Thursday, August 4, 2011

Client Feedback: 1-Year Anniversary As a Non-Smoker!

Here's a message from a client who came to me to stop smoking exactly one year ago today.  This is great!

"Dear Sean,

I wasn't sure I'd see it myself, but here I am. TODAY. One year, smoke-free!

What a difference your hypnosis made in my life, and the lives of my husband and children. Gone are the stresses and side-effects of maintaining a relationship with cigarettes (and it is just that)... and my whole family is happier for it.

It was completely and totally hassle free and easy. I know. It sounds like it cannot be true and it's stunning to hear myself say it, but it's true. I can count on one hand the number of times over the last year that I've had even a passing thought about a cigarette. And in those cases, it's been more reminiscent, than a craving. More an acknowledgement -- "Now, see, BEFORE, I would have smoked at this event" -- than anything else. And even that thought or comment didn't trigger a craving. I have been floored the whole way through.

Other cessation products and programs just don't get to the heart of the matter the way you did. The way you flipped in my brain my response to short- versus long-term gratification was the key, I believe. Not a patch or a gum, and CERTAINLY not a self-supervised cold-turkey plan, can address the mental dependence on nicotine. I've tried them all and I am living proof.

There are other benefits: the amount of money I've saved is staggering. Probably three times the cost of the hypnosis - just this year! Everything smells better: my car, my clothes, my hair. Everything tastes better. I could go on and on...

So thank you for helping me change my life. It's had an awesome ripple effect in this house and I am grateful.

Wishing you and your future clients all the success in the world.



Friday, July 22, 2011

VIDEO: Stop Smoking Success - Testimonial

This video was recorded at the beginning of DeAnna's follow-up appointment, which took place about three weeks after her initial session to stop smoking.  She does a good job of describing what it's like after that initial session, during those crucial first several days and weeks as a non-smoker.


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Success Story: Fear of Elevators

Here's a message I just received from a client I've been working with on a fear of elevators, as well as a fear of flying. Prior to her initial session, her fear (stemming from claustrophobia) was so intense, she wouldn't even consider taking a ride on an elevator. In fact, the mere thought of an elevator was enough to make her feel extremely anxious and uncomfortable. Daring to look at one was almost unthinkable.

As far as her fear of flying is concerned, she has never taken a flight. Her fear of being trapped on a plane, unable to escape, had to this point prevented her from even considering making a reservation.

After her first session, she took a ride on an elevator (itself a huge step), felt more comfortable, but still had a bit of anxiety. After her second session with me, she sent the following email...

"Hi, Sean! Oh my god!! So today I was at SCAD to finish up projects and such for finals. I can’t even tell you how many times I rode the elevator!!! It was liberating! The first time, I was just a tiny bit nervous walking into it and when the doors closed. But I was totally fine on the ride and when it stopped because after it got all lined up, the doors opened. I can’t even begin to tell you how good this feels for me. I was relaxed and comfortable. This is so exciting for me. =) I honestly can’t thank you enough. And I'm thinking about booking a flight somewhere super soon! Thanks again! *Jenn"

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sean Wheeler on Swift Justice with Nancy Grace

Would you like to see one of the most unusual and impressive uses of hypnosis ever performed on national TV? Then tune in (or set your DVR) for my debut appearance on the nationally-syndicated hit show Swift Justice with Nancy Grace next Wednesday, Feb. 2nd at 2:00pm.

Click here for the promo they're running on the site.

It airs on Fox 5 in Atlanta daily, and if you're outside the city, you can click the link below for info on when and where it plays in your town.

I'll be appearing as an Expert Forensic Hypnotist and given a very difficult task to accomplish that is integral to a legal dispute. I can't discuss the specifics of the show due to signing an agreement, but I can tell you it's quite interesting and surprising... even for a hypnotist! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Amazing Feedback from a Client

People sometimes wonder if the testimonials on my site are real, or if I just made them up. Well, I can tell you I'm simply not creative enough to make this stuff up!

