Certified consulting hypnotherapist and founder of Positive Spiral Hypnosis for Wellness Claire de la Varre 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.
Since childhood, Dr. Christian D. Werness has dreamed of bridging the gap between traditional and complementary medicine. He envisions a world where pain prescriptions are fewer and farther between and where those prescriptions are always legible. At HealthSource of Chapel Hill, Dr. Werness—who holds a doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta—strives to make that dream a reality, treating chronic discomfort and injuries with a patient-centered, multidisciplinary approach. Dr. Werness's current team practices a system of care called progressive rehab, which helps to heal ailments through measures such as massage therapy, rehabilitation, and physician-grade nutritional supplements. Having served as a treating chiropractor for the Atlanta Falcons, Dr. Werness also specializes in sports-related ailments.
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.
Twin brothers Doctors of Chiropractic Kevin and Brian McLaughlin share more than identical DNA—they also share a passion for healing patients with noninvasive chiropractic techniques. With histories in academic sports and physical rehabilitation, they're each acquainted with muscular and skeletal injuries and the efficacy of physical rehabilitation as opposed to harsh chemical medicines and surgery. In addition to performing traditional spinal adjustments, the doctors and the staff also administer massages, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling.
Dr. Nathan Blakenship adheres to the traditions of chiropractic care in that he eschews all drugs and surgery. Since receiving his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998, Dr. Blankenship been focused on helping patients heal, specializing in particular in realigning the upper cervical spine during orthospinology procedures. The Dr. now practices at University Chiropractic, which is equipped with technology designed to track down and root out clients' sources of pain—all without breaking the skin. Thermography imaging detects points of elevated heat—a surefire sign of irritation—which shows the seasoned staffers exactly where to target their treatments or warm up their room-temperature coffee.