What would you do if someone blatantly plagiarized your work?
A friend of mine, Steven Blake has spent many years and many thousands of pounds developing an incredibly powerful process to remove pain (physical and emotional) which he calls OldPain2Go. I went an studied with him earlier in the year and was blown away by the effectiveness of this process.
Unlike most other trainings, Steven actually got members of the public with chronic pain in as demo subjects and once we had learned the process we got to work with these people and "switched their pain off". Now I am not talking about teaching them coping strategies or how to control the pain, I am talking about switching it off. Quite frankly I was amazed. After having spent 40 years in this profession I don't say that lightly.
Steven has also set up a fantastic facebook group where he regularly posts updates and advanced videos to further his students knowledge.
Now although this is a deceivingly simple process it takes time and practice to make it work consistently with a variety of complaints, particularly things like fibromyalgia.
Now I know this is beginning to sound like an advert but it's not.
Because a short while ago, a woman who I will call JC took Steven's training and again was blown away by what she saw but then demanded to instantly be made an instructor, even though at this point she had never had a paying client with this process. Steven refused because apart from anything else, she didn't have the experience and even in the training room was adding bits that weren't necessary to the technique because she wasn't following the process. But she seemed to accept Steven's decision and over the next 2 weeks regularly posted on the facebook site raving about how good the process was.
Then after just two weeks she suddenly announces that she is leaving the group because Steven was being unreasonable at not granting her trainer status and that she was going to set up her own trainings "because Steven had missed things out.... and her version was so much better, yada yada yada." She even tried to recruit several of the other students to go with her but all refused.
Now she is suddenly travelling round the world having set herself up as the expert in this new system called, wait for it "DrainThatPain" . Now remember she has had just two weeks of experience in this process and now she has plagiarized Steven's work and called it her own.
Now if that wasn't bad enough, I hear she is now going to be at Hypnothoughts Live peddling this plagiarized system to all the unsuspecting masses who attend.
So my advise, ladies and gentlemen, is don't bother. Learn the real thing. And if you are a trainer don't allow this woman on your training other wise the next thing you will know you work will be bastardized across the world.
updated by @barry-neale: 09/09/17 04:53:44PM
I believe your friend needs to talk to an attorney who specializes in copyright law -- and fast!! There is an international copyright convention which is designed to protect intellectual property. Supposedly, your intellectual property is yours from the moment it is entered on your word prodcessor if the proper procedures are followed.
If this technique works this well, it is indeed worth fighting for.
Don's advice is sound. I am well familiar with this situation and with "JC"'s tendency to highjack other people's work. Please let Steven Blake know that many people in the field are noticing and having private conversations about it.
There's something pretty amazing about trust...it can take a long time to create and yet be destroyed in an instant! Without it, a trainer soon finds herself...just talking at herself.
There's a few JCs I admire - I hope it isn't one of the those big ones...
The same thing happened with my stop smoking intervention... I've had several people tell me of different places it was found verbatim on line and even in other hypnotists books.
I know from experience what it feels like to have someone take your work and put their own spin on it. They may profit now, but I would not want to be in their shoes when their karma comes home.
I feel really sorry for anyone who takes this training thinking that they are going to learning from an expert.
I have seen her explanation of the process and it is clear that she doesn't understand the methodology behind the process and because this she has added dissociation which is totally redundant (presumably between it doesn't work in the way she teaches it) and some woo woo nonsense that is just BS.
So buyer beware!
updated by @don-g: 08/20/17 04:07:52PM
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