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Well here we are going on a week tomorrow. I had my doubts but its great no withdrawls. The only problem is for 35 years I have had a cigarette in my left hand and a pack in my shirt pocket. It was second nature to light one without even thinking about it. I found a pack in my lunch box monday morning gave them away. I truly don't need cigs. I hate the smell and always have but it used to trigger a impulse to light up but not now its great. Now the big question i got a lot of referrals for ya. Any refund for say 10 customers. I'm sure thats a low number because everyone i know smokes and everyone wants to quit. But i need a trigger word on a couple of them so they will stop the car and dance like a chickin in the middle of the road LOL.
The improvement in my symptoms since my last session has far exceeded my expectations, to the point that I did not even recognize it until discussions with my spouse. Thank you for your role in relieving a source of anxiety. It is gone!
It does raise some concerns I would like to ask you about at an upcoming session. Specifically, whether the hypnotic suggestion to replace my late night anxiety with enthusiasm for a career change from our most recent session affects my ability to make important decisions surrounding that issue objectively. I also would like to further address such performance anxiety as I have, as well as explore other applications such as visualization and self-compassion. I still don’t know whether I buy into the state or the non-state theory of hypnosis, but whatever the mechanism my personal results are compelling. I cannot deny I feel better and I have not had one episode of anxiety in the middle of the night since our session. A tool this effective for me could be enormously useful and therapeutic going forward.
Thank you again.
Just wanted to let you know I sent out three proposals this week. Things are going well. Thank you so much! Have a great weekend.
I just wanted to let you know that I passed my test on Sunday. Thanks for everything!
Hope all is going well for you. According the testimonial I sent to you a few years back tomorrow is my 20th anniversary since you hypnotized me. I know it was a Tuesday night that we got together and looking back at a calendar that would actually have been January 25, 1994. Either way this week makes it 20 years. That would also mean that you have been doing hypnotism for 20 years so congratulations to you as well.
Once again I can’t thank you enough.
I just wanted to send a note and say thank you for your help in my effort to stop smoking. Your hypnosis undoubtedly played, and continues to play, a huge part in my success-three years smoke free!
Thank you, and I hope that all is well with you.
I thought I would give it a week or so to see if this Hypnoses-stuff really worked or not. When I left your office on the 30th I thought I would encounter some birds on the parking lot and put it to the test. I heard birds chirping but none were around me. Every morning my wife and I take a walk and again no birds. Strange, I thought. Then it occurred to me that they were there all around but I really did not notice them. I was just not as aware of them as I had been before. So I guess this did work.
I can not be more pleased. I wish I had known about this years ago. It would have saved me so much anxiety.
I still have not been where their are chickens or geese but so far so good. Thank you very much!!!
I have not forgotten I want to schedule another appointment, just been very busy getting used to having an 18 and 20 year old living with me. Anyway, thought I would let you know that I had previously been using xanax about 4 times a week and now have only used it 2-3 times in the past month. Also, I am not using the anti-anxiety medicine my doctor had given me for bedtime and things are going fine. I have a bit of an issue getting to sleep right now, but I think that is because I have so many extra guests at my house. I have felt much more relaxed and calm also. I will give you a call in a couple of weeks to setup something later this month or early next month, next, my weight!
Thanks so much.
I just wanted to let you know that I have not smoked since we had our session. I was so thrilled that I had to tell you. It was so much easier than with patches, and the agony of deciding. I was fumbling around for something I felt I lost, and yes, it was the silly pack of cigarettes. But I am so amazed, and also grateful to you for making the session so pleasant and enjoyable. I am not sure what I was expecting, but I think I thought I would be asleep, or in some sort of trance. Thanks again Joan, I am so pleased,
Just wanted let you know that ____ has successfully kicked his finger sucking addiction!! Thank you so much for your help with this most difficult issue. He is very proud of his achievement as am I.
