Modal Operators is when language implies a “must” when there is no requirement for one. Using Modal Operators limits options and remove choices, such as “I must win this competition”, “you must buy this jacket or you will be cold” or “You must resolve this issue.”

Modal Operators imply things could happen or must happen. Common Milton Model operators include words such as ‘can, should, must, might, could, would, will‘. Modal operators might be the most commonly used hypnotic form.

‘And each gentle breath out can lead to more relaxation.’
‘And you could be surprised at how quickly you go into trance.’
‘you might notice your left hand getting heavy….’.

A modal operator can usually be recognized if it makes sense to add …’or maybe not‘ to the end of the statement.