Displaying items by tag: Hypnosis

05/29/2011 - 20:27

Weight Reduction

I attended a weight loss seminar with Andy Austin a few weeks ago. Andy is bold and brave and pushes the limits - he is known for offending people, but getting great results. At lunch time, Andy asked us to cut our lunch in half and throw the rest in the trash. Most of the class members were outraged. They were angry and disgusted and had VERY strong feelings about the assignment. Since the class, I have told people about the assignment and those people became extrememly angry without even doing it. The point of the exercise was to realize how emotionally tied we are to food. Most people are not eating to fuel their bodies. They are eating for other reasons, but they also have strong beliefs that finishing that candy bar, that icecream or that bag of chips rather than throwing it in the trash will save a starving person somewhere or save the money that they already spent on the item.

I've read that the rate of lasting weight loss from traditional weight loss centers is approximately 7%. After witnessing the strong emotional ties that we have to food, I am surprised the % is so high. Lasting weight loss is difficult to achieve without going to the root cause and working through the connections and perceptions that we developed as very young children. The words our parents said remain alive and well in our subconscious minds. Hypnosis can address our subconscious beliefs and associations and we can change these beliefs to more mature ones that fit our adult lifestyles. These changes lead to lasting results.



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02/27/2011 - 19:23

Hypnosis for Pediatric IBS

I went to a seminar about hypnosis and pediatric IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Robert Hughes did a FABULOUS job of training us. There are studies comparing traditional therapy and calming music to hypnosis for children who have had IBS for some time with little to no relief.

Traditional therapy had approximately a 50% rate of improvement with the majority of the 50% improving somewhat. Hypnosis had a 90%+ success rate with the majority of the 90% improving to a level of virtually gone rather than somewhat improved.

This is my summary of what Robert showed us, but the studies showed beyond a statistical doubt that hypnosis can provide significant relief to pediatric IBS.

Robert is doing wonderful work! We know how effective hypnosis is. It's time to let the world know!

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11/11/2010 - 15:59

Children and Hypnosis

As I sat through a conference at my son's school, I thought about how much better the learning experience could be if the teachers and staff understood the subconscious mind. The guidance counselor said in front of my son that if he didn't do well in pre-algebra, he would NEVER do well in math. When we met with the counselor without my son, I told him that as an authority figure, a comment like that could stay in a child's subconscious mind and the child would grow up believing that because of a rough start to middle school, he could never do well in math. I told him that my son could achieve anything he sets his mind on and that there are no limits (unless we create them).

On the same day, there was talk about sleepy kids in 1st bell. If the teachers encouraged the children to thump in the middle of their chests like Tarzan, they would be more alert. Children could also do figure eights to balance energy and get the right and left sides of the brain going. There are so many simple exercises that teachers could have children do for 10 seconds to have them be more alert and ready to learn. There is so much potential for children in US schools!


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07/22/2016 - 22:19

Retreat for Personal Balance

12th Annual Retreat for Personal Balance - 10/15-10/17, 2021

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Are you needing a break? Do we have the answer for you! This life-changing weekend is just what you need! Get away, leave cell phones and computers behind and just enjoy peace and relaxation from Friday night through Sunday. We are accepting registration and deposits.

This is a not-for-profit event. Participants share the cost of the house, meals and materials and all practitioners volunteer to support this amazing event!

Although many people are local, we would like everyone to stay in the group setting for the entire weekend. Food will be vegetarian in nature. Sessions may include Meditation,  Sound Healing, Shaman led ceremony, Hypnosis, Chakra Dance, Exploring Intuition, Oneness Blessing, Drumming and more…

This incredible opportunity is offered at  fabulous price and includes all sessions, room, meals, presentations and material!

When: Friday, October 15 - Sunday, October 17

Where: A 2nd row house in Sandbridge

Cost: $235 per person for a shared room (2 beds) – includes room, meals, presentations and materials - FULL

$285 per person for a single room (1 bed) - includes room, meals, presentations and materials - add friends or family to your room for additional $85 per person  

Commuter Pass $145

A $50 deposit is refundable through September 1. A $100 payment is due by September 1st and the remainder is due by October 1st. Payments are non-refundable after September 1st unless we find someone to take your place at the retreat. NO refunds will be made after October 1st for any reason as this event is not-for-profit.

