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Deep Trance Identification 

What is Deep Trance Identification?

If You Could Be Anyone Who Would You Be?  If You Could Have Any Skill What Would You Choose?

Deep Trance Identification (or DTI) is one of the most powerful and transformative approaches to learning and personal development available to us.  It is the process that makes it possible for you to step into anyone else’s shoes for some time so that you can model and develop any skill.

DTI makes it possible for you to become more of who you are by unlock your brain’s true learning potential.  With Deep Trance Identification it is easy to overcome any limitations that may have stopped in the past from stepping into your excellence.

First pioneered in Cold War Russia, this once secret hypnotic technique is now used around the world as a primary strategy for emotional growth and change.

Deep Trance Identification uses hypnosis to activate the same learning strategies you used as a child to learn.  It activates the parts of your brain responsible for deep unconscious learning so that you can create more of the life you desire.

A Brief History

As we mentioned Deep Trance Identification as we know it has it’s roots in Soviet Era Russia.  It is in fact much older than that in various forms but to keep things easy we will look back to the 1960s when Dr. Alexander Raikov was working with the Moscow Conservatory of Music.  He was experimenting with having students become family musicians in their chosen instrument.  Interestingly, these students scored higher on their technical exams and showed a greater level of artistic expression.

Shortly after Stephen Gilligan began experimented with identifying with Milton Erickson.  His experience has taught us a lot about ecology checks!

Since that time it fell out of popularity in the NLP community with Dilts style modeling growing in favor.

Since the 1990s John Overdurf has been using it as a strategy for helping students generate new skills.

In 2012 Jess Marion and Shawn Carson began experimenting with Deep Trance Identification as tool for both generative and therapeutic change.  Over the past 3 years they have developed and in-depth strategy for successful DTIs as well as a roadmap for using it for your own changes as well as your clients.

How To Do Deep Trance Identification

DTI is not a one time experience, it is a learning process.  It is a step by step system that makes transformation easy.  In short, to do a successful DTI you will need to:

1- Choose a context in which you would like the change to happen and allow the desired outcomes to drive your selection in model.

2- Get unconscious consent for working with the model.

3- Now it’s time to gather as many reference experiences as possible.

4- Build an Events Matrix.

5- Step into being the model in the different events as you experience what it is like to have your models, behaviors, states, beliefs, values, etc.

6- Now you will want to tie those experiences to your context.

7- Next go out into the real world and test.

8- Finally make any changes and DTI again.

For more information on how to use DTI for yourself or your clients check out Deep Trance Identification: Unconscious Modeling and Mastery for Coaches, Hypnosis Practitioners, and Everyday People  CLICK HERE

What Deep Trance Identification Is Not

It is not fantasy. Well at least it’s not any more fantasy than your current identity.  Our identities are flexible but we forget this as adults.  DTI brings that flexibility to your conscious awareness.  DTI is not a throw away technique but instead a complete system that creates immense personal change.

It is not merely role playing.  Role playing is acting as if we are a person but that does not tell us whole lot about the unconscious drives of the person.  Role playing also does not necessarily integrate the experience into your identity.

It is not NLP (Dilts) style modeling.  While there is some cross over DTI integrates both conscious and unconscious processes.  It uses the unconscious as the primary experiencer and learner after the conscious mind has done the preliminary work.

Deep Trance Identification is not a “throw away ” technique.  To do it successfully you will need to put in time and effort to do the set up as well as experience the DTI over a number of iterations.

DTI is not spirit possession.  While this is addressed in our book, for our purposes here just know that we view it as an unconscious modeling process that relies on how the human brain is constructed.


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