I retired from the Navy SEAL Teams after an incredible 40-year career. The trauma from four decades of combat deployments and associated life trauma left me and my family needing help. I found my way and I can help you find yours when you are ready to heal.
Helping veterans deal with Combat PTSD with the ultimate goal of reducing SOF suicide.
Hypnosis helped me “reframe” my triggering memories and Im SURE it’ll help others.
This therapy may seem a little weird; it was for me until I saw how effective it is.
If you are ready to heal, trust me and call.
Text me: 804-480-4077
From an operator:
I’ve been reflecting on the session today and something I keep coming back to is all the work I’ve done on healing and confronting difficult and challenging phenomena within, today was a lesson that there are many moments, lives over, in which I felt completely and utterly at peace.
Sure, there’s trauma to work with. And ALSO, I’ve known wholeness, unity, and peace. I’ve known it and experienced it in every life. Just as I know suffering, I know peace. All the work on the painful parts, and here I’ve got all these beautiful parts I get to re-live. And I love that I’ve connected with them.
Thanks man. So grateful for you. What a gift.
Who: I’m Chuck Hayes
What: I can help you live a better life and heal.
Why: for you, your loved ones, and your children.
Where: my office, the outdoors, you name it
When: soon, very soon, you will get better
This is my background.
Warrior: I served 40 years in U.S. Navy as a Navy SEAL. For four decades, I progressed through 13 enlisted and officer ranks before retiring as Captain. As an enlisted sailor and Navy Chief, I served as a mini-submersible pilot, a SEAL Team Six Counter Terrorist Operator, Combat Medic, and Team leader. As an officer, I commanded in combat and served as a Commanding Officer for three tours. Recipient of the 2016 John Paul Jones Inspirational Leadership Award, and numerous personal, combat, and valor decorations. All facts, no hyperbole.
Healer: My family is a family of healers. My father was the Director of the Lab and Radiology; my mother was a Nurse Anesthetist, and our family tree contains dozens of nurses and doctors. I attended Hospital Corpsman “A” school, US Army Special Forces 18D, and was an accredited Navy Independent Duty Corpsman. As a healer, I was fortunate to intern at America’s last Leper Colony “Hansen Disease Center” in Carville Louisiana, give bath baths to Alzheimer’s and geriatric patients at Chicago Veterans Hospital, serve as Lead 18D Medic for the American Embassy El Salvador during their Civil War, and as a Combat Medic in five invasions and wars. Had I not been commissioned a naval officer in 1997, I would have retired in 20 years and become a Physician Assistant like so many of my combat medic buddies.
Warrior/Healer: I am answering the call with the skills I have developed during my path. Over the years my path encountered death, despair, suffering, anger, anxiety, betrayal, rage… Such encounters leave “holes in the soul”, you see them every day and they manifest in ways that make peace almost impossible. After years of trying many different modalities, I made it through “doing the work”. Doing the work, for my family, and my friends, and honoring the spirits of my friends.
“I can teach you many different affect regulation tools, designed to encourage neuroplasticity so you can rewire your own brain. I teach you self-hypnosis for stress reduction and mental rehearsal.
I can recommend other modalities for personal growth from my point of view of having walked a path out of the darkness.”
Formal academic accreditations: B.S. in History from Excelsior, M.S. in National Strategy from Nation Defense University.
- I am a certified Transpersonal Master Hypnotherapist, versatile and certified in many effective techniques.
- I am not a licensed clinical therapist. You already have one.
o I can collaborate with your licensed mental health clinician if you desire, through a letter. Your sessions are your sessions.
Important: This is YOUR journey; think of me as YOUR facilitator or amplifier to hear your soul for healing. And, yes, you may bring a friend or loved one to the sessions for comfort or reassurance.
The techniques are spiritually respectful to all personal spiritual beliefs and worldwide religions.
About three years back I decided I had to do something about my anger, guilt, and "holes in my soul". I, like so many, used work, vices, and emotion to fill the holes. I knew I had to do the work. My wife and family deserved some stability after four decades of service. My work over the next three years included many modalities: VHP (Virginia High Performance), NICoE (National Intrepid Center of Excellence), Art Therapy, Appalachian Trail, Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Yoga, Mediation, Ibogaine, and 5-MeO DMT. Every path is different, but all of these modalities were healing for me.
I had an NDE (near-death experience) back in 1990s. I had done some regression and okay with its unconventional nature. I knew I had to try regression to try to heal the "holes in my soul". I did, it worked, and I knew then I had to learn how to use it to help my brothers and sisters and their families. So, with the help of NATH (National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists), I became a Master Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Let me help you as it helped me.
