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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

Springing Forward-TBHT Newsletter, March 2020

Life happens and not all of it is sunshine, rainbows or something you want to post on social media.

We all have had, are having, or will have pain in life.

Pain is inevitable, of course BUT suffering is optional.

We make a huge leap forward, when we take responsibility for our suffering.

It is common for people to get “attached” to their suffering. The real question is...


Sometimes of course that is easier said than done. You really have to get into a different “head” (an awareness outside the one creating the suffering).

Trance states, like hypnosis, are wonderful tools for knowing our pain “differently” and reducing suffering in the process.

Come learn more at our FREE March Meet Up, “Hypnosis and "Letting Go" of the Past-A Spring Cleaning Trance”.

Soooo…how are those resolutions going? If you find yourself slipping, you have not tried everything yet! Don’t give up! Re-tool! Why not give our Hypnosis Downloads affiliate a try? With over 800 titles, you may find something useful in making your change effortless. Bad habits? https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/bad-habits?6081!top100

Our February Meet Up, “BODY LOVE: Connecting with the Divine Intelligence of Your Body with Jean Riccio was absolutely wonderful. Here is the link if you would like to check out the trance work for free. https://www.tampabayhypnotherapy.com/audiofiles/Meetup/BodyLovewJeanRiccio.m4a

Until next time, may you be as joyful as the return of spring…

Love and The Body-TBHT Newsletter February 2020

You have a conscious mind, and an “un”-conscious mind, or a “sub”-conscious mind.

Whatever you want to call it-there is a part of your mind that is not conscious to you normally and yet, it is the source of all that is available (or not available) to your conscious mind.

And your BODY is very much a huge part of the unconscious; from the regulation of our bodily processes, to the way we process and respond to the world; most of it is done without conscious awareness or effort.

February is the month set aside to celebrate “Love”, a feeling that is held in the body, an great example of an experience that occurs outside our conscious awareness.

Our FREE MeetUp this month features a very special guest, who will help you connect to the unconscious experience of embodied self-love “BODY LOVE: Connecting with the Divine Intelligence of Your Body with Jean Riccio”.

Our affiliate offers over 61 titles of hypnotic recordings to address matters of the heart; whether your love challenges involve healing from a broken heart, enhancing self-love and confidence in dating, or improving existing relationships; chance are, they have a recording to help you make changes down below the level of conscious awareness. https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/relationship-problems?6081!top100

Stay tuned for our FREE March Meetup:Hypnosis and "Letting Go" of the Past-A Spring Cleaning Trance”.

Hoping your 2020 “Resolutions for Change” are moving forward into positive new habits. In case you need a “booster”, here is the link for last month’s trance work: Https://www.tampabayhypnotherapy.com/audiofiles/Meetup/ResolutionsforChangeTrance.m4a

And of course, if you find yourself stuck in those goals, we are always here to help. We offer free, half-hour phone consultations.

Take time to tend your heart and soul garden. You deserve it.

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