What’s all the hype about?
I keep getting enquiries about conversational hypnosis asking whether I teach it on my hypnotherapy courses.
The enquiries often make it sound like it’s some sort of ‘holy grail’ that allows you to hypnotise anyone at anytime without their knowledge!
Just before going any further, ask yourself ‘would I like someone to be able to hypnotise me at any time without me knowing?’.
Chances are, probably not!
In fact, who would!
Because it’s one of people’s biggest fears about hypnosis – that you can make people do things without their knowing it!
Well, the good news is that there are some simple truths about hypnosis:
1 You cannot make anyone do anything they do not want to do under hypnosis
2 Being suggestible is not gullible – in fact, being suggestible hypnotically means you have greater control over yourself! If you are suggestible, you can influence your heart rate, blood pressure and even blood flow.
People who are making out you can have some sort of control over people are very good marketers, however it doesn’t work like that!
In fact, one person offering a conversational hypnosis course was showing a clip of Derren Brown doing a mental magic performance where he seems to be influencing someone covertly.
Well, Derren Brown is a highly skilled magician and much of his work is magic, not mind control.
The only people who get taken in by the hypnosis mind control claims are simply naïve and not knowing the truth about hypnosis.
To be hypnotized, there are 3 key criteria that must be met:
1 You have to want it to happen
2 You have to expect it to happen
3 You have to allow it to happen
So going back to the beginning of this article – what’s all this about conversational hypnosis?
Does it exist?
But it’s been around for decades. The first person most people attribute it to was Milton Erickson – a highly gifted psychiatrist and hypnotherapist in the USA in the last century.
He would just talk ‘casually’ rather than do formal inductions and his patients would go into hypnosis and achieve incredible results.
But still, it’s only those people that are expecting, wanting and allowing hypnosis to happen that it would work for.
We all have incredible potential within us waiting to be untapped, and that was something Milton Erickson was great at releasing from people – but it was in no way having power over someone – in fact the reverse – it was about empowering people.
And that’s the great thing about hypnosis and NLP – it is about empowering all of us to help us reach our full potential.
I can hardly begin to say all the results I’ve seen with hypnosis. In fact, I am a professionally trained musician and used to practice hours a day. After learning NLP I cut that time right down and my skill level must have doubled within weeks – it was all about learning the right mental game, which NLP and hypnosis is all about.
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