• FREE Meet Up “Hypnosis and Health; Joe Dispenza’s “You are the Placebo”-October 2016

    An exploration, and the practical application, of how the mind can heal the body, is a perfect subject for a hypnosis meetup. Dr. Dispenza is coming to Tampa in , 2017. We will discuss his book, mind-body healing as a whole, and share some of his work.

    We do not work with Dr. Dispenza, nor receive any benefit from putting this out for a discussion, it's just a part of sharing the "good news"-YOU CAN HEAL.

    Here is a link to Dr. Dispenza's website if you are interested in learning more for yourself, BUT IT IS NOT A REQUIREMENT. https://www.drjoedispenza.com/

    And here's the link to join us for a community discussion and experience through our Meet-Up site
  • Addictions Interview

    I just responded to an interview request from a Master's level student doing her thesis about the field of addiction work. I took the time to respond and thought that it might also be useful information for anyone looking to learn more about who I am, my experience or orientation.

    Background/experience/education of counselor; work setting/clientele I have been licensed since 1999, and have worked in the social services field since 1991. Most of that time was spent working with families and children in dependency (about 20 years), prevention, interventions, reunifications, terminations, foster care and adoptions. I spent another 7 years in disaster recovery after Hurricane Katrina. 10 years ago, I left a the non profit world, having attained national position, and have pursued my life long dream of being a hypnotherapist. I have been in private practice for 10 years now. Trauma is the thread that runs through all my work career.

    Diversity/Social Justice issues: The preponderance of my career was spent in non- profit social services, I think I have been exposed to just about every special population that exist. I have served the underserved, the forgotten, the ignored, the marginalized and the hopeless. Because of that experience, today, I feel really competent to serve whomever comes through the door, but I continue to have a space in my heart for the children in foster care and often see them pro-bono because I want them to have access to treatments that can heal their wounds, not just medicate them.

    Theoretical orientation & view of the healing process for addictive behaviors; There is a medical side to addiction and I refer to programs that support the kind of work that I do. I do believe it is vital to teach people skills for emotional self regulation and managing their experiences (meditation, mindfulness, bi lateral strategies, trances, etc). Beyond physiological addiction I am always after-what’s at the core, what needs to be healed so that this person can begin to make better choices-the behavioral component is only a symptom. Now, some “addictions” are easily addressed by straight up direct hypnotic suggestion (smoking and food for example), others require a transformation in experience.

    Likes and dislikes of working in the field; advice for new counselors While I value the all of the experiences I had in social services, because they made me the expert in trauma that I am today; its a set up for burn out. Low wages, excessive hours, high stress, poor support…As a private practitioner, there is a business that has to be managed alongside your actual time with clients-that be a drag sometimes. My advice, find the things you like to do and go that route. I LOVE what I am doing today, I love helping people change quickly and make money. I love the flexibility, creativity and control I have over it all today.

    Prediction/projection of the “state of the field” over the next ten years; The need is only going to grow-people seem more disconnected, lost and traumatized that ever. Medications are easy/quick; and everyone is taking them. Thats the downside. On the upside-There will be even more on-line mental health services, and virtual reality will become a corrective experience. My dream is that stigma is reduced more everyday and folks start to take seriously the mental/physical and emotional benefits of tending to their mental health daily. The mindfulness movement has normalized positive practices that anyone can do and I think that awareness is only going to grow.

  • FREE-March 2016-Hypnosis and Social Anxiety- A Confidence Trance

    Lots of people have some degree of social anxiety, that uncomfortableness we feel when faced with new people and new situations. We will discuss some of the challenges but more importantly, share some ways to overcome social anxiety through traditional and hypnotic approaches. If all goes well, we will have 2 exercises, a pre and post, to demonstrate the power of focused awareness, accessing resource states to create instant rapport with others.

    Send us an email through our "Contact" button on this site or register atMeet Up

    Thursday, March 10th, 7-8:30pm at Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies. 222 2nd Street North St. Petersburg, Fl

  • Hypnosis and Your Health-Exploring the Mind-Body Connection. FREE May Meet Up

    Trance states have been long been used to promote health and healing. The Placebo effect is real, well documented, and speaks clearly to the power of the mind to effect the body. We will explore, experientially, how the mind and body work together to create states of health, or states of dis-ease. We will discuss how hypnosis/trance can help in the road to healing, chronic disease management, chronic pain control and enhanced wellness! And of course, we will have an optional “Trance to Enhance-Healing”.

    To register, send us an email through the "Contact Us" button on this site or join us on Meet Up!
  • Setting Course for 2018-January 2018 Newsletter

    Life IS a journey...and there are lots of ways to get where you are going. All roads can take you there, some are just faster, or more scenic, or more chaotic, more adventurous...

    You are the captain. You pick the route. And you get the trip you choose. Your choices are reflections of your unconscious mind...and anytime you are ready, you can retrain/reset your autopilot settings...

    Our FREE Meet Up this month is intended to help you get started with that course correction, “Setting Course for 2018-Hypnosis and Life Mastery”. Our Featured Affiliate Trance of the month is intended to help develop a “New You Hypnopack”. The Goddess Salon resumes and our Mind Mastery Class is scheduled for February and still has a few seats left. It’s WORLD HYPNOSIS DAY this month, a FREE celebration at Up Hypnosis on Saturday the 6th... 

    Here’s wishing all you MindArtists a wonderful start to 2018!


  • The Hypnosis Education Association of Florida November 2016 Conference

    The Hypnosis Education Association, Inc. (HEA) was organized in 1998, as a Not-For-Profit organization– is unique in that it is run by members for members, with the purpose to provide education and a venue for the exchange of knowledge regarding the nature and ethical uses of hypnosis.

    All adults with a sincere interest in hypnosis are invited to join the association.Our membership includes both professional and non-professional members, including those who are retired, those with many years of experience, and those who are new to hypnosis. Most of us live all over the state of Florida, and we welcome members from other states and countries.


    Friday, November 11-Sunday, November 13th

    Orlando, Florida

    Tamera Fontenot – From the Outside Looking In (Business building); Katheryn Napier– Pre & Post Surgery Hypnosis; Patti Scott – Inside-Outcomes (Pretalk suggestions); Art Emrich – How to manage your Mind/Body Systems; Susan Watson – Releasing Trapped Emotion; Gary Urso-Hypnosis & the Law; Eric Rosen –Use of Transformational Core Continuums for Medical Hypnotherapy

    To learn more and register please visit the HEA website.

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