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NLP and Hypnotherapy ....................................................................................................................... 3 Questions About Hypnotherapy ......................................................................................................... 4 What Is Hypnosis? ........................................................................................................................... 4 Can Everyone Be Hypnotised? ........................................................................................................ 4 Will I Go Into A Trance? .................................................................................................................. 4 Can I Be Made To Do Something I Wouldnt Normally Do? ........................................................... 4 Can I Be Harmed?............................................................................................................................ 4 What Does Hypnosis Feel Like? ...................................................................................................... 4 Is It Possible To Get Stuck In A Trance? .......................................................................................... 5 Will I Remember What Happened? ................................................................................................ 5 How Is Hypnotherapy Different To Stage Hypnosis? ...................................................................... 5 Contraindications To Hypnosis ........................................................................................................... 5 Erickson's Utilization Approach .......................................................................................................... 5 The Pre-Talk ........................................................................................................................................ 6 Helping The Client Understand Trance And Its Benefits ................................................................. 6 Addressing Common Misperceptions About Hypnosis................................................................... 6 Suggestibility Tests .......................................................................................................................... 6 Suggestibility Tests .............................................................................................................................. 7 Dictionary And Balloon Test ............................................................................................................ 7 Finger Vice Test ............................................................................................................................... 7 The Postural Sway ........................................................................................................................... 7 Hypnotic Induction Scripts .................................................................................................................. 8 Lift Induction ................................................................................................................................... 9 Rose Induction .............................................................................................................................. 10 Star Induction................................................................................................................................ 11 Embarking On a Journey ............................................................................................................... 12 Indirect Suggestions .......................................................................................................................... 14 Hypnotic Presuppositions ............................................................................................................. 14 Indirect Elicitation Patterns .......................................................................................................... 16 Verb Tenses ................................................................................................................................... 17 Making Changes Using Verb Tenses ............................................................................................. 19 Milton Model .................................................................................................................................... 21 Milton Model Examples ................................................................................................................ 23 The Milton Model Patterns ........................................................................................................... 24 www.SuccessDynamicsInstitute.com Success Dynamics Institute 2009

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Your Own Milton Model ............................................................................................................... 26 Hypnotic Change Scripts ................................................................................................................... 27 Ego Strengthening Script............................................................................................................... 27 Eliminating Negative Behaviour .................................................................................................... 29 Universal Habit Control ................................................................................................................. 30 Health Matters .............................................................................................................................. 32 Metaphors......................................................................................................................................... 33 Shallow Metaphors ....................................................................................................................... 33 Deep Metaphors ........................................................................................................................... 33 Quotes ........................................................................................................................................... 33 Constructing Metaphors ............................................................................................................... 34 Yes Inductions ................................................................................................................................... 35 Building a Yes Induction ................................................................................................................ 36

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NLP AND HYPNOTHERAPY


There is no such thing as hypnosis. If this is true then how do we teach it? What most people call hypnosis is just an altered state of consciousness. We go in and out of altered states, often called trance states, all the time and most likely you have done so several times already today. If you have ever lost track of time, not heard someone who was speaking to you because you were paying attention to something else, day dreamed, been so engrossed in a film you forgot even for a second that you were sitting in a chair watching the film, or even thought about something to intensely that everything else seemed to not even exist, then you were in an altered state of consciousness. All hypnotherapy is just a way to guide you into an altered state of consciousness, usually a relaxed, calm state, in which your mind may be more receptive. The hypnotic techniques that we use in NLP are based on the work of Milton Erickson, a psychiatrist who was studied and modelled by John Grinder and Richard Bandler in the early 1970s. Milton Erickson was an incredible psychiatrist who had a talent for affecting great changes within his clients by just conversing with them. Ericksons clients often walked out of his room thinking and acting differently without even knowing how or why, since they thought they had only had a conversation. Ericksonian Hypnosis is very indirect, using indirect suggestions which help the mind to accept them with ease instead of resisting. Clinical Hypnosis is quite direct and uses very commanding language, which can cause the client to resist and be defensive as most people dont like being told what to do. The beauty of indirect suggestions is that the conscious mind often doesnt even recognise them as suggestions, and so does not resist them.

Clinical Hypnosis You are getting sleepy

Ericksonian Hypnosis you may begin to notice your eyes getting heavier and as you listen to my voice you can begin to enter a peaceful state, of relaxation as your eyes close only as fast as you can relax completely now As you may be able to imagine, seeing yourself breathing deeply and freely, as you go about your day feeling refreshed to be able to do all those things you want, and one can you know, now know that you are smoke free and once again breathing deeply and freely, thats right

You are a non smoker

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QUESTIONS ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY WHAT IS HYPNOSIS?


A dictionary definition of hypnosis is: A trancelike state of altered consciousness that resembles sleep but is induced by a person whose suggestions are readily accepted by the subject.

CAN EVERYONE BE HYPNOTISED?


Yes. The exceptions are: those who educationally subnormal or suffering from senility, very young children, hard drug addicts, anybody under the influence of large amounts of alcohol. Some hypnotists believe that people can resist hypnosis, and therefore it doesnt work for those individuals. It is more likely true that the hypnotist didnt take into account that these people may not respond well to the types of suggestions being used, and simply by changing techniques they will be able to enter an altered state, as everyone enters trance states every day.

WILL I GO INTO A TRANCE?


A Trance is simply a state of profound abstraction or absorption, so whenever you are concentrating on something like TV or absorbed in a good book, you are in a trance state. When hypnotised the trance is almost exactly the same as these other trance states, and you are usually not even aware of being in trance. It is very different to TV or films where someone is unaware of where they are or what they are doing. You are in control at all times, and are not unconscious unless you fall asleep, which can happen since the state is very relaxing. If you do fall asleep you will simply wake up when the therapist asks you to.

CAN I BE MADE TO DO SOMETHING I WOULDNT NORMALLY DO?


Hypnosis cannot make you do anything. You are still aware of what you are doing and wont do anything that you wouldnt normally do. Your unconscious and higher conscious minds are very highly moral and therefore you are still guided by these in a hypnotic state. If you were asked to do something that goes against your morals then you would either ignore the suggestion, or wake up. You cannot be hypnotised against your will, it is always a choice. All hypnosis is self hypnosis; the therapist just helps you along the way.

CAN I BE HARMED?
Not in the hands of a properly trained individual. It is important that the therapist be careful of the language they use, but if they say anything that goes against what you want, you will dismiss it as if you didnt hear it, or simply wake up.

WHAT DOES HYPNOSIS FEEL LIKE?


