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Topic: Information overload?
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Mar 24, 2009 11:18AM)
Hey guys,I have just recentley got into hypnosis and have a question.I first stated with Dick suphen's self hypnosis course.then took some nlp audio courses followed by Richard Nongard's learn hypnosis.Im now reading the medicine of the mind and am just wondering if I should start remembering my induction scripts and just start to try and hypnotize ppl or should I try to learn more first by finnishing this book and by other resourses.I'm not sure if maybe I'm just overwhelming my self with to much informtion at once but I want to no as much as I can and realize that hypnosis is deffenetly a learning process and am willing to take the time to learn.
Thanks for your time
Daren
Message: Posted by: martin king (Mar 24, 2009 01:15PM)
Mr James,

From my experience, I agree with Geoff Ronning when he wrote in his book 'The Ronning Guide To Modern Stage Hypnosis'...

Learn from one mentor at a time otherwise you'll dilute your teachings and you'll end up being so confused that you'll not know where to start...(please note, when he says mentor, that could be a real person, a book, an audio file, etc.)

I personally, would add onto this that you must take what you've learnt and practise it immediately! If you don't, all you're doing is dreaming and not living. Plus you'll very rapidly find out exactly what works for you and what doesn't.

Once you've tried everything from that one mentor, then start learning from another mentor.

Now here's a personal confession...I still don't always do this! I'm trying to get better at it, and I am, but it's still a struggle.

Like a lot of performers, I've still got that habit of looking for that golden nugget that will set me on the road to success, BUT, that golden nugget doesn't exist! In fact that golden nugget is the expereince that you'll accummulate from taking constant action.

Right now, I'm learning and practising giving 'psychic readings', but I've made the mistake of getting too much information from too many different mentors (books) and as a result of which I'm way too bogged down in information and now I'm put myself into a postion of stalemate. Luckily I've realised it and I'm still keeping the all the information but I'm taking action on one book at a time.

Hope this helps and my warmest regards,

Martin.
Message: Posted by: Jamie D (Mar 24, 2009 01:22PM)
Thanks so much Martin I really appreceiate yor advice and will probably do just that, I imagine it will be less confuseing. Thanks again,
Daren
Message: Posted by: dmkraig (Mar 24, 2009 01:39PM)
Daren, I think it may also depend upon your goals.

IMO, most people new to hypnosis spend a tremendous amount of time fretting about inductions. Learning to hypnotize is easy. Learning to effectively hypnotize takes practice.

Even so, the big question is not the induction, but what you do after the induction.

FYI, for many, if not most people, learning effective self-hypnosis is often far more difficult than learning to hypnotize others (hetero-hypnosis).

My thinking in what you're doing follows Mr. King's advice. Take one of the systems you've learned and practice it, getting good at it. Then look at the techniques of others and add those to what you have already become good at.

There is an old Sufi saying that goes, "Beware, my son, of too much study, or you may become a scholar."

Perhaps the three most important things needed to learn hypnosis are practice, practice, and more practice.

However, contrary to the usual myth, practice does not make perfect. Use each practice attempt to get feedback to improve your knowledge and skills. Then, practice what you know works. Only perfect practice makes perfect.