One of the most powerful forms of hypnosis is through Stealth Tactics. This is a whole separate area, but if you know how to do it When it comes to hypnosis, an interesting little trick very few people know about is the law of reverse effect. This is actually very powerful. Simply put, it states that the harder you try to do something, the more likely it is that you’ll fail.
So let’s examine for a moment why this is the case…
From a hypnotic point of view you might say that you have a conscious mind and an unconscious mind. Your conscious mind is designed to do certain things like enjoy experiences and make decisions. Your unconscious mind on the other hand acts out on those decisions and more importantly makes all the complex calculations required for most of day to day life.
Do you remember being a child and how complicated it was to put on a shirt or dress yourself in your own trousers without getting your feet all mixed up?
You’ll remember that something as simple as getting dressed which for every adult is totally easy, then you’ll realize that it’s only because you’ve internalized a whole bunch of complex procedures like maintaining your balance, knowing which way around the shirt goes, and so on.
One of the reasons the law of reverse effect actually works is because people try to consciously do something that’s been designed to be done unconsciously.
Your conscious mind can only handle seven plus or minus two bits of information which means anything other than the most simple of tasks has to be relegated to the unconscious mind in order for it to be performed properly and smoothly.
The minute the conscious mind begins to interfere, it begins to interfere with the smooth action and failure begins to happen.
Think of how you can use this in real life, and in hypnosis. If you want someone to fail at something and do what you want, you can use the law of reverse effect so that they use their conscious mind to try things that their un-conscious mind is designed to do. Try this out for yourself, and you may be surprised at the results.