Testimonials

Anxiety (Panic Attacks) – Testimonials

“Jackie” came to me June 11th after she began experiencing panic attacks in public places. She had suffered with chronic anxiety for years, and worried that she would end up with agoraphobia, unable to leave the house. The first letter is after only one session of EFT, and the second letter is after only her second session of hypnotherapy with EFT! This is without any medication; I had advised her to see a doctor as I do not diagnose or treat medical conditions, but she wanted to try this before trying drugs. ~Paula

First Letter:

Hi Paula,

I’m doing really well. I’ve been tapping every day, and it’s made a world of difference. My lunch a couple weeks ago was cancelled, but I did go to a potluck/picnic kind of thing with a big group of people and it went really well. I did still feel a little anxious, but the tapping beforehand helped so much, and it was SO much better than it would have been a few weeks ago. I knew I wouldn’t be completely worry-free overnight, but I’m seeing a lot of progress, and I know I’m getting there. I can’t thank you enough! This is the first method that has actually worked for me, and I’m really happy with it.

Second Letter, Just 14 Days Later:

Hi Paula,

I’ve been doing great. I haven’t had my class since I saw you; we’re off this week, but go back for 3 more weeks starting Monday (the 12th). I feel more at peace with it already, though. The need to get an A isn’t as strong anymore. Just doing the best I can will be enough. I did go on my weekend at the lake with my friends, and that went really well. I had ZERO anxiety about going to the bar/restaurant scene. No shaking or nervousness at all. As you can probably guess, I was ecstatic about that! I’ve been tapping a lot, too, since we talked. You helped me uncover an important issue I’ve struggled with for a long time – self worth. It’s so obvious, but I never addressed it before. You were right – I put up a lot of walls. Now I’m liking myself for the first time in years, and the future looks very, very bright. Thank you!!! … It was funny because a couple of months ago, I was lying in bed at night and feeling overwhelmed with worry and anxiety. Last night, I was lying in bed feeling overwhelmed (in a good way) with hope and new feelings of happiness. It really was a great feeling – I can’t describe it. I’ll keep in touch and let you know how everything’s going. Thank you so much for all you’ve done.

~ Jackie

 

Chronic Pain – Testimonials

I have had many years of back pain. In 1988, I had back surgery on a herniated disc. Recently, I was out taking care of my grandson for five (5) days. With lifting him, my lower back was hurting so much that I didn’t think I would make it the last day. I called Paula and we did EFT over the phone. From 1 – 10, my pain was at a 10. It reminded me of the pain I had prior to that surgery. When we were thru, my pain was at 1 or below. I made it through the last day as though I had not had any trouble. Believe me, EFT works, whether you are in the same room or over the phone.

I also use EFT at work on myself to relieve headaches or pain, and now I feel calmer, more relaxed and handle pressure more easily.

~  Jean

General – Testimonials

Paula is an unexpected gift of a hypnotherapist! Her attention and wisdom are truly therapeutic. Hypnosis has, for us, been a journey together into a space of abundance which is deeper and more profound than I can access on my own. Each session I allow myself greater vulnerability, and thus, greater joy, because I know I can trust Paula fully. She feels amazingly non-judgmental and present with me. Our work sustains and heals me, that I may more fully realize Life in its potential.

Anna

 

Grief

“Paula taught me the Emotional Freedom Technique during a stressful time. I was amazed how quickly I was able to process my grief and regain my emotional center under her guidance. She is patient, intuitive and a gifted healer.”

~ Debra

 

At the point I gained Paula’s assistance, my father had died six months earlier.  I had been enduring tremendous grief as I tried to recover from this trauma. I engaged multiple sessions with a traditional therapist, who was great, but every time I left a session I felt a little worse than before I went in.  This was not helping me.  I sought to talk to friends who wanted to help me work through the grief, though this proved to be even more challenging than the therapist.  What was also troublesome is that traditional therapy had always worked for me, but nothing offered solace.

Even after six months of intense grief, I still sobbed hysterically every night when I came home from work or whenever I heard a specific song on the radio that reminded me of my father.  Each night I traveled home in my car, sobbed, and then quickly put my grief on hold when I got home so that I could engage my children.  This roller coaster was beginning to take its toll on my psyche, and I was not healing the pain. On the contrary, it seemed my pain was gradually heightened.

It could be argued that if Paula and I were to just have talked, I may have simply been ready to release the pain.  I sincerely do not believe this, because I had sobbed any number of other times to a number of other good people only to feel worse.

