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Can Anyone Learn to Become a Hypnotist?
September 12, 2012 11:54 AM | Tagged as Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnosis Illinois, Hypnosis Springfield Illinois, Hypnotherapy, hypnotism, hypnotist, hypnotist


This week I have been interviewing candidates for my upcoming hypnotist training class in October. One of the questions I was asked was, “Can anyone be a hypnotist?” I had to do some serious thinking on that question.

I am going to quantify the answer to that question by saying anyone with reasonable intelligence can learn to be a hypnotist. Let me put this in another framework for you. I am an artist and I can teach you how to draw by teaching you the mechanics of line and perspective. The quality and impression of the drawing will depend on how much you can connect with you inner vision and sight for expression of that drawing.

There is a difference between a child’s drawing and Leonardo de Vinci based on their life’s experiences. The same is true with learning to be a hypnotist. You can be taught how to do hypnosis inductions, how to gain rapport, how to do a suggestibility test and you can be a hypnotist, but are you content with just being an average hypnotist?

I like to think of being a hypnotist as being on an enlightened journey in which you should be challenged personally, intellectually, and intuitively. Our focus with training to be a consulting hypnotist is to both give the mechanics of being an ethical & practical hypnotist as well as being able to connect with your personal intuition and wisdom. Anyone can be a hypnotist, being a great hypnotist requires personal growth and deep change within you.

Posted By Sharron Magyar
Soul Wounds to the Inner Child
May 16, 2012 1:39 PM | Tagged as golden heart hypnosis, Golden heart hypnosis Center, mortal wounds, Soul Loss


What is a soul wound? A soul wound is a physical, mental and/or spiritual wound caused by a trauma which becomes buried in the subconscious mind and depletes a person of their life force energy.

What I want to share with you is what you need to know about your subconscious mind and soul wounds to your inner child. A happy child which has grown-up loved and well nourished and will carry few soul wounds. They can have some that come to them out of misinterpretation or misunderstandings or perhaps something they’re worrying about or something they witness.

Soul wounds become embedded in the subconscious mind and body, and whatever the age is that the wounded happened there is a collection of negative energy and emotions which are stored in the subconscious mind.

A child will do one or two things when wounded. Energetically he will step out of his body out of fear and that part of the child can choose not to return, resulting in energy loss for the child. Energy loss results in poor memory, stress, poor coordination, heightened emotional sensitivity, inability to focus and concentrate. The child is literally operating on less than 100% energy functioning, and he is trying to learn and grow. This diverted energy causes deficits in growing and learning.

In extreme cases of abuse soul wounds to a child can create distinct personalities that will absorb the trauma. Specific stressors can cause the one or more specific personalities to come forth and take control in triggering situations. We all have specific personalities within ourselves, I have the artist personality, I have the writer personality, I have a "Stone" personality who can be tight with her money at the stupidest of times and each of those personalities come forth depending on what activity I'm engaged in. A personality created in response to a soul wound has great intensity and feeling. The mind is a beautiful thing and will protect us at all costs.

So to recap; when the child suffers from soul wounds they can energetically step out of their bodies and that energy can choose not to return out of fear, shame or anger, resulting in perpetual energy loss for the child. At some point the individual must re- visit the triggering event to the soul wound to retrieve those lost energies and cycle the event through to healing. The created injured child is locked in time, and as a child grows into adulthood, the injured child will appear when it is afraid, shamed or angry and act just as it did in that time in their life!

Adults who grow up carrying an inner child with soul wounds can have dysfunctional beliefs and actions that have great power over an adult’s life. The adult should carefully cultivates a relationship with the inner child (or children) to address their fears, shame and/or anger in some manner.

Ways to heal the inner child is to do a soul retrieval or soul healing in an "out of time state". Why out of time state? Remember the subconscious mind doesn’t evaluate what it experiences as real or unreal but will adapt and accept according to what it experiences through the use of signs and symbols.

Avenues for healing are sound therapy, hypnosis, massage, prayer, yoga, as well as counseling through a psychologist.

