Covert Hypnosis Using Descriptive Imagery

Covert hypnosis using descriptive imagery is one way to accomplish getting an individual into a trace. Vote4hope. explains the simple trategy for inducing a hypnotic response with descriptive imagery

"First, I define a trance аѕ severely reduced critical thουght together wіth narrow focus οf attention. I feel thіѕ definition very useful whеn considering covert hypnosis. Thеrе аrе various tools tο gеt a person inside a trance аnd here I’ll point out аn extremely powerful technique I lіkе tο call vivid imagery.

"A simple strategy tο explaining wουld individually bе thіѕ:

Connect with descriptions of beautiful peaceful places like this.

"Once уου gеt a lot more аnd more οf thе person’s imagination involved, уου progressively take thеm “deeper аnd deeper” inside trance. Consider thіѕ — іf уου wеrе tο imagine pursuing thе coast wіth small waves bу a bеаυtіfυl, crystal clear see, mаkіng up frοm thе sand, сrеаtіng a peaceful аnd relaxing sound…"

"Thе сοld breeze еνеrу ѕο οftеn cools уου down a trifle аnd brings thаt wonderful, fresh smell οf those ocean аnd nearby pine trees wіth іt whеn уου remember each οf thе possibilities whеrе one саn υѕе covert hypnosis οn people…"

"Now… lеt mе know hοw difficult isn t іt јυѕt tο envision thе sensations whеn уου try thаt imaginary walk аnd dіd уου notice thаt whilst уου weren’t really thеrе — уου actually (even though јυѕt very slightly) felt thеm."

"Wе саn easily plant such images within ουr listener’s οr reader’s mind bу utilizing something thаt’s called “descriptive language”. Thе thουght ѕhουld bе tο describe thе problems wе need a person tο experience іn detail, using emotional (“rіght brain”) words similar tο “gοοd looking” compared tο “attractive” аѕ уου progress. Hаνе уου recognize thе dіffеrеnсе between thе two?"

Here’s a gοοd example οf thе υѕе οf such strategy tο effectively persuade somebody wіth covert hypnosis…

"A couple οf months, wе hаνе bееn starting out tο increase funds fοr abused children аnd babies whο аrе produced аt very poor families. Thіѕ season I’m thе president οf аnу charity club here іn Ljubljana аnd I’ve set ѕοmе pretty ambitious goals fοr those, οf whісh ѕοmе wеrе already realized аnd ѕοmе wіll hopefully bе realized soon."

"Thе thουght fοr ουr fundraising wаѕ tο hold a charity lottery during one οf a typical more prestigious balls. Fοr thаt wе hаd tο somehow gеt аѕ many donated gifts аѕ possible, ѕο wе called many businesses tο discover іf thеу′d contribute a product οr service thаt wе′d bе capable οf give аѕ prices around thе lottery."

"One οf ουr members paid visiting a elaborate restaurant tο gеt a free dinner fοr a couple possibly clone οf υѕе аѕ a present. Hе mаdе a scheduled visit іn thе owner οf уουr restaurant аnd met wіth hіm over coffee. Thе conversation didn’t gο tοο well firstly along wіth thе owner, аftеr being presented thе concept, wasn’t very thinking аbουt giving free meals. Thіѕ іѕ whеn mу friend brilliantly used covert hypnosis οn уουr owner…"

"Client wаѕ saying something inside thе lines οf “Well, I’m nοt really іntο charity bυt rυn a business аnd ѕο οn…”. (HINT: In case уουr person doesn’t instantly brush уου οff whісh includes a swift “Nο!”, many times thеу′re secretly asking уου tο persuade thеm! Thаt’s whеn іt’s usually a smart mονе tο persist аnd never ѕtοр trying)…"

 

The uses for covert hypnosis are restricted only by the imagination. How you decide to use this powerful tool will depend on your life, the people and places that life takes you to and your hopes and dreams for the future. Covert hypnosis using descriptive imagery can help you get the cooperation of those around you for a more positive outcome.

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Why NLP is Wrong? (Very Controversial)

One of the things you hear me talk about a lot when we do Masterminds and even in the meet-ups we do here in San Diego is NLP.

People think we're constantly bagging on NLP and I'm not.

I think NLP is fabulous.

It's brilliant….

… It's just wrong.

And it's not wrong in that the techniques don't work.

It's wrong in the sense that the vast majority of people who learn it can't use it.

Does anybody have any experience in trying to use an NLP style technique out in the real world that didn't work?

