This page describes in Sam's (now Weller Associates) own words how he first
became interested in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy, and how he came to practice
Hynotherapy and more significantly help people to stop smoking and lose weight
in his practise near Oxford.
"We were living in Oxford and in 1988 attended a Hypnotic stage show and this
led to further study and research. Both my Wife and I were working in Oxford as
well and felt part of the Oxford scene and used to regularly attend the Oxford
Apollo theatre. A Hypnotic stage show was certainly something different. The
Hypnotist seemed to wield this strange power and his commands were obeyed
At the same time my Father Jack Weller who is a psychotherapist had met the
famous American Hypnotherapist Gil Boyne in London. Gil`s ability to deliver
results orientated therapy, which might otherwise take years on the couch to
resolve was a technique that needed to be explored. Gil at that time had had
40,000 hours of clinical Hypnotherapy experience and had started life as a
stage Hypnotist renowned for his rapid inductions.
Gil was based in Los Angeles where he ran the Hypnotism Training School. Gil
Boyne is still one of the foremost Hynotherapists in the world and at that time
you could receive no better education and training.
Jack made frequent visits to Oxford to discuss his training and experiences
with me and how he intended to extend Hypnotherapy into his Practise. He is now
one of the most respected Hypnotherapist`s in this Country.
I attended the Hypnotism Training institute in 1989. Los Angeles was a far cry
from Oxford. The training was very intensive 10 hours a day for a month, with
practical and written exams. Diplomas in basic Hypnotism were covered to Master
Hypnotist and Advanced Hypnotherapy. As Gil put in how could you possibly hope
to be a professional Hypnotherapist after only a weekends training?
Then it was back to sunny Oxford and there was so much I wanted to do."
Weller Associates - Stop smoking Oxfordshire The Raleigh Park Clinic, 45 Raleigh Park Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 9AR & Top floor, High Cleeves Barn, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, near Oxford, Oxfordshire (Oxon) OX7 5PW,