*We will have hurricane insurance to cover the rental

Retreat Deposit and Payments
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05/28/2010 - 20:53

Professional Affiliations

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Certified Master Trainer for IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists)


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Member of IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)


Member of NATH (National Association for Transpersonal Hypnotherapists)


Member of NFNLP (National Federation of NLP)

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12/06/2009 - 00:54

About Suzan

Suzan PhotoSuzan Iscil (ish-jill) is a Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapy trainer for IACT (International Association of Couselors and Therapists) and Certified Parts Therapy Trainer. Suzan weaves many different advanced hypnosis techniques with NLP which is known as "eyes open hypnosis" to create the right appointment for each client. The most common question that Suzan hears is, "Can everyone be hypnotised?" Suzan would say that virtually everyone with normal brain function can be hypnotised, but people respond differently as individuals. Although clients probably don't notice how seamlessly she weaves the techniques together, it is the combination of techniques that helps to ensure that every client gets what's right for him or her. If someone responds well to one technique, but not very well to another, Suzan uses what works best for the client depending on what emerges in the session.

It's important to know that Suzan is not a counselor and does not treat or diagnose mental illness. She guides the clients through their own thoughts and memories to help them resolve their concerns. The clients provide their own answers and resolutions as they see things from a different perspective.

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy works to create balance for the body, mind and spirit. Suzan is not just addressing the one issue that the client has come in for, but works to facilitate improvements in the balance of the whole person (body, mind and spirit).

In addition to hypnosis techniques, Suzan is an EFT practitioner and Reiki instructor. She often begins the appointments with EFT. EFT is the Emotional Freedom Technique and involves tapping on points of the body to release energy blockages and help the client's energy to flow more smoothly. When we experience emotions such as anger, sadness, guilt etc, that is an indication that energy is not flowing smoothly. When we tap as we think of the emotion we're experiencing, we can often release the blockage and feel better.

Suzan teaches Reiki and leads a Reiki night on the 2nd Sunday of every month. This experience is extremely affordable and open to everyone. Suzan explains what is being done and why to help people understand the process and the benefits of Reiki and other energy techniques that she uses and teaches.

Suzan is a student of Matrix Energetics and M-Joy. She has completed numerous Matrix Energetics seminars with Dr. Richard Bartlett DC, ND and Melissa Joy Jonsson as well as M-Joy seminars with Melissa Joy Jonsson. Matrix Energetics and M-Joy are amazing modalities that facilitate our innate ability to tap into our unlimited potential.

Suzan has studied Hypnotherapy and energy healing with many great instructors, but the biggest honor for her is being a Parts Therapy Trainer. She was trained by Roy Hunter who is an author and the world authority on Parts Therapy. Roy has been the sole trainer of Parts Therapy as developed by Charles Tebetts and has been practicing for over 25 years. Suzan asked Roy in 2007 if he trained trainers and he said respectfully that it was just him. When Roy announced his first ever Train the Trainer's certification workshop, Suzan registered and became one of the first trainers of Parts Therapy actually certified by Roy Hunter.


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11/21/2009 - 11:04

Contact Us

To reach us by phone:

Hypnotherapists/Reiki Practitioners:

Suzan Iscil 571-225-1496

Lynelle Brantner 757-237-1737

**Please note that Lynelle is an independent Business owner who often partners with Suzan, but is not affiliated with Think Positive Hypnotherapy and Wellness**

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11/18/2009 - 11:38

Reach Your Highest Potential

     It's time to take your life back!

Schedule your consultation with Suzan today!

Make the most of your life!

 At Think Positive, we specialize in connecting people with their true selves and their true potential.

Let go of the fear and self doubt that have held you back for so long.

Suzan specializes in helping you improve your self confidence, get "unstuck", regain control of your life, overcome anxiety, grief or anger, get over relationships/improve a relationship and any other area of your life that would benefit from more balance

Prepare for your appointment and begin your healing journey by downloading your MP3 today. The more you listen to your recording, the more you compound the suggestions and the greater success you have!

