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By |November 18th, 2016|hypnosis, weight loss|0 Comments

Do You Want to Stop Smoking?

Are you ready to stop smoking for good?

We know smoking isn’t good for us.
We know it’s expensive.
We know we could add years to our life and life to our years if we quit.
We know, we know, we know.
So if we know, why don’t we quit?

Some of the reasons for not stopping smoking that I’ve heard from my clients are:

  • It’s too hard
  • I can’t do it
  • I’ve tried and I started again
  • I’ll gain weight
  • I won’t be able to handle my stress
  • I get too grumpy when I don’t smoke
  • All my friends smoke

I know it’s hard, I know it hurts and I know you are having an inner conflict about continuing to smoke.

I know you worry about what it is doing to your health.

How hard will it be to tell your family you are sick from smoking?

It’s not like you aren’t smart,  but how smart does continuing to smoke make you feel?

Grade School Smoking

I was surprised at the amount of people who had their first cigarette in grade school.

One of my clients started smoking when she was ten, which in itself isn’t that unusual but when she came to see me she was 80. That meant she’d been smoking for 70 years.

When she came to her first session she was unsure about hypnosis and not that happy to be there even though it was her idea to try hypnosis. She left her first session relaxed, hopeful and pleasantly surprised by the way she felt.

By the time she came to her second session she was feeling great about her ability to cut down on her smoking after only one session (reminder : she had a 70 year old habit!) and was looking forward to our time together.

This was a 70 year old pack-a-day habit!

She ended up coming to see me for 5 sessions (but many people stop smoking in 2 sessions) and didn’t have any cigarettes after her 3rd session. It was important for her to find something to fill the time she had used for smoking with something healthier.

She figured out she was wanting connection with people and started to date.

We are never too old to work on ourselves.

Hypnosis Helps You Stop Smoking – Even When Everything Else Has Failed

People are able to quit smoking every day with the aid of hypnosis. Hypnosis can help when everything else has failed.

Hypnosis can help you replace the unhealthy habit of smoking with healthy habits.

It helps reduce your cravings and makes quitting more manageable.

If you smoke, quitting smoking is one of the single most important things you can do to improve your health. But you probably already know that.

Hypnosis has a much higher success rate in helping people become non-smokers than other modalities – and maybe that is news. 

Shannon Wallace is a Registered and Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of HypnotistsHi. I’m Shannon Wallace, CHT.

I help people stop smoking every day with the power of hypnosis.

Give yourself one of the best gifts you’ve ever received.

Get rid of the worry, costs and inconveniences associated with smoking cigarettes.

It’s time to feel the freedom of being a non-smoker. You CAN do it and hypnosis can help.

We help people quit smoking for good all the time.

Call us today to get started now : 360-392-8723, or click on the following button to take advantage of our Fall Special for Stopping Smoking : 2 Session Stop Smoking Package

By |October 18th, 2016|hypnosis, Smoking|0 Comments

Reprogram Your Weight Now Available on Audible

My book Reprogram Your Weight is now available on Audible and this video includes a sample of the audio so you know what to expect.

You can get it here: http://ReprogramYourWeight.com/audible

Reprogram Your Weight is a book about how YOU can lose weight with hypnosis – even when everything else has failed. I’ve helped hundreds of people do it here in the hypnosis office, and the book is full of inspirational stories, brain hacks to help you be successful even if you’ve struggled in the past, and unique solutions that clients used to take the weight off and keep it off permanently.

So if you’ve been struggling to take off weight, this might be exactly what you need right now.

Download the book then contact me for a free consultation at 360-392-8723 or erika@CascadeHypnosisCenter.com.

By |September 14th, 2016|hypnosis, weight loss|0 Comments

Freedom from Smoking with Hypnosis Live Event January 10, 2017

Would you like to finally break free from smoking for good? Now you can with hypnosis.

Learn the common reasons people have a hard time stopping smoking and how hypnosis alleviates each of them to make the process faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

Freedom From Smoking with Hypnosis

This FREE and LIVE event is for YOU – to give you the freedom you desire from smoking for once and for all – even if you’ve tried (and failed) before.

There is LIMITED SEATING for this event, to ensure your spot you must register  for this free event by clicking the button below, or calling us at 360-390-8723.

Freedom from Smoking with Hypnosis Live Event Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Join Shannon Wallace and Erika Flint at this live event at Cascade Hypnosis Center in Bellingham on Tuesday, January 10 from 6:30 – 8 pm to learn more.

At Cascade Hypnosis Center we help people stop smoking in as little as 2 sessions.

