If you are planning to learn conversational hypnosis, one of the biggest factors for its success is building rapport with the person you want to hypnotise.
How did “building rapport” came about to be so important in the art of covert hypnosis?
“Rapport” is actually a small cog in the big wheel in the field of understanding human communication and interaction. The wheel is an analogy for the field of neuro-linguistic programming or NLP.
In my previous blog post, I’ve had already explain the concept of NLP. In short, NLP starts off with the attitude of curiosity.
Curiosity leads to role modelling or imitating the experts in any particular field. It is through role modelling we can find out what it was that allow the experts to produce magical results.
It is through role modelling, the founders of NLP discovered the importance of rapport. This was achieved when they did a study on one of the world’s greatest hypnotherapist, Dr Milton Erickson.
When Dr Erikson was conducting a therapy session, it seems he has the natural ability to create trust with his patient instantly. After studying Dr Erickson’s sessions, they noticed he is imitating his patient’s movements. That process is now known as matching and mirroring.
Rapport and hypnosis were always defined as the magical and mystical state where the person under hypnosis listens only to the sound of the hypnotist’s voice.
If you are learning verbal hypnosis, understand how rapport makes it work. A new student of hypnosis will find it tough to create rapport with another person at the beginning stage. The only way to be good at it is through practice.
If you want to shorten your learning curve, the only way is to be mentored by an experienced conversational hypnotist. With a mentor, you will make fewer mistakes and save time doing that.
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