Hypnosis and NLP

Fast Self-Hypnosis Method

People have been asking me how they can get started with self-hypnosis.

Here is an easy way that will lead you right to where you want to go.

First, decide what suggestion you’d like to give yourself. Good suggestions are stated in the positive. Say “I’m going to weigh 150 pounds” instead of “I don’t want to overeat anymore”.

Second, get an index card. When you’ve got your index card ready, write down your suggestion on the index card.

Now, sit down in a chair, and read the suggestion out loud in such a way that it goes right into your subconscious mind. Then, right as you go into trance, let your body become limp and relaxed, let the card drop and forget about it, and have that suggestion etched in your mind.

Later on we’ll be covering on how a person can know absolutely that they are in trance. Hint: you can still hear what’s going on outside of you, but you just don’t care. It’s ort of like you’re immersed in a good movie or a good book.

Hypnosis and NLP

Fun with Elicitation

The topic for today is eliciting states.

How about this: you get someone to make a picture, and then you “grab” that picture, and change it to a color in your hand, and then as you bring the color closer, you turn it into a squirt gun and start squirting them with it!

Can you imagine yourself using this technique? I literally did this with a person who is very visually-oriented today (we were working with pleasure states) and it was so funny – everytime I fired the squirt gun they had a very visible response. Then I turned it into a phaser like in star trek and just held down the button!

Of course, at the end I gave them the power in such a way that they can fire it off themselves and feel good now for no reason at all. I did that by using an imagined sliding anchor, like a DHE-style control panel.

How about this: Tell your client to imagine they were in Willy Wonka’s elevator and, if you know anything about Willy Wonka’s elevator, it always bursts thru the ceiling, which is just what we want!

So, how do we elicit states?

1. Direct commands. “Now in a second I want you to feel a really good feeling, all thruout your mind and body”

2. Description. “Have you ever felt that first tingle of pleasure starting at your feet and then moving upward at the perfect speed, right under your skin but at the same time barely touching it?”

3. Description/questions coupled with physiology . “How would you be breathing if you were really certain right now? What would your posture be like? Would your head be up or down? What kinds of thoughts would you be thinking?”

“You know the other day I saw a really successful guy, and he told me that people can choose to have their facial muscles relax but at the same time grin a little bit, he said that there’s a process where you can really start to feel yourself standing more upright, and where what happens when you start to think about being successful and you start to describe how that will feel, your body starts to make these changes happen instantly…”

4. Pacing and leading. (and feel it yourself.) “Wow it sounds like your life really isn’t doing that well right now, but have you noticed how you’re already starting to move past that? And as you pick up speed towards what you do want to have happen and you start to think about that, you know I even see that your eyes are clearer now… I wonder, if you could just pretend to go into a totally neutral state right now, one where you are thinking clearly and your breathing becomes deeper, what does that feel like?” (etc, move into the other languaging)

You elicit the state, lead them where you know they want to go, and then once you’re done, give them back their own power so they can return there every time. They’ll remember you forever.

Hypnosis and NLP Personal Development

Stepping into a new you

Sometimes people get in the glum habit of thinking that there are limited resources. They think there’s not enough money, not enough time, not enough love or good fortune to go around, not enough “pieces of the pie,” so to speak

However if you step back, you can remind yourself that at one point there weren’t any of these resources – time, energy, money, … and look at how much there is now! Limitations are a myth. The only limitation is our own current psychology, and what we can feel really excited about right now is that we’ve all been blessed with a set of tools that enable you to shift your psychology rapidly and to enjoy the process that gets you what you really want in life.

Along these lines, there’s an NLP exercise called the New Behavior Generator that I want to share with you all.

This exercise gives you the ability to make a resource out of thin air. If you’re not sure how you would do something, all you need is to find someone that is already doing what you want to do successfully, and you’re all set! Just follow these instructions and you’ll have that state locked in where you can use it everyday if you want to.

Here are the steps:

  1. Think back to a situation where you felt as if you were running out of resources
  2. Physically step a few steps back… Breathe in and disassociate, and look at the you in that situation.
  3. Determine what you need in that situation, and what resources would help you out the most.
  4. When you’ve found the resource, select a model person that has that resource, and bring in that person into that space, and watch them doing the action themselves.
  5. Then send that person away and watch yourself doing that action. Make sure that it works for you!
  6. Once you have watched yourself deal with the situation specifically, just as your model would, step into the situation yourself and go thru it in a new and helpful way.
  7. Imagine yourself in the future doing these things successfully and having a new understanding.

With this exercise, I have had great fun in stepping into all sorts of people I respect for their different abilities and resources. To me it’s as simple as putting someone in a circle, stepping into that person, and feeling those resources being imparted. As I step back, I take the resources with me. It’s really that simple.

How would you like to be a kid again and to have a truly powerful imagination? Do a favor and take a couple seconds out of your day to become something totally different.

Who would you like to model? Maybe it is a master hypnotist that you truly respect. Or maybe you have someone in mind for their compassion, strength, composure, or determination. Be REAL about this stuff. Ramp up your physiology. Imagine what it would be like to be that person and go thruout the day being an influence to everyone around them. What would it be like to order a cup of coffee?

Practice this constantly. So far today I’ve stepped into many of the greats of the past and present. Wow! I feel the changes flooding thru my veins.

Hypnosis and NLP

New Years Resolution Patter

I dug up some old patter I wrote last New Years to help people change their lives and their goals. Enjoy!


“In the new year as in this new day, you’ll find that you will grow with alarming creativity, that shakes the windows of the buildings built of new possibilities and new feelings for the future, and starting at a point where there is truly a positive beginning, wondering with amazement at what the next year has been, and noticing just how amazing life has been so far.


At one point there was no language, and look at how many words and symbols we can use to convey our meanings. And as you can learn to interpret that language in different ways, the language may seem to grow as the world reflects back better positivity, and you start on the new road, one step at a time, free to experience what it is that you want.


And as the seconds add up to become minutes and days and years, you can notice how time could speed up or slow down, could reflect back upon yourself and say “how can I be more useful?” and so your life – time can slow
down as the time it takes for you to reach your goals speeds up, and suddenly everything works better and with more precision.


Noticing what road to take and then being sucked forward into the positive emotions, free from any thing from the past, liberated with every essence, and just feeling good … Now … you can notice, from this day forward, in every little piece it takes for one second to happen in real time, just how you’ve changed, and how things are better now.”