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Gifts From The Heart That Make A Difference

Gifts From The Heart That Make A DifferenceAt this time of year when all emotions seem to be heightened for many of us, certainly for me, I am assessing what really matters to me – and what really doesn’t.

One thing that continues to matter to me is how I can make a difference…. one of those ways that speaks to my heart and to the heart of my clients is hypnosis.

In the last month, here are some highlights: a weight loss class with both Hypnosis and Isagenix (a fat loss/detox/cleanse product). One person lost 11 pounds in a month using just hypnosis and in addition she, and others in the class, reported no more cravings, calmer, happier, more focused.

And I have loved working with two teenagers: one is a skin picker who no longer, after just two sessions, picks at her face and her complexion is beautiful. And another, who is bussed from a private school to see me, couldn’t stop eating sweets even after she knew she was full. After one session, she had no more cravings except for chocolate and after two sessions, even that craving was gone.

My highest value (I discovered after a 4 hour session) is making a difference. I feel blessed that hypnosis has come into my life as a way to do that.

A question: what are the gifts you have this holiday season where you can make a difference? We all have them – and that means you. What are you doing about yours? How can you brighten the lives of others… and therefore yours… by giving them? I’d love to hear.


Expressing Gratitude – News from Suz

As we all know, Thanksgiving traditionally is a time of giving thanks, of expressing gratitude.  I am painfully aware of the millions of people who can’t wrap their hearts and heads around that idea this year and I am humbled knowing of so many broken hearts among us in the world.
Susan Hastings
At the same time, it deepens and accentuates the awareness of my own gratitude.

With that in mind, the purpose of this message is two-fold:
1)  to express my gratitude for you
2)  to share my  finale with you

My gratitude:  Having started my business in the 70’s with Parent Effectiveness Training, I have known some of you for decades, some of you I have just recently met with a hypnotherapy session.  Some of you have been workshop participants; some of you are colleagues, personally and/or professionally;  some of you are friends and family – again, some old, some new.

Whatever the relationship, I am grateful for the difference you have made in my life.  Thank you.

My finale: It has become clear to me that it is time to simplify my life further and to really live into semi-retirement.  The words have been there for a few years but the actions haven’t been.  Now they are.

I wanted to share with you how my finale is showing up – Read more here:

With love and gratitude,

Gifts from the Heart that Make a Difference

My ears always perk up when I hear Tony Robbins – a renowned motivational speaker – who was recently interviewed on the Today Show.  Under his guidance, I did three  fire-walks (one of which, 40 feet,  made the Guinness Book of World Records for distance).  He also led my NLP Neurolinguistic Programing certification, so I’m always interested in the latest that Tony has to offer.  He surely made a difference for me – “If you can walk on hot coals, what can’t you do?  Get past your limiting beliefs!”

Tony’s theme that day was “Who can I serve?”  As he talked, he offered himself as an example of living that mantra.  Many years ago, he helped two families have a Thanksgiving dinner who otherwise wouldn’t have one; those two Thanksgiving dinners have now expanded into his world-wide foundation to feed the hungry.  (Click on The Secret to Living is Giving).  He has certainly made a difference for millions in many ways.

So what? you may ask.  Tony is a kazilion billionaire.  Easy for him to do.  Hard for me.

Yes, Tony is a billionaire now but in fact, he has gone bankrupt more than once.  During one of those episodes, the formidable, 6’6” Tony was homeless and living in his VW bug.   He spent his days in the library reading which has led to the wisdom he now shares worldwide.

This got me thinking – regardless of our life circumstances – what are the true gifts from our heart that we can offer others…those gifts that truly make a difference,  cost little or no money, and end up meaning more and lasting longer than material gifts? 

Read more here:


Susan Hastings


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