What is Hypnosis?

Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis in a therapeutic setting which guides you into a state of relaxation… hypnotherapy can help you access your subconscious mind to bring about positive change…it can help you reach the personal goals that were previously seemed out of reach. The effectiveness of hypnotherapy is in direct proportion to your wish to change. sample text we practice in ‘goal orientated therapy’. This means that you decide what you would like to achieve and we work together to find ways of making it possible.sample gGoal orientated therapy focuses on making beneficial changes etc rather than focusing .. Hypnotherapy is used to deal with all kinds of conditions ranging from emotional issues such as insomnia, stress, fears and phobias, to physical problems such as pain relief and health conditions. Hypnotherapy has helped countless people stop smoking and lose weight. It’s a very effective treatment for issues like anxiety, lack of self-confidence and helping people reach their goals. Hypnosis has been used to help people suffering from illnesses sample text The list of issues that hypnotherapy can deal with is … A hypnotherapy treatment can help you tackle the problems that you’re struggling to cope with on your own. Although the majority of my therapy sessions are …, it’s very helpful to spend time dealing with any underlying issues that may be blocking your progress. To do this we can … improved text coming soon

Will Hypnosis Work for Me?

Yes, hypnosis will work for you.  Everyone can be hypnotized.  All of us at some point have been driving on a boring stretch of road and suddenly realized we are miles from where we last remember being, with no recall of the in-between time.  This is called “road hypnosis.”  Hypnosis is actually a state that our brains are designed to function in at least for temporary periods.

Will hypnosis cause me to do unusual things?

Of course not.  Clinical hypnosis is used to target and perform very specified functions.  While a stage hypnotist is using hypnosis in his or her performance, at the Charleston Holistic Center we only utilize clinical hypnosis in our practice.  Please be assured that you will only be hypnotized in ways and methods that will assist in your treatment.

Do You Take Insurance?

Insurance is accepted for many aspects of counseling.

Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, & Tricare Standard     bcbsa-logo-2013 sm aetna logo smTricare Standard logo_hmhs

Employee Assistance Programs: Roper/St. Francis Employee AssistanceRSFHLogosmb

We are an “out of network provider” for many other insurance plans & providers.  Please check with your plan to see how counseling is covered. Some health savings accounts will allow you to pay for massage treatments and Reiki sessions. Please check with your specific plan for details. Not accepted: Medicare, Medicaid

Do You Take Credit/Debit Cards?

Yes. Credit Cards:  Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card       visa_32mastercard_32discover_32 Debit Cards:  Visa, MasterCard    visa_32mastercard_32



Counseling Services:      Tues – Sat:  9 am — 6 pm    Later Evenings can be easily arranged by appointment. Spa/Massage Services:   Saturday & Sunday:  9 am — 5 pm   Evenings:  5 pm — 8 pm   Tues & Thurs:  10 am – 2 pm  Other daytime sessions can be arranged by appointment. Reiki/Spiritual Life Coaching:   Tues – Fri:  10:30 am – 8 pm    Sat:  11 am – 5 pm   Sun: By special appointment

What is Reiki?

purple reiki hands sm Reiki is an energy healing technique that was first elucidated in Japan at the turn of the 20th century.  Reiki seeks to using Universal Life Force Energy to assist a person’s own higher self in clearing, cleaning, and repairing their energy body.  In Eastern philosophy, every person has an energy body that surrounds and permeates their physical body.  It is in the energy body that all dis-ease first manifests.  By making sure that your energy body is healthy, the physical body must follow suit. Individual: 1 hour session – $60 ½ hour session – $35 Couples Reiki: 1 hour session -$120 (Couples Reiki can be either 2 practitioners and 1 Patient or 2 patients and 2 practitioners)

Can I Learn Reiki?

