I admit it. I have a short attention span. I end up involved in all sorts of projects and activities. I go off on tangents which lead to all sorts of adventures and misadventures. I enjoy it.

Most of these things have a website but I didn’t have a place to collect all these things together, but now I do.

For now, here’s just a simple list of some things I do. I’ll add some more things later.

The Stop Smoking Man – I find helping people stop smoking to be fascinating and rewarding. I’ve helped a lot of people and developed a good reputation for it. More than one of my clients has referred to me in passing as THE stop smoking man, so I recently decided to push this idea forward.

Hypno Ink – In 2016 I started working on a book about hypno inking with Australian hypnotist Christopher Phoenix. This is our website.

Sudbury Hypnosis – I’ve been practicing as a hypnotherapist since qualifying in 2013 with UKHTC under Anthony Jacquin.

Sudbury Therapy Rooms – although my work takes me all over the place I’m based at my therapy rooms in Sudbury in Suffolk. Get in touch if you’re in the area and are looking for somewhere to see your therapy clients.

UK Hypnosis Academy – I’ve been privelidged to be asked initially to be a trainer and subsequently to be an assessor for Karl Smith and UK Hypnosis Academy


Here’s where I get to talk about stuff I’ve done in the past. I decided to write it as though someone else had written it. It sounds a lot less narcissistic that way. Please play along.


Benjamin’s first adventure in the world of careers was in the form of playing in a band. In the early 1990s Benjamin’s guitar playing older brother Paul and their friend Dani Filth (not his real name) were recording a demo under the name of Burial and asked Benjamin to play some keyboard parts for them.

To cut a long story short, the three went on to became a proper band called Cradle of Filth. They toured the world for five years and made someone else quite a lot of money, although nobody seems to be quite sure who or how much.

After the recording of their third album (Dusk and Her Embrace) divisions within the band led the Ryan Brothers off in other musical directions with some success, but nothing you will have heard of unless you happen to like the underground metal of the late 1990s.

After faffing about and nearly leaving the music industry on and off for a few years* Benjamin rekindled his childhood interest in magic and started learning about mentalism and hypnotism. A chance conversation led to the opportunity to try and cure a friend of a flying phobia with hypnosis.

This was unexpectedly successful and more experimentation and learning in this area continued, until in 2013 Benjamin trained in hypnotherapy with Anthony Jacquin, one of the worlds leading hypnotists.

Since then most of Benjamin’s work has involved hypnosis in one form or another. He makes no guarantees about what his adventures may be in the future, and whether they will all contain an element of hypnosis, but he suspects they mostly will.

This website was created after much badgering from a number of friends and business colleagues who felt it was important that there was a central website from which all (most) of Benjamin’s professional adventures and misadventures could be found.

*Paul Ryan is still in the music industry and is currently playing in a fantastic band called The King Is Blind – prepare to have your ears melted and your brain turned to mush by the sheer heaviness of their music.


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