Beatles' Collaborations / Hypnotherapy

Hosted byRichard Syrett

Beatles' Collaborations / Hypnotherapy

About the show

Kristofer Engelhardt is the former host of Breakfast with the Beatles and has been a regular guest speaker at authorized Beatlefest conventions in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York. He joined host Richard Syrett (Twitter) during the first half of the program to take a deep dive into Beatles' collaborations and the band member's contributions to other people's music. Engelhardt recounted a story about a band called Nervous whose members were friends with Paul McCartney's children. The band talked McCartney into playing a gas-powered chainsaw on one of their songs. The fumes and smoke from the chainsaw set off alarms at the studio and when the fire department arrived the band also recruited them to be on the track, Engelhardt reported. The song remains unreleased. "There are a number of songs in the book that are documented but haven't been released," he noted.

Engelhardt spoke about the time Steve Lukather from Toto met McCartney at the recording session for Michael Jackson's "The Girl Is Mine." They hit it off and McCartney invited Lukather to England to work on his album and film, Give My Regards to Broad Street. "Years later [Lukather] ran into George Harrison and they became buddies, and he went to a few informal jam sessions with George," he revealed. Engelhardt covered the early days of McCartney and John Lennon as a song writing team. Their manager, Brian Epstein of NEMS Enterprises, would often come to them and ask if they had any songs they were not going to record that he could give to other artists on his roster. "Lennon and McCartney were still very interested in trying to establish themselves as a credible song writing team, so they were anxious to spread their music around and have other people record it," he said.


In the latter half of the show, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist Debbie Papadakis revealed how hypnosis can remove personal obstacles and negative emotions. Papadakis defined hypnosis as focused attention at a state of heightened awareness. Hypnosis bypasses the conscious, or analytical, mind and accesses the subconscious where memories and emotions reside, she explained. The practice of hypnosis dates back centuries as a therapeutic tool to help people overcome obstacles and improve their lives, Papadakis continued, noting obstacles often come from childhood trauma, past lives, and even from one's genealogy. "We carry a lot of stuff from generation to generation, and then we take that information and we pass it to the next generation," she said.

According to Papadakis, the numerous benefits of hypnosis include alleviating insomnia, improving learning, resolving fears, helping children with schoolwork, eliminating addictions, overcoming anxiety, releasing anger, improving memory and concentration, and clearing blocks that may be keeping one from better relationships, growing spiritually, or progressing professionally and financially. "By clearing those barriers... by replacing the emotion from negative to positive, all of a sudden they feel free," she said. Papadakis also commented on a worry many have about hypnotic suggestions. The mind must bypass five decisions before accepting a suggestion, she revealed. If there is doubt, moral/religious issues, or neutrality about it, a suggestion will not take, Papadakis noted.

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