Conversational Hypnosis And More
People always have influence over us in each day of our life. Some may call it persuasion, or advertising but these fine ways have influence over our decisions whenever we like it or not. Just simple words or phrases or sentences sometimes would have the power to steer us to do what they would want us to do without us even knowing that we are already under manipulation.
You may think that Conversational hypnosis is easy but the truth is it is not. It may take a while before one could really get the grass of doing it the right way. The whole process involves the hypnotist to communicate with the subconscious mind. You can easily manipulate a subject without him even noticing if you subtly perform the whole process.
Milton Erickson, an American psychiatrist who specialized in medical hypnosis and family therapy, believed that people slip into trance a couple of times a day. He theorized that in order to admit these trance states, one must use confusing texts or indirect suggestions to the subject in order to manipulate them.
Some other means that help communicate with the subconscious are body language, facial expressions and gestures. Smiles and frowns are valuable tools for communication. Gestures also help suggest to the subject of hypnotism that something is needed to be done.
Simply put, the whole process of conversational hypnosis is broken down into the rapport stage, the confusion stage and the suggestion stage.
The Rapport Stage. To gain information about the subject about him without him being uncomfortable, you must create rapport.
The Confusion Stage. The second stage, being the confusion stage, as the name implies is all about confusing the subject. Some of the techniques when confusing the subject would have to intentionally gain resistance or letting the subject perform what is already proven to be unsuccessful. By intentionally gaining resistance from the subject, you make him complicate simple things and with it, remove him from his safe zone.
The Suggestion Stage. The last stage would be the stage of suggestion. Suggestions that are indirect would be the key in manipulating the subject. With the subject out of his safe zone because of the first two stages, the subject will be begging for an input. Giving suggestions that are indirect will give the subject options that he needs and yet preserve the idea that he is still in control of himself.
If you perform these three stages of conversational hypnosis well, you will be able to manipulate the subject to do what you want with him thinking that he is still in control with his decisions.