Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Not Keeping Track With Cures

Cancer Screening Take Up Rates Are Falling.

I am feeling well.   YES – I AM FEELING WELL – VERY WELL AND I have cancer!

It has been strange for me this year as I learned in February that I have a tumour with some smaller deposits in my abdomen and in my lungs.

Why Strange?

Well because here we are in November and I still have not got any symptoms and YES I am still feeling well – even though my treatment has now started.

No symptoms – but a secret, silent, hidden cancer.

I will tell you my story below – but first of all let me explain why I am writing this blog.

[The figures I quote in this blog are from UK studies]

50% of Briton’s will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  So this is an issue which will affect every family.

But even with this alarming statistic I read this in the paper this week: levels for breast cancer screening are at their lowest for a decade according to NHS digital data.  NHS figures showed uptake of screening checks for cervical cancer fell for the fourth year to hit 71.4% in 2017-18.

What a crying shame as early cancer diagnosis makes all the difference to treatment outcome.

In fact – UK cancer survival rates have fallen to the bottom half of world league tables for seven cancers and only come in the top 10 for two.

This is really disturbing when you look at what is possible with early detection and screening.

A pilot program in Manchester recently scanned more than 2500 people in three deprived areas of the city where lung cancer is more prevalent and discovered 46 cases of cancer. Of these 80% were early stage one, the scheme funded by the Manchester Clinical Commissioning Groups and Macmillan Cancer Support has quadrupled the early diagnosis rates for lung cancer in Manchester

https://www.raconteur.net/healthcare/early-diagnosis-cancer

The difficulty is that the majority of cancers present with vague symptoms and are much more likely to be something else.

  • headaches are rarely brain tumors,
  • abdominal pains, rarely bowel cancer,
  • lower back pain and tightness, rarely, kidney cancer

GPs (doctors) are gatekeepers and have to decide which merit urgent investigation. Money and politics get in the way!  Why the GP practices are not working well to achieve good fast referrals will be for another blog.

This week, the former National Director of cancer Professor Sir Mike Richardson published a report on how NHS treatment could be transformed and speeded up. It is driven by the new understanding that delays of a few months really matter.   It requires a radical rethink, including investment in many more machines and staff so that diagnostic tests can be done far more rapidly alerting people to the importance of having their symptoms seen at the earliest point, more screening and specialist cancer centers and pushing GPs to refer anyone whose chance of cancer is higher than 3%.

Let Me Tell You My Story Which Has a Quirky Twist and a Touch of Romance.

I had cancer of the kidney five years ago, which I discovered through finding blood in my urine. So I had a clear symptom and followed up right away. I had that kidney removed and have been for yearly follow up since.

This year was the fifth anniversary, and in February I went along to see my consultant surgeon, Mr Wedderburn at Bournemouth hospital.

All was looking good – bloods were fine, my renal function from the remaining kidney was good. I felt well. So Mr Wedderburn said that he would get a scan done and if that was ok I could be discharged from his care.

Three days after I had the scan a letter arrived with an appointment (I nearly wrote invitation :-)) to see the consultant. It had been two years since my previous scan and a tumour had not been apparent at all then. However now two years later there was a growth near to where the kidney was originally – but also there were some new small deposits including in my lungs.

The thing to stress is that from that day in February right through to this day in November – I have had no indication or symptoms that anything is wrong. Everything normal, pilates classes, badminton and daily walks all carried on as usual. A strange situation really – knowing you have cancer but totally well. A fortunate scan giving earlier warning and earlier treatment.

Isn’t Life Strange – Location – Randomisation – ROMANCE thrown in.

Bournemouth – 5 miles from home

My starting point was locally. I was referred to Dr Delgart an Oncologist at Bournemouth.

In a nutshell – the cancer cells that I have are papillary. Now that apparently is not good as clear cancer cells respond more easily to the standard treatment currently available. Trust me to have the wrong sort!

However the doctors world being very research based meant that Dr Geldart had colleagues working elsewhere that were doing clinical research into the papillary cells that I have.

Southampton – 30 miles from home

So from Bournemouth – I was referred to Dr Wheater in Southampton  where they were hoping to start the new clinical trial in September.

The study has a great name SUNNIFORECAST which is a European randomised phase 2 study of Sunitinub/Ipilumumab immunitherapy. Basically attacking the tumours with two antibodies at the same time.

I had another scan arranged for September and with a bit of luck I would meet all the right criteria (checking other things medically such as my heart background – heart attack and stroke in the past!) That scan showed that the tumour was growing slowly.

However a disappointment. In September it became clear that the clinical trial was not going to start till next year.

BUT here was the big surprise for me!

Dr Wheater also had a colleague who was going to start the Clinical Study in London at the Royal Free Hospital and that had the go ahead to start in November.

Royal Free Hospital – Hampstead, London – 120 miles from home

The Royal Free is a 120 mile journey from my home in Poole – but the thing that made it attractive was because I had worked there for four years as a Charge Nurse on a Surgical Ward in the 1970s.
AND
I had also met my wife Barbara there as she was a student nurse when I first got to know her. She came to work on my ward as a staff nurse when she finished her training and – well – I was her boss then. (Guess she is the boss now).  Love her.

Anyway it is an area of London we both love. I was due to start my treatment at the Royal Free on Monday and so we made a weekend of it.  We spent last weekend around Hampstead and the picture is me and Babs with our daughter Zoe and a friend of hers.

My Clinical Trial For a New Combination Of Immunotherapy Infusions.

Doctor Boleti is my new Oncologist and she has a terrific team at the Royal Free. My real champion has been the renal cancer research nurse Anna Pejovik who has arranged tight schedules for investigations and frankly everything!!

I had one concern because there is a slight lottery about all of this.

It is a randomised trial and there is a chance that you will be selected for the old treatment rather than the new therapy. I prayed that the computer would pull my name out and it did. A week ago Anna rang me to say that I would be getting the new combination immunotherapy and it would start on Monday.

After the treatment on Monday all has been well. No side effects to date!  AND Yes I am Feeling Well!

I Am Telling My Story Here For a Couple of Reasons.

1. Cancer Treatment is changing fast and Immunotherapy is the name of the game.

My journey over just a few months show how much is changing and new treatments are emerging all of the time. Dr Boleti told me that dealing with cancer is like control of any chronic condition, and that most people will die from some other cause.

In last weekends Times Supplement there was an article about James Allison who was one of the first research scientists looking into Immunotherapy.

The long article was entitled (which I can’t give you the URL link because it is a paid subscription)

‘Immunotherapy could revolutionise care for cancer patients. So is this the end of chemotherapy as we know it?’

Quote from Times Article:

Cut, burn, poison, aka surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, were the options for cancer sufferers. But one man had other ideas. James Allison pursued his belief in immunotherapy for years when the medical world was doubtful. No longer. Last month he won the Nobel prize for medicine (with help from his brilliant colleagues and brainy wife – Dr Sharma). Now his research is changing everything we know about treating cancer.

What do I owe this man and his team?

And yes, it is quite amazing that treatments like the chemotherapy treatments (which I was involved with at times in my nursing days)  that we hear about from the past, which were pretty onerous and very toxic drugs – have now been replaced by much better treatments.

2. Cancer Screening

I was lucky because my original cancer was obvious because of the bleeding. The cancer this time was not obvious but post surgery after care highlighted the problem.

So I got my scan 9 months ago and the secret, silent, hidden cancer was revealed.   If my cancer had got to the stage where I was showing symptoms  … need I say more.

The answer is to really improve our screening rates. Get those take up figures rising.

Depending on your age, sex, occupation – there are various screening checks available.   PLEASE seek them out and give yourself a better chance of picking up any issues early.

Cancer Screening picks up the problems before symptoms occur and at an early stage where the treatment and control will have a better chance to work.  The solutions and treatments are improving daily.

Big Letters to Shout Again – KEEP YOUR SCREENING UP TO DATE!

Please share this blog message – it is so important to emphasise the need for early access.

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

Retirement or Part Time Online Income – Maybe For You?

This Online Income Secret Plan

I have been working all this year to put together my Hypnosis For Streaming package with a simple online income plan for affiliates

The real SECRET is to read this page and take ACTION. 

Any questions at all JUST call me on 07401 719619 or Skype keithaw2k1 me.

Online Income – No Age Barrier – Please Read This And Fully Understand My Plan.

