I am an American hypnotherapist specialized in
cognitive-behavioral therapy, offering my services under the name of
Your Visual Mind. I work out of the Akin Health and Sports Medical
Clinic in Auray, in Brittany, France; I also receive at my private
office and work with clients online.
After receiving a B.A. from New York University I obtained a double
B.A. from the Université de Paris III, and have lived in France for
almost 40 years. I am currently completing my diploma in Cognitive-Behavioral
Therapy with the University of Derby, for qualification as a French
After graduation from the UK College of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy
and approval by the UK’s General Hypnotherapy Standards Council, I
was certified in France as a Practitioner of Ericksonian
hypnotherapy from the Institut Centre France d’Hypnothérapie
Ericksonienne. I have received specialized hypnotherapy training in
insomnia, smoking cessation, panic disorders, CBT assessment and
treatment plans, bedwetting, stress management and resilience, and
other disciplines; and have received CBT training in anxiety,
depression and personality disorders from the Beck Institute.
I also offer ACT therapy and EMDR for the
treatment of trauma, having trained with Dr. Russ Harris, author of
The Happiness Trap.
I am registered with the National Guild of Hypnotists in the United
States, and the General Hypnotherapy Register in the UK. I am also a
professional life coach registered with the International Coach
Federation (ICF). I have practiced in the UAE and am now established
in France and internationally, online.
My prior years as a visual thinking consultant; as a researcher,
author and conference speaker on creativity and the brain; and as a
trainer in neuroscience-based drawing instruction have all naturally
led me to continue my exploration of the visual mind in my
professional life, with a view to helping and healing.