Success Stories

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“Hi Rebecca, I came to you for 3 sessions to relieve test taking anxiety for my Occupational Therapy Board exam. I took the exam and I PASSED!!! I really believe that the hypnosis definitely played a part in helping my to relax and concentrate better during the exam. Thank you so much and it was very nice to meet you. I will certainly refer you to anyone I know! Have a lovely holiday.”  Krista Thanos

“Rebecca, you don’t recognize me, do you? I lost over 100 pounds after two sessions with you. I truly believe that hypnosis gave me the power and strength to break old eating habits and Weight Watchers taught me how to enjoy food and eat healthier. I lost over 100 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years now! I was able to go off blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetic medicines because of weight loss. I’ve ever felt better or younger and I attribute it to both programs. It worked!” Chris Fink

“I’m so thrilled that I’m not eating fast food anymore. If you want to stop eating junk food, hypnosis is the way to do it. I never thought it would be possible, but it’s been two months without a trip to any fast food restaurants. And I feel so much better.” Sherrod DeGrippo

“After one session I was amazed that I suddenly had control over food. I simply couldn’t overeat anymore. After 3 sessions I have lost nearly 20 lbs. and am down 2 sizes! I have recommended Rebecca to all my doctors and all my friends. I hope to be a walking advertisement.” Cindy Good

“No smoking at all. No cravings. I don’t even think about it anymore. No more chronic bronchitis or coughing. I also started running again and now I can run farther and longer than I ever could. I only needed once session, and haven’t smoked for over six months.” Dana Malone

“Thank you so much for relieving me of my fear of being home alone.  I am now able to go in the basement to wash, sleep soundly by myself and I am not afraid to enter my humble abode anymore.   The one session and the listening to the CD every day has made me a new person.  I have two sessions remaining and want to use those for weight loss.” Bernita A. Woolfolk

“I flew to Ohio last week and didn’t experience any excessive anxiety. I was able to stop the negative thinking and regain my positive thinking quickly. My general attitude is more positive and my thinking is less cluttered.” Christine Stummer

“I told my fellow physical therapists…”you are not going to believe this, but all tension in my neck and shoulders has dropped down after my hypnosis session. I feel like I can think clearer too. Feel 100% different.” Adrianna Ossa

“Successfully been a non-smoker now for over one year without a single relapse. Very pleased with the lasting effects. Not only that, the visualization that we chose to replace the vision of smoking has come to fruition as well. I have been training for a triathlon, running 3+ miles per day, biking over 50 miles per week, and swimming (which needs work) like a mad man. I cannot imagine my life being any better. A feeling of guilt has been removed and I am completing goals I had set for myself years ago.” Dan Stummer

“Hello Rebecca- I wanted to drop you a line and let you know at the end of the month I will be celebrating a one year anniversary, thanks to you! January 27th, 2008 will mark one year that I have not smoked and I just wanted to simply state “thanks.” Dawn Iannacone

“I stopped smoking and lost 15lbs so far! I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. This was one of the best investments I’ve made in my health and lifestyle.  The six-session package was so worth it, since I was able to quit smoking without weight gain, and get rid of the extra 15 pounds I was carrying around! I’ve already recommended several of my friends, so sold am I on this.”

“I’m not here to rant about the problems I have, because I know everyone else has some too, though they might differ. I prefer to share with you rather, how I chose to get to the root of those issues. It all started when my mom sent me a recent article from Oprah’s website about hypnotherapy.  As I sat there reading it, I thought to myself, does Chicago even have hypnotherapists? I decided, even if for mere curiosity and fun, to research the topic, only to stumble upon Rebecca Lauer’s name. What made me call that day? It might have been my recent breakup or possibly all my suppressed emotions, which I would never admit to before now; regardless of the reason, I made an appointment. After all, what did I have to lose?”

“Three sessions later I’m writing a testimonial for the woman who helped me open up Pandora’s Box that was hidden deep inside. I feel carefree (anchor word) and lighter, yes lighter. Suppressed emotions get so heavy after a while! Now by no means can I tell you that I am free of stress and responsibility, but I have definitely changed for the better. I have made great progress and feel at ease with myself, finally. The moment Rebecca asked me to introduce myself to the self I wanted to become, was when it all happened. I’m still getting to know the other side of me, but I have a feeling that we will be great friends! I look forward to evolving into the strong woman I always hoped to become. Thanks again Rebecca!” Yana Frigelis

“After years of abuse, and years after abuse when my life was on track but my head was not I decided I needed a change. I wanted to start enjoying life and wasn’t sure how to start. I came to see Rebecca and signed up for 3 sessions. After the first session I felt much better and after 3 weeks the change in my thought process was dramatic. Before I knew it, I had changed jobs to a job that was far more suited to me and a few months later met an amazing man I have built a wonderful relationship with. My experience with Rebecca has been truly life changing.” Amanda

All of the following testimonials are actual client experiences. To protect privacy, some clients have chosen only to reveal their first name and last initial.

