Hypnotic Language Patterns for Pacing

Hypnotic Language Patterns for Pacing By Rintu Basu NLP Case Studies, NLP Learning 6 Comments and 1 Reaction 6th March 2013

This short article is about a hypnotic language pattern sent in by a reader of this blog. Not only is it a great pattern in it’s own right but it also gives me an opportunity to demonstrate how you can unpack patterns to use in different contexts. One of the things I love about my work is watching the remarkable inventiveness of my student. I received an email from Shaz demonstrating a pattern he has come up with. Here is his email in full:From: ShazTo: Rintu Monday 4th March

Hello Rintu,

As far as hypnotic persuasion is concerned you are amazing. You are awesome. I have been fortunate enough to be in your mailing list and have learned many things from your courses bought online.

Now, what else can I write here?

Here is a language pattern based on pacing at three different levels. I call it Super Pattern. Why super pattern? Because, it paces the listener/reader at all three dominating time frames (past/present/future). It also strongly preframes and later on directs the thought process of the listener.

Here is the example of Super Pattern for Training purpose.Super Pattern of Pacing at different time levels

Do you realize that learning has always been your priority? You learned to read, you learned to write, you learned to speak and you learned to drive. Learning new thing has always made your life better and happier. Allow yourself time to experience this powerful learning about persuasion you are going to take. Today, you are beginning to add real value to your life. You shall find all success in your life with them. Imagine using power words, sneaky language patterns and subtle frameworks to direct the thought process of your listeners in the desired direction. Consider what happens when you try to look at different applications and you shall wonder how you would use the same patterns but in different context. And there are several more than that….

Your feedback is awaited…

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What Shaz has done is used the past to pace the reader. He is building a connection between what he wants you to do to things that you have done in the past. That is a fairly common way of pacing people and I am sure you will recognise using this approach yourself. For example it often happens naturally when meeting new people. A common tactic is to look for commonality like commons places you have lived, worked or holidayed in.

In this particular case Shaz is making a direct link, learning one thing is like learning another thing and look at the incredible benefits you got from learning to XYZ.

Shaz then goes into the present connecting the new things he wants you to learn and then out to the future to build motivation. This is all great stuff and I would do it slightly differently.Outcomes are Key with NLP Techniques

Shaz has made a great attempt at putting together a whole slew of patterns and he should be proud of this. The best part of this is once you start seeing the underlying patterns you will naturally start creating sequences like this naturally and in the moment. I suspect this is where Shaz’s pattern came from and that is impressive work. Now that we have this here is how I would start refining it.

I am going to assume that the intention is to motivate the recipient to learn some powerful hypnotic language. In which case I might still start with a metaphor from the past and then go out to benefits from the future to apply to the current situation.