The Hypnotist With Richard Barker
As a Police Officer I got interested in yoga and reflection. I was a local cop when a friend of mine first showed me hypnosis, and so I went to see his hypnotist show, and I’d had a frightful day, I was feeling very down. I had split up with my girlfriend, had a row with my boss, and the people in the suite above me were making a noise and preventing me from sleeping between shifts and keeping me awake. After the comedy hypnotist show he explained hypnosis to me in detail and hypnotism. H said rather than me explain it to you, let me do it to you, and I experienced hypnosis for the first time, and I thought it had simply been a few minutes, but it’d been about half and hour. I experienced so an amazing relaxing encounter I now know to be hypnosis years later. I was intrigued, so I borrowed a book from him, and it was about hypnosis and something called neuro-linguistic programming, and I began speaking it and taking a intensive NLP class too, and practising on my friends. I’d help them lose weight or quit smoking, and I’d do it for merriment. I’d have individuals jump up like a ballerina at a party, and we’d all enjoy ourselves and it would be fun. I did it as entertainment for years for free and thought nothing of it, but simultaneously, I made self-improvement myself and even stopped smoking too. I wanted to get involved and do more self-improvement hypnosis, and also expand into other areas of neuro-linguistic programming, and soon after I got involved in psycho-sensory therapies. You may have heard of these types of therapies where you tap a certain part, or move your eyes up and down. Although, the most recent technique is where you touch the side of your limbs, which are proven, scientifically demonstrated to dramatically change people from being sufferers of post-traumatic stress, or depression, and things similar,to being able to be functional again and live a normal life. So it’s been a bit of a roller coaster. I’m an entertainer, communicator, but also I work in the area of psychology, self-help, and behavioral science. I’ve worked with people in a number of areas, countries and groups,in different parts of the world
With NLP, we have more, more power over our thinking and our apprehensions. Neuro, referring to neurology. Linguistic, language, the mode we are to talk. And programming, just like we have programs in a computer, we have in our psyches as well. So some of the programs that we have support us, some don’t. And what I get people to do is to extrapolate about a positive future. The hypnotist with Richard Barker
As soon as you notice what you feel grateful for, an attitude of gratitude is a great thing. What it’s saying to the subconscious and to yourself is, hey, look at how rich, emotionally rich I am. look how abundant my life is. Even if it’s small things like, my spouse brought me a coffee, or, my bunk, I slept in last night was fantastic. Now, I don’t fear taking on anything. I think it’s very, very important though, to have a purpose in life. Viktor Frankl, the psychiatrist who lived in Auschwitz, and wrote Man’s Search for Meaning, said that purpose is the backbone of good mental health.
Gandhi famously said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” It could just be doing random acts of kindness. There’s a Chinese saying, which is, if you wanna be happy for an hour, take a nap. If are you gonna be happy for a few weeks, go on vacation. You wanna be happy for a year, win the gamble. If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, help other people, and so that’s why I think what you’re doing is noble work. The hypnotist with Richard barker