One of the real tricks to success in hypnosis and any other endeavor is to learn anything and everything you can from the masters, those special innovative people who came before us, and take that information and those techniques and combine them with other effective methods you have learned and refine and refine and continue to learn and explore. The thing about hypnosis is that it is essentially very easy to learn but you really should spend your lifetime continuing to learn and to master. As I tell my students, I do not want you to be like me and just do things the way I do them but I want you to learn from me and learn from others and to create new working approaches, continue to learn and to excel . . . in that spirit, I would like to point you in the direction of someone whose work is often overlooked by contemporary hypnotists but who has a very great deal to continue to offer.
I have mentioned my interest in and respect for the work of ANDREW SALTER previously here on the blog (http://briandavidphillips.net/2011/02/10/saltersolving/) and I’ve continued to explore his ideas and how they can be adapted to my own work.
Coincidentally, at least I assume so, Andrew Salter‘s work has been mentioned with a great deal of respect on a few of the hypnosis discussion groups I belong to lately . . . as well it should. I you don’t know who Andrew Salter was, then google and wikipedia are your friends. Seriously. He had a tremendous impact upon changework and yet nine-hundred-ninety-nine out of one thousand working professional hypnotists (or, more likely, fewer) today do not have a clue as to who he was or what he taught or how they can use his methods or ideas to enhance their own effectiveness. Salter made a number of innovations in treating clients, many of them have become standard operating procedure in areas such as assertiveness training, often without acknowledgment of just where the methods originated. Hypnotists are happy to debate and argue about the merits or impact of the work of folks like Milton Erickson and Dave Elman (the names most often championed) with head nods on occasion to the likes of Herbert Spiegel and a few others . . . but Salter’s name more often than not gets lost in the shuffle.
Salter’s key works include:
- What is Hypnosis?
- Conditioned Reflex Therapy: The Direct Approach to Reconstruction of the Personality
- The Conditioning Therapies: The Challenge to Psychotherapy
- The Case Against Psychoanalysis
H Y P N O T I C
Conditioned Reflex Therapy
A Course in
Creative Hypnosis and Influence Techniques for
Engineering and Modifying Personality Constructs Employing
New Model Experiential Hypnotic Conditioned Reflex Therapy
For those of you coming to my HYPNOTIC PERSONALITY RESTRUCTURING seminar in Hong Kong set for August 20-21, that program incorporates a revised updated protocol specifically inspired by Salter’s work (the clue is in the titles) . . . obviously, among other things as there is a whole slew of material in this upcoming program that is unique in its presentation.
For those with an interest, folks who are registered to attend the HYPNOTIC PERSONALITY RESTRUCTURING seminar receive a very special discount on our upcoming BLISSNOSIS workshop of the evening of August 20 (basically, extending the first day of the seminar for attendees). This workshop is on the use of focused trance methods to guide consenting adult trance partners into the experience of Breatherotic (Breathing Orgasms), Focused Energy Orgasms, and other Mental Focus Pleasure Modalities. Details on the workshop can be found at http://briandavidphillips.net/2011/07/09/blissnosis-20-august-2011-hong-kong/ – those registered to attend the Hypnotic Personality Restructuring seminar should register for the Blissnosis event directly with Lorraine while others who wish to attend the Blissnosis event should register via the New Age Shop in Hong Kong.
We have a number of events coming up in August . . . a whole slew of ’em, actually . . . we’ve the Hypnotic Social Influence seminar in Taipei followed by the Hypnotic Personality Restructuring seminar in Hong Kong as well as a number of workshops in Hong Kong during our stay there.
See http://briandavidphillips.net/category/hypnosis-workshop-announcements/ to find out which events are particularly appropriate for you.
Be sure to SIGN UP NOW to reserve your seat.
BTW, if you’ve missed the posts on my blog with videos and information related to these and other events or topics, be sure to check out http://briandavidphillips.net/blog and bookmark it so you can check back regularly (yes, there are a slew and a half of exclusive high quality instructional videos and audio webinars there free members on that site as well).
Want to learn how to do this and other forms of hypnotic work? Go to my main webpages at http://www.briandavidphillips.com and check out the online store for numerous hypnosis training programs that may suit your level or skill sets.
Those of you interested in distance learning in issues regarding erotic hypnosis can check out our Eroticatrance DVD set at http://briandavidphillips.net/2001/06/12/dvt31-eroticatrance/. Or, if you wish to have everything you need to go from basic introductory core hypnosis skills through the eroticatrance and advanced ecstatic engineering, then check out the high value special price for our Ultimate Pleasure Hypnosis DVD course package at http://briandavidphillips.net/2001/06/11/pack06-ultimate-pleasure-hypnosis-specialist-package/. Seriously, the Ultimate Pleasure Hypnosis package is the highest value you will find for this material.
Now, I do offer hypnotherapy for individuals or couples who wish to address issues related to sexuality and I’ve taught a number of workshops for couples in Taiwan, Hong Kong, India, the United States, and elsewhere.
We will be in Hong Kong in August if you would like to join a workshop . . . drop us a line. If you’re in Taiwan and would like to experience this sort of thing, drop me a line as well . . . since we live here, we occasionally set up workshops or even comprehensive seminars when enough folks express an interest. Yes, we do private sessions, parties, and shows too.
If you’re new to hypnosis, you can also purchase some useful training materials below (as well as via the online store at http://briandavidphillips.net/store/).
All the best,