My name is Johnathan Banks. I'm a medical, a clinical 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 other search engine on your phone) 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.
My specialty is stress related. 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.
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 don't work out of an office. And I am the ONLY hypnotist who can help you with multiple issues at once, so write them down and have the list with you.
What exactly is hypnosis? You have put yourself in a "hypnotic state of mind" when you can focus on an object, a chore, an exercise, a TV show or even an interesting story in a book, and have blocked out the surrounding things that could have easily distracted you.
Yoga instructors get you into this state of focus by having you concentrate only on your breathing and your body position.
Meditators get into this state of focus by concentrating only on an object in the room or on one particular sound or thought.
Professional sport coaches get you into this state of focus by having you focus only on the next play.
A psychiatrist, a psychologist or even a hypnotist is the guide who helps you achieve this state of focused attention, this "hypnotic state of mind." Once you have done so, your body begins to relax and your mind becomes more creative as well as open to new possibilities. This is the moment when they will give you "suggestions" on self improvements. But each suggestion is just that, a suggestion. And it is always a matter of choice, whether you want to accept the suggestion or not.
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, some clients may be afraid of something new to them and may resist the process. These clients will need two or three free sessions before they can reach the level of focus necessary for therapy to be effective.
Why do hypnotists say the word "sleep?" Because it's the easiest word for our minds to understand and comply with. Your mind knows that when a hypnotist says the word sleep that it doesn't mean bedtime sleep, that it means to stop fidgeting, calm down and relax your central nervous system. You'll still be wide awake, just very relaxed.
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.