NeuroPower Academy and Flanagan Training Group

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Groundbreaking Announcement from The Flanagan Training Group and The NeuroPower Academy

 October 10, 2016

Dallas, TX – As the marketplace becomes more crowded, sales organizations are seeking ways to separate themselves from the competition. That competitive edge is the company’s sales professionals.

Flanagan Training Group and The NeuroPower Academy are excited to announce a solution to this issue. These two highly respected firms are joining forces to offer an exciting new concept in Sales Training. Combining the newest sales techniques with recent findings of neuroscience, sales teams will learn to leverage their minds for unlimited success.  Programs will be offered for those just starting their sales careers as well as to professionals who wish to go beyond what was previously thought possible.

This combination of sales mindset with sales skills will provide salespeople with the confidence and competencies to achieve greater sales success.

About Flanagan Training Group

Having invested his entire professional career in the sales industry, Bryan Flanagan understands what is required to succeed in today’s selling environment. His real-world experience can be put to work for salespeople across industry, product, and service lines. After 14 years with the IBM Corporation, Bryan joined world renowned Zig Ziglar, Inc. where he created and delivered sales curriculum for corporations throughout the world. In 2005, he founded Flanagan Training Group to provide his clients with the skills necessary to achieve great results and satisfaction.

 About NeuroPower Academy

Walter “Buddy” Pierce is the Lead Instructor and brain behind the NeuroPower Academy.   With over 30 years of sales experience, a M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a certified Master Practitioner of NLP and Clinical Hypnotherapist, his unique blend of knowledge helps sales professionals achieve peak performance by understanding and utilizing their minds to make their jobs easier, more fun and more lucrative.


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Having A Weight Loss State of Mind is SO IMPORTANT

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Weight Loss State of Mind

Weight LossAs a clinical hypnotherapist I help individuals lose weight.  I really look at what I do as helping the person “LOVE THEMSELVES” once again. I have found there are many interesting factors when it comes to weight loss.  Eating Habits, Exercise, Water Intake and Sleep are among the most important.  I have studied many different methods and read more books than I can remember to try to make it easy for my clients.  Finally, I believe I have cracked the code.  I have tested my formula on myself and several of my clients and have found what works.  It is all about learning how to have a “Thin State of Mind”.  It is almost impossible to lose weight and keep it off with a “FAT STATE of MIND”.  Diets rarely keep the weight off.   I have personally lost 20 pounds this year and have never felt better.  My formula works.  It is healthy and teaches you to release stress and anxiety.  Are you ready to “Love Yourself” once again? I can teach you how. 

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Life Detoxification

 Do you need a Life Detox?  So what does Detoxify actually mean? To remove the poison or a harmful addiction or dependence on something or someone.  We all have stressors and anxieties we need to eliminate in order to have that Peaceful State of Mind we so desire.

The first thing you must do is to identify the source of your anxiety or stress.  We all have harmful things in our lives that interfere with our peace of mind. You must recognize what these things are and then work on capturing them.  You need to capture and rid yourself of those destructive roadblocks.   Stress is a silent killer and is responsible for most illness.   Eating a poor diet can cause bad health over time.  The same goes for dwelling on harmful activities and dealing with bad personal relationships.  It is very important that you clearly identify the source of your problems.

The next step is to remove the source of your anxiety.  Sometimes things need to change.  Remember the definition of insanity – “Doing the same things over and over and expecting different results”.  If you have identified the source of your anxiety, you need to work on removing it. The more you dwell on your anxieties the stronger they become in the brain.  Overeating, smoking, drinking, lust, greed, jealousy, anger, hate, and being unable to forgive others or yourself. You need to place a wall between yourself and the source of your anxiety and simply learn to remove it.

Once you have identified and removed what is causing your stress you need to replace it with something good.  Maybe you have had a successful diet and then later gained more weight than you lost?  Or maybe you have kicked an unhealthy habit only to have gone back to something worse?  Or left an unhealthy relationship only to return and find it even worse than before.  It is SO important that you replace the things in life that cause your stress with something beneficial. 

That is where I can help.  I offer Life Detox sessions.  I teach techniques on eliminating stress and anxiety, losing weight, kicking destructive habits, eliminating fears, forgiveness and achieving success in life.  I believe we all are just searching for a PEACEFUL state of mind.  How about You?  Schedule your session today.  I offer in-person and skype sessions. 

