Leandra Medine | MARCH 16, 2017, MAN REPELLER

Leandra Medine | MARCH 16, 2017, MAN REPELLER

I Tried Hypnosis to Get Out of My Own Head

When you are suffering, you will do anything to make yourself heal, which is how I launched into an exhausting list of “self-care” practices that include herbal supplement consumption, adrenal testing, yoga, acupuncture, talk therapy, meditation and eating a banana everyday (apparently, it is mood lifting).

The problem with doing all these things when you’re a nervous person is that you’re a nervous person, so you apply the tendencies of your mind to these experiences and they become painstaking chores. You forget to take your herbs and feel like you have failed. You wake up and don’t want to meditate or go to yoga because you’d rather just sit at your computer with a BIG-ASS COFFEE that will definitely impact your adrenals, and you start to think that maybe you just don’t care enough about yourself. That maybe you don’t deserve to feel good.

So you keep working towards betterment, which is how I ultimately cherried my “healing” cake with hypnosis.

At the end of New York Fashion Week — specifically, two hours before the Thom Browne show on a Monday — I met with Morgan Yakus, a former East Coast stylist and shop owner who is now a bi-coastal certified hypnotist and generally compassionate person. I was vulnerable enough to not even consider the archetypal renderings of what it means to be hypnotized. Would she sit me on a sterile chair in front of a black seamless and dangle a yo-yo in front of my face until I genuinely started to believe that I was someone else? Right out of the gate, she explained that I wouldn’t feel like a different person at the end of the treatment. Then she asked why I’d come.

I told her I was sick of being a prisoner of my mind. I’d been holding on to my lost pregnancy like it was the sole defining trait of my identity and I couldn’t let go. That I didn’t want to let go because I feared I would never get pregnant again, that I’d never have another period. A broken loser who at best could muster vile jealousy towards any carrying woman and at worst, regretted waking up in the mornings.

She walked me through my childhood, asked a number of benign questions about how I was raised and where I was raised and how a whole bunch of hypothetical scenarios dealing in pregnancy made me feel. The questions were rudimentary — I felt like a kid learning how to express emotion — but I think their simplicity was precisely the reason I could let it hang out. There’s something about assuming the innocence of your child-self that makes thinking scary thoughts feel a little safer.

Following the inquiry portion of our session, she laid me down on a treatment table. I had a black towel over my head and was instructed to roll my eyes back and let them flutter until they felt the need to close. At this point, the questions progressed. We walked through a ton of shit — everything from my relationship with my mom to my favorite kind of breakfast. Over and over she asked if I was ready to let go; while she asked this question, I had to pay attention to four different sounds coming through the room. “Yes,” I kept telling her, as I heard the fan slow down then pick up, slow down then pick up. “Yes.”

It felt like 20 minutes but by the time she’d concluded our session, it had been close to two hours. I got up, rubbed my eyes, put my shoes back on, left, and felt exactly the same.

Granted, I was slightly tired (I’d definitely fallen into some version of a meditative state), but I was sure that if you’d have asked me to replay the miscarriage — sitting in that chair while my mother-in-law tried to console me — or the announcement of my best friend’s pregnancy, I’d cry. But my mind wouldn’t let me go there, so I didn’t bother trying to make it go there.

I went for dinner that night with a couple of friends. We were talking about life and work and love and food and one of my friends looked over at me in an intimate moment and said, “You know you’re going to be fine, right?” I looked back and said I was fine — like I meant it.

For a good number of weeks, I believed it. I barely thought about kids, I stopped calculating how old I would be by the time they reached their 20s, I had sex just to have sex — can you believe that? For pleasure. It was actually nice to hang out in my head again. I loved being there! People always say that when you stop thinking about it is when you get pregnant (a stupid thing to tell a heartbroken, desperate woman) and when my doctor called me following some blood tests to let me know that I still hadn’t ovulated, it felt like all the work had been reversed. Like the past several weeks were a trick. A joke on me. I was angry and comparative again. I wanted to grasp anything that could give me hope. The acupuncture, the energy healing, the supplements. So I did. When I could. And when I couldn’t?

I simply couldn’t. It didn’t make me a failure or indicate that I deserved to suffer. I just didn’t have time. For me, this has really been the magic of hypnosis. That I could genuinely stop thinking I am the greatest loser of them all, stop beating myself down so profoundly? That’s freeing.

I have since modified my “self-care” routine to the following:

+Breathing

+Blinking

+Anything else when I feel like it.

I don’t think I’m ever going to not want to be a mom, or that I’ll stop fighting either. I anticipate that the vile jealousy will get better but don’t expect that seeing other women effortlessly receive (conceive?) what I still have not will make me happy like everyone says it is supposed to. I know that’s a controversial thing to admit — it might make me sound bitter — but for right now, in this moment, it’s enough to acknowledge and allow that without hating myself. No judgement.

Collage by Maria Jia Ling Pitt; images by GraphicaArtis and Fox Photos/Hulton Archive via Getty Images. 

I’m writing to say thank you again for all the amazing self hypnosis tools you’ve given me this year. I recently did a quick hypnosis on myself and was astounded by the results. On Sunday I needed to be extra outgoing and chatty for an event. After doing the hypnosis, not only was I more of a social butterfly, but I truly enjoyed it - which has NEVER happened to my wallflower self before.
— WH

