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29 Jun 2015

Speed-reading is particularly easy to teach and when taught should become a natural pattern of behaviour.

To achieve an advanced speed, practice is required and must be monitored in order to form a higher speed ratio, eventually perhaps multiplying by a factor of ten. Hypnosis is the best method that can change this behaviour without practice, and then if an advanced speed is required the scholar can take a course and train for maximum potential.

The average range of speed at which a person reads is between 150 and 350 words per minute. The college graduates average is 250 w.p.m. With speed-reading using hypnosis you can guarantee to achieve at least double the speed and very often triple it in three hours. The actual procedure takes only 20 minutes but to allow for regression difficulties it is necessary to have one hour previously, to prepare the client for hypnosis. If the client has been hypnotised before, and has been given a general introduction on how it works, this hour is not necessary.

The first hour is taken with an introduction on how the mind works and the psychology of what is about to take place. Then the person is put into hypnosis and given a tape to practise going into relaxation. The next visit is where an explanation is given on how to read at a comfortable speed, which will certainly be a vast improvement on how they are reading at the moment. If this were taught in the schools when the child was learning to read, there would be no need for hypnosis. It is such a natural way to read that it would increase the speed to between 500 - 800 w.p.m.

Because at such a young age the child has been taught incorrectly then it is necessary to change an incorrect behaviour pattern that has now become a habit. The main problem is that it has only just become apparent through research that the eye is not able to work at its best potential without being lead. So it is imperative in speed-reading that you use a pointer to lead your eyes. This may sound easy but without hypnosis can take 40 hours of teaching and practice to change this behaviour, and then, without this practice the client is likely to stop using the pointer and then go back to his original speed.

With the aid of hypnosis the habit can be changed in a few minutes, unless the client has had a learning block about the pointer or a trauma surrounding reading and therefore the suggestion will not be accepted. Regression is then necessary in order to cancel the old programme in the mind: that the pointer is childish; fear of ridicule, rejection, etc.

The smacking of a child when pointing at words or the ridiculing of a child reading using his finger is enough to cause a block with the person using a pointer in reading. The subconscious will not let the client read with any efficiency until the programme has been cancelled, so it is necessary to go into regression and change this programme, going to the first time the thought was accepted. This is usually at school or pre-school and it is necessary to take the client back to this time and re-educate his subconscious, then the suggestion will work and he is free to read rapidly with increased concentration and retention. It is important to point out at this stage that any speed-reading would not be classed as such if there were a decrease in retention or concentration.

Concentration is always increased (or at worst stays the same) when the reading speed increases correctly. It is a natural progression, the brain needs to be active and occupied, preventing the need for it to wander or go into a daydream. The mere fact of a pointer being used stops the mind from straying for long, if at all, whereas without a pointer it is very easy for the mind to pick out a word that sets it off into a day dream for long periods. With a pointer you use a rhythm and the sound and the sight of the activity brings back the persons attention.


The DVD gives the full demonstration of the method for speed reading. If you have not been taught the Austin technique of regression you can replace your method of regression. It is the regression that will make the difference for the person that has a trauma based problem.

I use the parts therapy as a lead up to the regression rather than an important part of the therapy, and the swish at the end as a check for my technique. A good regression of the style that you were taught will be all that is needed to made the changes if the client does not speed read after the suggestion.

A very important part of the therapy is the introduction. It is designed to set all what ifs to rest. Some of it may seem trivial but I can assure you that every part of the introduction is important and designed for building up the belief structure of the subconscious.

The introduction was designed between myself and Shawn Adams. He was the world champion for four years running, we put this programme together in 1990. It is completely original and any similarity to other speed-reading training would have originally come from someone attending my courses.

If you doing group therapy it is best to have no more than 12. This gives each a chance to ask questions and not get left behind as in a large group. Large groups, even in the hundreds can be trained but the success rate will change dramatically.

Price is important. I did not reduce the price for groups. If you want to get a comparable you should check the prices of Tony Buzan who is a leader in the field, but when you use hypnosis it allows this new good habit to become fixed and permanent.

It will be useful for you to have case histories of each case for your records and if you want me to monitor your progress I will be happy to do so.


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