for that session.

The assist is complete when you have the person back to consciousness. This may happen rather rapidly or it may sometimes require many assists before it is achieved.

Your job is to keep at it, taking each assist to an improvement for the person. When the person is conscious again, the assist is ended, but this is not the end of your handling of him. It means you can now move on to other assists.

Controlling the Environment

You may have to put in control on the environment before the assist can be started. For instance, if you were doing the assist in a hospital, you would need to ensure that the medical staff would not interrupt you when giving the assist.


This simple assist can bring back life and livingness to an unconscious person. When done correctly, the result can be the greatest magic you ever saw!

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