Certified Hypnotherapist and Nutrition Counselor
Cristina is a Bay Area native who has always been drawn to health and fitness. As a teenager she started taking dance lessons and she fell in love. The studio was her second home and her dance family was a huge support system. After high school, Cristina began teaching ballet and she attended San Francisco State University. In 2004 she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education and continued teaching until 2010 when she was pregnant with her second child.
Cristina had several health challenges over the years – digestive issues, sinus infections, joint pain, mood swings, anxiety, and autoimmune thyroid disease. Doctors prescribed medications and while they did help somewhat, Cristina wanted to find alternative ways to feel better. She began researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on autoimmune disease symptoms and found that the connection was undeniable. Highly motivated, she changed her diet and was able to get off of the thyroid medication she had been taking for 13 years. Armed with the knowledge that food really mattered, she became a health coach and became Board Certified in Holistic NutritionⓇ so that she could support other people who were dealing with similar health issues.
Through her own experience, Cristina discovered that it wasn’t enough to have a “perfect diet” when you live a stressful life – emotions and past trauma needed to be addressed also in order to be truly healthy. After being introduced to energy healing and hypnotherapy she realized that this was the missing piece. Our physical bodies hold onto trauma and unexpressed emotions, which contributes to illness.
Cristina became a Certified Grace Method Hypnotherapist so that she could help her clients overcome limiting beliefs and release the old stories that hold them back from physical and emotional wellbeing. The efficacy of hypnotherapy has been well documented for weight loss, IBS, smoking cessation, anxiety, phobias and more. People no longer need to rely on willpower to change their beliefs and lifestyle habits. Improvements are well within reach in 6 weeks or less.