Summary, suggestion can kill you, make you wealthy, accomplish nothing, waste your time, fail miserably; and it is all predictable once you have the algorithm(s).
Suggestion is one approach with many, many different streams, rivers and oceans of movement, force and depth to shifting beliefs, making decisions, persuading and changing behaviors.Suggestion in the context of hypnosis or hypnotherapy can be more or far less effective than suggestion outside of the context. As you learn to understand what suggestion strategies are effective and which are not you gain a huge advantage in having people do what you want them to do.
Manipulation of minds is something that concerns me, disturbs me, excites me, inspires me, helps me see real danger where most see nothing. Suggestion is far more than words, it is tone of voice. It is often COMPLETELY counter intuitive. It is about body language, nonverbal communication, internal expectancy, fundamental beliefs, authority, multiple levels of context and environmental cues. Suggestion is misunderstood, almost completely by educators, doctors, scientists, those searching for a connection and parents.
Suggestion models demand that I caution people who are now hooking their brains mindlessly into movements that seem to be well intended when in fact they are like cars heading straight into a brick wall.
Why is it that the power of suggestion is often measured as being far more efficacious outside of a therapists office?
You’ll remember when I shared with you not all that long ago, just asking the question of individuals, “Will you buy a laptop computer before the end of the year,” and they are more likely to do so than those not asked.
That’s pretty remarkable. Ask once and they become more inclined months later than those not asked.
And you’ll remember that I shared with you that asking people if they are going to do something not so great, like starting or stopping smoking, or how often they are going to do something like, “how often will you cheat on your diet?” increases people’s cigarette use and cheating on their diet.
Hypnotic Suggestion (well structured) can have a dramatic influence on human behavior.
How do tiny suggestions make HUGE differences? Check out the next page and you’ll see precisely.