Back to School Challenges? These Special Offers Can Help.


Back to school challenges

I remember some  back to school challenges when I started 3rd grade. I was pretty nervous. My teacher was going to be Mrs. O’Brian and I heard that she wasn’t very nice.  My mom had taken me to school for the first day of 2nd grade at my new school, but since she now had 7 other kids to care for, I was on my own and I think I even had to walk to school that day.

Turns out Mrs. O’Brian wasn’t very nice. She yelled a lot and I was afraid of her. I think teachers were a lot different in 1969.

Not only that, but it seemed like my fellow students got meaner in the 3rd grade. More fights, violent games, bullying. I can say that I started to feel stress in the third grade; more homework, projects, reports. Of course, my parents were having back to school challenges of their own, with kids in kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades and 4 more at home.

Back to school challenges can cause stress for parents and children, as well as adult students returning to school. Just helping my kids with homework makes me want to have a drink. For many parents, myself included, getting kids up, dressed and to school on time has the potential to ruin a day.

Students often have to deal with anxiety about tests, more homework, scary teachers and fellow students, and the transition from no school to back to school.

If you or your child is experiencing any of these back to school challenges, I can help.

  •  I work with kids age 12 on up to help them with back to school challenges such as general anxiety regarding transitioning into the next grade level or a new school, as well as test anxiety, focus and concentration, and sleep problems.
  • I also work with adult students going back to school, some for the first time in years. Dealing with back to school challenges after being out for a few years can be a stressful adjustment. I can assist with text anxiety, focus and concentration. In addition, I can help with time management, procrastination and motivation.
  • I help parents deal with the stress of back to school challenges. I’m very aware that my mood and attitude in the mornings can affect my kids and their day. In spite of that awareness, I still find myself getting frustrated and impatient. Fortunately, there are many tools that can help me have the attitude and patience to send my children off to school in a way that is productive and conducive to learning. These are the tools I am able to teach to parents as well as using the Moreno Method for Life Transformation to change negative habits and patterns of thinking.

So for those experiencing  back to school challenges, I’m offering back to school specials!

 If you are an adult student, I’ll offer you a student discount for four sessions that gives you $100 off of my regular fee for four sessions. (That’s a value of $548 for only $447) (Sorry, no phone sessions)

 If you are a parent and you have a child 12 or over that needs help, pay for four sessions for your child and I’ll give you a complementary hour and half session with an audio recording of the session that you can listen to at home. I’ll give you a copy of my book “The Ultimate Guide to Letting Go of Negativity and Fear and Loving Life,” and my “Peaceful Place Relaxation CD” After you drop your kids off at school, of course.  (That’s a value of $685 for only $548) (Sorry no phone sessions)

What if you’re not a student, have no kids in school, but need to work on something to make life better? Come in for four sessions (or do phone sessions), and this is what you’ll get:

Geez, what am I thinking, that’s a $693 value for only $497. Maybe I’m just happy that it’s cooling down here in SoCal. If you are interested, click here or call me local (626) 826-0612 or  toll free (855) 837-8477. Oh, by the way, this offer expires the first day of Autumn, September 22nd, 2013. After that, prices go up!  (Note that all sessions must be paid in full at first session.)

Why not give yourself and your student the chance to overcome those back to school challenges and have more calm, comfort and concentration? Click here or call me at (626) 826-0612 or toll free (855) 837-8477.

Wishing you, and your family and warm and relaxing Fall season.


How to Be Free from Smoking in 2013


If you are a smoker and thinking about quitting, why not use the New Year as a reason to make it your goal? (If you are not a smoker, please forward this to someone who is.)

