Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Sports Mental Coach & Entrepreneur
As a Hypnotherapist, my purpose is to renew and nourish people’s faith in themselves so that they can better achieve their goals. Anyone is capable of greatness! I assist people in moving forward towards achievement.
I am very happily married to my husband Mike and we have a 19yr old Daughter named Kaylia. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta Canada in 1972. My mom and dad divorced when I was six. When I was 11yrs, my mom re-married and moved us to Mission Viejo, California. I met my husband when I was 17yrs old. We got married when I was 19! In 2000 my father passed away due to suicide. It was a very devastating time in my life. I was 28 at the time. My dad was struggling with Alcoholism and wasn’t going to live much longer at the rate he was going. At the time I lost my father, I remember saying at his funeral, “I don’t know why we have to go through things like this, but I know there is a reason.” I believe now, looking back at that time in my life, that if I had not gone through that, I wouldn’t be a Hypnotherapist today. It was EFT & Hypnosis that got me through the grief, sadness, anger, and all those negative emotions.
One evening when I had just about had a nervous breakdown, I came across EFT. If you haven’t heard of it before, you can go to www.emofree.com to learn more and download a free manual. Anyways, it was EFT that started me on this wonderful journey of healing and wanting to help others. I found EFT the evening before I had a doctor’s appointment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks. I did EFT and the next day I went to the doctor. I felt better and didn’t fill my prescription for the Paxil the Doctor had given me. I continued to use EFT and decided I wanted to share it with everyone and become a practitioner. My family thought I was nuts. I went from owning a clothing company to thinking I can heal people?? My thoughts were that if this worked for me, it would work for others. I decided to do case studies for one year to see if people got the wonderful results I thought they would. And they did! Kids were overcoming fears, adults were astonished at how much better they felt. I never charged for the sessions. I really needed to do this for myself and it felt good to do it for free. I also found that by working with others, I was healing myself. It was great.
After about a year of doing EFT I became certified and started charging. It was at this time that I noticed that most EFT Practitioners were Hypnotherapists as well. It got me really curious about Hypnosis. I had seen stage shows before, but how could Hypnosis help heal? I began to really look into it and decided that from what I could tell, in my opinion, EFT is waking hypnosis. People would get glazed eyes when working with me and I was putting them into trance! I new at that time that I wanted to become certified in Hypnotherapy because it just seemed to be such a good fit to what I was already doing. I took some courses and “I” decided to be Hypnotized to stop smoking. If it worked, then I wanted to share it with everyone! Well it did. Actually it has changed my life.
I realize now, that had I not have gone through the experience of my dad’s suicide, I wouldn’t be doing this today. I believe that everything happens for a reason.
Hypnosis can be used to overcome Fears of Flying, Fears of walking over/under bridges, for Anger & Resentment, Eating Disorders, Quitting Smoking, Learning Problems, Insomnia, Self-Esteem Issues, and so much more!
My education in Hypnosis includes continuing education, in depth study, training and certification from The Hypnosis Institute and The International Network For Alternative & Intuitive Therapies, Inc by Barry Seedman, Ph.D., Ultimate Stage Hypnosis by Jerry Valley, Advanced Integrative Hypnosis by Melissa Tiers, DCH, Waking Trance by Dr. Brian Phillips, and Medical Hypnotherapy Training by The American Board of Clinical & Medical Hypnotherapy. I also help businesses with Sales Performance, Stress Related Issues, and Stop Smoking Employee Programs. In doing so, I am reminded daily that each and everyone of us is capable of success!