Music and Your State of Mind

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In my private practice I often state that “All we really want in life is to have a happy state of mind”.  Yet we are often our own worse enemies.  We think constantly about our problems and fill our minds with negative self talk which generates stress and anxiety.  So how can music help?????

I have known for years the benefits of Classical Baroque Music.  I listen to it while reading, studying or to calm myself before making a speech or a medical procedure.  It makes you relax and learning easier.

The next time you are in a bad mood or have stinkin’ thinkin’ give this a try…. Simply play your favorite upbeat song and do a silly dance.   You will notice a quick change in your mood.  Your unconscious mind loves you doing this and quickly makes you believe you are indeed happy.

I specialize in eliminating stress and anxiety.  I can teach you many more great ways that music can better your life.  Schedule your appointment and come to my office and dance with me.   🙂

Increase Your Metabolism for Healthy Weight Loss

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Healthy Weight Loss

Is healthy weight loss what you want?  Would you like to learn how to develop a mental strategy to change your eating habits and learn to eat properly?  You can accomplish this through my Weight Loss Sessions.  I will teach you how to resist cravings for the foods you really do not need.    Losing weight is all about increasing your metabolism.  If you are ready to get in the best shape of your life, contact me today to schedule your appointment.  I offer these sessions in person and through SKYPE.

Dr. David Samadi shares advice on losing weight or maintaining weight through metabolism boosters. Using an ABC list he shares: A – activity 3x/week, B – always eat a healthy breakfast, C – drink coffee, D – proper diet, lots of fruits, veggies, lean meats, E – early to sleep, 7-8 hours optimal, F – 3 servings of fiber per day, G – drink green tea, H – 7 glasses of H2O per day, I – up your intake of organic and protein-rich foods.

Stop Smoking to Improve your Health and start living a new Life

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It is time for you to Stop Smoking!   I can help you to stop in just 3 days.  Below I am posting a great article from Healthline.


 27 Effects of Smoking on The Body

Stop SmokingThe effects of smoking on the body and tobacco smoke are enormously harmful to your health. There’s no safe way to smoke. Replacing your cigarette with a cigar, pipe, or hookah won’t help you avoid the health risks associated with tobacco products.  Cigarettes contain about 600 ingredients. When they burn, they generate more than 7,000 chemicals, according to the American Lung Association. Many of those chemicals are poisonous and at least 69 of them can cause cancer. Many of the same ingredients are found in cigars and in tobacco used in pipes and hookahs. According to the National Cancer Institute, cigars have a higher level of carcinogens, toxins, and tar than cigarettes.  When using a hookah pipe, you’re likely to inhale more smoke than you would from a cigarette. Hookah smoke has many toxic compounds and exposes you to more carbon monoxide than cigarettes do. Hookahs also produce more secondhand smoke.  In the United States, the mortality rate for smokers is three times that of people who never smoked, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s one of the leading causes of preventable death.

Central Nervous System

One of the ingredients in tobacco is a mood-altering drug called nicotine. Nicotine reaches your brain in mere seconds. It’s a central nervous system stimulant, so it makes you feel more energized for a little while. As that effect subsides, you feel tired and crave more. Nicotine is habit forming.  Smoking increases risk of macular degeneration, cataracts, and poor eyesight. It can also weaken your sense of taste and sense of smell, so food may become less enjoyable.  Your body has a stress hormone called corticosterone, which lowers the effects of nicotine. If you’re under a lot of stress, you’ll need more nicotine to get the same effect.  Physical withdrawal from smoking can impair your cognitive functioning and make you feel anxious, irritated, and depressed. Withdrawal can also cause headaches and sleep problems.

Respiratory System

When you inhale smoke, you’re taking in substances that can damage your lungs. Over time, your lungs lose their ability to filter harmful chemicals. Coughing can’t clear out the toxins sufficiently, so these toxins get trapped in the lungs. Smokers have a higher risk of respiratory infections, colds, and flu.  In a condition called emphysema, the air sacs in your lungs are destroyed. In chronic bronchitis, the lining of the tubes of the lungs becomes inflamed. Over time, smokers are at increased risk of developing these forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Long-term smokers are also at increased risk of lung cancer.  Withdrawal from tobacco products can cause temporary congestion and respiratory pain as your lungs begin to clear out.  Children whose parents smoke are more prone to coughing, wheezing, and asthma attacks than children whose parents don’t. They also tend to have more ear infections. Children of smokers have higher rates of pneumonia and bronchitis.

