About the Free Discovery Session
In this approximately 30-minute meeting, we’ll sit down face-to-face to discuss your unique situation. It’s a chance for you to ask me questions about my experience, process, costs, etc., and for me to see if I can take on your case. We’ll make sure everything is crystal clear and that all of your questions are answered.
Then, I invite you to experience it yourself! Enjoy a complementary stress-relief session of either acupuncture OR Wingwave Personal Development.
Discovery Session FAQs
How long is the Free Discovery Session?
The Discovery Session will last about an hour in total. First, we’ll sit down for about 30 minutes to discuss your particular situation. I’ll ask you some basic questions to better understand your history and current situation, and you’re invited to ask as many questions as you like. The objective is to see if we’re a good fit and to make sure you fully understand the process and therapies. Then, if you want, I invite you to experience the deeply balancing effects of acupuncture or the mind-body stress relief effects of Wingwave Personal Development in a complementary 30-minute session.
Can I do the Free Discovery Session by Skype?
Yes! You can schedule a Skype Free Discovery Session. You’re welcome to try a complementary stress-relief Wingwave Personal Development session which can be done online.
Should I bring anything?
Come with your questions, concerns, doubts, and curiosity. If you have any labwork or analysis from within the past year, you can bring it along or wait until later. You’ll also be asked to fill out a brief history and consent form which you can do online before your appointment.
Do I have to do the complementary Acupuncture or Wingwave Personal Development Session?
Of course not. There’s absolutely no pressure, ever. If you prefer to just come and chat, that’s perfectly fine!
What should I wear for Acupuncture?
We’ll only need access to your legs from the knees down and your arms from the elbows down. Just wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing, nothing special. And, if you accidentally wear your skinny jeans, don’t worry. The office is totally private and we can facilitate easy access to the arms and legs with draping.
What happens during Acupuncture?
You’ll be in a private room with a massage table, fully dressed. I’ll place about 10-15 tiny, hair-thin needles on different areas of your body (mostly below the knees and elbows, forehead and top of head). You’ll be given a pair of headphones with deeply relaxing binaural beat music designed to enhance the treatment for maximum effect. Many patients fall asleep or fall into a deeply relaxed state, but don’t worry if you can’t get there the first time. Often, during the subsequent sessions, you’re more relaxed since you already know what’s going to happen and what it all feels like.
During the approximately 30-minute treatment, you may feel that certain points “activate”, become heavy, tingle, or have slight electrical or “energetic” sensations. These are totally normal and indicate that blockages are being removed. Or, you may not feel anything, which is fine too. Acupuncture works whether you “feel” it or not, and whether you believe in it or not.
What does Acupuncture feel like?
Many points do not produce any sensation at all and patients often don’t even realize I’ve placed a needle. They’re hair thin and only inserted into the shallow layer of the skin. Sometimes, it might feel like a little mosquito bite or like a hair being pulled out. However, this usually passes within a few seconds and then you don’t feel anything at all. It should be a very comfortable experience.
How will I feel after Acupuncture? Is there anything I should avoid?
Many people feel light as a feather and very relaxed after the treatment. Acupuncture sends powerful messages to your body and brain to begin re-wiring your physiological and psychological responses. Even after the needles are removed, the treatment effects continue. While it’s by no means a requirement, it’s a good idea to take it easy the rest of the day, avoid heavy sweating, massage or other therapies, and wait about 4-6 hours before showering.
Sometimes, you may feel the effects of increased microcirculation and cellular detox in the form of headaches, a flu-like sensation, or increased discomfort in areas which were painful before the treatment. This is completely normal and is a sign of your system’s healing abilities being activated. Drink lots of water, rest, and it should pass in a day or so.
What is Wingwave Personal Development?
This multi-modality coaching technique blends variations of Mindfulness, Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Brainspotting to quickly process traumas or create more productive habits, feelings and states. You remain completely awake, aware and autonomous – you’re always in control and can accept or reject anything.
In the Free Discovery Session, the Wingwave Personal Development is focusd on stress relief. We won’t be opening up any major trauma just yet 🙂
What happens next?
I’ll explain the whole process in more detail during the Discovery Session, but the next step would be to schedule a Deep Dive Intake and start customizing your treatments. The Discovery Session acupuncture treatment is a general balancing treatment designed to help you relax and begin opening your body for further treatment. But, it’s when we customize that we really see amazing results.