I am a master practitioner in Ericksonian Hypnosis, certified in Elmanian Hypnosis, and a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists. I am also a certified Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. I have been practicing hypnosis for fifteen years.

I spent much of my life teaching riding on a local level. I was always the guy on the ground that was really yearning to be in the saddle. I was coaching people at the local shows when I really wanted to be showing myself. On the few occasions that I did show it was pretty disastrous. I really don’t ride that badly but it seemed that there was an off switch somewhere between home and the horse show or maybe it was between the schooling ring and the show ring; LOL!! As I looked at this I realized that the only real difference was my mental focus. Since my earliest memories I was always curious about what made people do what they did. I was a psychology minor in college and worked for five years in two different inpatient psychiatric hospitals; as a mental health technician working with children, adolescents, and adults. The combination of these two interests led me to study some sports psychology and eventually to hypnosis training. This has become the perfect melding of these interests. Sports psychology and sports hypnosis are similar but their key difference is that sports psychology deals more with the why of the problem whereas sports hypnosis is more focused on the solution. My focus is solution oriented.

I believe that in our addictive culture we are all in recovery from something. Having worked extensively with recovering addicts and alcoholics at many different levels and stages of recovery I have been privileged to gain unique insights into the challenges we face. Often people in early recovery face the challenges of “managing” the parts of their lives and letting go of the things that are out of their control. The struggle of deciphering which things go into which categories can seem overwhelming. Hypnosis is very useful in quieting the internal chatter that is so often associated with these struggles so that priorities can align themselves. Later in recovery people can have difficulty in balancing “living one day at a time” with looking forward to the future. Addictive living is often a byproduct of failed dreams. Hypnosis helps with getting in touch with, evaluating and taking action toward personal dreams and goals that have resurfaced during a period of sobriety. You would not be reading this now were it not for the fact that my own recovery from addictive living has been assisted by the use of hypnosis and it’s help of realizing my dreams of helping people move forward towards happy, useful lives.