If you need convincing that quitting is the right thing to do now, here are three good reasons including a special offer:

1. Look at the chart above. On the left side are all the cancers linked to smoking. On the right, the chronic diseases. Smoking can damage every part of your body. If you are a woman, smoking during pregnancy may cause damage to children’s blood vessels. Here are a couple of links to articles based on this news: Smoking During Pregnancy May Damage Children’s BloodVessels Yet Another Reason Not to Smoke During Pregnancy

Kids of Prenatal Smokers Have Vascular Damage

2. Afraid you’ll be unhappy without the smokes? Think again: Smokers Who Quit Are Happier, Study Finds. “Our findings suggest that, over the long-term, individuals will be happier and more satisfied with their lives if they stop smoking than if they do not,” the researchers wrote. “This research provides substantial evidence that quitting smoking benefits well-being, compared to continuing smoking.”

3. This is the best reason to quit now: or a limited time only, I have a special offer to help you get free from smoking. Smoking cessation is the number one reason people go to a hypnotherapist. I’ve helped many people quit smoking permanently and many are surprised at how easy it is. Here’s what one person said:

Dear Ted, it’s been almost four years since I quit smoking.  There’s never been a “white-knuckle” moment, and I almost never even think of lighting up.  On the extremely rare occasion that I do think about it, all I need to do is take a deep breath of fresh air without coughing, and the thought goes away!  The good part is, whenever I see anyone smoking these days, I still think to myself, poor schmuck, why are you doing this to yourself, don’t you know how easy it is to quit!!! Thanks again.” B. Freiberger

My Freedom From Smoking Forever smoking cessation program is a proven method to help you quit permanently. Normally, it’s four sessions  designed to help you quit a lot easier than going cold turkey. I’ve been helping people to quit for 9 years and I’ve learned all the tips and tricks for helping you to be successful, including the number one secret that is essential for success in quitting. So here is what I want to do for you if you are ready to quit smoking:

If you call before January 5th and make an appointment to get started on your Freedom from Smoking Forever program I’ll give you:

  • Instead of four sessions, I’ll give you five sessions for really getting your mind on board with your goal of quitting. An extra session is added insurance that your non- smoking habit sticks even better!
  • A special care package with stop smoking aids that can help make quitting even easier! ( I learned about these from ex-smokers.)
  • Let’s say you are 3 months into your non smoking life and you decide to go see your family in Phoenix who all smoke like chimneys. Or a big project comes up at work and you’re feeling the stress. I’ll give you a booster session for 50% of what I charge for a regular session.
  • A lot of people worry about gaining weight after quitting. I’ll give you 15% off a package of three sessions for weight control.
  • I’ll even throw in a copy of my book “The Ultimate Guide to Letting Go of Negativity and Fear and Loving Life.” 

Even before you come into my office, we’ll start with a phone interview to find out exactly how, when and why you smoke. Based on that interview, I’ll design a custom program specifically for for you. As always, you’ll leave each session with a recording of the hypnosis part of the session for you to listen to at home. Call me at 626-826-0612 or (909) 257-8260 for more information.

Remember, you have to call before January 5th to book the appointment to get started. Make your 2013 goal Freedom from Smoking Forever!

Here are some more testimonials from people who have achieved success with my program:

“I wanted to take this time to personally thank you Ted for the tools you have given me to help me rid my life of smoking. I know it has only been a month, but again with your support I take a new step each day toward my goal of a lifetime non-smoker. If anyone wants a verbal recommendation for Mr. Moreno, I’d be more than happy to share my experience.” Scott

“Thank you Ted for your assistance helping me quit smoking. You saved my life. I also want to thank you for your positive suggestions concerning the 3 1/2 hour dental procedure that coincided with my sessions with you. You told me everything was going to go smoothly and that my recovery would be quick and successful. Indeed all of the above was achieved with a calm peace of mind. Once again, thank you Ted, you’re the greatest.” Dominic S.

“Just wanted to let you know, today is 6 months, no smoking, no trying to smoke, no holding a cigarette, cigar, pipe, etc. I feel real good. I am running three times a week and my long run is on Saturdays. I ran 12.5 miles this Saturday, non-stop. I have been adding every week and will stop this weekend at a 13 mile run. Thanks a Billion.” Jim D.

