I’m a fully certified hypnotherapist!

Back in December, I graduated from HMI having completed 300 clock hours of course work. I previously posted the courses I took.

The next step was getting certified, I opted to only use the best and most strict certification. If you know me, you know that is exactly what I would do. It also happened that it was connected to the school which helped of course. Still 200 hours is a LOT of hours and there were times that I did not think I was ever going to finish.

However if there is one thing that I’ve learned from my hypnotherapist, it is to be resourceful. Always be resourceful. You have internal resources and there are external resources. Find one of them or more.

So as I was on Facebook, this one VERY annoying advertisement kept stalking me. I mean every single time I was on Facebook these two people (one asking for a haircut) kept popping up. Finally I said to myself, “Fine, I give up! Maybe I can get an hour or two of my clinical hours done.”

That site was Simbi and that helped me get another 80 hours, either directly or indirectly. I joined Simbi in Feb, end of March I turned in my paperwork. In exchange for hypnotherapy, I ended up getting so much of the things for the director’s award completed and my private practice launched! It was great. And yes as of today, I was notified that I do in fact get my director’s award from my school. Not only that but since I have always wanted to try to make hypnotherapy affordable to everyone, I now (via Simbi) can help get it to people who cannot afford it and I don’t have to set up my own system. Simbi can handle it instead. All I have to do is say it’s X points off Simbi and hand a card to tell them how to get on.

If I had a use “alt currency” on my bucket list, I would have gotten that crossed off.

Have you ever used alt currency or run on a barter service? How did you do it? Wanna check Simbi out?




Completed : 2017

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50 Questions to set your mind free – Part 3

21. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I have already lived the life of a worried genius, I think I would much rather be the joyful simpleton.

22. Why are you, you?
Lots and lots of trauma in all likelihood which I have always tried to overcome.

23. Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
Loyal, kind, etc. Pretty much yes. I wish I had more people like me as friends to be honest.

24. Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Losing touch with a friend who lives close to you, you will always remember the pain of no longer having them by your side even when they are not far from you.

25. What are you most grateful for?
Breathing and having had a lot of crazy experiences in my life.

26. Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
I experienced the latter, which was terrifying so I would suggest the former as I might be able to get through the trauma. I can relearn the things I need to know.

27. Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
No, you simply must challenge it in order to know what the truth is. Everyone gives you their own versions of the truth. You have to challenge it to see what is true. If it falls away, it is obviously not true.

28. Has your greatest fear ever come true?
Losing my brakes going down the mountain. Yes. It happened about a year ago.

29. Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
There have been a few times. The one 5 years ago was when GA-PCOM said stupid things about me being transsexual. That is the only one I can really remember from that long ago. It still shows that they are still discriminating. And they are. Of course it doesn’t matter to me because I got into a MUCH better medical school who also treated me like shit, but it still upsets me.

30. What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Riding on my great grandfather’s lap in the mall in his wheelchair. He died when I was very young and I had a lot of positive memories even though most people think I should have been too young to remember him. He was a good man. Probably the best one in the family.

Categories: Miscellaneous

Augusta film festival

And yet we did the Augusta Jewish Film Festival again for another year. This time I don’t think I saw as many movies as the first year, but I also don’t remember watching anything particularly good.  I am starting to think that some of these film festivals only seem to get the worst films.  Certainly I was not overly impressed.  I would do anything to have some decent films for once!

Would you ever willingly go back to a selection committee with questionable standards?

Completed : 2017

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Selection Committee

This is a different selection committee, but yet again a film based one. I served on Southern Circuit’s film committee although I will say I did not find it nearly as good as the selection of films we have at the Jewish film festival. The quality was not there and it almost seemed that for several of them that they were not even trying to make a decent movie. Unlike the AJFF, Southern Circuit assigned the movies to the reviewers and gave us a much shorter amount of time to do our reviews. I had 4 movies and a week to do them in. That is a little bit much. I only saw one that was worth anything and I didn’t even think that was the best movie in the world. I expect when I see a movie, that people know their audience and know what the heck they are doing and are not trying to be overly cute. I was definitely not impressed by what I saw.

These guys by the way give the best swag.

Did anyone else see any movies worth while?

Completed : 2017

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Goals for the second quarter of 2017

Ok I am now a certified hypnotherapist who is almost done with setting up his business so that is what took up so much of the time this quarter. I was not expecting to actually GET DONE! I also bought a flute!

1) I am still keeping an eye on zip-lining, I found several but I didn’t have the money to pay for them

2) I’m aiming to get certified as a bartender, which will hopefully let me learn how to make drinks.

3) Learning how to play the native flute, which I already have someone trying to teach me.

4) Get through reiki 1 as a friend of mine wants to experiment.

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Apply to be on a reality show

Anyone who knows me knows I absolutely LOVED watching Queer Eye for the straight guy so imagine my surprise when a casting director contacted me as they were looking for a recently transitioned ftm who might need some help. I already had applied for a reality show so this was another one, a better one.

