Interview with Ramzy Ayachi, BCH, Director of Training
At NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness, we help people who are tired of being stuck, overcome mental and emotional challenges through responsible, customized, and proven, therapeutic hypnosis services. Our hypnosis-fueled coaching awakens clients’ inner success machines and frees them to become unstoppable.
Interview with Monica Marusceac, BCH, Director NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness
“My dream is that in 20 years or less, people everywhere will use hypnosis responsibly to master life’s mental and emotional challenges, and that visiting a professional hypnotist will be as commonplace in the future as visiting a massage therapist is today.”
– Monica Marusceac, BCH
Director, NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness
NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness offers individual and group services based in proven, responsible hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques to help people overcome challenges in their lives and achieve lasting change.
Our one-on-one services, workshops, groups and classes have helped thousands in the local DC Metro Area take back control over their lives and achieve change quickly, safely and effectively.
We have trained with some of the top hypnotists in the world, such as Tom Nicoli, Ron Eslinger, Don Mottin, Cal Banyan, and Sheila Granger, and we combine this training with our years of experience to provide customized hypnosis experiences especially for you. Just as no two people are alike, in our office, no two hypnosis sessions are alike either.
The staff at NoVA Hypnosis & Wellness has decades of combined experience delivering excellence in helping clients overcome limiting beliefs, stop detrimental behaviors, and demolish paralyzing fears. Our disciplined yet perceptive approach to working with clients, combined with an unparalleled level of professionalism continues to earn us five-star reviews.
Our diverse team of practitioners include former United States Marine Corps aviation officers, experts in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Doctor of Psychology, and a licensed therapist and social worker all of whom are committed to the highest level of service and personalized attention.
Our 1000 sqft, 4-office suite provides a professional yet tranquil environment for tuning out life’s noise and focusing inward on lasting solutions. We are conveniently located in the heart of McLean Business District, in McLean Professional Park. Serviced by the Silver Line Metro and only 5 minutes from 495 and George Washington Memorial Parkway, our clients come from Northern Virginia, DC and Maryland (as far as Baltimore).
Specialities: Sports Performance Improvement, Post Traumatic Stress, Weight Loss.
Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnosis Instructor, Certified NLP Instructor; Bachelor of Science, U.S. Naval Academy.
Ramzy Ayachi, Lead Hypnotist and Director of Training at Nova Hypnosis & Wellness, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Certified Trainer for Hypnosis and NLP, and a 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 performance coaching.
A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Ocean Engineering, Ramzy was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and U.S. Marine Officer immediately upon graduation from the academy. He also completed Naval Aviation Training, earning his Naval Aviation Wings and was assigned to fly the US Marine Corps, CH-53E Assault Support Helicopter. Here he observed various teaching, mentorship, and leadership styles, taking the best of what he learned to craft his own unique and highly effective style of leadership and coaching, which has allowed him to take his persuasion mastery skills to new levels. For example, for three straight years, having no assets other than his personal determination and persuasion skills at his disposal, he acquired costly aviation assets from across the Department of Defense (DoD) for an entirely unfunded—but critically important—training course for Special Aviation Operators. One his most satisfying career achievements, Ramzy now teaches others how to harness the same determination and persuasiveness in their own lives and careers.
Utilizing his distinctive positive coaching methods, he has also proven himself a formidable trainer and evaluator in high-stakes environments like teaching complicated skill sets involving airstrike coordination and dynamic flight instruction, and as a sympathetic coach leading, inspiring, and mentoring Marines, in peacetime and combat. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated an innate understanding and value of the human capital element, and he uses this intuitive knowledge to help others learn how to leverage their own inner strength and worth to achieve the best version of themselves.
