Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy EZine
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December 2006
Issue
Thank you for making "The Hypnotic Edge"
the Fastest Growing Hypnosis Ezine on the Internet!

Let me extend to you a whole-hearted "WELCOME" to the December, 2006 issue."

George Bien's December 2006
Welcome Video

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George's Message:

For many of us, December is a time for rejoicing, gift-giving and looking back at the year we just lived. “What did the last 365 days mean in the scope of my life?” “What has changed?” Am I closer to what I want, or am I further away?” Questions like these can help keep you on track.

I just returned from my most recent trip to Malaysia, and have to say that this was one of the most rewarding teaching experiences I’ve ever had. The students were a pure joy to work with. The energy in the seminar room was absolutely “electric” and filled with extraordinary love. I know that I’m starting to sound a bit “mushy”, but there’s no other way to describe the amazing heartfelt enthusiasm, compassion and human interaction that truly made us a family.

And look at this absolutely beautiful gift
that I received from the class.
George Bien picture by
The gifted artist of the above painting, Dr. Ahmad Azlan, is a physicist, best-selling author, poet and composer/musician, who's lifelong ambition is to be able to solve the mystery of Humpty Dumpty: did he jump, or was he pushed?

Thank you so much Dr. Azlan for your incredible generosity.

Psysicist Dr. Azlan
Contact Dr. Azlan at:
azmykl@yahoo.com

And a big “thank you” to all the wonderful students for making this past trip one that I will cherish the rest of my life!

I will be back in Malaysia in 2007 teaching another Hypnotherapy Certification Program (tentatively scheduled for June).


George with Indonesia’s Premier Hypnotherapist, Yan Nurindra. And for those readers out there who might still be skeptical about the power of hypnosis, below is a video of Anthony Ariesta, a participant in my recent Hypnotherapy Certification Seminar in Malaysia, and a protégé of Indonesia’s Premier Hypnotherapist, Yan Nurindra (pictured at left, Yan was featured in the June issue of the Hypnotic Edge).
George with Indonesia’s Premier Hypnotherapist, Yan Nurindra.

On the video, I hypnotize Anthony and Dr. Sallehin inserts three (3) needles into Anthony's hand. Anthony feels no sensation whatsoever and actually says, “I cannot feel my hand”. That's fantastic Anthony!

George Bien hypnotizes Anthony to feel nothing
when three (3) needles are inserted into his hand.
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A Modern Miracle . . . . .

And if the above is not extraordinary enough for you, here’s some news of a modern miracle. On this last trip to Asia, I also had the privilege and honor or visiting one of my graduates in the hospital, Lennie Soo. I was accompanied by two other graduates, Najwa and Hasena, and by Power Events Executive, Veronica. I was told that Lennie had an accident, but when I spoke with Lennie in her hospital room, I was blown away by what I heard. While Lennie was casually sitting on one of those large exercise balls, she slipped back and hit the top of her spinal column in such a way (one shot in a million) that her head was literally disconnected from her spinal cord. The only things that were keeping it attached to her body were her skin, some nerves and blood vessels. If she had moved a fraction of an inch in any direction, her head would literally disconnect completely!

Lennie told me that she instantly put herself into hypnosis and imagined a curative energy enveloping the injured area, nurturing and healing it. She still doesn’t know how she made it to the hospital without literally “losing her head”! I know that sounds funny, but when you think about it, it’s beyond extraordinary!

Fortunately, she had four top surgeons work on her very quickly, but here’s the other extraordinary thing. The chief surgeon had to make a decision in seconds – whether to ease the potential swelling of her brain, and in doing so, probably have her become paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of her life, or risk not doing the procedure, cause her to die in seconds. I might be a bit off on the technicalities of these procedures (Lennie explained them to me a few weeks ago). The important thing to understand is that Lennie’s hypnotic control saved her from both potential tragedies. She was able to communicate calmly throughout, and the chief surgeon opted to risk not doing the procedure.