Unfortunately they were mostly looking for Atlanta area, but the casting director became incredibly excited because I have such a unique story given I am also a hypnotherapist who is about to open their own practice. How many times does that come up? I had a lot of fun doing the interview and since I already knew a little bit about the television industry and what people look for, I was able to give them the best information that I could to help make their life easier. I had a lot of fun doing the interview although getting everything together to make their life easier was a big pain in the butt. I didn’t get chosen because I was a little out of their driving range. I was so bummed. I had already envisioned all of the wonderful things I was going to learn and how wonderful they were going to make my house and how great it would be for the practice but it was not to be because of the distance.

Completed : 2017

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Sit on Einstein’s lap

One of the crazier things that I wanted to do when I was in DC (the same visit I did the spy museum was go visit Einstein’s monument. I originally wanted to do this in between my house/senate visits, but the M3s who were around wanted us to stick together, which was fine. So we ended up together going to the Washington Monument. If we had not stopped for lunch, we might have been able to hit Einstein which was not that much further.

However, since we didn’t, I went out the following day. I walked from the Washington Court hotel to the monument and walked back. That is an hour walk each way for the record. I left right after our great presentation on branding/media relations, and came back just in time (about 10 minutes early) for clinical skills where I sutured for almost 2 hours.

It was a few miles walking, each way and it seems he is a popular place to visit. Everyone was taking photos with Einstein which was just outside the National Academy of Sciences. There is a copy of the celestial sphere at his feet which is pretty detailed although a slightly easier one to cope with is on the plaque in front of him. I would love to be in the NAS but that might be because I am very weird and I have a strong love for the sciences.

I know I tend to have a bit of an ego in this matter, but I wonder what proportion of the tourists know what he did besides E=MC^2? Or can even state what that means? Would you do this?

Completed : 2016

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Get Backstage and Get Off with a Rock God

One of the things to do was to “Get backstage and get off with a rock god” which they are probably referring to screaming girls trying to hook up with the equivalent of Elvis for a one-nighter or to become a groupie.  That is somewhat different than what happens if you are a backstager where you actually have relevant long lasting relationships with the talent.

There are two parts of this.  Part one, get backstage.  Part two, sleep with a rocker.

Quite frankly, I have always found it easy to get backstage, but then with both parents in the media and then my 20 year history in theater, it’s common to be backstage.  In fact, there are times I wonder if I have spent more time backstage than watching from the audience.  I don’t understand what the obsession is with going backstage in fact it can take away some of the magic when you realize how much work goes on to put on the show.

Then there is the second part, actually one of my boyfriends was in a rock band.  He was 18 years my senior and I was 16.  I met him when I was working for the Florida Renaissance Festival as a stage manager, he was part of my favourite act and since we were in close proximity all the time, we started to date.  He was a local and was also in a rock band as the singer.  We dated for 8 months so I am sure one can imagine what went on.

Have you ever been a groupie?  Who?  Or have you ever had a desire to go backstage and perhaps you can explain the fascination with it?

Completed : 1998

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Apply to be on a Reality TV Show

This is one of those “Replacement Things to do” which replaces “Throw a House Party When your Parents are Out” as by the time I got the book, I had not lived with my parents in many years. Since I never was left alone, there is no way I could have done that so I replaced it with something which is a different level of reckless… “Apply to be on a reality TV show.”

Most of those shows just aren’t that interesting although I enjoyed watching Mad Mad House and would have loved to be on that. My partner however says because I am so open about the weird stuff that went on in that house (the only alt that I was squicked over was the Primitive with all the body modifications), I would not have been picked because they want people who were going to be uncomfortable with everyone.

I also really liked Ghost Hunters Academy which I would have also been very comfortable with, but they wouldn’t have liked me because I am “sensitive.”

So I have been looking on Reality Wanted for something that I can apply to.  As I just restarted college and I love to travel, I applied to something via All3Media on college kids that want to study abroad and travel  I do not think I have the ability to get in but it is something that looks like it could be fun! So far I haven’t heard back but I will let you know if I do!

Would you be wiling to apply to a reality TV show for any reason?

Completed : 2017

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Selection Committee – also again

I only sat on one term this year because I was again trying to get back into medical school. I barely completed the movies or the meetings, however I did nearly get into it when a very offensive transsexual movie was screened and I was told I didn’t know what I was talking about so I had to come out as transsexual in front of the entire selection committee. Then my bravery was commented on and they put it back up to get more eyes on it. I don’t remember the details of the movie but I wrote up a rather long response which I was intending to read at the meeting but then my gall bladder ruptured and I missed the meeting because I was being prepped for emergency surgery. Luckily it was printed out and read at the meeting.

I didn’t know if anything I saw made it to the finalist list until the list came out. I saw “Doing Jewish” which was good and “Wrestling Jerusalem” which the man was very talented to be able to do.

Did anyone on the evaluation committee see any good movies that they can recommend?

Completed  : 2016

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