My Story

About Vickie Barkley, RN, MSN, NP, RTT
(Hypnotist & Rapid Transformational Therapist)

During my 35-year career as a nurse practitioner in the Greater Piedmont Area of North Carolina, many of my patients presented with chronic pain, behavioral problems, cognitive concerns, infertility, allergies, and many other physical and emotional issues. Many of those symptoms didn’t have a readily identifiable root cause. My desire to understand the cause of these different health challenges that afflicted so many of my fellow Greensboro, NC residents is what led me in the direction of studying energy medicine.

Certified NAET Practitioner

For my initial professional foray into the study of energy medicine, I traveled to California to study more than 20 years ago to train under the close guidance of Dr. Nambudripad, a physician for whom the Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) is named.

Through these studies, I learned that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimates that at least 2% of adults and as much as 8% of children in this country are diagnosed with allergies. While that may not sound like much, those percentages account for tens of millions of Americans who suffer from food sensitivities and environmental allergies. These allergens, such as eggs, cheese, grass, and trees, can cause individuals to experience acute arthritic pain in their joints and other functional impairments, as well as undesirable behavioral traits.

Studying allergies under the visionary Dr. Nambudripad helped me gain valuable insight into non-invasive techniques. One such approach is dietary supplementation (guided food intake), which is used to successfully treat patients significantly impacted by their food sensitivities and other allergies.

Certified B.E.S.T Practitioner for Greensboro, NC Residents

Soon after becoming NAET certified, I began investigating additional holistic health modalities and came across the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique (B.E.S.T). B.E.S.T has long been used by alternative healthcare practitioners worldwide for mind-body healing purposes.

Studying B.E.S.T informed me about how individuals who suffer from poor physical or mental health have often experienced interference within their body, mind, memory, and soul energy fields. The most impactful way to achieve optimal body function is by repairing and rebuilding (balancing) damaged and painful energy fields.

I’ve had the pleasure of utilizing the Bio Energetic Synchronization Technique with countless clients over the years. Over the years, B.E.S.T has aided previous clients in alleviating physical pain, stress, and nutritional concerns. It has also allowed them to experience wellness in many other areas of their lives.

Certified SCIO Practitioner in Greensboro, NC

My success in using NAET and BEST with my patients motivated me to continue on a quest to continue to discover additional non-medicinal, alternative health therapeutic modalities that could be used to heal patients. I discovered the Scientific Consciousness Interface Operations System during my discovery of new modalities.

Through studying SCIO, I learned how to strategically place electrodes on a person’s limbs and head. Furthermore, I learned that by connecting these to an FDA-approved universal electrophysiological biofeedback software system, I could help identify early signs of physiological stress and illness. By pinpointing these top five stressors, disrupting them, and returning the frequencies to their natural state can greatly reduce clients’ manifestations of stress and disease.

Certified Hypnotist Greensboro, North Carolina

My journey to learn more about energy healing continued after receiving certifications in NAET, BEST, and SCIO. I decided there was more I could do to help individuals tackle the emotional aspect of things that often hold them back from becoming their best selves. Our minds can lead us to have low self-esteem, perpetuate mental and physical health problems, affect our ability to focus and thus be productive or impact our lives in some other way.

I then discovered the power of hypnosis. While our minds tend to err on the side of doing what they believe is in our best interests, the messages of what is right or good are sometimes different from what we’d hope they’d be. This is where hypnotherapy can help.

Since becoming certified in hypnosis, I’ve successfully helped clients overcome a variety of challenges, including:

  • Sleep difficulties
  • Feelings of being undeserving
  • Recovering after surgeries
  • A sense of unworthiness or lack of confidence
  • Smoking
  • Social anxiety and phobias
  • Sports performance
  • Feelings of being unlovable

Hypnosis is a healing modality that can be used to imprint good thoughts and beliefs within your subconscious mind. Repeatedly hearing these suggestions teaches your mind to believe what it’s being told, canceling out conflicting beliefs quickly, making it possible for desires to become expectations and turn into realities.

While there may be more than one client dealing with similar challenges that they’d like my assistance with, no two treatment plans are the same. Each hypnosis program treatment plan is personalized to each client’s level of suggestibility and specific needs.

While continuing to practice hypnotherapy, I’ve discovered how effective this alternative healing technique can be for non-verbal individuals, including babies. Hypnosis can elicit change in babies long before any lasting, negative imprints are left on them.

Certified Rapid Transformation Therapist Servicing Greensboro, NC

I discovered therapist Marisa Peer and her Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT) healing approach due to my collective interest in hypnosis, SCIO, NAET, and BEST. Studying with Marisa reconfirmed how much of a lasting, adverse impact stress can have on a person’s physical and mental health. However, the RTT studies with her introduced a power neuroscience can have in helping clients heal those residual stressors to achieve improved health and well-being.

Some of the different therapeutic modalities that often form part of an RTT treatment plan include all of the approaches described above (SCIO, NAET, hypnosis, and BEST) plus:

  • Neurolinguistic programming
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Mindfulness

Like the other complementary health approaches described above, all Rapid Transformation Therapy (RTT) modalities are non-medicinal and non-invasive. They aim to equip you, as the client, with the knowledge and know-how necessary to self-heal for a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Choose A Living Well Center in Greensboro, NC For Your Alternative Healing

Many individuals profess to be energy healers here in Greensboro, NC and throughout the rest of the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. However, very few, if any, bring the wealth of experience I have in the allopathic (traditional, Western) and complementary medicine (natural health) fields that I do. Knowledge of one approach informs the other, giving way to a stronger potential for lasting improvement of what ails you.

Another important detail is that I am committed to constant learning– and always will be. I am very curious as to why things work the way they do, and don’t depend on someone else to give me answers. I believe in going down that rabbit hole and finding answers to life’s many lingering questions. I’m solutions-focused and always aim to have you leave my care feeling better than when you first walked in.

Call A Living Well Center for a 15-minute free discovery consult. We can discuss anything you might like to improve upon, and determine a therapy to begin at A Living Well Center in Greensboro first. Many of these modalities are intertwined, and you can always start with one and switch to another as the situation warrants.

Clients become free of the lie they have told themselves, and the issues that follow them.

Ways to work with me


Schedule a discovery call on Calendly for 15min.

This gives you a chance to talk with me, ask questions, and talk about what would you like from working with me.


Schedule a Phenomenal RTT session with me for 2 hrs.

The Session will be done on Zoom or in person.


A custom recording of a phenomenal hypnosis transformation will be made for you to rewire your limiting beliefs and to ensure that you can tell yourself a better story than the lie you came in with.


Schedule a call with me in 1 week and in 21 days.

Recommended Readings

  • “Tell Yourself a Better Lie” by Marisa Peer
  • “Trying to Get Pregnant” (and succeeding) by Marisa Peer
  • “I am Enough” by Marisa Peer
  • “Ultimate Confidence” by Marisa Peer
  • “The Real Cause of Depression” by Johann Hari
  • “Stolen Focus” By Johann Hari