It turned out that Dan Vitchoff and I ended up having lunch together today to discuss a couple of things, including the hypnosis system he used to achieve such spectacular results with U.S. athletes in the 2008 Olympics. It was a very informative lunch.
Among the sessions I attended today were ones where I learned new techniques to help clients with communication, motivation, self esteem, personal success, education, and several other things that can be quickly and effectively helped through hypnosis.
Two of the sessions I attended dealt with working directly with doctors, dentists, and other medical practitioners as an adjunct to their treatment methods. There are many ways that a hypnotist can work with a traditional medical practitioner to help improve the overall outcome for their patients.
The two greatest contributors to the science of hypnosis in the 20th century were the late Milton Erickson and the late Dave Elman. Much has been written by and about Erickson, but very little is known about Dave Elman beyond what is written in his book “Hypnotherapy” and perhaps whatever truths may exist in the fanciful stories about Elman on the internet.
Today I seized what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn much more about Dave Elman by attending a convention session with Elman’s son, Col. Larry Elman (USAF, ret.) and later having a 1-on-1 conversation with him. Larry Elman worked in his father’s hypnosis school, assisting with the teaching of hypnosis to doctors and dentists in the 1950s. He stripped away myths, added facts, and revealed previously unknown aspects of his father’s techniques.
The legendary “Dave Elman Induction” as well as the techniques Elman called “hypnoanalysis” are taught to all practitioners of the 5-PATH advanced hypnosis system. The information revealed by Larry Elman will help me use those techniques more effectively with you, the client.