“Hypnosis is increasingly being used for helping people lose weight, stop smoking, or even perform better in athletics or academic tests.” Wall Street Journal

Sample Overview

“Hello Rebecca. I know it’s been two years since I’ve seen you, and I never told you that I now have a little daughter. I don’t know if you remember me but you hypnotized me for fertility, and I believe it definately helped! I was able to conceive shortly after our sessions. Of course, I was doing the fertility program, but nothing happened until I added hypnosis to the mix. I can’t thank you enough.” Heather L.

Weight Loss

“”It worked! I lost 14 pounds in two weeks just by getting off of sweets. I am very, very pleased. It’s not an effort or a struggle. I just don’t want that stuff anymore. And to see results like this after years of not seeing the scale budge, is incredible.” Terry F.

“This was the best money I ever spent! I can’t believe it. My husband can’t believe it. I’ve lost 9 pounds after just two sessions and I don’t even care about sweets anymore. My husband can’t believe I no longer want them. I just wish I had called you a year ago when I first ran across your ad. For the first time in years I’ve got my hope back.” Amy T.

“Several years ago I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 100 pounds. When I gained back 40 pounds I came to see you. Now I’m pleased to say that things are going in the right direction again. In fact, I am absolutely amazed at the results! I’m no longer stuffing myself or helping myself to the junk food at work. Always the drug reps are bringing in donuts and bagels and candies and I used to feel like I had to try everything they brought in. But now I just pass it by. It just doesn’t seem important to me anymore. What a difference this has made for me.” Dr. Sam H.

“I saw Sarah at Curves and she lost 100 lbs. after seeing you. I need to lose 75 lbs., so that’s why I’m here.” Sandra I.

“I’ve lost 9 lbs since our first session! Now I’m waiting for my coworkers to notice, so I can tell them how I did it and refer them to you!” Jackie M.

“I am very happy with the results. Before I felt like my subconscious mind was tricking me, and now I feel like I am tricking it back. I’ve already lost 7 pounds and feel more in control of my life. I no longer feel that I have to eat even when I’m not hungry, like somehow there won’t be enough food. Now food just isn’t as important to me as it once was.” Susan M.   

“Before I came in for hypnosis I was feeling stressed and apathetic…out of control with my portion sizes and with sweets. I craved sugar and had to have a chocolate dessert 3 times a week at least. Now I have no such need and if I do have dessert, it’s only for 1 or 2 nights and then it’s a healthier choice. I feel happier and am choosing a healthier way of eating. I’m getting up at 6:15 am to exercise 3 days a week plus once on the weekends, and I’m eating less. I feel like I’m in touch with the real me and not the one that was emotionally eating. I also found the CDs very helpful and overall, am very pleased with the hypnosis.” Anne Grady

“I’ve been an Oreo addict for many years. After our first session I went home and reached for the you-know-what. Once I took them down, I just looked at them. It seemed like they were a block of wood. I just put them down. It was truly amazing.” Dr. Steve W.

“I am the poster child for you. I didn’t have any sweets at all and I don’t even want them. That manic-feeling is gone and I am now able to pass by the sweets jar at work and not even touch them. My friends think I’m using willpower but I’m not. I feel much more in control. It’s miraculous!” Jennifer S.

“I’ve suffered from bulimia for years, and it’s always been such a struggle.  I haven’t binged since our last session two weeks ago and it’s never been this easy. I’ve gone this long before but it’s never been easy.  It was always such a struggle. As a psychotherapist, I know that I am a bulimic for life, but the suggestion that really helped me the most was that I am now an ex-bulimic. That really shifted things for me. I am not even thinking about this anymore.” Pam J.

“I found that after my first session my cravings for sweets and fried foods were no longer an issue. Willpower was not an issue…I didn’t need it any longer. My urges to continually snack were gone and I was no longer desperate to “Fill the void” with the first fast food item, I could think of. I was calmer about my issues with food and I was effortlessly able to make wider choices.” Kristin T.

