Dr. Erika Duffy has overcome her share of health setbacks, besting ailments including colitis, a spinal injury, depression, and vertigo. Though trying and painful, her experiences ultimately bolstered her spirit and planted within her a desire to help others. So, she earned a doctorate in C.O.R.E education from the Institute of Transformational Studies, nabbing certifications for hypnotherapy, holistic counseling, enneagram counseling, and Life Between Lives therapy. She then joined the National Guild of Hypnotherapists and the American Society of Alternative Therapists, holistic super-teams dedicated to helping people overcome their destructive habits. Whether patients are plagued by weight gain, smoking, ADHD, low self-esteem, or unsuccessful attempts to transmute cats into gold, Dr. Erika helps her patients break bad cycles with alternative health services, including hypnotherapy, reiki, essential-oil therapy, and C.O.R.E. therapy built on the principle of patients taking responsibility for their actions.
"I put people in Trance – to get them out of 'the trance' of their negative thinking, habits, and behavior- and move them in the direction of healthy thinking, habits and behavior."
It seems backwards, but Addie Kania's approach to wellness is deceptively intuitive: she can only unravel the complexities of the subconscious after drawing the subconscious to the forefront. With her clients coaxed into hypnotic states, Addie helps them navigate their inner selves to unearth the underlying causes of compulsive behavior, negative thinking, and positive thinking about negative things.
While triumph over common complaints such as weight gain or smoking addiction ultimately lies in the client's actions—since "change," Addie stresses, "also needs to be consciously cultivated"—Addie's upheaval of subconscious blockers may help clear the path to wellness.
Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, Awake Hypnosis proprietor Linda Plamondon helps patients clear their minds of chatter and slip into a relaxed state, preparing them to face down their mental blocks and insecurities. Safe and cozy in a comfortable chair, patients brush away the worries of the day as the seasoned hypnotist helps them tackle everything from quitting smoking to losing weight to managing stress, or even improving their golf game.
Helmed by psychotherapist Sally Sacks, Sacks and Associates Counseling Center helps clients develop plans for their future through counseling sessions for families, couples, teens, and individuals. The center also offers therapeutic hypno-yoga classes that blend yoga poses with meditation exercises, as well as hypnosis sessions that seek to break undesirable habits.
The modern age of medication, surgery, and robot doctors can be a little overwhelming. That's why Andrew Morris at A Better Life, LLC offers noninvasive alternatives with holistic healing modalities. As a certified hypnotist, Andrew can help people reach goals such as weight loss and smoking cessation. Clients may also seek his expertise as a level-three reiki practitioner for energy-based therapy.
A registered nurse for 10 years, Paul Gustafson went on to clock another decade championing and practicing hypnosis through books, television, and private sessions. During free 30-minute phone or in-office consultations, Paul explains his process and helps patients decide if hypnosis suits them. In sessions, he probes each client's subconscious to uncover and then alter his or her attitude toward habits such as emotional eating, substance abuse, or smoking. His hypnosis can also relieve conditions and phobias such as stress, insomnia, nail biting, and fear of public speaking, which afflicts up to 35% of Americans and 100% of silent-film stars. He gradually teaches clients to perform self-hypnosis and supplies them with recordings of each session to aid in home reinforcement.