My interest in Hypnosis
From an early age in secondary school I found that one of my maths class was boring so I took a pen and started to hypnotise a fellow classmate. I soon discovered that swinging a pen from side to side didn’t achieve satisfactory results. It turned out this was where traditional hypnotherapy went wrong.
In 2002, I discovered Ericksonian hypnosis. Milton H Erickson was a world famous hypnotherapist who contracted polio at an early age and through his experiences he learnt to induce a light state of trance easily. I trained with Uncommon Knowledge and later worked closely with Julia St James, who had trained with 2nd and 3rd generation Ericksonian hypnotherapists and went on to help created NLP trainer’s training.
I went on to research Dave Elman and other hypnotherapists and in 2011, I purchased two distance learning courses: Gerald Kein’s Ultra Height course, which is based on James Ramey’s Ultra Depth course, which was my second purchase.
With all this knowledge, I sat down and created my own hypnosis support website called 123Hypnotise.me that covers all aspects of hypnosis, including history and techniques used to master hypnosis complete with video tutorials.
My interest in NLP
Julia St James had a profound effect on my life, since she was instrumental in NLP trainer’s training I decided to seek out and learn to become an NLP practitioner. In 2009, West One were offering weekend taster courses and so I signed up and was hooked. West One rebranded as Toby & Kate McCartney and I signed up for their NLP practitioner and later master practitioner courses.
Starting my own business
For many years I had dreamt of starting my own business and I sold floppy disks to students in the college. However my break came in February 2006 when I founded John’s Computer Support and later signed up with East Sussex Trading Standards scheme known as Buy With Confidence.
In 2006, I started my own Computer Support business: John’s Computer Support and shortly after trading for 18 months joined the Buy With Confidence scheme with East Sussex Trading Standards. However, over the years I found that some customers had trouble with the name so in 2014, I decided that the new name should be John The Computer Man. In December, I joined a local BNI chapter.