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Linda Van Haver



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When I was 15 years old, I fell off a bicycle from a standing up position and was seriously injured.  I spent nine days in the hospital in horrible pain after a splenectomy and then another month laying in bed at home, flat on my back.  As it turns out, that may have been one of the best things that ever happened to me.

While in the hospital, the pain was intense and since relief medications were used very sparingly in those days, I would lay in a pool of sweat in between the morning and nite injections that gave me relief.  I started to imagine that I was surfing in Hawaii instead of in the hospital.  The better I imagined it, the more I got away from the pain.  I had never actually been to Hawaii, but I was a fan of the surfing championships on Saturday morning television's Wide World of Sports and had been attracted to the sport and the island.  I got very adept at my "imaginings" as I called it then.  I could even bring in the smell of the salt air and the aroma of the coconut suntan oil that I associated with the beach.  I could hear seagulls and people laughing happily in the surf.  I could feel the sun on my body, the water,  and the surfboard under my knees and legs as I mentally tried to get to a standing position on the surfboard.  

I noticed that when I emerged from my "imaginings" I felt better.  Instead of writhing in pain, my muscles had been relaxed and I was pain free while I was mentally in Hawaii.  It also filled much of the time until the next pain relief injection.  I remember being amazed that utilizing just my mind could be so powerful.

In the years after that, I became a fan of self empowerment and positive change, but worked in unrelated fields.   When I saw Les Brown on PBS talking about how I could live my dreams, I decided that I would find a way to make my life's work in the field I was so attracted to.   I read every self help book I could find and attended every school, seminar, or workshop in my area that dealt with personal development.  I found my passion in hypnosis, got certified,  and now happily help other people to harness the power of their own mind for dynamic, positive changes.  I love it so much that I truly feel it is my calling.

My training has been with most of the top hypnotherapists and motivators of our time.  Since I lived in Ft. Lauderdale where many classes, programs, and seminars were given, I was fortunate to be able to learn directly from Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, Gary Craig, Deepak Chopra, Les Brown, Gerald Kein, Dr. Brian Weiss, Ken Page, Dr. Matthew Anderson, Gary Zukav,  and many others.

  • Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, October 1994

  • Authorized to use the lawful title of Certified Hypnotherapist, August 1993

  • Certified as Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist by Omni Hypnosis Training Center, August 1993

  • Emotional Freedom Techniques with Gary Craig, the originator of EFT in 1999 (Energy Psychology)

  • Hypnosis Pain Control Certification by the Mottin & Johnson Institute for the National Guild of Hypnotists

  • Emergency Hypnosis Certification by the Mottin & Johnson Institute for the National Guild of Hypnotists,  completed April 28, 1996  

  • Cellular Dimensional Healing Basic Training, Multidimensional Cellular Healing Institute, June 1993

  • Advanced Cellular Dimensional Healing, Multidimensional Cellular Healing Institute, August, 1993

  • Developer of Tranceformation Birthing™

  • Advanced regression techniques with Dr. Brian Weiss

  • 5 Phase Abreactive Therapeutic Hypnosis, Banyan Hypnosis Center For Training & Services

  • Answer Cancer with Steve Parkhill

  • Coyote Wisdom, and Empathy vs. Sympathy Training, Palm Beach College with Dr. Matthew Anderson

  • Certified in Pediatric Hypnosis by Mottin & Johnson Institute

  • Author of the Hypnotalk column in the local newspaper

  • Co-Author One Page Wisdom (available thru and other booksellers)

  • Co-Author of the bestseller Speaking Your Truth:  Courageous Stories From Inspiring Women (available thru and other booksellers)

  • Originator of Reclaim the Power Within™ and Claim Your Thunder™ workshops

Summary of Skills

  • Classical Hypnotic Inductions

  • Rapid Inductions

  • Hypnosis Script Writing 

  • Inner Child Work

  • Forgiveness Therapies

  • Regression to cause

  • Development of Think & Grow Slim™ Weight Release Therapies for the group setting

  • Advanced Release Therapies

  • Public Speaker

  • EFT Trainer

  • Published Author

  • Behavior Modification and Empowerment Specialist

What will I do for my clients?  I even climbed into a casket so I could be rolled out at my own mock funeral during one of my Claim Your Thunder events to prove the point that the time is NOW to make the most out of your dash.  The dash is the hyphen on your tombstone between your birthdate and date of death.  

Guest on Cowboy Wisdom Radio with Rob Wilson - Interview by Rob Wilson of Cowboy Wisdom
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I added one of my radio interviews so you could hear my voice and views as I speak about my first Claim Your Thunder event. It's important that you feel we could create a warm and welcoming work relationship especially since we will be dealing with inner core issues.  

"I Attended an incredible and awesome retreat - Claim Your Thunder, led by Linda Van Haver  my FB friend since 2009.  Linda has played a significant role in my life and healing since 2009.  Yesterday, we finally got to meet!  What a beautiful woman - inside and out, and oh the encouragement and empowerment I came away with!  There was sharing and crying and hugging and giving and receiving and jumping for joy (yes, we were jumping!!!!)....and singing and dancing, and arrows were flying..... I had a major breakthrough myself as I successfullly broke an arrow with my throat!!!!!  Thanks Linda for encouraging me to break through my fears!" Jennifer K.

Linda Van Haver, The Empowerment Expert 772-559-7720
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