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Using Self-Hypnosis as a Writing Tool!
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Dateline: San Francisco , CA
Friday, January 10, 2020


Happy New Year from 2020 SFWC presenter Suzette Martinez Standring! I look forward to presenting a new tool Self Hypnosis to help your writing

at the San Francisco Writers Conference to enliven and make writing more vivid: self-hypnosis. Wait. What? Yes, self-hypnosis can be a powerful tool for writing creativity. (This program is separate from my Master’s Class on Column Writing.)

Writers have the same goals: to move readers, to be vulnerable, and to share novel insights. If you feel it, you can convey it. But how is it possible when inner hobgoblins spew criticism even before the first sentence is tapped out? Defensive shrinkage from ridicule is common, and it shows in the writing. Do not be captured by fear. Instead, capture transformative moments to share with readers. How? By immersing yourself safely in those long ago moments through complete relaxation. 

Such relaxation has many synonyms: meditation, self-hypnosis, trance, daydreaming. Using this skill to enliven my own writing is something I discovered in 1990 when I was certified in hypnotherapy, purely out of curiosity as to the mind-body connection.Through hypnosis, one accessed the subconscious for origins to issues.This was done by relaxing the person through a soothing guided imagery. At that time, I also was struck by the direct parallel to good writing, which immerses a reader into an experience by drawing on the imagination and five senses.

When I began my professional writing career in 1997, I incorporated self-hypnosis is an active part of my writing process. My career includes authorship of two writing books and national syndication. I’ve given this workshop to 150 attendees at the Erma  Bombeck Writing Conference and at other venues, and the feedback is that this process accelerates writing insights.

I can’t wait to share this profound and creative experience with attendees in February.



Here’s to fresh ideas!


Suzette Martinez Standring


Editorial Note: Even if you’re not going to the 2020 San Francisco Writers Conference in February, Suzette is offering her only Master Class of 2020 on the West Coast on Sunday evening of President’s Day weekend (2/16/20). And it’s open to the public! Learn more about MASTERING THE ART OF COLUMN WRITING ($129) here: https://www.sfwriters.org/master-classes/

The San Francisco Writers Conference and the San Francisco Writing for Change conference are both produced by the San Francisco Writers Conference & San Francisco Writers Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The SFWC Director is Laurie McLean.  For registration help, contact Richard Santos at registrations@sfwriters.org. For SFWC sponsorship and scholarship opportunities, contact Barbara Santos at Barbara@sfwriters.org.  The SFWC website is:  www.SFWriters.org

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