Or it all of a sudden...Or it worked really well in the seminar room  and was kind of cumbersome using it out in the real world?

Okay.

One of the things that I have done a tremendous amount of work in is “How do I make this stuff (NLP,Covert Hypnosis and Conversational Hypnosis) work for me?” and “Who are the people that are actually out there doing it and making the stuff work?”

One of the things that happened; and you have to understand that this goes all the way back to how NLP was actually created), NLP was created from models, right?

Models of Who? Milton Erickson, Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and each of them had their own style. Right?

Their own system.

Make sense?

Now, those models actually encompassed the  techniques they used right along with the beliefs that they needed in order them work.

How many times does NLP teach you the beliefs you need to make this stuff work?

Do they ever teach you the beliefs you need to make this stuff work?

How much?

How many times does NLP teach you the things you need to make this stuff work?

Do they ever teach you the beliefs you need to make this stuff work?

People Will Say, Well NLP has Presuppositions… right?

Presuppositions are a the concepts in which NLP is based. Right? they are assumptions NLP makes about the way the mind actually works.

But What about the beliefs, the mindset, the frame to go out, and actually have the cajones to use it, first of all.

And the understanding of how to create the frame the makes people want do what your telling them to do.

Anybody here to use ever use an NLP technique without creating a frame around it or anybody here know what a meta-frame is?

For those of you who are watching this at home, or are new to nlp,  a meta-frame is the overall meaning of the interaction.

We going to talk a lot about frames throughout this weekend. But, beliefs aside,

[In Your NLP Training] how much work did they give you... What states did they teach you to go into in order to deliver your NLP techniques?

Mark. Did they teach you any?

Mark: No.

I doubt that it's relevant, but in my case (unclear) use it in the foundation. I find that perfect frame to make it work

Absolutely. Absolutely, because within that frame it works. K. Your passion is hypnosis and hypnotherapy and I'm cool with that.

But, how many people are frustrated because they go to an NLP class to learn how to do sales with NLP and they learn therapy?

Never happened? How many people go to an NLP class to how to be more socially successful and all they got was therapy?

By and large, the frame that NLP comes from is for what?

Therapy.

That’s right, Therapy. who are, who are the people they [Bandler and Grinder] modeled?

They modeled therapists.

So, while NLP is extremely brilliant in that aspect, there are some things we need to kind of shift.

Some beliefs that we need to address in order to be able to use it in other context.

We need to learn how to work within other frames of reference.

Persuasion More Effective When You Use the “Unexpected” Message

Persuasion is more effective when you use the "unexpected message" and back it up with strong arguments. Why? People will listen and pay more attention to your message if you had and unexpected element to it. The problem is if you don't deliver something worthwhile the persuasion is lost. Swaycraft Persuasion Techniques discusses the surprise element for effective persuasion.

Something unexpected can either take your mind off something else or help you focus on it. Photo courtesy of Morguefile.com

"In consumer research at least, experts can be more persuasive when they express uncertainty. Uncertainty works here because it is unexpected: we expect experts to be certain about their position because of their specialized knowledge and training."

"Many authors suggest unexpectedness as one of the persuasion cornerstones. For example, Heath brothers make unexpectedness second element in their SUCCESs formula. (SUCCESs stands for Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Story – see their bestsellingMade to Stick)."

"Overall, this is solid advice. But it can also backfire."

"Research indeed shows that in general unexpectedness boosts persuasion. The reason: unexpected message surprises your audience; they pay more attention; the more attention they pay the more likely it is that the message will sway them."

"In essence, people are more likely to meditate on your message if it surprises them.

"But here is a critical requirement: your message must be supported by strong arguments. If not, your message will be ineffective or will even backfire because your audience will be more likely to spot any flaws."

Sources:

  • Richard E. Petty, John T. Cacioppo, Rachel Goldman, “Personal Involvement as a Determinant of Argument-Based Persuasion,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Vol. 41, 847-55 (1981).
  • Richard E. Petty and John T. Cacioppo, Communication and Persuasion: Central and Peripheral Routes to Persuasion (1986)
I know this works with children, I used to watch my kids' pre-school teacher do this all the time. She was always prepared with a silly song or an unexpected detail, and it held the interest of most of the kids while she taught what she needed to. It's works in advertising and relationships and business, persuasion is more effective when you use the unexpected message. 
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Covert Persuasion is Used in Politics and Advertising

Covert persuasion is used in politics and advertising and if you didn't know that then stop here and don't read anymore of this. There is a new show on ABC called the Gruen Transfer that specifically looking at advertising and more or less picking it apart. Advertising is all about persuading others to buy the product or service you want them to. So, underlying all the talk of politics and advertising will be the principles of covert persuasion. Of course they may not call it that but it may come up now and then because covert persuasion is used in politics and advertising. 

