During a discussion of sports-performance psychology on Fox 29 News, Todd Stofka, founder of Philly Hypnosis, paraphrased self-help pioneer Napoleon Hill in saying, "What you believe, you can achieve." This mantra captures the mission of Todd and his business partner and former protégé, Pat Donohue, as they use hypnotherapy's power of suggestion to help clients remodel their thoughts in the areas of sports, smoking, and eating. The pair of certified hypnotherapists conducts hypnosis using Todd's signature technique, the Stofka method, which combines his firsthand insight as a competitive athlete with neurolinguistic psychology and traditional hypnosis.
At Pittsburgh Alternative Health, friendly staffers join Doctor of Naturopathy Darrell Misak and needle-free acupressure specialist, Dr. Wan Huang to restore and maximize bodily health and mental well-being with holistic treatments. Toxins are expelled during sauna sessions, where infrared light saps contaminants from muscles, and relaxing ionic footbaths, which kiss the feet with gentle electrical charges. Relaxed patrons can glide into a private mental-rest room, where a programmed audio-visual show lures minds into a state of alert relaxation with music, lights, and footage of baby pandas learning to cartwheel. The health center can also aid patients on the road to health with analytic testing. During an EAV test, technicians use a fusion of mechanical methods and ancient acupuncture pressure points to study the body’s energy. The results can pinpoint sensitivities to foods, chemicals, or existentialist poems that may be decreasing energy or causing other health problems.
The doctors and staff at Paradise Antiaging Medspa give Father Time the brushoff with a selection of pampering and revivifying procedures. Skin treatments such as HydraFacials and chemical peels can beautify mugs for weddings and passport selfies, while Botox and dermal fillers erase fine lines and wrinkles. Acupuncture, massage services, and meditation are available for those seeking relaxation, detoxification, or an increase in spiritual wellbeing.
At Harrisburg Hypnotherapy, board-certified clinical hypnotherapist Colleen Lopez has a vast arsenal of techniques she employs to help her clients overcome psychological, medical, and performance issues. During hypnotherapy sessions, she uses a variety of techniques to help with depression, anxiety, anger, low self esteem, relationship issues, and chronic pain. Sessions can also help those hoping to stop smoking and with weight loss.
Certified hypnotherapist Todd Stofka knows that, when it comes to improving performance, computers aren't the only things that require periodic upgrades. Using his Stofka Method, which he's perfected over a decade as a hypnotherapist in Philadelphia area, Todd remakes clients into people 2.0 with programs designed to halt smoking addiction, improve athletic performance, and lose stubborn pounds. "Weight loss is simple but not necessarily easy," Todd notes, adding that "hypnotherapy gets to the core reasons for being overweight". Living Thin’s weight-loss programs strive to adjust how participants view and plan their meals. The soothing hypnosis sessions combat resigned attitudes and familiar cravings, aiming to replace them with confidence and an intuitive preference for wholesome foods.
Michelle Delbonifro began her career in 1996, when she received certification as a massage therapist and opened Main Line Therapeutic Massage and Spa. She didn?t stop there. After hypnosis helped her quit smoking?which is the most satisfying job to quit?she went on to study with the American Guild of Hypnotists, becoming certified in 2005. By 2006, she added the credential of licensed aesthetician to her CV and began administering facials, chemical peels, and waxing at her salon.
Today, Michelle helms Main Line alongside staff members Sue and Jessica. The trio doles out services ranging from relaxing therapeutic and organic stress relief massages to cellulite and toning treatments. They brighten and smooth complexions with crystal- or diamond-tipped microdermabrasion tools, and administer anti-aging facials to combat fine lines and wrinkles or gentlemen?s facials make even the roughest of men look gentle. Beyond skin treatments and bodywork, Michelle continues her work as a hypnotist by helping clients shatter all sorts of habits, including smoking and insomnia.
The team renders these myriad treatments amid the sound waves of relaxing music, the scents of calming aromas drifting through the room, antiques, stained glass, and a fireplace.