From My Clients

I was very surprised how much I really enjoyed and learned from this class. Debra is the best teacher I have had in a very long time.  Loved it!

--Lisa, Wilmington, NC

Thank you is all that seems appropriate at this time.  I feel this is the beginning of a new and awesome journey for me.  With gratitude:

--Martha, Raleigh, NC

Very well presented and in a very serene environment.  One of the best CE courses I have experienced. Have been a massage therapist since 1988.

-- PS, Wilmington, NC

This course, experience and instructor not only allowed me to release and ground myself unlike anytime previously, but empowered and reassured me that my perceptions, intuition and degree of energy absorption is very relative and unique to each session and with each practitioner.  Thank You!

-- Kristi, Wilmington, NC

Debra is a gifted teacher!!!  She is clear, thoughtful, fun, and motivating.  I loved learning from her and look forward to studying more and learning more from her in the future.

-- Catherine, Wilmington, NC

Debra was an amazing teacher.  She created such an open, healing, trusting environment.  I would love to take another class from her.  She is a very wise, intuitive and powerful healer.  It was an honor to be in her class.

-- Mara, Wilmington, NC

Debra is a natural-born teacher with a passion for Reiki and skills to match!

-- Suzi, Wilmington, NC

I am so excited to apply everything I learned this weekend to my massage practice and day to day life.

-- Rachael, Wilmington

This experience is beyond words.  Debra did a wonderful job explaining, opening space and allowing the atunement to open and reiki to work its magic.

-- Amber, Wilmington

Besides being a gifted teacher in presenting material and supporting learning—the quality of materials and thoughtfulness in their presentation as well as content is superior!  Thank you!

Shannon, Hillsborough, NC

Absolutely fabulous teacher who presented the materials with an extraordinarily high level of knowledge and interaction with her students.

-- Diane, Wilmington, NC

Excellent!  So happy this was part of my journey!!!

-- Christina, Wilmington, NC

I will recommend this course to clients as well as colleagues.

-- Joy, Wilmington, NC

This is my 2nd time taking Reiki II, but w/a new instructor and new place. Excellent experience! The course material was well presented. The manner of instruction was suitable to all learning types.

-- Ginger, Hillsborough, NC

I so appreciate all the modalities you brought in (music, art, sacred space, stones). Your presence, cadence, manner of communication, and honoring of your students’ ideas and experience is greatly appreciated and is a gift to your students. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your authenticity.

-- M. M., Boone, NC


Hypnotherapy is the use of hypnosis as a therapeutic tool to confront a problem and create positive change. Hypnosis bypasses the critical factor of the conscious mind and opens communication with the vast and more powerful subconscious mind.

In this altered state of consciousness, change can be readily made, awareness elicited, habits conquered, and fears mastered.  Hypnotherapy offers a pleasant path to realized creativity, increased confidence, reduced stress and emotional/spiritual harmony.  During a session, clients are in control of their experience.  They are in a heightened state of awareness, able to accept only that which is relevant to their therapeutic goal.

Hypnotherapy with Debra Collins, is client-centered.  It is about what you want to achieve in your life. You, the client, identify your desired outcome and the content of all suggestions used by the hypnotherapist to help move you there. The client holds the answers.

What if I can’t be hypnotized?

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind that we all go into and out of everyday. If a person wants to go into hypnosis with a hypnotherapist, they will. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. All one needs to do is follow along with their hypnotherapist into a relaxed state of mind and body. A heightened state of awareness is then achieved where the conscious mind observes the subconscious mind coming forward.

Will I be vulnerable to suggestions I would not want or made to do things I would not want to do?

We have all seen people participating in stage shows doing embarrassing things that make us laugh…but that is just what it is…ENTERTAINMENT!! It is fun for those who want to participate and for those who watch.
We all have built in filters and walls that govern what moves into and out of our minds. Hypnotherapy at Restored Essence is client-centered. It is about what you want to achieve in your life. You, the client, identify your desired outcome and the content of all suggestions used by the hypnotherapist to help move you there. The client holds the answers.

Hypnotherapy FAQ

What does it feel like to be in hypnosis?

The physical feelings while in hypnosis vary from person to person and from experience to experience. Generally, there is a deep sense of relaxation of mind and body. Some people feel a sense of heaviness, some of lightness; it is a very individual experience. There can be sensations of tingling or slight numbness somewhere in the body; or not. But almost universally, clients report a very pleasant feeling of peace and calm.

Will I remember what happens in a session?

The content of your session is completely available to your conscious mind if it chooses to reflect. But, not only will you remember the parts that you wish to in your conscious mind; you will have all of the feelings of relaxation, peace, calm and resolution that you experienced in the session stored in the subconscious mind; never forgotten.

What can hypnotherapy be used for?

o Learn and condition the relaxation response
o Control stress and anxiety
o Build self-confidence
o Increase focus and motivation
o Stop smoking
o Release weight
o Break unwanted habits
o Improve athletic performance
o Release blocks from the past
o Clear fears/phobias
o Unleash blocked or hidden potential
o Support Fertility
o Improve/enhance relationships
o And More…

What can I expect in a first session?

There is brief paperwork to fill out informing your hypnotherapist of any health related concerns and gaining your consent to proceed with the session which is held in complete confidence.
The two of you then discuss the reason for your visit and what you wish to accomplish. The process of hypnosis is explained and any questions you have are answered. You are reminded that you are completely in control of the session before you are guided into the place where your solutions are discovered and your future begins!


There is no illness of the body apart from the mind.

What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: our life is the creation of our mind.
The Dhammapada

As you think, so you are.
Eileen Caddy