Jack van Landingham, C.Ht.

Founder, Center for Advanced Life Skills

I provide remarkably effective solutions for those ready to experience empowering shifts in their lives with results-oriented Creating Your Future® Coaching, and other proven systems that facilitate fast, long-term change.

The Personal Breakthrough Approach

Is there something you’d like to change or improve?  Or, a goal or outcome you’d like to achieve?

As a practitioner and teacher of the art and science of change, I help others discover how to make better use of their natural “inner technology” to enhance the quality of their lives. You know, that potential deep down that many have a feeling they haven’t fully tapped into yet?

My speciality is in the larger context of a Personal Breakthrough because people find its benefits cross over to all areas of their lives, solving much more than just “the problem”. This means that not only do I address “the problem”, I address the whole person. It’s a more functional approach. And it can be life-changing.

If you wonder what would happen if you unlocked more of your own potential to change, improve or achieve anything in your life, perhaps now is the time for your own Personal Breakthrough. Time to commit yourself to investing in the future you deserve.

New Insights

First, you’ll develop awareness into exactly how you do what you do, and you’ll begin learning how to do things better, in your own unique way. An empowering mindset.

Blockage Removal

You’ll also quickly release the inner obstacles that’ve stopped you in the past from successfully achieving the results you desire. Freedom to begin Creating Your Future®.

Maintenance

Finally, you’ll supercharge your abilities to focus on what’s important to you, so you can continue to grow and improve easily on your own. More wholeness and options.

Board Certified Master Coach
Board Certified Coach Trainer
Coaching Division of the American Board of NLP 

Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Board Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy
American Board of Hypnotherapy

Board Certified NLP Trainer
American Board of NLP

Certified Behavior Change Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine®

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine®

Certified Trainer of Time Line Therapy
Time Line Therapy Association

Certified Quantum-Touch® Instructor
Quantum-Touch®, Inc

I can say my life has changed dramatically because of this work. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for Jack, and all the great things he’s shown me to do with the power of my mind.

Agassi Bagramyan

Jack is the real deal!

Carmit Bachar

Multi-Platinum Recording Artist, The Pussycat Dolls

Are you ready to start Creating Your Future®?

Less stress

Learn how to achieve a relaxed state anytime, anywhere—and enjoy an increased quality of life.

Improved well-being

Rid yourself of inner conflicts and experience an improved relationship with yourself and others.

Achieve major goals

Understand what truly motivates you and learn how to align with what you really want in your life.

Greater self control

Discover how to “run your own brain” for a change and learn specific, practical techniques that get results.

Fewer limitations

Quickly let go of limiting beliefs and negative emotions from the past so you can move forward.

Self-empowerment

Develop the capability to tap into more of your potential and experience greater success in your life.

Frequently Asked Questions

and additional details

What is coaching?

Every world champion has had a coach. —Jay Conrad Levinson

Sometimes a person doesn’t always know exactly what to do to make the change and improvement they need in their lives. Deep down, they know they can do it, but they stumble around a bit, trying this and that. Then, they reach their “enough is enough” point and are finally willing to do what it takes to learn how to achieve their goal.

Coaching is the process of helping people and teams to perform at the peak of their abilities. It involves drawing out people’s strengths, helping them to bypass personal barriers and limits in order to achieve their personal best. —Robert Dilts

Coaching can better your ability to create the future you desire in your personal and professional life. An excellent coach will use a variety of proven skills, solution-oriented strategies and transformative techniques—all uniquely designed to get results.

One of the many ways he or she can help you is in developing greater communication skills within yourself (self-talk) and with others.

The results are: better performance in life!

How are you different than other coaches?

I believe that my clients already have all the resources within that they need in order to achieve their desired outcome. And I help them tap into those resources.

Rather than force my “model of the world” onto my clients, or limit them (and my results with them) by putting them “in a box” (or theory), I work within their “model of the world” and help them to discover the solutions that are there.

THE DIFFERENCE THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE:

You have a conscious mind, and you have a subconscious mind. I work holistically with both, to encourage whole brain thinking; thereby maximizing your strengths, flexibility and resourcefulness.

