From the Newsroom

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Shelley Irwin of WGVU radio on hypnotherapy. If you missed it, here is a link to the interview. This being my first interview, I somehow missed the most important piece of contact information; if you would like to explore how hypnotherapy can help you reach your goals, please call Linda at 616-550-3231 to schedule your first appointment.

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From the Mailbox

Have you ever considered using hypnosis to help you become a better student? Hypnotherapy can be very effective in helping students build better study habits and overcome test anxiety. And please note, I am talking about all students. I have successfully helped students from elementary to graduate levels, including those about to take the Bar Exam, MCAT, ACT, SAT, and GRE examinations, as well as licensing exams for Nursing Boards, and the ever problematic high school physics exam.

Just this weekend, I received the following e-mail, reprinted with permission of the sender on the condition that only initials be used as an identifier.

Hi Linda, I just got done taking the test and I feel great!!! Everything happened like we planned it to and my stress never raised above a 3-4!!! It was awesome. I don’t get my scores back for a month but I feel that I already scored big by just being able to do this confidently and calmly.  (Signed) SW

If you are facing a big test in the near future, and would like to experience this kind of confidence in taking that exam, give Linda a call at 616-550-3231 to schedule  your appointment.




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Now Offering Skype Sessions

Effective immediately, you can now schedule your appointment to occur via Skype, and receive the same personalized service you have come to expect from Hypnotherapy Associates of Grand Rapids, without having to travel.

Skype sessions are comfortable, convenient, and effective, and all you need is a computer and a quiet place to conduct the session. Webcams are preferred, but not essential (it is easier to gauge your responses with one, but I have successfully conducted sessions without them as well).

Call Linda at 616-550-3231 schedule your Skype session today.

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Hypnosis and Sleep

Did you know that almost 80% of all adults in the US don’t get enough sleep? The average adult needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep per night, and most of us just don’t get it. The causes of sleep deprivation differ, but no matter the cause, the effects are devastating; loss of productivity at work, increased stress, mood disorders, and even many car accidents are directly linked to sleep deprivation.

Learning to let the body and the mind relax and slow down to encourage sleep is easy with hypnosis. A  recent study showed that even people who were considered “low” in susceptibility for hypnosis reported improved quantity and quality of sleep after listening to a brief 13 minute recording giving suggestions for a deep sleep.

If you would like to use hypnosis to help you sleep you better, call Linda at 616-550-3231 to schedule your personal session.

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Announcing New Groups

New dates and descriptions for Groups for Weight Management and Introduction to Self Hypnosis are now posted on our upcoming events pages. Each group is limited to 15 people, so be sure to sign up quickly.

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Announcing Summer Hours

Effective May 14, 2013, hours of operation will be Tuesday through Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm. This will allow me to tend to my own medical and family needs, as well as expand evening hours for clients.
At this time, I am only intending this change to be for the summer, but may make it permanent if it works well for both clients and myself.

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Announcing Trance-itions

A hypnotic support group for those forced to make major lifestyle changes

Sometimes a person makes a decision to change a habit simply because they think it’s a good idea. And usually it is. We quit smoking before we develop heart or lung disease. We lose weight before the stress on our bodies causes us to develop high blood pressure or diabetes. We begin to exercise, give up drugs or alcohol, and adopt a healthy lifestyle, just because we know the long term benefits are going to be worth it.

Sometimes, however, we are forced into those changes. An illness, an accident, an unexpected diagnosis… and we are told that NOW is the time to make those changes. Our minds will just have to catch up to the swirling mass of emotions and information that is being thrown at us, and accept that we MUST change the way we live our lives.

It’s not easy. Even knowing the potential consequences of failing to make those changes, we struggle with the implementation. We simply can’t seem to find the inner strength, determination, and some days even the desire to change.

 If this sounds familiar, Trance-itions is for you. A 6 week support group, integrating support and hypnosis to help you make the changes that you must make NOW. This group is not for people who think it might be a good idea to change their lifestyle, it is a group for those who struggle to make changes that could mean the difference between life and death. Designed to motivate and inspire, meeting with people who share your struggles, and are determined to emerge victorious. Interested? Call Linda at 616-550-3231 for information on dates, times, and cost.

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