“The first time I spoke with Heidi, I told her, “I like my life right now, but if I have the same life in five years, I’m going to be very disappointed.” She’s worked very hard with me to explore the blocks I’ve put up that keep me from getting those things I want to move forward in my life. It’s easy to look away when things get ugly or scary, but Heidi is helping me face the ugly or scary parts of myself so I can decide if I want to change or accept them. I’d been in denial that I was holding onto a past relationship, but after I told her about a dream I had where my ex was still my roommate, she gently pushed me to realize that my subconscious wasn’t being quite as metaphorical as I was pretending and I was still living with him. That realization allowed me to let him go. Now we’re exploring the coping mechanisms I’ve been carrying since childhood that have kept me safe, but alone. The trust I’ve developed in Heidi makes that possible, and I always look forward to our life coaching sessions, even when I know they might be hard. The work is worth it.”
-M.R., Executive Assistant, Burbank, CA
“I highly recommend Heidi Kanovitz as an extremely well trained, sensitive and intuitive yoga teacher. Heidi tailors each lesson according to your present physical and mental state of mind, and guides you through a healing and creative series of yoga poses that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, calm, and peaceful. Heidi’s positive energy is inspiring and her beautiful, sensitive soul is nurturing and healing. Her creative approach to all yoga poses and her expertise have helped me to develop a deeper level of yoga practice. I find every yoga session with Heidi to be a deep meditation in self -exploration that profoundly effects my mind and body in a positive way.”
-P.V., Educator, Sherman Oaks, CA
“Heidi Joy Kanovitz is an amazing life coach! I have worked with her for several years and have seen so many positive changes in my life. She has the ability to help and advise on all levels of life – from the small details of everyday existence to the deeper level of human relationships and psychology. Heidi helped me to identify my goals in life and find the obstacles that kept me from attaining these goals. She helped me to understand how to overcome these obstacles so I could come closer to reaching my potential and become self realized. Heidi travels with you on an interesting journey into yourself to find your inner self and modes of self expression which for me, led to a new level of self appreciation and self knowledge. I highly recommend Heidi as a life coach – you will absolutely enjoy the fun and joy she brings to self exploration!”
-P.J.F., Attorney, Sherman Oaks, CA
“I’ve been seeing Heidi for Life Coaching for the past couple of years and can’t recommend her enough! After years of having anxiety and depression (that I didn’t even know I had), Heidi has helped me control it. I had seen different therapist throughout the years and nothing really worked for me. Before seeing Heidi, I felt overwhelmed with almost everything. It got so bad that my body felt like it was quitting on me. I didn’t know that depression and anxiety attacks the body and this is why I was having so much chronic pain. I just needed to learn how to relax. Sounds easy, right? It isn’t as easy as you think! We had to work through some past trauma and had to talk about about where this was all coming from. I needed to let go. I needed to just breathe and heal. She taught me to be mindful and go about it a different way. Like a lot of people who suffer from anxiety, I feel fear of being judged. Heidi has such a warm and calming way about her. Just the tone of her voice puts you at ease. I feel comfortable and relaxed with zero judgement. I’m a work in progress, and I couldn’t be happier to visit with her and that she is the one helping me through it.”
-A.H., Hair Stylist, North Hollywood, CA
“AcuMind Therapy is life changing! Acupuncture combined with guided meditation is the most relaxing thing I’ve ever done for myself. Self Care is so important. Acupuncturist Steve has patience and listens to your needs . As a hairstylist, I have lots of aches and pains so the acupuncture helps with relaxing my muscles and my mind. The soothing sounds of chimes combined with guided meditation by Heidi makes you feel amazing. Heidi and Steve customize the session just for you! They help you with breathing techniques that reduce stress and anxiety, all while you lie in the most comfortable lounge chair and get to chill for an hour! Ahhhhh, I love it.”
-A.H., Hair Stylist, North Hollywood, CA
“I am a 66 year old, hard working and generally stressed-out woman. I have been attending the AcuMind Therapy sessions since the beginning of 2014 and have found the benefits to be outstanding.
