Though she became a hypnotherapist to beat smoking, Katie Evans soon realized that her goal was a half-measure. She recognized a potential for weight loss in hypnosis that she hadn't seen in her several dieting attempts, which had all petered out due to lack of motivation. By harnessing the power of suggestion, she established a program that works by treating clients from within the subconscious, rather than by trying to dictate their actions from the outside.
The Living Lite weight-loss program in the Baltimore area is now run by nurse practitioner Sue Ouellette, a successful user of the program who uses her 35 years of experience and a humorous style to help other students. In doing so, the program strives to adjust how participants view and plan their meals. The soothing hypnosis sessions combat resigned attitudes and familiar cravings, aiming to replace them with confidence and an intuitive preference for wholesome foods. The seminars also serve to debunk popular myths about hypnotherapy, including that it causes amnesia or that it was invented by the first grandfather clock. The center's catalog of stress-reducing CDs endeavors to help smokers, expectant mothers, and those suffering from insomnia as well.
Directed by Dr. Vajira Gunawardane and co-directed by Dr. Hugo Torres, Maryland Pain & Spine Center was created as the first comprehensive interventional pain-management center in the county. The center has expanded over the past few years, but still remains under the guidance of Dr. Gunawardane, Dr. Torres, and their skilled staff. Today, they welcome patients and overworked crash-test dummies who need assistance in casting off their chronic pains. The center offers an extensive list of services to aid in this alleviation, addressing such maladies as spinal discomfort, headaches, and joint pains.
Dr. Mike’s chiropractic services and massage sessions relieve much more than back pain. His treatment plans alleviate headaches, melt away stiffness, and right wronged ankles, wrists, elbows, and knees. The wellness half of the business hosts classes that teach guests about making nontoxic cleaners, buying organic foods, and shellacking junk foods when dieting.
At CrossFit Duration, trainers Dave Stair and Robie Leese lead exercisers through intense Workout of the Day sessions, helping clients improve their strength and mobility. Trainers work with clients of all fitness levels, helping exercisers build physical skills and self-discipline to help them stay fit for life.
Dr. Marlene Mahipat works to assuage bodily aches with chiropractic adjustments and societal ills with nonprofit work, earning a feature article in the Chiropractic Journal. By day, she treats patients to an array of therapeutic services, from adjustments and traction treatments to aqua massage, dry needling, and treatments for migraine headaches. But after hours, Dr. Mahipat may transform her office into a sandwich-making station for the homeless, according to the Baltimore Sun, or hop in a car to deliver dinners for Meals on Wheels. Unsatisfied with being a mere volunteer, however, within the past five years she also founded two nonprofits herself: Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (HOPE) collects food and supplies for displaced or underprivileged kids, and People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanization (PLEASE) aims to prevent unnecessary euthanizing of otherwise healthy pets.