How to do Preframing in Hypnosis

Conversational Hypnosis is a prime area for you to learn and perfect your skills of framing.  There are certain frames you all have that rule the ways in which you live your life, believe what you believe and think the thoughts you think.  Frames are apparent in everyone’s everyday lives. 

Part of your time as a human is spent defending and convincing others to see things the same ways in which you see them.  This is natural it is a way in which people state their opinions and contradict or view others opinions.  The interesting thing about frames is that they can change depending on the amount of information a person has or new information that is introduced to them. 

Part of your goals as a conversational hypnotist will be to use frames, change them and take control of them in order to direct interactions with other people.  This is done through four simple tactics, the first we have discussed previously which is to maintain your frame.  Here we will discuss the second tactic which is how to preframe in order to change frames.  The other two tactics you will learn more in depth later are deframing and reframing.

First preframing is a way to avoid the confrontation on the war front.  It is used to tell others in advance what to think or pay attention to about a frame before you actually get to the disagreement of a particular frame. 

This is used along with maintaining your frame quite often and you will want to be sure to learn how to combine the two as you move forward in these actions when attempting to change the frames of those around you.

Preframing is a tactic that takes a bit of planning in that you will want to set up the conditions for the way you want a person to view the frame before you get to the actual frame.  This is accomplished easily once you know how to do it.  In preframing you will use the fact that the conscious mind can only handle five to nine pieces of information at a time to your advantage.

You will do this by elegantly giving information to set up the context in which you want the frame to be viewed.  In this manner you will be giving enough information that the conscious mind will be preoccupied with those thoughts enough to not raise an objection to the frame once it is presented.  You are essentially chasing away any extra room in the mind for a framing war. 

As you do this if the preframe is set up correctly the only questions that will be left in the mind of your listener are those having to do with another aspect of the frame, not the actual concept of whether you are correct or not.  They will assume you are correct because you have already bypassed the ability to criticize your view with the information you have provided. 

They will not question whether or not you are right but whether or not they understand you view on the subject.  The preframe sets the conditions by which you evaluate a thing in advance.  You can do this with almost any frame, you can state that the car they want to buy is too small, if you know it is not then you are setting the judgment up to fall in your favor.  The information at the front of their minds to analyze is the size of the car not the price or color. 

Changing the ways in which the objection will fall, is a way to preframe.  If you want to sell a house and it very large you set the preframe up to make that a thing the buyer is okay with.  You show the house to someone who is looking for a large house. The preframe is set up when you warn them that you are not sure it is large enough, even though you know it is. 

This takes attention away from another aspect that may cause concern for the buyer, such as location.  This causes them to go in to the frame with a preconceived judgment to make, they will focus their attention on that judgment because it seems so concerning to you. 

By using preframes in different situations you are drawing the attention of the person away from what the natural conflict would be.  You are setting up another conflict to absorb their attention and using said conflict to ultimately fall in your favor. 

Preframes can do a lot of dirty work for you and are a powerful skill to master, they will give you control of the direction in which the interaction is going.

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