NLP Language Patterns and Non Verbal Skills Development

Rintu BasuAccelerated Learning2 Comments

This article is about one of the biggest points people miss about hypnotic language and how to develop this key skill.

This is the third article in a series of three about learning and practising hypnotic language patterns. The first article was about the difference between learning, practising and performance; how you can use these distinctions to accelerate your progress and some ideas on how to practice. You can read the article here:

Student brain

The second article was about negative emotions and limiting beliefs along with some ideas on how you can blow them out as you practice your patterns. You can read the article here:

We Are What We Think Concept

This article is about a key aspect of hypnotic language and how to develop it.

The Impact of Non-Verbal Communication on Hypnotic Langauge

This element is probably the most significant in that you can use this to drop people in and out of trance with no relevant content at all. Yes, I really do mean that. Take people through a variety of trances without saying anything relevant.

I have left this until last because whilst it is easy to learn it is usual the one that people worry about the most.

Pace, Pitch, Volume and Expression

The way you use your voice is as significant as the language you use. Watch some foreign TV where you don’t know the language and notice you can still pick up the emotional direction of the characters (assuming they are relatively well acted).

Switching Styles as You Go

Try. This. For. A. Moment. Speak in single words with a pause between and suddenly switch to long run on sentences that are just full of several ideas and conjunctions like and and but and you can get a little confused as to where they….Then. Stop.

Notice the switch between styles, especially if you do it abruptly has a strong effect on the listener.

Developing Your Vocal Flexibility

Developing your flexibility will dramatically expand the range of impact you will have generally and will definitely increase your results with hypnotic language patterns. Here are some exercises that will help.


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You can use the same process that we discussed in the first article to develop the skill.

Spend some time reading stuff out loud changing tone, pitch and volume. Then talk “unscripted” but out loud. Then have conversations with safe people and finally deliberately start having conversations with real people. Initially, just do it. Then start noticing what happens to people as you do it and finally start doing it deliberately to create an effect.

The eventual outcome is to make this part of your normal speaking so all you have to do is focus on the conversation and the outcomes you are looking for.

Learn to Speak Slowly and Deeply

Generally, people talk too fast and high for decent hypnotic impact so practising slowing down and speaking in a deeper voice is useful. Think about it. One of the key things you are looking to do is evoke emotions, capture and lead the imagination. This is only going to happen at the pace that your subject can match you. So you need to be able to slow to their pace of feeling.

So in your practice of creating voice flexibility deliberately spend time speaking slower and deeper. In fact try this. Start really slowly and over the first few sentences in the conversation gradually speed up until you are speaking slightly too fast for you to be comfortable. Then you can gradually come back to talking at the pace you are comfortable with.

Not only is this great practice but just notice the impact you have on the person that is listening to you. Have a go and leave me a response in the comments below.

Show Some Emotion

Another great ability to have is to be able to inject some emotion into your language. Again the real skill is about being able to transfer that emotion to your audience. Here is the exercise to develop the skill. First, spend some time with a single phrase.

The phrase I use when training people face to face is, “That’s what friend are for” but you can use any short phrase you want. Just say the phrase with different emotions. Do it with anger, joy, fear, fun, curiosity, melancholy, hope, perhaps as you get more skilled you might get to things like a nostalgic hope for the future.

Once you are happy injecting a range of emotions into a single prepared phrase then do the same reading something from a book. Follow that with doing it unscripted, then with safe people and so on. You know the drill from here.

Embed Some Commands

All of this practice will give you the skills to embed commands really easily. Here is an article where you can find out a little more about embedded commands and how you can use them.

Witch conjuring a spell

TranceForm the  Way You Speak

Now you have a range of exercises that you can use to develop, possibly transform the way that you speak. And just as importantly you have a process to take this from simple practice on your own right through to integrating it with the way that you speak, making it a natural and fluent part of your everyday life.

TranceForm the Way You Learn

But more than just learning these elements of hypnotic persuasion just notice that you have been through a process that you can use for learning any skill. We started with a few quick wins, some patterns and a process where you can start to learn them in a safe way.

We started there because it is what most people expect. But it is the part that is probably the least influential. The real important area is getting rid of limiting beliefs and letting go of the negative emotions around the subject.

With hypnotic language we are lucky because we can use learning the language as a vehicle to blow out the limiting beliefs and emotions. But with other subjects you may need to hit this in a more head on and overt manner. But from there we can start developing the more important and influential areas of the subject.

TranceForm the Way You Think

If you were to look at my accelerated learning process you will discover variations on this process. The place where you can really ramp up your understanding of the accelerated learning process is my Modelling: Learning to Learn Course.

Not only will you get this process deconstructed so you can apply it to learning any subject or skill but you will also get my hypnotic modelling process that will allow you to develop the mindset, beliefs and attitude of the masters of any skills. Click and find out more here:


2 Comments on “NLP Language Patterns and Non Verbal Skills Development”

  1. Cole


    My name is Cole Butler. I am a Tulsa police officer since 1981 and have been a crisis negotiator with the SWAT team for the last 25 years.
    I teach the academy rookies regarding active listening skills and framing with those who have mental illness challenges. I would like to have permission to print some of your material to use in training with the other negotiators.

    How does one go about gaining permission to do so?


    1. Rintu Basu

      Let’s discuss this and see how I can help you. Just email me to start that conversation.



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