Frequently asked questions

General Questions

How do I make an appointment to see Melanie or Gail?


Call the clinic at 303-762-8994, call Melanie's confidential voice mail at 303-271-7659, or email melanie@smithsonclinic.com




What is "Life Between Lives" and "Past Life Regression"?


A past life regression (PLR) explores your past physical incarnations; an LBL explores your immortal identity and spiritual heritage. The LBL requires deeper trance depth and lasts considerably longer than a PLR. LBL therapy is based on the ground-breaking work of Dr. Michael Newton, best-selling author of Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls. In a deep trance state, you will connect with your own superconscious mind and experience yourself as an eternal spirit and be able to answer the fundamental questions..."Who Am I?" and "Why Am I Here Now?". LBL assists individuals in realizing themselves as spiritual beings...not through belief, but through an actual conscious experience. For more, visit Melanie's site lifebetween.com dedicated to this topic.




What is NMT and how does it work?


In a nutshell, Neuromodulation Technique (NMT) is a non-invasive method of working with your body’s innate intelligence and ability to heal. NMT helps to clear the informational system and deconstructs errors the system is making. People of all ages with almost any condition have gotten results with NMT. Please visit our physical health page to learn more.




What is the Sedona Method and how does it work?


From Sedona.com: "The Sedona Method is a unique, simple, powerful, easy-to-learn and duplicate technique that shows you how to uncover your natural ability to let go of any painful or unwanted feeling in the moment. What makes the Sedona Method a powerful tool (that really works!) is that it is a process you can use anytime, anyplace, to improve any area of your life."




What is "Releasing" and how does it work?


At Smithson Clinic, we use the word releasing as a synonym for the Sedona Method (see above). In reality, there are many ways we release thoughts and emotions in our daily lives without much effort. For those pesky thoughts and feelings that won't let go, we use a process that helps you go beyond the conscious mind to discover the hook. When we identify what is driving the "holding on", releasing or letting go can be effortless.




What is "A Course in Miracles"?


"A Course in Miracles" is a spiritual path (not a religion) and teaches that love is all that you are and that miracles naturally occur when aligned with love. The book is divided into three sections: the text, the workbook (365 days of lessons) and the manual for teachers. To read how The Course came to be visit https://facim.org/foundation-course-miracles/what-is-acim/




Do you treat anxiety or depression?


Yes, but how we treat it is unique to every person. Anxiety and depression are driven by a multitude of factors including family history, learned behaviors, food allergies, brain imbalance, loss and so much for. There are likely physical and emotional components, and possibly spiritual aspects as well. We will design a treatment plan specific for you.




What conditions do you treat?


Because we work with the body's inate intelligence and ability to heal, there are very few conditions we do not treat. We like to say "if it's not broken, we can fix it". For broken bones, we sugggest you seek out conventional treatments. For a fairly comprehensive list, click here.




Do you have testimonials?


testimonials link here...




What is acupuncture and how does it work?


acunpuncture....




Can you treat cold or flus?


Yes, we have been treating cold and flus with Neuromodulation Technique and Chinese Herbs and Supplements with great outcomes for many years.




How can I ask a question not listed here?


Yes, feel free to email or call with any question. We're happy to respond.




What is the cost?


Fees, etc.




Do you treat PTSD?


Yes, Melanie has been treating clients suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome for over 20 years. The modalities of EMDR, DNMS and Sedona method (combined with body awareness) are extremely effective in working with PTSD.




Do you work with children?


Yes, children respond very well to NMT. We've had great success with a variety of conditions including allergies, skin conditions, stomach issues and more. For psychological issues, we refer children younger than 13 to repected colleagues.




How is your psychotherapy different than other therapists?


I am so grateful to have studied with many wise beings who know we are not our thoughts, feelings or sensations. As we learn to break the identification with what we are not, we access freedom. As part of this journey, I believe humor is critically important. Laughter helps us to take ourselves less seriously and makes it easier to let go. What to say of having more fun with the journey! I am known for my ability to work with spiritual and mystical concepts in a grounded and integrated way. Body awareness continues to be a basic aspect of my work as a critical component of transformational work. I have worked with many clients that have studied new age concepts and are invested in living ‘spiritual lives’ but have become confused by concepts such as positive thinking and manifestation. While potentially useful, without the work of addressing subconscious beliefs and buried emotions, many are just talking a good talk and still suffering internally.




Do you treat arthritis?


Yes, Gail is trained in modalities (NMT and Jaffe-Mellor technique) that are extremely effective in treating both osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Our favorite success story involves Kina, our beloved four-legged who developed OA at the age of 14. She had four more really good years because of Gail's treatments.




How do I find out more about Melanie or Gail?


Melanie info...




What is Body-Mind Psychotherapy?


Body-Mind Psychtherapy info...




What is EMDR and how does it help?


EMDR...




Do you treat Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten Intolerance, Thyroid Issues or Hashimoto's?


Gluten, etc...









Books & CDs Questions

How do I learn about your book, "Stress Free in 30 Seconds"?


Book info...




How do I learn more about your audios?





How can I purchase your books or CDs?


books, cd





Group & Workshop Questions

How can I find out more about the groups that you facilitate?


group info...




Is there a group for me? I don't like to talk in groups. How do they work?


Group info...




What is the "9 Months to Success" workshop about?





What is the "Sedona Support Group" about?


SM group info...




What is the "Letting Go into A Course In Miracles" group about?


ACIM...




Are the groups confidential?


confidential...




How do I sign up to attend one of the groups or workshops?


sign up...




Something came up and I need to cancel my attendance in the group. Where do I do that?


cancel




What is the Sedona Method?





What is "A Course in Miracles" about?


ACIM




Where can I get "A Course in Miracles" textbook or download it for free?





What is "Releasing" about?





How does the Sedona Method work with "A Course in Miracles"?