Eva M. Clark is the founder of MINDbasedHealing, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide leadership in the development and application of mind-based practices, with a focus on hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), to effectively treat the psychosocial factors (i.e. emotional challenges, personality, and childhood trauma) determinant in the onset, exacerbation, and recurrence of chronic disease with the goal of enhancing the role of the mind and emotions in restoring health.
Eva M. Clark has been passionate about people’s perception and response to life and to their ailments since she was a small child. In preschool she was always drawn to those with physical disabilities and their crutches, wheelchairs, and braces. Her mom kept telling her to “leave those people alone; they’ve got enough on their plate!,” but she was just fascinated by their copying skills and the challenges they faced and was always asking them questions about their lives.
While growing up, Eva’s mother was a medical librarian and her father was a recurrent patient of their local hospital (having had a major heart attack when he was 42 years old). Thus, she was at home in hospital wards keeping Dad company and reading medical journals from her mother's library. After high school, she began to study bio-medical engineering but felt so dispassionate about many of her classes (electrical engineering was dreadful) that she changed careers after her first year and dove into architecture for the next 18 years. Fully realizing her creativity but not her need to serve those challenged by life. Since 2007 she has slowly returned to her passion for the human’s capacity to heal and adapt.
Eva M. Clark, MA, CHT, ACC practiced as an architect for the first half of her professional career. Since 2007 she has explored beliefs, behaviors, and motivations and their effects on the body; first through coaching and NLP, and then with studies in transpersonal psychology, clinical hypnotherapy and medical hypnosis. She has made the body-mind connection her focus and managing multiple sclerosis with hypnotherapy her specialty.
See LinkedIn for a detailed description of her training and experience.
Eva M. Clark began to take interest in hypnotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in early 2013. She found that very little research had been done and what little she did find was mainly focused on pain management. She has spent the last few years completely dedicated to researching and designing the most effective hypnotherapy program for managing multiple sclerosis - MS Hypnotherapy Program.
In 2017 Eva established MINDbasedHealing as a nonprofit. Eva is currently it's main trainer. She trains other hypnotherapists and NLP practitioners so that, together, they can continue to develop programs to effectively heal chronic disease.
The fundamental belief behind MINDbasedHealing and Eva M. Clark's private practice is that you are not a mechanical machine that becomes defective, breaks down, and needs replacements (with surgery or in the form of hormones and other chemicals).
Eva views your body as an organic being that responds and reflects your emotions, your thoughts and your core beliefs - what Eva refers to as your mental patterns. So, for example, when you are internally conflicted about something, your body, and especially your immune system, reflects that conflict - the body reflects the mental patterns you express. Through the body-mind communication you achieve with “Mind-based Healing” which includes hypnosis, NLP, parts works, and guided visualization, you can understand the in-congruences and your negative thought patterns, realign and adapt new empowering patterns, and bring yourself - your body, mind and spirit - back into balance and wholeness.
"Every headway we have in communicating effectively with our bodies and influencing the subconscious mind is a huge advancement in the healing arts. I hope that one day health care services will offer this modality as a standard procedure to treat disease, especially autoimmune disorders." - Eva M. Clark
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