What comes to mind when you think of hypnosis? Some poor fool in a spotlight quacking like a duck who will have no memory of it later in the night? Or guided meditation with a specific outcome in mind? Brooklyn-based hypnosis and regression therapist Daniel Ryan explains the stark contrast between meaningful hypnotherapy and flashy stage show hypnotism and how, as the son of a clinical psychologist trained in hypnotism by the US military in the 1950s, he spent a lifetime learning to spot the differences.
Daniel discusses how hypnotherapy is used not as a magic wand to erase bad habits and memories but as a therapeutic tool to change thinking and behavior. Often misunderstood and misconstrued, hypnotherapy can be used to break bad habits or to overcome personal challenges; Daniel explains how hypnotism leverages pre-existing trance tendencies, not to relinquish a subject’s control, but to help them regain it.
Set out to share his knowledge and help those who want to help themselves, Daniel’s practice helps people address a variety of issues ranging from overcoming general or social anxiety and signs of depression, managing stress at work and the pressures of family, to personal trauma and grief management.
Meet our guest:
Daniel maintains a full-time private practice in New York City offering Hypnosis and Regression Therapy to individuals, businesses, and groups. Daniel received his undergraduate degree from Emerson College where his research focused on writing, literature, philosophy, and sociology. He is currently at Columbia University pursuing an MS in Narrative Medicine. He studied and trained in techniques of meditation at the School of Practical Philosophy in New York City from 2007 to 2014 while exploring Vedic philosophy, neuroscience, east/west mysticism, and psychology.
In 2012, after receiving board certifications in hypnotherapy and regression therapy, he co-founded the Center for Integrative Healing in Chatham, NJ. From 2014 to 2020 he worked alongside Melissa Tiers as Director at The Center for Integrative Hypnosis in Manhattan. As a second-generation practitioner, Hypnosis and Past Life Regression are the family business. Jeffrey Ryan (1940-2011) was a hypnotherapist specializing in past life regression and Daniel’s first teacher. With decades of experience using guided therapies, meditative practices, and narrative journeys in hypnosis – today Daniel champions education and ethical practice alongside thought leadership and exploration into new territory.