After working with Paula, I felt genuinely different.  It’s difficult to describe, but I no longer cried or even felt sad when I came home from work.  I could engage memories of my father and not feel sorrowful.  I even heard the song that had always triggered an immediate sobbing episode, only to smile at the loving memory of my father.  I have no idea what happened except to say that I healed.  I healed and released a pain that was not serving me.  I felt a lasting peace.

~Dr. Jill Johnson

 

Public Speaking Fears

“The party went really well!  There were probably 35 to 40 guests and I stood up and made a toast!”

~ Gary

Self-Esteem and Self-Love, Anxiety

this amazing woman helped me face the deepest, darkest parts of me and my past live(s) and in a matter of a few sessions took me from being in a place of repeated self hate and destruction, while at the same time showing unconditional love and understanding to everyone else, to the solid belief of being deserving of love and good things”.

— Hannah

“When I first came to Paula about one year ago, I was coping with a pretty deep depression. I had no self-confidence to speak of. I didn’t believe that any of my friends understood me. I felt like my friends were trying to find ways out of doing anything with me. I have never been in a lasting relationship, and at that point I truly did not see any hope of having one. I had no trust whatsoever, not in other people and definitely not in myself. I felt like it was me against the world, and I felt like the world owed me something. I would take the littlest incident in the world, such as someone not replying to an email within a couple days, and blow it up into some huge issue that was completely untrue in the real world but in my mind was absolute fact. I guess in short, I felt like I was a human being who was not worthy of associating with other people, whether it was family, friends, a girlfriend, or society. Then I started to work with Paula, the first six months as a hypnotherapist and the last six months as a personal coach.

Thanks to Paula, the world has truly opened up for me. I know now that I am a person who is a great son, brother, uncle, friend, coworker. I know that people DO want to get to know me, that I have qualities that people like. I know now that not everything is about me, and that there are extraneous reasons for things that happen in my life that I cannot control. The world owes me absolutely nothing: I owe the world to be the best person I can be. I have learned to live in the present, not the past or the future, as I have no control over them, but I do control the present. I am more trusting of my friends, and of myself to handle problems effectively. I have become much more involved with my family, especially my sisters. I have lost weight as a result of dieting and exercise which Paula has helped with through hypnosis. I got back into the dating world with a level of comfort that I could not have imagined a couple of years ago, and right now I have a steady relationship with an amazing woman. I am a completely different man than I was a year ago, as I now look forward to human interaction.”

~ Mark

Follow-up:  Now married to his soul mate and has a family :)

 

Many thanks to you Paula.    I have been working really hard at being the person that i know i am. Now i don’t smoke and could care less about cigarettes. i am running 5 days a week and i am working on losing some weight that i no longer need.
You helped me get back in touch with my self and that is priceless to me. My self is extremely grateful. With eft i hope to overcome some of my other limitations as well.   ♥ thanks so much.

~Gina Marie Clingerman, Archeologist

 

Smoking – Testimonials

I quit smoking after my first appointment with Paula after 7 years of smoking. I was up to just over a pack of Newport’s a day. After my previous failed attempt using the “gum” I knew I needed some more help when I decided to try again. It has been almost 6 weeks now and I hardly even think about having a cigarette anymore. It was a much easier and less stressful then my previous attempt even without the nicotine replacement. I feel much healthier and more in control.

~ Terry

 

I found out I was pregnant with my first child and knew that I not only needed, but wanted to quit smoking.  I have been a pack a day smoker for over ten years and identified myself by my Camel Lights.  They were my best friend for ten years and I was totally scared to imagine not having them around anymore.

When I first met with Paula, I was immediately at ease and comfortable.  I loved the hypnosis sessions and the tapes that she provided to help me everyday.  She really listened to me and was not judgmental, at a time when I was feeling very ashamed and guilty.

After three sessions, I was finally free of my “so-called friend”.  I have been smoke free for over two months and have never felt so good.  I no longer identify myself as a smoker and have really gotten to know myself as a different person!  I am completely grateful to Paula for helping me do one of the hardest things I have ever had to do….and I’m sure my baby would thank her too!

