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Mind-body Therapy To Transform & Transcend…

Ellen Chernoff Simon, LPC verified by GoodTherapy.org

Mind-Body Treatment For:


• Anxiety
• Depression
• Stress
• Weight Management
• Pain management
• Addictions
• Relationship loss
• Enhancing connection to Spirituality

Hypnotherapy

Although most people have a concept of what hypnosis/hypnotherapy is. There are many misconceptions about it. The reality is much less ‘dramatic’ than what the media portrays. In hypnosis a partnership is entered into between a client and hypnotherapist, in which the client agrees to allow themselves to relax into a state of deeper conscious. The hypnotherapist is only the GUIDE on the journey, the client is the true hypnotist. If a client refuses to be hypnotized or defies the attempts, they are not fulfilling their part of the agreement and thus will not enter into a true hypnotic state. Hypnosis is an amazing tool that can be used in many areas as alternative care.

Because habit breaking/developing changes are much easier to instill on a deeper conscious level, Hypnosis offers a wonderful tool for these areas. Hypnosis can also be a great asset for individuals looking to ‘search’ their mind for what may seem like lost memories, or even past lives. It is often a wonderful benefit for individuals who have had a difficult time facing an area in their past or getting past a trauma, as the mind has a wonderful way of protecting us. In this way hypnosis can be used, by a competent Hypnotherapist, to get to the source of an issue while keeping a level of protection for the client.

Hypnotherapy is utilized for: negative habits, fears, behaviors, trauma, PTSD, worry, emotional pain, physical pain and illness.

Hypnotic suggestions can help with motivation. lowering fibromyalgia and cancer pain, improving sports performance and supporting academic performance.

Utilizing the mind and body together to restore harmony, to let go of harmful subconscious beliefs and programmed reactions (physical and mental) can have a profound and lasting impact.

GUIDED IMAGERY & GUIDED MEDITATION

Guided Imagery & Guided Meditation is a tool used to help guide individuals to a relaxed state. There are many ways this tool can be used. Often scripted, a practitioner will guide a client or group of clients through one if not several techniques that encourage relaxation. This may be the only goal of a guided meditation, or a Practitioner may use it for a variety of other options such as encouraging a better learning state, visual and color therapies, or one of many other options.

Guided Imagery & Guided Meditation is a tool frequently used to help achieve relaxation and comfort. It is used both in individual situations as well as with groups. Please review my Hypnosis & Guided meditation CD’s to find one right for you and your situation!

Biofeedback

Biofeedback is the process of increasing awareness of the body’s physiological functions by using sensitive instruments that amplify and analyze physiological signals. That information is then sent to a computer screen so that an individual can perceive their own body’s signals. Through the use of feedback, one can learn how to self regulate and to control their own physiology and responses previously outside of awareness or control. Feedback can include images, sounds, a movie, or raw data. Biofeedback is interesting and enjoyable and can enhance feelings of empowerment and confidence by teaching and allowing for an opportunity to master self regulation.

Individuals learn to manage pain, reduce stress, improve focus, decrease anxiety, improve sleep and more, through awareness and reinforcement based on learning theory. Both classical conditioning and operant conditioning are implemented to promote learning.

Ellen has been practicing biofeedback for over 20- years and is a senior fellow, board certified in biofeedback with BCIA- the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. She offers the following types of biofeedback training: Heart rate variability, respiration, temperature training, skin conductance or galvanic skin response, EMG, electromyogram, and brain wave biofeedback, also known as neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback, also known as EEG biofeedback, or Brain wave training, uses monitoring devices to provide moment to moment information to the individual about the state of the brain’s functioning. Neurofeedback is used to address issues related to ADHD, ADD, substance abuse, addictions, headaches, TBI, anxiety and optimal performance for athletes and creative or peak performers.

Alpha-Theta Brainwave Training

Neurofeedback, or brain wave biofeedback, is a training to support optimal electrical activity of the brain so that it operates in a more flexible, resilient and synchronous state. Neurofeedback therapists prefer to use “training” when speaking about neurofeedback, as you are literally retraining the brain to operate more efficiently. Through the learning principles of operant conditioning, specifically positive reinforcement, you can “train” your brain. Like learning to ride a bike, you improve your skills over time and, eventually, don’t need any assistance. Your body automatically makes the necessary adjustments to so that riding becomes second nature.

