My name is Stephen Brooks. I am a therapist and a hypnotherapy trainer specialising in Ericksonian hypnosis. I’m also a musician, poet, writer and general jack of all trades.

This has been my downfall really – as I’ve never been satisfied with having just one skill, so have floated from one ability to another trying to succeed at them all. Inevitably this has lead to frustration, so I’m starting to learn to let go of the things I’m not so good at.

Most of my life has been dedicated to giving and making a difference to the lives of others. I think I did this out of fear of not doing enough with my life. But as I get older I’m realising that maybe it’s time to do things just for me, and if they help make a difference for others that’s great.

So my blog is based on my life experiences, my observations and my interests – all told as teaching tales and metaphors.