AcuMind Therapy sessions have helped me so much with major pain areas in my life. I have sciatica, bursitis, scoliosis, stenosis and degenerative disc disease in my spine, and these sessions have given me an overall decrease of pain in my whole body, and tremendous relief in my back. I don’t feel any pain at the end of my treatments, which is saying a lot. I am generally very pressured in demanding work, and so I also have hypertension. My blood pressure has gone way down since I have been attending AcuMind Therapy. My depression has also lowered, and I have also noticed a profound reduction in stress and pain in my body.
Some of the other fantastic benefits in my life are a much more balanced state of mind and outlook, inner tranquility, and the ability to shift my attention from depressing or angry thoughts to more positive ones with greater ease. I have much more self-awareness after the sessions, and so my ability to be more aware of my thoughts and feelings is stronger, so I choose to stay relaxed on purpose. I feel more in touch with my true self to get past the blind spots. I have really noticed that I react less to events around me, and I have a less attached outlook on my feelings and thoughts so I accept things more easily without reacting to them so strongly. My ability to concentrate my mind at work has strengthened, and just in general day-to-day I have less distracting thoughts. This reduction in negative thoughts, reactions and judgments has helped me to deal with significant upheavals in my life without reacting as emotionally. I feel a deeper awareness and spiritual connection with myself- more compassion.
Satisfaction with my partner has definitely gone up! I feel myself responding calmly and communicating in a healthier way, and this has made an important contribution to helping to prevent irritations and conflicts. My partner has also said that he has noticed a real difference in my attitude and personality! He has started coming to the sessions too. He says he can’t remember feeling so good.
The Tibetan bowls are an added plus to the AcuMind Therapy sessions. I could feel the sound vibrations deeply relaxing me during the facilitation on releasing pain and working on forgiveness. I entered what felt like a very comfortable trance-like state that opened me to more self-awareness and spiritual guidance. My body was actually vibrating and I received inspiration for my work.
I really can’t say enough wonderful things about how my life has improved from attending AcuMind Therapy. I am really so grateful that I found this incredibly unique and healing treatment in my life! Thank you so much Heidi and Steve!”
-K.D., Psychologist, Oak Park, CA
“AcuMind Therapy has had a profoundly positive effect on my life. Although I practice other mindfulness cultivation methods, I have found AcuMind Therapy to be the most effective in leading me to better health and a greater sense of well-being. During an AcuMind Therapy session, Stevenʼs acupuncture treatment immediately relaxes my body and opens up energy channels that allow my body to become more receptive to Heidiʼs focused and healing mindful meditations. I have experienced deep psychological healing through Heidiʼs meditation sessions which have focused on the cultivation of joy, self- awareness, loving kindness towards self and others, healing the wounds of my childhood, and opening up new possibilities for personal fulfillment. Heidiʼs voice is soothing, loving, reassuring, and confident as she directs me through a series of deep breathing exercises, body scans, and healing, life affirming mindful meditations-I love her, I love her; she is amazingly brilliant! AcuMind Therapy made an immediate impact on my life. I noticed changes in my mind and body after our first session. Heidiʼs warmth, openness and strong communication skills allow her to really listen to my personal story and she generously and intuitively will tailor her sessions to address my personal needs, as well as others who may be participating in the same session. With weekly practice, my friends and family have noticed the greater joy, calm, and peace I am experiencing, as well as a stronger authentic voice emerging that has exponentially improved the quality of my daily life and personal relationships. In addition, my general health has improved in many ways: my allergies have been relieved, I sleep and breathe easier, my anxiety levels have dropped precipitously, and I have a stronger immune system. AcuMind Therapy has been a sanctuary to me where I always experience joyful, loving acceptance and care from Heidi and Steven, healing for my body, mind, and spirit, and excitement and enthusiasm for the new learning and experiences that this treatment brings into my life. As I have begun to share this experience with my friends and loved ones, it brings me great joy to see how AcuMind Therapy has the same profoundly positive effect on others. I am truly grateful to Heidi and Steven for bringing this brilliant, life changing practice into my life, and I highly recommend AcuMind Therapy to anyone who is open to experiencing new possibilities for self-understanding, healing, and personal growth in their life.”
-P.V., Educator, Sherman Oaks, CA