Tuesday, January 5, 2010
7:00 p.m. SHARP
Topic: Pump Up Your Practice… NOW!!
Presenter: Sandi Graves, CH
Please no dining during the meeting.
We’ll save you a seat!!
Sandi Graves, CH
Pump Up Your Practice… NOW!
Give yourself a FREE New Year’s Gift!
TIME and ENERGY really are FREE… when you know how to make them work for you.
Learn how to enhance your client base without draining your pocketbook or your energy. No matter how long you have been at it…
It might be time for you to add some pizzaz and energy to your business or personal life.
Sandi Graves, CH, created a profitable and successful hypnotism practice in just a couple of months and she is excited to share some of her techniques and tricks with you.
Has your business slowed down… or are you not making the kind of money that you want? I’m going to show you how you can do both, and for FREE or very little money, get your business running in the black.
Many hypnotists have said the recession has slowed down their business. If that’s true, then you now have more time and energy to spend on fine tuning the business side of your practice. Even if you’ve been in the business for a long time, you just might pick up on one fresh new idea and ultimately pick up the pace in your business and bring in more money in 2010.
You can expand your practice by following just one or two of the ideas I will present at the ASPH January 5, 2010 meeting.
Sandi’s presentation will include the following Tips & Techniques:
· Opening a second office (how I did it for FREE)
· Using synergy to increase your client base.
· Understanding “presence” for creating riveting marketing ideas.
· Providing simple, inexpensive business packet ideas.
· Delivering office information.
· Getting customers thru the door.
· Increasing self-motivation.
One lucky person will receive a FREE PRIZE!
Tuesday Meetings: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Free for Members)*
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(2 credits per meeting attended)
UPCOMING TOPICS & PRESENTERS
February 2010 – To Be Announced
March 2010 – To Be Announced
December 1, 2009
Minutes from the December 1, 2009 Meeting/Holiday Party
Since this was the ASPH Holiday Party meeting, members and their guests gathered at the Home Town Buffet restaurant an hour earlier than usual, at 6 PM.
After dinner, President Robert J. O’Connor wished everyone a very happy holiday season and announced the new slate of officers for 2010:
President Robert O’Connor
Vice-President Sandi Graves
Secretary Tim Paulson
Treasurer Sylvia Shelton
Statutory Agent* Carol Adler
Robert expressed the regrets of both Tim Paulson and Sylvia Shelton that they were unable to attend the party because of business and family obligations, respectively.
On behalf of ASPH, Robert
expressed his deepest gratitude to
The meeting proceeded with the annual holiday gift-giving “Purple Elephant” exchange with ASPH member and past president, Alan Handelsman serving as master of ceremonies. As always, it was a hilarious and highly enjoyable celebration.
Before the conclusion of the meeting, Robert announced that the January 5, 2010 meeting presenter will be Sandi Graves, CHt, who will “move us into the New Year with new energy and lots of ideas for revving up our practices.”
The meeting/ party ended at 8:30 PM.
ASPH 2010 OFFICERS
President: Robert O’Connor -- email@example.com
Vice-President: Sandi Graves – firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Tim Paulson – email@example.com
Treasurer: Sylvia Shelton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Statutory Agent and Parliamentarian: Carol Adler – email@example.com
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Would like to make an announcement and cordially invite you all to come listen to Dick Sutphen CHt...
as a guest on my radio show, coming up on January 11th.
Will be streamed live at www.ztalkradio.com The show is called Our Worlds.
We will be on the air from 3-5 Pacific
We will be taking calls and chatting with Dick about his practice and his books.
Call in number will be 602-910-4492.
Look forward to having you come and visit with us!
Elizabeth Dye CHt
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Many professional, working stage performers of today
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Register by Dec. 18th with a small deposit of only $200
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Monthly Networking Meeting
If you would like to discuss
building your practice, or any other hypnosis related topics over dinner,
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) with your name, phone number and email address.
Sherry Bertram email@example.com 602-920-3281
Rebekah Costello firstname.lastname@example.org 602 316-8561
Sandi Graves email@example.com 480-628-5436
Phil Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org 602-330-6886
Alan Handelsman email@example.com 602-478-8346
Robert (Bob) LaBine firstname.lastname@example.org 480-948-8673
Robert J. O’Connor email@example.com 602-593-4006
Susan Poznanski firstname.lastname@example.org 602-843-8835
Martha Reed email@example.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
The International Hypnosis Research Institute
Social & Professional Networking on the Internet:
Create your own free hypnosis “lenses” at Squidoo! www.squidoo.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our next newsletter.