"Advertising is about persuasion, and Planet will apply the show's framework - discussing and illustrating the power of persuasion - to the world of spin, PR, branding and image control.

Transfer customarily considers a product or service - say, sports betting, the carbon tax, toothpaste or bottled water - and examines the advertising strategy surrounding it. Planet will escalate that conversation.

The Gruen Transfer is one of the more remarkable television success stories of recent times. Now comfortably the ABC's highest-rating program (last week's penultimate episode averaged 1.4 million, not including iView viewers), it has unequivocally influenced the way we perceive advertising and the tools companies use to persuade us to buy."

"Deftly hosted by comedian Wil Anderson, Transfer leans on permanent, slightly combative panellists Russel Howcroft and Todd Sampson, and features a rotating roster of agency guests. Howcroft, head of the agency George Patterson Y&R, is a seasoned media performer, having appeared regularly on radio for a decade. And the laconic, Canadian-born Sampson, chief executive of the agency Leo Burnett, has become a star."

"The show was created by Andrew Denton's production company, Zapruder's Other Films, with former Fairfax journalist Jon Casimir, who wondered why an industry worth $500 billion a year globally was not examined more. ''I come from a family that taught me to question everything,'' Casimir says. ''I'm contrary in nature and I don't really like being told what to do. It seemed obvious that this show should exist.''

"Denton pitched Gruen to Anderson as a show that gave people the skills to understand the advertising industry, as Frontline did for current affairs shows. ''I thought it was a good idea,'' Anderson says. ''But then I thought, 'A show about ads on the ABC … already weird. And with advertising executives … hmmm. Maybe it would get a Q&A-type audience.'''

Politics and advertising are both about covert persuasion

"Anderson, Howcroft and Sampson have become a formidable trio. When it was decided to expand Gruen last year for four episodes centred on the federal election, the ad execs stayed. Casimir says politics has become a subset of advertising. ''We no longer have a political scene, just a system relating to advertising - whether staying on message or controlling branding and positioning. We don't have government any more, it's simply 365 days of electioneering.''

''Because there was nothing in that election but spin, we had the perfect tools to unpick it,'' Casimir says.

''It's part of the broader world of communication,'' Howcroft says. ''Within the corporations Todd and I work with, there [are] groups dealing with public relations, corporate affairs, design, research and media. However, the techniques used in PR and damage control compared with persuading consumers to buy a product are not much different. ''They are the exact same ones,'' Sampson says. ''The difference is, the topics will change. Persuasion is persuasion.''

"A glance at the calendar reveals other subjects to be potentially scrutinised by Planet: President Barack Obama's November visit, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Tiger Woods and McHappy Day.

'This is a creative business,'' Sampson says. ''As fast as we think through the techniques being used, new ones are being developed to replace them. That is our job. ''Every day we are learning better ways to persuade people.''

Gruen Planet airs Wednesday night on ABC1.

Theage.com reporting  on the shows main characters and potential subject matter. We wish Gruen Planet the best of luck with their new show and we hope to hear more about how covert persuasion is used in politics and advertising.

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Attorneys Use the Art of Persuasion All the Time

Attorneys use the art of persuasion all the time in depositions and trials. In depositions they want to get the person giving the answers to respond the way the attorney wants them to so they can make a stronger case. From the moment they enter the courtroom they are trying to persuade the jury to agree with their version of what happened. The VVDailyPress based in Victorville Ca. reports that this requires a lot of skill and experience which Supervising Deputy District Attorney Britt Imes definitely has and he lectures other attorneys on his techniques.

The art of persuasion is a tool many attorneys use all the time. Photo Courtesy of VVDaillyPress.com

"He said trial is a process — starting with jury selection, then making an opening statement to summarize the case, presenting witnesses and physical evidence, and concluding with a closing argument to explain why jurors should find the defendant guilty."

“You don’t win or lose a case in the closing argument,” Imes said. Whether it’s a speech or a trial, “it’s how you build a persuasive case as a whole,” he said.

"Just as lawyers can’t win a case with just oratory skills, persuasive presentations need more than dazzling words. They need evidence to prove the point. But usually in trial, the evidence comes in bits and pieces and it’s up to the attorneys to put them together so they make sense to the jurors."

