THE SHORT-TERM HYPNOTHERAPY OF GIL BOYNE
Numerous books have been written about the unusual and innovative methods of Dr. Milton Erickson, but until now, none have been written about the amazingly rapid and successful methods of Gil Boyne.
Erickson was a creative genius who devised many unusual and beneficial therapy methods. Gil Boyne is the genius of short-term, result-oriented therapy. In his training programs, Gil Boyne repeatedly demonstrates that it is possible to transform the lives of people who have been programmed for failure, frustration, and unhappiness.
His personal fascination with transforming energy goes far beyond teaching. He leads people into that energy so that they can experience it in themselves. He teaches that doing therapy is primarily an art form. He has an uncanny skill in making immediate contact with people therapeutically.
He insists upon the client taking full responsibility for his present state of affairs. When Boyne is engaged in his work, he is exquisitely sensitive, and yet he maintains an incredibly relaxed manner. His genius as a therapist is his improvisational creativity. He acts as a catalyst bringing people into a more clear state. He sees what they need, and he seems to produce changes magically.
Neophyte and veteran hypnotherapists alike report that his teachings not only alter their way of doing therapy but transform their personal lives as well. Boyne feels that most psychotherapy is interminable and that treatment doesn’t have to be prolonged indefinitely. His major principle is that you can always go towards health.
He teaches about an “inner grace” that we can connect with and that hypnotherapy is always directed toward health. He starts with the premise wholeness is the goal and we can go to wholeness because we have all the ingredients.
We don’t have to “get rid of” anything! Instead, we transform and add so that a whole person is created. Hypnotherapy is a hopeful work; psychoanalysis is always pessimistic. “Hypnotherapy,” he says, “is not like surgery or medicine. It’s not just techniques that can be taught.
To be a good hypnotherapist, a person has to have an instinct for it—-an inherent kindness and ancient wisdom.” You, too, can change fragmented, unhappy people into integrated, happy people when you make use of Gil Boyne’s principles of Transforming Therapy.
Adapted from Miracles On Demand, First Edition