Anyone can learn Reiki.  There are people who find working with Reiki energy more natural and easy than other people.  Some people can sense the energy more easily than others.  However, working with Reiki is something any human can do.  At the Charleston Holistic Center, Dr. Griffith Garland teaches classes to all levels.  Reiki I classes are usually held once per month.  Reiki II classes are held once per quarter.  Master classes are by special arrangement.  Please call Dr. Griffith Garland directly to see about scheduling classes.  843-452-7996    Or visit her Facebook page for more information:  www.facebook.com/CharlestonReikiandTarot.com

What is a Reiki Share?

A Reiki Share is an open forum for anyone who wants to receive Reiki.  Reiki shares are free of charge; although donations are accepted.  Depending on the number of participants, each “patient” may have four or five Reiki practioners working on them.  The “patient” receives Reiki for about 10-15 minutes.  A Reiki share treatment is a nice way to “tune-up” your energy body. Reiki Share:  4th Wednesday of every month Time:   7 pm – 9 pm

What is Meditation?

The Buddhist Center (http://thebuddhistcentre.com) describes meditation in the following way: “Meditation is a means of transformPyramid of the small pebblesing the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. By engaging with a particular meditation practice you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly peaceful and energised states of mind. Such experiences can have a transformative effect and can lead to a new understanding of life.” Not all meditation practiced at the Charleston Holistic Center are specifically Buddhist meditation.  Some meditations are movement meditations, some are guided imagery meditations.  However, all have the same goal in mind as discussed above and allow us to reach for a better, more stress-free state of mind, body, and spirit.

Reiki Classes

Reiki I and Reiki II classes are usually held on Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm.  A light lunch is included.  Students receive a manual, full training, practice time, and their attunement on that day.  Students are required to complete practice hours at home or during Reiki Share before receiving their certification. Reiki I is usually offered once per month.  Reiki II is usually offered once per quarter. Master Classes are held on an individual basis. Please contact Dr. Griffith Garland directly to sign up for the next class:  843-452-7996  or  DrLaura.Reiki@gmail.com

Meditation Classes

Meditation classes are offered on a regular basis.  Participants learn the many advantages to mediation, several forms of mediation, and have the opportunity to come to open meditation to practice.  Please call to find out the beginning date of the next meditation class.   843-225-2024

Why Should I Get Massage Therapy Regularly?

The benefits of regular massage are many and varied.  The December 20-22, 2013 USA WEEKEND edition reported that regular massage has the following benefits:

  • Relieve chronic low-back pain

  • Ease anxiety

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Boost immunity

  • Reduce depression

  • How Often Should I Get a Massage?

    Regular massage has so many health benefits, that it is important to establish a regular schedule.  People in high-stress environments should see a massage therapist frequently.  This can be as often as once per week until the results of the stress in the body are eased.  Many people find that once per month visits keep their body, health, and spirits well in-tune.

    What is the Difference Between a Massage and a Spa Treatment?

    A simple massage is just that; the therapist only works on massaging the muscles of the body.  Spa treatments usually involve some other therapy and are often treatments that specifically target the skin or hair.  A treatment can be as simple as aromatherapy, a scented oil added to the massage oil, or, as complex as a full-body, exfoliating, salt scrub, followed by a detoxing, seaweed body wrap, then a full massage that includes aromatherapy.

    What do I do Next?

    The next thing to do is call us to make an appointment. The main number is 843-225-2024. If calling for massage, spa, or reiki, the best number is 843-991-9156. Call today and mention the website to receive $5 off your first visit. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us, so that we can help answer your questions. Click here to contact us.

    Gift Certificates

    Charleston Holistic Center offers gift certificates so that you can surprise someone special with a massage, Reiki treatment, spa time, holistic gifts and more. They also work for our regular counseling and therapy clients!

    House Calls

    Where:  within a 40 mile radius of the office What Services are Offered:

    Counseling for shut-ins only

    Massage with a male therapist only

    When:  Late Saturday afternoon, unless other specific arrangements are made Traveling Fee:  $25 fee for each session Classes/Lectures @ Your Facility:  We do offer meditation classes, Reiki specials, lectures, and group discussions @ your facility during the work day.  Please contact us to arrange a convenient time.


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