When I was working on my business
I am not sure if this really counts as catching a fish with bare hands, but when I had my beloved turtles we would put feeder goldfish in the pond. However, these crazy turtles would never eat them or would let a few of them grow until they were decent sized. The nets like one would usually use to catch small fish sometimes did not work as well as would hope but one could literally pick the fish up and move them. It was like shooting fish in a barrel. I’ve been to lakes and ponds where I could do that as well so I’m not so sure this is a difficult thing to do.
Apparently one of my friends wants to take me “noodling” which is basically sticking your hands in murky water trying to catch catfish which is something I can’t eat because it is not kosher.
Have you ever been noodling?
Completed : I can’t remember
I really could not wait to study with my friend Art Kuhns of Breaking Day Hypnotherapy and Light Heart Reiki who happens also to be one of my main practice partners. He had an interesting thought about whether or not a virtual attunement would be felt differently than a physical one. Since we are both attending Hypnothoughts Live, even if the virtual attunement doesn’t take, I will get reattuned there anyway.
When I say I could not wait, that was the truth, I pretty much pestered Art into sending me the books which I read at a fairly fast pace. The attunement itself just happened to have a lot of trance work in it which was very appreciated.
Would you ever try Reiki?
Completed : 2017
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
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.
So I just finished my hypnotherapy program at HMI and I am pretty impressed by all they taught. If I get more Ericksonian, I will be really happy, but I think I maxed them out for a while. 🙂
I will be honest, if I knew hypnotherapy might be “The One” I would have done it years ago. I am very much in love with it and looked forward to my lessons each and every day which could explain why I completed a year long program in 2.5 months with such a good grade.
These were my total grades:
2-1 Quiz 2-1 – Hypnotic Modalities Completion Date: 10/12/2016 94
2-2 Quiz 2-2 – NLP Part 1 Completion Date: 10/17/2016 100
2-3 Quiz 2-3 – NLP Part 2 Completion Date: 10/21/2016 94
2-4 Quiz 2-4 – Ericksonian Hypnosis Completion Date: 10/31/2016 88
2-5 Quiz 2-5 – Kappasinian Hypnosis Completion Date: 11/09/2016 100
2-6 Quiz 2-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/11/2016 100
3-1 Quiz 3-1 – Hypnotic Regression Completion Date: 11/13/2016 92
3-2 Quiz 3-2 – Dream Therapy Completion Date: 11/14/2016 88
3-3 Quiz 3-3 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
3-4 Quiz 3-4 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B Completion Date: 11/27/2016 100
3-5 Quiz 3-5 – Hypnodrama Completion Date: 12/01/2016 100
3-6 Quiz 3-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/02/2016 88
4-1 Quiz 4-1 – Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-2 Quiz 4-2 – Advanced Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
4-3 Quiz 4-3 – Medical Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 94
4-4 Quiz 4-4 – Fears and Phobias Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-5 Quiz 4-5 – Defense Mechanisms Completion Date: 12/13/2016 100
4-6 Quiz 4-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
5-1 Quiz 5-1 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 1 Completion Date: 12/07/2016 94
5-2 Quiz 5-2 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 2 Completion Date: 12/13/2016 87
5-3 Quiz 5-3 – Systems Theory Completion Date: 12/12/2016 100
5-4 Quiz 5-4 – Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/11/2016 94
5-5 Quiz 5-5 – Sexual Dysfunction Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
5-6 Quiz 5-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
6-1 Quiz 6-1 – Low Blood Sugar Completion Date: 12/02/2016 94
6-2 Quiz 6-2 – Eating Disorders Completion Date: 12/17/2016 94
6-3 Quiz 6-3 – Substance Abuse Completion Date: 12/17/2016 100
6-4 Quiz 6-4 – Crisis Intervention Completion Date: 12/17/2016 95
6-5 Quiz 6-5 – Counseling and Interviewing Completion Date: 12/08/2016 100
6-6 Quiz 6-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-1 Quiz 7-1 – Advanced Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/14/2016 100
7-2 Quiz 7-2 – Advertising and Promotion Completion Date: 12/10/2016 94
7-3 Quiz 7-3 – First Consultation Completion Date: 12/06/2016 94
7-4 Quiz 7-4 – Habit Control Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
7-5 Quiz 7-5 – General Self Improvement Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-6 Quiz 7-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
8-1 Quiz 8-1 – Mental Bank Seminar Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-2 Quiz 8-2 – Mental Bank Review Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-3 Quiz 8-3 – Hypno-Anesthesia Completion Date: 11/26/2016 100
8-4 Quiz 8-4 – Imagery 1 Completion Date: 11/28/2016 100
8-5 Quiz 8-5 – Imagery 2 Completion Date: 11/30/2016 88
8-6 Quiz 8-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/30/2016 83
9-1 Quiz 9-1 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/12/2016 100
9-2 Quiz 9-2 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
9-3 Quiz 9-3 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/26/2016 90
9-4 Quiz 9-4 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/29/2016 100
9-5 Quiz 9-5 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/30/2016 100
9-6 Quiz 9-6 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 12/03/2016 100
Final Exam 94
Total GPA 95.
