The Hypnotist

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My name is Johnathan Banks. For hypnotherapy, I come to you. For a bit of fun and free "outdoor" entertainment (which helps to promote my business), I can hypnotize you or your friends in 2 minutes whether it's at a park, a fast food restaurant or in front of a super store while shopping. For weddings, small parties or social gatherings, check out my "Prices" page. 

"Everyone has fears and stress from their past that affect today's thoughts and performances. Quite often, in one session I can eliminate those fears and stresses and help you to focus more on the memories that can now bring you confidence, joy and peace."

What is hypnosis?


First of all, hypnosis isn't sleep, nor is it mind control and it most certainly isn't against one's religion. In fact, every one of us are in an out of a hypnotic trance many times throughout the day the very second we focus on a book, TV, or a chore and have blocked out surrounding noises which could easily distract us. We just don't call it hypnosis.

In 1924, it was looked at as brain waves after the invention of the oscilloscope. It was then noted that when you are relaxed and focused on something and not easily distracted, that your brain showed Theta waves. And when you were hypnotized by a hypnotist, your brain also showed Theta waves.

Therefore, every time you watch TV and block out noises around you that could easily distract you or when you drive down a freeway and have something on your mind, so much so that you miss your off-ramp, your brain is in Theta waves, also known as a hypnotic trance.

And a hypnotic trance isn't sleep. Some hypnotists prefer to use the word "relax" instead of "sleep" but they both mean the same thing and have the same outcome. And we ask you to nod your head if you accept our suggestions and you wouldn't be able to do so if you were asleep, right?

Is hypnosis safe?

Thanks to TV and movies, a common misconception is that you'll lose your willpower and do things you would never do. The truth is, YOU CAN'T BE MADE TO DO ANYTHING YOU WOULDN'T NORMALLY DO and you can't be made to say or do anything that's against your moral compass. No secrets can ever be pulled out of you. In fact, you can even lie under hypnosis. And a hypnotherapist will always have your best interest at heart. Also, you can't get stuck in hypnosis because you're not really asleep. In fact, if the hypnotist stops talking, you'll simply open your eyes (wake up).

What does hypnosis feel like?

Think of a time when you had the television on low and you turned over to go to sleep. Just before you fell asleep you could still hear the noise from the television but you no longer focused on what they were saying. That's the exact feeling you'll feel when you're under hypnosis. You'll hear my voice and you'll hear all the noises going on around you and you'll still be able to think clearly but your nervous system will be so relaxed that you'll want to leave your eyes closed and enjoy the experience.

When clients open their eyes, they'll say afterwards that they didn't "feel" as if they were hypnotized, that they could hear everything going on around them. This is because there are no "feelings" during hypnosis. It's simply a relaxation of your nervous system so that your mind can put full attention on what the hypnotist is saying.

Why are my hypnotherapy sessions different?

I specialize in 15 minute sessions designed to stop smoking, control weight, sleep better, control body aches and pains, help with phobias, gain confidence and perform at optimal levels in sports and on the job.

In a session with me, I'll first tell you everything I'm going to say and do so that you'll feel comfortable knowing there are no surprises. Then, once you're comfortable knowing what to expect, you'll be hypnotized in around 2 minutes by me using 3 gradual exercises, each one meant to help you focus more and more. Then we'll spend the next 10 to 15 minutes on positive changes.

And you'll leave the session feeling as if you had the most restful nap of your life, full of energy and ready to complete your day without any negative thoughts that could hinder your performance. Also, 15 minutes in hypnosis is like a 3 hour nap. That alone is worth a phone call, wouldn't you agree? 

L.A. Phone: 818.697.1167

Bakersfield Phone: 760.223.0145


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