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Gail Trauco

Gail Trauco

Grief Mediator & Life Cycle Coach

Grief Mediator and Life Cycle Coach


Grief counseling support and adviceWhat is the difference between a certified life-cycle coach and an uncertified life-cycle coach?

A certified life-cycle coach has professional credentials and has been educated in his or her particular specialty as a coach. In order to be classified as a master hypnotist like Gail, a practitioner must have completed 1000 clinical hours. Gail received her certification from Shelley Stockwell, Ph.D., of the International Hypnosis Federation. All of Gail’s spiritual counseling is also certified.

How does remote or long-distance grief mediation work?

The process for grief mediation is the same as if you were in Gail’s office. The therapy sessions begin with the two of you working together to evaluate and determine where you are in the grief process. Gail teaches you about the many stages of grief, as well as what symptoms you will experience in each phase and how you can move through each one. It is important to note that you may go through each of the phases of grief more than once. Every individual grieves differently and for different amounts of time. Gail will help ease and further your journey to the forgetfulness phase, no matter what stage you are currently in.

What is a medium?

A medium is the “channel” or “vessel” through which deceased loved ones communicated with the loved ones they left behind. In this sense, the medium acts as a bridge between the afterlife and the world of the living, and aims to help healing in both. Other terms that may be used are spiritual medium, psychic medium, or intuitive medium, although they all mean the same thing. However, there is a difference between a psychic and a medium. A psychic tunes into the non-sentient energy to see the past, present, and the future, while a medium taps into the energy of spirits to receive the information.

I have recently lost a loved one. How can Gail’s grief therapy service get me through this difficult time?

Gail has more than three decades of experience helping others work through their grief. As a certified grief mediator, she will help you to identify which stage of grief you are currently experiencing, as well as the best steps to take to help you work your way to the final stage, forgetfulness.

Because every individual grieves differently, the approach and techniques that Gail recommends to you will be tailored to suit your particular needs and personality.

What is hypnotherapy used to treat? How quickly can I expect results?

Hypnotherapy is used to treat a wide range of issues, including obesity, anxiety, smoking, stress, sleep disorders, phobias, and depression. It is also used in past-life regressions, particularly when people have a chronic recurring issue.

Undergoing hypnotherapy is similar to going on a diet: You’re not going to lose three pounds the first day. However, many patients report having more lucid dreams and feeling relief after only three sessions. Results also depend on the root cause of the issue. For example, getting to the underlying cause of why someone smokes may take longer if the issues are deeply buried. For those with addictions, two sessions per week for the first three to four weeks is recommended. However, you should only do as many sessions as your schedule allows.

The hypnotherapy I am familiar with usually occurs in an office setting. How does long-distance or remote hypnosis therapy work?

The process for hypnotherapy is almost identical to that done in person. However, instead of sitting in the rocking chair in Gail’s office, you will find your own quiet, comfortable location (rocking chairs are encouraged!). Gail will then work with you through the hypnotherapy process, either by phone or Skype. The most important factor is finding a place where you are at ease and won’t be disturbed for the length of your session.