Neurolinguistic Programming is hypnosis – a hypnotic model created upon the framework of Ericksonian protocols. Some NLP techniques are merely a shortcuts of Ericksonian protocols.

In order to be effective with NLP, you must understand the mother framework, and vice versa, to be a good hypnotist, you must be good with NLP.

and in the absence of understanding Ericksonian hypnosis, you cannot be effective with NLP.

Neurolinguistic Programming and Ericksonian Hypnosis are about accessing the full power of your unconscious mind. NLP IS THE logical model allowing therapists to reverse engineer the client’s problem. As such it is an indirect hypnotic elicitation method. 

“Precise vagueness” is Ericksonian genius used to elicit transformation at an unconscious level, while resulting in conscious transformation. That can happen only when you have used NLP to reverse engineer your client’s problem.

Both methods assume the existence of the conscious and the unconscious mind.

How NLP is useful in Hypnosis

NLP is hypnosis. It empowers a formal therapeutic process with structure. It is the logical underpinning of hypnosis, allowing the therapist lead client to a resolution, quickly and strategically. It is also a shortcut to many hypnotic protocols, facilitating rapid transformation with measurable results.

Your attention determines your reality. Your attention determines your results.

If you are curious, and simultaneously  emotionally involved, your attention is fully absorbed.

Hypnotic protocols to resolve your issue involve all your attention, much in the same manner as if you were in an interesting and emotionally engaging movie.

The assumptions beyond these protocols is that your unconscious mind knows whats best for you, and the healing mechanisms are well in place. All you have to do is access these mechanisms.

To do that you must silence the inner voice of doubt, which has been learned and which is the only barrier to your well being.

Your unconscious mind remembers every breathing moment of your life and has the ability to heal you, resolve your issues or answer your questions.

This is where good hypnosis is so useful.

Hypnosis protocols to resolve issues involve guiding your unconscious process at the level of your inner assumption, which as always based on cause effect and complex equivalence structures.

What does this mean?

We construct all our reality of two types of assumptions about reality. These are:

Something means something


Something causes something

If you believe someone has caused you to feel something, you are blaming them and forgot to remember it is you who has created these feelings based on the meaning you attached to their behavior.

A good hypnotist would help you reprogram these assumptions and help you become accountable for your own experience, independent of anyone else.

Ericksonian hypnosis is about empowering you to accept full accountability for your own experience and helping you take control of your emotions.

You are in control and you have always been in control. Even when you have felt you were out of control, you were still fully in control.

It’s just that your mind was directed in wrong way.

NLP is a powerful methodology allowing you to restore your control and empower you to help others achieve the same.

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