our body book (cameron Diaz) CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD | AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH HYPNOSIS & WELLNESS PRACTITIONER, MORGAN YAKUS BY MARITZA BUELVAS / NOVEMBER 2016 Thankfully there’s been a strong emphasis on the need for self-care in the media recently—extending way beyond the trending hashtag. More and more, our busy lives have mandated deep introspection to clear out nasty thoughts, decompress, and completely re-think how we deal with everyday stressors and personal mental blocks.  Getting unstuck is of the utmost importance at Our Body Book, so when we discover new, adaptable and approachable ways to deal with everyday #beautyblocks, we are keen on doing the sharing! Our joy stems from uncovering ways to increase optimal mental and physical wellbeing, and develop the internal beauty patterns to redefine and radiate. We understand that learning how to manifest positive intention helps breakthrough patterns of insecurity and anxiety especially when coupled with the tools we are about to learn about today. Recently, I had the pleasure of not only interviewing Hypnosis & Wellness Practitioner Morgan Yakus, but also experiencing an online hypnosis session with the very inviting hypnotist. Having been introduced to Morgan by our friends at CAP Beauty—where she is closing out a month-long residency—I was very intrigued by the powers of hypnosis and how it can help me through personal beauty barriers to deal with stress, anxiety and areas of “feeling stuck”. Personally, I’ve never been hypnotized and the timing for this introduction couldn’t have been more perfect. I suffer from occasional claustrophobia on planes and with a flight to San Francisco next month, the timing was truly sent from the heavens. Although I’m a pretty practical and composed individual in most instances, the thought of flying with just my little boy was starting to cause a tinge of anxiety.  Consulting with Morgan on a one-on-one online hypnosis session was not only calming, but reassuring as it left me with the skills to reign in my phobia and anxious thoughts. The tools she provides to achieve self-hypnosis are not only applicable to everyday life but also ideal for sleep deprived individuals such as myself.  Let’s delve a little deeper into Morgan’s world to discover her techniques to remove everyday #beautyblocks and expand on our self-care tool kit.   SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: MORGAN YAKUS TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU GOT STARTED AS A HYPNOSIS & WELLNESS PRACTITIONER (AND HOW YOUR TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS WORKS BOTH FROM A ONE-ON-ONE PATIENT STANDPOINT AND AS A VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR? Since I can remember, I was always around the healing arts. My mom and her husband are Buddhist and have always been into nutrition and wellness, which influenced my interests and desire to help people, it has always been in the fabric of my life. I have always loved clothing, which lead me to explore the world of fashion. I knew at some point close to my 40’s I would change careers and help people, I just didn’t know how it would happen and what it would look like. If you told me I was going to be a hypnotist, I would have laughed. It was all a surprise, it started one day with an herbal tonic, about six years ago and kept going from there. When I had my first past life regression I had a profound experience. Becoming more curious, I read quite a few books, that’s when I decided to study and become certified in Past Life Regression with Dr. Brian Weiss who wrote the book Many Lives Many Masters. Through receiving present life hypnosis sessions, I experienced changes which I had been trying to unlock for a long time. I’m also trained as a holistic health coach and in green and Chinese herbs (by Ron Teeguarden). Looking back, each event and training led from one place to the next, and every moment has led up to now.  Every session is different, depending on the clients needs. I try to meet the client where they are, hear and see where they would like to shift too. The session focuses on the positive and where they want to be and how the client can get there. It is usually a combination of dialoging, sharing tips, techniques and trance work.  One to one sessions in person and virtual sessions are the same, all of my Skype clients have the same shifts as the in-person clients.  HOW DO YOU FIND PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS HELPS TO SHIFT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND LIFT EVERYDAY ROADBLOCKS WE HARBOR BOTH ON THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL LEVEL? Hypnosis can be compared to an interactive guided meditation. It is a deep state of relaxation and a heightened state of focus, which is a natural state of mind (theta state). It is designed as a short cut to communicate with the subconscious mind using images, sounds and feelings. Scientists are studying the brain now more than ever, as the brain scanning technology has improved. Therefore, having a more in-depth understanding of Neuroplasticity and how it works. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to allow us to learn and adapt to our environment. They know now, there is a direct link between our neural networks and through our cognitive practices we can shift our thinking.  Research has now shown we can actively affect how our brains can rewire themselves to create new neural networks and override preexisting ones. During hypnosis, the client is able to access their own neural networks and neurons, letting the subconscious know they don’t need the habit anymore. They communicate to themselves what they would like to create instead, this creates Neuroplasticity which rewires the neurons together. I teach my clients NLP tools, interruption techniques and self hypnosis so they can navigate smoothly, in their every day life.  The work continues to take place over time. Eventually, clients find themselves living in this new pattern. It is further supported when the individual is consciously working to change their thinking around a particular issue. Through this cognitive work, neural networks change resulting in a different, healthier response to a particular situation. CAN YOU EXPLAIN YOUR TOOLKIT OF TECHNIQUES FURTHER? HOW CAN OUR READERS BEST EMPLOY SELF-HYPNOSIS (ESPECIALLY AS BUSY NEWBIES)? ALSO, PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT IS MEANT BY NLP AND THE POWER OF TAPPING. WE ARE VERY INTRIGUED BY THESE UNIQUE AND POWERFUL PROCESSES.  In my experience, if someone is stuck its because they are thinking about the past or writing a story about the future and they are not in the present moment. I encourage my clients to interrupt themselves, it can be with simple techniques such as NLP (Neuro Linguistic Psychology), breath exercise, visualization or self hypnosis.  Tapping (EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique) is another way to interrupt the brains old patterns and replace it with something positive. I usually use this technique when someone is upset or angry. After five min or less the whole state can change.  Definition of EFT: Tapping on “meridian points” on the body, derived from acupuncture, can release “energy blockages” that cause “negative emotions” I mix in NLP all through out working with the client to create a short cut techniques to shift images and sound bites in the mind into something more positive.  Self Meditation (self hypnosis): It is a step beyond listening to a meditation or being the observer. It is a technique that anyone can use to create positive feelings and shifts. The process tells your brain and body what you would like to create, all the while being aware of every moment you are creating. This meditation style technique can be used to reduce stress, feel more confident, sleep sounder, focus and become calmer and balanced in every day life, five minutes can be effective. “It’s helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. It’s all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. It’s all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would a friend, family or partner) the body creates positive shifts and outcomes.” HOW CAN WE BEST CREATE EVERYDAY PATHS OF INTENTION TO SHED THE #BEAUTYBLOCKS AND SELF-DOUBT WE SOMETIMES HARBOR AS WOMEN? CAN YOU PROVIDE EXAMPLES OTHER STUDENTS AND PATIENTS HAVE EMPLOYED FOR OPTIMAL SUCCESS? By using short cut techniques to interrupt the negative thought patterns and then creating a focus on positive outcomes, images and feelings of ourselves and with others. If it’s a past experience which is showing up as a visual, I usually suggest the client zoom it out and shrink it down, an audio loop, turn down the sound. This is an NLP technique which works quickly.  If they are stuck in the future “what if scenario,” its helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. Its all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would a friend, family or partner) the body creates positive shifts and outcomes.  I teach my clients in workshops and my private practice techniques they can use in their daily life. We all have had an individual set of experiences and process information differently. I give each client different techniques depending on what they would like to create. There are so many techniques and self care rituals, it’s finding what works for you.  HOW CAN WE BEST ELIMINATE OR ALLEVIATE HARMFUL STRESSORS TO CREATE A HEALTHY AND MINDFUL MIND-BODY CONNECTION?  It’s really about one hour and one day at a time, connecting to the signals that our mind and body is showing us. There are so many techniques and self care rituals, it’s finding what works for you. We have all had a different set of experiences and process information differently. I think one of the best tools is an interruption technique. When the negative self talk occurs to interrupt the thoughts and either reverse them into positive thoughts or create a positive visual. Over time that will re-pattern the neural networks and show your brain the direction to move into.  HOW CAN WE USE SELF-HYPNOSIS TO TAP INTO INNER SELF AWARENESS AND HONE IN ON OUR OWN POWERFUL INTUITION? The gentle process that takes you into self meditation (as I like to call it) is very quick and can create an inner self awareness easily. Whenever we go into meditation or sit quietly, the mind will tell us what we need to know.  WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL BLOCKS FOR EXAMPLE, I SUFFER FROM OCCASIONAL CLAUSTROPHOBIA WHEN IN TIGHT SPACES. WHAT USED TO BE A VERY INFREQUENT PHOBIA, ISOLATED TO FLYING (BUT NOT ON EVERY FLIGHT), HAS NOW BEGAN TO IMPACT MY LIFE ON A MORE ROUTINE BASIS AFTER BOTH OF MY PREGNANCIES. HOW DO I BEST MAKE THE MENTAL SHIFT TO BREAK FROM THIS ROADBLOCK TO AVOID FUTURE INCIDENTS AND/OR FREE MY MIND OF THE PHOBIA IF I FIND IT COMING ON? HOW CAN I EMPLOY SELF-HYPNOSIS OR PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS TO OVERCOME THIS PHOBIA? Visualize yourself going through the experience positively and arriving at your destination safely. This will show the brain it is safe and it should begin to shift. This visualization can be used for any experiences there is stress around which occur in the future. Hypnosis works great for phobias, the client can continue after to use the self hypnosis to reinforce the sessions.

