Bio !

Hypnotist Ron Stubbs has appeared in major motion pictures with such stars as River Phoenix and Lili Taylor; been featured in numerous national and international newspapers and magazines; on television and radio; written eight books on hypnosis, communication skills and body language;  written a children's book; written and produced over 40 CD and video/DVD programs; taught hypnosis/hypnotherapy at 4 major colleges and universities; given lectures, seminars and trainings across the US; has two therapy clinics, sees clients for various hypnotherapy related issues; owns a national booking agency...is married to a beautiful woman named Jeanie; drives a REALLY cool car.......And he's just getting started.

In 2003, his breakthrough CD "The Hearts Journey"; co-written with Laurie Z was considered for SEVEN Grammy nominations; making Ron the ONLY hypnotist and "The Hearts Journey" the only hypnosis CD ever considered for that prestigious honor.

Ron together with his wife, Jeanie, a hypnotist in her own right has performed his "Hypnotic Mayhem Comedy Hypnosis Show" around the globe averaging 150 shows per year for over 20 years before thousands of appreciative standing room only crowds and sold out theaters. Among his many accolades he has been called "the rock star of hypnosis" by Backstage Magazine. 

Ron is also a nationally recognized Success Coach, a Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Trainer, NLP Instructor, Body Language Expert and a sought after Motivational Speaker.

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Reviews !

“He’s the Rock Star of Hypnosis”---Backstage Pass Magazine 

“2009 Entertainer of the Year”---Hypnotic Edge Magazine 

“Voted #2 2009 Funniest Comedian in Washington”---King 5 Television Evening Magazine Poll

what to expect !

If you’re looking for an old fashioned, outdated boring show…well my friends… This isn’t it. But if you ARE looking for a modern, fast paced, laugh a minute, mind bending, hell bent for leather excursion thru the inner mind…then you have found the right place. Take two parts outrageously funny entertainment; one part mind opening experience, add ice and shake well and you’ve got an idea of what this show is all about. It’s an instant party just waiting for you to join.

So buckle up tight Sparky and hang on…it can be one wild ride!!!

Quotable Ron !

"One of my favorite things to share with people is the ability to recognize that we are not trapped by our circumstances in life. Who we are is not defined by our jobs, our family, current finances, or even education. Whatever we are doing or what we have done, who we have been in the past can be changed, and we can start over...NOW!" 

"Of course, it takes courage and focus. Courage to step out of the box of the past; what is or has been a familiar pattern to us and risk failure and fear." 

"Focus to be able to begin to see ourselves in new circumstances of our own creation...and then take full responsibility for our creation. Most of us have been so caught up in living that we have forgotten how to make a life. We have forgotten how to dream. To fantasize. To imagine. We stop ourselves before we even get started and rob ourselves of the wonder and awe of life's adventure. Imagine if we dared to dream and take action on our dreams!..." 

"I like to think that my hypnosis shows are an entertaining reminder of what's possible when the source of our wonderment is set free. The source is within each of us, but we trap it behind our limiting beliefs and our own hallucination of reality. I like to think that in my shows, I offer people a chance to come out from behind the blindness of those beliefs; to play, to imagine, and to reclaim that childlike lightness through laughter, fun and amazement. After all...could it be a bad thing to harness the full power and potential of your mind?"

"I've re-invented myself more times than you can imagine, and life keeps getting better. I've been a custom car designer, mechanic, an author, recording artist, professional musician, an actor, aircraft toolmaker, a trainer, therapist, public speaker, the list goes on...and a stage hypnotist." 

"I believe that each phase of my life is like a new chapter in a great book that I can't put down. I love to teach others about the possibilities that life has to offer when we begin to understand and use that wonderful creation called our mind. Our vision of the world is only limited by what we imagine it to be limited by."

the REAL scoop on hypnosis !