 

Each week I join a group of people on a weekly masterclass in internet marketing and making online income.   In fact the timing of the online meeting is a nuisance to me because I have to get back from badminton and am always hot and disheveled – we are visible on the screen to other participants – I might not look good but it is great that they can’t smell me.

The participants on the Zoom (great webinar service) masterclass call are a great source of knowledge – and I never want to miss the session.  I will tell you more about David and Jen who run this group, below.

The participants all have different niches products, experience etc.  One lady is a gardener and she is learning how to put out information products about her field.

The Online Income Issue

There is a fundamental issue though with making money online.  You need to know how to do it. 

It doesn’t just happen.  When doing anything online – you have to learn a few tricks to make things happen. 

The knowledge you need gets labeled as Internet Marketing;

  • building mailing lists
  • driving traffic
  • social media promotion
  • etc etc and so on – always more to learn

Yes – Lots to learn – but great fun when you begin to see the action happening and income coming in.

All Great If You Have Products – But What if You Don’t?

Well – One of the best ways to make money online is to sell other peoples products.

NO that is not strictly TRUE  —  It is about pre-selling – but that is part of the training.

Affiliate programs are what you join and GUESS WHAT!  I have one which I am inviting you to join.  More about that below – but first of all some background knowledge – an inside look into my thinking. 

 

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BACKGROUND:

[**PLEASE NOTE** I Have Moved Away From This BUT It Explains Why I Made Big Changes]

 

Last year I set up an affiliate program for an online E-commerce store  –  HypnosisForDownload.com.

What we have at ‘Hypnosis for Download’ are well over 200 evergreen products to promote. They are audios and videos that are downloadable and sell worldwide – with immediate delivery.

Ideal evergreen products – great value and we have  zero refunds.
Digital for immediate Delivery –
Good products, worldwide audience.

Now obviously I can advertise the website and sell the products myself – and I do – but my aim is much more ambitious than that.

I WANT to welcome some affiliates, BECAUSE promotion by others is preferable and adds social proof.

My original approach to get affiliates seemed sensible but in reality I was wrong – and I realised I needed to change my approach.

What was my mistake?

I assumed that the best affiliates would be hypnotherapists as they would have the knowledge of the subject and would be able to pre-sell potential purchasers. 

That may well be true – BUT what most of them didn’t have was the internet marketing training and knowledge.  Most of them did not know how to attract traffic, build mailing lists and attract targeted potential clients via social media.

We had a couple of affiliates who made some money but I began to question whether the the affiliates needed to be hypnotherapists. Mmmmmmm !! ??

The  most important thing is that new affiliates need to know all about the products AND have training.

Everything Was Evaluated Early This Year.

 The  conclusions were clear and can be summed up in this short list

  1. The affiliate program software we had used was not great – find better
  2. The problem with the promoting individual products in our store was too complicated – make the affiliate package simpler.
  3. The internet was now very mobile and downloading of products was a nuisance – better to be streamed and deliverable to any internet connected device.
  4. The affiliates on board needed more training – and I was not the best person to provide that – I was already a member of  NAMS and I knew they were the team to work with.
  5. The affiliates do not need to be hypnotherapists – as long as they have some access to the products and understand how to build lists and get traffic etc.
  6. There was no commitment from many potential affiliates that joined and took NO ACTION – so get them to be paying members before offering them affiliate links.
So a new strategy was essential.  It looked formidable AND it has been a lot of work- BUT IT IS NOW all in place and getting the message out there is now the task ahead for me.

I have an online income plan in place and I would like you to join me. 

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OK!  –

HERE IS MY LEARN FROM EXPERIENCE

NEW ONLINE INCOME STRATEGY

THE STEPS and WHY

1. A Streaming Hypnosis Membership (Netflix type approach)
The members have all of the audios and videos available to members.   High Value because £1500 (and rising) worth of audios and videos available on all digital devices with wifi or telephone access anywhere in the world.

2. Simple Affiliate Programme and Recurring Monthly Income.
The great advantage for affiliates is that a membership offers MONTHLY 50% payments.

[SECRET – just see what is on offer – you pay £7.50 to join – get your affiliate code and just ONE new member gets you £3.75 monthly.  Introduce 2 Members and you have FREE Membership.  Oh and of course Multiply that up for monthly income – you can do the maths.] 

