NLP Language Patterns


Words mean something. Words have the power to start wars or ignite love. Words can hurt, heal and persuade. Learning how to use NLP language patterns of words in your communication is the heart of conversational hypnosis, NLP and persuasive communication.

Do you want people to respond to your hypnotic suggestions faster and with greater depth? Do you want people in your everyday world to respond to you in specific ways?  Then knowing how to influence with hypnotic words is essential. NLP language patterns are the key.

The way you craft and phrase your communication has a huge impact on how effective and influential your communication is. Depending on how effective our language is, we can build agreement, shift the focus of attention, persuade others to our views, convince them to take action, motivate ourselves, and so much more, just with our choice of words.

An important master of the art of influence was psychiatrist Milton Erickson, who developed his language skills and ability of being ‘artfully vague’ to such an extent that he would often hypnotize and fully cure clients in a seemingly normal conversation, with the aid of stories and metaphors. He recognized that the imagination is far more powerful than the will, and he used his skills to capture and lead the imagination of his patients and students.

nlp-language-patternsTo truly influence someone and motivate them to action—even an action that is in their best interests—you must move them to a point where they have that ‘ah-ha’ experience, and are able to adopt a new idea as though it were their own. I have written a short PDF guide to the NLP language patterns of Milton Erickson.

It covers everything from double bind messages, to ambiguity and embedded messages to time based connections. When you learn these ways of structuring your language, you will have learned the core skill in personal influence and NLP.

20 NLP Language Patterns

are too long to post as a blog but I will give you full access immediately to the PDF download free of charge.

It is eight pages of definitions and examples, including how to structure language in your hypnotic suggestions, your conversations, and in all your communication.

Just tell me where to email it, and I will send it to you right now.


These are the the language patterns and definitions I share in this free PDF. These are powerful language patterns for you to learn. And in the PDF I give complete definitions and examples of how to use them:

  • Nominalization
  • Ambiguity
  • Unspecified Nouns
  • Unspecified Referential Indices
  • Unspecified verbs
  • Sidebar: Don’t Sound Weird
  • Presuppositions
  • Complementary Adverbs and Adjectives
  • Comparable Statements
  • Mind Reading
  • Cause and Effect Patterns
  • Conjunctions
  • Time-based Connections
  • Clichés and Adages
  • Conversational Postulates
  • The Choice of “Or”
  • Awareness
  • Binds
  • Double Bind, or Illusion of Choice
  • Embedded Commands