Indirect Hypnosis Shut off the Mind with Ease

In the last article in my indirect hypnosis tutorial, I talked about how Milton Erickson used conjunctions to hypnotize people indirectly. Very specific Conjunctions and other phrases are used to link both the descriptions of what is occurring and the commands. If this doesn’t make sense read the previous Indirect Hypnosis article.

As you read these techniques, think about how often they are used on you by advertising and politicians.

Here is an example using an average political advertisement:

  • Make a statement that is perceived true: “I’m Paul Jones and I want to clean up Washington”
  • Make another statement that is true: “I’m not a career politician, I’ve never served in government”
  • Make a statement that is kind of true: “The (opposition party) is completely responsible for the (insert issue government is blamed for)”
  • Make a statement that is even more untrue: “The (opposition party) is completely corrupt”
  • Make a statement that is all, but completely untrue: “I can fix the government”
  • Make a statement that is totally untrue: “If the (opposition party) is elected, they will rob you of all your freedoms”
  • After the viewer is hit with these statements, a suggestion is made, “Vote for Paul Jones!”
  • If the ad is crafted right, all of these statements will be connected with the conjunctions I list below.

Here is the Milton Erickson process broken down into steps:

  • Talk about a current experience: “As you sit here, listening to the sound of my voice…”
  • Insert a conjunction: I’ll give a ton in this article.
  • Make a suggestion: “You feel more and more relaxed.

Ways to Trick the Mind

Erickson commonly would make extremely vague statements, that would force the listener to insert their own meaning as well. Ex. “Many people feel good as they recognize certain facts about themselves.”

Making statements like this forces people to search through their memories to find an answer. Once a person is searching for an answer in their chosen representation system, you can easily slip in a suggestion that only their unconscious mind will hear.

Many Ways to Shut off the Conscious Mind

As you read these examples you will become very confused. These questions are meant to cause confusion. We use confusion to shut off the conscious mind. Don’t worry I have not embedded any suggestions.

  • A question that is a command in disguise: Ex. “Did you take the garbage out yet?”, “Could you look over there?”
  • Offer an illusion of choice (Double Bind): Ex. “Do you want to go to the store now, or would you prefer to go later?”
  • Chaining together many contexts: Ex. “My brothers employee told him that her sister had gone out and spoke to a classmate that went to work for Microsoft and said he…”
  • Chaining Homonyms: A homonym are words that sound like other words, but have completely different meanings. Ex. “An ax acts like a tool…”, “I’ll walk down the aisle to watch Guilligan’s isle.”, “Barry buried the berry.”
  • Asking open ended questions: Ex. “We all can enjoy life in ways we don’t expect, but we don’t know how or when it will come?”
  • Convince by stating confusion is a sign that the person is understanding. Ex. “Soon you will understand. Maybe it will happen now or later. Perhaps you will think you aren’t understanding at all. This is your sign that you are learning at a deep level.”
  • The yes-set: Ask a series of questions, that constantly demand a yes response. This can also be established by stating things that are true over and over again. Ex. “You are here. It is a warm day. Other’s are having fun. We will enjoy our time together.”
  • Shock and Awe: Insert a shocking statement and then move on. Ex. “… I can’t believe the drug addict mother killed her baby… but back to what I was saying…”
  • Tell a person they don’t have to do anything until a certain event occurs. Ex. “You don’t have to sign this till you see how easy it is to sign.”

There are many other ways to shut down a person’s mind, but this list will get you going in the right direction.

Powerful Conjunctions & Other Techniques

Here is a list of conjunctions and other power phrases you can use to combine your truisms with commands. They have an uncanny ability to get people to follow your directions. These were taken from actual script’s Erickson used. Try them in the real world, you’ll be amazed.

  • As you (current event), you (suggestion)
  • Every time you (current event), you (suggestion)
  • … means … (suggestion)
  • Imagine (current event) (suggestion)
  • Have you ever… (current event) (suggestion)
  • How do you know when you’re so (current event) (suggestion)
  • I know you’re wondering (current event) (suggestion)
  • I wonder if you realize (current event) (suggestion)
  • As soon as (current event) (suggestion)
  • Because (current event) …you can…(suggestion)
  • If you were to (current event) (suggestion)
  • If you (current event), then (suggestion)
  • It’s not necessary that (suggestion), (current event)
  • It’s (fact), (fact), (fact), (suggestion)
  • It’s a good thing to (suggestion), and (current event)
  • It’s as if (current event), (suggestion), which makes it easy to (suggestion)
  • Notice what it’s like when (current event), (suggestion)
  • The more (current event) the more (suggestion)
  • There is no need to (suggestion), until (current event)
  • Will you (suggestion) now or (suggestion) later?

The Power of Assumption’s

You can also convince people by assuming they will do or think about that which you want them to do. Here are some power phrases you can use if you don’t hesitate in your assumptions.

  • You may be wondering (suggestion)
  • You may notice (suggestion)
  • You may find yourself (suggestion)
  • You might realize (suggestion)
  • You should remember (suggestion)
  • You really shouldn’t (suggestion), until (current event)
  • When you (current event), (suggestion)
  • When you realize (current event), (suggestion)
  • When you find yourself (current event), (suggestion)
  • What would it feel like if (suggestion)
  • What would it be like if (suggestion)
  • What’s it like when (suggestion)
  • Suppose (suggestion)
  • Sooner or later (suggestion)
  • Remember (suggestion), (current event)
  • Notice (suggestion)
  • Just pretend for a moment (suggestion)
  • Allow (suggestion)
  • Imagine (suggestion)

Final Trick with Names

You can also can slip a persons name directly into a command with ease. Everyone prefers and responds to the sound of their own name above all else. So use their specific names when commanding them for very powerful results.

  • A person can, {Name}… (suggestion)
  • Most people can {Name}… (suggestion)
  • One can, you know {Name}… (suggestion)

That’s All Folks

This article went over one of the most complicated techniques involved in Indirect Hypnosis. I hope I explained it well? I may however have just shut down your mind with the mind confusion part? Tell me what needs more explanation and I’ll improve upon this article.

These technique’s are used most often by very powerful politicians. Now you know how to spot when they are trying to manipulate you. State a current (event / events), followed by a conjunction and a command.

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