How to Create Milton Model Scripts

How to Create Milton Model Scripts

Hypnotic Scripts using NLP Milton Model language patterns


Milton model language is highly powerful and can be easily slipped into conversations to induce a trance state, can’t it? Which means once you know how to structure your script you can easily take people deeper in to trance then before, without having to count down from 10-1, swing a gold watch or click your fingers, because conversational hypnosis using Milton Model language bypasses resistance, which means everyone will just drop into trance half way through a conversation, and what you will like is that they won’t even realise there in trance, will they? (once you read the article, come back and see how many patterns I have added here)

Today you will learn:

  • Milton Model Language Patterns
  • Amazing New Patterns you haven’t heard off Yet
  • A Formal for Formulating Scripts
  • Example Milton Model Scripts

First I will explain the various types of Milton model language patterns used in NLP circles, and then even more exciting – you will be given a model to follow so anyone can easily create various Milton model scripts for various clients.


Common Milton Model Language Patterns



Tag Question;


A question added at the end of a statement or question, designed to soften resistance and gain agreement, this works really well, don’t you agree?  It has the structure of a question, while keeping the tone of a statement. Tag questions are easy to use, don’t you think?


  • “I can see you want to improve, don’t you?”
  • “I know you want to give me a pay rise, don’t you?”
  • “Your perception of this company is changing, isn’t it?”


Yes Sets (Pacing)


this is a well know technique, say several statements or ask several question that have to be answered with a “yes” (this does not have to be out loud)


An easy way to do this is to Pace Current Experience: “as you’re sat here (yes) reading this article (yes I am) ready to learn more about persuasion techniques (yes)


At the end of the Yes Set add a command and they will automatically say yes

“You will want to (command)”


“As you are all here, on a Friday morning, at this training session….you will want to take an active part in all the activities”


Embedded Commands:


This is a command that forms part of a larger sentence using a subtle change in voice tonality or body language and is picked up by the listener’s unconscious mind.


  • “My colleague said you want me to take charge”
  • “You can imagine me achieving these targets”
  • “You can learn this technique easily”



Cause & Effect:


Implies one thing (or cause) leads to another; use these follow linking words in your sentences:


  • If then
  • As you
  • Then you
  • Because
  • Then


Humans have to find a cause for every effect as we always search for things to make sense; you can use this human programme to your advantage by offering a plausible explanation to your “cause”


“You have to stay late because we need to meet the targets/deadlines”


“Once you attend the training session, then you will understand the importance of customer service”


Use “but” to delete what you have just previously said “I know you said no to my proposal but you have been able to imagine  the profit margin we will be able to achieve” the person your speaking with will focus on the last part of the sentence


Complex Equivalence:


Attributes meaning to something that may or may not have a ’cause’ capability, like the example above it satisfies the need for looking for or finding a cause


  • “Being at this meeting means that you will listen intently to what I am about to say”
  • “By taking time out for this meeting means you want to help me solve my query”


Mind Read;


Pretend to know someone’s thoughts


“I know you want to X (– meet your targets)” your employee will ask themselves “how do they know that?” and will accept the rest of the sentence


“I know you’re thinking about how you can achieve your targets this month, because you’re concentrating hard”




Takes advantage of everything in the person’s experience (internal and external) to support your intention, as you did with Cause and Effect.


Person says: “I don’t understand.”


Response: “That’s right, you don’t understand, yet, because you have not read the whole report, once you read the report you will know this makes sense”


Person: “I don’t think I can do it”


Response: “That’s right you don’t think you can do it now, but once you start the project you will realise how easy it is”





The linguistic equivalent of assumptions.


  • “Will you be changing your attitude now or later today?” It is assumed the person will change their attitude, the only unknown is when
  • “You can do this even easier” Client is forced to have an internal representation of the outcome


Double Bind:


Offer No-Choices when creating the illusion of choice


  • “Do you want to begin this task now or later?”
  • “Do you want to speak to me about yesterday’s problem before or after you log-on?”
  • “Take all the time you need to finish in the next 30 minutes”



Modal Operator:


Words that refer to possibility or necessity or that reflect internal states of intensity tied to our rules in life.


  • “You should help others”
  • “You must resolve this issue”
  • “You can complete this deadline”


They will accept that the statement is possible (without being able to choose), creating a “yes” set




Words which allow people to add their own understanding to them. The person does not need to put effort in to doing it – it just ‘is’ already


  • “People can come to new understandings”
  • “You can take satisfaction in your knowledge”


Unspecified Verb:


The verb is not specified the listener needs to add their own details to make sense of the communication


  • “You could just let go and notice” – Notice what?
  • “I’m finishing the report” – By When?


Lack of Referential Index:


An expression without specific reference


  • “People can change” – who can change?
  • “It has to be completed soon”



Comparative Deletion (Unspecified Comparison):


A comparison is made without specific reference to what it is being compared to, forcing the person to think “compared to what?”


