Name: Solution Alternatives at Maple Brook Studio
Proprietor: Aline Hoffman, Ph.D.
Address: Main Street, Coventry, CT
Phone: (860) 916-4232
Founded: Art Studio since 1986, Hypnotherapy Instructor since 2007
Hypnotherapy practice since 2006
Aline has been exploring the dynamics of alternative therapies since the l970’s. She is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, credentialed by the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT), and the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). Hoffman is an IACT Certified Master Trainer; a Certified Past Life Regression Therapist; a Certified Parts Therapist, a Certified Parts Therapy Trainer; a Reiki Master/Teacher; an Artist; a Retired School Counselor and has experience as an Art Therapist.
Hypnosis, a natural state of mind, can be simply defined as heightened awareness and focused attention. Hypnotherapy, which tends to pair this hyper-awareness with relaxation, is often helpful in creating an overall sense of wellbeing. It has been known to be beneficial for most issues. Here is a short list: reduce pain, release stress and anxiety, resolve sleep issues, release undesired habits (smoking, over-eating, etc.), relolve fears and phobias, increase motivation and self-confidence. Learn more.
Parts Therapy: There is a growing interest in this form of hypnotherapy because of its high rate of success in helping clients resolve inner conflicts. Someone experiencing difficulty achieving a desired behavioral change (i.e.: becoming a healthy eater, being smoke-free, reducing stress, etc.), may be having this difficulty due to inner conflict. Parts Therapy empowers the client to use hypnosis to identify the motivating and conflicting Parts. Then, Hoffman mediates these Parts to support the client in reaching his or her desired goal. Learn more.
Professional Hypnotherapy Certification Training: Hoffman’s comprehensive 220-hour course includes direct client contact, practical techniques and closely supervised practice, making this a unique learning experience: (110 hours in class/110 hours outside-of-class research, writing, and practical experiences.) Successful completion will earn you IACT Certification (International Association of Counselors & Therapists - www.iact.org) as a Certified Hypnotist or Certified Hypnotherapist. Learn more.
Parts Therapy Certification Training: Are you a hypnotherapist looking for new ways of effectively helping your clients struggling to reach their goal(s)? You may want to become a Certified Parts Therapy Facilitator (CPTF). This work, pioneered by Charles Tebbetts and updated by Roy Hunter, helps empower clients to resolve inner conflicts that have been keeping them from successfully making their desired life-changes. Your certificate will have Roy Hunter’s signature. Learn more.
Artwork: Aline's artwork includes Chinese Brush Paintings, Pen and Ink, Oils, and Pastels. For her background and a sample of her work see her Conscious CT Artists' Corner or visit the Artwork Page on her website.
Aline taught Fine Arts for three years at one of the NYC junior high schools following her graduation from NYU with her BS in Art Education. In 1973 she moved to Connecticut to earn her MS in Counseling Psychology and her 6th Year Degree in Gestalt Therapy, both from Southern CT State University in New Haven, CT. She worked as the Director of Art Therapy at a private psychiatric institute from 1975 - 1978. And completed her Doctorate in Behavioral Science in 2012.
During this time Aline strongly aligned herself in the style of Abstract Expressionism with oils on canvas, exploring balance, color and composition. Previously her focus had been on “Emotional Realism” with pen & ink.
Hoffman retired in 2006 from her 25 year career within the Coventry public school system as a school counselor, both at the middle school and high school levels.
Credentials: Aline is a member of the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association, International Association of Counselors & Therapists, and the National Guild of Hypnotists and follows the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice of all three professional organizations.