"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 and entrepreneuring, 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.
My experience in life, love and business building, brings power to my work helping high achievers reach beyond their limits. The combination of my academic training, technical training, and soul-knowledge, enriches the power of our work to catalyze recovery for trauma survivors; educators, helping-professionals and clinicians. These experiences of how easy it can be to connect to the power within, leaves them with mind-body skills that are easy to incorporate into their work.
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.