Meet Our Team

About our Associates


At Bloom Hypnosis, our exceptional team of associates have been carefully selected for their specialties and dedication to their unique craft of hypnosis and personal change. All have senior status with over 16 and upwards years experience and in Hypnotherapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Personal Development Coaching.  In addition, all of our team members are either corporate trainers or presenters at various hypnosis conferences in their own unique hypnosis specialty. At Bloom we recognize that a proven track record and experience is important to ensure you receive the highest quality of treatment available to you today.

Didi Vergados – Weight Loss,  Addictions and Emotional Health & Wellness Specialist


Congratulations Didi Vergados for being voted one of the top 10 Hypnotists in Toronto by Crowd Wellness

Didi Verg Weight Loss ExpertDidi Vergados is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist (1998) and a Master Practitioner of Neuro Lingustic Programming (NLP), specializing in Health (1999). She is also a Personal Development Coach and a Corporate Trainer in the field of Emotional Health & Wellness (Gaski Performance Group),  Belief Change and Non Linear Thinking. She is also a presenter at various hypnosis conferences (Hypnothoughts & The Canadian Hypnosis Conference) and featured guest on radio, television and podcast shows. Didi assists individuals in removing the obstacles that stand in the way of them becoming healthy, happy, and passionate about life. Didi’s strategy for affecting change combines elements from the latest research in Mind Body Medicine, scientifically validated Emotional Management techniques and time honored – success proven hypnotherapy techniques. Didi also practices the unique protocol of Mindscaping developed by the 6 Time Award Winning Hypnotist Mike Mandel.


Cindy Stone: Best Selling Author, Registered Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Hypnosis Trainer



Congratulations Cindy Stone for being voted one of the top 10 Hypnotists in Toronto by Crowd Wellness

Cindy Stone Best Author Hypnotist Hypnosis Psychotherapist copyCindy Stone is a Best Selling Author, Registered Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and Hypnosis Trainer and has been in practice for over 25 years. Cindy has a specific interest in the role that limiting beliefs and unconscious blocks have in holding us back from becoming all that we can be. As a best selling author, Cindy also has a profound interest in the healing power of creativity utilizing the power of the mind. In 2002 her best selling first book, The Incidental Guru, told the transformational story of a seemingly unredeemable mutt named Harry, that she had adopted from the pound. It traced their hard journey and the discovery of Cindy coined, The Four Elements of Healing; Courage, Trust, Respect and Love. The Four Elements are a simple yet powerfully profound paradigm for effective communication. Cindy encourages us to look deep within to discover ways to bypass power-struggles, overcome fears, communicate in more meaningful ways and awaken to our whole potential. Cindy Stone is a registered Psychotherapist so you may qualify to put your sessions on your extended health benefits. Please contact Cindy to discuss.

In 2006 Cindy also co-founded AguaPorVida/WaterForLife Foundation, a charity whose mission was to bring sustainable development solutions to three remote villages in Nicaragua. The mission was a success.

“If you want to awaken all of Humanity, then awaken all of yourself.” Mahatma Gandhi

Lesley Mitchell-Clark – Addictions, Pain Management, Fertility Issues, Phobia’s and Performing/Creative Arts Issues

Lesley MitchLMC Head Shots - Kris King 043ell-Clarke is a US trained and Licensed Psychiatric Technician and a Toronto based Clinical Hypnotherapist,  Master Hypnotist and Certified Hypnosis Regressionist with a background in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Lesley Mitchell – Clarke is also a Speaker and has been asked to present at various conferences. Her specialties include: Working with individuals for Pain Management, Addictions, Fertility Issues, Pediatric Hypnosis, Phobia’s and Performing and Creative Artist Issues.

Prior to her work in hypnotherapy, Lesley has also had a busy career as an actor/dancer/vocalist, and for the past twenty plus years, she has also been a top jazz and arts media consultant, with an array of Grammy and JUNO-winning clients as well as major jazz festivals and record labels.   Lesley is busy arts writer, contributing regularly to a variety of publications, including CODA; The Whole Note; e-Jazz News,, LA Jazz Scene and Hot House New York.

