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by:  Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist, International Medical & Health Writers Ltd.
"You are the Writer, Director, Producer & Leading Actor of your life." Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
August 25, 2014

Learning Insight Meditation & Interactive Hypnosis

OH...came the "twitter scream"...please begin classes with Sugar Addiction! I can't stop my craziness.

OK..the second class will be on that subject, but meanwhile here are the mp3 Sessions. No need to wait! Download them on my website. Look in the catalog under "Eating Issues."

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LEARN AWARENESS MEDITATION for free online. Classes begin in September.Times to be announced to mailing list.

Just as if you were working with me privately, I'll begin with "basic techniques", then moving into thought and emotional management, followed by the planting of active imagery and affirmations. Come join me..Registration is on my website.

PERSONALIZED COACHING - Contact me directly. Phone or Skype.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS - Catalog - Each mp3 contains 2-3 Sessions. While they are very "subject specific", each one teaches the techniques of Awareness MEDITATION and INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS. They have been called "creative gems." Our website contains a full catalog and description. If you need help in choosing a program please let me know. We also have many Interactive eBooks on

Our programs fall into many categories including addiction, sugar and weight issues, medical hypnosis, accelerated learning, mind expansion, self-development, meditation, awareness, self-growth and sports. Programs are available for adults, students, athletes, professionals and children.

Awareness MEDITATION utilizes body, emotional and thought management. Through these doors the listener enters into their Spiritual Path.

INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS invites the listener to absorb the suggestions presented as well as designing their own very specific suggestions and planting them. These are unique programs. I designed these over forty years ago for my clinical oncology patients and have made them available over the decades via the web. This is the largest collection of self-hypnosis programs available, but more importantly, the only programs that mesh MEDITATION, EMOTIONAL AND THOUGHT MANAGEMENT with original INTERACTIVE SELF-HYPNOSIS.

If you are following me on Twitter, you know I am doing my own "inner detective work" through Automatic Writing and Dream Programming. While I would like to add this experience to this will not allow. If you have interest in healing work through dreams and contact with Intuitive Spiritual Connections, please follow me on Twitter...ElizRN Free mp3 programs are always available on my websites. There are several workshops available for you to work with these very same tools.

The library of your mind is vast. You began collecting subconscious experiences and corresponding belief coats in the beginning of your life, even though you cannot consciously remember these. All coats and experiences, old or new, big or small can hold important information and keys to your success, as well as reasons for past failures…

Beginning Inner Detective Work

You may have a desire or tendency to rush through this kind of self-detective work. Perhaps you even recognize this as a past behavioral trait of yours. This is a good example of Heightened Awareness. You may have uncovered an unhealthy source that leads to procrastinating or self-blocking. When you spot these tendencies, pretend that they are colored child-blocks, labeled with their name. Place them in a pile over there.

While it's just fine to scan through this material to become familiar, don't fall into the trap of hurrying and not doing the detailed detective work. You will be cheating yourself, taking away from the quality of what you are capable of doing, and perhaps even taking you down past roads of failure. There is no easy road when looking to achieve high level health and optimum performance. If it were, more people would be experiencing it. This program offers you the opportunity to see, and address your short and long falls, as well as your potential. As you build your commitment to this self-development work, you will probably want to review this area more than once, so as to build on the already presented memories.

You probably know plenty of people who want to change something, but simply can’t figure out how or when to get started. Somehow it never seems to be the right time. Excuses abound that keep them engaged in procrastination. Perhaps you have had this personal experience, and are wondering right in this moment if you can do this. This is another colored child-block called "doubt". It usually accompanies "lack of self-confidence."

Do know that this time it will be different than before, because I’m going to help you get started and find your balance. In fact, you are already in the process because you are reading this book. It’s said that when a rubber band is stretched, it never returns to it’s original position, and so with reading material such as this. The actual process of reading engages your right brain, or subconscious mind and so inner motivators are already etching. Notice if you can sense them.

Throughout this inner detective work you will be activating the different areas with a light application of Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Managing health issues, addictions or getting to the heart of any problem involves the act of beginning. You must commit and step onto the merry-go-round of life. Life does not stand and still and wait for you. So reach out and grab on to the golden ring. The ring is the catalyst for moving you out of procrastination, and into the action of the merry-go-round of life. That's all you have to do.

MIND EXERCISE Take a moment to deeply relax, and just as if you were looking in a big filing cabinet, find the folder that contains your current lifestyle patterns. As your mind scans the material, notice that some appear familiar, but others may not be quite so clear. While you think you know yourself and how you spend your time, you are about to find out that you know less about yourself than you thought. That is because a good part of your day is spent in a very limited conscious state known as low-level awareness, or automatic pilot I call this is day-sleep walking, a form of automatic self-hypnosis.

There are many areas of lifestyle behaviors that are on automatic pilot. Some include food choices, meal timing, snack choices, snack timing, exercising, sleeping, excess habits, stress building habits, mood choosing. It helps to imagine that each automatic pilot area has a separate folder in your subconscious mind. As you work with your personal assessment, you will be opening these folders and researching the many aspect of the automatic pilot programming. Some aspects may need to be deleted, changed or mind-edited in some way. Other parts may appear to be fine, but it's a good idea to review these anyway. Your subconscious librarian may have suggestions to make these even better than before.

We all tend to think within certain boundaries, but unfortunately when we do so, our innate creativity can be curtailed. Practice allowing your mind to open and flow. Your subconscious mind will apply this to other areas of your life Each time you encourage creative thinking. Very soon you will find yourself doing so on automatic pilot, and this is a great creative self-gift.

While automatic pilot has some benefits, it also has drawbacks. When you are not fully awake, you give up your rights to observe, assess and manage your thought processes. Thoughts are goals. Whatever you play in your mind becomes your goal for that moment. If you decide to brush your teeth, you will most likely participate in an automatic pilot program designed for oral hygiene. While this may be a safe, automatic mind program for you, suppose that you have a tendency to over-brush, therefore injuring your gums.

In our online classes we will touch base on all of this. Be sure to register. While the classes will be recorded, you will need to register to have the links to those recordings.

If you have questions for me, feel free to contact me directly. No question is too small or too big!

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July 15, 2014

The Ticking Clock

Life is all about questions. If you pay attention to your thoughts you will realize that you spend a good part of your day asking yourself questions. Questions help us to focus in on what works and what doesn't. Questions can save your life, make you a healthier person, and bring a high level of prosperity to every area. As a Clinical Medical Hypnotherapist and Medical Intuitive Healer, I spend a lot of time in the realm of questions. One that I ask myself every day, and probably more than once a day is about "time." Bringing my focus to the passage of moments allows me to make better choices about what I'm doing or plan to do.

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July 13, 2014

The Big "C"....Commitment

If you are following me on twitter, you know I am doing "Tweet Workshops." I'm going through a lot of material on different ways to utilize self-hypnosis and in particular, the necessity of making changes before it is "too late." As an RN, Clinical Medical & Self-Development Hypnotherapist, I know what "too late" means. I've watched people suffer and die from "too late." These two vital words don't just apply to disease and illness, although those are the two most important areas. They also apply to losing time living in anguish, pain, anger, depression, anxiety and without achieving those goals that have roamed around our minds forever and ever. This is a tremendous waste of life and lost opportunity, not only for you, but for others who would have benefited from whatever you have wanted to achieve. Think about this? What if the great inventors had just "hung out" and didn't commit to achieving their dreams. For one thing, we wouldn't be communicating like this right now. So...what do you have waiting in the wings? You will never know unless you apply yourself.

If you have been following me, you do know that I have fought through many obstacles to claim my high level health and performance. Without the tools of self-hypnosis, most likely I would not be living. This is not an exaggeration to get your attention. If you have read my books, you know my story. I'm still living that story, only I had to change many lifestyle behaviors and apply discipline and commitment to what I truly wanted. Was it easy? No, but winning the battles were incredible experiences. I wish the same for you, but the only person who can do this for you, is YOU. I can teach you the tools, show you how to apply them in detail, give you the programs, but you must do the work. Only infants are spoon-fed. Mature adults do the necessary work.

I have over 350 Session Programs to take you on your way. You may have to change many things, but that is not a problem. Knowing what to change and bringing it to the Light is crucial. This is called Self-Honesty. You cannot change what you are not willing to see. Check out my catalog on my websites and look for my books on If you think you would benefit from coaching, please write to me. I am retired from my private practice but still work with a few clients on Skype or by phone.

