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Many people ask when they can become a Reiki Master. My thoughts on this subject are a bit different from the majority of instructors in the U.S.

As a Reiki Instructor, I encourage my students to practice, practice, practice. Practicing and understanding energy is so much more important than taking a class and receiving a certificate for the next level.

In the U.S., many if not most instructors teach Reiki I and then Reiki II 21 days later and the Master level 21 days after that. In my mind, to be a Reiki Master, the student should be an expert and ready to teach. I don't know about you, but I have never "mastered" anything in 42 days; therefore, I will not teach the master/instructor level unless the student has an excellent understanding of energy and how to use it.

The fundamentals of Reiki are being able to scan a person's energy and understand which areas feel different and how they feel different and being able to send and move energy to help the person move toxins that are "stuck" in the body in order to feel better.

In addition to understanding energy, I would expect that a person interested in becoming a "master" have performed at least a hundred sessions, attended and assisted in level I and II several times (and possibly with several instructors) and gone to as many Reiki shares as possible. Reiki shares are really the key to understanding Reiki and improving your skills. You gain so much knowledge and confidence from practicing with others who learned from different instructors and have different ways of performing Reiki.

It is also important to read as much as possible about Reiki and to be familiar with the teaching and opinions of the leaders in the field. Frank Arjava Petter, William Rand and Tadao Yamaguchi have all written wonderful books. From what I understand, Reiki in Japan was taught in 6 levels when Mr. Yamaguchi's mother studied with Dr. Hayashi. She took the final 2 levels which allowed her to teach more than 4 years after she began her Reiki studies. Even Mrs. Takata (the woman who brought Reiki to the U.S.) waited quite a while before becoming and instructor. Other time frames I have seen for people following the traditional Reiki path have been as long as 7 years.

When Westerners first contacted Mr. Yamaguchi's mother to learn about the Japanese Reiki tradition in Japan (from Light on the Origins of Reiki), she asked the Westerners what diseases they had cured as Reiki Instructors and was surprised to learn that they hadn't cured any. This is largely because we avoid treating medical conditions in the U.S. and we never try to cure any illness but say that Reiki is self-intelligent and will travel where it feels it is most needed. That being said, every experienced Reiki Instructor has received feedback from clients who had medical tests before Reiki and after Reiki and have had documented improvements even though the only intention of the session is to relax and enjoy. Receiving this feedback is one of the indications that you may be ready to become a Reiki Master.

When you take a Reiki class, the first class may seem foreign to you, but when you repeat level I several times, you gain new understanding each time and the strength of your energy increases with the attunements you receive in each class. Repeating level I and II is free of charge when you study with me and attending Reiki shares is MUCH more important than advancing to level II before you are ready.


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02/18/2011 - 09:36


Recently, I've had the opportunity to go to hospitals and to homes of people who are going through sudden or "extreme" situations. I have done Reiki and energy work with these people. The reward is the wonderful results we've seen. One patient was not expected to live and she not only lived, but has shown incredible progress.

Doctors had told the family not to hope for anything. The family didn't give up hope and had several people do energy work while they continued to pray and see the patient coming through the situation.

The message here is that there is always hope and that energy work and hypnosis have defied scientific predictions again and again.

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07/22/2016 - 22:19

Retreat for Personal Balance

12th Annual Retreat for Personal Balance - 10/15-10/17, 2021

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Are you needing a break? Do we have the answer for you! This life-changing weekend is just what you need! Get away, leave cell phones and computers behind and just enjoy peace and relaxation from Friday night through Sunday. We are accepting registration and deposits.

This is a not-for-profit event. Participants share the cost of the house, meals and materials and all practitioners volunteer to support this amazing event!

Although many people are local, we would like everyone to stay in the group setting for the entire weekend. Food will be vegetarian in nature. Sessions may include Meditation,  Sound Healing, Shaman led ceremony, Hypnosis, Chakra Dance, Exploring Intuition, Oneness Blessing, Drumming and more…

This incredible opportunity is offered at  fabulous price and includes all sessions, room, meals, presentations and material!

When: Friday, October 15 - Sunday, October 17

Where: A 2nd row house in Sandbridge

Cost: $235 per person for a shared room (2 beds) – includes room, meals, presentations and materials - FULL

$285 per person for a single room (1 bed) - includes room, meals, presentations and materials - add friends or family to your room for additional $85 per person  

Commuter Pass $145

A $50 deposit is refundable through September 1. A $100 payment is due by September 1st and the remainder is due by October 1st. Payments are non-refundable after September 1st unless we find someone to take your place at the retreat. NO refunds will be made after October 1st for any reason as this event is not-for-profit.

*We will have hurricane insurance to cover the rental

Retreat Deposit and Payments
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12/06/2009 - 00:54

About Suzan

Suzan PhotoSuzan Iscil (ish-jill) is a Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Hypnotherapy trainer for IACT (International Association of Couselors and Therapists) and Certified Parts Therapy Trainer. Suzan weaves many different advanced hypnosis techniques with NLP which is known as "eyes open hypnosis" to create the right appointment for each client. The most common question that Suzan hears is, "Can everyone be hypnotised?" Suzan would say that virtually everyone with normal brain function can be hypnotised, but people respond differently as individuals. Although clients probably don't notice how seamlessly she weaves the techniques together, it is the combination of techniques that helps to ensure that every client gets what's right for him or her. If someone responds well to one technique, but not very well to another, Suzan uses what works best for the client depending on what emerges in the session.

