"Gina Vance is one of the top mind/body practitioners in the Bay Area and known for her incredibly transformative, effective work with deep healing, trauma and self-discovery. Join her for a unique, richly rewarding voyage into your inner-self!" KAYSE GEHRET, FOUNDER, SOULSTICE MIND+BODY SPA
After a career in engineering, excruciating pain put me on a path of research and training that introduced me to the mind-body methods that helped me to heal the trauma that turned out to be at the root of my physical pain. These are the same methods I have been teaching to individuals and groups in my mind-body healing and coaching practice since 2001.
I serve as a mind-body coach, mentor and guide to coaches, clinicians and agents of change here to transform the world for the better, and help others do the same, and I write, speak and consult, teaching simple ways to make practical use of the mind-body connection for stress management and healing on multiple levels.
I've studied with the medical doctors who founded the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and the Academy for Guided Imagery, trained with Mindful Schools, with shamans, and many healers; some grounded in scientific research, others wildly instinctual.
A graduate of the Academy for Guided Imagery and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, I'm a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Alchemical Hypnotherapist, Inner Guidance Life Coach, Mind-Body Skills Advanced Professional, and creator of Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery sm - a root cause resolving method of mind-body exploration, discovery and healing.
My approach is eclectic, holistic, humanistic and non-dogmatic, incorporating skills from many related disciplines including hypnosis, NLP, Jungian Psychology, psychosynthesis, self-actualization and ego-state psychology, meditation, neurobiochemistry, neurophysiology, shamanism and inner child work.
Together with what I know to be heroic souls on healing journeys (‘clients’), I've developed a uniquely transformative blend of mind-body tools to relieve stress, pain and anxiety; change unwanted habits, and feel peaceful, confident and empowered.
These mind-body tools support the transition between your life as it has been and the new life you want to create, in ways that access and utilize your own unique genius; in service to your unique mission and purpose.
Facilitating holistic recovery for trauma survivors; teaching educators, helping-professionals and clinicians to incorporate mind-body skills into their work; and helping high achievers reach beyond their limits is the focus of my work.