Location: Superior, CO
Cyber Location: www.soundofyoursoul.com
1. Are you a full time hypnotist, a part-time hypnotist, a professional who incorporates hypnotism occasionally in your other
practice, or are you a hobbyist?
Well, I received my training from the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute 11 years ago, but didn’t take the final written exam to become certified until several weeks ago. I didn’t initially take the training to be a therapist. I just wanted to explore how the unconscious mind works, but I had a spiritual awakening seven years ago triggered by the music of a famous rock band, wrote a book about my journey, and now I’m being drawn to work more with individuals and possibly start a practice. So, I guess I’d be considered a hobbyist on my way to becoming a part-time therapist.
2. Do you specialize in any type of hypnotism?
Because I explore my possible past lives with the band in my book, I Found All the Parts: Healing the Soul through Rock ‘n’ Roll, I’m most interested in past-life regression and how music impacts our emotions and memories. I would also like to possibly become certified in between-life regression popularized by Dr. Michael Newton and his books Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls. I’m also drawn to being a stage hypnotist, but that’s probably something I’d consider down the road when I get more experience.
3. Is there any form of hypnotism that you do not practice and why (i.e. entertainment, past-life regression, pain management)?
Not interested in smoking cessation and weight loss right now.
4. Do you use self-hypnosis regularly in your life? If so, how?
I took hypno-birthing classes when pregnant with my second child eight years ago, but I didn’t easily go into a trance state. I tend to do visualizations more than anything else.
5. Describe your hypnotism office or work setting.
I’ve only worked with people I know, so it’s the recliners in my basement which so far everyone loves. I also play a CD from Hemi-Sync with binaural beats which supposedly helps induce Theta brainwaves.
6. Describe a typical day in your life.
Get kids off to school, check emails and google alerts, write comments on blogs related to my book found via google alerts, go to appointments and come home by the time my daughters are back from school. When I have a regression session at my house, I try to make time to focus a bit before the appointment and get myself into a relaxed state.
7. Where did you get your training in hypnotism and are you certified by any organization?
I’m certified from the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute in Colorado.
8. What is the most fabulous hypnotism technique you use or prefer?
I don’t have one yet. Wish I did!
9. What was the worse moment you ever experienced in a hypnotism setting that ended up being a valuable learning experience?
Going through hypnotherapy training was absolutely terrifying for me. It brought up a tremendous amount of fear, and now I believe it was due to past-life issues. I learned that working with the unconscious is very powerful, and I now respect the incredible depths of wisdom, memories and healing each of us are capable of accessing through hypnosis.
10. Do you have any words of advice to potential clients or other hypnotists that you would like to share?
Not really, because I’m just getting started. But I’ve enjoyed reading previous Q&A’s on this site from other hypnotists, and appreciate their taking the time to share what they’ve learned.
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