Would you like to hypnotize someone by just talking to them?
Do you want to help your troubled child sleep soundly at night?
What about assisting an anxious friend when you’re at a dinner party to relax and have a good time? Here we are going to look at conversational hypnosis and how they can help you achieve this and many other goals.
What is conversational hypnosis?
Conversational hypnosis is the ability to alter a person’s state of consciousness.
That means you’re able to affect their thoughts and subsequently their behavior through suggestions and well placed persuasive commands in a statement.
How you go about it is complicated, but we’ll aim to simplify it for the sake of this short article.
You can use other resources such as the Power of Conversational Hypnosis to learn more about it.
One of the ways to go about conversational hypnosis is getting people into a state of both confusion and curiosity and then embedding commands.
There are varying approaches.
An example would be to tell one story, stop, and switch entirely to another unrelated story.
Depending on the person’s suggestibility, you can add a third story. While the conscious mind is busy trying to figure out what is going on, the subconscious mind is left open to suggestions and commands.
When someone is in that state, you can quickly tell them to sit down, dance with you, or do one thing or another.
At that point, their conscious mind is otherwise occupied. What you out to do like the one practicing conversational hypnosis is to ensure that you have one strong command that you want to put across.
Say it delicately and add what the payoff of following through would be. For example, “if you were to relax, you would enjoy the party some more.”
Here the command is ‘to relax.’ You can also frame it as a question: how do you feel about relaxing so that you can enjoy the party?
Once you learn this simple technique (which is the most straightforward and most natural), you’re able to hypnotize just about anyone. People generally respond better to suggestions.
It is better than telling someone something they are doing is wrong, and showing them a better way to do it. You’ll get resistance if you try this latter approach.
With conversational hypnosis, you have to work on two planes; the conscious and the unconscious mind.
Practicing conversational hypnosis on yourself
You can also self-hypnotize, and it doesn’t require complicated skills.
It starts with relaxing yourself in a comfortable seat or even when standing and taking a few deep breaths. It doesn’t have to be anything dramatic.
The reason for that is so that you can comfortably do it in public.
Picture someone suffering from anxiety; they need to be able to self-hypnotize without drawing a lot of attention to themselves. After you’re relaxed, do a body scan, feeling all parts of your body from head to toe.
It may take a few minutes. The body scan is a robust relaxing technique used during meditation.
From there, you can tell yourself things that you would want to change. If you’re feeling a bout of anxiety coming on, you can say to yourself that you’re able to remain come.
That overwrites existing thoughts of being overwhelmed by one’s environment.
Limitations of conversational hypnosis
You cannot tell a person into a trance. The most one can do is to suggest and hope the other person goes along with it.
It, therefore, shouldn’t be a tool that you use to force people to do what you want.
That is especially if they have already blatantly refused to do the action. Another aspect to keep in mind is that you cannot make someone do something that is outside of their belief.
When doing conversational hypnosis, do not expect someone to hand over their wallet so you can take all their money. If anything, they will snap out of the trance and come after you.
With conversational hypnosis, you don’t want to warn someone you’re about to hypnotize them. The person will become too self-aware.
Unless you’re doing a show and you want a volunteer, go right ahead.
However, if you’re reading this, it is unlikely that you have reached levels of telling someone to sleep on the spot and they do. Such stances take practices and also having the right resources to help you.
Overall, it is best to go ahead and hypnotize someone without their knowledge; otherwise, they will resist the process.
Be mindful in your use of conversational hypnosis as you want to use it for good.