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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