Back in the Bay Area after attending HypnoThoughts LIVE 2018. What an amazing experience. HypnoThoughts is the biggest Hypnosis conference in the world. Held each year in Las Vegas and oriented towards professional Hypnosis practitioners, the roughly 1000 attendees from all over the world had 12 different workshops to choose from every hour between 8am and 6pm during the 3 day conference. The presentations were an incredible source of knowledge and inspiration. Many of us, myself included, also took advantage of the pre or post concert workshops. I took a post conference workshop with James Tripp--a mind expanding combination of basic hypnosis skill sharpening and cutting-edge Changework concepts. Another major highlight for me was meeting Freddie Jacquin and having a great discussion about his work and approach. He was so open and enthusiastic. He ran me through one of his techniques so I could experience it firsthand--so uplifting and powerful. Such a generous and welcoming gesture by one of the giants in the field. And there were many other opportunities during the day and evenings to meet and get to know some of the absolute best in Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy and really learn the nuances and fine points of their approach. Some memorable times and powerful learning came about informally in the hallways, at the pool, at the "Alligator Bar", at mealtimes, etc. There were several attendees from the SF Bay Area and we had a lot of fun forming big groups at mealtime and sharing contacts and introductions. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and I look forward to attending next year!