TRANSFORMATIONAL LIFE COACHING

PERSONAL COACHING, HOLISTIC WELLNESS COACHING

Sessions are customized for your specific goals, need and style. They’re interwoven with compassionate coaching, counseling, customized hypnotherapy, empowerment education, and goal-oriented. I may teach you ways of reframe negative belief patterns, build and harness your energy and motivation, visualization, and integrate the powerful laws of inner drive, passion and purpose.

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HYPNOTHERAPY SERVICES

GUIDED-MEDITATIONS, VISUALIZATION & IMAGERY, HYPNOSIS

Hypnosis is about achieving a deep and focused state of consciousness. This is similar to meditation. While under hypnosis, the conscious mind becomes quiet, focused and thereby allows access to the highly mutable subconscious mind. This is where hypnotherapy allows for transformation and growth.

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Abigail Carvalho

My practice takes an integrative approach based on my intimate knowledge of holistic nursing care, conventional Western medicine and multiple mind-body-spirit healing modalities. I’m an Nationally Accredited ANCC Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and Nationally Accredited AHNCC Board Certified Advanced Practice Nurse with training in adult primary care, mental health and integrative and complementary medicine. I’ve been a certified hypnotherapist, pain relief hypnotist, guided imagery meditation practitioner, NLP and EFT tapping practitioner and transformational life coach and intuitive spiritual coach since 2007. I have years of clinical psychiatric mental health experience in evaluation and psychiatric medication management and can help you understand medications and make recommendations that you can then discuss with your psychiatrist but I now only offer complementary and alternative modalities for a non-pharmacological approach.

My education includes a Masters of Science, Adult Nurse Practitioner with honors from the University of California San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with honors from the University of California Berkeley. I’m British-born, a small-town humble but confident-type, community-focused, a global traveler, tea-lover, and I believe in the power of sharing ideas, information and collaboration. I have a deep spiritual practice that is the foundation of my power and center. In my practice I tend to align with earth, science, buddhist, native american, and the goddess philosophies.

Accreditations

  • ANCC Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • AHNCC Board Certified Advanced Practice Holistic Nurse
  • California Registered Nurse & Public Health Nurse
  • Certified Hypnotherapist – National Guild Of Hypnotists
  • Certified Hypno-Relief Pain Specialist
  • Energy Psychology EFT Practitioner
  • Neurolinguistic Programming NLP Practitioner
  • Holistic Life Coach, Life Purpose Institute, International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited
  • Intuitive Spiritual Counselor
  • Certified Massage Practitioner & Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner
  • Member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, American Nurses Association, California Nurse Practitioners Association, Holistic Nurses Association
  • Holds Liability Insurance in Adult and Geriatric Primary Medicine and Psychiatric Mental Health

 

My personal commitment for maintaining balance and energy on all levels gives me a unique ability to help others find balance within their own lives. I live and embrace this inspiring, integrative and holistic approach and consider myself a coach, counselor, advocate, mentor, wounded healer, teacher, entrepreneur, motivator, fellow journey-woman…

I believe in happiness, health, and balance and that the ability to heal from within is powered through self-care. My focus is on profound mental, emotional, spiritual and physical transformation through the ability to put one’s self first. Self-care is not selfish, in fact it is often very beneficial to everyone around us.

I have a keen intuition of knowing what the whole person needs that has led me to help nearly a thousand clients on their paths to maintaining their own optimal well-being and thriving. As a nurse practitioner and holistic healing practitioner, my goal is to help others transform their lives through prioritizing this dedicated attention turned inward. I am there to jumpstart this lifelong journey of enabling healing from within one’s self. Mine is a soul-centered approach.

Practice Style

  • Individualized coaching is a transformational experience. Together we identify what your heart calls for and where you light up, then I support you to align your actions to follow that impulse and make a meaningful contribution in the world. We focus on how to emotionally ground yourself, while creating balance to make you feel safe and empowered to make positive life changes.
  • I provide a professional, safe, non-judgmental and nurturing environment. I come from a place of compassion and empathy.
  • I share my own way of living in presence, peace, and gratitude and can personally relate to my patients’ challenges and successes through my own life challenges (death and loss, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, emotional eating and body issues, career changes, relationships, chronic pain, trauma and more).
  • I’ve helped hundreds of clients offering a unique and personalized approach for complete health, vitality, and happiness.
  • I am present and future focused. While our past gives us dynamic texture, we focus more on what you can do now in the present and where you want to go in your future.
  • I believe the world needs to be grounded in virtue-based self-development – it all starts with self-care.

