Free Reiki Clinic

Held on the first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
Reservations required.
Email us at or call 925-283-3941.
Facilitated by Tamara Nakhjavani, CHT, Reiki Master Teacher.

Learn about the laying of hands healing technique of Reiki by experiencing a mini Reiki session while lying on a massage table with clothes on. Guests may receive a treatment and leave, or stay after sessions when there will be an opportunity to share about your Reiki experience and time for questions and answers.

Monthly Meet-Up Groups

Women's Spirituality Group-Soul Stirring

Held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7PM to 9PM. Cost $30.00

Have you ever desired to be part of an ongoing women's group? Have you been seeking a community of women you could connect to and develop trust with? Have you been wanting to be in sacred space with like-minded women to speak about that which is on the top of your heart?

Imagine a gathering of women of all ages, from all walks of life, holding sacred space for their inner wisdom to emerge. By settling into our bodies and our hearts, we will bring forth our deepest intuitions, awareness, hopes, and desires. It will be a shared discussion on inspiring and insightful topics to stir up the imagination and soul. Gathering in circle, we will be supporting and revealing our deeper truths while developing sisterhood and community. All are welcome and are encouraged to participate to whatever depth or level feels right for them.

We have room for ten people, so please RSVP to reserve your space. Pre-reservation is required.

Summer MacCool has been facilitating Women's Groups for over 18 years. She received her certification through the transpersonal therapy institute, HCH in Lafayette, CA. Since training as a clinical hypnotherapist, Reiki master, and shamanic practitioner at HCH, Summer has a private practice in Lafayette and Concord. You can contact Summer directly at
Reserve your space by emailing or calling Summer MacCool. or (209) 993-7102. Voice & Text.

Past Life Therapy & Psychospiritual Integration

Held on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM. Cost $30.00

Have you ever wondered why you have a fascination to a certain place you have never been?  Have you ever met someone for the first time and feel you have known them before, almost like you could pick up the conversation where you left off?  Do you have unexplained phobias, physical or emotional issues?

Do you have a curiosity for understanding how a past life might contribute to what you are experiencing in your life now?

Past Life Regression can resolve experiences from our past that are blocking our progress, happiness and the ability to live life now to our full potential.  Past Life Therapy can regress you back to to the original event that occurred so that you can understand and release the block, bringing closure to that lifetime.

Past Life Regression leads to understanding the purpose of that lifetime, the lessons learned and how it effects or plays out in the current life.  Most importantly you will also uncover the personal strengths and gifts you bring to your current incarnation.

In this class series we will also explore other Psychospiritual processes that will give you tools and resources to help you to navigate this beautiful word we live in!

Susan Lyons is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Reiki Practitioner. Throughout her life she has always been in some kind of a “helping profession”. Several years ago Susan found herself at an impasse. She felt she had so much more to offer the world and on a much deeper level. For Susan, Hypnotherapy and the HCH Institute has been a blessing both personally and professionally. Hypnotherapy has opened up a whole new beautiful world to her and dramatically changed her perception on life.

Susan graduated from the HCH Institute in Lafayette, Ca. She also completed a 6 month long internship and advanced training in Past Life Regression. In addition to Hypnotherapy she is also a Level II Reiki Practitioner.  

Susan has witnessed profound and heartfelt transformations in her clients which has confirmed her belief that Hypnotherapy is an excellent empowerment model. She is dedicated to  working with her clients so that they may break free from their limitations and discover their true self! Susan schedules one on one sessions at the HCH Institute. 925-360-9767;

Hypnotherapy Meet-Up

Come join us for the Free Monthly HCH Hypnotherapy meet-up for hypnotherapists. Each month we will cover a new topic with a short explanation and quick demonstration. Afterwards there will time to split up into pairs and give you the opportunity to practice and refine your skills. With the time remaining we will give everyone a chance to share any insights or experiences they would like to share.


Tamara Nakhjavani began her studies of the healing arts after she attended a Reiki clinic at HCH about 8 years ago upon experiencing a sudden shift in her consciousness while receiving Reiki. With a healing practice (Moonlit Soul Healing) based in Oakland, California, Tamara draws on all the various modalities she has studied to help empower and strengthen her clients’ sense of self and connection to source energy.