our body book (cameron Diaz)

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR WORLD | AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH HYPNOSIS & WELLNESS PRACTITIONER, MORGAN YAKUS

BY MARITZA BUELVAS / NOVEMBER 2016

Thankfully there’s been a strong emphasis on the need for self-care in the media recently—extending way beyond the trending hashtag. More and more, our busy lives have mandated deep introspection to clear out nasty thoughts, decompress, and completely re-think how we deal with everyday stressors and personal mental blocks. 

Getting unstuck is of the utmost importance at Our Body Book, so when we discover new, adaptable and approachable ways to deal with everyday #beautyblocks, we are keen on doing the sharing! Our joy stems from uncovering ways to increase optimal mental and physical wellbeing, and develop the internal beauty patterns to redefine and radiate.

We understand that learning how to manifest positive intention helps breakthrough patterns of insecurity and anxiety especially when coupled with the tools we are about to learn about today.

Recently, I had the pleasure of not only interviewing Hypnosis & Wellness Practitioner Morgan Yakus, but also experiencing an online hypnosis session with the very inviting hypnotist.

Having been introduced to Morgan by our friends at CAP Beauty—where she is closing out a month-long residency—I was very intrigued by the powers of hypnosis and how it can help me through personal beauty barriers to deal with stress, anxiety and areas of “feeling stuck”.

Personally, I’ve never been hypnotized and the timing for this introduction couldn’t have been more perfect. I suffer from occasional claustrophobia on planes and with a flight to San Francisco next month, the timing was truly sent from the heavens. Although I’m a pretty practical and composed individual in most instances, the thought of flying with just my little boy was starting to cause a tinge of anxiety. 

Consulting with Morgan on a one-on-one online hypnosis session was not only calming, but reassuring as it left me with the skills to reign in my phobia and anxious thoughts. The tools she provides to achieve self-hypnosis are not only applicable to everyday life but also ideal for sleep deprived individuals such as myself. 

Let’s delve a little deeper into Morgan’s world to discover her techniques to remove everyday #beautyblocks and expand on our self-care tool kit.

 

SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: MORGAN YAKUS

TELL ME ABOUT HOW YOU GOT STARTED AS A HYPNOSIS & WELLNESS PRACTITIONER (AND HOW YOUR TRANSFORMATIVE PROCESS WORKS BOTH FROM A ONE-ON-ONE PATIENT STANDPOINT AND AS A VIRTUAL INSTRUCTOR?

Since I can remember, I was always around the healing arts. My mom and her husband are Buddhist and have always been into nutrition and wellness, which influenced my interests and desire to help people, it has always been in the fabric of my life. I have always loved clothing, which lead me to explore the world of fashion. I knew at some point close to my 40’s I would change careers and help people, I just didn’t know how it would happen and what it would look like. If you told me I was going to be a hypnotist, I would have laughed. It was all a surprise, it started one day with an herbal tonic, about six years ago and kept going from there. When I had my first past life regression I had a profound experience. Becoming more curious, I read quite a few books, that’s when I decided to study and become certified in Past Life Regression with Dr. Brian Weiss who wrote the book Many Lives Many Masters. Through receiving present life hypnosis sessions, I experienced changes which I had been trying to unlock for a long time. I’m also trained as a holistic health coach and in green and Chinese herbs (by Ron Teeguarden). Looking back, each event and training led from one place to the next, and every moment has led up to now. 

Every session is different, depending on the clients needs. I try to meet the client where they are, hear and see where they would like to shift too. The session focuses on the positive and where they want to be and how the client can get there. It is usually a combination of dialoging, sharing tips, techniques and trance work.  One to one sessions in person and virtual sessions are the same, all of my Skype clients have the same shifts as the in-person clients. 

HOW DO YOU FIND PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS AND SELF-HYPNOSIS HELPS TO SHIFT NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND LIFT EVERYDAY ROADBLOCKS WE HARBOR BOTH ON THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL LEVEL?

