The subconscious exerts a powerful influence on our daily actions, yet it sits outside outside our control. The expert hypnotists at Grace Smith Coaching step in where their clients can't, helping reform the unconscious mind to better reflect its owner's desires. After putting guests into a meditative-like mental state, hypnotherapists can implant positive suggestions, helping their charges make beneficial life changes. Grace Smith Coaching's therapists also help with regression analysis, helping clients search out the buried genesis of their unwanted behaviors to start changing them.
In an interview with Elle, certified hypnotist Sera Lavelle explained her method for helping people overcome obstacles through hypnosis. "I use a confusion technique, plays on words, analogies, so that people ask themselves, 'Why is she saying that—does she mean this or does she mean that?'" As Lavelle queries patients, the questions bypass the conscious mind and interrogate the inner mind. This process helps patients arrive at life-changing realizations and, in some circumstances, develop new attitudes that support goals. For Maggie Bullock, the Elle journalist who underwent hypnosis for weight loss, the process seemed to yield results: She moderated her eating, tempered her dessert cravings, and made it to the gym.
At NY Health Hypnosis, Sera works alongside master-level hypnotist Victoria Sheiko. The duo practice a "non-suggestible" form of hypnosis, which involves clearing the mind so that it can focus on completely on the desired outcome, be it shedding pounds or overcoming fear of lemon Starburst.
Integrative Hypnosis's owner Shandoah has made it her mission to understand the mind-body connection. The daughter of an acupuncturist, she discovered a passion for Shiatsu at age 17 and immediately became a practitioner of the form, continuing to use Shiatsu to teach her clients about the natural mechanics of their bodies. Recently, she expanded her explorations to include the brain and began offering hypnosis. She asks prospective recipients to pick the behavior in their lives that they'd most like to change, and devises a custom treatment plan to modify that behavior with an integrative approach.
According to certified master hypnotist Alexandra Janelli, hypnosis isn't as flashy as it appears in a stage show. It's more subtle, a process that's achieved through breathing, listening, and visualization that helps clients tap into their subconscious state and replace negative associations with positive ones. Subtlety does not, however, equal ineffectiveness. Over the years, Alexandra has helped her clients at Theta Spring Hypnosis tackle a range of addictions, bad habits, and personal life problems. She also dabbles in more complicated areas, offering hypnosis for actors designed to improve memorization skills and confidence, combatting clients’ fears of flying through hypnotherapy rather than a confrontation with the pigeon that used to bully them on their walks to school.
The experts at the International Center for Positive Change and Hypnosis arm clients with the skills they need to pursue their personal goals and drop the notions that hold them back. During the neurolinguistic-programming practitioner course, expert mind molders Sarah Carson, Shawn Carson, and Jess Marion introduce participants to NLP, a system that helps individuals recognize both positive and negative patterns in their lives so they don't have to reach decisions by throwing darts at a bunch of magic 8 balls. Many professionals enlist in the NLP practitioner course for business to improve their success in the workplace, which explains the program’s popularity among entrepreneurs, teachers, consultants, and coaches.
When they aren't teaching NLP, Sarah Carson, Shawn Carson, and Jess Marion see clients in both their New York and Philadelphia offices, drawing on their teaching experience to enact positive changes in clients' lives. Instructors also host weekend workshops on topics such as creativity and presentation skills. Their hypnosis sessions train students who want to help others achieve personal change by quitting smoking, reducing stress, or reconnecting with estranged pocket watches.
Fabylous Living's certified therapists cultivate bodily wellness with detoxifying colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Through a sterile, disposable nozzle, a therapist gently guides water into the colon, flushing the digestive tract of toxins, impacted matter, and undetectable antimatter. Several supplemental techniques may be employed to assist the colon hydrotherapy, including an abdominal massage with organic oils and hot stones, vibrational therapy with tuning forks, acupressure, or acupuncture. The session also includes nutritional counseling, detailing which foods to avoid to maintain digestive function and which foods are usually safe to eat from the neighbor’s fridge.