Sunday, September 30, 2007


The first thing that we need to talk about it is the definition of trance. A trance is an altered state of consciousness. What does that mean? Well if you think of any state that you are in now, when that state changes it is altered. So in many respects it's every state is an altered state from the state you were in just a moment ago.

The advantages of knowing how to go into a trance or induce a trance are infinite. Inside of trance states your learning abilities and perceptive abilities are enhanced. You are actually able to accelerate the learning process if you go into a mild trance.

Pattern Interrupt

Altered states are very easy to induce. The simplest trance induction is the pattern interrupt. Anytime you can interrupt a pattern that somebody else is in, they have to go inside their head and figure out where they were so that they can start at the point you interrupted them. If you think about this, you know that it's true.

Every time you speak you form the sentence in your mind first. Your mind does this quite quickly but it is rare that you deliver a full sentence before it is completely formed inside your mind. If I were to interrupt you in the middle of delivering the sentence you had already formed, your mind would go blank for moment. Inside of that blank space is a world of possibilities. While you are inside your head I can put anything I want in there.

The reason that I can do this without getting caught is that if you hear me, it will simply interrupt the process of finding where you were. In essence, it is a double interrupt.

If you don't believe me try this on a waitress. Waitresses are pre-programmed to say a certain phrase when they walk up to the table. Waitresses that have been waiting on tables for a long time are very programmed. If you interrupt them at any point with a question, you can watch their minds go blank.

If you are very aware and notice when the blank spot happens, you can anchor it. Then all you have to do is fire the anchor the next time you want to induce trance.

Unconscious awareness

Bringing to the conscious mind awareness of something that is generally thought of as unconscious will bring about an altered state or trance state. If I would ask you right now, to think about how the spot between your toes feels, it would be something that you normally would never think of. If I would ask you to think about how your shirt feels on the middle of your back, that is also outside your conscious awareness. If I were to ask you think about exactly how this piece of paper feels in your hand, that is also outside your conscious awareness.

The key is to think about the things that people normally don't think about, and get them focused somewhere other than on their consciousness. As you watch them you'll notice that they will go inside their minds to find the information. When they do you can slide commands in.

The easiest trance induction is a 54321 method
1. Something you feel
2. Something you see
3. Something you hear
4. Something you feel
5. Command

Let me give you an example:

As you sit there in your chair and feel the weight of your body pressing down, you can look at this paper and notice the edges as your eyes scan these words. You might hear something in the room around you and feel the paper on your finger and relax.

1. Feel
2. See
3. Hear
4. Command
5. Command

You might notice the beat of your heart and see the colors of the room while listening to the sound my voice. See you can feel good about knowing that you're about to learn now.

This would be followed with two things that you notice and three commands. Then one thing that the notice and four commands. I think you get the idea.

This is also easiest method to do self-hypnosis.

Nonverbal trance

My favorite way to get somebody into a trance state is to get deep rapport, alter my state and pull them in. When you have deep rapport you are, in essence, linked directly in to the unconscious mind. Wherever you go they will follow. I realize that at this point in the seminar that we have not learned deep rapport skills but I thought it would be worth mentioning.

Saturday, September 8, 2007


Calibration is the art of noticing the responses you get as they apply to that individual person. This is different for almost every person on the planet. That is why inside of-every interaction you must calibrate to the person in front of you.

Exercise 1 - Awareness. Notice what you are currently aware of in the room. What do you see, hear and understand?

Imagine that there is a smooth surface like water in front of you. Now, imagine you toss a pebble into the middle of your vision and notice the ripples as they spread out. Allow your visual field to expand in all directions as you follow it out. Notice what is on the edge of your field of vision. Notice everything you didn't notice before.

Do the same with your hearing. Imagine your hearing is a smooth pond. Drop a pebble into the middle of it and allow your hearing to spread out. Do you hear things that you did not before?

Now that you have done these we will make it 3d. Take your hearing and your vision and turn them into an expanding 3d bubble of awareness. Let it spread out and fill the room.

Notice someone in the room. Take note of what you notice about them before you widen your awareness. Do the exercise above and then look at them again. How much more do you notice?

Exercise 2 - Open your awareness to allow you to notice everything about the person in front of you. Take all your preconceived notions about who they are and what you think, and set them aside. First ask them a question and have them tell you the truth. Notice the response as they tell the truth. Notice posture, skin tone, eye accessing, breathing, facial expressions and movements. Now, ask them something and have them lie to you about the answer. What differences did you notice? Write them down as quickly as you can.

Now ask them a question and have them choose to answer truthfully or lie but not tell you which. "Guess" whether they were lying or telling the truth. Do this about five times and keep track of your accuracy.

Recalibrate if you have to. Even if they try to deceive you, they will not be able to consciously track all of the things they do to give it away.

Exercise 3 - Do the same as exercise 2 except with emotions. Have your partner pick two different things from his past. One state should make them happy and the other should be something less pleasant. Have them try to hide the difference between them as they go to one state, then a neutral state then the other state. Label them state I and state 2.

Now have your partner go into one of the states and your tell him which state it is. State 1, 2, or neutral. Keep track of your accuracy.

Exercise 4 - Do the same as before but with 2 states that are more similar to make it more of a challenge.


Get ahead in every sense of the word.

A head/ahead

paradise/pair o' dice


(to) like/like (same as)




(air) plane/(a different) plane/plain


Apart/a part

(a ) peer /pier /peer (look at)
(eye) glasses/ (drinking) glasses

a breast/abreast
jacket/jack it

apparent/a parent

trance mission/transmission

a loan/alone
state/state (mood)/ (to) state



present (gift)/present (time)/present (here)

more on/moron

in two/into
rock/(to) rock/rock (and roll)

lettuce/let us

with her/wither

pay per/paper

entrance/in trance

Teller/tell her
wake (up)/wake (of boat)/(Irish) wake

tell a vision/television

(sports) fan/(ceiling) fan


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