NLP Milton Model - Metaphor Patterns


These hypnotic language patterns are useful for building metaphors:

Selectional Restriction Violations

This is a common pattern within metaphors but can be overused and is often a little too obvious. The hypnotist talks about an issue as if it applied to something that could not have that issue. For the client to make sense of the conversation, they have to apply it to themselves.

The brick was unhappy, and knew it had to change.


The Quotes pattern is useful if you want to say something without taking responsibility for it - it is used heavily in Ross Jeffries speed seduction as a way of delivering a statement that may otherwise result in a slap.

Some people might say 'you really should smarten yourself up'

So I said to him 'you can relax completely'