It's important to know that Suzan is not a counselor and does not treat or diagnose mental illness. She guides the clients through their own thoughts and memories to help them resolve their concerns. The clients provide their own answers and resolutions as they see things from a different perspective.

Transpersonal Hypnotherapy works to create balance for the body, mind and spirit. Suzan is not just addressing the one issue that the client has come in for, but works to facilitate improvements in the balance of the whole person (body, mind and spirit).

In addition to hypnosis techniques, Suzan is an EFT practitioner and Reiki instructor. She often begins the appointments with EFT. EFT is the Emotional Freedom Technique and involves tapping on points of the body to release energy blockages and help the client's energy to flow more smoothly. When we experience emotions such as anger, sadness, guilt etc, that is an indication that energy is not flowing smoothly. When we tap as we think of the emotion we're experiencing, we can often release the blockage and feel better.

Suzan teaches Reiki and leads a Reiki night on the 2nd Sunday of every month. This experience is extremely affordable and open to everyone. Suzan explains what is being done and why to help people understand the process and the benefits of Reiki and other energy techniques that she uses and teaches.

Suzan is a student of Matrix Energetics and M-Joy. She has completed numerous Matrix Energetics seminars with Dr. Richard Bartlett DC, ND and Melissa Joy Jonsson as well as M-Joy seminars with Melissa Joy Jonsson. Matrix Energetics and M-Joy are amazing modalities that facilitate our innate ability to tap into our unlimited potential.

Suzan has studied Hypnotherapy and energy healing with many great instructors, but the biggest honor for her is being a Parts Therapy Trainer. She was trained by Roy Hunter who is an author and the world authority on Parts Therapy. Roy has been the sole trainer of Parts Therapy as developed by Charles Tebetts and has been practicing for over 25 years. Suzan asked Roy in 2007 if he trained trainers and he said respectfully that it was just him. When Roy announced his first ever Train the Trainer's certification workshop, Suzan registered and became one of the first trainers of Parts Therapy actually certified by Roy Hunter.


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11/21/2009 - 11:04

Contact Us

To reach us by phone:

Hypnotherapists/Reiki Practitioners:

Suzan Iscil 571-225-1496

Lynelle Brantner 757-237-1737

**Please note that Lynelle is an independent Business owner who often partners with Suzan, but is not affiliated with Think Positive Hypnotherapy and Wellness**

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11/18/2009 - 11:38

Reach Your Highest Potential

     It's time to take your life back!

Schedule your consultation with Suzan today!

Make the most of your life!

 At Think Positive, we specialize in connecting people with their true selves and their true potential.

Let go of the fear and self doubt that have held you back for so long.

Suzan specializes in helping you improve your self confidence, get "unstuck", regain control of your life, overcome anxiety, grief or anger, get over relationships/improve a relationship and any other area of your life that would benefit from more balance

Prepare for your appointment and begin your healing journey by downloading your MP3 today. The more you listen to your recording, the more you compound the suggestions and the greater success you have!

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At Think Positive, it's all about YOU!

Suzan skillfully weaves a variety of hypnosis techniques and energy modalities such as Reiki with NLP (eyes open hypnosis) and EFT (the Emotional Freedom Technique) to help you achieve your goals.

Suzan practices client-centered hypnosis which means that each session is tailored to YOUR needs, desires and goals.

**Please be aware that the goal of any session is helping you to achieve your goals.

The session may involve other techniques and modalities in addition to hypnotherapy.

Hypnosis is fast compared to other self-help methods. If you are ready for change and willing to do the exercises suggested, you can experience incredible results!


Hypnosis is not only a fast method, but a safe way to improve your life naturally. If you have been struggling with a habit or addiction or with a condition that doesn't seem to change, ask us what hypnosis can do for you!


We welcome questions and calls for information.

*Always consult your physician before improving your medical condition through hypnosis


Schedule your  appointment with Suzan today!


Clients are seen at Wells Therapeutics at Mt. Trashmore

in Virginia Beach.

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Just the fact that you’ve come to visit our site indicates that you are interested in exploring new areas of wellness.

Hypnotherapy is an amazing form of treatment which can change your life completely. Not only can you change habits such as smoking, drinking, eating or procrastinating, but you can overcome life-long phobias, pains, allergies and other physical and mental conditions by finding the original cause of the condition through hypnosis. If you are under medical care, please check with your medical professional to see if hypnotherapy is right for you.

Through hypnosis, we can make healthy, positive suggestions that stay with you at a subconscious level and help you change your habits. Our subconscious minds actually retain everything that we have heard and learned from the day we were born. This means that if we learned that we were “cool” to eat an entire bag of cookies, smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol when we were children, the idea that we are “cool” has remained with us in our subconscious minds. Even though we are much smarter and better informed now, it is very difficult to change our habits when our subconscious remembers that we are “cool.” Now, as adults, we can decide what is best for us and work with a hypnotherapist to reach our subconscious minds and change the self-defeating thoughts that have been with us for so long.
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Professional Affiliations

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Certified Master Trainer for IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists)


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Member of IMDHA (International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)


Member of NATH (National Association for Transpersonal Hypnotherapists)


Member of NFNLP (National Federation of NLP)