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Renewing Inner Strength-TBHT Newsletter August 2020

“I want my life back!”

That is what I keep hearing myself, and my clients, say these days.Maybe you can relate.

Now-one day, all of this will be a paragraph in a history book…ok maybe a whole page…maybe a whole chapter. We really are living through unprecedented change on a global scale and all of us are effected. Paradigms are shifting and it is destabilizing, disorienting, and depleting. If you are feeling tired, frustrated and worn out by all this “chaos” in the world at large,or even just all the change in your own personal world,YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

Come recharge with us at our FREE “Inner Strength-Hypnosis and Life Mastery” Meetup. It’s on-line, its easy, its free. And who knows, maybe you will leave feeling a renewed sense of your own power to handle these challenging times. August 13, 7-8:30pm. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/events/272205205/

Or maybe to even grow from this disruption to your life.

Like a friend of mine, who has used the past few months to explore a new facet of his skills, creating trance inducing music and videos which he shares for FREE at “Happy Fool’s Meditation”. Check out his “Binaural Beats for Sleep”. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS-yfcNMxnbDR_TWOJJRUCg

Because good self-care is critical right now. We are STILL doing the FREE COVID19 Support Group, this is an open, on-line space to take care of yourself. Every Thursday morning, 9:30-11. Everyone is invited. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/

We hear you-Lots of you are calling because of the changes to your eating habits since the pandemic began. Our affiliate offers a wide range of hypnosis downloads for all manner of food related issues, like “Stop Snacking Today - Instinctively”.https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/weight-loss/stop-snacking?6081!top100

If a hypnosis download does not generate the change you are seeking, you may want to explore more individualized work to resolve whatever is blocking you from integrating the download’s suggestions. We are still offering 50.00 OFF Virtual sessions; email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a free phone consultation.

Lastly, we want to remind you all to take charge of your life where you can, and that includes exercising your right to VOTE. I cannot say this enough-to not vote IS a vote. Visit votepinellas.com to register or request mail in ballots before August 8th.

Stay strong, Tamera

Recess is CANCELLED. TBHT Newsletter 2020


It’s just not fair.

This is/they are “wrong”.

Recess privileges have been revoked for all of us, because a few kids can not, or will not…

Behave cooperatively.

It does not matter what side of the room you are on, the view is the same.

Overwhelm, powerlessness, fear and frustration.

America 2020. And anger is erupting across the nation.

Keeping us divided.


It is a message of threat perceived, of a boundary crossed.

It gives us the energy to respond to the threat.

It’s what we do with that energy that defines us.

Being the change you want to see in the world means you have to harness that energy, and direct it towards what you CAN do.

We encourage assertiveness over aggression.

To encourage effective channeling of the anxiety, frustration and anger so many of us are experiencing right now, our FREE monthly Meet Up is “Anger Management: Hypnosis and Life Mastery”. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/events/271623426/?isFirstPublish=true

We will be sharing a hypnotic meditation from our affiliate “Keep a Cool Head”, a foundational piece from our affiliates’ “10 Steps to Absolute Assertiveness”.

“Absolute Assertiveness” is 50% off during the pandemic, making it extremely affordable-cheaper than a live session! With hypnosis titles like “Setting Boundaries”, “Saying “No””, “Overcoming Feelings of Inferiority” “Overcome Fear of Conflict” and more. https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/10-steps/assertiveness

We are going into the 15th week of our FREE COVID19 Support Group, on-line every Thursday from 9:30-11am. This is an open, “drop-in” group for anyone who just wants to connect and participate in some hypnotic meditations to help manage their experience during this unprecedented event in our history.

As a FREE gift (not even an email address required!); here is a link to a FEAR REDUCTION hypnotic meditation from a recent Support Group Session. Hope it helps you have a better day. https://www.tampabayhypnotherapy.com/audiofiles/ATrancetoEnhance/FearReduction.m4a

Please remember, We have more in common than what divides us. You matter and you can change the world for the better, it’s starts with you.

Stay well, Tamera

Managing a Changed World-TBHT Newsletter, June 2020

Planes are roaring overhead, the traffic booming again, there are more sirens screaming, and the doggie daycare behind my home is alive with barking pups. The rare exotic birds that had come to nest near the pond are gone, just like the silence.

Ready or not, we are re-opening our nation in the midst of a pandemic.

