Hi, my name is Stefanie.
I respect your need to know yourself better and your desire to live joyfully your best life possible.
I know what that need feels like because – over 25 years ago, that was me.
Back then, I had let some of the experiences of my life beat me down; being a childhood sexual abuse survivor, domestic abuse survivor, a divorced mother of two… so much had happened in my life. I didn’t like the woman staring back at me in the mirror. Not only did I not like her, I didn’t TRUST her.
So it was so much easier to focus on others, judging myself based on what I did to make the people in my life happier than I was. But it can get exhausting trying to please everyone else. And I was always tired – mentally, physically, spiritually. Plus, I had no idea what I wanted because I had stopped asking myself what I wanted. Hell, I didn’t even have a bucket list!
I needed to not only to balance my checkbook and get to work on time. I desperately wanted to figure out how to like myself and be comfortable walking around in my skin.
Because I didn’t know what I didn’t know, I thought it best to start at the beginning. I started my path by learning the basics of mediation, mindfulness and Metaphysics. I went back to school, studying everything from massage to transformational psychology to almost everything in between.
Then I enriched my education by sitting with shamans, gurus and great spiritual teachers. I met some amazing people who guided me, gently, towards self-compassion and inner understanding. They helped me develop a willingness to look at myself and any action I take with a softer eye. To give myself a break… and sometimes a little more credit.
I fell in love with hypnosis and life coaching. Whether use separately or together, they offered me the greatest opportunity to tap into my subconscious desires for empowerment, growth and to develop a road map to a clearer frame of mind while bringing about the significant changes in my life that I was looking for.
They helped me uncover my purpose and realize my dreams.
I learned the value of my heart-wisdom and to reconnect it to my soul, to forgive myself for being human and to rebuild trust within myself.
Now I have the connection to myself I used to long for, a love for me I didn’t know I could ever have, giving me the freedom to be gloriously messy.
What does it mean to be gloriously messy? It is to live authentically, doing Life imperfectly and loving every minute of it. It means living to seek Love and Laughter in everything I do. It’s a commitment to NOT censor myself and to forgive myself if I do.
It is to be present, in the moment, every moment.
I mean, today my Life is wonderful and weird and funny and unfinished. And I’m totally in love with it being that way.
I believe everyone deserved to bring Joy to their own lives like I have.
Over ten years ago, I started combining practices, first massage therapy with reiki then hypnosis with coaching. I decided to focus on hypno-coaching because I understood that it could help anyone willing and ready to take the best self journey. I was ready to share the badassery that is self-acceptance, self-love and show my techniques on uncovering personal power, change and bring about a positive difference in anyone’s life.
So that’s what I do.
I help you uncover the wisdom you already have, support you using your voice to live up to your own ideals and guide your better decision-making that can lead you towards living more joyfully.
To show you how to find that place within yourself that sees you as the perfectly imperfect being you are – your true self-worth.
To realize you deserve all the love and to discover the joys of being you.
Are you ready to transform your life for the better and take the next steps forward? Do you have the courage to live up to your own dreams?
Yes? Then let’s go!
Professional Experience & Qualifications
Stefanie Booker Atchison is a certified clinical hypnotherapist.
She has a degree in Transformational Psychology from the accredited Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Phoenix Arizona and has completed over five hundred hours of coursework in the practice of hypnosis techniques, life coaching, stress management and spiritual coaching for treating a wide variety of issues. She also studied social work at University of Maryland University College and graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage.
Stefanie has certifications in Reiki Master Teaching, Advanced Life Coaching, Practical Mysticism, Spiritual Coaching, Polarity and Neuro-Linguistic Programming. In Maryland, Hypnotists and Hypnotherapists are technically not licensed. Stefanie chose to become board certified by American Council of Hypnotic Examiners, The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists.
Hypnotherapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or psychotherapy.
However, Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis is a proven, adjunctive method to complement such ongoing treatment and care. It is a self-improvement process that facilitates access to a person’s internal resources to assist him/her in solving problems, increasing motivation, or altering behavior patterns to create positive change. Because hypnosis and hypnotherapy are a series of self-help skills and their effectiveness depends on the client, no guarantee can be made regarding results of their use.
Stefanie Booker Atchison does not practice medicine or psychotherapy and her services are not a replacement for counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric or medical treatment. No service or product provided is intended to diagnose or treat any disease or illness, psychological or mental health condition. Medical supported hypnotherapy is used only as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment. Consultation with a licensed physician is required before medical support hypnotherapy services are provided.