“I WAS a smoker for a good 35 years.  I liked it, REALLY liked it.  Then one day, near my 50th birthday, I became thoroughly disgusted with myself.  Even though I smoked, I had a very athletic history – track, dance, martial arts.  Well, on my ultimate “day of disgust” my daughter asked me to play a game of tether ball with her on the school yard.   Two rounds (5 minutes?) later I was winded…done. That night I got on-line and found Ted. Thanks Ted! Our sessions helped me over the rough transition, giving me the mental context to do what I REALLY wanted to do – be free of the evil stinky sticks. I was also able to send a very important message to my family, the smokers AND non-smokers about change.  And me, I’m damn happy and proud of myself.  I’m back in to the martial arts and becoming the lean mean fighting machine of years gone by, only better!  I’m ever amazed with how easy and relaxing the process was. “ Tammy G.

“Ted, I used your tape and the process you taught me to successfully quit smoking for my alcohol control. It has been over two weeks since I had a glass of wine or anything.” Barb B.

“Dear Ted, Thank you so much for your help in giving me the tools to quit smoking- like most I have quit hundreds of times, but with your program I believe I will always be a permanent non-smoker. I tried hypnosis before for this and was not successful, your professionalism was very different than my previous experience, your knowledge of the struggles associated with quitting was obvious on the first visit- I followed your program as you laid it out and it made it much easier than expected. Again, thank you so much, and continued success on your mission to empower individuals like myself to succeed in life.” Joseph P. Yarmolovich PT

At my regular prices, just the value of five sessions, a recording of each session, and a phone interview would be well over $750.  But I’m going to bring all my expertise and experience to help you quit for only $497.  Call me at (626) 826-0612 or (909) 257-8260 and I’ll answer any questions. (If you’re a pack a day smoker, you’ll recoup your investment in about 3 months!) .

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!


But I Don’t Want to Go Back to School!


My oldest daughter, the Chick, starts first grade Monday.Sheesh, seems like only last month she was starting kindergarten.

I vividly remember my first day of first grade. Since my mom had 5 kids to care for and my dad was working, I hitched a ride to the first day of school with the kid down the block, Arthur. His parents dropped us off in front of the school, but I had no clue where to go, so I just followed Arthur  into a classroom. As I sat down at a desk and waited for whatever was going to happen, I noticed a snotty-nosed kid in the next seat over staring at me.  “You’re not in this class!!” he blurted out.

That rattled me a little but I ignored him. When class started, the first thing the teacher said was “Pull out a pencil and some paper.” As one, the whole class went sideways to retrieve paper and pencils  from some hidden compartment underneath the desks. I bent over to look in mine but found only empty space…?

I started to get the feeling something was horribly wrong.I couldn’t make heads or tales of what the teacher was saying or even what the heck I was supposed to be doing. Eventually and to my great relief we went out for recess and lined up at the water fountain. I noticed a women with a clipboard coming down the line asking each kid “Are you Theodore Moreno?” Uh oh. Finally she got to me. “Are you Theodore Moreno?” I gulped and answered feebly “Yes?” “Come with me,” she said, “you’re in the wrong classroom!”

Turns out that I followed Arthur into the second grade classroom. What did I know? I was 6 friggin’ years old. When I didn’t show up in first grade they called my mom. “Is Teddy coming to school?” It was about then that they sent out the search party. After that, my first grade teacher called me “the boy who couldn’t find his classroom.” I call her “the teacher with the big mouth.” Ah, the joys of childhood.

Back to school time can be a time of stress for both parents and children, as well as adult students returning to school. Once again, I’m going to have to get used to getting myself up, getting a couple of little kids up, dressing them, feeding them, then making sure they get where they need to go, while trying to slip a little Ted time in there like stretching or reading or God forbid, exercise.

