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The Monthly Trance - "The
Unconscious Hello," or a Secret
Technique for Gaining Instant
Learn a simple rapport technique for
that first moment of meeting, and be
amazingly influential-right now!
Happy Summer, Hypno-Friends! The
topic this month is
So much of our message is
nonverbal!! Learn to
recognize nonverbal cues and
"feed them back" in order to
establish a powerful and
positive connection with new
contacts, whether it be a
perusal of personal
relationships or a beginning
Secret Technique for Gaining
Today's topic is unconscious
communication. We all know about
language. Words. TALKING. It's part
of how we "get our message across" when
we're communicating with someone. But
it's a very, very small part. There is
so much more going on, information being
sent, received, exchanged between minds
on an unconscious level. Today I'll
present you with a quick method for
enhancing unconscious communication,
called "The Unconscious Hello." It's a
powerful tool to build instant rapport
and connection and good feelings with
another person, both in you and in
them. So easily! And that could be
useful for making friends and
influencing people, could it not?
First, you may ask: What IS the
conscious mind? The unconscious mind?
Picture a large, very dark room, like a
warehouse. You have a flashlight in
your hand which you turn on, and it
creates a narrow beam and a small circle
of light on the far wall. Everything
else remains pitch dark. That bit of
light is your conscious mind. It's what
you are aware of, what you can see now
at this moment, and focus on.
Everything else in the room is dark and
unknown, that's how much information
your unconscious mind is processing at
Your conscious mind is the critical part
of your mind, your thinking mind. It's
your aware and awake mind, analytical,
logical, and sequential. It has a very
limited focus. It's deliberate. It
directs outcomes. It can only handle 7
+/-2 bits of information at a time
before it gets overwhelmed and goes "heeeelllp
Your unconscious mind (or subconscious,
as it's also called) is unlimited,
expansive. It's active while sleeping
and dreaming. It involves feeling, and
intuition, and imagination. It's
responsible for involuntary movements
and keeping your body alive, like your
heart beating, your breathing, blood
circulation, your immune system,
healing, your growth, and so much more!
It takes in billions of pieces of
information at any given moment.
Science estimates that it houses about
90% of your brain power.
Your unconscious mind, during a
communication, picks up so much more
information than you can consciously
perceive. And that's a large part of
how we understand each other. Some of
those unconscious communications include
"body language," hand gestures, body
gestures such as shrugging, foot
tapping, facial expressions such as a
smile or frown, tone of voice, movement
of the eyes, level of eye dilation and
changes, tilt of the head, lift of an
eyebrow, speed of speech, breathing
patterns, volume of speech... As you
can see, there's a lot more than just
words going on in the communication.
Take a simple utterance such as "I
believe you." Depending on all the
unconscious variables, it could mean
anything from "I believe you" to "liar."
In the "unconscious hello," here's what
happens. When you first meet or notice
another human being for the first time,
whether it's face to face or across a
crowded room, you unconsciously and
automatically communicate and
acknowledge that noticing. Something
happens, something is communicated. It
may be a smile or a nod. It may be a
word or two. It may be a wave, or up
close, a handshake. Your unconscious
picks up every nuance, every drop of
meaning of which your conscious mind may
be blithely unaware. You just know,
"Hey, I LIKE this person." "She looks
nice." "I wonder what his problem is."
And so on. You have garnered meaning
from the communication which filters
into your consciousness.
By consciously acting on this
"unconscious hello" communication, you
can direct the outcome, the meaning of
your communication, the feeling the
other person gets from you in a positive
way for yourself. Good feelings,
friendly feelings, warmth and rapport.
It's a two way street, you feel it,
too. And it's so simple to do. Here's
In that moment of first noticing
another person, you observe how they
notice YOU first, and then you feed it
back to them. If they nod and smile,
you nod and smile in precisely the same
way. It they say "hello," you say
"hello" in precisely the same tone of
voice and volume. If they tilt their
head while speaking, you tilt your head
to the same angle. You match whatever
it is that they present to you. THEN,
on an unconscious level, they feel a
positive connection with you. "This
person really understands me." "This
person seems like MY kind of people."
"I like this person." "You are like
me." The implications for the dating
world, or the sales world, or any
interpersonal setting are powerful!
You're WAYYY more likely to close the
deal or make the sale or get the girl's
phone number if she feels this rapport
with you. Or, as a friend of mine likes
to apply this, a free cup of coffee from
the Starbuck's barista! Magically, you
also feel the connection, as well.
Here's another tip. If you can observe
the person saying hello to someone else
first, take those noticings of voice and
face and body and etc. and feed them
upon greeting to the person even before
they acknowledge you. Try it!
