02/05/2010 - 08:10

Arguments and Break-ups

Have you ever had an argument with a spouse, partner or loved one that just drags on and on and doesn't seem to go away? Hypnosis is perfect for this! In just one appointment, people can understand themselves from a different perspective and move past the feeling of being "stuck" in the argument.

I have seen many clients after a break-up or after a partner moved out of the house. These situations are similar to grief. There is a natural process to letting go, but when the sadness remains for what becomes an uncomfortable period of time, it's time to see a hypnotherapist.

While every client has her own situation and we can never predict the outcome, I would say that I have had a success rate approaching 100% for the sadness, anger or guilt after an argument or break-up.

I would encourage people not to suffer needlessly and to make an appointment for hypnotherapy. It will be the best money you've ever spent.

2/10/10 - Last night was our final session. It's always a bit sad when the month ends. Every member of the class reported weight loss that ranged from 5lbs to 12 lbs and every member reported responding to life situations more calmly or differently than before the class. Susan and I wish our ladies continued success and personal growth!

1/27/10 - Last night was our second class. People reported that they drank more water and made better food choices. One person said that she just wasn't hungry. She would pass her lunch time without wanting food. That is really the difference between hypnosis weight loss and other weight loss programs. The suggestions that we make for making better food choices are made at a subconscious level and you change your patterns naturally and never have to think about it.

In our classes, we discuss much more than eating better. People see themselves from a different perspective. Several people reported that they felt calmer and reacted less to situations that would have bothered them before.

Every week is so exciting as we hear all the positive experiences that our folks are having.

1/20/10 - Susan Todd and I started our 2010 Weight Reduction class. We love every group and this one was great too. It's amazing how the perfect people always come.

Tonight was the intro and discussion about the subconscious mind. Even if we don't consciously remember what happened in our lives, our subconscious mind remembers everything. Virtually every human received early messages from mom and dad or other people that stick with them for life.

When I was a kid, my mom didn't like the color blue. I have no idea why, but I grew up thinking blue was bad. I never bought blue clothing (except jeans) and never would have considered having blue furniture, carpet, a car or even dishes. I received a very early message that blue was not an appropriate color. Even though I don't have any logical basis for that belief, my subconsious mind held onto that information and prevented me from having anything blue until about 5 years ago.

Imagine how many messages we all received from parents, teachers, friends etc. Now, we can choose to change these old messages. With hypnosis, we choose to listen to positive, healthy suggestions to intentionally "change the tape" in our minds.

01/17/2010 - 19:27


Today and tomorrow, I am attending an EFT workshop with Garland Landrith whose research was cited in "What the Bleep do we Know?" I have attended EFT workshops before and his was similar, but his procedure is a bit different from the others.

What struck me (again) was how wonderful EFT is. It is so much faster and less intrusive than talk therapy and can reduce or eliminate physical concerns too. People who have suffered from conditions for 10, 20 or 30 years can see significant changes in just a few EFT sessions. Each session is just a few minutes long - as little as 10 minutes and not usually more than an hour.

Everyone has access to EFT through www.emofree.com. Gary Craig offers EFT to the world through his website free of charge because he knows that it can help people and wants to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of the people in the US and the world.

If you are under medical care, please consult with your physician before using EFT or any other alternative modality.


01/08/2010 - 21:01

Client Centered Hypnosis

I was thinking about the different hypnosis services that are offered. We offer client-centered hypnosis. What that means is that every client's session is tailored to him or her. Not only is the plan made specifically for that client, but the session will never be a cookie cutter session. The methods used will depend on what arises during the session.

While we see a lot of clients for anxiety, no 2 appointments will be the same or even similar. We use a variety of techniques during every appointment. Some clients have requested not to work on their specific needs, but for us to give them positive suggestions to help them overcome their concerns. Of course we can do that and many hypnotists do exactly that - every client seen for anxiety for example, receives the same set of suggestions regardless of their personal history or needs, but that does not address the root cause of the concern and does not address the personal needs of the client.

It is important to me to provide client-centered hypnosis and to offer a variety of methods and techniques.

12/30/2009 - 20:18


Fears and phobias are some of the most commonly seen concerns in a hypnotherapist's office. There are many fast methods for treating fears and phobias. While we may use hypnosis, there are many other methods that can be used extremely successfully. NLP is known for fast and lasting results. We often use EFT (the emotional freedom technique) in conjunction with NLP or hypnosis. For more information regarding EFT, go to www.emofree.com.

When people have lived with a fear for many years, they find it hard to believe that the fear could be gone in 1 session. While it may take a few more sessions, it is common for a fear to be gone in a matter of hours.

It's important to know that every person has his/her own situation and results vary by the individual but the vast majority of clients have exrtremely positive results.



12/10/2009 - 12:53

Reiki Share

On the second Sunday of the month, we generally hold a Reiki Share. This month we had a fabulous group of 15 people.

We used 3 Reiki tables with 5 people at each table.  Each table had at least 2 practitioners. Two tables had 3 practitioners. At our Reiki Share, everyone uses the Reiki energy in their hands to send positive, healing energy to the person on the table.

Everyone gets a turn to be the receiver and the others send the energy as we take turns giving and receiving.

The night was peaceful and nice and we left feeling wonderful. Some of the folks who hadn't felt very well and didn't want to go, reported that they were very glad they attended and they felt much better after the session.

The donations collected at this Reiki Share went to the MS society of Hampton Roads.





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11/19/2009 - 22:37

Law of Attraction Session

Tonight Lynelle Brantner and I facilitated a Law of Attraction workshop. We really needed more than 2 hours, so I think a 3 hr workshop or (2) 2hour sessions will work well. It was fun and the participants reported that they felt good when they left. One lady said she got much more than she had expected.
11/18/2009 - 21:31

Weight Reduction Group

Tonight was the first night of our weight reduction class. My friend Susan Todd came from North Carolina to co-facilitate. She has led weight reduction groups and I have led weight reduction groups and it's nice to combine our knowledge and ideas. We have a great group of folks who are motivated and ready to make some great changes.

12/3 Last night was our second session. We all came in a bit frazzled from the cold rain. We powered down and we all relaxed quickly. It was 2 weeks since we last met and Thanksgiving was in there. Everyone reported successes. We celebrate every success. Some of the successes included...not eating chips or icecream and only eating a small piece of pie on Thanksgiving, going to the gym, cleaning the house, eating smaller portions, eating more vegetables and lots of other good reports too. The session was a lot of fun. The topic was the energy of our words and thoughts and understanding how our own thought effect our lives.

12/11 Last night was week 3. One person has lost 10 pounds, another has not gotten on the scale but reports that her clothing is looser and the other have made habit changes such as staying away from candy , ice cream or chips. The progress and the reports are great and everybody is supporting each other very well.

08/22/2009 - 20:00

Energy Classes

I've attended 2 different energy classes over the last 2 weeks. It's fun to remember to use the tools I have and to learn new methods too. The number one thing I learned/remembered is that our ability to heal ourselves and others is unlimited if our minds are open to the possibilities of energy medicine.

Every Tuesday at 6:30, we have a one hour session for meditation and relaxation techniques. During this session, we do 2-10 minute breathing exercises and I share quick/easy energy medicine exercises that can have an amazing effect on our health if we do them regularly.

10/13/2009 - 20:00

Tunnel Class

On Wednesdays, Lynelle and I led the "tunnel" class together. We love working together and our folks are having nice results even after 1 week. The classes are so much fun. A common result of our work is that people clean their houses or clean their closets. This is SOOO significant. This shows that they are ready to let go of the past and move forward.
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