Hi, I’m Stephanie. I like to say I contracted anxiety in my mother’s womb. I took on her anxiety and it became an unwelcome and unrelenting lifelong companion until 1995 when I said ENOUGH! My anxiety had blossomed into full-blown anxiety. Since then, for over 20 years, I have researched time-tested techniques to say “Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom!” I empower women to move from anxiety to freedom. On the personal side, I’m a mom to two amazing young adults, a wife (of 33 years!), a fur mom to our sweet rescue dogs Maggie and Claire. Professionally, I’m an Anxiety Expert, Speaker, Women’s Leadership Coach, Certified Hypnotist, Yoga Teacher, former Celebrity Radio DJ.
I take a very different approach to anxiety than many others do. I KNOW it is possible to break free from the grip of anxiety. The thing is, anxiety has trained us to REACT to what is going on around us, and neuroscience has proven that when we keep repeating a pattern over and over again, it gets stronger. When we train ourselves to RESPOND to situations, instead of react, we build a new neural pathway that truly can take us to a new place where we can say goodbye to anxiety forever.
I empower my clients with solutions that work. A few of the many different techniques that I use are hypnosis, meditation, guided meditation, EFT/Tapping, energy work..and the list goes on! The reason I use so many different techniques is there is no one size fits all.
If we rely on something “external” to try to change ourselves, we will never be able to tap into the vibrant power that each of us has within! I see the beautiful magnificent being that you are at your core. Like Michelangelo saw the statue already inside the stone, what I do is help you remove what doesn’t belong and reveal YOUR magnificence! We all deserve to be happy, healthy and to THRIVE!
My first career was as Celebrity Radio DJ Stevie Knox. I realize now, looking back, that even then I was hypnotizing my listeners to come back day after day. And while I entertained my listeners, I also empowered them to strive for more- for a better life.
Though I didn’t realize it then, I can see that I was anxious and stressed since childhood and radio was my ticket away from anxiety. I’d let the music take me away and I would call and talk to the DJs. I even hitchhiked to the train station to visit them! So it was a natural fit for me to go into radio as a career.
It all came crashing down after my last radio job came to an end. I had been doing the morning shift with 2 small kids (1 still in diapers) and my sleep was wrecked! My anxiety kicked into overdrive and moved into full-blown insomnia. I did what most people do-I went to my doctor and SURPRISE (not!), he handed me a prescription for Ambien. (Mind you this was 1995 – it’s been around that long!)
Relief! It worked — and then it didn’t and my anxiety ramped up even higher! “What if I take the pill and it doesn’t work?!?!” What if…” “What if…” What if…” (I’ve since heard this similar refrain from countless clients).
Then magic happened! I heard Gary Craig (a Stanford trained engineer) talking about a new technique called Emotional Freedom Technique (aka Tapping). This was the answer I was looking for – a holistic approach to anxiety with no side effects! I was able to sleep again and I began my journey into 20+ years researching many techniques to not just “manage” or “cope” with anxiety, but to learn how to say goodbye to anxiety forever. What a relief! Don’t you want that too?
After working with thousands of clients, from age 8 – 82, (and from my own personal experience) it is abundantly clear to me that what happens in childhood affects us long into adulthood.
Now more and more evidence-based research is coming out to support an undeniable link between childhood adversities and physical & emotional health concerns in adulthood. Thankfully science and research are also proving that we can re-boot our brains!
The vast majority of what my adult clients have come to me for help with has all been rooted in childhood. Once we “flip the switch” and re-boot the brain, they are free of something that had been holding them back and weighing them down for decades! That is one of the most empowering feelings there is! Isn't that what you really want?
Whether you've battled anxiety your entire life or it's a new problem, you deserve to be free of anxiety!
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Working with Young Adults
I also work with adolescents, teens and young adults.
When we are able to rewire their brains early, it changes the whole trajectory of their life!
Recently, I worked with a 14-year-old cheerleader with a debilitating fear of dogs. I explained to her mother that our work together would have far more reaching implications beyond being comfortable around dogs.
After our first session, she was able to land a backward handstand and after the next session, she earned a spot on the competitive cheer team as a freshman! She knew this was a direct result of our working together and “re-wiring” her brain! After our third session, she was able to go to a party where there were dogs and she was FINE – absolutely NO TRIGGER! Her mother sent me this email...
It would be my absolute honor and privilege to work with you (or your child). Please CLICK HERE to set up a time to chat if you'd like to learn more about how I can help.