What would happen if someone with incredible energetic literacy took on a subject as entrenched in the popular imagination as hypnosis and taught it in a revolutionary new way? There are a few things that I can tell you would not happen: no one would be clucking like a chicken, nor would anyone be feeling manipulated, and there would be no scenes like in the movies when people in hypnotic trances rob banks.
What would happen, as the first group of intrepid students found out this year, would be a revolutionary new way of learning old skills translated into the organized and discreet skillsets in which Rose Rosetree specializes.
The National Guild of Hypnotists has a rigorous training, complete with exam, to certify new hypnotists. There are volumes of information and — as Rose teaches it –reams of handouts to teach and guide the new hypnotist as he or she develops the skills needed: