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Lake Forest Hypnotists

Browse these hypnosis services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lake Forest.

  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Lili was kind and approachable—I never felt uncomfortable opening up to her.

Medvesta Hypnosis
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel P.
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I contacted Dr. Steve Cohen during the time of my life where I was feeling guilty and resentful for the many things I did not do during my high school and college years. With the services that Dr. Cohen provided, my guilt and resentfulness went away due to Hypnosis. I highly recommend Dr. Steve Cohen because he cares about his patients and the service he gives is phenomenal.

Your Mind Over Matter
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Julia M.
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I absolutely loved my experience and will continue to see Renee. I was able to thoroughly receive information under hypnosis and I also received a lot of other helpful tools for my anxiety. She is wonderful and welcoming and I look forward to our next session.

Sunshine Hypnosis Chicago
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Beth L.
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Raymond is an absolute pleasure to work with! I felt comfortable from the very beginning with him, even though I had never tried past life regression or had a formal hypnotherapy session. He was very easy to get a hold of and had a variety of times available for appointments with me. He even sent me some reading material (that specifically related to the past life regression) that I could read prior to our appointment to prepare myself. During the first visit, he explained the entire process in great detail and made sure I was comfortable with everything before we started. We even worked on a few things related to my behavior changes before going into the past life regression. What I can say is that my work with Raymond has been life changing for me. It opened up a way of exploring my past -- both within this lifetime or other past ones -- that I hadn't tried before and was so incredibly effective. Even if you're a person who is skeptical about hypnosis, I think Raymond would be a great person to work with. He is understanding, caring, kind and thoughtful. Hypnosis is so much more than tricking your mind or training yourself to do something new. It is a process by which we are able to step outside ourselves in our existing "stuck" patterns and perhaps see them in a new way so that we can shift something we no longer want in our lives. I worked with Raymond 3 times in person, and have since moved out of Chicago, but I mention Raymond to friends often and suggest his services whenever I can. I would recommend -- without hesitation -- working with Raymond, especially if you are working on self growth or changing old habits that are no longer serving you. He also offers CDs of self hypnosis which you can use at home, that I found to be quite useful when I'm unable to meet with him in person.

Brent G.
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I love the way Joan weaves presence, straight talk, and visualization/hypnosis into our sessions. I always come away with actionable insights, and a deeper understanding of my process.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katilin B.
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Stephanie is a wonderful healer and very talented in hypnosis and reiki. I can't wait to work with her again. I was totally relaxed during my session and felt safe to be open and honest with her in my pre session interview. She was very informative too. I am so grateful to have found her.

  • 27 years in business
Heidi B.
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Dr. Cameron was instrumental in my struggles with recovery and exploring spiritual matters in my life. He is an outstanding teacher and mentor, I highly recommend him as a guide in all matters spiritual!

P.S. It's Counseling
4.3
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
DD M.
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She is a wonderful counselor. She is nonjudgmental and will work with me to reach my goals. They offer reiki and hypnosis in the office too!

Hypnotic Therapeutics
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Peggy K.
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I highly recommend David and Hypnosis for Health & Happiness. Went to them to quit smoking. I've been a smoker for 45 years. Tried many many times to quit and nothing worked. Not even getting lung cancer. With David's help I can now say that I am a non-smoker. And it happened with none of the uncontrollable urges that I had in the past. Wish I would have found Hypnosis for Health a lot sooner.

Alpha Counseling Center
1.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
About

Mary Kullman, MS, LCPC, of The Alpha Counseling Center, in the Naperville/Aurora area, has over 30 years experience in therapy, specializing in hypnotherapy, especially Hypnoanalysis. Although it is easy to find someone who does hypnosis, there are only a few of us who are trained to go way beyond simple hypnosis in our treatment. Trained through the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts, who trains only doctorate and masters level clinicians, the process of Hypnoanaysis gets to the underlying cause of your problems. The website, illinoishypnosis.com, goes into lengthy detail about this in-depth, short term therapy process.

  • 25 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
About

I receive a high success rate and I am one of the first lady's of hypnosis that began practicing full-time, I am a board certified master hypnotherapist and custom tailor the hypnotherapy sessions for your individual needs. I work with anything you can think of and a few things you never heard of. I incorporate NLP, hypnotherapy, behavioral therapy, body language, white noise and these are just a few techniques I use during my hypnotherapy session with you!

About

We are a tranquil healing space in Tinley Park. We offer hypnosis, Reiki, color therapy, crystal therapy, spiritual guidance, life coaching, personal vibration therapy, massage, reflexology, push therapy, ionic foot detox, biomat, far infra-red sauna, facials, waxing, and craniosacral therapy. I am a certified herbalist. We also have classes/workshops, crystals, candles, incense, jewelry, organic herbs, the gong experience, CDs, and lots more.

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Mind & Body Care offers services to help you create a whole new you from the inside out. Easy, proven and life-changing techniques, including hypnotherapy, EFT and NLP provide fast, positive results without side effects! Our small, friendly setting provides 90-minute sessions where you will not only experience amazing benefits but also learn to use these techniques on your own, so you have them at your disposal for life. Others have relieved symptoms of chronic illness, changed unwanted habits, eliminated fears and painful memories, increased confidence and self-esteem or created a calm, peaceful birthing experience. There's no reason you can't do the same! We also have a licensed esthetician and massage therapist here. Visit our website to learn more, or come in, just to talk and ask questions.

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Hypnosis works! You can quit smoking easily and permanently, without any side affects. In one 2-1/2-hour session, you will be a nonsmoker. In my practice, I have used hypnosis for a variety of goals such as the following: * Anxiety * Pain Management * Childbirth * Weight Loss * Panic Attacks * Attracting Success I am also a certified hypnosis instructor. If you are interested in becoming a certified practitioner and beginning a new career path, I can help you achieve your goals!

