Foundational Life Coaching:
Each coaching session is orchestrated specifically for the individual, 
therefore, no two sessions will be identical. Your sessions may include hypnosis, NLP, MER Therapy, EFT, and other modalities, in part or combination.

Foundational Coaching is different then mainstream coaching, as it integrates classic counseling techniques with the above mentioned therapies, with intuitive and instructive coaching and accountability. It is effective for all areas in life where you may feel "stuck", including, but not limited to: Confidence, self-love/worth, healing, career, communciation, personal relationships, addictions, self-esteem, life purpose, sports and athletic enhancement, motivation and focus, etc... Social Anxiety is greatly helped with Foundational Life Coaching, using the tools mentioned above to improve and eradicate issues with all forms of anxiety and anxiety related symptoms. Typically, within a few sessions, most anxiety symptoms are minimized, if not gone completely.


"Melanie’s wisdom saved me. I had crippling postpartum anxiety, which no doctor or other professional identified. I saw MDs, OBYGNs, midwives, therapists, just to name a few. No one knew how to help. I could not sleep, and could not function or take care of my baby. It went on for over a year until I saw Melanie. She immediately suggested that I most likely needed amino acid support and directed me to the right book and support to fix it. Within 24 hours I felt like a cloud was lifted and I was on the road to recovery. I am endlessly grateful for her compassion and expertise. Thank you Melanie! xoxo" -Client in Santa Cruz, 2015 


​"I REALLY FELT RELAXED AND AS IF A HEAVY BURDEN HAD BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS. THANK YOU MELANIE FOR LISTENING TO ME AND NOT PASSING JUDGEMENT. I KNOW I HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN ORDER TO MODIFY MY UNHEALTHY VICES BUT WITH YOUR HELP I JUST KNOW I WILL SUCCEED! HUGS TO ALL!" - SANTA CRUZ, CA


Couples & Intimacy Coaching:

Relationships are all different, that's why some people "click" and feel a deep connection and others' don't.


Couples coaching is:

Effective for deepening the relationship--taking it emotionally and sensually to the next level. 


Effective for problem solving--learning how to listen and hear each other in the most honest and loving ways, and how to

communicate in a way that your partner actually can hear you.


Effective for when the relationship has run it's course, for one reason or another and it's time to move on--coaching can help by connecting each of you with the authentic truths of what your soul's next evolution is, without judgment or fear. It can help to create strategic plans so that both parties can move forward with grace, even when there are other feelings manifesting!


"I want to thank you for your professionalism and your great support. I am home again with my family and all is well on my end! Cheers!!" -Client in Watsonville, CA


Fertility Enhancement:

This session has helped many women who have experienced trouble with conceiving and carrying to term a healthy baby. If you or someone you know is struggling to get pregnant, this session may be just what they need. It works synergistically with In-Vitro and any other helpful modalities such as acupuncture. The typical session will include a full history, guided visualization and hypnotherapy, massage therapy with specific intention, and possibly some MER Therapy and NLP, depending upon the individual needs. Something magical happens in each session and success, although not guaranteed, has happened for each of my clients within a year of us working together! Typically 3 sessions are all that are needed!


"I had been trying to conceive for nearly a year when Melanie suggested that she try her special fertility work with me.  I was really skeptical because it seemed woo-woo and without logic.  But, I knew Melanie personally and thought that at worst I would have a relaxing session, and if it worked, I'd have a baby.  So for me it was worth it and I tried it.  It was a very relaxing session and full of interesting insights.  I conceived less then two weeks later. Unfortunately, the baby didn't make it though.  So, after another year of trying, I went back to Melanie and had another session.  Again, the session was really relaxing and I had some really great ah-ha's that spoke deeply to me.  I conceived again about a week and a half later.  This time, the pregnancy has been very successful!  Zero problems and my healthy baby girl was born in December! Was it coincidence, both conceptions?  Perhaps.  But the bottom line is this, I got pregnant both times after we tried and tried on our own.  And, it was a very small investment, especially compared to the more aggressive western medical approaches! I'm a believer now."  

- TS, Santa Cruz 2016


Hypnotherapy & NLP:
~ Issue Resolution
~ Past-Life Regression
~ Weight Mastery
~ Inner Child Connection
~ Easy Childbirth
~ Higher Self Connection/ Life Purpose/ Inner Compass
~ Relationships
~ADHD, Anxiety, Stress, Pain Management
~Quit Smoking NOW!
~Much, much, more...


​"I went in and met with Melanie to try hypnotherapy to help me find some jewelry that I had misplaced.  I wasn't sure how well this would work, but I was a bit at my last resort.  So we did the session and I saw that I had put the jewels in the corner of a crowded closet.  When I went home, it wasn't in the corner that I thought, but it was in the other corner, in plain sight!" - J.D., Santa Cruz, CA


Medical & Relaxation Massage Therapy:
~ Injury Rehabilitation
~ Chronic Pain
~ Sports Massage
~ Deep Tissue
~ Aromatherapy
~ Pre & Post Natal Massage


"I have a neck condition that ended up requiring me to be medically discharged from the Army.  When I got pregnant and could no longer take Ibuprofen and other medications.  I was beside myself in pain.  I started seeing Melanie weekly and my chronic neck pain almost disappeared completely.  It was the most without pain I have ever been (and I was a big-fatty pregnant lady on no medication on board!).  Melanie can really feel what parts of the body need to be worked and in which way, and applies that to what I would explain to her as my problem(s); resulting in a high level of relief with the maximum benefit.  When I received massage from Melanie my stress levels and head aches declined as well.  I felt that me and my baby were always safe and being cared for in the best way possible."  ~ Camille F, Spokane, WA

Essentials BodyMind Clinic

1509 Seabright Avenue, Suite A2 

Santa Cruz, CA, 95062

United States


+1.8313452233

Please email or call me to schedule your free, no obligation, 20 minute phone or Skype consultation.

Your guide.