Hollow Reed Healing

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Eric Weinstein's Blog

Eric Weinstein

Certified hypnotherapist
and practitioner of NLP

True Purpose Coach

My clients range from young adults to seniors and come from all walks of life, varied nationalities & ethnicities, and different sexual orientations.

Testimonials

Eric has led me into many ‘Eureka’ moments by asking the right question at the right time — an intuitive edge he brings to our work together. His insights and support have dovetailed with my therapy to help me onto the next level of growth in my ability to meet life head-on and on its own terms. I have followed his lead with some of my own psychotherapy clients, in supporting them in discovering new possible paths of healing. My journey has been enriched immensely by Eric’ s compassionate and patient facilitation.

M. L. (psychotherapist) Maryland October 5, 2015

Our sessions together changed my life. You helped me find the real me. I’ m under control in situations that used to make me so angry. Now I have the confidence to move on with my life. I can’t thank you enough.

P. N. Virginia October 5, 2015

Eric has worked with me in a number of healing modalities, and I have always been impressed by his forthrightness, compassion, depth and breadth of knowledge, and perhaps most importantly, his unwavering dedication to my needs as a client. Eric is gentle and caring; however, he doesn’ t tell me what I want to hear, but rather what I need to hear. I know that when I am working with him, I am in safe, loving and masterful hands, and although my ego may feel bruised at times, my spirit is always well and deeply nourished.

C. N. Virginia October 5, 2015

Eric’s wisdom and engagement in my journey has been gauged by the authentic, fierce, playful, and humble teacher in him. His warm fathering spirit abounds! I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I could grow (I’m in my 60’s.) in a short time of seeing him professionally.

A. R. Maryland October 5, 2015

I am grateful to you for making time on short notice to work with me to overcome fears of claustrophobia that I experienced last week in the MRI machine. You were most perceptive in reading through my fears to come up with an plan that changed my perception of the MRI enclosure from a threat to a noisy, yet safe, machine.

Your guiding words during our session revealed underlying root fears from past events. By the second session, you were able to recreate an atmosphere so I could test how I might feel when I was in the MRI machine again. Other than the initial anxiety that you told me to expect, I essentially just calmly rested through the entire MRI session.

R. T. Virginia October 5, 2015

Eric offers a safe way to uncover and bring closure to life’ s events so you’ re not limited by negative childhood beliefs. He offers valuable guidance and counsel in addition to hypnotherapy and shamanic healing. In just two sessions, we identified a couple of anxiety-causing events and worked them through to resolution.

I have far more confidence about test-taking and other pressure-filled situations: In my last exam, I got a 94% and a congratulatory word from my teacher. I credit our work for settling my soul. I think it’ s highly likely that our work together enabled the good grade.

I’ve noticed a marked improvement in my temper while driving (as has my wife).

Eric has also worked with me shamanically to heal and bring closure to a major childhood trauma that negatively affected my outlook on life and my decision-making. Overall, I have less baggage and feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. I’m more present, creative, and free to respond to life as it comes to me, in ‘real time’.

K. R. Virginia October 5, 2015

It has been my pleasure to know Eric Weinstein as a colleague and friend for more than 20 years. I know Eric primarily as a savvy and talented copywriter and technical writer, but I have also seen Eric’s empathy and strong commitment to social concerns through his work with men’ s groups and community service. Eric combines a thoughtful and practical outlook with sensitive compassion for others, a terrific sense of humor, and a personal moral code that is unsurpassed.

Bill Harrison President, Harrison Consulting Group, Inc. October 5, 2015

Testimonials

          “Eric has led me into many “Eureka” moments by asking the right question at the right time—an intuitive edge he brings to our work together. His insights and support have dovetailed with my therapy to help me onto the next level of growth in my ability to meet life head-on and on its own terms. I have followed his lead with some of my own psychotherapy clients, in supporting them in discovering new possible paths of healing. My journey has been enriched immensely by Eric’s compassionate and patient facilitation.”

M.L., Maryland (psychotherapist)

 

          “My session with Eric was life-changing. He is very grounded, competent, and knowledgeable. Utilizing his skills with hypnotherapy and shamanic techniques, we were able to quickly zero in on my presenting problem. We then identified and released a major blockage that was keeping me from resolving this issue so I could move forward in my life. This was a challenging situation to say the least, and Eric was completely present and held firm a very safe space within which we were able to shift a monumental piece I had been working with for years. Since that session, and the release of that blockage, I have been able to make significant positive changes in the direction of my life.”

S.W., Florida (psychotherapist)

 

          “Our sessions together changed my life. You helped me find the real me. I’m under control in situations that used to make me so angry. Now I have the confidence to move on with my life. I can’t thank you enough.”

