This morning I have been in group supervision with a bunch of my former students and I’ve been mentoring a couple of others that I have been on Skype with and it has been a very consultative kind of day…
I was also speaking to a group of people on the idea of mentoring or being mentored and I mentioned to this group of individuals that I also continue to be mentored in life and business by people that are brilliant at doing so, in my opinion.
Someone happened to mention that as they were at the embryonic stages of their new business, they did not really have the necessary funds to pay someone to mentor them along the way and the resources of their local government just were not adequate or relevant for what they required.
So I told them about when I was setting up my business, I was lucky to have the world’s finest mentors to help me in times of need. I had a round table of world class business mentors – Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Anthony Robbins, and a few others. Pretty impressive, eh?
When running, I have been trained by Paula Radcliffe, Paul Tergat, Brendan Foster, Michael Johnson and many others.
The reality of the matter is that I was not actually connecting with these people in their reality. I was not actually speaking to them in the regular way that you would consider speaking to them. I was being trained and mentored by these amazing people in my own mind. To have consulted in reality would have been impossible. I read their autobiographies, studied research about them and got to know as much as I could about them. Then, I created my own psychological internal round table of brilliance that I consulted with when I wanted to and all it cost me was the time invested and my mind offered the wisdom of those people from their perspective and it proved incredibly valuable.
Want to know how to do that too? Well guess what? I am going to show you how to do just that here today. How to create a hypnotic mentor. I am going to show you how to do it with just one person first of all and I am going to make the process generic and easy to follow so that you can then adapt it to however you think is the best for you.
I hope you enjoy this session – it is not really for full-on therapy, it is supposed to be a fun and enjoyable way to use self-hypnosis and your imagination.
Step One: Get yourself into a comfortable position and one whereby you are going to be undisturbed for the duration of this exercise. Make sure your feet are flat on the floor and your hands are not touching each other.
Choose what kind of mentor you require and what area of your life you wish to be mentored on. Is it going to be to grow your business, to reduce your weight, to enhance your intellect, to be more confident or any other thing?
Then in that position, Induce Hypnosis.
You can do so by any means you desire or know of. You can use the process in my Science of self-hypnosis book, use the free audio we give away on this website to practice or have a look at the following articles as and when you need them; they are basic processes to help you simply open the door of your mind:
Heavy Arm Self-Hypnosis Induction Method
Using Eye Fixation for Self-Hypnosis
The Chiasson Self-Hypnosis Method
Hand to Face Self-Hypnosis Induction
Using Magnetic Hands for Self-Hypnosis
The Coin Drop Self-Hypnosis Induction
However, with this process, an induction is potentially too much activity, so I teach my clients how to adopt a hypnotic mindset and simply have a mindset that is positive and expectant. Again, to really understand the cognitive set of the hypnotic mindset, go grab a copy of my Science of self-hypnosis book where it is explained in simple but comprehensive terms.
Once you have induced hypnosis, or just adopted the hypnotic mindset, move on to the next step.
Step Two: Create a place where you go for inspiration, for learning, for advice and for whatever a mentor can dispense to you. Inside your mind, allow yourself to be drawn to a place that you create. Ideally a place where you can relax and feel safe and somewhere that you find conducive to the mentoring process.
If you were spiritual, you might choose a temple of some kind. If you wanted to be business-related, you could go to an imaginary gold-paved hotel lobby or luxurious board room with leather reclining seats.
If you were looking for sporting prowess, you might be at an athletic track or in a park of some sort. Choose whatever is the most pertinent to you and the kind of mentoring you are after.
See the sights, hear the sounds, notice the feelings you feel when you are in this place and truly engage in it and create it to your own specifications and design.
You will meet the mentor here that is going to help you to learn whatever lesson you are after. Depending on your circumstances or environments, you might be meeting an adviser, an athlete, a sage, a guide, a particular business person, a genius of some kind. You decide who you are meeting and with that in mind, move on to the next step.
Step Three: Be in the place and welcome in that mentor in whatever way is the most suitable and relevant.
Notice the look in their eyes, feel their expertise, respect their experience, be thankful and enjoy the fact that they are there to help you. Let yourself know and be reassured that you are in the right place at the right time ready to receive this learning and this lesson that is personal to you and your requirements.
Make sure that you are comfortable with total honesty between the two of you, and when you are both ready to begin communicating, then move on to the next step.
Step Four: Now is the time to let the mentor give you information, guidance and advice to help you to understand something about your particular requirements (that you chose at the beginning of step one).
The mentor then tells you what you need to do to experience, to complete, to come to terms with, or find closure with, in order to allow yourself to be more successful, healthier, better equipped in some way, wiser, more confident, more inspired or whatever it is that you chose.
You may choose to let this become a dialogue and you can ask questions. What is important is that your trust this person and hear what they say – let them communicate.
Once you have heard all you need for this session, thank them sincerely and move on to the next step.
Step Five: Think of how you are going to react and respond to the mentors advice and knowledge that you have received and think about what actions you are going to take as a result of this discussion.
You may just wish to imagine that you are filled with purpose, with direction, with information that will guide you. Trust that the guidance stays with you for the next few days or for whatever timescale is necessary to take action on the guidance you received.
Step Six: Take a deep breath, open your eyes, wiggle your fingers and toes and go about your day and go and take that action.
Of course, there are always likely to be times when you really do need a real mentor or guidance and advice from someone that has the right experience or understanding of what you need, however, you can tap into your mind and your own resources often to find the right mentors and people to offer you advice. As you get better at doing this, you can have more than one mentor at a time and create a table of brilliance like I do with lots of masters from their fields.
Have a wonderful day and consult with some of your minds mentors and enjoy having a bit of fun with it.
Have some of themes here resonated with you? Then have a read of these pages:
1. Do you need help or support in a particular area of your life?
Coaching with Adam Eason Or Hypnotherapy with Adam Eason
2. Would you like a satisfying and meaningful career as a hypnotherapist helping others? Are you a hypnotherapist looking for stimulating and career enhancing continued professional development and advanced studies?
Adam Eason’s Anglo European training college.
3. Are you a hypnotherapist looking to fulfil your ambitions or advance your career?
Hypnotherapist Mentoring with Adam Eason.
Likewise, if you’d like to learn more about self-hypnosis, understand the evidence based principles of it from a scientific perspective and learn how to apply it to many areas of your life while having fun and in a safe environment and have the opportunity to test everything you learn, then come and join me for my one day seminar which does all that and more, have a read here: The Science of Self-Hypnosis Seminar. Alternatively, go grab a copy of my Science of self-hypnosis book.