Covert Hypnosis Techniques Anyone Can Learn

Building rapport is a crucial step for effectively using covert hypnosis

There are many programs that claim to offer covert hypnosis techniques anyone can learn but if you are as skeptical as I was at first you will want to do some research before buying into these claims. The article below comes from a site that does offer a covert hypnosis program however I was more interested in their explanations of covert hypnosis and the information they present to support what a hypnotist needs to do.

I like the way they presented this information and that it is not geared towards sexual seduction or other inappropriate uses. When you read the article below you will realize that there are covert hypnosis techniques anyone can learn.

"Covert Hypnosis also known as conversational hypnosis is the process in which one gains control over the others mind without their knowledge just by making conversations by the listener’s subconscious mind. The ultimate aim here is to change the opinion of the person in question by manipulating their thoughts and making them do things your way."

"In this process the hypnotizer changes the thought pattern of the people, their behavior, emotions and perception of life on a subconscious level. Unlike with conventional hypnotherapy sessions covert hypnosis does not involve closing of the eyes or any kind of moving pendulum or strange hand gestures."

Suggestive Commands

"The commands or suggestions given by the person hypnotizing to the person being hypnotized are more of a metaphor and presented in an indirect fashion, although in certain cases they are also given directly. Stories are one of the tools of covert hypnosis which can be effectively used to convey your actual message across and help remember it with much more probability."

"The initial step in covert hypnosis though is to build a rapport with the listener. It is easy to do it with friends and family but also not that difficult to do it with strangers. All you have to do is use some compliment on them or laugh at their jokes to build a comfort level with your unknown listener. It is not necessary that you go too deep into building a connection with your listener."

Building Rapport

"The next step after building a rapport with the person to be hypnotized you have to try and switch off the listener’s critical mind. It is nothing but diverting the listener’s mind from its normal thinking state to an imaginary thinking state. You can always start by using some scenarios and asking them questions like “What if…” or “Imagine this…” This immediately shuts off their critical mind and lets their imagination dominate their thought process."

"After successfully taking the listener off his/her critical mindset you may now make your irresistible commands and describe the things you want him/her to do. The effectiveness of this method depends on a lot of things that you put in to it. It depends on the way you transform their mind from critical thinking to imagination and the kind of statements you make to convince them well enough to perform the task you give them."

I used to be skeptical about the covert hypnosis techniques but I've actually used it myself many times and now I can honestly say there  are effective covert hypnosis techniques anyone can learn to use in any situation.


Conversational Hypnosis Breaks Through Mental Barriers

Conversational hypnosis works by narrowing your focus and overcoming mental barriers

Conversational hypnosis breaks through mental barriers by overcoming a persons "BS detector" or by grabbing their attention so completely that their focus remains on the source of their attention. Kevin Hogan, expert hypnotist demonstrates this effective technique in the article below with his story about the cover of Cosmo in the airport.

"Seduction can be defined in one of three ways. Seduction can be used to lead someone astray from their principles, much like Darth Vader attempted to do to young Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. I'm not too big on revealing secrets on how to win converts to the dark side...."

"Seduction can also refer to inducing or tempting someone to have sex, much like Delilah did to Samson in The Bible. This area of seduction is certainly more interesting and playful than leading someone astray from their core values...but still not really where my core interest lies."

"No, the seduction I refer to in The Art of Hypnotic Seduction is the inducement and enticement to win over someone to your side...or to your point of view. But what about the "hypnotic" part?"

"Hypnosis can be defined as a "narrowing focus of attention" or "resonating with the anti-suggestive barrier of the mind." In the first case, a narrowing focus of attention, I think of walking through the airport today and seeing Carmen (Electra) on the cover of Stuff magazine."

"I walked into Simply Books to find the August issue of Cosmo (they interviewed me for this months issue) but my mind totally spaced the world out as my mind was captured by Carmen on the cover of Stuff. (Carmen stars on a TV show called Living Large...something I've never seen or heard of but I will check it out...) I was literally hypnotized by the cover of Stuff magazine. Who was on Time? Newsweek? Good Housekeeping? Sports Illustrated? Business Week? Yahoo? Money? ...I have no clue."

"No one who walked into Simply Books did. It was just you and Carmen right there at the check out counter. I walked over to Carmen and picked her up. There was a little "tag" above her shoulder on the right side of the magazine that said, "Unfold for More". So, I did, opening the magazine to see a Carmen with even fewer square inches of garment on than the cover boasted. In the upper right hand corner it said, "Stop staring and buy the magazine." 