Usually hypnosis is very relaxing, but not that different from being awake. You remain conscious, and aware of whats going on around you, just very relaxed. Because of this sometimes people think they are not doing it right, and only realise that they were in a hypnotic state when they realise changes have been made, or they respond to a post-hypnotic suggestion. www.SuccessDynamicsInstitute.com Success Dynamics Institute 2009

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IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET STUCK IN A TRANCE?


If a person is left in a trance for any reason they will either fall asleep and then wake up naturally or simply come out of the trance on their own in a short amount of time.

WILL I REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED?


Your unconscious mind stores and remembers everything, whether in a trance or not. You will consciously remember parts of what happened during trance, probably the more interesting parts, and still have access as normal to the rest of those memories also. When someone is hypnotised on TV to forget certain things, these suggestions to forget are only to forget consciously, therefore they do not last very long as your unconscious remembers everything anyway.

HOW IS HYPNOTHERAPY DIFFERENT TO STAGE HYPNOSIS?


The Hypnosis is the same. The intention is whats different. With hypnotherapy the intention is to help the client lead a more enjoyable life. Stage hypnosis is simply a form of entertainment.

CONTRAINDICATIONS TO HYPNOSIS
There are five instances in which hypnosis is specifically contraindicated: 1. When the client's personal history suggests that they may be dangerous to themselves or others 2. If the client is dealing with highly repressed or traumatic issues 3. If a client is dealing with cancer or another life-threatening disease 4. If a client is suffering from psychiatric or neurological disorders such as multiple personality schizophrenia, bipolar disorders (manic-depressive), hysteria or epileptic seizures 5. You should only hypnotize a member of the opposite sex when there is a reliable witness present. An alternate safeguard is to tape all your sessions

ERICKSON'S UTILIZATION APPROACH


Erickson's approach is a utilization approach, which has three stages. The first stage is Preparation, in which you discuss the clients personal history, deliver your pre-talk and conduct suggestibility tests. The second stage is Trance Work, which will be our main focus in this workshop. The third stage is joint Evaluation of Results by the client and the practitioner, which locks in convincers for the client and enables deep integration of changes.

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THE PRE-TALK HELPING THE CLIENT UNDERSTAND TRANCE AND ITS BENEFITS
1. Explain the Mind / Body connection 2. Explain the healing possibilities that are made possible by opening up communication with the unconscious mind 3. Explain that rapport with you will 'open the door' to rapport with their own unconscious 4. Establish trust and confidence by asking questions to get a clear understanding of what the client wants to gain through your guidance

ADDRESSING COMMON MISPERCEPTIONS ABOUT HYPNOSIS


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Expecting to be out cold The fear that they are somehow giving over control to the practitioner Believing that hypnosis is something that is done to you. All hypnosis is self hypnosis Not understanding that they are in control and can come out of trance anytime they like Fear of being made to do something in hypnosis that they would not normally do Fear of getting stuck in trance

SUGGESTIBILITY TESTS
1. Everyone is suggestible to some degree 2. The main purpose of suggestibility tests is to convince a client that they are suggestible

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SUGGESTIBILITY TESTS
The three suggestibility tests described below are taken from the book Hypnosis, A Comprehensive Guide by T. James, L. Flores and J. Schober

DICTIONARY AND BALLOON TEST


Find a place where you and your partner have room to move around. The Practitioner says to the client, "Hold both of your arms stretched out in front of you, with the palms of your hands down, at shoulder height. Close your eyes. Now turn your right hand over so it is facing palm up. "Now, I'd like you to imagine a heavy book-maybe Webster's Unabridged Dictionary-in your right hand. Imagine it is so heavy that it's pulling your whole right arm down.... down.... DOWN. Now imagine tied to your left wrist a big blue balloon, filled with lots of helium, lifting ... lifting ... LIFTING ... your left hand upward ... upward... UPWARD. A big blue balloon, lifting your left hand upward, upward... And a heavy dictionary getting heavier and HEAVIER... And a big blue balloon lifting, lifting, and LIFTING... And the dictionary getting heavier and HEAVIER... (Continue as needed). Now, open your eyes, and look at your hands! If your arms moved from being parallel, then you are suggestible, and your Body will listen to suggestions from your Mind.

FINGER VICE TEST


The practitioner says to the client, "Clasp your hands together in front of you with fingers interlocked, and raise your two forefingers straight upward. Move your forefingers an inch apart and freeze them in that position, making sure to clasp your hands nice and tight with your other fingers. "Now I want you to imagine a little vice or clamp around your forefingers. I'm going to turn the little lever and I want you to notice what happens as the vice starts to close." (Make a turning motion with your hand.) "Look how your fingers are starting to move together." Continue this way until the client's forefingers are pressed against each other. You can also repeat the test without actually making the turning motion. The Practitioner says, "Pull your forefingers apart and imagine the vice again. Squeezing your hands nice and tight and trying to hold your forefingers apart, imagine the little lever on the vice turning and turning and bringing your forefingers together. Look how your forefingers are coming together."

THE POSTURAL SWAY


Find a place where the client can stand in an upright 'military' position. The Practitioner says to the client, "Close your eyes and turn your face up toward the ceiling, with your eyes closed. Imagine that you are swaying back and forth. Safely of course, back and forth ... back and forth. .. back and forth. Notice that you are actually beginning to sway, safely of course. Your Unconscious Mind will always catch you.. . back and forth.. . (If you are not swaying, it may be because your face isn't turned fully up toward the ceiling) . . . back and forth. Now come on back and open your eyes." www.SuccessDynamicsInstitute.com Success Dynamics Institute 2009

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HYPNOTIC INDUCTION SCRIPTS


Inductions scripts are used to induce or to ease the client into a relaxed trance state. With most NLP a light trance state is enough, which is induced by simply having the client close their eyes. An induction may be helpful when a client is having trouble relaxing, has a lot on their mind, is focussing on where they have just been or are about to go and arent able to focus on the present. These scripts can be simply read as they are, or you can add your own hypnotic language within them that are more specific to your client. The more you read hypnotic scripts the more you will understand how to structure your language to make up trances yourself on the spot. You can add embedded commands at the end of an induction to help your client try on their desired state while in a receptive state.

