Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 March 2010 13:59
Dr John Butler
Dr John Butler is a highly regarded hypnotherapist with over 27 years of proven experience and over 30,000 hours of practice as a successful clinical practitioner.
He has been a hypnotherapy educator to a wide variety of groups and in 1992, wrote the first official hypnotherapy training course which he taught at the Royal College of Nursing in London.
He is an approved hypnotherapy instructor for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners and teaches hypnosis internationally.
He is the founder of the Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Britain, and is an instructor in hypnosurgery, teaching clinical hypnosis applications to surgeons and anesthetists in a course accredited by the Royal College of Anesthetists.
Dr Butler has taught in higher education for over 15 years lecturing in medical psychology, medical neuroscience and other subjects in medical schools and other university departments. He organised the first conference with the heads and delegates of hypnotherapy schools and registers over 20 years ago to initiate the processes of standards-setting and self regulation.
His contribution to the profession was formally recognised in 2004 by an award from a national confederation of Hypnotherapists.
His work was first filmed over 10 years ago and he has since appeared in various publications, including feature articles in Time Magazine and Science Magazine. He has used hypnosis as a sole anesthetic while surgery was performed on a patient in April 2006 in a live television broadcast. He has made more than 20 television appearances as an expert in hypnotherapy with several programmes focusing on his use of hypnotherapy as an anesthetic for chronic pain and in invasive surgeries.
He is the clinical author of the popular book "Secrets of Hypnotherapy" (Pub. Dorling Kindersley)
Hypnosis is a highly effective method of gaining access to the potential of the human mind for personal development and therapeutic change. There is much clinical evidence and an increasing number of research studies that testify to its effectiveness. Modern scientific methods give clear evidence that hypnosis enables therapeutic change and can help people with a wide range of psychological, psychosomatic and behavioural problems.
Scientific studies have shown characteristic neurological changes that are achieved when hypnosis is used compared to imagination or positive thinking. Hypnotherapy has applications in all areas where mind and body interact - stress management, relief from chronic pain, hypnosurgery (using hypnosis for pain relief pre-, during and post-surgery, helping recovery), anxiety and pain control, confidence support and performance enhancement in virtually any field of human activity.