Lennie is a modern miracle. The doctors can’t believe that she made it, and are predicting a full recovery! I’ll repeat that. They’re predicting a “Full Recovery”!!! Her case of survival from this kind of accident is the first of its kind in Malaysia, and she is one of 5 or 6 in the whole world – literally “one in a billion”!!!

Lennie and George
Left to Right: Veronica, Najwa,
Lennie, Hasena and George
Lennie and George Veronica, Najwa, Lennie, Hasena and George

Lennie told me that during the operation she traveled through time and space, and came back with a new appreciation for the senses of sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. When my wife Elena met Lennie (during our December, 2005 trip to Asia), she told me that Lennie has extraordinary Spiritual gifts. She said, “Honey, I love this special lady (Lennie). She has extraordinary gifts. She is a true healer!” Elena, I agree with you completely. Lennie has been doing incredible healing work on so many people, and now she has epitomized this ability in what she has done for herself. Bravo Lennie!!!


In the November issue I talked about the merging of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) and The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), lead by the New Breed of Leaders in the Field, Linda and Robert Otto! Mark these dates for the IACT and IMDHA, "Hypno Expo 2007" - a Complemetary Healthcare Extravaganza!!! - May 16th - 22nd, 2007. Those of you who are practicing hypnotherapists will want to come aboard on what is soon to be the Largest Hypnosis/Complementary Healthcare Organization and Expo in the world!!!

IACT/IMDHA CEO Robert Otto and George Bien
together at an IACT Confererence.
Master Hypnotist Robert Otto and George Bien.

And join me in the new, 5-Day, IACT Train-the-Trainer Certification Seminars scheduled in New York City in January, Chicago in March, and Florida in May. Even if you are already Certified as a hypnosis trainer by another organization, this program will take your training skills to the next level.


"Hypnotic Edge Spotlight of the Month"
International Hypnosis Trainer, Roxanne Louise, C.H.
Hypnosis Trainer Roxanne Louise

Roxanne Louise, C.H.

Author, Leading
Hypnotherapy Trainer,
and highly sought-after
Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Roxanne is the author of:

  • Yes, You Can Stop Smoking!
  • Your Unlimited Potential
  • Reiki - Path to Transformation
  • Volume One: Hands on Healing
  • Volume Two: Mental, Emotional and Distant Healing
  • Volume Three: Mind-Body Healing
  • Therapeutic Dowsing and Telepathic Healing
  • Various training manuals

For More About Roxanne
Click Here

Roxanne Louise is a best-selling author, and one of top hypnosis trainers in America.

Roxanne is the recipient of the 1996 "Woman of the Year" Award from the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame. She has also been nominated for their prestigious Sealah Award. She was featured in a full-page article in the New York Times in June, 1998. She speaks at several hypnosis and other conventions annually, and has done so since 1992. She has lectured extensively at the following conventions: the National Guild of Hypnotists (1992-2001), the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (2000-2001), the American Board of Hypnotherapy (1994-1999), the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association 1994-1996, 1999), the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame 1993-2001), the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists 1995-2000), the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference (1998-1999), the National Board of Hypnotic Anaesthesiology (2000), the North Coast (Ohio) Conference (1996), and the Lightworkers Alliance (1999).

In 1997 she was sponsored to teach 2-day classes in HypnoReiki, a Mind-Body Healing course with hypnosis techniques geared to physicians, Reiki practitioners and prancic healers, and to also give Pendulum Workshops throughout all of India.

She has had advanced hypnotherapy training with Dr. George Bien, and has assisted him in numerous workshops.

Roxanne is one of my most illustrious graduates.

Contact Roxanne at:
roxanne@roxannelouise.com


Ask George:

Here's an email that I received from an e-zine subscriber.