Who I work with

I have a great passion for working with people who show a commitment to self-development, spiritual growth and personal empowerment.
** If you are interested in setting up a consultation to explore what it could look like to work together, please fill out the Contact form and I’ll get back to you soon. I work with a limited number of highly functioning and committed individuals who are ready to play full-out and up-level the quality of their lives. Sessions are done by phone, Skype or in-person, if you live in the San Francisco area.
The session’s expand on what’s going right in your life and helping you to refocus. I enjoy working with 20’s-50’s somethings women who want to improve their lives, who may be feeling stuck, and need some personal life hypno-coaching. Of course, I am open to working with all high functioning people who are open and willing to be active participant in our sessions and outside of sessions. Some examples we work on:

  • Going through the difficult stages of early and middle adulthood
  • Making their way in the world
  • Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and looking to educate and learn how to reframe
  • Healing wounds, and want to get to know themselves and their own power and direction.
  • How to set the bar high for yourself and have extraordinary outcomes and yet be nurturing and compassionate with yourself at the same time. Is it possible? Yes it is!

As an adult nurse practitioner, I’m trained to work with patients across the lifespan, beginning with late teens into geriatrics in preventive medicine and primary care. While my practice offers life counsel, lifestyle empowerment, and wellness coaching, I bring this rich training and experience into mind when working with clients. I’m also very honored to work with people from diverse backgrounds, spiritual and religious affiliations, cultural, racial and LGBTQI communities.

How we can work together

My ultimate goal is to help you thrive by investing in yourself. Personal insight, clarity, motivation and transformations are an individual prerogative for this practice: it does take work and it’s not always easy at first, but I will be alongside you to support and guide you to heal from within. We work as a team with the commitment to your well-being at the core, to put you in control of your own destiny.

Sessions are customized to what you need at the initial session, also in keeping with your long-term goals. I will also help you understand your strengths: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. With a focus on mindfulness to your unique approach to well-being, I’m here to help you revive and thrive.

I refer for complex psychiatric evaluations, complicated and specialized medication management, and traditional psychotherapy (CBT, DBT, etc.) and MFTs, I can refer you to excellent specialists. I have two psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners that I refer many of my clients to and some terrific marriage family therapists and psychologists for a more conventional psychotherapy approach. I have an excellent collaborating physician and psychiatrist who is available 24-7 for consult and who believes and works with me to best support my clients.

What to expect from me

My personal coaching sessions feature a comprehensive and holistic approach of mind-body-spirit. They may incorporate a life wellness evaluation, education, holistic mind-body wellness and life coaching, provide treatment recommendations, counseling, spiritual coaching, guided imagery meditations, mindfulness-based teachings, positive energy psychology, hypnosis/hypnotherapy, EFT tapping, neurolinguistic reprogramming, supplement, nutrition and lifestyle consultation. I will work with you to create goal plan of action that is personalized, coaching focused, and non-pharmacological.

In Health and Joy,
Abigail

Testimonials

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Abigail has helped me crawl out of my hole and into living my own life and being true to myself. Social anxiety depression, caring too much about what others think…. She has helped me break free of wasting my energy on things that aren’t helping or bettering myself and instead focusing on positive life goals.

Our telepsych sessions are amazing!!! I live in san jose and she is in inner sunset sf area. Thank goodness she does telepsych sessions. The telepsych sessions are just as nice as seeing her! She really has a way of connecting and being there with you. Not to mention it is so convenient and accommodating to my work schedule. We are even able to do our hypnosis sessions online! I get to relax and lay in bed and not have to worry about the commute. Awesome.

It is also nice to listen to her audio recordings after our sessions because they have continued to help me tremendously through my new changes.

Her approach is non judgmental and she understands and meets you where you are. She gives you great tools to use everyday to keep you on track. If you can’t meet her at her location you can Skype! It is amazing and a blessing to get to work with her. Thank you Abigail :smile:
B.M. 2016

I’m a merchant mariner and work at sea about half the time.

This makes it difficult to reliably schedule face-to-face counseling sessions at Abigail’s lovely office. Thankfully, Abigail offers “telepsych” sessions that can be conducted with FaceTime or Skype. These sessions are extremely helpful because they allow me to maintain continuity with my progress of self development and understanding even while I am at sea or traveling abroad. Telepsych is perfect for the traveler or mobile businessperson, or merchant mariner! We don’t have to be in SF to connect with Abigail, and we can still get her amazing coaching, wisdom, insight, book & health recommendations, everything! Abigail and I have done all the methods over the phone that she practices in person. I’m grateful to have found Abigail and strongly recommend her. She helps me understand things. :)
Morgan W., San Francisco, CA, June 2016

I reached out to Abigail at a time in my life when I was going through an emotional rollercoaster due to a breakup and being unhappy with my job.


