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Conversational Hypnosis: The Ultimate Aim?

     Used properly, conversational hypnosis enables skilled hypnotists to implant suggestions in the subconscious mind of any person they are talking to. It is based upon the use of a set of predetermined phrases, gestures, facial expressions and vocal tones that create a trance like state in the subject subconscious mind. However, because conversational hypnosis, often referred to as covert hypnosis, speaks to the subconscious the subjects are not aware that they are being hypnotised. Therefore conversational hypnosis can be incredibly powerful as “implanted suggestions” are adopted by the subject as their own thoughts or ideas. This is both the reason why it is used by leading figures in the business world, advertising agencies and motivational speakers around the globe and also the reason it has courted such controversy.

However because conversational hypnosis is proven to be effective it is also a widely respected and technique favoured by many medical professionals for the treatment of long term problematic behaviours, including addictions.

Through subtle association based upon the persons own conceptualisation, the aim of the conversational hypnotist is to implant coercive thoughts into the subconscious mind of the subject. The effects of this upon the person being hypnotised is that they will alter their thought pattern and associated behaviour. Put simply the conversational hypnotist aims to get another person to behave in whatever way they choose.

However, perhaps the most amazing aspect of conversational hypnosis is that the person being hypnotised not only remains unaware that they are being hypnotised but also that the process itself is unlikely to attract the attention of anyone else that may be in earshot. This means that skilled conversational hypnotists can implant whatever thoughts they choose in any persons mind that they choose in any situation. On a bus, in a hotel lobby or a bar, at a concert or at work, the location makes no difference to the conversational hypnotist. No one will know they are a hypnotist or that they are being hypnotised unless the hypnotist chooses to tell them.

Therefore, as you can imagine, the conversational hypnosis techniques is widely considered to be extremely powerful. So much so that there is some debate as to whether it’s practice should be outlawed. Until relatively recently it has been extremely difficult for individuals to learn the techniques involved. The cost of courses and seminars has been very high and they have been offered only to professionals and business executives. At the same time hypnotherapy courses have been funded poorly meaning that most practitioners have had to pay for formal, full time college courses out of their own pockets. However there are now a few excellent online courses that have at last put these techniques within the reach of the general public.

As stated previously because the control dialogue is with the subconscious of the subject they not only fail to recognise the act of hypnotism but also consider resultant behaviour changes or restructuring of thoughts and opinions to be entirely their own idea. Due to the fact that they do not question why there behaviour or conceptualisation has changed the effects can be profound and long lasting.

Therefore conversational hypnosis is a technique that really does enable the hypnotist to get people to think and behave in a way that they determine. If you are willing and able to learn these techniques, as you can imagine, you will possess considerable power. But why would you want that power in the first place?

Clearly the potential for an individual to abuse that power is significant. However the potential for someone to really help others with the same techniques is also evident. As with any other influential skill or practice it is not so much the technique itself but rather the intention of the person that wields it that is important. Those that think conversational hypnosis should be limited by license or even banned, I believe, fail to grasp the point. You can not ‘un-invent’ knowledge. If you ban conversational hypnosis you will simply push it underground and make it more likely to be used by unscrupulous rather than moral people.

For example any of us can learn to drive a car. Now we can either use that skill to make sure people we care about get to their chosen destinations or we can use it to run people over. As with conversational hypnosis it’s not the skill it’s how you choose to use it that counts.

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Ian Davis is a charity worker and part time author who lives happily with his family in the UK.
If you would like to know more about conversational hypnosis then go to Conversational Hypnosis Unveiled.
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