I describe the study of hypnotherapy a ‘mystic art’. Let me illustrate:
Millions of people take piano lessons and a percentage of them learn to play well enough to entertain their family and friends. An even smaller percentage learn to play well enough to earn income at weddings or at an elegant restaurant. A smaller percentage earn a reputation throughout their city and state, but only one in ten million becomes a virtuoso. When the appearance of a virtuoso is announced in any major city, excited music lovers line up to buy tickets to be thrilled to the depths of their being by the musical artistry of the performer. That’s what it means to be an artist!
Of course, the piano virtuoso in that hall in London, or Paris, or Vienna started practicing six hours a day many years ago and is still practicing every day — even on the days of his performance. It takes great devotion to become that kind of an artist, but that should be your aspiration, for even if you fall short, your commitment to excellence is always the goal.
The issue is, what kind of an artist do you want to be? Only you can make the choice.
This means, a commitment to your art that will grow so great that the use of this work to send good into the universe becomes the primary mission of your life and you will discover your purpose on this planet.
Ten years ago, in the field of speech pathology training, the mention of the word “hypnotism” to the professor in the class, would cause a tirade about how hypnotism was of no use in speech disorders. Then, Kenneth Knepflar of Pasadena, California came to study with me and he got the “Hypnotism Fever.” He began to speak and present papers on hypnosis at professional seminars. A year later with a professor at Tulane University, he presented the first annual conference: “The use of Hypnosis in Speech and Communication Disorders.”
Dr. Knepflar helped to expand this profession, and I hope that you will too.