“In all honesty, I’m amazed. I didn’t think anything could stop me from eating at night. Hypnosis worked so well that when I had a late dinner out with another couple I had trouble eating my dinner. It’s wild.” Debbie R.

“I am thrilled. It is such a gift not to have to think about food the first thing in the morning. After many years, I feel like I am a “normal” person again and have a healthy relationship with food. I also hated doing sit-ups and am now doing them naturally. And I find myself with strange thoughts like being satisfied on Weight Watchers and not deprived. I’ve also gotten some unexpected benefits, like yesterday when a driver cut me off I let it go, whereas before it would have bothered me.” Sandra Carson

“I lost 40 pounds after only two sessions. After our first session I went home and reached for the cookies, but when I had them in my hand, they looked as appetizing as a block of wood, so I put them away.” Chris R.

“I can’t believe this is really me. I haven’t touched the junk food for 3 weeks. Instead of a hamburger and fries for lunch I’m going for salads and Subway sandwiches. And I used to be a junk food addict. So this is a real change for me. And it all seemed so easy, so effortless. Thank you for your help.” Wendi C.

“This is really kind of cool. I used to want two bagels and a donut with my coffee every morning. Now I’m satisfied with half a bagel. And I’m passing on the midnight snacking as well. I haven’t weighed myself yet, because I don’t believe in watching the pot boil, but I already feel like I have more energy and my clothes are looser.” Tom  S.

“I used to salt my food vigorously without ever tasting it, and I drank nearly a gallon of coffee a day. During working hours, I hit the vending machine several times a day. After just one session, I stopped using salt completely. After several more sessions, I was able to cut my coffee intake down to one cup a day, and the vending machine also became a one-trip affair. In the process I lost about 13 pounds. My wife says if I keep the weight off she’s going to make an appointment.” Steve R., Consultant

Personal Letter from a Client

“While waiting in the exam room for my yearly exam, I took this opportunity to sneak myself on the scale.  I knew I had put on weight but didn’t really know how much! I was frustrated with myself because I have tried various things to lose weight with no success.

I tried writing down all the foods I ate in a day – half the time I couldn’t find my journal. I tried Nutrisystem-really enjoyed the desserts! I went to a Weight Watchers intro meeting. Too much counting and checking the book.

I love sweets. I love to eat candy – think Movie Theater boxed candy! I love pastries and cakes.  I even purchased the Body Bugg armband device and paid for a nine-month subscription online to monitor my physical activity and food intake.

Having asthma, and arthritis – yes, a real mess – the extra weight is felt in my joints and in my lungs. I was so desperate to start somewhere, and the only thing I could think of was start with not eating sweets. From soda, candies to ice cream – all of it.

So I went online and just for the heck of it thought of hypnosis. I came across Hypnosis Chicago and then checked other places in Chicago that offer Weight Loss. The reviews of Hypnosis Chicago were enough for me to try it.

Rebecca is so warm and friendly you instantly relax with her. I was only able to attend one session. She asked me what did I want to do. I said not eat sweets. She told me that this session was usually successful for her clients. I have never been hypnotized, let me tell you I was skeptical, and even after the session I was wondering if it was going ‘to work’.  I felt so refreshed after my session though!

After talking about candy etc with Rebecca I thought I would head towards the nearest drugstore for a chocolate fix. I had no desire whatsoever!! Went home, saw a box of Lemonheads and a box of Junior Mints and still no desire.”

Case Study

“While waiting in the exam room for my yearly exam, I took this opportunity to sneak myself on the scale.  I knew I had put on weight but didn’t really know how much! I was frustrated with myself because I have tried various things to lose weight with no success.

I tried writing down all the foods I ate in a day – half the time I couldn’t find my journal. I tried Nutrisystem-really enjoyed the desserts! I went to a Weight Watchers intro meeting. Too much counting and checking the book.

I love sweets. I love to eat candy – think Movie Theater boxed candy! I love pastries and cakes.  I even purchased the Body Bugg armband device and paid for a nine-month subscription online to monitor my physical activity and food intake.

Having asthma, and arthritis – yes, a real mess – the extra weight is felt in my joints and in my lungs. I was so desperate to start somewhere, and the only thing I could think of was start with not eating sweets. From soda, candies to ice cream – all of it.

