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A Gift of Change

It’s the second gift of the holiday season! Today we bring you the gift of graceful change, the gift of breaking out of ruts and routines and reaching into your latent potential. Is it time for you to create a change in your life?  From the small to the large, every positive, intentional change you […]

Happy Holidays 2018!

Download your free Positive Affirmations Coloring Book!   Happy Holidays from Cindy & Jeff at ChangeWorks! In celebration and recognition of the year we are closing out, In joyous anticipation of the New Year approaching, In honor and reverence for the holidays being celebrated across cultures and nations, And in appreciation for you, as our […]

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Your “Problem” is Really a Solution | Principles of Hypnotherapy

The Symptom is a Solution: Just Not the One You’d Prefer I love teaching people about the work that I do.  Why is that?  Because there is SUCH a positive message about who we are at it’s core.  You probably have questions about hypnotism, hypnotherapy and “how all this stuff works,” and I really hope […]

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Sports Hypnosis | The Athlete’s Secret Weapon

Hypnosis for sports is a growing industry, yet most athletes are not aware of what it can do for their performances. Here are just a few ways in which hypnosis can be used to make dramatic improvements, especially when used in conjunction with other change techniques like NLP: – Overcoming slumps – Dealing with pressures […]

12 Proven Ways to Eliminate Negative Thoughts

Follow @cindy_locher Negative, recurring, intrusive thoughts.   Who hasn’t suffered from them from time to time?  When those negative thoughts become too commonplace for you, and you can’t seem to escape them, though, it’s more than just a nuisance. Most people try to stop these thoughts by, well…trying to stop them.  Working at suppressing the […]

Free Power of Gratitude Teleseminar

The Amazing Benefits of Gratitude Teleseminar Did you know there is sound research done on the benefits of gratitude? In this teleseminar, join in a discussion of the amazing, unexpected benefits of creating a habit of gratitude. Recent research has born out what good advice-givers have told us for centuries: feelings of gratitude not only […]

Fear of Public Speaking Hypnosis

Hypnosis for Fear of Public Speaking Fear of public speaking is, as any sufferer knows, an illogical state of mind, when we are overwhelmed by completely irrational fears. The fear of public speaking is, in fact, a trance-like hypnotic state, brought on by subconscious triggers. Hypnosis for public speaking is the best way to resolve […]

Healing Your Self Esteem with Hypnosis

This month’s free Lunch & Learn training is about healing a damaged self esteem. Here’s a quick recap of some of the information covered, and the video includes that information and more, including my own story of having my self esteem severely damaged in my 20’s by my first marriage, and how hypnosis helped me […]

Relaxation and Health

  Is Doing Nothing Really Just as Important as Doing Something? A couple of years ago I wrote this article .  It’s about the value of doing NOTHING. I was reminded of it earlier this week when I ran into someone who said, “I remember that article and it really helped me.” So, I went back […]

Rule of the Mind #2 — What is Expected Tends to be Realized

Here is the 2nd of the 8 Rules of the Mind: What is Expected Tends to be Realized. This rule explains why so many people feel like they “always” or “never” experience some type of experience.  “I never get the girl.”  “I always end up dealing with bad traffic on the way to work.”  “It […]

Inner Conflict Resolution Training Replay

Inner conflicts — do I or don’t I? How do I clear up this inner conflict and create movement in the direction that’s in my best and highest interest? Everyone struggles with this from time to time; sometimes on a large-issue scale, sometimes with just day to day conundrums. This training will help with the […]

Rules of the Mind | Number 1 – Every Thought Creates a Physical Response

Did you know there is a set of Rules of the Mind – rules that your subconscious mind uses to organize information and create behaviors?  Yepper, there is.  These rules have been uncovered through decades of working with hypnosis by generations of amazing hypnosis professionals and I learned them when I took my hypnosis training, […]

Cindy Locher iHeart Radio Interview | Fear of Public Speaking

Hypnosis — could it be your perfect solution to the fear of public speaking that nothing else has solved? Yesterday I had the privilege of being interviewed for iHeart Radio by David Serero of The Culture News, about the use of hypnosis for stage fright / fear of public speaking / presentation anxiety — whatever […]

Master Time with NLP Training Event

You Can Master Time — How It FEELS, & How Your Mind Responds to It. This is a COOL training on personal use of Time Therapy.   This training is for you if you say yes to any of the following: — Do you have problems being places on time? — Do you wish time […]

“Unplugging” for a Week – With a Teen!

