Conversational Hypnosis vs NLP

NLP and conversational hypnosis sound similar, but the techniques used in each can actually be quite different. Both NLP and conversational hypnosis can be used to help develop a positive rapport with others, but the methods may vary. If you want to learn more about the differences between these two coaching techniques, read on!

What is NLP?

NLP is a set of techniques that help to understand how people think and behave. It’s also used for changing your own behaviour and the behaviour of others.

NLP stands for Neuro Linguistic Programming, which means “programming” the brain through language, “neurology” (the study of the nervous system), or “linguistics” (the study of language). In other words: how we use words may affect us!

It sounds complicated but really isn’t – if you understand what I mean by saying something like: “I can see you’re happy today.” This makes sense because if someone looks happy then it’s reasonable to assume that they feel happy too – right? And yet many people don’t realise just how powerful their words are when used correctly!

What Is Conversational Hypnosis?

Conversational hypnosis is a form of hypnosis. It’s also a type of conversational psychology, which is the study of how we communicate with others and why it works so well.

Conversational hypnotists use metaphors or analogies to motivate people through their words. They’re not saying anything that isn’t true, but they are using language in such a way that it helps people become open to a positive change.

Conversational hypnotists have been around since the beginning of time; remember when philosophers told parables? Those were his “trance induction” tools! Conversational hypnotists are masters at telling stories that bring about positive emotional and mental change in others through their words alone (and sometimes body language too).

The Difference Between NLP and Conversational Hypnosis.

Conversational hypnosis is a process. It’s not something you can learn in a day or even a weekend, but it is possible to get started on the path of conversational hypnosis by understanding the basics of how this works and then making small changes in your behaviour as time goes on.

Conversational NLP is also a process, but it’s more than that–it’s also a philosophy about how people think and behave (and why). Because of this difference in scope between the two disciplines, it’s important to understand what each one means when used as an adjective:

  • Conversational Hypnosis = A person who practices conversational hypnotism (the act of captivating someone through conversation).
  • Conversational NLP = A person who practices Neuro Linguistic Programming (a method used by many psychologists, coaches, and marketers).

The Similarities Between NLP and Conversational Hypnosis.

Both conversational hypnosis and NLP are behavioural change techniques. They use the same principles of mind and language patterns to encourage people’s behaviour and thoughts in ways that benefit them. As you can see, there are many similarities between the two methods.

Conversational hypnosis for executive coaching.

Conversational hypnosis can be used in executive coaching, business coaching, and personal development programs.

Conversational hypnosis is an advanced form of NLP. The main difference between conversational hypnosis and NLP is that the former focuses on creating rapport with clients through conversation while the latter uses language patterns to influence people’s behaviour. A qualified therapist uses this technique in a strictly client-centred approach.

Find a Reputable therapist

Choose a therapist who belongs to a professional organisation that sets standards of practice. This will also provide you with an assurance of tested regulation across the industry. The South African Institute of Hypnotism has a list of highly qualified therapists to help you. SAIH was founded in 1998 making it the most established institution of its kind in Africa and its certifications are recognised by leading international bodies, such International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), the General Hypnotherapy Standard Council (GHSC) and the Association for Professional Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy (APHP).


Hopefully, this article has helped you understand the differences and similarities between NLP and conversational hypnosis. If you’re looking for a way to improve your communication skills, we encourage you to try out conversational hypnosis. It’s an incredible tool that can help anyone become more persuasive in any situation!

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