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.
At Parviz Hypnotherapy & Holistic Center, Dr. Parviz Shafaghi uses his vast experience with hypnotherapy to help clients overcome difficult issues. During sessions, he can help clients deal with concerns such as depression, weight management, substance abuse, cigarette cessation, and self-confidence. He also specializes in dream analysis, working with clients to help analyze recurring dreams, nightmares, and their relationship with others.
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.
While working as a law enforcement officer in the 1970s, Dennis Atkinson became fascinated with hypnosis, often watching hypnotists draw out forgotten details and suppressed memories from crime victims and witnesses. After retiring from the force, Dennis decided that he wanted to help people overcome their personal issues and began formal hypnosis training. During hypnosis sessions, Dennis accompanies his clients, who are lulled into a conscious state of relaxation, on journeys into their subconscious, offering suggestions to help them hurdle over stubborn mental blocks toward reducing anxiety, losing weight, quitting smoking, and solving intermediate sudoku puzzles. Dennis emphasizes that people can only undergo hypnosis if they choose to, and patrons are fully aware of their surroundings and the events that take place during each session.
Dennis Atkinson also combines hypnosis and visualization techniques with his life-coaching services to guide clients forward on the path to achieving their goals. He likens his role as a life coach to that of a traditional athletic leader, but he can safely travel outside of a tank of Gatorade to assist in career and health ambitions.
Trance For You's hypnotherapist, Teresa Kresheck, lulls clients into a state of extreme relaxation in order to send helpful suggestions to their subconscious minds. In doing so, Teresa hopes to help them cope with life problems, end their bad habits, or cure their phobias. Unlike the hypnosis that appears in the movies or is performed by cunning pocket-watch salesmen, clients will not fall asleep and be in Teresa's control. Rather, while they are in a state of relaxation, they remain comfortably aware of their surroundings. Teresa has had success in helping people stop smoking, get over various fears, and manage various forms of stress.
As the chief clinical hypnotherapist at Napa Hypnosis, Christine Hannah uses interview techniques, discussions, and hypnotic methods to help clients access the power of the subconscious mind. Christine, the founder and owner of the center, received her diploma in hypnotherapy from the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners and graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute. She conducts customized hypnotherapy sessions designed to promote weight loss, curb smoking, or improve public speaking abilities. Christine can even specialize visits to help people enhance their golf game by visualizing success or building a desktop course with Pixy Stix–filled sandpits and Sixlets golf balls.