Deliberate Living Academy

Learn About Living Life Deliberately with Bernice Fitzgibbon

How Does This Work?

Many people think that we should just give up hope and leave this world before we’re old. But, there is still a lot that we can do to live an ageless lifestyle. We can take up opportunities and challenges that come our way and live a life of meaning and fulfillment regardless of our age.

The time has come for us to adapt our lifestyles to the ever-changing needs of the world. We are living in an era of fast-paced, demanding, and complicated lifestyle. We, younger and older alike- can rise! Together we can rise to meet the major challenges and capitalize on the extraordinary opportunities that abound.

My Style of Hypnotherapy and Coaching…

Attracts people who are willing to take a leap of faith into the unknown to create their future reality.

I will support you in moving beyond your present blocks, support you to change your limited thinking, and expand your thinking beyond your imagination.

Together we will explore those unconscious, belief, patterns of behaviour and habits that have been holding you back and sabotaging your attempts to move forward.

To obtain new results you need to change the way you think

I work with …

People to help them overcome a variety of problems which include anxiety and stress, weight gain, insomnia, feel more confident and in control, experience new relationships or improve existing ones, stop binging habits, conquer depression, cease bulimic behaviours, experience freedom from phobias or fears

John Lennon was known for his colourful and abstract thinking and was once believed to have said he wanted his song to sound orange…

As a Hypnotherapist I use different tools to help you create a positive change.  Using your wonderful imagination is one of them.


Mellow Yellow

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Relaxation
  • Fears and Phobias

Racy Red

  • Sports Performance
  • Business Performance
  • Golfing
  • Academic Performance
  • Exercise Motivation

Lean Green

  • Weight Reduction
  • Virtual Gastric Band
  • Portion Control
  • Emotional Eating
  • Menopause

Frequently Asked Questions

Hypnosis can simply be defined as a state of heightened suggestibility in which you’re able to reprogram your mind and body for success. It’s an integrative process of rebuilding habits and behaviours, as well as emotions, beliefs, and feelings.

Have you ever found yourself completely immersed in an activity to the exclusion of everything else? That is a natural trance state. Common examples of this are while watching a movie and becoming transfixed in the plot. Or in working intently and finding that the last four hours have flown by without your conscious awareness. Perhaps you have been reading a book and been so transfixed that you did not hear someone come in and speak with you. Perhaps they surprised you or “woke” you from the state of mind and had to repeat their salutation to you.

Hypnosis is a naturally occurring state you’ve already experienced thousands of times. It is not manipulation, mind control, or magic. It simply is a tool that will allow you to tap into the power of your mind and take control of your life.

Yes! Anyone who is willing to be hypnotized can experience the state. When working with an experienced professional, the techniques and program will be customized for you. Our clients report they easily achieve the state and can use it for their continued success long after the sessions are over.

No. Hypnosis is a state of mind that requires consent. You will be aware of what I am saying during the session, and cannot be made to do against your own morals. You cannot be made to tell secrets while experiencing hypnosis.

A common misconception of hypnosis involves a potential client thinking that they may be “too strong-willed” to be hypnotized. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. The stronger your ability to focus and concentrate, the faster and easier you will go into hypnosis.

No. Hypnosis is a heightened state of awareness. The hypnotized subject is cognizant of their surroundings. You will hear cars outside or even voices from the room next door – confirming you are alert and in control the entire time. We can also employ various techniques utilizing post-hypnotic suggestions, and you will remember everything that happened during your session.

Hypnosis is NOT a state of relaxation, but as many issues are related to stress or anxiety we often create a profoundly relaxed state to assist in making the changes. Most people report feeling very relaxed or pleasantly lethargic. Many clients are surprised at how “normal” the experience feels, as many have been conditioned by movies or television to think there is a “magic feeling” that suddenly washes over you.

Your mind will be alert and perceptive of the suggestions it is receiving. Your focus will be directly on your experience or the words of the suggestions you are receiving.

I have a friend who tried hypnosis, and they said it didn’t work – what happened?
The success of your experience is dependent on two factors – the client’s willingness for change and the skills of the hypnotist.

If the client doesn’t have an honest desire for change, such as a smoker who is only seeing a hypnotist at the urging of a spouse, they are not prepared to accept the suggestions for positive change. If, however, the smoker is fed up with the habit and no longer wants the cigarettes to be a part of their life, they are primed for success.

Hypnosis is not a “one size fits all” process. Your hypnosis experience at Guided Hypnosis will include a pre-session interview in which we will identify your goals and custom-design a program for your success.

Hypnosis is a natural ability of the mind that we all experience daily. The use of hypnosis has been recognized by the American Medical Association since 1958. It is completely safe when practiced by an experienced, professional hypnotist. It is only dangerous if you are driving or operating machinery, so hypnosis audio products should not be listened to in those circumstances. There has not been one documented case of hypnosis doing harm to a person.

Rapid change is possible with hypnosis. Sessions are scheduled for 60-90 minutes. You will probably have a distorted sense of time. You will feel like you have been hypnotized for just a couple minutes, even though the hypnotic process is usually 30-45 minutes of our time together.

Our clients are scheduled for a brief series of sessions, as our goal is to provide you with the most effective hypnotic process in the most efficient use of your time. This model allows for an effective series of sessions with continued reinforcement, self-hypnosis training, and proper customization for your unique set of needs.

Most people begin to experience benefits from the very first session, though hypnosis is a process

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Free Consultation

An initial 15 min consultation to discuss how I can help you and most importantly whether we are a good fit. 

We need to feel comfortable working together to help you be successful and a positive outcome is achieved.

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