Part Two: What to do with the five stories
Now you have your five stories and you need to know what to do with them. Remember the five stories you are using are merely examples when you come to the point of constructing your own nested loops you will choose stories that fit the event, problem or occasion your client is dealing with. They do not have to be told in this order nor do they have to be the same types of stories as long as you put thought into the reasons why you are choosing the stories you are choosing, which you will read about in a little bit.
So now you will get into the structure and sequence of the stories you have as well as how to choose the stories you will use once you start to construct nested loops without an example. You will use the same type of structure as you have learned on how to use nested loops. You will begin with story one tell it partially, then move to story two, and then story three.
Now as you get to story four you will do something new that is a refinement on how to use a nested loop, you don’t always have to do this but it is an option you can keep in mind as you construct your loops. Story four, the fairy tale, you will tell completely. You will begin and end it as if you were just telling a normal story without stopping 80% of the way through.
In doing this you are creating a loop inside of your nested loops. This is called a mini loop. You can do this because as you are working with the master level of loops, as you are here, you will want to break up the rigid schedule of the regular nested loop. It will be more natural if you open and close some loops with in, this is common among storytellers in that your audience will finally get a resolution to something.
It may not be a complete resolution as you still have three other stories open but this mini loop will become a closed up loop within the structure of the bigger nested loop picture. Because it is story four and it is somewhere in the middle you are not hindering the amnesia that will eventually be created by closing the other four stories in reverse.
After you tell story four completely you will transition with a hard or soft loop as you will do between all your stories and move back into a piece of story three then into the beginning of story five. This will keep the flow for when you close these remaining four stories, there will be a connection for the mind between story three and five.
Now you come to the space where you will leave your suggestion and use your trance process. After that you will start to tell the endings to your stories in the reverse order; first story five, then story three (because story four is already a complete entity), then story two and finally story one.
Designing your loop in this fashion with a mini loop within it will make your nested loops more interesting, less mundane and rigid. It will add some color and a little gratification for your listener when they get some resolution to the fourth story before the entire nested loop is completed.
Now you have completed your nested loop and you can see how it all works together. The next step will be for you to start to create your own nested loops and you will need some pointers in how to design and create the stories so you can serve the purpose you are trying to serve.
When you begin to design your nested loops and the stories with in you will not always start with the first story. This specific nested loop was created with the third story in mind first and then the two stories were added to the beginning to make the introduction to the third story more flowing, all the while still bringing in topics within those first two stories that were both applicable and helpful.
The first story, the true experience, was added to create a smooth and flowing conversational beginning to the nested loop. The second story was created because of the first story as a second lead in, one more useful pillow to cushion the way into the third story.
You want to be sure to add other Conversational Hypnosis aspects to these stories as you create them; the piggy back principal, seeding, rapport hooks, really any of the principals you have learned to get the listener all drawn in and tied up in your stories.
As you start to create new stories and select the stories you will use you want to keep a theme in your mind. Know what it is you want to embed inside you listener before you get to the big bombshell of open space, suggestions and trance processes. Use ambiguity to make the themes less obvious but still apparent to the unconscious so you listener takes one thing from the meaning they consciously hear and a completely different thing from the interpretations of the unconscious.
It is also important as you construct your nested loops and choose the stories you will use to have a stock of stories you really love, ones you find personal value in. Remember you always want to go first in the state you wish to project onto and bring out of your subject. When you are using some stories you find personal value in that also fit the context in which you are working they will be beneficial for both of you.
Another thing you will want to do with your stories as you create a stock of them is to make them adaptable. You want stories that you can mold in order to produce different state and extract different emotions from your listeners.
Adaptable stories will make your job as a hypnotist easier in the fact that you will have certain stories you can use for many different purposes. They will be able to fit the different environments and circumstances presented to you by the clients you are working with.
This is one of the best ways to select and construct stories for your nested loops. It is not the only way of course and you will grow into what works best for you. This should at least give you a starting point until you refine the selection and sequencing processes that work best for you personally.