Dear George,

"I know that you do a lot of training in Asia. I'm interested in cross-cultural training, and would love to get an opportunity to teach there also. I mainly have two questions: 1. When you teach in Asia, do you modify your teaching style to be more accepted? 2. Are there more opportunities for American trainers in the Far East than in the U.S.?

By the way, I absolutely love your ezine. I think that it's the best hypnosis ezine available on the Web, and I look forward to each issue."

Hypnotically Yours,
-Michael

Dear Michael,

Gosh, you sure know how to stroke someone's ego. I think you knew that the last sentence of your email would get my attention. Just kidding! Seriously though, thank you so much for your kind words. They are most appreciated.

Actually, over the years I've been asked similar questions by other hypnotherapists/trainers. Some of them actually got an opportunity to teach in Asia, but were not asked back. There are definite reasons for this.

Let me begin my answer by citing my first experience teaching in Asia. When I was invited to teach in Singapore in 1996, I was thrilled. But because of Governmental restrictions at that time and a lot of red tape, it took almost a year for the project to materialize. Finally, in 1997, I was on a plane leaving for an experience of a lifetime.

The treatment I received was truly first class. I was picked up at the airport by a company limousine and taken to the beautiful Grand Plaza Hotel. My promoters said, "Everything is on us - the hotel, meals, and whatever else you'd like." "I could really get spoiled with this kind of treatment," I thought. I never did ask what the meant by, "Whatever else you'd like," but I do have a good imagination.

True to what I was told, I did love Singapore. It is possibly the cleanest place on earth - stunning and immaculate. Gleaming skyscrapers, endless shopping malls, glass buildings and the famous Raffles Hotel, named after Singapore's founder, Stamford Raffles, and patronized by the likes of Liz Taylor and Michael Jackson. Every major corporation is represented in this country which measures only 15 by 22 miles. There is also traditional culture. There's the Tang Dynasty Village - the largest cultural and historical theme park in Asia. There are display cases of gold jewelry in Little India and bales of multicolored fabrics from all over the world in Arab Street. Then there are the echoing sounds of prayer from the Sultan Mosque, the tailors of Chinatown and the musical nuances emanating from the jazz cafes. All this within a country filled with gardens. The tropical greenery flourishes everywhere and gives Singapore its name - "the Garden City." "Is this where I'm going to teach Hypnosis, Life-Coach and Stress Management Certification Programs? It would seem that Singapore could teach me a thing or two about dealing with stress," I thought. Then I met some of the people - busy, industrious, people; ambitious, intelligent and creative people; highly competitive, energetic and eager people. I have never seen so many cellular phones used by people walking in the streets. Even the youngsters were conversing with friends, relatives and their pets. Remember, this was in 1997! Then came the realization. I learned about their discipline, goals, their deadlines, and the high pressure. I learned about their wants, desires and eagerness. "Yes," I thought, "this is a country in dire need of hypnosis and stress management!"

My promoters warned me that the people in Singapore might respond differently than what I was used to. “George, please understand that these people are not as expressive as the Americans. The Government actually instituted a policy to teach them how to smile, so you might want to tone down your usual style of presenting,” they explained. “Also, they’ve been exposed to the best. Tony Buzan and Anthony Robbins were brought in last year and Denis Waitley will be following you this year.” “Oh my,” I thought, “This is really going to be a challenge.” An hour before my first seminar, I started preparing myself mentally. I visualized myself meeting the participants at their model of reality, seeing myself being more serious, academic, intellectual and reserved. After just a few minutes of this visualization, I thought, “This is totally ridiculous! It’s just not me, and if I come across this way, I’ll be completely dishonest and lack integrity.” I decided to simply be who I am, and to leave it to the Infinite Intelligence to guide me.

