I have a deep passion for assisting people in becoming everything they want to be whether that’s by coaching or hypnosis.
I’m kind of a self-help education junkie. I’ve been in a lot of classes over the years and have quite a few certifications. I started coaching in 2007 and gained certifications as a Family Coach and Relationship Coach. In 2008 I received my certification in NLP and hypnosis and used the NLP extensively in my coaching. I took more classes in hypnotherapy and started using it extensively for smoking cessation and forgiveness. Then, I learned about pain control in hypnosis and I knew I had to do that, so I added Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapy to my bag of tools. Since that addition, lives have been changing like crazy!
The biggest thing I learned is that there’s this “magic” combination that happens when you put a few things together, namely, Coaching, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and Hypnotherapy. Usually, clients are seen for coaching or hypnotherapy, but they’re not combined. In other words, most coaches aren’t hypnotherapists and vice-versa. AND, most coaches, hypnotherapists, counselors and therapists have not acquainted themselves adequately with NLP. I combine all of these tools to get to the root of what's holding you back and set you free to live your best life.
Lynn has been coaching and training groups for more than 20 years in various capacities and is a Master Level Certified Life Coach, Family Coach, Relationship Coach, NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Coach and Social + Emotional Intelligence Coach/Trainer as well as a Hypnotherapist. She continuously adds to her skills in coaching so that she can enable individuals and business teams to:
*Learn about themselves and the people they work with
*Learn how to effectively work with people that are different
* Learn better people skills or polish what they have
* Get along with difficult people
* Learn the power of words
* Diffuse tense situations
* Create great relationships in business and personal life
At the age of 8, I learned the power of words when selling painted rocks door to door and learned the power of conversational hypnosis at 10, when I convinced my dad to drive through a blizzard to submit a coloring sheet for a contest to win a bike. I won. It was these events that taught me never to listen to anyone that says, “you can’t …”.
After my husband retired from the Navy, we started a business in construction warranty that went very well until the financial crisis in 2008. It was during this time that life handed me a very difficult teen. We eventually put our daughter into a boarding school (for difficult teens) far away from home where she could learn different ways of dealing with life other than drugs, drinking, and running away.
As I watched my daughter and the other teens in this school, I noticed that the approach they were using was doing so much to help the teens work through their issues while finishing high school. I knew right then that she had to be a part of this, so I hit the books, attended classes, and learned as much as I could about families and relationships. In 2007 I received my first certification as a Life Coach, and like Forrest Gump, I just kept on running, eventually earning certifications in Family Coaching, Relationship Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Coach and Practitioner), Emotional Freedom Techniques, Social and Emotional Intelligence Coaching, and Training and Hypnosis. I have worked with hundreds of people since 2007 working on family and individual issues as they relate to what’s ahead in their lives.
Then, once again, life handed me a challenge. I watched all the pain that my husband went through when he had his back fused and a knee replaced. I knew that hypnotherapy helped tremendously and set out to learn all about medical support hypnotherapy. Once again, I was off for more schooling and I graduated with 400 hours of classroom instruction in Albuquerque New Mexico gaining my certification as a Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Since that time, I have been seeing people for many different medical issues (in partnership with their medical practitioners) with great success, along with the normal issues that one might associate with hypnosis such as smoking cessation, fears, phobias, and weight loss. But, my favorites are stress, anxiety, and of course, pain.
Everyone always says "I didn't feel anything - but it's weird... I feel better!" People think I can take over their brain and they'll be asleep or completely out of it. The opposite is true. You're completely present, you know everything that's going on and YOU are in complete control. My clients have loved hypnosis because they find things they didn't even know were affecting them... and it's so relaxing!
Hypnosis is a natural state of mind with numerous beneficial characteristics where the critical factor of the mind is relaxed and selective thinking (heightened concentration) is maintained. When the critical factor is relaxed, it allows communication between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
Hypnosis is generally very comfortable and pleasant. You aren’t asleep, unconscious or out of your own control. In fact, you’re more in control than you are out of hypnosis. Your hypnotherapist cannot control your thoughts or program you to do something. It’s completely up to you what you experience (although it will more than likely be better than you thought it would). And, the more you practice hypnosis, the better you get!
Of course, we know that hypnosis can help with losing weight, quitting smoking and fears and phobias. But it can also be used for:
Learning to relax
Pain relief (generally a doctor’s note is needed for pain). While its unpleasant, pain has a purpose. I want to make sure your doctor has ruled out any other reason that you might be experiencing the pain before we use hypnosis.
Insomnia and sleep issues
Preparing for childbirth
Reduction of symptoms that are related to stress, i.e. headaches and stomach aches
Surgery preparation, and post-surgery recovery
Compliance with doctor’s instructions
To assist the immune system
Reduction of the side effects from radiation and chemotherapy
Enhancement of performance skills, for example, test taking, sports and music
Assist in self-confidence and self esteem
… and so much more