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I'm interested in coaching ADHD high school and college students, as well as general life coaching. I am also interested in coaching weight management and smoking cessation with the adjunct of hypnosis.

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Specializing in helping others quit smoking, lose weight, tackle fears and phobias, manage pain, and stop unwanted habits. Also available for group hypnosis sessions at your office. Harness the power of hypnosis to change your life today.

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Jeanne Clark, LCSW is President of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts. She is qualified to train therapists in Medical Hypnosis. She is a Licensed Social Worker and a member of NASW.

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You can become a certified Hypnosis Practitioner. Learn how you can help others achieve their goals easily. You can become certified in as little as 3 days. Start helping people and make a good living at the same time. Call now!

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I provide counseling, hypnotism, group therapy and education classes for cancer survivors and their families. I use psychotherapy, cognitive restructuring, and cognitive behavioral techniques to minimize anxiety and depression related to cancer. I utilize hypnotism to reduce nausea, discomfort and stress. I facilitate retreats for cancer survivors incorporating art therapy, music therapy, massage, tai chi and education. I also train medical staff and professionals on treatment issues associated with cancer survivors. I facilitate a 6-week educational course called "Living Anew" to assist cancer survivors in surviving cancer. I have a master's degree in marriage and family counseling from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor. I was trained by Bernie Siegel M.D. through Dr. Siegel's ECaP program. I am an advanced certified hypnotherapist, and have a complimentary medical certificate from the National Guild of Hypnotists. I teach tai chi and boot camp, as well as enjoy exercise, running, and volunteering my time overseas to assist in relief programs. Paul is trained by the International Critical Stress Foundation in critical stress management. Paul has developed specific training programs for corporations, hospitals, international organizations, and treatment centers. He is presently working on a book, "Living Anew/How To Survive Cancer". Paul has two wonderful teenage boys.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How does hypnosis work?

Hypnosis is a wellness technique that works by promoting positive behavioral or cognitive changes. During successful hypnosis, the client should be eased into a state of deep relaxation in which the conscious mind takes a back seat and the subconscious mind becomes more active. The client is often able to let go of critical thoughts and become receptive to the therapist’s suggestions. In this state of hypnosis, motivating suggestions can bypass your usual mental resistance and internal defense mechanisms. For example, even if you want to quit overeating cupcakes, you may have some level of resistance that your rational mind can’t overcome. During hypnosis, the positive suggestions made by the hypnotherapist can bypass your usual blocks, helping you to achieve the formerly unachievable: stopping overeating, quitting smoking, mastering public speaking, or losing your fear of heights. The goal of hypnosis is to strengthen and empower the client’s motivation, commitment and focus. Consider working with someone who is not just trained in hypnosis but also is a licensed therapist or psychotherapist who can bring their academic background into your session.

What can hypnosis help you with?

According to many sources including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the United States National Library of Medicine and a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), hypnosis is scientifically proven to help relieve both mental challenges and physical pains. Hypnosis can alleviate stress and reduce pain after surgeries, has been shown to relieve anxiety in children in the emergency room, and can be useful for managing pain associated with everything from arthritis to migraines. Hypnosis is non-invasive and gives you a way to control pain or discomfort that might otherwise seem out of your hands. Hypnosis shouldn’t be used as a substitute for medical care, but may be an excellent complementary tool that is best provided by a trained therapist or licensed medical provider. The University of Maryland Medical Center shares many conditions for which hypnosis can be useful:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Tension headaches
  • Alopecia areata
  • Asthma
  • Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Addictions
  • Bedwetting
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Labor and delivery
  • Skin disorders, such as acne, psoriasis and eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • Stress
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Cancer-related pain
  • Weight loss
  • Eating disorders
  • Warts
  • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Smoking cessation

How is hypnosis used in therapy?

Hypnosis is a powerful tool to help clients overcome challenging issues such as anxiety, phobias, pain management, hot flashes and more. Hypnosis is also a way to help let go of addictions like smoking, overeating and gambling. In and of itself, hypnosis is not a therapy, but it can be used in conjunction with therapy to empower and encourage the person receiving it to make positive change. Some people are more susceptible to hypnosis and will benefit more from hypnotherapy than others.

According to Dr. Clifford N. Lazarus, speaking for Psychology Today, hypnosis is a “genuine psychological phenomenon that has valid uses in clinical practice … hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. While under hypnosis (i.e., in a hypnotic trance), it seems many people are much more open to helpful suggestions than they usually are.” The suggestions made in a therapeutic setting get deep into a person’s brain, beyond their conscious thinking, leading to behavior change and the ability to overcome challenges that might otherwise seem insurmountable.

What is the effectiveness of hypnosis?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recognizes the healing power of hypnosis and its proven effectiveness for anxiety, pain control, smoking cessation, headaches and more. Hypnosis may be safe and complementary way to augment medical attention you are receiving for a chronic illness or pain, or a way to resolve an addiction or phobia that you are otherwise unable to control. Hypnosis does not work on every person. When scientists began studying hypnosis in earnest, a report published by Stanford University titled “The Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale” demonstrated that different brains respond to hypnosis in varying degrees, and a very few do not respond at all. Working with a trained psychologist, you’ll soon determine whether you are a good candidate for the healing benefits of hypnotherapy.

During a hypnotherapy session, the therapist will bring you into a state of deep relaxation in which the critical, conscious part of your brain recedes and the subconscious mind becomes alert and focused. The therapist will make suggestions, based on your intended goals, that will take root in your subconscious mind. These suggestions should affect your thinking in a positive way and empower you to make change.

 

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