I have been a full-time professional hypnotist for approximately 10 years. In that time, I have sought out and received the benefit of in person instruction and/or distance learning from some of the top names in the field. Each of these people has added something valuable (or at least interesting) to my understanding of the art form/craft we call hypnosis. But it wasn’t until I encountered the work of Jørgen Rasmussen that it all came together for me. Before that, I always felt somehow that I was missing something. The hypnotic tools and techniques I had picked up from other teachers were fascinating and often highly effective, but they were just that: tools and techniques. The problem was they were without context, meaning that they largely ignored the most fundamental issue affecting all humans: our basic relationship with thought.
Joergen’s Psychological illusion model changed all that.
Before PIM, it had always seemed to me that we, as “hypnotists” were somehow leveraging psychological parlor tricks to magically change “bad” thoughts into “good” thoughts and “solve” the clients’ issues. In other words, if we just had just the right technique, the right magic wand (to borrow a metaphor from Harry Potter), we could simply point it at the client, trance him through the floor and and ”fix” whatever was broken. And that, of course was very intriguing and seductive - who doesn’t want to perform real-time magic and rid the world of its problems? - but...
As I immersed myself in learning the ins and outs of the Psychological Illusion model, I came to understand that the job of a change worker is not to mutate, disguise or paint over the clients’ unwanted trances, but to help them see more clearly what those trances actually consist of. I came to understand that the best way help them is to to help them see the very nature of thought itself, to illuminate for them their relationship to their own thoughts, to to show them how fleeting, impersonal and illusory those thoughts can be and to thus help them to DE-HYPNOTIZE themselves in the process. The PIM does exactly that and there is virtually no apparently painful and/or troublesome state or situation where it cannot be effectively applied. That I why I can honestly say that the Psychological Illusion Model is now at the core of all of the work I do.
I absolutely and completely recommend it to anyone looking to help others make positive transformative changes in their lives.
It is literally invaluable.