Saturday October 27, 2007
ONE may worry that a shiny new car might be
involved in an accident or get scratched, and the
worries come true.
Plain coincidence, or is it something more than
World-renowned holistic hypnotherapist and
psychotherapist Terry Winchester feels it is not
Stressing a point: Winchester makes it
clear just what he believes in.
“We actually attract what we fear,” he said.
Winchester, the author of the book Only Your
Thoughts Can Upset You, warns that whatever
image one holds before them will come about, whether
one likes it or not.
During an interview in Petaling Jaya recently,
Winchester said a person’s thought patterns could
help achieve incredible results or vice versa.
For those who want to get their dream car, for
instance, he has this advice.
“Visualise your dream car; once before going to
sleep and upon waking up in the morning.
“You must visualise test-driving your dream car,
the model and how much it costs,” he said.
When asked how long it would take for a dream to
materialise, Winchester said it would come naturally
and “when it happens, it is a miracle.”
Winchester is scheduled to speak on the topic
Master Your Life Through the Power of Your Mind at
the four-day inaugural Malaysia Festival of the Mind
at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman in Petaling Jaya
that began on Thursday. )
Back home in Johannesburg, Winchester runs a
holistic hypnosis and relaxation clinic.
The Winchester Foundation he founded more than 30
years ago conducts Alpha Mind Power Training and
operates a hypnotherapy clinic for the public.
Like many a successful man, Winchester, too, has
an interesting story behind his success.
His discovery and subsequent fascination over how
the mind works began from his search for ways to
overcome his personal problems and limitation.
Growing up in Rhodesia and second among four
siblings, Winchester says life was wonderful before
his parents divorced. His father was an alcoholic.
A normal childhood almost vanished overnight, to
be replaced by his incessant questioning on the
meaning of life.
And being dyslexic certainly compounded his
problems then, he recalls, saying that was when he
started to read many books, especially on
The rest, as they say, was history.
And Winchester is not only good at handling human
Back home, he is also well sought after to tame
and remove African killer bees by simply talking to
“I never believe in killing animals,” he said.
Winchester is married to Lauren, a psychologist,
and the couple have two children; Tao, 24 and Mecah,