Tony Stafford was lead to use Medical Hypnosis and eventually to HCH where he completed his training. He has a Clinical Certification for Hypnotherapy and also uses EFT, Reiki, and Energy Medicine in his practice. He has a practice in Sacramento; however, he's also built a client-base in the Bay Area and on the East Coast. Whether by coincidence or by necessity, Tony has developed an ability to conduct remote readings, healings, and releasements.


Monthly Reiki Remote Healing Circle

You are invited to participate in a Reiki healing circle at HCH, Lafayette on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. All are welcome whether you are a Reiki practitioner or interested in this healing modality. There is no cost to attend. As a group we will send Remote Reiki to whatever focuses to which the group wants to offer healing.

Originally this group came together to offer healing after the Fukushima earthquake. Moving into the new year, is has become clear that a more global healing is needed. As we offer remote Reiki healing, our focus is earth centered including citizens and places. Participants may bring their own issues to the group. We work with Reiki guides and their energy.

Please arrive by 7 pm as we will begin at 7:15 pm. We will meditate 45 minutes then have a brief sharing or grounding.

The Remote  Reiki Healing Circle is facilitated by Maggie Metcalf, a Reiki Master who earned her Energy Therapy Certification at HCH Institute.  With a background in healthcare and a keen interest in art, she volunteers at local agencies and is fortunate to be able to combine doing what she loves with service.

Gentle Yoga and Meditation Class

Held on the second Wednesday evening of every month from 7pm-8:45pm. Cost $15.00.

The class will offer a gentle approach to the practice of yoga postures, breathing exercises, guided visualization and meditation.

The practice of yoga offers benefits of increasing physical vitality, greater flexibility and strength and the reduction of physical tension, slowing down the aging process.Yoga and Meditation are also helpful in lowering blood pressure and reducing symptoms of anxiety and stress.The practice of yoga brings relaxation, mental clam and clarity, well-being, and union with the stillness of spirit within.

Prior yoga experience is not required and all levels are welcome. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a shawl or warm top for meditation. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. There will also be extra mats at HCH for your use.


Suvani Stepanek, M.A., CCHT, is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified Reiki practitioner, and a certified yoga instructor and movement educator, teaching and practicing yoga, dance and meditation for the past 40 years. She served as a professor of Yoga in the Physical Education Dept. of City College of San Francisco from 1999-2015 and trained numerous students in the CCSF yoga teacher training program.

Suvani has studied yoga and meditation with many master teachers in the U.S. and India, practicing the styles of Iyengar, Ashtanga, Integral, Sivananda, Anusara, Sacred Heart Yoga and Siddha Yoga. She has taught at ashrams in India and the U.S. as well as yoga studios, health clubs, community centers and colleges on both east and west coasts of the U.S. Suvani has created her own unique teaching style, blending the physical and spiritual and incorporating the spiritual philosophy of yoga in all of her classes.

Crystal Bowl Meditation


Join us on the 4th Monday of each month from 7:30-8:30 pm to enjoy the wonderful healing vibrations of 18 quartz crystal singing bowls. There is a $15 fee to attend.

Sound is an ancient and universal form of healing used in many cultures and spiritual traditions around the world. Crystal singing bowl therapy is a form of healing which uses the powerful sound waves of quartz crystal singing bowls. Quartz vibrations are one of the purest sounds known and they resonate in our physical body with the effect of (a) detoxifying the body from the disharmonious effects of the urban environment, (b) re-harmonizing the frequencies within the physical and emotional body, (c) cleansing and balancing the chakras, and (d) inducing profound relaxation by changing brain-wave states. For more information about crystal singing bowls, visit

Dress in loose comfortable clothing and come well hydrated.

HCH's address is: 3746 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite #200, Lafayette, CA. Go to the HCH web site link below for directions. If you get lost please call John on his cell phone prior to the start time: 510-219-4157.

Reserve your space by emailing or calling HCH at 925 283-3941. Cost: cash or check for $15.00

John Thatcher, Ph.D. CCHT is a certified clinical hypnotherapist, sound therapist, and certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition.