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How to Meditate with Music

Self hypnosis and classic meditation are powerful tools to calm the mind and improve both mental and physical health. But sometimes you want something else, either due to your state of mind, surroundings, time constraints or other reasons. Did you know listening to meditation music has a positive impact on one’s mental and physical well-being? […]

Cindy Interviewed by Joan Steffand

Cindy Interviewed by Joan Steffand I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the delightful Joan Steffand, formerly news anchor at KARE11 TV and also the host of Decorating Cents on HGTV. Joan covered a lot of ground with me! Wow. The time flew by! Watch to learn a whole lot about my experience with […]

Why your brain really, really needs sleep

Want to absorb more information? Prioritize sleep! What happens when you add liquid to an already-full cup? It overflows. If you want to add more, you have to pour some out. Your brain appears to work in a similar fashion…while you sleep. In a recent study, researchers found that at night, the brain shrinks some […]

ChangeWorks Is Open for In-Person Hypnosis!

ChangeWorks Hypnosis is open for in person hypnosis as of June 1, 2020. (Yay! We can do hypnosis in the comfy chair again!) Due to COVID-19 I was only offering distance sessions in the latter part of March, and in April and May. As of this week I am running sessions in the office again! […]

Mayo Clinic on Hypnosis

By Mayo Clinic staff (This article is reprinted with the permission of Mayo Clinic, Rochester and was written by Mayo Clinic Staff writers) Have you ever been totally absorbed while reading a book or cooking or watching a movie? Did you zone out to the point where you didn’t notice what else was going on […]

Your Twitter Followers are Fake, Right?

“Wow, you have a lot of followers on Twitter. Did you buy those?” Ummm….no. Funny what people will ask you, but I’m glad you asked.  I haven’t ever bought followers on any platform. I’m not tremendously active, paradoxically, on social media, but I do publish content out on Facebook and Twitter. Those are the ones […]

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A Simple Exercise to Train Focus, Relieve Stress | Cindy Locher Podcast

A Simple Exercise to Train Focus, Relieve Stress What if there was a simple exercise that you could do in 3 minutes or so that would train your brain to increase your ability to focus and concentrate, give you the ability to create a sense of mental relief by shifting your mental focus and reduce […]

What is the Vagus Nerve? | Cindy Locher Podcast

Tone up your Vagus Nerve to Relieve Anxiety, Irritability and Improve Your Sleep Welcome to another podcast! In this podcast I explore one of my favorite topics to cover with clients – the power of the Vagus Nerve, what it is and what it does, and how you may be unintentionally reducing its ability to […]

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Are Fears Genetic? Can Phobias Be Inherited?

Can You Inherit a Fear? The other day I was having a consultation with a woman who asked me this question.  She shared that her whole family had a phobia of the same thing and she wondered if it could be genetic. What a great question! And a good topic to cover in the blog, […]

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Distance Hypnosis Solves a Decades-Long Problem

Distance Hypnosis Proves to be a Safe and Effective Solution for Ann Ann came to me in March with a nail-picking habit, something she’d been trying to put behind her for decades. Ann was motivated, as she mentions in her interview below, and after a consultation we were off to the races on March 12 […]

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How to Journal to Accelerate Change and Learning

How to Journal to Accelerate Change and Learning “You should journal, you should journal, you should journal.”  Maybe you’re heard that from various sources, read it, etc, or maybe you say it to yourself. I have to say journaling can be a very powerful, even life-saving process. There’s a power and relief to getting the […]

Staying Calm in Times of Crisis

When our lives are disrupted through a crisis of sorts it is essential that we find our inner resilience in order to remain healthy, both physically and psychologically. At the moment, we are all dealing with the same fears connected to the coronavirus. Constantly watching the news and getting caught up in the drama doesn’t […]

ChangeWorks Wellness Policy

“Should I come in for my hypnosis session if I’m sick?” *********UPDATE 6/1/2020******************* Starting this week sessions can be held in the office.  All consultation are still being done over the phone for the foreseeable future.  Please read the following wellness policy prior to your in-office session.  For your health and convenience, distance sessions are […]

10 Mindfulness Habits for 2020

10 Mindfulness Habits for 2020 These days you can’t pass the magazine stand at the grocery store or surf the net without seeing references to mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation; live more mindfully; cultivate mindfulness, how to lose weight with mindfulness; mindfulness for anxiety, etc., etc. So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that mindfulness […]

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Visualize Your Goals in 2020

Visualize your goals to make them more achievable. We all daydream at times. Some of us are better at it than others. Do your daydreams slip from that into day-mares? Becoming lost in thought when floating down a gentle river becomes a moment of terror as the dreamboat springs a leak and sinks under a […]

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How Not to Take Things Personally

How Not to Take Things Personally The holidays are upon us and for many that means being around people that can rub us the wrong way. This year, don’t take what they say and do personally. There’s no reason why they should negatively affect your enjoyment of the holiday season! Here’s some ideas to help […]

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Does Hypnosis for Alcoholism Work?

