Arizona Society For Professional Hypnosis









 6 PM-9:30 PM


Pier dι Orleans Restaurant





*  ASPH Paid Members Free!

*  Choice of 5 Entrιes, Incl. a Vegetarian Entrιe

*  Cash Bar









When:            Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Where:           Pier De Orleans - www.pierdeorleans.com

                        61 E. University Drive

                        Mesa, Arizona 85201


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Price:              ASPH Members FREE [alcoholic beverages extra]

Guests                        $21.65 - alcoholic beverages extra


Please fill out the following and return it to asph@live.com:




Will you be bringing a guest?_____


Menu Choices

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Broiled Sole w/ Baked Potato                                             _______

Seafood Platter w/Baked Potato                                         _______

Top Sirloin w/Baked Potato                                                _______

Chicken Cordon Bleu w/Baked Potato                               _______

Vegetarian Plate                                                                    _______


Bring a Purple Elephant Present for Gift Sharing Hilarity [$Max $10.00]






ASPH 2011 Newly Elected OFFICERS

By Decree at the November 2, 2010 Meeting - Congratulations!!!


President: Michael DeSchalit -- MCDMagic@aol.com

Vice-President: Sandi Graves – sandi@arizonafamilyhypnosis.com

Secretary: Sam Sterk – asph@live.com

Treasurer: Sylvia Shelton - svshelton@hotmail.com

Statutory Agent and Parliamentarian: Carol Adler – asph@live.com






The ASPH Website


www.hypnosisaz.com/ and www.hypnosisaz.org are the domains for Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis.


Attention All Practicing Hypnotherapists:


If you wish to have your contact information listed on the ASPH website followed by a brief paragraph, 300 words maximum, kindly send this written information (MS Word Document) to Tim Paulson, ASPH Secretary, by email at asph@live.com as soon as possible.


Thank you!





" Notes from the Secretary"



A reminder … The cut-off date to add event information to the monthly newsletter is the 14th of the month following the last meeting, or at the mid-point of the month before the next meeting. Please submit your event information on or before that date via email to asph@live.com.




Come on in and pull up a chair!!

Visitors and guests are welcome to attend two meetings free of charge, after which they are invited to join ASPH. They also have the option of paying a $5.00 fee for each month attended thereafter. Spouses and partners of members are considered part of the ASPH and have free meeting privileges.


C.E.U Credits for National Guild of Hypnotists are submitted for Members only.





Happy Birthday to You




December, 2010

Carol Adler

Mort Berkowitz

Lindsay Brady

Janette Edwards

David Harrod

Linda Nishamura

Bill Pearlman

Did we miss yours? Please let us know!

If you would like to have your birthday date added to the ASPH list, please send us that information (your name and birthday month and day) Asph@live.com, so we can celebrate with you!!  J



Member Announcements


Member Newsletter Announcements should be approximately 1/4 page and ready to cut and paste into the newsletter. All newsletter announcements must be directly connected to enhancing hypnosis techniques and therapies or serve as a support to the business and profession of hypnosis and hypnotherapy.




Hypnosis to Achieve The Mental Edge in Sports

Sam Sterk, PhD, CHt


An opportunity to learn specific intervention techniques that help athletes  maintain good Focus and Positive Self Talk.


Dr. Sterk has a 15 hour course on the training and concepts needed to do Sports Hypnosis and this course will meet on:


An intensive 8 hour course that prepares you to be a Sports Hypnotherapist.


Offered Both in November and December:


November 21, 2010 from 9-5

December 4, 2010 from 9-5



Registration is limited. The deadline for registration is on November 13, 2010. The fee including lunch is: $99.00 per person.


Early registration by October 15, 2010 reduces the fee to $85.00, including lunch.


The practice of Sports Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy and working with athletes is an opportunity to increase your income.

Come and learn hands on techniques that will add to your practice and boost your income.







Credit Card Processing Solutions for Your Business

This company is a preferred vendor of The National Guild of Hypnotists and their members.


Accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, ATM, debit cards, Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT cards), electronic gift and loyalty cards as well as a variety of private label and smart card technologies. Whether you're a retail store, restaurant, supermarket, gas station or lodging merchant, we have the transaction processing solution that's right for you. We also offer solutions for mail order and telephone order, e-Commerce, Internet and home-based businesses.

Contact Linda Monico

New England Payment Systems


603.475.9345 Cell      1.866.236.5424 Fax





Monthly Networking Meeting


If you would like to discuss building your practice, or any other hypnosis related topics over dinner, please
plan on arriving at the Home Town Buffet about 6:00pm. Join us in the NW corner of the dining room for a
relaxed, casual, and stimulating dinner conversation of subjects important to us all.





The following members are available to easily network among ASH members. If you would like to have your contract information included in this list of ASPH members, please email (asph@live.com ) with your name, phone number and email address.


