Understanding And Using The Milton Model 8: Embedded Suggestions

‘Embedded Suggestions’ are one of the most important Milton Model patterns for influence and getting people to do what you want them to do. With embedded suggestions, you can embed a word or phrase within the longer sentence that your listener’s conscious mind hears, in a way that the unconscious mind hears the embedded suggestion […]

Three Easy Ways To Generate Embedded Suggestions

‘Embedded suggestions’ are suggestions to the listener’s unconscious mind, embedded within a longer sentence that on the surface may be saying something quite different. Embedded suggestions are a concept borrowed from the hypnotic techniques of the ‘father of indirect hypnosis’, Milton Erickson. If you subtly emphasise some parts of a sentence (by tone, or pausing, […]

Why Intonation Matters

A quick explanation of intonation patterns and how you can use them – and how you can sabotage yourself if you’re not aware of them. In the English language, we can notice three types of intonation. Where the voice goes up at the end of the phrase, in English that traditionally indicates a question. Where […]

Practical NLP Podcast 42: Milton Model 4 – Embedded Suggestions

Continuing with our exploration of the Milton Model and how to use it, this episode covers ’embedded suggestions’ – a way of embedding a word or phrase within a longer sentence that your listener’s unconscious mind will hear as a suggestion, without their conscious mind noticing. This is useful for changework and coaching, for encouraging […]