I was looking for a more holistic,non-traditional therapy to try and learn to deal better with my anxiety, something that I had never really been able to address properly before.

I appreciate the fact that traditional medication is an option for an emergency or as part of the therapy.

It’s great that we can do sessions over Skype, makes it easier to fit the therapy into one’s busy schedule.

But above all I can really see the progress one makes from one hypnosis sessions to the next; this is specially true if one listens to the recordings of the sessions when you need them.

I’ve only been working with Abigail for a few months and I can already see the impact her support is having on improving my life, I feel blessed to have found her.
P. Computer Engineer, January 2016

Abigail has a unique way of treating her clients.


Working with her is different from working with therapists whom they only listen to you the whole session without providing any helpful advice or coach you to make meaningful change. She listens, teaches you techniques to cope, sends you books and recordings to broaden your vision or even gives you homework to help finding the roots of your problem and solve it. Before her and after trying multiple therapists I was hopeless anyone can help me with my problem anymore but she was my second chance for a purposeful and rewarding life. Thanks Abigail!

Angel S., Sunol, CA, June 2016

Abigail is fantastic!

I had never seen a nurse practitioner or coach before, but started seeing Abigail about a year ago to help me through some big life transitions. She is very easy to talk to and has helped me immensely. Even though I’m doing very well now, I still have Facetime sessions with her and she always has some new insight to offer.

I tend to be skeptical of holistic healthcare and anything too “new age,” but Abigail is always able to back up her recommendations with studies showing their effectiveness. She has given me a lot of helpful new tools that I might have scoffed at before- so if you’re like me in that sense, don’t be too quick to dismiss her holistic approach.
Claire T., San Francisco, CA, September 2016

Congratulations for seeking support.

Whether you feel you need support through a challenging time, starting a new business, finding self-love and attracting love, achieving a specific goal, or simply want to enrich your current life with more fulfillment and balance, I bring my eclectic trainings, intuitive guidance, and personal experiences to support your unique goals and dreams. This practice is an incredible investment in yourself. Your are your greatest gift and priority. Taking this step of self-care represents to yourself that you are worthy of getting the support you deserve.

Individualized and integrative emotional, spiritual and physical health and holistic life coaching is a transformational experience where together we discover the deepest calling of your heart. Through the process of learning techniques and tools, experiencing positive self-talk and directly, we’ll observe your life light up, as you align your actions to follow that impulse and make a meaningful contribution in the world.

Session Details

I offer in-person/ telepsych Skype/Facetime or telephone sessions, depending on the length and focus. Sessions are traditionally 50 minutes. I also offer 70 minute in-person sessions as well. I highly recommend every other week (bi-weekly) 50 or 70 minute sessions to allow you time to incorporate what we discuss into your life, while also feeling frequently supported. Discounts begin if you are on a bi-weekly schedule. I also have 20 minute video/telephone sessions for quick check-ins. We can work together to determine what is best for you. I work Tuesday-Saturday 1-7pm most days.

Duration and Frequency of Sessions:

Whether you need clarity or coaching to make a big decision or support through a major life transition and difficult time, ask yourself what are the challenges and possible obstacles that you wish to avoid or gracefully overcome. How valuable is this to you? Sessions are goal-oriented and you’re an active participation in this. I’m here to support, facilitate your process, and help you thrive not just survive. My relationship with clients is encouraging, authentic, practical, collaborative and holistic. Often our commitment wavers over the course of time or a goal, so I have found that when people have committed to their goals they then have a supportive package over time that provides reliability and consistency.

I offer spot coaching (pay as you go) or 4 month, 6 month or 9 month one-on-one in-depth discount packages.

Personal Transformational Life Coaching

The International Coach Federation (ICF) definition of a coach is a professional who supports, empowers, and challenges individuals to help them realize their personal and professional goals. The coaching relationship is a partnership relying on a high level trust and connection between coach and client. The coach helps the client clarify their own agenda and supports them in creating and following through on a strategy to achieve their goals.

How I can help you:
Create a more balanced and fulfilling life
Clarify personal and professional goals
Cope more effectively with change
Make the transition into your new life (i.e. move through break-up, divorce, get a new job, start a new business, work towards a personal dream/goal).
Overcome a block that’s stopping you from achieving your goals
Stay focused
Design a meaningful career path
Discover your life purpose and create a life that expresses it
Develop and follow through on a plan of action
Enhance personal and professional relationships
Clarify your priorities and how to best use your time and energy
Integrate spirituality into your daily life

Life Coaching and Wellness Coaching: The 7-Step Model for Clarity and Results©

The 7-Step Model for Clarity and Results©˝ is designed to help you discover your life purpose and create a life you love.