The following are the words of a current client I've been working with on several issues that have been bothering her for years... some since childhood. After a couple sessions, the change has been so powerful that she's felt a need to express it in messages to me and other friends of hers. Below is a mix of what she wrote to them, to me, and on her blog. Take a look...


I was as skeptical as anyone could possibly be... and positive that there was no way I could ever relax like that. It is not as bizarre as it sounds nor as terrifying to be "out of control" (which you are not) as I thought it would be. Friends of ours know Sean socially so I asked... got excellent feedback and took the plunge.

Sean is really fun and funny.

One of my fears is the phone. Sean called this morning to confirm due to ice on the roads and I called him back. No big deal?

Easy for you to say! I could answer a call most of the time, but returning a call was like pulling teeth. I saw the message, hit the button without thinking (or panicking) and called Sean back. Be there in 5 minutes, the roads are fine. I noticed how easy that was. So far so good....very good.

Unfortunately, in 5 minutes I was sliding backward on the steep, icy hill at his entrance. Had to call again (good grief...was this a test?) and ask if Sean could come rescue me.

Superman Sean came to my rescue and while "listening to the sound of his voice", he talked me down the hill. This is the "when pigs fly" moment. Shyness and stage fright were only the start of things... performance anxiety had a way of literally paralyzing me. In fact, the day of my first session with Sean, I could hardly make my way to his big comfy chair... with Sean pointing to it.

(In the past) when performance anxiety kicked in I simply could not function... there was no following directions, no appropriate response, just nothingness, as if frozen... as if drawing an enormous blank. Sliding down this hill, with two parked cars mere feet away, was a disaster waiting to happen in every sense.

When Sean arrived and explained how to get out of this mess we had the kicker: No panic attack, no shaking, no blanking out, no fainting or freezing, except from the cold. Nothing short of miraculous.

This was big... really BIG. What on Earth had just happened?
From the start I wondered how I was going to know this was working. I wondered what life would be like without being gripped by that powerful sensation of fear. What would "not panic" feel like? What does the absence of anything feel like? Would I recognize any change if it happened?

Tentatively, I would say it feels good. It feels safe. I feel grateful to the point of tears which feels odd... the tears part. I can see that there is more than a glimmer of hope... so much more.

This feels like Relief... quiet, very calm, relief.

The coolest thing is that it is effortless. I feel as if someone has reached down, pulled me up out of a deep pit and set me on my feet.

Strength, plus hypnosis, now have me skidding happily toward yet another great adventure. Yahoooooooooooo! Feel as if I am conquering my world!

No matter... high-five, fist bump, big hug and THANK YOU, Sean."

Ann Russell
Roswell, GA

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fitness Magazine article on Weight Loss

Check this out... my first (but not last!) mention in a national publication spreading awareness about the benefits of hypnosis.  This brief article was written by a woman who came to see me for three sessions a while back. She had modest goals - lose about 15 pounds - and had already lost about half that by the time she wrote the piece.

Notice that she wasn't perfect after being hypnotized... she made mistakes!  That's normal.  The difference is that the mistake doesn't lead to feeling disheartened and giving up.  I teach my clients to learn from their mistakes and make FEWER of them as time goes on.  That's how I've been able to help my clients lose 20-50-70 pounds over the course of many months.

Click the image above for the full article.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pure Hypnosis Page on Facebook

I just recently set up a Pure Hypnosis Page on Facebook, so if you haven't already done so, please click the link and "like" my page. I'll be posting updates and info more frequently there than on this blog, due to its ease of use.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

How Hypnosis Works

In this video, I give a talk about the basics of hypnosis prior to hypnotizing a room full of people during a seminar celebrating the 7th Annual World Hypnotism Day. Recorded on Jan 2nd, 2011 at the Courtyard Mariott in Vinings, GA. Visit for more information.

Strange Issues that Respond to Hypnosis

This is from my World Hypnotism Day seminar on 1/2/11. Lots of good laughs from the audience in this clip, so enjoy!