Today we’d like to introduce you to Christina Francisco.
Christina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
As a young child and throughout my young adult life, I always battled deep rooted issues with self-esteem, victim mentality, and social anxiety. It always affected my choices in relationships and in life. It got to a point that I realized I was in a constant toxic cycle due to my poor choices and if I didn’t so something drastic I would end up wasting my life away being miserable most of the time. I guess I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and decided I was going to make a change. I had accepted the way things were for so long that I didn’t even know where to start to undo all the unfavorable behaviors that were so natural to me. I remember one day I was on YouTube and came across a clip for positive affirmations and hypnosis. I started listening to them which in turn triggered my curiosity to read self-help books. I noticed there was a common theme that suggests if you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel and when you change the way you feel, you change your behavior, and when you change your behavior, you change your life. That was the eye opener for me so I started using hypnosis to help me change my thoughts to positive, confident and self-loving ones. I realized how out of touch I was with higher myself and my body. This journey lead me to eat clean, only drink water, work out with weights and meditate regularly. I started becoming interested in learning more about holistic types of health which led me to discover Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Neuro-Linguistic Programming and TIME Technique Therapy. All of these techniques helped me to release years of pent up trauma, anger and sadness that I was harboring. I am so grateful that I kept an open mind to hypnosis because it really contributed to my emotional evolution to become the best version of me.
I had an awakening 2 years ago and felt I have a calling to help people. I started volunteering at the VA Hospital but I wanted to do more. I decided to go back to school and get my certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming along with other interests. I knew when I was taking my courses that I want to open a private practice and help people let go of what does not serve them.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I feel like starting one’s own business is never easy. I still have a full-time position in the legal industry to help me stay afloat as I continue to invest in my practice. One struggle I overcame was when my original office building caught fire overnight. Luckily no one was hurt but it put a stop to everything. I kept my positive thoughts and continued to manifest that everything would work out and not even a week later, I found my current beautiful office that was within budget and in a better location.
Elan Healing Hypnotherapy – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
At Elan Healing Hypnotherapy, I am a professional Clinical Hypnotherapist with certifications in Conventional and Quantum Healing Hypnosis, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, TIME Technique Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner and Success Life Coach. My mission is to help nurture clients through techniques of the healing arts. I offer a variety of methods to empower each individual to achieve their desired goal and attain excellence. The services I offer are a great way to bypass years of traditional therapy and get straight to the source, your unconscious mind, and pin points why you are exhibiting that behavior/outcome and redirects it to a more positive or favorable behavior. This can work for anything such as procrastination, lack of motivation, sports performance, creative block, fears/phobias, confidence, and the list goes on. I help you define clear goals while eliminating restrictive beliefs. My sessions are custom designed to you, solution-focused and geared to the present with the future in mind. What sets me apart from others is most my clients only require one to two sessions. This is relatively a short-term commitment with the goal of helping you get the success in the area of interest you want and to become independent so eventually coaching is not needed. I give clear and direct feedback. In order for this coaching to be successful in your life, you must believe the goal is possible, that you are capable of achieving it.
What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
It’s hard to list just one proud moment so I’ll say the first proud moment of my career was the launching of my website. I worked so hard with my art director, Brian Saldivar at briansaldivar.com, on the branding, content and design to give it a very sophisticated yet organic look. Secondly, the opening of my private office in Long Beach was equally exciting and satisfying. I worked even harder to have a physical location to bring clients and to create a space that represents my practice with professionalism and serenity.
- Customized Session $500 (2.5 – 3 hours)
- Quantum Healing Hypnotherapy $325 (2.5 – 3 hours)
- Address: Elan Healing Hypnotherapy
444 W. Ocean Blvd., 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
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