Arizona Society For Professional Hypnosis




Next Meeting

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

7:00 p.m. SHARP


Topic: Nomination for 2010 Officers


Presenter: Lindsay A. Brady

Topic: Perceptionism, not Hypnotism

A provocative view on hypnotherapy



HomeTown Buffet


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

Please no dining during the meeting.



 Click here for driving directions

We’ll save you a seat!!


Topic: This year’s most important meeting …
Officer Nominations for 2009
Please, mark your calendars to be here and
participate in the running of YOUR organization.




It’s that time again, folks. The November meeting is the time for nominating those who would like to serve as officers for the ASPH for 2010. If you’d like to support Hypnosis and ASPH and devote some of your time and energy to the administration and management of this valuable organization, we’d love to place your name on the ballot as a candidate for the 2010 slate of officers. If there is someone in the organization who you feel would make a fantastic officer, please contact them and ask if they would enjoy accepting a nomination for that position.


To be eligible as a candidate for ASPH President, Vice-President, Secretary or Treasurer, you must

·         Be a member in good standing

·         Have been a member of ASPH for at least one year

·         Have attended at least three regular meetings during the past calendar year

·         Have someone present at the meeting to nominate them




Method of Balloting for 2009 to elect officers for 2010

You must a member of ASPH to vote!


At the November meeting, upon completion of accepting all officer nominations for 2010, attending ASPH members will have an opportunity to vote and submit their ballots to Tim Paulson, ASPH Secretary.


For those who are unable to attend the November 2009 meeting, after the nomination slate has been approved at the November 2009 meeting, a ballot will be sent to all members by email. Please vote, sign your ballot and return it to or mail by U. S. Postal Delivery to:


Tim Paulson,

ASPH Secretary

12528 W. Pinetop Dr.

Sun City West, Arizona 85375


no later than November 28, 2009. Member's name must be on the ballot or it will not be counted as a vote.


Members without email addresses will receive their ballots by postal delivery.



Election choices are confidential. They are delivered to the ASPH Secretary. No one else will see your ballot.


The new officers will be announced at the December meeting/holiday party.


Nomination procedures and officer’s duties are attached at the end of this newsletter.




Lindsay A. Brady, C.Ht.



Perceptionism, not Hypnotism

A provocative view on hypnotherapy


During his presentation Lindsay will:

·        Dispel many false perceptions about the hypnotic process (Which will probably provoke considerable disagreement from ASPH members)

·        Demonstrate how human consciousness can use its brain to easily change and alter behavior

·        Reveal the driving force behind the hypnotic process

·        Explain how to add power to your present approach

·        Clarify how the human mind communicates with its brain and body—The “Mind/Brain Connection



About Lindsay Brady

As a professional hypnotist since 1970, Lindsay Brady, Certified Hypnotherapist, 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.

Contributing extensively to the promotion of hypnosis and hypnotherapy, Lindsay served for more than 15 years as an officer on the board of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis and was for five terms its president.

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.


An important notice, Lindsay will also have copies of his exciting new book,

“As The Pendulum Swings”

available at the meeting.

The book is normally priced at $18, but Lindsay will be offering members in attendance

a special rate of only $15, and he will donate half of that directly to ASPH.

Thank you Lindsay for your generosity!





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

Special Time: 6:00 – 9:00PM

Members are free, guests just $11.25

Bring a White Elephant gift ($10 limit)


January 2010 – Topic to be announced


February 2010 - KC Miller, Director, Southwest Institute of Healing Arts



Meeting Minutes

October 6, 2009


Minutes from the October 6, 2009 ASPH Meeting.


Robert O’Conner called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm, and introduced the officers, then asked those in attendance to introduce themselves. We welcomed three people in attendance who had never been to a meeting before. Robert asked that any information for the website be emailed to the secretary at He then announced the publication of Lindsay Brady’s new book, As The Pendulum Swings. Lindsay will be our featured speaker next month at the November meeting. At this point, Robert introduced our speaker for the evening, Dr. Ilana Oren, whose topic for the evening was “Hypnosis for Food Addictions.”


Dr. Ilana H. Oren is internationally recognized as an expert in Hypnosis. She has presented for international conferences on the subject of hypnosis and the use of Hypnosis in the treatment of food and drug addictions. Dr. Oren has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1976, providing counseling services to individuals, couples and groups. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist and has successfully used Hypnosis in the treatment of depression, anxiety eating disorders nicotine and drug addiction. Dr. Oren’s private practice is located in Gilbert, AZ. Her website is:


Dr. Ilana Oren began her presentation with a wonderful guided meditation, which also included a few post hypnotic suggestions that she would normally use with clients. Later in the program she handed out a copy of the many suggestions she normally uses.


Twenty-seven years ago Dr. Oren decided she needed to lose 60 pounds after the birth of her third child. This is when her approach to weight loss began. She found that in the fast pace of modern society, we can become addicted to the rush – we get a rush from being rushed! Through her research, she was able to find emotional triggers that led people to overeating. For some folks this compulsive behavior happened to manifest itself in food, but is really no different from any other addictive behavior, since, “all addictions are emotional addictions.”


Dr. Oren defined two types of addictions: Substance ( Food, Alcohol, Drugs, etc.) and Feelings ( Love, Sex, Work, etc.).  All addictive behaviors involve denial, and she stressed that a person must ultimately assume responsibility for themselves. Essentially, weight management is based on food consumption (amount and type) and exercise. In order to track one’s weight, Dr. Oren suggests weighing oneself daily and keeping a detailed account of one’s habits.


