Language Patterns


You may be surprised to hear how common hypnotic language patterns are.

What is an hypnotic language pattern? Well it is simply a way of framing concepts in words, in a way which is intend to lead the listeners thinking and feelings in a desired direction.

You may find that suggestion amazing, and my next one may make you more amazed or perhaps less, or even not at all.1

The beauty is that you don’t have to pay attention to really get this.2

One of the most useful of these techniques is to blend your questions or commands into your general statements. For instance, rather than boldly asking “What were you doing last weekend?” You could ask “I’m really curious to know what you were doing last weekend?”3

And you may well begin to feel a sense of comfort as you begin to see what’s going on here.4

Sometimes, when we listen to this kind of language, we really enjoy it. And its as if we’re being carried along effortlessly, like a log floating down a river, or a cloud floating across the sky. And after a time we may look back and wonder what we’ve learnt, and it really doesn’t matter, because as we enjoy this effortless process we look ahead to the future and imagine how enjoyable it can be to go along with the flow, with not needing to try, with nowhere else we’d rather be and not trying to understand.

Now, can you imagine how many areas of your life you could apply this to? Especially when you realise how easy it can be and how natural it is, like a waterfall cascading freely down a mountainside.

This style of language patterns is called conversational hypnosis, and, if you’d like to know more about it, please click on the link below.


Language Pattern Examples
1. Covering all possible alternatives
2. Frame desired behaviour with a don’t
3. An embedded question
4. Embedded commands

© David R. Durham

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