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Featured — Trapper Sherwood

Chasing Away The Winter Blues


During the long, cold, dreary winter months, some people get The Winter Doldrums, the blues, or just feel blah!

Webster’s Dictionary defines Doldrums as…”A period of listlessness or despondency”

Have you ever felt that way?

But, keep reading, I want you to be aware that I have a solution for you!

As the old saying goes “Sometimes it is darkest before dawn”, and the winter we have been experiencing all over the globe this year, sure does make that statement appear that it was made for this winter. Maybe they should have said “It’s Coldest just before Spring.”

Because so many people I have talked to lately seem to have those winter blah’s, I ventured into the world famous TrapWood Studio’s and have recorded another peaceful and relaxing hypnotic audio for you.

If you’ll remember, recently I put together a quick audio to help you remove stress & tension, and this one goes hand in hand with it.

What I have done is take winter imagines, and instead of looking at winter as an enemy, I have turned winter around to be your friend with serene music, and images that will have you enjoying the winter months like you are out dancing in new falling snow.

I call my latest meditative audio “Peaceful Snowfall.”

You can download it or listen to it for FREE right here… [display_podcast]

I know this winter has been tough on you, it’s been tough on me too, trust me; (I use my own audios to help me get through these long, cold winter days too), so go ahead, treat yourself, download this FREE 15 minute audio.

Enjoy some time for yourself, and use this audio and the peaceful scenic imagery to get relaxed, remove some stress and tension and cruise on through the last part of these winter months.

Go ahead, you deserve it.

Remember; download or listen right now to your FREE audio track at

It’s my gift to you for enduring this brutal winter. Shake off the Winter Blue’s and feel re-energized with this audio!


Trapper Sherwood; CMH

PS…If you want to enjoy more peaceful meditation and time alone, you must let me take you on your perfect vacation with our Mind Vacation Meditation audio. You can purchase and download your copy at You’re halfway there right now to more calmness, peacefulness, and stress relief in your life, all you have to do is click this link to achieve it =>

Quick and Easy Stress Relief Tip

Stressed Guy

Ever been stressed or filled with tension while driving?

Want a simple and easy solution I have found to ease that stress and tension?

Good, I want to share with you an audio I recently put together.

It’s FREE, and I think you will find it helpful.

Wednesday afternoon of  last week we had some wicked winter weather swoop in on us.

In a matter of an hour or so 2 inches of snow was blanketing the roads of Middle Tennessee where I live.

Driving home in it was not that big of a deal to me,  growing up in NH where I am originally from I remember snow, lots of it and also driving in snow.

But, it’s the “other” guys I worry about in situations like that.

As I was making my way back home through the snow covered roads, and cars speeding by me at insane speeds for that type of weather, (did I mention that here in Middle TN they do not use sand or salt on the roads?) anyways, I noticed a couple times I was getting a bit tense; you know teeth clenched, hands tightening on the steering wheel, perhaps this has happened to you.

When I felt these changes come on I started doing some easy techniques I remembered about dealing with stress.

I’m not sure how you deal with stressful situations, but I wanted to give you a couple easy steps on relieving stress, so I sat down and recorded this quick three minute audio.

Nothing to sign up for, just visit and discover a quick and easy solution to wash away your tension, stress, even anger.

Or listen right here [display_podcast]

I have also included at the bottom of this post a link called “Stress Relief Tips” of the slide show presentation I put together with this audio.

Enjoy your audio, practice these techniques, and have a wonderful day.


Trapper Sherwood; CMH
Certified Master Hypnotist

PS.. Just click on this link and download or listen to your audio on a quick & simple technique on reducing any stressful situation.

Stress Release Tips

A Kentucky Dam Village Good Time

As the sun started to sink lower in the Middle Tennessee skies, I knew that soon the cooler and yes colder weather would soon be upon us.

Reflecting about this during a fall afternoon,  I knew I needed a weekend getaway of fun and sun soon, or I would have to wait until the following spring or summer.

Calling a good friend of mine, he too was up to the task.

We talked, schemed and settled on our plan; a golf weekend at Kentucky Dam Village. A little more discussing and we had our golf course of choice decided on, and a tee time.

kentucky dam village golf course pro shop

Arriving at Kentucky Village Golf Course that Saturday we were greeted by their friendly staff; a couple of older gentlemen with firm handshakes, genuine smiles, and local knowledge on how the course would play that day. In the back of my mind, I knew it was going to be a great day whether I played well on the course or not, and also this felt like home, I’d be back.

