What My Clients Have To Say–Weight Loss

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“I came to Lisa to help me with an obstacle I couldn’t overcome in my goal to be healthy–drinking water. I had a real aversion to water, didn’t like it and it actually made me feel physically sick. When I told her that water bloated my stomach and made me feel sick she right away suggested I take digestive enzymes. This has been a life changer. I went from not drinking any water to around 9 to 10 cups of water a day. The enzymes have also helped me eat a healthier diet, because I can now digest raw foods and foods with fiber without discomfort.

As far as shifts in thinking, I have become a different person. Tapping and hypnosis together has lowered my anxiety. My self-esteem has improved so much that other people have noticed a change in me. [Now I know] my thoughts and ideas have value and I feel free to share both.

I have gone way beyond my goal of drinking more water. I discovered that my past was still controlling my present. Through hypnosis, tapping and the Lefkoe method, I have truly been able to forgive past hurts and I have gone from always anticipating the negative to a person that strives to find the positive in every situation. I’ve learned to change my constant worry into doing what I can concretely do and handing the rest over to GOD.”

Sharon Girardi, Age 62 
Retired, Virginia Beach, VA


“Before working with Lisa, I was often embarrassed to go out and do things due to my weight.  I didn’t feel attractive my in clothes, I felt like I would be judged for being certain places, and mostly I was constantly exhausted and uncomfortable due to how much I was eating.

I had tried diets, pills, boot camp classes, 30-day juice cleanses(!) – none of it worked, mostly because I wasn’t addressing the real issue I had, which was binge eating.  Lisa was able to concentrate on my overeating issues while also giving me the tools to eat healthier and get in more physical activity.

While working with Lisa, I started to become very excited about my hypnosis processes.  In fact, it very quickly became my favorite part of the day.  The processes were personalized, helpful, and effective, but I think what stands out most about them is that they were so positive.  Lisa addressed my issues, things that I needed to change about myself, but she always made sure that I knew my worth.  Being able to take the personalized sessions home with me has been so helpful, and now I have them forever!

I also learned different ways to deal with stress, anxiety, and guilt by using EFT, which has become a daily routine for me.  Besides the hypnosis and EFT, Lisa also provided me with invaluable nutrition tools: shopping lists, recipes, and information on healthy supplemental foods such as flax seeds.  I first started noticing differences when I realized that I wasn’t trying to not overeat.  It just became something that I was no longer interested in, which is amazing considering I’ve been a binge eater my entire life. My friends also noticed and commented that I was ordering less food when eating out and leaving food on my plate—I never used to do that!

Since working with Lisa, I have dropped 3 pants sizes in about 2 months (during the holidays!).  I also have started exercising 5 days a week and actually look forward to getting up and working up a sweat.  Most importantly though, I have control over what I eat.  It is an amazing feeling to not be scared every time you eat, knowing that you’re not going to feel guilty or sick.

A benefit that I didn’t anticipate is just the overwhelming feeling of happiness I have.  I can live my life normally.  I eat pretty well now, by choice, but when I don’t, I’m fine with it.  It’s so incredibly nice to not feel guilty about every little thing in my life.  When I eat pizza, I feel just as good about myself as if I had eaten a salad – mainly because I know life is about balance and also because I’m not bingeing, and that is the most important thing.  I’ve also branched out and started doing things I would have been scared or embarrassed to do.  Trying out new places, meeting new people, doing physical activity in public – these are all things I refused to do before meeting Lisa.

I would recommend Lisa for just about any internal issue someone could have.  Being able to change my own eating habits that I’ve had for 25 years in a matter of months is incredible, and honestly something that I thought would never happen for me.  If you think you’ve tried everything, if nothing has ever worked, if you’ve given up and accepted defeat – try Lisa.  I wish that Lisa hadn’t been my last resort, just because I could’ve addressed my issues so much sooner.  Also, I was a little nervous to start hypnosis, thinking that maybe it wouldn’t work for me, but I felt incredibly comfortable as soon as I walked in.  Lisa is really great at making you feel at ease and also at explaining everything that is going to happen so you can understand it and get the most of it.”

Megan Roche, Age 25, 
Federal Employee, Virginia Beach, VA


“With Lisa’s help, losing 50 lbs., even though I am older, seemed like a walk in the park!

Lisa’s Weight Loss Made Easy CD, which I purchased online without even meeting her, gave me the confidence to try exercising. I just turned 60 and I never though

t losing so much weight was even possible. Thanks to her, my weight loss dream came true. I thank God for Lisa! She has improved my life and health in a very great way!

Thanks for what you do. Peace and Love!”

