Most Powerful Language Patterns Ever Created
The Milton Model is a collection of very powerful language patterns and techniques. There are several dozen individual patterns, as well as larger strategies in which they are organized. They were invented by Dr. Milton Erickson, a physician and a hypnotist. He developed and used them as part of what is now called conversational or covert hypnosis.
Black Belt Skills
You might pick up a book on a few martial arts moves, but it would take you a lifetime of practice before you ever felt fully confident with their use. The Milton Model language patterns are the same. Sure, you can memorize a few of them, but language, and more broadly communication, is a very complicated, interactive and organic activity.
Much Like Fighting
This isn’t the greatest metaphor, but it’s structurally similar. If you were a competitive fighter, expecting to memorize a sequence of moves before the fight began would be ridiculous. You would study your opponent, their particular style and movements, and then practice specifically with them in mind.
But come fight night, most of what you did in the ring would happen spontaneously and subconsciously. At no point during the fight would you even have the presence of mind to look toward your manager and ask, “Hey, what punch do you think I should throw?”
Language Is Like Fighting
It’s not like fighting in that it’s bent on mutual destruction, but it is as fast and flowing and organically evolving as any fight. When we say things, they are backed up by emotions and feelings. If you wait even a second too long to reply, it’s too late. The things you say in response to whatever your conversational partner says is just as fast moving as a black belt smack down.
Avoid Temptations To Memorize
This is why the idea of memorizing any language patterns in hopes of spitting them out word for word are largely futile. Unless you want to repeat the same sequence of patterns to several dozen targets, you won’t have much luck. Even then, once you get two or three exchanges deep into a conversation, you will only be able to rely on your training, not any memorized skills.
Training Is Critical
The patterns themselves are easy and simple to learn. Your training of these patterns is what will make them powerful. Many of these you will recognize. They are all English words and phrases that you’ve seen before, it’s not like these are magic words that will put the listener into an obedient trance. It’s not only how you use them, but how you use them based on what your target says or doesn’t say.
Erickson Had Years Of Practice
These weren’t invented in one afternoon in Erickson’s garage. He developed and refined these after talking to hundreds of patients. By the time Bandler and Grinder came and “reverse engineered” these patterns (the book on these patterns was published in 1975), Erickson had been refining these techniques for decades.
Potentially Very Powerful
We emphasize potentially as their power comes only with practice. Very many people spend thousands of dollars on NLP and other similar “shortcuts” to persuasion and hypnosis. But it’s not the actual words themselves is their use. Reading a book about playing the piano won’t give you any skills. It’s the years of daily practice (often for hours) that gives on the ability to sit down at a piano, bang out a tune and impress the entire crowd.
How To Practice
Below, we’ll go through the most powerful and common of the Milton Model Patterns. Each will have a brief description, and some examples. In order to get maximum use out of these, you’ll need to practice them by writing them down. Not just once or twice, but several times per day, for at least a few months.
If you are really serious about converting the Milton Model into something you are conversationally fluent in (which will be more powerful than you can possibly realize), it will take at least a year or more.
Hypnosis As A Second Language
Many spend entire college careers on second languages. If you wanted to learn a foreign language on your own, in your spare time, you would expect it to take at least a couple of years before you could converse fluently in your target language. Please study these patterns with as much seriousness. Only when you can “speak hypnosis” fluently, organically, and spontaneously (with a strong intention in mind) will you be effective.
One Last Caveat
Erickson developed these to help people. People who came to him to be helped in that specific area. Think of what this means. Somebody would come to Erickson and say something like:
“Please help me. I want to stop drinking alcohol but I can’t. I have tried everything else. You are my last hope.”
Erickson developed these patterns to help people do what they very much WANTED to do. He didn’t develop them to get people to do things against their will, or to trick them into making a decision that was against their best interests. He developed these to help people what they specifically said they wanted to do.
Beware Of Deceptive Intentions
How you use these is up to you. Just understand that getting somebody to do something against their will (buying something they don’t want or something else they wouldn’t volunteer to do) is going to be MUCH MORE DIFFICULT than convincing a patient, who CAME TO SEE A HYPNOTIST help them do what they wanted to do.
