Covert Hypnosis And Time Distortion
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Covert hypnosis is such a fascinating subject and after you've read this article, you'll look back on right now and say to yourself: "Wow, this is so powerful and so simple, I can start using it instantly! I'm so grateful I went on and read this article immediately". So, without further ado, let's dive right into it...
In a hypnotic state, a subject can experience what's called time distortion. Now, in hypnosis, time distortion is regarded as a person subjectively experiencing that a lot less or more time has passed than it has in reality.
So... if a person was induced in a trance and had an experience and it lasted half an hour, the subject might wake up and feel that the whole experience lasted only five minutes or alternatively he feels it lasted five hours. A related phenomenon happens when we dream...
Dreams actually last about five to ten minutes, but our subjective experiences are that they lasted for hours or days, in some cases even years (my own experience!).
But... in covert hypnosis, time distortion is usually regarded to in a different way.
When we say time distortion in covert hypnosis, we're talking about a very sneaky and powerful tool to get people to experience in their mind what we want them to do and attach feelings to the experience so that they now want to do it in reality.
Don't worry; I'll explain everything below...
Let's say we want a certain person to go to a party with us, but she doesn't want to come, saying she wants to go to sleep.
You might say something like this: "OK, if you don't want to go, I understand. But the party is really great. And if you go with us, you'll have the time of our life! And tomorrow, when you wake up, you'll still have these great feelings inside you and you'll look back at this moment saying to yourself: 'Going to this party was one of the best decisions of my life!' Come on, it'll be really fun".
Chances are really high that she'll go with you. I tested this many, many times on different occasions and it really works like magic.
Now, what do we need to make it work?
That's it. It can be done like in the example above, or better, in conversation even before they stated their unwillingness to do whatever you want them to.
In a more advanced example, you might also want to talk about their objections or concerns and thus getting them to "already experience them and see that it's not so bad, really". People almost always blow things out of proportion. Having to sit down and read something for half an hour might be an in-accomplishable task in their mind.
You can address this issue (before they state it for maximal effect!) and immediately it will seem much less of a problem. Let's say you're selling a new software program and you know that your client will have to read the instruction manual and learn it. This is an impossible task in the mind of your customer as he's really busy and he already has a similar software...
You might say something like this: "Now, it's true that you'll have to sit down for about half an hour and learn how to efficiently use the software. It will take your valuable time. But after you've learned to use it and notice how much faster and better it does the job, you'll think back on your investment as one of the smartest decisions you've done lately".
So... your job is to think of their possible objections and address them even before they come up. Off to the drawing board! :)
You've just added a powerful new covert hypnosis technique to your arsenal. It's also used in therapy and you'll most likely find it on the best weight loss with hypnosis CDs, stop smoking Cds and so on.
OK, enough talking. Now go and explore this technique in detail...