Daily mind-training and neuroplasticity are the very foundation of The Neuroscience Method. Approximately 30% of Lee’s books and courses are devoted to this subject. Students are urged to adopt a daily regimen of mind-training to eliminate all negative thoughts and visualize success and enable fluency and a love of speaking, thus converting stuttering into a blessing.
WSSA has recruited a team of Certified Hypnotists (CH’s) to help WSSA members with auto suggestions and even learn to hypnotize themselves in order to help them overcome their speech anxieties. Hypnosis and self-hypnosis are ideal methods to promote relaxation and remove barriers so that you can speak with self-confidence and speech fluency.
While there are many ways to train the mind, Eastern and Western, Lee’s Methods focus on two Western methods: (1) Auto Suggestion and (2) Self-Hypnosis.
Auto Suggestion was introduced and popularized by Émile Coué (1857-1926), a French psychologist and pharmacist. AS can be said to be simply “talking to oneself”. The desired outcome is achieved by regularly repeating positive thoughts and using one’s imagination.
While Auto Suggestion is useful, WSSA has gone a step farther. It encourages its students to teach themselves self-hypnosis. Lee taught himself SH by studying Melvin Powers’ Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis, and we urge students to study and apply the methods in this book.
Proper relaxation techniques help free our minds from chaos and attain inner stability and tranquility. The slower you breathe, the longer you live. So, how do we even go about this? In this Part 1 video, Coach Prathusha explains her mind training regime in three stages: relaxation, visualization, and repetition (ASTs).
WSSA’s Certified Hypnotists have either stuttered themselves and/or have used hypnosis and self-hypnosis to overcome speech anxieties.
WSSA’s hypnotists credentials include: Certification by the National Guild of Hypnotists as Certified Hypnotist, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Advanced Certified Hypnotherapist. Related certifications include Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), HypnoCoaching (Life Coaching), Licensed Master Social Worker, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Sports Hypnosis, Reiki Master, and Practitioner of Touch for Health (Applied Kinesiology). One of WSSA’s CH’s was also a speaker at the National Guild of Hypnotists Annual Convention in the U.S. and has practiced meditation for over 30 years. Another has worked as Rehabilitation Counselor and as a Crisis Counselor for a behavioral health service. Currently, WSSA’s offers Hypnotherapists speaking English, French and German.