Hypnosis can be compared to an interactive guided meditation. It is a deep state of relaxation and a heightened state of focus, which is a natural state of mind (theta state). It is designed as a short cut to communicate with the subconscious mind using images, sounds and feelings. Scientists are studying the brain now more than ever, as the brain scanning technology has improved. Therefore, having a more in-depth understanding of Neuroplasticity and how it works. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to allow us to learn and adapt to our environment. They know now, there is a direct link between our neural networks and through our cognitive practices we can shift our thinking. 

Research has now shown we can actively affect how our brains can rewire themselves to create new neural networks and override preexisting ones. During hypnosis, the client is able to access their own neural networks and neurons, letting the subconscious know they don’t need the habit anymore. They communicate to themselves what they would like to create instead, this creates Neuroplasticity which rewires the neurons together. I teach my clients NLP tools, interruption techniques and self hypnosis so they can navigate smoothly, in their every day life. 

The work continues to take place over time. Eventually, clients find themselves living in this new pattern. It is further supported when the individual is consciously working to change their thinking around a particular issue. Through this cognitive work, neural networks change resulting in a different, healthier response to a particular situation.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN YOUR TOOLKIT OF TECHNIQUES FURTHER? HOW CAN OUR READERS BEST EMPLOY SELF-HYPNOSIS (ESPECIALLY AS BUSY NEWBIES)? ALSO, PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT IS MEANT BY NLP AND THE POWER OF TAPPING. WE ARE VERY INTRIGUED BY THESE UNIQUE AND POWERFUL PROCESSES. 

In my experience, if someone is stuck its because they are thinking about the past or writing a story about the future and they are not in the present moment. I encourage my clients to interrupt themselves, it can be with simple techniques such as NLP (Neuro Linguistic Psychology), breath exercise, visualization or self hypnosis. 

Tapping (EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique) is another way to interrupt the brains old patterns and replace it with something positive. I usually use this technique when someone is upset or angry. After five min or less the whole state can change. 

Definition of EFT: Tapping on “meridian points” on the body, derived from acupuncture, can release “energy blockages” that cause “negative emotions”

I mix in NLP all through out working with the client to create a short cut techniques to shift images and sound bites in the mind into something more positive. 

Self Meditation (self hypnosis): It is a step beyond listening to a meditation or being the observer. It is a technique that anyone can use to create positive feelings and shifts. The process tells your brain and body what you would like to create, all the while being aware of every moment you are creating. This meditation style technique can be used to reduce stress, feel more confident, sleep sounder, focus and become calmer and balanced in every day life, five minutes can be effective.

“It’s helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. It’s all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. It’s all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would a friend, family or partner) the body creates positive shifts and outcomes.”

HOW CAN WE BEST CREATE EVERYDAY PATHS OF INTENTION TO SHED THE #BEAUTYBLOCKS AND SELF-DOUBT WE SOMETIMES HARBOR AS WOMEN? CAN YOU PROVIDE EXAMPLES OTHER STUDENTS AND PATIENTS HAVE EMPLOYED FOR OPTIMAL SUCCESS?

By using short cut techniques to interrupt the negative thought patterns and then creating a focus on positive outcomes, images and feelings of ourselves and with others. If it’s a past experience which is showing up as a visual, I usually suggest the client zoom it out and shrink it down, an audio loop, turn down the sound. This is an NLP technique which works quickly.  If they are stuck in the future “what if scenario,” its helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. Its all in the commands we give ourselves, if we tell ourselves we can’t do something and there is a block, the body will follow. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would a friend, family or partner) the body creates positive shifts and outcomes. 

I teach my clients in workshops and my private practice techniques they can use in their daily life. We all have had an individual set of experiences and process information differently. I give each client different techniques depending on what they would like to create. There are so many techniques and self care rituals, it’s finding what works for you. 

HOW CAN WE BEST ELIMINATE OR ALLEVIATE HARMFUL STRESSORS TO CREATE A HEALTHY AND MINDFUL MIND-BODY CONNECTION? 

It’s really about one hour and one day at a time, connecting to the signals that our mind and body is showing us. There are so many techniques and self care rituals, it’s finding what works for you.

We have all had a different set of experiences and process information differently. I think one of the best tools is an interruption technique. When the negative self talk occurs to interrupt the thoughts and either reverse them into positive thoughts or create a positive visual. Over time that will re-pattern the neural networks and show your brain the direction to move into. 

HOW CAN WE USE SELF-HYPNOSIS TO TAP INTO INNER SELF AWARENESS AND HONE IN ON OUR OWN POWERFUL INTUITION?

The gentle process that takes you into self meditation (as I like to call it) is very quick and can create an inner self awareness easily.

Whenever we go into meditation or sit quietly, the mind will tell us what we need to know. 

WHEN IT COMES TO MENTAL BLOCKS FOR EXAMPLE, I SUFFER FROM OCCASIONAL CLAUSTROPHOBIA WHEN IN TIGHT SPACES. WHAT USED TO BE A VERY INFREQUENT PHOBIA, ISOLATED TO FLYING (BUT NOT ON EVERY FLIGHT), HAS NOW BEGAN TO IMPACT MY LIFE ON A MORE ROUTINE BASIS AFTER BOTH OF MY PREGNANCIES. HOW DO I BEST MAKE THE MENTAL SHIFT TO BREAK FROM THIS ROADBLOCK TO AVOID FUTURE INCIDENTS AND/OR FREE MY MIND OF THE PHOBIA IF I FIND IT COMING ON? HOW CAN I EMPLOY SELF-HYPNOSIS OR PROFESSIONAL HYPNOSIS TO OVERCOME THIS PHOBIA?

Visualize yourself going through the experience positively and arriving at your destination safely. This will show the brain it is safe and it should begin to shift. This visualization can be used for any experiences there is stress around which occur in the future. Hypnosis works great for phobias, the client can continue after to use the self hypnosis to reinforce the sessions.


