Too often, we put off assisting ourselves with challenges, hoping they’ll just resolve themselves on their own, denying the amount of negative impact they are having on our lives, feeling ashamed that we can’t “solve it on our own,” or staying stuck in the idea that no one can help us. But all these “put-offs” do is deepen the problem and keep us stuck in a less-than-satisfying situation.

Why continue with the same issues haunting you day in and day out? Book a no-cost, no-obligation, one-hour consultation with me (in person or by phone) TODAY!

Why Do You Offer A FREE Consultation?

First of all, I want to thank you for considering me to help you with your efforts to make some important improvements in your life. You’ve taken the first step toward a possible way to accomplish this by inquiring about my services and setting up a consultation to talk more. Often, hypnosis (and the other techniques I use) is a “last resort” for people, but turns out to be the final solution.
Your Past does not have to equal your Future. You CAN change your situation. Stephen Covey (one of the foremost experts on success and author of The “7 Habits” books) once said, “Your amount of success is in direct proportion to your ability to ask for help.” No one can know everything, which is why people who learn to turn to experts to assist them in their journey are more likely to get what they want out of life. And living to our fullest potential is the biggest goal we should strive to attain.

Why Do You Ask for a Credit Card# to Book a Consultation If It’s a FREE Consultation? That Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense.

Just as doctors and dentists have cancellation requirements and charge you for missed appointments, so does my practice. Our time is valuable, as is yours. I have a busy office and see many clients each day and week. Therefore, I have a limited amount of time per week to schedule consultations, and after an event such as a health fair, my consultation requests are much greater. Therefore, I must select requests wisely and only schedule those who are serious about talking with me and who I think I can help. If an hour of my time is taken up with a reserved appointment and the person doesn’t show up or cancels with less than 48 hours notice, that time is lost to someone else who would have needed or wanted it but couldn’t have it.
As long as you complete the appointment or cancel at least 48 hours prior to the appointment time, there is no charge for the consultation (emergency situations are considered). It must be completed with a credit or debit card and can be given over the phone by calling my office (stored securely electronically) or during the booking you make yourself with the calendar link provided below.

What Happens in the FREE Consultation?

Our 1-hour consultation, along with the questionnaire you complete beforehand, will allow me to learn what your specific goals and challenges are, if you are a good candidate for using hypnosis or one of my other techniques, and help determine the best course of action, the type and number of sessions, and the frequency I would recommend to better assure lasting results.

I have helped thousands of people with the issue(s) you are probably dealing with to learn to think, feel, and respond differently. You can learn to do this, too, and hypnosis is one of the tools I can use to help you. I also use other techniques and tools to accomplish this, some of which you can learn to use for yourself.

How Many Sessions Will I Need? How Much Does It Cost?

The number of sessions recommended and the cost would be determined by the information gathered in the consultation. I offer a variety of programs that fit most budgets. I do not charge a flat hourly rate, and often add support resources in addition to my time in sessions to improve results, so we need the consultation for me to be able to answer your questions fully, assess YOUR specific needs, and give you some program and cost options.

Also be aware that there are a number of factors besides cost to consider when deciding to work with a professional for hypnosis or other self-improvement services. These include the experience of the practitioner, their education, their accreditation, how they work, their specialty(ies), the type and number of sessions recommended, their success track-record, your motivation to change and receptivity to the techniques used, additional support provided (personal contact between sessions, reinforcement recordings, teaching you tools to use on your own, etc.). Price-shopping without having a clear understanding of who you’re working with and what you’re getting is doing yourself a disservice.

What Is Your Success Rate? Can You Guarantee Results?

There are so many variables in determining a “success rate” for the various issues my services can assist with. Some results can be clear-cut and measurable, others can be more subjective. The time element considered for something to be categorized a “success” also has to be tracked (is someone still holding on to the change in a month, 6 months, a year? Has the hypnotherapist followed up with their clients for a period of time after the end of the sessions?) Ask them how they determine their success rate.

When people ask my success rate for quitting smoking, I tell them it averages 75%, and that is based on several factors: people commit to the program I recommend for them after the consultation, use the tools as I instruct them to, attend all their sessions, give me feedback through our time together so I can modify what we’re doing as needed, and they respond to my check-ins to confirm at least a year later that they are still smoke-free (those are the variables I use to determine my “success rate”). Be suspect of anyone who tells you their success rate for smoking or other issues is 100%. You cannot guarantee human behavior no matter how great the “tool” you use to help people change is! This kind of work depends on both the skill, expertise & adaptability of the practitioner as well as the commitment, beliefs, subconscious programming, and actions of the client.

Do You Take Insurance?

Unfortunately, insurance companies are way behind the times and do not compensate for hypnosis sessions. What you would pay would be an out-of-pocket expense. You can, however, often submit your session fees in your medical expenses deductions on your taxes (ask me for documentation about your services to keep with your records). And for business coaching, you can write off our sessions as an education or marketing expense. However, remember that for many types of issues (like weight loss and smoking cessation), the work we do pays for itself many times over!

Are You Hypnotizable?
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I Want a Free Consultation. What Do I Do Next?

Read and follow the 3 STEPS below:

Step 1–Book a Convenient Date/Time
If you are interested in setting up your consultation, you can do so in one of two ways:

  • Either book it yourself on line (click on the “Book Now” button below then choose virtual or in-office, and date/time) (Note: You will be asked to submit a bank or credit card through a secure link to reserve that appointment time; a $50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not attend your appointment or cancel/reschedule with less than 24 hours’ notice)

  • OR Call my office at 757-828-7960 (if you get voice mail, leave a message with your name, phone # and what issue you would like help with; we’ll get back with you by the end of the day or sooner, in most cases).
Step 2–Access the Paperwork for Your Consultation
Click on the appropriate issue below to download all necessary paperwork needed prior to your sessions with me (along with directions to my home office if you are coming in person; if you have a problem with stairs, let me know).

Click on the link that most closely matches the main issue you are coming to see me about (if you have more than one main issue you want help with, state that on your questionnaire).

Please be sure to fill out the questionnaire and send it back to me electronically prior to your consultation so I can be prepared to discuss your specific need(s). (If you anticipate difficulty with this, you can print and bring with you, but it is more helpful for me to review it before we meet.)
**We do not have time in the hour for you to complete the questionnaire, so be sure to send it ahead of time or have it with you.**

In the packet, you’ll also find information on unbiased studies showing the impact of using hypnosis to achieve a wide variety of outcomes.

Weight Loss
Smoking/Tobacco Cessation
Fears & Phobias
Pain & Physical Disorders
Sports Performance
Business Mindset & Coaching
Other Issues
Consultation for Your Child

Step 3–Educate Yourself About My Services
Before your consultation, click on this link to watch a YouTube video explanation from a colleague about how hypnosis works. He talks about smoking cessation, but all the information is still relevant). Also visit my Services Page to learn more about my other techniques. Having this general understanding about all the techniques I use (Hypnosis, NLP, EFT and LBEP) will save us some time in the consultation and allow you to ask targeted and relevant questions regarding these techniques, if you have any.

If you haven’t done so already, I would suggest you visit the rest of the pages of my website to learn more about me, Life by Design, LLC, and my past clients. You can also sign up for some great free resources I’ve created to help you with your goals.

I look forward to meeting and assisting you.

Your partner in success,

What do you have to lose–except those unwanted habits or unsatisfactory experiences?