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Topic: Learning Hypnosis
Message: Posted by: aamwood (Oct 17, 2004 10:51AM)
Now I am reading the Ormond McGill's New Encyclopedia of Stage Hypnosis. I am more interested in stage hypnosis now.
Where should I begin ? I have been looking for the DVDs that teach some training . My search ended up nothing recommended by this forum :)
Please , any recommendation is appreciated.
Message: Posted by: joker 55 (Oct 17, 2004 04:24PM)
Hi there aamwood, I'm like you, got the stage hypnoses book by Ormand McGill. I don't know where to go to now, but I am going to Paul McKennas show soon, so hopefully I will learn something there,
Message: Posted by: suhbreal (Oct 18, 2004 12:29AM)
I would highly suggest the 'hypnotic techniques' audio tapes by David Calof. It's a nicely rounded series that not only explains techniques but also covers the history of hypnosis. he's a good teacher and very entertaining to listen to, which can be a big help when you are getting started. its definitely not geared towards stage hypnosis but he covers a variety of topics and it would probably be a good base to start from.
Message: Posted by: aamwood (Oct 18, 2004 01:51AM)
Lucky you all. I am in Asia. I can't attend any class or seminar. Looks like I should buy the tapes as suggested by suhbreal.
Message: Posted by: PaulEverson (Oct 18, 2004 02:56AM)
There's a book called, I think, "Fun with Hypnosis" - I'm not at home reading this so I can't check - but get it - it sounds cheesy, and looks cheesy but is probably the best one I've read.

When you get a bit more experienced get the "Patterns of the hypnotic technique of Milton Erickson" by Bandler for the really cool stuff ( once again the name may not be that exactly and I can't remember which spelling of Erickson iot is..)
Message: Posted by: procyonrising (Oct 18, 2004 11:44AM)
Fun with Hypnosis is by far the best beginner's book I've ever come across. I've recommended it several times, but few people get it. Their loss. (It's only $13).
Message: Posted by: aamwood (Oct 18, 2004 08:27PM)
Thank you. I have purchased Fun with Hypnosis. Very cool indeed. But I never practice it, may be because I am not too confident because I never have any hypnosis training or class before.
Message: Posted by: procyonrising (Oct 18, 2004 09:29PM)
Don't worry, everyone's had this problem. And, somehow, we've all overcome it.

As a side note, I've actually solved this problem. It'll be published sometime in the future, but if someone can PM me with a compelling argument as to why I should post it here, I will certainly comply.