• In this process, we are gathering key information about you. It’s like doing a puzzle. We gather the pieces of the puzzle, which are the things you love to do, what’s important to you, and what you want in your ideal life. I will continue asking you questions until we’ve determined all the components of your ideal life. Then we will be able to see the whole picture and design your ideal life.

HERE ARE THE SEVEN PARTS TO THE PROCESS:

1. SELF-EXPLORATION
I ask you a series of questions to help you discover what brings you joy, what’s important to you, and all the components of your ideal life.

2. BLOCKS
Often when people make changes, fears, insecurities, lack of confidence and other issues can surface. There are techniques and processes to help you overcome your blocks. Here I can also offer a more holistic nurse consulting role such as stress reducing techniques, teaching meditation, doing some guided-self hypnosis and guided imagery, EFT Tapping, etc.

3. OPTIONS
Together, we explore new interests, new options and new directions you could take in your life..

4. RESEARCH OR TESTING OUT
Here you test out your new choices to determine what works the best and what is the best possible direction.

5. STRATEGIC PLAN
We develop a plan of action for achieving your immediate, short- and long-term goals.

6. FOLLOW-THROUGH FOR RESULTS
Not only is it important to help you clarify your goals and take steps toward them, it is also important to make sure those goals all happen. If we continue coaching together, I will work with you until you have achieved your goals and brought your dreams into reality.

7. MASTERING PERSONAL SKILLS
Here I support you in mastering the skills necessary to achieve your goals. There may be things you need to study, learn or practice to gain mastery in that area. Here I can also offer consulting with specific skills such as meditation, EFT Tapping, health education, offering nutritional guidance if you want to lose weight, etc.

This is the 7-Step model for Clarity and Results˝. It usually takes 8-18 sessions, one hour in length, twice a month. Though we can make it work for your schedule if you prefer weekly to begin or every three weeks.

Career Coaching: The 7-Step Model for Clarity and Results©

• The 7-Step Model for Clarity and Results© is designed to help you discover your life purpose and find the work you love.

• In this process, we are gathering key information about you. It’s like doing a puzzle. We gather the pieces of the puzzle, which are the things you love to do, your unique talents, gifts and skills, and all the components of your ideal career. I will continue asking you questions until we’ve determined all the components of your ideal career and we can see the whole picture. That is when we arrive at your life work and design your own special career.

• Most people try to identify the big picture, the career choice, first. They determine what jobs are available, what job titles there are, and then try to fit into them. It’s like looking from the outside in.

• Here we look from the inside out to see what type of work is right for you and where you can best express your unique gifts and talents.

Consult and Counsel
My approach is heart-centered-team-driven, personalized, and holistic. I help clients create lifestyles and mentalities of well-being through self-awareness and empowerment coaching for overall mind-body-spirit wellness and wellbeing, rather than traditional, clinical psychotherapy or psychiatry.

My foundation is in medicine and healing. I am a board certified as an adult nurse practitioner in primary care and integrative medicine. My practice has always been integrative and holistic. I believe in the mind-body-spirit interwoven connection. What I offer is an integrative and client-centered approach that aligns with conventional evidence-based medicine and integrates natural, complementary and alternative modalities. In the past, I have provided mental health evaluation and medication management for mental health disorders in collaboration with psychiatrists, so I appreciate and respect the need for continued interdisciplinary communication and my work is complementary to mental health professionals. I am not board certified in psychiatric mental health nor a psychiatrist or psychologist. There is a time and place for western medicine and I refer out to excellent psychiatrists and or psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners for conventional psychiatric mental health care and for ongoing medication management and psychotherapy. If I think it’s clinically appropriate, I will refer you to some excellent providers. I collaborate with many therapists, psychotherapists, MFTs, NPs and physicians.

My consulting/collaborating physician/psychiatrist, is Dr. Dwight Bergquist MD, PHD #G3711, available 24-7 for clinical reference and consultation.

I work with:
· People feeling stuck and seeking change in their lives but need support and safe container to do so.
· Mild depressive symptoms and anxiety (social, panic and generalized anxiety) and fear.
· Acute life stress and major life transitions
· Low self-esteem and confidence, body-image and unhealthy relationships to food
· Life transitions, young-adults, mother-hood, break-ups, divorce
· Loss and grieving
· New Motherhood, mother entering back into the workforce
· Young professional women looking for balance and self empowerment
Please note: I do not work with unstable bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and people with personality disorders (borderline, severe OCD). If you have been diagnosed or I suspect that you do have this mental health disorders/traits over the course of our sessions, then I have the right to end our sessions and will recommend you to work with another provider who specializes in these behavioral and psychological issues.