So I went online and just for the heck of it thought of hypnosis. I came across Hypnosis Chicago and then checked other places in Chicago that offer Weight Loss. The reviews of Hypnosis Chicago were enough for me to try it.

Rebecca is so warm and friendly you instantly relax with her. I was only able to attend one session. She asked me what did I want to do. I said not eat sweets. She told me that this session was usually successful for her clients. I have never been hypnotized, let me tell you I was skeptical, and even after the session I was wondering if it was going ‘to work’.  I felt so refreshed after my session though!

After talking about candy etc with Rebecca I thought I would head towards the nearest drugstore for a chocolate fix. I had no desire whatsoever!! Went home, saw a box of Lemonheads and a box of Junior Mints and still no desire.”

Stop Smoking

“You cured me of smoking two years ago. I wasn’t even tempted to smoke again. There were no cravings and I only needed one session. Never looked back.” Graham S.

“It worked! I haven’t had a cigarette since I saw you. Before I was the one who argued for a smoking room at work, and now I don’t even want to go in there.” Will O.

“This is the first time in my life that I think of myself as a non-smoker. After nearly 30 years of smoking. Thank you.” Stephanie T.

“I don’t even feel like I’m trying to quit. I feel like I did quit, and I’d like to use my second session for improving my golf game.” John L.

“I knew when I left your office that I’d never smoke again. I had tried everything and hypnosis was the only thing that worked. This has changed my life. Thank you.” Susan Q.

“I tried the lasers and they said it didn’t work for me because mine is a psychological habit. I guess they were right because hypnosis worked. I haven’t had a cigarette in a month! It’s the longest I’ve ever gone!” Liz R.

”I know you said it takes two sessions to quit smoking, but I did it in one. I feel confident that I won’t smoke anymore, and now I want to work on my presentation skills.” Steve A.

“I tried everything and nothing worked. I still smoked after 40 years. But two sessions with you exceeded my expectations. I’m happy to report I haven’t smoked in six months, and now I want to use my third session for overcoming procrastination.” Tom P.

“I’m thrilled. I tried everything to quit smoking and nothing worked. But this did. I smoked over a pack a day for fifteen years…and after one session, I was able to quit. Just like that !It is so good to be done with smoking. Already my hair and clothes smell better. Now I want to work on my weight.” Julie T.

“You said that sometimes people get happy surprises with hypnosis. Well I’m one of them, because I gave up smoking after our first session, and we never even worked on that! I wasn’t a heavy smoker, just a social smoker. Still, I’d been trying to give it up for years. For some reason after our session, I just didn’t want to smoke anymore. It was a wonderful gift.” Kay Z.

“I’m frankly very surprised. In shock. I didn’t think this would work, but I haven’t even thought about cigarettes since our last session. I couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you.” Katherine W.

“Smoking was part of my identity. I smoked for 40 years, since I was 16 years old. I can’t believe it’s been this easy to quit. One session and I feel like I’m an ex-smoker now. No cigarettes for over 3 weeks! I’m really kind of surprised that this was so effective.” Joan N.

Excessive Drinking

“My drinking was starting to get out of control and was affecting my job and relationships. I usually binged on weekends and drank heavily during the week as well. My girlfriend said if I don’t quit she is going to break up with me.  Drinking heavily runs in my family, so I was a bit skeptical about whether or not this would work, but I knew a friend who used it to quit smoking and wanted to give it a try. After our first session, I went all day Saturday without a drink. Normally I would have started around noon. Finally at 11pm at night I said to myself “well, it is Saturday night. I could have one drink.” And so I poured myself one and drank only a few sips. I really didn’t even want any more of it. This is amazing.  It wasn’t like I had to argue with myself. I just didn’t want one.  This is the first time in years I’ve gone over a week without a drink. I feel like I’m getting my life back.  Now I want my brother to see you.” Fred S.

“I’ve gotten into a bad habit of putting away a few hard drinks every night. It hasn’t affected my work yet but I don’t want this to go any further. I feel like I have an addictive personality, so I came to see you to quit completely. Hypnosis has worked far better than I expected. I was able to quit completely after two sessions. Unbelievable. I don’t even think about drinking anymore.” Nick T.

“I used to enjoy a 1⁄2 bottle of wine with my husband in the evenings, but I am pleased to tell you that I haven’t touched a glass since I last saw you—and I haven’t even missed it. Since I’m not drinking 2 or 3 glasses of wine every night, I’m sleeping better as well.” Julie B.