"It was absolutely brilliant. I almost took it to the checkout counter when I remembered that I subscribed and I thought it would be nice to have it in the mailbox today. That's the hypnotic power of magazine cover...not a real, living, breathing...person... That's hypnosis."

"Hypnosis is all about narrowing another person or group of people's attention to where what you are saying is the only thing they are paying attention to and then when you give the suggestion to "stop staring and buy the magazine," they do so."

Breaking Through the Barrier

"Hypnosis is also about resonating with the antisuggestive barrier of the mind. Each person has a metaphorical "mechanism in the mind" that "protects" the mind from all that might be bad for them. My antisuggestive barrier instantly filters out telemarketers, stock brokers, television preachers, anyone who knocks on my front door, and hundreds of other stimuli."

"In other words, there is a "wall" in my mind that is very tall...a "BS detector" that goes off like a fog horn when I see, feel or hear anything that my BS detector has coded as EVIL. (The BS detector of course is often wrong...it's just a detector like the ones at the airport. It's a warning device that there MIGHT be something wrong here...but certainly not always."

"If you can make it past my BS detector without setting it off, you will have my full attention and it will not likely be diverted anywhere else.) That's hypnosis, too. When the BS detector says, "I like this guy," I might just filter out the rest of the world and you will have my complete and undivided attention."

There is no doubt that conversational hypnosis works by breaking through mental barriers. We all use our brain to automatically filter out what we don't care about or are not interested in. When conversational hypnosis is used correctly it bypasses that filter and gets the person to focus on whatever you want them to.

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Covert Hypnosis Uses Anchoring to Achieve Results

Covert hypnosis uses anchoring to achieve results and in this video Steve G Jones a clinical hypnotherapist demonstrates a quick technique for anchoring. Anchoring is a common technique for getting someone to believe something about you just by using a word and touching your chest. This sounds a little sneaky but really it is useful for business and personal situations when it is important to get your point across and to make the other person or people instantly relate to you. Covert hypnosis uses anchoring to achieve results that could otherwise take a long time.

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I liked this video because the technique is simple to learn and you can start using it right away. Covert hypnosis uses anchoring to achieve results in your personal and business life. Learn the technique and start getting what you want.

Scientific Research Supports Conversational Hypnosis

Many people do not know that scientific research supports conversational hypnosis. Why is that? Because most people still believe hypnosis is what happens during a Las Vegas stage act. They are uninformed about the wonderful benefits of conversational hypnosis and hypnosis in general. Many patients have experienced dramatic positive changes. The article below was published on the International Converstional Hypnosis Society blog and there we found plenty of great information. We want to bring these techniques out in the open and educate others that scientific research supports conversational hypnosis. 

Conversational hypnosis is supported by years of scientific research

The Ability to Utilize Conversational Hypnosis Therapy

"While there are plenty of methods in which to learn conversational hypnosis therapy it is important to start from the very beginning. Milton Erickson was one of the first founders of hypnosis induction. While conversational hypnosis therapy is a branch of a larger hypnotic school and is not under the command or control of one researcher or physician it is important to remember that it was Dr. Milton Erickson who cleared the way for the benefits and fruits of his labors that many researchers and institutions are experiencing throughout the world presently. Without the insight and the forward thinking of Dr. Erickson hypnosis induction could have been missed and an entire science of revolutionary therapeutic psychology and psychotherapy could have been skipped over."

Great West of the United States Hotbed for Conversational Hypnosis Therapy

"With the necessary homage paid to Dr. Erickson complete it is now time to understand what rapid hypnosis induction is all about. The ability to hypnotize somebody through induced methods such as a light thumb-nail scratching on the wrist or a series of words based on chaos has been an amazing concept since the early 1940’s."

"From dark and hidden from the public and most of the time unsympathetic eyes of the citizens of the Great West of the United States all the way to secretive and clandestine labs in the southwest of France, individuals and researchers have been amazed at what they have been finding in the world of conversational hypnosis therapy."

Gold Watch as Hypnosis Induction

"Hypnosis therapy is concerned with the discipline of therapeutically assessing patients or individuals with their mental or physical problems through hypnotic suggestion. Does this mean that every individual patient has to be stretched out on a couch and a gold watch pendulum-like swinging to and fro in order to induce one into a trance-like meditation? That’s pretty close and a very good example of how people do get into a trance with TRADITIONAL hypnosis, but is not the only way."

