Tim Bartley's passion for helping people surfaces in the amount of time he spent training to be the best hypnotherapist he can be. He earned his certification at the Omni Hypnosis Training Center, went on to study with experts in the field, and is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, one of the largest and oldest hypnosis organizations in the country. Bartley continues to complete annual education courses so that he can keep serving his clients with the latest industry advancements. To date, he has completed thousands of sessions; clients can either visit his office or connect with him over the phone from the comfort of home or a chaise lounge–equipped pay-phone booth.
At Renaissance Alternative Health Center, Bartley assists people with habitual, emotional, and physical disorders with what he calls theta state therapy—a combination of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), psychology, and hypnotherapy techniques. Unlike traditional hypnosis, which employs direct suggestion, Bartley seeks out the root emotional causes of issues such as smoking or depression. He specializes in weight-loss hypnosis, facilitating healthy eating habits by clearing limiting emotions and changing the way the subconscious mind relates to food.
Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Brannan emphasizes a whole-person approach, examining the body's musculoskeletal and nervous systems to attend to much more than just symptomatic pain. Before attempting to make any spinal adjustments, Dr. Brannan diagnoses ailments using spinal and postural screenings and x-rays to pinpoint problems and see what's going on inside the body. He then sits down with patients to discuss their medical history and determine if chiropractic care is the correct course of action. He knows that, sometimes, all that's needed to treat pain are corrective exercises, proper nutrition and lifestyle advice, and a giant lollipop.
If he decides that chiropractic therapy is needed, Dr. Brannan uses a variety of adjustments and employs massage therapy using modalities such as hot stone, relaxation, and chair massage for tense recliners. He later gives each person a wellness plan to follow at home.
Doctor of Chiropractic and Naturopathic Doctor Michael D. Reggish works to put his patients on the path to good health through spinal care and nutritional improvements. He views the body as a whole, not simply as a laundry list of symptoms, and attempts to determine the root cause of pain through chiropractic exams and consultations. He also performs nutrition response testing to hone in on the underlying causes of ailments, organ weaknesses, and ice cream headaches.
When appropriate, Dr. Reggish further helps his clients through hypnosis and applied kinesiology, which uses muscle testing to determine where problems lie in the body.
Dr. Alan Migdalewicz’s chiropractic expertise and Dr. Debbie Nicholson’s alternative medicine skills join forces at A & L Chiropractic Center. The duo aims to improve wellness in infants to seniors using chiropractic adjustments, trigger-point therapy, and reiki energy work. Other alternative therapies include the use of crystals to change one’s aura, meditation for stress relief, and sessions with the on-staff mime for some low-key giggles.
A certified practitioner of reflexology and hypnotherapy, Michelle R. Chesney heals both bodies and minds. During reflexology sessions, she massages hands and feet to stimulate the body?s internal healing mechanisms. This process not only helps regulate energy flow and circulation, it also delivers the benefits of a full body massage without requiring the guest to disrobe or even remove their chain mail. Hypnotherapy sessions, meanwhile put clients into a state of deep relaxation, a process that can help them to overcome bad habits such as smoking or overeating.
Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis doesn't put people to sleep. Instead, a hypnotist guides the client's mind into the realm of the subconscious to discover and dissipate bad habits, traumatic memories, or stress. Great Lakes Hypnosis strives to do just that with every session. Likening it to flipping a switch within the brain, the hypnotist leads the mind's subconscious captain to smoke-free or anger-free waters. Great Lakes Hypnosis also helps with dietary and lifestyle habits, and clients often leave with healthy brain food, such as a relaxation CD that plies their ears with the tranquil noises of nature.