Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
The knowledgable staff at New Breath of Life makes clients feel better from the inside out with detoxification treatments. Such treatments include infrared-sauna sessions, which cleanse clients' bodies by causing them to sweat out toxins, and colon-hydrotherapy treatments, which flush the colon with triple-filtered water. She also offers herbal body wraps that contour the body and circulate lymph back into the blood stream. In addition to detoxification treatments, the team offers massages and waxing and skincare services.
Hypnotherapy often conjures up images of magician-like performers who cause audience members to strut around the stage like chickens. But for professional hypnotherapist Rich D. Rios, Jr., this type of stage hypnotherapy is vastly different than what he does. As he promises on his website, he won’t make anyone cluck like a chicken unless that is their goal. Instead, the master's-degree-holding Rios, who is trained in basic, clinical, advanced, and medical hypnotherapy, helps his clients reach a controlled, trance-like state. This process is designed to keep them completely conscious and able to delve into entrenched issues or solve complex crossword puzzles. Through in-depth, one-on-one sessions, Rios helps his clients address concerns such as smoking, chronic pain, and phobias.
Serene Spa's staff members accentuate eyelashes with mink or silk lash extensions that lengthen and thicken. Along with beautifying eyes, Serene Spa also caters to skin with stripless and strip waxing and custom facials. Massages are customized to individuals, too, mollifying aches with Swedish and hot-stone modalities, designed specifically to relax backs or soften volcanic rock.
Patrick K. Porter, PhD, founded Positive Changes Hypnosis in 1987 to implement a relaxing form of behavior modification that may profoundly influence a patient's health and catalyze self-empowerment. Dr. Porter earned his doctorate in psychology and Christian counseling from Louisiana Baptist University, subsequently applying his education and spiral-patterned spinning bow tie to forensic-hypnosis work for the Kentucky State Police. He has instructed more than 35,000 people in language-based therapies that aim to effect changes in neural processing, including hypnosis, which both the American Medical Association and the National Institutes of Health acknowledge is an effective psychological intervention.
Although independently owned, each center within Positive Changes' national network takes a holistic approach to health. Weight loss, smoking cessation, and pain management are the centers' top priorities when devising snappy comebacks for a litany of physical and emotional concerns. Practitioners provide free evaluations to help patients understand the process and select an appropriate program of action, which may include Positive Changes' six-point system of support or the use of self-hypnosis audio CDs at home.
Emonne Abedini, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, helps her clients find relief from physical and emotional ailments with hypnosis in typically as few as 5 or 6 sessions. Having completed a master's degree in counselor education and training from the California Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, Emonne has developed a systematic approach to therapy. Over several sessions, she works to reprogram a patient's subconscious, encouraging it to build positive patterns of behavior and reactions. Hypnosis, she claims, has even helped alleviate her dairy allergy. Her systematic hypnotherapy diverges greatly from the negative portrayal of hypnosis by the media and cartoon villains.