Sunday, 3 June 2007

2005 - NLP

In the autumn of 2005, England's most famous hypnotist, Paul McKenna, appeared on TV to demonstrate how he cured a selection of people with phobias. One was an agoraphobic and she was mostly cured by the end of the course. Marie decided that she wanted treated by him. But there was a problem - he lived in an apartment on one of the upper floors of a block in London. Marie wanted to contact him to see if he would accommodate her by meeting her somewhere she could get to, so she looked him up on the internet. No contact phone number, but lots of sales copy about NLP - neuro linguistic programming. Paul doesn't do much hypnosis nowadays because he has found a much, much more lucrative career - training therapists in the art of neuro linguistic programming. If you can't get Paul McKenna, the next best thing is a Paul McKenna trained therapist - right? That's what we looked for on the internet. But how do you know who's good and who's bad, who's genuine and who's a con-artist? Suddenly we found a bloke who advertised no-risk therapy. If it doesn't work, you don't pay. Couldn't be fairer than that, could it? Even better, this chap lived in Bristol (about 90 minutes drive). He said that 2 or 3 one hour sessions would be all that was required and there was parking outside his house.

His website is here...
http://www.deep-trance.com/

When we met him, he turned out to be a young man in his early twenties and he didn't look very well-off. You don't want your therapist to be ripping you off with his/her fees, but you do like that the appearance of success, don't you? It was absent in our man, but Marie decided to give it a go. It turned out that he lived in a first floor apartment, but that was in a normal non-intimidating house and Marie felt comfortable there. Prominently displayed on the wall was a photograph of our man posing with Paul McKenna and a comforting array of certificates. After a while, I was able to leave Marie in the apartment and read a book in the car.

The first session lasted over 3 hours! Susequent sessions lasted almost as long. I got to finish 2 novels! However, after 5 sessions, he admitted defeat. He admitted that he didn't know how to help Marie. True to his word, he didn't ask for any payment, even though he had spent almost 15 hours trying to help Marie. He may not have been the world's best therapist, but at least he was a man of integrity, so I gave him some money anyway.

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