Hypnosis Without Trance Presents…


The Fundamentals of Non-Verbal Influence

26th January 2013

Tripp Developmental HQ, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire UK

This is a unique one-time-only live exploration strictly limited to just 10 participants!


Are you interested in increasing your personal presence and impact?
Are you looking to take your ability to influence to another level?
Have you ever wondered what really makes a great ‘conversational hypnotist’?

Hi There…

James Tripp here – thanks for watching the video (or thanks ahead of time if you are yet to watch it!) and taking the time for yourself to visit and read this page.

As you have just watched  at least some of the above video, you will have a sense of ‘how I am’ as a person (which may, or may not, correspond with how I actually ‘am’). You will have unconsciously formed a whole bunch of impressions and those impressions will inform and influence how you respond to me and my message. And those impressions will be built off…

…not WHAT I said but HOW I said it!

Because you are a human being, you will have been unconsciously attuned to multitude of non-verbal elements that carried the words I was saying within them. We all do this; we all read people unconsciously and the conclusions we draw affect our response to those people… and 99%+ of the time we are totally unaware of it.

So what kind of messages are you giving off? Do they support your cause or hinder it?

Non-Verbal Dynamics and Gravitational Influence

As you are here at this website, you know me as a professional Hypnotist, but 10 years ago things were very different… I was just a disempowered data-inputter with questionable communication skills and a life that was headed nowhere I was interested in going! I was pretty dissatisfied with my lot so I made a series of decisions that would lead me on a very different course in life… and very quickly to a place way outside of my comfort zone!

It quickly became apparent that I was going to need to seriously upgrade my communication and influence skills (and fast!) so I dived into a course of deep learning and exploration.

And so I studied NLP, Hypnosis, Rhetoric, Public Speaking, Acting and Improvisational Theatre and more.  And beyond that went out and experimented in the world via Street Hypnosis, Illusionism and Mentalism, working with groups of ‘behaviourally challenged’ teenagers, speaking at conferences, leading exploration and training groups in a variety of areas (from martial arts to changework to hypnosis), client work (coaching and changework), marketing and business building and more.

Now in that time I’ve learned a lot, but one of the key lessons is that has become more and more obvious over time is that, of all the elements that comprise influential communication…

…the Non-Verbal elements are easily the most important!

Because if you can’t gain trust, if you can’t establish connection if you can’t communicate authority, you lack gravitas and presence and can’t lead the dynamic in terms of focus, emotion and ‘vibe‘…

…then all the hypnotic language patterns, values elicitation, anchoring work etc. will all fall to nothing!


  • Trust
  • Connection
  • Authority
  • Gravitas
  • Presence
  • Focus
  • Emotion
  • Vibe

All of these things create the context for your linguistic and strategic work. But here’s the thing…

…even in the absence of smart and focused linguistic and strategic work, this stuff is still dynamite, because it is the basis for what we could call Gravitational Influence – the kind of influence that…

…effortlessly pulls people into orbit around you and creates within them a desire to follow your lead!

(there is much to be said for this form of influence – it is not a Machiavellian manipulation but a powerful and congruent way of being in the world that starts from the inside out… but more on that another time).

Gravitational Influence is a powerful thing to develop, and the more of it you ‘have’, the more things will just go your way in life. And be clear…

…it is 100% something that can be learned.

And a key part of that learning is understanding the non-verbal dynamics!

Ironically, 10 years on from being that disempowered data-inputter, I have people from time to time say things to me like:

It’s all right for you, you have natural confidence!” 

And why do they say that? Because they draw an unconscious assumption based upon LEARNED non-verbal skills! LEARNED SKILLS – and…

…you can learn these skills too! 🙂


What We Will Be Exploring

Please be warned that this exploration is going to be content rich! We will be packing a whole bunch of stuff into the day, including…

  • Use of Space, Movement and Gesture
  • Use of Touch
  • Use of Eyes (beyond ‘eye-contact’)
  • Use of Expression
  • Voice Tone, Rhythm, Pitch and Flow
  • Naturalistic Spatial Anchoring
  • Non-Verbal ‘Process Control’
  • Physiological Management of Status Dynamics
  • Emotional Triggering and Shaping the Vibe

You will also be learning lots of practical tips and tricks to ‘hack’ the ‘Gravitational Influence code’ (so to speak) as well as exercises for developing your non-verbal mastery.

And why is this workshop happening only once?

This workshop will be a unique and special day that will not be repeated. I am teaching this material live one time only, to just 10 people, because I wish to capture the material on film for the creation of a new HWT learning resource.

If you make it into the group you will benefit from the personal input from me, as well as from the live ‘in-the-room’ exploration of the material.

You will also get a copy of the final video for no extra charge!

So this really is a fantastic and unique learning opportunity for those who make it on!

***Please be aware that this workshop is being videoed, so by booking you are consenting to be filmed as part of the days proceedings!***

That said, to be absolutely clear, you will not be filmed ‘performing’ or anything, only as a participant in the workshop (most likely just the back of your head), or as a demonstration assistant should you volunteer (and there will be no crazy hypno-antics or anything, just inductions and related skills) – but please do not book on if you are not prepared to sign the filming release form! 


