Barry Jones was born in England and obtained his teaching credentials at Newcastle University. He completed his graduate work in the United States and has taught and coached at universities and colleges in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. As a competitor in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, Barry became aware of the “altered state of mind” that it took to participate in such events. Subsequently, in a 21-hour biathlon from Death Valley to the peak of Mt Whitney, he experienced a 4 hour loss of time. Fascinated by the trance state, he turned his studies to hypnosis. Barry is a certified clinical hypnotherapist with advanced clinical education through the University of California San Diego (The course curriculum is set forth through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and offered to physicians and health professionals as an adjunct to traditional medicine). Equally at home in the University and College environment, he has performed his comedy hypnosis show for venues throughout the US as well as OXFORD and CAMBRIDGE in England; and in his 2002 tour of NEW ZEALAND where he performed at student orientations at MASSEY, CANTERBURY, VICTORIA and OTAGO University.