There’s a big difference between one’s intellect (their conscious mind) and their behavior (their subconscious, or habitual mind).  It’s the difference between “talking the talk” (desired behavior) and “walking the walk” (actual behavior). The difference that makes the difference.

The simple fact is many in the coaching profession are not trained to work with your subconscious mind. This means that they can be limited in dealing with your emotions, behavioral issues and unresolved inner conflicts. And these are the very elements that, more often than not, stand in the way of your success!

WHY THAT’S IMPORTANT

There is no better improvement a person can make than to gain more control over their internal, mental and emotional processes. My emphasis is on helping my clients gain greater control of these processes. It’s directly related to a person’s ability to be productive, resourceful, and effective.

Another problem sometimes with being coached by someone with little to no understanding of the subconscious mind, is it can often sound like a bunch of platitudes without any precise method to increase your motivation and get the desired results.

Many coaches offer a whole lot of WHAT, and not a lot of HOW. So, you’ll get a lot of conscious concepts that appeal to your intellect, or conscious mind (about 10% of your mind, the “tip of the iceberg”). However, most significant behavioral change occurs with the involvement and cooperation of the habitual, or subconscious mind (the other 90%).

WORKING WITH ME

This is why a professional who’s been highly-trained and board certified in Creating Your Future® Coaching, NLP and Hypnotherapy is often a greater resource to a client seeking solid help with a problem or goal in their life because they are simply better equipped to guide that client toward a successful outcome and an enhanced quality of life.

We have a thorough understanding of behavior modification, as well as expertise in proven systems that facilitate deeper levels of long-term change so we can 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. This leads to increased wholeness and more options in life for you.

So, not only is your issue resolved—you’ll experience a significant Personal Breakthrough as well. 

 

How are you different than a traditional therapist?

I don’t spend a lot of time wallowing in the content of “the problem”. I focus on: (1) how you process that content; (2) discovering the structure of what prevents you from achieving your goal; (3) changing that structure to make your goal more achievable; (4) the overall development and growth of you as an individual during the process; and (5) your future goals and objectives.

NLP COACHINGTRADITIONAL THERAPY
Is about working with a Client.Is about working with a Patient.
Asks the questions "HOW, WHAT and WHAT IF?" In NLP, generally, we do not ask WHY because, as it is usually used, it just gets reasons and not results. It gives us more content, and not the structure or the process.Asks the question "WHY?".
Assumes emotions are natural and looks for the INTENTION and PURPOSE for the expression of those emotions.Takes for granted that emotions are a sign that something is wrong, and are therefore to be avoided.
Is interested in a person’s present, and works to help them in creating a compelling future (in our understanding we also realize that in order to create the future you want, you have to get rid of past obstacles).Generally works with a person’s past and the traumatic events therein, and seeks healing of those events.
Assumes that the client is healthy (not broken) and that they want to create a better future.Diagnoses mental illnesses and attempts to deal with identifiable conditions in a person.
Defines a partnership of equals. (The coach offers techniques and encourages and guides the client to find their own solutions).Defines a doctor-patient relationship (where the doctor has the solution).
Focuses on actions, outcomes, and process—remembering that a person is perfectly capable of best performance, and only has to get in touch with those capabilities.Focuses on the client being broken, and somehow has to be fixed.
Helps client to discover the process by which they prevent the achievement of goals and objectives, and then to learn new ways of thinking, new ways of looking at things. The addition of NLP techniques helps build more control over inner capabilities thus creating a compelling and achievable future with the focus on outcomes.Generally through conversation, encourages the patient to talk about and thereby resolve old pain. The focus is on reliving pain and symptoms to get rid of them.
Is about understanding the past as a framework for the present and creating the future.Is about fixing the patient by understanding and fixing his past.
Remembers that coaching is a model of learning and potentiality which focuses on the future and its achievable goals and outcomes.Relies on the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the APA) to diagnose pathology. Operates in a medical or clinical manner.
The changes amaze most clients since they are so fast and so much fun.In most psychotherapy, the patient’s progress is time consuming and (can be) agonizing.
Coach aligns mentally with the client; then, through a discussion, identifies the challenges and provides coaching to move beyond them to create wins. In the process, the client is responsible to achieve the outcomes. We realize that the client ALWAYS has control over their results.Doctor targets a diagnosis for the patient; then puts forth their training in diagnosis and treatment of disease and then offers a path to healing.
What are some examples of issues you can help me with?

