Innovative Trance State Learning
Today’s organizations are faced with the growing challenge of increasing thecompetencies of their m managers and leaders. As a result, million of dollars havebeen invested in training & development to bridge the competencies gap. Whileorganizations are looking at ROI in training, the issue on how effective is the trainingprograms in helping the learners to learn remains a big question.This paper focuses on exploring an innovative training methodology known as,Trance State Learning (TSL), as a tool to enhance the transfer of knowledge & skillsfrom classroom to workplace and achieve the objective of work integrated learning.Essentially, the aim of training is to help the learners to acquire knowledge & skills sothat they are able to think, act and response in a certain way under a specificcontext. TSL is a form of advanced experiential learning that not only improves theknowledge application but also deepens the understanding, enabling the learner toperceive the world differently.The concept of Trance State Learning is based on the notion “All Learning, Change,and Behaviour is Unconscious. In essence, Trance State Learning is about inducingtrance-state in your learners where the Unconscious Mind is “open-up” and becomemore susceptible to new learning. It’s the responsibility of trainers to “install” newbelief, knowledge, and critical principles to the learners. In this way, the newknowledge and skills learned become automatic and it forms new behaviour patternsin the learners.The main advantage of TSL is that it has the ability to produce “generative change.” A TSL-based training outlines a series of activities which the learners learn by action,then by a process of critical reflection and evaluation of the experience, leading themto a general principle of action and effect over a range of circumstances. During thetraining, the learners are exposed to different types of simulation where knowledgeis regarded, in part as a product of the activity, context, and culture in which it’sdeveloped & used.Unlike the current widely-used training methodologies such as Accelerated LearningTechniques or Competency-based training methods, Trance State Learning is aninnovative training methodology emphasizes on the importance for the UnconsciousMind to learn. This is a holistic approach to integrate the learning between theconscious and the unconscious mind. Trance State Learning makes learning becomemore appealing to the Unconscious Mind.