I provide positive, healthful, caring services to all seeking my experience in a safe secure environment resulting in accelerating natural healing, balance, and recuperation
Awakening the body’s natural healing abilities – in the mind body and spirit
About Steve Lopez, CHt, Reiki Practitioner, Wellness Practitioner
I am a Certified Hypnotherapist, Wellness Practitioner and a Reiki Practitioner of the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing. Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being.
Many years ago, I began studying positive motivation, self-motivation and self-help programs. The programs included meditation, focusing, self-hypnosis and Ericksonian Hypnosis. I use these programs to help me in various areas of my life, I found these programs help me tremendously in business, volunteer projects and education.
Over 10 years ago I began experiencing terrible pain in my knees, shoulder, hands, neck & lower back. My physician gave me prescriptions for medication to manage and treat the pain. I didn’t like the effects of taking them. I began to look for other solutions for pain management. I joined the Chronic Pain Group at HealthSouth Valley of the Sun Rehabilitation Hospital in Glendale, hoping to learn how to manage pain without drugs.
Then one day I thought my prayers have been answered. I placed my hand area of pain and it got warm the pain went away. I repeated it on my knees and my neck shoulder and other painful areas. The pain went away. After some research I learned that it was Reiki. After receiving Reiki from a Reiki master, I decided to learn Reiki so that I could help myself and others. I have been initiated in the Second Degree of the Usui System of Reiki Healing, honoring the spiritual lineage of Usui, Hayashi, Takata and Furumoto.
I was very fortunate in connecting with my Reiki Master. Paul David Mitchell is one of the 22 Reiki Masters trained by Hawayo Takata. In the Office of the Grand Master Paul is recognized as Head of Discipline. The Office of the Grand Master offers clear teaching and guidance for understanding the form of the system and ensures that the integrity and potential of this simple practice of Reiki be preserved. Paul is in partnership with Phyllis Lei Furumoto, the recognized lineage bearer of Usui Shiki Ryoho, Reiki “Universal Life Energy”.
Today I am 99% pain free, I don’t take any more medication for the constant aches and pains that haunted me in the past. Sure, I may take an aspirin or Tylenol or Aleve every now and then, but no more prescriptions for pain.
I began using meditation and personal development programs, enrolling in classes and workshops many years ago. In the early 70’s I enrolled in a program called Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz, MD. That opened me up for more learning and even teaching a few classes in a civic organization. In the early 1990’s I took a weekend program in Las Vegas at the Rapport Leadership Institute. Using the power of the mind I achieved many things completed several Fire Walks and became a facilitator for one of the programs in the Phoenix area. I purchased and studied many self-hypnosis programs online, other self-development programs by Dennis Waitley, Tony Robbins, the Millionaire Mind –T. Harv Eker just to name a few.
I used what I have learned to help me study and excel in my courses when studying for my MBA, Arizona Contractors License, State Insurance License. The knowledge I have acquired helped me pass many exams for certifications. All that I studied and learned I used for ME. (Sounds kinda selfish, huh?)
But then things changed, I was talking to Doug O’Brien, (Doug O’Brien Hypnosis and Ericksonian.info) about programs he offered. I had already used some of the programs and was ordering others when he suggested that I take additional classes and become a Certified Hypnotherapist. Then I could share my knowledge and help others. He invited me to go for training in New York. Since it was not practical for me to go to New York to attend his classes, he suggested I find a school locally and enroll. So, I did!
I completed the required courses and passed the exams. I am a certified hypnotherapist, CHt. The American Board of Hypnotherapy and the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists certify me. My years of experience and training have come together.
I give my thanks and gratitude to Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, the staff and especially the instructors.
MY BS (Belief System)
I believe Reiki and Hypnotherapy can help heal, reduce and alleviate pain, anxiety, suffering and much more. It is the creative subconcious power within the individual that does it. These Complementary Alternative Therapies DO NOT REPLACE conventional medicine, they work with and in conjunction with the stuff you doctor suggests and prescribes.
Steve is a member of the Guided Imagery Project sponsored by the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. As a volunteer, he provides Guided Imagery and Reiki to patients in Banner Estrella Medical Center in West Phoenix. He offers his skills in the Complementary Therapies to patients in throughout the hospital including Cardio and Pulmonary rehab, dialysis, pre-op, post-op, emergency services, cancer treatment and even to the hospital staff.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
– B. B. King 1925 – 2015 Singer/Songwriter
I continue to study and learn, so that I am able to use various Alternative Therapies to help my clients.