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Dr. Melissa Rich          

Family Therapist, University Professor & Consulting Hypnotist

Dr. Melissa Rich uses her 40+ years of experience as a Family Therapist, University Professor and Consulting Hypnotist to teach people how to stop feeding their anxiety by transforming their thoughts, habits and beliefs into positive, empowering ones so they starve their anxiety and begin to feed their joy. Dr. Melissa Rich has written 3 books, and has owned Waco Hypnosis Center for 8 years.

She believes anxiety and stress are extremely treatable and uses natural, organic means to do that. The tools she gives her clients helps them relax, function better and take control of their lives.

Melissa is a widow with 2 grown sons, 1 adorable grandson and 3 fur babies. She lives in the central Texas area and seizes any chance she gets to go walk on a beach.

Speech Topics

Taking Care of Your Temple

Women are usually good about taking care of everyone except themselves. The problem with this approach is that eventually the “helping well” runs dry if it isn’t replenished, and it needs to be replenished on a regular, ongoing basis.

Melissa offers an array of tips, tools and techniques that show women how to take care of themselves including:

  • Exercising your way to calm and happy
  • The importance of staying hydrated
  • The restorative power of sleep
  • Learning to lighten up
  • Bringing positivity into your life
  • The calming effect of nature

Starve the Anxiety, Feed the Joy

Frequently people with anxiety actually end up feeding their anxiety so it goes on and actually becomes stronger. Over the years, she has acquired a “tool-bag” of tips and techniques that are extremely effective in decreasing anxiety and restoring calm, hope and balance. These include:

  • Reprogramming your thoughts to eliminate the negative and strengthen the positive
  • Building on your strengths
  • Using technology to rewire your brain
  • Intentionally developing a new, healthier “normal”
  • Interrupting the cycle of anxiety

Melissa offers concrete, doable ways to help participants Starve the Anxiety and Feed the Joy while living the life God has planned for them.

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