Deborah Suter – Suffolk, VA


OMG. “I just had my 20 minute treadmill walk and 30 exercise ball sit ups. I’m 10 lbs. down already! Lisa, last night’s meeting with my Mary Kay team was the bomb. It was so energizing, and of the 10 agents there we got 36 appointments scheduled. Everybody had a blast! We’re going to do it the first Monday of every month. Yea!”

Melva Pezzella


“I spent 3 months working with Lisa and it was well worth it. Lisa has a sense for reading people and asking the right questions at the right time. I got way more out of this than any other weight loss program that I have tried. We all know that you have to get to the “root” of the problem. She helped me get there with personal coaching and mind work that far exceeds anything that I have done. She genuinely cares about your success! We also worked on [anxiety] public speaking with successful outcomes.”

Nancy Huss


“Before working with Lisa I was about 20 pounds overweight and struggling to get motivated to do anything about it. Everything I had tried in the past only worked temporarily. I didn’t have the money to pay for a personal trainer the rest of my life, nor did I want to be “dieting” the rest of my life. Even though I was getting desperate to lose the weight that never seemed to go anywhere, every change seemed like a huge hurdle. I had tried just about everything! From meal delivery services to personal trainers…everything was so expensive and would only work temporarily. My 2 biggest problems were: 1. I did not enjoy exercise and 2. I felt my connection with food was very emotional. When I didn’t have the hand-holding, my will power just wasn’t strong enough to keep me on the right track. When I had my free consultation with Lisa and signed up to work with her, I was hopeful, but also very worried that this program would be just like every other thing I tried–temporary. I also didn’t buy in to the whole hypnosis thing initially, but I felt like my options were pretty limited and was willing to try just about anything.

But after the first couple of sessions, I began to not only see some physical changes in me, but I FELT them as well. I slowly felt my relationship with food changing, and it no longer became a game of will power. We worked on different techniques to decrease cravings and allow me to emotionally disconnect from the food in front of me. She gave me ideas of things I could use for exercise that fit in to my busy schedule, were inexpensive, AND, most importantly, fun! Also, I thought Lisa was crazy when she said we could have 30 minute sessions over the phone on the off weeks. How was that going to do anything? Well…it did. Creating new action commitments, retraining my brain to think differently, thinking about different things I could do and techniques to use when I get into unique situations, etc…those were all things we were able to do over the phone. Lisa also has a background in nutrition and was able to share some really easy and delicious recipes that my family even loved!

I completed my 3-month program with Lisa about a month ago, and have waited to submit this testimonial because I wanted to make certain it wasn’t a fluke. In the past, this is about the time I would start falling off track, and I wanted to be certain her coaching and program is not like the others that failed me. I’m happy to say I have continued making changes since my sessions ended. I have gone from a size 8 to a 2-4 and currently weigh 120. I’m very pleased to say, with Lisa’s help, I TRULY have overcome my mental and emotional blocks with food and exercise. I am able to use the techniques she taught me, and I still listen to the hypnosis discs and session recordings. This was not a 3 month program for me…this is a lifetime, permanent change and I love it!

At this point I can say I am a firm believer in the power of the mind and the unbelievable ability that we have the power to retrain our brain. Lisa’s programs and coaching are set-up to work for anyone. With her skills, knowledge and experience anyone is bound to get the successful result that they long for! If you have tried just about anything to lose weight or quit a bad habit and nothing seems to have worked, then Lisa is the one you should turn to! With her experience, she knows what it takes to get the best results. Her programs are set up to work. You can live a healthy lifestyle, not only throughout the time you work with her, but after your program ends as well. That, to me, was the most important. Lisa provides a quality program that will give you lasting results. And no other program or plan can beat that!”

Rachel Gasser, Virginia Beach


My quality of life has drastically improved thanks to Lisa! A lot of improvement in my life and health has happened as a result of my coaching with Lisa. My endurance has increased and I no longer get tired easily. I can sleep better and I feel rejuvenated when I wake up. And because of my health improvement I can now climb stairs without feeling winded. I enjoy exercise instead of feeling it is like a punishment. I never felt so alive and kicking, thanks to Lisa! I am very happy and satisfied with her coaching. I love working with her and I feel that every penny I paid was totally worth it! She has helped me feel better about myself and provided me the tools that I can implement across various life situations. I feel very confident that I will achieve my weight loss goals and fit in smaller clothes in no time.

Lena West, Yonkers, New Jersey


Before I started working with Lisa, I had been overweight for several years and felt uncomfortable, self-conscious and unhealthy. I had tried all of the usual methods you see and ready about (Weight Watchers, Body for Life, South Beach) with only short-term success. Nothing I tried was lasting. I was watching the news one evening when a segment on Lisa aired where she was helping one of the news anchors quit and grew curious. It took almost a year before I finally called and made an appointment with Lisa, and I’m very happy I did.

