Hypnosis helped save my father’s life.
Contrary to what we all see in the movies, I learned “the truth” about Hypnosis when I was 16 when a psychiatrist at the world renown Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto taught my father self-hypnosis to help control his blood pressure following a near-fatal brain aneurism.
A former WWII RAF officer shot down over France who evaded capture, my father was a no-nonsense career journalist who wasn’t easily given to psychological “gimmickry.”
However, although doctors originally only gave my father five years or so of productive life following his stroke - at the time of his death 15 years later, he was an international speaker and writer in civic affairs.
There is no doubt in my mind that daily self-hypnosis provided my father with nearly 2 decades of productive, healthy life he would not otherwise have enjoyed.
Formally trained in the science of self-hypnosis in 1986, I used it to enhance my focus and physical endurance during long and arduous surveillances, some of which could go on for days at a time.
It was also instrumental in helping boost my natural abilities to increase memory retention, logical reasoning and concentration during complicated fraud files.
Also trained and experienced in Forensic Hypnosis, it’s a service I still offer to the legal community.