Topic: Hypnosis: What it is & What
it is Not
may be surprising to many to learn that
we experience trance states often during
the course of our lives. Even passing
into ordinary sleep involves a kind of
trance state. The experience of hypnosis
is similar: neither asleep nor awake and
a little like daydreaming, with a
pleasant feeling of deep relaxation
behind it all. Hypnosis is a different
state of consciousness which you can
naturally enter so that, for therapeutic
purposes, beneficial corrections may be
given directly to your unconscious mind.
In this way, hypnosis is an effective
way of making contact with our inner
(unconscious) self, which is both a
reservoir of unrecognised potential and
knowledge as well as being the unwitting
source of many of our problems.
It is a fact that no-one can be
hypnotised against their will and even
when hypnotised, a person can still
reject any suggestion. Thus therapeutic
hypnosis is a state of purposeful
Clinical Hypnotherapy means using
hypnosis to treat a variety of medical
and psychological problems. It is
estimated that 85% of people will
readily respond to clinical
hypnotherapy. It may even succeed where
other, more conventional methods of
treatment have not produced the desired
results. When carried out by a
professionally trained and skilled
hypnotherapist, the benefits can be long
lasting and often permanent. It is
natural and safe, with no harmful side
British Society of Clinical Hypnosis)
Guest: Dr. James E. Walton, Ph.D.
therapist, newspaper columnist and radio
talk show host, Dr. James E. Walton
holds a doctorate in Clinical Psychology
and a master's degree in Family Therapy.
He's a licensed Marriage and Family
Therapist and a member of the California
Association of Marriage and Family
Dr. Walton hosts KCSN 88.5's popular
weekly psychology radio talk show,
"Shrink Rap" on the air live every
Tuesday night at 6:30 PM where he
answers questions on relationships and
other mental health topics along with
interviewing interesting weekly guests.
You can listen live on
He also writes a monthly newspaper
column in "Thatz Entertainment" devoted
to topics of interest on mental health
and relationships helping listeners cope
better, mentally and emotionally, with
this ever changing world.
He is the writer/producer of the
successful "Dr. Walton Series" self-help
CDs which are available through various
on-line outlets including
CDbaby.com. His writing may also be
found in the National Library of Poetry.
Dr. Walton is a popular guest expert
who regularly makes appearances on
national television having been on
VH-1's "Deconstruction" and Discovery
Health Channel's "Berman and Berman
Show." Dr. James Walton is a frequent
guest expert on the "Greg Mantel Show"
which is aired throughout the United
States on local cable stations.
In the late 1980's, Dr. Walton joined
Shirley MacLaine's staff in Beverly
Hills helping to organize her national
Higher-Self Seminar Tour promoting
meditation and self-awareness.