Sunday, June 29, 2008

Yvonne Smith: Speaker at Roswell Festival


Author Yvonne Smith To Lecture at 2008 Roswell UFO Festival

June 29, 2008 - Los Angeles, California U.S.A. - Yvonne Smith, certified hypnotherapist/lecturer, and author of : CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abdductions Through Hypnotherapy will present three lectures, in addition be a member of an "Abduction Panel" at the Annual Roswell UFO Festival. Her lectures will be presented at the International UFO Museum during the July 3-7, 2008 Festival. Using her internationally known hypnotherapy expertise is dealing with victims suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Yvonne will present several lectures based upon experience from hundreds of her regressive hypnotherapy sessions with victims of "close encounters." Unedited selections from CHOSEN will be presented which dramatically illustrate the trauma of such subjects. Private hypnotherapy sessions may be scheduled.

For more information about Yvonne Smith or her book, CHOSEN, visit her website at or contact management.

For any inquiries or to arrange appearances and interviews, contact John Loggins.


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The Roswell UFO Festival commemorates the crash of a mysterious object in July, 1947. After the object crashed on a ranch north of Roswell the Roswell, the Army Air Field issued a statement claiming to have recovered a crashed flying disk. Newspaper headlines promptly announced the crash of the unidentified object, but the Army quickly changed its statement the next day to say that the object was a weather balloon, not the flying disk as they previously reported. This revised statement has sparked a continuing controversy.
Since 1996, the annual Roswell UFO Festival draws the curious, the silly and the serious to the city. Activities range from carnivals to trade shows, from alien costume contests to experts serious UFO lectures, from 4th of July fireworks to a parade downtown, from Hollywood celebrities to local children in costume. ..
The Roswell International UFO Museum is the visitors' center of attention at the Festival. During the Festival, the public may both view hundreds of exhibits and attend lectures there by internationally known UFO researchers and hypnotherapists who present up-to-date information on the subject. .Lectures will also be presented at other locations. Further information is available at the museum's website:


Yvonne Smith began researching the UFO phenomenon in the late 1980s. After 2 years of studies and 1000 hours of internship a the California Hypnosis Motivation Institute, the only accredited hypnosis college in the United States, she received her hypnotherapy certification in 1990. Specializing in cases of post traumatic stress disorder, she used her hypnotherapy skills to assist such victims to work through their anxiety. [ Many of her subjects are referred to her by physicians and psychiatrists who believe Smith's expertise can benefit their patients.] . In fact, many such patients are themselves doctors, university professors, engineers, lawyers and other professionals.

Because Smith [who is internationally known in UFO circles as simply "hypnotherapist Yvonne"] observed that many of the PTSD cases being referred to her involved subjects with similar patterns of UFO abduction encounters , Yvonne founded Close Encounters Resource Organization [ CERO] as a support group for such individuals in 1992. She is also on the board of the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS) to further her support for such subjects.

In addition to being a hypnotherapist "in demand", since 1991 Yvonne has traveled extensively, presenting lectures in the United States at M.I.T. and several other universities, at many American "UFO" conferences ( e.g. frequently acting as moderator and lecturer at the Roswell Annual UFO Celebration) and lecturing and conducting many standing-room-only experiencer sessions at the International UFO Congress in Laughlin, Nevada, U.S.A.. She has also lectured for several years at international conferences from South America to Europe. Yvonne annually is invited by the Roswell museum to present multiple lectures and be a panel member at Roswell's internationally known UFO Festival in July.

Comfortable in front of cameras, Yvonne's 25-30 television appearances have included programs such as The History Channel, The Montel Williams Show, Intruders, MSNBC, The Discovery Channel, Encounters, Sightings, Joan Rivers, Rosanne Barr and The Leeza Show and was the subject of a recent 5 hour taping for a History Channel project. Italian television interviewed Smith for broadcast to Italy and other European countries. Having her living room turned into a television "studio" for many hours has been a common occurrence. She has frequently been a consultant to directors and actors for movies and television programs in the works, continues to receive consultation requests, and is the subject of a current project.

