I guess I have been fortunate, I have spent the last 20 years of my life, living the life I wanted to live, doing the things I want to do.
From being a professional musician, a magician and even a pub landlord. I believe that if there is something you want to do you should go for it.
It started when I was quite young, as a young Rob (age 11ish) I already had an interest in things to do with the mind, reality and belief. I saw a stage hypnotist whilst on holiday in Cornwall. An experience that has stayed with me all my life, I returned from holiday and started to get books on hypnosis, psychology and consciousness from the library. A study that has lead me to be a student of personal growth, awareness and change work, to training with some of the biggest names in modern day hypnosis and personal growth.
I studied person centred counselling during my mid twenties after doing an introduction course with the job I was in. The ideas of Carl Rogers inspire me, at this point in time I started running personal development retreats. Combining theatre, art, drama, meditation and group discussion to help people gain a deeper understanding into who they were and to overcome obstacles in their lives. I believe we all have the resources we need within, it is just sometimes we need a little help in accessing them,
For ten years I was very active with retreats and workshops. Working with groups of up to 300 people in the UK and in Europe. After a decade of retreat and workshop work I took a step back, focusing upon another passion of mine, performance. As a full time professional magician, musician and hypnotist I somehow also found time to try my hand at running a pub.
In the story of Merlin, he goes mad after a great battle, he goes off into the woods and for a whilst lives in the wilderness, healing, learning and transforming.
As happens for most of us at some point in our lives I hit a point where I was kind of lost in the wilderness. No regrets, but a lifestyle that would have not been great had I not stopped when he did.
I decided I needed to focus in again, I needed to take back my life. After 6 months spent living upon the cliffs of the Ceredigion coast, walking the coastal path and reading rather a lot of Paulo Coehlo, I decided to head back to my home county of Shropshire.
I had trained as a person centered counselor, was a hypnotist, and had taken people on journeys of discovery and self development. This was the life I wanted to be living. It is amazing when we focus, start to listen to our hearts, how we can start to shape life the way we want, It does not just happen, I do not believe that you can sit down, tell the universe you want something and it just happens, however, decide you want to make the change, focus on it, work toward it and you will start to notice the wonderful opportunities that exist within the world, to grow and be happy. After all, a tree is the very best tree it can be, fish are the best they can be, a rock does an amazing job of being a rock, why should you not be the very best at being you? I believe that you are, I believes in you.
I started my new chapter mentoring with one of the UK's top hypnotists, Jonathan Chase and the Academy of Hypnotic Arts. I has also studied many aspects of hypnosis, trance and consciousness, discovering ways that really transform lives. Including the work of:
Also studying ancient yogic sciences of mind, the latest thoughts on reality I wants to be able to help you, transform yourself, it is the only change you can make. I want you to be able to discover success, joy and fulfilment in your life through your own journey of personal transformation.
In the background of all this I have also been a student and practitioner of the western mystery tradition, often referred to as the Yoga of the West. This has been a journey that started when I was about 11, first starting to practice meditation. It is a personal journey of self enquiry, self development the aim of which is to become the very best you that you can be. To attain a sense of oneness and unity, as with eastern yoga, yet through practices that do not involve maintaining positions and hours of breathwork. The western psyche can be made over sensitive by the eastern approaches, which in a fast paced world can leave people prone to higher levels of anxiety and stress. In 2021 I started to teach the Yoga of the West through IMeditate.
IMeditate, is my personal mission to teach 1,000,000 people to meditate. IMeditate was started in response to the 2020 Covid-19 lock down and it has been growing since.
Today I work with people all over the world, helping them transform aspects of their lives through hypnosis, meditation and mind coaching. Releasing people from the conditioned limitations they have had put upon themselves, from their fears and helping them start to love who they are, to grow in confidence, transforming their inner worlds and empowering them to live authentically in a world of many challenges.
Jessica Fleischer (current 2 time English kick boxing champion) said,
"You have a way of guiding people into a deep/internal state where they can access what they need to, to heal. You take me to a very 'deep' level. It's wonderful; it's comforting, and uplifting."
This work is my passion, my reason for life.