“Little update for you- since the last time I’ve seen you- I’m down over 50#! Started dating a wonderful man a year ago. Life is sooooo much better! I hope all is well with you!” — Linda Auleciems, Nurse Practioner, Cottage Grove, MN, June 2012
“Thanks for a great session. I realized as I came how important trust would be in a new hypnosis session and how comfortable you made me feel. You were so personable, likable, and I felt comfortable with you. Thank you.” — Carrie Kwok
“Thank you so much for all your help with hypnosis. With old age and and 4 learning disabilities I was terrified to go back to school. You taught me to hypnotize myself for study and to test in the same mode.. I am happy to say I received A’s in my pre-requisite classes for grad school. I start school in the fall, and I am very excited about it. Thank you so much for your part in my journey.” — Jessica Blum
“I was initially skeptical when considering hypnotherapy. I come from a Catholic background and was uneasy about the source of hypnotic power. Upon my own research, I grew confident that hypnosis did not rely on any dark or dangerous powers. It appeared to be nothing more than seeking assistance to tap into my own inner thoughts, a therapist of sorts to help make sense of the constant scramble of ideas and emotions running through my mind. Not only were these perceptions confirmed upon completing my session, I also discovered much more about the hypnotic process and my own inner self. The experience was more than I could have imagined or hoped for.
My session began with an extensive discussion on how the brain operates and why hypnosis works. My hypnotherapist then evaluated my own specific situation pertaining to weight. I was amazed at how quickly he understood my concerns when he developed a list of my goals. They were perfectly in tune with what I was striving for. We discussed them carefully together and I felt extremely comfortable moving forward.
I was entirely present while under hypnosis, as opposed to my preconceived notions of a deep sleep I would have little recollection of. Under hypnosis, I recalled early moments of childhood Iíd never recalled before. In my case, these memories were based around food and the emotions I was conditioned to associate with eating. I experienced whatís best described as a battle between my adult self and my childhood self, bringing to the forefront the clash between who I want to be now as an adult and the innate tendencies of my sub-conscious mind. For the first time in my life, I was able to comprehend and communicate the source of my issues with food. This made my problem easier to understand and a solution plausible and accessible. My two selves were able to essentially reach an agreement for my overall well being. This was the first great leap towards my success over maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Hypnosis served as therapy for me. After many frustrating years of yo-yoing between success and failure, I made sense of the root of my problems, enabling me to make the changes necessary to reach my ultimate goal. I now understand how futile my surface attempts to control my weight have been because I was able to focus only on the conscious. The depth of my issues reside in the sub-conscious, which hypnosis helped me access. I have a newfound sense of confidence and certainty that I will choose to live a healthy lifestyle.” ~~ Emily Urlacher, 6/15/12
An email received July 2011:
Sorry for taking so long to get back to you, we just got back from Denver this past weekend. And I did amazingly on the airplane as well, no anxiety. I’m feeling really good right now. I’m in ‘detox’ mode with slowly weaning off my daily anxiety medications..they never tell you the side effects of ‘quitting’ those damn drugs. I’ll keep you updated! — Joe R.
An email received from a client who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks:
I just wanted to send you a note on my hypnosis experience with you. First a little history on my battle with anxiety. It started around 8 years ago when I thought I was having a heart attack and I went to the doctor and they did a stress test and decided it was just stress. So I was told to sell a couple of my businesses and get a hobby and I was also put on paxil. This seemed to work for stopping the panic attacks but it did not solve the anxiety problem and I did not like the way I felt on the drugs. Whenever I tried to go off the meds I would start having anxiety and panic attacks again. I also had my thyroid checked and my testosterone which was low and that helped lesson the depression after the panic attacks. I went to see a counselor who explained how anxiety worked and told me it was all in my head and I also read a number of books and ordered the Lucinda Basset (Midwest Anxiety Center) tapes off the infomercial. All of this helped reduce the frequency and severity of the attacks, but it was all still in my head and I didn’t have idea what I could do about that. So I called you to try hypnotherapy and I will have to say I was a skeptic but I agreed to follow whatever you told me to do to the letter to give it a fair chance. After the first session I had the feeling that I could not have a panic attack even when I was feeling stressed. The suggestions you gave me during hypnosis gave me some tools, and for the first time I had made changes “in my head” even though I was not in a deep state of hypnosis until the fourth session. I had realized after trying to blame everything and everyone for my anxiety that I needed to take responsibility for it, but I just didn’t know how to change what was going on in my head. I want to thank you Cindy for doing what you do. You did in 5 sessions what I had been trying to do myself for over eight years. I will take the responsibility to keep up on the meditation and self hypnosis, I plan on making it part of my lifestyle just like my exercise and healthy eating.
