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resolved to the customer's satisfactionResolved The Paradox Agency For Hypnosis — shady hypnotist
resolved to the customer's satisfaction
If you ever decide to use this guy, cyril kc johnson, for hypnosis, make sure you get him to allow you to record the sessions. If he says no, then go some where else. (he's listed on the internet - youtube - as kc johnson) after this encounter with me, i'm sure he's not wanting anyone to record him at work any longer. :-)
He's a shady character who likes to keep you under hypnosis, not waking you fully, before having you make a financial decision to continue his services, or not, after my first session, and also gave me a post hypnotic suggestion to go under again, anytime he said "sleep", way before discussing if I wanted to continue with his services, and not fully waking me for the rest of the time I was there.
Why would he even do that not knowing if I was going to continue with him, unless he already knew I would by his nlp directions.
It was the same for each other session he had me go under. At no time did he ever fully wake me. It's a good thing I wasn't driving, and used the subway system to get to his ny office, which was also very small, and uncomfortable, in a chair equally as uncomfortable, and the office was noisy from the other suites next to his little corner hole-in-the-wall.
Luckily I had all the sessions recorded, with his knowledge, and have his own words as proof. (I guess he's so stupid he forgot he said I record them when we first spoke on the phone before making the first appointment.)
I've spoken to another hypnotist about his actions, and was told it's un-ethical.
The american board of hypnosis (abh-abnlp) is reviewing his conduct, and may discontinue his certification. (of course, assuming they are legit!!) so far they've been delaying processing this, saying they don't have enough time to review it all yet. :-)... We'll see, when I turn up the heat with the television coverage, if they contunue their nonsense.
There's also his breaching of his own "contract", by making an angry 2:am call to me after my e-mail to him that night regarding a question of session refunds, and questions I had from the last session (third of 10 fully paid for) regarding statements he made during it, that didn't make sense to me.
Why not just answer the e-mail, or wait to call later that morning?... Because he wanted to wake me up from sleep, to hear his booming voice, yelling at me.!!!
By the way, I was never given any contract in writing, as well as no receipt for full payment of 10 sessions, except for the original charge card receipt from the cc terminal at his office. Even after several promises during each session he would give me the receipt in the next session.
He never mentioned any payments were non-refundable. Even though he insisted I can't get a refund, after legal threats, and television coverage threats, he gave a partial refund.
If I don't get all back, that i'm asking for, this will go to television court, so stay tuned, you just may hear more of this on tv. If the certification board does nothing, they'll both be taken there, as well as any federal charges for crossing state lines with this scam.
His business / website is registered in new jersey.
This guy seems to change the "rules" and events as he needs, and tells you it's your imagination thinking he said what he actually said.
Remember, I have his own words on record.
Beware this scam artist