Dan Jones is an autistic hypnotic YouTube. In 2011 he was 33rd most viewed Guru on YouTube in the YouTube charts at the time and his hypnosis and personal development YouTube channel was regularly listed in the top 100 charts for Education and How-To channels. Dan has been a YouTuber since January 2007 but as he became popular he started facing increasing levels of abuse and trolling which led him to almost fully close down his channel in late 2011 where he removed about 600 of his videos and remained reasonably inactive until coming back to YouTube again in 2016.
In the early days Dan used to vlog weekly posting random videos of what he was getting up to and random thoughts he would have which he often filmed on his 240x320 pixel phone, he would film some things with a camcorder like himself and his best friend doing drunk karaoke or just sitting getting deep into random conversations or doing experimental hypnosis like exploring past-lives, future progression, astral-traveling, etc. He also used to hold live streaming webinars teaching hypnosis and would upload these videos to YouTube for people who missed them, and would occasionally talk about different products and do product unboxings from buying new Ugg boots through to new books or talking about the equipment he uses, he has also always shared many self hypnosis, self help and relaxation videos, focusing half his videos at educating people how to do effective therapy and half at offering support to viewers. Dan also frequently shared out-takes from his recording either of mistakes or unused clips or messing around (like doing ventriloquism) while videos are processing.
As well as being a YouTuber Dan is an experienced, qualified and insured professionally accredited Clinical Hypnotherapist with over 20 years experience, He has authored over 26 books on Hypnosis, Meditation, Therapy, Self Help, Parenting and Autism Spectrum Disorder including Amazon number one bestsellers 'Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotherapy Scripts' and 'Take Control of Your Life', and is registered with 'The General Hypnotherapy Register'. Dan has Asperger's Syndrome (a high-functioning form of autism spectrum disorder) and has written a best-selling book about his personal and professional experiences and knowledge 'Look Into My Eyes' and two other autism books 'Asperger's Syndrome: Tips & Strategies' and 'An Autistic Perspective: Death, Dying and Loss'.
Dan focuses on helping clients to feel as comfortable as possible to make therapy as effective as possible. To achieve this; therapy sessions are often carried out in the comfort and privacy of your own home. Dan also teaches a range of courses including one of the UK's most advanced and comprehensive GHSC (General Hypnotherapy Standards Council) accredited Hypnotherapy training courses based on twenty years of learning and experience of therapy with many hundreds of clients presenting with problems from anxiety and depression, to phobias and relationship or family difficulties, from anger and sleep problems, to pain and psychosomatic problems. Dan has also helped people with Cancer (pain management, quality of life, sickness), Essential Tremors, Tourettes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and common problems presented to Hypnotherapists like smoking and weight loss.
Dan has attended some of the top courses on hypnotherapy including training with Uncommon Knowledge at Brighton University, Brighton and with Stephen Brooks and British Hypnosis Research at Roehampton University, London.
As well as these two courses over twenty years of doing Hypnotherapy Dan has undertaken many courses in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Human Givens Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Meditation and Mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Relaxation Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and various forms of Psychotherapeutic Practice and he continues to attend further training and personal development and has an extensive hypnotherapy, psychology and psychotherapy library. Dan has also trained in Clinical Supervision with an accredited British Psychological Society training.
Dan also has extensive experience working with people therapeutically. 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 worked 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 support 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 (including phobias, PTSD and OCD), addictions, and more, as well as offering training around hypnosis, therapy, parenting, autism spectrum disorder and family support, breakaway and safety awareness, and conflict resolution.
Dan has also developed and 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 around hypnosis, therapy, parenting and autism spectrum disorder, 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.