"Object-focusing is still one of the most-preferred methods of inducing a trance into the world of hypnosis but the main factor for new-aged conversational hypnosis therapy has to do with creating chaotic mediation. That’s what’s so bloody-interesting about conversational hypnosis as there are so many vehicles in which two induce a trance-like state it is hard to mention even just a few of them!"

The fact that hypnosis is used in psychotherapy should tell you that what some think of as a stage act is something completely different. It also indicates that hypnosis needs to be used carefully and responsibly. It is not some game for untrained individuals to "try". If you are interested in learning these techniques that have the potential to change a persons life, look for programs that stress responsibility and have a reputation for excellence because even though scientific research supports conversational hypnosis there are many fakes out there who will just take your money and teach you nothing.

Conversational Hypnosis and Public Speaking Techniques

For anyone who is involved in public speaking, conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques are useful and effective tools. The article below written by Jennifer VanBaren, appearing on the ehow.com site suggests several easy ways to incorporate conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques into your persuasive speeches.

Public speaking techniques can be enhanced by conversational hypnosis

"Persuasive speaking is a technique people use that is aimed at convincing or influencing the speaker’s audience. People who give persuasive speeches often embrace an idea, an attitude or an opinion about a topic and write their speeches in a way that causes the audience to react to it. Persuasive speaking has several key characteristics that set it apart from other types of speaking."

  1. Audience Focus

    • "Persuasive speaking is always done in a way that focuses directly on the audience. The writer of a persuasive speech concentrates each point of the speech directly on influencing the audience to think a specific way. According to Austin Community College, persuasive speaking is a way of manipulating the listeners' thinking."

    Pronouns

    • "Persuasive speaking primarily uses first and second person pronouns. This includes using “I,” “we,” “you” and “your.” By using these types of pronouns, the speaker refers directly to himself with the words he speaks and also talks straight to his audience by calling them “you.”

    Clear Claim

    • "A persuasive speech should present a clear and direct claim to let the audience know exactly what the speaker’s point of view is. A persuasive speech never gives the audience a chance to choose an opinion of the subject, but instead the speaker tries to offer only one position about the topic. 

      "When writing a persuasive speech, never deviate from your claim or stance on the subject. To convince the audience of your perspective, it is important to offer at least three support points. These points are strong pieces of evidence that prove your position is the best position to take."

    Appeal

"Writers of persuasive speeches use various types of appeal to convince the audience. Ethos is a type of appeal where the speaker is qualified to speak about the subject. Ethos causes the audience to believe the speaker is an authority on the subject; it is obtained through the speaker’s qualifications, experience and knowledge." 

"Pathos is another type of appeal a speaker often uses. Pathos works by appealing to the audience's emotions. To use this type of appeal, use illustrations, parables and stories with moral values. Logos is a different type of appeal that uses facts and figures to support the speaker's position."

Everyone can identify a good speaker when they hear one, the message and impact of the speech is clear, and memorable and the listener feels good and has learned something valuable. Conversational hypnosis and public speaking techniques really do work and the proof will be when you start getting more feedback and better results from your speaking engagements.

Simple Conversational Hypnosis Techniques For Persuasion

Can you read the signs during a simple conversation?

Try these simple conversational hypnosis techniques for persuasion to help you get others to do what you want them to. Just by talking to them and learning how to "mirror" their words and actions you can eliminate arguments and conflicts and by overriding the typical patterns that are the causes of the conflicts you will finally have peace and harmony at home and the office. The article below appears on playingmath.org and offers simple conversational hypnosis techniques for persuasion.

 
More Persuasion Techniques
 
1. "Use a person’s name. You have undoubtedly heard salesmen use and abuse this technique. Maybe a statement like “Look Steve, you can see the benefits of this…” just turns you off. Using a person’s name IS a powerful persuasion technique, but there is more subtlety and art to persuasion than just following simple rules."
 
"People do love to hear their own name, but you have to be careful how you use it. First of all, use it how they want to hear it. Ask how they prefer to be addressed. A Mike may not like “Michael,” and a Joseph may be irritated by you calling him “Joe.”
 
"Second, use it at the right time. Unless you are great at reading people and know it is okay, don’t say “Hi Betty!” the moment she walks into your office. Wait until there is a bit of rapport, and sometimes even ask permission (“Is it okay if I call you Betty?”).
 
