Pittsburgh Life Coaching & Hypnotherapy                                                         Natalie Decker, PhD
HOLISTIC LIFE & WELLNESS COACHING | HYPNOSIS | NLP  | GUIDED IMAGERY                                                                                   412-498-9421               

Life Coach | Hypnosis | NLP | EFT | Pittsburgh, PA

Our Coaching Methods

We take life coaching and wellness coaching to a whole new level by combining very specific and highly specialized techniques into our programs.  All of our sessions are carefully and skillfully customized to each of our unique clients.  Depending on the issue, the format of the session and the choice of techniques that we use will be integrated to help the client achieve his or her desired results.  No two sessions are alike - and every session is facilitated live and one-on-one with your coach.  Although we do not use audios in our sessions, we often will provide our client with a reinforcement audio to listen to at home between sessions.

Here are just a few of the techniques that may be used in your coaching sessions to help you reach your desired goals and achieve excellence in your life:

Life Coaching:

Life Coaching is a broad term that can encompass many issues and can utilize many techniques depending on the practitioner.  Each of our sessions has a life coaching element to it, some more than others, depending on the desired goal of the client. Life coaching sessions provide the drive and guidance our clients need to improve their lives in many different aspects. They help clients to overcome limiting beliefs, recognize their positive characteristics, convert dreams into realistic goals, refocus behavior patterns, and move past challenges that stand in the way of their goals

Wellness Coaching:

Wellness coaching is a very important part of our practice and we specialize in several areas of this modality to help our clients improve their lifestyles and overall well-being - whether it be physical or emotional well-being.  Combining wellness coaching techniques along with other coaching techniques described on this page, we help our clients find the motivation and tools to achieve their physical and emotional wellness objectives. Those goals might include:

  • Weight Loss and Weight Management
  • Make healthier food choices and understand nutrition as it relates to your overall well-being
  • Stop Smoking!
  • Moderate Alcohol Intake
  • Get over excess of particular food/s (such as binging, emotional eating, chocolate/sweets, etc.)
  • Get over a fear or phobia that is holding you back from enjoying life
  • Learn valuable techniques and tools to manage stress and/or anxiety
  • Get over the "blues" and that hum-drum way of looking at things
  • Release guilt, forgive yourself and/or others and let go of that which no longer serves you in life

Hypnosis is one of the most effective alternative wellness methods that exists and has quite a long history of effectiveness for many issues.  It is a pleasant, natural state, similar to daydreaming, and is highly effective for self improvement and making positive changes in your life. During hypnosis you are focused, alert, and aware of your surroundings. It is relaxing and pleasant. Most people are in and out of this state every day, for example when you are caught up in a good book or movie, or when you are doing something routine and lose track of time. The difference is that you choose to be in this state, and you are motivated to make a change.  Hypnosis for therapeutic purposes is a complex modality and has a multitude of "sub-techniques" within its framework - all of which we are highly experienced and trained at the master level. The list of sub-techniques within this popular modality could (and has) filled many volumes of books and clinical journals worldwide. It's list of sub-techniques is too vast for the scope of this brief description. Learn more...

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP):

NLP - Neuro-Linguistic Programming - is a unique study of human behavior and performance which uses the mind's own language to consistently achieve one's desired outcome.  An NLP Practitioner uses various strategically designed techniques, visualizations, relaxations and behavioral conditioning patterns that are specifically designed to help clients understand and motivate themselves, change limiting beliefs, remove blocks, improve undesirable behavior patterns, and most importantly - achieve EXCELLENCE.
Like hypnotherapy, true NLP used for therapeutic purposes is vast and complex with hundreds of techniques and patterns.  We are proud to be master practitioners of this excellent and effective coaching modality and use a blend of these techniques at different points, for different issues, depending on what our client needs to move forward.

SBC (Strategic Behavioral Coaching™):

SBC™ is our own powerful method, and is facilitated only here in our practice.  It integrates several techniques and tools in a very particular and unique format, specifically with the goal of achieving positive behavior change.  It is highly effective for eliminating long-held negative habits, releasing anxiety and for managing stress. We frequently receive referral clients from health and medical professionals specifically for this method.