“I want to be able to pace myself when I drink. I used to get so out of control at parties and events that I’d embarrass myself. Sometimes I’d meet a cute guy and there I’d be, slurring my words. Not very attractive. Hypnosis has helped me to pace myself and drink much less. I now have a glass of water between drinks, and it’s helped a lot! Thank you.” Karen B.

Quality of Life

“No anxiety attacks for two whole weeks! I usually get one or two a week, but since our last session, I’ve been free of them. I can actually breathe easier now, I have a lighter feeling about myself and life. I’ve been standing up for myself, and have not been so accommodating. My friends have said that I’m smiling more, and seem happier. This has been great for me. Thank you.” Sonya T.

“It worked. I was pretty surprised. It’s like you just erased it (the hair twirling). It’s like it never existed. It’s crazy. But that urge to put my hand on my head and pull at my hair is just gone. I am thrilled, and it only took one session.” Suzanne F.

“My friend says to have you do a session for me on setting boundaries. She said you did one for her and it really helped.” Tanya D.

“My husband has noticed how much calmer and more relaxed I am now. He wondered what it was that I’m doing differently. I haven’t told him it was hypnosis, I just smile and say I had a good day. He says I don’t complain so much about work, and he’s right.” Sarah N.

“I am working very hard on getting my project off the ground. It is very close to becoming a reality. God bless you.” Jimmy Tillman

“The sessions with you have given me clarity, focus and ways to break my fears in difficult times. Also, the quality and quantity of my writing have improved greatly since you helped me past my blocks.” Dan J.

“I can’t believe the difference in Kristin. She used to be really affected by what others said and did. Now she just laughed at our one friend who is quite difficult at times. It was amazing. That convinced me to come and see you.” Taylor C.

“I always felt that I would be the last one hired. After working with Rebecca, my attitude completely changed around. Now I feel the way I always to but never did. I got exactly the job I wanted…it was just like I visualized in our sessions. Hypnosis definitely changed my life for the better. I would highly recommend Rebecca to anyone.” Donna N., Marketing Manager

Stage Fright

“Rebecca, I have to come to see you. My sister saw you for stage fright, and she was really terrified to get up in front of groups. Now she says she can’t even bring up the old feelings of panic, even when she tries to. She says she is now relaxed and at ease in front of groups. I have the same problem, so when can I book an appointment?” June F.

“I just wanted to call you and let you know how my presentation went. You know how nervous I was about talking in front of 200 people, but it went really well. In fact, my supervisor shook my hand afterwards and congratulated me for giving such a great presentation.” Jim H.

“My presentation went extremely well, and you know the last time I gave a talk I completely botched it…stumbled around, got all red, felt flustered and had cotton mouth. Well, what a difference a few sessions has made! I felt very relaxed and comfortable giving that talk. I can’t thank you enough. This has bothered me for some time and was negatively affecting my work, but no more. I actually had fun being on stage.” Paul M.

”Since I started working together my worry and anxiety level has gone way down. I am able to relax now and enjoy being at parties and with people. I find the CDs especially helpful.” Dorothy R.

“I just wanted to call and thank you. My presentation went really well yesterday and my supervisor complimented me, giving me his highest rating! I’d have to say this was a big turnaround from where I started. Gone was the nervousness and self-consciousness.” Jose H.

Test Anxiety & Study Habits

“Hi Rebecca, I hope you still remember me, and my father for that matter. First, I would like to apologize for the delay in response! You helped me in three sessions, within a week to conquer my fear of the verbal reasoning portion of the MCAT exam. As it turns out, my score improved five points, from a 4 to a 9, which is huge in itself!! In fact, I called and spoke with the President of the AAMC and his secretary who was floored that after seeking your help I could make such a strong comeback. I am now on par and competitive with the other applicants in that area. I was so happy and thrilled that you could help me out like that. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for your time, understanding, and help. I look forward to working with you again!” Marney P., Student   

“You know last time I came to see you I froze up for one whole hour while taking my exams. I hated that feeling. But this time I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep. Can you give me suggestions that I’m relaxed yet alert this time? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to freeze up again and I don’t miss that horrible anxiety, but I do better when I’m just a little more alert.”  (Postscript: we did just that and the client was exactly where she wanted to be. She aced her last exam).” Kristan B.

