When we think of hypnosis the thoughts that first come to our minds are those of men in capes with white gloves swinging pendulums and telling people that they “are getting sleepy”. However, there is a far more powerful form of hypnosis known as conversational hypnosis. This is essentially where you convince others to believe what you are saying or do what you are suggesting without them even being aware that you are influencing them. Hollywood immortalised conversational hypnosis in the Star Wars movie series where the Jedi Knights were able to influence those around them to believe what they said in order to get themselves out of dangerous situations. In this article I will reveal the basic principles of conversational hypnosis that will enable you to subliminally persuade others.
Building up a good rapport with whoever your “target” happens to be is the first of the basic principles of conversational hypnosis. What this involves is agreeing with whatever they say in controlled, undetectable manner in order to make them feel relaxed. Here’s an example of building a rapport with a “target” –
Say you and your “target” are stuck in a lift in an office block. After a few minutes of pressing buttons they then decide that there is no immediate way out of the lift. Beginning to panic, they then say to you “there’s no way out of this lift, we’re trapped!” The average person would reply with something along the lines of “no, don’t worry, we’ll get out of here soon.”
However, according to the basic principles of conversational hypnosis, you should build up a rapport with the person by replying with something along the lines of “yes, we’re trapped and there’s absolutely no way out.” Even though it sounds like a strange thing to say, it will actually lower their barrier of subliminal defence as they will feel comforted by the fact that you are agreeing with them.
Next, you need to add complication to the situation in order to confuse them and leave them open to what you have to say. Using the example of the lift again, you could then go to the “target” and say something like “but what if someone else realises that the lift is stuck and calls the technicians,” or even something as simple as “how do you know that you won’t eventually think of a solution.”
By confusing them they are then wide open to a suggestion that will enable them to think clearly again. However, they will be thinking whatever it is that you suggested to them because you have built up a rapport with the person and now they trust your opinion. Still using the lift example you could suggest to the person that they “sit down and relax because help will be along soon.” If you have practised the basic principles of conversational hypnosis properly they will do what you suggest, or in a worst case scenario at least be open to what you have to say. Should this happen you simply need to repeat the process until they completely accept your suggestion.
In this article I have shown you the basic principles of conversational hypnosis. Just to recap they are;
1. Build a rapport with the person by agreeing with what they have to say.
2. Stealthily bring confusion into the conversation to leave them open to what YOU have to say.
3. Make a suggestion that they will then latch on to in order to stop being confused.