28 Feb ALLOW ME TO RELAX YOU
First I absorb my client’s ATTENTION:
I connect, empathise, build rapport, offer my energy and show my commitment.
I also carefully select my language to shift my client’s attention away from the conscious mind towards the unconscious mind. I use words like: think, notice, feel, be aware, pay attention to.
Second, I BYPASS THEIR CRITICAL FACTOR:
The critical factor is the voice in the conscious mind that likes to question and analyse everything, and jump to conclusions. The critical factor is useful in everyday life, but it may also dismiss things that are beneficial…
This then leads to a pattern or habit (and to get out of it may become difficult).
So we need the UNCONSCIOUS MIND!
The unconscious mind does not criticise or evaluate. It actually accepts what is said.
So we can bypass the critical factor by telling a story. Once involved in a story, the critical conscious mind sort of switches off.
The story can get spiced up with smilies, metaphors and lots of hypnotic power words. Power words include imagine, remember, suppose, and just pretend. (This forces unconscious engagement).
Using questions helps bypass the critical factor and it creates uncertainty for the client. The important thing is the way questions interrupt the conscious mind.
How are you doing at this moment?
How are you feeling right now?
What is happening right now?
Third, I STIMULATE THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND
And this is where all the wonderful work gets done.