I'm Gina Vance, the developer of Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery®. I teach SMGI® to help Helpers help - easier, better, faster and with greater profitability. Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery® is rooted in ancient wisdom and indigenous healing arts; validated by modern research and evidence-based healing methods. Elements of these modalities are woven together in a seamlessly flowing experience, along with some unique differences.
SMGI® has the power to free you from subconscious blocks and make your dreams accomplishable.
If you're already trained in hypnotherapy, you'll appreciate some of the ways SMGI® is informed by hypnotherapy, and some of the ways it’s different. If you've been trained in David Quigley’s genius Alchemical model of hypnotherapy, congratulations! You've been trained in the most brilliant, inspired model of hypnotherapy I know of.
These mind-body methods will easily open up new possibilities for your healing work.
Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery® organized itself around my personal healing journey, and time with wonderful teachers and mentors, including my clients, who taught me what worked best to get them out of suffering and into healing most quickly and effectively. I developed the SMGI® protocol standing on the shoulders of giants. I’ve taken the work in a different direction than my mentors and teachers did, not because my sight is superior or because I am greater than they, but because they raised me up and by their great stature they added to mine. As I hope to add to yours.
Some of what SMGI® includes:
Eyes-open hypnotic interviewing and coaching that catalyzes instant change.
Beyond trauma-informed psycho-education. Beyond fight, flight and freeze, there are six additional survival response programs that become trauma-related reactions. These are important to understand to more easily heal. We teach our clients what they are and how to work with them.
We support receptivity by including validating information found in Karla McLaren’s model of 17 emotions, where even the so-called “negative” emotions have gifts to help us heal.
We teach mind/body tricks, and at-home exercises to regulate the nervous system quickly and easily, to gently establish receptivity without engendering resistance. Tricks that create a felt sense of support and safety.
We use an “instant” form of induction, that super-charges connection to what’s needed for the wanted transformation. This special mini-induction calms, settles and stabilizes the nervous system for greater receptivity.
It works in cycles of three. Clients work in series of three or six session packages at a time. Many make it a central part of their life support, continuing to purchase three packs or six packs in ongoing work. (The more they do, the more they get, and it’s a very sustaining business model).
We teach our clients a special Subconscious-Seeding method to manifest abundance and prosperity in career, health and relationships. As Guides, we use it too, with astounding results!
The specially designed prompts make it easy for non-believers and those afraid of getting too deep, to easily access profound states of connection to inner resources and power to create change.
How to quickly and easily strengthen and stabilize the mind-body systems and work with "triggers" or activations of discomfort to follow the trouble to where it's coming from and what needs to happen to clear, change or resolve it.
This work resolves root causes and resolves lifelong patterns through mind-body exploration, discovery and healing.
I'm a graduate of the Academy for Guided Imagery and the Center for Mind-Body Medicine. I'm a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Inner Guidance Life Coach, and Mind-Body Skills Advanced Professional. I created SMGI®, or Somatic Mindful Guided Imagery®, out of all these protocols, practices and modalities, along with many of my own inspired discoveries. As a Mind-Body Mentor and Inner Journey Guide for over 20 years, as well as being an intrepid soul on my own healing journey, I've developed a simple, repeatable system for guiding yourself and others, that has surprised me, my clients, and my colleagues with the regularly miraculous results this system facilitates.