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 r?sum? 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.
Alexandria's licensed massage therapists come from backgrounds that range from the US Army Reserve to the biomedical division of the Red Cross. They alleviate chronic tension with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques or the light pressure of craniosacral therapy. Therapeutic acupuncture and aromatherapy are also offered along with Rx massages focused on specific afflictions, such as headaches, TMJ, and poor comedic timing.
The hypnosis experts at NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness learned their craft from some of the world's top hypnotists, such as Tom Nicoli and Sheila Granger. One thing they learned? It's a misunderstood art. Widely stereotyped as swinging pendulums and "you are getting very sleepy" pronouncements, hypnosis really involves cultivating intense concentration. In that concentrated state, the goal is for the therapist's suggestions to bypass the patient's conscious mind and penetrate directly into the subconscious. Guided by that process, the team helps clients unleash abilities to tackle struggles, such as stress, chronic pain, body weight or quitting smoking without also quitting inhaling in general.
Instead of relying on a few professionals to oversee a large number of cases, Dr. Victoria Goldsten distributes responsibility among a large team of specialists. When clients need help losing weight, Dr. Goldsten pairs them with a nutritional consultant or body-wrap technician. Those seeking an energy-based approach to healing can meet with a doctor of naturopathology, an acupuncturist, or a reiki healer. The diverse team of specialists is bound together by the eclectic experience of Dr. Goldsten, whose title bears more acronyms than a government phone directory.
Clinical hypnotherapist Nancie Barwick has spent 20 years helping clients overcome grief, addiction, stress, insecurities, and phobias. Her sessions also help dissipate pain and discomfort from fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. She is the author of a book, Beyond Disability, and teaches others her craft in a certification program.