April 11th, 2012
For the past seven years or so I have been fortunate enough to travel around this great country of ours to help scads of people discover how hypnosis can help them quit smoking forever and to lose weight. It has been a wonderful learning opportunity for my and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it - except when I didn’t of course.
I met John many years ago in Friday Harbor, Washington, where we were both attending a “Funshop” taught by Dr. Dave Dobson. We were there because we were both interested in what Dave called “the phenomenon of Hypnosis.” Dave taught a fairly unique approach to change he called “Other-Than-Conscious Communication” and John and I both were greatly influenced by him.
Soon after that John began doing seminars for Smoking Cessation and for Weight Loss and created his own, uniquely successful method for doing so. On a typical road trip he and a road manager would travel to a city, do a pair of seminars (one for each of the two subjects) in that city, drive the next day to another city and present another pari of seminars and then do that again on a third day. On the forth day they’d travel back to their respective homes.
Fast forward 15 years or so and John had grown a bit weary of the travel. So he thought to himself, “I need to find someone to conduct these seminars for me so I can take a break. Who is the best seminar leader/hypnotist in the known world?” At least I ASSUME that’s the question he’d asked himself because he called me and asked if I’d be interested in spelling him from time to time and doing some of these programs in his place.
I said I’d try it on for size and the rest is history. In the past 7 years or so I’ve hypnotized somewhere in the neighborhood of 50,000 people. It’s been great. I’ve enjoyed the challenge of keeping the presentations fresh, enjoyed trying to continually make them better, and enjoyed the privilege of helping so many people.
As an example, one fellow came up to me in Columbia, South Carolina recently and thanked me for “giving his life back to him.” He’d been to the weight loss seminar the previous year and had lost nearly a hundred pounds as a result. His blood sugar had normalized and he felt wonderful. He walked everyday, striving for those 10,000 steps.
So it is a little sad to now close this chapter in my life, but it is very exciting to opening the door back up to doing a full load to seminars of my own and creating more. I must say I was a little shocked to meet someone at a seminar not so long ago who said he’d thought I’d retired, because he didn’t see me doing many seminars anymore. It’s good to get back.
In the next weeks and months ahead I’ll be seeing more private clients, forging relationships with new coaching clients, conducting more seminars, creating more recordings for release to the public and writing more articles and another book or two.
It is a very exciting time and I hope you’ll join me along the way. Check out the featured seminars being offered shortly…some pretty great stuff.