The moment of reckoning came. As I entered the seminar room, I faced a group of eager-looking, intense faces waiting for me to impress them, or so I thought. Actually, this enthusiastic group of people was anything but judgmental. They were curious, anxious to learn and exceptionally courteous and refined. Some actually bowed in reverence, while others simply respectfully acknowledged that I was the teacher, and they all spoke English fluently. “Wow,” I thought, “This is going to be a piece of cake!” Well, it wasn’t. Their eagerness to learn inspired many questions, challenging questions! Many of them were Certified NLP Master Practitioners, and to my surprise, I learned that some of them were actually Certified NLP Trainers. They were well-read and would quote from the NLP and Ericksonian hypnotherapy literature. Yet, it seemed that the more academic they got, the more “down to earth” I got. I would begin answering a question academically and end up finishing the answer in basic everyday language. Soon, their academically challenging questions turned to personal, curious, “about me” questions. An emotional connection was created. We were in rapport.

When I asked for volunteers for class demonstrations, these presumably “reserved” people turned into uninhibited people who wanted to partake, to share, and to experience. They were a highly intelligent, quick-witted, “quick-to-assimilate” group. Their practice sessions were executed meticulously, and their creativity was amazing. By the end of the first day, they weren’t simply smiling, they were actually laughing. They were joking. They were playing and screaming in fun. Was this a perceptual shift, or was this simply an opportunity for them to freely express who they really were? I believe that the laughter and jubilance were there all along, just waiting for the right opportunity to express themselves. The courses that followed always included some of my “regulars” (people who took the first seminar with me), and they served as catalysts for more accelerated learning, experiencing and downright fun. I made many friends in Singapore.

Outrageously fun-filled antics
by class members in Singapore (1997)
George signing
autographs!

Life is good!

Two years later, in 1999, I again taught in Singapore, and more recently, three times in 2005, and twice in 2006, in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. Each trip is a great learning experience for me, and I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to share the magnificence of humanity with a very special group of people. These wonderful, loving people prove again that the human spirit has the spark of Divinity – that basic spiritual Core that created the Connected Consciousness, which transcends race, creed and culture.

There are extraordinary opportunities for Hypnosis and NLP trainers in this part of the world. And I believe that the ones who fail are the ones who are driven by ego, and also the ones who try to be who they are not. It's not so much about adapting to cultural differences, although this is a factor to consider. However, Asia is becoming more and more Westernized, and bringing your Western influence with you would only make your message more acceptable. You must know your material Michael. You must know it like the back of your hand. But above all, you must convey it honestly, with complete integrity, because the people in this part of the world can spot a phony very quickly. Most of us know Shakespeare’s famous quote, “To thine own self be true.” But many people are not aware of the rest of the quote, which is, “. . . . . and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.” If you ever have the opportunity to teach in Asia, or any other part of the world, stay true to this quote, and you’ll be able to connect effectively with just about any audience.

Best always,
-George

Email your questions to: georgebien@aol.com
Note: Do to space considerations, only one or two questions can be answered each issue. Priority will be given to questions relating to the theme of the issue.


Using the MBIS(TM) Method with the Performing Artist

I mentioned in the November issue of The Hypnotic Edge that this month I would begin a series on working with people in the Performing Arts. Some of you know that I was a fulltime professional musician and taught music at Five Towns College and York College of the City University of New York, before I delved into a fulltime hypnosis career. So this stuff is very close to my heart. The market has never been greater for work in this field. This includes working with actors, dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, comedians, the list is endless. Virtually everyone in one of these fields eventually falls into a slump, and you as a hypnotist, are there to help. The MBIS ™ Process is actually a hypnotic ritual that I developed about 18 years ago.

Performers have often spoken of “a sense of power,” occurring at the apex of the peak performance experience that transcends their ordinary levels of ability and that seems to come from outside them. They have often described how at moments of peak performance, they felt consumed by the momentum of the performance itself, as though they were acting automatically, their minds and bodies like instruments perfectly tuned to the moment. They describe how the actual performance itself took over, and how they became perfectly and totally synchronized within it.

