Creative Automatisms – 25 August 2011 – Hong Kong

ideomotor experiences

Automatisms and Freeing Unconscious Expression
25 August 2011 : Hong Kong

focused trance hypnosis workshop in
introspective energization
Automatisms and Freeing Unconscious Expression

Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips

25 August 2011, 19:30-22:30
New Age Shop, Hong Kong


Three Hours of Creative Ideomotor Automatism eXperience!

Don’t miss this opportunity!
Register early to reserve your seat.
Please register with the New Age Shop.

Welcome to Creative Automatisms!

While most participants will be
those wishing introspective self-knowledge,
these skills are great for therapists and recreational exploration too!

Sign up NOW for this Amazing Experience!

For correspondence, information in Chinese, or for questions regarding Chinese interpretation, please contact Lorraine Yuk-Lan Law Phillips at

DATES: 25 August 2011
LOCATION: Hong Kong, New Age Shop in Central (see for directions and to register).
COURSE HOURS: 19:30-22:30 (three hours)
LIMITED SEATING: Positions in the class are filled on the basis of first-come first-served.
PREREQUISITE: experience not required
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The workshop is taught in English (we are happy to provide English to Cantonese interpretation for those specifically requesting it, please contact Lorraine for details).
REGISTRATION: see for registration. Seats are limited.


This session is a variation of our Fun with Automatisms workshop in which Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips will teach participants a number of processes for directly accessing the flow and the creative spark of the unconscious mind through flow and ideomotor movement. A number of techniques to express unconscious emotional constructs and creativity through artistic creation will also be demonstrated. Join us as Dr. Phillips guides participants through a series of processes designed for creativity enhancement, introspective understanding, and more.

Experience the power of the unconscious directly through the use of Ideomotor Effects, Pendulum Autoquestioning, Automatic Writing, Trance Dance, Automatic Drawing, and so very much more.

These processes can be practiced alone or with a partner.

Dr. Phillips will discuss the material, perform individual demonstrations of emotionally powerful passion, pleasure, and bliss state processes, as well as guide group trance experiences while teaching participants fundamentals on how they can return to these powerful states of mind and emotional-physical responsiveness anytime they wish for further insight and enjoyment. Participants may be experienced or newcomers. All are welcome.


If you are unfamiliar with previous work by Dr. Phillips, feel free to check out our professional webpages at

You may also wish to check the very extensive blog site at for posts on this and related topics.

You can purchase products – DVDs and downloadable audio programs – via our online store at


Rev. Dr. Brian David PhillipsThe course is taught by Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips, an internationally known and respected hypnosis practitioner, educator, author, and entertainer. Dr. Phillips is President of the Society of Experiential Trance and editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Experiential Trance. Dr. Phillips is the coordinator and chief instructor for the oldest English-language hypnosis and focused-trance practice group in Taiwan and is the owner and moderator of one of the largest online email discussion communities related to hypnosis and focused trance techniques. He has taught numerous workshops and seminars on hypnosis, focused trance, and experiential hypnosis in a variety of countries as well as a number of webinars (web-based seminars) on these and related subjects. Dr. Phillips is an associate professor at National Chengchi University. Dr. Phillips uses rapid and instant hypnosis inductions routinely in his Waking Dreams Hypnosis Show, the only ongoing entertainment comedy hypnosis stage show in Taiwan.


This workshop relies upon a very fast-paced system of demonstration and practice. More than any other course, this workshop consists of demonstration, explanation, practice, practice, practice. It is NOT intended as a lecture or passive learning experience. It is a very fast-paced and energetic program so students should come ready, willing, able, and eager to jump right in and run full speed ahead. The teaching methodology is very active. Students will learn through all of their sensory learning channels, particularly aural, visual, and kinesthetic . . . listening, seeing, and doing . . . as it is a practical applications competence course, there is a great deal of supervised “doing” with immediate and useful feedback. Typically, for each subject or technique, the training is within the following process model: 1. instructor briefs students on the topic, 2. instructor demonstrates technique with student volunteer, 3. the demonstration is then broken down into steps, 4. students then practice the technique several times with one another under guidance of the instructor with ongoing feedback, 5. class debriefs about experience and technique with performance notes from instructor, 6. students continue advanced practice (including homework for some techniques), 7. final debriefing with instructor. The course focuses upon competence and application of material.

The workshop is taught in English (we are happy to provide English to Cantonese interpretation for those requesting it, please contact Lorraine for details).


