Certified consulting hypnotherapist and founder of Positive Spiral Hypnosis for Wellness Claire de la Varre PhD leads clients to subconsciously dismiss internal conflict and deep-seated habits with focused relaxation sessions. After an initial interview to clarify treatment goals, de la Varre guides patients into a deeply calm state. Patients retain consciousness as the hidden layers of the mind absorb motivational messages related to habits such as overeating or smoking. The practice can also help improve self-confidence, allowing patients to board airplanes or filibuster work meetings without apprehension.
Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linguistics Programming, Alan Konell puts his skills in hypnotherapy to use to help others. For the past 30 years he's assisted clients with stubborn challenges such as losing weight and quitting smoking. Through the power of suggestion, he can help clients study better or find pain relief without the use of prescription medication.
With a wealth of experience and education supporting her, Deborah Bird uses various methods to delve into patients' subconscious minds and root out possible psychological deterrents to quitting smoking or reducing stress. Aiming to improve their overall well-being, she focuses on reducing her clients' stress and provides tips on how to lead a healthier life in addition to performing hypnotherapy. Those seeking to improve their athletic or academic performance, overcome fear, manage pain, or enhance their relationship can also turn to Deborah, who, as a yoga teacher and still life painter, is skilled in the art of creating a safe, welcoming environment for therapy.
For centuries, holistic therapists have espoused an understanding of the body that you'd be hard-pressed to find in a modern medical textbook. At the center of their philosophy are energy channels—pathways that run through the body and purportedly connect every fiber of the being. Rather than treat symptoms or specific ailments, holistic therapists focus on balancing these energy channels to stimulate the body’s self-healing powers.
Elisha, also known as The Healing Medium, counts herself among these therapists. She has practiced a Japanese energy-balancing technique known as reiki for more than a decade, and she supplements these treatments with alternative forms of counseling. As a medium, she serves as a meditative vehicle through which clients can communicate with spirits that have, as she puts it, "survived the death of their physical bodies." Her clairvoyant abilities sometimes allow her to experience things the spirit would like to relay, such as the taste of a grandmother's homemade pie or the sound of a grandfather snoring.
Certified consulting hypnotist and neurolinguistic programming practitioner Karen Silverberg works with individuals who are facing personal and professional obstacles. Her coaching sessions with Ninth Wave Coaching & Hypnosis can help break unproductive habits and create positive behaviors to overcome stress, weight gain, smoking, and unbalanced lifestyles.