A

Abandonment • Addictions • Anger • Aggression • Agoraphobia • Anxiety • Approval Seeking • Assertiveness • Athletic Skills • Attitude

B

Body Image • Boundary Setting • Breathing • Building New Skills

C

Career Success • Child Birth • Chronic Pain • Co-Dependency • Communication • Confidence • Concentration • Control Issues • Cravings • Creativity

D

Death (or Loss) • Discouragement • Disorganization

E

Exam Anxiety • Exercise

F

Fears • Finances • Forgiveness

G

Gambling • Goal Reaching • Guilt

H

Habit Control • Healing • Headaches • Health Improvement • Helplessness • Hopelessness • Hostility • Hypochondria

I

Immune System • Indecision • Insecurity • Inhibition • Insomnia • Intimacy Issues • Irrational Thoughts • Irritability

J

Jealousy

L

Lack of Direction • Lack of Enthusiasm • Lack of Initiative

M

Meditation • Memory Improvement • Motivation

N

Nail Biting • Negativity • Nightmares

O

Obsessions • Overeating • Overly Critical

P

Pain Management • Panic Attacks • Passive-Aggressive • Past Life Regression • Peak Performance • Perfectionism • Performance Anxiety • Pessimism • Phobias • Pre-Surgery Anxiety • Problem Solving • Procrastination • Public Speaking

R

Rejection • Relationships • Relaxation • Resistance • Responsibility • Restlessness

S

Sadness • Sales Improvement • Self-Awareness • Self-Confidence • Self-Control • Self-Criticism • Self-Defeat • Self-Esteem • Self-Expression • Self-Hypnosis • Self-Image • Self-Love • Self-Mastery • Self-Sabotage • Sexual Problems • Shame • Sleep Disorders • Smoking • Social Media Issues • Social Phobias • Sports Performance • Stage Fright • Stress Management • Study Habits • Stuttering • Substance Abuse • Surgery Preparation • Surgical Recovery • Success Issues

T

Tardiness • Temptation • Time Management • Trauma • Trust

V

Victim Mentality

W

Weight Loss • Worry • Writer’s Block

How long does it take to get results?

Are you looking for a quick fix, or are you ready to commit to making the change now?

As Albert Einstein once said, “You can’t solve a problem from the same mindset that created it. You must learn to see the world anew.”

And that learning is a process.

The recommended duration of your coaching program will depend on your individual issue(s), and will be determined during your initial visit.

The average client’s recommended coaching program lasts from 1 to 2 months.

Each of my clients uniquely experiences varying levels of improvement, change, and growth as we progress toward the achievement of their outcome.

Realize that our work together will be a healthy partnership and solid investment in your happiness, success and wellbeing as you learn to redirect your mind toward even greater states of positive potential.

Clients who are fully willing to make the conscious effort to do the appropriate work necessary for the changes they want in their lives are the ones who typically achieve the fastest results. This is because they support the overall success of the process by fully intending to do what they say they’re going to do, and are sincerely committed throughout the duration of their recommended coaching program.

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about it, but there’s a distinct difference in truly wanting to resolve your issue, and “wanting to want” to resolve it. Is your wanting it important enough for you to act on it now, and do what it takes to get what you say you want? Or do you require more suffering before you reach your “enough is enough” point?

Because there’s a large amount of truth in the saying “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten”.

What is hypnotherapy and how can it help me?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique. It’s been approved by the American Medical Association since 1958. And it’s long been known as an effective, evidence-based solution for stress, habit control and self-improvement.

