Should Driving Under the Influence of Hypnosis be Illegal?!

November 21, 2019



Here’s my story...and I’m sticking to it! One Saturday night in late October, I went out dancing with a friend in my small town. I dressed up as a Forest Cat, borrowing my 90-year old mother’s fur ears and coyote tail. We had a great time at the dance but, around midnight as we were leaving, decided we were hungry. I drove up and down the main drag of town, looking for a place to eat.

Within a few blocks, flashing colored lights appeared in my rearview mirror. I pulled over and rolled down my window while asking my companion, a witch, to look in the glove box for the paperwork I’d need to present.

When the officer bent down and looked at me, his flashlight glaring into my eyeballs, he said, “I thought I pulled over a human!” We all giggled, and I said, “I’m a forest cat!”

“Well,” he said. “Just because you think you are a forest cat doesn’t mean you have nocturnal vision. You’re driving with your lights off.”

I was shocked! I was so hypnotically into my role of the evening that I had forgotten to turn on my headlights. I thanked the officer for letting me know and he let us go on our way.

When you live hypnotically, crazy things can happen. In fact, my son calls this, “living cinematically”, and he also has these amazing experiences. These are not things you can intentionally cause to happen, but things that seem to happen...usually involving interesting people, animals or places. But they occur because you are living in a way that invites them, paying attention in a very special way.

If you want to learn how to live hypnotically like me, let me know! I’m at expert level.


 

Woman Becomes Herself Through Hypnosis!

November 7, 2019

Incredibly, a report has just surfaced from the Pacific Northwest that a woman has actually become herself! This strange occurrence came about after she visited certified hypnotherapist Kelley T. Woods, who has a private practice in Anacortes, Washington.

Jane Doe (name changed to protect privacy) explains, “I had struggled for years...just never really being myself. I tried all sorts of things, from doing Zumba, to joining a book club and even listening to New Age music...but none of it w...


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Put Hypnosis on Your Holiday Wish List

November 7, 2019

As you grow older, the holiday season takes on a sense of urgency. Being no longer a child whose main concern is crafting a letter to Santa Claus, you may find your own list is probably comprised of an overwhelming concoction of shopping, cooking and baking, wrapping, decorating, card-writing, recital attending details...all to be completed while still maintaining a regular schedule of work, home and family care and/or school!

Add to the mix the prospect of getting together with relatives wh...


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The Great Eavesdropper

July 29, 2019

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Sleeeeep.

December 17, 2017

One of the most beneficial side effects of engaging in hypnosis is, for many, improvement in the quality of sleep. Whether it is due to a “re-training” of conditioned sleep habits, or because bothersome issues are finally being dealt with, hypnosis can facilitate resolution of insomnia.

Research shows that chronic lack of sleep results in daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and cognitive impairment. People who do not get quality sleep actually wake in a stressed state which can accelerate throu...


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Remembering the New

October 26, 2017

Remembering the new...that's what a client did yesterday in my office. A young man, referred by his relative, came in for some help with anxiety. Frankly, he was somewhat skeptical that hypnosis could help and actually stated that he thought it was "weird".

I agreed with him, but then added that I enjoy weird stuff.

After talking for a bit, I asked him if he would like to know what it felt to NOT feel anxious. (He had stated that he couldn't remember a time when he hadn't.) He said that w...


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Pain Relief is a Formal Feeling

October 16, 2017

I love my clients...all of them; I appreciate their unique personalities and problems...each and every one. But sometimes, one particular person enters our life who is very special, who almost makes me feel like I should be the one paying them!

I had the joy of working with such a client; a spry 85 yr old woman who sought me out for pain relief. Recently, due to an increase in deaths due to prescription drug overdose, the powers-that-be have imposed restrictions on pain med usage, limiting...


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Hypnosis for Morning Sickness

October 7, 2017

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is once again pregnant and once again, is suffering from a condition known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a form of extreme morning sickness that may cause dangerous results such as dehydration, weight loss, temperature spikes, irregular pulse rate and jaundice. Women suffering with unrelenting cases of this affliction may even opt for therapeutic abortions.

Interestingly, there is evidence that this problem is largely reserved for more civilized soc...


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Potato, Potatoe, They both taste great!

September 21, 2016

I recently worked with a new client who drove more than 60 miles to come see me! This person wants help with some self perception issues and habit control. During intake, she specifically requested that we do not use hypnosis. She preferred that I use NLP with her, and explained that years ago, a relative had successfully removed a phobia of hers with an NLP process.

I told her that was wonderful; I love to work with people who have already experienced success with changing how they think an...


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Who, me, worry?

September 21, 2016

When I was a kid, my dad introduced me to my very own "worry" rock. I was about 6 and we were skipping stones on the beach when he reached down, found just the right stone and presented it to me. He showed me how to hold the stone in one hand and rub my thumb against it. He told me that if I were ever worried about something, I could just hold that stone and rub the concerns away.

Over the years, my dad and I have exchanged different worry stones. For his recent 88th birthday, I gave him a...


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About Kelley


Kelley Woods I'm a hypnotist living and working here in beautiful Skagit County in Northwest Washington. Besides helping people improve their lives through hypnosis, I love boating, hiking our forestlands, and playing with my family and friends!