Opening Possibilities:

A Personal and Professional Transformation Seminar

Led by Bill O,Hanlon, M.S. in

Austin, TX: December 5/6,1998

Charleston, SC: February 6/7, 1999


"I get up every morning determined both to change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes, this makes planning the day difficult. E.B. White

Seminar Description

The purpose of the seminar is to overcome fears, old patterns, and limitations and begin moving powerfully in the direction of your dreams. For years Bill O'Hanlon has inspired and empowered therapists to find and develop their unique voices in their clinical work and to find hope and possibilities in seemingly hopeless situations. Workshop participants have long remarked about the spiritual and personal impact his work has had on them. In response to those comments, Bill decided to put this seminar together. It draws on his hopeful, effective approach to therapy but goes beyond it to include an approach to one's life and the universe that unlocks limitations. What may seem like a mystical matter of luck to many is in reality a set of principles that can be learned and readily applied. He brings these insights to this seminar and articulates them for the first time. His passion to help others is grounded in personal knowledge of the process. He has refined these ideas, using them successfully with friends, clients, colleagues, and supervisees for years. And now you are invited to participate, but there is a warning: This seminar may cause severe disruption to old beliefs and unhelpful patterns and you may have no place to go but toward the life that has been your heart's and soul's desire. If this possibility speaks to you, see below for registration and logistics information.


Topics to be covered:

Acknowledging: Or the truth shall set you free, but first it will piss you off or scare the hell out of you

Deshaming: What doesn't get acknowledged and valued can hold you back

The Inclusive Self: Who you are and who you aren't

Follow Your Wound: Openings in your deviance and weirdness

Finding Your Voice: From your soul to the world's ears

Walking Through the Room of 1000 Demons: Facing your fears

Be Careful What You Attend To: What you focus on expands

Passion and Persistence: How to produce results in the world

Walking Deeper Into the World: Letting the world and other people teach you what works

It's Your Head: Developing accountability

Writing Your Life Story: Beliefs about yourself, your past, your limitations, and the world

Handling Money: Piercing the illusions and freeing yourself from scarcity

Sex: Permission, preferences and truth

Relationships: Compassionate conversations and the stranger

Food/Weight/Body Image


Austin: Hilton Hotel, 6000 Middle Fiskeville Rd., Austin, Tx 78752 (on I-35, north of the city)

Charleston, SC: Embassy Suites Historic Charleston, 337 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29403, phone:843.723.6900, fax 843.723.6938.


The conference schedule is intense: 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.each day. There will be short breaks for meals. Hotel accomodations, transportation and meals are on your own. A list of nearby hotels will be provided upon request.


Regular fee for Austin TX after Dec. 1: $175

Fees for Charleston:

Send a check made payable to Bill O'Hanlon to


551 Cordova Rd.,

Suite 715, Santa Fe, NM 87501

or call 1.800.381.2374 or fax 505.983.2761

with your credit card # , name of cardholder and expiration date.


For more information about the seminar, contact Bill at 800.381.2374; fax 505.983.2761 or email


"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.æ George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren's Profession


Requisite bio stuff

Bill O'Hanlon has authored or co-authored sixteen books. He has published 28 articles or book chapters. Bill has produced or co-produced six audiotapes, a computer program and several videotapes about therapy. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, German, Chinese and Japanese. Since 1977, Bill has taught over 600 seminars around the world.


Bill has been a top-rated presenter at several national conferences, including the Family Therapy Networker Symposium, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Conference, the two major Ericksonian conferences, and the Annual Cape Cod Symposium. He was a developer of brief solution-oriented therapy and a contributor to Ericksonian therapy and collaborative/constructivist approaches. He is on the advisory board of The Journal of Collaborative Therapies and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. Bill is a Licensed Mental Health Professional, Certified Professional Counselor, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


"I've always wanted to be somebody, but now I see that I should have been more specific." Lily Tomlin in The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe by Jane Wagner


Opening Possibilities: Austin ,Texas December 5/6, 1998








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Bill O'Hanlon (make check to Bill O'Hanlon)


551 Cordova Rd., Suite 715

Santa Fe, NM 87501


"There is at the bottom only one problem in the world, and this is its name. How does one break through? How does one get open? How does one burst the cocoon and become the butterfly? Thomas Mann, Doctor Faustus

Contact: Bill O,Hanlon
535 Cordova Rd. Suite 715
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.983.2843, fax 505.983.2761

Revised: November 30 1998 --- Copyright © 1998 Bill O'Hanlon