  VOGUE / SEPTEMBER 2016 Serenity Now! 5 New Age Healers on How to Avoid a Fashion Week Freak-Out 5. “Sandalwood has been used since ancient times and is said to have highly protective and grounding qualities and to calm the nervous system. Try a drop of the oil on each of the temples and the back of the neck. It feels lovely and smells woody and sweet. You could also burn a beautiful sandalwood candle before bedtime. Or if you can spare 90 minutes, immerse yourself in a flow tank. Lift Floats is a good one in Brooklyn, with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. This is one of my favorite things to do. A float is the equivalent of eight hours of sleep and three days of detox. The saltwater is purifying and the whole experience is incredibly grounding!” - Morgan Yakus  Hypnosis, Past-life Regression and Wellness Practitioner Photo: Steven Klein

 

VOGUE / SEPTEMBER 2016

Serenity Now! 5 New Age Healers on How to Avoid a Fashion Week Freak-Out

5. “Sandalwood has been used since ancient times and is said to have highly protective and grounding qualities and to calm the nervous system. Try a drop of the oil on each of the temples and the back of the neck. It feels lovely and smells woody and sweet. You could also burn a beautiful sandalwood candle before bedtime. Or if you can spare 90 minutes, immerse yourself in a flow tank. Lift Floats is a good one in Brooklyn, with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. This is one of my favorite things to do. A float is the equivalent of eight hours of sleep and three days of detox. The saltwater is purifying and the whole experience is incredibly grounding!”

- Morgan Yakus  Hypnosis, Past-life Regression and Wellness Practitioner

Photo: Steven Klein


THE THINKING CAP / CAP BEAUTY BLOG/ SEPTEMBER 2016 PHOTO BY JOHN VON PAMER INTERVIEW BY KERRILYNN PAMER We are thrilled to announce the start of the CAP Beauty Healing Arts Residency, providing access to the most profound and life-changing practices. At CAP we are always on the hunt for the most transformative treatments, the most radical healers and committed practitioners in the world. When we find them, we love being able to share them with our community. Our first resident, hypnosis practitioner Morgan Yakus, hails from the world of fashion and has since landed front and center in the land of self development and change work. Morgan is a modern hypnosis practitioner focusing on science based techniques and neuroplasticity to create positive change. And for the month of October, her services will be available to members of the CAP community Please share what you do.  Working, traveling, laughing, writing, playing in nature, eating whole foods and visiting the farmer’s market once a week, learning about new herbs and making molded chocolates. Teaching and helping people to understand themselves more through Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and as a wellness practitioner. Moonlighting as a hypnotic artist, creating environments through vibration and metaphor of the voice, while guiding them on an Astral Journey and to different  landscapes around the planet, comparable to an internal IMAX. Can you tell us a bit about your background and upbringing? I grew up between Brooklyn and LA, my Mom and her husband are Buddhists and have always explored nutrition and wellness, which influenced my interests and desire to help people. My Dad was a recording engineer in the music business, I saw some incredible records being made. It gave me a look through a door into a magical world, especially at a young age, and influenced my ascetics and love for music. My dad engineered most of Stevie Nicks solo albums, she was one of my earliest fashion icons!  I was in fashion for twenty years and in my fashion career I was fortunate to work in many aspects of the industry: runway shows in NY and Europe, press for Gucci, vintage inspiration for many well known designers, as a stylist on the Lauryn Hill Miseducation tour and later on I become a co-founder of the No.6 store in Little Italy, New York. Did your shift into the more esoteric realm of wellness happen gradually or over time? Was this always an interest of yours? Having been exposed to an esoteric realm of wellness since I was a child, it has always been woven into the fabric of my life. I’ve always been interested in furthering my study and practice of different modalities in the healing arts. A pivotal moment in my path, was when I was traveling through Southeast Asia and Australia for thirteen months in my twenties. The experiences I had brought my priorities and perspectives into focus. I knew at some point close to my 40’s I would change careers and help people, I just didn’t know how it would happen or what it would look like. If you told me I was going to be a hypnotist, I would have laughed. It was all a surprise. It started one day about six years ago with an herbal tonic and just kept going from there. When I had my first past life regression I had a profound experience. Becoming more curious, I read a lot of books and that’s when I decided to study and become certified in Past Life Regression with Dr. Brian Weiss who wrote the book Many Lives, Many Masters. Through receiving present life hypnosis sessions, I experienced changes which I had been trying to unlock for a long time. I’m also trained as a holistic health coach and in green and Chinese herbs (by Ron Teeguarden). Looking back, each event and training led from one place to the next, and every moment led up to now. You came from the world of fashion and landed front and center in the land of self development and change work. We refer to these people (including myself!) as fashion refugees. Why do you think so many make the move from fashion to wellness? There is an undeniable exodus, but to be honest I haven’t figured out the correlation yet. What does your process, and a session with you, look like? Every session is different, depending on the what  the client needs. I try to meet the client where they are, and hear and see where they would like to shift to. The session focuses on the positive and where they want to be and how to get there. It is usually a combination of dialogue, sharing tips, techniques and trance work. What does a day in your life look like? Each day is dynamic, I’m usually working on workshops, hypnotic art projects and meeting with private clients in person and over Skype or traveling. I always start my day with an herbal tonic and it usually includes Cacao, American Ginseng, some protein powder and maple syrup. I aim to create a balance between work, fun and travel. What are some common misconceptions about hypnosis? OH lets see, unfortunately there are so many! – You are not in control. False – You will go “under”. False – You will do or say something ridiculous. False – You cannot be hypnotized. False (everyone is in hypnosis, all throughout the day) Hypnosis goes back as far as ancient Egypt and Greece and was used in the sleeping temples to help people heal. These temples were originally regarded as healing places to access a trancelike state of meditation optimal for reaching higher states of consciousness. Inside the sleep temples participants would chant, dream, meditate and listen, finding cures, solutions and reprieve from a variety of ailments. Hypnosis is a state of focus known as the theta state. This state is experienced every night before sleep by everyone. It is the place where people report receiving many insights. We are in hypnosis multiple times during the day, as it is a state of focus. Some examples of the hypnosis state are watching a movie, TV, writing or looking at your phone. When you see people walking down the street intently looking at their phones and they almost bump into you. That is hypnosis. In this state you are fully in control and aware of every moment you are creating. If someone asked you would you want to feel in balance with your surroundings and yourself, calm and lighter, would you say no? That’s what I have felt after a session and what my clients have described. Why and how does hypnosis work? Hypnosis can be compared to an interactive guided meditation. It is deep state of relaxation and a heightened state of focus, which is a natural state of mind (theta state). It is designed as a shortcut to communicate with the subconscious mind using images, sounds and feelings. Scientists are studying the brain now more than ever, as the brain scanning technology has improved and we have a more thorough and in depth understanding of neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to learn and adapt to our environment.  They now know that there is a direct link between our neural networks and by developing our cognitive practices we can shift our thinking. Research has shown we can actively effect how our brains rewire themselves creating new neural networks and overriding existing ones. During hypnosis, the client is able to access their own neural networks and neurons, letting the subconscious know that they don’t need the habit anymore. They communicate to themselves what they would like to create instead and this creates neuroplasticity rewiring the neurons together. I teach my clients NLP tools, interruption techniques and self hypnosis so they can manage their everyday life smoothly. The work continues to take place over time. Eventually, clients find themselves living in this new pattern. It is further supported when the individual is consciously working to change their thinking around a particular issue. Through this cognitive work, neural networks change resulting in a different, healthier response to a particular situation. How often do you recommend doing it? Each person is different with their own individual set of experiences. A common thread between all of us is that we want to experience our own version of happiness and balance in life. In my opinion, from working with many clients and groups, what is happening is that the brain develops a pattern to adapt to an environment at some point earlier in their life. As the years go on their environment, relationships and location change, but the same patterns continue to reoccur. These patterns aren’t needed anymore as their environment has changed. This is why it’s a great tool to help the client create new positive patterns (neuroplasticity) which relates to where they are now and where they plan to go in the future. In terms of how many sessions each client may need, it varies. In general, if a client wants to work on a few things I recommend beginning with three sessions and assessing from there.  They can follow up six months to a year later to work on something else. If someone is stuck, what practices do you think are important for creating shifts? If someone is stuck it’s because they are thinking about the past or future and they are not in the present. I encourage my clients to interrupt themselves, it can be a simple NLP or breath exercise or visualization. If a past experience is on a loop in your mind, I suggest zooming out the visual and shrinking it down and or turning down the sound on the audio. If they’re stuck in the future “what if scenario, it’s helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would with a friend, family member or partner) the body creates more positive shifts. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body. Please share three self care rituals you believe in practicing.  – Smiling. It creates good chemicals in the body. – Massage, acupuncture, salt water floating (ocean, tub, float tank) and movement. – Talking to the self positively. What books are on your nightstand?  The Holographic Universe. Michael Talbot How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior. Leonard Mlodinow Animal Speak. Ted Andrews The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking (circa 1984). Adiraja Dasa Do you have any morning rituals?  Morning tonics, writing 3 pages or for ten minutes, meditation or self hypnosis and listening to music while getting ready for the day. Do you have any evening rituals?  Reading, saging, burning moxa (mugwort) on different points of the body and self hypnosis. What’s your favorite quote? “Change your thoughts and change your world” Norman Vincent Peale

