We had the good fortune of connecting with Terry Nwosuocha and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Terry, so many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Can you talk to us about how you are helping the community?
We feel that by sharing the light (Lucia No.3 Hypnagogic Light) with others, we help people in our community become more relaxed, emotionally balanced and consciously aware of themselves and their impact on others. Our sessions allow clients to meditate with a colorful visionary experience and explore their inner-self. We help to open hearts and minds through our light therapy sessions, and we hold space for great conversations that allow people to express themselves and consider a world full of peace and light. We also hope to bring the Lucia Light to terminally ill patients and those in the criminal justice system (both inmates and guards) so that they can experience the light’s benefits.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
In my business, Lucia Light Houston, we help people fall into a hypnagogic state using gentle brain entrainment with the Lucia No. 3. Under the lamp, our clients drift into the alpha and theta brainwave states where they reach a calm and relaxed state of consciousness. We offer a very unique service to our community, as we are the only hypnagogic light therapy center in Houston and one of about 20 businesses in the US. I don’t feel that I am really set apart from other Light Attendants in the US, I just bring my own openess to the business. I am most excited by the amazing people that I’ve met through the light and the fascinating conversations that come out of making these new connections. It’s very humbling to hold space for clients to explore their inner-consciousness then express themselves to me during and after their light sessions. I could not have imagined going into this, how much of a positive influence the Lucia No.3 would have on others, and I had even less of an idea of how serving others would impact my happiness and wellbeing. We have been in business for 4 and a half years and it has been a slow and deliberate process. We started providing private light sessions from our home for the first 4 years. We had been looking for a studio space for about 18 months, but studios in our ideal location would get leased so quickly. We remained patient and when COVD-19 happened, studios opened up and we jumped at the opportunity. We were fortunate in the first 4 years not to face any overhead costs with running the business, but now that we have rent, it’s forced us to spend on advertising, decor, etc to help drive business and cover costs, which has been a new challenge. It’s also been a challenge to really hone in on the messaging for our business. We want our light sessions to be accessible for psychonauts, meditators, artists/creatives, stressed-out parents and busy business people. Learning how to reach each of those groups in a way that speaks to them is a learning experience that we are working through. I think the main thing that I have learned is that there are a lot of people out there that love our service and as long as we provide a comfortable and safe place to explore and open their consciousness, then almost nothing else matters. I would love the world to know that we are an open book and we are constantly learning (how to be better light attendants, how to be more consciously aware, how to be better friends and neighbors). As humans, we should be looking to constantly learn from the world around us and the world within; we are all here to help each other’s journeys, so that we are more open to learning from the world outside.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If you’re coming to Houston, I would stay inside the 610 Loop around the Heights to have a great time. I would start the day by taking an early morning bike ride down the bayou greenways (Whiteoak/Buffalo Bayou), get some great BBQ at Pinkertons or Gatlins, head over to the Sawyer Yards arts district to walk through art galleries/studios and meet some of the wonderful artists, drop into Lucia Light Houston for a psychedelic light session, then head to one of the many cool local breweries (Eureka/St. Arnolds/Karbauch) before bar-hopping through Yale/Heights/Whiteoak Drive.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out my wife Anita for supporting me as I took our family down this road. The light machine is not a cheap device and it was a leap of faith to put financial resources towards this endeavor. I give props to my parents who are both serial entrepreneurs and have instilled in me the belief in taking risks and helping others. I would shout out to Allison Perlissier and Erik Kuykendall who introduced me to the light and mentored me in the business and therapeutic aspects of the light.
Linkedin: Lucia Light Houston