“There are things that are important and there are things that are not,” Imes said. “Where our oratory skills become important is how we weave these ingredients together. To effectively communicate ideas, Imes suggests a few things."

"He said humor makes audiences receptive to what he says. Although he doesn’t tell jokes to jurors during a murder trial, he focuses on making them smile in jury selection."

"He is a big believer in using visual aids to reinforce his speech. Many prosecutors now rely on PowerPoint slides in closing arguments to explain abstract legal concepts."

"Imes also encourages people to use metaphors and analogies in presentations. To explain the idea of circumstantial evidence to his jury, Imes tells the following story: You find an open jar with the last cookie gone. You look around and find your two kids, one with crumbs on the face."

“Every time you use that example, I always see that nod in the crowd because every parent has experienced that,” he said.

"But Imes’ biggest strength seems to come from his passion and faith in what he does, making him appear assertive, confident and genuine.

“He shows exactly the way things are. He’s not there to sell snake oil,” fellow prosecutor Robert Brown said. “Our goal is to seek justice, not to dazzle jurors with words. ... He absolutely believes in what he does. To me that’s the most effective way to be persuasive.”

I hope this article demonstrates how covert hypnosis and persuasion techniques can be useful in your own life, even if you are not a fancy attorney. You can begin learning covert hypnosis today and just like attorneys, use the art of persuasion all the time. 

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Covert Hypnosis is Only One Form of Persuasion

Covert hypnosis is only one form of persuasion. There are many ways to use the sound of your voice, body language, specific words,  touch, and appearance to persuade others to follow your thinking and do what you suggest. The art and science (and it is both) of persuasion calls upon many skills and resources. The article featured today found on ehow.com shows that covert hypnosis is only one form of persuasion that you can learn to bring more confidence and success to your life and to the lives of others.

Covert hypnosis is only one form of persuasion. Public speaking uses several types of persuasion techniques.

 

Getting Someone to Agree With You

"Being able to be persuasive is a skill that is important in the working world and can help you in your personal relationships as well. Persuasiveness is the ability to make someone else agree with what you are saying, whether they are agreeing that a certain product is a good investment or they are agreeing with a personal belief you have."

"The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle said there are three things you must use to be persuasive: ethos, pathos and logos. Ethos uses trust to convince someone, pathos appeals to a person’s emotions, and logos uses evidence and logic as a means to persuade someone."

Verbal Techniques

"When you are trying to persuade someone of something, you must talk to them to get them to see your point. There are many verbal techniques you can use to make your point of view seem right and appealing. For instance, using big words makes you seem knowledgeable and therefore right. Other verbal techniques include using a loud, convincing voice, repeating certain phrases or words, interrupting the other person and making sure you get the last word."

Physical Techniques

"Although you can’t use physical action to make someone listen to your point, you can use subtle physical techniques to persuade someone. For example, standing on a podium when delivering a message makes you seem tall and authoritative, and people are more apt to be persuaded by your words. Other physical techniques include using wide hand gestures or looking people directly in the eyes to establish trust."

Combination Techniques

"The most effective way to persuade your audience is to use a combination of verbal and physical techniques. The next time you watch a powerful figure deliver a speech, notice how they combine physical gestures along with words to really get their point across. When you are trying to convince someone of your point, use an authoritative tone and convincing words and look them in the eye as you talk."

Other Techniques

"Although verbal and physical techniques are the main techniques people use to be persuasive, there are other factors that play into how persuasive you are. Another way to be persuasive is using your personal appearance. Someone who is dressed in a suit and tie is more persuasive than someone in casual clothes because his appearance makes him look more credible. Your general stubbornness is also an attribute in being persuasive because if you refuse to give up, you are more likely to succeed in persuading someone of something."

Persuasion isn't an "all or nothing" endeavor either, it sometimes comes in stages and sometimes people will agree with you on one subject but not on another. The article mentions that your level of determination can be a factor as well as your confidence in yourself, this is very true. If you try a technique and it doesn't work right away don't lose confidence, project it! You'll notice the difference in others reactions to you immediately and because covert hypnosis is only one form of persuasion, make sure you are aware of and integrating all possible and appropriate techniques for your purpose.

Have you begun using covert hypnosis techniques? What is holding you back?

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Covert Persuasion Techniques for Building Self Confidence

Covert persuasion techniques for building self confidence have been around a very long time. Would you like to be one of those people that can get what they want simply because they are confident? The more you are able to successfully persuade others to do what you wish the more confidence you will have. Take a look at this article by Michael Lee from Persuasion-sales and you will better understand the way to use covert persuasion techniques for building self-confidence. 