We are BACK! Not from Outer Space, but from, ohhh, I’d say 1970. My family and I spent the last week at an “unplugged” cabin between Lutsen and Grand Marais, Minnesota — the majestic Lake Superior North Shore. That’s right, for a whole week we had: — No internet — No phone service (had to […]

How I Work with Fear of Public Speaking

Tomorrow is the day. You can’t sleep. Your thoughts are racing. Your body begins to shake and tremble. The morning comes greeted by great fear and nausea. You feel paralyzed and have thoughts of escaping either back to bed or to a deserted island. Or maybe you could disappear altogether. What does tomorrow bring? War. […]

Dealing with Difficult People Part 4

Remember the Diamond D’s: Detach, disassociate, and defuseThe Diamond D’s are the best ways to deal with difficult people. Part 1 of this article series Part 2 Part 3 The Diamond D’s or Triple D’s is a good way to remember the most helpful set of behaviors when you’re faced with someone who’s being difficult […]

How to Deal with Difficult People Part 3

Today:  Give Up the ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Attitude Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2! Most difficult people never see their behavior as ‘wrong.’ They feel they are always ‘right’ even when facts point otherwise. This is a psychological bias, and we all have many of them. The best way to deal with this is […]

How to Deal with Difficult People Part 2

  How to Deal with Difficult People, Part 2:  Don’t Wage War [Click here if you missed Part 1] Very often difficult people don’t realize they are ‘waging war’ on others. They may have no idea their behavior is irritating, and even if they do, when confronted, they will immediately become defensive and start a […]

How to Deal with Difficult People Part 1

  How to deal with difficult people — and not go crazy! by Cindy Locher, BCH “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~Dale Carnegie Emma had finally landed her dream job almost a year ago. She loved the work and got along with almost […]

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Research on hypnosis and sleep

Below are just a few research abstracts from around the globe. I guess every country has some sleep issues. Some studies focus on sleep, while other studies focus on cancer, pain, etc., where sleep is one component of a larger issue. The abstracts below come from, which is on the website of the NIH (National […]

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25 Ways to Be Happier

25 WAYS TO BE A HAPPIER YOU Some people assume that achieving greater success or accumulating material wealth automatically leads to happiness, but nothing can be further from the truth. The fact is, we place artificial demands on ourselves that undermine our happiness. These demands force us to work harder and harder to cross a […]

Interview with Paul Scheele, PhD

Interview with Paul Scheele, PhD   In this episode I interview Paul R. Scheele, PhD, founder of Learning Strategies Corporation (“in Minneapolis,” LOL!). Paul is the creator of the Paraliminals hypnosis CDs.  (When I need something that I haven’t recorded myself, I turn to my Paraliminals collection, they are wonderful.) Right now (yep, like RIGHT […]

Hypnosis for Weight Loss FAQs

One of the most popular services we provide is hypnosis for weight release. Hypnosis has a reputation for being helpful in this area, but still there are a lot of questions and some misunderstandings about how and why hypnosis works for weight loss. I personally have experience in using hypnosis in losing weight and, most […]

What Is Hypnosis for Anxiety and How Does It Work?

There are some important factors to understand when deciding to use hypnosis for anxiety. If you are like most people I see in my practice, you probably have been struggling with anxiety many years before thinking about hypnosis for anxiety. You probably have your Xanex bottle, or other prescription medication handy, and you may be […]

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The advantages of quitting smoking with hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is fast becoming the therapeutic modality of choice for smoking cessation. A gentle yet powerful approach, hypnosis is gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine as more and more medical practitioners refer their clients to hypnotherapists. There are many advantages to quitting smoking through the use of hypnosis. For one, hypnosis addresses the emotional and psychological […]

Sacred Blessing Sound Bath-Pure Amazingness

Imagine a time of pure energy flowing through you in complete peace… A feeling of being special, just because you’re you.  An exercise in moving into a receiving state that feels so graceful and fluid, that you find yourself there before you even realize it.  For many of us (maybe it’s a Minnesota thing?) the […]

ChangeWorks selected for local business award

We at ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center are honored to have been selected for this honor, and we strive to serve you, our clients, to the very best of our abilities!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center selected for 2017 Apple Valley Small Business Excellence Award Apple Valley, – August 24, 2017 — ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center […]

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What hypnosis is doing to your brain

    Is hypnosis something that’s done TO you? Or a natural process? What does science tell us today? You’ve probably heard some version of this before, if you’ve experienced hypnosis or researched the state. “You experience hypnosis naturally all the time.”  “All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.”  “Hypnosis isn’t something that’s done TO you…” I’ve said […]

What is hypnosis, anyway? Video series

Understanding Hypnosis Today I thought I’d post the first of a 6 part video series that we ask all new clients to watch. These videos are like a “mini” course in hypnosis and answer most of the questions that new clients have about hypnosis and the processes we use in working with clients to help […]