What is 5-PATH® Hypnosis?


When searching for a system of hypnosis that would best help my clients overcome their blockages on their road to success, I found that most of the instructional courses I could find weren’t actually offering a form of hypnosis that was systematic at all. Some even bragged they offered “shortcuts” and “cheat-sheets” to “quick fixes.”  What the hell? I genuinely want to help people take control in their lives, not offer them a quick-fix or require they suppress or ignore their feelings! Thankfully, I was introduced to 5-PATH®.

I genuinely want to help my clients take control in their lives, not offer them a quick-fix or require they suppress or ignore their feelings!

Simply put, 5-PATH® Hypnotherapy allows the hypnotist to go far beyond what most hypnotists can do in a hypnosis session. Because 5-PATH® takes a systematic approach when working with clients, 5-PATHers® go beyond merely suggesting changes and using  visualization techniques offered by so many other hypnotists — which only bring about limited or temporary results.

5-PATHers® take difficult cases and help most people resolve their problems, usually in 4-6 sessions. 

5-PATHers® use modern hypnotic induction (no swinging watches or hokey gadgets are used), to take clients through each phase of the process, customizing each phase for the client’s needs, making sure that their hypnosis experience is completely professional, confidential and effective. As 5-PATHers®, we are trained to find the actual cause of the client’s problem and neutralize and even eliminate it. 5-PATHers® are even able to deal with issues that could be causing problems that the client may not have thought of such as internal conflicts. Because the 5-PATH® process uses therapeutic & hypnotic techniques, applied in five phases over an average of four to six sessions, the approach allows clients to be more successful and experience long term and even permanent results.

Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, or any other stressful issue, you should know that there is hope.


Micki Allen is a proud 5-PATHer®, a certified hypnosis professional trained directly under Cal Banyan, the creator of 5-PATH® Hypnotherapy.

What is Intimacy and Relationship Coaching?

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What is Intimacy and Relationship Coaching?

Similar to life coaching, intimacy and relationship coaching is a process that aims to assist clients by helping them to work towards and achieve their personal and/or relationship goals. Unlike a general life coach who may assist their client with organizational skills or weight loss, a coach who focuses on intimacy and relationships typically specializes in the more intimate areas of familial relationships which could include passion, partnerships, and, yes, sex.

… passion, partnerships, and, yes, sex.

Why Would I Want to Work with an Intimacy and Relationship Coach?

A professional relationship coach is skilled in asking effective questions that can help their clients have a better understanding of their own relationship and/or sexual objectives.

Isn’t Intimacy and Relationship Coaching Really Just Therapy?

No. I would refer anyone who is dealing with serious repercussions from deep sexual trauma to seek counsel with a medical professional or licensed sex therapist.

Intimacy and relationship coaches are neither sexologists nor psychotherapists. Most coaching clients are healthy, successful people from all walks of life who are likely just a bit stuck or simply want to add new dimensions to their love lives or clarity in familial relationships and want the support of a coach to do so.

Therapy is analogous to a medical doctor trying to cure an “ailment” (from a pathological perspective), assuming the patient is in need of fixing (e.g., through psychotherapy or prescription drugs). On the other hand, my coaching assumes that clients are whole, resilient beings who are simply in need of informed, educational options and a supportive advocate.

Couldn’t I Just Talk to my Best Friend Instead of Hiring an Intimacy and Relationship Coach?

Of course, you can; but, best friends are seldom trained professionals in the same areas of intimate and/or sexual relationships as coaches. Rarely are best friends able to offer truly objective insights about your love and/or sex life. It isn’t unusual for friends to fear their honest opinions may hurt your feelings, or worse, jeopardize your friendship.  In a client-coach relationship, you as the client, are in charge. You set your own goals. You set the coaching session(s) agenda.  You make your own decisions. An authentic coach does not have any hidden agendas.

10 Reasons to Have Your Yoni Mapped & How it Can Heal by Myola Woods


In ancient times women had temples, to heal, to learn, to weave their magic. The temples were safe places for knowledge transference, womb stories, and the sharing of the mystic mysteries of women and their genitals.

Over time, these practices have disappeared and nowadays the only time women (if ever they do) speak of such parts is in reference to medical issues or jokingly after a few drinks, and sometimes only with their partners. The majority of women have never looked at themselves or know their own anatomy very well at all.

So, you can imagine, suggesting a woman map her yoni can be met with raised eyebrows…

Continue to the full article here.

Oh, My God: Sex and Spirituality

If you’ve ever felt shame about your sexuality from a religious institution, my upcoming live stream is for you.

“The purpose of having a relationship with a higher power, is not shame and condemnation,” says faith and sexuality expert, Micki Allen. “It is about love, freedom and an abundant life. That includes your sexuality and your sensuality.”

