Hypnosis was a normal part of growing up for Mark and from an early
age he developed an interest in both music and hypnosis, and made the
decision to pursue a career in music. His father had incorporated hypnosis into
his medical practice in the late 1950’s, eventually delivering over 1500 babies
using hypnosis for pain control during delivery. While growing up, Mark was
excited to have the opportunity to observe and participate in a variety of
hypnosis sessions with his father in their home. These sessions involved habit
control, stress reduction, stage hypnosis as well as regression.
The decision to pursue a career in music, lead Mark to study music at Berklee College
of Music in Boston, MA and North Texas State in Denton, TX. While finishing his Master of
Music degree in Denton, Texas , where he used hypnosis for test anxiety, Mark became
interested in what would eventually become his second career, computer programming.
After 12 years of teaching piano classes, he made the transition to programming. Although
he did not realize it at the time, both of these experiences were setting the stage for what
would come next in his life, Hypnosis.
The mind has been compared to a computer, a very powerful computer. Many of our
habits, activities and actions we do everyday without thinking about them are
based on programs that are stored in the subconscious mind. Some of these
programs are good, like the one that tells your heart to beat and the one that
tells you to continue breathing. These autonomic “programs” reside in the
subconscious mind as do other habits which may affect you in a negative way.
Using hypnosis to help others involves the process of teaching people how to
make permanent changes in their life by making changes to the programming in
the subconscious mind. After a successful career as a music teacher and a
second career as a computer programmer, Mark has been able to integrate his
knowledge of hypnosis with his experiences as a teacher and a programmer to
discover the secret to helping people change their minds, and change their
lives with hypnosis!
The study of hypnosis is a never ending process that includes both training and
practical expereince working with a variety of issues. After completing his
initial 500 hour training and several certification exams, Mark was awarded the
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist certification from the American Council of
Hypnotist Examiners. Over the years his studies have taken him from coast to
coast as he has studied with the top trainers in the field including, Gil
Boyne, Ormond McGill, MIchael Newton and Dolores Cannon, among others. He is
also a Certified Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists and is a
member of the Michael Newton Institute of Spiritual Regression.
Mark has a growing practice in Dallas, Texas where he works with individual
clients and teaches a variety of classes including Self Hypnosis and
Instant and Rapid Induction Techniques for Hypnotists.