We broke up into groups of three to practice the technique. The third guy in our group was actually really interesting/amusing. Granted, I'm *very* glad I didn't have him as an actual paying client in an actual hypnotherapy practice. Plus we took turns, and I went first, so I kinda foisted him off on plymouth by default, and it's not like she had any previous experience in NLP or hypnotherapy.
For those of you who have been wondering how a phobia-curing technique would work on allergies - you'll be happy to know that this was basically very similar to the phobia technique, if slightly more heavyweight. So apparently they think a phobia-curing technique *does* work on allergies, pretty much. We'll wait for reports to come in and see how well it works, I guess.