seems to be helping my son's insomnia! He is much
better. He has not taken any melatonin since we met with you, and he has
listened to his recording every night going to bed since we met with you.
So glad we came in to see you!"
"Amy came recommended
very highly by my physician, who had also seen her. I was struggling
with increasing levels of stress and anxiety, and I hoped that she could help.
She certainly did. She helped me to find clarity
and coached me through certain aspects of building better communication
skills. Amy helped me to significantly reduce the impact of stressful
events in my life. I think you'll find her pleasant to talk to and
insightful about whatever you're going through.
"I would recommend
anyone looking into hypnotherapy to see Amy. She's easy to work with and
definitely takes the time to understand what the key issues are, so that she
can put a program together to effectively address them.
Very happy with my results over this past year.
"Hypnosis is really so
simple. Through relaxation, you can open yourself
up to the help you need. Through the CDs, I can renew my therapy
"I have struggled with depression for 20 years. This
process has been one of the most helpful in reducing my depression symptoms."
"I continue to listen
to the session on days that I am struggling the most. It always
decreases my level of anxiety and helps me to find peace
from the intensity of my grief. I have sought many forms of
therapy since the death of my son. The session with you was the only one
that helped. Other therapy sessions left me angry because they did not
recognize that losing a child is the worst form of grief."
"You are an angel with an angelic
voice. I most enjoyed your calming voice
and the state of mind you put me in. I am glad to still have my hypnosis
CDs to help me."
"I'm doing well, and
sleeping, too! All in all, the hypnosis has
been a lifesaver! This is the first time in about 10 years that I
haven't been on some sort of sleeping medication ... For the most part, when I
do listen to the sessions, I go to sleep long before the session is over.
"Amy was very easy to
talk to, and helped me to be more organized and
"I was referred to
Amy by the psychotherapist I was seeing. It was determined that the best
course of action for my trichotillomania (hair
pulling) would likely be hypnotherapy. It was important to my
regular therapist that I see someone reputable, and she said that Amy was that
person. I was immediately comfortable with Amy. While I was hopeful that
this therapy would help me, I was not entirely optimistic. I had been
pulling my hair for almost 5 years at that point...I cannot begin to express
how happy I was to be wrong in my pessimism. Following the second and
third sessions, I was astonished at the results. Not only were my hair
pulling episodes greatly reduced, but when they did occur, their duration was
much shorter. I continued to listen to the CDs of my office sessions at
home for several weeks and found that I had all but stopped my hair pulling.
The behavior had stopped because the intrusive thoughts that I needed to pull
my hair had stopped ... I am now a year out from my hypnotherapy with Amy and,
with the exception of a few transitory episodes, I have been free of my
disorder. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to Amy for her help.
I am so thankful that I was referred to her.
"Hypnosis allowed me to
deal with my issues in a better way. I like
that Amy caters to a person's different needs."
"I came to Lakeside
Hypnotherapy with a unique request/need. I have been unable to stand
hearing other people eat since I was a young
child. It began to cause so much anxiety for me, that I avoided certain
people and situations. I was hopeful that this would work, but I
couldn't really imagine that it would I'm happy to say that after the
session, I could immediately tell a difference. I listened to the CD for
a few weeks, every night. One year later, I'm 95% cured! I can honestly
say it's been life changing for me. Thank you so much!"
"It's difficult to make
changes in habits all by yourself. Working with you, Amy, has made many
differences for me. I appreciate the customized CDs you make for me.
They help me to sleep better, and adopt better life
habits that lower my blood pressure and the amount of meds I need to
"Having never tried
hypnosis before, I wasn't sure what to expect. I have been amazed at how
much my sessions have helped to break through blocks that traditional talk
therapy couldn't do fully, including negative self-talk and anxiety.
Being able to listen to the sessions again is an added bonus, so that
depending on what I need in that moment, I can take a break and enjoy my
hypnosis [CD/mp3]. I also love that each session is customized to my
specific situation ... it's not just a generic script. Through hypnosis,
I've been able to plant seeds in my subconscious that have resulted in small
but very important changes for my health,
including drinking more water, taking deep breaths in moments of stress,
eating healthier food, and believing that calm and peace are attainable every
day. I highly recommend!"
gave me emotional strength to deal with life's
issues ... I keep referring to my CDs when I find myself in need of
extra support ... I know I will keep the benefits to refer to in the future
... I like to know that I can come to a safe, secure place and receive support
when my head gets in the way."
