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SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Hypnotherapy stories and more! Teresa Crocker, guest.

Teresa Crocker joins Dr. Bunny today to discuss Hypnotherapy.  Teresa is a fellow Hypnotherapist and shares why she got involved in Hypnotherapy.  Recently, Teresa was able to see first-hand how amazingly beneficial Hypnotherapy can be, when her husband had a major surgery and did not need any pain meds – that was Hypnotherapy in action!

There’s also another first-hand story Teresa shares with us – why she had a major phobia of crickets & grasshoppers, and how she overcame that!  One Hypnotherapy session & it was gone (much to the amazement of her kids!).

Teresa and Dr. Bunny talk in depth about fears & phobias, and share stories about how quickly they’ve seen Hypnotherapy help people with a multitude of fears & phobias.  

Teresa and Dr. Bunny also discuss their new “Opioid-Free! Release Yourself From Addiction” project  that they’ve launched with Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden, and share their goals of helping people trust Hypnotherapy more than they trust the pill bottle.  They both see Hypnotherapy as a very important tool in fighting the opioid addiction epidemic, and explain their reasons why.

A powerfully informative interview you don’t want to miss!

About Teresa Crocker:

Having been involved in the recovery business since 1988 I watched with growing concern as the use of opioids as an ‘automatic go-to’ for ANY type of pain became the norm. Personally, I have suffered lower back pain since my early 20’s when I had one too many car accidents and know first hand what chronic pain is. I became active in exploring alternative ways to manage my pain without the use of drugs. But I also became aware that it can be quite an expensive road that often yields to zero results.

Then I went to a hypnotist to stop smoking – and it was successful. I kept thinking: if this can help chronic (ab)users of substances as addictive as tobacco, why not pain meds? And, if it can re-direct the neurons in my brain that have an established pathway for years – to a NEW pathway that doesn’t include smoking, why not with other habitual thinking processes?

This seemed a perfect fit for me as, in running two successful Women’s Sober Living homes and being the chair for the Sober Living Coalition of Ventura County I am a voice for those already struggling with a drug problem.

I got certified in hypnotherapy and went on to study under well-established hypnotherapists such as Dr. Bunny Vreeland, Shelly Stockwell-Nicholas and Richard Nongard to name a few. I  got certified in Pain Management by Seth Deborah Roth, who is not only a CRNA but also the President of Hypnotherapy for Health and became a member of the International Hypnosis Federation.

It has been exciting and enriching for me to be a part of helping those who wish, to empower themselves with the skills necessary to set in motion a different path. A path of their own making. Because – it is never too late to be who you always wanted to be!

Contact Teresa Crocker, Certified Hypnotherapist at (805) 415-7800 or e-mail: teresalcrocker@gmail.com 

Also visit: https://www.turningpointhypnotherapy.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

SNAP! Unhypnotizing Hypnotherapy. Opioid-Free! Release Yourself From Addiction

Dr. Bunny Vreeland has joined forces with Dr. Johannes Ramirez Boden and Teresa Crocker to address opioid addiction.  Together they created the program “Opioid-Free!  Release Yourself From Addiction” to provide positive solutions to this growing epidemic.

Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Robbins-Madanes trained Coach, Dr. Bunny Vreeland, has spent 20+ years helping her clients become free of addictions to cigarettes, gambling, food, alcohol, and more, so when she heard about the opioid epidemic, her first thought was how beneficial hypnotherapy could be.

Dr. Bunny is a graduate of the Neuro Concepts Institute in Laguna Hills, CA, she earned her Ph.D. in Hypnotherapy from Huntington Pacific University in 2007.  In addition, she’s a certified Bariatric Hypnotherapist and certified Hypnotic Anesthesiologist.

Opioid addiction became personal to Dr. Bunny after a family member struggled with addiction following a surgery.

WHAT ARE OPIOIDS AND WHAT IS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC?

“Opioids” is a name given to drugs that bind to opioid receptors in the body. They include everything from heroin and fentanyl to prescription pills like oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine and morphine.

