Wholistic Healing Arts

General Overview & Benefits

Services & Systems
CranioSacral Therapy

Myofascial & Massage Therapy
Energy Balancing
Color & Sound Healing
Inner Wisdom Coaching
MindBody Deep Healing
Past Life Regression



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Ann Hoeffel
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Wholistic Healing Arts - Chicago
Overview, Benefits
Descriptions of Systems and Techniques.

Feel better. Live better.

I combine the techniques that will work for you in your situation. Know-how grows with training and experience. In practice since 1985, I have over 4700 hours of training and numerous certifications. Committed to lifelong learning? Absolutely!

In my approach to wholistic health and healing, I use techniques and self-help therapies that effectively stimulate your bodymind's innate healing abilities from within. Layers of tension melt away. Pain patterns unwind. Your bodymind restores alignment, balance and vitality, step-by-step. Change and well-being come from within you. Your overall health and sense of self are positively and profoundly affected, enabling you to respond more freely to the physical, mental and emotional challenges in your life.

People sometimes feel they need to decide which therapies they need. This is unnecessary and difficult, if not impossible, to do from the perspective of the client. Each healing system has its own methods of finding where and how to work. The principles and methodologies are wholly compatible and are seamlessly woven together in a session. Your feedback is encouraged and can assist in fine-tuning the session for your greatest benefit.

Well-being comes from within.
Some of the benefits people commonly experience include:

  • Relief from pain -- acute and chronic pain -- anywhere in your body.
  • Improved function.
  • Increased flexibility, ease in movement and range of motion.
  • Faster recovery from injury, illness and stress overload.
  • A greater sense of well-being, calm, energy flow and vitality.
  • A better understanding of how you use your body and how your emotions, attitudes and beliefs relate to your tension patterns--the bodymind connection.
  • A lighter feeling. A more calm and clear-minded feeling.
  • Empowerment. Healing tools and simple self-care suggestions help you between sessions and for the rest of your life.
  • So much more.

Additional, more specific benefits are given in the detailed descriptions; click on "more" below.

Wholistic Health encompasses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. All are interrelated and, as science has proven, co-exist in every cell in our bodies. How we think, feel, behave and our subconscious beliefs directly affect our health, our overall well-being and how we live.

Here are desciptions of some of the bodywork and wholistic healing systems that clients have found so helpful:

Ortho-Bionomy® is a comprehensive system of natural healing that stimulates the body's innate healing abilities. Gentle touch, movement and positions of comfort initiate the release of tension, allowing the body to let go from within, activate internal healing and restore balance, from the inside-out. More than alleviate symptoms, this resolves the underlying cause of pain associated with structural imbalance and soft tissue tension, it addresses a remarkable number of debilitating physical and emotional tensions and it is a safe and effective way to ease stress, promote relaxation and restore balance and natural alignment.
More. . . what is a session like?

CranioSacral Therapy helps detect and correct imbalances in the CranioSacral System. Like Ortho-Bionomy, it works with the body's self-correcting mechanisms. Subtle touch and pressure are used to help release tension and restrictive holding patterns from within, initiating self-healing. When the CranioSacral system is normalized, far-reaching and seemingly unrelated beneficial effects occur throughout the entire body. "It is very helpful for brain dysfunction, chronic pain problems, and a wide variety of headache and facial pain problems (including TMJ symptoms)."
. . .what conditions does it alleviate?

Somato-Emotional Release™ is a therapeutic process which helps rid your mind and body of the residual effects of past injuries and "negative" experiences. Research shows that it is often unexpressed or unresolved feelings that hold in a confused and disorganized energy as well as physical tension. The body functions by detouring around the "energy cyst." As the years pass, the extra energy required for function takes its toll. Symptoms and dysfunctions begin to appear which become more and more difficult to ignore. The release of the "energy cyst" often includes a remembering of these feelings. The practitioner guides you to discover and express the stored feelings or images and convert them to constructive, creative energy. People are often amazed by their discoveries and the healing power of self-revelation.


Sound, Color & Vibration Energy Flow helps clear blockages in the radiant centers (known as chakras in the Eastern tradition) and increase energy flow and alignment throughout your body and energy fields. This energy flow is identified as kundalini (in the Easern tradition), or soul energy. As the soul energy moves through your central nervous system, it activates the radiant centers. Blockages can result in discomfort, pain and confusion; symptoms may include back pain, heart, throat or head problems. Sound and color move through the nervous system as a gentle vibration, physically shaking loose toxins and tension and synchronizing cell movement. Researchers have demonstrated how light, color, sound and music re-create this positive flow of cell activity. Sound, Color and Vibration is a very gentle and powerful system with many applications for health, personal growth and soul evolution

Massage Therapy has been recognized and used as a healing art from the earliest of times. Our instinctive response to injury or pain is to touch the area. Documentation of specific massage techniques dates back to ancient Asian and Egyptian cultures. Today massage combines the ancient art of touch with the modern science of body biomechanics to nurture and relax while promoting optimal muscle tone, circulation and body function. Massage is often combined with other modalities to get better, more long-lasting results without causing you further pain.

Myofascial Therapy releases tension and rigidity in the fascia, which surrounds every muscles on a cellular level, relieving tension deeply throughout the system.

Lymphatic Balancing. Chapman's Neurolymphatic Reflexes for the Endocrine System. Dr. Frank Chapman's in the early 1930's. . .This is part of the comprehensive natural healing system, Ortho-Bionomy. More information to come.

Hypnotherapy has recently become more widely used as a method for alleviating a variety of medical conditions as well as for facilitating physical, emotional, mental and behavioral changes. All hynosis is self-hypnosis. The Hypnotherapist is a facilitator, first to achieve an advanced state of relaxation, then to access your inner resources to determine the cause of a situation or recurring pattern, ascertain the healing needed and facilitate the healing process. All healing is self-healing. Hypnotherapy is perhaps the best way to find your own true solutions to life challenges as they arise, whether about relationships, physical healing, emotional healing, finding creative solutions, achieving career goals or releasing self-limiting beliefs and behaviors.

Included but not limited to: MindBody Deep Healing; Inner Wisdom Coaching; Past Life Regression; Relationship Rehab; Heart and Soul Integration; Soul-Centered Consulting.

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