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There is a remarkable fallacy that is prevalent among people considering using Hypnosis for losing weight. That fallacy is the Hypnosis will someone MAKE them lose weight without having to exercise, change their way of eating or even much THINK about the process of losing weight.
Last October I attended a workshop on a new therapy called “Havening” that just totally amazed me. I started using it immediately with clients and have gotten some spectacular results with it.
It is called “Havening” because, as I understand it, its first application was in the treatment of Trauma. According to the creator of Havening, Dr. Ron Ruden, one of the criteria for an experience to be classified in our minds as a trauma is it has to include a feeling of inescapability. The person feels that there is no “safe haven” where he or she can go to escape. The process of Havening, then, helps to create a sense of having such a refuge.
“Who you are being is so loud I can’t hear what you are saying.”
– Marc Anthony Yhap to Dr.Graham Dorrington in “The White Diamond”
Some of the more popular NLP classes I teach are classes on persuasion. The “Sleight of Mouth” class, “Belief Craft” with Jonathan Altfeld, “The Language of Change” (Ericksonian Hypnotic Language Patterns), and the new “Heart-Centered Sales System” all deal with persuasion.
In my classes that I teach on Neo-Ericksonian Hypnosis we often begin with a very simple trance experience. The participants in the class divide up into pairs and sit facing each other. They keep their eyes open and simply look into each other’s eyes. Then one of them asks the other, “Who are you?”
The other responds in whatever way feels right at that moment. He or she might say something like, “I am a Doctor,” or “I am a student.” Or they might say something like “I am Sue,” or “I am Charlie.”