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Saba Profile

Saba Hocek

Saba Hocek, celebrated as a Reiki master in Usui Holy Fire and Karuna, uniquely marries her logical, science-based background with her innate intuitive abilities. Transitioning from a distinguished tenure as a software engineer,

Saba embarked on a holistic healing path, offering an array of transformative services, from hypnosis and biofeedback to diverse energy healing modalities and intuitive readings. Motivated by a profound desire to witness individuals unleash their inherent potential, she has honed her skills over the years, guiding countless individuals toward empowerment.

Now, as the founder of Self Empowered Minds, Saba is thrilled to expand her offerings, introducing comprehensive training certificate programs. These programs not only empower individuals to heal themselves but also equip them with the skills to embark on new careers or enhance existing ones, fostering a community dedicated to holistic wellness and personal growth.

Over the years, Saba has developed a unique method that combines Reiki with her intuitive skills, culminating in what she terms a Biological Intuitive Reading. This innovative approach enables her to discern the root causes of emotional and physical challenges, offering profound insights and facilitating holistic healing journeys for her clients.

Now, as the visionary founder of Self Empowered Minds, Saba is excited to expand her offerings to include comprehensive training certificate programs, empowering individuals to not only heal themselves but also embark on new careers or enhance existing ones, fostering a vibrant community dedicated to holistic wellness and personal growth.



Hajra's Profile

Hajra Bajraktarevic

Hajra (Hi-Ra) Pearl is a seasoned Reiki Master, seamlessly integrating her backgrounds in Psychology and Graphic Design with her innate passion for holistic healing. Endowed with a profound understanding of the human psyche, a keen intuition, and a creative eye, she offers a distinctive approach to guiding individuals towards self-discovery, self-worth, and self-love.

Hajra skillfully utilizes Reiki, tapping into the universal life force energy to foster healing and balance across physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions. She amplifies this healing journey with her intuitive insights, translating them into artistic sketches that serve as a guide for clients. These illustrations not only offer clarity but also inspire individuals to embrace their authenticity, leading them towards a life brimming with joy and bliss.

Driven by her passion for empowering others, Hajra extends her expertise beyond individual healing sessions. She enthusiastically shares her knowledge by teaching Reiki level I, II and Masters, opening doors to self-discovery and personal transformation for students.

With a holistic approach deeply rooted in compassion and intuition, Hajra empowers clients to recognize and nurture their inherent gifts and abilities. By guiding them through life’s challenges with resilience and grace, cultivating a profound sense of wholeness and harmony in each individual she encounters. Hajra’s ultimate mission is to support clients in realizing their fullest potential, leading them towards lives of purpose and fulfillment.


Amanda Sparso

Amanda Sparso is a dedicated Reiki Healer, Professional Dancer, Professor at the School of Visual Arts (SVA), and CG Animator. Her diverse talents and passions create a unique and enriching experience for her clients and students. As an assistant teacher, Amanda blends her profound understanding of movement with her intuitive healing abilities to support individuals on their personal journeys toward wellness and self-discovery.

Amanda’s journey began as a professional dancer, where she developed a keen eye for understanding the body in motion. Her extensive experience in dance has deepened her appreciation for the intricate connections between mind, body, and spirit, revealing the natural healing power of movement. This insight seamlessly translates into her practice as a Reiki Healer, where Amanda’s intuitive sensitivities guide her to offer personalized healing experiences tailored to each individual’s unique needs.

In addition to her healing work, Amanda is a dedicated professor at the School of Visual Arts. She imparts her knowledge and passion for animation and digital arts to students, emphasizing the importance of movement and fluidity in visual storytelling. 

Whether in a Reiki session, on stage, or in the classroom, Amanda’s dedication to nurturing the mind-body connection is evident in every aspect of her work.

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Self Empowered Minds of NYC is more than just a hypnotherapy center.  We offer a complete holistic mind and body approach to bring energetic balance to the whole being.  Whether it is for struggles with anxiety, depression, stress, lack of confidence, overthinking, weight loss, sleep, addictive behaviors such as smoking or shopping or bad habits such as nail biting or hair pulling, our services bring solutions.  Hypnosis to rewire the unconscious mind; Reiki to release stress blockages and balance the chakras; Meditation to calm the mind; Biofeedback to determine and clear stress blockages at the organ level and recommend individual supplement plan; Nutritional Consultation to feed the mind and body; Fitness Programs for inner and outer strength; and Intuitive Readings and Strategic Counseling to gain insight and life coaching are all offered by our experts here at our New York City location on the Upper EastSide as well as remotely so you can naturally and rapidly make lasting changes. 

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