It took life coach Pam Robinson longer than a decade to amass the life-changing techniques she deploys today at Focus on Your Success. Though the transformations she triggers are often visible, the work she does is internal, with methods such as guided imagery and the emotional-freedom technique (EFT). Whereas guided imagery pairs positive affirmations with gradual relaxation in an effort to combat a negative attitude, EFT uses a blend of acupressure and verbal therapy to dispel negative emotions and the negative behaviors that accompany them (such as smoking or overeating). EFT also helps lessen stress.
Signature service: I.Q. and Achievement Testing
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours
Brands Used: Woodcock-Johnson, Wechsler, Kaufman Assessments
Pro Tip: Testing can usually take more than one session.
A licensed psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and clinical hypnotherapist for 35 years, Dr. Harvey G. Davisson puts each component of his education to good use at Diet by Design. His weight-loss programs spur patients toward their fitness goals with unique blends of appetite suppressants, low-calorie diets, and even hypnosis. The prescription HCG system pairs injections of a fat-torching hormone with a special diet calibrated to rapidly shed pounds. The metabolizer program augments suppressants with an analysis of the root cause of weight gain. Through psychological counseling and hypnotherapy, Dr. Davisson helps patients reshape bad habits, such as eating after the fridge has gone to sleep for the night.
PLAN of North Texas was formed to provide relief for families who have adult members living with severe mental illness. PLAN coordinates housing and budget services with social workers, provides psychotherapy sessions, and encourages the development of social skills through clubs such as tai chi and arts and crafts. Respite care provides a buffer for when normal caregivers are away, and vocational training helps clients reenter the workforce. Participants can practice their newly acquired vocational skills at the PLAN Recovery Resale shop, which uses proceeds from the sale of donated clothing and housewares to pay for the facility's operating expenses. All of these programs are designed to help participants gain independence and recover from their mental illnesses.
Phillip Dickerson believes in the power of suggestion. His chosen career path, clinical hypnotherapy, is a subliminal technique that modifies behaviors for the better by implanting self-esteem boosters into dormant portions of the mind. His passion for and dedication to the method has garnered him certification with the National Guild of Hypnotists, the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and 7-Path Hypnosis.
Krystal Wurm, the life coach at Wisdom for Life, knows that many factors go into a fulfilling existence: environment, finances, relationships, and health—both physical and emotional. She focuses on these four basic pillars to help her clients build a balanced, well-rounded life. This means wading through common blockers and finding practical solutions based on individual personalities.