Thursday, 17 January 2013

Hypnosis & NLP: How to Hypnotize Someone! Part 6

This is the sixth and final part of the mini series "Hypnosis & NLP: How to Hypnotize Someone! "

If you have not yet learned the strategies given in part 5 of this series, then here is the link for you, Hypnosis & NLP: How to Hypnotize Someone! Part 5

Now back to the business!

Hypnosis & NLP: How to Hypnotize Someone! Part 6

Emotional Elicitation

Emotional Elicitation in Hypnosis and NLP
In this process we are going to focus on rising one’s emotion and making it associated with your desired outcome. Rising positive emotions like, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Bliss, Love, etc., and then associating these emotions with the action that you want them to do.

In TV commercials, you will notice if you notice that the advertiser will rise your emotion in both positive or negative way and then at the peak emotional state they will show their product, in a way associating that emotion with that product.

There may be also negative emotional elicitation used. Why?
As we have already seen, there are two ways to make a person do something, either by creating a window to avoid Pain or a chance to get Pleasure. In commercials, there may be a rise in negative emotion and at the end they show their product creating an impression that their product is your window to avoid the negative emotion.

How to raise an emotion

Raising an emotion and associating that emotion with an action is termed as Anchoring in NLP.
You can’t raise an emotion unless you have a good rapport with them.  But firstly find what kind of emotion you want to raise, and then form rapport followed by emotional elicitation.

The simple way of emotional elicitation is to make them think about the feeling. Better, if you make them to re-live that emotional moment. You can ask them “What is it like when you are in ____? “, or “What is the last time you felt ____? “ , fill the blank with the emotion you want to create. 
For creative people, you can ask the first question, because it would trigger their imagination. Or otherwise shoot the second question (Usually people like Artist, Director, etc, are right brain oriented - creative. Whereas people like Accountant, will fall into left brain oriented - rational). When they answer, look out for their emotional raise in order to Anchor.

Rising an emotion in Hypnosis and NLPOther way of raising their emotion is by telling a story and describing that emotion in depth.  But this method is not so effective in emotional elicitation unless you are a good story teller or your subject love stories. So better go with the first type (asking direct question) or if you want advanced methods for emotional elicitation, Click Here.   
If you successfully raise their emotion, then you have made rapport with them and created flexibility in them.


Anchoring is the way of bringing the desired emotion in someone whenever you want them to, so that it will be easier for you to make them associate that feeling once again with any action that you want them to do.

A very good example is the Pavlov’s dog. Whenever the bell rings, the dog will salivate, as the dog’s mind have associated food and bell sound.

In simple terms, we are going to ring the bell (anchor) when the subject is experiencing a treat. After a few repetitions, the bell sound is associated with the experience of treat. Now you can ask the subject to do anything you want and when the subject thinks whether he should do it or not (what am I gonna get by doing so? Pleasure? Pain?), we would ring the bell (triggering the anchor) and make him remind of the treat. Automatically the subject’s mind will associate the new action with the treat/pleasurable experience, and readily do the action for you.
(Read this para twice for better understanding)

Obviously you are not going to ring the bell in order to get the subject associate with pleasure, but choose a more subtle action so that all the sequence remains covert.

Bringing it all together:

  1. You have to elicit the emotion.
  2. Set an anchor such as, clearing throat, touching the subject whilst laughing, or any action that is “Unique as well as subtle”. You cannot set the anchor as blink of the eye, because we will blink all the time and get that blink associated with all kind of emotions, which will be useless in the future. One emotion should be associated with one action. So remember to set the anchor Unique and subtle.
  3. Set the anchor mainly when the subject is at the peak of an emotion.  
  4. Trigger the anchor (re-do the action) whenever you want them to feel the emotion again esp. at the moment you ask them to do your favour.

And that’s it! You will make the subject to do as per your wish as long as the trigger is effective. Get the Courage and Belief to do this in your life and Experience what I am trying to explain.
This is the end of the sixth and final part of the series "Hypnosis & NLP: How to Hypnotize Someone! Part 6"

To know more Advanced, Powerful and Effective strategies in Conversational Hypnosis/Covert Hypnosis, then Click Here.

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