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'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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Subliminal Hypnosis Secrets… Do They Really Work?

Hey Covert Hypnosis Fans.

its me your loyal friend and covert hypnosis buddy David (X) back with you to discuss the power of subliminal hypnosis recordings. To that effect I would like to share with you a recent post I got from my good friend and associate Brian David Phillips Regarding The Power of Subliminal Hypnosis Recordings.

Do they work The Way Everyone Says...?

Decide for yourself,

  Here's Brian...


 Recently, David, I was asked about subliminals and direct hypnosis as to which is more effective. Evidently I was unclear in my response so I'm going to restate things a bit here.


    My point is that subliminals don't work . . . at least they don't work the way many people think they work. You'll do yourself more good by using direct overt hypnotic process and suggestion work . . . and doing the work of clearing things and compounding.


    Scripts are much more effective than subliminals. Live sessions with a qualified and competent and experienced hypnotist who knows what he's doing are much more effective than scripts.


    There are a number of studies that show subliminals are not appreciably more effective than simple placebo. Subliminals are bells-and-whistles, they are not effective tools for influencing the subconscious in and of themselves. I know,


    I know . . . there are a number of webpages which refer to a famous early study regarding the flashing of subliminal images at a drive in theatre to drive up concession sales . . . well, that study was faked. It was a fraud propagated by an advertising firm looking to drum up business.


    There has been good solid research in subliminal media but that's the study everyone remembers, even if it was a well-perpetrated hoax.


    When subliminals have been used in controlled studies, they don't measure up well.


    Direct Suggestion Hypnosis has been proven to be more effective than so-called subliminal processes . . . this is partly due to the fact that the subject has to at least do some of the work to get the job done. Purely passive subliminal systems are ineffective.


    The thing about suggestion is that the person being hypnotized must want and believe and accept the suggestion. So, you have to do the work and get into the right frame of mind. Of course, this is one of the reasons live sessions are more valuable than taped ones as the hypnotist can work the feedback loop and help resolve any so-called resistance issues as they happen.


    There are NO magic bullet methods that work on everyone all the time with no resistance or work.


    Studies of subliminal tapes have shown they work primarily because of placebo. When given a tape with subliminal persuasion on it, the subjects tend to have success with it IF THEY KNOW IT'S A SUBLIMINAL TAPE. If they don't know it's got subliminals then it tends to have no effect.


    If given a tape with nothing but white noise but no subliminals and they are told there are subliminals, subjects have the same positive benefits as a tape with subliminals that they were told were there. If they are not told the white noise tape has subliminals then there is no positive benefit.


    Most of the tapes out there that claim to use subliminals don't use actual targeted media content, instead, they throw in light mixing or white noise. At least one study of a major subliminal tape producer showed that under analysis there was no appreciable content within the audio stream.


    Many subliminal producers seem to think that all you have to do is down mix content or garble it into white noise. This is NOT the case.


    While many will tell you their tapes are different, that they have a wonderful process which delivers one hundred percent of the content directly into the subconscious, directly, easily, with no pain for maximum gain . . . ask to see their numbers. That is, ask for their real success rates with a group of one hundred or more randomly selected individuals . . . with longitudinal feedback of say as little as a year or even a couple months or as little as two weeks.


    Most won't have those numbers and will instead refer you to testimonies or Amazon.Com "customer reviews" which are not real indicators of success (in fact, in this industry especially, such things are often manipulated). Even if the testimonies are real, they only indicated individual success, not general patterns of effectiveness.


    Of course, many folks will tell you they don't have the resources to do such studies - which seems odd since most professionals keep records and do mailings and feedback reviews as a part of a professional practice. If they do indeed help thousands, you'd think they would have some records of how many purchase their services and what the base rough rates would be.


    It seems to me they are operating under the same delusion as the single-session stop-smoling guys who say they are one-hundred-percent effective because none of their stop-smoking folks ever call for a second appointment . . . when, as well all know, many of those folks don't get second appointments because they suck tepid sewer water when it comes to providing adequate services.


    The studies that do look at large groups of control-case and case-case comparisons regarding subliminals come from universities rather than producers of the products and they are by-and-large consistent in their assessment that most such products are little more than placebo.


    You'll have just as much success giving clients a blank tape and telling them it's a new high-tech sublimination process that goes directly into the unconscious. Of course, it's hard to give oneself a placebo of this type once the genie is out of the bottle or Toto moves the curtain aside to reveal the man operating the subliminal controls.

   I hope that this time I've been a bit clear for you.

    Go to for more information and so very much more.

    All the best
    Brian David Phillips
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