Email your story or questions to have Micki share in the free live stream at O.school on Wednesday, September 11th. Email to submit@o.school.


Sex Positive Christianity: Rev Bev Returns!

Rev Bev is my mentor and friend. Check out her latest interview.

One in Every 5 Women Never Orgasm … [guest post by Myola Woods]

Only a third of women can consistently have orgasms – This means two-thirds are unable to consistently have orgasms.

These statistics break my heart, from my work as a Somatic Sex Educator and my own experience I know there is a different way to be with orgasms.

I hear you saying “Myola, why is it all about orgasm” and I would answer “It is NOT all about orgasm when you have the choice for yourself when you are staying in your body, following the pleasure and sensation, orgasm is often a byproduct… a natural occurrence from these activities, it is when we have NO choice and we are trying it becomes ALL about the orgasm… [for the full article, please continue reading here].


How Intimacy Strengthens Relationships [video]

Want to strengthen your entire relationship with your lover? Intimacy is the key; and in this video, Micki shares the five types of intimacy that will strengthen your marriage or partnership.

Help! Our Sex Life Sucks

Are You in Love, but your Sex Life Sucks? In this video, Micki shares why many people find their sex lives lacking even with the one they love — and what they can do about it.

Summer Lovin’: Body Positivity for a Sexy Summer

Summer fashions can sometimes send us on an emotional roller coaster. Let’s explore feeling sexy in our skin and rockin’ our bods in everything from swimsuits and sandals to sundresses and shorts. Join Micki for a virtual Pool Party primer that promises sunny days and easy-going vibes ahead! Please feel free to share this invitation with friends! 😀

On Monday, July 9th, I’ll be broadcasting a free, live-streaming, informative class about Body Positivity. Please join me at O.school then. See ya’ there!

BP Summer

What is O.school? A safe, no-harassment, inclusive, positive place to learn about sexual health education from professionals through live, streaming workshops.

Speaking of Independence: Balancing Connectivity and Autonomy for Healthy Relationships

Recently an adult sexual health peer and I were talking about our marriages and she commented on how impressed she was by the boundaries that my spice and I have set in our relationship while being able to maintain our connection as a married couple for the past twenty-five years. Not only was I was greatly humbled by her admiration, but with the coming of America’s celebration of independence from England, it reminded me just how important it is for partners in a marriage or committed long-term relationship to have enough mental and spiritual room to live as individuals in order to strengthen their bond and connection with their chosen companions.

Partners need to allow one another room for individual and independent growth in order to have successful relationships.

Becoming independent men and women with a strong sense of self is crucial to the mental well-being of all adults. Science has proven that evolution has hardwired humans for constant growth. In fact, all living creatures must be in a continuous state of growth; otherwise, they stagnate and eventually wither away.

We aren’t built to live comfortably under someone else’s control. It would be suffocating and unbearable. Everyone needs a break from time to time. 

A co-dependent relationship is built on insecurity and need; the logical conclusion of which is complete instability. When both partners are continually seeking the approval of or acceptance from the other, they are ultimately handing over their own God-given endowment of free will to their partner. The dilemma that leads to the dysfunction of this type of relationship is that both partners because they are so needy of the other resort to manipulation and emotional blackmail to control each other. Unable to function in a healthy manner on their own, they seek and often demand whether overtly or covertly, completion or wholeness by taking what they need from their lover. When both partners are constantly placing these sorts of requirements on each other, one or both companions will eventually have nothing left to give.

A healthy relationship is built on mutual respect and genuine affection. When both partners are mature, capable adults they are able to choose to bring the best of themselves into the relationship for an engaged and meaningful connection. Rather than continually seeking that which they can take from their loved one, they are free to consider their own needs. Having their own needs fulfilled by their own merit encourages them to share with their chosen other sincerely and without pressure. Both partners are inspired towards self-fulfillment as well as towards mutual satisfaction.

The Freedom to Be “We”

So, how are two individuals who are adequately able to stand on their own two feet supposed to come together into the balance of a healthy partnership without losing that strong sense of self? How can we coordinate the seeming contradictions between healthy adult independence and a wholesome togetherness?

  1. Take full responsibility for yourself and your actions and expect your partner to do likewise.
  2. Allow your partner to form and maintain respectful, platonic friendships.
  3. Consent to giving one another time apart for separate hobbies/interests.
  4. Establish, respect, and maintain boundaries.
  5. Be honest and transparent with your chosen partner.
  6. Keep an open dialogue in order to foster mutual trust.
  7. Make informed crucial decisions together.

I find that there is something very gratifying in hearing from my spice that he doesn’t have to or need to be with me, but rather that he chooses every day to be with me. I love being his chosen.

Agree? Disagree? I’m eager to know your thoughts on the subject.