Friday, July 4th • 4 p.m. • Convention Center Exhibit Hall • Lecture – Coronado: The President, The Secret Service & UFO Abductions
Friday, July 4th • 6:30 p.m. • Convention Center Exhibit Hall • Discussion Panel – The Abduction Panel
Sunday, July 6th • 3 p.m. • Convention Center Nancy Lopez/Robert Goddard Room •
Workshop –  Experiencer’s Session – Special invitation for those who wish to share their personal UFO experiences in a safe environment (No Press, No Photos, No Recording will be allowed)

SmithYvonne Smith began life normally enough:  was mascot for her high school football team and that same year was asked to be a participant on the notional t.v. “Dating Game’ program.  She moved on to be in charge of the jury room for the busiest courthouse in the United States in Los Angeles…during which time she attended a lecture by hypnotherapist pioneer Budd Hopkins.  She then became hooked by his presentation in learning that hypnotherapy was such a useful tool in helping people suffering from PTSD.

Smith therefore began researching the UFO phenomenon in the late 1980s. After 2 years of studies and 1000 hours of internship a 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 uses her hypnotherapy skills to assist such victims to work through their anxiety, with many of her subjects 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, military, engineers, lawyers, domestic and foreign pilots other professionals and many non-professionals, sometimes flying from other countries to meet with Smith in Los Angeles.

In UFO circles, whenever there is a reported sighting, UFO investigators emphasize and evaluate whether the experiencers description supports, or not, the reality of a UFO contact. However, the emphasis of recognized regressive hypnotherapy expert Yvonne Smith concerns the too frequently ignored emotional trauma on the experiencer of their encounter.
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 describing similar patterns of UFO abduction encounters, she founded Close Encounters Resource Organization [CERO] as a monthly-meeting support group for such individuals in 1992. She was also on the board of the Organization for Paranormal Understanding and Support (OPUS) which furthers support for such subjects.  As the foremost female hypnotherapist in this field, in the 1990s Yvonne traveled on a lecture tour with hypnotherapy colleagues the late Dr. John Mack of Harvard and pioneer Budd Hopkins, and also David Jacobs, PhD. of Temple University.

Yvonne is the author of CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through Hypnotherapy, which exposes, with dramatic regressive hypnotherapy transcripts, the hidden memory trauma reality suffered by abductees.
Budd Hopkins and Yvonne are the subjects of the DVD, Alien Hybrids & Clinical Hypnotherapy, which is volume 1 from the Secrets of the Underground series.  For more information about CHOSEN, visit www.YSmith.com ABOUT “CHOSEN: Recollections of UFO Abductions Through  Hypnotherapy”  In CHOSEN Yvonne Smith, a certified hypnotherapist specializing in the use of hypnotherapy to assist those who suffer post-traumatic stress as a result of “close encounters” reveals the trauma of such individual’s experiences. Such abductees’ experiences are more realistically described in CHOSEN than in previous publications due to many dramatic, unedited transcripts of subjects describing their trauma during their hypnotherapy.  In UFO circles, whenever there is a reported “sighting” UFO investigators emphasize and evaluate whether the experiencer’s description supports, or not, the reality of a UFO contact. However, the emphasis of recognized regressive hypnotherapy expert Yvonne Smith concerns the too frequently ignored trauma on the experiencer of their encounter.
Different focuses: Typical UFO books about UFO sightings limit their attention to whether an event supports a UFO encounter. However, CHOSEN focuses on the emotional trauma caused to the experiencer .too frequently ignored by investigators. CHOSEN…focuses uniquely on the effect the encounter has on the experiencer.
CHOSEN…uniquely contains dozens of startlingly candid and unedited transcripts of subjects’ recollections of alien abductions, unblocked from hidden memory during regressive hypnotherapy sessions.

CHOSEN…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.  CHOSEN…provides the reader with information to consider, evaluate and decide.   Autographed copies of CHOSEN may be ordered at www.Ysmith.com