I mostly “hear” the re-opening from my backyard. I am not venturing out much to “see” all the changes as our community re-opens. The occasions when I do venture into the world require much more assessment and planning.

We are returning to a New World. New Rules. New Ways of “being”.

And it IS stressful.

Keeping things simple this month, STRESS MANAGEMENT is key to your mental, physical, and emotional well being during all that is happening in our world right now. It is also fundamental to a strong immune system.

We’ll share some stress management tools for FREE in the months MeetUp...“Hypnotic Hacks for Stress Management” at our free Monthly Meet Up. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/events/271018110/

Because staying connected to others is a part of good self care, Our FREE “Covid19 Support Group” continues to meet on-line every Thursday morning. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/

In this support group, we always do some trancework, and this stress management trance was recorded specifically to share with all of you, FOR FREE…as per way of helping us all be a little saner. https://www.tampabayhypnotherapy.com/audiofiles/ATrancetoEnhance/StressManagement.m4a

If you want to explore more specific stress management trances, our affiliate has you covered with over 800 titles. Because Sleep can easily be disrupted by stress, and poor sleep quality will cause more stress, we are highlighting our affiliate’s “Insomnia Buster”. https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/hypnosis-packs/insomnia-buster?6081!top100

As we ease into re-opening; virtual, on-line sessions are going extremely well and the expedited learning curve continues. That means for the month of June, we will continue to offer discounted, on-line, individual sessions. 100.00 per session to accelerate whatever change you are ready to make. To schedule a free phone consultation, send us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Take care of you, it’s a very loving thing to do for everyone else.

Hypnotic Hugs-TBHT Newsletter, May 2020


Hugs appear to be the thing a lot of us are missing most right now. To be in real, physical, dynamic interaction with others.

Virtual connections, may be better than nothing but certainly are missing “something”.At the end of the day, this virtual experience is leaving us exhaustedand “hungry” for something "more"...

I trust you have been feeding yourself something useful.I trust you all are taking very good care of yourselves, your tribe, and your neighbors.And if you have not, I hope you start today.

There are so many things to be learned in this Pandemic,Not the least of which,is how interconnected and interdependent we are. How much we really need one another,to thrive.

So, to address both the need for community and for the physical, we are delighted to share a very special Guest for our FREE May Meetup. Please join us, on-line, as Robyn Fehnel leads us through an experiment in ‘Non-Linear Movement”, a kind of body “trance” for releasing and renewing your soul. Thursday, May , 7-8:30."An Evening of Somatic Healing and Movement, with Special Guest-Robyn Augusta"

Our FREE On-Line "COVID 19 SUPPORT GROUP" continues to meet on Thursday mornings. Great self care; we catch up a little, chat about something relevant to this ever changing experience, and do a little trance work to support whatever goals come up. Drop in, there is no obligation or agenda. With so many unknowns, lots of us are full of worry. Our affiliate offers a hypnotic trance to “Worry Less” which you may find useful. https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/thinking-skills/stop-worrying?6081!top100

FREE: I had an opportunity to speak on the use of anchor breathing, stress management and better sleep during the pandemic on “Shrink Chat”. The amazing women that produce this program have lots of wisdom to share in this clip, and many others. http://shrinkschat.libsyn.com/shrinkschat-16-coping-with-coronavirus-stress

FREE: We captured a beautiful stress management trance at our April Meet Up, “Embracing Change”. Https://www.tampabayhypnotherapy.com/audiofiles/ATrancetoEnhance/EmbracingChange.m4a

As we prepare to reopen parts of our community and country, I remind you all to be honest to your own life’s circumstances as you decide when and where you engage publicly again. To that end, my office will continue to be closed until I can get Lysol and I am officially announcing that I will continue the discounting of sessions 50% for on-line virtual sessions through the end of May.

Getting through each day is really enough but if you find it’s time for a change, now is a good time.If you are experiencing any excessive anxiety, we can probably help.

FIRST LINE RESPONDERS, I am offering free recordings and support sessions for you, WE NEED YOU.

Reach out to us to schedule a FREE Consultation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay Well.

Group/ Registration and Informed Consent-TBHT

Welcome and I am glad you are here! You are about to embark on a wonderful journey of learning, self discovery and empowerment that could very well change the way you handle the challenges of life in a most positive way.

This is an educational and experiential community group, not a clinical group, and so no other notes or information will be collected regarding your participation.