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July 7, 2014

Secrets & Their Ramifications

OK...I've been sharing some of my personal experiences with addictions, disorderly eating, anxiety, depression and high level achievement on Twitter and inviting my followers to come to this particular blog. I've also shared free mp3's and suggested they have a look at my Catalog of mp3 Download Sessions. If you have never experienced Interactive Self-Hypnosis, I'm absolutely certain you will not only enjoy the experience, but you will open your mind to your own creative space. I also have many ebooks available on The link is over in the margin. I suggest you have a look at the Series...Sugar..the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It. The book is available on my website in PDF, with or without mp3 Downloads. Even if you do not think you have any disorderly eating, I suggest you have a look at it anyway. Most of us have no idea how disorderly eating is. The proof is in the statistics regarding killer and chronic disease states and also emotional/psychological issues. And, let's not leave out cognitive issues.

The book is not just about nutrition, but the mind and body connection as a whole. For ebooks, I published the material in a series of 4 books. The second book deals with emotional management, the third on self-hypnotic techniques and the final book is a 40 day boot camp that weaves all the material together. The series follows what a patient would experience coming to my office. It is based on my long tenure in my field of nursing, medical hypnosis, addictions management and the tools of working with the mind and body connection.

Now..a bit about my history with addictions, etc...

If you've been following me you do know that I developed an eating disorder at the age of 4. Let's just say it's gone on for many decades. During this time I was very successful, not only in school, in my profession, but in just about everything I decided to do. I won awards, medals for sports, and professional accolades of all sorts. My programs were honored at national and international events, but behind the scenes the secret loomed. Living two lives with intensity is not an easy task.

When I turned 40 the eating issues intensified and I could no longer live in my body and mind. That decade became a defining time for me. It wasn't until I turned 50 that I hit rock bottom. I share this so you will know that I'm personally familiar with the things I write about. As the saying goes, "Been there and done that." I've switched addictions, let some go while inviting in new ones, but I never was able to give up the eating issue until I hit the super-rock bottom. It was quite or die. My choice is obvious, but the journey back to "living" was an incredible one. Until a few years ago I would admit to that journey being the most intense and productive in my life experience. Three years ago it was displaced when my son Michael died in a tragic accident while rock climbing in Colombia, SA. It took us over six months to bring his remains home. Experiencing the unexpected loss and daily drama with the Colombian government pushed my eating issue journey into second place. But, if I hadn't made that journey inside myself, I don't believe I would have had the same level of resilience I brought to dealing with my grief.

So..I will continue to share both journeys with you while encouraging you to take whatever you are experiencing in life, or have experienced and now utilizing these things to better yourself in ways you might never had dreamed possible.

Thanks for your joining me, and if you have questions, please write to me.

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht
Clinical Medical Hypnootherapist
President and Program Designer
International Medical Health Writers Ltd.

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June 26, 2014

Coloring Each Moment with Emotional CRAYONS!

Your emotions color your experiences, so check your crayons! Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It Hypnotically! Available on & PDF on

FREE MP3 SESSION TODAY...Managing Emotions

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Working with emotional states is a skill just like anything else. We have emotions that work in a positive way for us, and others that don’t. These are often called negative emotions, but it’s important to keep in mind that even negative ones also have their good points and can be useful in certain situations. You’ll come to also have their good points and can be useful in certain situations. You’ll come to understand that these emotions can help to open the subconscious mind through releasing.

When looking at emotional states it’s a good idea to know that there are hundreds of them. Few people can name more than twenty. I suggest that you make a list of your most prominent ones. If you have difficult thinking of these, visit the Boot Camp on my website.

Some emotions are experienced as having negative high-power such as anger. You also have positive high-powered emotions as well, for example ecstasy could be considered in that group. You also have negative lower-powered emotions, for example annoyance and on the positive side you might consider the emotion of being pleasant. Sometimes the momentary experience is about the choice of emotion and other times it’s about the intensity of the crayoning.

Interactive awareness practice helps you to see the details and what is truly unfolding in the moment. How good are your self-observation skills? While most of us can name or describe our high-powered positive and negative emotions, most of us fall short when it comes to the lower-powered ones. This is most unfortunate because these are the emotions that hang around more frequently, coloring daily experiences, and are usually the ones responsible for stress related diseases and interfering with goal achievement. We often call them our personality traits, often believing that they can’t be changed because “they are who we are.” This in itself conjures up some interesting images. For example, what would happen if one’s anger, resentment and failure programs were diminished or removed? Would they evaporate? This is a living example of how “nonsense language” finds it’s way into our subconscious mind programs.

