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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.

Resolutions-TBHT Newsletter, Jan 2020

January 2020. How time does fly.

If you could go back to speak to your younger self, what advice might you give?

How would your life be different today, if you had accepted your older, wiser, more experienced, self’s advice?

More importantly, here in 2020, are you living proof of your own best, “ lessons learned” and sage advice? If so, good for you!

If you find it easier to know what other people should be doing, but are not actually doing it yourself; you are not alone.

And you can change that!

Contrary to popular psychology that says resolutions are a set up for failure...We DO support making resolutions for change and believe that a New Year, a New Decade, is a GREAT time to start your change…

To accelerate you being your best version of you ever-you just have to have the right tools to make the change easy and permanent, and hypnosis is a fabulous tool for change.

Join us for or FREE Hypnosis Meet Up, “Achieving Your 2020 Resolutions with Hypnosis; Hypnosis and Life Mastery” , Thursday-January 9th.

Our affiliate offers over 40 titles of “straight up”HYPNOSIS TO END ADDICTIONS and BAD HABITS of all sorts: smoking, alcohol, pornography, skin picking…you name it! And at a very very reasonable prices. We often suggest people try these recordings FIRST, before coming into the office for a more individualized sessions. Often times, the generalized “re-patterning” of a hypnotic recording is all that is needed to make make your change easy and automatic! If there is something you would like to start or stop this year, why not see if there is a hypnosis recording for that?

Mark your calendar and be sure to get registered for our very special Guest Speaker at the FREE February Meetup, ‘BODY LOVE: Connecting with the Divine Intelligence of Your Body with Jean Riccio”.

Let’s get 2020 off to a great start!


Hope-Nosis: TBHT Newsletter 2019


A new day.

Gentle shifting light, wrapped in so many hues of golds and reds and blues.. Never exactly the same as any yesterday. Always a bit of a surprise...alive and changing from second to second.

Songbirds break the predawn silence, like choir angels, and begin their musical homage to the birth of TODAY...no one tells them to. It’s a innate, unconscious feeling...because, at its purest essence;

The dawn is a feeling...and nature understands. A new day. A “candle in the dark” feeling.

An unfolding of POSSIBILITIES, of RENEWAL,

HOPE, is inherent in the sun’s rising everyday, if you are paying attention.

And you do get what you focus on.

Of course, HOW YOU FEEL about the dawn, is more about you, than the dawn itself. If you find the dawn leaves you a bit “bah humbug”, maybe we can help.

Upcoming Events; Ready or not, the “Season of Hope” is upon us and so, We will be sharing a “Trance to Enhance” your sense of hope, optimism and stress management for the holidays at our next Free Meetup “Hope-nosis; Hypnosis and Life Mastery”. https://www.meetup.com/TampaBayHypnotherapy-Community-Group/events/264005214/

Stayed tuned for our annual “intention setting” in January, and a very special guest presentation in February about speaking loving to our embodied self.

Hope and change are not easily gift wrapped but if they could be, it would be in the form of gift certificates for hypnosis with Tamera! Our holiday season offerings include gift certificates for 3 session packages...100.00 OFF, 3 individual sessions for 300.00! A REALLY UNIQUE GIFT idea for yourself to start the year off right, or for someone you love. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to purchase.

Our featured hypnosis recording this month is “Overcome a Stressful Christmas”. Transform a stressful Christmas into a relaxed one. Survive the festive season using relaxing hypnosis. https://www.hypnosisdownloads.com/stress-management/stressful-christmas

FREE “Joyful Season of Eating, Weight Management and Hypnosis” the class and trance from our last meet up is now available...just send us a note for the link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for being part of our community this year. You are the inspiration. YOU ARE HOPE.

Wishing all of you well for the 2019 Winter Season, whatever your faith, metaphors or traditions and a beautiful beginning to 2020.

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