Focused Change Services

Focused change services are available for teams, groups, and organizations–including schools, churches, hospitals, and nursing homes as well as large and small businesses.

Learning and Change navigation and coaching services are provided. A change navigation map will be created and progress toward the focused change can be measured against the map. The map provides a step-by-step guide for achieving your goals.

Special Summer Promotion in 2014–Clients in the West Suburbs of Chicago can take advantage of preferred rates during the summer season.

Services are available over the Internet as well.

Times-They Are A Changing

We often look to disposable income to pay for support for learning and change.  Learning and change are to improve the quality of our lives (and businesses).  We seem to rely on basic funding to maintain the status quo–the way we are now–and look to “extra” funding to pay for growth (support for learning and change).

An Internet Marketer was speaking with me the other day about an education program she was offering.  She mentioned that some people invested their last dollar in a similar program and achieved great rewards and success by participating.

I know those stories, too.  Many people do that and are quite successful.

We live in interesting times.  I’m not sure that the global market an Internet Marketer is counting on really exists in quantity today.  Of course, some people have money to invest–probably fewer people and less money than in prior years.  I love Internet Marketing.  I believe that the Internet is the place to expand my Learning and Change Marketplace.  While people in my neighborhood may not be ready for support for learning and change, others are around the world.  Using today’s technology for telecommunications, I can provide learning and change navigation and coaching virtually around the world.  My experience and expertise in creating and facilitating learning programs around the world will help me when I do global online workshops (webinars) from my living room.

I’m a Baby Boomer.  I had a career in the U.S. Army for ten years and have been a learning and change navigator for 40+ more years.  I have a service-connected disability which qualifies me for some VA benefits and I’ve worked long enough to quality for Social Security benefits.  I’m also old enough to qualify for Medicare benefits I’ve been paying into for years.  I count on all of that income as part of my retirement income.  Now I am looking to leverage the Internet into a place where I can make a difference and continue to produce an income stream that will help me enjoy my “retirement.”  (That probably translates to enjoy doing what I love to do, making a positive difference, and generating the income I want at the same time.  “Retirement” doesn’t really come into it too much.)

The US Congress needs to raise the debt ceiling that’s in place today in order for the government to meet its obligations to me in terms of VA Benefits, Social Security, and Medicare.  Those are critical components of my income and the people I pay my bills to are not going to be happy if they don’t get their payments in November because the government has stopped paying me.  I’m one of millions in the same boat.

I’m also a firm believer in the “Law of Attraction” and in abundance.  (I even facilitate programs in that area.)  That’s coming forward as an adjunct to the government funding I receive.

That will be a part of the learning and change navigation and coaching services I provide my clients.  We need to learn and to change together to align ourselves positively with the “Law of Attraction” and to open ourselves to the abundance present in the universe.  This can certainly happen quickly, though usually in its own timing.

What are you doing to create a secure source of income as you move to the age to qualify for government programs such as Social Security and Medicare?  What support do you have for the learning and change required to transition from what you’re doing now to something new you need to do to generate ongoing income for those “retirement” years?

Back to the original concept.  This may be a time when you need to expand beyond the concept of using only disposable income to pay for support for learning and change.  The need for learning and change is upon us.  The U.S. Congress is just giving us a highlighted snapshot of that need.

Want to join me in creating a Law of Attraction Mastermind group?  How else can I help you in your learning and change journey to a more secure and more enjoyable future?

Let me know.  Comment on this post or send me an email at joelmonty@joelmonty.com.

Take Charge of Your Moods Workshop Well Received

The first offering of the 90-minute “Take Charge of Your Moods:  From Chaos to Calm in Just Seconds” workshop was well received by participants at the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, IL (http://www.livingwellcrc.org) on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

The workshop ran for 86 minutes, with four minutes for completion of the feedback form.  Here is some of the feedback:

Workshop Feedback

What did you find to be the most valuable learning from the workshop?

  • (Take Charge of Mood anchor)-#2 (anger), #3 (neutral), #4 (calm & resource)–Great seminar, very resourceful–can us it–anyone, anywhere, everywhere, perfect 🙂
  • Using touch to anchor–back of hand (#4), 3 fingers together (#1)
  • My Anchor map
  • Anchor point exercise
  • The anchor chain–#2, #3, #4 (Take Charge of Mood Anchor)
  • To go to a peaceful, comfortable place
  • Moving from a negative emotion to positive calm by using anchors
  • You are (I am) in charge of your (my) “moods”
  • How to transform from angry mood to neutral to calm (Take Charge of Mood anchor)–Hope it works.
  • Really liked the Circle of Excellence (#1)–Glad you switched 🙂 (It replaced another anchor in this workshop)
  • Practical ways to change from anger to calm
  • 1-2-3 change moods (Take Charge of Moods anchor)
  • The anchor process seems very powerful
  • Assigning physical body parts w/ our anchors–it’s an easy way to remember our moods in everyday life.
  • “Anchors” are a helpful concept for me.