P.N., Virginia

 

          “Over the years, Eric has worked with me in a number of healing modalities, and I have always been impressed by his forthrightness, compassion, depth and breadth of knowledge, and perhaps most importantly, his unwavering dedication to my needs as a client. Eric is gentle and caring; however, he doesn’t tell me what I want to hear, but rather what I need to hear. I know that when I am working with him, I am in safe, loving and masterful hands, and although my ego may feel bruised at times, my spirit is always well and deeply nourished.”
C.N., Virginia

 

        “I am grateful to you for making time on short notice to work with me to overcome fears of claustrophobia that I experienced last week in the MRI machine. You were most perceptive in reading through my fears to come up with an plan that changed my perception of the MRI enclosure from a threat to a noisy, yet safe, machine.

 

“Your guiding words during our session revealed underlying root fears from past events. By the second session, you were able to recreate an atmosphere so I could test how I might feel when I was in the MRI machine again. Other than the initial anxiety that you told me to expect, I essentially just calmly rested through the entire MRI session.”

R.T., Virginia

 

          “Eric offers a safe way to uncover and bring closure to life’s events so you’re not limited by negative childhood beliefs. He offers valuable guidance and counsel in addition to his training in hypnotherapy and shamanic healing.

In just two sessions of hypnotherapy, we identified a couple of anxiety-causing events and worked them through to resolution. I have far more confidence about test-taking and other pressure-filled situation: In my last exam, I got a 94% and a congratulatory word from my teacher. I credit our work for settling my soul. I think it’s highly likely that our work together enabled the good grade.

Eric has also worked with me shamanically to heal and bring closure to a major childhood trauma that negatively affected my outlook on life and my decision-making.

Overall, I have less baggage and feel like a load has been lifted from my shoulders. I’m more present, creative, and free to respond to life as it comes to me, in “real time”.”

K.R., Virginia

 

          “The shamanic journey experience with Eric is deep and profound and at the same time subtle and gentle. His work has been like a much-needed breath of fresh air and a helpful hand on my journey to understand and embrace my own wholeness.”

T.S., Maryland

 

          “Shortly before beginning this process, I experienced significant life changes, including living overseas in a developing country, and deaths among my family and friends. Lacking a safe, nurturing atmosphere to analyze how these profound disruptions affected me, I was holding significant emotional baggage.

After several sessions with Eric, I began to notice some fundamental shifts in my patterns of thought, emotional response, and sense of well-being. This came as a pleasant surprise, as I had initially begun my introspective work with skepticism regarding the transformative power of shamanic healing. However, I decided to attempt this avenue of self-examination without judgment. Eric helped guide me through the shamanic and hypnotic processes that allowed me to come to an acceptance of self. With this firmly established, I was able to begin making cognitive and behavioral changes that supported my goals and life mission. I was astounded at the progress we made over a few short weeks and have consequently decided to invest more time in his approach.”

J.F., Virginia

 

          “It was an absolute delight meeting with you . . . Eric, you have such a gentle, loving energy, that many a time, I feel your clients will heal just from being in your energy field. You must trust yourself because you are so kind and amazing. You don’t really have to “do” anything sometimes. Even as I sat down to reply to your mail, I am guided to tell u this..:) you can surely choose to ignore it if you think I am being intrusive!”

V.R., India

 

          “I came to Eric at the suggestion of a mutual friend (a PhD in Counseling and a university professor). She felt I had changed somewhat after a stroke and believed Eric could make a difference.

Having known Eric for several years, I knew he was a serious man who has worked hard to help others. I had grown to trust him.

We did two sessions of shamanic healing. The atmosphere was informal and pleasant. Eric quietly asked questions and explored thoughts. In the first session, Eric’s wife Cindy joined us briefly to do what they described as “soul retrieval” work. Eric reported extracting a black mass and replacing it with sunshine, and when my eyes were closed during this session, I saw images of figures dancing, then a fearsome black mass, which was replaced by a positive bright white energy. Other than that, nothing of note happened.

But two days after each encounter, I felt different. I can’t describe the changes specifically, but they were noticed and appreciated. These feelings have increased over time.

What did we do? How did we do it? What was it? I don’t know. It was simple. It was profound.

I am better now. I am more focused. A burden feels lifted. I move through my daily tasks with enthusiasm I haven’t had in years, and I no longer feel as if something is keeping me from moving forward.”

D.B., Virginia

 

          “Two to three days following our session, I felt a little lightheadedness, but overall, a lighter spirit of appreciation, mindfulness, and unadulterated caring and love unfiltered by ego, and a sense of being more whole.

My wife sensed a change in me, as well, quipping that it was nice to have me back. We have since started reconnecting spiritually. My daughter has also noticed a change in my attitude: a return to my old, gregarious, and joyful self.

I have a better feeling of peace, love, and understanding. I didn’t have any great or jarring transformational experience in our session, but there seems to have been an ionic cleansing, as it were, in which some negative ions were dissipated in the process. Thank you so much for this new feeling.”

P.G., Virginia

 

       “I met Eric through a men’s group, and when we discovered that we were both healers, we decided to exchange processes. My issue was maintaining strong boundaries. Eric performed a soul retrieval, bringing back a power animal that is known for its fearlessness. I felt the difference immediately, but found myself being too aggressive during the following weekd. Eric did a second ‘journey’ for me long-distance, and we found a healthy balance. It’s been about a year now, and the work we did is still solidly in place.”

J.L., Maryland