You are not alone. It is a clever trick of the mind that says your suffering must be borne alone and is without value or redemption. In fact your suffering is worthy of compassion, loving attention, understanding, and healing - which skilled inner life mentoring can help to provide.
I am a Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist, and am certified in Clinical Hypnosis through the National Guild of Hypnotists. I am also certified in Depth Hypnosis from the Depth Hypnosis Institute through Isa Gucciardi, Ph.D. I have had a practice in hypnosis and inner life mentoring since 2010.
I invite you to visit my TESTIMONIALS page to hear of the life-enhancing changes that my clients have experienced by working with me.
My professional expression before becoming an inner life consultant was primarily that of an internationally-recognized documentary filmmaker, teacher and workshop leader. My work included traveling the world as a staff producer-director-cinematographer for National Geographic Television. My films for National Geographic and others were honored with more than 40 national and international film festival awards, including 2 national Emmy nominations.
From my career as a successful storyteller in the film medium I bring a well-practiced ability to investigate and identify the inner narratives that are influencing my client’s lives. This ability in combination with the use of various modalities in the field of hypnosis and cognitive work enables me to help my clients to quickly make the positive changes that they desire to make. My time as a widely-travelled filmmaker among spiritual masters and wise elders, successful innovators and nomadic tribespeople has also helped me to assimilate a body of practical, real-life wisdom that I offer to my clients when it seems helpful and appropriate.
In fact, it is my contact with these esteemed women and men of wisdom that inspired me to change my career path to inner life consulting so that I could be of service to the life journey of others.
I assumed that I would need to pursue an academic and training track to become a psychological therapist, but after researching the inner work modalities that had the best track record for creating change, I decided to be trained in the time-proven and extraordinarily versatile methodology of hypnosis. I underwent training with Isa Guccciardi, Ph.D and became certified in the transpersonal modality of Depth Hypnosis. Soon thereafter I underwent further study and testing to become a Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist and to earn certification in Clinical Hypnosis through the National Guild of Hypnotists.
I have a passionate interest in the role of mental constructs, inner story and spiritual beliefs on emotional health and physical well being. I continue to expand my knowledge by researching the work of psychobiologists, integrative psychiatrists, wisdom teachers, and other transpersonal hypnotherapists, and treasure the positive influence that their insights have on my ever-evolving practice.
"As you know, I came to my first session with you as a skeptic - and to be honest I wasn’t expecting much to happen. Boy was I surprised! You helped me to find a very peaceful place in myself-it was like getting a ‘spiritual massage’. The feeling has even lasted for several days."