You’ve probably searched the Internet wanting to know how to put someone under hypnosis without them knowing. It’s exactly what covert hypnosis (also known as conversational hypnosis and sleight of mouth) is all about. However, you need to understand the why and how behind the actual method. Here are some covert hypnosis techniques to get you started.
1. Eye Cues
People display specific types of body language which all depends on what’s in their thought pattern at that given moment.
Analyzing their body language will give you a general idea of what that person is thinking whether it’s an image, sound or feeling. It’ll also give you an indication of whether they’re creating the thought or remembering it.
One way that people display the representational system that they’re accessing are eye cues. Depending on the direction the person’s eyes are moving, it indicates the representational system that they’re accessing.
It may sound simple but in fact, it takes a lot of practice to master and isn’t always guaranteed to apply to everyone.
The difference between people’s responses to certain information vary greatly. Submodalities takes a look at the more intricate details of each thought to determine exactly what invokes a positive or negative emotion. This is an important technique of covert hypnosis because you can use a context with carefully placed words to trigger a certain response (eye cues, body language, voice tone etc.), and once you know what brings out that response, you can use those words again to activate that feeling.
As a hypnotist, deception is crucial if you want to keep someone from knowing your true intentions. If they catch on, your cover is blown. In a very subtle way, you must word suggestions that will effectively deceive someone. Everyone is prone to false information, which creates a made up reality.
For example, if a trusted friend told you that he got a really hot woman’s phone number today, you’d most probably believe him, even if it’s not true. We all fall prey to such fictional information everyday. Hypnotists, psychics, mediums and clairvoyants use this deception technique to create an illusion after gaining rapport and your trust.
Magicians use misdirection to divert the audience’s attention to something else in order to perform an action that they don’t want them to see. For covert hypnosis, it’s used in a conversational standpoint. For example, if you’re trying to get someone to perform an action by discreetly planting a suggestion in their mind, they may consciously be aware of what you’re trying to do.
In this case, you must divert their attention by giving the same suggestion but worded in a completely different context. This also helps if you don’t want that person to over-analyze your initial suggestion even if they didn’t catch on.
5. Cold Reading
Frequently used by psychics, mediums, spiritualists and mentalists to create an illusion that they can mind read or have some sort of clairvoyance ability, cold reading can convince almost anyone into believing you are whatever you tell them. It involves making a very vague statement after initially making observations of that person. For example, if you want to find out if someone is expressive or shy, you might say:
“I sense that you have are confident with expressing yourself at times, although sometimes you tend to reflect on the past”
Now the listener will have several responses:
“Yes, I’m expressive but don’t reflect” – This means that they’re more expressive
“I tend to reflect a lot” – This means that they’re more shy
“Yes you’re right” or “Not really” – These responses are not informative enough so you need to ask another related general statement to find out.
Depending on their response to your general statement, you can then make more direct statements based on their answer because you’ll now know what type of person they are.
6. Warm Reading
Warm reading is based on making generalized statements that could apply to practically anyone, very much like cold reading but instead, it doesn’t involve any observations of that person or responses from them.
For example, you take this example of warm reading:
“It seems that you’ve learned a lot within the past couple years. You’ve had a lot of experiences that have changed your outlook on life, and I can see that you’ve learned a lot from your past mistakes.”
As you can see, that statement can apply to practically anyone, but what makes it believable in someone’s mind is that almost everyone believes that they’re unique in some kind of way.
Warm reading is a good ‘ice breaker’ and allows you to make accurate statements from the start before they’ve even spoken.
7. Hot Reading
Hot reading is the most powerful form of reading by a large stretch and it’ll completely leave your target person amazed. It’s direct and 100% precise, but it requires you to have prior knowledge about that person without them having any idea that you know.
Getting this information without that person being aware can be difficult. One way will be to speak to someone that knows that person directly and will reveal personal details about their life. The subject will believe you have a psychic ability because the mind tends to believe things without doing any sort of investigation.
The above descriptions are only the foundation of the techniques. To practice it you need to know examples and the correct steps to implement in order for them to work successfully.
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