Lisa explained to me the methods she would be using to help me make a lasting change in the way I was thinking about food. With Lisa’s coaching and hypnosis, I noticed a change in my behavior within the very first week. I was consuming more water, eating healthier and exercising more frequently. I was able to lose an average of 3 pounds per week — 10 pounds the first month — and confident this time it would last.

Through Lisa’s sessions, the urges to snack reduced significantly and I now exercise more than I’d like to think about. In fact, my wife wishes I would cut back a bit! The surprising thing was, these changes came rather easily with Lisa’s help. Self-will now plays a lesser role. It has created a desire emanating from my subconscious to eat, exercise, and live a healthier lifestyle.

I am now maintaining my weight within my ideal range and feel wonderful! I have lost a total of 15-20 pounds and 2-3 inches in my waist. Hypnosis has changed the way I feel about eating and life in general. I now have an attitude of “eat to live” vs. “live to eat.” My self-confidence has improved immensely and I know THIS time it will be a permanent change. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone who wants to make PERMANENT, LASTING changes in their lives.

Jim Cummings, 68, retired business owner, Virginia Beach, VA


Like many people, I had been struggling with weight issues for most of my life. I loved eating and severely lacked self-control and discipline when it came to any diet I would try. I had come to realize that food was an escape for me.

I heard about Lisa and her hypnosis methods being successful with others so I decided I would give her a try–it couldn’t hurt and I knew I needed to change my mindset about food but I just wasn’t able to do so on my own.

Upon my first visit with her, she listened intently to all I had to say and observed even my body language as I would talk about food and my love for it. She helped me draw out my own insight into why I hadn’t been able to succeed in my goal to lose weight. Based on my answers, she was able to personalize the sessions just for me. That, along with knowing what techniques to use, has helped me change my entire way of thinking about food. I feel the difference Lisa made in my life was worth so much more than what I had paid her!

She has been able to change my entire thought patterns not only about food, but the types and portions I eat as well. I’m no longer emotionally attached! Not only that, she helped me significantly change my general habit of never completing the projects I would start!

I highly recommend anyone who wishes to regain control of their lives and rid themselves of their bad habits to see Lisa. I am a new man–so much so that I have several friends who are now considering hypnosis with Lisa!

My goal is to be down to 185 within the next 10-12 months. I KNOW THIS time I WILL make it, thanks to you! Thanks for opening new doors for me, for helping me take back my own body and live a healthier lifestyle. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Rickie Baldivia, Computer Network Support Technician, Chesapeake, VA



I am celebrating the “fitting” of my skinny(er) jeans. NOT my “skinny” jeans… but getting closer… all thanks to YOUR wonderful CD. I can’t wait to see you in December! BTW… NOT ONE piece of Halloween candy has crossed my lips! Not one! I haven’t even missed it!! I am breaking my sugar “addiction” one powerful thought at a time! Thank you.

Michelle Pippin, Moyock, NC 11/5/09

UPDATE: 11/17/08
I am almost10 pounds down… feeling great and not at all deprived…. I simply know I will be successful with this LAST weight loss attempt… It has seemed so natural.. simple… powerful… My whole perspective has changed dramatically. Thank YOU!!

UPDATE: 11/28/08
Maintained PERFECT commitment to health goals – even when faced with the GLUTTONY of Thanksgiving. 11.6 pounds down!!! I am thrilled!!! BEYOND thrilled. PLUS… it is easier than I ever thought possible! If you ever “got” your true impact on people, we would never be able to afford you!

One more thought…I had been consumed with thoughts about “needing ” to lose weight. NOW, I am still heavier than my ideal, but I no longer “worry” or feel anxious or defeated. I am IN THE PROCESS — and therefore the weight loss is essentially already accomplished in my mind. It is done. =) Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!


I was overweight for at least 6 years. I felt like I was walking in molasses. I was sluggish and it was hard to do the things I wanted to. I tried to lose weight with diet pills and everything else, but nothing helped me. My next step would have been gastric bypass, but I didn’t want to go that route. I decided to try hypnosis. I figured I had nothing to lose. I noticed a change in my behaviors immediately after my first hypnosis session. I didn’t buy the foods I used to—candy, ice cream, and cake. But from the first hypnosis session all that stopped. I began to eat normally. This has been super easy! I just don’t want to eat junk anymore. I don’t eat between meals. I feel in control now. I’ve lost 35 pounds, my blood sugar has gone down over 100 points, my cholesterol and blood pressure have also decreased. Everything has improved! Lisa has been so great and I really appreciate her help!

B. Shoun, Norfolk, VA


I lost 18 pounds in 3 months with hypnosis. Today, at age 77, I am still healthy and fit! I’m living proof that you can lose weight at any age and keep it off! My weight loss was relatively easy. I was very happy. I still think this is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. I come back to Lisa from time to time for a “boost” of positive thoughts and I have my old recordings to pop in when I need to keep focused on staying healthy.

