What is the Secret Behind Conversational Hypnosis?
It differs from conventional hypnotism where the person to be hypnotized is lying on a sofa focusing on the hypnotist because this technique has the hypnotist and client simply chatting in a very casual manner.
Even with how different the interaction is, this technique is very effective when used with various situations and traumas in someone's life.
The Power of Communication The whole idea behind this concept is interaction.
The hypnotist nudges the client into a state of altered perception about the situation that is being discussed.
This is accomplished by asking questions or stating facts that direct the client to reevaluate the situation, allowing alternative answers to filter through.
In summary: Affinity: The hypnotist must begin the conversational hypnosis session by identifying with the client by listening and establishing a rapport over the situation.
For instance, maybe the client has a fear of crowds.
The hypnotist should agree with how the client feels, whether it be fear, anxiety, or isolation.
He must create an affinity and show that he genuinely understands the client's situation.
He must convince the client that he sees the problem almost as clearly as the client does.
Distraction: The next step the hypnotist takes is to distract the client's mind by posing questions that encourage the mind to explore other things.
For example, he could ask, "What would it be like to be the last person on earth?" This is a purely hypothetical question, and is slightly absurd, but it starts the client thinking what it would be like to live without crowds.
The entire goal is to encourage the client's mind to forget about the problem for a moment or so and let other thoughts and solutions come through.
Proposition: Now that the client is considering other thoughts that are connected to his problem, it is time for the hypnotist to suggest propositions that will help the client to deal with his problem.
The conversational hypnosis session may end with a suggestion for the client to consider what his future may be if he chose to be a little more friendly, or what may happen if he cut himself off from everyone completely.
This technique is about assisting someone to come to a helpful conclusion and make positive decisions based on what he can envisage.
It only works if the therapist and the client are on the same page.
The technique makes progress possible.