At City Of Roses Hypnosis, Kimball Ralphs CHt, certified by the National Guild of Hypnotherapists and a member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, has the transformative power of suggestion on his side. Before hypnosis sessions take place, the certified hypnotherapist takes time to answer any questions his clients might have. Once clients feel comfortable, he coaxes them into a relaxing, hypnotic state before intoning a series of positive suggestions during their sessions, throughout which clients retain a sense of control. Ideally, the suggestions burrow into the subconscious mind, where they reinforce clients? personal goals?which could include losing weight, curbing addictive habits, or landing a job as the manager of a boy band.
Hypnotist Charlene uses hypnotherapy to help her clients focus on what needs to change in their lives. Tapping into the subconscious, she can help clients decrease their stress levels, lose weight, and eliminate bad habits. She also dispenses tarot and astrology readings—techniques she has studied for nearly 30 years. Both techniques aim to help clients better understand their personal relationships, find appropriate career paths, and even communicate with the deceased.
Yuen Lui Studio, a family-owned photography business specializing in individual and family portraits and wedding photography, creates visual heirlooms in a tradition of quality it has upheld since 1947. With several area studios available, each boasts a multitude of backdrop options for portraiture sessions, or photographers may take sessions outdoors to add natural scenery to the frame. Wedding and engagement shots come to life under the careful eyes of each photographer as they seize rare moments and trap them in frames to be displayed like trophies from a hunt. High-school, child, baby, and family portraits keep precious memories locked in time for clients, who can peruse an online gallery of their images after their session.
A ponytailed toddler grips her sunglasses determinedly as her parents crouch, smiling, in the background. Walking atop either side of a railroad track, a young couple bridges the distance with their hands. In the midst of wedding preparations, a bride pauses to read a love letter from her soon-to-be spouse. These are a few of the fleeting moments placed in a beautiful image-jail by This Is Life Photography’s founder Marisa. Fascinated by the power of freezing time since she was a child, she composes portraits and wedding scenes with an eye toward creating mementos that can be handed down for generations.
As owner and operator of Oracle Wellness, Sushila blends intuitive counseling with practical knowledge of skincare and reflexology to promote inner and outer wellness and beauty. Guests can turn to reiki to unblock energy channels or rehab their complexions with Ayurvedic face rejuvenation. Tarot readings are also available to aid with tough questions, such as "should I get married?" or "why do we park on driveways and drive on parkways?"