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OMG SHE WAS AMAZING. SHE WAS SO SWEET, HAVE AN AMAZING PERSONALITY. THE HYPNOSIS WAS AWESOME I FELT A GREAT SENSATION. I FEEL AS IF MY BODY WAS FLOATING ON A WAVE. MICHELLE YOU ARE THE REAL DEAL. THANK YOU SO MUCH I WILL BE WORKING WITH YOU FROM NOW ON.Jun 9, 2017Verified
I was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Having never been sick a day in my life I didn't take the news well. It was not known if the cancer had metastasized and testing had to be done to make the determination. The testing takes time and I found myself in a state of unrelenting terror, not knowing if my little vacation from eternity was coming to a close. Via a Google search I found Michelle. One phone call followed by our first session gave me the tools to face the tests and doctors. Two more sessions and I was able to go through 5 weeks of radiation and chemo with a hopeful heart. Laying on the table 5 days per week I used the techniques Michelle gave me as I was "microwaved" and I found I was at peace with the process. Without those tools it would have been torment. Post treatment I use what I learned from Michelle every day. I am the type to go from zero to furious in under a minute (an example of neurosis passed down for generations in my family) under any situation not to my liking. Now, I use self hypnosis to calm myself and you would swear my greatest concerns in life have been which Enya CD to listen to on the way to the Renaissance Fair. I am grateful to Michelle beyond words and have gone from skeptic to true believer in self hypnosis. As for Michelle, she is passionate about her calling, of generous heart and an expert at her craft. She ought to charge more. Ron S. NevadaJul 28, 2017
My experience with Michelle's hypnosis was life changing. I had a lot of unnecessary stress, fear and anxiety that was contributing to my physical symptoms, and I couldn't get myself out of the mental spiral I was in. Working with Michelle has allowed me to adjust my mindset and clear the mind pattern that was causing harm to my body. Hypnosis allowed me to make a huge step forward in my healing journey. I feel lighter, more at peace and my body feels calm. I have had years of symptoms and they are finally starting to clear!Nov 19, 2019Free Yourself Hypnosis's reply
Dear Julia, I truly am touched by your detailed and thoughtful review. You are an example of how we can heal old thought patterns that bring us down. Thank you for sharing this, and I hope this helps lead more people to my services so that I can help them too. We all deserve to feel better! Thank you so much.
Michelle is a knowledgeable, caring and very intuitive healer. I have known her for many years. I did individual hypnosis work with her, and also had her do some group work at my home with friends, which everyone enjoyed very much. She also has acupuncture training in her background and understands how the mind and body work together to create wholeness, health and positive growth. As a nurse I worked with her to present a 9 week De-Stress Clinic also. I can't say enough good about her as a human being who is present to others in a healing and positive way!Jan 7, 2016
Julie Anne L.
I am an ex smoker. I had smoked cigarettes for almost 40 years. I had tried to quit many times and tried will power, only to go back after a few days or weeks. I thought I could never be free from smoking. I became a great grandmother and was determined to try again, only this time I thought I would try something I had heard about before. Hypnosis has helped some people be successful at quitting the habit. I was not sure if it would work for me because I am a very strong willed person who I felt was not open to being "under hypnosis" I decided to look for someone in my community to give it a try anyway, because I was so wanting to be free of the nasty habit and become healthy and happy. I called and made an appointment with Michelle DeStefano C.H. in Wailea, Maui. I found her by doing a web search for someone close to me. I had never heard of her before. Going in, I was nervous, the only time I had ever seen hypnosis was in a show where they made volunteers from the audience do strange behaviors. I was afraid of being hypnotized and sure it wasn't going to work on me. Michelle greeted me and I found a very soft spoken and professional therapist. She asked me questions and had me relax in a very comfortable chair. As she talked I became very relaxed and had some visualizations of myself being healthy and loving life not being a smoker. Her methods were amazing. I was able to breathe and go deeper into a relaxed state. It was very much like a guided meditation.I did not smoke that day. Leaving there I was relaxed energized, and felt really good about the experience. I felt empowered and that I was doing something positive and healthy for myself and the planet.I was given a recording of Michele's soft voice reaffirming the visuals I had seen and helped me get into that deep relaxation state again. As the days went on I felt less and less urges to smoke. I listened to my recording a few times. I was amazed that I could be successful after so many years of trying. It has been one year this month since I quit that nasty disgusting habit. I am so grateful for Michelle's help and that I stood up for myself! I showed up for myself! I am smoke free!!!Feb 12, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Some times one session is enough, (but usually not). My fee for one session is $155.00 including tax. However for a more realistic successful out come, I recommend 3 sessions at $125,00 each (The 3 pack) Three sessions once per week is my prescription for success! That is a small investment compared to living your life filled with stress and anxiety. You are worth it! If you like my profile and wish to hire me but have some questions you would like answered first, just give me a call. I'm happy to help you understand what to expect from hypnosis, especially if you have never been hypnotized before. Phone services and in person are the same price because you are paying for results, and it has been proven that hypnosis over the phone is just as effective as in person. The difference is the convenience and savings of not having to travel.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, I listen. I want to hear everything you have to say and what changes you would like to achieve. Then I explain to you our approach based on what you shared with me. Each approach is unique to each individual. I'll explain my plan and what direction and goals we will accomplish with hypnosis. Then I'll ask you to get into a comfortable position with your speaker phone on where we can easily hear each other. Then we will begin to make the changes you want while you are in hypnosis. My approach is client based offering you a personalized digital recording to listen to when ever you want for extra support and reinforcement. This recording is not necessary, it is only offered if you wish to have it. Let me know in advance of your session, it is my pleasure to supply this for you if you wish.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a back ground in acupuncture and during my practice I have helped many people over come stress. As an acupuncturist, I found that most of my clients' illnesses and complaints were caused by stress. I eventually began to incorporate hypnotic techniques along with the acupuncture. This inspired me to become formally trained from the National Guild of Hypnotists in Marlborough MA, and to further my training with the HMI institute. I am skilled at getting to the root of the problem offering effective, result oriented hypnosis. I am double certified with two professional organizations for hypnotherapy. One is the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and most respected guild for professional Hypnotherapists in the U.S. I am also a graduate of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute, which is the only accredited college of hypnotherapy in the world. Although my web site illustrates many hours of additional training certifications, my specialty is working with stress. I am currently a proud member of both the National Guild of Hypnotists, and the American Association of Hypnotherapy.