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Four Pillars Expands Its Wellness Services

by Four Pillars Staff


From the initial conception three years ago, Cheri Christiansen, owner of Four Pillars, dreamed of creating a team of wellness experts to provide support and guidance to help those in our community through any obstacle, decision or loss. In order to achieve more harmonious, happy, and successful lives, she has carefully selected some of the area’s most respected specialists, who possess a wealth of experience, education, tools and techniques, and is overjoyed to introduce them.


Shana Rosenthal, Certified Consulting Hypnotist

Shana Rosenthal is qualified as a Clinical and Medical Hypnotherapist and Psychotherapist in the UK, following her Psychology Degree at The Middlesex University in London. She now uses her training, experience and knowledge as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist within the Code of Ethics of the National Guild of Hypnotists here in Florida. Other modalities that she practices and is certified in include Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Emotional Freedom Technique (Meridian Tapping).

She specializes in helping her clients make profound improvements in their lives by helping them overcome all kinds of emotional issues, blocks, fears and habits. Rosenthal teaches powerful tools that enable people to recognize symptoms and ultimately guide them through the correct steps to alleviate the initial indicators, cope with, manage and remain focused so they can reach a more positive, contented future. Rosenthal has achieved success for 10 years, working with people who want to conquer their worries or fears, remove their habits, and improve their both self-control and confidence.


Lydia Gracing, Certified HeartMath Coach®

Lydia Gracing is a Joyologist with a mission to engage others to become their own joyologists. She is a certified Institute of HeartMath Coach®, Angel Intuitive and Energy Medicine Practitioner, as well as a certified Practitioner of Appreciative Inquiry from the Corporation for Positive Change. Serving as a heart-centered guide, she provides intuitive counseling, education and energy therapies.

Her customized services help her clients connect with their true essence—what’s most important to them—and transform their lives to be in more alignment with who they are. Clients find that when they learn how to remove the blocks that separate them from experiencing more fulfillment and joy, they are better equipped to respond to challenges and embrace authentic lives. Her soul’s purpose is to uplift, inspire and help individuals reconnect with their birthright of joy, creativity and fulfillment.  She helps people who want to experience the following:

  • Consistently experience peace, relief, clarity of purpose, fulfillment and joy.
  • Break free from the cesspool of stress to experience vivacious vitality.
  • Take responsibility and be empowered to transform themselves.


Gracing has over 30 years in the field of personal and organizational transformation. She is an expert in translating large initiatives into practical learning solutions and high-impact organization development processes.


Darlene Coleman, Certified Life Coach and Hypnotherapist

Darlene Coleman is a certified life coach, professional speaker and instructor who specializes in modalities designed to identify and remove emotional blocks, while implementing a plan for success. Her extensive studies in coaching and holistic healing incorporates techniques which are designed to recognize and correct dysfunctional, life-inhibiting patterns.

In addition, she helps them address cycles of illness, feelings of fear, confusion and anxiety in order to gain the increased self-awareness and understanding that can lead to greater health, wholeness, and connection with oneself and others. Specializing in Hypnosis, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, (EFT), Neuro-Linguistics and Neuro-Feedback, Coleman offers two locations in Sarasota FL, and she also supports many clients nationwide. 


Denise Schonwald, RN, LMHC 

In her 25 years of working as a registered nurse (RN) in the intensive care unit (ICU), Denise Schonwald cared for patients who were often in dire circumstances. She saw the patients and their families suffering from stress, anxiety, fear and other intense emotions. Affected by this challenging environment, Schonwald learned various techniques to support mental and emotional well-being, along with taking care of the physical needs of a patient.

Her success in finding the balance to treat a whole person advanced her calling as a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC). By integrating mental health and physical health into a cohesive treatment plan, Schonwald provides a more holistic approach to her patients. These synergistic treatment methodologies support client healing more effectively than traditional counseling.

Schonwald has expertise in helping clients in a variety of struggles such as marital strife, adolescent behavior issues, familial relationship issues, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression and more. To assist in her method, she draws upon unconventional sources including Max, a certified therapy dog, who is especially helpful in working with children, adolescents and traumatized women. Understanding the connection between the mind, body and spirit, Schonwald helps clients explore each avenue to achieve their own optimum levels of health and wellness.

Onya Kerman, Holistic Wellness Practitioner and Intuitive Consultant

In 2014, Onya Kerman graduated in Spiritual Studies and Hypnotherapy from the Southwest Institute of the Healing Arts in Phoenix, Arizona. This degree provides many certifications including holistic wellness practitioner, hypnotherapist and life coach. From 2016–2018, she worked as an intuitive consultant and facilitated group guided meditations in Sedona.

Kerman’s passion is to be a guide that assists others on their journeys of self-discovery. She shares tools and gifts with the intention of leading her clients back to their divine purpose. Kerman utilizes hypnosis for past life regression to resolve patterns, traumas and addictions to provide explanations and lead to happier, more successful lives. Kerman provides spiritual life coaching sessions, Past-life Regression with Hypnosis and intuitive readings.  She leads a guided meditation to connect with angels and guides on both the first and third Monday of each month at 6:45 p.m.


Whether you are seeking hypnosis, coaching, counseling or intuitive advice, Four Pillars has a well-trained, caring and competent resource available to help. Free consultations are available to determine which provider is best for you. Four Pillars is located at 8209 Natures Way, Suite 221, Lakewood Ranch. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 941-373-3955, email or visit


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