My life purpose, as I understand it, is to help others remove blocks to their success in being their personal best. Earlier in life I fulfilled this purpose through my work as a teacher. Since retirement, I am doing so as a hypnotist and EFT practitioner working with both adults and children.
I have had a lifelong interest in the power of hypnosis to enable positive change. I learned self-hypnosis in my early twenties and have used it regularly in both my personal and professional life. I have used self-hypnosis for stress management; relief of chronic pain; experiencing minimal pain during the first stage of childbirth; weight loss; clarity in developing and carrying out plans of action to achieve goals; improving piano, choral, and tennis performance; decreasing performance anxiety; changing limiting beliefs to life enhancing ones; and achievement of a variety of other personal goals.
Because of many years of successfully using hypnosis myself, it was a natural next step after retirement to become certified as a hypnotist. In addition, since 2010 I have taken coursework in EFT and applying these skills along with hypnosis for even better results.
I am particularly experienced in working with children with poor self-confidence, ADHD, minor fears, test taking and study skills, school avoidance, avoidance of medical treatments such as shots, and more.
With adults, in addition to typical issues such as weight loss and smoking , I have strong skills and training in the area of stress and pain management. In the area of medical applications, I enhance the client’s ability to stay motivated to follow treatment plans such as necessary diets and regiments prescribed by the physician. A medical referral will be requested when needed.
B.A., English, Florida State University
M.Ed., Special Education, University of Florida
Ed.S., Counseling and Human Systems, Florida State University
Virtual Gastric Band technique for weight loss by Sheila Grainger, originator of this technique. March 12-13, 2016.
Streaming video training with Richard Nongard, PhD, LMFT (licensed marriage and family counselor), Certified Professional Hypnotist. Two courses: "Conversational Wizardry: Becoming a language pattern Expert," 4.5 hours and "Test-Taking and Academic Performance Hypnotherapy Program, 5 hours. 2014
Advanced Hypnosis interactive online training with Randy Shaw, Certified Hypnotist, and Matt Sison, Certified Hypnotist. Using EFT Tapping, regression hypnosis , and The Perfect Affirmation to achieve client goals. April-May, 2014, 6 hours interactive training.
Advanced Regression Hypnosis Boot camp, 6 day interactive training by Matt
Sison and Randy Shaw, certified hypnotists, November, 2011
Rewire The Brain With Hypnosis for Stroke Survivors, Don Mottin, Mottin and Johnson Institute of Hypnosis, December, 2010.
Certificate in Pain Management, M. Ron Eslinger, CRNA (certified registered nurse anesthetist), MA, BCH, CMI, FNCH, September, 2010
Certification in Complementary Medical Hypnosis, National Guild of Hypnotists, two day training, Instructor, Rev. C. Scott Giles, DMin, CH, BCH, CI, August,2010
Pediatric Hypnosis, Don Mottin, DNGH, CI, August, 2010
Certificate of Professional Education in Client-Centered Parts Therapy, by C. Roy Hunter, PH.D., CI, FAPHP, Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor, April 2010
Certificate of Professional Education in 5 Phases of Regression Therapy, by C. Roy Hunter, PH.D., FAPHP, Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor, April, 2010
Certified in Advanced 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® by Cal Banyan, M.S., BCH, CI, October, 2006
Certified in Hypnotic Anaesthesiology and Pain Management by Bruce E. Kaloski, PhD., February, 2001
Certified Hypnotist, National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), Instructor, Charles Skillas, PhD., BCH (Board Certified Hypnotist), CI, January, 2001
Extensive in-service and workshop training in psychopathology and other related topics while working with children with emotional and behavioral problems at the Escambia County Florida Mental Health Center (now Lakeview Center) and Sexton Woods Psycho-Educational Center in DeKalb County, Georgia. (1974-1995)
Tapping Through Trauma, Craig Weiner, Doctor of Chiropractic, EFT Trainer, and Suzanne Fageol, Licensed Professional Counselor, Somatic Trauma Educator. Ten hours of interactive online training, with additional videos and extensive related reading material. September to November, 2014
EFT Practitioners Business Accelerator Program, Nick Ortner and Jessica Ortner. One year interactive webinar training, including guidance and techniques for working with clients. 2013-2014.
EFT Levels 1 and 2 Trainings, Ann Adams, LCSW, EFT-Cert-Honors, ACP-EFT,
DCEP consultant with ACEP, AAMET Trainer of Trainers, former director of Gary Craig's EFT Master’s Program, (Gary Craig is the founder of EFT), June, 2013
Advanced Hypnosis six hour interactive online training with Randy Shaw, Certified Hypnotist, and Matt Sison, Certified Hypnotist. Using EFT Tapping, regression hypnosis , and The Perfect Affirmation to achieve client goals. April-May, 2014, 6 hours interactive training.
Advanced Regression Hypnosis Boot camp, 6 day interactive training by Matt Sison and Randy Shaw, certified hypnotists. Using EFT Tapping, regression hypnosis , and The Perfect Affirmation to achieve client goals. November, 2011
Attended a tapping workshop with Ted Robinson, certified hypnotist, on how to use EFT tapping techniques to help clients resolve emotional issues. National Guild of Hypnotists' Annual International Convention, August, 2010
Hypnosis and EFT Tapping: 2001-present
I did business under the name Educational Hypnosis until January, 2914. I changed my business name to Hypno-Tapping for success to better reflect what I do. I have had successful clients with a variety of issues with adults and children and continue to be passionate about how hypnosis and EFT tapping can change lives.
I am a retired teacher with experience in many subjects in both regular and special education.
Regular education high school teaching included English, American History, and World History.
Special education experience included students with a wide variety of diagnoses and intellectual abilities from preschool through high school ages. Settings included public schools: a psycho-educational center; as a clinical teacher in a community mental health center; as a behavioral specialist in a public school special education center; and in a community program for intellectually handicapped students aged 3-12. (at a time when there were no programs in the public school for these children.)
My responsibilities have included counseling with parent and students. These sessions helped parents learn to understand their children and to develop techniques to encourage more confidence and better behavior. I have particular expertise with children and teenagers with mild to severe behavioral and emotional problems. For 5 years I taught a small (5-7 high school students) daily decision making class where we worked as a group to learn techniques to manage emotions, to set and reach behavioral goals, and develop successful skills of relating to others. Having learned self-hypnosis from the Silva Mind Method, I successfully used hypnotic techniques, such as relaxation, visualization, and positive suggestions, in my educational work.
Additional related experience included serving as a consultant with the Crippled Children's Association, Pensacola Florida, in their residential center to help develop behavioral interventions for problematic behavior; as a consultant to the Baptist Hospital, Pensacola Florida, Speech and Language Pathology Department, assisting in developing plans to encourage appropriate behaviors in a 2 hour preschool speech and language group, working as a rehabilitation counselor for those recovering from work related injuries; two years working as a "headhunter" for medical professional, including physicians, hospital administrator, department heads, and occupational and physical therapists; and as a Consultant to the State of Florida's Division of Retardation, doing educational and psychosocial evaluations. I was certified in the State of Florida to develop level three behavioral intervention plans.
If you would like to learn more about how hypnosis and tapping can help transform your life, call Jean Hobgood at 770-662-8169 for your free, no pressure, 30 minute consultation. Video Services Via Skype Available.