Evelyn Wang, C.Ht.
TOP 5 CHARACTER STRENGTHS
Humor and playfulness.
Modesty and humility.
Forgiveness and mercy.
Honesty, authenticity and genuineness.
— Center for Advanced Life Skills —
Board Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy
Board Certified Hypnotherapist
— American Board of Hypnotherapy —
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
— College of Hypnotherapy —
Specialization in Medical Hypnotherapy
for Chronic Disease
— MINDbased Healing —
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association
Board Certified NLP Trainer
Board Certified Master Coach
— American Board of NLP —
Certified Biofeedback Practitioner
Clinical Certification for
Stress, Anxiety and Self-Regulation
— Heartmath® Institute—
Certified Time Line Therapy®
— Time Line Therapy Association —
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
— National Academy of Sports Medicine® —
Certified Sports Performance Specialist
Certified Weight Loss Specialist
Certified Smoking Cessation Specialist
Certified Pain Management Specialist
— American Hypnosis Association —
Mastermind Success Facilitator
— The Success Alliance—
Enneagram Healing Practitioner
— Enneagram Institute & Narrative Tradition—
Hakomi Method Essentials
— Hakomi Institute—
I have been very curious about human behavior since I was a little girl.
Maybe it’s because of my exposure to different cultures, which my father (a successful businessman) insisted on.
I was born on the island of Taiwan (originally called Formosa, which means “beautiful island”).
It’s also known as Free China, to distinguish it from communist China.
(This is because, in 1949, after losing the Chinese Civil War to the communists, the nationalist government—along with 2 million refugees—withdrew to Taiwan, where they could preserve our culture and continue to live freely.)
When I was 7 years old, my father moved us to the multi-ethnic, small tropical island of Guam, where I first learned English, my 3rd language. (I also speak Taiwanese and Mandarin.) Guam is a territory of the United States located in the western Pacific, near one of the deepest parts of the world’s oceans.
Though my father, thankfully, was open to other cultures, I grew up in a very strict Asian household, where independent thought (and an unbounded humorous outlook) was not always welcome.
But they’re two of my strongest qualities!
Let’s just say I got a lot of practice passionately advocating for the “trial and error”, individualistic path I chose to take in my life.
The hardest calling in our lives is to be truly ourselves.
At the age of 16, he moved us to the United States (California), which, I was happy to discover, was a good fit for my unconventional, freedom-loving nature. And I became an American citizen in 1985!
In California, I made friends with a diverse range of people from all walks of life, and became known as “a good listener” due to my genuine interest in their hopes, fears, and inner motivations.
I didn’t know this would lead to my calling—I just enjoyed being helpful.
My parents, at the time, however, did not consider me “a good listener” and, consequently, I left home when I was 19 to embark on my own path where my innate strengths could thrive. All jokes aside—this choice very nearly got me “disowned”.
But I chose to live life on my own terms rather than try to live an easier, pre-determined path decided for me by others. I was free to make my own mistakes (which I did) and to learn from them.
In the book “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”, the number one regret of those who are dying is “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”
I will not have that regret.
Much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.
So I set out to “sink or swim” in the real world.
I graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and worked in the jewelry industry for years, where I developed the ability to pay close attention to details that untrained eyes are not aware of.
I excelled in management positions where I became skilled in bringing about change in the behaviors and attitudes of not only my team, but CEOs and Human Resource employees as well.
I moved on to work nearly a decade for one of world’s largest technological manufacturers for the aerospace, satellite, and military markets.
I learned quite a bit about leadership there as I traveled the world as the Pacific Rim Sales Manager for India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, and Japan as well as Sweden, where my multi-lingual aptitudes were utilized.
It wasn’t until I later worked for the Camarillo State Hospital that I took my fascination with human behavior to the next level. It was there I discovered that I really enjoy helping others who deal with mental challenges in their lives.
After the hospital, unfortunately, closed, I decided on an entrepreneurial path and launched an on-line jewelry store, selling original items that I had carefully curated.
The passing of my father during this time caused me to become intensely introspective. I felt lost. Something was missing. (That “something”, I would find out, was my true calling.)
There is only one kind of success that really matters: the success of transforming ourselves, transforming our afflictions, fear, and anger.
—THICH NHAT HANH
It’s been said that a friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you’ve forgotten the words.
During this challenging time, I happened to meet a passionate artist (who would later become my partner) who saw my strengths and inspired me greatly to work in the field of personal development.
This was the turning point, where I began my training in a rewarding life of helping others—and learned more about my own truth in the process.
I went back to school, earning multiple certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Creating Your Future® Coaching, and more.
As Wayne Dyer says, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Well, a person can intellectually understand this—but does that person‘s actual behavior reflect that understanding?
I was determined to be an example of the kind of helper who has helped themselves first.
As such, one of the first truths I had to face squarely was the strained, dysfunctional relationship I had with my mother for most of my life. I was determined to move beyond those perceived limitations.
And my wonderfully wise mentor at the hypnotherapy college I was attending helped me to quickly step out of my comfort zone and let that old stuff go—permanently. I even let go of a lifelong phobia in less than 30 minutes (and have helped many clients do the same)!
One of the biggest blessings in my life now is my renewed relationship with my mother. When I experienced the uniquely transformative power of the work (I now do) for myself, I was inspired even more to help others create what they want in their lives!
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
There is no better improvement a person can make than to gain more control over their internal mental and emotional processes.
Building the capacity to regulate your own emotions, attitudes, and behaviors is one of the most important things you can ever do for yourself.
Today, I coach individuals to achieve this for themselves all over the world. It is my calling and I am so grateful to have found it.
As a practitioner and teacher of the art and science of change, my emphasis is on helping you gain greater control of these processes because it’s directly related to your ability to be productive, resourceful, and effective.
I’m more interested in HOW you think, rather than WHAT you think.
I also lead certification trainings in hypnotherapy and advanced life coaching—as well as teach other self-development workshops—at the Los Angeles school I co-founded in 2012, Center for Advanced Life Skills™. Many of our remarkable students come from all parts of the world to attend!
Did you know that most significant change occurs only with the involvement and cooperation of your unconscious (habitual) mind?
Being uniquely trained and board certified in working with the unconscious mind means I have a comprehensive understanding of behavior modification, as well as uncommon expertise in facilitating deep levels of long-term change.
This enables me to quickly help you to gain profound insight, resolve old patterns, and let go of the negativity, limiting beliefs, and inner conflicts that are blocking happiness, prosperity, and success from your life.
If you want to unlock more of your own potential and achieve anything in your life, then now is the time!
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