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LIFT INDUCTION
Imagine now that you are in a multi-story hotel and that you are stepping into a lovely, spacious lift. As you step inside you notice the panel of buttons on the wall as the lift doors slowly close. The numbers on the buttons range from 15 down to 1, below which is a button marker G for ground floor. You decide to go down to the ground floor and press the button marked G. As the lift begins to descend, each number on the buttons light up and you feel yourself going deeper and deeper. The Lift is going down to the 14th floor now and the button marked 14 lights up. The lift continues down the 13th floor, and you feel yourself going deeper into relaxation. As the lift descends, going down even further, you notice the 12th floor button lights up and you become even more comfortable as you go deeper, deeper, and deeper still. The lift continues to descend even deeper down, now to 11, then 10, going even deeper, down to 9, 8 deeper relaxed, deeper relaxed, going really deep down now, and 7, 6, 5, feeling oh, so comfortable now, as you go down to 4, then 3, and then the second floor. The button marked 2 lights up and the lift continues down to the first floor and then even further, down to the ground, and as you reach the ground floor the button marked G lights up, and the lift doors open, but you remain where you are. There is an even deeper level of relaxation, that is called the basement of relaxation, and the lift drops down, deep, deep down, now, to the basement of relaxation, and you feel even deeper relaxed, and so comfortable. As you reach the basement of relaxation, the lift doors open and you step out into a lovely, spacious room the only thing in this room is a huge, comfortable chair, in the centre of the room. You make your way to the chair, feeling so light, so comfortable and as you sink down into the chair you feel yourself going to the deepest level or relaxation that is possible for you to go at this time.

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ROSE INDUCTION
This is a powerful induction that uses the imagination and the sense of smell the oldest sense we have. Speak very slowly in order for your subject to develop the images in his / her mind. Imagine a beautiful golden light entering through an opening in the crown of your head the golden light flows down through your face and into your neck and your throat imagine it experience the energy from that golden light and take it down across the shoulders down into the arms and the hands down into the chest focus on that golden light around the heart area feel it gently pulsating breathing slowly rhythmically now down into the stomach feel and sense that wonderful feelingthe glowing. Warming.. sensation melting draining down your body.. into the hips the thighs the legs the feet and down to the toes. And the golden light enters your bloodstream and is carried around the bloodstream into the meridians the little rivulets of golden energy and feel a sensation of peace and letting go Let go relax and in your mind imagine a beautiful red rose in a tight bud the petals as soft as velvet, and as you breathe in the rose very slowly begins to open slowly unfolds a beautiful deep red rose.. and with every breath it opens more fully into a lovely bloom beautiful rich and soft and velvety with a wonderful fragrance like a rose garden on a warm summers evening the perfume enters your nostrils as it opens fully the petals spreading outwards and you notice the centre of the rose deep inside the rose glows like a crimson sky aglow from a glorious sunset and the glowing centre becomes brighter a brighter shade of red and the light begins to spread to the petals until the whole rose is glowing with a bright, radiant light. With a sudden burst the rose is a beautiful flame contained with the shape of the rose there is no heat, just pure energy combined with the beauty of the rose. This image is there. You can see it. You can sense the beauty of this wonderful flame. And the flame is confined within the rose. See it clearly in your mind and the energy vibrates and you breathe in that beautiful energy. It makes you feel good. It makes you feel relaxed. It fills you with positive vibrations higher vibrations just keep that image in there in your mind. Focus completely on the rose as I talk to your unconscious mind relax let go.

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STAR INDUCTION
Imagine now that your standing outside in the night air, looking up into a black, velvety sky. Its autumn time and the air is crisp and dry, with a faint smoky smell that reminds you of bonfires when you were younger. And as you look up into this dark, night sky, you nitice a beautiful star up there, just one, solitary, Silver star, up there in the sky, millions and millions of miles away. And youre looking at the star. Nod your head when you can see that star. (Wait for nod) Good. Now just keep your minds eye focussed on that star, that one, solitary star that begins to twinkle up there in the black sky. And as it begins to twinkle, just keep that star up there in your mind. Perhaps you can see it on the screen of the mind, that one, solitary, silver star. And as you keep that star up there in your mind I want you to notice the star growing bigger and brighter and ever more beautiful, bigger, and brighter and even more beautiful. And as the star begins to grow bigger you realise that youre actually moving towards that star, like a slow rocket you begin to move, gently, slowly, deliberately, towards the star, until the stars light fills your surroundings and youre enveloped inside the light, the beautiful, bright, silver light, from the star. Feel and sense the light all around you. And let the light enter your physical body until you are inside the light, and the light is inside you. Youre at one, with this beautiful silver light from the star. Youre at one with the universe and all creation. (pause) And now begin to descend. Going all the way back down, deeper and deeper down. Drifting and floating gently back. And the deeper you go, the more comfortable and the more relaxed you become. Deeper, and deeper and deeper relaxed. Now Im going to count down from ten to one and with each number that I count and each breath that you take, you go deeper and deeper into a calm and relaxed sort of feeling. Deeper and deeper down now. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 zero. Deeply relaxed now, just listening to the sound of my voice.

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EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY
Youre embarking on a journey a wonderful, healing, beneficial journey One you always enjoy taking, each time you take this journey, you become more relaxed, more at east, you enter peaceful healing hypnotic sleep easier deeper and derive more benefit from your journey. Your very heavy eyelids are closed, youre breathing deeply and relaxing more and more with each breath All sounds can gently fade away nothing distracting you, nothing disturbing you My voice is always soothing you do not consciously need to listen to my soothing, relaxing voice, your Inner Mind, your unconscious mind hears, records and recalls for the conscious mind every word that I say Allow the muscles in your face to relax feel them become loose, calm, relaxed very good. (From this point on, you can use your own style.. have them relax the muscles in their neck, shoulders, upper, middle back, lower back, buttocks, back of upper legs, lower legs, feet and each toe. Do the same with the arms, the chest, stomach, hips and thighs, upper legs, lower legs, feet and each toe.) In a moment I am going to tell you to open your eyes, your eye lids are very, very heavy,, your very relaxed, it may seem difficult for you to open them, you open them when I tell you to open them you keep them open until I say to close them you follow my simple instructions and nothing in the world will keep you from entering a peaceful, healing, state of wonderful, relaxing, hypnotic sleep Open your eyes now. Open them, keep them open become aware of your blinking, each time you blink, relaxation spreads over your entire body, each time you blink, your very heavy eyelids become heavier heavier heavier As I count back from 3 to 1 your very heavy eyelids close, close close by the time I reach one your very heavy eyelids are closed closed and when you hear my voice and only when my voice says SLEEP NOW you automatically enter a deep, healing, safe and secure hypnotic sleep Three Your very heavy eyelids and closing closing closing Two closing closing your very, very heavy eyelids closing closing closing closed closed closed One close closed closed closed SLEEP NOW

