I am a professional hypnotherapist, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists. My official title is “Consulting Hypnotist.” I’m not big on titles, so you can just call me John. I see clients from all over the Portland Metro and surrounding areas at my office in downtown Beaverton. I can also work with people over the phone, or over Skype. I do both individual and group sessions, and I offer seminars and workshops, teaching people about their mind, how it works, and how to get the most out of it.
Personally, I am happily married to a strong, independent, and beautiful woman, mother to our two beautiful children. She loves me dearly, for which I am grateful, and she shows great patience in dealing with the older two children from my first marriage. I enjoy photography, I especially love the feeling I get when I’m out looking at the world with an eye to finding beauty in the simplest everyday things. I enjoy taking long walks on the beach, or in the woods, or even through city streets, just watching, observing, and enjoying being alive. I also get a kick out of extreme weather. I love high winds, and thunder and lightning!
I first got interested in hypnosis when I was a kid. My grandfather was talking to somebody, and he commented to them, “an hour of deep hypnosis is the equivalent of four hours of sleep.” This fascinated me, and I fantasized how cool it would be to only have to have a couple of hours of down-time at night, and recapture 6 hours to do whatever I wanted. And there is a certain truth to that: If I go into a deep hypnotic state late in the evening, I have a real hard time falling asleep that night! Later, when I was a freshman in high school, I remember checking out a book on hypnosis from the library. In it was a sample session, and I remember one of my classmates and I spending the lunch hour in our upcoming classroom, and he let me go through the process with him. So I’ve been into it since I was pretty young.
However, I never dreamed that I could do it for a living. The thought never even crossed my mind. Instead, I went into software development, where I became quite successful. I learned hypnosis and related skills mainly because I was fascinated by the human mind. I was driven to make myself into the best that I could be, and I understood the power of the mind in accomplishing that goal.
It wasn’t until much later that I had an experience which transformed my life, and sent me down the path of not only using these techniques to better myself, but also others. But that is a story that is best told in person. Ask me to tell you about it some time.
My primary passion is helping free people of self-imposed limitations and suffering. Many people labor under the false belief that life is hard, that change is hard, that pain and suffering is our lot in life. I want to tell as many people as will listen: change is easy! … when your mind is pliable. In fact, the word is effortless. Real change is effortless.
I want to teach people about the power, the immense and awe-inspiring power, that lies between their ears. In doing so, I strive to empower people to live long, healthy, productive, but most of all, happy and enjoyable lives.
I could just tell you to do something, and you would probably do it. For a while at least. Or I could help you to understand, to really understand, why you want to do it, and then you are more likely to stick with it. But if there is a stronger need, a more important motivator, then that will win. My goal will always be to get you to identify any possible barrier to your success, now and in the future, and address them in there here and now, so your success is complete, and permanent.
I don’t just help you fix things. I teach you how to fix things. I impart skills that you can take with you and leverage in your life. I empower you to make changes without me. Because that’s what I would want someone to do for me, and I think the Golden Rule is a Good Thing.
I know that you have what it takes within you. It doesn’t matter what it is, if you believe, or want to believe, that it can be done, that somebody can do it, then you can do it.