The 5: Don’ts that help your Corona common sense, and keep you safe from the ‘experts’

I’m seeing so much crap from the therapy world at the moment.

Even hypnowotsits claiming to be able to stop you touching your nose when it itches, or worse cure your cough.

Bloody hell let’s get real guys.

Touching your face isn’t the problem. Touching a surface that’s been directly coughed at or on, or touched by a hand that’s had the same spit shower, is the problem.

So don’t touch with your hand any surfaces you don’t need to and then touch your face without washing your hands.

If you get a virus nothing… especially not hypnosis or essential oils, is going to cure you. Good nutrition will help build your immune system but if you get it, you’ve got it.

Everybody is vulnerable to a coronavirus. Everybody no exceptions.

Just as everybody is vulnerable to stupid panic. Your immune system is way more affected by your mood than anything else and if you’re scared then by God you’re more vulnerable.

I do believe hypnosis and other systems are capable of suppressing symptoms.

That is Not a good idea as the Only way you know how bad you are is by how bad your symptoms are.

Stopping coughing and other automatic response systems won’t stop pneumonia happening and could have the effect of letting it get worse because you MAY not be aware of symptoms getting worse.

Having someone take anxiety away and stopping being a bit careful is also not the most brilliant of ideas; let’s face it you wouldn’t turn off your burglar alarm and leave your windows open would you?

Anxiety could actually help you avoid being ill here. It’s true you stand as much chance being run over but, you wouldn’t sit in the middle of a motorway would you?

If you’re at risk anyway, and I really Know about this one with Muscular Dystrophy and a quadruple heart bypass that’s currently only firing on three cylinders, take extra care.

Here are your Dont’s…

1: Don’t for gods sakes put your trust in a bloody Udemy trained, or week long qualified well meaning ‘expert’. I was in nursing but wouldn’t dream of calling myself anything but well read and observant.

2: Don’t panic, you don’t panic about flu which is way more likely to get ya, but you do take simple care.

3: Don’t touch stuff, and if you can’t avoid that wash. Water and rubbing on its. own is very good, bit of slippy soap helps, even washing up liquid or anything like that, alcohol is better but wash the spit off you wash any virus off.

4: Don’t hug or kiss people you don’t know well, because that’s just bloody odd anyway, and in 20 years time could get you arrested on sexual assault charges. 😀

5: Don’t worry. At this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere there’s a lot of shit in the moist air and people cough a lot and often sneeze. Don’t worry unless it gets really persistent.

Otherwise curl up with Netflix, Amazon Prime, or iPlayer and browse small amounts of food when you need it, not by the time of day. And don’t worry.

Be resilient out there.

Smiles Jonathan Chase

PS: the old idea that your brain can’t process so called negatives like the word Don’t is rubbish. And that’s going to be in the next Cut to the Chase – pop over to and SUBSCRIBE to the blog, vlog or email whichever way you like for us to give you the good stuff.

Head Fix – Keep Your Mind In The Game

head fix Jonathan Chase Hypnotist

When I say ‘head fix’ it isn’t because you’re broken. You just need your internal house refurbished and renewed. Think of keeping your mind in the game, rather than just repair.

I had to have the doors widened in my house a while ago. My new wheelchair was two inches wider and measured to fit both me and my condition. I needed the doors widening not because my new chair wouldn’t have fitted but because it made me more comfortable and that is the ultimate success for me, being comfortable, not just body but mind as well.

My house wasn’t broken, just not suitable anymore. It wasn’t broken and, it wasn’t sick.

Most people suffer more from being told they are in some way sick, broken, not working right, and it’s that they suffer from, more than they do from the symptoms of being a person.

You’re often told that anger, fear, sadness and habit are bad, and that is just wrong. They are as important as joy, peace, and of course being comfortable.

You have all of these experiences because that is how we work. It’s not inappropriate to be furious now and then, or to be terrified, or frustrated or confused or so heart broken you want to just go to bed. Or all of those at once. They are perfectly natural and the way you and I, and everyone else is designed to be.

Mental Illness?

Problem is the big stuff tends to make an impact and build its own rooms, good and bad, and we react to it even when we don’t need to be like that anymore.

Most of what therapists call mental illness, and remember they are therapists so they have to see you as sick otherwise they can’t therapise, most of that is just the remnants of our reactions to our emotions carrying on, because nothing else has actually come along to widen the door or redecorate when the big stuff happens.