Psychiatric/Psychological Therapy Referrals

If you are looking for couple’s support, clinical psychotherapy (i.e. DBT, cognitive behavioral therapy), or other traditional psychotherapy approaches, I can refer you to some wonderful, compassionate, and experienced MFTs and psychotherapists.

I have SF based psychiatrist as well as a Marin County-based psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in ADD/ADHD for evaluation and ongoing ADD/ADHD medication treatment.

A few things to note:

· This practice does not replace the requirement for you to agree to have your own primary care provider, psychologist or psychiatrist for mental health concerns.

· I may recommend certain labs and diagnostics for certain medications to assess overall health as it pertains to your mental health, energy and overall functional fitness.

· I will collaborate with your primary care and specialty providers to ensure comprehensive and transparent care. This may include: MFTs, NPs, MDs, PAs and social workers.

Complementary therapies are having an incredible impact on people’s perception of health. A 1998 survey by Stanford University reported that 69% of all Americans use some form of complementary or alternative medicine. It is estimated they spend almost $28 billion a year on them – more than they spend out of pocket for conventional medicine. You can only imagine how it’s grown since 1998!

An American Medical Association study that same year showed U.S. adults made over 900 million visits to alternative practitioners – exceeding the number of visits made to primary care physicians. The medical community is now taking notice.
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Hypnotherapy and Guided Meditations

What is hypnotherapy and guided imagery?

Hypnosis is about achieving a deep and focused state of consciousness. This is similar to meditation. While under hypnosis, the conscious mind becomes quiet, focused and thereby allows access to the highly suggestible subconscious mind.

During hypnotherapy, resolution of emotional, physical, and even spiritual issues at the core are possible. Hypnosis is so relaxing that people find themselves in a state of peace, tranquility, and feel a great sense of well-being. Hypnotherapists use hypnosis as a tool to assist those who desire positive transformation in their lives.

You will only go as deep as your subconscious feels that you are ready to go. Not everyone can be hypnotized to the deeper levels of trance, or it might not be the right tool for the issue/goal that you are working on, but everyone can go to different states of consciousness and relaxation. You might find that neurolinguistic reprogramming, guided meditation and guided imagery and visualizations are just as if not more effective. I will do some preliminary exercises in the second session and usually determine if hypnotherapy is the right tool for you. It took me 3 sessions before I was able to completely relax my mind and go into trance. Its different for everyone. You must have patience with yourself. Hypnotherapy and guided imagery do not usually offer immediate results and it takes active participation on your part (e.g. do the activities that I recommend, listen frequently the pre-recorded mp3, etc.) to make change and see long-lasting results.

Guided imagery and hypnotic trance works on multiple levels from emotional, psychological issues, personal and spiritual development, to physical and medical issues.

Whatever it is you chose to work on, whether it be current or something from your past, guided imagery and meditation, and hypnotherapy can support you but it might not be a quick fix. If you are working on patterns and emotions that your subconscious has stored for years, it can take time to unravel, heal, and re-wire. It requires your active commitment and participation in the sessions and outside of the session to follow with our co-created plan. This includes but is not limited to doing the exercises and listening to the recorded mp3s from our sessions daily for at least 30 days. Some people are very successful with hypnosis others are not, it depends. I see real lasting and profound changes, with open interest, consistency and long-term use.

I specialize in guided self-hypnosis, setting intentions for powerful guided imagery meditations, and transformational hypnotherapy for release and developing inner calm.

FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
IT BEGINS WITH YOU!!!! Thus the changes become sustainable.
You decide what area to change, how quickly, and how much. Together, we’ll keep track of your progress and continue to revise your goals as you check them off your list.
–Love yourself, tame your inner critic
–Quick confidence and self esteem
–Anger, forgiveness, letting go
–Being less negative and feeling good about yourself
–For anxiety and stress reduction
–Become emotionally centered and grounded

MOTIVATIONAL HYPNOSIS FOR POSITIVE HABITS
— Reprogramming of Neural Pathways work, school, relationships, creative expression and other areas of your life
— PUBLIC Speaking (Mp3 to listen to up to your public speaking event are available for purchase)
–Motivation to be more social and outgoing
–Improve your confidence, self-esteem, social anxiety and social comforts
–Finding your voice
–Caring less what others think about you
–Gain the confidence to initial conversation, speak up in a group or in the classroom or at work,
–Ask someone out on a date.
–Get over social anxiety, fears, phobias, motivation for SELF-CARE

