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Group Experiential Sessions

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Group Experiential Sessions

orb in BlackHealthy group work can expand cooperation within the group, in addition to bolstering the strength, compassion, and interpersonal skills of the individuals in their personal and business lives. These group sessions provide rewarding education/entertainment as retreat activities, staff development, family's or friends' outings.

These 90-minute group sessions can be held in a private room at the A.R.E., where you may wish to allow additional time to enjoy the beach, the meditation garden, stone labyrinth and reflexology walk on your own. A session can also be arranged for your Virginia Beach, Norfolk, or Chesapeake place of business, hotel meeting room, or home.

The Dream Circle or Group Hypnotherapy for 6 to 25 persons, 90 minutes, $250.

In larger groups, to 250 persons, the Dream Circle will format as an enlightening lecture and demonstration; Group Hypnotherapy will maintain its same format. 2-hours $350.

A travel time charge may apply to your selected location. Please call the Health Center more information 757-437-7202 or email

Group Experiental Session

The Dream Circle 

In a dream circle, you will learn a powerful method for clarifying your understanding of dream images so that you can utilize their guidance every day. In dreams, your body often sends you messages that can help you improve your health, transform your relationships, understand your own subconscious patterns, and live your authentic soul-purpose.

The Dream Circle is facilitated by Dr. Joy Bloom, under whose guidance the circle will explore one or two volunteered dreams from members of the group.  Dr. Bloom will also provide a resource for each individual to use in his/her further dream work.

Dr Joy Bloom

Dr. Joy Bloom, PhD
Holistic Psychotherapy 
Dream Counseling and Integration

Joy Bloom, a Jungian-oriented Psychologist and Gestalt therapist, has over thirty years experience working with groups, individuals, couples, and children. A student of the Edgar Cayce readings since 1980, Joy has taught Dream Interpretation at the A.R.E. for six years. Dr. Bloom's counseling practice is enriched by her advanced training in Dreamwork, Body Psychology, Guided Imagery with Music, EMDR, Trauma Release, Addictions Counseling, Breathwork, and Expressive Therapies, especially movement and voice. Dr. Bloom has completed eight years of training with Marion Woodman, an acclaimed Jungian Analyst and author.


Group Hypnotherapy 

Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and focused concentration. In this state one can utilize suggestions for behavioral change. Hypnosis is not sleep; the subjects will remember everything. We experience hypnosis naturally each day as we go in and out of sleep. The hypnotherapist uses our natural ability to access this state.

In fact, hypnosis has been shown to be a safe, effective way to help improve your mental and physical wellbeing and it has been endorsed by the American Medical Association as a valid therapeutic tool since 1958. A group hypnosis session can help each of the individuals to focus the body, mind and spirit to:

  • Lower stress and diminish its depleting effects on the body
  • Change eating habits for weight management and improved health
  • Conquer negative habits, such as smoking
  • Foster healing of body, mind, and spirit

Explore inner soul consciousness through past-life regression. In a group setting, the individuals will experience different regressions, naturally, but can gain tools to:

  • Investigate karmic relationships and the individual's life path
  • Guide the life journey and aid in connecting with the individual's inner wisdom
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Foster healing of body, mind, and spirit
Jason Parker

Jason L. Parker, PhD, CH

A PhD in Psychology and a certified Master Hypnotherapist, Jason completed a 3 year research fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on the effects of stress on cancer and cardio-vascular disease. He has taught Psychology at Virginia Tech and is currently a Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University.



Ellen Selover

Ellen Selover, CH
Donna Eden Energy Medicine 

Certified in Hypnotherapy by the Institute for Therapeutic Learning and the National Guild of Hypnotists, Ellen has studied with Jack Elias, author of Finding True Magic, and Allen Chips, author of Clinical Hypnotherapy: A Transpersonal Approach. Certified in Eden Energy Medicine, and on Donna Eden's Teaching-Assistant staff, Ellen is committed to facilitating dynamic change for others by providing individualized holistic care and through conducting workshops and classes.



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