After struggling with mild but chronic depression for most of her life, Kathleen Simonds spent 720 hours learning a way out. Armed with her 720-hour certification in hypnotherapy, she uses the holistic healing method to treat others' conditions, ranging from the aforementioned depression to relationship issues and smoking habits. Unlike hypnosis you might see used as a party trick, hypnotherapy relies on deeply relaxing the patient so that the therapist's positive suggestions can penetrate their subconscious.
As a former journalist and photographer, however, Simonds has deep reservoirs of creativity––too much to rely on a single approach. She also treats her clients with tarot-card coaching, a collaborative take on tarot-card reading that incorporates thoughtful dialogue. Alternatively, she can aid emotional release with aromatherapy.
Local art and regional flavors foster a sense of community at the two locations of Taps Signature Cuisine and Bar, prompting ABC 15 to describe the Litchfield Park restaurant as "a place where you can kick off your shoes, stay a while, and enjoy some local music." The chefs add distinctive southwestern flavors to dishes by occasionally incorporating anaheim chilies or chipotle-spiced condiments from the area's naturally occurring ketchup geysers. These piquant touches lend a welcome kick to certain recipes, whereas the rest of the upscale American menu—which includes grilled rib eyes, organic chicken breasts, and roasted fillets of salmon—embraces more classic flavors.
Dr. Matesa Pringle, medical director of Global Integrative Medicine, has studied at two medical universities, trained as an acupuncturist under a Chinese doctor, and earned her certification as a life coach. Her multifaceted resume reflects her practice’s wide array of services, which include both Western and holistic treatments focused on healing the mind and spirit as well as the body. She and her team can address ailments ranging from chronic fatigue to multiple sclerosis, drawing on techniques such as acupuncture, allergy testing, and conventional physicals rather than just prescribing chicken noodle soup.
Taressa Riazzi, the founder of Wholistic Healing, tried everything to get rid of her depression and anxiety, from taking medication to seeing medical doctors, psychiatrists, and counselors. After discovering hypnosis, she found relief, and now helps others in her role as a clinical hypnotherapist. She specializes in smoking cessation, personal intake, weight loss, anxiety and depression, and cultivating self-worth. During hypnotherapy sessions, she puts her clients in a relaxed hypnotic state before helping reprogram their habits. Behavioral modification planning allows the therapist to identify triggers and create new behaviors and patterns.
The relaxation rooms situated in all three locations of Bella Skin Salon Boutique live up to their name. They melt away stress like butter in jet-engine exhaust with a steam room, a sauna, napping hammocks, and a mud bath. No time limit exists for the rooms, because the staff wants clients to feel at ease during their pampering services. The staff employs stone therapy, foot massages, reflexology, hypnotherapy, Swedish massages, and medical massages to address whatever issues each client faces.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jackie Dokos and Life Coach Bethany Orrick combine their skills—which include hypnotherapy, reflexology, meditation, and life coaching—to help patients achieve total wellness. Each service aims to help individuals stop smoking, manage their stress, and lose weight so they can live their lives to the fullest. In fact, Bela Lane Wellness Center even offers a special gastric-bypass hypnotherapy treatment that taps into the subconscious, rather than using surgery, to direct clients in changing their eating habits.