So what you may need training.

3. Training – I Strongly Recommend that You Join NAMS Membership.
Above I was writing about NAMS marketing membership.  You can be trained to be a great affiliate for my streaming hypnosis – but of course following David and Jen you will ALSO be able to promote many online products.

[SECRET – The same situation applies.  As a NAMS Insider you will also get the opportunity to be an affiliate – and get 50% commission for new members  – Two new members in and you have FREE training!]

4. Both Affiliate Programmes Are Only Available To Members.
If you want to be a successful (and some affiliates are super successful) then you need to know and enjoy the product you are promoting.  If you are a member you have every opportunity to use the product and speak about it from first hand knowledge.  Your recommendations will be authentic and will ring true. 

To put it bluntly ‘No BS’

hypnosis streaming membership and affiliate opportunity

Your Chance To Get Started Today By Checking Out Both Memberships

1. Hypnosis For Streaming – Three Days

What I have on offer to you right now is three days access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership site.  Free Access with no obligation.  Please take a look and I will be available to you to answer any questions.

1. NAMS Insiders Club – 14 Days Trial Access For $1

As I mentioned above I am a member of this group run by David and his daughter Jen. During the 14 Days you will be able to take in the amazing array of resources and training available in the membership area. The Integrity and

I am not suggesting for a moment that you get the internet market training just to promote our products.  The fact is there are countless affilate projects and the training with David will help you acquire the skills.

Don’t forget – you can join and with your affiliate links find potential members (much as I am doing here) to get further income for yourself.   Just two new members and you have your membership covered.

Having been around the scene for many years I can tell you that there is an abundance of poor internet training online. – I can put my hand on my heart and tell you that David and Jen offer the best training resources I have come across online.

THE NEXT STEP FOR YOU

By Clicking The Button Below

  • You will get access to three days free no obligation access to the Hypnosis For Streaming membership   You will have a link to register.
  • You will also get to a page on Marketing Training NAMS website where you will be able to check out the amazing arrange of resources and training content for just $1.  This will give you 14 days to check out and link with me to ask any questions.

I have a few surprises up my sleeve for those of you who link up.  Get on board and it will be great to chat.  This is my baby – a retirement project and I welcome you along.

Hypnosis Downloads To Hypnosis Streaming

Hypnosis Downloads To Hypnosis Streaming

Hypnosis Downloads To Hypnosis Streaming – My Ecommerce Strategy Over 10 Years

I have been around on the internet long enough to know that you must not sit still if you want to be a successful internet marketer.  Furthermore the goalposts keep changing.

Hypnotherapist Adam Eason and I put together hundreds of audio and video products and have sold them in various ways online.

Let me give you an inside view of the changes we have gone through when selling them online – a real education.


1Shopping Cart

I originally used about 10 years ago an ecommerce service 1shoppingcart for our digital products. 

1Shopping cart was ok and had a good affiliate package so that we could attract affiliates to sell our products.

The downside (things have changed now) of 1shopping cart was that there were no themes and you had to link your sales pages into the shopping functionality.

We originally sold CDs as well but our sales were predominantly digital, partly because they were a cheaper, and because they were available instantly.   Dropped the CDs.


Big Commerce

After about five years we changed to Big Commerce to sell our products.   

I flippantly say changed  – but that does not tell you a thing about how hard it is to set up a new shopping site with hundreds of download products.

The audios and videos were far too large to be accommodated on the shopping service websites. 

So we had to upload all the files to Amazon Web Services storage and deliver a pdf download to the customer when they purchased which had the link to the download pages.  Cumbersome but the only way to directly offer immediate response when the customer purchased.

CONS of Big Commerce.   NO Affiliate package!!

What a mistake to make on my part.

I tried on more than one occasion to add a third party affiliate management solution.  The products I tried were a disaster. 

We did manage to get some affiliates – but only about five of them were successful – I will not begin to tell you the issues with software involved.   NO – I will Urrrgghhh


WooCommerce – Much Better Solution

About two years ago I changed to WordPress plugin solution WooCommerce – a great answer and offering a lot of new options.  

DOWNSIDE!!!   I had to set up ALL of the products once again.

But there were new options and besides which there was a noticeable change in customer behaviour online.

