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Success Factors for a Positive Outcome with Hypnotherapy

“I’ve tried hypnosis in the past but it didn’t work.” This is something I’ve heard more times than I can count -- at parties, workshops, networking events, expo’s and even in my own office. Most of the time, people attribute this to the false belief that they are not hypnotizable. While I personally have never encountered someone who was not hypnotizable, I do find there are some people who suspend disbelief more easily than others. Just like with anything else in life, there are some who run head long into the subconscious playground and others who take a bit more [...]

Finding Commonality in Random Things – Kale & Hypnosis

Kale is more popular than ever. Maybe this is news to you, or maybe you are reading this from the front row seat of the Kale-Wagon. Or maybe, like me, you are just making it through your first bag of green leafy goodness. Either way, like it, love it, tolerate or hate it, you might be surprised to learn the 3 ways in which Kale is like Hypnosis. 1. It’s Been Around For A Long Time: • Kale: The dark, leafy green has been a staple on dinner plates since Roman times and has long been common across much of [...]

Doing The Best We Can. . .

. . . With The Resources We Have If you live in the Sarasota, Bradenton, I-4 Corridor area, then you know what a crazy evening of weather we had last night. The night sky was lit up by a spectacular electric light show - vibrant pinks and purples illuminated by mythic bolts of lightening you think were hurled by Zeus himself. And the rain. I have never seen so much rain. There was so much rain that it just puddled on I-75 making driving the familiar interstate more like navigating a rushing fiord. And it was this way for miles [...]

From The Mail Bag – Dear Dani – July 15, 2016

July 15, 2016 Dear Dani, I tried hypnosis once and it didn’t work. Why should I bother trying it again? Sincerely, Even More Skeptical   Dear Skeptical, I feel you. I tried hypnosis once too and it didn’t work. Instead, I found that I had to work and keep working. This was actually a surprise to me. I thought, as many do, that Hypnosis is a one-shot deal, wherein a single session I would resolve years and years of pain, sorrow, anger, false perceptions and dysfunctional behavior. (Insert sound of buzzer here.) Boy was I wrong. I discovered Hypnosis is [...]

Your Hypnotherapist as a Partner in Your Medical & Mental Health Care

One of the most frequent inquiries I receive from potential clients is "Can you work on my _______?" (Fill in the blank with any pain issue, medical condition or a mental health diagnosis.) My response is always, "Yes, I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and I can work on ______ with a referral from your doctor or mental health professional." Sometimes, the response is met with relief and excitement. Other times, it's met with confusion and more questions. I don't mind spending the time to clarify. An informed and educated client is always a joy to work with and I celebrate [...]

Abundance is Waiting at Your Door

Sometimes things drop down inside my head out of no-where and bring beautiful little nuggets of wisdom. This little gem came to me as I was sitting in line at Chick-Fil-a waiting for nuggets of a different kind. Normally, I can expect terrible cell phone reception in the drive through, if any at all. This time, it seems, I was receiving a completely different type of signal. ____ Knock, knock. Me: Who's there? The Universe. Me: The Universe who? The Universe that is conspiring to provide you abundance, wealth, love and a hot body. Me: Excellent! I have been waiting [...]

I Don’t Chase Clients

I Don't Chase Clients - January 13, 2016 If you know me or have worked with me, you know I don't chase clients.  If they call me to book an appointment and never return my call, I don't try to hunt them down.  If they miss an appointment and don't call me, I don't call them.   If after several sessions, they suddenly drop off the radar and don't book for a week, or a month, or a year, I don't email a reminder of all we have left to do.  And when they do book or call, I don't remind [...]

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Fall

So, raise your hand if you are already starting to stress about Thanksgiving Dinner, presents under the tree, out-of-town guests, money, relatives, and resolutions. Don’t be shy. There’s no shame in feeling like you have to start project managing the holiday season as soon as the Halloween Candy bowl is empty. For many of us, this time of year can feel like a hug. . . followed by a slap. . .and then another hug. . . and another slap. For as much as there is to love about this beautiful time of year, let’s face it, there is so [...]

The Elephant in the Room

October 17, 2015 So, it's time to address the elephant in the room. I have had many clients inquire with genuine interest and concern over this topic over the past two weeks. To each of you -- thank you. I am grateful you would reach out and invite clarity instead of accepting or worse -- believing what you are reading. Instead of addressing each inquiry individually, I thought perhaps best to provide a thorough singular response to all. Perhaps you have become aware of the recent press regarding the Sarasota School Board's settlement with the parents of 3 North Port [...]

Doing Better Than Just “Getting By” During the Holidays

December 9, 2014 The holidays typically offer an interesting mix of joy and wonder combined with a healthy dose of toleration neatly tied up in a bow of humility. Even if extended family isn't involved, where there are gatherings, there are expectations. Where there are expectations, there is opportunity for frustration because rarely do people or situations ever quite live up to our expectations. So usually, this time of year, many of us are anxiously planning our strategy for "getting by;" arming ourselves with defensive comebacks and early exit plans. But what if you could go into the holidays with [...]

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