As the name suggests, conversational hypnosis depends upon the conversation you make. Sounds too easy, right? Ok, let me explain a bit. Suppose you want to change your client’s life for a better purpose, but you don’t want to put them into a trance-like phase. Instead, you want it to be a casual conversation like a heart-to-heart talk with a close friend. What will you do? You will suggest remarks on the person’s lifestyle or past trauma, and like you soothe your best friend, you will put the hypnotic suggestion to the person’s unconscious mind. As we all know, our subconscious mind is highly receptive to our surroundings; it will then catch on to the suggestions and act accordingly, in an autopilot mode. Igor Ledochowski founds this technique out of the “complete covert hypnosis” technique.
- What can you expect from conversational hypnosis?
Open eye trance:
When you read an interesting book, what happens? You forget everything around you and submerge in the world of the story, i.e., a hypnotic trance. You transcend from your material world through words. The same thing happens with conversational hypnosis. The hypnotherapist talks to you like a bosom friend. Will you talk to your friend close-eyed?
Story-based session: We used to read bishop’s tales in our school. In the session with a conversational hypnotist, you can expect a similar experience. Whatever change the hypnotherapist tries to inflict upon your mind is done through storytelling.
Unconscious Learning: The best and probably the most intriguing part of conversational hypnosis is that your mind naturally learns the things it needs to change in your life to bring about a rational shift in the right direction. At all points of the time, you will feel that you are attending a homely story session, unbeknownst to you, the hypnotherapist is working upon in your mind intensely.
- How does conversational hypnosis work?
We already know that this kind of hypnosis works entirely on the language you choose. Let’s discuss briefly how it works. Developments of techniques for conversational hypnosis are still undergoing, but some are tried and tested.
The ABS technique: A stands for absorption of attention. It is a highly energized session about the subconscious mind, and if you don’t grab the patient’s attention, then it is impossible to change their perspective of life. B for bypassing the critical factor. Most patients have negative tendencies and beliefs that it’s all rubbish. As a therapist, you need to gain the patient’s trust and break the shackles of the subconscious mind. The critical factor here is the innate belief that everyone has. S stands for stimulation of the mind. It is the last desired stage of the session where you, as a therapist, try to change your mind by sharing hypnotic suggestions. Just like a potter plays with clay, it is this stage whereby the therapist stimulates the mind with the right kind of stories to change havoc.
Using the right kind of words and body language: Your body language plays an integral part for the patient. It shows your intent and confidence. Eye contact is essential. Whereas using enthralling stories to awe the patient can be the primary factor. Imagine, remember, are the kind of words you should use.
Our mind is the guiding force behind what’s wrong or right, how we perceive the things we see. If our outlook is bad, we may not be happy people. Being a conversational hypnosis practitioner, you can bring a mammoth shift to the world inside. And what’s outside gradually mimics what’s inside.