Arizona Society For Professional Hypnosis



Next Meeting

Tuesday, April 6, 2009

7:00 p.m. SHARP


Topic: Women Dealing With Physical and Emotional Trauma
And How They Can Recover

Presenter: Debbie Peacock



HomeTown Buffet


(On the West Side of Scottsdale Road, just south of McDowell)

Please no dining during the meeting.


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Members’ Announcements

This month’s presentation
ASPH Website Info

Meeting Calendar
Secretary’s Notes
Membership Application

Minutes from last month
Women Dealing With Physical and Emotional Trauma
And How They Can Recover

Presenter: Debbie Peacock


The April talk will concentrate on women and trauma … deep traumas such as rape, murder, kidnapping, attempted murder and child molestation. In cases of severe trauma, physical scars heal but emotional scars often remain and cause problems in many areas like family, personal and sexual relationships.   Debbie will begin with a relaxation for the audience to reinforce the importance of relaxation therapy. She will also talk about the importance of the pre-talk and how really listening to the client can influence your choice of hypnosis techniques.  She will discuss how anger, low self esteem, fear and sexual issues due to trauma from molestation and other violent experiences can be healed and the women can once again regain their personal power. One of Debbie’s clients will be participating in these demonstrations. We welcome her and thank her for her bravery. Questions are welcomed.



Deborah Peacock’s practice, “Debbie’s Place”, work mainly with women and woman's issues. She has focused her work for seventeen years teaching and counseling women and with women's groups. Debbie is a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Communications and trained in hypnosis about eight years ago. She is one of our own members at the Arizona Society For Professional Hypnotists as well as a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and the Hypnotists Union. Debbie is also a Reiki Master.




Tuesday Meetings: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Free for Members)*

Certificates &C. E. U. Credit Hours Awarded for Attendance**

(2 credits per meeting attended)



We are still gathering presenters for our 2009/2010 calendar. If you have a topic you would like to present or can suggest someone who you would love to hear speak for our group, please email Debbie at




June – TBA


July – Using the Media to Expand Your Practice – Presenter - Gibran Sepulveda


August – TBA


September – TBA


October – Hypnosis for Food Addictions – Presenter – Dr. Ilana Oren


November – Officer Nominations


December – Holiday Party Time!


Meeting Minutes

March 2, 2009


President, Robert J. O’Connor called the meeting to order at 7 PM.  Everyone introduced themselves and shared why they attended the meeting. Susan Poznanski informed us that one of our members, Rose McNicol,  was ill. Robert also informed us that another member, Eileen Soland, could also use our support. We discussed the fact that we, as a group, should feel free to reach out to our members in need, and asked that we be informed of what we can do to support our members.


Greg Nielson, our vice president, was a speaker for the evening. His topic was The Care and Feeding of a Hypnosis Practice. Greg did a phenomenal power point presentation that walked us through beginning our practices, from getting our education through getting and bringing back our clients. He gave us a list of 10 things that decide the success of our practice:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Service
  3. Advertising
  4. Reputation
  5. Enthusiasm
  6. Customer Contact Lists
  7. Competitiveness (price)
  8. Satisfied Customer
  9. Credibility
  10. Enthusiasm (yes again – it counts twice)


Greg went on to discuss our marketing. One of the things he stressed the most was that we are NOT selling hypnosis, but the BENEFITS it provides. This is very important to remember when preparing our marketing materials.


This was a great presentation for the newbies and the seasoned practitioner. It gave us all some insight into newer marketing ideas and things we may have forgotten in doing business daily.


Greg also announced that at our recent Board meeting, we decided to produce some general brochures showing the benefits of hypnosis and directing the reader to the ASPH website for member referrals. These should be ready in the next couple of months. They will be a great way to get hypnosis in the forefront at health fairs, sporting events etc.


Following the presentation, members announced their upcoming events. The meeting was adjourned at 9 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Debbie Gent, ASPH Secretary



President: Robert O’Connor --

Vice-President: Greg Nielson –

Secretary: Debbie Gent –

Treasurer: Tracy Crouch -

Statutory Agent and Parliamentarian: Carol Adler –


The ASPH Website is our website. If you are a professional practicing hypnotherapist, we welcome your contact information. Kindly email Secretary, Debbie Gent, and we will add your information to our list. Thank you!


Charges for our webmaster updating your information on the ASPH website are $5.00 ~

Please make your check payable to ASPH and bring to the meeting or mail to:

Tracy Crouch · 2805 W. Plum Hollow Dr · Phoenix, AZ 85086


" Notes from the Secretary – Debbie Gent: "


I look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings. If you have any questions about ASPH, please don’t hesitate to contact me at


Also, if you need copies of the ASPH By-Laws, Constitution and Code of Ethics or would like information on the Hypnosis Arizona State Regulations, kindly contact me by email and I will send them as MS Word attachments.


Just 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 then via email to me at


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 or have the option of paying a five dollar 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 Hypnotist are submitted for Members only.


If you wish to become a member, please contact:

Treasurer – Tracy Crouch –

2805 West Plum Hollow Drive, Anthem, AZ 85086   Tel: 602-348-0477

to receive the Application Form and Fee Sheet.


Please see our website at  or contact Secretary, Debbie Gent,, for copies of the Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Ethics.



Happy Birthday to You



Don Rice – April 9


Although many of you may have sent us your birthday dates in the past, we are now creating a new list. Be sure to add your birth date to the roster when you sign in or send us that information (your name and birthday month and day), 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.


$$$ Dues Reminder – ASPH Dues for 2009 are due.

See invoice at the end of your newsletter.  $$$


Member Benefits:


Great Education and CEU’s each month

Monthly Networking Opportunities

Annual Holiday Party

And …

Priceless Friendships and Camaraderie


If you’re not already a member, join us for 2009. You’ll be happy you did!


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.


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 to be included in our next newsletter.


 One of our old time members, Eileen Soland, is struggling with health issues. If you would like to contact Eileen she can be reached at 602-996-4122. She’d love to hear from you.


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The following members are available to easily network among yourselves.  If you would like to have your name, phone number and email address included in this list of ASPH members, please email me ( ) your name, phone number and email address.

Carol Adler 480-897-4452

Sherry Bertram  602-920-3281

Rebekah Costello 602 316-8561

Debbie Gent 602-896-0146

Phil Hamilton 602-330-6886

Alan Handelsman 602-478-8346

Robert (Bob) LaBine,, 480-948-8673

Susan Poznanski 602-843-8835

Martha Reed 623 249-5888

Tina Sacchi,,  623-261-6167

Cheryle Timbrook,, 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)



Social & Professional Networking on the Internet:




Arizona Society for

Professional Hypnosis



2009 Membership Form

Annual Renewal Dues:     $35.00 (Postal Mailing List Members add - $15.00)

New Members:                  $85.00



Name    _______________________________________________






Phone   _________________________Fax____________________


Email   _______________________URL_____________________


Your Birthday (month & day) ______________________________


Membership Classification (Please Check Box)

1Certified Professional    1 Associate Member    1Mailing List Only

Certificate Requested?  1 Yes    1 No


Please make out a check or money order to ASPH and mail to:


                   Tracy Crouch, Treasurer

                  2805 West Plum Hollow Drive

                  Anthem, AZ 85086

                  Phone:  602-348-0477




If you wish to join ASPH, please contact Tracy Crouch, Treasurer.