Numerous protocols exist in neurofeedback with the advancement of equipment and years of clinical research. One of the more common approaches to neurofeedback is alpha-theta training. This is a method to encourage a shift into a lower state of arousal and is indicated for individuals suffering from addiction, PTSD and anxiety.

Outcomes of alpha-theta training include:

• Increased receptiveness to suggestion, such as hypnosis and guided imagery
• Emotional resolution of repressed or emotionally charged memories
• Improved memory consolidation to aid in learning
• Increased insight and understanding
• Reduced anxiety
• Enhanced creativity

Alpha and theta refer to brainwave patterns as read by an electroencephalogram (EEG). Alpha waves are typically in the 8-12 hertz range and theta waves are in the 4-8 hertz range for adults. Alpha is also referred to as the “posterior basic rhythm” because this EEG pattern typically dominates when the eyes are closed. With predominate alpha waves, the brain is usually in a relaxed state.

Theta is associated with creativity, spontaneity, memory formation, and global synchronization; however, excess of theta activity can result in distractibility and inattention. Individuals with ADHD often have too much theta. The point when theta amplitudes exceed alpha amplitudes is referred to as a “crossover.”

What’s It Like Doing Alpha-Theta Training?

Sensors are attached to your scalp to monitor your EEG activity. Typically, your eyes are closed and you listen to relaxing music and other auditory cues. You may sit in a chair or recliner while your brain receives auditory feedback and learns to guide brainwave patterns into an alpha/theta state. Most people find alpha-theta training relaxing.
Some practitioners integrate alpha-theta training with psychotherapy. In fact, therapists often incorporate hypnosis or guided imagery.

Alpha-Theta for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Individuals suffering from PTSD often experience flashbacks and other disturbing memories. During the alpha-theta protocol, an individual may access these painful memories without the physical arousal typically experienced. As one’s brainwaves are dominated by alpha and theta, traumatic memories can surface into conscious awareness without being physiologically aroused. One of the issues with PTSD treatment is that individuals cannot tolerate the hyperarousal associated with painful memories. During an alpha-theta state, memories can be experienced in a calmer state so that they are worked through. The areas of the brain required for effective memory processing, such as the pre-frontal cortex, can integrate and reprocess the memories so that they are not as emotionally charged. This reexperiencing of memories in a “witness state” allows traumatic pasts to become part of one’s normal historical narrative.

Alpha-Theta for Addiction

This protocol has been used for years in the addiction field. In successful cases, individuals have less cravings to drugs and are better able to regulate their emotions. As many individuals with an addiction suffer from emotional trauma, the alpha-theta state can facilitate a resolution of traumatic memories. Additionally, during the protocol, suggestion may facilitate abstinence and other positive behaviors. Alpha-theta can be used for all addictions, including alcohol, drug, and gambling addiction. Alpha-theta training is most effective when combined with addiction counseling and a supportive social system, such as Alcohol Anonymous.

Guided Imagery & Guided Meditation is a tool frequently used to help achieve relaxation and comfort. It is used both in individual situations as well as with groups. Please review my Hypnosis & Guided meditation CD’s to find one right for you and your situation!

HOW DOES NEUROPTIMAL® WORK?

NeurOptimal® offers information to the brain about what it has just done, which the brain can then use to organize itself. But how does it do that?

During a NeurOptimal® session you will wear ear clips and two small sensors on the sides of your head. These pick up the delicate electrical activity of your brain. You relax and close your eyes and listen to music or watch a movie. NeurOptimal® processes your brain signals very rapidly and when it detects them moving into an “instability”, the music or movie pauses very briefly. That’s it. That’s all that happens. This is the “feedback”.

Consciously of course, this has no meaning for us — in fact we may not even notice them. But unconsciously our brain understands the mathematics behind the timing of the pauses, which act a bit like a “rumble strip”. The brain adjusts its activity without any effort from you (you can be completely zoned out if you want), to stay “within” the rumble strip. The brain does this on its own — NeurOptimal® doesn’t tell it to. Imagine you are walking along a path on a cliff side, in the dark. You’d probably be floundering. But then a flashlight is shone showing the cliff edge. The flashlight doesn’t tell you what to do, but now you can use the extra information you have (the location of the cliff edge) to walk more certainly along your path. The brain learns from the information it is given until over time and without your conscious awareness or effort, it learns to organize itself more efficiently. And this manifests in your life by blocks dropping away and life just seems easier.

Your brain really does know best.