HYPNO-COACHING FOR JOB/CAREER/SCHOOL PERFORMANCE
–Professional
— Improve presenting yourself, job interview coaching, asking for what you’re worth, negotiations, social confidence, giving lectures, speaking up at business conference calls and meetings, improve in work performance.
–Transition from “a job” and into a” career” that is your calling and passion and gives you a sense of fulfillment
–Motivation to achieve your goals that you’ve been putting off
–Motivation to improve your work performance
–Presentation anxiety

HEALTH ENHANCEMENTS: How can hypnotherapy help my health? Understanding your body’s signals, including pain and depression: All healing begins in the mind. F rom there, real transformational healing can begin. I teach you how to have positive self-dialogue and observe how quickly your body reacts!
–Self Sabotaging Behaviors
–Life enhancing activities instead of life disrupting activities.
–Motivation to put self first!
–Hypnosis for pain relief
— Improve quality of sleep and some types of insomnia
— Terminal Illness- finding a level of peace with terminal illness.
–Caregiver stress and coping with aging parents
–Spiritual hypnosis to help prepare for death and the spirit world

DROP BAD HABITS AND PICK UP GOOD AND HEALTHY HABITS
–HEALTHY EATING (and NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING),
–HIDDEN SOURCES OF EMOTIONAL EATING, HEALTH BODY IMAGE
–Enjoy healthy food.
–Break the sugar habit
–Quit Smoking and nicotine for good!
–Stay a non-smoker!
–Too much wine/alcohol? Binge drinking, Social Drinking- will refer for alcohol dependency

HYPNO-BIRTHING AND PARENTING SESSIONS
Relax for Fertility- guided imagery to get your ovaries working!
IVF-Treatment- guided imagery to align your body and your mind together
Morning Sickness- calm those nerves and turn down those hormones
Positive Healthy Pregnancy
Natural Childbirth Rehearsal
Hypno-Birthing
New Parent -embracing parenthood with grace and courage
Enjoy Motherhood/Fatherhood
Postnatal depression- help to relax with the blues
Copy with your crying baby
Prepare for elective caesarean birth- for women who know in advance that they are to have a Caesarean Section and assumes that they will be awake for the event

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Hypnotherapy Disclaimer

Disclaimer
Important Note: Hypnotherapy is not intended to replace your mental or health care practitioners, rather to be used along with whatever medical or other program you are following. This is in no way diagnosing, prescribing for, or treating any physical, psychological, or mental ailment.

Audio Disclaimer
Listening to hypnosis, relaxation audio programs, brainwave entrainment, etc can and may affect your psychological and physical condition. You agree that we do not know your health, physical, or psychological condition, or if you are pregnant, and that your use or reliance upon anything obtained, mentioned, and/or linked to from this website is your sole responsibility and that you assume all risk in doing so, even if such risk may not be readily apparent from this website. This website sells certain hypnosis audio products and programs. I take no responsibility for people playing these audio programs while driving, using machinery (heavy or otherwise), or in any inappropriate circumstance. It is your responsibility to inform any people listening to the audio programs of their relaxing, hypnotic or otherwise state-altering qualities. Some of these audio programs and/or CDs etc are not suitable for psychotic people, or for people with psychological disorders (e.g. hypnosis). You agree to seek other psychological help beyond this website.

Energy Healing, Reiki, EFT Tapping

Techniques for emotional release & healing.

I teach a process called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) / Tapping, also known as Meridian Tapping. EFT is a form of counseling intervention that draws various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine and Thought Field Therapy (TFT). It is part of a group of therapies called “energy psychology” because the stress and the power of emotional healing are believed to affect the body’s electromagnetic energy fields.

Energy psychology is a clinical and self-help modality that combines verbal and physical procedures for effective therapeutic change. While utilizing established clinical methods such as exposure and cognitive restructuring, the approach also incorporates concepts and techniques from non-Western healing systems. Its most frequently utilized protocols combine the stimulation of acupuncture points (by tapping on, holding or massaging them) with the mental activation of a targeted psychological issue.

EFT is growing immensely. I first tried it personally when I was in my early twenties and I was hooked. It still works for me on anything from anxiety, fear, sabotage, self-esteem, food cravings, motivation and even chronic pain. Since then, I’ve helped almost a thousand clients learn EFT and it’s one of their favorite tools.

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Session Information

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DISCOVER YOUR INNER STRENGTH, AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT, ENHANCE YOUR HEALTH, AND EMPOWER YOURSELF THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL COACHING, MIND-BODY HEALING, SELF-CARE, AND MORE!

THIS IS A SOUL-CENTERED APPROACH.
Welcome!

In-Person, Video-chat and Phone-based sessions are available for your convenience!

Please inquire by email on the contact form below.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your interest.

In Health and Joy,
Abigail


Rates
Once you reach out to me through the form with information about yourself, I will be able to provide you with rates. I accept cash, checks, Paypal. I also accept VISA, Mastercard, American Express and Discover with a 4% convenience fee.

Insurance
While I do not directly accept insurance, I’m happy to provide a receipt for tax purposes. I encourage you to check with your HSA plans for eligibility, as many will allow reimbursement in pre-tax dollars for hypnotherapy, counseling and coaching services. I cannot further vouch for health care reimbursement.

Policies
You have 24-7 access to the online scheduling system with your own User ID and password where you can see the schedule, reschedule, cancel and book sessions. You also receive a courtesy email and text 24 hours prior to remind you of your upcoming session. If you cancel or do not show (more than 20 minutes late for session) within 48 hours of your scheduled session, you will be charged in full for the cost of the session. I will consider waiving the fee if there is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Vacation
While on vacation, I inform my clients in advance on my absence and what to do in case of a psychiatric emergency. I can also make arrangements for clients to meet with a licensed mental health professional, or simply have the necessary contact information as needs arrive. Often while on vacation, I am available my e-mail or can schedule a video session.

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Contact

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The best way to reach me is by e-mail through this form, providing information about yourself, the services you’re seeking and the best way to get in touch with you. If you leave a voicemail on a weekday, I will get back to you within 48 hours and if leaving a message on weekends then I will get back to you on the Wednesday when I return back in the office. My normal hours are Tuesday-Saturdays. I look forward to hearing from you.

Emergencies
I am not an urgent care or emergency psychiatric mental health practitioner or practice. If you are having a psychiatric emergency or if you are thinking of hurting yourself or someone else, or if your mental health gets to a point of severity where you or I feel you’re unsafe, please go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 or San Francisco County crisis line at 415-821-6155. This provider will not be liable for injuries due to a psychiatric emergency or any injury of person or persons or personal property. The client is solely responsible for his/her decisions, actions, non-actions, interpretations drawn from services, and all consequences resulting directly or indirectly from them.

LOCATIONS

Telepsych through Skype/Facetime for your convenience

San Francisco Location:
946 Irving Street
San Francisco, CA 94122

N-Judah Muni connects from BART, with a stop one block away. There is often long-term (more than 2 hours) street parking nearby.

Office Phone (Checked twice daily 9am and 7pm, Wednesday-Saturday)
415 741 0201
Please expect 48 hours to reply or next business day.

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Prepare For Your Session

Prior to your session, please:

1. Book a session online through my booking page.

2. Review policies, including 48 hour cancellation rule

3. Complete required forms and contracts here at least 48 hours prior to your session

4. Login to confirmed video conferencing platform or arrive to the office five minutes prior to your scheduled session’

946 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122. Enter with building code #543 (door is stubborn, you must push knob down hard and then push door!).

Please See Map.

Text 415 741 0201 when you arrive and remain the waiting room until I meet you.

More details on how you will connect via Skype, etc. to come by email.

Client Forms and Contract

Please take the time to fill out all the forms at least 24 hours before your visit.

All forms can now be found here

 


Appoinments

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT


Policies & Disclaimers

Communication

The best way to reach me is by e-mail through this form, providing information about yourself, the services you’re seeking and the best way to get in touch with you. You may also reach me by phone, although I do not have a receptionist or answering service, nor do I answer the phone during sessions. If you leave a confidential voicemail or text message on a weekday I will get back to you within 48 hours and on weekends by Tuesday.

Policies

If you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled session, you will be charged in full for the cost of the session. I may consider waiving the fee if there is a life-threatening or medical emergency.

Emergencies

I am not an urgent care or emergency psychiatric mental health practitioner or practice. If you are having a psychiatric emergency or if you are thinking of hurting yourself or someone else, or if your mental health gets to a point of severity where you or I feel you’re unsafe, please go to the nearest emergency department or call 911 or San Francisco County crisis line at 415-821-6155. This provider will not be liable for injuries due to a psychiatric emergency or any injury of person or persons or personal property. The client is solely responsible for his/her decisions, interpretations drawn from services, and all consequences resulting directly or indirectly from them.

Vacation

While on holiday, I inform my patients in advance on my absence and what to do in case of a psychiatric emergency. I can also make arrangements for patients to meet with another licensed mental health professional, or simply have the necessary contact information as needs arrive. Often while on vacation, I am available my e-mail or can schedule a video session. I will normally check my email every morning. I may or may not have access to telephone or texting so please email me.

