Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Hypnosis Organizations

Organizations are only as good as the people running them. If you want to really look at an organization look at its leaders. I was curious about the ABNLP because I have heard the stories about the leadership and the way that they run their organization. Tad James is a well known name among NLP circles and holds the trademark on Time-Line Therapy, I checked to make sure when I was doing research on my service mark submission. Talking to people Tad used to be a great instructor and was considered to be very effective as well as a smart marketer. Look at what he accomplished with the American Board of Hypnotherapy, American Board of NLP and the American Pacific University. I have heard and I do not know for certain that Matthew James had Tad and his wife escorted off the premises of the company that he built. Again this is just rumor but it appears that Matthew is now running the APU and Tad's old companies according to the websites.
If you have not heard of the American Pacific University it is based in HI and this is what it offers according to Doctor Matthew James:
Graduates receive a Bachelor of Clinical Hypnotherapy (BCH), a Doctorate of Clinical Hypnotherapy (DCH), a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) of Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Doctor of Esoteric Studies (DES), or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) of Esoteric Studies. Each program is different and designed to fill the needs particular to your chosen field.
From my understanding not one of these degrees is accredited and the titles are not recognized by any state that I am aware of. For the right amount of money maybe you can get your doctorate like some of these people without having to leave your house because these are distant learning programs. Maybe you can have your friends do the courses and you get a Doctorate of Clinical Hypnotherapy.
For fun I went to apply to the ABNLP to see what it would be like. I received my training from a Master Trainer that Tad personally certified. A master trainer is someone that is allowed to train people to be trainers themselves. My instructor used to work for Tad for several years and travel around certifying his trainers. The ABNLP informed me that they do not recognize my instructor anymore as an instructor so I could not join the organization. This is another example of how organizations are subject to the leaders and their traits. Disputes between people hurt the organization and its creditability.
The good news is that there are so many organizations these days that you can find one that meets your needs and personality. Each organization has its own personality and beliefs so check them all out. I am a member of a few of them and next year that will change. Lately I have experienced the truth that some organizations are only interested in your dues and other than that precious name you don't get anything else.
Mystically yours,
Doc Magi

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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Scripts and Hypnosis

Scripts are great for learning some phrases to making suggestions but scripts are not as effective as you might believe. What does a script provide a Hypnotist? Does a script provide success to the client? What is it that the client really needs?

These are the questions you might want to ask yourself in your profession. They are really quite simple to answer in the end. Scripts provide a person a canned approach to hypnotherapy. It provides the client with a canned approach to their problem or positive suggestions to listen to. Every problem is not the same in the end and success is different for every client.

Take your prewritten scripts and throw them out the window unless you are just taking a couple sentences or ideas from them. If you want to really know what script is successful ask your client some great questions.

How will you feel when this has been resolved? How will you know you are successful? What will change in your life now that you have this resolved?

There are many more questions a good hypnotherapist should be asking each client. If the Hypnotist just asks what is wrong and then starts to read a script to you or starts to open up some script book then sit back and listen to the story or find someone that understands that success is not the same for everyone. Find yourself a Hypnotist that takes the time to find out what it is for you and then reap the benefits of great sessions.

Mystically yours,

Doc Magi

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