The experts at the International Center for Positive Change and Hypnosis arm clients with the skills they need to pursue their personal goals and drop the notions that hold them back. During the neurolinguistic-programming practitioner course, expert mind molders Sarah Carson, Shawn Carson, and Jess Marion introduce participants to NLP, a system that helps individuals recognize both positive and negative patterns in their lives so they don't have to reach decisions by throwing darts at a bunch of magic 8 balls. Many professionals enlist in the NLP practitioner course for business to improve their success in the workplace, which explains the program’s popularity among entrepreneurs, teachers, consultants, and coaches.
When they aren't teaching NLP, Sarah Carson, Shawn Carson, and Jess Marion see clients in both their New York and Philadelphia offices, drawing on their teaching experience to enact positive changes in clients' lives. Instructors also host weekend workshops on topics such as creativity and presentation skills. Their hypnosis sessions train students who want to help others achieve personal change by quitting smoking, reducing stress, or reconnecting with estranged pocket watches.
Kristina Griggs helps clients channel their inner subconscious to gain control over their own lives. During her sessions, people work to increase their confidence, diminish stress levels, and improve their sleep quality. Kristina also offers a smoking-cessation package that helps individuals or overworked fireplaces quit smoking in as few as two sessions.
Fabylous Living's certified therapists cultivate bodily wellness with detoxifying colon-hydrotherapy sessions. Through a sterile, disposable nozzle, a therapist gently guides water into the colon, flushing the digestive tract of toxins, impacted matter, and undetectable antimatter. Several supplemental techniques may be employed to assist the colon hydrotherapy, including an abdominal massage with organic oils and hot stones, vibrational therapy with tuning forks, acupressure, or acupuncture. The session also includes nutritional counseling, detailing which foods to avoid to maintain digestive function and which foods are usually safe to eat from the neighbor’s fridge.
At Empowered Hypnosis Centers, four hypnotherapists, including founder Selena D. Valentine, employ emotional-freedom techniques and neuro-linguistic programming to assist clients in achieving positive life goals. In contrast to the popular notions surrounding hypnosis, Empowered Hypnosis Centers' clients maintain complete conscious control during sessions and are never asked to do anything that makes them uncomfortable or understood by chickens. Regular visits can help clients kick bad habits, reduce stress, manage their weight, and erect imaginary blockades on the wrong side of the bed.
Daniel Rose, who's worked as a hypnotherapist for more than three decades, views the brain as an iceberg; conscious thoughts are only the tip of it. In his hypnotherapy sessions, he tries to engage with the rest of the iceberg—the subconscious— and treat the source of issues ranging from smoking and compulsive eating to low self-esteem. He and his team induce a meditation-like state during their sessions, helping clients harness their subconscious to break bad habits, rather than allowing it to form new ones, such as licking every baseball card you come across.
In an interview with Elle, certified hypnotist Sera Lavelle explained her method for helping people overcome obstacles through hypnosis. "I use a confusion technique, plays on words, analogies, so that people ask themselves, 'Why is she saying that—does she mean this or does she mean that?'" As Lavelle queries patients, the questions bypass the conscious mind and interrogate the inner mind. This process helps patients arrive at life-changing realizations and, in some circumstances, develop new attitudes that support goals. For Maggie Bullock, the Elle journalist who underwent hypnosis for weight loss, the process seemed to yield results: She moderated her eating, tempered her dessert cravings, and made it to the gym.
At NY Health Hypnosis, Sera works alongside master-level hypnotist Victoria Sheiko. The duo practice a "non-suggestible" form of hypnosis, which involves clearing the mind so that it can focus on completely on the desired outcome, be it shedding pounds or overcoming fear of lemon Starburst.