It is the context in which the suggestion is presented, rather than the content of the suggestion itself, that produces the expected result, just as it is the context of the person's life that determines the effect that a therapeutic suggestion will have upon that life. So why are worrying so much about formatting and content?
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De Rivera, Joseph & Sarbin, T. R. (Eds.) (1998). Believed-in imaginings: The narrative constructon of reality. Wqshington, DC: American Psychological Assn.,
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A few years ago at a hypnosis conference in London, during a discussion of the phenomenon of hypnotic rapport, one of the members of the audience said that she used to occasionally lapse into her native Gaelic during a hypnosis session, and, even though her clients may not have understood a word of Gaelic, the results were quite effective.
Suppose, instead of using a language that was already fully developed, she had decided to experiment with the language patterns of everyday English, and assembled a group of like-minded individuals to help her discover exactly which inductions, and which suggestion patterns, were the most effectvie. Sometimes the results would appear to be more powerful in comparison with the patterns which had been used before -- at least with the present clients.
Over time, as these practitioners discovered that sometimes the results were more effective and sometimes they were less effective, we could expect a drift in the direction of ever more complex patterns as more and more elements were added to the mixture, much as the Native American rain dances evolved over the course of many centuries whenever the weather looked rainy because sometimes it did actually rain when the dance was performed -- and heavily, too! So, the obvious conclusion to draw was not that the rain dance itself was ineffective, but that it was necessary to keep working on in order to made it more powerful.
Before we continue to expend more time, energy, and money in developing fancier and fancier hypnotic language and induction patterns, we should consider that the effectiveness of a particular suggestion lies in the actual meaning that ii has for the client in terms of his or her individual life narrative rather than the linguistic style within which that suggestion is composed or the induction within which it is framed.
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Hyerempiriq, or suggewtion-enhanced experience, is probably not what you think it is. Hitler got millions of people killed with it, and tried to use it to take over the world.
in the foregoing video, after "der Furore" got the audience riled up enough , his Deputy Fuehrer, Rufolf Hess, got up and annoumced, "The Party is Hitler, but Hitler is Germany as Germany is Hitler," completely identifying the nation with the man. Earlier in the speech, Hitler bhad oasted that he had eliminated every other political party in Germany, so the Nazi Party, in the person of the Fuehrer, was all that was lleft. The rest, ass they say, is history.
He didn't hypnotie anybody, but he sure used the power of suggestion-enhanced experience! Fortunaately, there are more benigh uses for it.
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[quote="Don G."] Simono, i couldn't agree more. Even in written text, it is often overdone. A few entries back, some people tried to NLP all over me, even to the poiint of highlighting their embedded mewsages in red type, and all of the whie I was thinking, "C''mon. Who ya kiddin'?" This is an insult to our intelligence. Don[/quote] I
Fortuitous, but would my "unconscious" have chosen to "rat me out" llike that? For what purpose? And in the third person, no less? Of course we can express ambivalence now and then; but I'll be the first to admit that I am about as good at NLP as Simon is in haning up diplomas. Imho (and with tongue in cheek), the task of uncovering any hidden unconscious malevolence in my words sounds like a job for an exorcist:_
As I have pointed out before, my scripts utilize he BEST ME Technique of multimodal suggestion, which uses suggested changes in Beliefs, Emotions, Sensations and physical perceptions, Thoughts and images, Motives, and Expectations, to provide a systematic, comprehensive involvement of one's entire being in the content of a suggested voyage into parallel or alternate universe, or even into the Multiverse itself. Hypnotic language is written with frequent pairing of words and images, and the use of spoken suggestions which are t I repeated far beyond the point of boredom in an ordinary conversation, with considerable elaboration much as one might vary the verses and choruses of a song.
and my spooky unconscious
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