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Trina Swerdlow, CCHT

199 E. Linda Mesa, Ste. 4
Danville, CA 94526

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Trina Swerdlow is a certified clinical hypnotherapist. She is not a nurse or a physician. Offering hypnotherapy services in California is a certified credential that can be alternative or complementary to licensed healing arts, such as psychotherapy.

All testimonials appearing on this site reflect real life experiences of those who have used our services or products. These testimonials, and all professional endorsements for our services or products, were volunteered by the makers without an offer of compensation. The results referred to in these testimonials are individual results and results do vary. We make no claims that the individual results are typical results that all clients will achieve. Goal-reaching success is often related to a client’s motivation level to consistently utilize our tools or products and follow the suggested guidelines.

Hearing the Creative Call
The Highs & Lows of the Creative Process
You Will Receive Powerful Tools & Guidance
Why Consider Trina for Your Creative Consulting Needs?

Hearing the Creative Call

Have you ever wondered if you have a book, a magazine article, a painting, or a sculpture buried somewhere inside yourself? Do you connect deeply to other people's works of art and envy their abilities to express themselves creatively?

If so, then you may be hearing or feeling the creative call stirring from within yourself. Unfortunately, some people try to override their creative energy by listening to an Inner Critic who continually points out what your fifth grade teacher said: "You certainly are no artist."

Or maybe your sibling's creativity blossomed early and he or she became known as "the artist in the family." Well consider this:

"It's never too late to discover and cultivate your creativity"

And, as in any in-depth excavation, it helps to have the right tools and a strong flashlight. This is where Trina's Creative Process Consulting comes in. She has numerous effective tools for the excavation (including hard hats) and Trina is a seasoned guide.

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The Highs & Lows of the Creative Process

For many writers and artists, the creative process is no straight shot from concept to completion. In fact, for sensitive souls, the twists and turns of the creative process can trigger emotional highs and lows.

As a creative person herself, Trina knows the trials and tribulations that people go through during the creative process. For example, there are numerous blocks that often come up for artists.

If left unaddressed—these creative blocks can result in banishing a heartfelt project into a dark file or drawer. Unfortunately, it is common for writers and artists to have many unfinished projects in their files. These unfinished creative projects are often left to quietly collect cobwebs.

Common Blocks to the Creative Process
In Early Stages of Creativity:

  • Struggling with artistic anxiety (a fear of confronting the "blank page" or white canvas)
  • Believing an out-of-control Inner Critic
  • Having resistance to committing to one idea/project

In Middle Stages of Creativity:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Believing an out-of-control Inner Critic
  • Procrastinating (aka: "Analysis Paralysis")

In Later Stages of Creativity:

  • Avoiding criticism by not completing
  • Believing an out-of-control Inner Critic
  • Dreading competition
  • Resisting selling and releasing the art

You Will Receive Powerful Tools & Guidance

As your personal Creative Process Consultant, Trina will serve as:

  • A seasoned guide for your creative process explorations.
  • An enthusiastic cheerleader for each small step you take.
  • An accountability partner.

In addition, Trina will teach you powerful tools that will assist you in moving through creative blocks. She offers:

1) Hypnotherapy sessions to…

  • Tame Your Inner Critic
  • Meet Your Muse
  • Self Soothe to Release Creative Anxieties

2) Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) sessions to help clarify and release unproductive emotions.
3) A simple and effective 3-step process to break through procrastination.
4) Guidance for creating a user-friendly map toward your creative destination.

Why Consider Trina for Your Creative Consulting Needs?

Since Trina could hold a crayon, she has found creative expression to be a lifeline and a form of soul food. She was an art director for five years. In addition, Trina has painted, sculpted, designed furniture, created sterling silver jewelry, designed hundreds of greeting cards, designed mugs, and illustrated books…to name a few creative endeavors.

Prior to becoming a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and opening her private practice in 2004, Trina worked successfully in the publishing world for over twenty years. The products that she art directed and designed sold internationally. Trina's personal profile and art are included in Outstanding American Illustrators Today 2.

Currently, when Trina has her writer's hat on, her canvas is the blank page. And onto that stark white page, she paints pictures with words that tell healing stories, educate, entertain, and often inspire. Trina has written two books and numerous magazine articles.

So, whether you are:

  • A curious soul, hearing the creative call for the first time,
  • An intermediate level writer or artist, or
  • An established writer or artist who wants to dig deeper…

Trina is inviting you to come "break bread" with her—creative bread that is. You don't need a beret or a paint-splashed smock; you simply need a curious mind and a willing heart.

Call today for a complementary 15-minute interview to discuss your goals. If Trina's Creative Process Consulting is a good fit for your needs, then you can schedule a session in her Danville office.
(925) 285-5759

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