The Persuasive Power of Nested Loops in Hypnosis

There are all types of different story telling methods and skills to incorporate in you inductions as a Conversational Hypnotist.  All of these methods are very powerful.  You can accomplish all four of the stages within the 4 Stage Protocol as well as use stories for many different aspects of hypnosis. 

Embedding suggestions and isomorphic stories are an indirect way to come to the conclusion you and your clients are looking for.  You can use your stories to relax and excite people in the types of trances you are inducing. 

To recall emotions and experiences through story telling is a powerful and useful skill in the art of hypnosis.  You have also learned how to construct certain aspects of your stories to extract the conclusions and outcomes that your are looking for so you attain the exact things you want from the sessions you hold with different subjects.

The next aspect you must learn to conquer is the art of nested loops.  The different ways to tell stories has taught you to accomplish the four stages in hypnosis and nested loops or nested stories will give you another way to do this.

When telling nested stories or nesting loops within a set of stories is to design a tale that will require more of the unconscious attention than a simple story would.  These aspects will make the unconscious concentrate more and work harder.  The other things these nested loops will do is to become less consciously detectable for your listener and are a more hypnotic route than the simple stories you have previously learned about.

The beauty of the nested loop when it comes to critical factor is that they tend to bypass the critical factor more efficiently in just the fact that there is more to concentrate on and confuse the conscious mind.

Nested loops are a combination of many different stories that in the end impact the unconscious even more fully than a simple story with one conclusion or suggestion.  In a nested loop you will have many conclusions and suggestions that will activate the unconscious to be more fully in action.
The way nested loops work is to have your three, four or five stories in mind.  As you tell each story you will come to the climax of the story and then switch to another story.  Each story you repeat the same method with tell the story all the way up to the greatest turning point and then switch to the next story again. 

As you do this telling and breaking into each new story you are pushing the unconscious into working overtime.  Because each story is left unfinished the unconscious is going to be working even harder to finish the details and attempt to figure out the end of all your stories.

When you are creating these stories and leaving them unfinished you are going to be accessing a special principal called the Zeigarnik Effect.  The Zeigarnik Effect is what happens when the unconscious assigns a higher level of importance to a matter, thought or story simply because it is left unfinished. 

The consequence of this is that the unfinished business becomes remembered more fully or done better simply because of the importance placed upon it to want to be finished.

If a thing is finished, let’s say a story or thought, the mind will shut down afterward because it now has all the answers it needs, there is no reason to probe further.  This can be a problem when there is new information discovered about the thing that the mind has shut off to.  Because the mind feels complete in that matter then the new information is harder to get across and accepted. 

If you use nested loops and always leave an open end or a sense of may be there is more to this then you will leave the door open for more or new information in the future.  You will also be activating the unconscious much more so it is remembered more fully and done with more precision. 

As you use this method you are creating multiple realities for the listener, you are confusing the conscious with many details and hence bypassing the critical factor. 

As you confuse the mind and bypass the critical factor you have the opportunity to slip in all the suggestions and emotional triggers you want.  You can also prime the unconscious with your many story lines and do this quite undetected as the conscious is too busy trying to keep all the details in order it will miss the opportunity to reject everything you are saying.

This is a very powerful way to use story telling and should be practiced in the right ways so you do not use it wrongly.  It requires a bit of finesse to confuse the mind this adequately and you will learn how exactly to do this as we go on.  For now think about how powerful this is and how you may be able to use it in your practices in the future.

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