 

~Sara

 

 Transformations – Personally and Professionally

 

“When I first came to Paula I was stressed out and needed guidance.  I had completely changed my career direction, and I was stuck on which path to follow next. Limiting beliefs were holding me back.  Through EFT, Paula helped me find my own answers, making connections to root causes of problems that I might never have found on my own.  Paula walks the path with you, and does not shirk when the going gets rough.  She is there with you each step of the way, guiding you in a caring and compassionate way.  With her help I was able to find answers to some very tough questions, make decisions, and move forward with my life. ”

~ Margaret

“Through my sessions with Paula, we discovered hidden issues that were holding me back in personal and professional areas of my life. We were able to pinpoint each underlying issue and establish solutions for dealing with it. The tools and techniques she teaches for working with these issues, and for those normal stresses each of us face in everyday life, have been a blessing to myself and to those that I have been able to share these techniques with. I highly recommend Paula’s Hypnotherapy and EFT services.”

~ Caroline

“Paula was a tremendous help to me at a time I was feeling “stuck” in my life. She helped me identify and break down the invisible walls that were preventing me from moving forward. I intellectually understood what some of my obstacles were from previous therapy and books that I had read.  I didn’t understand how these obstacles were inter-related and affected my everyday life. Paula helped me understand these deeply held beliefs and how they were holding me back. Once I made the connection and released them through EFT, I felt lighter and more open to what is possible in my life. Now I feel free to explore my highest potential with no invisible walls holding me back.”

~  Rachael

“I originally hired Paula to get some perspective on my business practices, little did I know that in a very short period of time my life would begin to undergo a transformation. Paula has a truly unique way of getting at the root of a problem so you can face it and move on. She can accomplish in one session what a year (or more) of traditional therapy would never even address. Never before have I felt so great about life. What an empowering feeling! Thank you Paula, you truly have helped me transform my life both personally and professionally. I highly recommend working with a qualified coach such as Paula to help you break through your inner glass ceiling.”

~  Mary

“Paula was a huge help to me in dealing with some personal struggles that were getting in the way of my work performance. I underwent hypnotherapy with her and it was amazing. She also taught me the techniques of EFT which were very helpful in many aspects of my life. I also worked with Paula as she helped me set some life goals at a time when I was struggling to move forward. Having her there helped me to do the things I had wanted to do but didn’t have the motivation. I highly recommend Paula’s services!”

~  Beth

Trauma – Testimonials

Paula’s services helped me get through a childhood trauma that I just couldn’t get over on my own. I had tried conventional therapies but still couldn’t get past it. After receiving hypnotherapy from Paula, I finally feel that I can move on and continue evolving as an individual.

~ Lynn

 

Traumatic Event, Nightmares, Restless Leg Syndrome

For anyone who is considering trying EFT for the first time with Paula: Give it a try- your results will be proof enough that the process works and the benefit will FAR outweigh the money and time you invest. I love this woman! If you’re new to this, Paula will put you at ease and walk you through the process. I am more than happy to be a reference for Paula if you message me privately. <This was an unsolicited post on facebook – I can give you her email if you would like to ask her anything>  She is very passionate about helping people and I both trust and respect her a great deal. I have referred several friends to her for various problems.

I decided to give EFT a try after hearing about it from a trusted colleague/friend who’d seen a classmate treated for an intense phobia of spiders by one of their psychology professors. Apparently, the person was almost cured after just a handful of sessions during class time (she still had a bit of unease around spiders, but who doesn’t?).

Anyway, I’d had a traumatic event that was causing me nightmares for over two years and nothing helped. I tried talk therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, but I couldn’t shake it. I kid you not….after two sessions with Paula and doing a little tapping on my own at home, I was nightmare-free. I still dreamed about the event sometimes very rarely, but it wasn’t scary and I was in control in the dream. In addition to that, I no longer thought about it during the day as I had been. What a gift! Even if that were my only positive result with EFT, I would be more than pleased. But that’s not the only time it helped me.

My husband recently (as in this past week) used EFT to reduce his Restless Leg Syndrome, which was an ongoing problem that has been keeping both of us up at night for years. After 5-10 minutes of tapping, his legs were so much better that we were both able to sleep. He was so surprised that it could help in such a short time when nothing else had, especially since this had been a really intense episode. He has not only solved the RLS problem, but he also reduced his anxiety by tapping prior to a plane trip recently. Both of these things have happened within the past 3 weeks, and he had not done EFT prior to that. ANYONE can do this with proper training.

I tend to approach things in an open but skeptical manner when I don’t understand them, so I have done a bit of research on this. If you’re like me and prefer to have the science behind why things work, I’d can share some of my findings with you.

