Martin Messier

April 21, 2023

How To Use Covert Hypnosis When It Counts

CAUTION: Use this information responsibly

There are times in your life where you need to get the upper hand.

Perhaps your survival or that of a loved one is at stake.

Or maybe the future of your company and the jobs of all your employees are on the line.

You must get compliance. Period.

Just like pattern interrupts, covert hypnosis is an essential skill in your toolkit.

The easiest way to get the job done is to first get the other party into a trance. From there, you'll be able to steer the situation even more rapidly in the direction that favors you.

Forget about the problem you're facing in that instance. You must first take control of your state so that you can in turn take control of the other person's.

Why use covert hypnosis?

The answer is simple. If you pull out a pendulum or start spinning a spiral in front of the other person's eyes, there's no way in a million years you'll be able to guide them into a trance.

In order to achieve it, you'll have to operate under the radar. That way, you'll be able to gain their compliance faster, more elegantly, following the normal course of conversation.

Once you learn how to use covert hypnosis, you have in your hand a communication tool you can use as needed to gain compliance.

In the following section, I'm going to explain what you need to know to hypnotize anyone, anytime without them realizing what's happening.

How to hypnotize anyone covertly

You'd be amazed at how simple it is to actually hypnotize someone. The reason for this is that we all have a natural trance mechanism within us.

Stop for a second to realize how often you move in and out of trance states through the day, and let me tell you how this works.

Have you ever been driving your vehicle, perhaps for several miles, and at some point "woke up" and wondered how far you'd gotten on the road? That in-between gap, where you were "lost in your thoughts", clearly illustrates a state of trance.

Similarly, the secret on how to hypnotize someone is to help them get "lost in their thoughts."

Covert hypnosis happens in two steps:

  1. You induce a trance.
  2. You give suggestions to your subject

How to induce a trance

As you begin the process, focus on the goal you want to achieve: captivate the person's unconscious attention.

What does that mean?

Your goal is to focus their full attention on you and your voice. You can achieve this through several means:

  • Take the other person somewhere where you are by yourselves
  • Eliminate surrounding distractions
  • Stand up and/or get closer to them

You want to dominate and captivate their undivided attention.

Once you have their undivided attention, shift your vocal tonality to the most full-bodied tone you're capable of producing. The more pleasant your tone of voice, the easier it will be for them to surrender to it.

Now, put yourself and them on the same page. To accomplish this, I recommend you learn the First Trance system (no longer available). It's a really simple method you will learn in less than 10 minutes that will initiate you to the world of trance. Easy, simple, fun and safe.

These are the three easiest strategies to get the other person on the same page as you. Of course, many more strategies exist. But these two are the street-smart way to get the job done.

At this point, if you can, establish some sort of physical contact. Put your hand on their shoulder or simply touch their arm. Since you'll be the one initiating the contact, you will instantaneously be in a position of power.

At this point, the other person is more than likely in a trance.

How to give suggestions

We use the word "suggestion" in NLP and covert hypnosis because the other person may or may not choose to follow suit with your requests.

However, a more adequate term to describe what you're doing is "instructions."

When you give suggestions, you instruct the other person on what to do, in a step-by-step manner.

You must format these instructions exactly the same way you'd find them in the manual for assembling and electronic device.

For instance, "1. Open the battery compartment.   2. Insert two AA batteries following the drawing on the back of the latch." And so forth.

The most effective way to instruct the other person is to package the instructions inside a story. The following story will reveal to you how to package instructions.

"The other day, the President of the company came to visit our regional offices completely unannounced. Because this happens so rarely, everyone at the company was surprised. You know how sometimes, the unexpected can take you off-guard? And you wouldn't believe the kind of opportunity this opens up.

Anyway, he talked to my secretary and asked to speak to me. My secretary called me on the phone and asked if he could come in. 'Of course,' I replied. He walked in and didn't waste any time. He looked at me straight in the eye and said:

'Good morning Steve. Let me cut to the chase. We've finally figured out how to solve your problem. Here's the solution. We've wasted enough time on this issue in the past. Get it now and solve the problem once and for all. In a year, we'll celebrate this moment at the top of the hill. I trust that you'll get things going.'

Now, when someone high on the food chain gives you permission to go forward, you can just let go and actually do what you've been wanting to do for a long time but kept fumbling around with. So at that point, you just do it.

And it's done."

Read back on the following text and notice where the instructions are. If you have any questions about it, type in a comment below so we can discuss it.

Let's recap...

You need compliance. And you need it now. So you have to know how to use covert hypnosis.

First, induce a trance. You do that by focusing their full attention on you, assuming a full-bodied tone of voice and putting the two of you on the same page.

Second, give them instructions (that's how we call "suggestions" in [masterNLP]). You do that by embedding them into a story.

Now, practice

If you haven't read this page on the importance of practice, make sure you do it now.

Drill 1:

  1. Identify a goal you want someone to achieve or an action you want them to perform.
  2. Write out a story that contains the instructions they must follow to carry out this action.
  • well im not too sure but i think that what you are trying to accomplish is having the subject do what hes always wanted to do. if im wrong or right can you tell me and also explain how you constructed the story. thanks.

    ps. im new to this and want to know everything a begginner should learn/know. give me examples and stuff.

  • Hey, i’m a beginner at this and i’m just wondering, what do you mean when you say “Tell a story of how the two of you got to where you are” to get on the same page. Also, like Justin stated, how do you create a good story to implant?

    Thanks, Denver

    • Hi Denver,

      You asked: “how do you create a good story to implant?”

      You don’t implant a story. You use the story to pace and guide the other person’s experience. Here’s an example of our story (yours and mine):

      “Think for a second as to why you came here, and why we’re now talking. Just like you, many years ago, I had questions in my mind. Questions I wanted answered. So I started digging for answers, searching around, talking to people, and following clues and links. Each new step revealed the step right after it, and every answer I found just opened up a new question. At some point, I felt I was getting really close to what I was looking for, and that’s when I started connecting with teachers. The interaction really helped me figure out what was most important to me. It’s the same reason why we’re meeting now and walking the path together. It’s our questions that drive us forward.”

      This is a quick example of how you share the path with someone. We’re journeying together. There’s a reason for us being here, together, now.

      And depending on what someone’s spiritual beliefs are, that reason exists.

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