I have been on a lifelong journey of struggling with relationships, fear, insomnia, and downright panic for a good part of my life. When I saw that this was affecting my children, I knew I had to change so I did not pass this often-hereditary habit on to my dear children. I started the process of learning how to break free from the invisible bonds of anxiety and have spent over 20 years researching holistic, natural, and scientifically proven methodologies.
I already knew that “one size fits all” would not work for me or anyone else for that matter. This was my mantra in my quest for learning and healing which led to extensive training programs and/or certifications in hypnosis, Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping, Neurolinguistic Programming, reiki, yoga and more.
In the 1980s and 1990s my first career was as celebrity radio DJ “Stevie Knox” in south Florida. Starting a family and following my husband Michael’s career, which included moving across the country several times, required a change in direction.
On the surface, I was a success, deep down I was starting to understand that regardless of the external changes happening in my life, until I changed the ongoing battle on the inside nothing would change. This is when the learning started, once I knew that we were settled for a stretch, I opened a hypnosis office which I successfully operated for 10 years.
As my skills grew past hypnosis, I became open to healing and growing in ways I never imagined. The powerful techniques and exercises I was learning and living grew to be part of the work I did with clients too and the results were life-changing and lasting. As my learning and work integrated more deeply, I closed my hypnosis practice and now work with clients virtually, often from my outdoor office. Additionally, I often speak at inspirational and conscious business conferences and as a guest contributor at small, intimate transformational retreats.
I reside in Connecticut with Michael, my husband of over 30 years and our two rescue dogs Maggie and Claire. My awesome adult children, Crissi and Greg are making their mark in the world.
May you be happy. May you be healthy in every way. May you live with ease and grace.
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. My wake-up call came when I lost it on a bag of Cheetos - yup, the puffy orange junk food.
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!
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?