Subliminal Hacking
The Art and Science of Social Engineering


May 4, 2010

Hypnosis.. The No FAIL Protocol

Earlier on in the year I attended the Blackpool Magic Convention, it was a great event and I met some great hypnotists and magicians. Whilst I was there I was introduced to a guy called James Tripp. James came across as a nice approachable guy, and it turned out he was a hypnotist as well, but he had a slightly different approach to hypnosis. James was all about hypnosis without trance, and this was interesting, so we got talking, and its really very interesting, but I will tell you more about this next month after I attend his official course.

So why have I told you a little about James, well he asks an interesting question. What would you do with hypnosis if you knew you couldn’t fail? Its an interesting thought provoking question. Well James looked to answer this question with a one off exclusive course, called the No Fail Protocol, and I was lucky enough to attend. The day was recorded, and its my understanding that even though this day will not be repeated, the DVD of the day will be available from James’s website at a reasonable price in the future (I will keep you posted).

So what is the no fail protocol? James defines it as the following:
A code of ‘correct’ conduct that when followed allows the hypnotist to operate to his / her fullest extent 100% free from any perceivable failure!! Its an insurance against failure.

This is exactly what we achieved on the course, working examples and demonstrations to give an approach / strategy that gets you thinking out of the box and planning ahead. What this gives you is opportunity and manoeuvres, and I guess what they say in the magic world to some extent multiple outs. It really does then get you thinking about what you could achieve via hypnotic methods if you knew you couldn’t fail. When you approach hypnosis looking to learn from failure, as opposed to looking for success you may also find your results are not quite as you expect, give it a try.

So from a social engineering perspective, it can really get you thinking and challenging yourself. What information can you really extract from an individual using hypnotic suggestion. Why go to all of the trouble of brute force cracking a password, when you can simply ask and be told? What are the boundaries, practically and also ethically?

If you are interested in the No Fail Protocol, and the Hypnosis without trance (HWT) methods I encourage you to head over to James’s site for more information. If you decide to contact James, or attend one of his courses, please let him know where you found out about it. I think the HWT really can be of benefit over conventional hypnosis for the social engineer, but I will discuss this more after I attend the official course, and put it to use in the field. James also has a blog, where he posts his thoughts, and some videos, its worth a look also.

When conducting hypnosis there are various critical moments. These critical moments are formed from within the frame you are setting up. When a critical moment occurs the normal experience is success or fail. However if we ensure we have manoeuvrability we have both the option to jump over to the next critical moment, or execute an exit strategy.

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    About the Author

    Dale Pearson
    has worked in IT since 1998, Infosec since 2004, and studied and performed hypnosis, mentalism etc since 2009. Dale is a full time Red Teamer with a love of social engineering and qualified hypnotherapist. He spends a great deal of time researching the various skills and techniques that make up the art and science of Social Engineering.


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