About Michael Stevenson MNLP, MTT, MHt
Hi, my name is Michael Stevenson. I'm the founder of Transform Destiny, where our live events and online courses have helped thousands of people transform their lives.
I'm a best-selling author, success coach and international speaker specializing in how to use the power of the mind to its' fullest potential.
In the following paragraphs, I'll share with you a little about myself. I hope to learn more about you at one of our events, or perhaps one-on-one.
Over 19 years ago, I was a computer programmer. I developed a love of computer programming at ten years old when my grandparents sent me to a computer day-camp put on by Radio Shack.
I grew up knowing that I wanted to help people. As a child, when people asked me "What would you like to be when you grow up?", the answers shifted from fireman, to policeman, to doctor, and many other helping professions. I began to think more and more about being a doctor or psychologist, but honestly didn't have very much trust in people I had met in either career. Plus, the idea of adding more years of school to my life wasn't an attractive prospect to a teenager. So, I ended up developing my computer skills and focused on that as a career. Eventually, I opened Liquid Mirror Enterprises, a small, independent publishing company where I published my own software titles, books and music.
As many teenagers did at the time, I took up smoking. I fully admit it – I hated smoking at first, but I did it because I thought it would make me look cool in front of my friends. By the time I had been smoking a couple years, I started to realize the stigma around smoking and regretted starting. But it was too late – I was hooked.
Not only was I hooked, I was smoking as much as two and a half to three packs of cigarettes each day. I landed myself in the hospital several times with acute bronchitis and just hated it. But I loved it at the same time. I was a slave to my cigarettes.
At the age of 25, some friends and I went to the Orange County Fair. One of our favorite things to do is see the stage hypnotist, Mark Yuzuik. He's got a phenomenal show that I could watch a thousand times. On the way out of the show, I noticed something I had never seen before – Mark's product table.
The first thing that caught my eye was "Stop Smoking." So, I bought the tape and went home and listened to it for three days.
Normally, the first thing I would do in the morning back then was to grab my "smokes" and light up, just to get my eyes open. But after listening to this tape, for some reason, I just didn't. I decided to have breakfast instead. When breakfast was done, I got in the shower. Then I got in the car and drove 40 minutes to work without the thought of a cigarette, and so on and so forth, until before I knew it (literally!), it dawned on me that I had been a non-smoker for three days.
I was still skeptical at first, but amazed, and I began to seek out information about hypnosis and the subconscious mind on the internet.
My first three purchases on the internet where ebooks — one in particular, which came from a reputable trainer in the industry, but which told me practically nothing for nearly $100. I was livid. I couldn't believe people were selling such junk on the internet.
After reading nearly every book in print (and many which are no longer in print) I took my first live certification training to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in March of 2000.
I began thinking back on those original ebooks. I realized, when people want information on hypnosis, they are searching the internet, and they were finding those same three junk ebooks I was finding. I couldn't stand for that. I knew I could do better, and I set out to do just that. Within nine months, I released "Learn Hypnosis... Now!" which has gone on to be published in paperback and audio book, and has become a best-seller in its field.
After taking my first NLP training in February of 2001, I fell in love with NLP. I am now a certified Master Trainer of NLP, Hypnotherapy and TIME Techniques™, so in addition to seeing clients regularly, I also train students in those fields all around the world.
If you have any questions about my favorite subjects of hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming or TIME Techniques™, send me an email from the contact page and I'll be happy to get back to you.
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