In my hypnotherapy practice, I work with kids from age 12 on up. I can help with general anxiety regarding transitioning into the next grade level or new school, as well as test anxiety, focus and concentration, and sleep problems.

I also work with adult students, mostly with text anxiety and focus and concentration.In addition, I can help with time management, procrastination and motivation.

I also assist parents like myself, people who remember fondly and yearn for the days when mornings were peaceful and quiet, and there was plenty of time for yoga, coffee, and reading Esquire magazine. I can’t bring those days back, but I can help them create a more peaceful and calm mind, which leads to more peaceful and calm mornings (afternoons, evenings, etc.)

Like Macy’s, Sears, and Target, I’m offering a back to school special, just for the readers of Ted’s Tips for Transformation. For new clients, 15% off your first session. For returning clients, 20% off regular price for your next session. For both, 15% off of a four session package. (You’ve got to call and book your appointment by Wednesday, August 31st, and this offer can’t be combined with any other juicy offers that may be floating around out there.)

Well, I’ve got to go do some self hypnosis, I feel myself already starting to freak out about the prospect of changing my summer morning routine which I finally got a handle on about two days ago.

Oh, and I’m going to personally escort my kid into her first grade classroom. Then maybe I’ll escort myself into Starbucks for a little T-time…

If you liked this post, please leave a comment and/or share it with your social networks.

Your companion on the journey to transformation,


 Ted A. Moreno
Personal/Small Business Coach
Certified Hypnotherapist

Revisiting Toads and Deep Relaxation


Spadefoot Toad


This post was originally published in June 2009. The recent rain reminded me of it. I’ved added a current special offer at the end.

I was thinking about toads as I fell asleep the other night.  Spadefoot toads to be exact. You may be thinking: what do toads have to do with deep relaxation? Well, it started with the weather. Read more

Feelings versus Commitment: Which Liberates, Which Imprisons?



A woman chewed me out once because I asked her (very nicely) not to park her car behind mine while Pep Boys repaired a tire on it. In a hurry, I didn’t want to be slowed down while they got her to move her car so I could leave. I got so angry, I thought about giving her the finger on my way out of the parking lot. I felt that she deserved it for being such a Read more

Ready to Quit Smoking? Get Rid of Anxiety? You Need to Read This.


So here we are, 2011. Did you make any New Years Resolutions? Almost a silly question to ask; hardly anybody makes them anymore.

Did you “resolve” to make some changes last year?How’d that work for you? Are you still struggling with anxiety? Still smoking cigarettes? Did you  move closer to your goals or did your motivation and resolve slowly fizzle out like a bottle of champagne left open all night on New Years Eve? Read more

For The First Five New Clients of 2010..

For the first five new clients of 2010 I will give a free session after two paid sessions. For Smoking cessation packages I’ll give you $75 off. Two requirements: first, you must mention this blog. Second, you must come in with three goals written down on a piece of paper.

If you are thinking about changing things up for the new year, NOW is the time. Make success your friend in 2010!

Happy Halloween Special Offer!

The ghosts,  ghouls and goblins are out, but what’s really scary is that so many businesses do so little to thank and reward their customers, especially since customers are hard to come by these days!

Since we are on our way to Thanksgiving, I would like to show my appreciation to all my previous clients reading this by making the following offer: Starting this Tuesday, October 27th, I will offer hypnotherapy sessions to all previous and current clients at the reduced fee of $85 until November 27th. Same for new clients except the first session is $100, which is $25 off my regular first session fee. In addition, if you refer someone that comes in for a session, I will give you 50% my regular fee for  a hypnotherapy session.

Here’s the catch. If you come on for a session, you need to ask for the discount, because that tells me you read my newsletter. It’s a special thank you to all you wonderful people that have kept me in business for 6 years this month.

Here’s another treat for you: check out this little video of my and my family doing the Monster Mash!~