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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.

Healthy IS Wealthy-Tampa bay Hypnotherapy Newsletter-August 2018

I received a priceless birthday present this summer, a CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH at my annual physical!

Here is an investment tip, one that is guaranteed to return uncountable riches in your years ahead...

Invest in your health, NOW.

Healthy IS wealthy. We are living longer, but the issue is, what will be the QUALITY of those years?

Your body deserves at least as much attention as your bank account, because how you treat it effects everything ahead of you, including your finances.

And hypnosis is a marvelous tool for investing in your health!

From managing stress, changing health related behaviors, managing symptoms- even pain, promoting healing and reversing “dis-ease”. Our FREE HYPNOSIS Meet UP this month focuses on the Medical Applications of Hypnosis.

Our Hypnosis Download Affiliate offers at least 50 health related hypnotic programs, from Acid Reflux to Warts, at stunningly low prices.

Ladies only-Wake up your “Goddess Within”, come take her out for a wild and enlightening ride with us to playful, pleasure centered life that is much more fun, and much more powerful than you may have known before. Come learn what the buzz is about. We are offering the Goddess Salon Orientation on the 14th.

The Hypnosis Education Association of Florida is seeking presenters for it’s November 9-11th Conference in Orlando. Send proposals to the HEA

Come on you hypnotists! Be a part of a growing hypnosis community and make plans to join us at the November Conference!

Registration is now open for our FREE September Meet Up “Laws of the Mind; Hypnosis and Life Mastery”.

Hoping your summer has been priceless as well…

This month's newletter is dedicated to Richard Thor Alday, my first “hypnotic duet” partner. Too soon. RIP

Putting Off Procrastination: TampaBay HypnoTherapy-April 2018 Newsletter

“WHAT IF?” is a powerfully suggestive phrase, that focuses and stimulates the imagination… and imagination, of course, is the prerequisite to much of our lives. Good, bad or indifferent-what we imagine as possible is pretty much we allow ourselves to experience.

What IF?

I begin today to know myself as the kind of person who gets things done NOW?

What IF?

I develop such love for self-discipline, that “getting things done” feels better than ice cream?

What IF?

My intentions and my attention were aligned so that moving forward on my goals is easy?

What IF?

Hypnosis can help with “putting off” my old procrastination habit?

After all, the old unconscious “habit” of procrastinating, is only a function of your imagination anyway. You don’t really have to wait anymore…taking it one step at a time…

Join us for our FREE April Meet Up “Putting Off Procrastination”. Mark your calendars NOW because in May we will focus on dealing with “Change and Uncertainty” and in June we will do a presentation on the use of “Hypnosis in Medicine and Health”.

And to the Goddesses in Waiting-WAIT NO MORE-we are opening up the Salon again!Our next ORIENTATION TO THE GODDESS SALON is scheduled for May 8th-seats are limited. Come join us to find out what all the buzz is about…

If you are really ready to get started on something special- one day “MasterMind Training” is coming up-this class is like getting the “Owners Manual for Your Mind”-giving you the keys to create a life you absolutely love.

Oh and it is EXAM TIME again-hypnosis IS a learning state but did you know that hypnosis can really help you or a loved one focus better, make better use of your study time, and perform better when taking tests? Your low-cost class is full but you can still check out some our very low-cost hypnosis recordings for titles related to academic, performance and productivity success!

Hope your Spring is in FULL BLOOM…

"Hypnosis Season" February 2018 Newsletter

Soooo? How are the resolutions going? Are you making progress toward your goals?

“Hypnosis Season” is in full gear and our office has been full of people choosing to make the hypnotic arts a part of their action plan toward change, a “short cut” that accelerates them to their goals. If you find yourself stuck, its likely that you are repeating some unconscious loops that are blocking your progress. We can help you escape the loop and get moving forward again.

Offering FREE and low cost recordings, groups, classes and consultations-come learn more! This month, our FREE Meet Up is “Enhancing Worthiness: Hypnosis and Life Mastery”, and in March we will be offering “Lucky You: The Art of Anchoring: HYPnosis and Life Mastery”. For $25.00 you can get a set of our affiliates’ “A New You Hypnopack”, a great way to be introduced to hypnosis. Our quarterly presentation of the 1-Day, “paradigm shifting”, SELF-HYPNOSIS CLASS is February 17th, there are only a few seats left. The new Goddess SalonTraining is off to a wonderful start and we are recruiting for the next presentation, so reserve your seat NOW. Lastly-The Hypnosis Education Association of Florida is holding their 1-Day Spring Conference, March 10th and it’s happening right here in Oldsmar! Anyone with an interest in hypnosis can attend, come on hypno-play day with us!

Helping Accelerate a Happier, Healthier You- Tamera

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!


Orientation on the Goddess Salon for Winter Session 2018-Announcement and Invitation

To all Sister Goddesses and Sister Goddesses-In-Waiting (Women Only)

You are cordially invited to a Orientation on the Goddess Salon for Winter Session 2018 to be held on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm.


More than a social group, "The Salon" is a personal growth experience that will encourage you to better live the life you really want, through the exploration of your most powerful feminine attributes, many of which you may find, you have discarded or downplayed in your quest to be "equal" in a post-feminist culture, or to be the good mother, or the good wife you thought you were supposed to be.


Wake up your "Goddess within", come take her out for a wild and enlightening ride with us to a playful, pleasure centered life that is much more fun, and much more powerful. YOU DESERVE THIS and everyone around you will be better for it!

That growth is supported by a group of safe, like-minded “Sister Goddesses”, women that all agree that happy, supported, radiant women are the salvation of our personal fulfillment,relationships, community, and our planet.  Warning: Expect very frank discussions about sexuality and language that some may find offensive. (And if you are one of the easily offended, you may need this course more than you know!)

The intention of this Orientation Session is to provide you with all the details of what to expect should you choose to join us. We want you to make an informed choice about whether to commit to your growth through this group in 2018.


Light refreshments and wine will be served. Cost is $30.00. Bring a friend and you will get 10.00 off. 

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