One of my favorite quotes is by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
It goes just like this:
“As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods.” tweet
Truer words were never spoken.
Principles ALWAYS precede methods.
Methods are an outgrowth of fundamental principles.
Principles are the latticework upon which all methods rest.
You get the point.
Trouble is – in today’s world (and especially online) it can become very difficult to determine the solid principles from the vast array of methods.
Everyone seems to have the latest, greatest method.
And yes, there are some excellent methods out there.
There are a lot of methods out there that are NOT built upon the foundations of solid principles.
And those methods – which often sound very “sexy” — are like a house built on quicksand.
My best advice:
When it comes to learning anything (and this is especially true when learning hypnosis) seek out the teachers who base their work and methods on solid principles.
There is no better advice I could give you.