NEUROPTIMAL® NEUROFEEDBACK

Neuroptimal® is a training tool and does not diagnose, treat, mitigate, prevent or cure any disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, nor does it restore, modify or correct the body’s structure or functioning. If you require medical assistance, please seek the advice of your physician.

Getting the information (or feedback) the brain needs to organize itself, allows the brain to release patterns that can get in the way of it functioning well.

How would you know if your brain is not functioning at its best?

If you are feeling off and not maximizing your potential, ask yourself what stands in the way of you being or achieving what you would like in your life. It’s possible your brain could use some hurdle help.

Have you experienced times when you have felt “on target”, maybe even invincible, untouchable, where you are mentally in your “A game”? Or where you have felt clear, poised, “in the now”? Or maybe warm, safe, connected and loving. During these moments your brain is organized, your CNS is flexible and resilient to whatever challenges it faces, and you’re reaping the benefits in the moment.

Using NeurOptimal® is like having a “defrag” of your hard drive, it’s suddenly easier to get out of your own way, roadblocks can fall away and life can just seem easier, more in flow.

REIKI

Reiki is a energy healing art that originated in Japan. The word Reiki is Japanese in origin as well. Rei means ‘universal’ and Ki means ‘life force energy’ (Chi – in Chinese, Prana – in Indian, Light – in other Spiritual Circles).

In Reiki the energy flows from a higher source, through the practitioner’s hands, passing into the client. This can be a hands on or off technique, meaning the Practitioner may or may not lay hands directly on their client – it is not necessary, but often a choice made by the individual Practitioner.

Reiki II Practitioners can also pass energy using distant healing. By focusing on a client who is in need of a healing in another area. Or a Practitioner may use a material item such as a stuffed toy, pillow or candle to share energy with others.

Thought Field Therapy™ (TFT) is an energy-based form of psychotherapy designed to reduce symptoms of psychological distress by manipulating how energy flows in the body. TFT is based on the premise that bodies consist of energy fields and that imbalances in this system cause physical and emotional issues. It is thought imbalances can be corrected by finger tapping specific energy points in certain sequences in order to restore an individual’

Thought Field Therapy (TFT) – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – Meridian Point Therapy (MPT) All Meridian Therapies are based on a foundation laid out by Roger Callahan in developing TFT. These skills are one of the fastest and most efficient ways for the help of immediate release, and reduction of many symptoms and issues. Using techniques and Patterns relating to Meridian Points, a Practitioner can offer clients a simple yet highly effective tool for relief of symptoms in many areas of emotional and physical distress. As a TFT / Meridian Point therapist, I often teach my clients certain techniques in which they can be empowered to help themselves in situations where they need it most. When working on a specific concern, I use several different testing techniques to help a client get the best results.

I see clients suffering from chronic disease and pain, physical and emotional. I attend to the whole individual, mind, body, and spirit. Blending the best of my training, blending, internal, along with mental and emotional healing approaches.

Calming the nervous system has a profound positive effect on emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

CORE CONCEPTS OF THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY™

According to Callahan, the idea of the thought field is the most fundamental concept in Thought Field Therapy™. The thought field and other core concepts of TFT are discussed below.

  • Thought Fields and Perturbations: In TFT, thought is conceptualized as being expressed as energy bound within an intangible system known as a thought field. Different thought patterns are associated with different thought fields. Energy flows throughout each thought field, but the pathway can become blocked, resulting in energy build-ups or perturbations. These perturbations can be caused by negative life events, such as trauma or the death of a loved one, and result in the physical and psychological symptoms experienced by individuals seeking therapy. According to Callahan, perturbations are “The fundamental cause of all negative emotions.” The role of the therapist in TFT is to help people in therapy eliminate these perturbations so built-up energy can be released, removing the cause of the symptoms.
  • Algorithms: Callahan claims that perturbations correspond to meridian points on the body and that specific issues can be resolved by tapping meridian points in specific sequences. Each tapping sequence, called an algorithm, is like a code that can be applied to specific conditions. Callahan developed several algorithms after observing that certain sequences proved effective for a large percentage of people experiencing the same condition. Therapists may use existing algorithms with individuals being treated but may occasionally need to develop individualized treatments using the technique of causal diagnosis.
  • Causal Diagnosis: This refers to a procedure used by the therapist to determine the correct tapping sequence to apply to an individual. The technique is derived from applied kinesiology and involves the person in therapy touching various meridian points while the therapist tests the strength of a muscle, usually the arm muscle. The relative strength of the muscle when each meridian point is touched is used to identify correct treatment locations. It is believed that the muscle will test strong when a correct treatment point is located. A tapping sequence can then be developed based on the identified points. A second diagnostic procedure called voice technology is used in cases where therapy is conducted by phone. This technique is thought to allow therapists to determine specific tapping sequences by analyzing the voice of the individual being treated. Voice technology is only taught in advanced training classes, and the details of this technique have not been made public.
  • Psychological Reversal: Callahan used this term to describe a state that prevents people from responding to what would otherwise be effective treatment. He coined this term after observing that not all people experienced improvements after participating in TFT. According to Callahan, psychological reversal is characterized by negative thinking and a tendency to self-sabotage. A person who blames themselves for another person’s death or who does not think they deserve to be helped could be described as experiencing psychological reversal. Since it presents a barrier to successful treatment, specific techniques have been developed by Callahan to circumvent this state.

THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY

DEVELOPMENT OF THOUGHT FIELD THERAPY™

Callahan, a self-proclaimed pioneer in cognitive therapy, began to deviate from traditional psychotherapeutic methods after completing training in applied kinesiology, a procedure developed by chiropractor George Goodheart. Goodheart concluded that muscle strength was influenced not only by physical conditions but by thoughts and emotions. He also theorized that specific muscles were associated with different meridians. Applied kinesiology involves testing the relative strength of various muscles to determine which meridian is involved in a physical or emotional issue.

Inspiration for the development of Callahan’s new approach came in 1980 when he successfully experimented with finger tapping to treat a woman’s phobia of water. The woman, known as Mary, had made limited progress after several months of cognitive therapy and desensitization treatments. Armed with his knowledge of applied kinesiology, Callahan tried a different approach. Noting that Mary’s fear was often experienced as a “sick feeling” in her stomach, he decided to tap the acupressure points under her eye, which he associated with the stomach meridian. This resulted in a sudden, unexpected resolution of Mary’s phobia and prompted Callahan to begin his search for acupressure points linked to other conditions. Over the next two decades, Callahan developed and refined his technique, which he has since taught thousands of individuals.

Maser

Similar to emotional freedom techniques and thought field therapy, this technique was founded by Terry Zumwalt, MD who personally trained Ellen in this approach. Her dedication to our soldiers and others is notable. MASER technique is utilized to heal post traumatic stress especially for those who have served in the military, police or first responders, or has experienced any other trauma.

Weight Loss

I utilize a holistic approach that includes hypnotherapy, stress management, and nutrition support to achieve your ideal weight. Ellen is the author of many articles on weight management featured in diet.com. She is the creator of “Food for Thought”, a comprehensive audio program to support lifestyle change and healthy weight which has helped many achieve and maintain their ideal healthy weight.

In a private session, Ellen will learn about your unique challenges and triggers and help you understand the deeper needs you are seeking to meet with food and help you to discover healthy alternatives to unwanted habits..

Anxiety

Most people experience stress and anxiety at some point in their lives. Depending on the level of severity, they can detrimentally impact one’s quality of life. Although stress and anxiety share many of the same emotional and physical symptoms – uneasiness, tension, headaches, high blood pressure and loss of sleep – they have very different origins. Determining which one you’re experiencing is critical to finding an effective treatment plan and feeling better.

Generally, stress is a response to an external cause, such as a tight deadline at work or having an argument with a friend and subsides once the situation has been resolved. Because stress is caused by external factors, tackling these head-on can help. If you’re experiencing prolonged, chronic stress, there are many ways to manage and reduce your symptoms, including physical activity, breathing exercises, adequate sleep and taking time connect with others.

Anxiety is a person’s specific reaction to stress; its origin is internal. Anxiety is typically characterized by a persistent feeling of dread or apprehension in situations that are not actually threatening. Unlike stress, anxiety persists even after a concern has passed. In more severe cases, anxiety can escalate into an anxiety disorder, the most common mental health issue in the U disorders are classified in a variety of ways: generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Those living with anxiety, as well as chronic stress, will likely benefit from supervised care and should consider seeing a licensed mental health professional.

It’s important to know how to identify and differentiate signs of stress and anxiety. Stress is a common trigger for anxiety and it’s important to catch anxiety symptoms early to prevent development of an anxiety disorder.

