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February Newsletter
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Coaching or Hypnosis, What's the Difference?

In This Issue:
- Upcoming Trainings
- $30 Hypnosis Sessions
- 2014 Schedule

MIOH Staff

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Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA
Executive Director
(858) 587-0422

Elaine Andreoli

Elaine Andreoli
Admin. Services Coordinator

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Andrew Utley
Administrative Assistant
(619) 540-5265

Did You Know?

Your Office Space Can Enhance Productivity and Mood:

Natural Daylight improves sleep habits and the quality of life. Workers in offices with windows get an average of 46 more minutes of sleep per night than their windowless colleagues. They also report a higher quality of life and get more exercise during the day.


Indoor Plants don’t just improve air quality and look pretty. Having live plants in the office (and home) has been found to decrease stress and enhance productivity by more than 12%.


Music for the Mind:  Most workers who listen to music on the job complete tasks quicker and come up with better ideas than their music-free colleagues. Plus, tunes reduce stress.


Take a Mindful Minute:  It’s estimated that more than 80% of all diseases are related to stress. “Mindfulness” simply means living in the moment, and it greatly relieves stress. Example: when you eat, allow yourself to fully savor each bite. When you take a walk, notice the pleasurable sensations–the strength in your muscles and the sun on your face.  Stop and smell the roses…and remember to take a moment and breathe. (Bottom Line, November 2013)


Unlock Your Brain Power by Sitting in a Blue Room:  The colors we are surrounded by when we do our thinking have a dramatic effect on our creativity. A study published in Science Magazine found that those tested doubled their creativity when placed in a room painted blue. The human mind associates blue with relaxing images, such as clear skies and calm seas.  A relaxed state of mind is crucial for creative thinking. (Jonah Lehrer - Wall Street Journal)

Inspirational Quotes

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." ~Saint Augustine of Hippo


"From wounds can come wings, from depths can come heights, all can be opportunity for your life to take flight!"


"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."  ~Christopher Reeve


"In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you."  ~Deepak Chopra



What I learned helped change my life, and I am very happy to be where I am and where I am going. The training I received was thorough and professional, and it actually helps me in all areas of my life, not just with clients. I obtained both the tools and self-confidence to succeed in my career and personal life. The teachers are wonderful and they have a wide range of expertise, so my training was complete all around. Marla herself is amazing; she is a great teacher and has been a wonderful mentor to me.   ~K. Moabi, CCH, MFT

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Letter from the Executive Director

Hi Everyone,

At our last Open House in December we kicked off our “Gift of Hope” campaign raising money for those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines. Our guest speaker, Dr. Edward Terrell, who had four medical clinics that were destroyed, impacted us as he spoke about his work there and the devastation. It is with great sadness to tell you that Dr. Terrell passed away on Christmas Day.


Please take a moment to read the following letter that was written by Martha de Forest. She had introduced me to him so we could team together for our fundraising efforts.


It was a month ago today that Dr. Edward Terrell died. It was a shock and I still find it hard to believe.


Dr. Terrell began his career as a Navy medic.  He was among the wounded servicemen injured during the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing. He lost a portion of his intestines and other internal organs, yet continued to serve our country.  After recovering from his injuries, he went on to earn a medical degree and did his residency in the Philippines where he was stationed. 

Dr. Ed, as he liked to be called, served on large military ships for over 25 years, treating thousands of young sailors who relied on his knowledge and expertise for medical assistance. While in the US he would freelance in the ER at several hospitals; yet his love for the Philippines had him focus his work mainly in Tacloban where he set up several medical clinics. He also volunteered with Doctors Without Borders in that area.


When Marla told me about the Open House on December 10th to kick off “The Gift of Hope” campaign to benefit the Philippines, I called Dr. Ed knowing that he would be a great speaker and he graciously and eagerly accepted the invitation. He impacted us all by his recount of the devastation that took place. He had lost 17 of his doctors and 76 nurses. There were about 2,000 patients from his clinics that perished as well. All of his clinics were ruined and needed to be rebuilt.  I had no idea of the extent of his personal losses.


Dr. Ed had also been in contact with American doctors asking them to save unused surgical equipment that would have otherwise been discarded so that he could ship the equipment to the Philippines. He was in constant contact with Doctors Without Borders, helping in every way possible. 


At the end of the fundraiser kickoff, he insisted on taking a photo with Marla and me and wanted to send it to the Philippines showing the work that was taking place in San Diego on their behalf. Both Marla and I had been in communication with Dr. Ed to continue with the fundraising efforts to help him rebuild his clinics and continue his work.


On Christmas Day Dr. Edward Terrell passed away as the result of a heart attack. I wonder if, after all he had gone through, he might have died of a broken heart.


Before I knew Dr. Ed, I’d never donated to Doctors Without Borders, but they will always be part of my giving going forward.  It will be my way of thanking doctors willing to drop everything they are doing to go to a crisis zone to minimize human suffering.  It will be my way of thanking one particular veteran for his decades of service to our soldiers.  I’ll always be grateful for the brief friendship I had with Dr. Edward Terrell.


~ Martha de Forest (Graduate and Intern)


Dr. Terrell leaves us with heart-felt memories and thoughts of such a beautiful man. If anyone was as touched as we were and wants to contribute to Dr. Terrell’s effort, please donate to the “Gift of Hope” campaign to help support those in need.

Martha Marla Edward

To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA

(858) 587-0422


    Upcoming Certification Trainings

Ericksonian Hypnosis

22 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, RNs, and others.


Saturdays and Sundays from 9AM – 6:00PM


March 22 – 23

March 29 – 30

April 12 – 13


You will learn powerful Hypnosis techniques and applications designed to create permanent changes in your life and in the lives of others. This comprehensive course in Ericksonian Hypnosis provides hands-on demonstrations and experiential training.


For more information about the Ericksonian Hypnosis training or to register, go to:  


To receive a $100 discount, register on or before March 14th.  Due to popular demand, these certification trainings sell out quickly.  Seating is limited! Call to reserve your space now.


Contact Information: 

Marla Brucker: (858) 587-0422


$30 Hypnosis Sessions!

Three of our graduates are doing their internships and are seeing clients for only $30 a session. These sessions are by appointment only on Tuesday evenings through March 11th, 2014. (Proceeds will be going to the Philippines Relief Fund.)


The Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy is just one of two schools nationwide to offer a supervised clinical internship which is a part of our 300-hour program certification program.   


If you would like to schedule a hypnosis session for only $30, please contact Martha or Gillian who are coordinating the scheduling.


Martha’s contact information: (360) 830-6842 or, Gillian's contact information: 


Call now to book your session!!!  These $30 sessions book up quickly. If you know anyone who would like to reap the benefits of hypnosis, please forward this information to them.

2014 Calendar - Certification Trainings!

  *All courses are subject to change
  *All courses are taught Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am to 6:00pm

January 25-26, February 1-2, February 15-16

March 22-23, March 29-30, April 12-13

May 31-June 1, June 7-8, June 21-22

August 2-3, August 9-10, August 23-24

October 18-19, October 25-26, November 8-9

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