Hypnotherapy and Zen: Why Zen?

My name is Derek Ayre and I worked as a registered professional hypnotherapist from 1976 until 2010 when I retired. I kept my website active until this year (2018) when I decided to close it and move over to blogger.com.

I hope the information proves to be of value for those interested in the subject. If you wish to leave a message in the comments section please feel free to do so. If you have a personal message/question please feel free to email using the contact form in the side bar of this page. . Once I have replied, I do not email you again or keep any e-mails I receive, unless I have your express wishes and permission to do so. I never pass on contact details to a third party or build e-mail lists.
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Zazen, Medition, Hypnosis

What is Hypnosis.

An altered state of consciousness that enables the subject to replace negative thoughts and behaviour patterns with positive ones. It is also a 'tool' to enable a subject to recover lost (repressed) memories that are causing unwanted conditions in life. It is not really different to guided meditation when with a hypnotist, or meditation as practised alone. It often said that all hypnosis is self-hypnosis and therefore mediation.

What can hypnosis be used for?

Hypnosis can be used for habit control: To help stop smoking (more); stop overeating (more); nail-biting and many other unwanted habits. Also...
    • Hypnosis is an effective tool for stress management.
    • Hypnosis helps with phobias, fears, nervous asthma, sexual problems, relationship problems, blushing, examination nerves, learning difficulties, business stress, grief, fear of flying, spiders, snakes, sports performance.
    • Hypnosis helps improve salesmanship, and so on, and so on...
    • Hypnosis is a powerful process to help  those who wish to enhance self-awareness and inner development which is the area of hypnosis that I have taken a strong interest throughout my career. It is meditation in the truer sense of the word, or zazen as it is referred to in Zen circles.

The Zen Connection

Around 1979, I became interested in Zen and started practising zazen (a form of Zen meditation) on a daily basis. I combined my experience of the power of Zen with psychotherapy, hypnosis, self-hypnosis and meditation in groups and on a one-to-one basis. It is through this Zen-like influence that my clients began to experience some powerful results and began to recognize and become more sensitive to the knowledge when they entered a state of hypnosis.

I see Zen as a way of life and I am committed to continue to practice self-hypnosis and all the Zen disciplines outlined on this website myself. Even after some 30+ years I am still constantly realizing more and of the inner potential of the subconscious mind.

Spiritual growth doesn't ever stop regardless of age or current knowledge about the workings of the mind and hypnosis, but it is more about a journey, than a destination. The journey IS the destination.
Anybody can master the techniques of Zen and meditation and achieve a higher level of mastery in life. And this is what this site is all about and why I am keeping it live.

The potential of the human mind is truly incredible of which it is said, that a genius uses only 12% but there is "beingness" of "Self" that is not the mind but far transcends the mind. This is what Zen practice is all about.

Zen is not for everyone, and is no "walk in the park", but I wouldn't have it any other way and my intention continues to assist as many individuals who are interested and willing, to achieve a greater level of 'reality' in life.

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