Looking down the fairway from one of the tee boxes you can see that this particular hole is a generous driving hole with a somewhat wide open fairway. This is true for many of the holes on this course.

A challenging Par 5 awaits you on the 5th hole. After a a fairway with plenty of room to hit to, be precise with your second and third shots into the green here, or the bunkers will play havoc with your score.

A daunting little par 3 over a  small amount of water that could be a “spot of bother” if the wrong club is chosen and your shot comes up short.

Finishing the round on such a lovely day made me kind of sad, but filled with hope that I would see this gem again in the spring.

I also wanted to fill my stomach with some good food! And I was not to be disappointed. Off to the little local town of Aurora we went to in search of Willow Pond; for a plate of some of the best blackened catfish I have ever tasted, and bowls of never ending hush puppies, white beans and vinegar slaw. Between the friendliness of the staff at Willow Pond, and the food; that was well worth the trip itself.

Ok, great day of golf, my belly was full, it was a  fall Saturday here in the South, it was time to kick back in my room, and watch some college football before dozing off.

For an affordable, and very comfortable place to lay your head for an evening or longer; Grand Rivers Inn gets my vote.

Grand Rivers Inn

The Place to stay

Ms Veronika is a very friendly Innkeeper and she keeps the place spotless. Plus if you do want to venture out into the heart of Grand Rivers Ky, you are in the heart of downtown. Close to a theater and ice cream.

So in conclusion; if you are looking for a getaway weekend with plenty to do, Kentucky Dam Village would be a good choice. With plenty of lodging available around the lake, good food, and activities for all ages, this area provides scenery, relaxation, and some great views.

Enjoy your trip.

How Alchemy Can Easily Help You


Welcome to 2011!

Happy New Year to you!

Are you ready to “ride the wave” of personal and professional growth this year?

Is this the year you promised yourself to go to the “next level?”

It’s here in front of us, we have the intention and desire, but sometimes we lose focus, or direction.

But, I want you to remember, there is hope and it actually can be quite simple.

Imagine training your brain with the meaning of one word for success and personal growth.

And that one word is.


Webster’s dictionary says it means…. “Traditional chemical philosophy concerned primarily with changing base metals into gold”

WOW! How can a definition like that have ANY affect on your personal growth and change.

I mean in reality, what is it and what can it do you?

To start this new year off, I recently interviewed Tam Veilleux from to explain this concept, and how we can use it to increase our personal and professional growth.

Here are a couple things we discussed.

Would you like to retrain your brain and learn how to use the delete key that lives within you?

Why you need to believe.

Also why “Feel” plays such an important part in your personal growth and change.

Remember, these are only three of the items we discussed, please join us for the rest of the conversation.

So please click on the audio play button below, (It’s only 18 minutes in length) and listen in on how you can create the change for yourself right now.



Trapper Sherwood; CMH

PS… more of her tips can be found in a brand new and affordable booklet, (Less than the price of a cup of coffee) at

Traveling Doesn’t Have To Affect Your Sleep

Sleeping Camel

 Are you one of the thousands of people that once you reach your beloved destination; that magical place where all your family and loved ones gather to share memories and make new ones, you find that you can not sleep?

Can you imagine yourself tossing and turning at night, looking over at the clock to see that only ten or fifteen minutes have past since the last time you looked at the clock.

Frustrating, isn’t it.

Maybe it’s the anticipation of seeing loved ones.

Perhaps it’s sleeping in a strange bed, or a  room environment that you are not use to.

It could even be because of time changes.

Whatever it is, I can assure you this, in simple terms, lack of sleep is no fun!

What would it be like for you to get a good night’s sleep while traveling because traveling can take it’s toll on a person’s sleep wouldn’t you agree?

But, you should know by now that there is a simple and safe solution for removing insomnia, and the restless nights of sleep that doesn’t involve pills or dangerous prescription drugs.

Begin by investing in a good night’s sleep by visiting not only will you received a download that can help you fall asleep immediately, (and you can transfer the audios to your mp3 player so it can travel with you), you will also receive as a bonus the Sleep Secret eBook; the book that the audio was based on.

What’s so great about this book? Well, consider it another one of your weapons in the battle against sleep loss; here’s why.

Are you experiencing sleep loss due to money worries because of this time of the year? There is a chapter and guidance on how to overcome this.