Cardiovascular System

Smoking damages your entire cardiovascular system. When nicotine hits your body, it gives your blood sugar a boost. After a short time, you’re left feeling tired and craving more. Nicotine causes blood vessels to tighten, which restricts the flow of blood (peripheral artery disease). Smoking lowers good cholesterol levels and raises blood pressure, which can result in stretching of the arteries and a buildup of bad cholesterol (atherosclerosis). Smoking raises the risk of forming blood clots.  Blood clots and weakened blood vessels in the brain increase a smoker’s risk of stroke. Smokers who have heart bypass surgery are at increased risk of recurrent coronary heart disease. In the long term, smokers are at greater risk of blood cancer (leukemia).  There’s a risk to nonsmokers, too. Breathing secondhand smoke has an immediate effect on the cardiovascular system. Exposure to secondhand smoke increases your risk of stroke, heart attack, and coronary heart disease.

Skin, Hair, and Nails (Integumentary System)

Some of the more obvious signs of smoking involve the skin. The substances in tobacco smoke actually change the structure of your skin. Smoking causes skin discoloration, wrinkles, and premature aging. Your fingernails and the skin on your fingers may have yellow staining from holding cigarettes. Smokers usually develop yellow or brown stains on their teeth. Hair holds on to the smell of tobacco long after you put your cigarette out. It even clings to nonsmokers.

Digestive System

Smokers are at great risk of developing oral problems. Tobacco use can cause gum inflammation (gingivitis) or infection (periodontitis). These problems can lead to tooth decay, tooth loss, and bad breath.  Smoking also increases risk of cancer of the mouth, throat, larynx, and esophagus. Smokers have higher rates of kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer. Even cigar smokers who don’t inhale are at increased risk of mouth cancer.  Smoking also has an effect on insulin, making it more likely that you’ll develop insulin resistance. That puts you at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. When it comes to diabetes, smokers tend to develop complications at a faster rate than nonsmokers.  Smoking also depresses appetite, so you may not be getting all the nutrients your body needs. Withdrawal from tobacco products can cause nausea.

Sexuality and Reproductive System

Restricted blood flow can affect a man’s ability to get an erection. Both men and women who smoke may have difficulty achieving orgasm and are at higher risk of infertility. Women who smoke may experience menopause at an earlier age than nonsmoking women. Smoking increases a woman’s risk of cervical cancer.  Smokers experience more complications of pregnancy, including miscarriage, problems with the placenta, and premature delivery.  Pregnant mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke are also more likely to have a baby with low birth weight. Babies born to mothers who smoke while pregnant are at greater risk of low birth weight, birth defects, and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Newborns who breathe secondhand smoke suffer more ear infections and asthma attacks.

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A Christians View of Hypnosis

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Today, hypnosis is neither anti-religious nor pro religious. Most religious groups accept the proper and ethical use of hypnosis for helping people. Hypnosis is steadily gaining recognition in the world as the means to help people be successful and experience abundance in their lives. The late Pope Pius gave his approval of hypnosis, stating that the use of hypnosis by health care professionals for diagnosis and treatment is permitted. In the context of medical hypnosis, patients are in safe hands, and on the road to recovery. Practitioners have an ethical code, and it is important to note that hypnotists have no mind control powers. They can’t read the future, can’t cast spells or talk to the dead.

There is also an irrefutable safeguard of hypnosis that keeps hypnotists from abusing the power. Any suggestion or idea not in accordance with the patient’s beliefs, morals, wishes, principles, or desires will quickly and automatically be rejected. No one can make anyone do anything they do not wish to do through hypnosis. If the hypnotist gives a suggestion and the person absolutely does not want to accept that suggestion, then he will not do it. No one can be hypnotized against his will. As God’s creatures, humans have the freedom to choose and decide and act.

When evangelical authors wrote that hypnosis opened the door to evil spirits, they did not fully understand the Word of God. Jesus says that light and darkness cannot live together. Christ is the light, so if you are saved, that means Christ lives within you. If Christ lives in you, it means no demon or evil spirit can take residence. The light of Christ drives out the darkness. It is much like the case of the leper – those with faith in their therapists, who trust and believe that hypnotherapy can heal them will get well. Those with faith well- placed can and will be healed, inside and out. It is true that there are still some among us who are a little wary of hypnosis. In actuality, hypnosis is a powerful and valuable tool God has given to man to heal the mind and body. God created hypnosis for the good of man. He has a purpose in allowing us the ability to alter our consciousness, even if it seems to take place without Him. But nothing takes place without his knowledge and permission. Hypnosis and faith in God can work hand in hand to turn lives around.

