Certified members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the husband-and-wife team of James D. and Lynn C. Swearingen have been tapping into patients' subconscious since 2006. The duo delves into clients’ minds to discover causes of anxiety, low self-esteem, and emotional trauma before taking steps toward behavioral change. Their treatments also help guests quit smoking, navigate 12-step counseling, or overcome their fear of taking tests while submerged in a shark tank. During each personalized appointment, the Swearingens train patients in self-hypnosis, which requires a minimum of four 50- to 90-minute sessions to master.
Rochelle L. Cook, a hypnotherapist with a master's degree in spiritual psychology, draws on training in gestalt therapy, dream tending, and other healing practices to increase the well-being of children, teenagers, and adults. Rochelle also works with the film industry to coach and has been featured in a documentary helping patients with diabetes. Visitors to Transformational Hypnosis can target issues ranging from nail biting to depression or attend weight-loss hypnotherapy sessions that help define and prevent the triggers of overeating. With MP3 downloads of guided hypnotherapy imagery, clients can continue treatment at home.
Hypnosis shatters the barrier between the conscious and the subconscious, allowing thoughts to flow freely between the two. Hypnotherapist Rosie seizes this brief opportunity to plant new ideas deep in the subconscious, where she hopes they’ll snowball into conscious thoughts and actions. At HypnoRosie, she uses her unique gift to help her clients stave off addiction, bad habits, stress, and even pain. By remolding the way they think about food or creating a phantom gastric lap band, Rosie can jump-start weight loss. She strives to replace cravings for cigarettes with ones for lungfuls of fresh air. She can even ease the trauma of childbirth or help old souls access their former lives, all without surgery, medication, or snapping a rubber band on your wrist every time you reach for a smoke.
For Rebecca Berke, the key to understanding common personal struggles such as weight loss or smoking cessation doesn't exist externally in the form of a pill or self-help book, but deep inside the mind. As a certified hypnotherapist, Rebecca guides her clients on journeys through their subconscious selves, identifying the roadblocks and construction zones that prevent positive change. Rebecca then helps clients eliminate the revealed impediments, and builds on their personal progress toward healthier habits and self-improvement goals in subsequent sessions.
At Club Reduce of San Ramon, a team of technicians keep their clientele slim with an array of noninvasive treatments and wellness services. Their repertoire of techniques includes cellulite-reducing body wraps, LipoLaser, and whole-body-vibration treatments, and resident nutritionists create custom nutrition plans for their patients to promote natural weight-loss.