When my youngest daughter, Abbie, was old enough to walk longer distances, after years of having to push her in a stroller, I let her come on a walk with me and my oldest daughter to a Girl Scout meeting at someone’s home who lived in the neighborhood. It was only a few blocks away, so we would walk on days when the weather was nice. Being that this was one of the first time’s Abbie walked near the street, I had her stay on the edge of people’s lawns as our neighborhood does not have sidewalks, and I needed to keep her safe as she was not quite old enough, or reflexive enough, to dodge cars in the street. My oldest daughter, Sarah, walked along the gutter…

When my grandmother was alive she made the best scrambled eggs on the planet. And she taught me how to make them from when I was a little girl. She said to cook them low and slow, and to be patient. I became her apprentice, and pretty soon everybody raved about my scrambled eggs, too. And I felt proud of myself. But as I got older, I wanted to make them even better and faster. So I watched the Food Network, because these are the experts. They are the finest chefs in the world. One chef said to add cream of tarter to make them fluffier. I did that. One chef on a “test kitchen” show said to turn the heat up to high and make them quickly.…

  Age Regression Regression Hypnosis to a younger age is a very powerful and (some would argue) the most therapeutic and beneficial form of hypnosis…if done by the right practitioner. There are some real fears out there about age regression, and they are not unwarranted. We have all heard stories about someone going to a psychiatrist (or some other mental healthcare specialist) and the person finding out they were, say, molested by their father in childhood when that was actually not the case. This has broken up families and caused much trauma and heartache. This is not an urban legend, either. And some very well-intentioned therapists, who either took a weekend course in hypnosis, or (worse) has had no formal hypnosis training at all, inadvertently caused more havoc…

You know that feeling when you’re sitting on the commode, finished with your business, just need to wipe and go…. suddenly you reach over to grab for the toilet paper and you find yourself staring in shock at a bare brown tube of cardboard, wondering why you didn’t think to check it before you sat down? Yeah that feeling. Well, that happened to me this morning. (Stay with me…there is a lesson in everything.) I called out to my children in vain desperation to bring me a roll of TP. They were either out of earshot or ignoring me. (Funny, I could hear THEM just fine.)  I began frantically searching around the bathroom, trying to figure out what I could use as a makeshift wipe able, (“What if I turned the hand towel…

Here is a tip you can use to persuade the subconscious mind of others to like you, and give you another edge over your competitors. This method causes the person interviewing you to think you are just like him at the level below awareness.  And it’s so simple. Earlier we talked about modeling behavior and physicality to get into rapport. And this is similar but even more subtle. I call this technique Off-Matching. This is akin to Mirroring but much more subtle.   If possible, find the one thing that makes the interviewee unique and mirror that back to her. For instance, when I was interviewing for a much better job with a much higher pay grade within my own company, I knew the woman who I would…

My children watch this annoying little show called Yo Gabba Gabba. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s not terrible. It’s fairly educational in a very simplistic way. The characters in oversized costumes look like things of nightmares and the show’s producers somehow get throw back 80s indie bands to play with the–parents obviously trying too hard from an old complex to make sheik television children who, undoubtedly, the throw back references are lost on them–as they learn about life’s little lessons on fairness, persevering, sharing, biting, brushing your teeth, and, well, you get the idea.   Perhaps the most annoying thing about the show, and the most brilliant, is the little lesson songs the characters sing. Using no harmony whatsoever, or anything else to break up the musical monotony, they play the lyrics over and over again,…

Do you find yourself eating when you don’t feel hungry? Do you find yourself eating when you become emotionally charged, stressed, worried, bored, tired, lonely, scared, guilty, or blank? Do you find that food has control over you instead of the other way around? If you answered yes to any of these, you are eating for emotional reasons. Emotional eating is the single most reason why people put on weight or stay plateaued.   A little known secret is that you have control over your emotions. You have control over your thoughts…and you have POWER over food. You can have energy and feel great without overeating. How is this accomplished, you say?  1. First you must acknowledge your feelings and stay in the moment whenever it comes up.…

How can hypnotism help with pain management? Glad you asked!  Aside from recently being injured, most pain, especially chronic pain is linked to a mind-body connection. Hypnotism works with that area of your brain to alleviate, reduce, or eradicate pain signals, through a combination of techniques including: relaxation, anchoring, guided imagery, and getting answers directly from your subconscious mind. See, the body has this amazing ability to heal itself given a. the proper MINDSET and b. the proper nutrition, exercise, and rest. When your body is not suffering an immediate injury, what purpose does the pain present? The pain did its job initially, and we should be grateful, because it served us to save our life. But pain shouldn’t last for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain…

Showing up is the Key. Repetition is the Key Turning. (Hey, I thought that up on my own. Whoa, this coffee is fantastic!) Even in the worst economy there are job openings, which means there are opportunities of landing a job;  however, with so much competition for just a handful of jobs, you need to figure out a way to make yourself stand out. If you don’t have a degree from Harvard or influential parents to pull strings for you, then you’re going to need some techniques. Something to give you the edge. Something that will make employers want to hire you over the next person (or 50 people). I have the techniques and it’s through the use of hypnosis and subliminal messages to get the point across…