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I'm So Glad You're Here. 


God has promised plans to prosper you and not to harm you; to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). 

Sometimes it's difficult to see the forest from the trees when we're knees-deep in our issue. You may know what you "should" do, but you can't seem to do it. Some days it all just seems impossible. 

Many of us are like Paul: "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do. But what I hate, I do." (Romans 7:15).

I'm sure we can all relate to that. However, with some guidance, you can easily be free from the blocks that have been stopping you from being your best self and all that God has called you to be. 


About your Coach... 


I'm Melissa Taylor and I'm a Christ-centered life coach, certified as a Master Trainer in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), and a Master Practitioner in Timeline Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy, with a background in organizational psychology for over 15 years. 

Mindset is my jam. And I'm all about partnering with you to rock that battlefield in your mind so you can be victorious in all areas of your life.

Developing self-control over my mind and my actions hasn't been easy for me (is it for anyone??). I grew up in a home that didn't foster great communication and cultivated less-than-fabulous relationships. While everyone was trying the best they could, I just simply didn't have proper role models to succeed in my career or relationship goals. 

Yet I refused to be a victim of my circumstance. 

So I went on a tumultuous journey of self-discovery and found God along the way.  

I began serving in leadership roles at the church, teaching mindset classes based on Biblical principals for several years before discovering the amazing tools of NLP and hypnotherapy to access positive change at both the conscious and unconscious levels. 

When I began my coaching practice nearly a decade ago, I didn't know how to bring Christ into my work, and something always felt like it was missing. 

How can we, as believers, talk about renewing our minds without God's help? And, in turn, how can we be our best for God or others if we don't have the tools to control and change our thoughts/behaviors?

Yet I still tried to separate the two, which led me further away from God for a few years before finally coming back to Christ and gaining clarity about the life I'm meant to live.

I'm not perfect. Not even close. I've made so many mistakes. I've gone through two divorces. Anxiety, anti-depressants, weight-gain, disease, hopelessness. However, every time I tried to work my problems out alone, without God, I felt lost and devoid of my purpose.

It wasn't until I merged Christ into these tools for self-development that I became truly aware of who I am in His image and how I can do my part to be the best I can be for myself, others, and God.

I've utilized these mindset tools, along with Biblical principals, to stay healthy, develop positive habits for success in my business, show up as my best self for my kids, have better connection in relationships, have a thriving marriage, and serve the church with my wonderful husband, Pastor Estus Taylor.

As your Christ-centered coach, I will partner with you and the Holy Spirit to change negative past programming and limiting beliefs so you, too, can thrive in all areas of your life!

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Christ-centered Hypnotherapy


You may be thinking, Christ-centered hypnotherapy? Wait, what? 

There are many misconceptions about hypnotherapy out there, as well as much debate about whether hypnotherapy is acceptable to do as a Christian due to fear about giving up your control to someone else.

Maybe you've even had the impression of people clucking and flapping their arms like a chicken with a stage hypnotist at the fair, which is purely for entertainment. 

However, there are many types of hypnosis, and therapeutic hypnotherapy has been used in the medical and psychology fields for centuries to alleviate physical and mental ailments.

Salt + Light Hypnotherapy and Coaching provides therapeutic hypnosis, where you are fully in control, and my methods are based on the work by the famous psychiatrist, Dr. Milton Erickson.

The Ericksonian method is indirect hypnosis, where therapeutic behavioral change is achieved by conversing through metaphors, reframing, and stories, rather than direct orders. 

This form of hypnotherapy, combined with mental exercises of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Biblical principals, provides wonderful healing at both the conscious and unconscious levels.

Hypnotherapy can best be described as heightened awareness or focus in a relaxed state. This relaxed state is called "trance."

People often mistakenly think that being hypnotized means being asleep and that they can be made to do things while they're asleep. This is simply not true. 

Hypnosis takes place in a relaxed state, where your brain waves are in the alpha and theta states, which are similar to being in a nice daydream, a great massage, or in meditation.

Being in a relaxed state is optimal for inner-change, as it allows us to "turn off" our mind chatter and be in a more resourceful, imaginative, learning state.

Hypnotherapy is similar to guided meditation, where you are awake and still in control.

All sessions are remote so you can relax in the comfort of your own home.


The Unconscious Mind

The benefits of hypnotherapy lie in its wonderful ability to tap into the part of our mind that stores all of our memories, past experiences, beliefs, and healing: the unconscious mind. Some also refer to it as the subconscious.

Dr. Erickson believed that we experience trances every day at varying degrees. For example, while daydreaming on our drive to work, "zoning out" in a meeting, watching t.v., or engaging in creative work.

Athletes or artists may even call it their "flow state" or being "in the zone." 

Even if we're not in a deep trance, our unconscious mind is still listening; the way it listens for danger while you sleep. 

The unconscious mind's main purpose is for survival and to help you. It pumps your blood, brings oxygen into your lungs, and heals your body without telling it to. 

It represses memories to keep you safe, stores your learnings, helps you remember things you need to remember (most of the time), and runs your automatic internal programming and behaviors.

Have you ever wanted to change your behavior, but every time you tried to make the effort to change, you did the complete opposite of what you wanted? 

For example, when I wanted to lose weight, I knew I shouldn't be eating certain things, but I did anyway. I knew I should be exercising, but I chose not to instead.

Our unconscious mind runs 88% of our behavior, which is why it's so important to access that part of our mind for change. 

If we know what we should be doing, but we do something else, then it must mean that the behavior is running at an unconscious level. 

