The word hypnosis originates from the Greek word hypnos, which means sleep. Dr. James Braid, a Scottish physician and surgeon specializing in eye and muscular conditions, is regarded as the "Father of Modern Hypnotism." He used the term hypnotism as an abbreviation for the term "neuro-hypnotism,"  which is sleep of the nerves.


By entering a state of relaxation and quieting the nerves, an individual's subconscious may be accessed unfettered by his or her ego. 

Nationally Recognized Medium & Leading Intuitive Therapist

Melinda Vail


Hypnotherapy

Today, Melinda lives and works in Tempe, Arizona, where she maintains a successful practice as the leading intuitive therapist in the Southwest. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, lecturer, and author of The Other Side of the Vail.

Specialist Certifications: Three Stages of Healing, Victims of Sexual Trauma, Advanced Training as a Childhood Trauma and Hypnotist Member of the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapist since 1996 Member of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis.

About Melinda

Melinda has the unique ability to connect with those who have passed away, as well as to her own higher power, which affords her great insight into the past, present, and future lives of her clients.


Melinda can read energy from photographs or any metal object that is (or has been) worn or handled often, such as rings, watches, or car keys. This distinctive ability allows her to conduct phone readings for people all over the world. Call the office at 480.755.0222 to schedule your reading today!

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