Monday, December 23, 2013

Be the Author of Your Life!

When you were born, your mind was essentially a blank slate that was hard-wired with only two reactions: fear of loud noises and fear of falling. From then on, everything you experience—especially during the first eight years of life—influences the way you perceive and interact with the world. Every behavior or belief that you learned during those formative years becomes rooted in your subconscious mind. For example, the puppy that licked your face when you were three inspired your love for small animals. Perhaps your decision as a teen-ager to “try out” smoking cigarettes to fit in with your peers became a lifelong, pack-a-day habit. Such experiences help to create the “mental script” you will likely follow all of your life … or until you decide to rewrite it.
With 2014 just over one week away, you and many other people may be rewriting your mental script to accomplish a specific goal or two. Perhaps you want to manage your time better. Maybe would like to lose weight or (finally) stop smoking. Is there a sport or activity that you would like to do that, until today, you just haven't just got around to trying out yet.

As a certified hypnotherapist and master in therapeutic guided imagery, I am dedicated to helping you achieve your vocational (work) and avocational (hobby/relationship) goals through the process of hypnosis. Contrary to some popular beliefs, this centuries-old therapy it is not a vehicle of remote mind-control. The hypnotherapist cannot make you say or do anything that conflicts with your personal, ethical standards and desires. Rather, hypnosis is an effective, drug-free therapeutic tool that can help you make those desired changes. It works by accessing your subconscious mind and replacing behaviors and mental scripts that no longer work for you, with those that do. During hypnosis, the body is very comfortable and completely relaxed. You are conscious, alert and aware of what is going on around you, perhaps more so than during your normal “waking” state. You can also hear and respond to everything that the hypnotherapist suggests.

Common applications for hypnosis include: increasing self-confidence and self-esteem, resolving fears/phobias, lose weight, stop smoking and improve sport/job performance. Please check out the Appendix tab at for a complete list of applications for hypnosis and hypnotherapy. I follow the standards for complete confidentiality as outlined in the ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association for the conduct of counseling therapists are observed at all times. For more information and to make an appointment, call (661) 433-9430 or send e-mail to
I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals in 2014!

Sara R. Fogan, C.Ht. is a certified hypnotherapist based in Southern California. She graduated with honors from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in 2005. For more information about Calminsense Hypnotherapy®, please visit

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