DID YOU KNOW THAT –

More than 115 people in America die every day due to accidental misuse of these drugs–that’s one person every 12 minutes–and “the opioid epidemic” is the term used to describe this health crisis.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?

In the 1990s, there was a massive marketing blitz from pharmaceutical companies for their new opioid pills. This coincided with a nationwide push to take patient pain more seriously. Early marketing materials from pharmaceutical companies made reassurances about their product, claiming their opioid pills were virtually non-addictive. However, heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on the planet and prescription opioids are chemically similar to heroin.
 
Meanwhile, illegal drugs flooded in–like heroin and illicitly-produced fentanyl–which people turned to once their prescriptions ran out, or they craved something stronger, or they needed something less expensive than prescription opioids. The National Institute of Drug Abuse reports nearly 80% of heroin users started with prescription opioids. And during that 1999-2016 time frame, overdose deaths from heroin increased by 7 times. And deaths from synthetic opioids like fentanyl increased almost 21 times.
This is the opioid epidemic. And we want to help.

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland: (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: BunnyV123@yahoo.com

Ask Dr. Bunny. Turning a horrible experience into a positive? Teresa Crocker, guest.

Teresa Crocker, recent graduate of Basic Hypnotherapy at Vreeland College of the Healing Arts, joins Dr. Bunny Vreeland to discuss turning a horrible life experience into a positive way to help herself and help others.

Teresa shares her story about experiencing sexual abuse as a child, how she overcame addictive behavior, how she started sober living homes, and is now the chairman of the Sober Living Coalition in Ventura County.

Teresa’s journey has been nothing short of amazing and her drive to help others is a true inspiration.  This is an interview you don’t want to miss!

Mission Statement for Ruben’s Place and Serenity House:
Our common goal at Ruben’s Place is to replace incomprehensible demoralization with Integrity, shame with Dignity, worthlessness with Accountability and dishonor with self-respect by working a 12-step program WITH our residents. We believe one’s recovery from drugs and alcohol starts in the home and LIVED on a daily basis. The first step is admitting we are sick. The second is becoming willing to do what it takes to get better – BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK ALONE – We chose to segregate our homes because we believe the challenges of living with the opposite sex creates a diversion from what should be priority:  LEARNING TO LIVE SOBER & CLEAN.

About Serenity House and Ruben’s Place:

Founded in 2010 in Ventura, California, by local Realtor Teresa Crocker, Ruben’s Place is a male-only sober living house with a sister facility, Ventura Serenity House that accommodates women. Their mission is to provide safe, clean gender-specific homes or their clients. Using a 12-step approach, they teach residents how to remain clean and sober through thick and thin. By overcoming personal challenges, the men and women learn responsibility and become role models to the newcomers.

Accommodations and Amenities

The eight-bedroom Victorian-style house on Barnett Street accommodates 17 men and the five-bedroom house on Montgomery Street has space for 12 women. Residents live in double or triple-occupancy rooms. The women’s house has quadruple-occupancy rooms furnished with two sets of bunk beds, dressers, an entertainment center with a TV and a recliner. Besides a bed, each resident receives a dresser and personal shelves in the pantry and refrigerator.

Amenities include free laundry facilities, an outside work out room in both houses and utilities included with rent. Clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meals can be prepared in fully equipped kitchens. Both houses have fenced backyards, which provide ample privacy. Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas. Each residence has a live-in house manager on hand 24/7 to provide guidance and support.

Interested in reading the book that gave Teresa such inspiration?  Check out “Find Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle on Amazon!

Contact Teresa Crocker at (805) 415-7800 or E-mail: teresalcrocker@gmail.com

Find Ruben’s Place and Serenity House on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Rubens-PlaceVentura-Serenity-House-213404455348871/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit:  https://bunnyvreeland.org/  https://vreelandcollege.org/  https://drbunny.wordpress.com

Dr. Bunny

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