I am, and continue to be, an illustrator.
I stumbled into Hypnotherapy. Almost literally. I live right around the corner from HMI, Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana. I've seen their signs on the 101 freeway, and passed by their building on Ventura Boulevard almost every day for 15 years. I vaguely wondering what they do, until one day, in August 2017, I wandered in to check it out.
I had my doubts at first. But people I knew raved about the place. Still, I was on the fence for the first two months. Then, like a light switch turning on, something clicked, hypnosis and hypnotherapy became the missing manual for how to be a better human. Most of the tools are so simple that it seems a crime NOT to teach us this stuff in the third and forth grade!
At first I attended HMI with the idea to use the self-hypnosis and motivational parts of the training to bump up my illustration gig, like taking a Tony Robbins course (in fact Tony Robbins uses some of the stuff they Teach at HMI, Power of Attraction, self-hypnosis and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming.) In April of 2018 I began see clients, one-on-on, as part of my clinical training. I found out that I'm good at it. And I love it! And that it works!
I graduated from Hypnosis Motivation Institute with Honors in September, 2018 . I see clients in Tarzana and all over the U.S. and Canada via Skype and Zoom
I continue to do illustration, I draw and always will. Children's books and educational art is a passion. My goal is to incorporate the ideas of hypnotherapy into books for third and forth Graders. If school won't teach it to them, I will!
Steven lee Stinnett C.Ht.