And even then, Erickson was the best in the world with these patterns. Just reading a blog post and trying to remember a couple of patterns is not going to cut it. Not in the least. However, if you DO make it a point to study these for a long, long time, you will become skilled in their use, and you WILL help your friends and family make much better decisions.
Part Two – The Patterns
I’m Not Going To Tell You
As soon as you start off a statement with, “I’m not going to tell you,” the listener will relax and decrease any resistance. To increase this effect, add on a reason after what you tell them you’re not going to tell them.
I’m not going to tell you to practice these patterns every day because only you know if you want to become extremely skilled with them or not.
I’m not going to tell you to share this post on social media because then more people would know about these patterns and that would be very dangerous.
First say the thing you want them to think or do, and then follow that with something that they obviously would like to believe or to. For added benefit, add a tag question at the end.
After you practice these patterns every day for six months, it will be very easy to make a lot of money. You do want to make a lot of money, don’t you?
After you make the decision to practice these extensively, you’ll be able to get many more dates with gorgeous girls. You do like the idea of going out with gorgeous girls, don’t you?
Lack Of Referential Index
This is when you use a pronoun to describe a group of people who support the idea or behavior your are persuading your target to believe.
People can make tons of money once they master these patterns.
One can easily seduce gorgeous strippers and supermodels with only these patterns.
These are absolute statements that allow no room for doubt.
Anybody who spends just a little bit of time studying these patterns knows how incredibly powerful they are to convince nearly anybody to do anything.
Everybody you use these patterns on will be affected in a very profound way.
This is when you take anything your subject does, and uses it in a cause-effect way. This requires a one-on-one conversation.
Because you are leaning back in your chair you are starting to see the wisdom of this advice.
As you cross your arms and think about this you begin to see it in a way that is much more applicable to your situation.
Open Ended Suggestion
Use these to give a positive statement to your listener where they must fill in the blanks with their own information and ideas.
You are capable of wonderful increases in communication with very special people once you see the power of these language patterns.
You can make great gains in your income in many ways once you start to use these patterns in your daily life.
Carefully asked questions that send your targets mind in the direction you want.
How many ways can you imagine using these patterns to create significant financial gains in your future?
How many ways would you like to use these language patterns to create wonderful relationships filled with emotional and sexual intimacy?
These are long rambling sentences where it’s not clear who is saying what. Very useful in saying something directly to your target that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to say.
I went to a seminar recently and there was this guy in the lobby talking about how he started selling things to people using this very strange language technology and he and his friend were telling me about one of their clients they sold a million dollar contract to and he told him that this is one of the most powerful set of patterns ever created and he told him that there’s nothing better than these patterns if you want to make buckets of cash without ever really trying.
These are words like might, can, may, could etc. You can use them by carefully stringing together plenty of ideas ending with your target believing something that wouldn’t otherwise believe if you said it directly.
When you start to practice these patterns you might find it a bit frustrating and tedious but you can start to understand that when you get the hang of it, it may seem easier and easier and pretty soon you will see how simple it is to use these without even needing to think.
This is when you take any two ideas, and link them together in a cause-effect sequence. Take the thing that is easiest for them to believe or do and use it as the cause, and put on any effect you’d like them to do or think.
You reading this sentence now will naturally cause you to want to start practicing these patterns every single day.
Just imagining how you can use these patterns to make more money and have more sex will cause you to want to buy everything from Mind Persuasion so you can be a master persuader.
This is perhaps the most famous of the Milton Model patterns, as it is used in many sales programs. It’s when you give the target two choices which are really the same thing.
Do you want to keep reading this sentence or you would you rather just keep going until you get to the period?
Would you rather study these language patterns extensively or would you rather just practice them until they are second nature?
These are mentally similar to cause and effect, but they are stated in a more slippery way.
The more you think about using these patterns the more you decide to buy Covert Hypnosis and learn how to master them.
The more you think about how much better life would be with these patterns, the more certain you are that Covert Hypnosis is the absolute best place to learn them.
Many of Mind Persuasion Books and Courses are based around specific applications of the Milton Model. Consider the following: