NLP Milton Model - Ambiguities
- Chris Harrison
- 18th January 2009
Within hypnotic language, and more specifically within the Milton Model, an ambiguity occurs when a word, phrase or sentence has multiple meanings. Ambiguities are a very useful way to induce confusion.
To understand the statement, it is necessary for the client to process the possible meanings and then decide which one is the most appropriate.
A syntactic ambiguity consists of an 'ing' verb that can be processed as either a verb or an adverb.
I own a flying jacket - not an example that you'll usually come across in a hypnosis book, but is that a jacket for flying in, or an actual flying jacket!
These are words that sound the same.
Examples include eye/I, know/no, see/sea, weight/wait, nose/knows
You've struggled with this issue for the last time - no/know more - this is a really nice example especially if know more is delivered as an embedded command.
This could be the best days/daze of your life.
A Punctuation Ambiguity occurs when one sentence ends with the word that begins the next sentence.
This is quite a good way to lead a client into a trance, as you can continue to speak without ever finishing a sentence.
I know you're curious about how far you can drift down deeply now.
A Scope ambiguity occurs when it is not clear how much of a sentence a verb, adverb, or adjective applies to.
The room was full of horrible girls and boys - were the boys horrible? Or just the girls