“I have to tell you I am extremely pleased with the  results of our last session. Instead of mindlessly re-reading the same paragraph over and over again, and not remembering what I read, I am now able to read normally. I can get to the next paragraph. This last week I actually read a whole chapter and I haven’t been able to do that for months. And for the first time, the material seems to be  sticking in my brain. I now feel confident that I’ll be able to pass my exams.” Mary J. K.

“I am good at my job but I couldn’t pass my exams. People in the office were beginning to look at me and wonder what was wrong. I almost felt some were sniggering behind my back. By the time I came to see you, I’d failed the exams 3 times. It was humiliating. But now I’m happy to report that after our work together (about 4 to 5 sessions) I have finally passed! It is an unbelievable relief and feeling to be able to get on with my life. I just wanted to call and let you know, so thank you for your part in this.” Dr. Terry S.

Sports Performance

“Rebecca, thank you so much for your assistance with my swimming issues. I am happy to announce that I completed my first international distance triathlon. I finished the 1-mile swim in 33 minutes and 15 seconds. My personal best in training was 32 minutes. Out of almost 7000 participants I placed 1092 overall and about 1200 for the swim portion of the event. Not bad since I was the last person in my wave to actually start swimming. If I factor that delay in; I most likely swam a sub 30-minute mile. I couldn’t have done it without your help. Thank you.” Larry P.

“I was diagnosed with Obsession-Compulsive Disorder, and I was so worried that others would notice my behavior that I stopped going out of the house. I suffered from frequent headaches, many sleepless nights, and hadn’t worked in 5 months. I had heard of hypnosis and wanted to try it. My therapist recommended Hypnosis Chicago, so I made an appointment. The day after my first session, I noticed that my headaches were gone and I was sleeping better. Two weeks later I was feeling restless and bored around the house, so I got a job. I feel like I’m 75% there….my compulsive behavior has lessened considerably. I still have some work to do, but I feel like I’m getting my life back again.” David J., Construction Worker

“I never realized an individual session could be so powerful. I’ve listened to tapes for years, but never had results like this. You do great work, Rebecca.” Bob T., Consultant

“I wanted to thank you for all your help. I don’t know what you did, but you must have said the right things to me. It’s unbelievable. I feel really good for the first time in months. And my presentation went very well, much better than I anticipated. That was powerful. Thanks.” John T., Executive

“I just wanted to call and let you know how I’m doing. I passed my driver’s test with ease, and was able to pick up my new car off the lot. I now feel relaxed and confident behind the wheel instead of tense and nervous. In fact, I drove all over, with no fear of the highways or other drivers. It was just like I visualized during my session. Thank you so much! This has profoundly changed my life.” Diana M., Educator

“My hair is growing out. I haven’t pulled my hair at all now for four months. People are noticing that I’m not covering up my hair as much as I once did. I can let go of the headscarves. I am so grateful. Thank you.” Cynthia M.

“I just wanted to call and tell you how pleased I are with the results. My daughter hasn’t sucked her thumb since I last saw you, over six months ago. As you know I tried everything and nothing worked, and at her age it was getting embarrassing. I still can’t get over it. I only wished I had done this sooner.” Sarah H.

“I used to enjoy several glasses of wine in the evening with my husband. But it was getting to be too much and it was putting extra weight on me. I’m pleased to report that I haven’t had a glass of wine during the week except for several months now. It’s been great. I’ve taken off a few extra pounds. I can’t thank you enough.” Jennifer A.

Sexual Issues

“I probably should have waited to let some stuff sink in, but I hung out with my lover after our session yesterday and had the most successful sexual experience than we ever have before!  I have not even listened to the session again, but I think once I do it will only get better. Thank you for your help, hypnosis will definitely cross my mind for future struggles.” Jake R.

Other Comments

“OMG this is so relaxing! You have a very soothing voice, and it just puts me under every time. It was like I was floating….not sure where I was exactly but I liked it!” Terry R.

“This is better than any massage I’ve ever had. I don’t believe I’ve ever been this relaxed. Ever.” Mary K.

“This has far exceeded my expectations. Your voice is almost magically soothing and I didn’t realize how wound up I was until now. I feel as if a weight has been lifted.” Eric T.