Hypnosis Success 2015 Recap Video

It’s such an honor to help people make changes with hypnosis. Here’s the 2015 video recap of Hypnosis “wins” in our office this year. I hope you enjoy it.

Here are some of the highlights included in the video :

“I didn’t eat the desert”

“I quit smoking cold-turkey”

“No more panic attacks”

“I can wear jeans for the first time in 5 years!!!”

“I slept good for 6/7 nights!!”

By |January 1st, 2016|hypnosis|0 Comments

Local Hypnotist and Hypnotherapy Instructor Erika Flint Achieves Accreditation for Hypnotherapy Instruction

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Bellingham, WA, November 16, 2015. — Local Board Certified Hypnotist, Erika Flint was recently designated as an Accredited Certified Professional Hypnotherapy Instructor.

The designation was presented by Calvin D. Banyan, CEO of the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services (Tustin, CA, hypnosiscenter.com) in Tustin, CA on November 9, 2015.

Erika has been a hypnotherapy instructor since 2014. The 5-PATH® IAHP Professional Accreditation indicates the instructor has demonstrated a very high commitment to the profession, students and the 5-PATH® System, and has also undergone extensive review and evaluation of knowledge and ethics in order to receive this professional status and recognition.

Erika Flint is a Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, an Accredited Certified Professional Hypnotherapy Instructor, contributing writer for the 5-PATH ® journal and a co-host on the popular hypnosis educational program Hypnosis, Etc.

In the Bellingham area, Erika Flint serves as a hypnotherapist, hypnosis trainer and works with people to help them deal with many of life’s everyday problems including overeating, smoking, fears, anger management, stress management, relationships, sleep issues, chronic pain, nail biting and the stress of speaking in public.

To contact Erika Flint, call 360-392-8723 and/or email erika@CascadeHypnosisCenter.com.

Local Hypnotist and Hypnotherapy Trainer Erika Flint Awarded Hypnosis Leadership Award for 2015

Bellingham, WA, August 14, 2015. — Local Board Certified Hypnotist, Erika Flint was awarded the 5-PATH® Hypnosis Leadership award for 2015.  The annual award was presented  by Calvin D. Banyan, CEO of the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services (Tustin, CA, hypnosiscenter.com) during the  National Guild of Hypnotist’s (ngh.net) annual Conference held in Marlborough, Massachusetts August 9-11, 2015.

Erika Flint, President and Owner of Cascade Hypnosis Center and Board Certified Hypnotist and Certified Professional Hypnotherapy Instructor was awarded the 5-PATH ® Hypnosis Leadership award for 2015

From left to right : Erika Flint and Cal Banyan. Erika Flint,   was awarded the 5-PATH ® Hypnosis Leadership award for 2015.  Presented by Calvin D. Banyan, CEO of Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services.

The recognition is awarded to a 5-PATH® Hypnotist for their leadership and guidance in the profession of hypnosis.

“I’m honored and delighted to be recognized with the 5-PATH®  hypnosis leadership award ” said Erika Flint, President of Cascade Hypnosis Center.

Erika Flint is a Board Certified Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, a Certified Professional Hypnotherapy Instructor, and she also writes for the 5-PATH ® journal and is a co-host on the popular hypnosis educational program Hypnosis, Etc.

In the Bellingham area, Erika Flint serves as a hypnosis trainer and also works with people to help them deal with many of life’s everyday problems including overeating, smoking, fears, anger management, stress management, relationships, sleep issues, nail biting and the stress of speaking in public. 

To contact Erika Flint, call 360-392-8723 and/or email erika@CascadeHypnosisCenter.com.

New Hypnosis Audio Downloads and Cyber Monday Deal

It’s Cyber Monday again, and so I’m offering a 50% off coupon deal for all hypnosis audio mp3 downloads! These hypnosis audios are based on years of experience as a hypnosis professional, and they were recorded locally in Bellingham, WA. It was a lot of fun creating these hypnosis downloads, and they’re based on working with hundreds of clients in the office. There are tracks for weight loss, relaxation, and falling asleep easily.

Here’s the coupon code : CyberMonday

And a link to the audio products – their all virtual so you don’t have to wait to experience the power of hypnosis immediately : view all hypnosis downloads.

The best deal is probably the Lose Weight with Hypnosis Super Bundle, 6 weight loss hypnosis recordings, plus 2 bonus tracks. Regularly $69, it’s a steal at only $34.

Here’s a sampling of the new hypnosis download products :

Happy Shopping!

