Covert Persuasion Techniques by Alan Tutt bttp://www.KeysToPowerPersuasion.com
Two topics that have attracted a lot of interest ever since I brought Keys To Power online more than a year ago are hypnotism and covert persuasion techniques. The Keys To Power system itself uses hypnosis for personal conditioning, but doesn't really get into using hypnosis to influence others. With Keys To Power, we generally influence outcome of various situations (including behavior of others) by directing Power to create experiences we want. However, this doesn't stop us from looking into other systems that may make our lives easier, and being able to persuade other people to our way of thinking definitely makes life easier.
I've been reading a lot lately about some of deeper, more obscure aspects of hypnosis. This has been mostly to increase effectiveness of Keys To Power techniques and hypnotic recordings I've been creating for our members here. However, course of this study has put me square in middle of covert hypnosis topic, and I must say, it's extremely fascinating.
I've learned that my definition for hypnosis has been profoundly altered. Hypnosis is not always about putting someone into a trance state, but simply a process of communicating with inner mind. This communication can be performed while listener is in a completely normal, waking state of consciousness.
In fact, one of most celebrated leaders in hypnotic field (Milton Erickson - a name I recognized from earlier studies) used to practice psychological counseling using a radically different form of hypnosis in which subject never knew they were being hypnotized. Erickson, and his radically different form of hypnosis, became one of sources for what is now known as NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
NLP is used by many different types of people. Psychologists, personal coaches (such as Anthony Robbins), business people, sales people, parents, and artist all use NLP to help them attain higher levels of personal excellence and to influence others to do same. The simplest description of what NLP is would be "a system of modeling excellence and setting triggers for recreating that excellence on command". As you can imagine, this requires a very complex and involved collection of techniques and processes.
Covert hypnosis (or more socially acceptable term, conversational hypnosis) is about using identifiable language patterns to create a desired response in listener's inner mind. Once you know these techniques, it is relatively easy to talk to someone about practically anything and have it be a hypnotic process. For example, you can talk to a casual acquaintance about your job at factory and end up with that person practically begging you to take them out on a date! On conscious level, you said nothing that would suggest that they should go out with you, but by way you phrased things and how you said what you said, their inner mind not only received implied suggestions, but responded by compelling them to act on those suggestions!
Imagine how much smoother your life will be with these techniques. No more confrontations. No more arguments. The people in your life doing what you want them to do, and not because you are commanding their obedience, but because they feel an inner desire to do these things.
The techniques that I've found are not difficult to use. They do take a little practice to perfect, but then again, anything worthwhile takes some practice to get right. Part of process is simply getting into right mindset. In classic sales training literature, concept of assumptive close comes closest to secret of conversational hypnosis. When you assume that person you're talking to wants to follow your plan, you are much more likely to use right phrasing in your speech.