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DEEPENERS THE CLOUD


Now I would like you to continue to allow that relaxation to deepen. You allow no tension at all to come into you You can allow your mind to clear totally of all worries and concerns and I want you to know that all forms of tension anxiety and worry that you may have had are all lifted from you and you will feel very very relaxed and calm within yourself. Whenever you hear me say the word relaxed you will double your relaxation. You now experience complete peace and calm within yourself. As you rest so quietly there relaxed and peaceful I want you to imagine that as you look upwards you can see the sky a clear blue sky with just one white fluffy cloud. And as you look at that one white fluffy cloud so it begins to descend getting lower and lower until it envelops you as you rest there and that fluffy cloud seems to gently massage your body with soothing healing energy making you feel even more relaxed You feel calm safe and secure You can feel the soothing energy gently massaging pulsating through the whole of your body in through the pores and flowing right through your body easing out any tensions worries or anxieties out through your fingertips and your toes Any bad feelings any negativity all being pushed out and this leaves you feeling so very calm so very relaxed so unconcerned. If it is your wish as you recognise that you really are in control you may choose to allow your cloud to just drift upwards into the clear blue sky And you can enjoy the wonderful clean pure fresh air or you may choose to float on your cloud surrounded by pure healthy energy and as you take a deep breath you can feel this healthy soothing energy flowing in through your nostrils all the way down your throat and into your lungs. You can feel it enter your bloodstream and circulate to all parts of your body filling your very being soothing healing

THE MINDS EYE


And as you do that you might notice that in the same way that you have eyes that see the world around you, you also have an inner eye that we call the minds eye and it can see images and process thoughts even as you relax so deeply and the minds eye has an eyelid and, like your physical eye, that eyelid can close down as it too becomes heavy and tired wanting to close and it can begin to close and, as it slowly drops, it shuts out stray thoughts stray images, and can leave your mind perfectly clear it experiences whatever you would choose and its closing now closing more and more and your mind grows quiet and at peace and now it closes completely closing out all stray thoughts or images that you dont want to interfere with how relaxed you are (Michael Yapko, 1990)

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INDIRECT SUGGESTIONS
Hypnotic suggestions can be used in conversation to help get your point across, or to help direct a person towards certain actions without telling them to Do It!. There are different types of indirect suggestions which we will look at in some detail.

HYPNOTIC PRESUPPOSITIONS
Presupposing that your client WILL do something in order for them to skip the step of thinking whether they will do it or not, and just start automatically. There are 3 types of hypnotic presuppositions used. Subordinate Clause of time Linking presupposed actions together by temporal language clauses such as: before, after, during, as, since, prior, when, while, now etc. In each example what is being presupposed? Close your eyes as you begin to relax. When would now be a good time to start? Can we talk about it after youve finished your work? Take as much time as you need while you decide which product to buy.

Use of Or Using or presupposes that one of several actions will take place. Its a good way to provide choice, while also limiting that choice to a few options. Im curious which you want to do first, have lunch OR finish this work. Are you looking to buy a family car OR a sedan? Would you rather do the dishes before OR after eating desert?

Changing time verbs and adverbs Changing time verbs and adverbs can move an action form the future to the present or the past and the other way around. Verbs and adverbs: begin, stop, end, start, continue, proceed, already, yet, still, anymore etc. As you begin to imagine and dream. Are you still interested in going on a date? As you stop thinking and allow your mind to clear.

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Write 2 of your own for each category that you can use with clients or in your personal life. Subordinate Clause of Time

Use of Or

Changing Time Verbs and Adverbs

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INDIRECT ELICITATION PATTERNS


Patterns of language that you can use to elicit specific responses without asking for them directly. The suggestions are embedded within a larger sentence structure which helps them to be indirect, and not be noticed consciously. Embedded commands Direct commands that are embedded in larger sentences to make them more indirect. I dont know how soon youll notice positive changes in your behaviour. You can start giving yourself positive feedback easily. You may be able to reach an even deeper level of relaxation than ever before.

Write two of your own: Embedded Questions Questions like commands are embedded in a larger sentence to make them more indirect. Often people will answer your indirect questions without even thinking whether they will answer or not. They dont refuse to answer because they accept the reason for being asked as simply to satisfy the therapists curiosity. Thus embedded questions are useful when asking more difficult questions that people may refuse to answer normally. Im curious how you were able to do that? I wonder what would happen if you didnt have this as an issue? Im wondering what examples you can come up with?

Write two of your own: Negative Commands Since our unconscious minds cannot process negatives, when we give a negative command it is the positive that is usually responded to. This is because you have to think about the positive in order to understand the sentence. For example Dont think about a cow, makes you have to think about a cow in order to understand the sentence. We cant see, hear, taste, touch or smell a negative because they dont exist in the physical world, which is partly why we do the positive action instead when given a negative command, the negative often doesnt exist. www.SuccessDynamicsInstitute.com Success Dynamics Institute 2009

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To be most effective, think of what you do want to occur, then say that you dont. Dont think these are easy. I dont want you to miss me too much. I dont know if youll have fun with this.

Write two of your own:

VERB TENSES
Verbs are powerful in that they not only specify action but also when the action takes place. By using the temporal quality of verbs we can help eliminate problems and bring resources into a persons awareness. Verbs are: The part of speech that expresses existence, action, or occurrence. They are doing words. Tenses: A category of verbal inflection that serves chiefly to specify the time of the action or state expressed by the verb. They tell us when the verb takes place. Verbs can create unconscious shifts from future to present to past which is extremely helpful in a therapy situation. Look at this sentence in all 3 contexts. Past I talked with him Present I talk with him Future I will talk with him

Adding ing to a verb causes it to seem more active, and therefore more sensory and realistic, rather than just a word on a page. I was talking with him I am talking with him I will be talking with him

Auxiliary Verbs are: helping verbs, and give specific information about the verb which follows it. These are also called past perfect, present perfect and future perfect.

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Past

Present

Future

I had talked with him

Past

Present

Future

I have talked with him

Past

Present

Future

I will have talked with him Tense Past Present Future Past Perfect Present Perfect Future Perfect Verb I talked with him I talk with him I will talk with him I had talked with him I have talked with him I will have talked with him ING Verb I was talking with him I am talking with him I will be talking with him I had been talking with him I have been talking with him I will have been talking with him

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MAKING CHANGES USING VERB TENSES


The real power of verb tenses is to make unconscious changes with people to help them. There are two ways we can do this which are: Putting Limitations in the past Bringing Resources into the Present or future.