Ellen utilizes an integrative approach to address anxiety with her clients. Some of the modalities you may experience include biofeedback, neurofeedback, energy therapy such as TFT, EFT, MASER, BAUD, AVE, Hypnotherapy, Guided meditation, Interactive imagery, hypnoanalysis and aromatherapy.

More recent research has shown that the so-called stress response is really more complex than first recognized. The autonomic nervous system does not respond as one single unit; rather a variety of divergent patterns occur in different individuals, some for example, affecting the cardio-vascular system in various ways, others affecting the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract, and others the musculoskeletal system. Both sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system activation patterns play a role in the multiple forms of the human stress response (Gevirtz, 1996).

Herbert Benson (1975) established that just as there is a human stress response , with negative effects on the body, there is also a relaxation response with a healing or restorative impact on the human physiology and mind. Benson began by investigating transcendental meditation, and its effects on physiology. The effects were the exact opposite of the stress response: a decrease in sympathetic activation, a reduction in stress hormone levels, lowered heart rate and blood pressure, relaxed musculature, and emotional calm. Benson reviewed the literature on Eastern meditation, Christian mysticism, and relaxation practices, and found that most approaches shared a common formula with three elements: a quiet environment, cultivation of a passive mental attitude (“letting go”), and the use of a mental device to focus attention. Benson then developed a non-religious form of meditation based on these three elements, and discovered similar effects on quieting physiological arousal. Benson hypothesized that this “relaxation response” (as he calls the psycho-physiological state), appears to underlie the beneficial effects of many schools of Eastern and Western meditation, yoga, and relaxation skills training.

Benson’s research showed the clinical benefits of cultivating the relaxation response: in lowered blood pressure, reduced anxiety, smoke cessation, and reduced drug and alcohol dependence. The relaxation response provides a conceptual framework for one of the major contributions of biofeedback.

Providing immediate physiological feedback enhances the acquisition of a relaxation response, with immediate benefits for a number of functional medical disorders.

I will seek to help you to calm the nervous system which has a profoundly positive effect on emotional, mental, and physical well being.

Autogenic Training

Autogenic training is a desensitization relaxation technique developed by the German psychiatrist Johannes Heinrich Schultz by which a psychophysiologically determined relaxation response is obtained. The technique was first published in 1932. Studying the self-reports of people immersed in a hypnotic state, J.H. Schultz noted that physiological changes are accompanied by certain feelings. Abbé Faria and Émile Coué are the forerunners of Schultz. The technique involves repetitions of a set of visualizations that induce a state of relaxation and is based on the passive concentration of bodily perceptions (e.g., heaviness and warmth of arms, legs), which are facilitated by self-suggestions. The technique is used to alleviate many stress-induced psychosomatic disorders.

Biofeedback practitioners integrate basic elements of autogenic imagery and have simplified versions of parallel techniques that are used in combination with biofeedback. This was done at the Menninger Foundation by Elmer Green, Steve Fahrio, Patricia Norris, Joe Sargent, Dale Walters, and others. They incorporated the hand-warming imagery of autogenic training and used it as an aid to develop thermal biofeedback.

The main purpose of autogenic training is the achievement of autonomic self-regulation by removing environmental distraction, training imagery that accompanies autonomic self-regulation, and by providing a facilitative set of exercises that are easy to learn and remember.

Autogenic training is based on 3 main principles:

  • Reduction of afferent stimulation (both exteroceptive and proprioceptive)
  • Mental repetition of verbal formulae
  • Passive concentration

In the context of autogenic training passive concentration means that the trainee is instructed to concentrate on inner sensations rather than environmental stimuli. Passiveness refers to allowing sensations to happen and being an observer rather than a manipulator.

The technique consists of six standard exercises according to Schultz:

  1. Muscular relaxation by the repetition of a verbal formula, “My right arm is heavy”, emphasizing heaviness. During the initial stages of the training, the feeling of heaviness in the trained arm is more expressed and occurs more rapidly. The same feeling can be experienced in the other extremities at the same time in the other arm. Within a week, a short concentration can trigger the sensation of heaviness in a trainee’s arms and legs.
  2. Passive concentration focuses on feeling warm, initiated by the instruction “My right arm is warm”.
  3. Initiation of cardiac activity using the formula “My heartbeat is calm and regular”.
  4. Passive concentration on the respiratory mechanism with the formula “It breathes me”.
  5. Concentration on the warmth in the abdominal region with “My solar plexus is warm” formula.
  6. Passive concentration on coolness in the cranial region with the formula “My forehead is cool”.

