Part One: The Five Stories
Nested loops are very important to your Conversational Hypnosis. They will be a part of you hypnosis that if used correctly will help you to draw in your subject, bypass their critical factor, offer you a place to leave your suggestions and create amnesia. All these are important parts of the hypnotic process and will be valuable in accomplishing your goals.
The general structures of all four types of nested loops from basic to master level are important to your hypnosis. The question now is how do they look when they are in use, how do you go from knowing what the structure looks like to actually constructing it yourself? That is what you will be taking a look at here, how to combine all the tools you have learned in the area of nested loops to build a nested loop and know the process of doing so.
The first step that you will want to consider is how many stories you will be using, this can change as you go through your nested loop as you can build loops inside of loops but after you reach the suggestion and trance process phase you will not be adding any more stories. Because you are limited there it is a good idea to start out with a rough idea of how many stories you will be including.
In this article you will be looking at the construction of a nested loop with five stories in it. You will learn how to create a five story nested loop because it is important to know the different types of stories and what they can accomplish for you in a set of nested loops.
The five types of stories will be first a very short example; this will be a true life story from your experiences. It can be an example of how to tell a story or something that happened to you at the grocery store. The important thing to do with this first story is to keep it short and conversational. The reasons for this are two fold, you want your story short so the listener is really drawn in to it without getting too much, you don’t want them to feel overloaded, yet.
You also want to use a short story that is true because it will make an impact on the listener. The reason for keeping your very first story one that can be conversational goes for any type of story you choose to tell first and that is you want an easy start. This is a smooth way to flow into all your stories, the listener knows they are hearing a story but it is interesting and something they would normally hear in an every day conversation, there is a comfort in that.
The second story you will use for this example is an anecdote. An anecdote is a story that is a true life event that happened to you but with more story telling aspects to it than the previous story. When you hear an anecdote you will immediately recognize it as a story because there are some story characteristics built in to it. You use more of the sensory rich descriptions to set an entire scene, who was there, where were they, how did things happen, what were the causes and effects within the story.
The third story you will use in this nested loop will be what is called a direct story. This is a story that has all the specific characteristics of a real story. It will never present itself in a way that can be interpreted any other way than it is a story. It will display that there is no question about the fact that it is an invented story that has been made up and told as a story.
The fourth story in the five story loop you are working with here will be a fairy tale. Fairy tales are great stories to use, almost everyone can relate to them on some level because most people grew up listening to them. The fairy tale will bring a childhood comfort to your listener because they have been conditioned through out life to hear fairy tales and know how to listen to them.
Because fairy tales are so familiar to most people they will in a way start to form a trance for the person simply because of the type of story it is. As you decide to tell fairy tales you must always remember to shape them in a way that targets the adult audience if that is who you are working with, you don’t want them to feel weird or out of place listening to a ‘child’s story’.
Finally the fifth story in this nested loop instruction will be another type of direct story. You can tell a hybrid of the genuine story and the made up story. This can be a direct story in the sense that it is a true event with story characteristics that are recognizable to your listener. But it can also have fictional counterparts added in, a story teller for example that is obviously a fictional character. Stories like this can be easily turned into completely direct stories or anecdotes too.
So now you have your five stories to use in the actual construction of your nested loop. It is important to remember that the types of stories here are not set in stone. You will want to use a series of types of stories that best serves the purpose of your hypnosis session. These are simply good examples to get some ideas and thoughts flowing through your head. You can also change stories, you don’t always have to tell the story the same, make it customized for you listener so you can really pull the emotion or state you are looking for from them.
In the five stories you have above to use in your nested loop you will notice that naturally as you tell these stories in order the length of them will be important. You have read and been told that a story can last a few minutes or hours upon hours. For this instruction you will make your first story very short, the second short but a bit longer than the first, the third story around the same length as the second, the fourth story will be longer than the all the preceding stories and the fifth story will be the longest of the whole bunch.
This is one natural way of drawing your listener in, you have worked up to the longest story making each one before it shorter and because of this it is easy to follow your lead and keep an uninterrupted flow.