Michael J. Black grew up in a smoker’s house. His father puffed on cigarettes, and Michael couldn't stand the smell. Now a certified hypnotist, Michael helps other smokers ditch the habit for good. His one-on-one and group sessions help patients tap into their subconscious, retraining their thought process so smoking is no longer an addiction or used as a way to communicate with their ancestors from centuries past.
At Living Lite St. Louis, Keith Haddrill uses hypnosis to help his clients subconsciously learn new behaviors and adapt to a healthier relationship with food. Drawing on the Lighten Up Weight Loss program developed by Living Lite founder Master Hypnotist Keith Haddrill in 1987, Haddrill's three-hour courses are designed to motivate exercise and help clients avoid emotional eating.
Naturopathic doctor Christy Jenkins has extensive medical credentials, working for years as a nurse in fields from cardiology to psychology. She now specializes in geriatric and environmental health, and frequently attends seminars and workshops throughout the country to keep her medical knowledge and practice up to date.
At Naturo Health Solutions, Jenkins customizes holistic wellness plans rooted in naturopathy—a methodology designed to magnify the body's own healing abilities through homeopathy, Chinese medicine, and clinical nutrition. She augments her practice with supplements and products designed to help detoxify bodies and stave off pain. Jenkins also oversees onsite medical-spa treatments, such as cleansing facials and massage therapy performed by licensed aestheticians.
Joan Krueger?a certified hypnotherapist who has been practicing since 1994?has her own metaphor to describe the subconscious mind: she likens it to a filing cabinet filled with the programs that help you function. She believes the key is to rewrite the programs, changing the information so we can function in different ways.
At Joan Krueger Hypnosis, she helps to change habits such as smoking cigarettes overeating, or biting your fingernails. She does this by bringing clients into a relaxed state during which their subconscious mind becomes receptive to suggestions. She then delivers the suggestion that will enable you to create the changes you desire. Krueger claims a high success rate: according to her website, 80% of clients are able to quit smoking after just one visit.