Discover for yourself the power of the
"unconscious hello!" to generate
positive feelings of connection. And
that's what life is all about, is it
To learn more about unconscious
communication, tools for your life and
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Business Success - Pump Up Your
Hosted by Connie Brannan
& Michael Brannan in
When: Wednesday, July 1
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)
is a amazingly powerful set of tools
that will enhance your rapport with
clients and sales prospects, and
employees, increase your persuasive
abilities and influence, and
skyrocket your bottom line. We're
talking SALES, we're talking about
positive influence, and motivation.
This interactive lecture/workshop
will focus on the language of
influence, both verbal, and
nonverbal, gestures, body language,
tonality, physical space, and how
language connects with behavior.
You'll learn a quick technique you
can use right now, this minute, to
enhance your business--and, indeed,
your positive persuasive abilities
in all aspects of your life.
This workshop is conducted by the
Trainer team of Connie Brannan and
Michael Brannan. We are both
Licensed Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic
Programming(tm), licensed through
the Society of Neuro-Linguistic
Programming and by the creator of
NLP himself, Richard Bandler!. The
King! We currently offer trainings
in the Seattle area:
Our techniques and information are
cutting edge and up to date, (we
worked with Richard just a few
months ago) and we're willing to
share some secrets now with our
fellow biznik-ers. We're also
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.
Connie is presenting a talk to
(The National Guild of
Hypnotists, Washington State
Chapter, on July 10, 2009)
If you're a hypnosis enthusiast and want
to hang out with hypnotists and take
your understanding of hypnosis to a new
level with fabulous speakers and round
table discussions, think about joining
the NGHWA, National Guild of Hypnotists,
Washington State Chapter.
. We are a
nonprofit professional organization
dedicated to furthering the art and
science of hypnosis. Or, you may
attend our monthly meetings as a
visitor. An evening's visitor pass is
$10. We'd LOVE to have you!
July features Connie, and a talk on
linguistic resourcing--using language to
steer your mind to solutions, rather
than the problem. It's mind bending
language, it's mind shifting language,
and it's super powerful. Learn the
inner workings of what hypnotists DO to
help people improve their lives.
Whether you're a therapist or not, this
is good stuff and useful for your own
life and mind.
We meet once a month near Lynnwood.
for details or
very own Michael Brannan, of Mindworks
Hypnosis, is President of the Chapter.
Connie is on the Board of Directors as
well, as Treasurer. C'mon down! We
don't bite. Or bark "sleep" in your ear
when you don't expect it. No clucking
like chickens, either.
live more richly, get wealth and abundance
flowing, gain amazing influence
Mindworks NLP, the training branch of
what we do, is licensed with the State
of Washington and recognized as a
Vocational School. You can become
certified as a LICENSED
PRACTITIONER OF NEURO-LINGUISTIC
PROGRAMMING™ by joining us in
Bellevue, Washington in one of our
ongoing Seattle residence trainings.
Learn the secrets of amazing
influence-with NLP Training. Unleash
your personal power this spring! Connie
& Michael are offering an exciting, new
opportunity to get hands-on training in
this transforming technology. Learn how
to craft your life and mind the way you
want them. You'll learn to:
Experience life on your own terms!
Manage your emotions. Eliminate
fear, create joy.
Establish powerful rapport and
Vaporize bad habits and beliefs,
install useful ones.
Grab life by the horns. Pump it
Magnify your influence a
thousand-fold and increase your
Have a magical,
abundance-filled life - through NLP™.
Become a Licensed Practitioner of
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through Mindworks NLP and Richard
Bandler's organization (he's the
co-originator of this powerful
technology) the Society of
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Now, in this critical time in our
country, it's the perfect time to bring
more wealth and power to your world.
Also, bring your friends to this
wonderful, enriching adventure as you
learn these life-changing tools for
success. More information is here:
Call now for more information and to
register for the training! Call
425-564-8608 The world is your
Note: We do limit class size to assure
personal attention, so now is the time
to get on board!
Hypnosis at BCC this July!
Once again I'll be teaching specialized
self hypnosis at Bellevue Community
College this summer. Lots of fun and
learning crammed into two 3-hour evening
classes. If it fits your schedule, I
recommend this as an easy and
inexpensive beginner's taster
introduction to hypnosis. Feel free to
email me for more info:
and Self-Esteem Through
Do you fear public speaking,
presentations, or approaching an
attractive member of the opposite
sex? Do you have an overall feeling
of low self-esteem? Learn how to
feel confident, comfortable and
competent with a high level of
self-esteem through self-hypnosis.
Success is just a trance away! This
experiential workshop is conducted
by Connie Brannan, CHt, Clinical
Conversational Hypnotherapist and
Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic
Building Confidence and Self-Esteem
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6:30 PM - 9:30 PM North Campus
Sessions: 2 M Location: W173 10700
7/20/2009 - 7/27/2009 Fee: $89.00
C'mon down and experience this for
As always, we'd love to hear from you!
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you'd like to see addressed in future
issues of "The Monthly Trance"
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