Connecting You With Yourself

 
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SERVICES

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an excellent way to get grounded into the present moment and slow the mind down.  Once quiet and connected to one place, you start to feel “yourself”.  Let go.  Make a little time to step off of the endless wheel of motion, of expectation and stress.

Appointments are available at the following locations:

Gleason YMCA in Wareham, Thursday and Friday evenings or by appointment. (You do NOT need to be a member!  Your best bet is to call.)

431 Brownell Ave. New Bedford (near Buttonwood Park, on the corner of Brownell Ave and Exeter St.), in the office of Dr. Kristen Morgan, Morgan Chiropractic

Hypnosis

Hypnosis is misunderstood and often portrayed as “magic” in public media.   In fact, you are in a hypnotic state numerous times each day, repeating patterns and habits mindlessly.  We put food in our mouths when we’re not hungry, light up a cigarette when we don’t enjoy it, do the same workout every day without assessing what our bodies really need.  We catch ourselves and frustrated think, “Ughhh! I hate this!”  Resisting bad habits is a poor way to break bad habits.  It almost never works.  If I said "Close your eyes and don't think of a Blue Elephant!", what comes to mind?  yeah... the blue elephant.

Willpower can work short term, but long term change requires desire, a commitment, and a “push”.  The best way to lose habits that your brain has learned is To Learn New Patterns\ To Learn New Habits that replace the old ones.  In the same way the a song gets “stuck” in your head (what was in your head before that song?), you simply need a new direction.  Some people can change easily and other require more reinforcement.  It depends on how old or how strong these habits have patterned into your mind.

If you would like to explore this method of changing your thought process, our first meeting will include up to a 30 minute conversation about what you’d like to change, followed by a hypnosis session.  This first meeting will often last up to 90 minutes.

I mostly offer a 5 Phase Advanced Therapeutic Hypnosis method developed by Cal Banyan.  This method is very effective to address "too much" behaviors (smoke too much, eat too much, etc.).  Each phase properly experienced will bring the client into a deeper state of relaxation allowing them to be more suggestible to change issues affecting the subconscious mind.

If you are interested in discussing hypnosis as a possible tool to explore some sports tweak (keeping your head down), "bad" habit, or nagging issue, give me a call to have a practical conversation about how hypnosis might help.

 

Yoga

“There is only one relevant question:  Who am I?  Everything else is just a distraction.”  -Swami Shivananda

Yoga is an ancient practice that cannot be simplified into a sentence, a paragraph, or a book.  Yoga is something that needs to be experienced; each person’s path is unique.  Yoga is not the poses.  Yoga doesn’t require you to change religions or believe in anything new.

The only place you need to be flexible is between your ears.  Saying that you’re not flexible enough to do yoga is like saying you’re too dirty to take a bath.  I currently lead group classes as follows:

Sunday mornings, 9a -Yoga On Union, Moderate Vinyasa (everyone welcome). (http://www.yogaonunion.com/)

Sunday Noon, 12 -Gleason YMCA, Wareham Ma.  Moderate yoga, Members free.  Non-members this is still a DEAL! $12 day pass = class, access to pool, gym, steam, sauna, showers, etc.

Tuesday mornings, 9a -Divine Power Yoga, Fall River near White's of Westport, Heated Vinyasa (everyone welcome). (http://www.divinepoweryoga.com/)

Also currently teaching a Yin Yoga series at Yoga on Union, Tuesday evenings, 5-6p until the end of February.  There will be periodic Yin series during the year so check the YOU website or connect w Jon Leaver Wellness on Facebook.

Private lessons are available and can be tailored to your specific needs and interests. Jon is a certified IAYT yoga therapist.

 

 
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About Me

Jon Leaver combines his skills as a massage therapist, hypnotist and yoga instructor\ therapist to chart a path to complete wellness for his clients.

 
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Testimonials

I thought I would never be without pain again in my life. Jon helped bring me to a place of feeling good again, and gave me the tools I needed to stay there.
— Ben Jones
I’d tried everything to quit smoking over thirty years. I finally tried hypnosis. Within six weeks, I was completely smoke and craving free thanks to Jon’s help.
— Smoking cessation client
I was always inflexible, but started going to Jon’s yoga classes with my daughter. Now I’m moving better, feeling better and have found a real community of practice.
— Yoga Student


 

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe your being is intrinsically whole. My goal is to free your wholeness.