MIND EXERCISE. Take some time to review your emotional visitor list and highlight those that fit into the above criteria for you. Obviously everyone reading this book will have different ones and keep in mind that everyone who is not reading this book will also have a different list. That includes each member of your family, your colleagues, friends and those people you come in contact with during your day. The more you practice your own interactive awareness emotional sightings, the more you will notice in others. You will also begin to notice what emotional visitors arrive in direct response to those of another person. In fact, many of these “emotional transactions” are on auto-pilot! Knowing what you now know about auto-pilot, don’t you think you would benefit from having a good look at what’s going on in your life in regard to emotions? Later on you will be presented with some mind exercises in this regard. They are lots of fun and true eye openers!

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, President & Program Designer for Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute located in Sarasota, FL & online at & She is the author of Sugar....the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, Beyond Disorderly Eating...The Truth About Sugar, Bingeing & How to Stop, as well as The MindBody Fitness Boot Camp... Lifestyle Change Made Easy. She has also written & produced +350 audio CD's & mp3's. The websites include moderated discussion groups, ezines, library & a host of other educational tools for learning Interactive Self-Hypnosis. Visit the online Boot Camp & work directly with the author. Download a free mp3 each month.

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Editing Past Addictive Behaviors
originally posted: June 23, 2014

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We can learn to edit each & every behavior. All we have to do is to locate it & be willing to look at the facets in a non-judgmental & investigative way. Interactive Self-Hypnosis can help you to do that… Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

Jana: Is there a benefit to changing my past addictive behavior files? Could you please explain how those changes could benefit my future behaviors?

Locating and editing past addictive behavior files can be extremely beneficial for many reasons. If you are willing to look into a negative memory file you will find it to be very detailed. Practice some detachment, self-forgiveness and compassion before opening it. This will allow you to see even more and of course, the more you see the better for you. Examine the file with a fine toothcomb, paying attention to negative motivators, pre-addictive behavior patterns, emotional visitors and anything else that speaks out to you. Go back a second time and look even closer.

Interview the addictive behavior just as if you were an investigative reporter. Now take the position as writer-director-producer of this “scene” in your life production. Take enough time to think it through, deciding how you would like to change this. Pay attention to detail. You might want to write out your plans, then go back and place them hypnotically. You have now created a new containment for the many aspects of this addictive behavior. If in the future a similar scenario presents itself, your subconscious mind will rapidly pull up the containment and begin the reprogrammed action. These are powerful tools and time very well spent!

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Owning the Binge
originally posted: June 19, 2014

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Most of us binge in some area of life. What's important is to wake up & own it. Then one is free to manage it...Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht

We all have beliefs and behavioral patterns that work for us and those that don't. It helps to image them as plants for plants know all seasons and they can, indeed, be helped to grow and change. Some plants have both positive and negative aspects. Others are completely positive and some completely negative. We spend a good part of our day planting and weeding, often not awake for our inner gardening work.

Working the time-line allows you to see where old beliefs were planted, as well as where and how behaviors were developed. Some of these are in the past, but many are actively being planted in the future. Yes, you are planning and planting your future on many different levels. This can be either good for you or not so good! As young children we develop volumes of coping mechanisms and behavioral patterns. Some of them follow us right through life. Some help and some impede. Some we learned from our parents, other mentors or teachers and some came by way of experience.

We often can see our parents in ourselves as we become older and wonder if history has to repeat itself through us. Some of these inner behavioral programs work well for us and can be seen in our successes. There are, however, some that do not work well and often some that hinder. It is important for us to know that we can alter any behavioral program simply through the tools presented here. Interactive Awareness and Interactive Self-Hypnosis give us the means for going into these past files. We can then re-edit or reframe memories and associated programs, so as to make them healthy and useful to us in our present and future life.

Learning to Re-frame

Re-framing beliefs or memories or any mind programs is just like deciding that a particular photograph would look better in a different frame, and then actually changing it; only frames for mind programs are those of perception. You choose to see your mind program differently, through “new eyes.” Suppose that you have a memory or mind program that is framed in anger or distrust. This is how it is stored in your subconscious mind, so whenever you review it consciously, it will come up framed in anger or distrust. In fact, the way the subconscious mind works, every time it comes up the frame will be stronger in perception. Now suppose you have a mind program or memory file about managing an addiction framed in failure. I’m sure you get the idea!