The event is one of several that Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips is conducting during our brief teaching tour in Hong Kong for August 2011. Participants are strongly encouraged to check out our other events:


Please Note, participants may not use recording devices during the seminar. However, as is typical, the instructor will record the training. Participation in this seminar is considered explicit consent to be recorded on video, audio, and photograph. You must participate, wallflowers need not register.

Videos are used for archival purposes as well as for possible training products. Participants wishing their own copies of any resulting DVD programs will be given the opportunity to purchase pre-release copies at a substantial savings from the retail price.

Sign up NOW for this Amazing Experience!

For correspondence, information in Chinese, or for questions regarding Chinese interpretation, please contact Lorraine Yuk-Lan Law Phillips at

What Other People Are Saying

Here you will find comments and testimony from satisfied students, clients, and more.

“Brian, you are one of the most well known and most highly respected hypnotists in the world, and I was thrilled to be at your recent Walkabout Trance workshop. It was great fun, but more than that it was enlightening for me and the others that attended. Taking it to the streets was a challenge for me, I have to admit. But putting it in practice gave me an additional skill that really makes hypnosis more interesting. I created a Hawaii Retreat in April and while I was there with my members having dinner, I hypnotized the waiter using your techniques and he had a straw stuck in his hands and the entire place was amazed.

    “You are a solid instructor and a great pleasure to learn from. It is true, you can teach this old dog some new tricks… and I thank you for that.”

Wendi Friesen

“When I first got to Taiwan in 2004, I was lucky enough to attend Brian’s monthly meetings and hypnosis teachings. Although I was already trained in hypnosis in my psychology program and through NLP and through membership in ASCH, I found Brian to be the most versatile and knowledgeable teacher of hypnosis I had ever met. He knows all the literature and is generous with his knowledge. He knows all the theory and yet he can apply it in the street or on the stage. Although I am particularly impressed with his skills of Rapid Induction, he can pretty much use any technique at any time with any person in any situation. I find him amazing, a real treasure, and am one ole dog happy to learn new tricks from a down to earth master who is ethical and very, very good with all kinds of people. I can highly recommend Brian to you without reservation.”

Dr. Joseph Vidmar
Past-President, Louisiana Psychological Association

“Wow what an experience! Brian was a great teacher and a lot of fun. He brings a truly great academic mind to the table, then teaches with all the fun and vitality of the great stage hypnotist he truly is. His playful style engenders confidence and he cajoles the best out of each participant He is caring, supportive and keen to see that each student “gets it” in a way that can be immediately put it to practical use. I particularly enjoyed the trance games that assured that we practiced and observed with new partners several times in each exercise. The walk about trance experience was really a lot of fun and generated a wonderful camaraderie. A worthwhile learning experience and a perfect hypnotist’s mini-vacation… Kudos to Brian …. Brian.. I’ll see you on the next American tour …. for sure.”

Dr. Hugh Cole
Texas Tranceman

“I have been in the “professional” side of hypnosis since around 1987, and in that time, going to conventions and reading posts on the internet.. I kept coming across this guy from Taipei, Taiwan. Brian David Phillips. His posts were always very insightful.. his advice was to the point.. and he seemed like the kind of teacher that really cared about his students actually “GETTING IT”.

    When I finally had the wonderful opportunity to meet him at a seminar he was teaching… I realized that he is WAY WAY more than he lets on in his postings. Here is a man who can teach basic hypnosis in the morning and shift right into Advanced techniques in the same module. Not just teaching them, but presenting them in such a way that even beginners can grasp the concepts and learn the skills. His wit is sharp and while you are busy laughing at his comments, his teachings slip right into your unconscious now and you learn at the deepest levels of your mind.

    Well versed in Stage Presentation, Instant Inductions, hypnotic history and usage in “mystical” cultures, as well as the leading edge medical uses for hypnosis, this is a guy that you want to hang around and learn all the little nuance’s that he imparts to his classes. It is obvious from the first moment you meet him that he is one of the teachers who really gets it. I am looking forward to his next seminar.. and the chance to share some time with him.”

Richard Rumble
“Mister Hypnosis”, Comedy Hypnosis Shows

“Brian David Phillips is an outstanding instructor. His knowledge of hypnosis theory and practice makes any training with him extremely valuable. Brian’s teaching style is fun and playful, and encourages students to participate and learn by doing. If you want to learn instant and rapid hypnotic inductions and how to perform them safely, I recommend Brian David Phillips as an excellent instructor.
    Brian, I have a lot respect for you as an educator and as a hypnotist. You always share what you know freely and this is something that I also respect and I am thankful for all you have shared with me.”

