The concept of “Motivations by Moose”, is leading to a series of content products for helping people, using hypnotherapy, NLP neurolinguistic programming techniques.
It’s Tony Robbins + Pixar + SpinWriter
I’ve been working on this weight loss ‘power of suggestions’ module, and it is already amazing. I’m totally thrilled at how it gradually is changing my own mind about weight loss, it IS motivating me and sustaining that motivation, day after day.
Building sentences by randomly combining phrases together, is totally working very well, and the number of variations must already by an astronomically high number.
And it’s not just about weight loss. It’s building inside me, feelings of wellbeing and confidence, AND, I’m learning how to be persuasive in my own use of language, amongst real people. All by osmosis from hearing the Moose do it.
I suppose I am. I took a week off of radiology, and worked really hard on Moose related things. I made a few graphics, to show people what the moose is like.
But since this post is about techniques of power-of-suggestion, I suppose I can write some more on this topic. I have a saying “Anything that can be learned, can be learned.”, which explains why I wasn’t afraid to learn how to make a Talking Moose, and I wasn’t afraid of learning how hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming works.
At first, learning NLP was a little odd, but when you actually reach the point where you have to write code make a Moose speak, that was the point where my brain turned ON, listening and learning.
One of the things that NLP does, is speak commands to the subconscious mind, but it first must get the conscious mind to be distracted. So the sentence structure puts a command in the middle, and starts the sentence with something that is intended for the conscious mind. There are lots of ways to get the conscious mind occupied. Often, it begins with a statement involving “imagine this…” or variations like that.
With a little research, ( OK, a LOT of effort on my part), I found, collected, and coded 71 different ways to start a sentence in NLP style. That’s 71 variations that are quite different from each other, and not including lots of minor variations.
Minor variations? Plenty of those. For example, “You may” in a sentence could also be “You might”, “You could”, “You possibly might” and so on. The Moose is coded to use all those variations. Words like “Notice” (as in “You might notice…” ) can also be “You might see…”, “You might realize…”
So those 71 different ways to start a sentence, combined with variations in synonyms for common small words, means there are hundreds or thousands of ways just to start a sentence.
Then there are the Topics, in the middle of sentences. Lots of variations here.
Then there are the ways to do Endings of sentences. There is a lot of variations there as well.
When all of this is combined to form complete NLP sentences, the number of different sentences is in the hundreds-of-thousands, possibly over a million different combinations.
Think about that. I’ve always been proud that the Moose’s collection of humor, is over 2000 different jokes. But that’s tiny, compared to the amount of weight-loss things the Moose can say uniquely. Wow.
And that feature, constant variation, also is something useful for NLP. The goal of course is to distract and occupy the conscious mind, so that there are no objections raised when a command is given to the subconscious. Well, it turns out that the conscious mind is VERY INTERESTED in learning sentence structures used by the Moose. The conscious mind is drawn-in to analyzing whether a start of a sentence is ‘familiar’, but ‘different somehow’ from something it heard before.
That feature has extra benefits too. Not only do the Neuro-Linguist commands for power-of-suggestion regarding weight-loss reach the subconscious, the conscious mind is also learning. It’s learning, YOU’RE learning, how all of this works! Knowing how it works, lets it work better, AND, lets you apply the skills in your daily life, for other things you want to achieve. Having the “power of persuasion”, by speaking sentences with NLP structures, is quite useful in daily life.
( I suppose that’s a different topic altogether. Learning how to be persuasive, how to get other people to respond in certain ways to you, based on how you talked to them. But yea, the Moose teaches that! )