Citizen of the world Pieter Elsen was born and raised in The Netherlands, but his thirst for spiritual knowledge eventually took him to India, where he lived for more than a decade as a Vedic monk. Pieter's journey of self-discovery later led him to the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, where he earned a Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and learned how to unlock the power of the subconscious mind. Today, he relies on hypnosis to help his clients overcome fears, kick bad habits, and beat all of their friends in staring contests.
At Balanced Life Wellness, experienced life coach and hypnotherapist Dr. Pam Rumi has created a center where all of her personal passions—hypnosis, yoga, nutritional counseling, and personal training—are blended seamlessly. Wanting to help others harness the wellness potential within themselves, Pam works to help her clients lose weight, overcome anxiety, and curb addictions. Come in for a hypnotherapy session designed to help reduce carb and sugar cravings, or have a personalized nutritional session, during which Pam creates customized plans for weight loss and health.
You've probably heard of Deepak Chopra. Perhaps you saw his name at a bookstore?so far he's written 80 books, 21 of which were New York Times bestsellers. Perhaps you saw him in the news?recently, he announced that he's starting an online meditation experience with Oprah. In between projects like those, however, he works at The Chopra Center, a health center he cofounded with the late David Simon, MD, almost 20 years ago.
Physical health is just one of Chopra's three aims at the center. He also aspires to emotional freedom and higher states of consciousness for his patients. He approach these aims with a toolkit of Eastern and Western therapies, especially emphasizing Ayurveda, a healing system developed in India more than 5,000 years ago. Their East-West-fusion approach is evident throughout the practice, just as much in the medical treatments as in the retreats. The signature Perfect Health retreat, for instance, unfolds at an oceanside resort, relaxing bodies and minds with a mix of meditation, healthcare, Ayurvedic cuisine, and yoga instruction on topics more interesting than how to truly understand your mat.
Certified hypnotherapist Lauren Grote draws on a background in psychology to help patients set and achieve goals. She consults with clients at the start of appointments, defining target issues such as anxiety, unwanted pounds, or an addiction to cigarettes. After coaxing them into a deeply relaxed state, she makes suggestions of empowerment and encouragement to be taken in by the subconscious mind. Patients can take home audio recordings of sessions to ponder over later or to play at a dance party.
Michael Mosley’s soothing voice guides clients as they tap into their subconscious minds, allowing them to achieve goals and effect lasting lifestyle changes. Hypnotherapy can help clients improve sports performance, control eating habits, reduce stress, manage pain, eliminate insomnia, overcome anxiety, and even quit smoking.
Richard Burnley and his staff specialize in haircuts, color, and highlights inside a chic salon with redbrick accent walls and gilt mirrors. They also perform keratin hair-smoothing treatments that leave hair shiny and smooth for weeks at a time.