We had noticed that the hypnosis downloads were NOT selling so well online. Surveys showed that people were using there phones and other mobile devices to access their digital products.


Also – Gave Mobile Apps A Try!!

We decided to put our hypnosis sessions (the cheaper products) out as mobile apps. 

A real mistake I have to admit. 

The products had to be sold for pence in that market and it really undervalued them.  OK we were getting them out through iTunes, Amazon etc but keeping up with the changes in their software was baffling.  Not for me and we pulled away from that.


Getting Help

About 18 months ago I joined an internet marketing training membership ran by David Perdew and his daughter Jen.  It was NAMS and what a great place to land.  Here were some real successful marketers whose integrity from the word go I admired.

My retirement project makes me keen to find a way to market these great evergreen self-hypnosis products.   Because of the reasons I have been sharing with you in my last few blogs (go have a look) you will understand that I really want people to learn the power of the brain and how to control your thinking.


Hypnosis Streaming Membership – My Netflix Approach

As I tuned into all of the training material on NAMS I realised that there was a new option.   A membership website – low cost monthly access.  I call it my Netflix approach – as the content offered is varied and suits different customer needs.

I wanted people entering the membership website to have access to anything.

Also any updates to the membership were simple.

AGAIN there was the issue of setting up everything yet again – SO BE IT!

I got really excited then as I worked through the advantages and opportunities to develop the membership website.


Membership Advantages

Giving Customers Huge Value:

Besides the individual self-hypnosis sessions there are programmes and educational videos.  For example a product that sells on our Hypnosis For Download website for £95 is there.

Also Giving Customers New Options:

I will be looking for new hypnotherapists to join and am not really concerned about duplicate sounding sessions.  It will be great to add specialists of course and I will do that.  However if I have different scripts for say ‘Control Your Weight’ what is the problem – some people will prefer a female voice or different accent.

Product Delivery and Service Easier:

With only streaming delivery – as long as the customer has internet access they will be able to get their audios delivered anywhere in the world on any device, pc, tablet, TV, phone.  Streaming is easier!
If you have ever delivered digital products online you will probably understand it when I say the service and customer support can be very time consuming.  All of our audios that were downloaded were zipped – and just dealing with questions about that was tiresome to say the least (even though all of the information was supplied on the thank you page and the support desk)

Security Of Products

With my new setup I have set things up using a product delivery platform ProductDyno.  I was keen to find a fast delivery and security so that files could not easily be downloaded.  With Amazon storage and streamed delivery we have improved the secure delivery of our products.

What Great Landing Magnet Website

We have the WooCommerce online sales of the products in Hypnosis For Download.  This is great as it still sells products and has traffic already.  So it will continue to function and act as a lead magnet.  We know that anybody buying a product there is interested in self-hypnosis.

The thank you page and purchaser follow up e-mails are now offering a three day access to a demonstration copy of our Hypnosis For Streaming Membership area.

This is the page they and in fact anyone are offered three day access in our demonstration website.

Monthly Payment For Affiliates:

This was another idea developed from what I learned at NAMS.   ONLY Members would be able to be affiliates.

All members of Hypnosis For Streaming membership website will get an affiliate link.  Each member can get 50% referral payments on going.  The best people to promote you are current users.  Real life testimonials.

All Additions To Membership Will be Automatically Available To All Members

This is a big one.  The smallest changes will be available – constant updating is a reality.

Getting To Know You:

Within the membership you have access to your community.  It is easy to arrange webinars, events and so on.  So what a good place to end this blog.   I am just longing to get to know  you within our Membership area.

 

Who Cares – If Hypnosis Works – Just Enjoy

Who Cares – If Hypnosis Works – Just Enjoy

Hypnosis Introduction With a Professional Hypnotherapist

My introduction to hypnosis was accidental.   It was 2004 when I met Adam at the BNI business network meetings.

When you set yourself up to develop websites for clients one of the fascinating things is that you learn a lot about different businesses.    How do they work? What makes them tick?

So that was the case with Adam Eason and his clinical hypnotherapy business.

I developed a website for Adam  who was working out of a clinic near Bournemouth.  To say I knew nothing then about hypnosis is a fact.   Nothing that is about clinical hypnosis.  Hmmm – But I had in the past seen stage acts – but that was all.