Magical Moments in Hypnosis

Case History

Recently I had a 9-year old girl who came to see me for thumb sucking. After her first session, she was sobbing because she was so sure nothing had happened, and hypnosis didn’t work for her, and she felt desperate to change. One week later her mother brought her back to me and said that her daughter had some “good news” for me. Sarah (not her real name) reported that she hadn’t sucked her thumb once in the entire week, something that had never happened before. Several of her neighbors have come to see me since, and say that it’s been six months and they haven’t seen her suck her thumb once. The moral of this story is “your conscious mind is often the last to know.” So relax and enjoy the process.

Letter from Cindy L, Sat. July 29, 2006.

Dear Rebecca,

Hope you are well and your business is flourishing! I know how much you have really helped me, and I hope others are getting as much out of their sessions as I did. Thought I would send you an update, and let you know how happy I am how well I am doing. Just got back from the gym and as of today I am down 33 pounds!

And my blood work looks fabulous! My doctors are so thrilled. One of them when she saw the results said to me, “Whose blood work is this?” Here is the comparison between February and June: Triglycerides down to 59 from 117; Cholesterol down to 156 from 201; LDL (Bad) Cholesterol down to 92 from 118; Hemoglobin A1C (diabetes test) down to 6.0 from 9.1. Blood pressure down to 134/74 from 156/110.

Exercise is going well. Thanks to the exercise motivation session we had, I now can’t get through a day without doing something physical–it bugs me all day if I skip it (unless it is a “designated rest day” which I havve to give myself so I don’t cause an injury). Walked 3 miles 3-4 times a week, weight training 1-2 times a week. Feel so much stronger, sleep better, have more energy (who knew the doctors were right about that?).

So, remember my goal was to get our of women’s sizes and into the largest regular size (16). Well, remember the fabulous size 16 jeans I had just purchased and wore the last time I saw you. I put them on the other night and now they’re too big! I’m going out today to try on some 14s—that’s my next goal.

As you can see, things are going well. And the best part is that I feel so much more positive. Always in the past when I was one a diet, I knew the diet would end and that the weight would creep back on. I was always either on my way down or on my way up the scale. Don’t have that anxiety anymore. Food doesn’t control me and I don’t stress-eat anymore. People comment on how much calmer and nicer I am.

Also, my doctor is thrilled with the results and is giving out your brochures to her patients. She commented that she was almost out of them and was going to call you to get some more. You might want to send her some more brochures.

If it’s ok, I will send you occasional updates. Feel free to use them as a recommendation. Thanks again for everything.

Regards,
Cindy

Searching for an alternative to medication

“About 8 years ago, something went wrong in my mind. I began to suffer from several issues ranging from anxiety and depression to a lapse in concentration and a depleting memory. I spent many of those years being diagnosed by doctors and psychiatrists as having Bi-Polar disorder, depression, ADHD and anxiety. I began to believe that the drugs were the only thing that could get me back to who I used to remember being. 7 years and several different drugs later, I began to realize that these medications were never going to help me. I felt dependent on them and both mentally and physically sick with and without them. Feeling the need to put the situation back into my hands and desperate for a change, I began researching my conditions and other options outside of medication. Thats when i found Hypnosis Chicago. I had heard about hypnosis but I wasn’t really sure if it would work for the issues I was having. I decided to give Rebecca and hypnosis a try. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Hypnosis has helped with my anxiety, depression, overall mood, memory, concentration and energy levels. I have also quit several bad habits I had picked up as well ranging from chewing tobacco to cutting off excessive drinking. This was all improved by changing my diet, hypnosis and exercise. I am prescription drug free and for the first time in 8 years I feel like I’ve gotten my life back on track to true health. Thank you Rebecca.”* Jack P.

* Please note: Any decision to get off of medication must be done by consulting with your medical doctor. Rebecca Lauer is not a medical doctor or physician, psychiatrist or psychologist, nor does she portray herself as such, and any decision to cut back or terminate physician-prescribed medication is between you and your doctor. If you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, you must have a referral from a physician or therapist, to ensure that hypnosis is indicated for you.

Look for more Magical Moments in the future. If you have a magical moment you want to share, feel free to email it to me at rlauer@hypnosischicago.com

All of the testimonials presented here are based on true cases. Names and occupations have been changed to protect privacy where requested. Individual responses to hypnosis will vary, depending upon many factors. (See FAQs for more details).

**If you have been diagnosed with a mental disorder such as panic or anxiety disorder, depression, and so on, I require a consent/release form from your treating therapist or medical doctor since I am not a psychologist, medical doctor or social worker.