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What is hypnosis??



Hypnosis is a state of focused consciousness that allows you to move beyond your old limitations. Hypnosis is safe.  Hypnosis has been used for centuries and there are no recordings of anyone being harmed by hypnosis. A hypnotist cannot make you do anything that would go against your morals.  Through hypnosis, I coach your subconscious to work with your higher power to change old habits and provide you with motivation and confidence to do the things that you may have been putting off. The success of your hypnosis sessions is under your control!


Success Rates


                      38% success rate

                600 sessions (average)


Behavior Therapy:   

                       72% success rate

                   22 sessions (average)



                      93% success rate

                   6 sessions (average)   


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Get to Know Me

I have been a resident of Newton since 1962.  Retiring in early 2022, after being self-employed for most of my adult life, I became increasingly interested in hypnosis. At first, I was intrigued with stage hypnosis, where people were hypnotized and then asked to perform party tricks.  But after attending school to learn how to hypnotize people, I realized the tremendous benefit that hypnosis offers to people who have not had success with traditional methods of treatment and I now have a more thorough understanding of how hypnosis is an underutilized tool in complementing medical and behavioral health care treatment modalities. There is no greater feeling than to help someone and no longer have any interest in ‘party tricks.'  I am the only master hypnotist in Kansas that utilizes the trademarked process of 5-Path® and also am a certified instructor in the 7th Path® Self-hypnosis program. 

Through approximately six, one-hour, sessions (usually scheduled 3-5 days apart), I provide success even when other approaches have failed. 

Call now to schedule your 30-minute free consultation and find the new you in the new year!


What will I experience at my first session?

Your first session will most likely be a 30-minute free consultation to discuss what areas you’d like to work on and will include a brief hypnosis experience. Upon arrival, we’ll ask you to complete a couple of forms (demographics, goals for your sessions, etc.) and then get you into your appointment with Brian Scott, our Master Hypnotist. He will visit with you for a few minutes to ensure he understands what your needs are.  Then you move to the (big, really comfy) recliner and he proceeds with your first hypnosis session. You will always be in control (you can make yourself emerge out of hypnosis) and you will remember everything once the session is finished. You will have such a wonderful experience, that you’ll ask for his continued help….and share your story with others! Word of mouth is always the best advertisement! A New You Hypnosis does not do stage performance tricks and is a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hypnosis

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness, and at the same time bypassing the ‘critical thinking’ aspect of the mind. Another way to describe the critical thinking aspect of the mind is that it is a comparing mechanism. When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism compares the new information to what it already believes is either true or false. This is a protective aspect of our mind.

Therefore, changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult – deep down, we often already believe we cannot change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. Hypnosis is powerful because with focused awareness and the assistance of your higher power, the critical thinking aspect of the mind is bypassed, and new, healthy, and beneficial suggestions can be made directly into the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs. So, the change we want to achieve in our life is accepted by the subconscious mind as true, and we see results quickly.

Is hypnosis safe?

Hypnosis is safe – it’s a perfectly normal and common state of mind we go into naturally every day. You enter hypnosis regularly when daydreaming, watching a good movie, or reading a book. During these activities you remain consciously aware and in complete control, just as you do when a professional hypnotherapist assists you in entering a state of hypnosis.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used to help people identify the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are identified, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking, subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy.

Can I be hypnotized?

Yes of course! You’ve already been hypnotized anytime you watched an enjoyable movie or read a good book. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind that everyone has already experienced. Actually, it’s such a normal state of mind that most people don’t realize they are hypnotized. All you need to do to go into a state of hypnosis when coming into the A New You Hypnosis office is to be willing and able to follow gentle instructions for reaching a state of focused awareness. Everyone can be hypnotized. Your hypnotist is actually your coach, walking your subconscious mind through steps to make the life changes you desire. 

Who will hypnotize me?

Brian Scott is a highly qualified professional. He is registered as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists. In addition, he has achieved extra certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called 5-PATH® and is a certified instructor in 7th Path Self-HypnosisR. Rest assured that he will treat you with respect, and your visits are completely confidential.

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Are there any risks associated with hypnosis?

Hypnosis has been proven to help conditions such as, but not limited to:

              -Anxiety                          -Panic Attacks

                                    -Depression                   -Phobias

For anyone with conditions listed above, or something similar, hypnosis poses almost zero risk when done with an adequately trained, and certified, professional.

In my work, I help clients remove the root cause of their problem. Doing so can challenge subconsciously held beliefs, which may, in reality, be untrue. 


