What Is Life Coaching?

"What you seek is seeking you." Rumi

Life Coaching is a journey. It is a journey of personal growth and discovery. It is you finding your best you!

Life Coaching is a customized process that addresses your specific personal goals and objective, projects, business successes, general conditions and transitions in your personal life.

Life Coaching covers relationships or professions by examining what is going on right now, discovering what your  challenges might be, and choosing a course of action to make your life happier, healthier, and even more fulfilling.

How Does Life Coaching Work?

Life Coaching is a partnership between you and a trusted coach in a relationship that empowers you. Dr. John Brady works with you to develop a plan and a process that enables you to achieve your innermost aspirations, ambitions, and desires.

John has worked for over thirty-five years with virtually thousands of individuals discover a happy fulfilling life is a journey of adventure, discovery, & service to others. It is a journey of greater purpose, vision, and satisfaction in their lives.

Dr. Brady will help you connect your head and your heart in a way that transforms your passion for your dreams into action for your life. He is a Certified Master Coach with 35-years experience assisting thousands of clients to change their lives. Some of the most common goals clients' request coaching for are:

  •  Confidence, Self Worth & Self Esteem
  •  Loving Relationships That Work
  •  Career Change - Creating Workplaces That Work
  •  The Mastery of Balance - Juggling a Life
  •  Self Care - Getting Your Own Needs Met
  •  Living Your Purpose
  •  Hot Buttons - Managing Anger, Upsets, Frustration and Stress
  •  Managing Grief, Loss, Sadness and Change
  •  Connection Parenting
  •  Self & Identity - Surviving the Oppressive Over-Culture
  •  Artists - Creativity & Art
  •  Food, Nutrition, & Optimal Health
Take this moment to contact Dr. Brady right now for your complimentary consultation to find out what life coaching can do for you.

The Life Coaching Format:
  • Complimentary Skype/Zoom Coaching Consultation
  • 60 to 90 minute "Design the Alliance" first session
  • One 30 to 90 minute phone call per week (session length depends on your goals and objectives)
  • Email/online/in person support
  • Occasional brief check-in calls
Dr. Brady's skills will help you discover the path you want to take, and help you build a framework and process to help you achieve your goals and objectives. Working with you he will help you develop the right tools and techniques to empower you to find those answers within yourself.

You, are the only expert in your entire life who truly knows who you are and what you need. You are the only expert who can recognize what is absolutely best for you. We are simply experts in the coaching process. As your coach, we help you discover what your own personal "best" might be.

Every day we make choices to do or not do many things. These choices may range from profound to trivial and each one has an effect that makes our lives more fulfilling or less fulfilling, more balanced or less balanced, that make our process of living more effective or less effective. Life coaching helps you learn how to make choices that create an effective, balanced and fulfilling life.


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They call Dr. John A. Brady the go-to source for getting back on track and achieving a healthier, happier life. Patients rely on Dr. Brady's 35-year's of experience as a skillful counselor, life coach, and therapeutic hypnotherapist to accomplish their goals.

Dr. Brady is a psychologist, certified master life coach, and a certified Medical/Dental Hypnotherapist (C.Ht.) by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. He earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. He has decades of experience and post-graduate education and academic and professional certificates.


Put simply: hypnotherapy = hypnosis + therapy

HYPNOSIS is a totally natural state of mind, the learning state that every human being enters, to one degree or another, on a regular basis. When under hypnosis you will feel very relaxed, just like that wonderful feeling you have when you're tired lying down, just prior to going into deep sleep. You feel fully awake, but deeply relaxed.


To understand the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy, think of hypnosis as a tool and hypnotherapy as the expert therapeutic use of hypnosis. Hypnotherapy is hypnosis used by a trained clinical therapist, usually a psychologist, M.D., or other healthcare practitioner.

At HeartLight Wellness of Santa Fe, Dr. Brady uses hypnotherapy to deal tough cases of acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Brady and his practice partner, Dr. Irene Dougherty, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, use deep relaxation techniques, acupuncture, and other treatments to reduce the root cause of pain, allergies, indigestion, and stress. 

The deeply relaxed hypnotic state is a remarkable therapeutic tool for dealing with health problems illustrated in the chart below, and depending on the individual client, hypnotherapy generally requires a series of six to ten sessions to achieve optimal results.

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Dr. Brady also addresses behavioral concerns that may be causing you distress such as anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, shyness, latent anger, sexual intimacy, PTSD, and other issues that prevent you from having the quality of life you desire.

Before choosing a hypnotherapist check to see that they: 1) are trained as therapists and 2) have sensible, practical solutions to help you with you unique situation. It's best to check both, as the first doesn't always guarantee the second.


Hypnotherapy provides access to the subconscious mind, and therapists find hypnotherapy to be more efficient than traditional therapy techniques to get to the root of physical and emotional symptoms. Hypnotherapy allows the practitioner to drop beneath the rational part of our mind that often keeps us from dealing with any underlying cause. We can get hung up on not understanding why we do something or why we feel something because it doesn’t make rational sense. Hypnotherapy accesses the root of these issues.

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The American Psychological Association concludes, “Clinicians now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique for a wide range of conditions, including pain, anxiety and mood conditions.” The British Psychological Society research found, “...Inclusion of hypnotherapy is beneficial in the management and treatment of a wide range of conditions and problems encountered in the practice of medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy.”

At HeartLight Wellness, Hypnotherapy is an OPTIONAL treatment for pain, anxiety, and stress relief at NO ADDITIONAL COST! Dr. John Brady, Certified Hypnotherapist uses hypnotherapy as an adjunct Dr. Irene Dougherty's acupuncture, allergy, and digestive treatments. Patients for any of Dr. Dougherty's treatments have the option of using hypnotherapy at no additional cost.

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