In almost everything I outscored the class. Once I completed it, I had to wait for my tutor which I think is the main reason I didn’t complete faster. My poor tutor has a lot of students and then there are people like me who send a bunch of questions through many subjects and then have to wait for responses. At least I was smart and sent her questions from two parters as well as singles so when she sent me the answer to the multipartner I could immediately do the next one.
I would recommend taking the Handwriting part before the clinical cases.
I also earned a Certificate in Pre and Post Surgical Hypnosis and am now a certified advanced handwriting analyst.
Would anyone here be interested in experiencing hypnosis? My practice is http://afterhourshypnotherapy.com
I’m now a student at the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in their advanced training course studying hypnotherapy. I did their basic course on my leave I’m not sure how great this is going to be since I have a distinct preference of which methods of hypnosis work well for me (I prefer Erickson to Kappas), but it is a very comprehensive course. I’m sure that I’m going to get a good education from them in a lot of the basics. And if I don’t, I can always supplement them and steal knowledge from my own hypnotherapist who is an Ericksonian. Most important is that I am able to get a lot of education done and I have support from them and others. I am kinda worried about my practice but that is likely because I have never set up a practice from scratch before and certainly do not have a ton of experience hypnotizing people before.
Their courseload includes:
Clinical Case Studies
Fears and Phobias
Law and Ethics
Low Blood Sugar
Counseling and interviewing
Advertising and promotion
Completed : 2016
Would you ever learn hypnosis?
11. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
I attempt to defend the friend. That is really the only logical advice.
12. If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Don’t take yourself too seriously, you will never get out of it alive!
13. Would you break the law to save a loved one?
Of course I would, I am not a monster.
14. Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
No, I pretty much know the difference right away first hand.
15. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I live my life differently than most people. I tend to GZFs and live my own life. I network and learn languages different than most people for sure.
16. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
I assume it is because we are all fundamentally individuals. What makes me sad, might not make others sad. To think we all would be happy or sad with the same things would be to imply we really are all the same.
17. What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
I really would like to travel the world but unfortunately a fair amount of that is time and money that I don’t have. It is certainly a disturbing thing that not long ago you could not get me to leave my house and now I want to travel the world.
18. Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
I am holding on to fear and probably negativity which is absolutely true. I just don’t know how to get rid of it.
19. If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
I would most likely go to Israel because that is one of the few places in the world where I can actually go and be accepted. While I hate being around people, I normally cannot feel other Jews as they feel like an extension of myself, so the people didn’t bother me very much.
20. Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
Not generally. Once is usually enough.
I always wanted to have a professional massage and when groupon told me I could have a complete spa day which included a facial, massage, foot bath, and wine, I was all for it. So that is what I did.
I am not sure if I am just weird or not, but I wish I had been able to pick the people who were to work on me. As anyone who knows me knows, I live as an Orthodox Jew who tries to respect and avoid touching a member of the opposite sex for modesty reasons. Unfortunately, I was assigned a member of the opposite sex… actually two so I was not fully comfortable.
The foot bath was interesting although far too short. The facial I didn’t understand since what I am used to a facial didn’t involve so much touching and so many steps and was not what I was used to seeing in the movies. The massage was far too light as well even though I asked them to literally put as much pressure on me as possible. I think next time I am just going to get a sports massage and see how that works.
Has anyone ever done both a Swedish massage and a sports one? Are there any other differences I should know about?
Completed : 2016
1. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
There would be no way of knowing, if there is no way to keep track of time since time is in fact a social construct, there would be no true age. What does it matter as age is simply a number anyway and has no real and true meaning.
2. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Never trying because you cut yourself short. At least if you fail, you can at least say that you tried. To never try is to always ask, what if?
3. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
Likely because everyone thinks they will live forever. None of us do of course, but we all act as though we have all the time in the world. When really we should be simply living every day as if it will be our last as one of these days, it will be.
4. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Hard to say really, I have done a fair amount in my life, but I always want to do more.
5. What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Open up more bridges of understanding as without such a thing we will never understand each other. Misunderstandings are a huge contributor of so many evils in the world.
6. If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Probably being a researcher and using the research in order to make the world a better place for underserved populations.
7. Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
Most of the time I am doing what I believe in although sometimes I really wonder
8. If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
No college, no graduate school. Certainly I would not have applied to medical school a thousand times. I probably would have spent more of my time making sure I was right with HaShem. Certainly would have converted quicker.
9. To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
I honestly don’t think that I have controlled that much of my life. I have been trying to control my life but it seems that never really works as much for me. I have only just recently started to control things
10. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
A mixture of both things depending on what the event is.