As a result of her former career, Lesley has developed highly specialized hypnosis protocols for working with artists from all disciplines which include: dealing with issues such as stage fright, creative blocks, memory enhancement, handling competition with confidence and a variety of other topics.

Chris Thompson – Habit Change and Health & Wellness


Chris Thompson Bio PicChris Thompson is the co-trainer, alongside Mike Mandel  (6 Time Award Winning Hypnotist) for The Architecture of Hypnosis Training at The Mike Mandel Training Hypnosis Academy in Toronto. Chris became hooked on both hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) in 1992, and has been using these tools to help people lead better lives ever since. Chris holds a deep passion for educating and helping others achieve both better physical and mental wellbeing. Chris also practices the unique protocol of Mindscaping developed by Mike Mandel. Come see Chris to kick old habits and develop new and healthy ways to live an amazing life.

Rick Knicely – Motivation for Exercise and Weight Loss

rick-nicely-mind-zone-bloom-hypnosisRick Knicely is the developer of Mind Zone, a program to enhance your workouts by using trance to get into the “Zone” intentionally. Rick has personally used the program to lose over 120lbs, as well as assisting many other clients with positive results. Rick’s focus is on exercise and performance enhancement, however, he also works directly with weight management and issues that affect weight management. He currently resides in Temperance, Michigan (near Toledo Ohio) and works with clients locally and remotely via Skype. Rick’s interest in Hypnosis began in grade school, and he effectively used it throughout high school and college for Sports Performance.  As an adult after gaining weight, a high of nearly 400 lbs, he reached threshold and decided to do something about it. His success speaks for itself and his passion is to assist others to reach their goals in performance and weight loss. Rick certifications include having studied Mindscaping and Hypnosis with by Mike Mandel at the University of Toronto and hypnosis training with Jerry Kein at the Omni Hypnosis Training Center.

To schedule an appointment to work with Rick locally in Temperance Michigan or via skype, please call us at 416-709-8895

Carole Chiswell – Transformational Change Specialist (Peachland, BC – (Located near Kelowna)

carole-chiswell_008-copy-copyCaroles training includes, A Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming, specializing in Health (1999), Hypnotherapy, Life Coaching, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Neurofeedback. Carole is also Certified Trainer in The Wealthymind program. Carole is enthralled with the idea of transformation. She believes that we all have untapped potential and can’t wait to help you realize yours. So whether you suffer from anxiety, have a phobia or simply want to quit smoking, Carole will help you to transform from your present state of being, into your version of the ideal you. Because she believes in a multifaceted approach towards change, she has sought out a variety of modalities she feels will help you to both transform and maximize your potential. Carole will be available to provide Neurofeedback in Toronto at the Danforth Office location during selected times throughout the year.

Carole currently practices out of our Kelowna, BC office.

Alex Krawtschenko – Nutritional and Metabolic Weight Loss Expert, Hypnotist and NLP Master Practitioner

Alex - Everest HikeAt Bloom Hypnosis we understand that the mind and body are not separate from one another. When our minds are out of balance there is an impact to our physical health, and when our physical health has become out of kilter, there are impacts to our minds. With this understanding we embrace the idea of holistic weight loss at Bloom Hypnosis, so it our pleasure to introduce you to Alex Krawtschenko our Metabolic Weight Loss and Nutritional Expert. Alex  is a specialist in weight loss and conditions brought on by stress and anxiety as well as yo yo dieting which causes major disturbances in ones health and metabolism. Alex’s background also includes being  is a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a certified Hypnotist. Alex is also a corporate trainer and a certified Hypnosis and  Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) trainer. (Trained by Igor Ledechowski & John Overdurf).

He has a thorough understanding of which foods are directly connected to how our bodies function and repair themselves, as well as a strong belief in finding balance between diet and lifestyle. Alex helps transform not just bodies, but lives. As a hypnotist and corporate coach his goal is to do much more than tell others what to eat – he helps his clients achieve their goals by motivating and helping them to take charge of both body and mind. Alex looks forward to motivating, guiding and empowering you to make healthy food and portion choices.