Primary Techniques & Tools:
Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Acupressure Hypnosis, EFT, NLP, Past Life Regression, Birth Mix Pattern Education using Astrology, Numerology, Birth Order, Content (Writing) Coaching (oral story-sharing to paper) in Asheville (NC) area (serving Asheville, Hendersonville, Weaverville, Waynesville, and outer lying areas).
Holistic Hypnosis | Past Life Regression | Emotional Freedom Technique | Neuro-Linguistic Programming | Birth Mix Patterns | Mentoring | Sensory-based Writing Coaching | Terms and Definitions | Astrology & Numerology Printed Reports |
Expect Customized Sessions:
Dr. Payton accesses her mind over matter training to encourage visualization of inspiration points revealing why you move in particular directions, facilitates reframing ideas by using techniques to find memories of success to replace or collapse unproductive patterns (interrupts anchored patterns no longer useful).
Dr. Payton customizes her sessions to fit her clients’ needs, therefore; most sessions are a combination of techniques (unless otherwise discussed) using Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Acupressure Hypnosis, Past Life Regression (if appropriate), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), personality education with Astrology, Numerology, Birth Order, and Content (Writing) Coaching (oral story-sharing to paper). Clients may have eyes open or eyes closed, may write, may dialogue, and have homework.
Note that people who are emotionally or physically frail, qualified health professionals should be consulted before using ANY wholistic integrative procedures.
Call (828) 681-1728 for appointments
Monday thru Thursdays — 10:30am-5pm or by Special Appointment
48 business hours prior to appointments, two forms — Client Intake and Informed Consent (customarily emailed) — must be completed.
Sliding Scale Fee Available in Asheville, NC.
Expect sessions to, generally, last two hours totaling between $120 (minimum) – $240 (equates to $60-$120 per hour).
A percentage of all funds generated for Private Sessions and Workshops go to local Asheville/WNC charities.
Crystal Visions Books and Gifts lies between Asheville and Hendersonville, just south of Fletcher, at 5426 Asheville Highway, aka US 25 — 1/2 mile South of exit 44 off Highway I-26; We are just 4 miles from the Asheville/Hendersonville airport at I-26 exit 40.
The actual address for entering into your GPS is 5426 Asheville Highway, Hendersonville, NC 28791.
From Asheville and points north: take I-26 East, exit at the Fletcher/Mt. Home exit, #44, turn right and we’re just 1/2 mile on your left. Or, take Hendersonville Road, aka US 25, South from Asheville, cross I-26 just below Fletcher, and we’re 1/2 mile on your left.
From Hendersonville and points south: take I-26 west, exit at the Fletcher/Mt. Home exit, #44, turn left and we’re just 1/2 mile on your left. Or, take Asheville Highway, aka US 25, and just beyond Mountain Home (before Fletcher), we’re on the right, just 1/2 mile south of the I-26 interchange.
Asheville, North Carolina area in person.
Phone availability world-wide. Call or email with questions.
More details on various sessions…
Dr. Payton’s most widely used session due to its flexibility, she primarily combines Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Acupressure Hypnosis, Past Life Regression (when requested), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), personality education with Astrology, Numerology, Birth Order (usually two hours). See Terms and Definitions for more information on the various mind over matter modalities. (Note that Past Life Regression sessions MUST also include a printed numerology report, cost is $26.)
To take the guesswork out of the process, prior to an appointment, emerging themes are discussed (“I’m just curious” is not a theme). Memories (includes past life regression* when requested) are then accessed (in sessions) to create a problem-solving element. As a general rule, one theme or life skill reframing is targeted per session.
