At Central Park West Dental Studio, Genevieve Fernandes helms a team of dental professionals that collectively boast more than two decades of experience in family and cosmetic dentistry. During that time, the office has consistently revamped its equipment and services to keep up with the newest developments in dentistry. They currently offer Invisalign, implants, Waterlase treatments, and drill-free dental work to help ease any patient fears. The staff can also schedule appointments for any day of the week to accommodate patients with busy work schedules or spur-of-the-moment Oscar parties.
Icon Parking Systems' parking facilities safely house vehicles of all shapes and sizes as owners go to work, relax at home, or take in the sights of the Big Apple. Conveniently tucked in the most prestigious corners of Manhattan—which are also the areas least menaced by aimless teenage tow-trucks—these lots offer easy access to any number of restaurants, Broadway theaters, and concert halls. Many automotive stables have no daily or weekly time limit, so drivers may come and go as they please or leave rides in the same spot for dedicated, month-long portraits. Monthly customers can sign up for the Preferred Customer Club, which grants them an exclusive card and half-off parking at any of Icon Parking Systems' 200 facilities or UFO landing pads scattered throughout Manhattan.
When doctors offered up medication and surgery as solutions to her health issues, Kerstin Hecker saw another way. By making healthy changes to her regular diet, she found herself able to stave off minor illness while enjoying a boost to her overall energy. In addition to changing her personal life, this discovery also altered the course of her career; today, Kerstin is a board-certified holistic health coach—accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners—and the owner of IndigoMuse Health Coaching. Whether speaking at a health convention or meeting with a client for a one-on-one consultation, she blends principles of nutrition and psychology into a comprehensive plan for better health.
During her nutrition counseling services, Kerstin helps clients set sustainable nutrition and health goals, and encourages them with constant email support and motivational aerial banners. When personalizing diets to address a client's health needs, she combines natural food therapies with recipe plans and occasional cooking demonstrations. Kerstin also strives to heal the mind as well as the body. As a holistic counselor, she relies on psychological techniques such as Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt Therapy to improve clients' ingrained responses to daily stress and other undesired stimuli.
In an interview with Elle, certified hypnotist Sera Lavelle explained her method for helping people overcome obstacles through hypnosis. "I use a confusion technique, plays on words, analogies, so that people ask themselves, 'Why is she saying that—does she mean this or does she mean that?'" As Lavelle queries patients, the questions bypass the conscious mind and interrogate the inner mind. This process helps patients arrive at life-changing realizations and, in some circumstances, develop new attitudes that support goals. For Maggie Bullock, the Elle journalist who underwent hypnosis for weight loss, the process seemed to yield results: She moderated her eating, tempered her dessert cravings, and made it to the gym.
At NY Health Hypnosis, Sera works alongside master-level hypnotist Victoria Sheiko. The duo practice a "non-suggestible" form of hypnosis, which involves clearing the mind so that it can focus on completely on the desired outcome, be it shedding pounds or overcoming fear of lemon Starburst.