By combining the best of traditional and non-traditional approaches, Susan works with organizations that want to maximize performance and achieve excellent results and relationships – to make a difference.
If you are interested in what I have done in the past, and still offer but with less frequency, please visit my website at www.adifference.com.
Now that I am semi-retired, the main focus of my work attention is hypnotherapy where I combine hypnosis and therapy/coaching, a combination that is more powerful than anything else of which I am aware.
How and Why did I become a Hypnotherapist you may ask?
Good question. Deepening my own personal, professional and spiritual life has been my passion for literally as long as I can remember.
I loved my life as a therapist/coach/seminar leader – I still do, though in my semi-retired state, I am doing less of the latter. But I am always open, even if not actively looking, for opportunities to learn, to grow, to evolve and that opportunity came still once again almost a decade ago.
As anyone who knows me can attest, I love Synchronicity. In fact, friends have suggested I should writ a book about my love and vast experiences with synchronicity. Perhaps I will some day.
My own definition, because you would never see it in Webster’s Dictionary, is: “What are the odds?”
How I became a Hypnotherapist comes under the heading of What Are the Odds?
Almost a decade ago, I was, as I do now, spending my winter at Hilton Head Island, a wonderful place I went to because my brother and sister in law lived there. Combined with wanting to leave the hard winters of Vermont, Hilton Head is a perfect winter haven for me. Right away I started going to Chi Gong classes (similar to Tai Chi) and loved them – I also love the sense of community they give as after class, anyone who wants to, gets together for coffee or lunch depending on the time of day.
After the first class, I was invited to join the group for lunch and there, I met a woman who was both a hypnotist and a massage therapist. I had introduced myself as a coach and she asked if I would like to do an exchange, perhaps a massage?
Immediately I knew I wanted to learn about/experience hypnosis. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
I signed up for the next certification, the same time as the international convention in Marlborough, Mass. I attended, loved it, saw how I could help people at a much deeper level, and I have been a Certified Hypnotherapist ever since. (I can legitimately be a Certified Hypnotherapist, rather than just a Consulting Hypnotist because I already was a certified therapist).
What are the odds?! I mean really, what are the odds?! What are the odds that I am going to hear about Chi Gong, totally new to me but shown to me by a visiting friend? That I will not only go to my first class but to meet a woman who introduced me to hypnosis? And to make it even more amazing, she told me that she woke up that morning and had a feeling she was supposed to go to class that day. She had not been in a very long time and never went back that year.
You can learn a lot more about me and my practice if you read “About Hastings Hypnotherapy.”