John is a Nationally Certified Hypnotherapist and graduate of the Banyan Hypnosis Center. He specializes in helping clients through the use of 5-Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnosis, also known as 5-PATH® Hypnotherapy and a certified teacher for 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® as well as being registered with the State of Washington, HYPN.HP.60405900 and a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists.
John's background includes an Associates degree in addiction counseling as well as time spent working in a residential treatment center. He is currently working on his undergraduate degree at WSU, and taking classes in Applied Ecopsychology through Project NatureConnect and The Institute of Global Education. He is also a father of three and thankful to be able to help others with life's struggles through the amazing power of hypnosis.
I began my exploration into the powers of the mind over twenty-five years ago in the world of martial arts. My teacher at that time was beyond the physical aspects of the arts and was teaching me the mental disciplines in skills such as meditation. Through much practice and coaching, I was able and did at one point meditate two warts off of the palm of my hand. I had been living with these my whole life. This was the proof that I needed to realize the power of the mind and the potential that was ‘out there’.
Turn the clock forward, many years and raising a family with three kids later.
The kids were grown, the wife and I found separate paths in life, and I had gone back to school at age Forty.
It was a summer that no classes were available, and a good friend (a hypnotherapist) told me about the hypnosis school that she had attended previously. I didn’t know much about hypnosis, but was intrigued by the power of the mind. I still do not know what compelled me, but I took the road trip to California and attended the training that changed my life.
I joke about it now that I finally found out (in my late Forties) what I wanted to be when I grow up. Even though I say it in humor, it is not far from the truth.
I have now seen many clients for many different issues and know with certainty that this is my passion. Every new client that calls or contacts me gives me a sense of excitement.
Whether it is a major trauma or anxiety for an upcoming test, I know that each client that I work with does leave with less rocks in their backpack (see the 'FAQ's page).
At the least, a lighter load to continue on their journey, and usually some new tools to Enhance their Life.