About Us



Craig Whitely
Craig Whitley

Craig Whitley, CHT, has been involved in the personal growth and development field since 1988. He majored in Business Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology. After graduating with honor in 1982, Craig spent many years in sales and business management. He became interested in Neuro-Linguistics and Hypnosis as a means of both personal and professional development, and in 1991 he became a Certified Practitioner of NLP. In 1994 his desire to further his skills, and offer the highest quality service to his clients led him to achieve both the level of Master Practitioner of NLP, and certification in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy by the Southern Institute of NLP. He has also been trained in Clinical Hypnosis and Rapid Trauma Resolution by the American Institute for Rapid Trauma Resolution, and is considered a founding member of that institute, as well as its related organization, the International Academy for Advanced Clinical Hypnosis. As a Certified Hypnotherapist, Craig is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the largest hypnotherapy organization in the world.

”Throughout my studies, I’ve always looked for quick, easy, and effective ways to help both myself and others be more consistently positive and resourceful.  When my wife and I first explored Laughter Yoga, I immediately felt that it would be a great addition to our ‘toolbox’.  Now, after a year of regular practice and sharing it with others, I can say without a doubt that Laughter Yoga is one of the fastest and most powerful ways to help you feel better NOW.  What’s more, it’s FUN, and provides both mental and physical health benefits that last well beyond the time of a session.  Many wise people have pointed out that ‘we get more of what we focus on’.  Please join us as we focus on fun, laughter, gratitude and joy. You’ll be delighted by the results, as these qualities fill your body, renew your spirit and put a smile in your heart!”

Craig currently provides Hypnotherapy, Personal Coaching, and Laughter Yoga services. He is sometimes referred to as “Coach Craig” because he is very directive and motivational in his approach.  That said, he injects a lot of humor into his work, because he knows that laughter is a great catalyst for positive and lasting change.  He is committed to continual personal growth, and is an avid student of Mind-Body Healing, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Light and Sound therapy, EFT, Quantum Physics, Spirituality, and more. He is a gifted and dynamic, speaker, healer and trainer with a sharp sense of humor and wit, and he brings a fresh and unique approach to helping others design and live their best life.

Email Craig at insidehelp@comcast.net

Helen Whitley

Helen Whitley, LCSW has been in the mental health field since 1989. She has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1994, providing counseling and psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples. Helen is known for her warm, engaging style. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mental Health and Human Services from Georgia State University in 1986. In 1989, she earned the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia. In 1994 she was awarded the highest level of advanced clinical licensure attainable for a MSW graduate. Helen is also certified as a hypnotherapist, specializing in Rapid Trauma Resolution.

Helen Whitely

In the summer of 2006, Helen learned about Laughter Yoga and found it to be the perfect compliment to her work as a therapist. While wearing her therapist hat, she encourages people to feel their sadness, to cry and express anger, but she also tells her clients they have to laugh! Recovery from depression, anxiety and addictions involves a multi-faceted approach. People do not generally get well and stay well unless they create a sense of balance in their lives. Where there is a yin there must be a yang, right? Helen is a big believer in the concept that what you focus on grows.

Appreciate and do what you want more of in your life! LAUGH!

Helen has often been described as very “down-to-earth”, warm and friendly. She is a fun and entertaining presenter, sharing her infectious laughter and wisdom with everyone who attends her seminars. She lights up the room with her enthusiasm about laughter and happiness, so that you can’t help but enjoy the presentation! 

Helen offers:

  • CEU trainings about Laughter and Happiness for mental health and health professionals
  • Corporate trainings for Stress Reduction using Laughter Therapies read more >>
  • Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Trainings
  • Laughter Yoga Club Facilitation
  • Individual and Couples Psychotherapy


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     live as though you would die today.
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