mind control example (4 words of power)
Now, as you’re here to learn to relax, and you find yourself in a comfortable position, because you’ve relaxed in the past it means that your body can find relaxation all over again.
And the more you relax, the easier it becomes for you to continue that journey of comfort inside. Because the body is built in a way that makes relaxation a wonderful thing.
Now as you feel the comfort of that relaxing feeling it means that your body can continue the process of unwinding every single muscle.
Now, because you’re here to find out just how deeply you can relax. And because you have felt relaxation in the past, it means that you’ll feel the comfort of relaxation more quickly today that what you’re used to.
And as you feel that first sense of comfort, I don’t know if that will be inside your body somewhere, or inside your mind. Because, people relax in different ways, which mean you’ll find your own way to relaxation.
And all I know is that you’ll relax in whatever way is most appropriate for you.
Because everyone needs to find their own way of relaxing. And as you find your way of relaxing, it means that you can find the comfort that your body brings, as your mind just calms down.
And as your mind becomes calmer, and more relaxed, so your body will begin to relax more and more deeply.
Because mental and physical relaxation is something that are always intertwined, it means you can continue to drift down into comfort, into relaxed attention.
Because your attention can drift between the most comfortable parts of your body.
And the more you relax, the more comfortable you’ll feel, which means that you’re really learning to relax whenever you want to.
And as you’re learning more about relaxation, and finding out how your mind can feel more comfortable, it means that you can learn something of great importance about mind control techniques.
Because relaxation is the best way to learn something easily.
And you are relaxing. And as you relax, you’ll find yourself learning at the unconscious level, which means you really don’t need to make an effort any more.
All you need to do is sit back, and relax, because your unconscious mind will take care of both the relaxation and drifting deeper and deeper into a relaxed state of awareness.
As you drift into this relaxed state of awareness, you’ll find yourself feeling the comfort that your unconscious mind has been learning about.
Because you can learn, and you can relax, which means you can relax your way into learning something new.
And you don’t even need to think about how you’re relaxing, because the learnings will continue to drift through you.
And as they drift through you, your unconscious mind will take them inside and absorb them, which means you can learn effortlessly.
Now, as you’re ready to understand that, feel free to bring yourself back to a more refreshed and alert kind of position. So that you can get ready to move on to the next track, in which we break down these things, only as
quickly as you can understand these patterns now.
Breakdown of the hypnotic example (4 words of power)
By now you’ll have realised that the previous induction was really just using 3 simple ideas – 3 simple themes – and just repeating them in almost meaningless ways.
The 3 ideas were to relax, to feel comfort, and to learn.
And I kept repeating those ideas over and over and over again, in different ways, presenting them and linking them with our conjunctions; our ‘4 words of power’.
You notice how you can speak almost endlessly with just those ‘4 words of power’, and a few simple themes and ideas.
And if you can do it with 4 words, then we can start introducing more and more of these conjunctions, more and more of these linguistic bridges, which will give you such an exquisite use of language that people will hang on every word you want to say.
So let’s have a look, a little bit, at the little induction that you just experienced:
Principle 1: Repetition Of Hypnotic Themes
First of all, you will obviously have noticed the ‘4 words of power’ being repeated over and over again (‘as’, ‘and’, ‘because’, and ‘means’). Now, these 4 words have been tied together with the glue that ties together the ideas of relaxing, of comfort, and of learning.
Principle 2: Priming Unconscious Responses
So these are hypnotic themes, which prime certain responses. The way that language works is, that in order to understand whatever it is I am saying, inside you must access a little bit of the experience.
If I say the word ‘cat’, inside your mind you must make a picture of a cat, or a feeling of a cat, or hear the sound of a purring cat; whatever most defines the essence of a cat to you inside your own neurology.
But at some level, you must have the experience of ‘cat-ness’ to be able to understand that word.
Now we can use that to our advantage because, when we talk about relaxation, people must access the meanings that word has inside themselves – which means they begin to have the same experience again.
It’s called ‘priming unconscious responses’.
Principle 3: Tonality & Rhythm
You’ll also notice that we are beginning to introduce the idea of ‘tonality and rhythm’. This is something we’ll look at more closely later on in this CD.
Principle 4: Piggy Back Suggestions
We’re also beginning to ‘piggy-back off of other suggestions’.
Notice that one of the greatest things that the ‘4 words of power’ allows you to do is to ‘piggy-back’ off certain things (“So when you’re relaxing a little bit, you’ll find yourself relaxing more…”).
You’re ‘piggy-backing’ off your own responses. You can have yourself ‘piggyback’ off responses that will happen anyway, or off responses that you have suggested.
Principle 5: The Yes Set
Now, there’s a principle called the ‘yes-set’ principle, an agreement frame, where people will keep saying ‘yes’ and ‘yes’ and ‘yes’, agreeing to everything you are saying as you go along.
So the more you use that, the more you can weave in-between that your own suggestions – in this case relaxing, feeling comfort, and learning.
More Linguistic Bridges
By now I hope you’ll agree that using the ‘4 words of power’ is actually a very simple thing to do.
All you are doing is fitting the words ‘relax’, or whatever hypnotic theme you are working on, in-between the conjunctions, in whatever way might vaguely fit and sound plausible.
Now once you get used to practicing that a little bit, and get used to the flow and the rhythm of this, you can turn to your manual – the ‘Covert Hypnosis’ Book.
And in the back of that I’ve included about fifty-odd linguistic bridges, just like the ‘words of power’, and many, many more which work in the same way but are more potent because it allows you a greater range of expressing yourself.