Extract From Dan Jones book ‘Look Into My Eyes: Asperger’s, Hypnosis & Me’ The event that transformed my life happened in 1993. The ITV television channel aired a programme called The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna. The show was essentially a televised version of stage hypnosis. I had never seen hypnosis before and watching the show … More How Hypnosis Has Helped Me – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
The biggest influence in my life has been my wife. A clear sign of this was when I gave my speech at our wedding. I wasn’t nervous through the wedding, as everything was planned and should have carried out as planned. Some bits that were likely to ruin the plans were getting me frustrated and … More Influence of My Wife & Best Friend – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
I think I am like most others with Asperger’s, in that I see it as something that is a part of me, not as something to be cured. It doesn’t mean I don’t wish I could change some aspects of myself, and I am aware that parents of children with low functioning autism often say … More The Value of Autism & My Views on a ‘Cure’ – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
Although during my primary years, I had poor emotional connection. I didn’t really notice it. From my perspective, I was living in my own world. My dad had written about my poor emotional connection, and mum has mentioned my difficulties with emotional connection, but to me, I was more interested in doing things on my … More Primary School Years: Developing Influence Skills – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
Many of my earliest memories are from my primary years. I don’t really remember much before that, and what I think I remember, I can’t be confident about – are they my memories, or just memories based on photographs I have seen? In this chapter, I will share my experience of my primary school years … More Primary School Years: Friendships – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
At about eight years of age, I found a book that had a profound influence on me – The Magic of Thinking Big. This was a book I found lying around the house one day, and as a small child who loved magic, seeing a book with ‘Big’ and ‘Magic’ both written in the title … More Primary School Years: Meditation, Animals & Developing Interests – Extract from ‘Look Into My Eyes’
In this video about my experiences with autism spectrum disorder I share about discrimination I have faced at work due to thinking and behaving differently and how this ultimately led to me seeking autism spectrum disorder diagnosis to enable me to get occupational health support and to be treated fairly.
This video about my experience as someone with autism spectrum disorder I talk about how I like to crush boxes and an experience of crushing a cigarette box when out at a nightclub in my late teens which nearly got me punched.
In this video about my experiences growing up and living with autism spectrum disorder I share about the first birthday party my mum arranged for me (and the first party she had arranged for any of her children – it was to celebrate my 5th birthday) and how it went – hint… no-one turned up… … More Living with Autism: Birthday Party for One
In this video about my experiences growing up and living with autism spectrum disorder I talk about how I never used to hug as a baby and how as I grew up I would hug occasionally if I was asked to do so for a photo, but always felt uncomfortable with it, and what my … More Living with Autism: Being a Hug Free Baby