2. "Use motivating words. Say “think about,” they’ll do that. It is not a call to action. Use words like “today,” and “now,” and “do this.” Many subliminal experts will tell you that even using “by now,” repetitively, as in “By now you can see that this car is luxurious,” is subconsciously taken as “buy now.”"Remember to use THEIR words. If they use the word “efficient” often, then it’s an important word to them. Start using it: “You can see how efficient this RV is in it’s use of space.” Pay attention and pick out any words they use often. Persuasion is easier when you speak the same “language.”
 
3. "Be a chameleon. Change your language to more closely match theirs. Slow or accelerate your speech to match theirs. Sit in the same position that they sit in. Use the same facial expressions. Laugh when they laugh."
 
"This technique is called “mirroring and matching,” and, when done well, you can establish rapport quickly and easily with most people. Most people will never notice you’re doing this, but don’t be too obvious. The person will just feel like you’re like they are, that you can “relate” to them. A bond will begin to develop between you, and you can test this bond by “leading.”
 
"This means that once you have established the bond, you can change your body posture, to see if they unconsciously do the same. If so, they are ready to follow. You continue to mirror and match, but you also start to lead them right to the bottom line on the contract, or to whatever action you want them to take. This is one of the more powerful persuasion techniques." 

The first time you try conversational hypnosis with someone,you may feel akward and if you are not careful the other person may pick up on your mirroring or conversational mimicking which is why you should work with your family and friends first. Don't get discouraged you must keep practicing these simple conversational hypnosis techniques for persuasion in order to perfect them and move on to more advanced learning.

Covert Hypnosis and Other Persuasion Techniques

Covert hypnosis and other persuasion techniques are commonly used for sales and business purposes. Featured here and on Flashbay.com, Author Peter Nguyen shares his Six Weapons of Influence. "Weapons of Influence?" This sounds a little intimidating so I'll stick to persuasion techniques. Persuasion techniques can include covert hypnosis which is another tool becoming more widely used. Covert hypnosis sometimes called conversational hypnosis is more involved than just getting to know your audience and how they think. Covert hypnosis and other persuasion techniques should be taught through training and education.

Persuasion techniques are used all the time in sales and business

"Weapon of Influence #1 - Reciprocity" 

"The reciprocity principle implies that when someone do something nice or give something to you, you would naturally feel obligated to return the favor. It doesn’t matter if the favor is wanted or unwanted. We just feel a sense of indebtedness toward that person. Sometimes, the returning favors can be much bigger than the received favors too!

Additionally, you can also give away useful and educational content in the forms E-books, white papers, and videos. Giving away content is very effective for lead generation."

Weapon of Influence #2 - Commitment and Consistency

"This principle is based on the premise that people like to behave in a consistent manner. Once we make a decision or take a stand, we would act and respond in ways that are consistent with what we decided. Furthermore, we would strongly justify and defend our earlier decisions."

"The idea here is to get someone to believe in something small or take a small action first. Once they are committed, they are more likely to agree to a larger task or larger idea later. Moreover, people would even try to defend their actions, even if their actions are not popular or wrong. This method’s effectiveness is amplified when the agreement is made in front of other people."

How to apply this principle in your business 

"Most people are unlikely to buy from you upon first exposure or first meeting. Why? They don’t have enough information or data about you yet."

"But if you can get them to commit to trying out your product or service for free (free trial or free samples), then they might eventually pay to use your products or services. Alternatively, you can convince them to start out with a cheaper plan first, and then convince them to upgrade later. The key is to get people to commit to something small or low risk first."

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Conversational Hypnosis Is Not a Secret and President Obama Knows It

President Obama is carefully using some conversational hypnotic techniques in his speeches, that doesn't make him a bad man.

Conversational Hypnosis is not a secret and President Obama knows it. While I don't want to get into any political issues as the author of this article did on the the SixthStreetGallery, I too believe that President Obama and many others are using some conversational hypnosis or NLP to get their message anchored into the minds of the people. Is he a bad guy for using hypnotic techniqus? Time will tell. He's working hard to be a great politician and he is able to lead the masses with his public speaking abilities, that's part of his job. Conversational hypnosis is no longer a secret and Obama knows it and is using it right under your nose.

"It truly is nearly undetectable for the untrained ear and has been used widely within therapy to help people eliminate challenging behaviors and self damaging emotional disorders. Conversational hypnosis has, in recent times, become easily available to the general public because of available access to courses on-line. As with any other proficiency, the appearance of widespread public use, and the emergence of a worldwide online network, has witnessed conversational hypnosis improve and become much more established. These days it is the most powerful method for persuasion ever seen."

"Barack Obama is obviously very familiar with these processes and regularly employs them as part of his addresses."