“I am often asked how I got involved in hypnosis and NLP. The question always make me smile. I love this stuff! I jumped feet first into this new direction for several reasons, one was to lose weight—I was busting out of my uniforms and the Marines don’t take kindly to being fat—and the other reason was to break-out of the mental prison of making decisions based on fear and trying to conform to others’ standards: Will I have enough? Maybe I should wait. I’ll start enjoying my life when I retire. I’ll take this safer more predictable route . . . and other narratives which had been imprinted over the years and through various events. After multiple combat deployments, I realized how short life is and I desired the courage to spend the next phase of my life doing exactly what I wanted, instead of being guided by financial or emotional fears. I have come to realize that these feelings of fear and self-doubt are all too commonplace. Hypnosis unleashed the courage within me to live my life on my terms and now I am getting to help others find their inner courage.” – Ramzy Ayachi
Ramzy’s exceptional abilities as a hypnotist, coach and trainer have allowed him to help hundreds of clients achieve positive, lasting change in in their personal and professional lives. He feels strongly that he has an inherent responsibility to leave behind a better more capable environment, team, or individual and that passion is evident in all of his pursuits. To help his clients and those he trains realize the results they want to achieve he asks that they consider the seemingly simple question: “what needs do I have?” Ramzy uses this exercise to help people understand that we all have very common needs and that clarifying our needs will increase our chances of success while also improving our communication with ourselves and others.
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: Fertility Hypnosis, Pain Management
Monica is outgoing, experimental, and an out-of-the-box thinker who often ignores the box altogether and is likely to provide you with unorthodox perspectives and ideas.
Monica intuitively understands the ideas and feelings of others and inspires her clients to become involved advocates in their own change process. She will use hypnosis and NLP to strategically persuade you and inspire you to embrace opportunities for change and explore changing the game in addition to changing your thinking. Never boring, always experimenting, Monica will captivate your imagination and guide you to discover new ways to solve old problems, and maybe even change the rules of your life entirely.
Monica is a military veteran with over a decade as an active duty Marine AV-8B Harrier jet pilot. She has served overseas and has had the distinct pleasure of working in the Pentagon for her last duty assignment. In fact, she still serves in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, in addition to founding and running the change space called NoVA Hypnosis and Wellness.
Monica started this hypnosis practice because she believes everything starts with the mind. It doesn’t matter what it is; for example, the efficacy of medications can be improved by focusing the mind on amplifying the medicine’s beneficial effects and minimizing its side effects. Originally on track to go to medical school after leaving active duty, Monica decided to remain a hypnotist after seeing how many people were able to overcome their mental, emotional and even some physical problems, with the assistance of guided hypnosis.
Monica is a graduate of Cornell University and enjoys snowboarding, scuba diving and spending time with her husband, son and three Siberian Huskies.
Ivana is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with NoVA Hypnosis & Wellness.
When she was younger, Ivana thought she wanted to become either a doctor or a pharmacist. She even attended an acclaimed medical high school in Serbia (her native country), which is a preparatory school for Medical and Pharmaceutical Universities. Originally educated as a pharmaceutical technician, Ivana quickly realized that she enjoyed connecting with people more than dispensing medication. After leading the nutrition department for a busy alternative healthcare clinic, she realized that her true passion was psychology and the workings of the human mind. The desire to learn more led her to a BA in Psychology, which she bolstered with additional in-depth training in critical coaching skills such as Motivational Interviewing, Co-Active coaching, and Positive Psychology, as well as holistic care for the whole person.
An avid, life-long learner, Ivana originally became interested in hypnosis as a way to more fully serve her coaching clients. During her certification training, Ivana became hooked on the power and value of hypnosis. Already a believer that our conscious and subconscious minds are our most powerful allies, Ivana began to appreciate that the most direct way to access that power is through hypnosis and coaching. Now an open-minded, accepting, and empathic coach and hypnotist, Ivana puts her multi-layered training and passion to work to help clients feel healthy, whole and resourceful.
A graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelors in Psychology, Ivana completed the Health and Wellness Coaching certification at Georgetown University. Additionally, Ivana is certified in hypnosis, NLP and chronic pain management. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two boys, loves hiking, and practices yoga and Transcendental Meditation.
Who Works With Ivana
Ivana works with a variety of clients, male and female, young and old, with issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, and stress, integrating mindfulness as a means of giving clients tools they can use on their own.
