Seasons of Change

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Do you know when you are ready to make a change? Are you working with others in a coaching position where you deal with change? In Growing Coach Training we train growing coaches how to work with people on many levels. When it comes to change, there are seasons of change. One model is called TTM or Transtheoretical model, developed by James Prochaska in 1977 […]

Kids, Feelings, and Confidence – An Opportunity

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Why should we care about how other people’s kids, feelings, and confidence are in the world? Not our kids, so why bother? Someone else’s problem, right? If we see some aspect of the world, maybe we can step in and make a difference. I was a single mother of three children, supporting them on my own, working in a stressful environment, and attending college. My […]

Confidence is the Name of the Game

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“Each and every child has a potential, and if there’s one person who believes in them, they get closer to that potential,” Wilson said.  Yes, and I remember the moment. Victoria Blake of the Beaverton Valley times quoted me in her article entitled “Rising Stars” on May 27, 2004. I had just finished the program I did in the elementary schools with helping kids gain […]

Morrie and His Ability

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Storytelling is one of the oldest means for communicating.  Do you enjoy a tale about super heroes?  How about fantasy tales that bring a lesson? Here is one for kids (and adults). I wrote “Morrie and His Ability” in 1983. This story was originally written to inspire my children when they felt bullied by other kids. First, a little thought about why we tell stories. […]

Is This Your Roller Rink?

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In a delightful restaurant in downtown Portland last night, my son reminded me of one of my personal stories.  I was 17 and used to go to a roller rink.  Bob was an amazing skater and everyone wanted to be his partner. Skating was his super power! At the roller rink, he asked me to skate on a dance, and it was so romantic. I […]

Pediatric Hypnotherapy

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Pediatric Hypnotherapy Workshop is scheduled for February 8th – 10th, 2013 at Apositiva in Portland, Oregon. Here’s your chance to get some real training! In the world of life, how many of us know children who need the gift of change?  When I first learned the benefits of hypnosis, I know I wanted to help everyone I could. Kids hold a special place in my […]

Lost In Innerspace

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Lost In Innerspace   Many people notice life changes when the sun hides out behind all the gray skies for extended periods. Others find it happening after some change in their life. Anything from moving, job changes, relationship changes or not having a relationship, thwarted dreams, plans or goals. There are lots of reasons aren’t there? Have you felt yourself spinning in space, seemingly stuck […]

Helping Kids Through Pediatric Hypnotherapy & NLP

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Adults and college students come in for hypnotherapy and work through habits, confidence, and health, So, how about children? Can hypnosis and NLP help young people? Yes. Cat has been working with children for many years. Children have needs that can be met in a session using hypnotherapy, NLP and EFT. Parents have brought their children in for bedwetting, thumbsucking, fears, homework and spelling skill […]