When thinking about hypnosis, lots of people consider the swinging pocket watch on a chain, or gazing deeply into a spinning top. Surprisingly, there are no magical spells either, or incantations that must be invoked to induce a hypnotic state in someone.
But whats conversational hypnosis, you might ask? Is it real and can its used?
Conversational or, as it is sometimes called covert hypnosis is very real and you will learn to utilize it. One of many reasons people learn how to make use of this form of hypnosis is to influence people subtly and indirectly.
Milton Erickson, a noted psychotherapist, believed trance states were a natural phenomena that individuals slipped in and out of several times each day. With this knowledge, Erickson discovered that if he used indirect suggestions having a little bit of confusion, timing and rhythm in the rapport with folks, he could induce them into trance hypnotic states.
There are three stages utilized in underground hypnosis. The very first stage is creating a rapport using the subject. The goal is putting yourself comfortable, allowing the subject to get comfortable and be more comfortable with you. Its a subtle trust issue of letting the subject feel at home conversing with you. This also allows the subject to become receptive for you and that is important.
The 2nd stage of underground hypnosis is much more tricky. It requires you to throw some mild confusion into the conversational stew. Nothing dramatically alarming, but enough confusion to throw the subject off balance.
For example, the individual may be discussing an accidents involving someone both of you know. Suddenly you interject a point the individual mentioned, yet you repeat it back to the subject as happening differently. Once the subject attempts to correct you, you agree with what he said the first time, serving as if you were in agreement all along.
To confuse would be to put someone in a vulnerable state. Youre throwing them off guard. In this state of confusion, the subject has become vulnerable and open to suggestion. On an unconscious level, the subject wants resolve from being confused and it is available to methods to escape this state of affairs the topic has become in.
The 3rd stage has everything related to timing. While the subject is still in a condition of confusion, the topic can also be distracted. It is in this unconscious, distracted suggest that of the question of opportunity is waiting that you should plant your suggestion.
Remember, conversational hypnosis is subtle. If its your boss at the office youre establishing hitting for a raise, dont blow it with, "By the way, you need to give me that raise instead of Julie from accounting." The suggestion isnt subtle and can bite you real fast.
Conversational or covert hypnosis works, although not on everyone. The procedure takes practice in some areas of the stages. Also, knowing how to correctly read the subject is important prior to trying this technique in it. It effects everyone differently, understanding that difference goes a long way to inducing a topic properly.
If conversational hypnosis sounds interesting, something you wish to explore deeper, there are many good publications on the market that address this topic in great detail.