Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
For Maria Rippo, unhealthy eating and unbalanced emotions go hand in hand. In order to help patients tackle both issues at once, she offers holistic services such as life coaching or sugar detoxes, which look at the root causes of unhealthy eating. Maria also offers hypnotherapy in the form of her four-week-long trim-life classes which increase motivation for physical activities and reverse negative self image, as well as decrease cravings.
If you're experiencing pain or wanting to improve performance in a favorite activity like skiing, walking or using a computer, your Feldenkrais practitioner will work with you to help you achieve your specific goals. Rather than using willpower, your nervous system will delight in finding more comfort and ease.
In 2006, Bellevue First Congregational Church opened a day center to provide respite for women who are homeless, and later opened The Sophia Way as an overnight shelter. It was equipped with 10 beds for single women who have no place to go for a night's rest. Today, the organization has recently acquired an additional space that can house 21 women at a time. In addition to overnight shelter, The Sophia Way also provides a two-year subsidized apartment for 45 women at a time, along with life-skills classes and case-management services to help the women work toward financial independence.