How to Start Using Nested Loops to Boost the Power of Your Hypnotic Stories
It is vital to recognize that there is great power and importance in stories in Conversational Hypnosis. It is essential that you have the ability to tell good stories that not only capture and absorb the attention of your listeners but also how to make those stories persuasive, metaphorical, and hypnotic as well as how to use your stories to prime the unconscious mind.
These are all very important skills to posses when it comes to refining and perfecting your stories and they ways in which you tell them. You have also learned that there is a very powerful set of concepts involved in using nested loops to accentuate the power behind your stories. In these skills you will require more of the unconscious mind to be interested in what it is you are saying simply by the design of the loops in your stories.
Nested loops make your stories more powerful, less noticeable to the conscious mind and require the unconscious mind to work harder at its task. You are also aware that nested loops are a way of merging three or more stories together in order to create a bigger impact on the whole of the unconscious mind.
In creating nested loops with in your stories you will be leaving your listener with an ‘open mind’. By leaving questions about the unfinished stories you are creating the Zeigarnik effect, which is basically the effect of the mind on closing off because the story was finished. The listener is left with a sense of wanting to know what will happen next.
You now have these things called nested loops running through your mind and how they work with your listener. It is only fitting that you should learn step by step how to use a nested loop with in your stories. You will start this process by learning how to use a basic nested loop.
This is the easiest of four different levels of nested loop and you will want to learn it completely and fully before moving on to the more difficult nested loops.
The basic nested loop consists of three or more stories. You will probably want to start out with three to five and then go up from there after you have gotten the system down. The most that you will probably have in this set of nested loops will be twelve stories, any more than that will be in excess for most circumstances.
To create a basic nested loop with three stories you will start out with your first story. You will tell it as you usually would until you are at the climax of the story. This is usually 80% through the story. Once you reach this point you will create a soft or hard loop and start your second story.
A soft or hard loop is simply two different types of transition to go from one story to another. A soft loop incorporates the beginning of the next story within it at the point of transition. The soft loop creates a very smooth and somewhat flowing transition between the two stories.
A hard loop is a clean cut to a new story, there really is no transition except for the fact that you have switched stories. This is a way to cut to a new story with no explanation, it sounds harsh and can seem so when you use it but it will assist you in creating a greater amount of amnesia through out your nested loops. You will learn about amnesia soon, put that thought on hold for a moment.
So you tell your first story until you reach the climax, about 80% of the way through, then you use your soft or hard loop to transition to the second story which you do the same thing with. You tell your second story just as the first stopping right as you reach climax and again use a soft or hard loop to cut to the third story.
Repeat these processes with the third story in that you will tell it until you reach the climatic point and then you have a space, what you will call the suggestion phase. This is where you will have the opportunity to make a very direct suggestion to your listener.
You can do this because they will already be in an altered state of mind through listening to your three story beginnings. Since they are in trance you leave a direct suggestion such as ‘You can make much better decisions now’. Very direct and to the point, almost simple.
Then you close each of your stories that you had begun to tell before the suggestion. When you start to close your stories, it is a simple process of just finishing each story. The only catch to pay close attention to is that you do it in the reverse order of where you started. You will first close story three, then two, then one. After you close each story in reverse order you can continue speaking about the overall theme you started with.
The reason for closing your stories in the reverse order of starting has to do with that amnesia thing we put on hold awhile ago. By closing in reverse you are creating a sort of amnesia.
You are in essence creating a sound bridge with story one that will start and end all your stories this creates amnesia about the middle and makes things seem more complete. You began with story one and you will end with story one creating a bridge over stories two and three as well as the suggestion you neatly nested in the middle of it all.
Now you may want to know why we want to tell two stories in the middle then end in a way that will make the listener sort of forget they were even told. The idea is that they are not only forgetting the two stories in the middle but they are also creating amnesia about the suggestion you placed.
This is good because then there is no time to stop and analyze it or resist it. The stories and suggestion are still floating around in the unconscious and producing responses the amnesia effect is only masking it so there is no rejection of the suggestion.
This is a lot of information to take in, and although it may sound complicated once it is practiced and put to use you will see that it is not that difficult. The only thing to really remember that we haven’t emphasized yet is to always remember to close your stories in reverse order.
If you close them in the same order you started, meaning one, two and three you will defeat the structure of the nested loop and the amnesia and bridge will fail, causing the whole structure to fail. So just practice the correct habits in this simple or basic nested loop and then you can move on once you are comfortable.
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