Gain confidence using covert persuasion techniques and use your body language to show confidence just like an athlete.

"Persuasion techniques and confidence go hand in hand. If your confidence is low, you won’t be able to persuade people. To boost your self-esteem, ask yourself, “What compliment did I receive from people before, that made me more confident?”

"Seek within yourself your strong qualities, and develop them. What good things do people say about you? Model someone who has successfully persuaded you in the past, and improve on their strategy."

"Go down to memory lane and remember the times you have successfully persuaded, convinced, influenced or motivated someone. Here are some things to consider:"

1) "What did you do to convince your crush to be your girlfriend (or boyfriend)?

2) What did you do to persuade your boss to agree to your request?

3) What did you do to motivate someone to perform better?

4) How did you negotiate with your parents to get a larger allowance?"

"You may not be aware of it, but there are countless times that you have successfully persuaded people. You may just not be aware that you’re using persuasion techniques in those cases."

"Write down those instances and think of how you may apply them in your current situation or future use. Find ways in which you can apply persuasion in your everyday life. Here are 4 ways to become a highly confident persuader::

Persuasion Technique # 1: Be unwavering and resolute in your purpose.

"You’ve got to stand by your objective and never let other people forcefully persuade you into agreeing with them. However, this doesn’t mean you remain stiff and inflexible if new data or proof has been presented.

Even if you still don’t like their idea, at least appear to consider their opinion in your decision. This shows respect and humility. Say something like, “You got a good point there. I’ll certainly take that into consideration.”

Persuasion Technique # 2: You also have to be passionate with your words and body language.

When you show enthusiasm, people are more likely to be influenced because you make it seem like you’re so sure about your idea..."

Persuasion Technique # 3: Never be discouraged.

"Prepare your message well and stay focused on your target. When you’re requesting something and they stay silent, don’t just go away unsatisfied. When they want you to do something and they stay quiet after you’ve told them you can’t do it, make a stand! Stick by your decision."

"Explain to them the valid reasons why you want or don’t want to do something. If they stayed silent to make you feel uncomfortable, don’t just agree with what they want. Keep your cool. Talk to them again and tell them that your decision is final."

"If they frown, fold their arms, take a deep breath, or shake their heads, apply the same procedure. Be confident while communicating and stay unaffected by their distracting moves or actions."

"What if they told you that they remembered the discussion to be different? Isn’t it frustrating to have agreed on something and they suddenly said that they heard it in a different perspective?"

"You can kindly ask them to prove it. You can ask when, how, or where it was said. If they cannot maintain constancy of data and accuracy in their statements, then you’ve got a winning case."

The fourth technique suggested in the article reminded me of an athlete who has to project confidence even when no one is looking because body language says so much about a person. So things like which seat you end up in during an important meeting or your first handshake with someone can be a form of covert persuasion techniques for building confidence and will leave lasting impressions.

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Covert Hypnosis Becomes a Tool For Successful Women

In the right hands covert hypnosis becomes a tool for successful women like the author of a new book called Persuasion, Arlene Dickinson wants women to know that they are in control of their lives and they can also be more in control of the people around them. The first part of the interview with Arlene appearing in the Huff Post out of Canada explores how and why Arlene became an entrepreneur and then she goes on to discuss how the art of persuasion has helped her in her life to get what she wants and needs. Arlene is an example of how covert hypnosis becomes a tool for successful women

Covert persuasion is a powerful tool for successful women.

"By the time Arlene Dickinson was 30, she was divorced with four kids, had no savings and a high school diploma. Today, she's one of the country's most influential entrepreneurial leaders. Here's how the Dragons' Den co-star and CEO of Venture Communications used the art of persuasion to achieve success (and how you can, too)."

How has persuasion helped you?

"It's helped me significantly. You can't do anything on your own. At the end of the day, you do need support and need somebody to take a leap of fate with you. Sometimes, because you have a vision, it doesn't mean you're going to get anything done. For me, persuasion has helped me to get people to follow my vision, to believe in me and my efforts. It's been a critical part of my life."

What tips do you have for women who want to get ahead in business?

"To try to not play the feminist role. I always say I'm not a woman in business, but I'm a person in business who happens to be a woman. Emotion is not a dirty word. Instead of making excuses or trying to quell the emotional capacity we have, we should be embracing it and utilizing it in a positive manner and not making excuses for who we are."

