Tools to create Powerful Changes – without Hypnosis
by Nathan Thomas
The allure of being “The Hypnotist” is often so powerful that people forget there are many other ways to create change and transformation, in yourself and in others. I thought I’d share with your four ways to create powerful changes… without using “hypnosis.”
Hopefully this post will give you some ideas and show you just how many tools, models and methodologies you have available.
Tool 1: NLP
Some people say that NLP was created as a way to “take hypnosis out of hypnosis,” and market disguised hypnosis techniques to main stream therapists, and the corporate world.
The overlap between NLP and hypnosis (whatever “hypnosis” is…) is massive, but there are a lot of new things to pick up. My biggest piece of advice if you are going to look into NLP is not to get sucked into what I consider the rather cult like world of trainers, certifications and “camps.”
Learn from who you like, and use what you find valuable, and don’t worry about which NLP big name’s logo you want to be able to put on your wall!
Tool 2: Old School Persuasion and Influence
The field of persuasion, influence is huge! From sales training to presentation skills, nearly everything taught can be cross applied to do whatever you want it to do! Sales techniques can definitely help you be a better street hypnotist, and public speaking tricks can most certainly help you be more persuasive in everyday conversations.
When you’re next in a book store, flick through a few books on sales techniques and public speaking, and you’ll probably find a lot of gems.
Tool 3: Conventional (or Unconventional) Wisdom
The biggest mistake people make in the world of self development, is reading about nothing but self development!
To paraphrase Milton Erickson, self development books often have how to be successful in life wrapped up in a nutshell, trouble is “they miss out the nut, and only take the shell!”
Read a biography of someone you admire. Delve into classic works of fiction. Read about history and philosophy. Broaden your horizons and become curious about the entire world! You’ll pick up ideas, tips, stories and principles that will help you tremendously in whatever interaction you find yourself in.
Tool 4: The Big Wide World…
Sorry, I told a lie in the last tool.
The biggest mistake people make in the self development world is NOT only reading about self development… it’s only reading!
My greatest love is travel. I love hopping on a plane at night, and waking up in a strange foreign city. You meet new people, and discover weird and wonderful ways of looking at the world.
Make the world your playground, get out there, and start taking action.