Northridge, CA (By Rennatta Jones/ Def Press Public Relations) - Aretha Franklin
is afraid to fly.
Mick Jagger uses a teleprompter to remember lyrics. Carly Simon
has bouts of stage fright. Stevie Nicks
had sleepless nights due to insomnia. Lindsay
Lohan's mother says her asthmatic daughter can't stop smoking cigarettes. Record label executives become stress cases, trying to balance their careers with their artists and their personal lives.
Ann Wilson of Heart
has suffered weight issues. Warren Pete Townshend of The Who has stated, 'I have severe hearing damage. It's manifested itself as tinnitus, ringing in the ears at frequencies that I play guitar. It hurts, it's painful, and it's frustrating.' Noted hypnotherapist Ron Stubbs says, 'I could help knock that out.' Although he has not worked with those just named, Ron has worked with countless other musicians, and he has helped them to overcome a myriad of personal problems. One of his specialties is working with musicians who suffer from tinnitus. Notes Ron, 'I am about one of about four people in the U.S. that is good at it, and who has a good success rate with tinnitus.'
Known as 'the rock and roll hypnotist,' Stubbs is internationally known and recognized for his expertise in the fields of hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), and body language. He has written 6 books, and has over 25 self-help programs available. He is also a staff writer for the Journal Of The Association of Professional Hypnotists and Psychotherapists. After receiving his Master Hypnotherapist Certification, he excelled even further, becoming certified as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Certified Instructor for training. As a result of his successful practice, Ron has been featured in newspapers, television and on radio.
A highly respected hypnotherapist, Ron has received many national accolades. In 2003, his relaxation CD, 'The Hearts Journey,' was considered for a Grammy Award in seven categories, including Best Spoken Word Album.
Ron is known in the music world for his having worked with thousands of tinnitus clients, some of who fly in from all over the globe to see him. Ron notes, 'I work with them for a week at a time, sometimes they come back and we work until we make a breakthrough on them. Most of them I can help, some of them I can't. As long as there is no physical damage to the eardrum, I can usually help. It's in your brain, not in your ear; it's more like a misfiring in your brain. Many people think it's caused by ear damage, but for the majority of tinnitus sufferers it's isn't, unless it's due to physical damage. If the cochlea is down or has been flattened repeatedly and does not spring back up, or if the inner ear is damaged, it is normally due to hearing loss. Sometimes, tinnitus can be attributed to hearing loss, but not in all cases. Repeated loud music, things like that, I can't get rid of it.' However, Ron says that in those cases where there is actual ear damage, he can reduce the symptoms of tinnitus, which include sound, stress and hyperacusis, a sensitivity to sound.
Ron reveals, 'A quiet room will drive a tinnitus client nuts. They need a rich sound environment. Therefore, I use certain kinds of soothing music in the background, Bose speakers, the home theater type, because the audiophile quality is the sound I want. I use
JBL speakers for playing the music if I'm not using the Bose.' He adds, 'The high quality of sound they provide, the subtle nuances of music through these speaker systems which they can pick out is also helpful for the client with tinnitus.'
Stubbs explains the success he has achieved within his extensive practice by stating, 'On the therapy side, I don't do suggestion therapy. Affirmations don't work, they're bogus. Looking in the mirror and making positive statements doesn't work, because subconsciously, you know that you still have your issues. I effectively teach the people how to help themselves by helping them find the reasons why their problem or issue began, why it's there, and how to get rid of it. It goes to the root cause in the center, because once you cut that out, there are no longer any symptoms.'
Serving as the U.S. Director of the Association of Professional Hypnotists and Psychotherapists, Ron Stubbs has immense credibility. Additionally, Stubbs has also played to countless sold-out audiences that have been spellbound by his hypnotizing brand of entertainment, when he brings volunteers up on stage, and he artfully places them into a hypnotic trance. He regularly performs to standing room only crowds at casinos and nightclubs.
When he's not on stage, Ron is working in his private practice, helping his clientele with issues including tinnitus, stage fright, smoking cessation, relaxation, weight loss and memory improvement. He is conducts private sessions and group clinics for any of these issues that commonly affect those who work in the music business, both musicians and music executives alike. Ron concedes, 'It's a shame to see people suffer or not live their lives to the fullest who have brought us so much joy from their music.'