Implied Causes

Implied Causes is a technique that uses words that imply that one thing will lead to another. I might say, “As you take in all this information, you can know that your mind will digest it into useful wisdom in time. 

Knowing you have a subconscious mind gives you time to relax and enjoy learning.” That doesn’t really exactly make sense, does it? You have whatever time you have, knowing you have a subconscious mind doesn’t actually give you time. But I created an implied cause there (that somehow, the mere existence of the subconscious mind gives you time to relax). 

It was intended to help the student of NLP learn more effectively by being more relaxed about it. Since people can feel anxiety as they learn, that can make them really enjoy the contrast of relaxing into learning that will occur over a period of time. 

Now there’s another implied cause: that somehow anxiety will make you relax. Let me say part of that again; see how that worked as an implied cause. 

“Since people can feel anxiety as they learn, that can make them really enjoy the contrast of relaxing into learning.” 

The words that usually occur in implied causes are: since, when, while, as, after, often, before, during, following, and throughout. Before you learn through relaxation, you might want to sit in an even more comfortable position. When you become aware of the sounds around you, you can realize that your relaxation is a powerful force for focus and learning. 

While you are hearing these examples of implied causes, your subconscious mind has been busy creating understanding that your conscious mind can do whatever it wants to as you learn even more through these examples. 

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