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Hypnosis Using the Milton Model

Richard Bandler and John Grinder named the Milton Model after studying the world-renowned hypnotherapist Milton Erickson, considered the founder of clinical hypnotherapy. They created the model in order to replicate Erickson’s amazing results.


What is Conversational Hypnosis?

Conversational hypnosis …all conversation is hypnosis. From the time we are babies, other humans hypnotize us. What does it mean to be hypnotized by someone? We tend to picture some slick man directly gazing at us and willing us to “go into trance”.. watch the watch and when you hear me count to 1 you […]


Milton Model Embedded Commands

Embedded commands involve making suggestions indirectly within a larger statement. By making your voice lower, slower and louder for instance most statements can include an embedded command.


The Milton Model Quotes Pattern

To use The Milton Model quotes pattern you put a suggestion in either a direct or an indirect quote from some other person. Quoting what someone else said gives an indirect suggestion to the unconscious mind. We can also use it to insult or complement someone without them realizing.


Milton Model Ambiguities

Ambiguities are words or phrases that have more than one meaning. This distracts the conscious mind because it then tries to figure out which meaning is appropriate. There are four types, phonological, punctuation, syntactic and scope


Milton Model Selectional restriction violation

A selectional restriction violation is a Milton Model¬†hypnosis pattern. It’s about giving things and beings human qualities they can’t by definition possess. Trees cannot feel sad and men can’t get pregnant. Rocks aren’t actually pets.


Milton Model Tag questions

You add tag questions to the end of an ordinary sentence to turn it into a question. This pattern is useful with someone who usually responds to requests by doing the opposite (polarity response)


Milton Model Causal Linkages

Causal linkages are hypnotic words that imply a cause effect relationship between something that is happening and something the communicator wants to happen. They are used not only by hypnotherapists, but advertisers and salespeople.

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