Questioning the Locals | Julie Geigle

WHO: Julie Geigle, 43
WHAT: Hypnotherapist and owner of Heaven Sent Hypnotherapy
LIVES: Eau Claire

Are you getting sleepy? Not yet.

Who has the most soothing voice for hypnosis? It's funny, now that I do this as a profession I "listen" to people differently and really notice voice tone and I find myself saying to people, "Have you ever thought about becoming a hypnotherapist because you have a great voice?" You should see the look on their face. Utter shock.

What type(s) of mediumship do you practice (séances, trances, channeling)? I focus mainly on channeling. Mmmm ... I think there is someone that is with you trying to come through right now. Maybe an old girlfriend? Definitely a female energy. Give me a call and I'll give you a free reading sometime to see if we can figure out what she wants.

Do people ever ask you to wean them away from strange behaviors? Strange behaviors usually falls under OCD, which are more common than you think (pulling hair out, doing strange things before they can eat or leave the house like walking twice through the kitchen touching the counter and then the door).

Which do you prefer, and why: Water Street or Downtown (Eau Claire)? Water Street hands down. I had more "memorable" moments on Water Street, need I say more?

What sort of economic development would you like to see in our area? Something like the Target Center where we could have huge indoor concerts and shows.

What is one of the best cultural experiences you've ever had in the Chippewa Valley? I think UWEC brings in some amazing talent and also the State Theatre. We saw George Carlin there and I'll never forget him (especially now that he's passed).

What book, TV show, or movie would you recommend to the members of our City Council? I'm all about the book A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. If you're ready for a shift in consciousness this is a must read.

Feng shui or yin yang? Feng shui.

If you could magically add one store, restaurant, or shop to the area, what would it be? Metaphysical rock shop.

Who would win in a fight: John Edward or David Blaine? David who?

How reliable is a Ouija board? Not something you want to mess with unless you're looking for trouble. It's controlled by dark energies that aren't always so nice. They have angel boards out which are controlled by light energies if you are looking for some good fun.

And, finally, have you talked to Elvis lately and, if so, how is he doing? As a matter of fact I have, and he says to tell you he loves what you've done with Volume One and next time you hear Blue Suede Shoes crack a beer for him.

What frustrates you about the Chippewa Valley? No sidewalks on my street. A sidewalk would change my life. If you have kids you know what I'm talking about.

What's your favorite local festival? Sawdust City Days. It was big when I was younger - that was the highlight of our summer when I was a teenager and we are very excited they have brought it back along with some big names for entertainment. BoDeans rock!