Clients often come to me once they have "tried it all" and are ready to seek change at a lasting and deeper level. It's completely "normal" to be skeptical at first, especially being that you may have previously tried various methods to produce behavioral change that have not given you the results you wanted.

However, you will most likely find that once you allow yourself to access a deeper part of yourself, and with the Holy Spirit's help, you will open the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration, and positive change.

When we do our part to look within to change our negative behaviors and thought patterns, while asking God for help, we put ourselves in an incredible position to allow our blessings to flow, and be all that Christ has intended for us.

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Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)


Created in the 1970's by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, Neurolinguistic Programming, or NLP, has been coined, "the study of excellence." It is a method of retraining the mind through mental exercises, in order to produce consistent and desirable behavioral results in your life.

Neuro defines the mind, linguistic = language, and programming means retraining.

Hence, NLP is retraining the mind to communicate the most effective language towards ourselves and to others for mental clarity and harmony with ourselves and others.

It's also been coined, "the study of excellence." NLP processes can be used for success in health, relationships, business, and all other areas of your life. It is extremely effective at producing positive changes quickly and comfortably to match your specific needs, drive your personal growth, and enhance your role in any particular areas you'd like to address. NLP is a great way to help you delve deeper into the root cause of your issue, by guiding a series of specific questions, visualizations, or changes of perception. 

NLP techniques can be used alone on a conscious level, but can also be highly effective when combined with hypnotherapy to gain breakthrough changes and achieve your desired results.

Timeline Therapy® (TLT)


Time Line Therapy® (TLT) was created by Dr. Tad James, and utilizes methods to help you be free of issues from your past so that you can move forward with your desires and goals for the future.  Time Line Therapy® has become widely known over the years as a very effective way to help clients achieve their desired results quickly, while creating comfortable and lasting changes. 

Salt + Light Hypnotherapy and Coaching effectively merges Time Line Therapy™ techniques, in combination with Hypnotherapy, NLP, and Biblical principles, to enable you to be free of issues from your past that have been blocking you from living your life the most successful way possible.

Issues and traumatic events, that have persisted since as early as childhood, can suddenly be neutral memories, freeing you to live your life more powerfully and gain emotional control over your life.

Time Line Therapy™ can help you break free of:

  • Negative Emotions/Feelings
  • Limiting Beliefs/Decisions
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • And more...

 And help you:

  • Set & achieve goals or outcomes.
  • Live your life more freely.
  • Live your purpose in Christ.
  • And create the life you want now.


Lasting behavioral change begins at an unconscious level. By becoming aware of your "time line," you will learn how you store all of your unconscious memories at a subconscious level. Conscious decisions to change are most effective when conducted at this level.


As best described by Dr. Tad James, The Time Line Therapy® process allows you to work at the unconscious level to release the effects of negative beliefs, decisions and emotions arising from past experiences. It brings about changes in “inappropriate” programming in minutes rather than days, months or years.


Unwarranted emotional reactions such as unreasonable sadness, anger, depression, anxiety and fear or phobic reactions are responsible for preventing people achieving what they want in life.

At Salt + Light Christ-Centered Hypnotherapy and Coaching, Time Line Therapy®, used in combination with NLP, hypnotherapy, and Biblical principles, is an extremely effective way to help you gain emotional control over your life. 

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Results in Just 4 Sessions*


Salt + Light Christ-centered Hypnotherapy and Coaching uses a unique approach to reprogramming thought patterns to achieve more desirable behavior by combining a technique called Neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Timeline Therapy®, hypnotherapy, and Biblical principles.

Utilizing these methods together will allow you to experience change on both a conscious and unconscious level, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to create highly effective results.

The Renewed Mind Program is a 4 session package designed to retrain your mind to let go of negative thinking and develop new mindsets to achieve a life you desire, in alignment with God's word.

Because we will be teaching your mind new ways of thinking, each session builds upon the previous session's learning development, and therefore a 4 session commitment is required in order to achieve maximum outcome. 

Although the results seem quick, your total commitment to achieving success is essential, and in order for you to gain full success, your dedication and committment is key.      

*based on average results

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Kristen B.

"I was really suffering with a lot of anxiety prior to my session with Melissa. So much so that I couldn't sleep at night, and felt anxious every time I came home. Melissa really helped me to overcome the challenges I faced on such a deep level, that even after 1 session, I was shocked that my anxiety had disappeared."

Lynni N.

"Melissa is so welcoming and friendly that I immediately felt calm and relaxed. She has a fabulous way of working and is extremly knowledgable in her field as a practitioner. The sessions I had with Melissa went very well and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to my family and friends. She is an amazing woman and helped me so much in my journey. Many thanks!"

Pam W.

"I've been feeling very good since our session. It feels like I'm able to focus better and cut through the mental 'clutter' more efficiently, feel more awake mentally and gain clarity on my vision for my life."

Gain Control Over Your Behavior. Be the Best Version of Yourself. Live According to God's Purpose for You.


Results You Can Expect:

  • A deeper sense of purpose.
  • A closer connection to Christ and deeper understanding of who you are through Him.
  • A more positive attitude.
  • More energy for the things/people you love.
  • Freedom from negative thinking and habits.
  • Greater inner-peace.
  • Better sleep.
  • Stress relief and time management tools.
  • Techniques to carry with you after your sessions.
  • Greater joy from within.
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*Disclaimer: Hypnotherapy is not a replacement for medical treatment or psychiatric care, and should be considered as supplemental and complimentary to conventional medicine. If you are suffering from substance abuse issues, please consult with an addiction specialist before implementing hypnotherapy and coaching as a supplemental program.