Each client is different, so there isn’t always a set order to sessions, but could include Michelle accessing her training to achieve a relaxed state so that you explore past, current, and/or future (whatever is most productive at that specific time) with eyes open or closed. When you are in-the-moment, if interested, you may discuss your Astrology, Numerology, and Birth Order (Michelle always analyzes this information prior to a session). NLP, EFT, Self Hypnosis, Acupressure Hypnosis are integrated into your sessions as needed, and focuses on client free will — the client decides what sensory reexperiences solve an existing problem and reintegrates the sensory and physiological experience to reuse today… it’s not for the professional to tell the client, but the client to remind herself of her problem solving capabilities. Writing (see Sensory-based Writing Coaching as well) may also be used in sessions depending on client preferences. Result… Your holistic session can result in a clearer understanding of yourself and your patterns to achieve soul-balanced happiness. (See video on home page on collapsing unproductive anchors as this is a key component in sessions.)
A common question is can I access memories? Said in another way, can I visualize effectively or be hypnotized. First know that we repeat patterns and habits (involuntary self-hypnosis, in essence) all day long as we walk, drive, cook, eat, shop, shower, garden, work-out, smoke through life in a trance like state and call it reality. Hypnosis (with a facilitator) and Self-Hypnosis (with or without a facilitator) is the similar as a session is spent remembering in more detail, reframing experiences, and recreating perceptions to manifest a more successful (by your standards) life.
Mind over Matter work requires focus and patience during and following sessions. Awareness to remove blocks and replace unproductive patterns are the goal, and clients may have eyes open or closed, may write, may dialogue. Independent post work or homework is imperative to integrate session experiences into everyday life as triggers out in the world don’t simply disappear; however, you can recreate your perceptions of those triggers.
Multiple sessions are common but not required as (generally) more details are revealed with every experience. Michelle has studied with top instructors in hypnosis, NLP, EFT, and Past Life Regression/Future Progression including Brian Weiss (author of “Many Lives, Many Masters”). Recording is not included.
Note: Phone work is usually only used with Birth Mix Patterns and mentoring sessions. Some clients have had successful visualizations while working via phone, but Michelle is more of an eye-to-eye professional. Follow-up conversations are common via phone on existing work (serving as a reminder of how to reapply learning in sessions) and does not include an additional charge. New work = New session and fee.
*Michelle uses Past Life Regression in the same fashion one would use current life to reach resolution (see video on the home page on the basic process).
EFT/Emotional Freedom Technique(tm) Only Sessions
Usually in person. If on phone must be trained on meridian points beforehand. For training go to http://michellepayton.com/Emotional-Freedom-Technique.htm
Emotional Freedom Technique is a way to neutralize the emotional charge to unproductive memories that keep you from enjoying life. This is accomplished through tapping on the body (a form of acupressure) with the idea to balance your meridians. This can be done in conjunction with other services or independently. Acupressure Hypnosis is usually a part of this process (reframing how areas of the body react to certain emotional experiences to reset duress to zero), as is Self-Hypnosis as the mind begins to focus more intensely on specific subjects.
Birth Mix Patterns Only Sessions (utilizing Numerology, Astrology Sun Sign, Birth Order)
On phone or in person. Printed reports for astrology and numerology are available.
Michelle has done extensive work with groups (love interests, family dynamics, work relationships…), as well as individuals. Consults have even extended to looking at the number and street addresses of houses under consideration to purchase and how this mixed with life partner, room-mate, family members’ birth mix personality traits.
Who are you? What do others know or perceive about you that you might not see? Why do you do what you do? How, when and where can you use your Birth mix baseline–birth date and order—to identify your life purpose? Michelle answers this utilizing Numerology, Astrology, Birth Order (and you may be surprised at your true birth order!). She has worked nationwide with thousands of people on individual and group levels to gain a clearer understanding of personal patterns.
Astrology, Numerology, and Birth Order mix can:
– Create awareness of why certain areas of like are in or out of balance.
– Be utilized to how you approach financial matters, relationships, fun, career, learning, nurture the physical body, develop habits.
Michelle’s role is not to tell your future, but to provide information for you to determine your own.
In person, consumer has option to bring personal recorder and tape. While holding the vision that all tape recordings work, this cannot be guaranteed so please take good notes for reference as well. Via phone, recording can be included and downloaded via mp3.
