What Is Hypnosis?

Established 1976

Cardiff. U.K.

 If you have any specific questions regarding hypnotherapy or personal development that you cannot find from the pages on this website, please feel free to . For more information on who I am and my general philosophy of life and personal development, please click on any of the links below..


What is Hypnosis?

For those people who are seeking hypnosis and are a little apprehensive, below I have outlined exactly what hypnosis is, and hopefully can dispel a lot of myths.. There are many misconceptions about hypnosis and the way a hypnotist works, so the best way to begin is to tell you what hypnosis is not...

Hypnosis is...

An altered state of consciousness that enables the subject to replace negative thoughts and behaviour patterns with positive ones. It is also a 'tool' to enable a subject to recover lost (repressed) memories that are causing unwanted conditions in life. It is not really different to guided meditation when with a hypnotist, or meditation as practised alone. It often said that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

What can hypnosis be used for?

Hypnosis can be used for habit control: To help stop smoking (more); stop overeating (more); nail-biting and many other unwanted habits. Also...

Hypnosis is a powerful process to help increase motivation and really powerful way to help develop many skills, and increase general confidence. Also techniques of hypnosis are taught to those who wish to enhance self-awareness and inner development which is the area of hypnosis that I have taken a strong interest throughout my career.



Many people these days suffer from stress-related problems, so many people can benefit from hypnosis and or meditation. There is very little difference between hypnosis, self-hypnosis or meditation. You can learn these skills. Read my article, Why Meditate? If you have further questions please

Health- Related News

Daily Mail: Meditate your way to better brain power: Researchers at Liverpool John Moores University compared the mental abilities of 25 ordinary members of the public with 25 volunteers recruited from a Buddhist meditation centre in Manchester. Read full article

The Zen Connection

Around 1979, I became interested in Zen and started practicing zazen (a form of Zen meditation) on a daily basis. I combined my experience of the power of Zen with psychotherapy, hypnosis, self-hypnosis and meditation in groups and on a one-to-one basis. It is through this Zen-like influence that my clients began to experience some powerful results and began to recognize and become more sensitive to the knowledge when they entered a state of hypnosis.

I see Zen as a way of life and I am committed to continue to practice self-hypnosis and all the Zen disciplines outlined on this website myself. Even after some 30+ years I am still constantly realizing more and of the inner potential of the subconscious mind.

Spiritual growth doesn't ever stop regardless of age or current knowledge about the workings of the mind and hypnosis, but it is more about a journey, than a destination. The journey IS the destination.

Anybody can master the techniques of Zen and meditation and achieve a higher level of mastery in life. And this is what this site is all about and why I am keeping it live.

The potential of the human mind is truly incredible of which it is said, that a genius uses only 12% but there is "beingness" of "Self" that is not the mind but far transcends the mind. This is what Zen practice is all about.

Zen is not for everyone, and is no "walk in the park", but I wouldn't have it any other way and my intention continues to assist as many individuals who are willing, to achieve a greater level of 'reality' in life. Please feel free to read all that is on this website, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via the e-mail links that you see throughout these pages.


The Value of Books

It is through books that many people start to make a difference in their lives and I fully believe in the power of the written word to help focus the mind and transcend negativity.

However, in self-development and self-esteem, the types of books that are needed to be read are those that will give you much more than just intellectual information and knowledge. They are...

Because that is what we as human beings aspire to. We really want to make a difference in some aspect or another. Ask yourself, "where do I want to make a difference?" or "where do I need to make a difference?" Once you get clear on the answer to these questions, the results will come naturally.

It is no good reading a book and merely saying to yourself, "that sounds like a good idea" and then doing nothing. You will need to commit to act on the principles and instructions/advice for a long enough period of time to see whether or not that particular book works for you. Then, if it doesn't, move on,  book an appointment with or talk to or e-mail a hypnotherapist to discover if hypnotherapy is something that's going to work for you.

In Zen, it is said, when the student is ready, the master will appear. The "master" comes to give vital information at the right time. The master can come not only in the form of a person, but a book, life situation, internet page or article a single word, or any experience.. Then, once the "lesson" is learned, the student can discard that particular master, and choose to move on to the next. I say "choose" because as human beings we always have a choice, a free will about whether we continue to grow or stand still. And sometimes we may need to stand still and take stock of where we have come from and where we are going. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to use the e-mail link below to contact me. Please be assured that your e-mail address will remain confidential on not be passed on to a third person.

Below are some links to books on hypnosis, that I have found invaluable in my own growth and development as a hypnotherapist and as a Zen practitioner.    


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