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What's the Truth   About Failure
   and Success?

We love you!
  • Hypnotherapy Certification Intensive
    begins November 12!
  • Free Introductory Program, Nov. 10, 4 to 5:30 pm
  • Psychic Skills Training, December 9
  • Our New Schedule for 2008 is Here!
  • Come to Our Wonderful Center!
  • Thank you!
  • Here's What's Coming Up!
  • Dear Marilyn,

         "Fall seven times; stand up eight" is a Japanese proverb that says a lot. Though many people fear failure (as well as success), they can shift their perspective as they understand more about both. On one level of understanding they can see that both appear to be present in the lives of every person in a kind of woven tapestry. In this level, they may ask what it means to fail and succeed. Both appear to be a process of learning and becoming, and every part of the process is a step on the path of life. And very often you can't differentiate one from the other.
         One of my favorite stories is about Abraham Lincoln who was born into poverty and was faced with defeat throughout his life. He lost eight elections, twice failed in business and suffered a nervous breakdown. Then his time came, and he finally won an election. You know what happened then! This office was for President of the United States, and he became one of the greatest presidents in US history. What was his soul learning from the seeming losses? Maybe he needed to develop his strength for the huge mission he came here to fulfill. Maybe he needed to be redirected toward something that was large enough in scope to handle his greatness. So if we can reach equanimity in both falling and rising, we can find peace in the process, and we can be happy about everything in our lives.
         Now here's the real truth: In the eternal nature of the soul, success and failure have absolutely no reality at all. From an expanded view, success and failure, yes and no, right and wrong are illusory images on the backdrop of the timeless. As the poet Rumi wrote,
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
    there is a field. I'll meet you there.
    When the soul lies down in that grass,
    the world is too full to talk about.


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    Find out about Marilyn Gordon's new book, The Wise Mind, coming very soon. Click here for a preview.

    Marilyn Gordon, BCH, CI
    Hypnotherapy Certification Intensive
    begins November 12!

          Wherever you live, you can come to our intensive program. You'll become an Internationally -Recognized Certified Hypnotherapist and a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists in this California state-licensed training. All classes are experiential, educational and enlightening. A first-rate program with many successful graduates. You become a Certified Hypnotherapist in our core training after one hundred hours. After 150 hours by participating in our workshops, you become an Advanced Certified Hypnotherapist. The training includes dynamic award- winning instruction, hands-on practice and supervision as well as individualized mentoring. Click here to find out more.

         Here's what a few recent graduates said: "On a scale of one to ten, I'd give this a 20+! This course was life- changing for me. It exceeded my expectations and taught me to be a hypnotherapist and so much more." Someone else said, "This has been the absolute best educational experience I have encountered. The course is filled with clarity and spirituality, and there is a safe sanctuary here in which science, philosophy, history and spirituality come alive."

    Free Introductory Program, Nov. 10, 4 to 5:30 pm

         Come to see our hypnotherapy center and learn about our extraordinary training program. Meet school director Marilyn Gordon, and find out about our curriculum, instructors, course materials, techniques and payment plan. Have an opportunity to ask your questions, and see a live demonstration. Please call us at (510) 839-4800 or email us at mgordon@hypnotherapycenter.com to let us know you plan to attend. We look forward to seeing you at our introductory program, and thank you for your interest. Click here for directions to our center.

    Psychic Skills Training, December 9

         If you're a practitioner, learn skills to further assist your clients as well as yourself. And even if you're not currently a practitioner, come to get answers to everyday issues in your life, learn to read people quickly and easily, and understand the dynamics of interpersonal interactions at a new level. You'll learn easy-to-use techniques to access this information and you'll get answers for yourself and others. Come prepared with at least one issue you'd like to consider psychically, and know that this is a safe environment to explore your issues.
         Hollis Polk is the instructor, and you can read more here. See Hollis" photo below.

    Our New Schedule for 2008 is Here!

         We have exciting and edifying programs coming up in 2008. In addition to our regular hypnotherapy certification programs, we also have other offerings. Here are some of the highlights:
    * HypnoCoaching and HypnoBirthing are returning.
    * Medical Hypnotherapy Certification is returning in an expanded form. We'll have special programs on Transforming Pain and IBS, as well as Hypnosis for Nurses.
    * A special Prosperity Seminar
    * Wise Mind Life Transformation Seminars
    * John Gray MarsVenus Health Workshop
    * Weight Loss Programs
    * And other enlightening workshops and seminars.
    Click here for our schedule with dates of major events. More to come.

    Come to Our Wonderful Center!

         If you like comfort, esthetics, good energy, snacks, teachers with intelligence and spirit, and you'd like to advance in your life and work, come spend some time at our center. We honor your presence. Here's a picture of a small part of our deck. Click here for more photos, directions and accommodations.

    Thank you!

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    Here's What's Coming Up!

    Click on each one for details:
    * Hypnotherapy Certification Intensive begins Nov. 12.
    * Psychic Skills Training with Hollis Polk, Dec. 9.
    JANUARY 2008:
    * Secrets for Shaping Your Future with Dianne Kathryn Short, January 13
    * HypnoWeightLoss with Gerri Levitas, January 20
    * Wise Mind Life Transformation Seminar with Marilyn Gordon, January 27
    More information is coming!

         Thank you for attending our trainings and workshops and reading our newsletter.
    We appreciate you!

    Center for Hypnotherapy

    PO Box 10795
    Oakland, California 94610

    (510) 839-4800