How to Take Charge of your Life

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How to take charge of your life

Is your life going in the direction you want? If not, what are you doing to shift your direction?

Most people allow life to take them along the path of least resistance which unfortunately is usually not the road to success.

There are simple methods you can use every day to put yourself into a more resourceful state. These methods will help you overcome negative thinking and emotions, giving you the power to bring about positive changes in your life.

Here are 7 simple methods you can use to take charge of your life: Continue reading


Stop Letting the Fear of Failure Keep You from Achieving Success

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Many people have overcome the fear of failure – So can you!

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.” Denis Waitley

If you’re like most people you have memories of failure, on a test, in a competition, in a relationship, whatever. Sometimes those memories are so strong that they still hurt. If they do, those feelings can make the thought of failing again frightening, leading to a fear of failure. Continue reading


Overcoming Your Past – How to Raise Your Self Esteem

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Here’s 7 steps to help you raise your self esteem

“Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.”Maxwell Maltz

For some people a lack of or low self-esteem can be traced back to childhood. Parents, being human, mess up some times and don’t do the parenting thing very well. Some have a difficult upbringing or suffer through traumatic events. In cases like these a child’s self-esteem can suffer.  Sometimes these low self-esteem issues follow us into adulthood as well.

How Your Self Esteem Can Affect You

Difficult events can affect the how you see yourself. For example, if you lose your job or your relationship, have financial difficulties or file bankruptcy, you may begin to believe that you have a dark cloud floating over you and it’s all your fault these bad things to happened.

This can damage your self-esteem.

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How to Take Control of Your Life – Today

Neuro Linguistic Programming techniques When clients come to me they often complain that they are stuck, they just can’t seem to get out of their comfort zone and accomplish whatever it is they’d like to accomplish. Using advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) I can usually help them quickly break out of their comfort zone and get them back on the road to achievement.

What I teach my clients is that in order to take control of your life you need to be able to quickly shift how you experience life.

What does this mean?

Let me tell you a story about six blind men that lived together in a village.

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How to Motivate Yourself for Ultimate Success

“If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.”John B. Gough

Over the years I’ve talked with lots of clients and friends about how the powerful techniques of advanced hypnotherapy (hypnosis) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you live the life of your dreams. I find that many people have very interesting expectations of these therapies. Some people think that that all they have to do is go through a few sessions and then – whamo – their life changes overnight, magically, with no effort of their own.

Well for those of you that think that all you have to do is to go to a few hypnosis and/or NLP sessions to completely change your life I’m here to inform you that this just isn’t true. Although these therapies can be very powerful for shifting your focus, advanced hypnotherapy and NLP are not substitutes for preparing your mind – and therefore your life – for success. You have to do a little work by deciding on the type of life you want to live and the steps necessary to achieve them. While advanced hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can help you with this process it is no substitute for actually sitting down and using your conscious brain to decide what you’d like your life to be like. Continue reading


How to Transform your Life – Part 2

In Part 1 of “How to Transform Your Life” we looked at the 3 steps to setting and achieving goals:

1. Set your goal.

2. Monitor your results (feedback)

3. Adjust your behavior until you achieve your desired outcome

Like I mentioned in part one, I have clients who come to me looking for hypnotherapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP to change their lives while having no idea of the result they are looking for. In order to get anything in life you have to set an outcome. That was part 1. Now let’s look at part 2.

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Some (very) Common Misconceptions about Hypnosis

Hypnosis can help …a growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.” -Newsweek, September 2004

Although hypnosis or hypnotherapy has been used successfully in medicine, sports, dentistry, personal development, education and many other areas, there continue to be a number of common misconceptions about what hypnosis is and what it can and can’t do.

As a hypnotherapist that uses both hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming or NLP to help my clients make quick and permanent shifts in their behaviors, I get many people who come into my San Diego office with some very interesting ideas about what hypnosis can and cannot do. In this article I’d like to explore some of the most common misconceptions and give you the answers about them based on what my experience has taught me.

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How to Transform your Life – Part 1

As a coach that helps people develop their potential I have had a number of clients that come to me wanting to change. So the first thing I do is ask them what they want. Many times they tell me some fuzzy thing that they want or what they don’t want. I have to explain that if they want shift to happen, neither of these approaches works.

Three Steps to Setting and Achieving Goals

Setting and achieving goals is actually simple if you follow three steps. These steps are: Continue reading


Interested in Positive Changes? Have You Tried Hypnosis?

I have been a professional hypnotherapist practicing in San Diego for nearly a decade. Now I’ve been practicing hypnotherapy for a lot longer than that, in fact when I owned and operated my martial arts schools I helped the students who trained with me excel using visualization techniques I’d learned from hypnosis.

I started learning about hypnosis when I was studying Psychology at the University of San Diego back in the early 80’s. Since then I’ve come to understand that hypnosis is one of the most effective catalysts for positive changes anyone can use.

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Hypnotherapy what is it and how does it work?

hypnotherapyHypnotherapy what is it, where does it come from? How does hypnosis work?

These are some of the questions I asked when I first started learning about hypnosis as I was studying psychology at  University of San  Diego. I had heard that hypnotherapy was an excellent method of making positive changes, quick and significant shifts in thinking that were long-lasting. I had hear that a classmate of mine was a hypnotist and asked if she would work with me.

Being a professional hypnotist she agreed. Not only that, she recommended books to me about hypnosis that started me on my path to become a professional hypnotist.

What is Hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy is actually the use of hypnosis in a clinical setting. The word “hypnos” comes from the ancient Greek Hypnos who was the god of sleep. But hypnosis isn’t a form of sleep. It’s actually a mental state where you can easily absorb new ideas into your subconscious mind. Continue reading