1. The benefit of putting limitations into the past is that it causes them to lose their power. Talking about limitations being current of even future-based presupposes that the limitation still exists and thus it has the power to continue to limit you. Past Future To here Move limitation from here Present

In order to put the limitation in the past when a client says a limiting statement, you simply repeat back the statement, but change the verb. So: Im having a bad day I cant get out of this rut My husband makes me so mad I just cant do it alone Youve been having a bad day You havent been able to get out of this rut Your husband has been making you mad You werent able to do it alone

Avoid saying things like Your husband made you mad or You were in a rut which push the verb back into the past too far, and may be met with resistance. 2. We then simply ask What would you rather have? or How would you rather be? or What do you want instead?. Then using the resource the client answers with we put that into the future (or present). Past Future Put resource in Present or Future Present

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To be calm and happy

When you are getting on with your husband you are calm and happy With confidence you are able to do anything you want

Confidence to do what I want

4. Tag questions You can add a tag question to the end to also change the tense, and can also strengthen the resource. Past Havent you? Didnt you? Hasnt it? Werent you? Present Now. Arent you? Isnt it? Doesnt it? Cant you Future Wont you You will, wont you? Wont it?

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MILTON MODEL
A Milton Model is a hypnotic pattern that was modelled from Milton Erickson. Erickson would unconsciously use this pattern of hypnotic language with clients and it would always elicit such a great response with whatever change work he was doing. It is a pattern which uses 18 different hypnotic language patterns in a specific order. Each separate pattern can be used separately, but then it is not referred to as a Milton model. When used, the entire model can induce trance very easily and assist people in making profound changes. As people listen they say yes internally to each statement or may also nod as listening as they unconsciously say yes which allows them to continue listening and accept the information easily. It is NOT meant to make sense to your conscious mind as you hear it out loud. Each statement makes sense separately, but the weaving of them together causes your unconscious to take it in, but your conscious may not understand or be able to make sense the entire model when put together. Also it is NOT meant to be one hundred percent grammatically correct. The key to Milton Erickson's hypnotic language patterns is that ambiguity in any representational system causes trance. The hypnotic language patterns are: Name 1. Mind Reading 2. Lost Performative 3. Cause and Effect 4. Complex equivalence 5. Presuppositions 6. Universal quantifiers 7. Modal Operators 8. Nominalizations 9. Unspecified Predicate (verb) 10. Tag Question 11. Lack of Referential Index 12. Comparative Deletions 13. Pacing Current Experience 14. Double Binds 15. Conversational Postulate 16. Extended Quotes Explanation Claiming to know the thoughts or feelings of another without specifying the process by which you came to know them Stating a value judgment without specifying whose judgment it is Stating or implying that one thing causes another Equating two things, or saying that their meanings are equivalent or synonymous Assumption A set of words that generalize to absolutes of 'all' cases or 'no' cases without saying who, what, were, when, how, etc. A word such as 'can', 'might', 'should', 'must', or 'ought' which implies possibility or necessity Changing process words (or verbs) into nouns. The most common nominalization is adding -ing to a verb to make a noun Omitting the verb, or the object of the verb, or both A question added after a statement, designed to dissolve resistance, often resulting in an affirmative answer Using a general subject that does not refer to a specific person Using comparative words without saying who or what the comparison is being made to Describing what someone is currently experiencing in a way which is undeniable Creating the illusion of choice where either choice will lead the listener to do what the speaker is suggesting A yes / no question Chained quotes or series of contexts embedded within one long

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17. Selectional Restriction Violation 18. Ambiguities a. Phonological Ambiguities b. Syntactic Ambiguities c. Scope Ambiguities d. Punctuation Ambiguities

sentence, where the speaker quotes one person talking about what was said by a second person who was talking about what was said by a third person, etc Attributing consciousness to an inanimate object or a mode of communication to a creature that does not have that mode Use only one of a b c or d Using two words with different meanings that sound alike in the same sentence; or using one of them in a context where it could also be taken for the other Using a combination of words that has more than one possible meaning, so the function cant be immediately determined Using words that are unclear to cause confusion as to whom or what is being referred to. The context changes based on how the words are heard (1) Run-on sentence: Using the last word or phrase in a sentence as the first word or phrase of the next sentence (2) Pause at unexpected place: Pausing to mark out certain sections of a sentence so that it could mean more than one thing (3) Incomplete Sentence: Not completing the sentence that was Utilizing all that happens or that the person says or does in the context of hypnosis to deepen the person's trance

19. Utilization

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MILTON MODEL EXAMPLES


Here are some examples of full Milton models. In the examples every second pattern is in bold to show the start and end of each and how they flow together seamlessly. Business Example You probably know its good. When we get together, we make things happen. Weve made progress this week and weve gotten stronger. We are growing all the time. All the people. All the time. You must understand this now. Business is booming. And you can, havent you? One can easily see, this is more or less the right time lets take all the time we need to sort out the weekly tasks in this next hour. Should we begin now? Last week we talked about the tasks which we should accomplish this week and I know that while weve all been busy with our jobs and tasks weve been able to move forward if your desk could only talk you must realize that by now. Sales Example I know you are wondering, thats right. If I help you today, then youll have a new car. Buying this new car means youll be free of those worried. Youll find the right one for you. So every time you think of that car, you should see yourself in it. And then youll be driving. And as you continue, wont you? You will, you know. But thats neither here nor there. As we stand here now do you want to test drive the blue or red car first? Can you imagine this? Last week a lady I met bought this car and she loved the way it held and sounded as she drove around the city it was the most wonderful experience to know her car know how to drive. You are the one that has won. Change Example You probably are aware Thats perfect. As you sit there, then you can relax. Being here means that you will change. You are changing all the time, so every time you think of that. You can begin to get that change now. Changing is easy as. And you do, dont you? You may not know it. Sooner of later you will become aware. As you continue breathing You can continue changing as quickly or as slowly as you want to now. Can you imagine this? A place where there is no time, no space, no-one and yet everything, a place where all knowledge and experience is one, and with no reason to say Its impossible to know what you dont know. Its all in there you have it. Help Children Sleep Example I know you are dreaming, one doesnt have to.. when you lat there, youll start to relax. Having a good day means another is on the way. Youll be able to have even more fun tomorrow. Everyone loves you. You shouldnt have good dreams tonight. It becomes a playing dream. And you do, wont you? You will you know right or wrong you hear my voice as you dream or when you wake up can you get there now? When I was little I loved to dream, about trees and airplanes, about animals and sounds. I loved to laugh and play and dream put the dream down to your big toe and let it listen the dreaming dreamer dreams.