Tamera L. Fontenot is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida (MH-00005372) operating a private counseling and hypnotherapy practice in Pinellas County, Florida. She offers counseling and hypnotherapy sessions for groups and individuals, as well as training and community education groups such as this one. She is committed to operating in accordance with all of the best practices of her profession, and within all of the laws of the State of Florida. Please be advised, communication in this group is considered confidential, although Tamera Fontenot is by law, a mandatory reporter if abuse or neglect of vulnerable person is disclosed. Also please note, that while participants are instructed about the confidentiality of group disclosures, no guarantee can be made about the behavior of other participants outside of the group setting. The information you provide is confidential and will not be sold or shared with anyone outside of this group. Confidentiality while video conferencing is even less secure.

While it is not the intention, or even the usual outcome of this meeting- It is important to note, that given the nature of this material, you may experience some uncomfortable feelings or thoughts, you may even elect to make some changes in your life; Tamera L. Fontenot is not responsible for such acts on your part. Please feel free to consult privately with Ms. Fontenot, or her staff, if you have any uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, and please know that you may freely leave the group at any time.

This group does involve the use of hypnotic techniques, the goal of which are to access and utilize the power of a participant’s own inner resources to address their goals of changing behavior, thoughts and feelings. The group goals are to achieve freedom from restrictive thought and belief systems, to assist is solving personal problems, developing motivation and achieving goals. If you have any significant physical or mental health diagnosis that for which these processes might be contraindicated-it is your responsibility to consult with Tamera Fontenot before proceeding. Nothing about this presentation is meant to diagnose or treat a mental or physical disorder.

These sessions may be recorded for educational purposes and sharing of trance work with people who were unable to attend. Pictures may be taken during presentations and used for media communication about this event without further release from the attendees.

I have read and understand the above information and agree to the terms of participation.

DON'T PANIC-TBHT Newsletter-April 2020

The world is changing so quickly right now, everyday is something new on the Corona Virus. 

You may not know this about me, but I spent 10 years working disasters at a national level and so let me assure you, this is an unprecedented national disaster. We will recover from this but not without sacrifices to our lives. I know this is hard for us all. I want to assure you that I, and my offices, will be here throughout and when the recovery begins. 

One of the hardest parts right now, is not knowing WHO has the virus; anyone can be carrying it right now, and not even know because they are not symptomatic!

It is thesafest thing is to ASSUME EVERYONE has it. This is a choice. If this assumption is wrong, we can live with that. If the assumption is right, we are going to be able to live with that too-and so will many others.

Social distancing is not just about keeping ourselves safe from contracting the virus, it is not even just about protecting one another or the most vulnerable amongst us.  Social distancing is also critical to containing the virus, while treatments are sought and our medical facilities scale up to accommodate the masses that will need them, unless we take radical action NOW. Social distancing is the one thing we each can do to help bring this disaster to a swifter end.

Beginning Wednesday the 25th, we are suspending in-office sessions indefinitely, except in an extreme emergency. April’s Free Meet Up is cancelled. This is consistent with professional peers and organizational recommendations.

Stay tuned, an on-line version of the Meet Up is in the works.

We are still offering support sessions via the phone, and video-conferencing (very easy to use for you, as a client-you only need a computer, an internet connection and some earbuds/headphones) at reduced fees (75.00 a session) for the next 30 days.

The reduced fee is not because the session's value is less on-line but rather, because we expect there will be some growing pains and technical challenges and do not want clients having to pay for our learning curve. And the truth is, we really want to be here to help through this time. If you needs us, for hypnotherapy or just to talk (Tamera is a licensed therapist) just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We are living in uncertain times, routines have been disrupted, the headlines are screaming everyday and all of us are under a lot of stress.  Stress makes us more vulnerable to dis-ease. Our affiliate offers over 31 titles of Stress and Anxiety Management hypnosis downloads at a very reasonable cost. If you are isolated at home and in need of some self care but can’t get out, why not check these out? https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/relaxation-techniques?6081!top100

We will survive this and I am one of "those" people that believe 100% that events like bring out the very best in us or the very worst. It is a choice. Disaster recovery has taught me, the best plan is to take care of yourself, take care of your tribe, take care of your neighbors...in that order. (BTW-social distancing accomplishes all 3!)

We are all in this together, our interconnectedness has never been so highlighted as it is right now and I sure hope humanity does something good with that lesson.

Stay well, Tamera

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