This week’s show is with Ryan Simbai Jenkins, who was born and raised in Papua New Guinea to a medical anthropologist mother and professional musician and photographer father. He’s a U.S citizen but has lived in France, Bangladesh, Australia, The U.S.A, Cambodia, Thailand, The Netherlands and Spain
He attended the Duke Ellington High School for the Arts in Washington D.C and later the Rotterdam Conservatory (CODARTS) in The Netherlands to study music. During a particularly stressful period in his studies, he injured his hand while performing. After a long period of attempting to heal the injury through more conventional therapies, he learned self-hypnosis and almost instantly totally recovered his ability to play music!
This led to an intense fascination and deep study and practice of meditation and self-hypnosis, NLP, coaching, different psychological modalities and diverse fields of personal development.
His love of this field comes from the profound personal transformations he has experienced in his own life and those of his clients.
He currently runs a hypnotherapy/change work practice in Barcelona Spain where he has lived for the last 7 years and is explores the boundaries of performance, therapy and coaching with people from all walks of life.
In this conversation, Ryan kindly gave me the space to ask him all of the weird and wonderful questions that I’ve been pondering around hypnosis. We recorded this, knowing it might never make the show given it wasn’t going to be of interest or helpful for everyone but then once we’d finished speaking, we both agreed that actually it was worth sharing with those of you who are more into diving deep into this stuff.
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
I’m not going to do my usual take aways from this show given it was more about my own passions and journey, I thought instead I’d share where I am with it all now:
So firstly, I’ve continued my practice of self-hypnosis. I’ve also noticed how wonderful it can be as a way to deepen into relaxation or even sleep when I want that.
In fact, only the night before last, my 9 year old son came downstairs after his bedtime saying he was struggling to get to sleep. I suggested he try a self-hypnosis style induction of counting down from 10, with the suggestion of becoming more relaxed with each number.
And then yesterday, he said “I did that thing you suggested Mummy, I got to number 4.”
The funny thing was though is I said “Oh it worked then?’
And he replied “Yes, but it wasn’t a very good sleep. I had really boring dreams!”
Ah well. Can’t win them all. 😀
And next on my explorations in this area, Ryan was true to his word and came back on the show to take me through a kind of hypnotic induction which is also something you can take part in listening at home too. That will be out next week so look out for that!
So next on my explorations in this area, Ryan was true to his word and came back on the show to take me through a kind of hypnotic induction which is also something you can take part in listening at home too. That will be out next week so look out for that!
Resources and stuff that we spoke about
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