Now we are spending time assessing and locating areas for concentrated attention later on. Take some time to deeply relax, in fact even deeper than before. Perhaps close your eyes after reading this, knowing that everything shown to you will be useful in your recovery. Each day of your life you are presented with learning experiences. Some appear pleasant and others are not, but all are learning experiences. Significant people may have or currently be demonstrating anxiety, panic, depression, compulsive or obsessive behaviors to you. You may find yourself mirroring these or wanting to, perhaps later in the day. Go to work on your time-line. For example, notice if s anyone demonstrated addictions to you in the past. Addictions and related behaviors travel through families of origin and extended social circles. Also look for specific emotional teaching or patterns that may or may not work for you. All hold importance for now, as well as for your future.

Call in your librarian and spend some time looking through the shelves for any history of anxiety and panic, depression, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, as well as treatment or known triggers. These are very connected to addictions and stress-related issues. Remember the octopus and the tentacles? While there are physiological connections to the aforementioned, there are also triggers and you learned these somewhere and probably from someone. Think of the world as a great big school where you begin your formal schooling at birth, continuing along until death. Every experience you have is an actual learning experience. Every person you meet, or that attracts you in some way becomes a teacher of sorts.

All of these experiences are stored in your subconscious mind and the inner librarian knows where they are. This information will become very useful later on, so take your automatic writing pen and welcome the inner communication. Remember to be patient with the process and if nothing comes off the pen, simply wait a moment and then move on to the next section. You may find yourself receiving this information later on in a different quiet moment.

Interactive Self-Hypnosis can help you to change. It is important to become aware in a relaxed state and to see the scenes of the past being played out as separate from you. You might like to read the chapter on emotional crayons and practice some of those exercises, then apply them to this area of your Assessment. Throughout the book you will be coming back to this area, as you will have things to add as your heightened awareness grows.

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R E A D E R   C O M M E N T S

Re: The Magic Inside Question Asking...!! (June 13, 2012)

Like what I am seeing about your Book. We seem to share a lot in common regarding belief. Looking forward to the completed book

Re: Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder - Excerpts (December 4, 2011)

Wonderfully insightful and beautifully written post. I struggled for over 40 years with eating disorders and disordered eating and what you've written is so true, especially the part about being an information-gatherer.

Re: 'Tis the Season - The Biggest Gift Ever! (December 18, 2010)

I dont have a lot of words right now i just came across youre material. As i read this i am just sitting hear crying my eyes out something is defenetly going on. This material that you write about is obviously hitting a cord with me.

Re: The Art of Self-Tweaking (May 20, 2010)

I love your blog regarding the art of tweaking! I've enjoyed a number of your tapes (way back when) and now mp3 recordings. Your imagery is deep and rich; it resonates with me. I really enjoy reading your creative thoughts and ideas!

Re: The Art of Self-Tweaking (May 20, 2010)

Thank you Elizabeth for this article. I was reminded of a talk I used to give several years ago, particularly to business people, but it also (I believe) has a message for people in general, except that the image I used mightn't be meaningful for them.

The message is simple and is contained in its title "You are your own product manager." When you know the responsibilities and role of a product manager, the message is quite clear. But what I wanted my audiences to understand and believe, is that their future is their responsibility.

Thank you for the opportunity to comment.

Re: Brick Throwing & Ducking (May 18, 2010)

Once again my comment arises from my business background. In sales your prospect (customer) will always offer some objections. It doesn't matter whether the objection is valid or not, or significant or trivial. What it is - is something to be dealt with. Each objection you treat seriously and overcome, becomes a new selling point for whatever your product or service is. The customer might be objecting simply to show that s/he is in command. Your treatment of it validates the customer's self-perception, and increases your acceptance value in his/her eyes. But whatever - an objection requires you to consider it, and if necessary to take some relevant action - requires you to react positively.

A B O U T   T H E   A U T H O R

Elizabeth Bohorquez, RN, C.Ht has been working & writing in the field of mindbody health, self-hypnosis, addictions, creativity & optimum performance for over 30 years. She is a graduate of Rockland Psychiatric Center, SUNY; Graduate Nurse Intern, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University, N.Y. She is President & Program Designer, Sarasota Medical & Sports Hypnosis Institute, Sarasota, FL & online at &

She has written & produced +350 audio CD programs for adults, children, students & athletes, as well as several books in original Interactive Self-Hypnosis. She specializes in the food connection to addiction, optimum health & performance. She is the author of Sugar...the Hidden Eating Disorder & How to Lick It, as well as Beyond Disorderly Eating...the Truth About Sugar & Binging & How to Stop