Gil Boyne Innovative Hypnotist, Died May 5th

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

I just thought I’d give you something of how a great hypnotist works.  For those who have never heard of Gil Boyne, he was an innovator of many of the advanced techniques that are currently in use.  These techniques have been used as the basis of further exploration of what hypnosis is and how it can be used to help us all.

You can find more info about Gil Boyne here:

Gil Boyne - Hypnotist Extraordinaire - Obituary

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

This is from the obituary at Gil Boyne’s website written by  John Butler

Gil Boyne was legendary in the field of Hypnotism, having developed many cutting edge strategies and techniques that are the foundation in the field of hypnosis today.
Obituary of Gil Boyne, 1924-2010
May 10th, 2010

by John Butler.

GIL BOYNE, 1924-2010

Gil Boyne died on 5th May 2010 at his home in London, after a brief illness. Having been admitted to hospital and been given a diagnosis a week previously, he told his wife Ann that he was very ready to go, that he wanted to pass away at home and he didn’t want to linger. He left hospital on 4th May, arrived home and passed away around 8.45 on Wednesday morning. His wife, his daughter and his grandchildren were with him. He was 85 years old….

…The article goes on to recount the highlights of his life, growing up in a working class environment, coming from an abusive home environment and not being able to follow his educational dreams.
It is lengthy, but not at all long enough to tell the whole story of Gil, and the massive effect he has had on this profession.

Gil’s real achievement can be seen when you visit your local practicing hypnotist because that ability alone, that you are able to see a hypnotist at all, has much to do with Gil Boyne’s tenacity and dedication to fighting for your rights along with the hypnotist’s right to practice hypnotism.

If left to their own devices, other professions would have buried the use of hypnosis altogether because it was seen as a successful competitive modality that would keep people away “from their own preferred methods of treatment and therapy”.

You can read the full obituary and learn more of Gil’s life here:
Gil Boyne, Master Hypnotist, Obituary (more…)