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Your “Problem” is Really a Solution | Principles of Hypnotherapy

The Symptom is a Solution: Just Not the One You’d Prefer I love teaching people about the work that I do.  Why is that?  Because there is SUCH a positive message about who we are at it’s core.  You probably have questions about hypnotism, hypnotherapy and “how all this stuff works,” and I really hope […]

Relaxation and Health

  Is Doing Nothing Really Just as Important as Doing Something? A couple of years ago I wrote this article .  It’s about the value of doing NOTHING. I was reminded of it earlier this week when I ran into someone who said, “I remember that article and it really helped me.” So, I went back […]

Rule of the Mind #2 — What is Expected Tends to be Realized

Here is the 2nd of the 8 Rules of the Mind: What is Expected Tends to be Realized. This rule explains why so many people feel like they “always” or “never” experience some type of experience.  “I never get the girl.”  “I always end up dealing with bad traffic on the way to work.”  “It […]

Helping Your Client: Getting Un-Stuck

Editor’s note: This article is being published in 2017 as a 3-part series in the Unlimited Human!, the journal of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. Helping Your Client Find and Follow Their Pathway to Change This is an article I wrote for recent graduates of my school, the Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy; however, it’s […]

Meditation, not detention?

Instead of punishing disruptive kids or sending them to the principal’s office, the Baltimore school has something called the Mindful Moment Room instead. The room looks nothing like your standard windowless detention room. Instead, it’s filled with lamps, decorations, and plush purple pillows. Misbehaving kids are encouraged to sit in the room and go through practices […]

What is hypnosis?

What is Hypnosis? In spite of the current increase of interest in hypnosis as a complementary modality for many types of issues many people still aren’t quite sure what hypnosis is (or isn’t). Hypnosis is rapidly gaining favor as a complementary treatment for anxiety, chronic pain, and IBS, are just a few examples, in addition […]

How to get more of what you want

Read this entire article because it’s really important. I’m sharing one of the best secrets to getting more of what you want. And that is this:   Working with what is already wired in your neurology is easier and more effective than working against your wiring. Read this article to learn 4 specifics ways to work with […]

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Eliminate Self Sabotage

Eliminate Self Sabotage radio episode In this episode of the Hypnotic Radio Hour, Cindy & Jody help you to eliminate self sabotage so you can stop being your own worst enemy and start achieving your true potential. Are you stuck? Do you have plans, goals, dreams and then….forget to answer that email? Miss that deadline? […]

Hypnosis works for hot flashes, fatigue from menopause

Hypnosis is effective in significantly improving symptoms for menopausal hot flashes and fatigue, according to studies.  Experience here at ChangeWorks and reports of other prominent hypnotherapists we talk with in other parts of the country confirm this experience for clients in general.  While no one approach works the same way for everyone, hypnosis for hot […]

Using Hypnosis to Be Better at Business

This article source: Entrepreneurs and executives use many tools and rituals to stay focused and get ahead. Jack Dorsey assigns business themes to each day of his workweek, Winston Churchill worked from his bed each morning, and President Harry Truman would down a shot of bourbon after a brisk walk each morning before his days […]

Meditation in the Board Room

I’ve quoted from this article before, and I just keep going back to it, because there’s so much here to inspire everyone to meditate (or use self hypnosis) on a daily basis. If busy CEO’s see the value enough to spend time in meditation, CEO’s who insist on a return for any kind of investment, […]

Do a little bit more for yourself today than yesterday…

Just a little.  Don’t make it hard.  When trying to cure your anxiety, or make any change in your life, take 5 more minutes to meditate or do self hypnosis.  Take a 5 minute walk in the garden.  Take 3 minutes to create a new affirmation.  Make one small healthy change to a meal.  Go […]

Anatomy of a self-fulfilling prophecy

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “self-fulfilling prophecy.”  It’s when you think/imagine that something will happen (this is usually associated with something negative, for some reason) and through the power of focus, that is exactly what happens.  Basically you think or imagine yourself into the dreaded situation. Does the self fulfilling prophecy actually exist? Yes, […]

Dynamic changes in your mood & hormones from changing your posture

I’m a big fan of TED talks. As you may know my friend and former client Dean Hyers recently did a TEDX talk and you can still find that one here ( But what I really want to share with you today is Amy Cuddy’s TED talk from 2012 about the neurophysiological changes that happen […]

The Value of Doing Nothing

A meditation on yin and yang energy.  Or….don’t just do something, sit there! I am guilty.  Guilty, guilty, guilty.  I have become so over committed and in-action in my life that I am unable to properly meet and honor the commitments that I have to myself, my family, my present and my future. What with […]

Mayo Clinic on Hypnosis

By Mayo Clinic staff Have you ever been totally absorbed while reading a book or cooking or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point where you didn’t notice what else was going on around you? If so, you have experienced a type of trancelike state or focused attention that’s similar to what […]

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Poor sleep leads to poor eating choices, lack of control (study)

If you’ve been my client, you’ve already learned some of this.  Why we MUST get good sleep in order to have the mental energy to make good choices and to make changes of any kind.  Well, here’s a new study that goes even deeper, courtesy of one of my favorite information sources, PsyBlog. Recent studies […]

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Insomnia leads to anxiety

I know that if you have insomnia, you want it fixed.  I know, because I’ve suffered from insomnia and I know how much it affects your life, your work, every aspect. But did you have any idea insomnia can directly lead to anxiety and phobias? I was taught how this works in my training at […]

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Hypnosis: Anxiety Solution?

The short answer is absolutely. Hypnosis is a powerful tool for many issues, such as anxiety, stress, phobias and illnesses that have emotional roots. Did you know? Hypnosis for anxiety is one of the most  widely accepted, effective uses of hypnosis. Let’s discuss anxiety first. What is anxiety, and what is making you anxious? Is […]

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Neuroscience brings meditation into the mainstream

MINNEAPOLIS — When the Rev. Ron Moor began meditating 30 years ago, he did so in secret. “When I started, meditation was a dirty word,” said Moor, pastor of Spirit United Church in Minneapolis. “(Evangelist) Jimmy Swaggart called it ‘the work of the devil.’ Because of its basis in Eastern religions, fundamentalists considered it satanic. […]

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The Value of a Healthy Ego

Today’s post is guest authored by our friend Tim Brunson, PhD, the director of IHRI, the International Hypnosis Research Institute.  Enjoy!~~~~~~~~~ Over the past several years too many people have had to cope with the stress of financial difficulties. Very rarely have these situations been the consequence of poor decisions on the part of the […]

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Is perfectionism making your life less perfect?

Happy Halloween! Perfectionism is one of those character traits that people can create identities around.  They tend to not only own, but “become” the trait.  Listen to the language that you normally hear, or perhaps use yourself.  You’ll hear, “I AM a perfectionist.”  You’ve probably heard me talk about language before, and the suggestions that […]

Creating a Personal Development Plan

I see lots of clients on a daily and weekly basis.  They come for various reasons, but all of the reasons have one thing in common:  to improve the quality of that person’s life.  Everyone I see I ask the question why now?  Why have you come to me at this point in your life […]