The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.
THE MAYO CLINIC

You have a “treasure chest” hidden deep within your mind that can allow you to create some very effective changes in your life within a relatively short period of time. It’s called your subconscious (or unconscious) mind. And it’s considered to be the source of your motivation, habits, behaviors, attitudes, emotions, and self-talk.

I believe hypnosis has profound powers to help you stop sabotaging yourself.
DR. OZ

How’d you know to be you when you got up this morning? Your subconscious (or habitual) mind is a lot like a database that runs patterns of behavior—largely independent of your conscious mind—based on your programming from your past. In other words, you’re “on auto-pilot” the majority of your day. Hypnotherapy accesses and unlocks this powerful part of the mind in order to help you quickly and easily change (or “re-write”) your old programming and patterns of behavior.

Hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the subconscious mind which is responsible for up to 90 to 95 percent of our thoughts and actions.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

When you want to make a change or improvement in your life, the logic of your conscious mind alone—without the cooperation of the motivation from your subconscious mind—is often ineffective. (In other words, you “say it”, but you don’t “do it”.) Hypnotherapy can help you to effectively change habits of an entire lifetime and to create a healthier reality for yourself.

Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Hypnotherapy provides an ideal environment for learning new things (re-programming the database). A comparative study published in Psychotherapy Magazine, v7n1 and in Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice found hypnotherapy to be one of the most effective of all the major therapeutic approaches:

  • Psychoanalysis: 38% recovery after 600 sessions
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: 72% recovery after 22 sessions
  • Hypnotherapy: 93% recovery after 6 sessions

Hypnotherapy is an impressive choice in terms of (1) the cost, (2) the short duration of therapy, and (3) the results.

I think it should be much more widely used. It’s safe, it’s inexpensive and it can produce dramatic results.
DR. ANDREW WEIL

What does hypnotherapy feel like? Is it safe?

Hypnotherapy is completely safe, relaxing, enjoyable and surprisingly effective.

Because of the often ridiculous way it’s often been portrayed in movies and TV, some mistakenly think it isn’t safe. However, the fact is: Therapeutic hypnosis has helped millions of people to create healthy change in their lives for the past 60 years.

Hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body—over perceptions such as pain, anxiety, habits, stress.
DR. DAVID SPIEGEL, Stanford University School of Medicine

Therapeutic hypnosis isn’t the same as “stage” hypnosis. Stage hypnosis is performed solely for the purpose of entertaining an audience. Therapeutic hypnosis is performed in a clinical setting—with your best interests in mind—by a hypnotherapist, solely for the purpose of helping you meet your desired outcome.

Even though stage hypnotists and TV shows have damaged the public image of hypnosis, a growing body of scientific research supports its benefits in treating a wide range of conditions, including pain, depression, anxiety and phobias.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

The state of hypnosis is a very natural, very real, very normal state of mind. In essence, it’s a receptive learning state. And it’s not so different from the state you’re in when you’re watching a good movie, daydreaming, enjoying an interesting book, being overwhelmed by the beauty of nature, or listening to song that moves you.

Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. You generally remain aware of and remember what happens under hypnosis.
THE MAYO CLINIC

It’s basically paying attention, while feeling increasing levels of relaxation. During hypnotherapy, you’ll remain completely aware of everything that’s going on, as you’re guided through some beneficial imaginative processes; so:

  • Don’t expect to feel “hypnotized”.
  • Do expect to feel relaxed.
  • You won’t say or do anything you don’t want to.
  • You’re in total control.

Your natural ability to go into relaxed states of focused awareness is utilized and enhanced through hypnotherapy for the purpose of helping you access, unlock and reprogram the deeper, motivating areas of your mind. And the results are: welcome changes in your behavior.

Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

Anyone can experience therapeutic hypnosis if they’re willing to, and can follow simple instructions. Those who claim they “can’t be hypnotized” usually (1) have yet to be informed about what therapeutic hypnosis actually is, and/or (2) are just unwilling to “be hypnotized”.

It’s a “do with” process, not a “do to” process.

