My good friend James Tripp is riding high at the moment: his latest Hypnosis Without Trance product sold out in minutes!
I knew James included lots of Clean Language ideas in his work. But I hadn’t spotted the references to “trance without induction” in David Grove’s only published book until I re-read on a flight it recently.
I wonder, is there a relationship?
I’m not going to recommend the book as any kind of introduction to Clean Language. As ever, David was working on the extreme edge of the known, experimenting therapeutically, and discovering what worked in practice.
The book was created from transcripts – David would never have sat still for long enough for an “ordinary” writing project. And what theory there is feels like “intellectual backfill” (a phrase of John Grinder’s that seems to fit rather well here).
But Panzer, apparently an experienced hypnotherapist, makes some astute observations about David’s work in his preface.
“The use of Clean Language can elicit trance without induction…” he says.
“The therapist’s Clean Language facilitates a state of purposeful, focused, uncontaminated self-absorbtion.”
Is “trance without induction” the same or different to “hypnosis without trance”? Is a Clean Language client in “trance” or not?
Judge for yourself in one of my session videos here – and please comment below.