My name is Johnathan Banks. I'm a medical and a corporate hypnotist 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. Explorer (the blue Earth symbol) pushes paragraphs to the left of the page while Chrome fills in the whole page. Just click on Chrome and type in HypnotistBanks.com then turn your phone sideways.
Please note: Hypnotherapy is not covered by any type of medical insurance and never was. It's a cash or charge business. Please check out my prices page.
My specialty is stress related. With that in mind, I can help you if you experience depression, hopelessness, fears, anxieties, PTSD, sleeplessness and nightmares, as well as extreme body aches and pains like bad backs that require injections, restless leg syndrome, fibromyalgia, and painless childbirth. And I can also help you gain a lot more energy, self confidence and motivation as well as help you perform better 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 throughout southern California and often can't come to me so I go to them. Therefore, I do not work out of an office. There was a time when doctors made house calls and many hypnotists still do.
I'm not your ordinary hypnotist. With me, you can either sit or stand and I'll put you through 3 (15 second) exercises that are as simple as "stare at a spot on your hand and allow everything else to become blurry, out of focus."
What's interesting here is that when you focus on one spot for too long, literally 15 seconds, especially if that spot is up high, above eye level, your eyes become tired and your eyelids become heavy and want to close. And what's more interesting is that your eyelids control every muscle in your body causing a domino effect. So once your eyelids become heavy and relaxed, so does every muscle in your body. (This is a great exercise to do if you can't sleep at night).
Once you're that relaxed, you've actually entered a "hypnotic state of mind." All that's left is for me to say "sleep." Or if I want you to keep your eyes open, I'll say "keep your eyes open and relax more and more with every breath you take," just like a psychiatrist and a psychologist would say to you in their office.
And your mind knows that when it hears the word sleep, that it doesn't mean sleep as in bedtime. That it means sleep as in to stop fidgeting and to relax your central nervous system. You'll still be wide awake, just very relaxed, sort of in a very deep daydreaming state of mind.
Before a psychiatrist or a psychologist can help you on a therapeutic level, they must first get you into this relaxed state of mind and body. This can quite often take the better part of an hour. A hypnotist does it in a few minutes.
Assuming you trust that the psychiatrist, the psychologist or the hypnotist has your best interest at heart, then once you're relaxed on this therapudic level, your mind becomes more willing to accept the "suggestions" given by those doctors and is therefore more willing to allow those suggestions to become their new reality.
But each suggestion is just that, a suggestion. And it is always a matter of choice, whether you want to accept the suggestion and allow it to help you become healthy and happy or you can just as easily reject the suggestion. So for you scaredy cats out there, you can see that it is obviously not mind control and you are never asleep, just relaxed.
So once again, you've entered a hypnotic state of mind by focusing on a spot above eye level to the point where your eyelids then your body become very relaxed. And it is only when you are that relaxed that your mind becomes more willing to accept suggestions that can benefit you, regardless of whether the doctors or hypnotist says the word "sleep" or not.
And I am the ONLY hypnotist who can help you with multiple issues at once, so write them down and bring the list with you.
Who can be hypnotized? Anyone who has trust in me that I have your best interest at heart and is willing to follow my simple instructions. However, 2% of any given group of people cannot be hypnotized because their brains are wired differently and an additional 14% of any given group of people are very difficult, even if they are willing, and will need a few "free" sessions in order to reach the necessary depth of mind in order for change to be effective. In a hypnosis stage show, these would be the people that are sent back into the audience.
What does hypnosis feel like? Your central nervous system has calmed down, you've stopped fidgeting and you feel relaxed and you can still hear everything going on around you and, if your eyes are closed, you feel as if you could open them but you are so relaxed that you just want to keep your eyes closed and enjoy the experience. And remember, your eyes don't have to be closed. The hypnotist can help you just as easily with your eyes wide open by using the word "relax" instead of the word "sleep."
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.