Top 5 Stealth Tactics

Stealth tactics are a range of diverse and often advanced covert hypnosis techniques which takes you beyond the authority strategy and allows you to have a much greater influence in your interactions with people.

Stealth tactics also allows you to also plant ideas in people’s minds much easier without their conscious filtering system rejecting them. Here are 5 of the most powerful stealth tactics.

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1) The Law Of Reverse Effect

This very clever stealth tactic challenges the subject to attempt something that they’re already likely to fail at. And the harder they try, the likelier the subject will fail.

The conscious and unconscious mind are two separate entities. One of the reasons why the law of reverse effect works is because people try to do something consciously when that particular action is designed to be done unconsciously.

Using words and challenges that imply failure is very important for this technique to work.

For example, let’s use the classic example of the hand clasp test. You may have heard a hypnotist say something like:

Try your hardest to open your hands and you’ll find that you cannot. Try harder, and the harder you try, the tighten your hands will lock together.

When someone attempts it and fails, the powerful psychological effect in this challenge creates a belief in people’s minds that they’ve externalized their ability to resist. It may sound confusing to you at first, but you can read more and see more examples about the law of the reverse effect here.

2) Redirect Resistance

So in the law of the reverse effect, you’ve hijacked someone’s ability to resist your suggestions. However, this does create a few difficulties for the subject, one being self-esteem. You’re unconsciously telling the subject:

I’m the powerful hypnotist, you’re the weak subject.

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It creates a poor psychological frame and people need to feel that they have control of their lives. So this is where you can implement a technique called redirect resistance, where you use the subject’s resistance in a way to build their self-esteem so that you can sneak your suggestions through the back door.

For example, let’s say that you’re selling a car to someone, and based on your interactions with the person, you sense that they feel they have to reject something in order to be in control of the situation.

You can then activate the redirect resistance technique to sell them the car and insurance to go with it.

They’re going to find reasons to reject the insurance but will end up signing the contract for the car.

So what you’re doing is you’re finding things for people to consciously resist you over, while you’re sneaking your actual suggestion through.

There are literally hundreds of ways you can apply this principle.

3) Refocus Attention

When you’ve learned how to plant seeds in the back of someone’s mind where it grows by itself, you can make it even more powerful by tackling the ‘guardian’ of their mind so that the seeds sink in unconsciously and grow completely without of the subject’s awareness.

This principle (access state principles) is actually quite simple. It requires you to present a suggestion, then distract their attention in some way and while they’re distracted, you let the original idea go.

You can use the technique of seeding ideas so that you can come back to another idea over and over again, and each time distracting their attention, while coming back to the original idea which has grown to become very powerful.

4) Presuppositions

Presuppositions are basically linguistic assumptions, things that you assume to be true based on the language someone is using.

For example, you can say something like:

Luckily, today there are seats at the back of the restaurant.

There are three presuppositions built into the sentence:

  • Luckily, you’re indicating that there’s a value judgement about the situation.
  • Today, implies that the seats are not at the back on other days.
  • Back, which implies that there’s also a front.

There are different types of presuppositions and when they’re used on top of each other, they confuse the subject’s conscious mind so that they cannot resist your suggestions on a conscious level.

The subject’s unconscious mind will have pieced all the subtle bits of information together and as a result, they picture the message, learn whatever message is being conveyed and accept the spontaneous process.

5) Binds & Double-Binds

Binds & double-binds are actually a very specific type of presupposition. It’s basically giving someone a tough choice, one that doesn’t really exist.

For example, you can say to someone something like this:

Have you stopped stealing money yet? Yes or no?

It’s a confusing question because the subject cannot answer the question with a simple yes or no without agreeing to the presupposition.

Binds can create an unpleasant experience, but double-binds can be used to create a beneficial outcome in the form of an almost impossible to answer question such as:

Who do you love more, your son of your daughter?

If you’re selling a TV to someone, using a double-bind technique, you can say:

Would you like the TV with or without the stand?

The question already assumes that the person is going to buy the TV, but it offers them an illusion of choice, designed to make them feel more important and validated, while you’re still getting the outcome you want.


If you’re inexperienced in the use of stealth tactics, or even covert hypnosis, then all this may seem confusing to you.

The above are explained in basic detail, but regardless, these techniques are for those who already know how to implement certain processes that precede and succeed the actual stealth tactic.

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