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"I believe that no condition is out of bounds for trying hypnotherapy on."
 ~~Andrew Weil, MD

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Suffering from irrational fears
is like living life in a prison. 

A prison created by your own mind.

Hypnosis can help.
You will be amazed how quickly and how much! You will learn how to be in control of your mind's reactions and your emotions.

Gaining the feeling of being in control is the #1 comment that I hear from my clients.

Do you have one of the following issues? 

Hypnosis and NLP are extremely effective in dealing with these issues.  Cindy Locher, BCH, has focused her practice on this issue, and specializes in the area of fear/phobia/anxiety reduction and release. 

Listen to an interview with one of our clients, and learn first-hand how hypnosis helped Dan to overcome years of anxiety.*  In his own words, Dan shares how he felt before trying hypnosis, what he tried over the years as he battled anxiety, and the results he experienced with hypnosis, including reducing and eliminating prescription medications. 

  Press the arrow (play) button to listen to the interview.

When you experience fear, your THOUGHTS create and trigger your EMOTIONAL RESPONSE.  Your fears formed, unconsciously, when your mind associated a thought pattern and an emotional response with a stimulus. All of this happens at a subconscious level, which is why all my clients say something to the effect of, "I know this fear isn't rational." Consciously, they know there is no reason to have such a strong reaction, or any reaction at all, to the situations that trigger them.  But the conscious mind is not involved in this process.  That's why hypnosis and NLP, which work directly with the subconscious mind, are so much faster at achieving beneficial results than other approaches.  Those fears can be released and you can learn new thought patterns to and techniques to prevent future fears from forming.

Listen to Cindy discussing how hypnosis helps with anxiety on Hypnosis Today Radio:

Hypnosis and Anxiety Show Part 1

Hypnosis and Anxiety Show Part 2

This link will take you to an excellent article by a Medical Doctor about the efficacy of hypnosis for anxiety issues

How does it work?

  • The relationship begins with a comprehensive intake history and surveys, conducted in person, to fully understand the genesis of your unwanted reactions, how it affects you and how you experience your feelings.
  • First, we desensitize your mind to the specific triggers that have created the negative reaction in the past.  This creates a freedom from the emotional reactions, and most people feel significantly better after just this step alone.
  • Next, we use techniques from Neuro Linguistic Programming to provide you with a new response to the situation that created the negative emotions in the past.  This new response (which can be neutral or even pleasant) replaces your previous reaction, and trains the mind the correct way to respond.  You learn, perhaps for the first time, a feeling of control over your mind's reactions.
  • Then, you are guided through a process which provides the subconscious mind with concrete evidence that you can experience the situations that caused you fear in the past in a calm, relaxed manner.  This hypnosis anxiety eliminating process is recorded for you.
  • Finally, you are taught a simple, drug-free method that you can use for a lifetime that reduces the activity in the amygdala and increases your brain's production of serotonin and beta endorphins, thereby greatly reducing the potential for further anxieties to develop in the future.
  • All this is provided in a confidential approach that won't increase your health or life insurance costs now, or down the road, or create confidentiality issues with your current or future employment.  For a thorough explanation of these issues, read the article on our blog:  Do you take insurance?

What do clients have to say?
An email received from a client who suffered from anxiety and panic attacks:

Date: Thu, March 17, 2011 10:22 am

Hi Cindy,

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

PS. feel free to share this with anyone you would like, especially if it
could help someone else like me.* ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
An email received July 2011:

Hi Jody, 

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.

And this update from Joe R.:

"With Jody's assistance my mind has been opened up like never before. I suffered from Anxiety and Panic Attacks for 7 years and with Jody's help my symptoms have been dramatically reduced. In our sessions he guided me through the way my mind was working and explained the scientific connections between thoughts and feelings.  It was easy to see Jody's passion and knowledge in the field of Hypnosis. I strongly recommend consulting with Jody to assist you in any life changes you wish to make. This isn't magic, Jody opens the door and you walk through it. Thanks Jody for all your help. 

Joe R. " *


People with the following issues have been able to break out of their prison and live free again, using our process:

•  Shelly had a Fear of Public Speaking, which was significantly reduced in the very first session.  Most people realize complete reduction of their symptoms in three sessions.*

•  Bruce, who suffered from panic attacks and insomnia.  Five years on anti-anxiety medicines, and after five hypnosis sessions and learning meditation, he felt able to quit his medicine.*

•  Mike suffered from claustrophobia and was shipping out to Iraq.  He was afraid that his claustrophobia would kick in when he was in the armored HumVees.  After five sessions, Mike was ready, his fears behind him.*

•  Alisa suffered from social apprehensions.  She was unable to ride in a car unless she was driving, unable even to eat in public--her fear made it impossible to swallow.  After just two hypnosis sessions, she ate dinner with her family at a restaurant!*

•  Genie had a fear of flying and riding buses.  Since she was a student on a large campus 2,000 miles from her family, this limited her life terribly.  After three sessions, Genie flew back to her school without incident.*

•  Alyssa, who suffered from test anxiety, offers the following message:

    "In October of 2008, I took the ACT test. On the way to the test, I was fine, but when the time came to take the test, my nerves kicked in. During the whole test I was nervous because I knew that this test decided my future. When I received my score, I was not pleased. I let my nerves get to me.  A couple months later I decided to take the test again. I wanted help to control my nerves. Hypnosis sounded like the best option for me.
     After only two sessions with Cindy, I took my ACT test.  With only two sessions, I felt my nervousness disappear. I felt very calm and relaxed. I am so glad that I decided to do hypnosis."*

An Update!!  On February 25, 2009 I received this email from Alyssa:

"Hi, It is Alyssa. I came to you about test taking. 
I just wanted to let you know that you helped me so much. My ACT test score went up by 2 points. (Ed. Note: 2 points on the ACT is a BIG DEAL!)
Thanks for everything, Alyssa"*

And there have been many more, with similar stories. These are real results from real people with real, everyday problems that we all face from time to time, who found success using hypnosis anxiety techniques.  I love working with these issues because they respond so well to hypnosis.  But it goes beyond that.  When you work with me, you will learn new skills that will last you a lifetime.  You will learn how to recognize and control your anxiety, and feel in control.  Call for your consultation, (952) 356-0010.

*Disclaimer: Everyone's different, and of course your results may vary. It is unethical to guarantee changes in human behavior and much depends on your motivation. We do require a consultation during which the program will be explained, and your motivation will be evaluated. We do not accept everyone who approaches us to do this work because we believe in setting you up for success.

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