Hypnotism at its Core is About Pretending

Hypnosis is about pretending hypnotist jonathan chase #subskills

Is Hypnotism really about pretending?

Let me explain, if your legs won’t move or your arm is stuck, it is due to pretending, I’ll tell you why.

Something you may not realise if you’re looking to learn hypnosis is that Hypnotism is about using your imagination, and it’s your imagination that creates a new reality.

Hypnosis is also about manipulating one’s reality, something our imagination has the remarkable capability of doing, and everything that we experience in the world is due to our imagination, because we perceive the world on a subconscious level.

If you have ever had a phobia cured by hypnosis for instance here is what you may have learned. A phobia is not triggered by what is happening to you, it is simply something triggered by your imagination. Whether you have panic attacks or extreme fits of anxiety, these things are caused by what you believe.

It’s your imagination that dictates these feelings you are having.

When you learn hypnosis, you may find out all kinds of new phrases and terminology.  You may learn hypnosis, NLP, meta models, embedded beliefs or even emotional patterns. However, what it all boils down to is that these things are taking place in your imagination.

Now what about hallucination? As it turns out hallucination can be either very good or very bad.  But the bottom line is that hallucination is about imagination and make-believe… pretending.

A while ago now I hosted the Hypnotist Radio show and will be doing again soon. Someone, in one Sunday episode, was talking in our chat room about how he used to feel that he had never been hypnotised, he just followed along and pretended that it was working. However, the hypnosis actually started to really happen and become real to him!

As my co-host at the time Reg Blackwood, used to say  “Hypnosis happens when you focus so well and imagine something so vividly that it becomes real to you.” I definitely agree with this statement.

Additionally, you could replace the word “hypnosis” with “belief” and “imagine” with “pretend.”  Belief happens when you focus so well and pretend something so vividly that it becomes real to you.”

A person who is hypnotised is always going to be the best at pretending.

Pretending will become his or her reality.

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Stage Fright – Enjoy the Fear!

Stage Fright Enjoy The Fear Jonathan Chase the Hypnotist #subconsciousskills

Stay with me and I’ll show you how to Enjoy the Fear!

It was a particularly wet and dismal day, January in 1991.

The back street next to the Theatre Royal stage door in Hanley, Stoke on Trent, sadly now a Super Market, the street was packed with late afternoon shoppers cars.

When we arrived we had to cart our props, costumes and equipment nearly the length of the block in rain that was doing a bloody good Niagra falls impersonation and I felt bloody miserable… Read more Stage Fright – Enjoy the Fear!

Leader? Are you a hypnotist?

Leader? are you a hypnotist? Jonathan Chase Hypnotist #subconsciousskills

If you’re a leader you could be a hypnotist, you just didn’t know it.

Let me show you very simplified approach to getting people to feel good when doing the mundane, and then do it better.

Hypnosis is the intentional implanting of ideas at a subconscious level giving rise to changed behaviours in the recipient.

If you lead you should be influencing behaviours because it’s only when the non-conscious process takes onboard an idea, and runs unquestioningly with it, that we get what NLP practitioners call unconscious competence.

For clarity lets call that a habit. And it’s only when behaviours become habitual that we get the competence which leads to the satisfaction in being able to complete tasks imaginatively, with ease, and with recognition and most importantly. . .

Get the real reward of feeling good emotionally = happy, which we call success.

People are naturally accepting of the subconscious language patterns we might call suggestion, especially when they are being creative, imaginative, passionate and emotional, and it’s then we can suggest the reward for being successful.

On stage for instance the Hypnotist will tell people constantly how good they are doing.

They will congratulate their guests on stage and encourage compliance by offering an emotive reward, “The better you do this, the better you feel.”

That’s a direct subconscious communication or suggestion.

No, it’s not conversational or covert hypnosis, certainly not embedded language patterning or neurolinguistic programming gobbledegook.

No true leader needs that rubbish to help their teams, employees, customers, followers, feel better about themselves, their job or the boss.

All you need to do is direct subconscious language directly at the emotional imaginative mental process we call the Subconscious, and attach a feel good to it, as all charismatic and influential people do, they are Hypnotists, even if they don’t know it.

Try this:

Next time you see a team member, or a friend or someone in the family for that matter, do something that makes them feel good, say something that you naturally feel is right with the intention to fire that feeling again.

And, as my friend and persuasion expert Tom Vizzini would point out, do not go for a huge over the top obvious excitement or joy, watch for a simple starting smile and attach to that.

Later, at a time when the same person is doing you want or need them to feel good about, but they are pretty much emotionally neutral about; fire the feel good attachment trigger or anchor.

Now trust me on this, there are no particular words or phrases, body language or gestures, that will give you control over their mind here, well there are, but the length of a blog isn’t the place to show you how to get those.

So it could be anything, something you’d say off hand or even something that feels right but doesn’t make sense.

After you’ve attached or anchored your trigger – in Subconscious Skills we prefer attached because it’s way more flexible – then. . .

“With very little effort you can help people get an habitual feel good mood over boredom.”

Every year I watch company Business Owners, Team Leaders, Trainers and CEOs learn to use subconscious skills and discover how, without complex and convoluted language and story telling, they can lead and influence their colleagues, co-workers and service teams to get and give them the max.

I’m a Freelancer professional influence advisor that allows me a clear vision helping people who motivate, manipulate and move others, get the communication and performance edge skills you need to keep your momentum going.

Let’s cut to the chase and talk.

We don’t just coach, we, that’s with my partner Jane Bregazzi, act as catalysts and facilitate your focused future helping you to think differently.

Why Midlife? 45 and above?

Our major time of transition mostly occurs when we recognise our mortality and start thinking of long term legacy.

That time where we need to train others to grow into their own power positions.

Most people who suffer stress, even burnout, hit it here due to top of the tree tension needing a strategy to harness and control pressures.

Serious as a leader? Then up your game because better performance lowers stress. 

“I watched 15 normal people become competent at this stuff and didn’t see what happened, it was like alchemy. Jonathan Chase is one of; if not the, best trainers of subconscious skills in the world.”
Simon Hedley CEO PsiPi Group


How do you catch a liar?


The Hypnotist shows you How To Catch A Liar

Eye accessing cues in NLP and micro expression and body language are supposed to be able to tell you how people are processing their thoughts.

As the Hypnotist I’ve experimented a lot with this and with what magicians call cold reading, here’s a fast way to catch a liar.

Actually Derren Brown blows the old eye accessing clues apart in his first book. It’s largely unproven rubbish. However what he gives you in place is worth gold. And I’m paraphrasing here.

‘What you need to watch for is Their Pattern’

So how do we set up a human lie detector without using hypnosis or NLP, with just simple observation? Read more How do you catch a liar?

How to protect yourself from Political Persuasion NLP and Hypnosis

How to protect yourself from Political Persuasion NLP and Hypnosis Jonathan Chase the hypnotist #subskills pawel-czerwinski-KVOtJAxULK4-unsplash
How to protect yourself from Political Persuasion NLP and Hypnosis Jonathan Chase the hypnotist #subskills pawel-czerwinski-KVOtJAxULK4-unsplash

How to protect yourself from Political Persuasion NLP and Hypnosis