Specialities: Pain Management, Weight Loss, Childbirth & Fertility.
Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist; Certified Pain Management Expert; Certified Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotist; Certified HypnoBirthing® Instructor and Fertility Consultant; Certified Health Coach; Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University.
Biography: Monica is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Reiki Master and Certified Health Coach at NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness.
Monica’s experience with hypnosis and meditation started while attending Cornell University. After being hypnotized by a fellow student and hypnotizing her back, Monica became fascinated with understanding more about the capabilities of the subconscious mind. She added a psychology focus to her studies at Cornell and became an avid hypno-enthusiast, participating in hypnosis and meditation groups throughout college, and using these skills on herself in the years following in order to succeed her career as an aviator and United States Marine.
After graduating in 2001 and working after college at the World Trade Center during the 9/11 Attack, Monica joined the United States Marine Corps, serving as the second female AV-8B Harrier jet pilot. She deployed to Iraq in 2007, flying combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and to the Gulf of Aden in 2009, flying contingency sea-patrol missions in support of counter-piracy operations and the rescue of Captain Phillips of the Maersk Alabama. Stateside, when Monica wasn’t flying, she authored chapters of the AV-8B Harrier Tactical Manual (i.e. Navy Tactics Techniques and Procedures (NTTP)) and Naval Aviation Technical Information Product (NATIP) on Laser Guided Bombs, the GAU-12 Gun, the Lightening Pod and more.
Subsequent to this flying tour, Monica served as a Staff Planning Instructor at Naval Base Coronado, where she trained Navy Captains and Marine Colonels and their staff in the art and science of Crisis Action Planning prior to their 7-month sea-deployments.
Monica’s final tour as an active duty Marine Major was at the Pentagon, where she served as a Program Analyst for the Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), overseeing a $21 million analytic support contract. During that time, she also applied to the White House Fellowship program and advanced to the Regional Finals in Washington, DC.
As a young girl, Monica had dreamed of achieving two things when she grew up: flying fighter jets and becoming a doctor. So, while her Twenties were all about flying fast and fighting bad guys, she decided her Thirties were for creating healing and harmony, in her life and the lives of others, in the pursuit of her other dream, being a medical doctor. After spending over a decade as a US Marine Corps Harrier jet pilot, Monica transitioned careers to pursue that dream, preparing herself to apply to medical school: shadowing surgeons in Operating Rooms, following around doctors in the Emergency Department, and taking all the hard science classes she had so successfully avoided back in college. She even become a part-time consulting hypnotist, as a way to supplement her income during this transition.
After some time, however, she received so many “thanks” from so many clients, people telling her how she had changed their lives, how they felt better after working with her for a short time than they had felt after years of other types of therapy, that she began to wonder if maybe hypnotherapy was her true calling, not medical science. So, she put her med school preparations on temporary hold and focused on helping others achieve their fullest potential through hypnosis.
As a Board Certified Hypnotist, Monica helps clients by using hypnosis to reframe painful past experiences, release subconscious emotional blocks, and forecast themselves into a future of abundant success in every sense of the word. In addition to helping people with classic problems such as quitting smoking and losing weight, Monica has used hypnosis to help people mitigate their suffering from chronic pain and migraines, alleviate insomnia and improve the quality of their sleep, experience fewer IBS symptoms, prepare for and recover faster from surgery, and heal faster from cancer and cancer treatment.
When Monica is not focused on helping others achieve their best, she can be found spending time with her loving husband, adorable son, and three rambunctious snow dogs, flying jets with Nalls Aviation, scuba diving and snowboarding, and growing a thriving, hypnosis-based wellness practice in McLean, VA. Monica is an avid public speaker, educating the public on the many benefits of hypnotherapy and she is in the process of authoring her first book.
Specialities: Sports Performance Improvement, Post Traumatic Stress, Weight Loss.
Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist, Master NLP Practitioner; Certified Health Coach; Bachelor of Science, U.S. Naval Academy.
Biography: Ramzy Ayachi leads the Team at Nova Hypnosis and Wellness as a Board Certified Hypnotist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Certified Health Coach.
A 20-year Marine Combat Veteran and former CH-53 pilot, Ramzy leverages his decades’ long military training and experience to help others achieve their personal best, both mentally and physically, through a combination of hypnosis and health coaching.
Ramzy graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering. Immediately after graduation, he commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and U.S. Marine Officer. He also completed Naval Aviation Training, earning his Naval Aviation Wings from Pensacola, FL and was assigned to fly the US Marine Corps, CH-53E Assault Support Helicopter. Here he observed various teaching, mentorship, and leadership styles which he used to craft his own style of leadership and coaching.
