Jack van Landingham, C.Ht.
TOP 5 CHARACTER STRENGTHS
Creativity, ingenuity and originality.
Perspective and wisdom.
Appreciation of beauty and excellence.
Curiosity and exploration.
Love of learning new things.
— Center for Advanced Life Skills —
Board Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy
Board Certified Hypnotherapist
— American Board of Hypnotherapy —
Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
— College of Hypnotherapy —
Board Certified Coach Trainer
Board Certified Master Coach
— American Board of NLP, Coaching Division —
Board Certified NLP Trainer
Board Certified NLP Master Practitioner
— American Board of NLP —
Certified Biofeedback Practitioner
Clinical Certification for
Stress, Anxiety and Self-Regulation
— Heartmath® Institute —
Certified Master Time Line Therapy® Trainer
— Time Line Therapy Association —
Certified Behavior Change Specialist
Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist
Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified MMA Conditioning Specialist
Certified Corrective Exercise 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 —
Energy Healing Instructor
Integrative Bodywork Practitioner
— Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing —
The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute
— Performing Arts Program —
Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
— Visual Arts —
My path to this work
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
My passionate commitment to mind-body healing has spanned over three decades.
However, I’ve been exploring avenues that expand consciousness, inner focus, and wholeness most of my life.
I grew up in the 60s on the Gulf Coast in a small beach town. An old kindergarten report card I found recently said I had “good ideas”, did “excellent creative art work”, and was “a good skipper.” Sounds about right.
Anyway, I had an untamable individual perspective, and enjoyed blowing minds with magic tricks, building elaborate illusions, and being peculiarly inspiring.
I didn’t know this imaginative path would lead to helping others blast through their perceived limitations in life. I was just having fun.
I also loved playing music (piano, trumpet, guitar) and drawing cartoons.
Inspired by the photography of my father (a military veteran entrepreneur), I began developing 35mm photographs in my own darkroom (pre-digital era) that he set up for me—and splicing together Super 8mm movies by hand that I had shot (early training in the shifting of perception).
At eight years old (motivated by Bruce Lee) I began my first martial arts training. (This was with my parents’ blessing as they urgently needed me to ditch the rambunctious, court jester routine I had nearly perfected.)
And, what do you know, it boosted my self-control and concentration so much that—over 50 years later—I’m still doing it.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Then, as a teenager in the mid-70s, I began my fundamental education in the power of the mind when my mother, a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), became a Hypnotherapist.
At the time, most equated hypnosis with “voodoo” where I’m from (with a bayou practically in my backyard).
Nevertheless, she successfully bridged her scientific background with the art and science of Hypnotherapy and helped thousands—including myself and my sisters (one of which was a hard-core, Olympics-bound athlete). She practiced hands-on healing as well—a skill my great-grandmother was also known for.
Thankfully, my trailblazing mother always kept me on my toes. When I was about 14, she handed me Wayne Dyer’s famous book Your Erroneous Zones. (It’s based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy and inspired by various Asian, Greek, Roman, and modern philosophers.)
Yep, no more comic books for me.
All happiness depends on courage and work.
—Honoré de Balzac
By the early 1980s, the fitness craze had hit.
I became heavily involved in strength training and nutritional optimization while majoring in Pre-Med in college.
Fitness remains my touchstone. I’ve been enthusiastically bio-hacking for over four decades and have earned multiple certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine®.
My life-long experience in self-created health has taught me that commitment and adaptability are essential components in achieving excellent outcomes. As a result, I’ve broken out of many self-imposed prisons.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
After graduating, I moved to California for further self-discovery.
And along the way, I became a member of the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, appearing in numerous film, TV, commercial, stage and voiceover productions.
As much of the performing arts are a study of human behavior, they assisted me in:
• gaining a greater sensory awareness;
• learning how to generate empowering emotional states;
• developing a greater understanding of how others experience their world;
• hearing deeper truths contained within the language others use.
Also, as a classically trained visual artist, I’ve always enjoyed the invitation of a “blank canvas”. And I still spend much of my free time creating informative and inspirational content (writing, videos/presentations, design, music, etc.).
The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.
In the early 90s, I learned Transcendental Meditation (TM) and other mind-body (mindfulness) techniques with top specialists in the field.
Inspired to help others, I became credentialed in various healing art forms based on Eastern philosophical approaches to health.
And I began teaching wellness practices that promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being to interested groups and individuals in the mid-90s.
This was my life’s intersection of science, art, philosophy, and spirituality—when I began awakening to my true calling.
In 2000 (still involved in the performing arts), I co-founded an acting school on Broadway in New York City. And I connected more with how much I love helping others ignite their creative capacities.
Then, over a decade ago, I decided to devote my time exclusively to helping others excel in life and went back to school, earning multiple certifications in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Creating Your Future® Coaching, and more.
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
—Henry David Thoreau
After much research, development, and practice in the peak performance, self-development, and holistic health fields, one thing became evident.
A crucial component is missing entirely from most standard educational offerings (often even in the field of psychology)…
And that is a practical understanding of the creative powers of the subconscious mind (your deep innermost self) and how to quickly and effectively work with it to maximize growth and positive transformation.
So, I did something about that. In 2012, my passion for sharing the direct experience of this extraordinary knowledge prompted me to establish the Center for Advanced Life Skills.
I now teach groups and individuals how to take their lives to the next level using the powerful inner technology they were born with.
In essence, I have a lifelong appreciation for what the conscious use of choice, focus and imagination can bring to one’s life.
Every individual has the resources within them to make better use of their gifts, survive the unknown, and advance confidently in the direction of their dreams.
The question is: Are you ready to learn new things..?
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