posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 05:19 PM
Before you all go too crazy, .. (I've been studying NLP for a number of years) as well as clinical and covert hypnosis.
Most of this stuff is done by everyone unconsciously.
Milton Hyland Erickson is a genius.
First and foremost, .. it's great to be aware of these techniques.
Can they be used on you unknowingly? sure, almost anyone can LIE to you to your face.
You're making Milton sound like he's a criminal, and you are so erroneous about that it isn't even funny.
I really want to write a novel here explaining that yes, it can be used in the manner you are describing BUT and a BIG BUT, it isn't going to work on
Another thing, he is not using clinical hypnosis on anyone.
He is using hypnotic language and transformational grammar.
I also want to add that this IS NOT NEW, politicians have been using these methods for YEARS and YEARS, Obama isn't the first one to be using this
information considering it is much more than 30 YEARS old (unlike NLP) which was started in the early to mid 1970's.
I personally have some interesting videos on my website that explain/detail NLP for those who don't know what it is.... don't just sit here and read
this and go blabbing to your friends about something you know nothing about, if this intrigues you, GO READ, Milton Erickson, Richard Bandler, Robert
Dilts ALL have very good books.
Just so you know.... EVERYONE is using these techniques, because it is human behavior, the only difference is, when someone knows exactly what they
are doing with it, everyone speaks for the response it illicits.