The Hypnotist

Welcome to my website

My name is Johnathan Banks and before you read any further, I'd like to point out that this website looks a lot better when you're using Google Chrome or any search engine, just not Internet Explorer. Explorer pushes paragraphs to the left of the page while Chrome, etc. fills in the whole page. Just click on Chrome or ? and type in then turn your phone sideways.

My specialty is stress related. With that in mind, I can help you eliminate depression, hopelessness, fears, anxieties, sleeplessness and nightmares, as well as body aches and pains and, of course, smoking and weight. And I can help you gain a lot more energy, self confidence and motivation as well as help you perform better than ever at sports and on the job.

For hypnosis, I come to your home, office or we can meet at a safe outside location. My clients are from Los Angeles to Bakersfield and often can't come to me so I'm mobile. And I'm not your ordinary hypnotist. With me, you can either sit or stand and I'll put you through 3 (15 second) progressive exercises, each one is meant to help you relax and focus more and more. Then we'll work on the issues you wish to change or improve upon.

What is hypnosis? Hypnosis is simply deep meditation. When you are in a deep state of so called hypnosis, you are actually in a deep state of meditation. You're fully alert, just very relaxed. Once you're in this deep meditative state, you actually become more creative as well as open to new possibilities in your health and in your life which is when the hypnotist suggests that those creativities and possibilities become your reality.

Who can be hypnotized? Anyone who can follow my instructions and trust in me that I have your best interest at heart. If, however, I ask you to stare at a point and do not take your eyes off of it and you look away, then you're not following my suggestions and therefore you will not be hypnotized. It doesn't mean you can't be hypnotized. It means that you're not following my suggestions at this particular point in time.

Is hypnosis safe? Thanks to movies, a common misconception is that you’ll lose your willpower and do things you’ll never do, just like you may have seen on a stage show, or that you might get stuck in hypnosis. The truth is, you can’t be "made" to do anything you wouldn’t normally do or is against your moral compass. The people who act out on a stage would have done so even if they weren’t under hypnosis because they are naturals at clowning around. And if the hypnotist were to stop talking or walk away, you would simply open your eyes just as if you were coming out of a daydream.

Why do people close their eyes and look like they're asleep when they're hypnotized? When the hypnotist says the word sleep, your subconscious knows that sleep means relax. Your central nervous system calms down, you'll stop fidgeting which, in turn, helps you to focus which is why people who can calm themselves down and stop fidgeting can focus better than others on the job at hand.

What does hypnosis feel like? You've stopped fidgeting and you feel relaxed and you can still hear everything going on around you and you feel as if you could open your eyes but you are so relaxed that you just want to keep your eyes closed and enjoy the experience.

How effective is hypnosis? Hypnosis is very effective and often in just one session. However, each follow up session, if kept in a timely manner, allows what the hypnotist is telling you to sink deeper and deeper into your subconscious causing change to become more and more permanent.

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