I wish you the best of luck!

Vickie

Weight Loss – Testimonials

First Testimonial

Dear Paula,

I came to you so you could help me lose the weight that I need to lose. Your training of techniques help me start on the road to losing weight. I found that these techniques made it almost effortless, with such a positive change. Now I have been on almost every diet known to man – this technique to lose weight is the best by far. This feels nothing like a diet. It has worked such wonders with my whole well being. To date I have lost 21 lbs in about a six week time frame. It has also made such positive changes with my relationship with my husband, and family. I’m more confident, assertive, and ready to take on the world.

I feel that I have accomplished so much and still have yet to accomplish so much more that it’s hard to express all the feelings that I’m having. Thank you for showing me the way. I feel such a sense of calm and happiness. I am on my way. I can do it.

I feel empowered and ready to take on whatever life brings me. You have inspired and trained me to think positively, to know that I have control over whatever I do and think. I feel good about myself and have already made positive changes in my life. I am the only person who has control over what I choose to believe and do. I can change, and I look forward to whatever comes my way.

Thank you so much. I am grateful for all you do to help people like myself.

Sincerely, Rebecca

3 1/2 weeks later… I continue to do my tapping with positive affirmations. I seem more happy than I have been in such a long time. I am continuing with Curves – now everyday…I am closing in on 30 pounds of weight loss. It seems to be getting easier… Thank you for all you have done…I will call when I get back and set up my appointment then. I think that this will be my last – I feel I can do it now. I have all the tools and I want this. So once again thank you for all you have done. I will spread the word about you.

Second Testimonial

Dear Paula,

I just wanted to say Thank You for every thing you have done for me. I can’t express enough how good I feel. I like myself, I’m confident in myself, I’m not sad anymore. Even my kids have noticed the difference.

At first I didn’t think this tapping would work, but for some reason it did. I lost 8 pounds the first week. The next two weeks I lost 6 pounds. I’m walking 4 miles a day and truly enjoying it. I look forward to getting out into the fresh air and walking. I’m finding out it doesn’t bother me not to have the piece of chocolate or those chips. My energy is back.

You have inspired me to be a more confident person in anything I do, and I know I will lose the weight I want to and to keep it off. I know I will be a happier and healthier person.

Thank You so very much.

Sincerely,  Jeri

Third Testimonial

Dear Paula,

I would like to share the amazing success that I have had using the EFT method that you taught me. I wanted to lose weight and stop obsessing about food. I’ve tried many weight lose programs and was often successful. I know what to eat and how much and how often. The problem was that I would continually think about food (what to eat next, what did I have earlier today, will I “blow it” if I eat this etc). The process never stopped and I think a large part of it was that I was soooo focused on food…food…food! Since learning this technique, the obsession is gone and so are 7lbs.! I just don’t think about it. Sometimes I find myself standing in front of the open fridge and then I realize I don’t want anything so I close the door and walk away. Losing the weight has been great and I plan to lose more but not thinking about it all the time has been so freeing.

Thanks,  Margo

 

Trichotillomania/ A Type of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Suffering from Trichotillomania has been such a struggle for me. I’ve been on almost every SRI drug that exists and haven’t had any success. Working with Paula and her EFT techniques was a big success for me. For the first time, I’ve experienced a therapy that works. Thanks Paula!

Kristie L.

 

Sports

“Our family trap shoots and our daughter is 14 years old and was going to shoot in the State Scholastic Clay Target Program for the first time. She was putting a lot of pressure on herself to do well and this was causing her to miss a lot. She really wanted to do good. She was shooting to quick, she was afraid the target would get away. I had tried other things to slow her down but they didn’t work. I myself have been using EFT with Paula and on my own to relieve my anxiety and panic attacks and it has worked well, so I thought that this might help her too.  Trap shooting is a very mental sport and you must be relaxed to do well. So we started, after 7 weeks of shooting. She was only breaking 6-7 out of 25 and she was very upset. Then we started tapping a couple rounds a day for about a week and her score picked up to 10/25  and then we would just tap about 2 hours before we would shoot and from then on she was breaking 15/25 and even had a 18/25 on her last week which really boosted her confidence and was able to shoot 16-17/25 in the state shoot. I also found that while working with her it helped my shooting also, I was much more relaxed and able to enjoy my time.

I would recommend any one to work with Paula and EFT to help in their endeavors – it will only help them to do better and enjoy what they may be doing!”

~ Tim