Perhaps you wake up in the middle of the night because you are to hot, to cool, maybe even a little hungry. Learn what you can do to fall back asleep easily.

Do you work the night shift? There is a chapter in the Sleep Secret eBook that will help you over come that with some easy to use tips.

I must tell you that this ebook has some great tips to help you overcome your sleep loss or insomnia, and when you combined the knowledge of what you will learn, with the easy to listen to and effective audios, you will find sleep come to you easier than ever before.

Now, just take a moment or two and pretend that you have slipped your earphones on and that you are listening to the sleep audios, you could imagine falling asleep fast now couldn’t you?

So, take precautions against sleep loss during your travels and visit right now and download your audios and start getting a good night’s sleep immediately, because no one wants to be in a foul mood on Christmas day because of lack of sleep.

Happy Holidays!

Trapper Sherwood; CMH


PS… Remember, the Sleep Secret Audio has a full 60 day money back guarantee if it doesn’t help you get a better night’s sleep, so you have nothing to lose, and a good night’s sleep to gain by trying it.

PPS..You might want to use the Sleep Secret Audio during your plane ride so you arrive at your destination refreshed and well rested… works great on children too. 🙂

Outrageous Twitter Tips To Use Immediately

Twitter image

Imagine sitting down with one of the more knowledgeable people that really know and really get twitter.

Would you like to learn the in’s and out’s of twitter?

Would you like to learn how to engage on twitter and why and with whom?

How do you find your next potential customer using twitter.

Why you really do need a good looking twitter profile.

What is Martha’s “Golden Rule” about twitter?

Are you starting to realize how valuable all this information would be to you and to your business; whether your business is online or offline.

One word.  Priceless!

Ok, I love twitter, and have been using it successfully for a couple of years now.

But as big as twitter has gotten, I run into ALOT of people not sure about it, or just don’t get it.

So, I did something about that.

I called Martha Giffen and arranged for me to ask her a few important tips about using twitter.

These tips can be used by the newest user of twitter, or by us wiley old veterans of this social media site.

So you must click on the link below and listen to the valuable tips about twitter that Martha Giffen shares with us.

Oh yeah, she has a freebie available for you at

Enjoy, and thanks for listening.

Trapper Sherwood

PS…as great as these tips are, the rest is up to you; and by that I mean after listening, take the appropriate action and put these tips into use!


Holiday Gift Card Buying Tips

Ho, Ho, Ho….

The gift giving time of the years is upon us!

Where in the world has the time gone?

Here are some tips and some timely information for those of you who use gift cards for holiday gift-giving.

New federal rules that took effect in August are designed to protect consumers, and will restrict fees and affect gift card expiration dates. These new rules apply to two types of cards: Retail gift cards, which can only be redeemed at the retailers, and restaurants that sell them; and bank gift cards, which carry the logo of a payment card network like American Express or Visa and can be used wherever the brand is accepted. Here are the highlights:

  • Money on a gift card cannot expire for at least five years from the date the card was purchased, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card. If the expiration date listed on the card is earlier than these dates, the money can be transferred to a replacement card at no cost.
  • Inactivity fees can be charged only after a card hasn’t been used for at least one year, and then only once per month. But fees may be charged to buy the card or to replace a lost or stolen card.
  • The card must clearly disclose its expiration date, and the card or packaging must clearly disclose any fees.There is one exception: Some cards produced before April 1, 2010, that list a short expiration time or inactivity fees in the first year may be sold through January 31, 2011. However, no matter what a card says, consumers still are protected by the new rules.

Tips for buying gift cards:

  • Buy from known and trusted sources. Avoid online auction sites, because the cards sold there may be counterfeit or may have been obtained fraudulently.
  • Read the fine print before buying. Is there a fee to buy the card? Are there shipping and handling fees for cards bought by phone or online? Will any fees be deducted from the card after it is purchased?
  • Inspect the card before buying it. Verify that no protective stickers have been removed, and that the codes on the back of the card haven’t been scratched off to reveal a PIN number. Report any damaged cards to the store selling the cards.
  • Give the recipient the original receipt in case the card is later lost or stolen.
  • Before you buy retail gift cards, consider the financial condition of the retailer or restaurant:
    • A card from a company that files for bankruptcy or goes out of business may be worth less than anticipated.
    • If the business closes a store near the recipient, it may be hard to find another location where the card can be used.
    • A company that files for bankruptcy may honor its gift cards, or a competitor may accept the card. Call the company or its competitor to find out if they are redeeming the cards, or if they will do so at a later date.