I guess that is seen as being sick because the symptoms can look like being attacked by a bug. Everything from rashes to pain and even cancers and life threatening physical stuff can and are a hang over from a big emotion that’s hanging around.

So to fix that we need to get to your emotional person, let’s call them your Mind for want of a better word and to distinguish it from your brain which is just an organ like your heart or liver, we need to get your Mind to understand what it’s doing, and show it how to stop it and how to widen a few doors.

We do that by approaching it as a part of you that is working properly just with the understanding of your emotions, not your intelligence. And then we show it how it can do the stuff it’s doing, but to do that more comfortably.

Some of your subconscious behaviours are hard wired so that you will always react to psychological triggers and stimuli in a predictable way for you, you will run certain patterns over and over that you can do nothing about that cause conflict between your subconscious and conscious mind.

To understand how you will react and how to work with that so that the conflict is controlled, you need to understand what your hardwired behaviour is going to be.

To be more self aware, go along to and take the MindStyle stress and strength assessment and discover what Your most comfortable way should be.

Then come back here and tell us how you think you become a fixer upper.

A recipe for Wealthy Thinking

A recipe for wealthy thinking Jonathan Chase Hypnotist

I was once called the gordon Ramsay of Personal Development and Hypnosis, which is great for me because Gordon Ramsay is something of a hero of mine.

We have a great deal in common – well stretch your imagination. Thanks to physical injury he couldn’t carry on playing professional football so got up and got on as a professional chef.

True I was never a professional footballer, in fact at school I sucked at sports even though I loved kicking a football about.

I was a clumsy kid though and was never picked for teams, you know that kid that always gets left until last. I can’t say I was bullied,  but always being left till last made me feel different, not always in a good way.

One Day changed everything

Then one day I won a competition from my weekly comic, the prize was… A leather bound football, a proper football. Oh joy of joys.

The football was a coveted item and *I* had it, it was mine.

Then everyone wanted to play with MY ball and be on MY team. I became the picker!

There was LESSON No 1 -The Picker has ALL the power, you’re the team Manager, you pick the players, you don’t get left behind.

If you can’t be the Player then be the best Manager or Chef or Edutainer you can be.

The role of a chef and the role of an Edutainer showing people how to change their mindsets and attitudes isn’t all that different in principal.

You take the few ingredients the store of life has delivered to your subconscious larder. You figure out how best to use the utensils and equipment your body has kicking around, and these can be very different, and bring the lot together to produce not only sustenance but a satisfying and fulfilling repast.

And just like a wedding breakfast or Sunday lunch, this creates an experience and it’s the experience we remember.

Wealth is also like a meal, it isn’t just the one ingredient snack many people are taught it is.

Wealth is a full on banquet.

Sure the most important base is generous helping of crisp and fresh lightly tossed cash, but that is just the bed to lay the more delicate and delicious portions of the wealth recipe.  

True wealth must also include two or three table spoons of enjoyable shared pastimes.

Several thickly sliced satisfying acts of selfless charity complement the heady and filling chunk of indulgent pleasure. The trick here of course is balancing the earthiness with something more graceful.

But the thing that pulls all this together to take the whole thing from a mishmash of bits and pieces is the thinking that produces the sauce.

A bad sauce however can spoil the experience and flavour of being wealthy and leave a bitter taste which is where sadly most people live.

Remember the first lesson? Don’t let bad experiences sour your sauce!

Wealthy Thinking

To think wealthy requires a good dash of realisation that rich people are not evil and wanting, and getting stuff isn’t bad wine.

I know that particular belief wine is strong, and your up-dragging people told you it was wrong to drink it, but you’re not drinking it, you are heating it and reducing it down to get the flavour without the alcoholic guilt which is steamed off.

Next you add some finely chopped generosity…

…and the zest of time shared with the people you are teaching and touching. To get and give the value you need stir slowly.

And now the pudding.

To be wealthy…

…you have to produce something, even if that is some more wealth. And when you produce something you are pouring the rich and sweet custard of Experience into the bowl of people who surround you, support you and enjoy the fruits of your labour.

So take the following,

  • Effort
  • Knowledge
  • Generosity
  • Time
  • Pleasure
  • Experience

Mix liberally, garnish with a pinch of gratitude and savour…

If you need some Wealthy Thinking to get past your sticking points and Up Your Game, at whatever you do, to stop being left behind, then think what I might be able to do for you on a Quick Consult. No messing about for months, just rapid effective creative skills creation.