OK, that’s all I need to say! To sum-up, The Fundamentals of Non-Verbal Influence is for you if:

  • You are interested in increasing your personal presence and impact.
  • You are looking to take your ability to influence to the next level.
  • You want to develop yourself further as a ‘conversational hypnotist‘.

If you have any questions, please use the comment section below. Otherwise, if you already know you are interested, get busy and book now because there are only 10 place available:

Secure my place  – only £147 when booked today!

Once again – please be aware that this workshop is strictly limited to 10 places only, and there will be no extension on this!

And I do hope that I will be seeing you in January!

All the very best


  • Colin

    December 6, 2012

    How exciting! ‘New HWT content’ – I can’t wait.

    Just one thing doesn’t add up about this page, and it’s this sentence:

    “but please don’t not book on if you are not prepared to sign the filming release form!”

    It seemed to me you were trying to avoid saying “please don’t book on” as part of the sentence, but after reading this sentence carefully few times, I realized what you have LITERALLY said (if you cancel out the negatives) is “please do book on if you are not prepared to sign the filming release form”!

    So I would suggest finding another way to word that sentence…it’s currently implying the opposite of what you mean!

    Great stuff James, can’t wait for a new HWT release!


    • admin

      December 7, 2012

      Hi Colin – just an editing typo. All fixed now.

      Thanks for pointing it out!

      All the very best


      • Colin

        December 7, 2012

        Great to hear! It’s a shame I’m busy on the 26th January, but I can’t wait to pick up the DVD! 🙂


        • admin

          December 10, 2012

          Hi Colin

          The material will be forming part of the HWT ‘Covert and Conversational’ set, which should be out around March/April 2013.

          All the very best


  • Charlotte

    December 9, 2012

    It is too bad that it takes place in winter. I am very interested, but how can I reach Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire UK.
    Maybe there will be a lot of snow and the taxi can´t drive. I have to fly from Germany to London. Is there a possibility to go by train from London. When will it start – do I need a hotel a day before and which hotel is near the Tripp Developmental HQ? If it is not possible for me to come, do I have the possibility to get the DVD when I pay for it? A lot of questions – I know.


    • admin

      December 10, 2012

      Hi Charlotte

      Letchworth Garden City (LGC) is about 30 minutes out of London Kings Cross by train, with LGC station being 5 minutes walk from my offices and training rooms. The nearest hotel is the Broadway Hotel, which is also about 5 minutes walk from the venue, and 2 minutes walk from the station.

      If you are flying in, you may consider London Luton International Airport, which is about 12 miles by road from the centre of LGC. There is a regular bus service from the airport to LGC, or alternatively you can grab a taxi (you might still need to get a taxi from where the bus drops you to the hotel… unless you don’t mind a 25 minute walk).

      The day will start at 10am, so you would need to decide how that worked for you regarding coming in either that morning or the previous day.

      It will be video, with the video being made available to those who book (upon completion of editing).

      I hope that helps! If you have any further questions, please do feel free to ask.

      All the very best


  • Hasu

    December 12, 2012

    Hi James -thank you for your reply – I’ve sent you a response.

    Meanwhile, to also say I’ll be joining you on the day. Look forward to it.


  • Jay

    December 15, 2012

    Ha! Not so sure about when double negations didn’t not become the new typos!

    Looks worthwhile but that date is uncertain for me, I would like to attend but I am more interested in any rapid inductions or hand stick stuff…although you may have done a lot of this, this for me is the area where I need to increase confidence through learning and application, so would be happy to be informed if I can’t make this one.

    Good stuff, I’m still undecided whether H is without T, I’m sure you’ve had many discussions on this but my definition would be that trance is a form of highly focused attention, and that’s what appears to be occurring, take playing a musical instrument for example, being in the ‘zone’ where the rest of the world just disappears…

    PS: Another example of non verbal communication could be changing the other person’s frame or ‘owning it,’ very useful with Traffic Wardens!

    All the best,


    • admin

      December 21, 2012

      Hi Jay

      Regarding the H without T, the question is, ‘what kind of trance?’. I’m referring to the notion of a unique and special state that is thought to render people open to suggestion, that is necessarily induced in hypnosis. Of course peoples’s state alters along with their experience, but does hypnosis have a particular signature state? Personally, I can find no evidence for it, and plenty of evidence that seems to counteract it.

      All the very best


  • Cezar

    January 6, 2013

    Hi, James
    First of all, I believe that what you are doing is outstanding. Just by reading your blog, my life is obviously shaping in a different (and better, I would say) way.
    I would love to attend your seminar on non-verbal communication, as I think it will be really transformational. However, I live in US and the expense of the plane ticket is not convenient for me, just yet.
    You said that you will video-record this seminar. When do you intend to release it, and how would one be able to get it?

    • admin

      January 6, 2013

      Thanks Cezar

      The video fotage will be making up part of the Hypnosis Without Trance: Covert and Conversational programme, which should be completed around summer time.

      All the very best


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