She stressed that addiction is a disease of the feelings, causing a pain/chain response. A person feels the pain and then acts upon it. This in turn may cause more pain – an endless cycle. This is why Dr. Oren sees the value in using Hypnosis  as an extremely powerful tool for addressing food addictions, since the subconscious mind accounts for nearly 90% of the brain. Hypnosis helps a client reduce anxiety, while simultaneously improving their ability to deal with stress. Post hypnotic suggestions are able to facilitate change by the replacing harmful activities with more beneficial ones.


Dr. Oren passed out two tests that she uses to determine if a client has an addiction and if so, the level or degree it may be affecting the client. The first test is more generalized (“Am I a Food Addict?”) and the second, “The Carbohydrate Addict’s Test,” is excerpted from Richard and Rachael Heller’s book on carbohydrate addiction. As a normal part of life, the person must continue to eat; to increase metabolism, they may increase meals up to 5 times per day. Behavior modification can include controlling the size of one’s meal portions (a “portion” should be roughly the size of one’s palm; a portion for a larger person would be different than a portion for a smaller person). Each meal should include one item from the three basic food groups: Fiber, Protein, and Carbs. However, if a person tested as a Carb Addict, they should limit Carbs to one time per day. She also suggested that a person become aware of differentiating between a true physiological hunger and emotional hunger. Emotional hunger may be caused by boredom, sadness, hurt or emotional pain, loneliness, anger (she noted people often “chew” when angry),etc. These emotions can cause the addictive personality to act out, e.g., to eat. To identify this, she uses a scale that rates hunger from 1 to 10. Real hunger is in the range of 1 to 3 on the scale, and the person should eat during those times. Rating higher than these numbers indicates an emotional need for which one can substitute other activities. “You can experience hunger, but you don’t have to act on it,” stated Dr. Oren, because “hunger won’t kill you, but obesity will.”


Dr. Oren also handed out a detailed one-month goal sheet designed to assist clients in tracking their Behaviors, Feelings, and Thoughts, and identifying times when feelings may drive them to compulsive eating (e.g., “I was lonely – so I ate”), and steps they can take to avoid that behavior the next time they experience similar feelings. One thing she stressed is that the person must be able to experience some form of love within their lives, not necessarily romantic love, but some outlet of love. They must also be able to learn to love themselves, regardless of their current weight.  She notes that depression and obesity may be related.  It’s very important to understand that self-love and self- forgiveness go hand-in-hand. An exercise she suggests is to have the client write down or say, “Today, for my own well being I forgive myself for…” (or, “I forgive you for…”). She also had a suggestion that during trance, the person may view a trauma on a black-board, and then simply “erase” it.


As part of an overall therapy program, Dr. Oren strongly suggests her clients also attend an Overeaters Anonymous meeting regularly for additional help and reinforcement, and to have a sponsor to whom they are accountable. She notes that the five senses are a strong contributing factor in altering moods. Some suggestions to mood improvement can be as simple as taking time to smell the roses! Also, include a daily uplifting, spiritual or motivational reading to increase positive feelings. Celebrate your successes—definitely not by going to a restaurant, but possibly treating yourself to a movie, hike, or some other enjoyable activity.


Following the talk, Robert asked for any announcements that members may have. Lindsay Brady, our speaker for November, mentioned he had recently spoken with Max Oppenheimer. He said he was 93 years old now, but still doing well. Mr. Oppenheimer had written a book titled, A Yankee At Home, Abroad, in which he detailed his accounts as a multi-lingual OSS officer during WWII.


Gibran Sepulveda announced he is now on Radio Latina at 11:00 for half hour programs, three times weekly, Tuesday through Thursday. He may also be heard on the Radio Latina website podcast.


Robert called for a motion to adjourn, and the meeting ended at 8:50.






President: Robert O’Connor --

Vice-President: Greg Nielson –

Secretary: Tim Paulson –

Treasurer: Tracy Crouch -

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 – Tracy Crouch –

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

Tracy 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 ASPH Secretary, Tim Paulson, at, for copies of the Constitution, By-Laws and Code of Ethics.




Happy Birthday to You




Helen Daley

Sandi Graves

Alan Handelsman

Kathryn Hunt



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.





Jannett Edwards is searching for office space in the vicinity of central Phoenix/Camelback corridor area.

Please contact Jannett directly by email at:


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:


Create your own free hypnosis “lenses” at Squidoo!


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.



References and further reading may be available for this article. To view references and further reading you must
purchase this article.




Please vote, sign your ballot (electronically is okay) and return it to or mail by U. S. Postal Delivery to Tim Paulson, ASPH Secretary, at 12528 N. Pinetop Drive, Sun City West, Arizona 85375, no later than November 28, 2009. Member's name must be on the ballot or it will not be counted as a vote.


Members without email addresses will receive their ballots by postal delivery.


Election choices are confidential. They are delivered to the ASPH Secretary. No one else will see your ballot.




ASPH Member Name____________________________________


Phone Numbers:_______________________________________


Email address:________________________________________


Vote for One Candidate











Vice President:



























ASPH MEMBER’S SIGNATURE_______________________________________

[Ballot is not official unless it bears ASPH member’s signature]