By |November 30th, 2014|announcement, hypnosis|2 Comments

Top 5 Ridiculously Simple Ways to have a Stress-Free Holiday

November 1 is the official start of the holiday season, at least in the US according to stores like Starbucks and Walmart that immediately start playing christmas music and serving eggnog lattes. But the Holiday season is not enjoyable for everyone, it can be one of the most stressful times of the year for many and there are a variety of reasons that can lead to people feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and just hoping for January to arrive.Holiday Stress Buster Workshop

The Holidays mean different things to different people, for some it’s a constant reminder of lost loved ones, or financial hardship. For others, it can be full of fond memories. It’s challenging to navigate the numerous possible emotional response that the Holiday season can bring about, so here’s a list of the top stressers of the holiday season.

  • Financial: The holiday season, full of gifts, parties, and travel is too expensive for many people.
  • Too Many Activities: It seems like there are more things to do every year, and it’s not always possible or desirable to participate in all of the activities. But saying “No” isn’t always easy, and some people tend to feel guilty if they do.
  • Being Alone: The holidays are especially difficult for people who aren’t able to be with their loved ones, whether they’ve passed away or are out of reach.
  • Memories: Holidays bring up memories for most people: some good, and some bad. If there are unresolved issues with past memories, this can often bring up uncomfortable feelings.
  • Time with Family:  This time of year is often spent with family, and some people find time with family members to be stressful or challenging.
  • Overindulgence: The holiday season is full of opportunities to overindulge, which some people might worry about. If they do overindulge, it can lead to a sense of guilt and of being out of control, which can snowball into other uncomfortable feelings.

Yes it would be nice if we could just all focus on the true meaning of the holiday season and just take time off work and volunteer, give to charity, and eat healthy and exercise daily, but for most of us, that’s just not feasible. So below I’ve listed the top ways that you can have a stress-free holiday that are ridiculously simple.

These are time and client proven techniques that really work. Here’s a really important tip and it has nothing to do with stress, change does not need to be difficult or take a long time. As a matter of fact, our brains work lightning fast – so the techniques below can work lightning fast for you too. These are not all of the techniques – they are the simplest and easiest to implement now. If you’re curious about how to implement this and other techniques in your life join me for The Holiday Stress Buster Workshop on November 18, 6-8:30 pm.

Top 5 Ridiculously Simple Ways to have a stress-free Holiday :

  1. Memorize this phrase : “Let me check my calendar and I’ll get back to you on that”

    Be honest with yourself and your commitments. The most important thing to remember is that you literally can not be in two places at once, so when you say “Yes” to one thing you are saying “No” to everything else. Before you commit to something, think about it first. If you are asked in person to : bring food / attend a party / be part of a committee , the best response is : Let me check my calendar and I will get back to you on that. Then actually check your calendar and get back to them. When you say ‘Yes’ to something, you are saying ‘No’ to : your family, friends, relaxing with a good book, and other self-care.

  2. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    One of the qualities of happy people is that they don’t compare themselves with others. No one wins when you compare your experience with someone else’s. There is no possible way to do a fair comparison, so it’s always unfair. Instead practice gratitude, and learn to be thankful for and accepting of all the wonderful things you already have.

  3. Start and End Each Day with Gratitude

    Gratitude gets a lot of focus over the holidays, some people  may even call it a cliche, but there is a reason that people talk about gratitude – it actually works and there’s a reason for why it works. Focus on what you do have, not what you don’t. Here’s a great mind-hack that can help you understand why gratitude works:

    What we focus on grows. Try it right now : focus on the last time you laughed, or felt good inside, and let it grow for 1 minute (I’ll wait…..keep focusing on it), it will grow. This is an important aspect of our consciousness, what we focus on grows. When it grows it pushes out everything else, all negativity and other feelings you don’t like. This is such a simple and important concept so I challenge you to begin using it in your daily life. What we focus on grows, focus on gratitude and your day will be full of things to be thankful for.

  4. Transform negative self-talk

    Negative self talk is damaging and unproductive. Most of my clients that suffer with negative self talk report that they are using it as a motivator to improve, so I’ll ask them “would you ever talk like that to someone else, like a good friend?”, and “would that motivate them to do and be better?” Most will say no, so then I ask, then why are you saying it to yourself? Be kind to yourself. There are better ways to motivate yourself to do better!  Hint… they are the same ways you use to motivate your loved ones – with encouragement and love.

    Keep in mind that there’s always a positive intention behind every “negative” thing we do, and for most the positive intention behind negative self talk is to motivate ourselves to be and do better. Transform any negative self talk into compassion and encouragement. Here’s how : every time you catch yourself saying something negative or limiting, cancel it out. That’s right, think in your head “cancel”, and imagine that you’re erasing or “back spacing” back across the negative self talk and erasing it. Then replace it with a positive encouraging phrase. If you don’t have a positive and encouraging phrase use this one, it’s used by thousands of people every day to promote positive growth : “Every day in every way, I get better and better”.

