Practitioners

Liz Stone

Why I practice:

After years of searching for resources and practices to help me deal with Complex PTSD from unresolved trauma I was so encouraged to learn about many of the modalities we now offer at The Balanced Stone.  In fact, researching, studying, and gathering these modalities over the last decade and a half is a big part of why we founded our healing center.  I remember thinking, what if it hadn’t taken me 30 years to do this work to heal?  Most of us just don’t know where to look and what is possible.  EMDR, Neurofeedback, Sound Healing, Qigong and Somatic work have all been part of my personal healing journey and have extensive studies behind the efficacy of these modalities on healing trauma in the body.  I have gained so much from my practice with each one and continue to learn and grow as I do.  

Why I teach: 

There was a time in my life where I didn’t know how to survive the coming waves of panic or make it through each 24 hour filled day.  I teach now because I know what it is to be without hope and not know where to look for healing.  It’s very difficult to research when we are in crisis.  That is why I am so passionate about mentoring others in all that is possible in the modalities that we know about today for the healing of trauma.  I am a firm believer that no one knows exactly what is the right next step for you but that as we learn of each new resource, class, or modality we will begin to resonate with what is right for us.  Healing is rarely just one thing.  There is so much wisdom inside of ourselves and tapping into the wisdom of the body is a sacred journey.  

Qualifications: 

I am certified in Sound Healing and near completion in my Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy certification.  I am also  getting certified for Neurofeedback and our center will be the only one with a Neurofeedback machine available for clinical use in Tooele County.  Still, I feel what qualifies me most to do this work and hold space for others is my own healing journey as a survivor of both physical and sexual violence.   I’m honored to walk this path with you!

Gwen Bristow

Hypnotherapy

What I Practice: Hypnotherapy has been a passion of mine for the past 20 years. I began using self-hypnosis as a young mother, when I faced some uncomfortable health issues. Self-hypnosis took the edge off and helped me manage the psychological and physical stress. I learned that hypnosis turns off the fight-or-flight response and turns on the parasympathetic nervous system, so both the mind and the body can heal. In later years, I was able to expand my personal practice with neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and certified clinical hypnosis, so I could extend these amazing benefits to others, too.

I also added several consciousness-work certifications and some energetic work certifications. Addressing deep-seated issues with hypnosis, combined with conscious coaching/mentoring work and energetic work, provides a powerful three-prong approach to shattering limiting beliefs and replacing them with empowering beliefs and behaviors that support your highest good.

Why I Practice: I practice because I love people. I practice because I love Earth and I want to help bring joy and harmony wherever I go. And I practice because these methods are just so amazing, I want to share them with everyone!

How I can Help YOU: Hypnosis, NLP, and life coaching help address a variety of issues, ranging from weight loss and painless birth to easing or overcoming anxiety, depression, smoking, nail biting, phobias, public speaking, and more.

The interesting thing about working with the subconscious mind is that oftentimes, issues are layered. Different issues can even stem from the same limiting belief (for example, weight problems are often linked with money blocks and/or trauma). When you start changing the subconscious programs for one issue, you could see improvement in more than one area of life.

 

Qualifications

  • Certified Rapid Transformational Therapy Practitioner
  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist through the International Board of Coaches and Practitioners
  • Certified Coach in the areas of Habits and Happiness, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Nutrition-based Health
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Your Humble Servant

Website: www.joyfulphoenix.com

Book me on my calendar at https://calendly.com/gwen-joyfulphoenixcoaching

Katie Kraft

Foot Zoning

Why I Practice: I fell in love with Foot Zoning after struggling with years of anxiety/panic attacks and then battling Postpartum Depression after my first child was born. I had tried many things to help, with little success. I walked into my first Foot Zone appointment feeling lost, anxious, tense, and full of bottled up emotions that were taking a toll on my mind and body. When I walked out of the appointment, I felt lighter, I had mental clarity, and I felt like I’d released a huge weight off my shoulders. Most of all though, I felt empowered.

Why I Teach: As a result of having regular Foot Zone Therapy, I began experiencing amazing benefits and positive changes in my life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I felt compelled to start a new journey. I wanted to combine my passion for helping people and my fascination with the human body to support others on their own journey to heal and restore themselves.

Qualifications: I became a Certified Foot Zone Practitioner through We Do Feet Seminars in 2020. I have training in the use of essential oils, muscle testing, and energy work. I have also gained extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology through continuing education over the past 12 years, as well as hands on experience working as a Master Esthetician for the past 9 years.

Steve Stone

Why I practice:  

Originally I was drawn to learning more about sound healing because of how it helped my wife in her healing journey both emotionally and physically.  I noticed that I felt happier when I began to learn how to do sound treatments and had an opportunity to serve her.  Serving her in this way was serving me.  So we sought out training to learn more.

Why I teach:

The more I learn about sound the more I love helping others.  I especially love the drum and the tie back to my heritage in ceremony and healing.  I love to work on all types of leather work so learning about the drum, how it is strung and the symbolism behind it all inspire me to share this love with others.  I love to participate in our sound baths because it is a way I can contribute and serve others in my community.  

Qualifications: 

I certified as a Sound Treatment Practitioner in 2021 and am enjoying the process of practicing and learning more as I witness other’s healing.