In February of 1982, Captain Hayes enlisted in the Navy at 17 years of age, under the Delayed Entry Program, to become a Navy SEAL. Following a meritorious promotion in recruit training, Fireman Apprentice Hayes reported to Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training (BUD/S) graduating with Class 125. In the spring of 1984, Fireman Hayes completed SEAL Delivery Vehicle (SDV) training and reported for duty at SDV-II at Little Creek, Virginia. Following Advanced Operator Training, Hull Technician Third Class (HT3) deployed on USS Hermitage (MARG 1-86) as primary SDV pilot returning as a Second-Class Petty Officer. Upon his return, HT2 Hayes then accessed and was selected for duty at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSWDG) at age 22.
Captain Hayes spent 10 operational years at NSWDG. In the decade of service, he deployed operationally to Operation Just Cause (Panama), Salvadoran Civil War (El Salvador), Uphold Democracy (Haiti), and Joint Endeavor (Bosnia). Due to a shortage of SEAL Medics, he completed Special Forces Medic Long Course (18D) earning the designation of Special Operations Independent Duty Corpsman. Other highlights included British SAS Jungle Selection in Brunei, Master Naval Parachutist, 1991 NSWDG Sailor of the Year, Red's Leading Petty Officer, Red Team Boat Crew Four Leader, and most rewarding was becoming a Chief Petty Officer.
In the inaugural year of the Navy’s SEAL Limited Duty Officer program, Hospital Corpsman Chief Petty Officer Hayes was selected for a temporary commission as Ensign, SEAL, Limited Duty Officer. In 1997, Ensign Hayes reported for duty at SEAL Team FOUR. During the next four years, he served as Training Officer and BRAVO Platoon Commander deploying to South America. In 2001, Lieutenant Hayes then reported to Special Boat Unit Twenty-Two. Initially serving on the selection of the Special Operation Craft Riverine (SOC-R), LT Hayes also served as Training Officer and Operation Officer. After 9-11, LT Hayes reported as Officer-in-Charge of the newly established Naval Special Warfare Group Two Training Detachment (TRADET-II). LT Hayes and his Cadre of seasoned warriors restructured the SEAL pre-deployment training to prepare East Coast SEALs for Afghanistan and Iraq.
In 2004, a frocked Lieutenant Commander Hayes led SEAL Team TWO, Task Unit One to Afghanistan where he commanded the NAVSOF component of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force – Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A). As Ground Force Commander (GFC) of nearly 100 combat missions, most notable was as the GFC of 19 combined coalition Air Assaults, 7k miles of deep vehicle reconnaissance, and movement to contact operations resulting in capture/kill of many Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders and fighters.
In 2007, LCDR Hayes served as Executive Officer of NSW Logistics and Support Unit Two, then LCDR Hayes deployed as SOCCENT LNO to the Officer of Defense Representative Pakistan (ODRP). In 2009, LCDR Hayes returned to NSWDG serving as Task Force Operations Officer (TF 48-4 & TF 6-86), Current Operations Officer (TF 3-10), & LNO over four deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Following a three-year joint tour at Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) where Commander Hayes deployed twice to Afghanistan while serving in support of a variety of operations and task forces.
In 2014, Commander Hayes served as the Commanding Officer of Naval Special Warfare’s premier Riverine Warriors, Special Boat Team Twenty-Two, and concurrently assumed command of the CENTCOM Crisis Response Element in August of 2015 for which received the prestigious Navy League’s 2016 John Paul Jones Award for Inspirational Leadership only given to one officer in the Navy every year for conspicuous leadership. CDR Hayes then served as the Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group FOUR briefly before being picked to command Naval Special Warfare Unit ONE (NSWU1) in Guam.
As Unit ONE skipper, Captain Hayes wore “three hats,” Commander Combined Task Force 71 (CTF-71) for 7th Fleet, Commander Task Force 512(TF-512) for Special Operations Command Pacific, and Commander Naval Special Operations Korea for Special Operations Commander Korea. Captain Hayes and family then returned stateside for duty as Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare Group TEN.
Captain Hayes has served in six conflicts over four decades of hazardous service having received over 60 personal awards and accolades for leadership and valor, he is most proud professionally having served on TEAMs that were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, Meritorious Unit Commendations, Navy Unit Commendations, and the Navy “E” Ribbon.
Academically, Captain Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science in History from Excelsior College and a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the National War College.
Most Importantly, Captain Hayes and wife Torry, with over 28 years as a Navy Wife and Senior Spouse, are proud parents of four remarkable, entertaining, and superior young adults.
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