The certified hypnotists at Washington DC Hypnosis Center strive to banish unhealthy behavior and stimulate positive thoughts during hypnosis sessions that focus on a variety of topics. Clients yearning to kick a nicotine habit can flock to the two-hour group session, during which hypnotists enlist clinical hypnosis techniques to discourage the urge to smoke and make earrings out of ashtrays. Based on the theory that emotional eating contributes to excess weight, this session also aims to alleviate stressful sources of consumption and motivates attendants to engage in an active lifestyle. The Intro to Hypnosis group sessions devote 90 minutes to exploring other concerns including sports performance issues, nail-biting, and spontaneous cartwheeling before hypnotists address individual needs during a one-on-one consultation.
Lindsey Vick, owner of Sunflowers Healing and Wellness, is a jill-of-all-trades in the world of holistic healing. Her résumé lists a slew of specialties—certified hypnotist, reiki master, certified birth doula—that attend to both the emotional and physical needs of patrons. At her side is Mark Vick, a Harvard graduate who facilitates couples counseling and life-coaching sessions. Together, they strive to bring positivity into the lives of their clients.
Movement is medicine for Sunyatta Amen, proprietor and head instructor at MamaSita Movement & Wellness Studio. She expresses this philosophy through an eclectic menu of group classes such as Urban Fusion Belly Dance, Zumba, and Brazilian Samba Workout. During classes, students gain confidence as they shimmy hips and undulate bellies through each 60- to 90-minute workout.
Signature service: In-home parent counseling and coaching
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Pro Tip: HPHB meets families in the comfort of their homes. Please don't worry about cleaning up.
At Holistic Healing & Wellness Associates, certified health coach Angelica Ramirez draws on her training in diet theory, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to help clients overhaul their lives. In her health-coaching sessions, she guides clients through the process of setting goals, building confidence, and reducing stress via lifestyle changes.