Ramzy has been involved in leadership, mentorship/coaching, and training roles throughout his military career. From the very technical Joint Terminal Attack Controller training and Naval Aviation Flight Training instruction to leading, inspiring, and mentoring Marines in peacetime and combat, Ramzy has a proven positive coaching impact. He clearly understands and values the human capital element.
Ramzy found himself out of Height & Weight standards for the Marines after suffering injuries, gaining weight, as a result of mounting medical conditions. His usual go-to exercise, running, was off the table because of these injuries. As a result of these personal health challenges, he empathizes with those people who know what to do, but can’t seem to make those choices to change; he was one of those people.
“I was at a turning point in my career and my health and I needed to figure out a better way. I didn’t want to end up unhealthy or sick. I wanted to be healthy and I realized through hypnosis that my failures weren’t a result of a lack of information. The change needed to happen in my own head.” – Ramzy Ayachi
What initially started as a desire to improve his own life through the use of hypnosis and health coaching while on active duty, has now turned into a calling to help normal, everyday people with normal, everyday problems and challenges such as sadness, fear, worry, pain, addiction and much, much more.
Ramzy acts as a supportive guide who awakens a clients’ own motivation to cultivate positive healthy mind, body and spirit choices. His exceptional ability as a hypnotist and health coach results in positive, lasting change in his clients and he has helped hundreds of people transform their physical, mental, and emotional health. He guides and supports his clients to achieve their goals through consistent lifestyle and behavior adjustments.
When Ramzy is not focused on helping others impact their lives with positive changes, you can find him spending time with his incredible son and wife, snowboarding, dirt bike riding, hiking, traveling, and actively giving back to the McLean community and to Marine Corps and other Veterans’ organizations.
Specialties: Children/Adolescents, Anxiety, Learning Distractions, Confidence, Public Speaking, Social Skills, Fear of Failure, Headaches, Weight loss
Qualifications: Certified Hypnotist; PhD Candidate in Education; Leadership Development Instructor
Biography: Susan’s interest with hypnosis began with a friend who had trouble sleeping. Using hypnotic techniques, she helped him relax and find restful sleep. Having no prior knowledge of hypnosis before this experience, she immersed herself in the topic. The more she learned, the more she realized the potential of this linguistic art to harness the mind and create change.
Susan has a focused interest in using hypnosis to help children and teenagers overcome learning and social challenges. Her interest in using hypnotic techniques with young people began as she helped her own children manage their learning disabilities to succeed in school. She learned how hypnosis can alleviate anxiety and build confidence. She has worked with children to build self-esteem, overcome speaking problems, minimize anxiety, maintain eye contact, and learn focusing techniques. She has worked with adults to release stress and anxiety, manage pain and become organized and focused.
Susan has been involved with education throughout most of her professional career as an instructor and manager. She is currently Director of Distance Education and Instructional Design at a local university, where she teaches and helps faculty design classes. She has recently published on effective feedback for learning.
Prior to becoming an educator, Susan worked for Siemens. She managed a $15 million consulting practice in the healthcare division, managing several hundred technical consultants located internationally. She was also an account executive working with healthcare executives nationwide. Susan has a strong information technology background; computers don’t scare her. She has a BA in journalism (University of Wisconsin), MBA (Kansas State University), MA in education (George Mason University) and will finish her PhD in Education December 2015 (George Mason University). She has had a very diverse work career with positions in journalism, sales, product development, real estate, computer programming, and college administration
Susan has three daughters ranging in age from late teens to late 20s. A deeply spiritual person, she combines insight with compassion to live life with gusto each day. She loves to sail, travel, and be adventurous.
Specialities: Pain Management, Weight Loss, Childbirth & Fertility. Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist; Certified Pain Management Expert; Certified Virtual Gastric Band Hypnotist; Certified HypnoBirthing® Instructor and Fertility Consultant; Certified Health Coach; Bachelor of Arts, Cornell University. Biography: Monica is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Reiki Master and Certified Health Coach at NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness. Monica’s experience with
Specialities: Sports Performance Improvement, Post Traumatic Stress, Weight Loss. Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist, Master NLP Practitioner; Certified Health Coach; Bachelor of Science, U.S. Naval Academy. Biography: Ramzy Ayachi leads the Team at Nova Hypnosis and Wellness as a Board Certified Hypnotist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner and Certified Health Coach. A 20-year Marine Combat Veteran and former
Specialties: Children/Adolescents, Anxiety, Learning Distractions, Confidence, Public Speaking, Social Skills, Fear of Failure, Headaches, Weight loss Qualifications: Certified Hypnotist; PhD Candidate in Education; Leadership Development Instructor Biography: Susan’s interest with hypnosis began with a friend who had trouble sleeping. Using hypnotic techniques, she helped him relax and find restful sleep. Having no prior knowledge of hypnosis