  5. Do a little planning

    Most people will do some planning for the holidays. They will plan where they’re going for Thanksgiving and Christmas, buy gifts and send Holiday cards, and if they’re hosting they’ll plan the meal and prepare their home. Some of these plans can be very detailed, time consuming, and expensive. But many people won’t take the time to plan out some of the most important things – how are they going to be during these events. And by be I mean, how are they going to feel when they :  [ see the person who hurt them / interact with the parent that never said I love you / are around someone difficult / are dealing with the “stress” of having so many people in your home / etc. ].

    If you are anticipating a challenging or stressful encounter take a few minutes to plan it out in your head how you want to be. Here’s how : imagine that you’re sitting in a movie theatre watching yourself on the big screen. In walks the person or the event happens and imagine yourself acting exactly as you want to act. Completely embody this moment – how you look, how you feel, what it smells like, sounds like, and even tastes like. Do you want to remain calm and in control? Then imagine it as being so. Do you want to be mindful and not get lost in the hustle of the day? Then imagine yourself taking time with guests and loved ones. Once you have it exactly as you want, step into the scene. This does not need to take much time – 3 minutes of planning can make all the difference. For more about this technique, you can read a previous post of mine called YOU as the director Self Hypnosis Technique.

Holiday Stress Buster Workshop

By |November 4th, 2014|hypnosis, self hypnosis, stress|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between an Hypnotist and a Hypnotherapist?

Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI

Erika Flint, Board Certified Hypnotist and Accredited Certified Professional Hypnotherapy Instructor

I’m often asked “What is the difference between a hypnotist and a hypnotherapist”?

The short answer is “it depends”.  At one time these may have meant different things but today they are basically interchangeable.  However, differing laws in each US state govern the titles that can or cannot legally be used by hypnotism professionals.

Because of these laws, and the fact they tend to become stricter over time, the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH, which is the oldest and largest organization of hypnotism professionals) is working to avoid confusion and legal issues by encouraging its members to use only the title of “hypnotist“.

According to the NGH’s State Law and Legal Issues:

 “It is the explicit policy of the National Guild of Hypnotists to consider the traditional title of ‘hypnotist’ to be an old, proud and distinguished title, and it is the title voluntarily used by many Guild officers. Many members do the same even if there is no legal reason to do so. It avoids legal entanglements with overly zealous governmental agencies and the Recommended Terminology of the National Guild of Hypnotists allows us to do everything we need to do under the ‘nontherapeutic’ banner.”

In the State of Washington where I practice we are called Hypnotherapists because in order to practice in the state one must obtain a “Hypnotherapist Registration”.  But in other states the word “therapist” is a protected word.  For example, in the State of Texas hypnotists cannot call themselves hypnotherapists without special therapy licensing.  So in Texas many professionals practicing hypnotism are called Hypnotists.  A similar situation exists in New York.

To remove possible confusion, and to help the profession avoid using legally protected words, the National Guild of Hypnotists recommends these titles:

  • Consulting Hypnotist
  • Board Certified Hypnotist.

If you are interested, the NGH’s recommended titles of practice discusses their thinking on this issue and also lists the recommended titles, all of  which include hypnotist instead of hypnotherapist.

I Use the Title of ”Board Certified Hypnotist”

I use the NGH’s recommended title of “Board Certified Hypnotist” because I am Board Certified. Only 2% of NGH members are board certified, so it is a title that I am proud to use. When people ask me if I’m a hypnotherapist or hypnotist, I explain to them that I am both, but I use a recommended title from the NGH to avoid confusion.

Does it Matter if I See a “Hypnotist” or a “Hypnotherapist”

Instead of using a title to choose your hypnotist I recommend researching their training and professional practice. Unfortunately there are many “quick and easy” hypnosis training programs that are not of good quality. Check to see if your hypnotist is a member of a reputable professional organization like the National Guild of Hypnotists, and how often they practice. A full-time hypnotist will be seeing clients daily nearly all day, indicating dedication, experience and a good reputation.    But even if a hypnotist is practicing part time that can be fine – I started out part time and later transitioned to full time. Take a close look at their website to get an idea of their practice – where their office is located, and the overall message and mission of their practice.

The mission of Cascade Hypnosis Center is to provide local, professional and compassionate service to all clients by effectively and efficiently using the best techniques of hypnosis.

I hope this article has cleared up any confusion about titles.  Over time I expect that more professional hypnotists will use titles recommended by the National Guild of Hypnotists, so that there will be less confusion.


By |September 4th, 2014|hypnosis|1 Comment