As a consulting hypnotist we refer anyone with a mental diagnosis or who we suspect needs a mental diagnosis to the health care practitioner. We do not diagnose or treat mental illness.



Inherited Soul Loss
May 8, 2012 11:50 PM | Tagged as golden heart hypnosis, Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnosis Illinois, Hypnotherapy, hypnotist, Soul Loss, Worry


A child can be born into a life situation with their parents that is traumatic. Sometimes in the case of healing the inner child you are trying to heal things that do not originate with you but your parents. Parents can be emotionally impoverished because their needs were not met as infants, children or adults. (Miller 1983) states that children and infants can be used in unhealthy inappriate ways to meet the parents needs. A child can also empathically pick up a parents feeling tone and build their personality upon the parents emotions.

An example of this would be if a parent had a child that died and then had a second child and that child was born before the parent had proper time to grieve, the second child would have the task of building their personality on the feeling tone of grief.

Your inner child works on an emotional level and when the child is experiencing extreme guilt, shame or fear these emotions often become locked in the body and subconscious mind in "out of time" reality. Because the hurt and trauma is embedded in an "out of time reality," healing can be less traumatic and stressful in an "out of time" reality such as hypnosis, breath work, or meditation. Remember again the subconscious mind doesn’t evaluate if something is real or unreal so when you visualize feelings or events through hypnosis you integrate the experience as real. When the inner child steps up you cannot reason with it but must acknowledge its anger and fears so your inner child can cycle through to release them. Working with your inner child is rewarding because not only can you heal yourself, you can often stop the generational patterns that repeat themselves.

Sometimes a child can have a toxic parent who shames or ridicules the child. This child hides in shame out of fear of humiliation or ridicule. What is difficult is a toxic parent may appear to be a loving parent. Often they are needy children themselves and expect the child to meet their needs. Healing the inner child is a process and you have to be willing to do the work. The first step to healing is to recognize what your inner child’s needs are and bring your anger and fear into awareness so you can complete the cycle of releasing stuck emotions.



Posted By Sharron Magyar
April 1, 2012 12:10 PM | Tagged as golden heart hypnosis, Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, hypnotism, Sharron Magyar, Worry


Have you ever had a night when you laid your head down to sleep and worry thoughts rollaround and around in your head? You worry about what you said and did that day, you worry about what tomorrow will bring. You worry about your children, your parents, all of it over and over again.

I’m going to ask you a question. Did any of that worrying bring you any comfort or resolution? The answer would probably be no. Negative thoughts before sleeping expend energy during your sleep. You can learn to save your energy from worrying by using the following technique:

At night when you lie down to sleep go through your events of the day. If you come to a thought or action that you regret or wish had a different outcome in your mind visualize that same event with a positive outcome, then forget about it.

Fall asleep with your new visualization and what you will be scripting your subconscious mind with is a blueprint for dealing with a like issue in the future and a blue print for what you desire to attract into your life. Your subconscious mind does not evaluate is something real or not real, it just accepts what you are visualizing at face value.

This process can both attract positive energy into your life and prevent you from losing energy through worry.

There is a saying: Spending your energy on worrying about a problem just attracts that problem to you. Spend the same energy on the solution to the problem and your life will be changed dramatically.

Posted By Sharron Magyar
I Forgive My Past Experiences
February 19, 2012 12:05 PM | Tagged as Forgiveness, Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnosis Illinois, Soul Loss



The ego is a two-sided coin. It helps to protect us, maintain appropriate boundaries and assists us in growing, learning and functioning in daily life. The other side of the coin is the ego can become stuck in the victim mentality. Sometimes bad things do happen to you and you become frozen in your reaction to those bad things. The Ego is continually trying to make you look good and feel good. Staying the victim will let you off the hook by allowing you to believe that your circumstance is everyone else's fault. Questions you could be asking yourself are "Why does this always have to happen to me?"Do you believe in fate or do you think you're in control of your life? Do you think you're responsible for what happens to you?