Yvonne has also been interviewed as a frequent radio program guest by such well known radio hosts as Coast to Coast with George Noory, Art Bell, Paul Harvey, Jerry Pippin, Dr. David Viscott, Joe Montaldo, , the Sweeps Fox "Radio Ireland" show, England s The Unexplained, and many other hosts, with programs broadcast to over 54 countries.

In addition to her many radio and TV interviews, Yvonne with her CERO group, was asked to participate in a Disney project involving release of their movie, Alien Encounters (1995).

As the foremost female hypnotherapist in this field, Yvonne has had many opportunities to lecture and be a panel-member with well known colleagues, UFO researchers, writers and speakers such as Budd Hopkins, Dr. Roger Leir, Stanton Friedman, Jesse Marcel, Jr., M.D., Paola Harris, , David Jacobs, John Carpenter, the late Dr. John Mack, Robert Dean, Jaime Maussan, John Miller, M.D., Steve Bassett, Linda Howe, Michael Lindemann, She also enjoyed a conferences withTravis Walton, former U.S. Apollo astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, and most recently with George Noory and author Whitley Strieber.

In the 1990s, Yvonne traveled on a lecture tour with hypnotherapy colleagues Hopkins, Jacobs and Mack.

Yvonne is the author of "CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy" which made its recent debut at the International UFO Congress in Laughlin, Nevada, United States . CHOSEN exposes, with dramatic regressive hypnotherapy transcripts, the reality of the trauma suffered by abductees.Smith, with Budd Hopkins, is the subject of a DVD, "Alien Hybrids & Clinical Hypnotherapy." which is volume 1 from the Secrets of the Underground series.

Along with Maj. Robert Dean, NATO ret., Smith is the abduction hypnotherapist lecturer on Dreamland's UFO Anthology video, vol.1.

For more information about Yvonne Smith, CHOSEN or her DVD, visit .

To arrange appearances and interviews, contact John Loggins, manager, or (562) 427-7722 .

ABOUT "CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy":

In CHOSEN Yvonne Smith, a certified hypnotherapist who has specialized in the use of hypnotherapy to assist those who have suffered post traumatic stress as a result of "close encounters" reveals the trauma of such individuals. In UFO circles, whenever there is a reported "sighting" the emphasis of UFO investigations is to evaluate whether the new experience description supports, or not, the reality of a non-earthly contact. However, recognized regressive hypnotherapy expert Yvonne Smith emphasizes the effect on the experiencer of their encounter. The typical book dealing with UFO sightings, emphasizes how the event supports a UFO encounter rather than focusing on any trauma caused to the experiencer from their encounter.


...focuses uniquely on the effect the encounter has on the experiencer.


...uniquely contains dozens of startlingly candid and unedited transcripts of subjects' recollections of alien abductions, unblocked from hidden memory during regressive hypnotherapy sessions.


...reveals Yvonne Smith's skill as a post traumatic stress hypnotherapy specialist by probing deeply into her subjects' subconscious to release them from their trauma.


...provides the reader with information to consider, evaluate...and decide.


Anonymous said...

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extreme stress response to a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. If you have PTSD, you may believe that you’ll never get over what happened or feel normal again. But with treatment and the support of your loved ones, you can overcome your symptoms, reduce the painful memories, and move on with your life.

John said...

Hypnotherapy has been accepted by medical associations and institutions as appropriate for trauma for decades. However, the PTSD victim who wishes to seek relief from their trauma with the non-drug "treatment" of hypnotherapy should explore the experience of a hypnotherapist just as selecting a physician. Many practioners who have impressive professional credentials such as "M.D.", "Ph.D.", "M.S.W." etc.[and belong to an established organization such as MUFON] call themselves "certified" hypnotherapists but may have little or no hypnotherapy experience and could have obtained their "certification" with arm chair mail order classes or a few quick weekends without any internship hours or other experience. Investigate the source of any "certification."

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