Jesus indicated by his teachings that we should help people to live life to the fullest and to relieve pain whenever possible. Hypnosis is a means to help people live a better and more abundant life and is a means of reducing and/or eliminating pain.

The Bible records several instances of hypnosis Gen 2:21-22 “So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon man, and while he slept, took one of his ribs and closed up in its place with flesh, and the rib which God took from man. He made woman and brought her to man.” In this case, God used hypnosis as anesthesia so Adam felt no pain when his rib was taken out. In the book of Acts, it mentions, “Peter fell into trance.” In the same book, there is also a reference to an apostle healing a person by gazing into his eyes. “This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who when he had fixed his gaze upon him, and had seen that he had faith to be made well, said with a loud voice, ‘Stand upright on your feet.’ And he began to walk.” There are also various hypnosis acts performed by Jesus to manifest miracles. Hypnosis has been used in place of anesthesia in World War I, and is used in modern day to rid unwanted behavior, relieve headaches, induce pain-free labor etc.

We were made in the image and glory of God. Every faculty of our mind and soul reflects the Creator’s glory. Hebrews 2:7 Endowed with mental and spiritual gifts, Adam and Eve could discern the wonders of the universe ….. Many Christians find lack and limitations. They do not see themselves living with the splendor of the Creator. How do we live with glory? I believe the answer lies in the depths of our untapped subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is a suggestible instrument, easily accessed through hypnosis.

Often, patients seeking therapy experience lack and problems because of limiting beliefs or values. In hypnosis, the subconscious mind directs millions of neurons to produce positive mental pictures. A patient can hold and project the idea and image of abundance within the mind, causing it to happen in reality. This therapy is in accordance to Christian beliefs. Jesus said, “I come so that you may experience life in abundance.”

St Paul wrote in Galatians 6:7, “Whatsoever man soweth that shall he reap.” and in Proverbs 23:7 also states that as a person thinketh in his or her heart so is he/she. This can be interpreted that whatever images or thoughts held in the mind becomes reality. Picture happy moments, experience it again in your mind. By thought, you make feelings present again. The use of positive imagery improves life and health.

The brain is the channel which God communicates with Christians. By using hypnosis to overcome the ruinous effects of negative thinking, anger, discontent and selfishness, we can keep our minds pure for God.

Frequently, unhappiness and discontentment are caused by our reaction and thoughts to situations. It is estimated that 75% of cancers and body pains are caused by unresolved emotions. In the Bible, God calls us to experience a renewing of our minds. As we change the way we view things via hypno-suggestions, the same positive changes are manifested in our lives. We are able to let go of the bad habits we once clung to. We attract the abundance we desire. We dissolve our hurts and sorrow.

During the storm in the sea of Galilee, the apostles panicked. “Wake up, Jesus, don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus said, “Have no fear. I am with you. Peace be with you” And the disciples grew calm. If you are a Christian in the midst of a crisis, God is present amidst your broken hopes and dreams and stress. If you can hear Jesus speaking to you, you can experience calmness, despite the problems still being there. Peace can be felt with or without a change in your circumstances.

In life, when the harsh winds of illness or injury blow, when we experience sorrow or grief, realize that we can, too, experience peace in the midst of the storm. This peace comes from knowledge that He is with us to endure it all. Through positive thinking and optimism, relaxation and imagery induced by hypnotism, life can get better. The past is still there, but we can begin where we are. With hopeful expectations comes a new life.

In Christ, suffering is not removed. It is transformed into victory. The setback experienced causes the patient to forge a closer bond with God, and becomes an entrance into the kingdom. In the years ahead, may those who discount hypnosis come to see its value as a gift from God to heal us and the means from which we can experience his blessings.

Jesus said, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to teach the gospel to the poor. He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” (Luke 4:18)

Following this guidance, and with the proper use of hypnosis, we can heal the brokenhearted, bring deliverance to those in captivity to pain, fear and phobias, we can give sight to the emotionally and spiritually blind, and set at liberty those bound by unwanted habits.

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