Does hypnosis for alcoholism work? If you’ve landed here, you’re wondering and exploring, either for yourself or for someone you love – does hypnosis for alcoholism work? Could this be part of the solution?  In short, yes it can — I have helped many people with this issue, successfully and to their satisfaction. For most […]

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How to Trick Yourself into Being Less Hungry

How to Trick Yourself into Being Less Hungry Are you hungry all of the time? Are you trying to lose weight, but you just can’t seem to do it because of constant hunger?  Do you have trouble keeping the weight off because you’re consumed (no pun intended) with cravings for all the wrong foods that […]

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Staying Motivated to Lose Weight Permanently

Staying Motivated to Lose Weight Permanently Losing weight, getting fit and staying that way isn’t a sprint — it’s a marathon. To win a marathon you need both short term goals that keep you excited and pushing forward, and long-term goals that keep you steady and consistent and help you get back on track when […]

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Change Your Relationship With Food so You Can Lose Weight

Change Your Relationship With Food so You Can Lose Weight Have you given some thought to how your attitude toward food and eating from the past has literally shaped who you are today?  If it’s your long-term goal to look and feel better, live a healthier lifestyle, move easier, and avoid chronic disease, then the […]

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Why Hypnotherapy Isn’t Like Stage Hypnosis

As a clinical hypnotherapist, I get all kinds of reactions when people find out what I do for a living. Anything from “ooh… I’m scared of hypnosis” or “do you make people cluck like chickens?” And when I hear things like that I realise that for most people, their only experience with hypnosis is what […]

Who Uses Sports Hypnosis?

As I’m writing this, golf season is over for the year, and we’re moving into the winter sports. I enjoy working with all types of athletes all year round.  I’ve worked with, of course-golfers, but also lots of young gymnasts, hockey players, equestrians, basketball players, Iron Man Triathletes, even a few bull riders! Peak performance […]

50+ Pound Weight Loss | The Biggest Change

One Small Change Leads to a 50 Pound Weight Loss Sarah* came to see me looking to lose a significant amount of weight.  At 42 years old, she’d been carrying the extra weight “as long as she could remember.”  The amount had gone up over the years, but she was a heavy child, a heavy […]

Questions to Help You Set Long Term Goals

Questions to Help You Set (& Achieve!) Your Long Term Goals What is your long term goals setting and achieving strategy?  Are you clear on what goals to set to achieve your vision of the future? Are you clear on your vision of the future?  What is REALLY important to you? Those are the primary […]

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Obesity in Families: Inherited, or Learned?

Obesity in Families: Inherited, or Learned? Are you overweight or even obese? Do you weigh more than is healthy? Before you can determine if you are in fact obese, it will help to define what exactly obesity is. According to, obesity is a calculation of body weight and height. For adults, experts usually define […]

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Top Tips for Becoming More Self-Assertive

Why Being Assertive is Important and How to Develop It Learning to be assertive is one of the most important life skills you can develop. Studies have shown that being assertive can lead to a whole host of benefits, from increased self-confidence to better relationships and improved mental and physical health. Before you start, it’s […]

Client Interview: Julie, on overcoming workplace anxiety

This is part of an ongoing series of audio interviews with clients of ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center, focusing on the work done and the results achieved. It’s my hope that hearing some past clients’ experiences will help others to decide to get help for themselves.  So often people with anxiety think there’s nothing they can do, […]

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Fear of Public Speaking Turned to ENJOYMENT!

No More Fear of Public Speaking! They say a picture is worth 1000 words, so what’s a video worth? Steve, in the video below, was a delight to work with. He came in with a near-crippling fear of public speaking with “I’m not worthy” syndrome. In his industry a long time, Steve is a recognized […]

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3 Brain Hacks to Boost Your Motivation

3 Brain Hacks to Boost Your Motivation (Note: This article first appeared on Medium. You can find my original article here: 3 Brain Hacks to Increase Motivation C. Locher)   People often ask me about motivation. It’s part of my trade after all, to help people create, find and access motivation to achieve their goals. How […]

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Trick Your Brain into Instant Motivation

Instant Motivation Brain Hack This is the first installment in this short series about the brain.   –>Your brain.<– That lovely 3 pound jello salad that does so much for you. And every once in awhile betrays you utterly. (I hate when that happens!) So today, to launch this series of articles, I offer you this […]