For over thirty years, I have worked in the field of Motivation, Communications and Collaboration. Prior to becoming a hypnotherapist, I founded a company called Goals Groups International to teach people how to create small groups where everyone in the group helps each other achieve their goals. In addition to my hypnotherapy practice I am an author, adjunct professor, corporate communication consultant, and a knowledge management specialist.
One key question has guided my career: How can we use the power of language to improve our lives and achieve our goals? I’ve studied this question from the perspective of public communication (rhetoric), interpersonal communication, and organizational communication. As a hypnotherapist, I now use the power of language to help people to tap the powers of their subconscious so that they can quickly, easily, comfortably achieve their goals.
I experienced hypnosis for the first time when I went in search of a way to calm my nerves prior to a surgery needed to correct the errors of two previous surgeons. Talk therapy had backfired. It only made me more anxious. This left me a little bit desperate for relief. I knew that my fears and anxieties would naturally lead to elevated stress hormone levels. I knew that the elevated cortisol and adrenaline would impact my body’s response to anesthesia and its ability to heal afterwards. The anti-anxiety medications my doctor had prescribed provided a temporary fix, at best, and came with troubling side-effects. Since all conventional methods had failed me, I contacted a local hypnotherapist and tried hypnosis. The experience gave me a glimpse of what was possible when I collaborated with my own mind. I found a source of peace that amazed me. Inside of my mind was a powerful reservoir of calm that I was able to tap into before, during and after the surgery.
No drug could have given me as much relief as the power of my own mind. Hypnosis was like a key that turned a lock and opened a portal to a part of my mind that I had not been aware of.
At that point, my life was about to change in a most incredible way. Curious about how and why hypnosis actually works, I began reading widely in the field and came across the work of Dr. Bertrand Piccard who is one of the greatest aviators in the world. Piccard was looking for a way of solving the problem of sleep deprivation during his balloon expeditions. He found that hypnosis is “not just a way of dealing with stress, fatigue and time taken to fall asleep, but more than that a genuine therapeutic procedure, centered on the use of inner resources.” Dr. Piccard was made a Member of Honor by the Clinical Hypnosis Society of Switzerland for his original use of hypnosis during his aerial voyages and for the success he had in demystifying it in the eyes of the medical profession and the general public.
My fascination with Piccard’s use of hypnosis led me to train with the world-renowned Marisa Peer, described as Britain’s Best Therapist. Marisa was mentored by Gil Boyne, a master hypnotist who ranks with Milton Erickson as one of the giants in the field. After completing her studies in hypnosis in America, Marisa returned to her home in England where she established a thriving practice.
People around the world have sought out Marisa Peer because she has always understood that people want quick, effective, lasting relief. Over the past thirty years, Marisa’s client list has included international superstars, musicians, CEOs, royalty, and Olympic athletes.
I enrolled in the Marisa Peer Method course in Vancouver, Canada. During the first two days of the course, after watching Marisa demonstrate her method, I grew intrigued. Students who volunteered for demonstrations in front of the class went through a processes of change in a condition of complete inner safety. When each session was complete, the students were literally transformed.
I was able to experience the Marisa Peer Method first-hand. Marisa helped me with a memory and recall issue that had emerged in my life after a major trauma (just weeks after the successful surgery). The memory issue severely diminished my productivity and had caused waves of anxiety. I had already spent a great deal of time and money trying to fix this problem. During my conventional therapy sessions, therapists had asked me to regurgitate everything that had gone wrong in my life. But the sessions did not bring about much change. Worse, I always felt depleted of energy afterwards. Marisa cured my issue in one session. In less than an hour. Nothing worked as effectively as Marisa’s form of hypnotherapy which she calls Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). I regained my memory, broke free of worry, and developed rock-solid confidence in my brain’s ability to retain information and solve problems. It was as if years and years of baggage just dropped away. Hypnotherapy with Marisa enabled the discovery of a part of myself to which I previously never had access. It offered a return to my real self; a way to mobilize my life forces.
At that point, I knew that I, too, wanted to be able to change lives, one at a time, using hypnotherapy.
One of my insights from working with goals groups is that people -- even with the support of others -- were held back, and many times repeated the same behavior. There’s always an unconscious pattern, habit, or belief system slowing people down or getting in the way of desired changes. Your subconscious is THE key to getting past your past so you can get on with it already and live your best life.
I’ve since helped many clients break free from fears, worries, and destructive patterns. I treat people with performance anxieties, weight issues, and stress. I help people clear blocks to success. As a hypnotherapist, I am able to get to the root cause of an issue very quickly and draw out unfinished business that clients have been holding on for years.
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American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists (AAPH)
American Hypnosis Association (AHA)
National Guild of Hypnotherapists (NGH)
My practice is guided by strict ethical guidelines set out by the AAPH and the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE).
I receive Continuing Professional Development through the Marisa Peer School, and pursue for-credit continuing education coursework through AAPH and ACHE.
I maintain Professional Liability insurance.