Your work with ____ resulted in immediate behavioral changes (for example, he ALWAYS sucked his finger in the car and never did it again after leaving your office). It took a few days and some major cuddling to get through the last hour before he went to sleep at night without the finger. But by day four, that was in the past too.Thanks so much! I wish you and yours all the best,
I was hypnotized by Joan 16 years ago, on January 30, 1994. I had never been hypnotized before and was skeptical about whether it would help me quit smoking or not. When I went to Joan I was smoking about 2 packs per day and I really wanted to quit. At that time I had been a smoker for about 20 years and had tried several times over the years to kick the habit on my own. I would be successful for short periods of time but always found myself smoking again. I was at the point of thinking that I would never be abe to permanently quit on my own. Then I ran into Joan, a long time friend, who told me she was being trained as a hypnotist and that if I was interested in trying hypnotism she would help me out. A lot of what we talked about was a change in my mind set. I also needed to change my behavior. If I was in a situation where I was really tempted to smoke, I just needed to walk into another room or get a glass of water. The real goal was do anything to distract myself from the immediate need. Sixteen years later I feel very fortunate to call myself a non-smoker. I feel healthier now and could not imagine what my life would be like today if I had continued to smoke as much as I did 16 years ago. I owe all of this Joan and her skills as a hypnotist. Thanks.
Jim Hogan - 2010
I want you to know how delighted I am with the results of the two hynotherapy sessions I had with you in June. I have lost nearly 40 pounds. Everyday I exult in my healthier lifestyle. I am at peace with food. I have control, and I like it. People have started to notice my weight loss and ask about how I did it, and I have told them about you. I am a bit over halfway to my goal, and I am deeply grateful to you for your invaluable help. Thank you for empowering me to take charge of my eating behaviors. I will let you know when I reach my goal weight.
My name is Dianna Hark and you hypnotized me for the CCR test (court reporting) that was held in Oct. If you recall, the sound quality was horrible, and they rescheduled the test for Dec., and I went to you one last time for one last "dose" to help me w/my shaking hands.
Well, the test was the same weekend as the ice storm and it was cancelled. It was rescheduled to Jan. Unbelievably, it was the same weekend as the second ice storm this winter, and the test was postponed again until March.
This time, nature did not intervene and I was able to take the test. Not only did my hands NOT shake, but after the recording stopped, I felt deep down that I really did pass the test. I was afraid to believeit, and so I waited anxiously for the results.
They arrived today -- I passed!!! I didn't want you to think that I completely forgot about you, but I didn't want to bore you with the postponing details.
Thank you so much for helping me pass the test!! I worked so hard practicing every day, but I knew that if I couldn't control the shaking, that the practice was useless. You were able to calm my hands which really made a HUGE difference in the test -- NO shaking whatsoever. Didn't even have my mind trying to talk itself out of passing. I was calm through the whole thing.
Thank you again. I will be ranting and raving about you to everyone I know!!!! Take care and God bless!!!
Dianna Hark, CCR, RPR (I love my new letters)
I wanted to thank you for the help you've given me with your talents of Hypnotherapy. It's been over two years since my hypnosis session with you and I haven't had a single drink or cigarette since. I have to tell you how amazed I am at how easy this change has been for me. I thought I'd never put those two addictions to rest but with your help, it's been absolutely effortless. My son, wife and I all thank you for transforming me into a happy healthy person.
I'm going to be making some other changes soon and look forward to your help on these matters.
Thanks again Joan!
I can't say enough to thank you for the work we did to overcome my terror around financial matters. After leaving my husband, I was so distraught about managingon my own that I was literally leaving bills unopened and accruing finance charges and late fees, while the money to pay at least some of them sat untouched in my checking account. And the emotional costs were even greater than the dollar cost of the whole situation
After my hypnosis session, I didn't consciously feel any different. But before long I realized that I no longer had that awful knot in my stomach when I picked up my mail. I was balancing my checkbook and writing payments with little or no emotional charge at all. In fact, I actually felt pride and satisfaction about money management instead of fear and dread.
The reality is that I still have more financial obligations than I have resources to pay today. But I'm no longer digging myself further into a hole with interest and finance charges and I can sleep at night instead of doing the math in my head at 3 AM.
Most surprising of all, when I relaxed about money, more of it started to show up in my life. My image consulting practice is attracting new clients like never before. In the past 2 weeks I have booked consultations with more individuals than I previously brought into my business in a typical quarter! Two proposals that I wrote months ago for corporate training projects were just accepted.And I've been approached to appear regularly on a local TV program and to be featured in the newsletter of a consumer referral agency.
I’ve carefully plotted this new income and allocated it to current and upcoming expenses, and I can clearly see my way to a robust financial health in just a few months…from a single session with you. Thank you a hundred times over for your help.
Nancy Nix-Rice “2004”
I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how happy and excited I am to finally feel like I am doing something positive and helpful for my weight loss. One of my biggest problems has always been stress eating. This past week has been very, very stressful and I am happy to say that I have not been stress eating at all! I was able to handle my stress in other ways, and I have to tell you, I have the cleanest carpets, kitchen and bathroom of anyone in my apartment complex now!