Here’s a great article from Ode Magazine provided by Carol Adler:
Replacing Pain Killers With Hypnosis
By Ursula Sautter, Ode Magazine
Alexis Makris, a 19-year-old
hairdresser’s apprentice from
Of course, Makris is jogging
down that sandy strand only in his mind. His body is stretched out on a
reclining chair in the
Increasingly, dentists, physicians and surgeons are using hypnosis to replace, or at least reduce, the use of painkillers as well as general and local anesthetics. Hypnosis may not be the method of choice for major operations, but for a growing number of procedures ranging from kidney stone fragmentation to minor surgery to childbirth it has proved an effective alternative to conventional sedatives and analgesics. Hypnosis is real, says psychiatrist David Spiegel, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. It’s no less palpable an analgesic than medication.
Many people are allergic to painkillers and anesthetics, so hypnosis is a crucial option for them. But hypnosis can also help prevent or reduce unwanted side effects. Makris, for example, doesn’t have a numb or swollen cheek. It’s the injection of anesthetics itself that disturbs the circulation and causes the tissue to swell, explains Schmierer, president of the German Society for Dental Hypnosis. People plagued by fear of needles or fear of going to the dentist also benefit from hypnotherapy, he adds.
Studies have confirmed these
and other effects. Marie-Elisabeth Faymonville, an anesthetist at
Hypnosis from the Greek word
hypnos, meaning sleep was used as medical treatment as far back as the ancient
Greeks. In mid-19th-century
Contrary to popular belief, people under hypnosis can’t be made to do things they wouldn’t normally do. They are simply in a state of highly focused attention, with a constriction in peripheral awareness and heightened responsiveness to social cues, Stanford School of Medicine’s Spiegel explains. It is most similar to the everyday state of becoming so absorbed in a good movie or a novel that one enters the imagined world and suspends awareness of the usual one. While this condition lasts, a patient may feel distanced from his surroundings but can still actively cancel the trance at all times if conditions make that seem necessary, Schmierer says.
So how do you put someone in such a state of mind? In Makris’ case, he lays down on the reclining chair and Schmierer starts with gentle conversation about how he feels slightly nervous and how he slept the previous night quite well, thank you. Then Schmierer raises his finger and asks Makris to focus on it while he breathes slowly. Once his finger touches Makris’ forehead, Schmierer says, you will be in hypnosis.
Then the dentist and his wife, Gudrun, a psychologist who sits next to Makris during the procedure, weave a gentle web of suggestions. Raise your left hand, they say in slow, low voices. It will become cool and numb, just like your jaw. Imagine your right arm is a lightning rod and send all negative sensations out through its fingertips. Your mouth now feels like it’s filled with ice cubes. You’re moving farther and farther away from all this, out of this room, out of this moment, to a wonderful place where you do what you want to do.
Makris’ eyes close, his breathing slows and his muscles relax. When he opens his mouth, the 10-minute extraction procedure begins. All the while, Schmierer and his wife continue to talk, commenting on the sounds that come and go and sensations like the prick of the dental implement that simply feels like a toothpick. When Makris appears distressed by the pressure of the forceps used to pull out his tooth they urge him to go into a deeper trance. And he does because, he says, I wanted to get away from it all. After the tooth is out, Schmierer finishes with several useful suggestions to improve the healing process, and the awakening phase begins.
New imaging techniques have
recently started to reveal what occurs under hypnosis, and why pain that would
otherwise lead to severe discomfort becomes bearable. Using functional magnetic
resonance imaging (fMRI) scans, Sebastian Schulz-Stubner and his team at
Not everybody can profit from medical hypnosis, however. As a general rule, Schmierer cautions, hypnosis shouldn’t be used with people suffering from severe depression or psychiatric disorders, since they may be less able to differentiate between reality and hypnotic suggestion. Hypnosis isn’t recommended for people under the influence of alcohol either, or in cases where there hasn’t been a proper medical diagnosis. And then there’s the roughly 5 to 10 percent of the population that can only be hypnotized with great difficulty, Schmierer says, because of a lack of imagination and an inability to concentrate or plain suspicion of the procedure.
Although the number of dentists, physicians and psychotherapists who employ hypnosis is growing, it will take quite some time before the technique goes mainstream, according to Eric Vermetten, president of the Netherlands-based International Society of Hypnosis. What we need is for it to become a part of the medical curriculum, he argues, and for such bodies as the World Health Organization to recognize its use for certain indications. Until that happens, the circle of patients who, like Makris, can profit from hypnosis will remain comparatively small. It’s sad, says Vermetten. Hypnosis can do so much good with so little.