You may be familiar with the type of hypnosis that you may see on your TV or at stage shows.
You know the kind, the kind where the hypnotist is able to have people sit in a chair and then supposedly turn them into leprechauns, Elvis and other silly things like that.
You may often ask yourself “Is that for real, or is the hypnotist using stooges or actors?” The answer is yes, of course, it is real, very real, however you may be surprised to know that there is a more advanced form of hypnosis than that, the kind of hypnosis that can be used in your day to day life on people without them being aware of it. And this field of hypnosis is known as “covert hypnosis”.
It makes sense, if a hypnotist can hypnotize people at a stage show, so then surely he’d be able to do it off the stage in the street, when people aren’t aware of it? The answer is of course that yes, a skilled hypnotist trained in covert hypnosis can do just that. You see, entertainment hypnosis is the only form of hypnosis that you have been exposed to. Covert hypnosis, because it’s very discreet, is a type of hypnosis you will not have heard of, nor will you have seen it on your TV. Covert hypnosis is, by its very nature… covert.
It’s the type of subliminal hypnosis that politicians, faith healers, mentalists, illusionists, even psychics use in order to hypnotize people into doing or thinking certain things. Covert hypnosis is used by professionals each and every day to make people fall in love, to bring them into false belief systems, to make them part with their money, etc.
The powers of covert hypnosis are practically endless, and once this field is mastered, many things become possible. But how exactly does it work? Covert hypnosis works by influencing a person’s subconscious mind outside of the person’s conscious awareness. Whenever we’re consciously aware of a suggestion, we cannot be hypnotized by it. This is because our consciousness contains a critical part to it, which constantly analyzes everything that passes through it.
If our conscious mind were to come across information, or a suggestion that it didn’t agree with, then it would immediately reject it. For example, if I told you right now “you will raise your right hand”, you most likely wouldn’t, since I’m giving your consciousness an instruction. If however I plant a subtle suggestion within your subconscious mind, and then trigger this suggestion without you being consciously aware of it, then it becomes quite possible for me to make you raise your right hand. As you can see, by its very nature, covert hypnosis isn’t obvious. The only real way to tell if someone is using covert hypnosis on you is to learn this field of hypnosis for yourself.