I went to the American Board of Hypnotherapy convention a few weeks ago. I took more trainings and seminars from some very talented and brilliant people and am grateful that I had the opportunity to do that. I know that you will benefit as I pass along what I learn.
The whole conference was one big long discussion on how to activate and use the powers of our unconscious mind. If you are on my newsletter list, you know that this is where your true mind power is.
One of the amazing people I learned from, Daniel Cleary, really convinced me that there is so much more to hypnosis than just getting someone to relax and giving them suggestions. In fact, he taught us how to achieve most of the change before even doing any induction! It’s all about showing people how to access their own resources for whatever it is they want to get. What was really empowering was in the realization and application of a person’s past successes toward new successes. It seems that many of us just focus far too much on our shortcomings and ignore what we have already accomplished and how we got there.
For golf and other sports and outcomes, it is the hypntherapist’s job to help the client locate those strengths and attributes! The hypnosis part is secondary. I believed this intrinsically but it was powerful for me to have this affirmed by an experienced therapist.
I’m working on a new website for my hypnotherapy practice-building and marketing.
February 13th, 2006
Some of you reading this are Members of my “Without Practice” program. Purchasing my program (www.break80golf.com/withoutpractice.html) gets you lifetime access to all I offer there; primarily, the Online Classics Book library that I’ve created. I take classic golf books that I have the rights to, digitize them and post them on a password protected member’s page. I will eventually make this a separate paid product when it gets large enough as another book gets posted about every other month.
In addition to that they also get the special newsletter I write and member’s pages of stuff I find on the web for us busy golfers.
Better than all of that for me is that I get to interact with so many golfers from around the world!
This last year, I took a family vacation trip to Las Vegas. Since I was bringing my clubs, I decided to look in my customer database and find someone in Vegas to golf with. Well, I found Chuck Houston and we arranged to have a round of golf together! Chuck took me to his club, Spanish Trail
and I had a fantastic time with him! He was a perfect host and golf partner and his club was beautiful. I didn’t play so well but we still keep in contact and you bet the next time I go to Vegas I’ll be calling him up.
Since that went so well, I did it again on a trip to San Diego in July and golfed with members Scott and Jan Lopez. We golfed Balboa Park Muni and afterward had dinner and margaritas in San Diego’s old town.
Next up, I made a Fall trip to Seattle. I hooked up with Ray from Bellevue and his buddies. We had a great time playing Jackson Park and sharing golf stories although I think I talked his ear off a bit during the round and afterwards sharing a pitcher. Ray recently emailed me to tell me that he shot 78 in winter conditions and has found consistency!
Listen, maybe you and I can hook up for a round or two eh? I love to travel and see new places.
Go to www.break80golf.com and use the contact form or sign up to receive my newletter and you can respond to any of the messages there to get me. I’m saving up now to make a trip to New Zealand to see that beautiful place and golf with another member!