Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer free consultations?

Yes. In fact, I only schedule sessions after a free consultation on Skype. We will identify your goals, and determine whether we are a good match for each other. (If not, I’ll do my best to refer you to someone else.) To schedule our call, please add and message me on Skype at manifest_positivity, or use the contact form here, or because I’m traveling internationally you can use the Viber app to call my mobile number from anywhere in the world +1 707-845-3749 (calling via a regular phone won’t work to reach me). I look forward to hearing from you.

What issues can you help me resolve?

Panic attacks, fears/phobias, anxiety, stress, low confidence/self-esteem, and desire for more laughter, joy, balance and life satisfaction. While I have experience with a much wider range of issues, this list reflects my speciality – what I’m best at and most enjoy helping people address. By combining intentional laughter, mindfulness, and the three principles with coaching, hypnosis and NLP, many of my clients develop the building blocks of a better attitude. Contact me and we can discuss your needs.

How many sessions will I need?

Every individual is different. I cannot guarantee results because you must take responsibility for creating your own desired outcomes. My role is to assist you in getting clear about your goals, plus finding and/or developing the skills and resources within you to accomplish what you want. During our initial conversation we’ll get to know each other and if it makes sense to work together I’ll offer you a custom coaching package that serves your needs.

Are you going to make me laugh on purpose?

I never make anybody do anything. Whether it is learning to laugh intentionally or deeply relaxing into a hypnotic trance, our work together is always about helping you learn to see more options and make better choices about how you think, feel and act. My listening skills create a strong connection between us that makes cooperation natural and easy. The result is often an expansion of your comfort zone and a readiness to explore new experiences, especially intentional laughter.

Why and when do I need to have a doctor referral form signed?

Since I am not a medical doctor, I do not diagnose, treat, cure, or prescribe for clients. Hypnosis and NLP are considered complementary or adjunct care, not an alternative to traditional medical or mental health care. For legal and liability purposes, a doctor/therapist referral is required if you seek my help with something typically treated by a doctor or therapist. Your initial free consultation will determine whether the referral is necessary.

How long are sessions and what do they cost?

Sessions average about an hour, though may be shorter or longer depending on your goals and present state. The cost varies depending on the coaching package we’ve agreed to. Most clients invest in one, three or six month programs. The bigger the commitment, the lower the per session cost becomes.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to reschedule or cancel your session, please provide a minimum of 24 hours notice. Any sessions rescheduled or canceled with less than 24 hours notice will be considered as a “missed session.”

I’ve seen your articles and event announcements. How do I subscribe to get those automatically?

The best way is to sign up for the newsletter using the form on the right side of this page. Articles and event announcements are also usually posted in the Blog. You can get updates in a variety of ways:

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What if my question is not answered on this page?

Please see the first question on this page for ways to contact me and I’ll be happy to address any additional questions you still have.



“Just wanted to send a few words of appreciation and encouragement your way. I haven’t had a puff since our first meeting almost 10 months ago! And I can’t imagine I ever will again. Also, I enjoy your periodic emails. You’re doing good work. Keep it up! Thanks so much.”

– Ryan Bridges, Arcata, CA

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