Click here to view and purchase MP3's!


At Think Positive, it's all about YOU!

Suzan skillfully weaves a variety of hypnosis techniques and energy modalities such as Reiki with NLP (eyes open hypnosis) and EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) to help you achieve your goals.

Suzan practices client-centered hypnosis which means that each session is tailored to YOUR needs, desires and goals.

**Please be aware that the goal of any session is helping you to achieve your goals.

The session may involve other techniques and modalities in addition to hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis is fast compared to other self-help methods. If you are ready for change and willing to do the exercises suggested, you can experience incredible results!


Hypnosis is not only a fast method, but a safe way to improve your life naturally. If you have been struggling with a habit or addiction or with a condition that doesn't seem to change, ask us what hypnosis can do for you!


We welcome questions and calls for information.

*Always consult your physician before improving your medical condition through hypnosis


Schedule your  appointment with Suzan today!


Clients are seen at Wells Therapeutics at Mt. Trashmore

in Virginia Beach.

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If you are unsure about being hypnotized, NLP is the answer for you!

NLP is also known as eyes-open hypnosis - clients are awake and communicating throughout the session (but we do usually ask folks to close their eyes and relax although they are not guided into a formal trance as in hypnosis).

NLP uses the same techniques that salespeople use to make a sale, but of course we use them to help you overcome your fear of bridges or heights, to lose weight or overcome grief, sadness, anger or nearly any concern you can imagine. NLP is super for decreasing the  emotional charge you still feel regarding past events, abuse or traumas that you may not even want to share out loud. As long as you can provide a brief summary, the details of the situation will only be known to you. NLP can be used easily for virtually any concern you have!

NLP exercises are typically about 5 minutes each and a short series of exercises has great results. NLP is usually fun, easy and quick.

Most NLP certified hypnotherapists consider NLP to be one of the most valuable tools in their toolbox and have a love for NLP due to its versatility and consistency in bearing results.

In virtually every hypnotherapy appointment, we weave NLP and hypnosis together for optimal results, but you are welcome to schedule an appointment for NLP without any hypnosis at all.


More about NLP...

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a complicated name for helping people to reach their highest potential. NLP principles are typically used to train sales people to be successful and even to help people get dates. Supervisors and managers are often taught NLP principles to help them connect with their team members and achieve great results.

Common uses of NLP for hypnotherapy clients are to help the clients create a model for themselves of how they would look, behave or react to certain situations if they were performing at their optimal level. The hypnotherapist would act as a guide to help the client use the model to change self-limiting behaviors into self-fulfilling behaviors.

NLP can be used to help people see themselves from a different perspective. For example, if a client is having difficulty getting over a break up or divorce, the hypnotherapist can help the person to see the relationship as a 3rd party observer and can reframe the situation.

NLP certified hypnotherapists have fabulously fast, simple and effective tools to increase the benefit of the hypnotherapy session.

We would recommend that you seek an NLP certified hypnotherapist when you compare services.

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Regression is our Specialty

Because our subconscious minds remember so much more than our conscious minds, we can find the root causes of chronic mental and physical problems through regression.

By going back into our pasts through hypnosis, we become aware of events and influences that we would not usually remember without the regression. When we realize that those past events triggered a condition that we have today, we can let go of the past and overcome the symptoms that we experience. Most people can easily become symptom-free after just a few hypnosis regression sessions.

Some examples of common conditions that can be overcome are chronic headaches, back pains, anxiety and over eating or drinking just to name a few.

Please call us or e-mail us if you would like more information regarding the benefits of regression or for any other questions that you have. We will be happy to talk about regression with you and there is no obligation at all.

Please note that you should always see a medical professional for any new or changing mental or physical concerns and you should ask your medical professional whether hypnosis/regression is right for you if you are currently under medical care.

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Professional Affiliations

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Certified Master Trainer for IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists)


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Member of IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)


Member of NATH (National Association for Transpersonal Hypnotherapists)


Member of NFNLP (National Federation of NLP)