"When I came to
see you I had been seeing medical doctors, chiropractors and massage workers
for over 4 years, in an attempt to find some relief from chronic pain that has
been diagnosed as neuropathy. None of the treatments had helped at all,
and most had caused additional pain as they were administered. The
hypnosis treatment that you provided did reduce the pain
while I was in the session and for a short time afterward. You also
showed me how to hypnotize myself and lower the pain level anytime I needed.
I have found this new skill to be very helpful and use it almost daily in some
form...An additional advantage is that your treatment was much less expensive
than most of the medical treatments. The spinal cord stimulator's cost
was over $100,000 and it didn't work as well as the hypnosis...I will continue
to tell my clients who have any of the problems which might be helped by
hypnosis, Why not at least try it? With zero side effects, and such a
small cost, I would hope anyone would see if you can help them."
"With using the CD, and
other things I have applied to my health and daily routine, I have never felt
so on top of my game. I most enjoy having
my own CD, personalized to my own needs and wants!"
"It's been 9
months, and I still listen to the CDs. With their help, I am finally
putting myself first in my life, without guilt.
It was time. I enjoyed making the CDs and listening to them at home, and
believing what I was hearing."
"My husband and I had
tried to conceive a baby for over two years, including multiple in vitro
treatments. I saw Amy Bernstein for hypnotherapy as I was preparing
to undergo IVF treatment. As well as tailoring hypnotherapy scripts for
me, Amy also taught me EFT, which I used frequently to relieve the anxieties
infertility treatment. I
felt that Amy's help contributed to our success. I got pregnant during
our first round of IVF and today have a delightful little son."
"When I made my first visit to Lakeside Counseling & Hypnotherapy Center,
I had been dealing with ongoing chronic pain for
several years. I have spinal osteoarthritis and a herniated/fractured
L5/S1 disk. I was taking pain medication, had three spinal epidurals,
had physiotherapy, and was considering spinal surgery.
an article in the Mayo Clinic newsletter pertaining to hypnotherapy and
chronic pain. I knew this was the alternative for me. It has been one
year since I began hypnotherapy with Amy. What a blessing it has been.
I still do hypnotherapy on a regular basis, along with EFT. I have been
off of all prescription medication for a year, do back exercises, and enjoy
walking. With grateful thanks,"
"Amy Bernstein went through every detail with you before the session
started. Amy made sure you understood what
would happen while under hypnosis. Amy came
highly recommended by my dentist. [It has
been over one year] and I am still not grinding my teeth at night.
I definitely would recommend her to anyone with any kind of problem."
"Thank you for ... helping me be more comfortable in public
speaking situations. Just as you suggested in the tape, I was
calm, poised, relaxed, and comfortable. I had no anxiety
whatsoever. I couldn't believe how relaxed I was. I actually
looked forward to the event. I spoke for an hour and was perfectly
comfortable. I feel more confident in public speaking now than ever
before in my life. Again, thank you for your professional help. It
"I feel the session [had] a definite positive
impact... very relaxing and effective."
"Amy Bernstein was very easy to talk to, although I had never
met her before my therapy sessions... She is very
personable. I feel that I have begun to get a "grip" on my life and
begun to put things in perspective."
"I found the insomnia hypnosis tape to be very
helpful at bedtime. I put the tape on when I go to bed. Usually I
fall asleep 10 to 20 minutes later."
"Amy's CD was very
thorough and helpful. She listened carefully to my
goals and included all of them, not just the main one for which I had
contacted her. I found her to be very professional. She helped me from a
distance. Though I live hundreds of miles from Lakeside, I
received good care."
"The whole hypnotherapy session(s) were wonderful, and I would do it again in a
minute. Amy answered all my questions at the beginning of each
session, explained the procedure, and addressed any concerns at the completion
of the session(s) as well. Amy is the consummate professional, and I felt
very confident in her care. I would highly recommend
Lakeside Counseling &
Hypnotherapy Center to any individual
seeking to improve certain areas of their life."
"It was a
life changing experience. I wish I'd have
seen Amy sooner."