Dan Jones from Chichester, West Sussex is is a hypnotherapy trainer and author. He has authored over ten books on Hypnosis, Therapy and Self Help including Amazon number one bestsellers 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and 'Take Control of Your Life', and is registered with 'The General Hypnotherapy Register'. Dan also has Asperger's Syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism) and has written a best-selling book about his personal and professional experiences and knowledge 'Look Into My Eyes'.
Dan has extensive experience within the caring profession. He began working in the caring profession in 1997 working with adults with mental health, learning and developmental disabilities including schizophrenia, manic depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and autism. He then moved into working with children and young people with challenging behaviour in residential care homes (where he also helped to set up a therapeutic children's home). Many of the children had oppositional defiance disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism/Asperger's. He then moved into parenting and family work, including managing teams of parenting & family support workers. He supported parents with children and teens who were committing anti-social behaviour and youth crime to help those parents to stop their children continuing to do anti-social behaviour & youth crime, and supported families around family relationships, child/teen to parent violence and abuse, getting parents back into work, helping families stop their anti-social behaviour, getting children back into school, and helping family members with their mental health, and more. Dan has also spent since 2002 working with clients for personal development, performance enhancement, depression and anxiety disorders, and addictions, and more, as well as offering training around hypnosis, therapy, parenting and family support, breakaway and safety awareness, safeguarding, and conflict resolution, and other topics, for private workshops, local authority staff, charities, and care home staff.
Due to Dan's differences he has faced discrimination, he has been threatened with being laid off if he didn't start saying good morning and goodbye to other staff, he has been accused of having 'mental problems' because he has struggled with certain workplace changes like having to move desk and have his work environment changed, he has faced discrimination for thinking differently on work courses and in professional supervisions, and has had people assume he is arrogant and get angry with him for this because he can often be found on courses sitting in a corner on his own not engaging with others.
Dan struggles with certain situations, but at the same time feels that his way of perceiving the world gives him strengths many others don't necessarily have.
Dan also teaches a 'Diploma in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Humanistic Solution Focused Psychotherapy and Ideo-Dynamic 'Psycho-Cellular' Healing' which comprises of 144 hours of classroom tuition and over 450 hours of additional required study. He has taught many therapists as well as carrying out research, running therapeutic groups, training courses and holding talks in the UK and abroad, and working on other research projects and media projects and writing articles and books, including a chapter for Professor Ursula James third edition 'Clinical Hypnosis Textbook, which is the textbook for many hypnotherapy diploma and degree courses.