Arizona Society For Professional Hypnosis




Next Meeting…

(Please note – we’ll start 1 hour earlier)





…December 1, 2009…

ASPH Holiday Party

!!6 PM Sharp!!


HomeTown Buffet

(ASPH Meeting Room)*

Members FREE!!

Guests Pay at the Door (We have coupons!!!)

Bring a White Elephant present

(around $10.00)


Please reserve your place!

Email this form to by November 25, 2009.

***(Please disregard this email if you have already sent in your reservation.)***


I will be attending the ASPH Holiday Party, December 1, 2009.


Guests (Number)______



HomeTown Buffet


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





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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)




December – Holiday Party Time!

December 1, 2009 - Home Town Buffett



January 2010 – Sandi Graves – “Pump Up Your Practice… Now!”


February 2010 – To Be Announced



Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2009


Minutes from the November 3, 2009 ASPH Meeting.


The meeting was called to order by Robert O’Connor at 7:05. After introduction of the officers, members present introduced themselves. Robert mentioned that ASPH is now over 40 years old, and that hypnotherapy is becoming more accessible every year.


The most important item of business for this meeting was Nomination of ASPH Officers for the year of 2010. Nominations were as follows:


Treasurer – Sylvia Shelton

Secretary – Tim Paulson

Vice President – Sandy Graves

President – Robert O’Connor


Since only one person was nominated for each position, Robert moved to forgo the process of an official vote, and simply install the nominees for the 2010 term which begins on January 1, 2010. The move was seconded, and those nominated persons were duly elected.

Robert then introduced Lindsay Brady, CHt. the speaker for the evening. An Emeritus member of ASPH, Lindsay served for more than 15 years as an officer on the board of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis, including five terms as President. He has been one of the leaders of the organization for over 25 years. Robert pointed out that he was involved during some very difficult times in ASPH, when the organization was barely surviving, and it was due to his leadership at that time that we still have a group with these monthly meetings. 


As a professional hypnotist since 1970 and one of the most recognized contributors to the promotion of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, Lindsay has conducted sessions with more than 27,000 clients in a clinical setting and has “hypnotized” thousands more during demonstrations, stage-show performances and lectures.


Recognized as a leading clinical hypnotherapist, Lindsay's reputation and high success rate have attracted clients throughout the United States and internationally. His work has been featured in newspaper articles regarding hypnotherapy and he has appeared on radio and TV shows concerning the phenomenon of the hypnotic process. Lindsay’s most recent contribution to furthering the validity of the hypnotic process book: As the Pendulum Swings—If It Isn’t Hypnosis… Then What is It—The Mind/Brain Connection. Lindsay’s website is .


Lindsay has been practicing hypnosis for 39 years, and at one time or another has embraced every different approach to hypnotherapy. His presentation centered on an approach to hypnotherapy which looks specifically at how “perception” plays a significant role in our behavior; perception is the means by which the mind, brain and body communicate with each other. As he explained, perceptions are instructions to your brain that cause a specific behavior without your need to do anything further. The mind will instruct our brain to do any behavior we want. Lindsay’s own description re-evaluates the term “hypnotism” to what he considers a more active term, “perceptionism.”


He demonstrated the theory that the mind doesn’t care what you “say,” only what you “perceive.” He had attendees hold a pendulum over a target on a sheet of paper. He demonstrated that by simply hearing a command without consciously moving the hand, the individual could cause the pendulum to swing either side-to-side, front-to-back, or even in a circle. Lindsay stated that the individual just needs to see the end result; perception will create the behavior to accomplish it now. Further, the mind cannot perceive of something in the future, so working with a client and giving a suggestion such as, “You’re going to lose weight,” or “You are going to quit smoking” is of no use. Statements must be made in the present moment. The mind must be able to perceive NOW.


Lindsay discussed the way in which our emotions are felt physically in our body and can be identified by asking a client, “Where in your body do you feel this?” Our perceptions will respond the same, whether the issue is real or not real. If the brain knows the difference between tired and not tired, for example, then it also knows how to get rid of the unwanted emotion. At any time, it can act and feel the way it chooses. If the brain can manipulate the cells and muscles to move the pendulum, then it can also manipulate the cells in your body to conquer cancer.


Lindsay believes that we don’t need to bring a client through old issues, to dredge up a painful past in order to achieve healing. He stressed that by changing how they perceive themselves, the new behavior takes over and they automatically begin to behave according to the new perception. One of the most important things to remember is that every time we learn a new concept, we are creating a new neural pathway. Every time we access that new neural pathway, i.e., when we practice the new behavior, we are strengthening it. By going into the past and reliving old memories, we are just adding strength to those old pathways we are attempting to release.


After his talk Lindsay opened the floor to questions, and a lively discussion followed, with various members asking questions of his techniques and asking for more clarification of this definition of hypnosis. Lindsay said he enjoys the banter with his colleagues, and is very open to hearing different points of view.


At the conclusion of the meeting, Robert reminded members that the next meeting, December 1, the ASPH annual holiday dinner party, begins at 6:00PM, one hour earlier than our usual meeting time.


Robert call for adjournment, and the meeting was closed at 8:50.


After the meeting, Lindsay’s exciting new book, As the Pendulum Swings: If It Isn’t Hypnosis… Then What Is It? was available for purchase. The book, which normally sells for $19, was offered that night for just $15, and Lindsay generously donated half of that amount to ASPH.


Respectfully submitted,

Tim Paulson, CHt.

ASPH Secretary





President: Robert O’Connor --

Vice-President: Sandy

Secretary: Tim Paulson –

Treasurer: Sylvia Shelton -

Statutory Agent and Parliamentarian: Carol Adler –



The ASPH Website  is the domain 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 as soon as possible.


Thank you!





" Notes from the Statutory Agent: Carol Adler: "


We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings. If you have any questions about ASPH, please don’t hesitate to contact us 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 us by email and we will send them as MS Word attachments.


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


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.


If you wish to become a member, please contact:

Treasurer – Sylvia Shelton

Sylvia will send you the ASPH Application Form and Fee Sheet.  

This information is also available on the ASPH website,


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




Happy Birthday to You




Carol Adler

Lindsay Brady

Mort Berkowitz

David Harrod

Kathy Balland

Tracy Crouch



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), 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.





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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.


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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 ( ) with your name, phone number and email address.


Carol Adler 480-452-9183

Sherry Bertram  602-920-3281

Rebekah Costello 602 316-8561

Sandi Graves 480-628-5436

Phil Hamilton 602-330-6886

Alan Handelsman 602-478-8346

Robert (Bob) LaBine 480-948-8673

Robert J. O’Connor 602-593-4006

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:


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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 to be included in our next newsletter.