Bunny Vreeland’s Story
Hello, let me introduce myself.
I’m Bunny Vreeland. I am a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and the Founder of the Vreeland College of the Healing Arts.
I help people lose weight, stop smoking, and get over phobias like Fear of Flying, Fear of Heights and Fear of Dentists. I get to help people make a difference in their lives and I have a part in helping them improve their lives. I love being part of that.
But it hasn’t always been this way.
For years I was one of the top Image Consultants in the nation. Those were the days when having your colors done was the thing to do and everyone was doing it. I worked with the staff at banks, car dealerships, country clubs, financial houses and wineries as well as one-on-one clientele. I was very good at it and won a lot of awards. I showed my clients how to dress and put their best look together for their particular coloring, body type and life-style. Some of the before and after stories were dramatic. It was all exterior change.
I knew something was missing. But, I didn’t know what.
My clients would be happy with the results for a while and then I would hear them say things like “Now I know how to put my look together, but I still need to lose this 25 pounds”. Or “How do I get to FEEL as good as I LOOK? I’m like 2 people and they don’t match!
I was frustrated and didn’t know what to do.
Those were the days when I used to suffer from Migraine Headaches and allergies. There were times when I would be in such pain from the headaches that I would pass out. And, I was allergic to everything: cats, roses (ROSES, I LOVE roses!) dust mites (do you have any idea how many dust mites there are in a pillow?), mold, mildew, grass (Wouldn’t you know? I was married then, and we lived on a golf course!)
I went to a lot of doctors who couldn’t find the cause and couldn’t cure me. I tried everything – all kinds of pills, potions and, even, shots. I was a walking zombie most of the time. That is, a walking zombie with swollen eyes and a stabbing pain over my right eye.
One day I was standing in line at a Barnes and Noble bookstore waiting to pay for some music tapes when I noticed a relaxation tape that promised to reduce stress. I bought the tape, started listening to it and, after a while, I noticed that I hadn’t had an allergic reaction or a headache for a long time. Although I didn’t know what happened or why. I didn’t know until much later that this tape was a Hypnotherapy tape.
About the same time I got a phone call from a friend from New England. She was coming to California to take a 2-month Hypnotherapy course. She wanted to know if she could stay with my then-husband and me on the weekends so she wouldn’t have to pay for the hotel when the course wasn’t in session. She offered to cook all of our favorite dishes in return.
She was a very well known caterer and a great cook so we willingly agreed. My husband was excited about having his own cook who would make him all the heavy, fattening foods I wouldn’t cook for him. I, on the other hand, was curious about the course since I didn’t know anything about Hypnotherapy (except what I had seen on stage with performers who used hypnosis for entertainment). I was fascinated and took the course with her.
That was my first introduction to Hypnotherapy and I was hooked! I couldn’t believe everything Hypnotherapy could help with. And, the best part is that you don’t need drugs or surgery to make the positive changes!
After my friend went home I continued to take more and more courses. I received my basic and Masters training and certifications fromNeuro Concepts Institute in Laguna Hills and my clinical/medical training from Huntington Pacific University in Huntington Beach. In addition, I have invested hundreds of hours in many specialized areas like IBS and Fibromyalgia and pain therapy over the years.
Today, I am a Master Hypnotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist and received my Ph. D. in Hypnotherapy in March of 2007 after 4 years of study with Huntington Pacific University. I continue to enjoy working with my clients, and am constantly developing affiliations with doctors and dentists and am a frequent speaker to educate various groups about the benefits of Hypnotherapy and what it can do for them.
Bunny Vreeland: Background
Bunny Vreeland – Clinical Hypnotherapist. Bunny Vreeland has been a Certified, Professional Image Consultant with over 27 years experience. She was named Number 1 Image Consultant in California and Number 3 in the nation for three consecutive years by the largest Color and Image company in the world. For over ten years she has been a registered, certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is a member in good standing with the American Hypnosis Association, The American Board of Hypnotherapy and International Hypnosis Federation.
A long time resident of Ventura County, CA Bunny established her business in Ventura and eventually began instructing other Image Consultants in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Oxnard and surrounding areas.
In 1989 she moved to Napa, CA, where she re-established her business, assisting banks, wineries and individual clients. While in Napa, Bunny was appointed, by the Board of Supervisors, to the Napa County Commission on Self-Esteem where she served as chairperson for 2 years. During this time she was instrumental in the creation of Teens making a Difference, a community supported program, honoring teenagers for their positive efforts. She was on the board of the Rotary Club of Napa chairing the joint-Rotary sponsored 1993 Great Napa Valley Duck Race.
Bunny is a Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary’s most prestigious distinction.
In 1994 she moved to the Palm Springs, CA area where she worked with golf courses, country clubs and individual clients. She was a member of the La Quinta Chamber of Commerce, serving as an Ambassador. She was on the board of FGI (Fashion Group International) and many other organizations. In December 1997 Bunny returned to Ventura County where she currently lives and maintains her business.
She has served as President of Business Network International, is a currently a member in good standing with the Ventura Chamber of Commerce as well as the Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, and served on the 2002-2003 board of Ventura County Professional Women’s Network.
Bunny specializes in Image and Self-Esteem building for business personnel, organizations and individuals, speaking regularly to service clubs, organizations and groups. She has authored many columns for various magazines on Image and Self-Esteem issues and has been on television and radio as a guest, speaking on those subjects.
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