Covert hypnosis is a technique used to communicate with someones unconscious mind without them noticing, also known as conversational hypnosis. This approach is usually initiated during a conversation and after applying hypnotic techniques, the critical mind of the target is switched off and the hypnotizer speaks to the subconscious mind commanding the target what to do.
It is simply dominating the mind of targeted individuals and taking away their will to make decision without the influence of their hypnotizer. This discovery was made as a result of a study that was made to assist memory loss patients recover parts of their memories. The technique work by activating the imaginative side of the target by switching off their critical mind and using their unconsciousness to control the way they think.
Everyday there are different incidents of people falling under various categories of hypnotism without noticing it. For instance, there are several people who have been caught sleep walking where they even go for the mails, take a glass of milk and will deny it when confronted. There are others who will drive for miles and even obey traffic rules and lights and cannot the detail of the journey once they alight.
The most critical steps used by hypnotizers are building a rapport with the target, switching off their mind, and proceeding with the hypnotic demands. This is a way of taking unfair advantages over people without them noticing it or rather being incapable of resisting. One thing about this procedure is that the victim will not notice any of the occurrences.
Developing a connection with the target by making them laugh or share innermost feeling is one of the commonest methods used to draw their attention. It is through their attention that one can mold it to concentration and shift it the imaginative world by initiating hypnotic words. One must ensure that rapport is deep enough before moving to the next step.
Switching off the mind of the target is the critical step, which involves the use of words such as; imagine and what if so as to activate their imaginative side. One should be very careful at this point as it can backfire if the targeted individual was not deeply connected. The language used and the level of rapport are the determining factors of this step.
The demanding part is usually the last step which involves the communication of hypnotizers and victims through their subconscious mind. This is when one has no power over themselves and do not realize the things they say. Moreover, the environment should be made to look normal so as to avoid any doubts that the victim might have once they are awake.
Over the years, covert hypnosis has proven to be an effective technique and is used by various individual with diverse intentions. For instance, motivational speakers have been using it to create an impact to their audiences, while there are murderers who have used it on people making them commit suicide.