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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Activity Goal vs Accomplishment Goal

Knowing the difference between an activity goal vs accomplishment goal will help you escape from the 'playpen', the safe but limited area that traps us in mediocrity. Effective goal setting requires both a sense of completion and a reward. The major problem most people encounter in setting goals is that the goals are long-term in nature. Activity goal vs accomplishment goal examples For instance, a young, new employee decides to be president of the company. A student wants to become a doctor, lawyer, politician, even president. A goal-setter even less oriented decides the goal is to become a millionaire. These are accomplishment goals. When most people set them, excuses are easy, failure is frequent, there is no accountability. Activity goals form the foundations of success They consist of what must be done to reach an accomplishment goal. They are short term in nature. They are the steps to success. The student sets his first goal as achieving a creditable grade on his first test. Another goal might be passing a mid-term examination. Still another could be preparation of a final term paper that is outstanding – steps in earning entrance into medical school, from which, after completing numerous other activity goals, the accomplishment goal of doctor may be realized. Activity goal vs accomplishment goal benefits Each short-term activity goal, once accomplished, provides the essential sense of completion, and motivation to undertake the next step. And each such completion should be accompanied by a self-reward, self-recognition of the successful step. The step-by-step process of sequential short term activity goals completed and rewarded forms the pathway to achievement. A model for success might be as follows: - Set a realistic, achievable Accomplishment Goal. - Determine its benefits for emotional motivation. - Analyze the obstacles – if they exceed benefits, failure is assured. - Determine the knowledge and skills required. - Determine sources of help. - Design a plan of action (Activity Goals). - Set a deadline which establishes accountability. Goal setting can provide the ladder for escape from the Playpen. Hypnotherapy can provide motivation, confidence, energy and insight. The ultimate prize: avoidance of mediocrity!