A person in Hypnosis is NOT: 

* Unconscious 
* Asleep 
* Submissive to anothers will or power 
* In an uncontrollable trance state 
* Prone to reveal confidential information 
* Act immorally or against their ethical boundaries 

Hypnosis is not a devious way of controlling the minds and actions of so called “weak minded” people, nor is it a means of enticing people into performing immoral or unethical acts, persuading them subconsciously to join religious cults or even believing any specific way of thinking. It is not a panacea for mastering all pain and illness, accomplishing feats beyond the abilities of modern medical science, “proving” the theory of reincarnation and/or past lives, or proving that one has been abducted by aliens. It is not shamanism, crystal therapy, Reiki, massage or dozens of other “alternative” modalities. It is also not a special means of “channeling” the messages of New Age guru’s who then share their messages with their followers. Although these methods or modalities exist and may have their rightful place, and some may make USE of hypnosis, the author’s definition of hypnosis for therapy purposes adheres to the scientifically provable one. 

So the question is; What is hypnosis? 

“Hypnosis is a state of mind characterized by relaxed brain waves and a state of hyper-suggestibility. The purpose of hypnosis is to provide a means of bypassing the critical mind and accessing the non-reasoning, suggestible subconscious.” 

Hypnosis and hypnotic suggestions have played a major role in healing for thousands of years. According to the World Health Organization, 90% of the general population can be hypnotized. 

Hypnosis has also many aliases. Some of these are: 

* Guided Imagery 
* Guided Visualization 
* Guided Meditation 
* Stress Reduction imagery 
* Healing Imagery 
* Creative Visualization 
* Past Life Regression 
* Motivational techniques 

In short, if the modality involves seeing something, i.e. pictures, in your mind to promote relaxation or change, it’s a safe bet it hypnosis in disguise. 

Most of us have experienced this perfectly normal state of being before, although we may not have recognized it as trance. 

Imagine reading a book…The pages are full of text, letters forming words on a page, but in our minds as we read, we are SEEING the characters, watching the plot develop. We know what they look like, what they are doing and interpret the words we are reading as a movie that exists in our mind only. The rest of the world, the rest of our life, is put aside for a moment of time and our focus, our concentration, is directed to an image that only we can see. Someone can talk to you and you don't even see or hear him or her. Whenever you concentrate that strongly, producing a narrowed state of awareness, you automatically slip into the natural hypnotic state. The rest of the world exists, we know it does and is going on around us, but for those few moments, we choose to let it go. This is a form of trance. 

Have you ever had the experience of driving a car and arriving safely even though you are a bit surprised that you don’t remember much of anything that happened from the time you left your driveway to the time you pulled into your parking space? Most adults have experienced this at one time or another before. You got in the car and you drove. You should be able to remember the turns you made, the signs along the way, and the exits you took to get to work, but you don’t. The reason? You were in trance. T.V, movies, books, music, …the natural hypnotic state exists when you become so focused in what you are doing that everything else is blocked out. 

There are several kinds of trance; one is what we call the dissociated trance. This means you have two very distinct “tracks” going on in your mind at the same time. In the case of driving your car to work and not remembering the commute, or the case of reading a book and not hearing the conversation that someone was trying to have with you. You don’t remember it because you were partially dissociated from the experience. The unconscious part of your mind was pretty much driving the car and the conscious part of your mind was “sitting in the passenger seat,” maybe having an imaginary conversation with your boss, your spouse, or wondering why the lady at the latte stand made your coffee too hot. 

Whatever the conscious part of your mind was doing, it wasn’t driving the car or you would remember the signs, the roads, the commute and the other cars, but you don’t. The reason you don’t remember is because your conscious mind was distracted by thinking about other things it considered more important than driving. 

The conscious mind was in deep thought. The unconscious mind was driving the car. We call this experience “dissociation” or “divided consciousness.” This is a common everyday trance experience that nearly everyone is familiar with. It’s that simple! 

The hypnotic state, by itself, is only useful for the relaxation it produces. The real importance of hypnosis to the healing and emotional change process is that while you are in the hypnotic state, your mind is open and receptive to suggestions. Positive and healing suggestions are able to bypass the critical factor of the mind, (commonly known as the B.S. indicator) to sink deeply into your mind much more quickly and strongly than when you are in a normal, awake state of mind. I say positive suggestions because all research has demonstrated that while in the hypnotic state, you cannot be made to do anything against your moral values. 