When a new exercise step is added in autogenic training, the trainee should always concentrate initially on the already learned exercises and then add a new exercise. In the beginning, a new exercise is added for only brief periods.

According to the specific clinical needs, different modifications of formulas are used. These modifications can be classified into 3 main types:

  • Only a few formulas are used (e.g., the formulas of heaviness and warmth)
  • The standard set of formulas is taught, but one specific formula is modified.
  • The standard set is used, and a complimentary, problem-specific formula is added.

A study by Spencer suggests that autogenic training restores the balance between the activity of the sympathetic (flight or fight) and the parasympathetic (rest and digest) branches of the autonomic nervous system. The author hypothesizes that this can have important health benefits, as the parasympathetic activity promotes digestion and bowel movements, lowers the blood pressure, slows the heart rate, and promotes the functions of the immune system.

Another study from 1958 hypothesizes that the autogenic state is between the normal waking state and sleep. It suggests that EEG patterns occurring during autogenic training are similar to electrophysiological changes occurring during initial stages of sleep.

Versus other relaxation techniques

The principle of passive concentration in autogenic training makes this technique different from other relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation and biofeedback, in which trainees try to control physiological functions. As in biofeedback, bidirectional change in physiological activity is possible. Autogenic training is classified as a self-hypnotic technique. It is different from hetero-hypnosis, where trance is induced by another individual.

Source: Wikipedia

Issues Treated:

• Behavioral Issues
• Career Counseling
• Chronic Pain
• Confidence
• Depression
• Divorce
• Drug Abuse
• Eating Disorders
• Emotional Disturbance
• Grief
• Habits
• Health issues
• Life Coaching
• Peer Relationships
• PTSD
• Relationship Issues
• Self Esteem
• Sleep or Insomnia
• Substance Abuse
• Test Taking
• Trauma and PTSD
• Weight Loss

Age Treated

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

In-person or Online Hypnosis/Counseling Available:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Awakening to your higher consciousness
  • Calming the autonomic nervous system (parasympathetic activation and vagus nerve balance)
  • Depression reduction
  • Empowerment
  • Habit modification
  • Higher self-connection
  • Improved confidence and motivation
  • Learn new skills
  • Pain management and relief
  • Post-traumatic growth (PTG)
  • Re-program the subconscious mind
  • Self-hypnosis training
  • Self-regulation
  • Stress release (relaxation)
  • Self-actualization
  • Sleep support
  • Spiritual guide connection
  • Weight loss

Treatment Approach & Types of Therapy

  • Analytical Hypnotherapy
  • Alpha/Theta Neurofeedback
  • age regression
  • age progression
  • audio visual entrainment (AVE)
  • autogenic training
  • Biofeedback training (galvanic skin response, muscle tension, EMG, respiration, heart rate variability, blood oxygenation, skin temperature)
  • body talk
  • cranial electric stimulation
  • creative visualization
  • education on nutrition
  • education on acu-pressure points
  • empty chair (from Gestalt psychology)
  • Emotional Freedom technique
  • Energy Work
  • exposure therapy
  • eye movement technique (EMT)
  • forgiveness therapy
  • goal setting
  • Guided Imagery
  • hemispheric synchronization
  • hypnoanalysis
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Inner Child
  • Integrative
  • Interactive imagery ®
  • MASER
  • medical hypnosis
  • meridian point therapy
  • mindfulness
  • mindfulness based meditation
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Neuroptimal Neurofeedback
  • Nia Moving to heal
  • pain reduction training
  • Positive Psychology
  • progressive muscle relaxation
  • Reiki
  • relaxation training
  • safe place technique
  • Self-hypnosis training
  • somatic experiencing
  • spiritual direction counseling
  • Technology assisted meditation
  • Thought Field

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Why Online?

  • In-home sessions: allows you to work with me from the comfort of your home.
  • Easier to schedule more flexible hours.
  • You get 10 minutes of free “text therapy” minutes for every online session.

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We can do almost everything remotely that would be done with clients in person. Online services include online hypnosis, remote hypnotherapy, breath work, biofeedback training techniques used in heart rate variability training, skin conductance, electromyography, somatic awareness, virtual eye movement, energy therapy, breath work, solution focused therapy, etc.

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