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 patients might have. Once patients feel comfortable, he coaxes them into a relaxing, hypnotic state before intoning a series of positive suggestions during their sessions, throughout which patients retain a sense of control. Ideally, the suggestions burrow into the subconscious mind, where they reinforce patients’ personal goals—which could include losing weight, quitting smoking, curbing addictive habits, or landing a job as the manager of a boy band.
Standard TV and Appliance has been equipping Oregonians with fridges, washing machines, televisions, and other home furnishings for nearly 70 years. Founded in 1947 by Clement and Hazel Gander, the appliance experts swiftly outgrew their original location and today boast four (soon to be five) locations in and around Portland. Besides selling new machines from top brands, they sling deals on quality used appliances, offer parts and repair services, and babysit lonely range-tops during long vacations.
Ford Pearson's photographs tell stories that span generations. During on-location shoots, he snaps photos of babies, older kids, parents, grandparents, and anyone else who can fit into a family photograph. His camera also renders images of many milestones, such as weddings or high-school seniors right before they spin the cocoons that will turn them into adults.
Understanding that each child learns differently, the staff members of Sylvan Learning’s numerous study centers design custom lesson programs. Based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews, the staff works with students to help them to firmly grasp basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and how to remember facts without tattooing them to their chest. Programs target students in kindergarten through grade 12 and mold to various learning styles, helping kids to feel more comfortable in the classroom. After-school or summer classes can ready high-school students for the rigors of the ACT or the SAT, or they can help students to wow college admissions officers with their superior writing skills, exemplary test scores, and willingness to arm-wrestle the school mascot.
Today's side deal gets your feet rolling on a long-deferred New Year's resolution: for $40, you enroll in a half-marathon training course at Foot Traffic University ($85 value). Training begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, at the Northeast Foot Traffic store for runners and walkers committed to participating in the Foot Traffic Flat Half Marathon. Weekly meetings vary throughout Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland, and Northeast Portland. Along with a 10% discount at any of Foot Traffic's stores, you'll get $15 off admission to the race itself (up to $60 fee).
End the wicked ways of gravy stains, lasagna snafus, and premium-grade motor oil blemishes. Today's Groupon delivers $25 worth of green cleaning power from ecodrycleaner for $12. Bring your sullied garments to one of three locations in Bethany, Broadway, or Old Town for alterations, free delivery to many zip codes, and environmentally friendly cleaning methods that eliminate Ragu from Earth's cardigan.