Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis is a form of empowerment as opposed to control. James Rightmire, CCH, relies on his extensive experience as he helps clients make positive changes in their lives through conscious choice as opposed to trance-like suggestion. This is possible because of the simple fact that the therapist never takes control of a client's mind during a session. Instead, hypnotherapy involves a combination of physical relaxation and professional guidance that leads to changes in brain-wave patterns, which allows clients to use the full power of their subconscious mind to make decisions motivated by a strong, conscious desire for self-improvement. Hypnosis is a merely a tool that empowers people to follow through with their convictions and make positive life changes, such as stopping smoking, controlling eating habits, or ceasing other addictive behaviors.
The experts at Applied Medical Technologies?led by owner Gerald Hughes?encourage their patients to view fat cells as rechargeable batteries. Sometimes, they're full; sometimes, they're empty and ready to be filled. It all depends on diet, exercise, and a cutting-edge third factor: i-Lipo. The team specializes in the low-level-laser treatment, which prompts fat cells to release their contents sans exercise, slimming circumferences and spot treating hard-to-tone areas. The treatment also achieves its effects without injections or downtime, so patients can go straight to the office afterward and bench-press their desks.
At DP Consulting Services, Diana Paque assists clients working their ways through life-interrupting issues. So whether clients are seeking relaxation through reiki treatments or to energize a career through boosting self-confidence levels, DP Consulting helps clients rework the ways they approach food, cigarettes, or issues such as anxiety or loss of concentration.
When founder Mirella discovered pole fitness, she realized it wasn't just a way to get in shape?it was also a way to express herself and feel confident. Pole fitness serves as Polesque Vixens's signature class, teaching the basics of spinning and climbing the pole through exercises that engage muscles throughout the body. As they get more experienced, students can move on to specialized sessions that focus on more challenging spins or inversions. Outside of fitness classes, the studio also hosts parties to celebrate special occasions and photo shoots that allow students to document their alluring moves without the strain of lengthy portrait-painting sessions.
Patrick K. Porter, PhD, founded Positive Changes Hypnosis in 1987 to implement a relaxing form of behavior modification that may profoundly influence a patient's health and catalyze self-empowerment. Dr. Porter earned his doctorate in psychology and Christian counseling from Louisiana Baptist University, subsequently applying his education and spiral-patterned spinning bow tie to forensic-hypnosis work for the Kentucky State Police. He has instructed more than 35,000 people in language-based therapies that aim to effect changes in neural processing, including hypnosis, which both the American Medical Association and the National Institutes of Health acknowledge is an effective psychological intervention.
Although independently owned, each center within Positive Changes' national network takes a holistic approach to health. Weight loss, smoking cessation, and pain management are the centers' top priorities when devising snappy comebacks for a litany of physical and emotional concerns. Practitioners provide free evaluations to help patients understand the process and select an appropriate program of action, which may include Positive Changes' six-point system of support or the use of self-hypnosis audio CDs at home.
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.