My hypnosis sessions are similar to exercising. Sometimes your work-out leaves you feeling energized and powerful; other times the first day you have noodle-arms, then a bit of soreness, and finally stronger muscles. Every client, every session, is different, but they all leave clients with less subconscious emotional baggage and stronger in the long term!  Clients experience relief within a few sessions, compared to psychological sessions, which can run as high as 300 sessions or more – with very limited success.

Clients receive a Bill of Rights in my office notifying them at any time if they need the additional help of a doctor, counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist at any time, they are free to do so. They can also stop treatment at any time.


Hypnosis is NOT appropriate for severe mental illness such as, but not limited to:

                                 -  OCD                         -DID

                                 -Psychosis                - Schizo-affective disorder     


Is stage hypnosis real?

If you've ever watched a stage hypnotist at work, you might have been left wondering how real the whole thing actually is. After all, the people on stage seem to be doing some pretty bizarre things, things that they would never normally do. So, what's the story? Is stage hypnosis real or is it just a trick? 

The first thing to understand is that there is a difference between therapeutic hypnosis and stage hypnosis. Therapeutic hypnosis is what we use to help people with things like anxiety, weight loss, and quitting smoking. Stage hypnosis, on the other hand, is more about entertainment. The goal of the stage hypnotist is to get people to do things that are funny or interesting, not necessarily things that will help them in their everyday lives.

That said, there are some similarities between therapeutic and stage hypnosis. Both involve putting people into a trance-like state where they are more open to suggestions. And in both cases, it's important to select participants who are highly suggestible. People who are easily hypnotized are more likely to go along with whatever the hypnotist suggests, whether it's quitting smoking or clucking like a chicken.

So how does the stage hypnotist get people to do such crazy things? Part of it has to do with the fact that hypnosis makes people feel relaxed and more confident in themselves. They're less inhibited, so they're more likely to go along with whatever the hypnotist suggests. Additionally, the hypnotist usually picks volunteers who are eager to please and want to be the center of attention. They want to be selected for the show, so they're more likely than others to go along with whatever the hypnotist asks them to do.

Stage hypnosis can be a fun form of entertainment, but it's important to understand that it's not real in the same way that therapeutic hypnosis is real. The goal of stage hypnosis is simply to get people to do things that are funny or interesting, not necessarily things that will help them in their everyday lives. That said, if you're interested in using hypnosis for something like quitting smoking or losing weight, know that it can be a helpful tool when used correctly by a trained professional.


"I'm a believer in self-hypnosis due to Brian Scott's ability to change the part of me I've wanted to work on and change for 40 years. His effectiveness with self-hypnosis, meditation and prayer has taken away my anxiousness to where I feel like I did when I was in my 20's. Amazing!"


"Brian, I would like to thank you for helping me with my smoking issue.  It really worked for me, as a smoker for 40 plus years.  I would highly recommend A New You Hypnosis.  It was a very pleasant experience with great results. "

     Thank you, B.J.

What is the history of hypnotism?

Did you know that the word "hypnosis" is derived from the Greek word hypnos, which means sleep? It's true! Hypnosis was thought to be a type of sleep at one time.

The earliest recorded use of hypnosis dates back to ancient Egypt, where it was used in the form of dream interpretation. However, it wasn't until the 18th century that hypnosis began to be studied scientifically. In 1784, Franz Mesmer, a German physician, published a book entitled De Magnetismo Animalium in which he proposed that there was a magnetic fluid in the body that could be manipulated to heal various ailments. Mesmer's theory was met with skepticism by the medical community, but it did pave the way for further study into the potential therapeutic benefits of hypnosis.

In 1841, Scottish surgeon James Braid observed a public demonstration of animal magnetism (a term coined by Mesmer, but really it was just hypnosis) and was so impressed by what he saw that he began studying it himself. Braid eventually came to believe that the mesmerizing effects of animal magnetism were due not to a magnetic fluid but rather to the power of suggestion. He coined the term "hypnotism," -derived from the Greek word hypnos which means sleep - to describe this phenomenon and published a book in 1843.

Braid's work laid the foundation for modern hypnosis and helped to dispel many of the myths and misconceptions about it that had developed over the years. For example, Braid showed that people cannot be hypnotized against their will and that they will always revert back to their normal state, waking once the hypnotic trance has been broken.

In the early 20th century, hypnosis began to be used more frequently as a tool for psychological treatment. Milton Erickson, considered by many to be the father of modern hypnosis, helped legitimize hypnosis as a viable form of treatment and paved the way for its use in treating everything from anxiety and phobias to depression and chronic pain.

Today, hypnosis is widely recognized as an effective treatment for a variety of medical and psychological disorders. If you think you might benefit from hypnosis, be sure to consult with a certified hypnotist/hypnotherapist who is trained in its use.

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