THE THINKING CAP / CAP BEAUTY BLOG/ SEPTEMBER 2016

PHOTO BY
JOHN VON PAMER
INTERVIEW BY
KERRILYNN PAMER

We are thrilled to announce the start of the CAP Beauty Healing Arts Residency, providing access to the most profound and life-changing practices. At CAP we are always on the hunt for the most transformative treatments, the most radical healers and committed practitioners in the world. When we find them, we love being able to share them with our community.

Our first resident, hypnosis practitioner Morgan Yakus, hails from the world of fashion and has since landed front and center in the land of self development and change work. Morgan is a modern hypnosis practitioner focusing on science based techniques and neuroplasticity to create positive change. And for the month of October, her services will be available to members of the CAP community

Please share what you do. 

Working, traveling, laughing, writing, playing in nature, eating whole foods and visiting the farmer’s market once a week, learning about new herbs and making molded chocolates. Teaching and helping people to understand themselves more through Hypnosis, Past Life Regression and as a wellness practitioner. Moonlighting as a hypnotic artist, creating environments through vibration and metaphor of the voice, while guiding them on an Astral Journey and to different  landscapes around the planet, comparable to an internal IMAX.

Can you tell us a bit about your background and upbringing?

I grew up between Brooklyn and LA, my Mom and her husband are Buddhists and have always explored nutrition and wellness, which influenced my interests and desire to help people. My Dad was a recording engineer in the music business, I saw some incredible records being made. It gave me a look through a door into a magical world, especially at a young age, and influenced my ascetics and love for music. My dad engineered most of Stevie Nicks solo albums, she was one of my earliest fashion icons!  I was in fashion for twenty years and in my fashion career I was fortunate to work in many aspects of the industry: runway shows in NY and Europe, press for Gucci, vintage inspiration for many well known designers, as a stylist on the Lauryn Hill Miseducation tour and later on I become a co-founder of the No.6 store in Little Italy, New York.

Did your shift into the more esoteric realm of wellness happen gradually or over time? Was this always an interest of yours?

Having been exposed to an esoteric realm of wellness since I was a child, it has always been woven into the fabric of my life. I’ve always been interested in furthering my study and practice of different modalities in the healing arts. A pivotal moment in my path, was when I was traveling through Southeast Asia and Australia for thirteen months in my twenties. The experiences I had brought my priorities and perspectives into focus. I knew at some point close to my 40’s I would change careers and help people, I just didn’t know how it would happen or what it would look like. If you told me I was going to be a hypnotist, I would have laughed. It was all a surprise. It started one day about six years ago with an herbal tonic and just kept going from there. When I had my first past life regression I had a profound experience. Becoming more curious, I read a lot of books and that’s when I decided to study and become certified in Past Life Regression with Dr. Brian Weiss who wrote the book Many Lives, Many Masters. Through receiving present life hypnosis sessions, I experienced changes which I had been trying to unlock for a long time. I’m also trained as a holistic health coach and in green and Chinese herbs (by Ron Teeguarden). Looking back, each event and training led from one place to the next, and every moment led up to now.

You came from the world of fashion and landed front and center in the land of self development and change work. We refer to these people (including myself!) as fashion refugees. Why do you think so many make the move from fashion to wellness?

There is an undeniable exodus, but to be honest I haven’t figured out the correlation yet.

What does your process, and a session with you, look like?

