Paul Ramsay

Personal Coach, Board Certified Hypnotist, Consultant, and Trainer.

I use my formal education as a teacher, combined with my knowledge of human development and hypnosis techniques to help people achieve more.

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15 minutes $50.00
30 minutes $125.00
60 minutes $250.00

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personal development happiness success hypnosis hypnotism personal growth positive thinking motivation achievement confidence smoking cessation habit modification stress relief

Biography

With a Bachelor's degree in English-Teaching, and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education, Paul Ramsay took a curious path to where I am today.  He's still an educator, just not in a classroom.  Paul helps people learn how to use their inner resources and connect their skill sets to create better results in everyday life.  His mission is to help people live their best lives.

Paul became a certified hypnotist in 2004, earned his board certification a few years later, and became a certified instructor of hypnotism in 2008.  He decided to add personal coaching to his practice in 2012, training as a Strategic Intervention Coach through the Robbins-Madanes program.  Sometimes he uses hypnosis with clients, but there are plenty of times when he employs other tools and strategies.  

Paul produced a short web series about hypnotism in 2013, titled "Hypnotic." He also developed the world's only interactive hypnotism stage show, called "Mind Games." Performing hypnotism as a form of entertainment allows him to share a first-hand experience of hypnosis with people all over the United States, and it helps people open their minds to the possibility of hypnosis for personal growth.  Paul has hypnotized over 15,000 people since 2004, and performed for approximately 100,000 people.

If you are looking for help in getting "un-stuck" in your life, Paul's unique profile as an educator and coach may be just what you need.  His ability to help people look at their own life challenges in a new and different way often helps them get out of the rut of daily life and get excited about creating new, more powerful levels of performance.  He has a gift for helping people find clarity and move toward simple, but powerful action.

 

Experience

Owner

Ramsay Media LLC
May 2004 - present

-Stage hypnotism

-Consulting with individual clients

-Training and teaching hypnotism

Education

University of New Hampshire

Bachelor's Degree
1992 - 1996

English-Teaching

University of New Hampshire

Master's Degree
1996 - 2002

Secondary Education

Other

Certifications

Consulting Hypnotist

National Guild of Hypnotists
March 2004 - present

Board Certified Hypnotist

National Guild of Hypnotists
March 2009

Certified Instructor of Hypnotism

National Guild of Hypnotists
October 2008

Strategic Intervention Coach

Robbins-Madanes Center for Strategic Intervention Coaching
March 2014 - present

Is hypnosis related to mindfulness?

Mediation has been given much attention in reducing stress and increasing performance.  How does hypnosis relate to meditation or is it completely different and complementary?  Does either of these relate to cognitive behaviour therapy?

2/8/2016 9:12:58 AM,
Paul Ramsay replied:

Great question, Ray. Meditation and hypnosis share some of the same brain wave states (alpha and theta waves) but there are quite a few variations of each, so I would generally call them different.

Hypnosis is a state of narrowed attention and increased suggestibility.  Hetero-hypnosis is formally induced in a variety of ways, from confusion techniques to progressive relaxation.  Self-hypnosis is also induced through an induction or protocol that the practitioner learns, but it can be as simple as taking three breaths and closing one's eyes, for an experienced practitioner.

Meditation can have a similar narrowing of attention, as one focuses on a particular thought or emotional state.  Or it could be an emptying of the mind where one thinks about nothing at all.

Mindfulness is neither hypnosis nor meditation.  Mindfulness is more about staying rooted in the present moment and acknowledging one's real time experience, without judgement or interpretation.  You could choose to practice mindfulness with the help of a self-hypnosis or meditation protocol, but those are structures to assist the practice; they are not mindfulness itself.

Hope this clarifies things a bit.