I’m just sitting here on a Friday night in my office, thinking about the last couple of weeks. It has been a wonderful whirl-wind of activity, first getting ready for the NGH Convention, then doing the convention with all of the excitement that entails, and now coming back home and getting back into the old routine.
It is always great to go and do the convention, but after a week or so, now I can appriciate getting back into the “groove.” I think that one of the most satisfying things that I do is teaching new hypnotherapists. That is one of my favorite parts of the, “groove.” It is so wonderful working with enthusiastic people, who are ready, willing and able to go out and make a difference.
It takes a great deal of enthusiasm to get started in this profession. There is so much to learn, and unlearn. Part of the challenge is simply digesting all of the new information, inductions, deepening techniques, and so, so much more, as you begin to learn and understand advanced techniques such as age regression and parts therapy.
Hypnosis is almost unbelievable in what it can do, and as such, there is almost as much to unlearn as there is to learn. All my years of talk therapy training did little to prepare me for what I do now.
I had to unlearn so many things.
I had to unlearn restrictions on touching my clients. In the professional use of hypnosis there are so many great tools that can only be used if the hypnotherapist is able to let go of the unnecessary taboo of not touching clients.
I had to let go of the idea that change takes a long time. Quite often change can happen quite rapidly, as little as just a couple of sessions, to a few sessions, longer in more complex cases.
I had to let go of the idea that one needs to study for years to learn how to help people. Surely a life time of study puts us on the path of ongoing improvement, but a serious student of hypnosis can be off to a splendid start in just a couple of weeks of training, and that followed up with a few months of study, and the new hypnotist can really do wonders with those who want to make good, powerful and significant changes in their lives.
It has been a process, for me, of letting go of the old, so that I can embrace the new. I am so fortunate to have our profession to embrace with a full sense of gratitude and excitement.
With you on the Path,