Conversational Hypnosis: Hypnosis Technique in Reality.
Conversational Hypnosis: Hypnosis Technique in Reality.If you search for conversational hypnosis on the search engines or on video sites you will find a lotof content about rapid inductions, mind control or the comic exploitation of hypnotized subjects. Inaddition you will also probably discover plenty of information about how you can control peopleand get them to do anything you want.Of course the Internet is an immediate medium. If you dont grab someones attention in the firstfew seconds their focus goes and they click off the page. For this reason I fully understand why somuch of the information about conversational hypnosis is so sensationalistic. Dont get me wrong,I am not saying that it is not possible to use conversational hypnosis to genuinely control anotherpersons behavior. Quite simply it is.However I am concerned that the promotional emphasis of so much of this information abouthypnosis gives a misleading set of expectations to those who are interested in studying thehypnosis techniques. This is particularly true when you are talking about conversational hypnosis.Let me explain why.Most other forms of hypnosis and hypnotic induction are designed to be overt. That is to say theperson being hypnotized is fully aware of the process and has actually agreed to participate in thehypnosis. For example the stage hypnotist selects subjects and each and every one of them knowwhat to expect (more or less.) Similarly if someone goes to a hypnotherapist they know that theyare going to be hypnotized and, indeed, actually want this to happen. Conversational hypnosis isan entirely different case.For example, in conversational hypnosis, the whole point is that the person being hypnotizeddoesnt know its happening. This is both why conversational hypnosis is so powerful and thereason many people are suspicious of it. Often referred to as covert hypnosis, the fact that theperson being hypnotized isnt aware of the process means that they are far more likely to adoptthe hypnotists suggestions as their own thoughts. This makes conversational hypnosis anextremely effective hypnotic technique. Therefore it is particularly useful for supporting people toadopt better coping mechanisms that help them to address problematic behavior. This is whyconversational hypnosis, in the guise of Ericksonian Hypnosis, is the favored method for manysuccessful hypnotherapists.One of the other great advantages of of conversational hypnosis I that you can use it anywhere.For example, because you can use it as part of apparently normal conversation, you can use it ina bar or at work or in any social situation where you interact with others. Therefore, anotherimportant element of conversational hypnosis is that others dont notice it. If you choose to useconversational hypnosis as part o your seduction technique the last thing you need is to startacting like some sort of stage hypnotist with obvious signs that you are attempting to hypnotize
someone. Of course watching a video of two people having a chat, getting on well and thenparting amicably is hardly riveting stuff and would command absolutely no attention on the internetat all.This is why so much of the information you find online regarding conversational hypnosis is somisleading in my opinion. For example if you look for conversational hypnosis videos you will findabsolutely hundreds, if not thousand, of hypnotists of varying levels of competency demonstratingovert not covert hypnotic techniques. For instance, Ive seen people using the arm-pull inductionsaying it is part of good conversational hypnosis technique. It isnt. If you are talking to someone ina bar and then grab their arm and quickly pull it, both they and others will notice. Similarly you seepeople who claim to be conversational hypnotists using deep trance where the subject appears tobe in a catatonic state. Again this I not conversational hypnosis. I am not saying for one momentthat these in individuals are not skilled hypnotists or even highly successful conversationalhypnotists. I am simply suggesting that these kind of overt hypnosis techniques are not examplesof conversational hypnosis.Furthermore many of the online courses make exaggerated claims in their promotional literatureand online promotions. Again, from a business perspective I can fully understand this, however itsometimes doesnt reflect the operational reality of conversational hypnosis. So what can youreally expect to achieve?If you study the skill of conversational hypnosis for many years and master NLP and hypnoticlanguage, develop a broad understanding of psychology and sociology, practice your techniqueendlessly and posses a certain amount of natural ability, you could become one of the few reallypowerful conversational hypnotists. These people can walk into any situation and, within a briefconversation, radically effect the behavior and thought processes of the person they arehypnotizing. Whats more that person will be entirely unaware that they have done so.However very few of us actually have either the time or the commitment to achieve this level ofcompetency. Conversational hypnosis is like any other skill. Any one can learn the basics but fewtruly excel. For example millions of people play golf but only a small handful will play at themasters.The reality of learning conversational hypnosis is that it can really give you and incredible amountof control in social situations. You can make the most of your opportunities by guiding the peopleyou are talking to towards any conclusion you chose. You learn how to make people like andrespect you in matter of moments, you can discover the hypnotic pattern that enable you toimplant suggestions in peoples subconscious or unconscious mind. All this is possible and withinthe reach of most of us. Its a wonderfully empowering and confidence building skill to learn.What you cant expect however is to be instantly successful. It takes time, effort and aconsiderable amount of practice to reach a reasonable level of competency. When you have
developed a good hypnosis technique you can use it to sway peoples thoughts and opinions. Forexample, used as part of your seduction technique, you can be confident that anyone youhypnotize will both like and respect you and will want to see you again or give you their number, ifyou suggest it. What you wont be able to achieve is to make them immediately fall in love withyou. Similarly if you walk into a business meeting you can use your skill to give yourself a massivenegotiation advantage but you cant expect the other person to simple agree to any ridiculouslyunfair deal you dictate.Conversational hypnosis is a skill that most of us can learn to give ourselves better opportunities.It is not a magic formula that enables us to literally brainwash other people and it is slightlydisingenuous to suggest that is the case.Used properly, good hypnosis technique can be the difference between success and failure inmany areas of our lives. However, dont be fooled by the hype. conversational hypnosis takes timeto learn and longer to master. It will change your life but cant achieve the impossible.