One of the most asked questions in my consultations is how I became a hypnotherapist. With that question, my first thought is often, “Do you have three hours?” But instead of saying that, the versions of my answers vary depending on the time we have left in our consultations. It is a long story. So much so I dedicated a chapter called Onto the Promised Path in my memoir of sorts Carol’s Lives.
Recently, I was joking with a client that if I were to choose a profession again, two would be at the top of my list: A mail delivery person and a window cleaner – “Just imagine walking around with a bag of mail, visiting all sorts of houses, saying hello to kids and pets, maybe even occasionally striking up a meaningful conversation with different kinds of people. It’s healthy. It’s fresh air. I could save a gym membership, and I’d be paid to walk around. Or, equally interesting, as a window cleaner, I’d be hanging in the air, cleaning windows, looking into different rooms and greeting different families, maybe even spotting some family dramas live…” At this point, my client exclaimed, “But you are doing just that!”
She was right.
Curiosity started me on this journey of hypnotherapy. Bringing out the wholeness in each person I meet in my sessions keeps me in this gratifying profession.
Ever since childhood, my life purpose was to experience and explore. Growing up, I heard a lot of people call me “insightful”.
Yet what I see myself is simply a “Master of the Obvious”.
In order to find answers to life’s questions, for many years, I have lived my dream of travelling the world, as I would grow “homesick” for a place that I have never been to. Everywhere I go, it is always the connection with people that’s dear to my heart. I have found people all over the world are fundamentally the same, despite different languages, skin colours, foods, traditions, and customs.
In search for the Truth, starting in 2009, I got more and more interested in exploring “the universe within” – our minds. A quote by Plato can explain what I felt at that time: I am not yet able to know myself, so it seems to me ridiculous when I do not yet know that, to investigate anything else.
Over the years in my work, I have learned how to draw out a client’s deeper, unconscious emotions and thereby get to the root of their problems. I have successfully treated men, women and children on various issues and conditions. My educational and professional experiences have given me a vast knowledge base and skill set to treat a wide range of conditions.
- Smoking cessation
- Fear and Phobia
- Fear of public speaking
- Panic attack
- Writer’s block
- Weight loss hypnosis
- Past life regression sessions
Being empathetic my whole life, I feel a deep connection with children. I also specialize in using hypnotherapy to resolve children’s unexplainable fears and phobias, e.g., fear of water, fear of separation, fear of height, fear of darkness, fear of loud noises, etc.
Audio recordings can be available for each session as a free mp3 download.
I have flexible hours. Appointments are available on weekdays, evenings, and weekends, so you have more convenient choices when scheduling your appointments.
Besides a counselling-hypnotherapy diploma, I have also taken Eli Jaxon-Bear’s The Enneagram for Awakening courses for ego fixation and liberation, to bring subconscious patterns of behaviour, emotions, and thinking into the light. I love waking people up using trance. So a hypnotist in disguise, my true work is to undo hypnosis with people I see.
Serving clients since 2010, I am currently seeing clients from all over the lower mainland, and as far as Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Bellingham, Washington State. Online sessions are available too, so you have convenience to stay home for a session.
Warm, authentic, real, challenging, creative, and committed to the people I work with, I am a regular choice for many other hypnotherapists, counsellors, life coaches, and psychologists when they need work done for themselves.
As a former director of the Association of Registered Clinical Hypnotherapists (ARCH Canada), I volunteered many hours for the association, and I was also the chief editor of its quarterly newsletter Subconscious Connection, exclusively for its membership.
Language was my first passion and I’ve had my share of joy (sometimes people spell it as “job”) of learning and teaching languages in my earlier career. I have also used languages in some other ways, such as travelling and selling my travel stories to magazines and winning national competitions and getting more chances to travel and write. I am now using language in a different yet equally exciting way – helping people turning their dreams into reality by bridging conscious desires and unconscious motivations to gain access to inner wisdom.
To this day, I continue to travel a few times a year. I’ve been described as an “intrepid traveller”, both out there in the world, and in here in minds.
I remember the times when I had a map of the world on the wall at home. I’d pin flags to the places that I’ve travelled to. Now I’m based in Vancouver, Canada, and meet people from all over the world in my practice. That certainly makes it handy with the Multicultural Counselling Skills, which was one of the many courses I took in the completion of 1100 hours of study.
Having travelled across many countries and cultures, I am adept at communication across cultural boundaries and different perspectives, and at translating metaphysical concepts into practical application and embodied experience.