An Experienced, Empathetic Change Agent
My name is James Barfoot and I graduated from Bennett/Stellar University in 2008 with certifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP practitioner. Immediately establishing a practice as a Hypnotist/Coach I was hired in Feb 2009 by Positive Changes Hypnosis in Spokane, WA. While working there until April 2017 I was always in search of ways to improve my skills. I received additional training with Stephen Gilligan PhD who studied with Milton Erickson M.D. the father of modern Hypnotherapy. I have been registered in Washington state as a Hypnotherapist since 2008.
As a Hypnotist/Coach at Positive Changes I enjoyed 8 years working with clients giving me the one on one time needed to hone my skills. It is this daily practice of working with thousands of unique clients that helped me to create a behavior change model that both explains and simplifies the process. I learned to deliver guidance in a clear and consistent manner that empowered clients to become fully engaged in their personal transformation process.
My biggest debt of gratitude is owed to Bart Anderson a Zen Master and gifted teacher of Native American Spirituality that constantly invited me to go deeper. I met and began studying with Bart in 1987. Bart was an enlightened man who challenged his students to discover and unfold their gifts. I moved in early 2004 from Dallas, TX to Waitsburg, WA to continue my studies with Bart spending some 15 months living with him and receiving his core teachings. It was Bart’s passing in 2007 that caused me to question how best to share this mentoring. In 2008 after a period of reflection I was as Bart called it, “inspired to pick up my medicine,” the talents and gifts that I had unfolded through so many years with this dedicated teacher. That is when the choice was made to further my education and begin to share my experience. I currently reside in Spokane WA.
Tribalize Now: The Practice of Belonging
Surely there must be more! This agreed upon reality that almost all of us accept as the standard operating system of the human being is nothing more than a poorly negotiated treaty that leaves us dependent and at risk. When we begin to discover who and what we are, outside of the stories that we have accepted as our truth, we open ourselves to the possibility of creating something different.
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