Hi, Guys! I have a riddle for you! 🙂
What does a military strategist and a skilled NLP change worker have in common? Answer: A LOT!!
Here’s my goal in the work I do with clients: strategic change, elegant change, fast change, helping clients get the most bang for the buck, finding the key strongholds of the problem, and taking them out in strategic, rapid fire sequence. Using imagination, strategy, and fire power to win “the war” against the issue at hand.
My “strategic change” blitzkrieg is a different approach than traditional “talk therapy” counselors. They’re all about discussion, about rolling around in the muck, accentuating and revivifying negative thoughts and emotions over and over and feeling bad. Metaphor: A counselor would want to figure out WHY an unwashed person smells so bad, uncover the origins and chemistry of body odor and what the person did to create it, whereas I would say: You smell bad. Take a shower. And I’d show them the shower, and even turn it on for them.
Let's TALK about it: Pig rolling in the mud.
Talk therapies: It’s not about movement, and it’s not about change. It would not be unusual for a person to see a counselor for YEARS on a particular issue. To me, that’s absolutely ridiculous. RIDICULOUS! Unconscionable, really. Is it about the money, about milking people for money? There’s no way in hell change takes years. It takes minutes. That’s the firepower of NLP and hypnosis.
And I’m always working to increase my personal firepower! To increase my arsenal of weaponry. How? I am continuously learning more, and becoming more and more skilled, mastering the work of hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, conversational hypnosis, energy work, and more. It’s a different focus than some hypnotists.
Some of my colleagues spend their money on marketing guys to help artificially pump up their web presence and SEO (Search engine optimization)–one guy pays someone else who is not even a hypnotist to write his blog and the posts are insipid!–you know where I spend my money? On learning, on live trainings with the best of the best! To become better at the work I do. To me that’s massively more important and I believe leads to true and legitimate success. My arsenal is knowledge and skill, not fluff and puff.
Another hypnotist friend of mine (and he’s wonderful and I love him) tells clients: “it will require at least three sessions and possibly six before results start to show.”
Frankly, that’s not good enough for me. No way. I expect some level of positive results to show after a single session with me, and complete success on any specific issue in at MOST four sessions. What happens though, is that an array of issues are interlinked (for example confidence and self esteem and weight loss), and all of that is sorted through in around four sessions.
One of my clients yesterday used this phrase describing his desire to quit smoking NOW: He wanted “One and Done!” It’s not always possible to complete the work in a single session depending on the person and his situation, but in his case, we did that for him. “One and Done!” Many of my clients experience this!
Am I better than my friend who takes up to six sessions for a change to appear? Apparently I’m more skilled. And I know what makes the difference. It’s the NLP. Neuro-Linguistic Programming (my specialty) is what makes the difference. It has been called “hypnosis on steroids.” It’s faster than traditional hypnosis. More powerful. It’s the BIG GUNS in my arsenal for your strategic change.
I enjoy being a military strategist. Every day is different, and every person is different, and I get to use my creativity and fire off the big guns. Yay! Take that smoking! Blam! Take that, overweight! Blam! Take that, fear! Blam! A talk therapist will not take the stronghold. A hypnotist reading a script at you will not take the stronghold. I can. Let’s do it.
Connie Brannan, Master Hypnotist & Licensed Trainer of NLP