How many years have you been in business? I became a certified hypnotist in 2011
What are some features that make your business unique?
I am a hypnotist. I help ordinary people in their ordinary lives to release unresolved memories or issues that are holding them back in life. I am directing my hypnosis practice to the bariatric community but not just limiting myself there. I am 15 year gastric bypass and I know what my clients are going through. It does not matter if they had the surgery, if they are in the process, if they are too fearful of the surgery I can help them move through what is holding them back. The post-op clients I tell them that the doctor changed your stomach size but your mindset is still the same as it was prior to your surgery. I bring them back with the help of hypnosis to clear and release those old memories that could be making not be as successful as they wish they could be.
Give us a brief history of your business: My business started in my home in Wethersfield about 10 years ago when I graduated from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Holistic Health Counselor. My business name at the time was Nourish the Body. Then I changed it to Success Over Obesity, LLC and then I changed it again to Success Over Obesity- Hypnosis and as my direction in life and education changed I decided to change it to Enlightening Minds Hypnosis, LLC.
What is the most exciting news your business has had in the last year? In the past year I have retired from my fulltime job and have been able to run the business. I have been seeing clients and I feel more in my element of where I am suppose to be in my life. That's helping others!
Share some unique facts and business history:Hypnosis has been used as far back as anyone can remember. They used it in medical treatment when they didn't have anesthesia. Today there are even so many ways they use it that people would be amazed with.
What do you see for the future of your business?
I see myself in the next few years building a successful and very busy practice. I am not just limited to working from my office in CT but I can do hypnosis through Skype or even phone sessions so that I can have my practice and travel at the same time.
What makes your business stand out? I believe with so many individuals have weight issues and wanting resolutions that we can relate to each other. Since I am also gastric bypass I know what they are going through and where they need to release the issues holding them back.
What do you think differentiates you from your competitors? I have training in Bariatric Surgery of the Mind therefore I understand more about that situation. I went to counselors after my surgery to learn about my own obesity issues without success, so I know there a few and far in between that can relate to these people.
What products or services do you offer companies or individuals?
First and foremost I offer them hypnosis counseling and then I have information on high protein products that I direct them to purchase on their own if they wish. I am a independent rep for Isagenix but I do not sell it directly to my clients. They go online and purchase it if they wish.
What are the greatest obstacles and/or challenges that your business has faced?
How have you and your business overcome them?I believe that my greatest obstacle is right now. I am in the process of growing a fulltime practice and this type of business is by word of mouth, social media. I am overcoming them with the help of joining a client attraction business school. They are teaching me to bring in clients for my type of business.
What accomplishments are you most proud of?
I am amazed on how much personal growth I have made just with all the hypnosis trainings, and my own hypnosis sessions. I am an introvert by nature and I have learned how to move out of that comfort zone.
Why are you a member of the Rocky HIll Chamber of Commerce?I became a member of Rocky Hill Chamber of Commerce because I needed to get out into the community and let people know that Enlightening Minds Hypnosis is here in Rocky Hill.
Do you have a favorite place, event or thing to do in Rocky Hill?
I don't have any favorites yet, but give me time!
Why do you think Rocky Hill is a great place to do business?
I think the location is good and I am around people of like mind.