  • “You will enjoy it more.” – more then what?
  • “This one is better”



Conversational Postulate:


Are questions that operate at multiple levels, it sounds like a question but is really a demand/command.


  • “Can you read that report?”
  • “Can you answer the phone?”



Extended Quote:


A quotation that has commands added to it;


“I remember my first position as an apprentice working in a large organisation, I was given some advice from my managing director, after a company meeting he said “anyone can become an MD or whatever you want to be, you just have want it and work hard to get it”


The quotation confuses the internal dialogue and external comments and can be used to deliver things we don’t feel happy to say directly and can also be used to add embedded commands.


Selectional Restriction Violation:


Attributing intelligence or feelings to inanimate objects, often used in hypnosis sessions, the person senses the absurdity but allows the presuppositions to seep through


  • “Your work file tells an interesting story”
  • “Your chair can support you as you make these changes.”




Lack of specificity, experiencing confusion over meaning


  • Phonological: “your” and “you’re” – same sound, different meaning.


  • Syntactic: More than one possible meaning. “leadership shows”


  • Scope: “Speaking to you as a changed person …” (Who is the changed person?) The context does not give any explanation




is unexpected and does not ‘follow the rules’, in a simple form it is two ideas connected by a word. Which ultimately forces the listener to enter their own experiences to make sense of what is being said


“I like your watch my hand closely”


Lost Performative;


expressing value judgments without identifying who is doing the judging.

“it is important to read all of this document” Who says it is important?


Universal Quantifier:


Generalizations without referential index.

  • Everyone
  • No one
  • All
  • Every

“Nobody is perfect”

“Everyone can give this a go”

“Every day brings something new”


Amazing New NLP Language Patterns



As You


  • Pattern “A as you B”

“You may be aware of the sound of birds outside the window, as you go deeper into trance”


Negative Command



  • Pattern “don’t X”

“don’t think of a blue elephant” – you have to think about the thing I don’t want you to think about.




  • Pattern  “Imagine X”

“Imagine relaxation spreading through your body” Imagine is a command word


Can you Feel


  • Pattern “Can you feel A”

“Can you feel yourself relaxing?” – to answer the question, you first have to access the feeling


Have you ever noticed



  • Pattern “Have you ever noticed A”

“Have you ever noticed a tingling sensation somewhere in your body?”




  • Pattern “Maybe X”

“Maybe you know how to relax?”  You’re not telling them to relax, your just saying maybe you know


People Can


  • Pattern “People can X”

“People can take a deep breath and just relax”


You May Not Know


  • Pattern “You may not know A”

“You may not know how relaxed you feel” to answer, you will have to check how relaxed you feel


Try Not To


  • Pattern “Try Not To X”

“Try not to feel confident, just yet”


Your Conscious Mind, Your Unconscious Mind


  • Pattern “You Conscious Mind X, while Your Unconscious Mind Y”

“Your conscious mind might have learnt something, while your unconscious mind just listened or your conscious mind might have just listened while your unconscious mind learnt something”


Milton Model Script Formula


Formula One


  • Universal qualifier + cause and effect + Tag Line

“Everyone can relax when sitting down (universal qualifier), because taking the weight of your feet, helps you to relax (cause and effect) doesn’t it (tag Line)”

“All the people I meet find it easy to relax when they count to 10, which means when you get to five you’re already half way relaxed, aren’t you?”

“no-one can go into trance without listening to my voice, so don’t listen to my voice, then you will be able to think about what it is I’m not saying to you, won’t you?”


Formula Two


  • People Can + Double Bind + Mind Read

“People can easily relax (people can), it just depends if you want to relax now, or if you want to relax in a few minutes (double bind) and I know you want to learn to relax more (mind read) then you are right now”

“People can feel confident in all types of situations, you can feel a little confident or you can feel highly confident, I know you have felt confidence before, haven’t you?”

“People can be generous, if you were a generous person you might donate some money today or set up a direct debit, which would you prefer? Because I know you like to feel good about helping people in need”


Formula Three


  • You May Not Know + Comparative Deletion + Ambiguity

“You may not know how to fall into a trance quickly (You May Not Know), all I know is that you will relax more easily (Comparative Deletion) because your unconscious (ambiguity you’re unconscious) now, can let you just relax”

“You may not know what that feeling is, you just know it feels better, and as I speak you as a change person the feeling grows stronger”

“You may not know what confidence feels like, and you have felt more confident, because if you said yes –to –day (yesterday) I will feel more confident, then you just will, wont you?”


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One thought on “How to Create Milton Model Scripts

  1. Very good article. It describes in short, what is relevant, that works from Erickson’s perspective. Well done. It also reflects your own understanding of the subject.

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