Paul Mckenna speaks to the UN on International Day of Happiness
Paul Mckenna has come a long way from his days as a radio presenter for the BBC. From becoming the most famous hypnotist on British television with his own hypnosis gameshow "The Hypnotic World of Paul Mckenna" to a world famous hypnotherapist helping thousands of people to acheive what they desire, from losing weight, giving up smoking and managing stress to builing self confidence and more.
Now here comes what could well be his greatest challenge yet....speaking to the United Nations.
Paul has been invited to speak at the United Nations Plaza Building in New York all about what he does on March 20th 2016 for the I Do Happiness Day. As well as speaking about hypnotherapy he will also be discussing Havening and how it can help people. It's just one of several techniques that can make a real difference to your life.
The event is designed to be a global platform for change. Paul's talk is entitled "The Havening Technique - Move from upset/depression to a calm blissful state in minutes using the latest breakthroughs in modern psychology.
The power of the mind is something that we must never underestimate and so I very much look forward to hearing what Paul has to say.
You can find out more at idohappiness.org
Updated after the event: Paul took the stage an introduced himself as someone who has been fascinated by happiness for many years. He discussed the fact that money doesn't seem to make people any happier. Lottery winners are often not much happier a year after their win.
Depression is on the rise across the world and he talked about the different approaches that can be used to help people to find ways to feel happier. He discussed his use of Hypnotherapy and NLP with Richard Bandler and then went on to demonstrate the technique of Havening
He explained that the neurosystem cannot tell the difference between a real and an imagined thought.
He asked everyone in the audience to remember a time when they felt really happy. He asked them to return to it as if it was happening right now and then asked them to make that experience stronger and more vivid.
We are only one thought away from feeling happy.
Havening Demonstration by Paul McKenna
He then went on to demonstrate the technique with a member of the audience called Annette. She talked about the story of her life an abuse that she had suffered as a child. She had already spoken to Dr. Ron Ruden who has worked with havening a great deal and is ont of the creators of this new therapy. Annette also spoke about how she tried to think positive but that she was always pulled back to what she felt she grew up with.
"It feels like the past is always present"
Paul explained that what he was going to do was a psychosensory therapy and not a distraction. He asked her how badly she could make herself feel on a scale of one to ten and she said ten.
He then used the havening intervention which you can see in this video..
It is fascinating to see that after the havening the lady herself finds it very hard to feel the bad feelings again, after just a few minutes.