"Everybody shows emotion in some way and the truth of the matter is nobody will ever do anything for you in business unless they're emotionally connected to you -- and women do that better than anyone."

What is your advice for the younger generation of women interested in business?

"They have to be confident and be able to illustrate why they deserve a place at the boardroom table. Women fought that fight 50 years ago to get into the workforce and for equality -- now we need to show up and bring value to the boardroom table.

I think young women in particular need to realize their career will likely take a different path than men's will, they have to embrace that too. They might have kids, they might get married or move cities; those are things most women deal with and not men."

The business world is the place women need every advantage they can get. Even with the changes in recent decades for women in business there is still a basic inequality that remains a problem women need to overcome. Covert hypnosis becomes a powerful tool to for successful women to use at meetings and gatherings when you need to make a lasting impression or convey extreme confidence in your proposal or presentation.

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Conversational Hypnosis Techniques and Examples

Cut through the brain fog with covert hypnosis techniques

Conversational hypnosis techniques and examples based on the Milton Model have been fine tuned and time tested. The true and positive nature of these techniques is overwhelming when you consider how life changing conversational hypnosis techniques and examples can be to just one individual and how that one change can effect many  lives.

"The indirect suggestions used in conversational hypnosis are designed to mislead or confuse, and force you to think about what the indirect suggestion might mean, what the different possibilities are, and how it applies to you personally."

"The Milton Model suggests that indirect suggestion embedded in conversational hypnosis is more effective than direct suggestion. The Milton Model is a series of techniques used in conversational hypnosis, a way of putting someone into trance unnoticed as part of a normal conversation. This form of 'secret' indirect suggestion technique is known as the Milton Model. Conversational hypnosis often combines Milton Model hypnotic wording with Analogical Marking."

 

ADVANTAGES OF CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOSIS

"When doing conversational hypnosis the Milton Model is used to put hypnotic words into an indirect suggestion."

"A direct hypnotic suggestion is a specific instruction such as 'You will now go into a deep trance' or 'You are now a non-smoker'. An example of an indirect suggestion is: 'Sooner or later you'll find yourself wondering about going into a deep trance. And you may do that suddenly or gradually' - is it the 'wondering' or the 'going into trance' that you 'may do'? And while you are considering which it is, you mind is actually going into trance."

"Because hypnotic words are not exactly defined, during conversational hypnosis the client must stop and consider the meaning of those hypnotic words. This causes the client to search their subconscious mind to fill in the missing bits, or to decide how to apply the words to their own personal experience (known as atransderivational search)."

"Because the subconscious mind has to spend time thinking about many different possible meanings, it is much more likely that the client will find something in their past that fits, and will be more effective than a direct suggestion."

"In conversational hypnosis the Milton Model suggestions need a bit more work to prepare but have the advantage of avoiding resistance. Some people have such low self esteem that they will not accept direct suggestions such as...

'You deserve to be loved, you are respected and admired' but will accept an indirect suggestion in conversational hypnosis such as 'I wonder how aware you are that many people respect you, and admire you... and there are other people, many of them... who love you for who you are."

CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOSIS SUGGESTIONS

"The following examples of indirect hypnotic words and phrasing used in conversational hypnosis illustrate how the Milton Model of hypnotic suggestion is carried out. Each heading describes how conversational hypnosis works, and gives examples of that form of hypnotic wording as used in conversational hypnosis scripts."

Cause and Effect implied

"The therapist makes a statement that implies that one thing causes another, or states that one thing is true, therefore the next thing must be true. The statement may be untrue, or there may be no direct link between the one thing and the other."

  • 'And knowing that you can stop gives you the right to change.'
  • 'Snapping that tape means you are choosing a different life '
  • 'You don't need to smoke any more because so many people love you and need you '.

You can identify an implied cause and effect statement by asking 'Does A really lead to B?'."

Complex Equivalence

"This is where a Milton Model suggestion is given that one thing is the same as or equivalent to some other thing. It isn't that one thing causes another, but the implication that because one thing is true the other thing must be true."

  • 'Seeing yourself on that bridge demonstrates that you have made a decision today'.
  • 'snapping that tape means you are choosing a different life '
  • 'because you have control... you have choice in everything you do... '.

"You can identify a complex equivalence by substituting 'is the same as' for the linking verb, whereas the word 'causes' does not fit.

To help others who would otherwise reject a perfectly good direct suggestion, the featured article covered today from key-hypnosis.com includes conversational hypnosis techniques and examples to help you understand how powerful words are and how to use them effectively.

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