Hi. My name is Steven.
Think of me as your dedicated personal trainer - for your mind.
Thanks for stopping by my page on your journey to find answers to questions that seem hard to find. If you have landed here, I trust you are now ready to drive change in yourself, experience abundance, and create the life you have been wanting to live. I am excited to work with you and help you with things you probably once thought were not possible.
I am the owner of Building Better Bridges, a mental health and wellness private practice that helps people get from where they are to where they want to be.
I specialize in helping people of all ages and stages that need help with anxiety and stress, depression, self-worth and confidence, sleep and insomnia, weight loss, getting unstuck, and helping them process their trauma from their past so they can get more of what they want and to where they want to be. I am also a holistic coach that helps people increase their performance personally and professionally and achieve their true potential.
My path didn't always start out this way
My life and career has covered many different places and spaces, from my lemonade stand as a kid to being a grocery stock boy to various senior sales and marketing roles in technology, fuel, incentives and promotions, and even in immigration. I’ve travelled the world and filled many passports. I was born and raised in North York as the son of a chartered accountant and stay-at-home mom turned auto business manager. I am not sure what I got from them exactly, but I believe people, being of service, and the details matter. They always have to me. My pursuit of freedom, happiness, exploration, and creativity seems to be at the forefront of everything I do.
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I wanted to pursue a career that would make a difference in people’s lives. Sure, my lemonade stands and bake sales eventually led me into a life of sales, marketing, research, and business development for several Fortune 500 companies. I was great at it. I helped companies grow, find new opportunities and strategies, save them money and time, and create connections with customers all around the globe and I was having a lot of fun learning, growing and being in that life.
Then one day my world changed.
I was let go from my job due to a massive industry shift and I was having my best year yet. And then...my father passed away unexpectedly. Suddenly, my life didn’t make sense to me anymore. I felt lost. I felt stuck. I didn't like the way I was thinking, feeling, and behaving. I didn’t know what wasn’t working or what needed to change, I just knew that it had to. I left the career I had been building along with my entire way of life and embarked on a journey to get back what I had lost.
After searching and trying many different things, it was the power of hypnotherapy that gave me the insight, tools, and education I needed to make some important changes and build the life I wanted to have. Through my transformation, I gained immense clarity. I processed my past, let go of my anger and guilt, and built a foundation and structure for my future.
I knew what I had to do next. I enrolled and became certified as a 5-PATH™ Master Hypnotist and 7th Path Teacher®,
My passion for people and continuous learning, improvement, and my curiosity continues to lead me to study and develop various aspects of the human experience. My holistic approach, hypnotherapy, and my related services are a great way to help connect with yourself and others, give yourself clarity, understand what our lives are showing us, and provide you the help you need in the way you need when you need it most.
My story has helped me to use everything I have learned and continue to learn and develop along the way to help make that possible for each and every person, so they don’t have to go through their life thinking and feeling bad anymore. There is a better way.
Everybody can change and have something better. Be somebody better. And I can help!
At Building Better Bridges, I am bound and registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists (ngh.net). I also abide by the Code of Ethics and the laws of Ontario in which I practice.
As a certified 5-PATH™ Master Hypnotist and 7th Path Teacher®, I’m among the best trained hypnotists in the world. This training has provided me with a proven structured approach that enables me to deliver results that often create lasting and permanent change.
To learn more, visit: www.5-path.com
What I Believe:
I love what I do and I enjoy sharing what I know with others. I believe many things, but here are some of the main ones:
I believe that your world should begin with you in mind. There are so may should and shouldn’t statements made by everyone, even your loved ones. In a world with everyone constantly fighting for your attention, the only should is “it should be your choice” and “what do you want more of?”. You are the only thinker in your mind, so why give that up to someone else?
Your time and courage also matters. I am here for you every step of the way, ensuring you get what you need, how and when you need it most.
Make An Impact
I believe people should help people. However they can. No matter how small…even if it is just a smile. We are all part of a big family. Hypnosis and my related services are a few ways that I am here to help.
I didn’t just stop at the required learning to become a master hypnotherapist (100s of hours). I continued learning, thousands of hours later and still counting. I will always continue learning about the human experience and ways to better understand, improve, and share what I gather to help make an impact in other lives. Each client I get to see allows a unique opportunity to expand my knowledge even further and be continuously improving the services I provide even better. The more I learn, the more tools and techniques I have to be able to help you with what matters most, while doing it quicker, more effectively, and efficiently.
Life Is Awesome
Perspective is a fickle thing. My cup is half empty. My half is half full. At least I have a cup. There is so much opportunity and happiness waiting for you. You just need to open your head and heart to find them and make better choices to attract them into your life.
It’s an Inside Job.
Change is an inside job. We spend so much time on our outward appearance and things that are external. We give away our power and hope things will change somehow. We even have that doctor’s annual physical check-in we are supposed to do. But what about a “mental check-in. How many of you ensure you spend time and invest in who and what you are on the inside? How you think and feel... What changes you need to make to get what you really want…What if that was the difference between where you are today and an even better life?
Live Life Intentionally
Right now. Now. Every moment is now. Live each moment with intention, because last time I checked, there are no refunds on time. The journey should be just as important, if not more than the destination. Where focus goes, energy flows. Its that simple. So, what are you focusing on right now? That part of what I help you do. There is something you have been focusing on that isnt helping you get more of what you want. I help you change your focus to get more of it…and you get your happiness.
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