“There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom”
– Anais Nin
Alison is a Vancouver hypnotherapist, a leader in integrated holistic healing modalities, a gifted multi-lingual educator and communicator, writer and deeply sensitive empath. Alison began her studies at McGill University in Montreal where she was born and raised. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and Drama in the top 10% as a Faculty Scholar followed by a post graduate Diploma in Education as a secondary school teacher in 1991. Alison is fluent in English, French and Italian.
Alison furthered her life skills training after being diagnosed with a rare cancer in 1999. Facing a very uncertain prognosis, Alison was able to regain her health by combining the very best Western medicine had to offer along with alternative holistic therapies that included acupuncture, herbal and nutritional supplements, meditation, hypnotherapy, consciously altering her behaviour and language patterns and a great deal of study and research.
Alison finished top of her class as a Master of Clinical Hypnotherapy at the Crossroads Training Institute with over 250 hours of study completed over the extended one year program in 2007 and maintains her certification as a member in good standing of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the National Guild of Hypnotists. She acquired her certificate in HypnoBirthing® -The Mongan Method prenatal education from Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts also in 2007 and maintains her certification as a registered practitioner of HypnoBirthing®. Alison completed her certification as an NLP™ practitioner with Master Trainer Harry Nichols in 2008. In 2009 Alison acquired her levels one and two certifications in Heart Resonance Therapy (energy healing) with Dale Kobialko and most recently in 2009 and 2010 she has completed all requirements as a facilitator of PSYCH-K® Basic and Advanced work with certified Advanced PSYCH-K® instructor Sandra Wallin. In 2009 Alison trained with Lynsi Eastburn, author of the breakthrough book It’s Conceivable! and received her HypnoBirthing® Fertility Therapy certification through the HypnoBirthing® Institute.
Alison has also completed studies as a specialist in Hypno-Anesthesia and Pain Management, Time Line Protocol and Skilled Helper.
Alison is able to integrate these processes into a distinctive and highly effective action plan based on the individual needs and wants of her clients. For some clients that may include using only one of the preferred modalities, such as only hypnotherapy or only NLP™ or only PSYCH-K® and for others it may include a combination of two or more techniques. Also note that any and all modalities used may change from session to session, so if clients prefer, they may choose to change it up and try something else the next time around. This flexibility and choice offers clients maximum control over their healing and growth process and allows for the unique exploration of individuality free from any pressure. Clients are encouraged to learn, heal and grow in their own way and in their own time. Those clients who are less sure of themselves or who prefer to follow specific advice on how best to proceed are also free to ask for help in determining what would work best for them.
By successfully regaining her health, continuing her studies, tapping into the assistance offered by the higher self through deeper conscious awareness and embracing life one precious moment at a time, Alison is able to share her unique perspective on health and wellness helping to guide her clients to learn, heal and grow in their own extraordinary ways. She also explores health and healing as a writer both on her blog attached to this website as well as in articles published on several websites and health directories such as Ezine Articles and Selfgrowth.com.