You Matter To Me

Posted on February 28, 2014 by Catherine Hickland | 19 Comments

"I want to live my life in such a way that when I get out of bed in the morning, the devil says, "Aw sh**, he's up!"
― Steve Maraboli

Our New Seminar Theater in Las Vegas is COMPLETE!

When I left acting and decided to move to Las Vegas, it was because of a never-ending soap opera production schedule, pressure from work, working for an abusive person I did not respect, stress from going through a divorce from someone I really loved and respected as a person, and living in a city that I once found exciting had become too exhausting to relax in and no longer enjoyed living in (love to visit though!)

My blood pressure had become sky high, my adrenals were burned out and I no longer had the insane level of energy I had become so well known for. Everyone said I was crazy to move to Las Vegas from Manhattan, but my intuition was guiding me beautifully, and I had a vision for myself. After performing the "Intuition or Imagination" test on myself, I determined that it was indeed a divine guidance and moved anyway. After all, it’s my life and if I don’t decide how I want to live it, someone else will do it for me, and that is unacceptable.

Shortly after moving to Las Vegas, I was having dinner with a friend of mine from New York who is a Las Vegas headliner and he asked me, "Where do you see your career in five years?" 

The query troubled me, because I didn’t have an answer and based on my nagging feeling of doubt, that was not okay. I went home that night and pondered long and hard. It felt very odd, after years of knowing exactly what I was here to do as I had been a successful, working actress all of my adult life (it’s all I had known), what was my true purpose now?

I stayed the course and did what I came West to do: start a new career that I would love, get my health in order, calm down, slow down, de-stress my life everywhere I could, ruthlessly eliminate chaotic, crazy-making, unnecessarily dramatic people from my life and establish a no-drama zone.

Anyone who overstepped my personal boundaries got deleted from my life. People who think it’s alright to drive their drama up to my front door like a truck and dump their mess into my driveway had to go. These are people that I know. No one wants to feel like someones therapist, unless being a therapist is your job, and one must respect that in fact, it is a job. And by the way, I generally find that most of the people who think this is normal behavior are too scared or too lazy to get the help they need and for some strange reason, feel to do this to their friends and family. This is how you wear people out. Emotional Vampires 101.

I cleaned out my closets, made life more simple and drew clear but undeniable boundaries. Low and behold, my blood pressure went down, I wrote a book, designed my hypnosis stage-show, went back to school, learned a boatload about my mind, belief structures (as well as others), and how and why some things work and other things can just flat-out mess us up while we sit there believing the biggest lie of all, "that’s just the way it is."

I am here to tell you, that indeed it is most certainly true, IF YOU SAY SO.

I have not missed acting for a minute. Not one. I love performing my Comedy Hypnosis shows every year, but more than that, I love teaching people everything I know about how to change their mind so they can change their lives and make it the life they dream about.

A life that works. A life of clarity. A life of authenticity.

It has been a dream for me to have a theater built in order to conduct LIFE changing seminars, and my husband and I built a state-of-the-art teaching and training facility here in Las Vegas.

This past year, I have been co-teaching stage hypnosis to hypnotherapists who want to learn stage performing (a whole different beast from hypnotherapy), as well as eradicate performance anxiety for those who just haven’t been able to get up and perform.

This June, my partner in this venture, Hypnotist Don Spencer,  will launch seminars for weight-loss and anti-aging, where you will get personal one-on-one attention and testing for what your body needs, because one vitamin does not fit all. I want to change your ideas about aging. In my world, we get better, not older. You can learn how to use and own the cosmetics that can literally change the way you see yourself!

Relationships 101, 102 & 103, will teach you how to get in one, out of one, and be ready for one. Ever wonder why you stay in relationships whose expiration dates have well expired?  Or why you keep choosing the same person over and over again where only the face changes? We all have. It all starts with YOU.

We will also be offering "Black Belt of the Mind," which will make you understand yourself and finally get why you make the  choices you have made with consequences you don’t want (and wondered how that happened) and HOW to change it in order to get the life you DO want! It is for the non-professional everyday person, as well as hypnotherapists who really want to up their game.

Since we whole-heartedly believe in and operate on the Body/ Mind/Spirit connection, many of our programs are spiritually based, and you can be sure, it's worth every minute and penny you spend to be here.

The South Point Hotel right down the road gives our students incredible rates, making Las Vegas affordable and there are always plenty of things to see and do at night! We have ways to get you most show tickets at a discounted rate, so action and fun are waiting for you five miles down the road!

It is the best little vacation you could ever give yourself, and I promise you will not leave here the same as you arrived.

I want to introduce you to fun, your authentic self, and that’s what I fully intend to do.

The real beauty of all this? You will begin to know your purpose and move towards it. You will understand that you can change your life by simply changing your mind.

Last night, I had dinner with the same friend who five years ago asked me where I wanted to see my career go in five years (that was five years ago by the way!).

