I wasn't sure what to expect. Gina's gentle approach to guided imagery helped me to access my inner world. It was as if I was handed a paint brush, and invited to paint on the canvas of my consciousness the detailed, subtle images and workings of my Soul. Having used many different modalities in healing, I was struck by the sublime ease in which I accessed myself, and the profound feelings that came up as a result. I would recommend Gina to anyone willing to delve into their inner world!
Jean-Pierre Weingarten, PRIVATE CHEF & MEN'S GROUPS FACILITATOR
It was my privilege to train with Gina during the Academy for Guided Imagery Certification program, and we have remained colleagues since then. She has a rare combination of gifts - intuition, sensitivity, and concern for the client - and her relationships are characterized by high ethical standards and sound judgment. I have the highest regard for her professionalism.
Nora C. Porter, M.D., MIND/BODY MEDICINE
Gina’s work has brought new depths to my professional and personal life. Through this work I have been able to connect with an inner awareness and spirituality that previously was inaccessible. Insight and direction in all aspects of my life continue long after the classes.
Juanita Vierra R.N., ASTON-PATTERNER; CRANIOSACRAL THERAPIST
Gina's Mind Body Skills seminar is one of the most profound and beneficial experiences that I've had as a professional and as an individual. The techniques that she teaches are simple, highly effective, and applicable for personal and professional use. Working with Gina has allowed me to add a whole new skill set to my professional repertoire while increasing my ability to address and resolve personal challenges. She is a true master. Thank you Gina.
Lisa Galeazzi, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
I highly recommend working with Gina. Some will conquer their fears, and some will conquer their negative programming. Then the true journey will start - the journey of finding out who you truly are and maybe even why God put you here.
Jon Baker, CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIAN
Your workshop was packed with excellent information and creative demonstrations and right on target for the participants. We know from comments and the attention of the audience that you achieved and surpassed the objectives for the workshop. Thank you so much for your high quality, creative presentation.
Shirley McGillicuddy, NORTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERIOR DESIGN CONSORTIUM
Quite pleasantly surprised at the powerful effect of something as seemingly simple as meditation/inner reflection! I know I can always go into my inner world, check in with myself and feel relief.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER
Thank you sooooo much for the classes/guidance. It made the difference between having a beautiful birth experience that I reflect on with joy and an experience that was unsatisfying as most women have.
Gina’s work did wonders to help me through the stresses of divorce.
Gina came highly recommended by a friend. I initially came to Gina to help expedite weight loss. I was new to hypnosis and unsure about the process and whether or not it would work. Gina’s gentle kindness is tremendous. By the end of our first session together, I was not only at ease, but excited about what was to come. The work I have done with Gina has given me insight into things I had not known. There were many disconnected parts of my life that therapy had brought together. Not only completing the puzzle, but creating a beautiful picture, a tapestry of my life. I have discovered strength I did not know existed. I am still in the process of losing weight but my focus has changed. I am up to the challenge because now I am addressing the core issues, not the symptoms of the problem. I will always be grateful to Gina for helping me progress past a huge roadblock in my life. As my dear friend did for me, I highly recommend her to anyone considering hypnotherapy - she is very real and I believe an instrument of God.
Gina is wonderful! She is very kind and sensitive to you and your needs. She works on anything you would like her to. I did get the results I wanted. I am able to cope with my fear of hospitals, doctors, and needles. I was able to have a stress-free pregnancy, and had coping skills when I was put into situations that made me feel uncomfortable. Thank you so much Gina!
In recent years my life had become very unbalanced and I had lost complete connection with my body and gained a lot of weight. Hypnotherapy enabled me to reconnect with my inner spirit, which in turn allowed me to focus on the needs of my physical body. As a result, when my daily activities don’t turn out like I expect, I no longer panic and now ‘go with the flow of life’. It has been empowering and liberating!
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
Hypnotherapy has enabled me to communicate more effectively with coworkers and family by not allowing my past baggage to interfere with my present relationships. It’s a wonderful too! Hypnotherapy has made me realize that I’m OK just the way I am. It’s also provided me with numerous tools to use when a challenge arises. Gina’s voice is relaxing and clear, directing us down the path to illuminating the poor images of ourselves and redirecting us to a new beautiful and more healthy image of our ideal self. Hurrah Gina!