Unleashing the Power of the 9yr old Within

Unleashing the power of the 9yr old within Jonathan Chase the hypnotist

Unleashing the Power of the 9 yr old within

Imagine a human being was a car…

In this case it’s being driven by Peter, it could be being driven by Petunia or Pauline but in this case it’s Peter.

The car is pointed where Peter wants to go and he has learnt the skills to drive it there.

Peter is the conscious brain, and is mature enough to understand that there’s social rules, and he’s had enough experience to know how far to bend those and not get into trouble or to cause a smash or a crash.

The car is pretty much where Peter wants it to be on the road surrounded by slower, faster, bigger and smaller vehicles, and it’s a not too expensive, not too cheap car, that doesn’t do too much damage to the world, or to Peter’s pocket, and it can go faster if he chooses.

Peter knows where his car is pointed.

He’s not absolutely positive what will be there when he gets there, but he’s checked the internet site and brochures. He’s spoken to a few people who’ve been there, admittedly a few years ago and for varying reasons from different directions, however, he’s got a pretty good idea that the trip will be worth it, and, according to google maps, without too many holdups or diversions.

If you were passing Peter and glanced across you’d see a pretty much peaceful and passive Peter


Peter’s car has back seats.

In one of those back seats, behind Peter’s, behind the privacy glass, which is why you didn’t see the nose thumbing, tongue out, sits Paul.

Meet Your Subconscious

Paul or Penny or Pat, but in this case Paul, is somewhere between 9 and 10 years old.

Paul may want to go where Peter’s going because he likes the car, sometimes.

He really likes it when he’s allowed to sit in the front seat next to Peter pressing buttons and turning the radio up – or down, or on to his favourite shows, and opening the window and twiddling with…

But mostly, he’s in the back seat.

Now unlike the radio Paul didn’t come with a volume control or off switch.

Paul did however come with loads of attention getting skills designed to help Paul get what Paul wants and needs.

Sometimes those give Peter what he wants and needs, and then everything is perfect, and a lot of the time… it’s not really.

Are We There Yet?

Paul doesn’t really see where the car is pointed, even when he’s in the front because he isn’t looking forwards or backwards.

Paul is pointed at a place Paul imagines is the place he wants to be, and Paul doesn’t get why he isn’t ‘there yet’.

“Are we there yet?” is Paul’s main mantra and, ‘are we there yet?’, is often punctuated by, “Will there be ice-cream? I want ice-cream! Is that a rabbit? Can we play Eye-Spy? I need a pee… Can we have a rabbit? Will there be ice-cream? I think I feel sick… Are we there yet?” 

And unfortunately the back-seat isn’t soundproofed or in a different parallel universe so Peter is always aware of Paul no matter what.

And, sooner or later Peter will stop to buy ice-cream, play eye-spy, buy a rabbit or take that short cut or put the pedal to the metal to get there faster; even though Peter knows if he gets caught he’ll end up with points on his licence and a longer trip overall. . . or even worse…

A Process That Affects All Our Decisions

Inside all of us there is a ‘Paul’ process that affects all of our decisions and dictates most of our responses, relationships, reactions, beliefs and behaviours.

It’s emotional, playful, imaginative, and the basis of our personality and the home of our natural talents, tendencies, traits and tastes.

Probably based around our oldest paleo-mammalian brain the limbic system, what some people call a monkey brain or even way more off the truth, the reptilian brain, it’s pretty much set up by the time we hit pre-puberty around 9 years six months old.

And although, like any 9 year old, it can be influenced, it isn’t going to do anything we want it to, if we try to force it.

We call this process, or entity if you prefer, our Mind or Subconscious.

The 9 yr old Inside

It really is who we are, and why we are us.

The world is protected from it most of the time because our social, logical, reasonable and constantly maturing cerebral cortex brain, our conscious, is a little like an adult driving a car.

And just like the adult and child, the brain’s main job is to direct and drive while at the same time trying to tell the child why it’s not there yet, and to be quiet please, and to explain to the world why that didn’t work. . .

Emilé Coué, author of the line, ‘every day and every way I’m getting better and better’, called them the Imagination (child), and Intellect (adult), and in his 1921 short and insightful book on how to master the subconscious he said, “If there’s a conflict between the imagination and intellect, the imagination always wins.”

Anyone who’s ever been a parent of a bright 9-year-old, knows that the pre-pubescent child is pretty much why they do what they do and the child usually wins.

Oh yes they do – go on – be honest.