Processing in the moment… This is a 30-minute or more, coaching session where we exchange information to fully develop and integrate soul matters. We focus on areas of life appropriate for that moment in time and you receive assignments and information to troubleshoot issues in the moment and long-term.
Michelle, upon request, can also look more deeply into your numerology and astrology (separate charges may apply). The ultimate goal is that you understand who you are, how perfect you are, increase confidence, and retrain yourself to trust in your inner voice.
This type of focus and commitment to your soul-level balancing can require more than one session. Recording can be included and downloaded via mp3.
Sensory-based Writing Coaching (oral story-sharing to paper)
On phone or in person.
Michelle offers one-on-one coaching in oral story-sharing and writing.
In academic settings standard structure, grammar, spelling, and punctuation are keys to writing success, but what if no words are on paper? Michelle’s philosophy is if you can think and speak (create meaning with verbal and non-verbal communication) then you can write. She combines her training in facilitating relaxed states and visualization (self-hypnosis/hypnosis), her professional writing of 7 books, academic graduate work in English, and undergraduate in Communication Arts to fill pages with vibrant text. Expect in-the-moment sensory coaching as you share a piece(s) of your story (something that you are currently working on, have a goal to develop, want to explore ideas, or simply want to write for well-being) aloud, you might record it (depending on your goals), transcribe to learn more about natural written voice, silent write, and compare and contrast styles to understand how you can consistently create your unique voice. You will also come to know how you learn and process to further develop and massage your work.
While the polish phase of writing is important, Michelle’s concept of “natural pause grammar” (which you will learn to personalize to your own style) will keep you from getting bogged down by standard structure to keep your pencil moving. Very experienced to no experience, you only have to be interested in getting your story on paper (whether personal or professional). Bring a writing instrument, notebook and recording device (cell phone recording is fine).
The first session trains you on the process. Follow-up sessions will focus on sensory coaching to create page after page after page of your story. For more information on Michelle’s teaching philosophy and her CV see www.MichellePaytonWriter.com.
Acupressure Hypnosis (Emotional Balancing Points):
Noticing how areas of the body react when experiencing specific emotions and how those points can create calm and enhance performance. A simple example is where and what you feel prior to and during speaking to a group of people and framing that awareness in a way that creates satisfactory results from your perspective.
Birth Mix Analysis using Astrology, Numerology, Birth Order:
Understanding your life lessons and emotional responses by analyzing your birth date and order (printed reports also available in English, French and Spanish)
Clinical Hypnosis | Self-Hypnosis | Acupressure-Hypnosis | Anodyne Imagery (found more in the medical field) | Past Life Regression:
Finding experiences in connection with the past, present and future while the mind is in a relaxed state. This can be accomplished with eyes open or closed.
Using oral storysharing, journaling, natural written voice, descriptive work using multiple senses (seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, tactile or touching), and reading for mind/body focus, professional development, and scientific observation (Michelle’s book Writing Sensorably provides more details).
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT):
Releasing negative emotional charges by tapping on specific/denser nerve ending areas on the body to reframe mind/body perceptions (many times can include Ho’oponopono). Michelle’s book Healing What’s Real provides more details, as well her EFT video found on this website.
One, of many, reframing techniques, and includes phrases “I’m sorry, Please forgive me, I love you, Thank you” to interrupt patterns.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP):
Using techniques that connect to all levels of communication — verbally (which is less than 10% of what is truly being communicated) and non-verbally (tonality and body language being more than 90% of communication). As in hypnosis, there are countless techniques to collapse unproductive anchors. NLP is used in every session.
Reframing an Anchor:
In essence, reframing is to replace a perception. An anchor is a current belief that is connected to a person, place or thing. A simple example is when a child falls and scrapes (an anchor that says “I’m hurt” so I should respond a certain way) her knee and a parent kisses the knee to change (reframe) the perception. If successful, the child stops crying once the knee is kissed.
Dr. Payton is a member of the National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, has fulfilled mastery requirements for the Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming™, and is an active member and founder of the Asheville Area Wholistic & Integrative Professionals.