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THE MILTON MODEL PATTERNS


1. Mind Read I know youre wondering I know you believe I know youre thinking how wonderful trance is I know that youre in a nice trance now. Im sure you felt You probably are aware You probably also know I bet youre upset about that I realise you already know I can tell youre happy I can tell how you feel 3. Cause and Effect If I help you, then youll learn this As you sit there, then you can feel Dont X unless you want to Y If you sit in this chair, youll go into trance Dont move your foot unless you want to go deeper 5. Presuppositions You can do this even better Youre learning many things You are changing all the time How else do you go into trance You can see this more clearly now Youll be able to learn even more tomorrow 7. Modal Operators (Possibility / Necessity) You should care for others You must be aware You should see clearly now You may begin to notice You can trust your unconscious mind You could learn this now 9. Unspecified Predicate (Verb) If you knew And you can And you do As you already If you will Or if you dont www.SuccessDynamicsInstitute.com Success Dynamics Institute 2009 2. Lost Performative Its bad to Thats good Thats right Its good when Thats perfect! Its wrong to cheat One doesnt have to Today is a great day! Its good to study hard Its important to learn It was not right of you to say that And its a good thing to wonder 4. Complex Equivalence You are relaxing, so youre in trance Being here means that you will change Your question means you know it already Asking questions means you are learning Wanting to learn more means that you will Being here means you will enjoy the process 6. Universal Quantifiers Nobodys Perfect So every time you think of that Everything is wonderful There is always tomorrow All the people, all the time Everything you have learned 8.Nominalizations NLP is easy as Your learning is improving every day Those feelings come and others may go as your behaviour improves Changing is as easy as Those relaxing feelings may become even stronger 10. Tag Question Didnt I? Isnt it? Arent you? Havent You? Wont you? Havent we?

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11. Lack of Referential Index One can you know It is, you see Thats the way You may not know it You have, and you know it People can learn Now youve got it One can easily see 13. Pacing Current Experience You are sitting here, listening to me You hear my voice We are in this group As we sit here now And as you breathe in, and out 15. Conversational Postulate Can you imagine this? Will you just let go now? Can you picture doing this? Can you do this easily? Would it be all right to feel this good? Do you know that you know it already? 17. Selectional Restriction Violation The walls have ears Flowers like to be picked My car knows how to get there What did your actions say to you? 18. Ambiguities (a)Phonological Ambiguities Theres no their in there You are the one who has won Bare bear bottoms As you wonder/wander about 18. Ambiguities (c)Scope Ambiguities Speaking to you as a child Seeing you as a healer You must realise that by now Noticing that you can be

12. Comparative Deletions Right or wrong Even more relaxed Youre going deeper, and deeper Sooner or later, youll understand This is more or less the right time Youre getting better every day Whether good or bad Here or there 14. Double Binds Do you want to begin now, or later? As you dream, or upon awakening Will you begin to change now, or after this session Either before, or after leaving this room 16. Extended Quote Last year I met a man who said he knew a woman that was from out of town. She was a friend of the family who said A time when there was no such thing and no one knew whether or not anyone could 18. Ambiguities Choose either a, b, c, or d

18. Ambiguities (b)Syntactic Ambiguities Running water Shooting stars They are visiting relatives Hypnotising hypnotists can be tricky 18. Ambiguities (d)Punctuation Ambiguities Let me take your hand me the pen I was looking for my tie into this thought As you continue changing makes you grow as a person

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YOUR OWN MILTON MODEL

Context / Intention:

Context / Intention:

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HYPNOTIC CHANGE SCRIPTS EGO STRENGTHENING SCRIPT


You have now become so deeply relaxed so deeply asleep that your mind has become so sensitive so receptive to what I say that everything that I put into your mind will sink so deeply into the unconscious part of your mind and will cause so deep and lasting an impression there that nothing will eradicate it. Consequently thee things that I put into your unconscious mind will begin to exercise a greater and greater influence over the way you think over the way you feel over the way you behave. And because these things will remain firmly imbedded in the unconscious part of your mind after you have left here when you are no longer with me they will continue to exercise the same great influence over your thoughts your feelings and your actions just as strongly just as surely just as powerfully when you are back home or at work as when you are with me in this room. You are now so very deeply asleep that everything that I tell you that is going to happen to you for your own good will happen.. exactly as I tell you And every feeling that I tell you. And these same things will continue to happen to you every day just as strongly just as surely just as powerfully when you are back at home or at work as when you are with me in this room. [Personal Ego-strengthening Suggestions] During this deep sleep.. you are going to feel physically stronger and fitter in every way. You will feel more alert more wide awake more energetic. You will become much less easily tired much less easily fatigued.. much less easily discouraged much less easily depressed. Every day you will become so deeply interested in whatever you are doing in whatever is going on around you that your mind will become completely distracted away from yourself. You will no longer think nearly so much about yourself you will no longer dwell nearly so much upon yourself and your difficulties and you will become much less conscious of yourself.. much less preoccupied with yourself and with your own feelings. Every day your nerves will become stringer and steadier your mind calmer and clearer. More composed more placid more tranquil. You will become much less easily worried much less easily agitated much less easily fearful and apprehensive much less easily upset. You will be able to think more clearly you will be able to concentrate more easily. You will be able to give up your whole undivided attention to whatever you are doing to complete exclusion of everything else. Consequently your memory will rapidly improve and you will be able to see things in their true perspective without magnifying your difficulties without ever allowing them to get out of proportion. Every day you will become emotionally much calmer much more settled much less easily disturbed. Every day you will become and you will remain more and more completely relaxed and less tense each day.. both mentally and physically even when you are no longer attending here. And as you become and as you remain more relaxed and less tense each day so you will develop much more confidence in yourself more confidence in your ability to do not only what you have to do each day. but more confidence in your ability to do whatever you ought to be able to do without fear of failure without fear of consequences without unnecessary anxiety without uneasiness. Because of this every day you will feel more

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and more independent.. more able to stick up for yourself to stand upon your own feel to hold your own no matter how difficult or trying things may be. Every day you will feel a greater feeling of personal well-being A greater feeling of personal safety.. and security than you have felt for a long, long time. And because all these things will begin to happen exactly as I tell you they will happen more and more rapidly powerfully and completely with every treatment I give you you will feel much happier much more content much more optimistic in every way. You will consequently become much more able to rely upon to depend upon yourself your own efforts your own judgement your own opinions. You will feel much less need to have to rely upon or to depend upon other people.

