About Barbara Jo Hawkins

Barbara Hawkins specializes in the use of NLP techniques for post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, grief resolution, and regression therapy. In 2003 Barbara became a Certified Hypnosis Instructor and has received nothing but praise from those attending her classes.

"After 18 years' experience as a Hypnotist and 20 years as an Instructor in self-hypnosis (The Silva Method) I can truly say that my life has been, and continues to be, tremendously improved and enriched by using the same tools I use with my clients.  It thrills me to share these hypnosis techniques with students who take the Hypnosis Certification Training – the cream of Hypnosis, NLP and Applied Kinesiology presented in a practical format."

One of the perks of taking your Hypnosis Certification Training with Barbara are the before and after class activities which help you get the most out of the training.

In Barbara's hypnosis practice and in the course, she emphasizes “getting to the cause” rather than attempting to change things by just adding new suggestions. (By the way, the course is for lay people and professionals alike.) "Graduates often call or email to tell me about fabulous experiences they've had – personally or with a client – and I ‘walk on air’ for days. And I love the stories I hear from my clients!"

"I use a lot of humor as we go along because that allows students to expand their viewpoint, to see the possibilities. As the class progresses, we support each other as we envision using our hypnosis tools. It’s so cool when students understand their life can be different – their problems and challenges can become opportunities and adventures."

Because Barbara has personal experience as a hypnosis practitioner and an instructor, she can answer a multitude of questions and help people envision specific ways to use the tools – all of which helps them to achieve their desires.

In addition to hypnosis, Barbara teaches The Silva Life System and The Silva Intuition System as well as other workshops such as ‘In Touch With Your Life Plan & Your Future’ and ‘Making the Law of Attraction Work for You’.

Reading and studying extensively in the fields of hypnotherapy and human potential, Barbara continues to add to her repertoire of techniques and approaches so that she may help her clients achieve their stated goals in the most efficacious manner.

Barbara's formal education was at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, and at The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.

In addition to her Hypnosis Certification and Silva Instructor / Coach Certification, Barbara is an ordained Minister; is a certified Reiki Master; is a certified Energy Restoration practitioner; is certified in The ReConnection™ energy healing; and she is certified to do the actual ReConnection™ and she has some training in Comfort Touch. Barbara has done Shamanic Training with Hank Wesselman and has attended 8 programs at The Monroe Institute 

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Clients receive all pertinent information (via email or US mail) before their appointment whenever possible so that they have the opportunity to read disclosure information concerning Life By Design with Barbara Jo Hawkins at their leisure and they can fill out their intake form in advance. If there is not time in advance of the appointment, the documents are provided at the beginning of the session and ample time is given to read all of them as well as fill out the intake form. Clients will be informed of the purposes of and resources available under Washington State RCW Chapter 18.19, including the right of clients to refuse treatment, the responsibility of clients for choosing the provider and treatment modality which best suits their needs, and the extent of confidentiality provided by RCW 18.19. Clients are informed of the hypnotist’s relevant education and training, the intention of the practice, the proposed course of sessions when known, and financial requirements.

Hypnosis, NLP (neaurolinguistic programming) EFT and other such technologies do not take the place of medical treatment. Barbara Hawkins, the hypnotist, is not a medical physician or other medical professional and proposed sessions do not take the place of a physician, medical assessment and treatment or therapy. If a client has physical or psychiatric symptoms they should seek medical or psychiatric advice.

Clients are made fully aware of the hypnosis process and they request and agree to have hypnosis techniques applied to themselves. Neurolinguistic Programming techniques and Emotional Freedom Technique may be used as part of the session. If they are, they are fully explained before the client agrees to their use.

Clients are informed that the regular session fee is $85 an hour.

An in-depth interview is conducted by Barbara Hawkins, the hypnotist, before the first session with a new client. This may be very detailed especially for a) weight management  b) smoking cessation  c) drug/alcohol cessation sessions.

Clients are informed that the fee of $299.00 for the first a) weight management,  or b) smoking cessation,  or c) drug/alcohol cessation session is expected at time of appointment/service and is not refundable. Subsequent sessions are at the regular rate of $85 an hour.

Clients who are seeking help to stop any addiction(s) must show written proof they are in counseling and/or a treatment program in order have a session. (Hypnosis does not take the place of appropriate medical assessment and treatment.)  If a client makes an appointment and fails to bring the written proof of counseling and/or treatment, the appointment will be terminated and a one hour fee of $85 is due immediately. If, at a later time, the client has written proof of counseling and/or treatment and they desire to schedule an appointment, the $85 fee will be applied to that appointment's total amount due.

If Barbara Hawkins, the hypnotist, has identified that a client is not achieving favorable results during hypnosis or the client does not desire to continue with the session then the session will be terminated and concerns will be addressed to either: a) reschedule an appointment for another time, or b) refund clients money with exception of $100.00 appointment fee.

Clients are informed that there is no guarantee regarding a) weight/size change  or b) smoking cessation or  c) drug/alcohol cessation or d) any other specific outcome.

Credit cards -- MasterCard or Visa -- can be used for payment via e mail only as pre-payment for the session. An invoice is issued via email through a secure email service (PayPal). Personal check or money order pre-payment may also be arranged using US mail.

Barbara Hawkins, the hypnotist, will not be held responsible for perceived negative effects that a client may believe they’ve experienced from a hypnosis session or if the client believes the hypnosis session did not achieve their expectations.