I achieved my goal of 50 pound weight loss. It took a little longer that I’d hoped, and I struggled with impatience, but never lost my focus or my control. I’m enjoying regular exercise now, and feel so rewarded for this accomplishment. Hypnosis was the #1 element in how I did it. Thank your for helping achieve something I never could before.
I have gained a deeper appreciation of who I am and have become more spiritually aware than ever before. I can’t begin to tell you how much the work I have done with Gina means to me.
Jean Bertrand, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER, BOARD CERTIFIED
Gina Vance is amazing. Part hypnotherapist, mostly shaman, she has helped me change my life for the better in so many ways. Romantically, physically; in terms of my business. Gina helped me to connect all of the dots that seemed so disconnected and to find my way in many areas of my life. Most importantly, she helped me to find my own answers. I highly recommend working with Gina.
Leila Samrad, TRANSFORMATIVE FIRE, HOLISTIC COUNSELING AND WORKSHOPS
I learned to trust myself, listen to my body and truly found my source of inner strength.
I would have been in such a different place now if not for having found you. What helped me when I was so sick… your presence... your ability to simplify concepts… the way you shared stories… teaching from a place that felt you were right beside me… not above or beyond… You embody what it is you are teaching… a contrast to many teachers I have worked with. And of course there is a lightness you have. I learned healing can feel good… I learned to see the beauty in all parts of healing. But also honoring. The eating disorder voice is completely transformed… Gratitude and Love,
Laurie Whitesel, INSPIRATIONAL AUTHOR & ARTIST
You are really good at being in tune with others and their needs. You also adapt well to changing moods, situations and are good at grounding and redirecting. You are open and make others feel at ease, being down to earth and well, real. I have always felt comfortable in your office (new and old) and usually in new places I feel uneasy. You are an honored and enthusiastic guide in healing. You are wise and lead but not from that far ahead that you are looking down on people. I really like that you consider your clients friends in a way.
AmyAnna, ARTIST & HEALER
Dearest Gina, Thanks for pulling me in. I do so need what you have to give to prepare me for the giving I am to do. You may not imagine how resonant and harmonious your teaching is for me. Things I've wondered about from various trainings, it seems you've wondered about about also - and thought or processed through, out to the other side. My instincts are giving me valid information. Thank you many times over.
The hypnotherapy sessions with Gina were like visiting with a friend in that I was made to feel comfortable and that anything happening during session was held in the strictest confidence. The questioning was open-ended so that I was not "led" into a particular thought pattern, making it more applicable to my life as things were thoroughly explored for depth and meaning. I have gained a deeper appreciation of who I am and have become more spiritually aware than ever before. I can't begin to tell you how much the work I have done with Gina means to me. It gave me back my life--actually, it gave me a life!
Jean Bertrand, FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER, BOARD CERTIFIED
The process helped ease my pain and eventually it was completely gone. Gina was caring, professional, empathetic, compassionate and included me throughout the process. She introduced me to a new way of helping myself.
Joann Blaska, M.S., Retired Program Manager, STANISLAUS COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY
Self hypnosis is helping me get to the source of negative feelings that arise - I am usually able to identify what is really going on and deal with it more quickly and effectively. I have also been able to avoid using food to get me through difficult situations.
The techniques you taught me to deal with negative and uncomfortable feelings have been invaluable. I use them all the time. It centers me incredibly! I feel much more comfortable in my own skin, more confident, and I trust my intuition more. I feel empowered.
At the beginning of our meeting, my stress level was 900 on a scale from one to ten. Now it's a negative three.
VETERAN, Salvation Army Transitional Living program
I'll continue to recommend you to my trusted circle as the most talented and intelligent, mental and emotional, calibrator/optimizer I've heard of…
I’m sleeping well now and looking at things with a much different perspective. Paying more attention and feeling less stressed at the office. Because I’m not a religious man, I was really surprised at how ‘spiritual’ some of my imagery was.
