Delivery – putting it all together


Delivery – putting it all together

A lot goes into a decent trance induction but it really is not necessary to put in every language pattern you’ve ever learned. Here at doug o’brien’s blog – in the past year or so – we’ve examined many language patterns that can be useful in hypnotic communication. However, it is not necessary to use them all in one go. You can use ONE or TWO in a given trance induction and that might be plenty.

It is often more useful to focus on HOW you say what you say.

One of the most important pieces of hypnotic communication is RHYTHM. Have you ever noticed that repetitious rhythms are hypnotic… like “trance” music, or African drumming, or the sound of ocean waves? So if you can find a good, slower than normal, vocal rhythm while delivering your trance induction, it’ll do 90% of what you want to accomplish.

A GREAT WAY to do this is to speak only when your client is exhaling. Watch them and speak only on their exhale.

If you speak only on your client’s exhalation, not only do you pace them exquisitely and maintain a deep sense of rapport, you also create a natural rhythm to your delivery. This rhythm is a great, perhaps the best, other-than-conscious trance inducer. Moreover it provides you, the speaker, with wonderful opportunities for using your verbal skills, punctuational ambiguities, phonological ambiguities, embedded commands, creative use of conjunctions, etc., etc., etc.

This following is not meant to be a great or exhaustive example of the art of language patterns, but simply to demonstrate the rhythmic aspects of the delivery. Imagine that this is being said to a person in a trance who is breathing in nice slow breaths. Imagine speaking the words on each line as they exhale. Imagine being silent for a few beats between each line while they inhale.

And as you drift even deeper
and deeper into that nice,
trance… state…  of
awareness becomes focused
on that growing sensation in
one . . . of your hands or
two . . .
three . . . drifting
four . . . you know that
five . . . this is that same feeling
you know,
you know so well    you feel
so comfortable feeling this feeling
of comfort
of ease    because
you know it’s    you’re feeling
in trance, aren’t you?
already enjoying the process
of learning even while
you may not even know
what it is that
you are learning , yet
you are and    that
is nice to know, isn’t it
all right to let go and let
you’re unconscious
mind take care of that
for you    now
even as your conscious mind
continues drifting unconsciously
That’s all right…. (etc.)

About Doug O'Brien

Doug O’Brien is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, and a Certified Hypnotherapist. In 1988, while assisting at NLP and NAC training seminars with Anthony Robbins, Doug achieved the designation of Master Trainer. He now conducts numerous seminars of his own around the globe (specializing in the “Sleight of Mouth” patterns of Robert Dilts, NLP Certification Courses, and Ericksonian Hypnotherapy) and helped found Columbia-Presbyterian’s Department of Complementary Medicine with Dr. Mehmet Oz.

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