Every session is different, depending on the what  the client needs. I try to meet the client where they are, and hear and see where they would like to shift to. The session focuses on the positive and where they want to be and how to get there. It is usually a combination of dialogue, sharing tips, techniques and trance work.

What does a day in your life look like?

Each day is dynamic, I’m usually working on workshops, hypnotic art projects and meeting with private clients in person and over Skype or traveling. I always start my day with an herbal tonic and it usually includes Cacao, American Ginseng, some protein powder and maple syrup. I aim to create a balance between work, fun and travel.

What are some common misconceptions about hypnosis?

OH lets see, unfortunately there are so many!

– You are not in control. False

– You will go “under”. False

– You will do or say something ridiculous. False

– You cannot be hypnotized. False (everyone is in hypnosis, all throughout the day)

Hypnosis goes back as far as ancient Egypt and Greece and was used in the sleeping temples to help people heal. These temples were originally regarded as healing places to access a trancelike state of meditation optimal for reaching higher states of consciousness. Inside the sleep temples participants would chant, dream, meditate and listen, finding cures, solutions and reprieve from a variety of ailments. Hypnosis is a state of focus known as the theta state. This state is experienced every night before sleep by everyone. It is the place where people report receiving many insights.

We are in hypnosis multiple times during the day, as it is a state of focus. Some examples of the hypnosis state are watching a movie, TV, writing or looking at your phone. When you see people walking down the street intently looking at their phones and they almost bump into you. That is hypnosis. In this state you are fully in control and aware of every moment you are creating. If someone asked you would you want to feel in balance with your surroundings and yourself, calm and lighter, would you say no? That’s what I have felt after a session and what my clients have described.

Why and how does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis can be compared to an interactive guided meditation. It is deep state of relaxation and a heightened state of focus, which is a natural state of mind (theta state). It is designed as a shortcut to communicate with the subconscious mind using images, sounds and feelings. Scientists are studying the brain now more than ever, as the brain scanning technology has improved and we have a more thorough and in depth understanding of neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s ability to learn and adapt to our environment.  They now know that there is a direct link between our neural networks and by developing our cognitive practices we can shift our thinking.

Research has shown we can actively effect how our brains rewire themselves creating new neural networks and overriding existing ones. During hypnosis, the client is able to access their own neural networks and neurons, letting the subconscious know that they don’t need the habit anymore. They communicate to themselves what they would like to create instead and this creates neuroplasticity rewiring the neurons together. I teach my clients NLP tools, interruption techniques and self hypnosis so they can manage their everyday life smoothly.

The work continues to take place over time. Eventually, clients find themselves living in this new pattern. It is further supported when the individual is consciously working to change their thinking around a particular issue. Through this cognitive work, neural networks change resulting in a different, healthier response to a particular situation.

How often do you recommend doing it?

Each person is different with their own individual set of experiences. A common thread between all of us is that we want to experience our own version of happiness and balance in life. In my opinion, from working with many clients and groups, what is happening is that the brain develops a pattern to adapt to an environment at some point earlier in their life. As the years go on their environment, relationships and location change, but the same patterns continue to reoccur. These patterns aren’t needed anymore as their environment has changed. This is why it’s a great tool to help the client create new positive patterns (neuroplasticity) which relates to where they are now and where they plan to go in the future. In terms of how many sessions each client may need, it varies. In general, if a client wants to work on a few things I recommend beginning with three sessions and assessing from there.  They can follow up six months to a year later to work on something else.

If someone is stuck, what practices do you think are important for creating shifts?

If someone is stuck it’s because they are thinking about the past or future and they are not in the present. I encourage my clients to interrupt themselves, it can be a simple NLP or breath exercise or visualization. If a past experience is on a loop in your mind, I suggest zooming out the visual and shrinking it down and or turning down the sound on the audio. If they’re stuck in the future “what if scenario, it’s helpful to see the situation going in a positive direction and outcome. When we talk to and encourage ourselves positively (as we would with a friend, family member or partner) the body creates more positive shifts. Every thought creates chemicals and physical reactions within the body.

Please share three self care rituals you believe in practicing. 

– Smiling. It creates good chemicals in the body.

– Massage, acupuncture, salt water floating (ocean, tub, float tank) and movement.

– Talking to the self positively.

What books are on your nightstand? 

The Holographic Universe. Michael Talbot

How Your Unconscious Mind Rules Your Behavior. Leonard Mlodinow

Animal Speak. Ted Andrews

The Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking (circa 1984). Adiraja Dasa

Do you have any morning rituals? 

Morning tonics, writing 3 pages or for ten minutes, meditation or self hypnosis and listening to music while getting ready for the day.

Do you have any evening rituals? 

Reading, saging, burning moxa (mugwort) on different points of the body and self hypnosis.

What’s your favorite quote?

“Change your thoughts and change your world” Norman Vincent Peale


ELLE UK, MAGAZINE AUGUST 2016


Morgan's healing work is an extension of her curious, open heart and nurturing demeanor with both psyche and soma.

She is a channel of intuition and wisdom, constantly seeking further education to assist her clients on a personal level, while carrying a sagacious understanding that each person has a unique set of challenges that need tending to. Morgan meets her clients where they are, and offers guidance and insightful questions without an agenda. With a multifaceted array of modalities from Akashic records to hypnosis to past life regressions, a hidden perspective will be revealed from a session with her. She is a true alchemist when it comes to her mouth watering tonics, too! - Dana Kline, Depth Psychotherapist.


