Tension and worry creep through the body, elbowing into sleep, pinching at joints, and generally making life unpleasant. As harbingers of that larger monster, stress, they are formidable foes?but they prove no match for the staff of The Chicago Stress Relief Center, Inc. Led by founder Dr. Howard K. Weissman, the team develops personalized plans to help clients to manage mental and physical ailments. Concerns can be washed away with water and heat during flotation-tank and infrared-sauna sessions that afford clients solitary peace and quiet. Further aid takes the form of massage and art therapy, yoga sessions, and unlimited rolls of bubble wrap ready to be popped.
Created by fitness trainer and life coach Dr. John Spencer Ellis and led by owner and certified fitness professional Doug Krueger, the Lake Country Adventure Boot Camp program shepherds women to physical fitness with motivational workout regimens and nutritional counseling. Before the camp starts, trainers take your measurements and body-fat percentage before hopping into a curious pod, leaping into the future, and comparing them to those of the trimmer post-camp you. In the interim, the four-week or three-day workout regimen cycles through circuit training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga to surprise and challenge muscles. During winter months and unforeseen Renaissance festivals, sessions move to spacious indoor facilities.
Mosaic Therapy, a non-profit organization, strives to help families in need through tutoring. Certified teachers (most of whom have their Masters degrees) focus on incorporating students' emotions as a part of the learning process. Tutors aim to increase confidence and create successful learners, while creating a platform for engaging students and providing interventions.
The staff understands that culture is a key factor in learning, and that's why they try to communicate with clients in their native language as opposed to nongeographic forms of communication like semaphore. They also work with adults, with therapy options and education courses specifically designed for couples, parents, and the entire family.
Signature service: Personal Mentoring Services (PMS)
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: PMS is a partnered journey between you and your personal mentor.
Dave Granell, a consulting hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, doesn't buy into hypnosis myths. Rather, he sees hypnosis as a state of heightened awareness in which the subconscious mind can effectively absorb constructive advice. At Granell Hypnosis, he uses this method to help clients achieve goals that range from kicking a destructive habit to improving academic performance.
The counselors and wellness experts at Elated Wellness aim to help each client become their best self through a variety of holistic healing services. They focus on the health of both body and mind by offering yoga and personal training as well as life coaching, allowing clients to boost the strength of their muscles and psyche to combat the issues in their lives.