I, Eva M Clark, have always found people having to cope with disabilities to be amazing. I have held this amazement since I was little. In preschool, I gravitated to those with crutches, wheelchairs, or braces. My mom was always running after me and telling me to “leave those people alone; they’ve got enough on their plate!,” but I couldn’t help it. I was just fascinated by people’s ability to cope with whatever life gave them. I was always asking them innocent, childlike questions about how they lived and managed everyday tasks (like “do you shower in your wheelchair? Does it mind getting wet?”).
My mother had been a medical librarian as I was growing up and my father was regularly going in and out of hospitals a few times a year after having had a major heart attack at 42. I can say that I have always felt at home running up and down hospital corridors (I know you aren’t supposed to run in hospitals…), keeping Dad company, talking to strangers laying on gurneys, and reading medical journals from my mother’s library. So, though my mother did everything she could to break my habit of gravitating towards those with physical disabilities, hanging out in hospitals most of my childhood only added to my interest. I chose to study biomedical engineering in college. It is a combination of medicine and engineering. I wanted to invent wheelchairs that could climb upstairs and stylish leg braces but… couldn’t stand the engineering classes. Electrical engineering classes were dreadfully dull beyond belief (I can imagine some of you like that stuff, not me!).
So after a year of biomedical studies, I took a drastic decision, decided the field must not be for me, took a 360-degree turn, and dove into architecture for the next 18 years on a friend’s recommendation. Architecture fully realized my curiosity and creativity, but it did not meet my need to support the lives of those challenged by physical disabilities. So I slowly returned to my real passion in my free-time, finally quit architecture in 2009, and opened a private practice in hypnotherapy for chronic disease in 2011.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Integral Health from the California Institute of Human Sciences (CIHS).
Eva M Clark Specialized in Multiple Sclerosis
I began to take an interest in using my skills for multiple sclerosis (MS) in early 2013. I was surprised that very little research had been done on hypnosis and MS and what little I did find was mainly focused on pain management. I knew, from my experience with allergies and other diseases, that way more could be done. So I took it upon myself to create a program specifically for MS. For that, I quit everything else I was doing and dedicated 2 1/2 years to studying, interviewing and researching, testing and designing the most effective combination of mind-based therapies, hypnotherapy, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and Gestalt therapy, for healing multiple sclerosis by healing the psycho-social factors behind the disease. The result is the Healing Multiple Sclerosis Program.
Eva M Clark’s Healing Philosophy
“What I have learned and experienced through my clients over and over again is that our bodies are organic beings that respond and reflect our emotions, our thoughts, and our views about ourselves – our core beliefs or what I refer to as “mental patterns.” When you break down those negative patterns and change them, you change what is being expressed in the body and return to health.”
What you find will on this website is the culmination of that work. Additionally, I work with other chronic diseases, such as IBS, and emotions, such as anxiety and trauma. You can find information on my other programs and session fees here.