Your subconscious has built-in skills…

…to get what it wants. Survival and communication skills that go beyond and before mere logical language, they are hard-wired in at birth.

The child will execute natural techniques to wheedle the ice-cream, and its happiness expressed in chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, noradrenaline, serotonin, is the adults reward, even if it makes the kid explode.

Maturing and growing up, learning to drive, overrides those simple skills with more complex social rules and regulations, so you forget how to just get what you want and need, and we also forget how to just give what others want and need. 

Of course, your subconscious skills are still there, and when you let Paul in the front seat, and this time make everything a game and allow Paul to press the right buttons and twiddle the best knobs, then the results are the best rewards.

Brain – Mind

Obviously that’s a metaphor to explain the relationship with the conscious and subconscious process.

Actually the subconscious – and this is lay science so if you’re a neurologist you’ll have to forgive me – is a collection of thought processes. A web of response and reaction and recall mechanisms in our brain we can better think of as our minds.

Obviously if we look at it purely bio-mechanically then one thought looks pretty much like any other. All processes appear the same. Love, hate, anger, fear, lust, are all just chemical and electrical connections between cells.

I think it’s a useful model to think of the conscious and subconscious as the Brain and the Mind and when we do that we get this…


The Conscious organised organ used to think with. It is logical and serious and matures with age. Is reality based Organic organ.


The Subconscious. The process of thinking which is creative, emotive, illogical and often childlike in its simplicity. It may be a separate entity or the produce of a functioning cognitive system. Decides and judges from an internalised perception of reality.

Emile Coué, author of the mantra-like conscious autosuggestion, “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better”, called them the Intellect and the Imagination, and went on to make the observation that when in conflict, the Imagination always wins.

He wasn’t wrong.

➜ What do you think the subconscious is? Comment below ✏️

Personal Branding?


Please read this aloud in a soft inquisitive voice with a cup of tea.

I get the personal branding idea, but… Look just be who you are, simples. Stop trying to be someone else, find out what you’re really really good at and do that, just that.

As an example by what I mean by ‘just be who you are‘ … I just looked out this email – “Jon thanks for the influence coaching. I’ve got more from you than anyone else I’ve tried. You have all the diplomacy of car smash, but I love your STYLE!

My style is my personal branding!

Virgin – Apple – Microsoft. They are the ‘brands’. Apple was selling Macs way before anyone had heard of Steve Jobs.

Branson was only known to a handful of people when VIRGIN records were huge.

And the vast majority of Microsoft users think Windows before they think Bill Gates.

Those companies and products were developed with style and it was the Brands that made the creators famous.

Brand = mark of ownership.
STYLE = how you do something.
Image = what you leave behind.

Work on these in reverse order to understand your personal branding

The ‘personal brand’ trust thing only happened about 15 years ago with internet marketers and the entrepreneurs tsunami of the mid naughties. And if you subscribe to that cult then it seems really important that you do what these people did but, you can’t.

Times have changed, technology has changed, communication skills remain pretty constant but there’s a LOT more of it.

TESLA make electric cars but, without looking it up 90% of people who will tell you that and are not riding the ‘entrepreneurial wave’ have no idea who the face is behind or in front of it – most think his name is Tesla!

By the way, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, financed the company until the ‘Series A’ round of funding. Both men played active roles in the company’s early development prior to Elon Musk’s involvement and they were Selling Cars.

They hit the planet at the right time for them, not everyone was trying to shout louder than the next guy, and mostly failing. What they did was new and innovative and of its time… were they doing it now they’d do it differently.

Branson is, he’s moved from PR stunts to daily blogs and online interviews.

Am I the only one who noticed???

People buy because…

…they WANT something. Price, brand, and certainly manufacturer are very secondary considerations; UNLESS what you are selling is really up close and personal, but even then people are more interested in the rewards for them.

They are Entirely focused on the rewards for them and will buy off an ass if the result looks guaranteed. If it is, real people will buy off people they hate.

Truth is when you really look into Personal Branding

Reality shows are full of horribly detestable people who sell a billion books and products because they are utter feces-faces who you wouldn’t trust to tie your shoe laces.

Kalanick is known for being an absolute armpit but UBER are worth Billions, mostly supplying a very iffy service, and treat their people like crap.

I Get Brands I really do. I still own and a Lot of people still see me as that – in that world, but if you are a small business or a freelancer, first thing to focus on is your Natural Style.

Discovering your natural STYLE at and becoming more self aware will give your more appreciation of your personal branding that is your STYLE!