What do the experts have to say about hypnotherapy?
The following quotes below are from various experts and news sources, and serve to highlight the many applications that hypnotherapy has:

Studies show that hypnosis can be effective in treating everything from chronic pain to poor study habits. Chances are it can work for you.
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits—it can help you make changes that you’ve been unable to make otherwise.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER

Hypnosis can actually help you lose weight.
DR. JEAN FAIN, Harvard Medical School

The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions or physical well-being.
THE MAYO CLINIC

With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce.
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE

I think it should be much more widely used. It’s safe, it’s inexpensive and it can produce dramatic results.
DR. ANDREW WEIL

Hypnosis is the epitome of mind-body medicine. It can enable the mind to tell the body how to react, and modify the messages that the body sends to the mind.
THE NEW YORK TIMES

Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone.
ALLURE

Even though stage hypnotists and TV shows have damaged the public image of hypnosis, a growing body of scientific research supports its benefits in treating a wide range of conditions, including pain, depression, anxiety and phobias.
AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

It’s a tool that can help you change your eating behavior so that certain patterns become easier to undo or resist.
SHAPE MAGAZINE

I believe hypnosis has profound powers to help you stop sabotaging yourself. 
DR. OZ

Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them…
PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.
NEW SCIENTIST

I should have done it years ago…It’s amazing I didn’t even want cigarettes any more.
MATT DAMON

New findings are leading major hospitals to try hypnosis to help relieve pain and speed recovery on a variety of illnesses.
WALL STREET JOURNAL

Hypnosis is a heightened sense of suggestibility for accessing the subconscious mind which is responsible for up to 90 to 95 percent of our thoughts and actions.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever. Hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.
CONSUMER REPORTS

Hypnosis is not mind control. It’s a naturally occurring state of concentration; It’s actually a means of enhancing your control over both your mind and your body—over perceptions such as pain, anxiety, habits, stress.
DR. DAVID SPIEGEL, Stanford University School of Medicine

Approved as a valid treatment by the American Medical Association in 1958, hypnotism has become increasingly accepted by the medical community. Its use for chronic pain was approved in 1996 by the National Institutes of Health.
THE CAPITAL

Hypnosis can help. A growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain.
NEWSWEEK

In [hypnosis], you can attain significant psycho-physiologic changes.
DR. DANIEL HANDEL, National Institute of Health

[Hypnosis] can also be applied to improving study habits, stress reduction and raising self-esteem…If you are having difficulty controlling your appetite, sleeping or just need to relax, hypnosis might help you toward your goal.
FORBES

Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

[Hypnosis] has been used to counter the nausea of pregnancy and chemotherapy; dental and test-taking anxiety; pain associated with surgery, root canal treatment and childbirth; fear of flying and public speaking; compulsive hair-pulling; and intractable hiccups, among many other troublesome health problems.
THE NEW YORK TIMES

There’s entrancing news about hypnosis; it’s gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from nicotine addiction to post-traumatic stress disorder. Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology…Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders…
BUSINESS WEEK

It’s hard to find a field that hasn’t used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS.
GOOD MORNING AMERICA

Throughout the medical mainstream, it’s common to be used for addiction…and psychotherapy.
DIANE SAWYER

Contrary to how hypnosis is sometimes portrayed, you don’t lose control over your behavior while under hypnosis. You generally remain aware of and remember what happens under hypnosis.
THE MAYO CLINIC

Today it’s considered a respected therapeutic tool, a well-established method of reaching the subconscious mind. Many patients have tried it and successfully cut back on smoking or overeating…
CONNIE CHUNG

Will I need a referral from my physician or psychologist?

Typically, my clients are well-functioning people that simply want to change or improve something in their lives, but haven’t been able to make the change successfully on their own. So, in the majority of cases, referrals are not necessary.

But if your issue has a medical origin, or relates to a psychological disorder you were diagnosed with, a referral from your physician or psychologist will be required. I can also send your physician or psychologist a request for a referral for you.

I can then work with them as part of your support team. My services are non-diagnostic and do not include the practice of medicine. I will only provide those services in which I’ve been trained.

 

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