I’ve often been asked about how to use covert and conversational hypnosis surreptitiously for Influence and Persuasion without the targets knowledge.
In the Subconscious Skills programme (formerly the Svengali System) I go into the technique in much more detail, but the bottom line is really simple.
Hide it right out front and just do it.
Don’t expect full-blown trance, it’s too much trouble and you don’t need it. Go for a moment of distraction and or fascination which happens best when your targets are talking about emotive things.
Now some people claim if it isn’t trance you are not doing hypnosis it’s NLP.
The fact is that the workable stuff in NLP is hypnosis, that’s where NLP came from in the first place. NLP models hypnosis not the other way around. “Trance” is a by-product of hypnosis not the thing itself and real hypnotists have been using suggestion forever without trance.
In my experience that sort of hypnosis happens all the time. No, not when you are day dreaming or distracted, it’s when your subconscious takes over all together and it can be directed and steered there to the point that you just don’t consciously know it.
Creating what I call Momentous Moments, that’s moments when we pick up our beliefs which lead to our behaviours which lead to our perceptions…. creating those moments is very easy with a bit of practice.
You can create this simply by repetitive tapping at a level almost inaudible, or by using questions with a repetitive theme – that’s how advertising works. And then at the right moment pop in the suggestion – which is the true art of hypnosis anyway.
Is it that simple? Yes.
Is it hypnosis? If that’s your intent then yes.
Will it be covert? If they are not a hypnotist they won’t notice.
Will it sell more Coke? Of course it already does!
Is it ethical? Well everyone manipulates and controls, influences and persuades anyway so I guess that’s down to the intent behind how you use these skills.