Most of what I would say about NEEHU 5 has already been said by others. It was exciting ... it was fun ... it was delightful. I met a lot of new friends and revisited many old ones. It was NEEHU.
I particularly enjoyed seeing so many new presenters at NEEHU 5. Occasionally in a discussion someone will remark how *EHU has mostly the same presenters all the time (not always in a negative context), and there's really nothing I can say to that because I'm one of those same presenters. I teach a lot, because it's what I love to do. So I was delighted to see people like Professor X, who not only volunteered to present but chose a gutsy and difficult topic and presented it in a lively and highly effective way. I hope we get more first-time presenters and that the new blood stays around, so that those of us in the "old guard" can relax and enjoy seeing our lessons carried on.
Coming Up ...
There is a lot coming up in the next few months for me and for the community.
This Friday, May 23, I'll be doing an online class on Hypbook as part of their Live Learning series. The topic is "Your Hypnotic Self," which is a class I taught at WEEHU 2013 and am planning to repeat at the inaugural MEEHU in July. Class starts at 8pm Eastern time. If you can't make it then, Hypbook will be recording the class and posting it in their learning library.
The next big thing is MEEHU, taking place July 18-20 in Glendale Heights, IL (just outside Chicago). You can get details at the MEEHU Fetlife group or from http://www.meehu.org/. MEEHU is the first Midwest Erotic Hypnosis Unconference, put on by the local community in the spirit of NEEHU and WEEHU. I'll be there, of course, along with a lot of well-known names from *EHUs past and present. It will be an awesome time.
Looking further ahead, WEEHU 2014 is beginning to take shape as well. It will be held the last weekend of September at the Citadel in San Francisco, CA. Registration is already open. Details are at http://weehu.org and on FetLife.
NGH Certification Course
I'm starting to formulate a plan to offer the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) certification class in a distance learning format, so people don't have to travel physically for multiple weekends for it. The NGH curriculum is a solid platform that teaches the methods and techniques of professional hypnotism. There is no kinky content on the syllabus, of course, but a class full of erotic hypnosis enthusiasts is bound to wander into that territory repeatedly. Just sayin'. ;^)
The class will likely happen in the fall, assuming enough people are up for it and I can work out a suitable platform for teaching it. If you want to suggest a service that will let us connect up to, say, 8 people with audio and video so we can hold a class that includes inductions, demonstrations, and practice sessions I'm very open to hearing your ideas. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
That about catches me up. It's going to be a very busy -- and very exciting -- rest of the year!