Tuesday, February 2, 2010
7:00 p.m. SHARP
Topic: Unlock Your Power Within!
Presenter: Sam Meranto, CHt,
Please no dining during the meeting.
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‘Unlock Your Power Within!’- Sam Meranto
Pioneer Hypnotherapist (Tuesday, February 2, 2010 Meeting)
For Sam, ‘the impossible is only the start...’
ASPH is privileged to welcome world-renowned Hypnotherapist
Sam Meranto, CHt as its February 2, 2010 presenter.
Sam will share with us some of his amazing pioneering stories as a Hypnotherapist.
From Sam's website (www.sammeranto.com):
Sam was in a
tornado in 1953 in
Sam Meranto was born November 3, 1931 in Niagara
Falls, NY. He is a father of six children. He has been married to Cynthia for
28 years. She has worked along side him in the office since 1976. We have a
total of 8 people that work in the main office in
If you are in
“If you would like extra help for weight loss, anorexia, bulimia, depression, pain, addictions, sex problems, shyness, or motivation, fill out the Lifestyle Analysis and send it to Phoenix through the mail or bring it in personally. We then analyze it and pin point the areas you need help. We select eight hours of audio sessions on about 10 different recordings selected from our library of over 1500 prerecorded sessions that help you with your special needs and desires. You will get the cost and information with the Lifestyle Analysis. Make sure you try the stress session first to get an idea how powerful this program is.”
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)
UPCOMING TOPICS & PRESENTERS
March 2, 2010 – K.C. Miller, CHt. -, Director of Southwest Institute of Healing
Arts (SWIHA) www.swiha.com – “How to Combine Hypnotherapy with Spiritual Coaching”
April 6, 2010 - Leo Gagnon, CHt. - Former ASPH President, Emeritus Member
ASPH www.besthypno.com– “One Session Emotional Relief”
May 4, 2010 – Dick Sutphen, CHt. – Best-Selling author of 19 New Age Books
http://www.dicksutphen.com/ - Topic to be announced
June 1, 2010 – Sean Gately, CHt. – Director, Phoenix Arizona Hypnosis and
Wellness Center, ( also a Graphologist (Handwriting Analysis), and
Meditation Expert http://www.valleywidehypnosis.com –
Topic to be announced
July 6, 2010 – Melinda Vail – world-renowned clairvoyant and
hypnotherapist www.melindavail.com – Topic to be announced
$$$ Dues Reminder – ASPH Dues for 2010 are due.
See invoice at the end of your newsletter. $$$
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If you’re not already a member, join us for 2010. You’ll be happy you did!
January 5, 2010
Minutes from the January 5, 2010 ASPH Meeting
Robert called the meeting to order at 7:10. He introduced the officers, followed by attendees introducing themselves around the room. Robert discussed how ASPH has changed and evolved over the years, and stressed that we now have a very strong nucleus which will allow us to build throughout this year.
He then introduced our speaker for the evening, Sandi Graves.
Sandi has only been a hypnotherapist for a relatively short time, but in that time she has already built a thriving practice and a strong following. She has an amazing amount of energy, and a very positive attitude. These two qualities combined have given her an abundant amount of ideas for marketing a practice, which she openly shared with the group. Sandi presented us with lists of ideas she had put together on large flip charts, and also asked for the group to brainstorm on any other additions. Though they are too numerous to list all of them here, a few ideas included: flyers or cards at a convenience store, health food store, or car wash; giving a free seminar; sending a press release to local newspapers, advertising in Valu-Pak, or other bulk mailers; and personally circulating and networking through local expos, events, and possibly charities.
Robert mentioned the reason most hypnotherapists fail in their first year is because no-one knows what they do. It’s important to let everyone know about your practice, to be proud of it as if you were a proud parent talking about your children. Sandi suggested always having a small flyer or pamphlet handy, or at the very least, a business card you could hand out. Printing them yourself is becoming much easier now, or there are many low cost printing shops available, such as Vista Print. They are also able to print up posters, signs, and banners for table or window displays.
Another way to get the word out is to offer to speak at service clubs (Lions, Optimists, etc.), and find ways to serve the community. Sandi related a story of starting her practice in Globe. By coincidence, she was just starting about the same time a severe fire tore through that community. She offered her hypnotherapy services to displaced families and individuals in area shelters, and helped with sleep challenges, stress reduction, etc. In a matter of days she was much better known throughout the community, and had set herself up as a valuable resource in the area.
Dr. Sam Sterk related that he
is now contacting independent living centers for senior citizens and speaking
to the activity directors in order to give talks on such things as relieving
chronic pain, sleep disorders / insomnia, and relationship issues which may
affect seniors – spousal relationships, and relationships with family members.