All of our habitual and behavior controlling thoughts reside in what is called our subconscious mind. It's called that because it is deeper than our conscious mind. It's below our level of consciousness. We typically, are unaware of the thoughts and feelings that reside there. 

Imagine that there is an opening between your conscious mind and your subconscious mind. Normally, the opening, that door, is closed until your brain waves slow down to a relaxed, alpha brain wave level. This happens when you are asleep. The door opens for short periods of time and ideas, images and thoughts come out of your subconscious mind. We call what comes out in your sleep, "dreams". When you are in a state of hypnosis, i.e. trance, the door also opens so helpful, BELIEVABLE suggestions can be directed into your subconscious mind or forgotten memories can be retrieved. 

The hypnotic induction that hypnotist’s use is simply a way to help you focus your attention and concentration so you will go into that natural, normal hypnotic state. Once in a state of trance, the critical factor of the brain can be bypassed, the door opened and suggestions to help you can be given. The list of ways hypnosis has been used to help children, adolescents and adults is practically endless but does include: weight loss, stopping smoking, birthing, building self- confidence and self-esteem, improving academic performance at every age level, pain management, eliminating anxiety, fear and phobias, stress management, insomnia and other sleep problems and helping to heal physical problems. 

One final note is that HYPNOSIS IS NOT DANGEROUS. You cannot be made to do anything that is against your ethical or moral values. A stage hypnotist might give you suggestions that might embarrass you, might not work or that might make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious at the time. This is why people pay to see a stage hypnotist. To avoid this, Don’t go onstage! If you wish to “let the reins go” and have a good time without feeling self-conscious then by all means, go and enjoy. This is your choice. The one risk I know about involves falling asleep. If you are tired or if you become too relaxed, you may move from the state of hypnosis to the normal sleep state. 

Some people worry needlessly about being “stuck” in a hypnotic trance. This is just simply impossible. If the hypnotized person is tired they will simply fall into a deep sleep and awaken refreshed, in no way harmed by their experience. This is also true for those who say they “fall asleep” while listening to a hypnosis tape. An easy question is to ask if they open their eyes as the hypnotist counts them back up. If they do, they were “Hypnotized” NOT asleep. A person in a sleep state will NOT respond to a voice counting numbers on a tape. Also the sub-conscious mind has absorbed everything that was spoken on that tape while the person was asleep! 

One word of caution exists here. 

In relation to this, never listen to a hypnosis tape while driving. 

A common trait of trance is eye closure!!!! This is not a good thing for long periods and very dangerous to do while driving!! 

It is very dangerous for you, animals and everyone else on the road. 

Don't even listen to it if you are a passenger (unless with a personal stereo) as the relaxation suggestions could make the driver fall asleep. 

Over the years, self-improvement and personal growth using hypnosis has helped millions of people change their lives permanently because it is a safe and powerful tool for changing your thoughts, feelings and habits. 

Some comments on hypnosis… 

“Doctors and psychologists state that there are no dangers involved with hypnosis: only in being ignorant of it." 
"We can do more harm with ignorance of hypnotism than we could ever do by using hypnosis and suggestion constructively" 

Dr. David Cheek, M.D. 
“Platonof, an associate of Pavlov, who used hypnosis over fifty years on over fifty-thousand cases, reports as follows; 'We have never observed any harmful influences on the patient: which could be ascribed to the method of hypno-suggestion therapy, or a tendency toward the development of unstable personality, weakening of the will, or pathological urge for hypnosis.'" 

Dr. William S. Kroger, author of "Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis" 

"Hypnotism is a natural phenomena, and there are no known deleterious effects from its use." Dr. Louie P. Thorpe, Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California. 

"As to self-induction, many thousands have learned it and I have yet to hear a report of any bad results of its use" Leslie N. LeCron, Noted Psychologist 

Andre M. Weitzenhoffer, Ph.D., a highly regarded authority in the field of mind science, writes: 

"As far as it is known today, hypnosis per se is no more dangerous than natural sleep. There is no evidence that hypnosis in itself weakens the will, damages the nervous system or in any way adversely affects the physical or mental well being of individuals." 

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