- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Hypnotherapy: In the first session, we do a thorough intake, related to the presenting question or issue. We talk about expectations and goals, as well as any experiences you have had in the past with therapy or hypnosis. Then you have your first hypnosis experience with me. We may start with the breath and using the breath to bring the mind and body into a relaxed and safe place. I work interactively, so I may ask questions, and you may describe your experience. We sometimes work with visualization, related to the goal that you have set for yourself, or we might explore blocks and find out how to move past. This relaxed state can last for 15 to 40 minutes, and then you are brought out of the trance. Any new insights inform our future work and are integrated into practical and realistic changes. Reiki: What does a typical Reiki session entail and how does it feel? Reiki is a very safe and soothing way to tap into your own healing energy and people experience a session as relaxing and calming - not just for the time being but also in its after-effects. A typical Reiki session is 60 - 90 minutes long and the first part is spend on some background information about you, answering questions you might have, talking about the symptoms or feelings or experiences in your current life you'd like to change or heal and anything else you consider important for me to know before the healing work. Then you get to lie down on my massage table with your cloth on - starting either front or back, whichever you prefer. You can also lie down on your side if it is more comfortable for you. Then I gently place my hands on your body, following certain positions on your head, your torso, legs and arms. I always make sure that you are comfortable being touched and if there are areas you don't want me to touch I can also work the area just above your body - some people experience this as even more powerful. Halfway thru the session I usually ask you to turn around and I use hand positions on this second side as well. At the end we have a bit more time to integrate your experience. People mostly experience Reiki as warmth or a pleasant tingling, as care and support, they feel themselves relaxing, sometimes feeling light and a sense of release, sometimes there are sounds or laughter or the release of tears or other emotions. Reiki is often experienced as a clearing and you may feel energized afterwards as well.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Degrees: M.Ed./B.A. in Pedagogy 1989 University of Cologne, Germany M.A. in Counseling Psychology 1993 Lesley College, Cambridge, MA Certifications: Medical Reiki Master Certification (CMRM), 2018 with Raven Keyes, San Francisco, CA Relax & Renew – Restorative Yoga Teacher Training 2010 with Judith Hanson Lasater, San Francisco, CA Past-Life Therapy Training 2010 Hypnosis Clearing House, Lafayette, CA Medical Hypnotherapy Certified Practitioner Advanced Certification Training 2008 Center for Hypnotherapy Certification, Oakland, CA Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (CCHT) Advanced Certification Training 2003 Hypnosis Clearing House (HCH), Lafayette, CA Reiki Master Teacher Certification 2005 Hypnosis Clearing House (HCH), Lafayette, CA