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About Randi Light
Randi Light, MS, CH is a Transformation Specialist, Mental Trainer, Healer and Certified Hypnotherapist serving Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan, the Greater Chicago Area, and around the globe via Skype.
Her life work combines years of research, training, and life skills to help people breakthrough old and limiting feelings, beliefs and patterns of behaviors in order to live an authentic life, with self-love, joy and confidence. Randi communicates from the heart and lives her life in service to others. She utilizes state-of-the-art and scientifically proven tools to create fast and effective change in the subconscious mind where all deep and lasting change takes places. This process enables participants to rapidly move forward and attract the life, money and relationships they truly deserve.
Randi was awarded ‘Hypnotist Of The Year’ for 2012 at the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.
She was a host and founder of Transformational Radio at WVLP-LP in Valparaiso, IN.
Author of “The Essential 4: How To Dramatically Increase Your Success Rates – The Training Manual for Hypnotherapists”
I am a Consulting Hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, Hypnotism Academy of Indiana and theInternational Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association. My commitment to my clients goes well beyond the formal training required. Each year, I experience a variety of conventions, conferences, seminars, and workshops. I learn the most up-to-date techniques in the field and gain enormous amounts of insight. Below is an array of trainings I have completed over the years.
Alchemical Hypnotherapy & Somatic Healing
Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)
Basic & Advanced DNA Theta Healing
Past Life Regression
Put Insomnia To Sleep
One Session Allergy Elimination
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Spiritual and Intuitive Healing
Reiki – The Healing Touch (1st and 2nd Degree)
Wisdom Healing Qigong
I was and still am the friend people feel safe and compelled to open up to. As a child I was interested in helping people. When I was 10 years old, I remember diligently trying to help my girlfriend’s little brother overcome his autism. I believed I could help him. I wanted to, but I didn’t know how. This is the first memory I have of my passion for helping other people heal. A few years later, I began hypnotizing my friends. At the time, I had no idea of the therapeutic benefits.
Years later, I attended Indiana University (IU). I began my coursework studying social work and psychology. Next, I started taking classes that lead me to IU’s business school, number 2 in the nation. Even though my heart was not in business, I thought, “I was supposed to and that I should head in that direction.” During this time, I developed a deep love for the Earth and for Children. After graduating college, I began teaching at a summer camp that was really an outdoor school program. The program amazed me. I believed that all education should be as fun and creative as “Sunship Earth”. This was one of those powerful moments when I knew exactly what I wanted to do with my life; teach people to love and care for the Earth. At this point, I was sincerely considering a Masters Degree in Environmental Education.
In the meantime, I moved to Portland, OR and began teaching gymnastics at the Multnomah Athletic Club. While lifting a child out of “the pit,” I seriously injured my back. I was in pain. I could not work; I could not sit; and I could barely carry groceries, let alone pay for them. This experience changed my life forever. I went to five different Chiropractors, a Naturopath, an Orthopedic Surgeon, and a Neurologist. No one could help me. The pain was problematic, extending from the top of my neck, down to the foot and lasted for over 3 years.
Not knowing where to turn or what to do, I began studying health, healing, nutrition, herbs, and spirituality. Three years later, my relief began when I combined acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and a low stress job at a chiropractor’s office, where I could ultra-sound my back every day. It was a long journey towards health. I believe everything happens for a reason. I look back now as a Hypnotherapist and a Massage Therapist and realize how useful it was for me to experience chronic pain and discover what it takes to deal with it and get through it. In other words – how to heal myself.
Even with my back trouble, I decided to move forward and obtain a Masters Degree in Environmental Education with the world renowned speaker, professor, trainer and designer, Steve Van Matre. I worked in the field as an environmental educator for over 20 years; teaching, directing, presenting, and designing various outdoor schools, camps, and events for children. I taught mostly kids. I also trained adults, facilitating workshops and giving presentations. My career was in Environmental Education and my volunteer work was in helping people heal through spiritual practices. Today those roles are reversed. My career focuses on helping people heal and the core of my volunteer work is protecting the Earth and its life.
Upon completion of my Master’s Degree, I met the love of my life and moved to California. While teaching and living in California, I worked closely with Luciano Perez, a Medicine Man and Shaman. Luciano spent many years on the reservation learning Lakota tradition, ceremony and language. He established healing communities all over the world. Ours was located in the Redwoods north of San Francisco. This was a very special time for me. I absolutely loved the deep connection I felt for the Earth participating in the Native American Purification Lodge also known as a Sweat Lodge. The teamwork and camaraderie I experienced during Ceremony was powerful. We lived outside, cooking in outdoor kitchens, and sleeping in tents. We drummed, sang songs, and prayed all the time.
During these events, I witnessed miracles and knew how helpful and important the Sundance was for the people of the reservation. I realize now that while participating in these types of ceremonies, participants were in a light state of hypnosis during the Ceremony and even while cooking the food. One year at the Sundance Ceremony in Rosebud South Dakota, I was in charge of the outdoor kitchen which served up to 300 people a day! I worked almost 24 hours a day and enjoyed it. I literally slept only 1 hour each day for eleven days, yet I had plenty of energy!
This was a fascinating time in my life. Our community was very active; we traveled together training doctors and leading ceremonies. These “ceremonies” were group experiences in which people felt very close to “God” or “Great Spirit.” A Sweat Lodge, also know as a purification lodge and part of the Native American Church is a deeply moving and healing experience. A lot of time and resources went into creating the experience. We also participated in Vision Quest, Peace Dance, Sundance, Yuwipi and Pipe Ceremonies. I remember working with a young woman with Leukemia. We did 4 Yuwipi Healing Ceremonies for her. She improved every time! Miracles happened regularly. I have many incredible stories.
Sixteen years later, I live in Ogden Dunes, Indiana. And, of course, I am filled with even more stories. I now live with a new and wonderful man, my thirteen year old son, a dog and two cats. Going through a divorce and living as a single mom gave me a greater understanding of many things including depression and intense stress. I also learned what it means to trust, let go and forgive: All incredible gems that I now have in my personal toolbox. Life is an amazing adventure filled with many surprises. I am more in control of those surprises than I ever knew possible. Learning how powerful our minds are and understanding the Law of Attraction are gifts I share with everyone in my life.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story; I hope you found it interesting and enlightening and I especially hope it guides in many wonderful ways.
Love and Light and Transformation!
State Certification Hypnotism Training
– 500 hours of Hypnosis and NLP at the Hypnotism Academy of Indiana
Foundation Course in Hynotism
– Leidecker Institute (Elgin, IL)
Advanced Course in Hypnotism
– Leidecker Institute (Elgin, IL)
M.S., with Honors, Environmental Education and Interpretive Services Administration
– Aurora University (Aurora, IL)
– Indiana University (Bloomington, IN)
Event Coordinator Family Fun Night – Ogden Dunes Home Owners Association
(Ogden Dunes, IN)
Board Member – Save the Dunes Council and Save the Dunes Conservation Fund
(Michigan City, IN)
Regional Coordinator & Associate Staff Member – Institute for Earth Education
Ship and Shore Event – New Buffalo Business Association
(New Buffalo, MI)
Assistant to Luciano Perez, Medicine Man and Director – Intertribal Peace and Healing Center
(San Diego, CA)
Peace Dancer – Intertribal Peace and Healing Center
(San Diego, CA)
National Guild of Hypnotists
Women in Leadership
Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce
Michigan City Chamber of Commerce
Leads R Us
Ogden Dunes Environmental Advisory Board
Young Livings Essential Oils Distributor
Zrii Liquid Dietary Supplement Distributor
Business Women United Network (BWUN)
Women in Bloom