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.

I have been to three therapists over a span of twenty-five years and, as a counselor trained in traditional methods, I visited Eric with more than a little skepticism. However, after approximately four months with Eric, I am no longer taking the medications prescribed by my first psychiatrist for depression, anxiety, OCD, and insomnia. (Eric’s note: The client told me about this after the fact.)

Eric’s wisdom, patience, compassion, humor, creativity, and nurturing but honest style, guided me through some very dark times. He taught me specific techniques that I was able to take with me so I could work on them at home. We reflected on my progress and tweaked the game plan week to week as needed. 

Eric seemed to have an intuitive sense about what I required. I left each appointment feeling better. Challenged. Changed. He gave me faith in my body’s ability to fix itself. In our last few sessions, instead of talking about my “problems,” we were able to delve into my mission and purpose in life. 
Thanks to Eric, I’ve reached a place I never could have fathomed, a place where I want to help others feel the peace, security, love, and spirit that I feel. Thank you, Eric. You healed me.

M.R., counselor Maryland

What to Expect


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

I also have an office in the Brennan Institute for Mind-Body Healing at 1801 Robert Fulton Drive, Suite 230, Reston, VA 20191.

I dress informally, and unless you request otherwise, at the home office, you might find a purring cat in your lap. 

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.