How to be Happy
And achieve great things
by Peter Gilmour
To be published before Christmas 2017
The book is in response to many requests from participants at workshops for details of the exercises they learn there and until now we have been sending out individual emails to those who ask. The book will contain about twenty of Peter Gilmour’s favourite exercises that he teaches at events plus a number of engaging stories, observations and information about various mental training modalities. It is a philosophical, instructional and very funny read.
For advanced orders please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating how many copies you require. Do not send payment yet. We will notify you with full details you when the book is ready. In the meantime, here is a sample chapter. We will put more sample chapters here over the next few weeks.
You’re a What?
The ultimate source of happiness is within us – Dalai llama
Years ago when I was a lot greener around the ears I used to call myself a Sports Hypnotist and had it printed on business cards which, if I do say so myself, looked very smart indeed. Whenever someone asked me what I did I would reply with great enthusiasm ‘I’m a Hypnotist’ and observe the look of alarm that inevitably spread across their face as they absorbed the information. Sometimes I felt like I was the only one, Maybe I was. Over this period I grew to relish the minor panic those three little words would induce and truth be told there were situations where I did it on purpose. In some cases I’d notice people shrink backwards as if to establish a clear distance away from me. It was almost as though the word hypnotist itself sent them into a trance. When I handed out my flashy business card, people would take one look and I can’t tell you how many times they would ask ‘Ah, hypnosis, does it work
The answer of course is yes it works very well thanks very much but in my naivety it took ages for me to develop such a smart response. But what exactly did they expect me to say?
No it’s complete rubbish? Load of old nonsense? Don’t risk it mate?
Wherever I found myself, down the pub, on holiday, at a football match, at a party, anywhere at all really and people asked me what I did and I answered Sports Hypnotist I would monitor the response which was usually a stunned silence, a comic shielding of the eyes or the even more hilarious quip ‘Better not look into your eyes then’. Ha ha very funny mate
A very famous hypnotist once told me I was the wall man. We were having lunch at my expense at a posh hotel in London because I wanted to learn a particular technique from him and he said ‘Peter mate, you help athletes and business folk and others to break through those mental barriers and achieve great things.’
‘Yes’ I agreed.
‘You help them smash through that wall that holds them back.’
‘Yes I do.’
‘Well that’s it then.’
‘You’re the wall man.’
‘Yes, you prat. The man that helps them break through the fucking wall.’ His voice had raised up a few notches and I sensed he was becoming impatient with me.
‘Get some business cards printed and market yourself as the wall man and watch your career take off.’
‘Okay I will.’
To be perfectly honest I had never been short of clients but on reflection it seemed like a good idea and I began to visualise myself on TV being questioned by the country’s finest inquisitors. ‘So Mr Gilmour, you’re The Wall Man and at the world summit you managed to persuade all leaders to enter a treaty abolishing weapons of war and entering a legally binding agreement of peace and happiness supervised by the Dalai Llama.’
So I printed up the cards and started handing them out all over the place and just about every single person I gave them to, including some well-known athletes and business folk, looked at the damn card and reacted in exactly the same way.
‘The Wall Man? What’s that then?’
Time after time the same question. I started to get fed up with having to constantly explain what it meant to almost everyone I gave the cards to. I mean okay, maybe athletes are not necessarily the most academic of folk but what on earth did they think the Wall Man could bloody well mean? That I was a bricklayer or something?
Need an extension to your house? Call the Wall Man.
So just in case you are in any doubt at all let me just state quite clearly and unequivocally that I am a highly competent and experienced Hypnotist who has taken the trouble to study the subject very deeply and also to learn a dozen or so other modalities and even invent a few techniques of my own that augment and strengthen the Hypnosis and altogether it works incredibly well. Of course, hypnosis just on its own is the most wonderful therapy that can help people in many ways such as getting rid of fears, phobias, stress, anxiety, stopping smoking, losing weight (or gaining it), pain relief, confidence boosting etc, etc. Indeed, even if you have no issues at all hypnosis will lift you into an area of amazing expectation and fulfilment that you never knew existed. I teach all my clients to do self-hypnosis and encourage everyone I come across whether they are my clients or not to learn and use it daily to improve every area of their lives. It’s similar in some ways to meditation but much more direct and focussed and certainly a whole lot easier.
There are full instructions on how to do self-hypnosis in the book. Just one of the excellent reasons to buy it when it comes out very soon.