General feedback on the workshop:

  • Thank you–really powerful.  It can be used in so many places and in so many ways to help so many.
  • I feel calmer at the end of the workshop than when I walked in.
  • I really liked the breathing and how to gain calm through the (My) Anchor map.
  • Helpful, generous with information–(navigator’s) calm demeanor
  • A lot of material was provided in a short period of time.  It was very helpful for me because you used anger as the example.
  • This was an excellent workshop.  The navigator was very knowledgeable.
  • New information!  I’ll have to practice in order to integrate it.
  • He (navigator) was very understandable and it was very worth while.
  • I liked the practical experiences.
  • I enjoyed the partner stuff (exercises in creating anchors).
  • It was a good workshop.  I do think it would be fun to learn more techniques in the future. (More workshops are planned, covering different techniques)

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New Workshop–Take Charge of Your Moods

JoelMonty.com is proud to announce a new workshop: Take Charge of Your Moods: From Chaos to Calm in Just Seconds.

This two-hour workshop involves hands-on learning of key techniques that can help you manage your moods–immediately and for the long-term.

Ideal for teachers, caregivers, parents, and professionals the concepts and techniques offered allow participants to improve their quality of life–and the quality of the lives of those they love and care for.

This workshop will be available in webinar format (on-line workshops) as well as having a review video for participants completing the program.

Down all workshop materials from this website. Check-out the Take Charge of Your Moods page.

Tell your friends.  The next workshop will be held in connection with the Holistic Health Celebration taking place in Geneva on Sunday, September 29, 2013.  (See the post for the celebration.)
Check-out the Take Charge of Your Moods page for details and to register.

The first workshop was held at the Living Well Cancer Resource Center in Geneva, Illinois, on Thursday, August 29, 2013.   See this post for workshop feedback.

You can schedule a workshop at your school or organization. Contact Joel Montgomery at 1-630-338-1405 or send him an email for details.

Can NLP and Hypnosis Improve Quality of Life for Seniors?

For the purpose of this post–and soon to be article, I’m dividing seniors into two groups, “senior seniors” (including my 97-year-old Mom) and “junior seniors” (including me, 65+)

Can NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and hypnosis improve quality of life for “Senior Seniors” (my 97-year old Mom, specifically)?  When should we start?

Mom had a fall at age 89 which seemed to start (or accelerate) her loss of short-term memory.  A CAT scan done after the fall showed that her brain was slowing down in its processing.  The neurologist who read that CAT scan has long-since retired.  Mom, at age 97 now, is still going strong for someone her age.

She has short-term memory problems and sometimes can’t find the word she’s looking for.  She can forget what she was thinking or talking about and, while she’s hard of hearing, it’s her processing speed that makes it difficult for her to follow conversations or watch a movie or the news.  “Everything goes too fast.”

She asked me the other day if there was something I could do to help her get into a better mood when she’s “out of sorts.”. In NLP-speak she wants to be in a “more resourceful state.”. With both NLP and hypnosis there are many things to do to help people get into and maintain more resourceful states.  I hesitate to use either NLP or hypnosis with her.  First, because she’s my Mom, and second, because NLP and hypnosis seem to have expectations about how brains function and Mom’s brain, as a “senior senior” may no longer function that way.

That brings up some other interesting possibilities.  Brain research indicates that the brain can create multiple pathways to achieve the same results.  Nerves can sometimes repair themselves after injury.  Stroke victims can often regain the powers of speech and movement as their brains create new pathways to control those voluntary actions.

Could redundant NLP anchors and/or networks of anchors and/or redundant networks of anchors created prior to the memory loss be effective?  Could they be reinforced by hypnosis?  “Use it or lose it probably applies here.”.

Perhaps I should start with myself.  I’m already sixty-five and, while I have no memory loss yet, it would probably be a very good idea to create networks of redundant NLP anchors now and to reinforce their use with hypnosis. If and when things change for me, I would already have things in place that could really improve my quality of life and the quality of life for my family, friends, and caregivers.

I also need to create a graphic I can store in multiple places with a map identifying anchor locations and reminding me of any activating key words I may associate with each anchor.

(About the author: Joel R. Montgomery, EdD  is certified as a NLP Master Practitioner and is completing certification as a Hypnotherapist.  He has been working as a learning and change navigator and coach around the world for more than 40 years and has earned two masters degrees and a doctorate degree in education.)