Monthly Archives: March 2012

Mind transformations

Check out all my posts on mentality, high performance and excellence in the welcome and index.

Paul Mckenna is an English hypnotist and change facilitator. As it seems he didn’t follow an academic path to where he is at. Mckenna started out and grew as a radio personality, learned of hypnosis through radio interviews he carried out, went into performing stage hypnosis and then learned of Richard Bandler and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and went into change work.

In working with NLP, he follows the routes of a lineage of people who work facilitating change, and who generate amazing results by unconventional means. NLP was initially modeled after the practices of Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls and Milton Erickson; it was co-created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler. NLP expands from those facilitators’, and also incorporates additional techniques and insights. Mckenna, as one of Richard Bandler’s top pupils, also adds further tools to his work, but he is not an innovator in proper, he only assimilates from diverse sources.

Everyone tends to think they have massive problems, but in watching the cases portrayed in Mckenna’s show, a lot of people will think differently. Not only will most peoples’ discomforts, fears and obstinacies be taken more in perspective, but also a lot of heart will be drawn from these episodes for everyone to pursue bettering themselves.

These patients are commendable for their courage in tacking their problems, but also because of the bravery to have their processes be made public. As the show duly states, these people were considered incurable cases, and many had undergone years of therapy without showing significant change. Mckenna takes these cases with unwavering belief, proceeds with panache and you’ll be able to watch the results and judge for yourselves. Just check out episode 1, case 2 with Matt, which starts at about 16:00, you can then draw your own conclusions and always come back to the other episodes as time allows.

This show by Mckenna is very cool, the format is agile and informative, production is impeccable and perfectly planned in advance for they film everything of relevance to the cases, and I absolutely love the music they play; it’s a fine selection of late 90’s and early 00’s British house, acid jazz and rock.

Enjoy.

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