The victim feels that he or she's been treated unfairly and they can never see a way out. They literally believe they're trapped and sometimes believe that he or she deserves to be punished. Victims are into trauma and drama while creating stress and pain for themselves. It makes them feel important when they can convince themselves they have huge problems, the ego likes that.


We all have moments when we think life hasn’t treated us fairly. We all have times when we may be angry and blame others for our misfortune. Sometimes life’s events may make us feel we even need to be punished and deserve to be a victim, but it becomes a problem when we become STUCK in these feelings. At the root of victimhood is a refusal to forgive.


How do you move out of victimhood? Set your intentions:


1. to forgive those who have wronged you

2. to be impeccable with your word

3. to not to take anything personally



It is easy to say the words I forgive you, but another thing to feel it in your heart. If you are willing to forgive, the how will be taken care of.


You have to practice discipline and awareness to put impeccability of your word into action. Words have energy and that that energy can create or destroy, being mindful of your words will help you to remember that you have a responsibility for the affect you're having on other people as well yourself. One fear of doubt planted in our minds can create a steady stream of drama. Be impeccable with your word also means that you take responsibility for your actions without blaming or judging yourself or others. Being impeccable with your word means you to avoid gossip, the ultimate negativity in word energy.


Taking things personally is connected to your Ego’s need to feel important. Whatever you think and feel is your problem, it's not what someone says it hurts you; it is that what they said touches your personal wounds. No person, place, or thing has power over us. To step out of victimhood you have to be willing to change and express yourself in positive ways. Consistency in using positive energy words you say to others and about yourself will help you step out of victimhood easily and quickly. Realizing that what others say and do is about them not you, can help you to disconnect from responding to them in anger and frustration. You have the freedom to make choices to love yourself and others. That increases your energetic power indeed!


Posted By Love & Light, Sharron Magyar
Hypnosis/Milton Erickson
January 24, 2012 4:43 PM | Tagged as Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnosis Illinois, Hypnotherapy, hypnotism, hypnotist, Sharron Magyar

A new client opens the door to the office gingerly, peeks his head in. I don't know what his expectations are, voodoo heads hanging from the ceiling? One thing for sure I can tell he still operating in the belief that I'm going to make him bark like a dog, cluck like a chicken and then make him stand on his head for 15 min. Perhaps I will make him rob a bank too. The point is he has a misconception that I can make him do anything and he doesn't have a choice in the matter. As a consulting hypnotist we know better. Now here's the tricky thing, you know if a person believes all these things, he has to be desperate to make changes if he is willing willing to make an appointment. Many people who come to the door for hypnosis are at their last end for help.

My first job is to educate client about what hypnosis is and isn't.  Hypnosis is safe and as a client you do have free will. Milton H Erickson (born 1901, died 1980) one of the most noted hypnotist of all time, believed the trance state is a normal part of everyday occurrence in which the individual has fixated attention.

Examples of that would be when your child is playing a video game on TV and you call to him and he doesn't hear a word you said. Your child is in a natural hypnotic state. Another example would be you are driving down the road and all of a sudden you arrive somewhere and don't remember the scenery or how you got there.You were in a hypnotic state brought on by the repetitious sound of the tires. Erickson noted individuals become so immersed in an activity that they go into a trance state, and most people do not recognize trances as a hypnotic state.

When we start our conversation with the new client we explain to them that we honor the wisdom of Erickson in which our approach to hypnosis is permissive, accommodating and indirect. We believe in providing the opportunity for the client to choose to accept or reject suggestions at their own pace, in their own time. ( Erickson's belief was that direct suggestions elicit resistance to the suggestions through hypnosis) Erickson also believe the unconscious mind response to openings, opportunities, metaphors, symbols, and contradictions.

What do we mean by accommodating? It means that we work within the framework of any person who walks in our door, whatever that may be. We spent time getting to know the individual, what is the past history, what goals are they working on? What is the preferred learning modality and what are their expectations from hypnosis?