Hypnotherapy Disclaimer

Abigail Carvalho (AC) is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and is licensed by the state of California to Furnish medications. She practices within the RN and NP scope of practice as authorized by the California Board of Registered Nursing. She has advanced nursing training from University of California, San Francisco holding a Master of Science in Adult Nurse Practitioner Primary Care. Abigail practices as a contracted nurse practitioner providing psychiatric and mental health care in San Francisco and Alameda County and will assess within her scope of practice under the clinical supervision and consultation of Dr. Dwight Bergquist. Abigail may choose to refer as necessary. Has 8 years of experience in holistic wellness counseling, hypnotherapy and guided imagery, Abigail Carvalho aka Inner Lotus Care is licensed in San Francisco to practice as a health care practitioner, holistic massage practitioner and certified hypnotherapist (National Guild of Hypnotists).

Psychiatric mental health and integrative holistic counseling and life coaching visits are not combined with body work, somatoemotional release or energy work. There is absolutely no physical touching by the practitioner during such sessions.

Hypnotherapists California Disclaimer of Liability
As required by California Business and Professions code, sections 2051, 2052, and 2053, specifically 2053.5, the following information is provided: Nothing in this web site is intended to hold out, state, indicate or imply that Abigail Carvalho a physician and surgeon.

Hypnotherapy is not intended to replace your mental or health care practitioners, rather to be used along with whatever medical or other program you are following. This is in no way diagnosing, prescribing for, or treating any physical, psychological, or mental ailment. Treatment with hypnotherapy is complementary to healing art services licensed by the state.

Please note: products are intended for relaxation purposes only. They are not medical or therapeutic devices and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any medical condition or disease.

The Privilege of Confidentiality The client has the right to confidentiality. This is referred to as the client’s “privilege”.

Duty to Inform The duty to inform supersedes the therapist’s obligation to protect the client’s privilege. The court says that if the counselor has “reasonable cause” to suspect that the client may injure themselves or another person, that the counselor has the duty to warn the intended victim and/or take precautionary measures to protect the client from themselves. In such circumstances the counselor then is considered to be exempt from the obligation to protect the client’s privilege.

Duty to Report Child, Geriatric, Dependent Adult Abuse or Neglect Reasonable cause to suspect child abuse will be reported to the Child Protective Agency or Adult Protective Agency within 24 hours.

Audio Disclaimer Listening to hypnosis, relaxation audio programs, brainwave entrainment, etc can and may affect your psychological and physical condition. You agree that we do not know your health, physical, or psychological condition, or if you are pregnant, and that your use or reliance upon anything obtained, mentioned, and/or linked to from this website is your sole responsibility and that you assume all risk in doing so, even if such risk may not be readily apparent from this website. This website sells certain hypnosis audio products and programs. I take no responsibility for people playing these audio programs while driving, using machinery (heavy or otherwise), or in any inappropriate circumstance. It is your responsibility to inform any people listening to the audio programs of their relaxing, hypnotic or otherwise state-altering qualities. Some of these audio programs and/or CDs etc are not suitable for psychotic people, or for people with psychological disorders (e.g. hypnosis). You agree to seek other psychological help beyond this website.

Video sessions are available through HIPAA secure through a video-based platform where you will receive a log-in or through standard video-based chats that are non-HIPAA (i.e. Skype and Facetime). The later must be agreed upon and signed under contract.

Resources

DIGITAL AUDIO RESOURCES, WATCH TED TALKS, ABIGAIL’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

Digital Resources- Stream Meditation Now
Listen, utilize and revisit a few digital resources I’ve created and collected for my clients.

Preliminary Multi-Sensory Exercises
Here I will guide you through a 15 minute meditation exercise. This will enhance your hypnotherapy experience by developing your multi-sensory awareness. Learn which sense are your strongest, as well as those you would like to enhance.

Hypnotherapy Disclaimer

Disclaimer
Important Note: Hypnotherapy is not intended to replace your mental or health care practitioners, rather to be used along with whatever medical or other program you are following. This is in no way diagnosing, prescribing for, or treating any physical, psychological, or mental ailment.

Audio Disclaimer
Listening to hypnosis, relaxation audio programs, brainwave entrainment, etc can and may affect your psychological and physical condition. You agree that we do not know your health, physical, or psychological condition, or if you are pregnant, and that your use or reliance upon anything obtained, mentioned, and/or linked to from this website is your sole responsibility and that you assume all risk in doing so, even if such risk may not be readily apparent from this website. This website sells certain hypnosis audio products and programs. I take no responsibility for people playing these audio programs while driving, using machinery (heavy or otherwise), or in any inappropriate circumstance. It is your responsibility to inform any people listening to the audio programs of their relaxing, hypnotic or otherwise state-altering qualities. Some of these audio programs and/or CDs etc are not suitable for psychotic people, or for people with psychological disorders (e.g. hypnosis). You agree to seek other psychological help beyond this website.