Carol Adler info@caroladler.com 480-452-9183

Sherry Bertram bertshr@yahoo.com  602-920-3281

Lindsay Brady hypnotherapist@lbrady.com 480-966-8571

Rebekah Costello hypno-sister@hotmail.com 602 316-8561

Sandi Graves sandi@arizonafamilyhypnosis.com 480-628-5436

Phil Hamilton phil@trancepathways.com 602-330-6886

Alan Handelsman  alanhand@aol.com 602-478-8346

Robert (Bob) LaBine labine28@cox.net 480-948-8673

Robert J. O’Connor rjocstar@juno.com 602-593-4006

Susan Poznanski   smf85308@q.com 602-843-8835

Martha Reed martha@insightsforlife-coach.com 623 249-5888

Tina Sacchi Tina@TinaSacchi.com  623-261-6167

Cheryle Timbrook Azrltr218@aol.com 480-201-7723


Some Links to Professional Association Websites


National Guild of Hypnotists

The International Hypnosis Research Institute

International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
International Association of Counselors & Therapists

International Hypnosis Federation

International Association for Regression Research & Therapies Inc.

American Hypnosis Association - AHA

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute

Association to Advance Ethical Hypnosis (AAEH)

Arizona Guide.com - Events Calendar



Social & Professional Networking on the Internet:






Create your own free hypnosis “lenses” at Squidoo! www.squidoo.com


Hypnosis In The News


Read any good articles about hypnosis in a magazine or on the web lately?
Think it’s one that others in our organization would find interesting?

Email a copy or link to the article to our secretary at asph@live.com to be included in our next newsletter.


Mind blowing power of love

Tim Barlass

September 26, 2010


Tests ... Trisha Stratford and subject. Photo: Anthony Johnson



THE mystery behind the ''sixth sense'' - how people interact on a physiological level - is a step closer to being unravelled, according to a Sydney neuroscientist.


A five-year study monitoring brain activity during therapy sessions has shown that two people can become physiologically aligned - parts of their nervous systems beating in harmony - despite having no physical contact with each another.


Trisha Stratford, the neuropsychotherapist who did the research at University of Technology, Sydney, said her study provided a deeper understanding of what happened when people interacted, including when a couple fell in love.


Ms Stratford said her research could also provide clues about how best to communicate with or ''chat up'' a potential partner using this sixth sense, which has long been suggested but never extensively identified in science.


She observed 30 volunteers using electrocardiography and a monitor on the finger to measure skin conductance resonance to identify the moment of alignment or ''oneness'' during individual counselling with a therapist.


Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Carl Marci established a connection or ''physiological concordance'' between two people - but his study, conducted three years ago, was limited and he called for more research.


''Interestingly, I had already started my PhD looking into the same thing as Dr Marci,'' said Ms Stratford, who has published one paper and is awaiting publication of three others submitted to international journals.


''I replicated his research but then I froze that point of two people becoming one and looked at what was happening in the brain.


''It was very exciting. When we're in this moment of oneness or an altered state, the most exciting thing is that a part of the brain called the parietal lobe is fired into action.


''When this happens we can read each other's brains and bodies at a deeper level - a sixth sense.''

Sara Lal, senior lecturer in the university's department of medical and molecular biosciences, said the visual and audio face-to-face communication between the therapists and the volunteer patients had resulted in the alignment of what is known as their autonomic nervous systems.


''It really is quite eerie when you see the traces on the screen start to match each other as they come into alignment,'' Dr Lal said. ''We now believe physiological alignment is required for successful therapy.''


Videos of the counselling sessions showed the patients' body language changed as alignment occurred, the eyes changed their focus and the patients became oblivious to the surroundings. The patients, who received the therapy for a variety of reasons, were shown to have lower levels of anxiety and lower heart rates at the end of the sessions. They all said they had benefited from them.


Ms Stratford believes that achieving the state can be used to enhance the relationship between teacher and student and between doctor and patient.


Psychotherapist Alan Meara, president of Gestalt Australia & New Zealand, who was a Phd supervisor for the research, said: ''This sixth sense isn't something that is magical. It is something that the human brain is wired to do. The research shows that we do have the capacity to understand people at a deeper level than we normally do in general conversation.''


Ms Stratford, who has a master's degree in psychotherapy, majoring in neuroscience, said: ''It appears that as we connect deeply with someone by using our sixth sense [and other senses] we are using our creative imagination to read the other person.''


And if you are interested in tips to how best chat up a potential partner? ''You need to give them your total, undivided attention,'' she said.


''Listening is better than talking about yourself, and the state of oneness becomes strongest after two or three meetings.''


Beware the third date.


What's going on


THIRTY volunteers aged 21 to 65 were assessed by six therapists in a trial period of more than 180 hours.


Each had said that they were suffering some kind of anxiety in their life.

Electrodes were placed around the head to monitor brain waves in four different areas. The heart was monitored by ECG and the body through skin conductance resonance - a monitor taped to the finger.


The electrodes monitored activity in four areas of the brain at the moment of ''alignment''. The monitoring showed heightened activity in the parietal part of the brain, which is considered to be the seat of the imagination.


It was this part of the brain that has been of interest to those who have studied the brain of Albert Einstein.


It is the ''alignment'' between two people that researcher Trisha Stratford said enabled the relationship between individuals to be elevated to another level. ''My energy impacts with you just standing there,'' she said. ''I am impacting your brain and body just by being here.”







Treasurer’s Report


On November 15, 2010, the ASPH Bank Account Balance was $2,908.90

Thank you so much for sending in your Renewal and New Membership Dues!