Sean Michael Andrews
“The World’s Fastest Hypnotist”

“Brian is a GIFTED master of hypnosis. He makes everything appear so easy and effortless that you know you are learning from a master. His classes are not only filled with learning but also with kindness, and fun. What a wonderful way to spend your time. If you are looking for a class or workshop to hone your skills, make the decision to learn from Brian David Phillips. Awesome skills, awesome fun and a person full of integrity, which is hard to find! Don’t miss an opportunity to study with him.”

Seth-Deborah Roth, CRNA, CCHt, CI

“I attended Brian David Phillips’s Experiential Walkabout Trance event not too long ago, and I’ve got nothing but positive things to say about it. Brian covered a vast amount of really useful material in a small period of time. The workshop gave lots of opportunities to not only learn the material, but practice it as well. All the risk taking opportunities given really helped me to get over inhibitions regarding spontaneously offering hypnosis experiences to both strangers and colleagues. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. If you really want to be at the top of your game as a hypnotherapist of stage performer, I highly recommend this work.”

Sylvia Brallier
Author, Dancing in the Eye of Transformation
Director of the Tantric Shamanism Institute

“Hi Folks, I just got home from Brian David Phillip’s Walkabout Trance for Speedy Inductions and I’d like to say a few words about Dr. Phillips and his workshop.
    “I really didn’t know what to expect. From reading his posts, my sense of his personality was that he was incredibly intelligent, energetic, and had a copious knowledge of hypnosis, hypnotherapy and it’s attending arts….
    “I … decided to keep an open mind about him and his teaching methods when I signed up for the Walkabout.
    “Well, my stars (who says that in the 21st Century?). Besides the fact that he teased me mercilessly (I think we are at a count of 47 zingers in one day), I thought he was delightful, generous, and funny. Rev. Dr. Brian David Phillips funny? Oh, yes. Very. He has outstanding comedic timing. And the thing that was most surprising? Incredibly loving. The big teddy-bear of a man is just a gooey marshmallow of love. Who knew?
    “And I loved, just loved, every second of his workshop. It ended way, way, way too quickly. A case of time distortion at it’s finest. I met incredibly wonderful people (as is always true at a hypnosis convention) …. Everything was perfectly executed. You know that it’s a great workshop when you have a bunch of stage hypnotists there, and Wendi herself. That tells you something.
    “I was so pleased with this workshop I wish I could do it again next weekend, now that I know what to expect from Dr. BDP.”

Stephanie Rothman, C.Ht., EFT, NLP

“Brian’s class was very engaging and involved a hands on approach which allowed all the participants to learn through creative exploration. He made learning fun and provided a safe and nurturing environment for practice. The techniques taught by him were useful and readily applicable, be it in the field of entertainment or changework. I have personally benefited greatly from his counsel.
    “If you are curious about the incredible power of the mind and like to expand your comfort zone, I’d highly recommend you get in touch with Brian.”

Ujjwal Dharmaraj

“I attended one of Brian’s trainings in February, and have been a long-time reader of his blog. As an experienced hypnotist, I can attest that he is exceptionally competent and sets the bar by which others are measured. He is well-versed in both hypnotic theory and practical application, and gives professional and exciting demonstrations of the skills needed to become a hypnotist. Brian’s creativity also shines through in his work – one of the most challenging parts of his training was being given the task of creating new techniques on-the-fly. You don’t get out of his class without proving that you can do it. I highly recommend his training to anyone who is serious about learning hypnosis, and I am eager to see what Brian creates in the future.”

Taylor Sherman

“Thank you for the marvelous stage hypnosis course. I enjoyed the five evenings together with you. I will definitely be there if you open another course.”

“I just want to say thank you for a arranging such a wonderful class with many resources and demonstration. It was one probably the most enjoyable training I have ever attended.
   “Stage hypnosis is a wide range entertainment which hypnotist can use all imaginations and creativities for the show. You have clearly explained the structures of the flow as well as introduced varieties of techniques both from the textbook and video.
   “In fact, there are opportunities to explore in school, universities, tourist spots, and cooperate parties (especially in the year end). Yes! There are opportunities!!!
   “Again, thank you for a wonderful training, especially, it is so unique and made me start to think in different ways.”


For correspondence, information in Chinese, or for questions regarding Chinese interpretation, please contact Lorraine Yuk-Lan Law Phillips at