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Please join us in celebrating the
consecration of the first Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in North America
on Sept. 11 &12, 2010.

H.H. Chetsang RinpocheHis Holiness Drikung Kabgyon Chetsang Rinpoche, supreme head of the Drikung Kagyu Lineage, will conduct the consecration of Vajra Dakini Nunnery and the White Tara statue and shrine. His Holiness will offer an empowerment of White Tara. She is the healing and long-life female emanation of Buddha.
Sat, Sept. 11: Vajra Dakini Nunnery 1627 Downingsville Rd.
10am – 12 Consecration Ceremony
Speeches and Address by H.H. Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang Rinpoche
2pm Parade to the Peace Village and Installation of White Tara in her shrine
3pm – 3:30 H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche meets with Vermont Tibetan Community (others welcome to observe)

Sun, Sept. 12:
10am – 12 White Tara Empowerment and teaching
2pm – 3 Bodhicitta (Loving Kindness) Talk by H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche and vow ceremony
3pm – 4 Long Life Ceremony for H.H. Chetsang Rinpoche

Parking will be at the Sunray Peace Village a five minute drive or 20 minute walk from VDN. A shuttle bus will take you to the nunnery. Please arrive 60 min. early.

Just attended a 2-hour webinar that did the job for revising the way I look at my practice

HypnoThoughts is Three Years Old! -please read –

I now have an office on Main Street in Bristol, the town where I live and have been practicing since 2003! I have a nice quiet space in the rear of the building, second floor, sharing with a local mediator, Nancy Gardner, MSW, who, like me, has office hours in two locations.
It’s a recently (2009) renovated building above a pottery studio. There is a joint waiting room with another mediator and substance abuse counselor, Terri Mayer, who also runs a skydiving school -pretty cool. Lots of AAA pamphlets in the waiting room but I will get some brochures there about my work soon. So, what’s that, you say?

This is what I do, per my brochure aimed at women, my primary market:

Hypnosis Works views women’s emotional and physical challenges and changes as a wonderful voyage through which we discover ourselves. As Helen Keller wrote: ‘Life is a daring adventure or nothing.’

Skiffington operates on the philosophy that the issues are in the tissues. Every physical manifestation has an emotional component and every emotional manifestation has a physical component. For example, most of us accept that emotional stress can weaken the immune system and chronic disease is often accompanied by depression. By addressing the issues in the tissues, we can improve mental, emotional and physiological well-being, making changes that last because they are changes made at the root of the problems.

We see the aging process as one of self-discovery and empowerment rather than with the predominant medical model of inevitable deterioration and loss.

At Hypnosis Works, clients are taught to use mental focus to take control of their  subconscious body processes, making it possible for healing and change to occur. Skiffington’s own personal history brought her to this career. She continues to use self-hypnosis to make fundamental changes in her own life.

With age we become experienced sages. Embrace it and choose for yourself how you will live the rest of your life!

Specialties of the House

  • Weight Control
  • Insomnia
  • Toxic Relationships
  • Freedom from Anxiety Attacks
  • Allergy Elimination
  • Stress Relief
  • Trauma Release
  • Soul Retrieval
  • Fibromyalgia & IBS
  • Ending Hot Flashes
  • Sexual Problems/Libido
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Divorce/Separation issues
  • Grief, Depression, Anger
  • Chronic Pain
  • Migraine Relief
  • Fertility/Infertility
  • Eliminating Fibroid Tissue
  • Surgery Preparation
  • Surgery Recovery
  • Fear & Phobia Release

Client-Centered TECHNIQUES

  • Post-Hypnotic Suggestion
  • Creative Visualization
  • Parts Therapy
  • Motivation & Empowerment
  • Core Transformation
  • Age Regression
  • Ericksonian Imagery
  • 7 Keys to Self-Actualization

Hypnosis Works classes this fall include the usual smoking cessation classes, once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from Oct thru Dec and some new offerings. This is the tentative schedule for those offered by the Bristol Rec Dept in Bristol, VT. Other workshops meet elsewhere. Go to for more info. or (802) 453-5885 to register

#1 Title: Quit Smoking With Hypnosis 3 sessions offered (choose only one)

Class Description: Become a permanent non-smoker, if you choose to. Participants will be taken into hypnotic trance to change the belief that they want to smoke, and release that urge with both physical and psychological replacements.  Participants leave with a CD to listen to at home. Love yourself enough to work the program for 30 days. Advanced Registration Required

#2 Title: End Toxic Niceness and Learn to Say “No”

Class Description: I wonder…. how good it would feel to say ‘No’- to your boss, to your kids, to your mother, in a way that stops other people from having control over you but is polite and thoughtful. This class teaches women how and why to end doormat-ism in a way that respects others and, most importantly, themselves! Advanced Registration Required

#3 Title: Non-Religious Meditation for Stress and Depression

Class Description: Research shows that meditation can reduce stress and depression. This is a course for beginners to learn to meditate without the religious component. Techniques include quieting the mind, mindfulness (on the model of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as taught at UMass Medical Center, and finding the time to put regular meditation into the daily life of busy people. This is NOT self-hypnosis but is a good starting point if you wish to learn it later. Advanced Registration Required

#4 Title: Goal Setting for the New Year

Class Description: Get from where you are to where you want to be.

Together we will create a written plan (like a road map), customized to participants’ individual needs, directing your actions toward the life you want with the clarity of purpose, motivation, and determination necessary to create the life you deserve. PLUS a hypnosis session to plant it in your subconscious. Bring a pen and pad of paper. (Watch the DVD “The Secret” ahead of time.) Advanced Registration Required

#5 Title: Annual Relief from Holiday Stress!

Class Description: Bliss in the midst of holiday madness  Enjoy a simple session to teach yourself a simple way to ground yourself, remember what’s important and what your holiday is really about. The holiday season can and should be enjoyed.

@Vthillpainter is doing some serious self-hypnosis – literally painting a picture that his subconscious believes and acts on: he hears the waves and feels the sand, and I bet he smells the salt, perhaps catching some of the salt spray. Rock on, Reed!

@Vthillpainter is doing some serious self-hypnosis – literally painting a picture that his subconscious believes and acts on: he hears the waves and feels the sand, and I bet he smells the salt, perhaps catching some of the salt spray. Rock on, Reed!

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