Tips for using gift cards:

  • Note any terms and conditions, and check for an expiration date or fees.
  • If it appears that a card has expired or fees have been deducted, contact the company that issued the card. Ask whether the card can be honored or the fees can be reversed.
  • Ask anyone who gives you a card for its terms and conditions, the original purchase receipt, or the card’s ID number. Keep this information in a safe place.
  • Use gift cards as soon as possible, because it’s not unusual to lose or forget about them.
  • Treat a card like cash, and if it is lost or stolen, report this immediately to the issuer. Some issuers will not replace cards that are lost or stolen, while other issuers will, for a fee.Hope these gift card buying tips help.

    Happy Holidays!

    Thomas “Trapper” Sherwood

Is This Really Five Star Customer Service

When you think of “5 Star Customer Service” What is it that you think of?

Let your mind wander for a second and think about this.

Is 5 Star service to you having a nice, neat piece of chocolate left on your pillow once a turn down service has been completed for the night?

Or perhaps it is being driven around by a courtesy driver as your vehicle is having routine service done to it.

Or maybe 5 Star customer service to you is a company just doing what they say they are going to do.

I could get real cynical here, but I won’t. (Clenching jaw and gritting teeth here.)

Here’s my point.

Recently I purchased a brand new microphone from a big and reputable online company. My gripe is not with them by the way.

Because my order contained numerous components I fully expected it to be shipped from the various suppliers used by this big box site.

Order was made, (Heck of a price on this top quality microphone by the way), order was paid, and notice of items being shipped received via email.


I was actually amazed how quick all the components arrived.

When my last piece of my order arrived I excitedly put everything together to test it out.

No go.

This is where my question of 5 Star Customer Service comes in.

After trying every avenue I could think of to get this equipment to work, I called tech support.

We (tech support & I) diagnosed the problem, and (After further review) it was determined the wrong microphone was shipped. (In my defense I did order the correct one, wrong one shipped. I ordered a dynamic mic, a condenser mic was shipped.)

Ok, no worries I thought, I tried to get a hold of the company out of Miami that shipped it to me. (By the way this is the company that states “We deliver 5 Star Customer Service.) Keep that in mind.

Phone call made, no answer, left voice mail. No reply.

Email address sent through the big box site & reply received about a day or so later.

All is good i thought, they apologized for the shipping error, and as soon as they received the mic I was sent by mistake, they would ship the correct one, and an extra xlr cord because of their mistake.

I’m telling you I thought that was really cool!

I shipped the mic back to them, and i received notification that the new one was on it’s way! I had the FedEx number to track it.

That was November 19th 2010. As I write this it is November 30th 2010.

I don’t usually write inflammatory posts but I have to tell you I am pissed!

To make matters worse I called FedEx to track it because when I looked online the tracking was very vague. 3 days in Orlando, 5 days in Memphis, what the heck!?

Anyways, the very nice lady at FedEx explained that it looked liked they used some type of 3rd party carrier that FedEx offers and it should arrive sometime this week.

Now, I’m going to ask you. Is this “5 Star Customer Service” in your eyes?

Even if they sent it by regular USPS it would have been here by now!

Where is the 5 Star Customer Service?

I’m not feeling it!

And an email sent to them has not been replied to yet.

So, while I sit and wait like a kid at Christmas waiting to see what is under the tree all wrapped up, I’ve had time to think of this and reflect about it with my own business.

You should too.

Are we really giving our customers the best service when they need it? (Returning emails in an appropriate time & voice mails come to mind right off the bat.)

Are we delivering on our promises to them?

You can bet my eyes have been opened just a bit more and I will be doing my Damnest that my customers get 5 Star Customer Service, and not just lip action.

Thanks for reading and letting me vent.


Thomas “Trapper” Sherwood; CMH

An Important Question For You

Do you ever wonder why *some people* seem to have so much wealth and success in their lives, while so many others struggle, suffer and never seem to “get rich” no matter how hard they try?

Honestly, it’s something that’s bothered me for years.

Personally, I’ve always been astonished and confused by how you can take two people who seem *so* similar in so many ways . . . wake them up to the power of manifesting and the Law of Attraction and, a few months or a year
later, have fantastically different results . . .

… one of them having skyrocketed to wealth, power and success while the other seems to have made no progress at all.

