This is a popular question that people have been asking me since I began my journey in Hypnotherapy in March of 2015.
I was first introduced to hypnosis/hypnotherapy in my early 20’s. I began reading a book that was based on Past Life Regressions and the benefits that hypnosis can offer in resolving phobias and fears. This book sparked an interest in the healing art of Hypnotherapy. I read countless books on the subject and I knew that this was an area that I wanted to be formally trained in. Unfortunately, at that time in my life, I knew that it was not the right time for me to learn hypnosis.
I decided to begin a career in the field of Criminal Justice and started a Diploma in Correctional Services/Criminal Justice at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta. I had always dreamed of becoming a Police Officer. It wasn’t until halfway through the first semester of classes that I realized that becoming a Police Officer was not the right path for me. After my first year was completed, I decided to complete my diploma via Distance Education and I returned to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories to obtain work in the field of Criminal Justice.
I was successfully employed in many different positions in the field for the last seven years. I began my career, part time, at a men’s transitional facility. From there I moved on to the position of Deputy Sheriff at the Yellowknife Courthouse and the position of a Correctional Officer at the local correctional facility. Finally, landing a position at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada as a Crown Witness Coordinator.
In February of 2015, a friend invited me to attend a Hypnotist show. It immediately reminded me of my interest in the field of Hypnotherapy. I excitedly agreed to attend the show with her. Immediately, I began researching the educational opportunities available so that I could become a Certified Hypnotherapist. This proved to be more difficult than I had expected it to be.
I reached out to a Certified Hypnotherapist in Saskatchewan, who is an amazing woman and now one of my biggest inspirations. She guided me to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute and I began my training in March 2015. I completed the classes required to obtain an Honors Diploma and I also completed all 200 clinical hours that were required by the Local Hypnotherapist Union 472 to become certified. I traveled to Los Angeles in September 2015 to graduate and had many amazing experiences attending additional classes.
I began my private practice in October 2015 and I have been blessed with the ability to work along-side many other incredible healers that specialize in different healing modalities. My practice continues to grow in the great white north and I feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to serve the people of my community through the incredible healing modality of Hypnotherapy. I look forward to sharing with you all that I can about Hypnotherapy and harnessing the power of your mind!