Why Lessons in Joyful Living?

I believe that life is about learning. Everything is a lesson and you are the sum of the lessons you have learned.

I had to take all of my learnings and apply them to my lessons for much of my healing and now I help others make the same application.

I first came to Hypnotherapy as a client in 1990. I was a two pack per day smoker and had no conscious desire to quit. My parents were going to see a Hypnotherapist for smoking cessation as my father had serious health issues and needed to quit his three PPD habit immediately.

I went for two reasons. First, they asked for my support, and second, they were paying for it (hey, my mother did not raise any foolish children). I went into the sessions thinking I would go along for the ride and just smoke when I wasn’t with them.

Well, the short story is this: I left there and carried a pack of cigarettes for a year with the thought, “I know I’m going to want one of these soon.” After one year I tossed that last pack of unopened cigarettes and finally admitted I was a non-smoker. My parents quit just as easily.

How did this work, I wondered? I spent years reading everything I could get my hands on. I wanted to learn all about Hypnotherapy. I practiced on anyone who would let me. Eventually, I enrolled in a formal program. I became a Hypnotist, Master Hypnotist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with specialty training in Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss and Regression and finally a Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy.

I learned NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in the 90s becoming a practitioner and master practitioner. Last year I went back to get my Master Trainer certification.

I was introduced to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) through a Hypnotherapy client and again wondered; how did this work?

Having completed my Reiki I and Reiki II training, I eventually received my Reiki Master attunement and I am now able to teach Reiki and pass attunements to my students as well as channel Reiki energy for relaxation and facilitation of self healing.

I also teach Psychic Development, Mediumship and Past Life Regression. Some of the noteworthy instructors I have trained with in these areas are Dr. Brian Weiss, James Van Praagh, Debra Lynn Katz, John Holland and Lisa Williams. Even now I continue to learn from others. I want to know how and what others are doing as far as skill set, tools and standards for best practice.

As you can see each modality came with the curiosity of what is this,  and how and why did this work. On learning and applying the tools to my life successfully, I continued training until Master Trainer certification was attained where applicable. So not only could I provide the tools at the highest skill level with clients, I could effect greater change in this world by training others. This is not the end of my journey; I am always learning and continue to seek mastery of new tools to assist you in attaining your highest purpose.

I truly believe it is our God given right and responsibility to be as happy, vibrant and healthful as we can be. We also have a responsibility to assist each other in fulfilling our potential. I am here to help you. It’s time to Live-Joy-Fully!

“I’ll lift you and you lift me, and we’ll both ascend together.” – John Greenleaf Whittier

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.

A man’s true wealth is the good he does in the world. Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror. – Kahlil Gibran

Experience is what you get when you do not get what you want. – Anonymous

There are things that are known, and things that are unknown. In between there are doors. – William Blake


  1. John Williamson on September 16, 2013 at 3:12 am


  2. KRinaldi on September 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Thank You Sir!