Hollow Reed Healing

Shamanic Healing for Body, Mind, Soul, & Spirit

It's Not Therapy

It's problem-solving for people who want to change
their lives without spending a lifetime doing it

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.

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

What to Expect



I work with most clients in my living room, a bright, informal, and relaxing space.

I dress informally, and unless you request otherwise, you might find a purring cat in your lap. If you’re not comfortable with this arrangement, let me know. I have access to office space (at the Hambrock Holistic Healing Center in Herndon).

Most clients know what they want to change. Some know they want their lives to be better, but don’t know where to start. Some have a specific approach in mind, while others don’t. That’s all fine. For example, if you:

  • Want to stop smoking, you’ve probably read about how successful hypnotherapy can be
  • Are interested in peak performance, you’ll probably want to use NLP
  • Have had a trauma, you’ve probably read about how successful EFT and EMDR can be for related symptoms
  • Are conscious of internal conflict (‘Part of me wants to do one thing, but part of me wants to do another.’), you’ll appreciate Voice Dialogue
  • Feel loss on a soul or spirit level, you’re likely to want shamanic work

If you know what you want (and if I don’t see a strong reason to start with something else), I’ll start with your preference.

What if You Don’t Know What You Want or Need?

Don’t worry. I’ll suggest what I believe will be the most efficient and effective approaches to help you meet your goal(s).

We’ll quickly find out what works and what doesn’t. You might be a great hypnotism subject. Or not. You might do guided meditations like my orange cat does belly rubs. Or not. That’s why I have a big “toolbox.” Something will work.

Before We Meet

Before we meet, I’ll send you an Informed Consent agreement, which outlines:

  • my legal limitations as a practitioner
  • your rights as a client
  • payment arrangements
  • directions

Please bring up any concerns and ask any questions you have before we meet, and any time afterwards.

When you arrive, I’ll review the agreement with you, and when you are comfortable with it, have you sign it.