Barry Jones was born In England and completed his teaching credentials at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University. He continued his education in the United States and holds a Masters Degree in Health and Physical Education.. He has lectured at the University level for 12 years, and conducts corporate seminars on re-programming the mind for self-development. Barry is also an ultra-endurance athlete and a competitor in the Ironman world championship triathlon in Hawaii.
Barry is certified through the American Board of American Hypnotherapy with advanced education at The University of California San Diego through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the foremost society in North America of professionals in medicine, psychology, and dentistry. It is dedicated to informing the public about the therapeutic effects of hypnosis and educating qualified professionals in the use of hypnosis for the benefit of humanity and themselves.
These answers are based on over 35 years of hypnotherapy. As in any therapy, success can be attributed to many factors. In my professional opinion, the most important factor is based on trust and the individual relationship the therapist has with their client.
What is hypnosis and will it work for me?
Hypnosis is a method of focusing your mind and then using your imagination and thoughts to stir feelings and to alter your behavior and attitudes. In a sense, in hypnosis you are altering your internal world. When you change how you think, visualize, and imagine things to be, your feelings and behavior will begin to change.
It is commonly believed that we use only five or ten percent of our mental potential. Hypnosis is simply a focused state of attention and concentration that allows you to use more of that potential and power of your own mind. In a real sense, hypnosis is actually the ultimate in a self-control skill.
IF you are READY to make changes, then there is a very good chance that hypnosis will work. Results will vary based on the experience of your therapist and, also, on your state of mind. I always tell clients not to intellectualize the process, but to just kick back and enjoy the experience. If you are truly ready to be guided, then the results can be dramatic.
Do you have to be completely relaxed to be hypnotized?
Not at all! But I personally feel it is more beneficial.
How many sessions will it take?
I like to think I can accomplish what I want in a couple of sessions. If you feel you need more time then of course I will be available. My job is to teach you how to help yourself; your job is to follow through with the tools I have given you.
Are audio downloads an effective way to use hypnosis?
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) certainly recommends audio downloads as part of a treatment plan. The digital age has certainly opened up other treatment options.
Telemedicine has become increasingly popular as well as online hypnotherapy sessions via Skype or other modalities. My preference would always be an office appointment, or better yet, an appointment in the privacy of the client’s home where they will be practicing the independent sessions on their own.
Any audio download should come with an education on its application. I do not feel it is effective otherwise. Engaging the client in a such a manner that they feel comfortable taking responsibility for the process, and in understanding the process, can make or break this therapeutic method.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Barry!
Hypnotherapy can be helpful for:
Anxiety, self-esteem, and confidence.
Addictions such as smoking and alcohol
Concentration and academic performance
Age regression, age progression, and past life regression