I’m Gary ‘Smiler’ Turner and I’m a Hypnotherapist, Personal Trainer for Fight Sports, and Performance Expert. My work is helping people be the people they want to be. With a background as being a 13x World Champion across three different sports I ‘walk the walk’ as well as ‘talk the talk’, demonstrating professional and personal congruence with my work.
I constantly study and develop applications to apply that knowledge. An experienced speaker to a variety of audiences I am well placed to deliver skills to attendees of my presentations. I work with individual clients, sports teams, both military and civilian services personnel, and businesses delivering corporate change. I’m particularly honoured to regularly work with The British Army, and elite sportspersons, including Olympians and World Champions.
Mike Mandel has lived, eaten, and breathed hypnosis, for over 40 years. From award winning stage shows to a hypnotherapy practice, Mike jokingly refers to himself as “the god Hypnos come to Earth”. His favourite quote came from NLP co-founder John Grinder, who called him “Masterful!”
A qualified trainer of Neurolinguistic programming and the Advanced Ericksonian Hypnosis Instructor for NLPWorks, Mike runs the Mike Mandel Hypnosis Academy online, with students in over 50 countries. He teaches interested lay people, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, dentists and medical doctors, at the University of Toronto, and is certified in a number of highly effective psychotherapeutic disciplines that get rapid results. His private practice included flying to Australia to help a multimillionaire rock star.
Mike Mandel is a master instructor at a Toronto martial arts school in the British Special Forces form of Jiu Jitsu. He trains Ontario Provincial Police officers, security personnel and has toured England twice, teaching at martial arts academies. Profiled in both Martial Arts Illustrated and Eye Spy magazine, Mike is consulted on major crimes, including murder cases and sex offenses, and provides forensic hypnosis, forensic graphology, or other training, to Canada Border Services, and numerous police forces, including Virginia Dept. of Criminal Justice, New York State Troopers, and the RCMP.
An enlivening keynote speaker, Mike Mandel is known for being simultaneously fascinating and hilarious. His innovative Brain Software presentations routinely earn rave reviews, and his impressive and diverse client list includes Microsoft, Scotiabank, Sony, and the Dept. of Defense. Mike appeared for 2 seasons as the communications expert on CBC television’s Steven and Chris show. He lives in Toronto with his multi award-winning gardener wife, 2 exotic cats, and thousands of books.
James Tripp is an internationally recognised and respected Personal Adaptedness coach, developmental hypnotist and teacher of self-mastery, hypnosis and influential communication. Coming from a diverse background including philosophy, music, martial arts, movement culture and NLP, James is also the developer of the critically acclaimed Hypnosis Without Trance approach to hypnosis. Beyond working with private clients, James has run workshops internationally and his London and UK workshops typically draw students from around the world. He has also consulted in the fields of sales, education and business leadership. He is currently ‘on the road’ – traveling the world for one year with his family (wife and our two daughters), on a mission to explore and experiment with living in different countries and to grow developmentally both individually and as a family – but will be back in the UK to present at the Hypnosis Convention.
Jørgen has worked professionally as an ‘agent of change’ for twenty years, eight of those running an “impossibles practice”. His work combines meditation, NLP (certified trainer), hypnosis and both western and eastern approaches to psychology.
He is the author of the books “provocative hypnosis” and “provocative suggestions” which have been hugely well received by other leading peers.
In fact, John Grinder (co-creator of NLP) says of his work… “this is the stuff of genius”!
Jørgen also worked for sixteen years as a reality based self defence instructor…
His website is provocativehypnosis.com and his Vlog on YouTube titled “Provocative Hypnosis” can be found here.
Phil has been providing training, one-to-one interventions in the UK and Europe. For almost three decades he was also a Senior Mental Health Practitioner Approved under The Mental Health Act 1983 and has extensive training and a wealth of experience in the fields of Adult Psychiatry/Clinical Risk Assessment.
Phil moved over two decades ago to working for himself in Psychotherapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Brief-Strategic Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Technique, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Life Coaching in Corporate Business settings. Phil worked originally and extensively with Frank Farrelly Father of Provocative Therapy which is the serious use of humour in assisting people with their problems and issues. Phil has now updated and developed this work to assist and help people and has his own unique methodologies, using the very serious use of humour too bring about change. His workshops are filled with laughter and fun.