I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am husband and proud father of three beautiful kids. I have a vast and varied background and enjoy all of the adventures that life has to offer. I love travelling, teaching, learning, meditating, competing in Scottish Athletics, and most of all spending quality time with my beautiful wife and kids. I love my life dearly and I choose to see every moment and every breath as precious. But I didn’t always feel this way. In fact, my life (my mind) used to be very different.
Just out of High School I was motivated to get licensed as a Real Estate Agent and subsequently, I began selling homes for nearly five years. During this time, I got to experience the struggles of self-employment along with the ups and downs of working for oneself.
Often times, I felt entirely discouraged and wanted to just give up on life. I can remember feeling so worthless; struggling to do little things that any normal functioning adult does. Simple things like going to the bank or grocery store elicited tremendous amounts of fear and anxiety. Taking a simple phone call, caused me to become short on breath, like I was waiting for an arm to come through my phone and reach out and strangle me. My mind was wrought with fear, lack, and limitation. Despite my (mostly) self-inflicted suffering I sought out healing through many modalities and read every book I could get my hands on, in hopes that I could change the way I felt about myself. I learned many lessons during this period of life, and perhaps most importantly, what it feels like to feel broken.
During these periods of feeling ‘broken’ I would often come to a place of surrender. Often times, I would pray and ask for direction. Sometimes I would meditate. During one of my meditations I felt a strong wave of inspiration fall over me. To my delight and horror, I was inspired to pursue Hypnotherapy. Sure enough, I went with my heart and took a leap of faith which ultimately landed me in Florida to attend the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. Without a doubt, this was one of the most transformational experiences of my life. I learned just how powerful our minds are, and how, in so many ways, we create our own realities.
The teachings offered at the Institute just further reinforced something that I already knew: that the very lenses of our own perception can be modified. The confidence and self-esteem that I gained from my time there propelled me to where I am now; enjoying my own private Hypnotherapy practice, living and loving life fully.
Like all human beings, I still experience ups and downs. I still witness tragedy. I still observe what is going on in the news. The big difference now is that I don’t feel like fear owns me. Of course, I feel it from time-to-time, but it no longer disables me or prevents me from pursuing my dreams and goals. I understand fully that good self-esteem is a mind game. If you understand the game, and recognize the rules you have the ability to quite literally manipulate or ‘mold’ your image of self whereby transforming what you believe is possible.
Salt Lake City, Utah Director and Lead Instructor
Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Supervisor and Examiner