Low self-esteem is a prevalent condition that affects many individuals, particularly women who are weight-conscious. Gabriella Phillips, a Certified Hypnotherapist and Mindset Coach, has taken it upon herself to uplift those struggling with this issue and help them regain their power and become confident again through Self Image Studio. Gabriella’s journey began when she was forced to close her boutique spa business in West Hollywood, leading her to a difficult period. During this time, she gained 100 pounds and hit a low point, weighing around 350 pounds. Instead of succumbing to her struggles, she used her experience to inspire women to quit dieting and understand the emotional pain associated with binge eating, isolation, and overwhelming body shame. Her tailored approach integrates mindset coaching, hypnotherapy, and self-love practices to help women build their confidence again and strive to achieve their goals.
Gabriella’s approach to addiction recovery focuses on assisting her clients in addressing the root causes of their addictions and transforming their relationship with food. Her practical approach has earned her a positive reputation through word-of-mouth referrals, and she has worked with high-profile individuals, including NBA and NFL players and CEOs of large organizations. While her clientele is diverse, she focuses on working with women, believing that positive changes in thinking patterns can profoundly impact relationships, opportunities, and overall self-image.
Through her personalized mindset coaching approach, Gabriella builds a strong rapport with her clients, creating a safe and secure space for them. She does this by utilizing techniques developed through her own experiences; she challenges traditional beliefs about self-esteem and overeating, helping women break free from the dieting cycle and transform their self-image through subconscious techniques. Compared to other methods available elsewhere, this approach offers long-term solutions to address negative patterns with food, enabling women to access their inner knowledge of self and achieve their goals.
Using a combination of effective techniques and personal care, Gabriella helps her clients achieve lasting change. Among the critical components of her programs is the integration of hypnotherapy, which has successfully reversed outdated thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to weight gain and low self-esteem. By inducing a natural state of hyper-awareness, complete control, and physical relaxation in clients, hypnotherapy allows them to transition to a healthier self. This approach has reduced urges for binge eating, decreased negative self-talk, and fostered a healthy and balanced relationship with food.
But Gabriella’s care for her clients goes beyond hypnotherapy. She also emphasizes the importance of daily self-improvement and radical self-care. “Take the time to give yourself the love and tender loving care you need,” she advises her clients. To help them further embrace self-acceptance, she offers specialty retreats that provide tools to connect with inner beauty. These retreats offer a range of therapeutic experiences, such as craniosacral therapy, restorative yoga, therapeutic body massages, and private meetings with addiction specialists and interventionists. Through these programs, Gabriella aims to rejuvenate clients’ sense of self and build resilience for future challenges, empowering them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential.
Gabriella strongly recommends early intervention for self-esteem and body image issues, asserting that hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can effectively redefine positive body image and empower young girls and women to focus on their passions and aspirations. Her ultimate aim in her work is to spread her teachings across the globe and help women reclaim their power by embracing their true selves. In Gabriella’s words, “My goal is to teach women to embrace who they truly are in an effort to strengthen their self-image, which naturally shifts the need to rely on outside influence for internal validation.”