Conversational hypnosis would seem to offer the possibility that you could discover how to hypnotize someone without them knowing it. If you are the kind of person that likes to take control off their own lives and really wants to get the most out of every opportunity then learning conversational hypnosis promises to be one of the best decisions you've ever made.

If it's true? So is it?

Often, when you talk to someone about something like conversational hypnosis their eyes glaze over and they start treating you like some sort of pet. This is because, in keeping with pretty much 90% of the population, they think you're some sort of freaky hippie, barely clinging on to the fringes of reality. This is because they mistakenly believe that the idea that you can hypnotize someone without them knowing it is utter drivel.

However, not only do they not understand the reality of conversational hypnosis but the fact that they don't, actually helps the skilled hypnotist to hypnotize them. Conversational hypnosis is based upon clinical evidence, scientific methodology a wealth of case history. It is a fully proven technique based upon the work of well respected psychologists and linguists such as Milton Erickson, Richard Bandler and Igor Ledochowski (to name but a few). Not only that but hypnosis has been widely used around the world for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous psychological, behavioral and even medical conditions.

Despite a popular misconception that hypnosis only works for you if you believe in it (like some kind of placebo effect) the opposite is in fact closer to the truth. In order to qualify this statement you need to understand a little about how conversational hypnosis works.

Conversational hypnotists are able to use verbal patterns to induce something called the “open

trance” in people they talk to. This is no big deal and is actually an extremely common state of mind for most of us. However, whilst you are distracted in this way, the hypnotist is able to implant suggestions into your subconscious mind. However, in order to do this they need to overcome what is called the “critical factor”. The critical factor is simply the psychological defense we all have (to a varying degree) that protects us from irrational assumptions.

Now my critical factor is particularly attuned to hypnotic patterns because I am acutely aware of their use. I know that they exist, and am aware of others attempts to use them on me. I can still be hypnotized but am not an 'easy target'. However if, like most people, I knew nothing about conversational hypnosis and actually thought hypnosis was a load of bunkum I wouldn't have that defense mechanism to such a degree. Essentially it would probably be easier for a hypnotist to overcome my critical factor ans consequently easier to hypnotize me without me knowing it.

So as you can see the person who does not believe in conversational hypnosis is possibly more susceptible to hypnosis than someone who does accept its validity. Conversational hypnosis does not rely upon belief, it is reliant upon the accurate use of predetermined phrases, gestures and carefully executed body language.

That's all very well but why would you want to hypnotize someone without them knowing it? Well, can you imagine what it would be like to go into any social situation knowing that you are in full control of how other perceive you? What would you do if you could guarantee that people would not only like and respect you but would also be willing to do most things that you ask. What if you could walk into any business meeting or interview knowing that you can control the conversation and that you can steer other peoples decision making processes in your favor if you like.

For those who have discovered and use conversational hypnosis technique this is a practical reality. However if most people they spoke to were also aware of those techniques then to process, whilst still possible, would be relatively harder to effect. Therefore, not only is it possible to use conversational hypnosis to hypnotize someone without hem knowing it but their ignorance of the process is actually a significant contributory factor to it's success.

Author's Bio: 

As a conversational hypnotist the real point of learning to hypnotize someone without them knowing it both for myself and for most other conversational hypnotists I know is to take full control of ones own life. Conversational hypnosis is actually all about making the most of your opportunities and is wonderfully empowering?