Lisa Zaccheo, MA, BCH, BCI

Founder and Lead Hypnotist – Avon and Guilford
Lisa is one of the few Board-Certified Hypnotists and Hypnosis Instructors in New England. She is certified in advanced clinical hypnosis, regression, complimentary medical, child & adolescent and forensic hypnosis by the National Guild of Hypnotists. She is also certified by the National Board of Hypnotists and is a member of the National Federation of Hypnotists. She has a Masters Degree in Alternative Health and Healing and a B.S. in Psychology. In the decade plus that she’s been in private practice, she has worked successfully with thousands of clients, both children and adults, on a myriad of issues. She’s also an author, a trance-formational speaker and high level Executive Hypno Coach.

Hypnosis is Ms. Zaccheo’s second career, her first being in advertising where she worked at the executive level for some of the largest advertising agencies in the country. After experiencing the power of therapeutic hypnosis, Lisa left the corporate world and has dedicated her life to sharing the mental, emotional and physical healing powers of hypnosis. She rejoices in the fact that she has found her “calling” and thoroughly enjoys helping people tap into the incredible power that’s within. She has been featured in numerous publications, as well as on the radio and TV.

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Alicia O’Hara, CCH

Alicia combines her education and experience in hypnotherapy, behavioral techniques, meditation, life coaching and intuitive skills to help her clients release subconscious blocks and obstacles and accomplish their desired goals of health and wellbeing

Before becoming a healing arts practitioner, Alicia studied and practiced interior design, project management, and worked as a liaison officer helping students transition into their professional careers. These earlier careers gave her insight and understanding on how people tick, and it was through these insights, she realized she wanted to help others on a much deeper level.

In 2004, she discovered her true vocation when she began studying alternative therapies for her own personal growth. Through formal study of a variety of modalities Alicia learned to create lasting change for herself and gained the tools and techniques to help others do the same.

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Elizabeth Hamilton, RN, MA, CCH

Betty Hamilton is a retired nurse, spending the bulk of her career at Yale New Haven Hospital. She has a Masters in Experiential Healing, is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, a Reiki Master, Yogi and long-time meditator and meditation teacher.

Betty was chosen to join the Mind Matters family because of her extensive expertise in the workings of the body and mind from both the traditional and non-traditional perspectives. As a result, she has numerous tools in her toolbox and is fantastic at finding just the right tool to unlock her client’s healing potential. She has an amazingly positive outlook, that anything is possible mindset, and a great sense of humor.

Whether you’re struggling with a destructive habit like smoking or working to live a healthier lifestyle, clear fears such as flying or public speaking, want to have a normal sleep pattern or handle stress in a positive way, Betty CAN help. Because of her extensive medical background, she also specializes in helping clients go through surgical procedures with much more comfort and confidence. (Did you know that hypnosis has been proven to help patients heal 8 times faster?)

So many changes are possible with hypnosis, and because Betty complements her sessions with Reiki, meditation, and restorative Yoga (if you choose); the progress that her clients make is significant. We all have a thing or two that we’d like to improve for a healthier, happier and more fulfilled life. Betty can help with whatever’s on your list.

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Ryan Mazurkivich, CCH
Ryan first became interested in hypnosis when as an athlete he trained his mind to block out all distractions. “I first realized how powerful my mind is when someone asked me what it was like to hear 5,000 people screaming, and I realized I didn’t hear anything because I was so focused”.
Ryan’s fascination with the power of mind motivated him to become a hypnotist and acquire his foundation of training with Lisa Zaccheo in 2013.  He has additional training in weight release, virtual gastric band, overcoming fears, sports performance and a number of common medical issues. He is also an educational speaker on the benefits and uses of hypnosis at Griffin Hospital.
As a former athlete and a current engineer, Ryan brings a breadth of life experience to his work.  He’s passionate about the art and science of hypnosis and is grateful that it allows him to fulfill his natural desire to help adults and children overcome struggles and obstacles.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing with his son and working in their organic garden.
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