What you'll Gain from a Session
The latest research in the field of mindbody disorders or "stress illnesses" is that to resolve them, the underlying emotional dynamic must be addressed. Long term stress, adverse childhood experiences, or trauma can compound the severity and complexity of our problems. Working together, clients learn identify and express repressed emotions, fears, anger and shame. The result is the ability to resolve long standing issues, move past what's stuck, and reduce physical and emotional pain and suffering. This is the key to healing emotional and physical issues, and preventing new ones from developing.
Sessions are an opportunity to shed what no longer serves us while being fully supported through the process. They help improve the flow of life force energy in our body and life which contributes to healing. Health and wellness can be restored, and future ailments averted as we free ourselves from what's holding us back and create a more positive mindset and a kinder, gentler internal environment.
As each new layer of the self is revealed we have the opportunity to examine its origin and the role it played in a client's life. As we shed these layers we replace old conclusions about ourselves with fresh new ones that more accurately reflect our authentic selves. The awareness gained in sessions gives clients a
toolbox they can use to
tackle daily stressors and
challenges in addition to
long term issues.
What to Expect
Rather than focusing on the story alone, the verbal, physical, spoken and unspoken dimensions of the self all play an important role in the therapeutic process. This allows us to tap into a greater range of experience of ourselves. As we expand our range of experience we gain new insights that were previously outside of our conscious awareness.
Sessions offer a thorough and incremental approach to healing through multidimensional self exploration. The physical and energetic body knows exactly what it needs. It has a wisdom beyond our cognitive ability and the power to heal itself both physically and emotionally. I am adept at communicating with the body's subtle signs and signals using observation and intuition while gently and slowly guiding clients towards their full truth as it arises.
Having used my hands for many years as a bodyworker, they are one of my strongest tools. That's good news since many researchers believe that to truly heal trauma touch must be integrated with talk and other modalities. Touch is a tangible form of connection that speaks to the body and informs it that it is safe. In and of itself this has a profound healing effect. This powerful connection opens the portals to a deeper relationship with, and connection to ourselves. This the key to all healing.
Sitting next to or across from a seated client, I incorporate light touch and energy medicine into each session which can create shifts in our bodies, minds and energy field. The results are a feeling of safety, lightness, freedom, relaxation and openness. This can lead to breakthroughs, deeper openings and more shifts as we navigate the unknown together in search of healing and wholeness.
Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy allows us to travel back in time to the source of long term, self-limiting, negative patterns that are at the root of our emotional and physical distress. Feelings can be expressed and long held beliefs that no longer serve us can be released, allowing us to form more positive and updated conclusions about ourselves. The opportunity to heal our inner child is a powerful part of the hypnotherapy session as well. This can lead to profound shifts in our emotional and physical health, and our lives.
An Akashic Record and Oracle Card Readings are like a psychic readings, but more general and not predictive. Readings give us a birds eye view of our lives and purpose and can shed light on what is blocking us and keeping us stuck. Readings create shifts in our relationship to issues, allowing us to see them from different angles. Every session includes energy medicine to create flow, remove stagnant energy, open chakras and meridians, and clear self limiting beliefs in our energy field. Clients report feeling more relaxed, inspired, at peace and lighter following a session.
Somatic Experiencing is a body focused therapy that allows us to tap into to the wisdom of the body in all its expression. We work with the five senses and sensations in the body to access the feelings underneath the story. This enables us to address emotional pain and past trauma in a slow and gentle way. This work is creative and collaborative as we track the body and allow it to incrementally release stuck energy that has been frozen in time since the original incident caused it to be there. Once the energy is released, the body no longer needs to express it or avoid it, and healing can occur.
Touch and Energy Medicine is increasingly being referred to as the medicine of the 21st century. Similar to Reiki, Energy Medicine is a subtle and profound approach that has the power to create shifts in our energy fields and our bodies. These shifts can change our emotional and physical states by creating more space, clearing negative energy, balancing chakras, and healing parts of the body that need healing. This can substantially change our relationship to ourselves and our attitude towards the issues being addressed.
Coming 2019 The Trim-Life Weight Release Program
Want to Permanently Change your Eating Patterns and Improve your Health?
The Trim-Life program is designed to train your subconscious mind to release weight by creating a new relationship to food and our bodies. This six week group program helps participants discover the emotional triggers that create unhealthy eating patterns and guides them to change them where they reside - in the subconscious mind.
Trim-Life is an integrative medical weight management program that will empower you to manage your hunger and your weight through the power of mindfulness, relaxation skills, and hypnosis. Psychoeducation, discussion and group support are integrated into the 2.5 hour sessions. Each participant will receive a book, workbook and thumb drive or CD to help continue the hypnotic work at home.
Group sessions are held for six weeks with individual follow-up support sessions greatly encouraged. Contact me for details and with interest. The Trim-Life Program can also be conducted on an individual basis in private sessions.
*The four week Clean Break Smoking Cessation Program, group or individual, is also available. Contact me for details.
Vision Board Workshops
Vision Boards are a collage of visual images, words and phrases that represent a clear vision of the life you want to live. They are not only fun to make, but are one of the most powerful tools you can use to help start creating the life your heart desires. We explore how manifestation and transformation occur through not only having a clear vision of what we want, but through the vibration of the vision as well.
To help participants understand this process, I introduce them to the art and science behind Vision Boards. I provide participants with informative handouts about the Invisible Laws of the Universe, as well as instructions for continuing the work at home. Using guided imagery and experiential exercises, participants get to discover and experience how different thoughts, colors, and words cary different vibrational responses and how to create an internal flow towards abundance. Workshops are offered throughout the year. Contact me for details and with interest.
"Leslie is a dynamic, charismatic and is a highly intelligent person. She brings intelligence, openness to new approaches, and lots of laughter to her work. She has an abundance of intuitive ability to help her clients. She has tremendous natural therapeutic instincts and is as good an example as you would ever find of the mind-body practitioner. Her clients always feel empowered, safe and well cared for under her guidance and treatment.”
JJ Easthampton, MA
"I had my first hypnosis session with Leslie. I wanted to clear some self limiting beliefs without clear origins, and was curious about hypnotherapy. Leslie had a nice structure to the session, let me record the beginning and end of the session so I would have something to go back to later. She also took notes for me while she took me back to earlier moments in time that I hadn’t even really thought about for a long time, but matched the feeling around some of my current concerns. I definitely got insight and immediate relief, as well as a tools to use for the future. I’m looking forward to working through additional emotions, and clearing any blockages that stand in the way of my success. Thanks, Leslie! I see a lot of patients with dental anxieties and am excited to have another resource for the ones who wish to reduce/release their anxieties and move forward in their dental wellness."
SK, Florence, MA
"Leslie is a skilled hypnotherapist. After many years of trying many modalities, I was incredibly impressed with the structure of the session and how much was addressed and accomplished so quickly. I left feeling empowered and returned to my self in the most beautiful way. Her guidance was excellent and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking an effective pathway towards deeper healing and integration of the mind, body and heart. I am so thankful I met Leslie and worked with her!" - LN, Northampton, MA
“Leslie is doing what she loves. Helping people become more than they would have ever realized possible themselves”
JR Northampton, MA
“This (Akashic Record reading) has gotten to the essence of my issues a lot more quickly than years of therapy.”
RS Hatfield, MA
“I was looking for guidance direction and Leslie amazed me with her ability to get to the root of the situation through Akashic Records and Matrix Energetics for healing and support for my next steps. She is professional, warm and I would recommend her to anyone looking for alternative therapy for navigating this chaotic world of ours. thank you Leslie.” - JH, Amherst, MA