As a as a consulting hypnotist we are adaptable. We choose methods of working with a client based on their learning style, expectations and Milton Erickson was right in noting optimun results come from  adaptability on the hypnotist part.  Not not only do we work as a hypnotist in our office but we train hypnosis students for certification through the National Guild of Hypnotism and we apply that adaptability principle in our training. We take into consideration each students learning framework and challenge them within their learning style. 

I don't believe in reinventing the wheel. I believe we each have the opportunity to learn from those who go before us and build upon that learning. Milton Erickson had  great wisdom in valuing and accepting each person as they were, whatever that might be. That is a heritage he passed to hypnotist today. My challenge is to give honor to his wisdom each day that I work with hypnosis. When you come into our office door for hypnosis you will receive respect, confidentiality and adaptability to help you achieve your goals. Call for an appointment today.


Posted By Love & Light, Sharron Magyar
Life Lessons With Houdini
January 22, 2012 11:45 PM | Tagged as Golden heart hypnosis Center, hypnosis, Hypnosis Illinois, Hypnotherapy, hypnotism, hypnotist, Sharron Magyar

Right now I'm babysitting my sister's pitbull dog Houdini while she is gallivanting on a yacht in the Caribbean. (Are you noticing a hint of jealousy?) Houdini is a special dog, he's lovable, curious and very smart; he can get out of any fence, hence his name Houdini. Usually my husband Steve and Houdini are sidekicks, but Houdini and I are on our own for a few days.

Today is a beautiful day in Illinois, the sun is shining, it's 50° in January, a rarity here, so I decided take Houdini to Wildlife Sanctuary for walk. A brave thing for me, as I couldn't walk from the bathroom to the front room four months ago. There's a little fear that maybe I can't do it. The moment I thought about walking I could tell Houdini was tuned in. It's hard to get a collar on a 90 pound dog while he is prancing, pretty soon his enthusiasm was spreading to me.

We piled into the car; his excitement was so great I could hear him just like a little kid, "When are we going to get there?" (Life Lesson # 1, Be enthusiastic about life!)  A smile began to spread across my face. The next thing I knew Houdini was sitting on the dashboard of the car. Whoops! I forgot to tell him riding with Sharron was different than riding with Steve. He's okay and a smart learner, he promptly planted is butt on the seat and his nose out the window. He smelled air, he was taking in all the sites and was totally engaged in the moment.

We finally had arrived, he lunged out the car, "Let's go, I have places to go and things to do!" His attitude was contagious; I couldn't wait to see what he was going to do. As we began our walk he engaged all of his senses, was on alert as he watched with sharp eyes what he could see and he seized all the opportunities he could. He lunged on a dead fish by the water.(Life Lesson # 2, Seize life's opportunities.)  Boy was he fast ! He came up with the fish, "I am master!" He shook the fish to pieces, covering me with fishwater. (I was doomed with fish breath on the ride home.)

Time passed quickly and I didn't even think about how hard walking was. Finally I toldl Houdini I needed timeout. We found a bench as I gave Houdini a lesson in being patient and still, when Houdini spied the quacking ducks. Houdini's nose pointed out, he was ready for attack. "Come on Houdini," I say, that's for another day. Houdini truly knows how to take an opportunity when it presents itself as he peed on every rock, bush and plant along the way back, and even when the pee ran out. I laugh!

Suddenly I realize I had set my goals too high and have gone too far for me to walk. (Life Lesson # 4, If you set your goals high, you better be prepared to accept help.) Houdini being a good friend he is, pulled me up the last hill.


Finally I told Houdini we have to go, he made a groan. Now were sitting in the living room, his 90 pounds crammed in my lap. He's an opportunist who will take a  hug anytime he needs it. (Life Lesson # 5, It's OK to ask for a hug when you need it.) I began to fall asleep in so did he. My last thought was I better bring in my grandson's geans off the back porch or Houdini will eat them.

Posted By Sharron Magyar

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