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ELIMINATING NEGATIVE BEHAVIOUR


Notice that you are now standing in front of a door. It is an ornate silver door. Reach out and grasp the knob. You attempt to turn the knob but the door is locked. You see a table beside the door on the table is a silver key. Place the key in the keyhole and turn the key. You notice the door swings open easily and as it does, you see a huge library. As you enter the library, you may notice on the left hand side are books that are entitled with all the negative things that have happened to you. The spines are marked with years that decrease as you move away from the door on the right side of the room are books that tell about all the good things that have happened to you. They too are marked in descending order In the very middle of the room is a table. In a moment, we are gong to look for a book. This is a very special book in this book are all the things that keep you behind Allow your unconscious mind to look through the entire library for this book it will try to hide from you because it thinks it is smarter than you search for it now when you have found it nod. (pause until you receive a nod. If after a few minutes, they have not found the book, tell them the book is on the table in the middle of the room) Thats right The cover says The Things that Keep Me Behind. And it is dated today You flip through the book. And you notice that all the major things that keep you behind are in this book (Mention a few such as: a poor memory. Bad study habits. Slow reading speed. An inability to relax in stress-full situations. And a lack of a bridge between and conscious and subconscious mind, etc). You pick up the book and take it to the back of the room. At the back of the room is a solid wooden door. You open the door. On the other side is a dim stairway leading to the basement. With each step you take you feel more and more relieved that you are getting rid of this book. It holds you back. With each step you leave behind more of those things that hold you behind. With each step you feel lighter because those things are no longer controlling you. If feels like a great burden has been lifted from your shoulders. At the bottom, it is dark you notice a light string and as you pull it, the lights come on Across from you, you see an incinerator a large, hot fireplace You walk over to the incinerator. You open the frill. And throw in that book. You watch it burn until it is but ashes. (pause).. now shut the grill. Go back to the stairway and turn off the light As you go up the stairs you feel a great relief. Those evil things no longer control you. You no longer have to put up with those terrible habits. At the top of the stairs you turn and shut the door. You walk across the library to the ornate door. You go through it. You lock it and put the key back.

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UNIVERSAL HABIT CONTROL


And now I would like you to allow your unconscious mind to allow you to see yourself standing at the top of a flight of steps I want you to be aware of how safe and comfortable you feel as you continue to listen to my voice and follow my simple instructions, which are all for your benefit and well being. As you allow your minds inner eye to follow the steps down you can become aware of the door at the bottom when you get to the bottom, you may be aware of a door thats right the door is a colour that your unconscious mind knows is relaxing for you a colour that allows you to feel safe and secure now, I want you to begin to step down each step and as you step down each time, I want you to say inwardly to yourself I am going deeper and deeper thats right, all the way from 10 to 1 relaxing deeper and deeper with each and every step with every breath that you take Take your time and when you get to the bottom, you will be even more deeply relaxed than you have been before thats right and you find yourself standing before that door once again, you may notice how safe and secure you are feeling nothing bothers you or disturbs you at all as you continue to listen to my voice each word that I speak soothing and relaxing you even deeper now The door in front of you is the door to that part of your inner mind where all the very positive parts of you are centred all of your good strengths and your determination to succeed are here all good feelings about yourself and recognition of yourself as a very special unique person are here always ready to help you with any problem to give the benefit of what is your own wise inner mind these are the parts of you that will always give you good counsel s they have only your best interests at heart these are those parts which make up what some call the old wise inner advisor that part that tells you the right thing to do sometimes that part is so difficult to hear above the clamour and clatter of other considerations but today, it will be speaking to you with total clarity as you now call upon it for the help that you need now. Now, see that door slowly opening and you can see within all of those parts.. .welcoming you as you step forward into that comfortable room to join with all of your own positive personality perhaps you can sense that feeling of well being here as you surround yourself with positivity, determination and courage and that powerful force that really is your within Now, I want you to look across the room the where is the bacl wall you can see another door this door is coloured the deepest black and I wonder whether you can see how large the lock on that door is, keeping it securely closed. Behind this door is another part of you a part that is not to be denied or underestimated This is that part of you that continues to encourage you to indulge in these negative habits or behaviours that you really do want to break away from. This part hides away in that room so that it can do its worst locked away from those positive parts that could easily destroy it so that it would never bother you again but now I am handing you the key to that lock and you can enter into the room beyond taking with you all of your powerful and positive forces of courage and determination to succeed confidence and self esteem knowing that combined now you can and will confront that part and delete its negative and destructive influence.

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Now, take the key and put it into the lock notice how easily that lock opens and you, with all your strength, push the door open and enter into the room beyond to confront that part that is that habit. As you enter that room, you can see it there as it cowers in the corner terrified at the array of positive forces that you have with you now surrounding you in a cocoon of positive radiance now with the help of your own inner mind and all of your positive forces you can tell that part that you want no more of it that is has no place in your life that you now banish it forever unless it agrees now you cease once and for all that destructive and sad behaviour and instead take on another role a more positive role that will of use to you a role that you can choose for it now Perhaps it can help you with your confidence, or with your self-esteem, or with your determination Whatever you choose it must obey or be gone forever Now with all of your forces behind you you can ask that part if it is willing to do that which you are asking of it Do it now your unconscious mind and your own strengths will it to obey and now that this part is willing to join with those other positive elements of your unique and special personality so you can welcome it in allow all those other parts of you to join with it and make a fuss over it as you and they lead it away from this place into the other room that place where only positive and beneficial elements can be that old problem resolved and forgotten. When you are satisfied that all is done that needed to be done then you can once again close and lock that black door sealing off the place where only negativity belongs and as you seal that door you seal behind it the memory of what was a problem before but is now no more Notice too that door is changing colour no longer black and threatening for that power for negativity is no more it is gone and forgotten Now, leaving your own inner mind more powerful and more dynamic that it was before, you can return to a wakeful awareness aware that you have all the confidence, all of the determination and all of those good and beneficial thoughts about yourself that will sustain you and strengthen you in everything you do. I will now count from one to five and with each count you will drift back upwards bringing with you a feeling of strength and of self awareness of you as a stronger and more positive person a feeling that will grow stronger and stronger every day. One two three four eyes beginning to open and five eyes open and fully awake.

