Healthy Trends 2014

Peace With Every Step offers new ways to heal

By From page HT17 | January 24, 2014

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TAMERA BARNES uses hypnotherapy in her clinic to help people "fix the obstacles that are blocking you from what you want to achieve." Courtesy photo

“The form of hypnosis that Tamera uses is so gentle and the results speak for themselves! My sleep is better and I can more easily step away from things that used to push my buttons. I am surprised at how much more clarity I have gained! I think that deep down we all know what we need and Tamera’s program allows us to tap into that personal wisdom to bring about those changes. I would recommend Tamera Barnes and Peace With Every Step to anyone with high stress in their life or ready to let go of past issues.”

Sometimes, the results simply speak for themselves. It’s hard to argue with the review Peace With Every Step owner Barnes has posted on her Website, written by Mary Lout Peet, who does comprehensive in-home care in Diamond Springs.

Barnes’ yearning to help others, though, began as a journey to find ways to help herself through the stresses of every day life. A few years back, Barnes found herself searching for a different kind of medicine. “I’d fallen into the ‘busy mom trap,’” said the mother of five. “I’d gotten so busy taking care of the details of life that I forgot how to take care of myself. I was depressed and overweight, and I didn’t want to go to the doctor and be given another pill.”

Instead, Barnes looked into holistic medicine, including hypnotherapy, and had such great results that she couldn’t help but want to share. She attended the California Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences in Sacramento, and, after studying everything that the school had to offer, opened her own clinic, Peace With Every Step, in Cameron Park.

In particular, Barnes specializes in Ayurveda, an East Indian philosophy that focuses on prevention and staying in tune with the rhythms of nature.

“Ayurveda looks at whether or not you’re living a lifestyle that supports the kind of lifestyle you want to have,” said Barnes. “It emphasizes routine, things like, ‘Are you feeding yourself regularly and eating foods from the earth?’ As you learn more, you’re able to notice what could be out of balance that is making you sick.”

The kind of hypnotherapy Barnes uses is very gentle. It’s about accessing the portion of your mind that becomes active right before you fall asleep.

“My goal is to set the stage for the subconscious to become open so that we can find and fix the obstacles that are blocking you from what you want to achieve,” said Barnes. “It isn’t about the condition, it’s about the person. This is where traditional medicine falls off. Every person is different.”

In this way, Barnes has been able to help clients with numerous conditions, including depression, self-esteem, insomnia, smoking, weight loss, allergies and more. Her treatment plan is tailored to the individual, and she always offers a free consultation so clients can decide if hypnotherapy is right for them.

“Even if you don’t think it’s for you, I want to tell you about a way that might make you feel better,” said Barnes. “I’ve seen people grow and change to the point that they almost look like a new person. It’s a joy and a privilege and a blessing to witness that happen. And it’s an honor for me to be a part of that with them.”

Barnes works out of her Cameron Park office Monday through Friday. For more information about Peace With Every Step call 916-801-8832 or visit

Jessica Cyphers

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