FREE + NATIVE June 14, 2016 Early last week I had the honor of a hypnosis session with Morgan Yakus. I've had hypnosis on my list for quite a bit. And as fate and The Universe would have it, it directly aligned me with this powerful lady. From co-founding No.6 Store to moving towards her talent in healing work, she's miraculous at anything she does.  Prior to our session, I'd been really taking self-inventory of how hard it is for me to communicate openly, consciously, and lovingly while remaining neutral and receptive when I'm feeling activated by emotion. It's also hard for me to set boundaries via communication as I'd normally set them by actions. It's no wonder that neither of my parents were taught how to identify their feelings nor how to communicate them effectively, therefor neither was I, so that was the focal point of our session. She took me into trance, which felt very similar to a guided meditation. I even remember thinking at the time, 'I'm totally aware. Oh no, maybe it's not working on me.' But once she brought me out, I could hardly function. It felt like my brain had undergone a massage, literally. It took me about 30 minutes before I operated totally normal.  The next few evenings I had really potent and interesting dreams on loop, so I knew something was going on in there.  Then my first moment of activation arose four days later.  Where I'd usually sweep my feelings under the rug, allow them to pile up, then later communicate with passive-aggressive behavior, my VERY first instinct was to remain calm. And then out of nowhere all the open, clear, and truthful words formed in my head and flowed effortlessly from my mouth. I also found myself incredibly calm, non-judgemental nor defensive towards the other person, and really heard their side of the story.   There I was, at thirty-one, consciously communicating. Like a kid that finally overcomes a stutter, I've been consciously communicating absolutely anywhere applicable since. I'm totally equal parts baffled and grateful. New favorite thing, getting hypnotized!!!! CONTINUED

FREE + NATIVE

June 14, 2016

Early last week I had the honor of a hypnosis session with Morgan Yakus. I've had hypnosis on my list for quite a bit. And as fate and The Universe would have it, it directly aligned me with this powerful lady. From co-founding No.6 Store to moving towards her talent in healing work, she's miraculous at anything she does. 

Prior to our session, I'd been really taking self-inventory of how hard it is for me to communicate openly, consciously, and lovingly while remaining neutral and receptive when I'm feeling activated by emotion. It's also hard for me to set boundaries via communication as I'd normally set them by actions. It's no wonder that neither of my parents were taught how to identify their feelings nor how to communicate them effectively, therefor neither was I, so that was the focal point of our session.

She took me into trance, which felt very similar to a guided meditation. I even remember thinking at the time, 'I'm totally aware. Oh no, maybe it's not working on me.' But once she brought me out, I could hardly function. It felt like my brain had undergone a massage, literally. It took me about 30 minutes before I operated totally normal. 

The next few evenings I had really potent and interesting dreams on loop, so I knew something was going on in there.  Then my first moment of activation arose four days later.  Where I'd usually sweep my feelings under the rug, allow them to pile up, then later communicate with passive-aggressive behavior, my VERY first instinct was to remain calm. And then out of nowhere all the open, clear, and truthful words formed in my head and flowed effortlessly from my mouth. I also found myself incredibly calm, non-judgemental nor defensive towards the other person, and really heard their side of the story.  

There I was, at thirty-one, consciously communicating. Like a kid that finally overcomes a stutter, I've been consciously communicating absolutely anywhere applicable since. I'm totally equal parts baffled and grateful. New favorite thing, getting hypnotized!!!! CONTINUED


OCTOBER 2015 COSMO ARTICLE - I GOT HYPNOTIZED TO BOOST MY CONFIDENCE AND FEEL LIKE A BOMBSHELL

OCTOBER 2015 COSMO ARTICLE - I GOT HYPNOTIZED TO BOOST MY CONFIDENCE AND FEEL LIKE A BOMBSHELL


I have had several sessions with Morgan. She is incredibly informative, understanding, encouraging and empowering. We’ve done Akashic readings and a past life regression session. She has helped with the process of clearing my past and finding my voice. Morgan has quite a gift and talent for helping people heal, see and live their truth. I’m grateful.
— Jennifer Stewart, reiki master, Brooklyn, N.Y.

For six months I met with Morgan every 2 weeks and it was like going into a cocoon and coming out a butterfly. Under her heart-full & wise guidance I learned about nutrition and herbs and other lifestyle skills that naturally boosted my energy level, mood, and tapped me back into my passion and creativity. Needless to say, she changed my life, and I recommend her to anyone who wants an expert guide and friend in transformation.
— Luke Simon, Healer

Morgan is an awesome practitioner, she coached me through a seriously uncomfortable skin and health issue with patience, wisdom and a really positive attitude. I felt super supported by Morgan making the changes she recommended that healed my issue completely.
— JC

I have had a few hypnosis sessions with Morgan Yakus and was really impressed with her 2-prong approach to her clients and their healing. On the one hand Morgan is an extremely intuitive and empathetic healer which puts her steps ahead of more clinical approaches. That along with the fact that she is really a creative problem solver with a background in small business means she can really feel and then hone in on how to work with individual’s issues and come up with real solutions both in-session and in life. I was also lucky enough to have a short Akashic records reading and I have never experienced anything like that before! I had really no idea what to expect and am a bit of a skeptic. I was so touched by the reading I can barely describe it in words! Thank you Morgan!!!
— Tessa

Mind Waves Hypnosis with Morgan Yakus is a transcendent experience. Every session left me feeling inspired and rejuvenated to my core. Morgan offers easy-to-use solutions for everyday issues big and small. Whether you’re combating a stressful job, self-image issues, past trauma, or just need to find some inner courage to kick-start a new project, this hypnosis workshop offers something very special for everyone. It’s a revolutionary way of taking control of your mind and of your life. I would recommend Morgan to anyone who wants to learn practical tools for creating your best self.
— Hayley Elisabeth Kaufman, writer + professional tarot reader, Brooklyn, NY

I found my hypnosis sessions with Morgan both beneficial and enjoyable. Morgan really takes the time to understand your issues and tailors the session for you. We also spent time discussing issues beyond hypnosis, and i found that helpful. Through her hypnosis I’ve been able to release a lot of suppressed emotions and let go of issues that had built up from a past relationship. Morgan is really is passionate about her work, and really cares about each client. a kind and warm practitioner!
— CS

When I began working with Morgan I knew I wanted to make changes to my diet and lifestyle, though I didn’t know what those changes were. After our first session, not only did I have concrete information on what to add and subtract, but I had direction and resources to use along the way. Working with Morgan changed the way I see health and educated me on the specific needs of my body. She provided constant support and specific information giving me greater context and understanding. Most importantly, along the way I’ve felt increasingly better and better. In short, I feel lighter and think clearer. Morgan’s integrative approach addresses not only the changes needed to make in diet and habits, but also provides tools of self-examination that provide connection and momentum along the way. Our work together has been a gift. Thanks Morgan!
— DR

Morgan is a gifted and intuitive healer. She is knowledgeable, gentle and extraordinary in her ability to help you get to your inner truth and potential. Her hypnosis work and healing remedies are specific, effective and have made a profound shift in my life forever.
— Alyssa D