Growing Your Child’s Brain During Social Distancing

Tips for growing wise and empathetic kids Perhaps you are already aware that the brain is under construction for a good portion of adolescence and well into the 20’s (and some even report into the 30’s.) And the part under construction most during this time is the Pre-Frontal Cortex. For simplicity's sake, let's just say this part of the brain is home to wisdom and empathy. And this area grows in response to how it is used – what is reinforced and wired together. So, follow me. . . .if we want more wise and empathetic kids, we have to [...]

The Alchemy of a Wrestle in the Jungle With a Tiger

She didn't know which was louder, the sound of her heart pounding deep within her chest or her feet making their way, step by cautious step upon the soft earth. She'd been to this jungle before, but not in a long time. Usually regarded from high above the mountain and across the water. A safe distance between. All that separated her from that old scene now was a proscenium of large waxy leaves and a curtain of lush green wild jungle foliage. "Psst," she whispered into the darkness. "You still there?" Her body told her yes, he was still there. [...]

Map Pin On Your Journey

I love what I do.  I am so passionate about helping folks connect to inner resources that help create the change they long for – whether that’s to stop smoking, lose weight or clear blocks to success or simply connect to a higher way of being.  And I do this work from a real place of compassion for others because I’ve been there.  I spent years feeling stuck, hopeless and helpless.  I spent thousands of dollars.  I spilled buckets of tears, exhausted and disheartened.  And after each failed attempt to change, it became harder and harder to get back up [...]

From the Mail Bag – Does hypnosis really work for weight loss?

Dear Dani, What's up with Hypnosis for weight loss?  Is that the real deal?  Can't you just tell my body to let go of excess fat or just make me obsessed with working out? How much can I expect to lose in how much time?  How long will it last?   Signed, Stuck With Extra Pounds _______________________________ Dear Stuck, Thanks for writing and for giving me an opportunity to provide you more information about Hypnosis for weight loss.  The short answer is yes.  It absolutely works.  I am living proof having lost nearly 80 pounds about 10 years ago using these [...]

Post Irma – Helping Out The Best Way I Can

Some of us were really fortunate to get through Irma untouched. Some maintained power, while many lost more than just power – they lost treasured memories, businesses, homes and sadly, even loved ones. We lost time. We lost resources. We lost money. We lost faith. We lost our minds. There is no way to measure the impact of any loss or compare the stress of one loss to that of another. It’s all stress and it all takes a toll. The community is collectively stressed. As a small business owner, this period of recovery translated into cancellations as clients now [...]

Try, Try Again

When you are ready to give up. . . try, try again. A common question from new and prospective clients is "How many sessions is this going to take?" My response is often "as many as it takes for you to feel the shift you are looking for."  I often add that clients may expect to experience a shift within the first 3 sessions, yet there is no guarantee.  Sometimes this is met with understanding and other times this is met with an incredulous scoff as if Hypnotherapy can undo years and years of behavior in a single session.  Though I [...]

A Case for Alternative Facts

Sometimes, I wonder . . .if space aliens are watching the human race, they might think we are actually crazy.  Imagine how they observe all the things that we create causal relationship to.  For example: "When I eat cheese puffs, I get bloated and they go straight to my thighs." "As soon as money comes in, it goes right out the door." "Every time I get praise, someone is there to knock me down" "Calling a guy after the first date will push him away." “Menopause causes hot flashes, irritability and low sex drive.” Our human experience is full of [...]

A Parable of Contrast

Occasionally, an idea or parable or story will just drop into my awareness - fully baked, meaning, I don't have to think about it or edit it in any way.  It is perfect pure creation the minute it is perceived.   The following came to me today as I was driving to my office to see a client.  I dictated it into my phone in a single take - adjectives, dialog and all.  It was truly a stunning experience.  I know I channel greater wisdom when I get out of the way, so the fact that it happened was no [...]

As Long As It Takes

My husband and I recently went through a difficult season. We began marriage counseling in the Spring of 16. I'm not embarrassed or ashamed to admit that. Any good marriage requires care, tending and practice to develop the skills necessary to keep it strong. When we engaged the counselor weekly at $150 per session, even though both of us were very frustrated, angry and financially strapped, I never remember a moment when I had a question in my mind of "how long is this going to take?" It was really just kind of an understanding that we were going to [...]

What’s Up With That 3 Session Protocol?

Dear Dani, I see on your website that you only work with new clients in a 3-session package protocol. What's up with that? You helped my neighbor in just one session. I heard you are really good and I know you can resolve my issue in 1 session. My issue is really easy and I know I don’t need 3 sessions. I don't want to waste my time or money. I see other hypnotherapists around town don’t require this. Why do you? Signed, One Session Wonder _______________________________ Dear Wonder, Thanks for writing and for giving me an opportunity to explain. [...]

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