Himalayan Salt and Hypnotism: Alternative Spiritual Practices For Your Health


Salt caves are a place to relax and re-energize your spiritual,
physical and mental health. While Himalayan salt can be
eaten or soaked in, many people choose to buy salt lamps.
They remove dust, dirt and mold from the air, says Rhonda
Williamson, owner of Himalayan Salt Creations in Warsaw.
The salt in all of its forms can heal open sores, cure pneumonia and severe allergies, eczema, psoriasis, help with
weight loss and rid the body of toxins among other things

When nontraditional spiritual health practices are mentioned, some people are immediately turned off, and Rhonda Williamson understands their initial skepticism, because she felt the same way once. But she was suffering from lupus so badly that she was spending weeks in bed and was taking 15 medications, which weren’t really helping. At that point she told her doctor she wanted to explore natural solutions, and together they came across Himalayan sea salts.

While the now-owner of Himalayan Salt Creations of Warsaw says the salts are not a magic cure, both she and her customers have seen amazing results. Sometimes she still gets tired and she might have some pain on rainy days, but now she takes a short nap rather than spending days in bed.

Williamson credits the Himalayan sea salts with her healing. The salt has 84 of the body’s needed 92 minerals. While the salt (the store uses only that mined from the Himalayan Mountains) can be eaten or soaked in, many people choose to buy salt lamps. They remove, she says, dust, dirt, and mold from the air. The salt in all of its forms can heal open sores, cure pneumonia and severe allergies, eczema, psoriasis, help with weight loss, and rid the body of toxins among other things. The lamps (in many attractive shades) begin at $40 each and never wear out, requiring merely a changed light bulb now and again.

What she’s extremely proud of, however, is her unique salt cave. Using 12 tons of the imported salt, the 15×15 room is a place for people to relax and re-energize in. Tour buses from around the country come just for people to experience the room and its infrared sauna lined with salt.

Many of us have only experienced hypnotism through television shows or stage shows. Her practice is not like that, assures Leahta Blazetic of Hypnosis and Reflections LLC, located at the Mind Body Connection. She has been certified hypnotherapist since 1992, with new certifications as recently as 2014, including board certification from The National Guild of Hypnotists.

Recently, she worked with a 7-year-old girl who had a horrible fear of storms. Even a cloudy day could set off her fear. In one session with Blazetic, not only her parents but the teachers at her school noticed a change. Even during a bad storm, she was fine from then on out.

A teen with an interrupted promising gymnastic career came to Blazetic after an injury during a back handspring. She would repeatedly hesitate when it came time to do the handspring in her routine. In one hypnosis session, supplemented by two shorter ones, the young girl was once again doing her back handsprings with confidence.

Blazetic’s programs include smoking cessation, weight loss management, self awareness and self esteem, self confidence, sports performance, exploring spirituality, becoming more optimistic, setting goals, improving sales skills and more.

During a session, you lean back in a chair, close your eyes and listens to soft music. Blazetic leads in a guided relaxation with post hypnotic suggestions. Clients often tell her it feels as if they are “floating on a wave.” Some are almost asleep, some more awake, but you are always aware and in control. And don’t worry: you will never say something or be “persuaded” to say or do something you don’t want to, as they show in the movies.

For more information about hypnotism, visit hypnosisandreflection.com. ■

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About Drema Drudge

Drema Drudge received her MFA in Creative Writing at Spalding University and has had her fiction most recently published in The Louisville Review, Mused, ATG, Mother Earth News, and Penumbra. She is a frequent contributor to the popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Drema is married to musician Barry Drudge. They have two grown children, Mia and Zack. Feel free to visit Drema's website where she explores her passion for writing about art at dremadrudge.com.

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