As I showed him the graduating seminar pictures of all of the students and how incredibly happy they all were because of their change in mind-set and facing their fears, I realized that I had truly found my purpose.

I am an entertainer, and moreover, I am an agent of change. I love what I do.

When is the last time you had real fun? What would you like to change?

For more information about all of our different programs, comment below and I will make sure you get the list, prices and dates of upcoming life-changing and FUN seminars in the most exciting city I know.


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19 Responses


April 05, 2014

Hi Cat, I would love more information. You have been an inspiration for many years. Thank you.

Jenny Golden

April 02, 2014

Your 5 year turn-around story is truly, incredibly inspiring! Few have the courage to get nudged out of their comfort zone and take the leap into a new career and personal life (myself included!). For years I’ve dreamed of starting my own business as an advocate for families struggling to get services for their special needs loved ones, but my steady hourly wage RN job keeps me in that “safe” zone. I will ponder and pray over what your journey. God bless for all those you help and inspire!


April 01, 2014

I would love more information, please.

Sandra Lynne

March 18, 2014

Your inspirations have renewed my spirit for years. I would love more info about your seminars!

Catherine B

March 15, 2014

Wow!!! I’m totally interested! Please send me more information on upcoming classes.

Rose Marie Centofanti

March 03, 2014

I have loved Cat as an actress on OLTL and have loved her inspirations. I am looking forward to learning more about the programs in Las Vegas!!


March 03, 2014

“I promise you will not leave here the same as you arrived.” – Cat

Let me tell you, she keeps that promise. I am not a hypnotist; and the two day Trance Training seminar might in fact be one of the best decisions I have made for my life.

I walked into the training expecting a fun learning experience and received so much more. To be honest, I walked in a hot mess. I left this workshop with a clarity I hadn’t thought possible, a positive stirring deep down in my soul, and friendships that are just amazing.

Now back at home, I have walked into an intensely turbulent situation that has me facing a complete change of who I am. At 29, or I’m sure at any age, this is a terrifying fork in the road. The idea of re-creating oneself was a skill I’ve always attributed to Madonna – never imagined that I would need to know how. I still don’t know how I will do so, or where the road may lead. In learning this information, however, I was able to reach into the Trance skills toolkit and keep a grip on my emotions in order to retain my calmness.

Trust me, albeit I’m an anonymous voice on this page, that if you even have an inkling – or glitter in your eye – about it, I also promise it is absolutely worth it.

Lori Harrison

March 02, 2014

Would love more information!


March 02, 2014

Cat, you are always an inspiration to me. Thank you! I’d love to receive the information about the seminars.

Cathy Lehman

March 02, 2014

Please send me all and any information

Thank You


March 01, 2014

I am looking forward to receiving the information about the seminars. I love the 10 years younger kit by the way!!


March 01, 2014

I am interested in receiving all your different programs, price list and dates of your upcoming events. Thank you.

Dana D.

March 01, 2014

Thanks, Cat. I’m looking forward to receiving the information.

Maureen M

March 01, 2014

Three years ago I read your book when in the midst of a shocking and depleting divorce. I found it spiritual, practical and very helpful.. I am surely at peace with the world, I have met some wonderful new friends and reconnected with some old.
I am settled in a senior active community in the suburbs of Tucson which frankly seems a little old for me albeit the people are neat and delightful. I think I might be ready for a change. I work part time but my former husband is a major player in my field and I fear running into him. At my choice we are not friends – still too painful.
I,m definitely interested. Who knows?
Thank you for all that you’ve shared with us. I feel that I kind of know you and that you’ve sort of been a friend to me. So thank you Cat.
( I too had boundless energy once. I think there’s still some in there – I just am having trouble finding it). I know way too much information!


March 01, 2014

I hate to ask this…because it is probably in your book…but here goes. What is the “Intuition or Imagination” test? Obviously, you may answer in an email without posting it or I may not be the only slacker and others are also curious…maybe.


March 01, 2014

Shello Cat! I miss seeing you on my television; that is the selfish me. I love your enthusiasm, love for life, and easy-to-understand, meaningful inspirations; that is the grateful me that you found the authentic you.

It has been several years since I’ve taken a real vacation and it’s, usually, to my best friend in Tampa. I doubt that I can ever get both of us to you…however, I’d love to receive information on your shows and collaborating hotels. Who knows, maybe, I’ll find a can of gold coins somewhere in the near future and we’ll show up on your door, well, showstep!

Thanks for always leaving me with hope and for putting up with me (you too, Gillion)…your favorite pest from Springfield MO (:~D)

Dawn Sclafani

March 01, 2014

More information, please!

Jody Milazzo

March 01, 2014

Sounds like a real winner. I would like more information on your programs,pricing and dates. Looking forward to changing my life!

kim bonomi

March 01, 2014

Hi Cat, I have purchased your cosmetic line over the years. Your inspirational reading and info helped me this morning as going thru those life changes and choices. Keep up the great work!

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