I began the practice and study of Buddhism at the age of 20. While Buddhism is commonly called a religion, it’s actually a science of mind. A religion is based on beliefs, while science strives through empirical data to arrive at an understanding of the true nature of existence. This latter definition most accurately describes the practice of Buddhism. By the time I encountered Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnotherapy, I had been studying Buddhism for 14 years. It was fascinating to discover that the most valuable insights and techniques presented by hypnotherapy and NLP were fragments of the Buddhist wisdom teachings that I had already encountered in a much more comprehensive form.
Due to my experience with this profound body of Buddhist knowledge, I was able to adapt and enhance what I had learned in my hypnotherapy and NLP training. I was then able to create a synthesis of hypnotherapy and NLP that uniquely and radically awakens people’s minds and also touches their hearts: Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP. This system is taught in my book and in my hypnotherapy certification trainings, called Finding True Magic. I was able to do this not because I’m so smart, but because the teachings of Buddhism that I was so fortunate to study are filled with living wisdom, compassion, and skillful means.
My first teacher, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, gave this teaching on the practice of mindfulness while hearing sounds:
May all beings be happy while experiencing mindfulness and awareness!
Check out Jack’s Audio seminar on Mindfulness & Awareness