TOP 5 CHARACTER STRENGTHS
Creativity, ingenuity and originality.
Perspective and wisdom.
Appreciation of beauty and excellence.
Curiosity and exploration.
Love of learning new things.
Jack van Landingham, C.Ht.
— 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
— 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 Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Certified MMA Conditioning 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 —
Certified Quantum-Touch® Instructor
— QUANTUM-TOUCH®, INC —
My Path to This Work
Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
My passionate commitment to mind-body healing has spanned over three decades. But 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, where “coloring outside the lines” wasn’t always valued.
Seeing things differently, I 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, then graduated to developing 35mm photographs in my own darkroom (pre-digital era!), and splicing together Super 8mm movies that I had shot. (This was my early training in the shifting of perception.)
Anyway, inspired by Bruce Lee at 9 years old, and with the blessing of my parents (who urgently needed me to ditch my rambunctious, court jester act), I began my first martial arts training. And, what do you know—it boosted my self-control and concentration so much that, to this day, 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 Registered Nurse Anesthetist, became a Hypnotherapist.
It was an empowering turning point.
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 also practiced hands-on healing—a skill my great-grandmother was also known for.
Thankfully, my trailblazing mother always kept me on my toes. I remember when I was about 14, she handed me Wayne Dyer’s famous book Your Erroneous Zones (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 80s the fitness craze had hit, and I became heavily involved in strength training and nutritional optimization while majoring in Pre-Med in college, and have been enthusiastically bio-hacking ever since.
Fitness remains my touchstone. I’ve earned multiple certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine®. And if my nearly four decades of experience in self-created health have taught me anything, it’s 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, in the process, became a member of the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and appeared in numerous film, TV, commercial, stage and voiceover productions.
The performing arts are an ongoing study of human behavior. And they assisted me in:
- gaining a greater sensory awareness
- learning how to generate empowering emotional states
- developing a greater understanding into how others experience their world
- hearing deeper truths contained within the language others use
This was my life’s intersection of science, art, philosophy and spirituality—when I started using my whole brain!
The true use of art is, first, to cultivate the artist’s own spiritual nature.
By the early 90s, I was also learning Transcendental Meditation along with varied other breath work and mind-body (mindfulness) techniques with top specialists in the field.
Inspired to help others, I became credentialed in various forms of healing arts based on Eastern philosophical approaches to health, and started teaching wellness practices that promote physical, mental and emotional well-being to interested groups and individuals in the mid-90s.
As I continued to move closer to my calling, I co-founded an acting school on Broadway in New York City in 2000 where I taught students how to awaken their unique creative capacities.
Ten years 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, and Creating Your Future® Coaching.
Having always enjoyed the invitation of a ‘blank canvas”, I still exercise my artistic nature by creating empowering, inspirational content (writing, making videos/presentations, web design, music, etc).
To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
—HENRY DAVID THOREAU
In essence, I have a lifelong appreciation for the possibilities that a relaxed, flexible, focused, and open creative flow brings on the road to wholeness.
I believe everyone has the resources within them to survive the unknown, make better use of their imaginations, and advance confidently in the direction of their dreams.
Consider me your tour guide to the hidden potentials within you.
After years of research, development and practice in the peak performance, self-development and holistic health fields, it became clear to me that a crucial component was missing entirely from most standard educational offerings:
How to work effectively with the unconscious mind (the deeper, innermost self) for the purpose of growth and positive transformation.
So, I did something about that.
In 2012, my passion to share the direct experience of this extraordinary knowledge with others prompted me to establish the Center for Advanced Life Skills, where I now teach groups and individuals how to take their lives to the next level using powerful (often little known) methods and techniques for healing and change.
And the amazing thing is, you already have the tools—the inner technology—within you to do it!
Are you ready to learn new things?
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