Glenn’s start in life was colourful to say the least. From the age of 12, he often slept rough on the streets as a result of a dysfunctional home life. At 15 he was expelled from school. He then fell in with the wrong crowd, and experimented with drugs and alcohol and was on first name terms with the local magistrate!
After a major health scare at 17 caused by excessive alcohol abuse and a warning from a doctor, he took the necessary measures to free himself from his old destructive ways.
Today Glenn is a world away from those self-destructive patterns of behaviour. He is a non-smoker of 25 years, a vegetarian, a fitness fan and drinks only very occasionally. He plays club tennis five times a week, practises yoga, swims, and uses self-hypnosis and meditation to achieve his goals.
Before becoming a hypnotherapist, Glenn turned to music, and was a performing and recording musician who made his living playing guitar in bars and clubs. In his teens as a punk rocker he played bass guitar in a band called The Vagrants, who morphed into the Sugar Ray Five.
In 1983, they won £10,000 in the BBC 1 national Battle of the Bands. They were then signed to a major label, released a few singles and appeared on various TV shows, but their brush with fame was brief (see music page).
Glenn’s interest in hypnosis came about after sharing the bill with a stage hypnotist. He took this interest further and studied for two years with the British School of Clinical Hypnotherapy as he wanted to learn hypnosis to help and heal rather than entertain.
He began producing his first hypnosis tapes in the late 1990s, primarily to support his ever-growing number of clients. His passion for hypnotherapy combined with
an extensive recording knowledge, enabled him to produce unique, high quality hypnosis recordings.
A Positive Frame of Mind
Glenn is thrilled that his work makes such a difference to people’s lives. "I still get a real kick that so many people from all over the world enjoy my recordings and get help from them," he explains. "I feel I’ve done okay for a kid who was kicked out of school at 15! It just shows the power of a positive frame of mind."
His enthusiasm for creating quality recordings was met with success from the start. "When I released my first tapes in 1997, I had no master plan other than a genuine desire to make the most effective tapes possible. Much to my delight and amazement the tapes sold well from the first day, when I sold them to a local chemist store. I literally used to drive round to a number of local stores selling them for a fiver a piece on sale or return!"
Glenn's entreprenurial skills have allowed him to build his company Diviniti Publishing into a thriving business, producing and distributing high quality self-help MP3s, CDs, Apps, books and DVDs. Diviniti has signed a number of other authors and currently has a catalogue of over 100 titles.
The aim of the company is to publish and distribute self-help products of the highest quality that genuinely help people achieve great personal growth and overcome fears, problems or anxieties. Diviniti Publishing also has offices in the USA and Australia.
Glenn writes self-help books for Orion in the UK and McGraw Hill in the USA, and produces hypnotherapy CDs for BBC audiobooks and Diviniti Publishing. His best-selling CD title, Complete Relaxation, was awarded a gold disc for sales of over £250,000 from Robert Knight of Nielsen BookData in 2006.
He has 20 years experience as a clinical hypnotherapist in one to one therapy sessions, and in recent years he has worked with many high profile and celebrity clients. In May 2011 he was made a Fellow of The British School of Clinical Hypnosis in acknowledgement of his achievements in the world of hypnotherapy (see Wikipedia).
Exciting New Projects
A number of exciting new projects are in the pipeline for Glenn. His seventh book, The Answer (Orion Publishing) was released in January 2012 (Hardback) and September 2013 (Paperback) and the audiobook from this title was released in March 2012. His mega App, Relax & Sleep Well, has become the world’s biggest grossing self-help App. It has been downloaded over 3 million times and been number 1 in the lifestyle chart in over 50 countries and reached number 5 in the USA.
Most of Glenn’s catalogue of hypnosis and meditation titles are now on the Appstore and Android platforms. Along with the launch of this site, Glenn will continue to release new hypnosis recordings and has some exciting new television opportunities to consider. Glenn says of his position in life:
"The most rewarding aspect of my work is the many emails, phone calls and letters I get from people all over the world who have been helped by using the Apps and CDs. I love hearing how someone has overcome a phobia or achieved a big goal using my Apps. It is an honour and privilege to be doing this work! My aim is to continue to develop and improve my recordings, and create products that have genuine healing qualities."