Hi, I am Brian Stuepfert. I have been working for many years as Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in hospital and clinic settings with kids, teens, and adults with a variety of routine, chronic, and serious health conditions. I have spent most of these years working as a Nurse Practitioner with kids, teens, and young adults who have cancer. At BodyLIght, however, I use an alternative skill set, one that I began developing even before my nursing career.
I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I'm human. I've been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help others. While I, too, rely on modern medicine for many things, I also find value in applying holistic health practices in my own life.
A few years ago, for example, I was diagnosed with cancer. While chemotherapy and radiation therapy saved my life, it was meditation, yoga, yoga nidra, and qi-gung that kept me whole, helping immensely with mood, physical stamina, and the ability to maintain a sense of well-being. I am happy to say I am completely cancer free, and have been for some time.
Let me use my experience and training to help You move through your life just a little bit easier. I am a Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, and I offer these services and other techniques I have learned on my own health and healing journey to support your natural health and wellness.
Massage therapy has helped me feel more comfortable in my body, taught me to get in touch with and trust my own body’s feelings and signals, and helped me learn how to relax more completely. Practicing massage therapy gives me a sense of awe and appreciation for the human body, and gives me a way to give back to others. Our bodies are what carry us through life – It is good to give our body a chance to relax fully every once in a while.
Hypnotherapy has helped me connect to my inner self or inner nature, the place where personal roadblocks are and can be worked with, the place where the mind and life connect in what seems like a mysterious but beautiful place. It has helped me sleep better, feel less anxious, and has even helped improved my performance running a 50K ultra marathon.
Guided Relaxation techniques that I use and offer to you are the best of what I have learned in yoga, as a Yoga Nidra instructor, from martial arts, qi gong, and from similar training and practices. They are a combination of mind and body practices that help me feel balanced and connected every day. These are typically skills that can be learned and taken with you to use whenever you would like.
I continue to practice these arts in my own life - On my own, continuing to learn by taking classes, and by going to other practitioners. Now I would like to offer them to you, for your benefit.