A well-know British surgeon of the last century, Sir James Paget, once timed a piano performance of a “Presto” (a very fast musical composition) by Mendelssohn. The pianist played 5,995 notes in four minutes and three seconds, or more than 24 notes per second. No that’s pretty fast! But there’s much more. Each note required at least two voluntary movements - lifting and pressing - as well as the side-to-side movements required for change of direction. Dr. Paget estimated that no fewer than 72 distinct actions per second were required. Wow!

George Bien working Hypnotically
with a guitar student (circa 1988)
Hypnotist George Bien with guitar student Alan

Another researcher reported that a five-note trill or tremolo can be played at a rate close to 80 notes per second. He calculated that a musical rendition requiring the playing of 20 to 30 notes per second may involve 400 to 600 separate motor actions. What’s even more extraordinary is that all this can be done while the performer considers the overall expressive musical quality of his/her playing. Are you impressed yet?

Unfortunately, for most performers, “peak performance” is a relatively rare occurrence. Even the best musicians, dancers and actors sometimes fall into what is called “a rut.” Mind/Body Integration Systems ™, or MBIS ™, helps artists create a better representation of their mental processes, hence unleashing a more consistent creative energy flow.

When a performing artist (vocalist, instrumentalist, dancer, actor, etc.) comes to me for help, they’re usually not looking for heavy therapy. They just want to perform better. They want to gain a better sense of focus and be totally in the moment when performing. They want their bodies to respond perfectly. They want to enhance their technique, be more expressive and more creative. Their problem might be buried in their past experiences, and they might benefit from various regression and uncovering techniques, but MBIS ™, is not an overt from of therapy. Its effects however, can be very therapeutic.

George Bien displaying his extraordinary technique
at one of his many guitar clinics (1986).
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When utilizing the MBIS ™ process with an artist, I usually do not mention the word “hypnosis” unless they bring it up. I tell them that I’m going to help them create a closer union between their minds and bodies. I say, “Technique is simply a series of brain-inflected movements - the mind directs and the body obeys. It would be wonderful if these systems worked in perfect harmony and one could complement the other. If you want to increase your technical facility, you have to effectively integrate the two systems. Now I will show you how this process works.” I then instruct them to close their eyes and focus on the feeling of their hands, and ask them to tell me when one hand begins to feel different from the other. I don’t share the following with the performer/client, but anytime anyone focuses on their hands, one hand has to feel different from the other because they are two different hands. At this point I’m just trying to get them to concentrate and develop a little more sensory acuity. When they begin sensing that one had does indeed feel different from the other, they become aware that some process is beginning to take place. The mental expectancy factor has now been created. . . . . . Continued in next month’s issue.


Interesting Hypnosis Tidbits:

How to hypnotize a lobster.

In the June 2006 issue of "The Hypnotic Edge" I talked about how easy it is to hypnotize a chicken, but have you ever considered hypnotizing a lobster? Click on the link below to learn the complete "lobster hypnosis" technique. It's fully explained, graphics and all.
http://www.banderasnews.com/howto/lobster.htm

Can we actually hypnotize flies! You have to see this to believe it! I'm not really sure what significance this has in relation to our global concerns, but it sure makes for some interesting conversation. Is it real or trick photography? You be the judge.
http://www.rivelazioni.com/cgi-bin/mm/video.pl?id=50

Then there's the hypnotist who's participants in his stage show engage in hypnotic group sex with their chairs. Although it might be funny to some people, this is the very type of display that challeges the legitimacy of our profession.
http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2005/chair-sex-p1.php


Useful Hints for the Practicing Hypnotherapist:

An example of Paradoxical Intention (continued from last month's issue) . . . . .

I mentioned in last month's issue that I'd give you an example of how I used Paradoxical Intention with a client, so here goes.

