Hypnotherapist offers online self-help solutions
KINGMAN - Smoke pot? Drink too much? Just want to feel great?
Meet Robert Dean, a certified hypnotherapist who says his organization made a breakthrough in Internet-based hypnosis that will help many people ditch the bong, pour out the whisky and feel wonderful. He calls it "Free High."
New Life Clinics Charitable Trust is a non-profit organization established in 1993. Since its inception, Dean said he and other hypnotherapists - also members of the organization - have hypnotized over 1 million people in private, group and prerecorded sessions.
Many of the organization's earlier works focused on self-improvement such as quitting smoking, losing weight, relieving stress and improving romantic relationships. Dean said members provided hypnosis to all kinds of government agencies, police departments and corporations across the country - even the Mohave County Sheriff's Department in 2010.
When New Life hypnotized sheriff's department employees, Dean said people were throwing packs of cigarettes and candy bars in the garbage once the session ended.
New Life developed a new Internet-based form of hypnosis over the last decade that Dean calls a major breakthrough. At New Life's website, FreeHigh.com, people can donate a few dollars to get one of several prerecorded hypnosis sessions. There is "Ascend," which Dean said helps people rise above their troubles to better enjoy life, "Extreme," which helps people get in touch with their spirituality, and then several hypnotic high moods, including "Up," "Peace" and "Pep."
"People get so far in the woods that they can't see the trees," Dean said. "'Ascend' helps them rise above and see new perspectives they never knew existed."
The real kick is what people get if they donate for one of these sessions. New Life provides a free download as a gift for donors called "Free High," a hypnosis session that will replace many people's need for marijuana and alcohol, said Dean. It provides stress relief and makes people feel wonderful in meaningful ways, he said. But it only lasts as long as appropriate, so if an emergency springs up the high disappears - unlike marijuana and alcohol.
"Free High" is controllable, not addictive, has no side effects if used as directed and does not impair judgment like marijuana and alcohol, said Dean. It will free people from both the costs and long-term health risks caused by alcohol and marijuana, he added.
New Life is a charitable organization. All money made is donated to charities except for 8 percent, which goes to operating costs, he said. Remaining funds are used to feed thousands of poverty stricken children three meals a day through Feed the Children International and also purchase new wheelchairs for destitute amputees and crippled people through Wheelchair International.
Dean has a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. He said not one therapist at New Life has less than a master's degree and 20 years of experience.
New Life does not have a payroll, and its staff volunteers nearly 20 hours a week. Volunteers are trying to make a difference in people's lives.
"We are just a bunch of crazy doctors with more money than brains," Dean said.
Within each prerecorded session is a track devoted to instruction, including how to safely sit. Once a person listens to the instructions once, they never need to listen to them again, said Dean.
A full session - with instruction - takes roughly an hour. Once people don't need instruction, the hypnosis session takes about 40 minutes, said Dean.
New Life received zero complaints in its 20-year existence, despite hypnotizing over a million people. The organization's website explains its procedures, charities and each aspect of the hypnotic sessions offered, including instruction and purpose.
Dean urges anyone with a smidgen of interest to check out FreeHigh.com or call him at (928) 692-9594.