Robert also added that in marketing to other professionals (doctors,
chiropractors, naturopaths, etc.); always go with the idea of providing service
to their business, not looking for work from them. Offer to pass out their
cards, to offer their services as a referral, to be complementary to the
service they perform. He also mentioned an activity he’s found useful in the
past, which is to attend various seminars, exhibitions, or events and introduce
yourself to attendees as well as professionals at the event. He offered a
website that lists all of the events being held in
Sandi also discussed the
importance of websites, and having your own site to promote your business.
Because the internet has become the main source for business, shopping, and
consumer research in our daily lives, a website has become an essential part of
any marketing strategy. Sandi’s son, Davis has designed a basic website for
hypnotherapists, which may then be easily individualized for your specific
business. To see it, go to www.KissHypnosisScripts.com , which has been created in
The meeting was adjourned at 9PM.
ASPH 2010 OFFICERS
President: Robert O’Connor -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President: Sandi Graves – email@example.com
Secretary: Tim Paulson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Sylvia Shelton - email@example.com
Statutory Agent and Parliamentarian: Carol Adler – firstname.lastname@example.org
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A Thank You from Carol…
Dear ASPH Members,
I was greatly touched by the lovely gift that you sent to me—a $50.00 gift certificate to Chompie’s Restaurant… or shall I say, $50.00 worth of chopped liver and matzoh ball soup!!! I love Chompie’s Restaurant and I also love being the “glue that holds it all together” as the gift card stated!
is my pleasure to serve you as Statutory agent and “fill-in” whenever services
are temporarily needed. I’m reminded of
a man who served as the “substitute everything” at my
This man was the glue that held everything together. I’m happy to be your glue. As you know, although I am a certified hypnotherapist with 7 years of training, I don’t have a professional hypnotherapy practice. I do have another profession, however—a writing, editing and publishing business—which lends itself well to helping out with clerical, administrative and secretarial work when necessary.
Here’s to a wonderful new year with lots of chopped liver!!!
Carol Adler, CHt
ASPH Statutory Agent & Parliamentarian
Chopped Liver Custodian
P.S. I have a new book coming out; I’ll bring copies to the meeting as soon as it’s ready. Its title is:
Do You Really Need To Write A Book? Tips & Techniques for Writing, Publishing, Marketing & Promoting Your Book!
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If you wish to become a member, please contact:
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Sylvia will send you the ASPH Application Form and Fee Sheet.
This information is also available on the
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I have a Hypnosis/Therapist office available to share if
any of your members are interested. (I used to be one of your members but not
currently). I use it part-time evenings and weekends for hypnosis. It is
totally available during week days and we can work out a schedule if they need
it some evenings or weekends. It is located on
Dr Sam Sterk, PhD, will be offering 2 seminars in Sports Hypnosis Training
Seminar 1-beginning and intermediate Sports Hypnosis Training is a 2 day course and will cover the following during the weekend of 03-20-2010 and 03-21-2010:
Overview-Sports are big in
***How to assess athletes and develop a Sports Hypnosis Intervention plan. How to develop Sports Hypnosis goals with time frames as part of an agreement between the hypnotist and the client.
***Sport Psychology concepts such as the use of Visual Imagery to imrove Performance, and Tension Control during competition
***Goal setting-short term and long term
***How to Focus and Refocus when the athlete has lost his/her Focus.
***Mental Toughness in sports
***Self Confidence in sports
***Attaining Positive Self Talk at all time.
This seminar will also focus on a number of Inductions, Deepening techniques and Convincers.
The cost for this 2 day training is $279 but if you register by January 31, 2010, the fee wil be reduced to $249, a $30.00 savings.
The Advanced Sports Hypnosis Training is a one day course and it will cover the following on Saturday 03-27-2010:
***Pain Management in Sports and working with InjuryRrecovery with athletes. Dr. Sterk will offer a suggested Pain/Health Inventory for Intake purposes.
(There will be a number of Hypnotic techniques that have been shown to be effective in reducing pain.)
***Some Rapid Induction techniques will also be offered.
***Facilitating Concentration in sports
***Working with Teams
***Onsite and Offsite intervention
***Marketing your skills in sports venues
The cost for this one day training is $169 but if you register by January 31, 2010, the fee will be reduced to $145, a $24 savings.
To register for any of these courses, please do the following:
Indicate your interest by calling or sending an email. Dr. Sterk will call you back with the particulars such as credit card or check preferences
Dr. Sam Sterk, Ph.D. from Peak Performance Plus, LLC
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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 (email@example.com ) with your name, phone number and email address.
Sherry Bertram firstname.lastname@example.org 602-920-3281
Rebekah Costello email@example.com 602 316-8561
Sandi Graves firstname.lastname@example.org 480-628-5436
Phil Hamilton email@example.com 602-330-6886
Alan Handelsman firstname.lastname@example.org 602-478-8346
Robert (Bob) LaBine email@example.com 480-948-8673
Robert J. O’Connor firstname.lastname@example.org 602-593-4006
Susan Poznanski email@example.com 602-843-8835
Martha Reed firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The International Hypnosis Research Institute
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy
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
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