One comes to mind immediately. A number of years ago, a woman came to me who suffered with fainting spells. She said that they happened whenever she was in a department store. I asked her to detail for me the exact sequence of events that led to her fainting, what happened before, during and after the event. As she described them to me, I listened patiently then asked her if she would be willing to do whatever I asked of her, even though it might possibly shock her. She was a bit hesitant, but finally agreed. I said that she would have to follow my suggestion exactly. When she acknowledged that she would, I simply told her the following, “The next time you feel like you’re going to faint in the department store, I don’t want you to stop the feeling. I just want you to quickly walk out of the store and faint outside the store. As a matter of fact, you can simply run out and instead of falling down, simply lie down and faint quietly.”

I could sense that she was probably thinking that I lost my mind. “I can’t believe that you are actually telling me to faint,” she retorted, “That’s the problem I want you to help me with.” I said, “I’m not asking you to do anything that you haven’t already been doing. All I’m asking you to do is to do it someplace else. I’m asking you to faint outside the store rather than inside the store.” “But that would be very embarrassing,” she quipped. “And it’s not embarrassing for you to faint inside the store,”? I asked. “Of course it is!” she responded.

She finally agreed to accept her assignment, and left the session a bit puzzled. She called me a few days later and told me that something very interesting had happened. She said that while in a department store (in a mall called “Green Acres” in Long Island, New York) she was beginning to feel faint, and my words, “Faint outside the store,” echoed in her mind. She immediately went outside the store into the general area of the mall, and although she still felt a bit dizzy, she didn’t actually faint. She told me that this really surprised her. She felt a bit light-headed and sat down (she didn’t lie down as I instructed) and felt that she had more control of the situation. She went home happy, but still a bit puzzled.

After work the next day, she again went to the mall (this time, to test the longevity of her new response). And sure enough, the same thing happened. She said that she tested it over and over again (“About 50 times” – her words). After going through this ritual numerous times she soon found that she didn’t have to actually leave the store to gain control, she simply had to think about leaving. Years of suffering eased dramatically by following one simple suggestion.

Yes, this was rather simplistic. “Prescribing the Symptom” often is. We know that when a “Pattern Interrupt” is utilized enough times, the “Interrupt” then becomes part of the pattern. But what if she didn’t get the desired result that quickly? Then I would have suggested that she begin adjusting to a hierarchy of steps. For example: As soon as she would begin feeling faint, she could say words something like, “Oh my, here I go again!” The important thing is that she sing the words as a melody rather they say them. Then I might have suggested that she sing, “Hey people, I bet I can faint faster than you!” Then I might have told her that whenever the feeling of fainting began to materialize she should tap the nearest person on the shoulder and say something like, “Hey, watch this!” and faint. The important thing is twofold: 1) The progression of the symptom has been changed, and 2) Because of the behavioral delay, the person begins to realize that he/she can gain control over his/her response.


Quotes of the month and more:

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
-George Bernard Shaw

How many of us are living other people’s dreams? The numbers are staggering! Statements like, “I never wanted to be . . . . . it was my parent’s idea. What I really wanted to do was . . . . .” Or, “People told me it was a good profession to go into. What I really wanted to do was . . . . ”, are common place. If you fall into this catagory, keep in mind George Elliot’s words, "It's never too late to be what you might have been."

I have the following words of Mahatma Gandhi written on a large poster in my office, and I do my best to live my life accordingly. “Carefully watch your Thoughts, for they become your Words. Manage and watch your Words, for they will become your Actions. Consider and judge your Actions, for they have become your Habits. Acknowledge and watch your Habits, for they shall become your Values. Understand and embrace your Values, for they become your Destiny."