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HEALTH MATTERS
Imagine yourself full of health and vitality, just the way you want to be and keep this image focused in your mind as you direct your awareness to your health. Feel and experience a new, healthy energy beginning to flow into you as your nervous system becomes more stable and you become calmer and more relaxed than ever before. All organs and systems of your body and functioning at higher levels as you direct your mind to improve your health and increase your energy levels. Your whole metabolism is becoming finely tuned to your individual needs. Your digestive system uses the food that you ear more effectively and you limit the quantities of food so that youre eating just the right amount of healthy, nutritious food that you require to give you proper nutrition. You desire only the foods that are good for you. And because you are becoming so much calmer inside and so much more relaxed, your whole outlook on life is improving and you begin to take each day as it comes. You feel a sense of acceptance, a feeling of peace and serenity deep within you. Your metabolism during your resting periods becomes much more natural because of the increased oxygen intake in your lungs. And your entire nervous system begins to function more efficiently and effectively as your automatic nervous system, which controls your heart rate and your breathing without you even needing to be conscious of it doing so, is working in peace and harmony together. Because of the improved nervous system your digestion and kidneys begin to function more effectively and you feel a tremendous improvement to your entire being. The blood supply to your vital organs such as your liver, your pancreas and your spleen will nourish these organs more effectively as all the chemistry in your body becomes more balanced and stable. Your brain waves are becoming balanced and this indicates a more peaceful and restful nature and because of this youre sleeping more soundly and experiencing beautiful dreams. And when you wake up, you do so with a refreshed and invigorating feeling with full alertness. And because of your improved biochemical and metabolic system, your general resistance to infections and diseases improves and your blood pressure is normal and you go about your day-today activities with a calm serenity. The tone of your muscles improves and you have more energy and vitality with which to carry out your daily tasks and activities, your skin and your hair take on a healthy glow, which radiates out from within. And all these things are beginning to take place deep within you, right now.

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METAPHORS
One way of being indirect with conversational hypnosis is by telling stories. Metaphors are stories and are used to create choice and change in a person by giving examples or suggestions instead of telling them what to do. They are able to come up with their own conclusions using their model of the world and therefore the resultant change is much more personal and often profound. Metaphors are used commonly to: reframe a problem or issue, change the perceptual position, make suggestions and identify possible new outcomes. There are 3 main types of metaphors which are used in therapy. Shallow metaphors are short statements which are similar to the situation being discussed such as an example or analogy. Deep metaphors are stories that are less similar to the situation at hand, usually having a similar theme in a different setting so as to be more subtle. Quotes are another form of metaphor and are a good way of distancing yourself from the statement and also giving it more authority in an indirect way. Metaphors allow the listener to do a Trans-Derivational-Search and create their own meanings, which are more personal meanings, because the only person who knows everything about you, is you.

SHALLOW METAPHORS
In normal conversation we use shallow metaphors very regularly. They are the analogies, examples, comparisons and anecdotes that we use every day. When we normally use shallow metaphors it is to help the other person to understand our model of the world, or to help us understand theirs. In a therapeutic setting we often take this a step further and using our intention seek to provide another point of view or more choices or reframe what the other person has said. Shallow metaphors often are easier to insert into normal conversation than other forms of metaphors.

DEEP METAPHORS
Are stories that are longer than shallow metaphors and usually have a beginning, middle and end. Using a deep metaphor rather than a shallow one can be effective if the subject matter is more in depth, or to create more distance between the subject of the story and the person you are talking to. Stories shouldnt be too long or the listeners mind will wander too far, 3 minutes is about the most you will want to take. Real stories are the easiest to use and can come from your own life, past clients, even things you have read or watched on TV. If using your own experiences, it may be useful to sometimes tell the story as if it was someone else at least some of the time, as if all your stories are about yourself some people will feel as though they are being lectured to. You can also make up stories on the spot, which contain similar circumstances as your clients, and it can be as easy as I had a client who was in a similar situation to you once, he was..

QUOTES
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today, or simply everyday people who have gone through similar experiences. Thus quotes are a great way of distancing yourself from the statement, helping it be less forceful and more indirect. You can quote by saying: As Einstein said We are boxed in by the boundary conditions of our thoughts Or even: One of my previous managers used to say that any problem can be fixed, its only a matter of taking the time to work out how.

CONSTRUCTING METAPHORS
The steps to construct a metaphor are: 1. Identify the Present state 2. Identify the Desired state 3. Displace referential index 4. Identify similarities between characters and real person 5. Identify new resource(s) 6. Be ambiguous - Let them fill in the gaps 7. Future pace the outcome which can be ambiguous also Using an existing story whether personal, from TV, a book, a friend, etc is a good start, then adjust the story to fit the person you are telling it to, but not exactly the same.

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YES INDUCTIONS
Induction scripts can be useful for helping a client get into a relaxed, receptive state however they are not personal and if you use them over and over again can become repetitive. A great way to get experience in inducing clients without a script is a yes induction. Yes inductions are very simple and you will see that creative guided imagery isnt necessary to induce a client. In fact some clients may not respond well to those types of inductions, and may respond better to a yes induction. Calibrate and use what works for your particular client. The process is in two steps which use the idea of pacing and leading. We pace the clients current experience by describing briefly an undeniable aspect of their experience which can be visual, auditory, kinaesthetic, olfactory, gustatory or internal dialog. The purpose of which is to get the client to unconsciously say yes to the statement. This is then linked to the state that you want the client to be in, and you tell them to do something which will lead them into that state. Rep System Visual Pacing See the lights. See the window. See those pictures you have in your mind. Leading Begin to relax Feel your muscles starting to relax. Go deeper inside Feel a wave of calm wash over you Notice your breathing become slower and slower Allow your eyes to close Allow the thoughts in your mind to float away

Auditory

Kinaesthetic

Internal Dialogue

Hear the sound of the clock. Hear the noise of the traffic outside. Hear the soft buzz of the air conditioning. Feel your feet on the floor. Feel your clothes against your skin. Feel the temperature of the room. Feel your hands in your lap. Notice the thoughts in your mind. Notice those things you say to yourself

To gently and quickly lead the client into the state, we reduce the number of pacing statements as we increase the number of leading statements. This takes your clients focus away from the external stimulus and towards the internal state you want them to be in. Using a variety of VAKId statements will help your client get into the state more easily, so make sure to use some of each. 4 Pacing 1 Leading 3 Pacing 2 Leading 2 Pacing 3 Leading 1 Pacing 4 Leading Leading

4 3 2 1

Pacing

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BUILDING A YES INDUCTION


Example: 4 1 As you Feel the chair beneath you Hear the ticking of the clock See the people sitting around you Notice the position of your hands and and and then you feel your eyes getting heavier

Pacing 4/1 As you and and and then you

Leading

3/2 As you

and and then you And

2/3 As you

and then you And And

1/4 As you

then you

And And And

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