"As an example he frequently utilizes very systematic ‘pacing and leading’ within his speeches. Firstly Barack Obama is really good at using his body gestures to mirror the climate of the crowd. where the crowd can be enthusiastic and motivated, his expressions and choice of words is exciting and untamed. In the event the crowd happens to be sombre and introspective, he can be a lot more subdued and contained."

"This way he swiftly secures a rapport with his audience who sense that he empathizes and shares his concerns with them. After this fundamental subconscious link is made he’ll then begin to guide the crowd by using body language and cadence. It’s really a timeless conversational hypnosis technique."

"In truth, once you have even a rudimentary understanding of conversational hypnosis, his usage of mass hypnosis strategies is often very clear. He uses such strategies as intense imagery and patterns relying on isomorphic metaphors which usually express one supposed meaning as a result of talking about something seemingly unrelated. This is often meticulously delivered to make certain that he captures the concentration and conscious focus of his target audience. This method of captivation leads to the reduced psychological defenses of the listeners."

"Barack Obama can then use embedded instructions to suggest his political concepts within the subconscious mind of the audience. As an illustration, he quite often returns to key anchoring terms for example “now is the moment…”. Obama will then deliver a command statements such as “..you must act ” that he links to the preceding ‘undeniable’ statement thus giving his subjective statement greater validity. He also uses verbal tone, pitch, facial expression together with gesture in clearly hypnotic loops in order to improve his allure to his target audience."

One thing we must all remember is that if you understand the conversational hypnosis techniques you can "catch" anyone who is also using them on you. We have a responsibility to understand the techniques politicians use to motivate and gain power.

"The Birthers suggest that Obama is employing some sort of deceptive mind control. There is nothing hidden regarding what he is doing. Any individual having the least interest may easily learn the identical approaches. There is absolutely no hidden-secret in any way."

I don't believe in dragging people down, I find most people are sensible enough to understand that we do not all think alike. I also believe that if you give people a chance they will eventually drag themselves down. Do you think conversational hypnosis is no longer a secret and Obama knows it?

Conversational Hypnosis – Use This Power Responsibly

Conversational hypnosis should be used responsibly because of the tremendous impact on the person being hypnotized. The article featured here is from ConversationalHypnosisUnveiled.com and from it I gather hypnosis can be used for either positive or negative purposes;. In a reversal kind of way it is wise to understand the techniques to avoid having them used on you. No matter what the situation, you can bring about desired results while remembering that conversational hypnosis should be used responsibly. 

"Conversational hypnosis is considered to be the same as covert hypnosis or, less frequently, as underground hypnosis. But why does a technique, which is based upon proven therapeutic results, find itself so frequently referred to as some sort of dark art or mystical practice? The fact is that conversational hypnosis does, possibly, have an element of secrecy about it and even the potential for devious misuse."

"....most effective when the subject is not aware of the process. Therefore, to a certain extent, it is true to say that it does present those who would like to hypnotize others for their own amusement or personal gratification the tools they need to achieve their questionable aims."

"However, conversational hypnosis is merely a methodology, it is up to the individuals that learn the associated skills to make the moral choices about how they use it. Clearly when you consider what someone might do with the ability to make people behave in any way they chose one can immediately imagine some rather unsavoury possibilities. Initially you might conclude that covert hypnosis presents too great a risk and should be tightly controlled."

"Indeed, as our awareness and understanding of the hypnotic process increases many feel argue that licensing should be considered. Conversational hypnotists however will also point out that many trained psychotherapists and psychologists favour conversational hypnosis for the treatment of long term problematic behaviours and that their work benefits a great many people."

So Are There Many People Using Street Hypnosis To Get What They Want From Me?

"Nobody likes to think that they are being taken advantage of and the thought of somebody else controlling us through hypnosis is an uncomfortable idea for most. It means that we do not have complete free will and goes to the very heart of out individuality. However street hypnosis is a reality and more and more people are learning the techniques for a variety of reasons. Some of those reasons are perfectly reasonable whilst others, unfortunately, verge upon the criminal."

"For example have you ever enthusiastically purchased a used car from a talkative salesperson, only later realizing what you bought is not at all what you wanted? Do you recall a situation where you met somebody on the street or at work, and they seemed totally in control of the conversation, with you seemingly unable to grasp any control at all? The chances are they were using some sort of street hypnosis on you."

Every situation is different so when it comes to street hypnosis use common sense and caution. Remember that conversational hypnosis should be used responsibly at all times