How to Work With Ivana
The first step to working with Ivana is to sign up for an initial online assessment with her.
Gina is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (positive mindset training), and all-around lover of fitness. A career communication and business development strategist, Gina turned her attention to health coaching after a series of health issues sidelined her beloved, sanity-saving running and strength-training routines. When neither her internist nor specialist could determinewhat was causing her systemic inflammation, Gina turned to a health and nutrition coach rather than rely on the prescription drugs the doctors provided. Her coach recommended eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, and peanuts from Gina’s diet. In less than a week, the searing pain in her limbs, swollen knees, and gastro issues disappeared. Gina was hooked, and the notion that the right food can be medicine and the wrong foods poison became her motivation. While Gina often works with active women like herself who are experiencing “unexplained” issues that are interfering with their fitness levels, she also works with a variety of clients—male and female—that want to lose weight, eat better or both.
Gina received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she received in-depth training in nutrition, health and wellness, coaching skills, and business development. Gina leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual health and nutrition coaching to those eager to combine great eating with sustained activity!
Contact Gina today for a free health history review and consultation.
Specialties: Anxiety,Pain Management, Weight Loss
You will find an approachable, attuned and engaged provider when working with Dee. She has an attentive ear, an open mind, a compassionate heart and an intuitive ability to understand the ideas and feelings of others.Dee prioritizes and fosters connection in all areas of her life and she has always been drawn to the power of stories in people’s lives.
Dee is keenly aware how the narratives we craft have the power to affect us in myriad ways – whether it’s the language we use or the scenes we bring to mind – our thoughts inevitably manifest in our bodies and produce either pleasure or pain. Dee is a firm believer in embracing what works and releasing what doesn’t, which is why she uses a combination of hypnosis and NLP to help patients rewrite their narratives and experience massive breakthroughs.
Perhaps because Dee’s first experiences with hypnosis and mindfulness coincided, she is fascinated by the intersection between the two and actively explores ways each modality can support the other when working with patients.
Dee is a lifelong resident of the DC area. She received a BA in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary, and worked in television prior to raising her two wonderful sons in Arlington, Virginia. Time spent out of the traditional workforce allowed Dee the ability to engage with the local community, with civic engagement, politics and human connection remaining a top priority in her life. Dee and her husband have embraced their empty nest by filling it with good friends and frequent travel, both of which only serve to reaffirm that connection adds depth and texture to our lives – be it near or far.
Specialities: Sports Performance Improvement, Post Traumatic Stress, Weight Loss. Qualifications: Board Certified Hypnotist, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnosis Instructor, Certified NLP Instructor; Bachelor of Science, U.S. Naval Academy. Biography: Ramzy Ayachi, Lead Hypnotist and Director of Training at Nova Hypnosis & Wellness, is a Board Certified Hypnotist, Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner, Certified Trainer for Hypnosis and
Specialties: Fertility Hypnosis, Pain Management Monica is outgoing, experimental, and an out-of-the-box thinker who often ignores the box altogether and is likely to provide you with unorthodox perspectives and ideas. Monica intuitively understands the ideas and feelings of others and inspires her clients to become involved advocates in their own change process. She will use
Ivana is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and a Certified Health and Wellness Coach with NoVA Hypnosis & Wellness. When she was younger, Ivana thought she wanted to become either a doctor or a pharmacist. She even attended an acclaimed medical high school in Serbia (her native country), which is a preparatory school for
Gina is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner (positive mindset training), and all-around lover of fitness. A career communication and business development strategist, Gina turned her attention to health coaching after a series of health issues sidelined her beloved, sanity-saving running and strength-training routines. When neither her internist nor specialist could determinewhat
Specialties: Anxiety,Pain Management, Weight Loss You will find an approachable, attuned and engaged provider when working with Dee. She has an attentive ear, an open mind, a compassionate heart and an intuitive ability to understand the ideas and feelings of others.Dee prioritizes and fosters connection in all areas of her life and she has always