About Your Host
Hi. I'm Russ Melrose and I'm your host here at Self-Hypnosis Made EZ. I'm the guy in the picture to your left. While I became a Certified Hypnotherapist back in the mid '90s, I've spent most of my time since then practicing as a self-hypnotist rather than working as a hypnotherapist. I've occasionally taken on clients, but my interest has always been in self-hypnosis. Blame my Scandinavian background and my family's "Do it yourself, I don't need any help" mantra.
I have continued to study and practice self hypnosis and other alternative, self-help therapies since then. My training came through the Utah School of Hypnosis, and I became certified through the National Guild of Hypnotists back in 1996. I've also studied Reiki and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). I often use a mix of EFT and self-hypnosis when working on my own personal issues. I've enjoyed a great deal of success using both self-help therapies. I love them because they're easy to learn and they're quite effective.
Back in 1987, I received a M.A. in English from Utah State University after receiving a B.A. in English from the University of Utah. Currently, I'm working on my second novel. My first, Jacob's Odyssey can be found here.
I also enjoy working on websites. I'm the designer and webmaster of the Self-Hypnosis Made EZ website as well as my author site, RussMelrose.com. I love hiking in the canyons in the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City. I am also the father of a teenage daughter who keeps me hopping on a regular basis.