I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Psychology.
My nursing experience has ranged from general med/surg and critical care to cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, from transplant intensive care to hospice care.
To become a hypnotherapist, I completed over 200 hours of classroom and practical training in basic, intermediate and advanced hypnosis theory and technique through an accredited school of hypnosis. Among the topics covered were the use of hypnosis in weight loss, stress management, smoking cessation, and pain management, as well as the utilization of hypnosis to aid in symptom relief from various medical and emotional conditions. After completing the classes, I met the requirements and qualifications for certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist through the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA) and the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ICBCH).
My training as a certified health and wellness coach (CHC) was completed through the National Society of Health Coaches. The goal of NSHC is to produce health coaches who are skilled in engaging, guiding and supporting individuals as they move toward positive change in health behaviors. The health coach is taught to utilize Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) methods to direct decision processes with the goal to assist clients in identifying and employing self-management skills and improving health outcomes.
Providing the most effective care to my clients is of utmost importance to me. Therefore, I have continued my education through attendance at workshops, conferences, webinars and classes, as well as through extensive reading. I also research and keep up to date on various topics which I cover in my blog.
My practice adheres to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of each of the agencies through which I am licensed or certified.