“Sit down, relax, and breathe deeply… When you have finished reading this book you’ll have the tools to make yourself a better performer. Read this book…. Think about what this book has to say… And practice the ideas within. You’ll soon feel like you are under Bill’s spell. Luckily he uses his powers for good and not evil. And now a word from this sponsor: Bill is starting to freak me out. He keeps coming up with fantastic ideas and methods. I’m starting to wonder if he really exists or maybe some guys got together and created a false identity so they could put out some cool stuff under someone else’s name. Every time I read something from Bill I have an “Ah-ha!” moment. Far too many times. I’m starting to think that we’ll all find out he’s a computer simulated character programmed to pump out great ideas. If I’m right, I’m hoping that this program never crashes. So once again, Bill, you’ve come out with some great stuff… Or is it Bill Version 2.3 I’m talking to?” – Greg Arce
“Bill Cushman wrote an incredible ebook titled ‘Suggestabilities’ which includes a most wonderful audience participation effect called ‘The Jumping Pulse.’ I was giddy as I read Bill’s wonderful piece. It really is lovely. ‘The Jumping Pulse’ is short, simple and extraordinarily effective. I really love it a lot for what it is, exactly how it is. Bill’s original handling is magnificent. JP is perhaps the most stunning progressive relaxation I have ever used or know of. The same suggestions can be given with a simple visualization like the moving elevator relaxation technique. What makes it unique with the ‘JP’ is that an actual physiological occurrence is taking place and can be NOTICED by your participants. By linking suggestions to what is already occurring naturally it’s even easier and more effective to relax a participant quickly and deeply. A few helpful tips are in order and come via Bill’s incredible book and experience with this technique. I agree with all of the points made and can personally testify to their importance. With my own modifications, it has become one of the top inductions I use and I draw upon this exercise in both my stage shows and private work for healing and entertainment with equally impressive results. The ‘JP’ has many great uses in persuasion, seduction and psychological mentalism alike. BTW, I love that Bill uses the left hand because it’s closer to the heart/source of the pulse and left body = right brain. It’s the attention to detail I love so much about Cushman’s work.
One thing that remains constant no matter what the variations appear like is this: People LOVE the ‘JP’ and I often teach it to my clients for private readings, hypnotherapy, shamanic processing and traditional healing, on stage during performance, in the parlor and even shortened versions used up close and personal. My own clients and audiences have reported almost miraculous results and major breakthroughs using this technique. Bill has shared a truly no prop, completely impromptu effect for one to one thousand that meets and exceeds what are usually typical clichés and hype. And there is no denying that is also a very therapeutic technique and we all deserve to show him a kind ‘Thank you’ and hug of gratitude the next time we see him!” – Jerome Finley
You can read Suggestibilities HERE