But here in front of me was a guy who was very passionate about his subject.  I was intrigued and wanted to discover more.

AND as far as I was concerned that was good …

Adam was training hypnotherapists and what we decided to do was to video the courses and also develop audio hypnosis products.  Front pew for me with the video camera.

How could I fail to learn all about hypnosis – when I was shooting the recordings and editing them.

Of addition I also got to know other people who trained with Adam and are now themselves trained hypnotherapists.  Some of those have developed specialist areas – such as hypno-birthing.

When Hypnosis Works – The Seed Takes Roots

What is a common story from people who have moved into the field is that they had an issue that was driving them insane – all attempts to find a solution had failed.

Adam himself is an example of that.  All his attempts with medical consultations and ointment treatments for his psoriasis had failed.  Someone suggested hypnosis and do I need to say – within a couple of weeks all had cleared up.

Yesterday I included the audios of Adam telling you in his words his basic narration about hypnosis and what it is.

All his work is research based and  you can pursue that as far as you like with Adam as he has written a book called Science Of Self-Hypnosis.  Also his blog and podcasts are full of his professional approach to all of these psychological therapies.  You can even go and train in the field with him via his online courses.

AND NOW !!

OK – that all said – I am going to take a totally different approach right here with my retirement Wats-on My Mind project.

I am getting away from the academic theories and discussions about what hypnosis is etc.

I just so want you if you are sceptical about all of this power of the brain – to just give it a go and learn hypnosis skills.  You can learn more about the theory at a later stage.   I am keen that you go for a ride first.

Here on my blog you will get my:

  • simple real anecdotes approach
  • my end user approach
  • my simple language approach
  • my if it works that is great approach
  • so what that is good – approach.

For example:  If you ask me what hypnosis is – a typical reply from me would be – focused imagination.

The interesting thing is that people who try and get some release from a problem will want more.

A Freelance Writer Uses Hypnosis For Sleep

This blog post which is well researched is by a freelance writer.  You can find the complete blog post at: https://www.self.com/story/hypnosis-for-skin

I love the title of this blog post written by Sarah Ban
I Tried Hypnosis for Insomnia. Then My Skin Cleared Up.   – I don’t understand it, either, but I’m not complaining.

How often have I seen and heard that.

So many people who have used hypnosis will say the same thing. “I don’t know how it worked – but it did.”

Here is my Main Point of this Blog Post – Hypnosis Works:

You are probably not a car mechanic or understand how it works but that doesn’t stop you driving a car.

In a similar way – you don’t have to fully understand how or why hypnosis works – just give it a proper try and surprise yourself.

Clinical Hypnosis Audios

Clinical Hypnosis Audios

Audio Recordings For You:

I have some clinical hypnosis audios for you today recorded by Adam Eason. (see below)

Body To The Mind

But first of all I will tell you about how I met Adam and got interested in the field. 

The last eight years of my nursing career were out in Muscat Oman where I was helping to set up a Nurse Training School at the University Hospital. 

My wife and I returned with our two kids to Poole in Dorset.

In Oman I had begun to create websites for businesses (Antique Dealers) from the UK and the intention was to begin a web design business.  In 1996 we returned home to get the business going.

Crazy in many ways because I was a little bit early.  I spent a large amount of time showing businesses what internet websites looked like and trying to persuade them they needed a website.

One of the ways I got new clients was through Network meetings and I joined BNI.  At the heart of every BNI meeting throughout the world is the “BNI 60 Second Slot”. This is each member’s opportunity to educate everyone at their meeting – members and visitors alike about their business.

One of the people I met was a hypnotherapist called Adam Eason.  I enjoyed listening to his 60 second presentations.  There are so many myths and misunderstandings about how hypnosis works. 

I knew very little about clinical hypnotherapy before I met Adam – but that was about to change.

Before I tell you tomorrow more about my own introduction to the subject I will offer you these audios to listen to.

Introduction To Self-Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis Sessions Audios

One audio is an Introduction from Adam with a simple introduction to clinical hypnosis.

The other two are self-hypnosis sessions.

Teach Yourself Self-Hypnosis

by Adam Eason | Hypnosis Session

Safe Controlled Relaxation

by Adam Eason | Hypnosis Session

Enjoy!

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