M. Leech, Portsmouth, VA


Thank you for your invaluable help with my weight loss program. Your professionalism and genuine compassionate kindness has endeared you deeply to me. I hope you especially like the “butterfly” gift I made for you as a ‘thank you’ for the butterfly/cocoon parable you shared with me as an analogy to my rocky childhood. Looking forward to many more informative and life-changing classes and personal sessions in the new year.

J. Turner, Virginia Beach, VA


Thanks to Lisa’s help, I lost 40 pounds in 6 months; I’m back in my size 34 jeans! My cholesterol went from 214 to 145 and I feel better than I have in years. My family is eating better now, too. My weight loss has been a journey, not a destination. It’s just my way of life now.

Steve L., Norfolk, VA September 2006

UPDATE March 2009
Thanks for calling to check in with me. I’m happy to say I still feel great! In fact, I feel even better than I did a couple years ago when I first lost the weight, thanks to the “booster sessions” you did with me. I’m exercising 5 days a week and my family is still on board with the healthier lifestyle we’ve created. Thanks again!


I am 65 years old and have been overweight since my college days. I have tried lots of diets and twice have lost 50 pounds–only to put it all back on. I decided to try hypnosis after my cardiologist suggested surgery; I didn’t want to have to resort to surgery. I started with Lisa October 2006 with a goal of losing 65 lbs. by Christmas 2007. Although I was skeptical at first, I was determined to make this work.

At first, I wasn’t sure if/how the hypnosis was working for me even though I was eating differently and trying some of the new things Lisa suggested. Now I find it’s really started to stick in my subconscious. So far I have lost 35 lbs., and am still going strong. My cholesterol has dropped like a rock, and my PCP is telling me that he may start to take me off some of my medications. I can already feel the change in my subconscious mind, and know that when the weight is gone, this time it will stay gone. Changing the way you think is the only way to go–and Lisa has been great!

My wife was so impressed by my progress that she signed up with Lisa as well, and the program is working for her, too. I would strongly recommend Lisa’s methods for weight loss above all other diet methods. She will help you KEEP IT OFF by reprogramming your subconscious. It really works!!

Jim Barrett, Virginia Beach, VA


I have struggled with weight loss issues for many years, as well as trying to change my lifestyle to a healthier one, and MAINTAIN it. Lisa recently worked with me on this, and I have been very pleased with the results so far. First, she talked with me and asked questions in order to learn more about what I consider important for myself, and what my problem areas are, then did a hypnosis session geared to those answers. She made a hypnosis CD specifically for my needs, which I listen to frequently for reinforcement, especially if I feel tempted to slip back to old habits. It is very relaxing and keeps me focused. I considered myself addicted to chocolate and diet soda, but I have totally eliminated them from my life, and am comfortable with that.

In addition to hypnosis, she has a great deal of knowledge regarding nutrition, supplements, relaxation techniques, etc. She shared that knowledge with me, as well as teaching me other techniques for dealing with temptation and cravings. I have been very pleased with my progress, especially because it doesn’t feel like I am fighting myself all the time. A major key to success is attitude, and her program has helped me develop a positive attitude. I also know that Lisa is always available to me any time I might feel the need for more reinforcement. I hope others will take advantage of her skills and be as pleased as I am.

Ginny McCall, Pahrump, NV


Before coming to Lisa, I had been ill and house-bound, gaining weight and craving sweets. My medications kept me lethargic and I was very depressed. I was this way for 3 years. It even hurt to try to exercise.

I tried some weight loss programs like NutriSystem (I gained 10 lbs.), Slim Fast (gained 5#), and Weight Watchers (I lost 15 lbs. but gained back 20 once I started eating regular meals again).

With Lisa there were no diets, just simple suggestions for healthier food choices. We talked about what I wanted and what I needed. In hypnosis, Lisa constantly spoke my name and how I wanted to see myself; how I wanted to eat. I could relate to everything spoken to me.

I’ve lost 32 lbs. in 6 months and gone from a dress size 16 to a 10! I am happy, thin, and have more energy than I know what to do with! I don’t like the taste of sweets anymore and don’t buy them. I also have a business of my own that I’m having fun with. I owe it all to the positive effects of working with Lisa. I know this will last because I feel so good and I can use my hypnosis to help me. When I look in the mirror, I am the me I have always wanted to be!

Lillie Stack, Virginia Beach, VA

Lisa has a knack for knowing how to “lead you” to the answer without “telling you” the answer. Lisa helped me lose 80+ pounds. I am very grateful for all the encouragement she provided during this time. I would recommend Lisa to anyone interested in or needing hypnotherapy or coaching to achieve greater self-esteem, self-fulfillment, and a better lifestyle.

Barb Ovsak, South Mills, NC