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About the Therapist

I am Gweneth Dietrich, born 1948 in Toledo, Ohio, and have lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975. I'm a mother and grandmother of grown children. In my spiritual practice I am also known as Rose M. Dance.

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I am a Master Hypnotist, a Certified Hypnotherapist, also certified by the American Council Of Hypnotist Examiners, and work as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. I trained at the Hypnotherapy Training Institute in Corte Madera, California, and was taught by Marleen Mulder, Randal Churchill, and Ormond McGill.

I worked for 20 years in the Harm Reduction Movement, counseling active and recovering injection drug users. I trained and counseled the counselors at the Urban Health Study in San Francisco and helped found Prevention Point Needle Exchange. I've advised many counselors and street outreach workers, and have used that environment as a crucible for developing methods to overcome burnout as well as to create healing ways for healers.
I worked as the resident hypnotherapist at Harborside Health Center, in Oakland.

I have been active in the Reclaiming Collective, a Center for Feminist Spirituality, since 1980. I teach meditation, healing, ritual exploration, and a new self-hypnosis class for Reclaiming. I have practiced since the late 1970s as an alternative healer, so training in Hypnotherapy was a very attractive choice for me. I also have a long history in the Nonviolence movement, and I benefit from years of training and practice in on-the-ground conflict resolution.

The focus of my hypnotherapy practice is both practical and spiritual. For meaningful growth in our lives, we need both bread and roses -- food for the true body and the body of down-to-earth matters, and food for the spirit and dreams. I love working with clients, and Hypnotherapy gives me a way to helpfully accompany those who seek to improve the quality of life.

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