[Then I watched this new video by John Assaraf, and suddenly everything made sense . . .]

You probably already know about John from his amazing work in “The Secret,” his appearances on Ellen, Larry King, Oprah and hundreds of television shows around the world . . .

John is one of the biggest experts on the Law of Attraction in the world and has changed the lives of millions of people.

What you probably don’t know is that John has spent the last year hard at work researching the “mental side” of money.

See, for his entire adult life (and especially since he transformed himself from a street kid to a multi-millionaire business success)…

…John has been deeply interested in NEUROSCIENCE, the inner workings of the mind and how the “programming” of the mind affects everything from how you feel when you wake up in the morning to how successful you are in your love life to how much money you ALLOW YOURSELF to make . . .

And what John discovered during his intensive research is that . . .

[If you’re not “Rich Yet” it’s not your fault . . .]

Did you just get a little chill down your spine?I know I did when I first heard John’s research.

Because what John revealed to me (and what you’re going to learn in his groundbreaking new video) is that you can not CONSCIOUSLY choose to attract wealth and success or “get rich.”

In fact, what John discovered is that for MANY people, consciously “choosing” to get wealthy and successful can actually hold you back . . .


Well, it helps if you think of your mind as a computer.

We all know that computers can only do what they’re PROGRAMMED for . . . you run a piece of software on your computer and it does EXACTLY that it’s programmed to do.

The only way to change what the computer does is to go in and rewrite the software or to install a completely new program.

What John discovered is that so many of us are walking around with “Bad Software” embedded deep in our subconscious minds.

“Software” that basically forces us to under perform, to be “poor” in some cases or to hit a “ceiling of success” that we just can’t seem to break past no matter what we do.

It’s not your fault that you can’t get the success and wealth you want and deserve…

..It’s just that your “Software” (which was “programmed” into your mind a long time ago, probably when you were a kid) is just out of date.)

[But Now It’s Time To “Upgrade Your Software” And Become A Wealthier, More Successful You]

Here’s what this all about . . .

John has just released an astonishing new video where he reveals the amazing research he’s been doing on the “Inner Game Of Money and Success” . . .

And teaches you how to “reprogram” your subconscious to almost automatically seek out and create amazing levels of wealth and success in your life.

In fact, John’s research (and the people who he’s shared this information with so far) has shown that just by making this TINY change in your mind you can easily . . .

[Double Or Even TRIPLE Your Income In The Next Year…]

In this short video John reveals . . .

* The myth of being “Money Smart” . . .why IQ has NOTHING to do
with your ability to create wealth and success in your life and
why “Being too smart” can actually hold you back and FORCE you
to struggle far more than you have to.

* How your “internal software” got corrupted in the first
place… and how to reprogram the core “Money ideas” you
have deep in your mind to make attracting TRUE wealth
and success as simple and natural for you as breathing is now.

* The “Formula” your subconscious mind uses to decide
how much wealth you “should” have . . . how you got “stuck” at
a certain level of success far below your potential and how to
instantly “raise the bar” deep in your mind to free you to finally
attract the life you want.

And so much more than I have room to talk about here.

This video is only going to be available for a few short days, so as your friend I encourage you to drop whatever it is you’re doing right now, watch it and take notes.

And be sure to let me know how you were impacted by what John has to say.

To your wealth, happiness and success.


P.S. You may get somewhat angry at first watching this video as you realize how your subconscious has held you back for so long.

That’s totally understandable. But you should also feel an amazing level of freedom as you realize how much easier it’s going to be to get the wealth and success you’ve wanted for so long from now on.

Watch the video. It’s the most important thing you can do for yourself today.

A Life Safety Reminder For You

I wanted to share with you a quick life safety reminder with you.

As DST (Daylight Savings Time) approaches Sunday Morning November 7th please take a moment and change the batteries in the smoke alarm in your home.

This has been a long standing tradition that many folks in the United States do every fall and every spring.

This simple tip of installing fresh batteries in your smoke alarm may help save the lives of your loved ones should the smoke alarm in your home ever have to be activated. (We pray not.)

Please feel free to forward this post to your friends as a reminder for them also.

(You can also share it on Facebook & Twitter as well) Thanks!

Thanks for reading.


Thomas “Trapper” Sherwood; CMH
Certified Master Hypnotist

PS…Remember, If you notice the time change affecting your sleep, and if you want a good night’s sleep without having to take any pills or drugs, we suggest the all natural sleep audio tracks of