BAPWC offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain. Our provider team includes physicians, nurse practitioners, wellness instructors, art therapists, marriage and family therapists, a dentist that specializes in oral facial pain, acupunturists, psychologists, and phsyical therapists.
Hypnotherapy often conjures up images of magician-like performers who cause audience members to strut around the stage like chickens. But for professional hypnotherapist Rich D. Rios, Jr., this type of stage hypnotherapy is vastly different than what he does. As he promises on his website, he won’t make anyone cluck like a chicken unless that is their goal. Instead, the master's-degree-holding Rios, who is trained in basic, clinical, advanced, and medical hypnotherapy, helps his clients reach a controlled, trance-like state. This process is designed to keep them completely conscious and able to delve into entrenched issues or solve complex crossword puzzles. Through in-depth, one-on-one sessions, Rios helps his clients address concerns such as smoking, chronic pain, and phobias.
Certified members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the husband-and-wife team of James D. and Lynn C. Swearingen have been tapping into patients' subconscious since 2006. The duo delves into clients’ minds to discover causes of anxiety, low self-esteem, and emotional trauma before taking steps toward behavioral change. Their treatments also help guests quit smoking, navigate 12-step counseling, or overcome their fear of taking tests while submerged in a shark tank. During each personalized appointment, the Swearingens train patients in self-hypnosis, which requires a minimum of four 50- to 90-minute sessions to master.
Burrowed inside the California Institute of Integral Studies—on the third floor of the main building—Conscious Café jumpstarts brainpower with fresh, healthy food and fair-trade coffee. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you stop by:
The Well Clinic in San Francisco seeks to treat the whole person, not just ailments. Many times, patients visit several doctors for individual issues, while the Well Clinic seeks an all-inclusive approach. Factors considered in your treatment include your environment, physical health, mental and emotional states, spirituality and social influences. Combining traditional medicine with alternative age-old therapies, Well Clinic combines Pacific Integrated Medicine with Well Therapy Group, offering a complete assessment including psychiatry, acupuncture, couple’s counseling and individual. They are also advocates for diversity, proudly serving LGBTQ individuals or families, those with various spiritual backgrounds and all races.