Guided Imagery:

Guided imagery is one of the primary and important techniques that we use and it is valuable for many types of issues.  It is a gentle and relaxing yet powerful technique that skillfully focuses and directs the imagination. It can be used to improve athletic or academic performance, or it can be used with issues as complex as imagining the miraculous, focused performance of thousands of loyal immune cells, charging out of the thymus gland on a search and destroy mission to eliminate unsuspecting cancer cells. When properly constructed, guided imagery has the built-in ability to deliver multiple layers of complex, encoded messages to the subconscious mind by way of symbols, metaphors, thoughts and ideas. It acts like a deep energy charge dropped beneath the surface of the body and mind, where it can reverberate over and over again. From achieving peak performance to improving health and well-being, it is one the most powerful and effective tools in our repertoire. This is also a method for which we receive many client referrals from health and medical professionals.

EFT - Emotional Freedom Techniques:

Once again, a very powerful method that can be thought of as Energy Psychology, or psychological acupressure.  The client is walked through a particular pattern of tapping gently on certain relevant meridian pressure points.  EFT or Meridian Tapping Therapy helps you move forward and feel differently about what has been holding you "hostage" inside and helps you to release the old, unhealthy ways of thinking and approaching things. New positive behaviors become natural as the internal struggle is released – you simply change the old belief patterns and become a new, more positive person around the issue - ending the internal struggle..  "Tapping", as we affectionately refer to it, has been a very valuable tool in our practice, helping clients with a multitude of blocked emotions and limiting beliefs.   Learn more...

All sessions are carefully customized just for you.  When you book a session or a program, we will work with you every step of the way.  There will be a personal initial consultation either by phone or email so we can get to know a little about you and gather the information needed to design a custom session just for your needs.

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Pittsburgh Hypnotherapist.  Private hypnosis, hypnotherapy and NLP sessions serving the greater Pittsburgh, Ohio and West Virginia. Hypnosis to lose weight, quit smoking, stress, fear, anxiety, past life regression.

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Sessions are scheduled by appointment only and are conducted in our comfortable office at 7051 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale, Pennsylvania (just a few minutes from Robinson Township shopping area, 10 minutes from the Pittsburgh Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and 25 minutes from Weirton, WV).  Hypnosis sessions are available to the entire Greater Pittsburgh area as well as nearby areas of Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.

Private Session Room

We know you will find your sessions to be comfortable, casual and fun...in fact, we treat our clients like family. Private, one-on-one sessions are fully customized and facilitated in a personalized, live format in one of our 2 private session rooms.


Letting Go

"My daughter decided to move out on her own at age 20.  I was devistated, hurt and angry and could not seem to shake those feelings.  I was tired of waking up everyday holding on to the negative feelings and wanted to just be at peace with it all.  Coach Natalie created a personal session for me that I would describe as inspiring, healing and beautiful.  In the private session, she walked me through several interesting visualizations and exercises, and then took me into the most relaxing hypnosis segment in which she incorporated not only "special messages" for my personal situation, but also a wonderful healing imagery segment.   She also gave me a cd to take home to listen to before bed each night.  All I can say is that that I not only feel at peace with my daughter's situation - but also in many other areas of my life."

Carla  North Franklin Twp, PA

Business Motivation

      "As a business owner, I've been to all the motivation and peak performance seminars over the years, spent a fortune on tapes and books that all the industry gurus put out, and have even tried Hypnosis in the past. I did have a certain amount of success, although it was always short-lived...much like a Sunday sermon that just sticks with you until Tuesday.  Being a person who is always on the search for the next level, I decided to look locally and that is when I came across Pittsburgh Family Hypnotherapy.  Although there were other businesses of this type all over the internet, there was just something about them that made me feel they were a better fit for me. This was confirmed on my first phone conversation with Natalie - or as I now call her, “Coach”.   My comfort level had a lot to do with the fact that she's been a small business owner herself for many years and was interested in helping me reach my goals - rather than just bragging about how wonderful the services are!   Anyway, it's now been a little over 3 weeks, and the suggestions given to me are not only stronger than the day I left her office, but they have become part of who I now am, if that makes any sense. The best part is, I just took on a large account that I've been struggling with for the past 6 months.  I just want to say thanks, Coach!

           Ron M. - Ellwood City, PA
You should know... 

We are not mental health professionals or medical doctors.  For your protection and well being, if you have been formally diagnosed with a disorder or medical condition, we will require a written referral from your healthcare provider to assist you directly with that condition. Contact us for details regarding this referral procedure.  

We offer holistic, complementary therapies and techniques which are in no way intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

Always consult your doctor or medical practitioner.