The HTC and HVC for March are coinciding themes related to state changes.
The Hypnotic Video Challenge for the month of March is the HAPPY FINGER PROCESS.
The process is very simple and very very straightforward. Participants can use deep trance or hypnosis or simply waking suggestion to accomplish their goals. All you have to do is create a positive state change using the "happy finger" process.
There are some videos that participants and others may find helpful on the challenge explanation page. See "challenge" at http://www.trancesociety.org for more information.
The Hypnosis Technique Challenge for the month of March is the HAPPYNESS AND PLAYFUL STATE CHANGE PROCESSES.
For those who would like to participate, create and post an original process, technique, imagery, or script that guides a person into a playful, joyful, or happy state. It can then be setup as a trigger response or anchor or simply as a single-session concept. Have fun with this.
This month’s Hypnosis Technique Challenge coincides with the theme for the Hypnotic Video Challenge.
Submissions to this month’s challenges may be for any context of trancework: therpeutic, educational, entertainment, recreational, and more, although the process needs to be based upon the happy finger technique.
Be sure to submit your entries before the last day of March 2008. Just post them to the Hypnosis Technique Exchange.
The HTC and HVC are community building activities sponsored by the Society of Experiential Trance and the Hypnosis Technique Exchange.
Periodically, we will set a challenge for folks interested in practicing, demonstrating, comparing, sharing, or just plain participating for the fun of it. We will name a Hypnotic Video Challenge Theme and those interested should go out into the world – within the month of the challenge – and perform the technique with willing volunteers. All communication and hypnosis should be real, nothing should be staged.
In keeping with the emphasis of the Hypnosis Technique Exchange and the Society of Experiential Trance on innovation, creativity, and sharing of new techniques and trance ideas (see the SET webpages and note how most specialization certificate qualifications include the creation of "original" techniques or processes) . . . periodically, the group owner of the Hypnosis Technique Exchange will announce a theme or topic for the HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE. Group members are encouraged to post their own original techniques, scripts, or patters related to the challenge topic within the month of the challenge. Discussion of submissions is encouraged.
Themes for the HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE may coincide with the themes for the HYPNOTIC VIDEO CHALLENGE, but this is not always the case.
The challenges are meant to be in good fun . . . a way of encouraging innovation and community rather than a contest . . . so don’t take it too seriously but do participate. The purpose is to encourage participation rather than hard core competition.
Remember, you can participate in the HYPNOSIS TECHNIQUE CHALLENGE and the HYPNOTIC VIDEO CHALLENGE . . . go to the Society of Experiential Trance webpages at http://www.trancesociety.org for the current HVC theme and then you can post it directly to the Hypnosis Technique Exchange – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HypnosisTechniqueExchange – and share it with thousands of hypnotists immediately.
Ideally, the video for the HVC should be shot within the month of the challenge (although archive footage is acceptable, preferably shot within the previous few months prior to the challenge – please do not use archive footage more than a year old) as this is an activity to encourage ongoing participation, not sitting on our laurels. If possible, do place a production date within your videos.
If possible, please include title cards in your video with the Hypnotic Video Challenge and the theme title. You are encouraged to also include your name and a link to your webpages. Optionally, you may wish to include a link to the Society of Experiential Trance webpages where the challenge video themes are archived (you do NOT need to be a member of the SET to participate, although SET members who participate in a challenge receive one Continuing Education Credit for each participating video).
Most challenges can be done with anyone you are comfortable working with, while some require that you work with a new trance partner. Participants are encouraged to be playful and creative with their submissions. When you have accomplished your "task" upload the video footage to youtube, google video, or some other online video service and email Brian David Phillips at email@example.com with the URL for your video, just as a headsup. Then post the video URL to the Hypnosis Technique Exchange (please put HYPNOTIC VIDEO CHALLENGE or HVC in the subject line).
Folks who are technically challenged will be helped as much as possible. At the end of the challenge month, all of the participating videos will be placed together on the monthly challenge page for folks to view. Folks are then free to discuss the challenge videos on the Hypnosis Technique Exchange. While most folks who participate will video several variations of their entry with different folks, multiple entries are limited to five videos and each entry video in a month must be with a different trance partner. If you wish to share more videos in a month, we are happy to put a link to your video server account or webpage housing the rest of your videos. Of course, all entries will include participant’s name and webpage in the identifying text.
Please keep in mind, this is not a contest. The Hypnosis Technique Challenge and the Hypnotic Video Challenge are participatory activities intended to foster a sense of community and encourage participation. Of course, it is also an opportunity for skill enhancement through participation and viewing as well as a basis for technique discussion.
Go to the Society of Experiential Trance webpages at http://www.trancesociety.org (under "challenge") for full details and the current theme as well as a listing of past and upcoming themes.
Participants are encouraged to be playful and creative with their submissions. Upload your video to any of the various free video server sites. You may wish to have your video permissions set on youtube or video google or wherever set so that webpage embedding is allowed. Then post the video URL to the Hypnosis Technique Exchange . . . most of all, have fun!
Of course, non-challenge participation and discussion is also encouraged. Please remember, this is YOUR group and so the caliber of discussion is only as good as YOUR participation.
All the best,
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