14 January

Hypnotherapy for the Unbelievable Effects of Stress

Hypnotherapy for the Unbelievable Effects of Stress

“95 percent of all illness is caused or worsened by stress.” “Wait, did I read that right” you may be thinking. That quote is from Dr. Mark Hyman in his January 13, 2018 Facebook post. Dr. Hyman is a 10 times #1 New York Times bestselling author, family physician and international leader in the field […]

19 December

Hypnosis for Transformational Change in the New Year

Hypnosis for Transformational Change in the New Year

How many times have you made a New Year’s resolution only to abandon it within a few weeks or months, and without ever having reached your goal? Well, who hasn’t? Despite our best intentions, we seem to lack the resolve to stick to our intended path of change. We get bored, we forget, we find […]

17 August

Grand Theft Self-Esteem

Grand Theft Self-Esteem

Can I tell you how many of my clients confide, and yet have often not told another person, how much they dislike themselves? SO many! “Big deal” you might say. “Get over it.” “Rub some dirt on it.” “Nobody said life was easy.” Exactly the kinds of things they were told growing up. By parents […]

9 June

Why Your Past Matters

Warning: Many of you reading this are going to identify with what is described herein, and it may shock you! Clients come to me at Skipnotherapy for myriad reasons, including weight loss, smoking cessation, confidence building, stress relief, etc. When they make their appointments, they believe in earnest the issue for which they are coming […]

27 May

Become Who You Want!

Become Who You Want!

In the May 25th 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal appeared an article on Mike Tyson entitled “Lessons from Mike Tyson’s Trainer” written by Brenda Cronin.  Yes, that Mike Tyson – hugely and justifiably vilified, and yet arguably the fiercest boxer ever.  I remember frequently watching Tyson box in the early 80’s.  It wasn’t […]

17 May

Irrational Optimism

Irrational Optimism

Ever hear of Stephen Curry? You know: the guy who just completed the best individual and team (Golden State Warriors) regular NBA season of all time? It does not matter whether you have heard of Curry or not, there is a HUGE lesson in what he did for every single one of us. In his […]

29 April

Free Classes and Lectures

Free Classes and Lectures

Have you wanted to know more about hypnosis and how you might benefit from it? Have you wanted to learn how to conduct self-hypnosis? For those of you here in the Surprise/West Valley area, be sure to check out my free upcoming classes and lectures in hypnosis in the coming weeks and months. Here is […]

11 April

Think Hypnosis is Fake?

Think Hypnosis is Fake?

When I do lectures or demonstrations of hypnosis, I inevitably encounter audience members who want to know if hypnosis is fake. Particularly those people who have attended a stage hypnosis show believe there must be fakery involved. They believe the participants in the show who seemingly were “made” to exhibit incredible behavior must be in […]

27 March

Feelings are IT!

Feelings are IT!

In order to help someone or ourselves effect change, we must change the way we feel. Every time we change, it is due to a change in our feelings about something. If you want to improve someone’s day, make them feel good. This is as simple as giving them a compliment. We seem to think […]

14 February

Emotional Trauma and Obesity

Emotional Trauma and Obesity

In my hypnotherapy practice at Skipnotherapy I see many, many people hoping to lose weight. Many (actually most) of them have tried for years, often since childhood, to be successful in losing and keeping off weight. Some of them have lost significant amounts of weight, often over 100 pounds or more, but eventually it crept […]