My story? I was born a poor... no, wait, that's not my story...
In August of 2003, I was certified by the New England Institute of Hypnotherapy as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. At the time, I sought certification only because I wanted to lend creedence and authority to my status as a novice hypnotist. Having completed the program I found a new love for using hypnosis to help others heal themselves, getting clients mostly by word of mouth and doing ad hoc work on request by referral.
In August of 2011, I survived a major stroke to the right side of my brain which pitched me off the path I was on and led me to a new level of advocacy and awareness activism, speaking out on behalf of people with disabilities, an underserved community in which I now found myself a member. I also discovered that within this community both where I worked and outside existed a constant need - a cry for self confidence, self-esteem and relief from the stress and anxiety brought from a largely uncaring world. I found a calling in my ability to ply my growing hypnosis trade with coaching to help calm tempers, panic attacks, anxiety, stress, and help others channel the energy they were pouring into these destructive and unhealthy behaviors and tendencies into more constructive behaviors, and perspectives. I rediscovered the love I have for helping people and found I could use my talent to truly serve my fellow man.
When I discovered Thumbtack had hypnoherapy as an offered service, I elected to wade in amongst my colleagues in the hope that I could continue to find people to help, and earn a little supplemental income at the same time. I'm so glad I did. It seems like everyday a new client ibrings a request for help as unique and diverse as they themselves are. I am proud that I have pledged myself to working with each new client personally to personalize their sessions with me in an effort to help them find the success within themselves for which they search. Very soon I'll be credentialed as an executive coach and will be able to offer that as a service as well. The future looks bright!
And yes, I have been hypnotizing myself constantly since 2011 in my ongoing recovery from my stroke.