I am looking forward to my next visit and that will be the real test because I am going to see my family…let’s see if I can get through that without binging.
I have also referred a few people to you, but I think they are probably waiting to see how I do before taking the plunge. I plan on being an excellent example. I told them how comfortable I was with you and how much I feel like my life and habits are truly changing.
I don’t know if you remember all of what you said but you said something to me about being radiant…I don’t remember exactly what it was, but last Sunday and this Sunday both, people came up to me and told me that I “glowed with radiance!” It made me feel wonderful.
Again, thank you for your help and feel free to use this letter as a testimonial.Sincerely,
Victoria Flint “2001”
I have been claustrophobic for as long as I can remember, which included the fear of being locked in an airplane once the door was closed, crowded in elevators, having my arms or legs restricted and caused a terrible episode with a plaster cast on my leg. Due to my claustrophobia,I couldn't stand being confined in this cast and suffered numerous panic attacks. I had to have the cast removed in the ER after only four days. I knew if they didn't take it off, I would!!! I later found out this was not uncommon with claustrophobia.
Last year I was required to have an MRI on my foot, which meant I would only be in the machine up to my chest. For nights before this MRI I couldn't sleep and when I slept it would be nightmares. By the time I was scheduledfor the test, I was sobbing hysterically. I cried thru most of the test. I swore, even if facing a terminal illness, I would never again have an MRI.
I injured my knee last October and due to my fear of the MRI refused to go to the doctor. By March it was obvious I needed medical treatment. The doctor required the MRI and I again became totally distraught. My daughter has had success with an eating disorder by being hypnotized by Joan Krueger and encouraged me to see her. I'm the born skeptic and always felt hypnosis was just a stage show. I was so desperate I just had to give it a try.
Was I ever wrong! After only one visit with Joan, I felt relaxed and calm about the upcoming MRI. Previously, just the word MRI caused knots in my stomach and I wasn't sure I could go thru with it. After leaving Joan's office I knew I could handle it and had a whole different attitude. I had a calm feeling when I thought about the MRI, knowing I would be calm and safe there.
The night before the MRI I slept very peacefully and walked into the test with no fear. I knew I could handle it and I did. I just can't believe one session of hypnosis could change the rest of my life. If I can relax enough to be hypnotized, anyone can.Thanks again to Joan.
No way would this work, I thought to myself. This must be a hoax. How can someone stop smoking with hypnosis? Even after I witnessed my sister Kata and best friend Dragana become smoke-free through Joan’s hypnosis, I still refused to admit that it would have a long lasting effect. So I waited and waited. Did they pick up a cigarette a year later? NO. Did they pick up a cigarette two years later or have to go back for more hypnosis? NO. Even though only 60% of me wanted to stop smoking, the other 40% of me loved smoking cigarettes. It was my way to relax. To visit or hang with, I even chose friends who smoke over those friends who didn’t. It was more convenient! I soon realized I was very unhappy. I became jealous of Kata and Dragana. They were happy and relieved being smoke-free. About two years after Kata and Dragana became smoke-free, I took the leap of faith and tried Joan’s hypnosis. Mind you, I was still only 60% ready. I just knew it wasn’t going to work for me because I didn’t believe in it, even after seeing it work on two very dear people. I have been smoke free for three years and absolutely love it! The price for a one-hour session was the price of about three cartons of cigarettes. Was it worth it? Absolutely! Obviously you’re entertaining the thought of becoming smoke-free through hypnosis or else you wouldn’t be on this site. I would encourage you to visit Joan. Joan carries the key to become smoke-free.
Snjezana, Kata and Dragana
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I wanted to thank you for helping me transform from a stressed out, overweight bride-to-be to a happy, slender, beautiful bride. I know people have a hard time believing that hypnosis can helpchange their lives and I wanted to let you know how significantly you changed mine.
I have always been one of those people who overeat when stressed and trying to plan a wedding for 400 people in a 4-month time frame was enough! I was about to eat my way into a larger size wedding dress when I heard your ad on the radio. During our session you addressed my concerns about eating fast food, adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet and drinking more water.
By the time my wedding day rolled around, I was no longer rolling around!! I had lost 20 pounds and was the thinnest I had been since my high school days! I looked and felt beautiful…just the way a bride should feel.
Mike and I just celebrated our one-year anniversary and I am delighted to tell you that I have kept off thes weight (I haven’t eaten French fries for a year!) and feel fantastic.
Thank you so much for changing my life!!Sincerely,