Through our sessions I came into a sense of reassurance that there is something within me that I’ve tapped into that can be a positive force - a natural energy that I didn’t know I had.
I went to four hypnotherapy sessions with Gina Vance and it changed my life for the better. I’m a therapist and had to deal with unresolved grief from the past. Once I made my resolves, my life changed. My friends tell me I’m more balanced - happier. I would not hesitate to recommend hypnotherapy to anyone and I frequently do.
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER
I’ve been sleeping really well since our first session - my sleep is so incredibly long now- six to eight hours a night versus the two hours a night before; I’m a lot calmer overall and my memory is so clear since our work together - amazing!
I now feel fluency inside me. I feel myself reacting differently. I like this imagery work, and I now like myself as a person and I have a different approach to life. It's fabulous!
Our work has helped me get a positive spin on things and a sense of hope that I can overcome the fears I have. I have a new attitude toward conflict and challenges, I am more in tune with my body and now free of chemical dependencies. I feel more confident, have better self control and self-discipline. I feel more assertive. I say what’s on my mind more than usual. I talk more to people, it makes them happy. I now find that accepting some level of disharmony, brings me more harmony. I’m more confident, have better perspective, am more introspective and feel different (better) about myself.
Passion! You are passionate about your work and it shows. It lends confidence to the participants.
Faith! You have faith in process work and in your clients. You believe in Truth with a capital T and Process with a capital P and you have Faith that clients can and will access truth for themselves through process work.
Experience/Wisdom! You are an experienced and wise facilitator. You guide people with a vast array of tools and know how to help them "put the brakes" on or make it safe for themselves at the same time.
Results! Working with you gives results. You are direct and get to the point and help people experience transformations.
Jennifer Kara, DOULA
Before going to Gina with help for weight loss, I was a skeptic. After my experience with Gina, I have changed from being skeptical to becoming an advocate of hypnosis done by Gina Vance. Her professionalism, competence, and special sense of humor have been a special life experience and extremely rewarding for me.
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
I am forever grateful to you for the miracles that occurred in my life during and especially after our group sessions ended. The benefits manifested tenfold after our group meetings ended as I continued using and strengthening the skills you taught me. It's been a priviledge to get to know you and share our sacred truths. Please keep doing what you are doing, because we need more light and love and miracles in our world.
MIND-BODY SKILLS GROUP PARTICIPANT
I have discovered strength I did not know existed. I will always be grateful to Gina for helping me progress past a huge roadblock in my life.
The imagery work we did together made me aware of some real hurts I’ve gone through that I suspected but didn’t know consciously. I always thought of myself as a nice but weak person, now I feel confident and strong as I recognize a strong part of myself. I have higher energy levels and feel more in control and confident in myself.
CORPORATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE
Thank you Gina Vance! You are amazing, I can hardly express the words, you gave me the greatest blessing, my own little girl back, with all my heart I thank you and love you!! Feeling blessed.
Victoria Buckmann, ENTREPRENEUR
Gina Vance is an incredibly intuitive big hearted one of a kind therapist. To be in her presence is to experience true understanding and unconditional love. A genuine Healer and Visionary.
Timothy Clare, DEATH DOULA, END OF LIFE EDUCATOR AND GRIEF COUNSELOR
Personal growth is such a beautiful and necessary thing in order to learn how to maintain a happy self. I have learned to listen to myself and what I want for myself and worry less about what others want of me. Thank you! I am making better decisions by doing so.
She is a very skilled therapist, talented, competent and trustworthy. She helped me overcome chronic panic attacks and anxiety with only three visits and about a month of work on my own. If you are seeking help with your own challenge, I strongly recommend her.
OMG Gina. I've missed you and will never forget my special time experiencing your gift. Thank You for all you did to help me feel whole.
I just really need to thank you because I have never been more happy. I have never felt more present in my own life. I definitely feel like an adult. Thank you so much again......you are amazing!!!
Self-Proclaimed "RECOVERING STEPFORD WIFE"
I took a class from Gina to deal with some transition issues. She is amazing.
Eddy Cash-Dudley, ATTORNEY