Conversational Hypnosis: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility!

Submitted by: Ian Davis

Conversational hypnosis is a technique of hypnosis that can be used on any person whilst they are still conscious without them having any awareness of it. By using apparently simple conversation combined with subtle yet powerful mannerisms, cadences etc. the hypnotist is able to implant coercive thought s into the subjects subconscious mind . Therefore conversational hypnosis differs from other traditional forms of hypnosis because it is dependant upon both the subjects continued consciousness (they do not go in to a sleep like trance) and their total obliviousness to the fact that they are being hypnotised.

Herein lays the main reason why conversational hypnosis is both so powerful and so controversial.

It is powerful, and certainly at it’s most effective, when the subject has no awareness whatsoever that they are being hypnotised. This means that they have no conscious rejection of the suggested thought processes made by the conversational hypnotist. Consequently, these thoughts are adopted by the subject as their own and they are far more likely to act on them without the continued reinforcement often required in other forms of hypnotism.


However conversational hypnosis is seen by some as controversial for exactly the same reason. Quite simply some feel it is unethical to hypnotise someone without their express consent.

This situation is not exactly helped by the fact that some conversational hypnotists refer to the technique as covert hypnosis. In addition they continue to promote the myth that conversational hypnosis is in some way magic or a dark art .

The recent emergence of relatively inexpensive, online training courses have placed conversational hypnosis within the reach of the general public. Unfortunately even some of the better training courses available continue to play upon this image. Whilst it is perhaps understandable from a marketing perspective, especially given the traditional theatrical background of some of the leading conversational hypnotists, as anyone who actually studies this fascinating technique soon discovers, conversational hypnosis is far from being hocus-pocus but is rather a functioning set of scientifically proven techniques based upon well founded psychological observation and practice.

However conversational hypnosis is simply a skill that anybody who applies themselves can learn. Like any other powerful technique that can affect others it has no morality. The morality of its use is down to the individual that uses it.

For example any one can learn to write. Thereafter they can either write beautiful poetry that lifts and inspires or viscous hate mail that drives the recipient to an early grave. The point is that it’s not the act of writing that is immoral but rather how the individual chooses to use their skill.

In the same way you can use conversational hypnosis to help and support others personal development; you can use it to build your business or improve your love life or you can use it to ridicule other people or make them have negative and destructive experiences.

However if you don’t want to hurt anybody and would like to know more then why not download the amazing free ebook The Art of Conversational Hypnosis by Karl Reibach. This will give you a fantastic insight into some of the common techniques used by skilled conversational hypnotists.

About the Author: Ian Davis is a charity worker and part time author who lives happily with his family in the UK.If you would like to know more about conversational hypnosis then go to



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