My name is Paul Hastings and I have put up this page to give you some background information about me and my association with Pilgrim recordings. As I have been using them, or selling them or giving them to clients for over twenty years.
I have always been interested in certain things martial arts, yoga and magick ( yes, it is spelt correct ) even from an early age.
I started my journey with hypnosis around the age of eight when a friend at school sold me a hypno disk and small instruction booklet that his dad had got him from the USA. You may even remember seeing these adds forty years ago in some magazines.
I began to play and it was not long before I was hypnotising friends at school and playing all the games an eight year old does. I began to buy anything I could on hypnosis and various kinds of mind control, much of it, as it still is today was total rubbish.
I did notice down the years that hypnosis and other techniques were useful in many areas of my life, however getting consistency was always a problem and many of the things I was reading about I was just unable to do.
However the years moved on and I find myself in 1989 enrolling in a course on hypno-analyses in 1990 I qualified as a hypnotherapist and psychotherapist and started a private practice in Leamington Spa about a year later.
I was excited and asked a friend who is also a hypnotist how I could become brilliant, I was young.
He suggested I contact some old guy called Duncan McColl who was good (exceptional and out of the ordinary, I seam to remember something about transcending the natural, it took me a few years to realise how far ahead of this time he was, sorry boss.) and sold some amazing hypnosis tapes that I could learn from.
While training I had listened to many different hypnosis tapes and wondered how these may be different, they all seamed the same old hat. However I trusted my friends opinion.
So in 1990 I rang Duncan and started one of he most amazing relationships I have had, so far. He recommended a tape called "love awareness" a few days later it arrived.
It blew me away and still does today. Within a year or so I had most of Duncan's recordings and my life was changed forever.
His approach was not that of the typical hypnotist who back in those days mainly used suggestion therapy, these seamed to go way beyond that. The results he got were also mind blowing, especially with healing and the more unusual areas.
What impressed me most was that he used what he taught, he walked the talk. I discovered that unlike many recordings some of his took three months to make. Each word was scripted to ensure maximum impact with our control level of mind. Our subconscious mind, "The Boss"
"The Boss" is where we store all of our automatic processes and much of what and who we think and feel we are is not what we have chosen, we have all been conditioned by parents, friends society and religious conditioning, as well as running old outdated programs that a younger less experienced "us" may have chosen.
We also have to contend with outdated survival programs that may have been useful when we were reptiles or less advanced species, however they are not as useful in todays world.
Much of Duncan's work was involved in this area, of us programming what we want the computer between our ears to do, that is our responsibility, and often that does take some growing up and emotional maturity and control. It is for this reason that the recordings fit in very well with emotional freedom therapy and techniques.
For the next fifteen years or so Duncan continued to poke, guide, advise and teach me how to play I was beginning to learn how to do things with consistency. Many of his recordings induced large shifts in my thinking and awareness. Not always comfortable, but necessary.
As he continued to develop his skills and knowledge and constantly refine his product I sort of joined in, testing recordings, playing with new stuff and during this time qualified as a trainer with Duncan in his system of "Precision Therapy" and went on to train a few precision therapists for him.
Duncan always encouraged me to go and find out, a habit I still enjoy to this day. It lead to some incredible learning experiences and insights. During this time I was lucky enough to study and learn from such people as:
John Seamore, Neil French, Tony Robbins, Dr Richard Bandler, Ross Jeffries, John Lavelle, Kathleen Lavelle, Dr Yates Canipe, Paul McKenna, Michael Breen, Tom Vizzini, Major Mark Cummings, Kim McFadden. Carl Dawson and the mind blowing Dr Jack La Tourrette.
"The Doc" as Tourrette is also known introduced me to Silvia mind method and huna. Two systems that I later learnt played a large part in the impact of Pilgrim Recordings. It seams Duncan had been there before.
Much of the new information was discussed with Duncan who added what he felt would be useful to his clients and he began to revamp many of his subliminal recordings with dramatic effect. The pilgrim whisper subs being some of my favourites.
The court is still out on subliminals, some think they don't work, other have had great benefit from using them, I am in the camp of those who have had great success with them.
The more I learnt the smarter I realised he was, the depth of wisdom on his recordings is profound and I still listen to many twenty years later.
Many are like returning to great old books and wondering why you missed that first time round, of course you have grown and evolved.
I always recommend the stress, love awareness understanding parents and fears recordings. Most people can achieve what they desire by using these.
So what do I do these days, well I still help people using a mixture of Hypnosis, nlp, eft, huna and energy psychology. I still have a practice in Leamington Spa and all of my clients use Duncan's recordings as I still find them some of the most valuable tools available for personal change.
Until I make my own combining all I learnt from Duncan and all the other amazing masters he sent me to or asked me to learn from.
I still practice martial arts, yoga and a few other things and these days enjoy cycling for fun and health.
I also still practice ferret juggling realities for fun and profit.