The REALITY about BELIEFS (I hope you catch the irony there)

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The REALITY about BELIEFS (I hope you catch the irony there)

This month we will offer our most popular and broadly useful seminar, “Sleight of Mouth.” It is an amazing 2-day experience that, on the surface, allows you to become more persuasive conversationally by influencing another person’s beliefs – an obviously useful application for sales people, therapists, marketer, etc… basically ANYBODY who wants to be more persuasive. But, at a deeper …

Why Get Certified? – The TRUTH about Hypnotherapy Certifications

In less than a week we will embark on our annual “Neo-Ericksonian Hypnotherapy” Certification Training and here I’m going to address the rather thorny issue of WHY. Why get certified as a Hypnotherapist? What will having that parchment do for you? Here’s the short answer (and the painful truth): not much. In America, hypnosis is an unregulated profession. The truth …

NLP’s & Ericksonian Hypnosis begat…

NOT A SINGLE APRIL FOOL This past weekend I had the pleasure of certifying a fresh batch of NLP Practitioners and NLP Master Practitioners after seven months of a training that started last September. With all due respect to past classes I’ve taught, this group was exceptional. Not a slacker in the bunch. Of course, there are multiple reasons for …

Technicolor story telling – enhance your stories with sensory rich language

It is probably intuitively or empirically known to you that some people have a greater capacity to visualize than other people. Other people have highly tuned auditory awareness. Some people seem so mostly make sense of the world through the sensations they feel, while some great chefs or wine connoisseurs have highly sensitive and developed sense of taste. So if …

“The Greatest Commencement Speech ever Given”

This has been attributed to Kurt Vonnegut but was really a column written by Mary Schmich for the Chicago Tribune.  Nevertheless, at this time of year when we are all going about reinventing ourselves, it’s good advice. Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been …

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