For all except the most accomplished meditators, hypnosis is the only way of tapping the power of a united mind. Sadly, most of us achieve that state accidentally with traumatic results. To address the bias this leaves, Brian offers public presentations (currently over Zoom) that explain how Hypnotherapy empowers you to tap the power of the united mind to accomplish your most cherished goals. To get a Zoom link for a particular session, contact me at or on the Hypnosis Rising Facebook page.

Why Hypnotherapy

Next: Thursday, October 22, 7:30-9:00 PM

You can spend years meditating or in talk therapy and still not achieve what you will experience in your first session of hypnotherapy: a return to the mental flexibility of childhood, before your mind was divided against itself.

Hypnosis is not a technique involving watches or flashing lights, it is a unified mental state that allows you to embrace possibilities with your whole being. Therapy allows you to expel unjustified fears and move forward into a fulfilled life.

From this presentation, you will learn why the mind is divided, and why that division slows change. We will discuss how and why hypnosis arises in daily life. Then we will turn to the goals and practices of hypnotherapy as defined by Dr. John Kappas, founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, America’s oldest accredited college of hypnotherapy. A guided imagery journey will illustrate the benefits of those methods.

If you have become frustrated with other approaches to personal growth, you will end this session with a clear sense of whether hypnotherapy is right for you.

 Aging Gracefully

Next: Monday, October 19, 7:30-9:00 PM

Your retirement will bring a rush of new experiences. Sooner or later, changes in your body will narrow your focus, leaving a journey inward as your richest opportunity for growth. Hypnotherapy can heighten your sensitivity to the physical and spiritual messages that arise from within. That supports your wellness, but also leads to fulfilment – not least through a deeper connection to those you love.

This presentation will begin with a road map for the elder years and explain why your inward journey is an essential and exciting prospect. We will conclude with a gentle imagery journey that will demonstrate the benefits of investing in your most durable relationship: your relationship with yourself.

Trauma and Hypnosis

Next: Saturday, October 24, 10:00-11:30 AM

If you think that you have been lucky enough to avoid trauma, you are probably wrong. This presentation will look at the sources of trauma in our lives. You will then learn what attitudes are helpful in weathering trauma, and how our parents and other authorities influence the development of those virtues.

Our minds and bodies are designed to conserve resources for crises, and natural hypnosis is involved in their release. In hypnosis, the deepest layers of our personality are exposed, making the effects of trauma difficult to treat once the hypnosis ends. You will learn how hypnotherapy can aid in restoring the personal balance lost to trauma.