Anyone who's ever made a new year's resolution knows that it can be difficult to stay committed to the goals you've set. Board-certified hypnotist Tom Nicoli doesn't see this common phenomenon as a matter of laziness or faulty willpower?instead, he finds that our intentions are often undermined by unconscious habits and impulses. At A Better You Hypnosis, it's his job to replace those subterranean forces with more positive ones through hypnosis.
Viewers of Dateline NBC's Ultimate Diet Challenge got a good look at the results of Nicoli's practice in 2004 when he successfully helped a pastry chef shed 40 pounds despite a job that practically demands sipping cake batter. Weight loss is a common goal for his private clients, and he's turned his experience into a set of motivational CDs that got top rating from Shape magazine. But people also turn to him simply to reduce stress and boost confidence. Over the course of several sessions, Nicoli lays the groundwork for them to reinforce their positive new habits on their own throughout their lives.
When clients get a massage at Angela's Hands to Heals Reflexology, all they have to remove is their socks. That's because instead of kneading the client's back and shoulder muscles, owner-operator Angela provides relaxation by focusing on reflex points in the hands and feet. Angela, a nationally certified and state-licensed reflexologist, manipulates the reflex points to prompt healing in distant points of the body?for example, one point on the foot might directly connect to the shoulder or the pancreas. Her goal is to restore balance to the body, both physically and emotionally, so clients find better success at walking the tightrope back to their car.
Bridge of Light Reiki helps clear the blockages in energy that can leave the body prone to negativity, sluggishness, and disease. Certified practitioner Amanda Glenn spends time with each student, ascertaining their symptoms before gently placing her hands on or near the body. Sessions help streamline the flow of energy through the body, and patients typically experience a feeling of gentle warmth and a state of deep relaxation during sessions.