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This review is from: Understanding Advanced Hypnotic Language Patterns: A Comprehensive Guide (Hardcover)
Understanding Advanced Hypnotic Language Patterns - a comprehensive guide.

John Burton EdD ISBN: 978-1845900324 Crown House Publishing Ltd

Pages: 226

How good is it, that as you read this now I'm sure you'll be wondering what differences and similarities this book contains, and it has plenty of them? The author takes a top down look, very aptly, using the Gestalt model of perception, showing how these universal laws of perception track across form visual perception to linguistic perception. The minds constant search for meaning, or more accurately the minds constant inclination to create meaning, is the mechanism explained here by which the use of hypnotic language patterns you will enjoy when you read this book. That always helps more doesn't it?

The final section looks at the Milton model, this is the identification of all the linguistic nuts and bolts tools for creating high quality communication with the sub-(un - ?) conscious mind. Around a dozen simple techniques are used to create almost the entire language structure of hypnotic communication helps you to enjoy understanding the way to change things for the better. For example on technique often used in jokes is to have a word or phrase that has two meanings, this is called the `phonetic ambiguity'. Incidentally, reading this book will give you a new appreciation of verbal comedy won't you? I've begun to notice it makes up the majority of the Two Ronnies comedy for instance (four candles / fork handles). Only one interpretation can be perceived by the consciousness at any one time, the other meaning goes straight into your (you are) unconscious.

The central and largest portion of the book comprises many sample scripts along with their respective deconstructions through both the top-down and bottom-up models of hypnotic language. These `scripts' are very useful for learning the improvisational art of using hypnotic language, but only from time to time are they appropriate for use as simple read-off consulting room scripts - but that's not what this book is about. This book is happiest outside the consulting room because the tran-scripts really go some way to show how the use of hypnotic language truly is an art form, best practised spontaneously and client specific. The transcript section is divided into only a few chapters such as `emotions, perceptions, time, behaviours, smoking' but they would have benefited from having each individual script denoted on the contents page.
I know this book played a large part in my transition from response less script-reading therapist to the hypnotic language factory I am today. Some of the transcripts are so dense in their use of the language patterns that you will find it more difficult to read that section straight though finding that you are trancing out no matter whether you decide to read the script first of the linguistic rules.
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Initial post: 12 Mar 2012 13:35:08 GMT
C. Ager says:
If this book review was done without trying to include language patterns it would be more helpful and less trancy

Posted on 12 Mar 2012 13:36:33 GMT
C. Ager says:
If this book review was done without trying to include language patterns it would be more helpful and less trancy
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