There are many paths to self improvement. The Laser and Cosmetic Center recognizes both internal and external routes to perfection. Hypnotherapist Maureen draws on experience accumulated at Temple, Barry, and Harvard universities to help patrons use their own hidden inner strengths to quit smoking, lose weight, or improve their general mindsets.
Dr. A. Valdes, the resident physician at the center, helps work on the surface to work towards beauty. He isn't fond of scalpels, preferring to rejuvenate his clients' faces without surgery, smoothing out wrinkles and adding volume with dermal injections. He administers injections of Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse, and other fillers, targeting areas such as crow's feet and smile lines. He can even perform non-surgical face-lifts and lessen double chins without hiding one beneath a Victorian ruff.
The center's expert staff also performs a variety of other cosmetic treatments. Their Candela laser removes unwanted body hair, as do electrolysis sessions. Facials, microdermabrasion, and clinical peels help to clarify complexions, while permanent makeup lends definition to eyebrows and lips. There's a Harvard-educated hypnotherapist on staff as well, who strives to curb bad habits and addictions.
The health buffs at Orthomolecular Nutrition and Wellness Center take the fight for wellness to the body’s microscopic frontlines, using vitamins, hormones, and other supplements to restore vim and vigor lost to age or ill health. During one-on-one consultations, they first sniff out deficiencies and imbalances with a variety of blood tests and questionnaires, giving them a clear view of underlying problems. From there, they can advise on protocols that help their clients lose weight, age more gracefully, or improve their steeplechase performance.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Robert Miles has performed more than 6,000 cosmetic procedures?and pioneered a new one, which he dubs 3D Body Sculpting. The cutting-edge procedure has effects similar to liposuction, but without the hassle of general anesthesia. VASER Lipo contours physiques using ultrasonic waves, tightening the skin to prevent sagging, and liquefying or vaporizing fat, all during one procedure. The results can include a more shapely physique and sleeker silhouettes.
Growing up, Chris Hrabovsky was often told he should become either a radio personality or a hypnotist because of his mellow baritone voice. After a stint as a yoga teacher, he eventually chose the latter, opening his own hypnotherapy practice in 2006. Today, he draws on his multidisciplinary background in Kundalini yoga, neurolinguistic programming, and movement-based Brain Gym techniques to enhance his treatments, which are designed to free clients from the effects of painful or stressful past events.
Chris believes that many of these effects are rooted in a kind of sense memory. During times of high stress or fear, the reasoning goes, even the tiniest sensory inputs, such as the sound of a dog barking, can be deeply imprinted on the mind. When similar sensations reoccur, it can trigger seemingly spontaneous anxiety, even long after the traumatic event. The hypnotist's role, Chris says, is to "wake up" the subconscious, so it realizes that in the present moment there is no reason to fear.
To this end, he starts out most sessions with exercises meant to center the client's consciousness in the present moment and that can also be used to soothe stress in the client's daily life. Only at the end of each session does Chris hypnotize his clients, bringing them into a deep state of semiconsciousness so he can make direct suggestions to the subconscious. These techniques, in the course of multiple sessions, can be tailored to pursue a wide variety of goals including working out deep relational conflicts, quitting smoking, and losing weight.
While some hypnotherapists work by conditioning the psyche to reject bad habits, Andrea Crouch prefers to open the psyche to its power of choice. Her affirming intonations dissolve feelings of obligation and frustration, replacing them with a sense of agency and self-worth. She believes that people who "love themselves fully" are less likely to find solace in addictions, unhealthy diets, and snuggling with grizzly bears. Andrea also directs her mesmeric voice toward helping people enjoy exercise and excel in the workplace; in addition, she teaches mothers self-hypnosis techniques to ease natural childbirth.
An integral part of Andrea's support team, Maryanne Everett, certified hypnotist and holistic health coach, helps clients attain their weight loss goals or assuages aches with pain management therapy. Maryanne's ability to unfurl tension through licensed massage therapy complements her hypnotherapy background, which includes 400-plus hours of training she completed at Florida's first official licensed hypnotherapy institute. She applies her knowledge by conducting hypnosis for pain-management treatments as well as holistic coaching hypnosis sessions.
Debbie Dubickas wasn’t always a clinical hypnotherapist, and the Scotland native never thought she'd end up in Florida. She's owned and managed a diverse array of businesses, but it seems it was only a matter of time before she found her calling. Her whole life, Debbie has been fascinated by hypnosis and psychology, and been a listening ear for friends and family. After a stretch of life-changing spiritual experiences, she decided to become certified in clinical hypnotherapy.
Debbie has helped clients on both sides of the Atlantic improve their lives through targeted suggestion. She's registered with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and uses sessions to set positive intentions and help clients regress back to the causes of problematic behaviors. Sessions typically range from one to two hours as clients untangle and free themselves from unhealthy eating habits, smoking, or fears.