And here are some stats that are alarming! At the end of last year, the United States had 2.2 million people in jail, more than any other nation. One in every 32 American adults was in jail, on probation or on parole. By changing their thinking, people can change who they are. I recently visited a prison and spoke with some of the prisoners. Each and every one of them told me that their parents said that they’d be in prison one day, and they didn’t disappoint them. They expected to be in prison one day. And we know the rule of mind, “What is expected tends to be realized.” There’s a popular saying in our field, “Change your mind; change your life!” Which goes with Plato’s words, “We become what we contemplate.” If we as hypnotherapists could intervene with the juveniles who are beginning a life of crime, we could help change the outcomes of so many, in the U.S. and in every country. Consider volunteering your time to counsel youths in juvenile detention facilities. Les Brown said, "You don't get in life what you want. You get what you are." Taking these juveniles from "what they are" to "what they can be" can give them a whole new "what they are." Reaching just one of them would be a contribution beyond measure.


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In the next issue . . . . .

More on working with performing artists and George Bien's "MBIS" process for performance enhancement. And much more!

See you them.

Best always,
George

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The NLP Primer! - DVD by George Bien

NLP Primer DVD

This DVD goes beyond the jargon of NLP. Certified NLP Trainer George Bien, makes Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) easy to learn. Topics covered include: NLP as a modality. Multi-level rapport. Pacing and leading. Law of requisite variety. Eye accessing cues and specific accessing questions. Calibration. Multi-level Anchoring. Swish patterns. And much more! NLP has been called, "Software for the brain," and has rapidly become one of the most sought-after training. Now you can gain a working knowledge of NLP in the comfort of your home

DVD 1hr 25min

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Maximize Your Potential with NLP

Certified NLP Trainer George Bien, presents powerful change techniques that you can utilize immediately. Topics covered include: Presuppositions. Active listening. Sensory and non-sensory specific language. Blame verses outcome frames. Keys to achievable outcomes. Expanding visual anchors. Anchoring positive resource states. Chaining Anchors. Stacking Anchors. Collapsing anchors. And much more! Watch and learn the techniques that have been called, "The New Standard for Psychology," and use them to make lasting changes in yourself and your clients. 

DVD 1hr 25min

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A highly emotionally-charged hypnosis session by George Bien

Upcoming Programs:

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The 3-Dday "Become a Dynamic Professional Speaker & Trainer" Certification Seminar in New York will be held Saturday & Sunday, January 26, 27 & 28, 2007, at the Source of Life Conference Center
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The New 5-Day, IACT Train-the-Trainer Certification Seminars with George Bien will be held January 17th - 21st in New York City, March 7th - 11th in Chicago, and May (Exact dates to be announced).

The next "NLP Certification Seminar" with George Bien in New York will be held in February 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th, 2007.
Graduates of this seminar will be eligible for Certification by the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology.

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The next 8-Day, 120-hour Hypnosis Certification Seminars with George Bien will be held in April, 2007. These programs will be held in France and Germany.
Graduates of this seminar will be eligible for Certification by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)
and the
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More programs in the U.S.

The next 3-Day Hypnosis Mastery Boot Camp with George Bien will be held in March 30th, 31st & April 1st, 2007. To be accepted into this accelerated program, you must be Certified as a professional hypnotherapist by an approved organization.

The 7-Day IACT/IMDHA Hypno Expo - Complementary Healthcare Extravaganza & Educational Conference
will be held Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue,
May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2007 in Miami, Florida.

The 5-Day IACT "Train the Trainer" Hypno Expo Boot Camp Certification Seminar
will be held during the Expo - Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon & Tue,
May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2007 in Miami, Florida.
For details and/or registration, contact the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT) at: (570 -869-1021.

Total Hypnotic Immersion Weekend with George Bien will be held Sat & Sun
Jun 9th & 10th, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
For details contact the Achievement Center (718) 886-8007

George Bien demonstrating hypnotic suggestibility testing

In Asia

George Bien's annual tour of Asia will begin in June, 2007. Countries being scheduled include: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, South Korea and Australia. Exact dates and places will be posted shortly.

Hypnotic suggestibility testing

George Bien conducting an hypnosis seminar for the Somnambulistic Sleepwalkers

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