Life Coaching Skype Sessions: A Q&A with a Client in Ohio
17 Jul 2015

Life Coaching Skype Sessions: A Q&A with a Client in Ohio

One of the services offered at Seattle Healing is the ability to have Life Coaching Skype sessions as well as Hypnotherapy sessions via Skype. This capability is especially valuable to clients who don’t live in the area. We sat down with one Seattle Healing client, Nici, who lives in the Northeast Ohio area and has been working with Laura since September 2014. Nici has family who resides in Seattle, and she initially met with Laura on a visit to the area. But after returning home to Ohio, Nici knew that she still needed Laura’s help, and she remembered the Skype capability. That’s when everything fell into place. What brought you to Laura and Seattle Healing? My sister and her friends had visited Laura for a variety of reasons, and they all recommended her. I was very interested in talking with Laura as a Life Coach because at that time in my life, I really needed advice about my career and where my life was headed. So I met with her in person for three sessions, but about four months later, I realized that I needed to talk with her again. And since January, I’ve been Skyping with Laura regularly. How was the transition from in-person sessions to Skype sessions? I had zero transition issues at all. With Skype, it really is like talking to Laura in person because we’re having such a normal conversation. I still have that same personal interaction without needing to be in the office. I can see


Healing Chronic Pain Hypnosis
26 Apr 2015

Healing Chronic Pain Hypnosis

by Diane Graves CHt Healing Chronic Pain Hypnosis Can Help Heal the Emotional Causes of Physical Pain. Check Out Didi’s Story… My History When I was 13 years old, I started having back problems. My back would “go out,” and I would be flat on my back with heat and/or ice packs until the episode resolved. I remember vividly the time I was told by a doctor that I would have back pain my entire life just because I am tall (I am about 5’9″). He said I would have back problems for my whole life! And guess what? I believed him. I continued to have a “bad back” up into my 50s. Throughout those years, I was told I had a ruptured disc, a slipped disc, bulging discs, and a potential for Spinal Stenosis. I didn’t know what Spinal Stenosis was, but it sounded really scary. I went to physical therapy, chiropractors, acupuncture, and the list goes on and on. Years ago, I was helping my mother with a fence project that involved a lot of squatting and bending. It was July 3rd. Several years prior, my father had passed away on the 4th of July. Sure enough, I ended up with excruciating back pain on July 4th. My friend suggested that I see her Reiki practitioner. I had never heard of Reiki, but I decided to go. As I was laying there on the table with the practitioner holding her hands on my back, a huge amount of


Change Careers
18 Apr 2015

Change Careers

To the Uninspired Woman Who Is Miserable in Her Job I am thinking of you today. I used to be you. I totally feel your pain. Today is Friday, and I will be working through the weekend … and I couldn’t be happier about it. The thing is, I love my job. I absolutely adore my clients and the work we do together. But it wasn’t always this way for me. I used to fantasize about a minor car accident on my way to work each morning. Nothing too serious but something that might take me out of work for a few days. Maybe even a few weeks. Of course, I would be the only injured party and would make a full recovery. I just wanted a break from the stress and monotony. Sustaining physical injury seemed more appealing than spending the next eight to 10 hours in my dark gray cubicle. At the time, it didn’t occur to me that this type of dread might have been a strong indicator that I was moving in the wrong direction.



06 Apr 2015

Reasons to join Small Group Coaching

Small Group Coaching Circles for Women “Tell me what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver What if you had full permission to try something that you’ve been wanting to try, something that is an expression of you! Maybe you want to start a business, write a book, train for a marathon, try-stand-up, or online dating. Just experiment with it and see what happens. What if you decided to just go for it, no apologies? Imagine what you could do with the support and encouragement of a group of like-minded women who crave an inspired life just like you! This 6 month coaching group will delve into the tools and practices that will assist in bringing your dream into reality. We will look at what has been holding you back and create an action plan to move your forward.


The Benefits of Reiki Are Many
23 Feb 2015

The Benefits of Reiki Are Many

Reiki is an energy-healing therapy that treats the whole person, emotionally, physically and spiritually, through the transmission of energy to balance and strengthen the body’s energy centers, or Chakras, based on ancient Eastern techniques. The benefits of Reiki are many. Reiki is Japanese for “universal life force.” It is an ancient healing art.  Reiki is a non-manipulative, hands on healing technique that helps to stimulate immune system function and maximize innate healing potential. The awareness that an unseen energy flows through all living things and directly affects the quality of a person’s health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. This life energy goes by many names: Qi in China, Ki in Japan, Prana in India, and science refers to it as bio-field energy. When your life energy is low, it is more difficult to deal with stress; you may not sleep well, and you’re more susceptible to illness. When your life energy is strong, you feel strong, can more easily deal with stress, and are less likely to get sick. This is a technique that increases a person’s supply of life energy. Universal life source energy is administered through the hands of a Reiki practitioner with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. A session lasts between 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the client’s body and energy field. . The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands at locations around



14 Feb 2015

This is Science but it Feels like Magic!

How would it feel to connect with that solid core feeling of peace that comes with knowing you have all the power? Hypnotherapy is a powerful process that allows you to access and change subconscious beliefs that are no longer serving you and replace them with desired thoughts and behaviors. All of this, while simply engaging in a process of relaxing deeply and using your imagination. Sounds magical right? How does it work?


Getting Over Divorce and Invaluable Life Lessons
14 Jan 2015

Getting Over Divorce and Invaluable Life Lessons

Getting Over Divorce At some point in my mid-thirties I decided that I needed a RADICAL change. My life as it was just was not working. I prayed for guidance and I got an answer. It was not the answer I wanted but I knew it was the right answer. I needed to leave my marriage and move



12 Nov 2014

You Are Enough: A Review of Our First Weight Loss Class

Over the past 6 weeks, we here at Seattle Healing have been running “Heal Your Mind, Lose The Weight”, a holistic weight loss class that utilizes hypnotherapy, meditation, life coaching, and lots of group discussion and support. Throughout that process, we have made many great friendships and witnessed many profound transformations. As a result, our



04 Nov 2014

Weight Loss Tip #3- Progress, Not Perfection

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Lao Tzu A very wise personal trainer once said: “the only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.” This is such an important lesson to learn on your weight loss journey. Often times, I see clients get caught up in having the “perfect



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