Thank You Daniel Erickson
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“I believe your hypnosis really worked. I actually felt sick around all the bad food choices this year. NO WEIGHT GAIN between Thanksgiving and Christmas!” — Tim F. (Apple Valley, MN)
“Hypnosis works! 33 pounds down in just over 6 months. I know it was the hypnosis because I’d tried everything else and nothing else budged this weight. I still have a ways to go (plan to lose another 30), but NOW I know I will be successful! Thanks!” — Bill S., Crosby, MN
“Hi Cindy , happy holidays ! I just want to say thanks again for helping me quit smoking, it has been the best thing I have ever done I feel great!” — Tim Scheurer, Mankato, MN
“Just wanted to say ‘Thank you!’ The hypnosis really did work. For the most part I Just read and did my crossword puzzles and even looked outside at the ocean. Crazy I tell ya! The flight back was ok but the landing – not so much. We started to land, the tires were on the ground and all of a sudden we had to go back up. Second time we landed we did stay on the ground but we slid a bit because it was so slippery out! Before meeting with you I would have totally freaked out but didn’t so thank you very much!” — Tammy S. (Fear of Flying)
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“Everything is great and I haven’t had any relapses or even any real cravings. I know it would be so easy to start smoking again but I just don’t do it. I’m thrilled with the results. I have been listening to the (reinforcement) CD and I am reading the book to start with my own self-hypnosis.” — Robin S., Minneapolis, MN (Smoking Cessation)
“I am really enthused about our sessions and what I am learning. I am anxious to learn more and be able to effectively meditate on my own. My goal right now is to listen to the CD (Cumulative Bliss) every evening. The last three days I have listened twice each day. I felt really quite good today. I am starting to feel like this takes the place of my anti-anxiety pill.” — Bruce M., Minneapolis, MN (Fear and Anxiety)
“Thanks so much for meeting with me yesterday – judging by how I feel today it was definitely a positive experience! I went home feeling so relaxed and had more of a feeling of certainty in myself when I woke up this morning.” — Sally K., Minneapolis, MN
“I slept ALL night last night!!! Not even up to use bathroom or drink of water, nothing. I am not walking around in a fog today. Feel better today than have in months.” — Shellie S., (Insomnia)
“I slept like a baby, pain level is down to a 2 or 3, a good 50% reduction.” — Brad F. (Stress, Insomnia, Pain)
“Interesting thing happened today. I have had really bad pain in my left hip. Went to my family doctor today and the x-ray showed my hip and joints is great. So it is bursitis. He recommended a cortisone shot. He cautioned my and said a lot of people decide after he explains the pain involved. I have had them before and remember the pain from the shot, phew! I agreed that I needed to get rid of the hip pain asap, because it is hindering my teaching. So, while he is getting the cortisone, I quickly put myself under, or at least talked to my body to relax, numb feeling, no pain, etc. Only had a min, but when he came back I was ready. He warned me, get ready here it comes (LOL, it was sort of funny), a slight pinch and then nothing. He was talking me through it here comes the burn, etc, now on the bone, will be over soon, hang on, but I am talking to him and felt absolutely nothing. A great shot giver or a great hypnotherapist? Thought you might like this quick story.” — Phil, (Self Hypnosis training)
“I appreciate the positive way you approached my issues and the kindness, respect, and you-can-do-it attitude that you gave me.” — Caroline M., Hastings, MN (Procrastination and Organization)
“I’ve been yoyo dieting for the last six years and nothing really worked until I came to Cindy. I tried a lot of weight loss regimens… I have a back problem and it is very uncomfortable because of the extra weight …
Hearing about Cindy and hypnotherapy is a blessing. She is very professional and listens to your concerns and works hard with you to attain your goal. I have lost 13 lbs. in six weeks (and continuing!). I am exercising more and I find myself craving more fruits and vegetables instead of junk food. I was also able to quit drinking pop which is a big deal to me since I’ve been trying to do it for a long time! I look forward to planning my meals ahead of time and If I have a party to go to (in my case, I attend parties almost every weekend) I choose the healthy foods without thinking about it. I don’t feel deprived because for the first time in my life, I am actually being good to my body and I feel great!
My friends notice my new behavior … they (my friends) are getting used to it and actually compliment me on the way I look. The more compliments I get, the more motivated I become!” — Glenda T., Minneapolis, MN (Weight Release)
“It’s time. It’s time to let go, let God, and let myself be healed. I owe it all to you. I can’t thank you enough. What you have done is be a part in saving my life. I hope you know that! I will keep in touch and let you know how I am doing, but I am very confident that I…will be a permanent non-smoker! Honestly–I believe I already am…” — Jodi B., St. Paul, MN (Smoking Cessation)
“Life is treating me very well. My new job is everything I wanted and more – challenging, fun, busy, etc. It was the right thing to do and I honestly believe that you helped me make the transition. I’ve been using the (recorded session) CD’s 3-4 times a week. They help tremendously.” — Dave T., St. Paul, MN (Stress)
“The Cumulative Bliss brain entrainment CD is amazing. I feel so calm and relaxed. I have been able to stop using sleeping pills, which I was using every night!” — Katie K., Burnsville, MN (Fear and Anxiety, Stress)
“I began using meditation CD (Cumulative Bliss) three weeks ago. … I have found the 30 min tape to be soothing, relaxing and a great prelude to sleep. … It is everything you have said it is plus more. I enjoy the calming affect it has and I have noticed that I have more patience during the day with those close to me. I seem to be more actively giving compliments and other positive changes. I look forward to other meditation CD’s you come out with. I highly recommend this CD to everyone.” — Phil T., Rosemount, MN (Stress)
“I wish everyone could know about the amazing work that Cindy does! First of all I’d like everyone to know that I have never worked with a hypnotherapist until I met Cindy, and I wasn’t sure what to expect… I have worked with Cindy on several occasions since. I have had some highly stressful and time sensitive challenges to deal with (work related). I don’t remember having such high stress for many years.
It was unbelievable how Cindy helped me in just minutes to relieve the stress and & not only that (which was huge) but I approached the challenges with a whole different feeling and outlook toward it. I felt positive as well as confident! WOW! I told her I loved her and that she is an angel! I very highly recommend her for ANYTHING that you want to take care of in your life. Better golf game, lose weight, virtually anything! I recommend anybody to … give her a call.” — Jan R., Eden Prairie, MN (Stress)