Certified Master Hypnotherapist & Trainer John R. Phillips, M.ht. puts his 18 years of experience to work assisting people with improving their quality of life. His practice emphasizes that hypnosis is not magic, as often portrayed on TV. It's actually a type of intensely focused concentration in which the hypnotized person can access their subconscious and uncover the mental blocks preventing their personal transformation. Through hypnosis, he has helped people quit smoking, lose weight, and even overcome phobias. Believing no condition is out of bounds for hypnosis, he has helped with almost all individual challenges.
Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer herself, makes it clear that she's no counselor—though that wasn't always the case. Holly previously worked as a counselor for troubled teens, helping them heal through wilderness programs, and she has a degree in psychology, among many other certifications. But brain training is more than just therapy, when clients rehash old problems; it's a means of fixing those problems. Through life coaching, neuro-linguistic programming—a "re-programming" of the brain—and hypnotherapy, Holly reshapes the way her clients approach problems and setbacks, from weight loss to public speaking, so that they can reach their goals.
Drawing from his experience helping professional athletes get in the zone, hypnotist and author Jake Shannon uses his craft to aid clients in achieving peak mental performance so they can effectively discard unwanted dependencies. During hypnotherapy sessions, Shannon speaks to subjects using encouraging language, giving them what he refers to as a "massage of the mind." Through one or multiple sessions, clients learn to relax, meditate, and use positive reinforcement to reverse behavior that can exacerbate smoking habits, weight problems, or excessive anxiety.
Hypnotherapist Paul W. Smith, CCHt, proves the efficacy of hypnotherapy each time he helps clients to quit smoking, lose weight, or remember where they left the remote. Using only his words, Smith guides patients into a deep state of concentrated relaxation—hypnosis—where the mind becomes hyper responsive to ideas or images. As Smith taps into the unconscious mind, patients retain full control; they can withhold information, respond yes or no, and recall everything they recount. With repeated sessions, patients can gain mastery over their state of awareness and thereby correct behaviors that undermine healthy living.