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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 3/16/2020 ***************** Starting this week I am conducting all consultations and sessions via phone or Zoom video conferencing due to the COVID-19 issue. As of right now the plan is to do all work this way for at least the next couple […]

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 […]

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Benefits of Hypnosis Infographic

Today I’m kicking off a short series of articles about brain health and brain hacks. This series will focus on all sorts of things you can do to nurture and improve your neurological health, not just hypnosis. And a few brain hacks to help you get more out of the software nature gave you. Just […]

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Fear of Halloween –Phobias and Fears

Happy Halloween from the Locher Family! Tis the season — for ghosts and ghouls and spooky things.  And for some, fears and phobias. Follow @cindy_locher While Halloween is growing rapidly in popularityas a holiday as judged by the increasing amount of money spent on preparing for and celebrating the holiday, for some it is a […]

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Anxiety, intensity, and the young athlete

Just a short article today to help you start thinking a little differently about anxiety and young athletes. There’s a myth out there that anxiety is always the enemy.  That anxiety always gets in the way of being in “the zone” and disrupts an athlete’s focus and concentration.  This is not entirely true. Anxiety in […]

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Cindy Published in Unlimited Human Magazine

Always an honor to be published in a professional journal Forgot to share this in the spring. Way too much going on, I guess! New office, all that kinda stuff! This article (below in its entirety) was published in the Spring 2019 issue of Unlimited Human Magazine, the professional journal of the International Medical & […]

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10 Ways To Calm Your Mind

10 Ways To Calm Your Mind Stress, tension, anxiety – all of these can get your mind spinning with worrying about “What If?” and prevent you from feeling rested and at peace. Being able to calm these feelings and stop worrying will enable you to enjoy life in a new and more meaningful way. While […]

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Why Big Goals Are More Effective Than Small Ones

Why Big Goals Are More Effective Than Small Ones A lot of us are afraid to admit our biggest goals and our greatest aims to people because we feel a bit silly when we do. In fact, a lot of us are afraid to admit our biggest goals even to ourselves. Think about it: when […]

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6 Tips to Boost Your Willpower

6 Tips to Boost Your Willpower Willpower. You hear a lot of talk about willpower in my business. I sometimes say it’s misnamed and it should be called “won’t power” because that’s how people usually want to use it. What is willpower?  The dictionary definition is “control exerted to do something or restrain impulses.” The […]