Hypnosis can never be used to force anyone to act against his or her will. The subconscious mind will only accept those specific ideas, feelings, suggestions, memories, visualizations, and imagery that support the realization of their goals.
Some problems, such as pain or morbid obesity, may require a medical referral. For clients seeking my help, who suffer from severe depression or another mood disorder, I require a referral from a psychiatrist, psychotherapist, or clinical psychologist. I always respect the role of that therapist as your primary caregiver who sanctions in writing my role as an adjunct therapist.
Since results vary from person to person, depending on motivation and use of the tools, success is not guaranteed.
While each testimonial is from a client for whom hypnotherapy worked well, there is no guarantee that it will have the same results for all clients.
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"Ellen is extremely committed to her work. Helping her clients achieve their objectives is of the utmost importance to her. The sessions I have had with Ellen have far exceeded my expectations. She truly goes above and beyond to make certain her clients are not merely satisfied but happy with their results. It is unlikely you could find someone that would be more committed to her clients’ well being." - N.J.
"Ellen is a gifted and talented therapist. I found her about 9 years ago out of complete desperation and she changed my life for the better when doctors, medicine and other therapists could not. Fast forward to 2017, I don't live in the area but I really need her help so I called her and she has been able to help me remotely. Ellen is so interesting and takes so much time to get to know you and truly understand your situation. I feel so fortunate to have her work with me and now I know she is only a phone call away." - Cari B.
"I was a hypnotherapy client of Ellen Coleman’s. In my experience, Ellen has the highest integrity. She is thoroughly prepared, thoughtful, considerate, and judicious in her practice. Ellen seems highly responsible and sensitive to client needs, concerns, and confidentiality. I would absolutely refer her to my friends! Very appreciative of her work." - LA Actress
"I came to Ellen at the beginning of a devastating divorce. It was sudden, overwhelming, and completely over after 15 years. Thank God I found Ellen. She helped me to pull myself together and find my inner strength and confidence.
Being an actor, I was afraid I’d fall apart and not be able to function in auditions, but Ellen helped me find my center of perspective…my core power. Two weeks after the breakup I booked a guest spot on the hit television show “Glee”. Thank you, Ellen. I listen to my MP3’s often." - D.F.
"The first time I met Ellen Coleman, I knew we would get along well together. She had a warm presence and an uninhibited laugh. She seemed to ask just the right questions in our sessions and I saw results rather quickly. I believe that when doing hypnotherapy as a patient, you have to trust the person guiding you through it. It is a slightly scary endeavor. Part of the effectiveness of the treatment is allowing the person to take you to a relaxation level that you would not otherwise achieve. Ellen did that for me. Of all her talents that I have seen, I believe that her caring and inspired dialogue during hypnotherapy helped me the most. I recommend Ellen to anyone wanting to achieve their goals with someone that truly cares about them." - Jon S.
"This thank-you email is long overdue. About three years ago, I contacted you for help with my anxiety and a phobia of flying that I had developed. I couldn’t even go to an airport without getting a fever. My body felt like it was shutting down whenever I thought about flying. I contacted you because I was desperate to be able to fly again. My family lives in the Midwest and I had to take the train 36 hours each way to be able to visit them. The trips were killing with me. I had never done hypnotherapy before, but had heard through friends that it could help me.
I found your website and you scheduled me for an appointment within a few days. You were so kind to me. You met with me in the evenings and even over the phone the few weeks before I was scheduled to fly. I am so grateful to you because, since our therapy, I have been able to successfully fly without fear. The first couple of times that I flew, I used the techniques and tapes that you made me. It was difficult, but I was able to control my fear. I am now at the point where I can fly without any fear. Sometimes I even fall asleep on the planes! I never thought that was possible.
I am so grateful for everything that you taught me. Because of you, I was able to conquer my fear… there is no therapist I trust more than you. Thank you again for everything you have done for me. I will always be grateful." - Julie M.
"I had been on a personal development journey for about ten years before I met Ellen, so I was no stranger to reading self-help books and cds. Even with all my efforts, I had very little success and felt I had hit a plateau. Ellen was very understanding and listened intently to what I wanted to accomplish. She took ownership of my success and we worked as partners to construct a road map that would eventually pay significant dividends. Since working with Ellen, I have overcome my plateau and accomplished the goals I set for myself. The techniques Ellen taught me have helped me manifest my desires intentionally rather than by chance. I am forever indebted to Ellen for her kind words and encouragement." - Eduardo H.
"I made a great discovery during vacation. I decided to go back to school to get my teaching credential; I believe the hypnotherapy gave me the courage to do so! And the tapes you made for me have been great." - Julia M.
"Being a client of Ellen Coleman has been a tremendously satisfying and rich experience for me. She is thoroughly professional, and deeply empathetic to the needs and feelings of her clients. My hypnosis sessions with Ellen have helped me enormously in many ways." - Shane Rodgers
"I came to Ellen skeptical of whether hypnotherapy works or not, but I came to her anyway about a specific law school class I was having trouble with. I was in my last semester of law school. Long story short, I had to repeat this same course I had passed in my first semester of law school (no, did NOT cheat), taking this class four more times." - J.N.
"The first time I met Ellen Coleman, I knew we would get along well together. She had a warm presence and an uninhibited laugh. She seemed to ask just the right questions in our sessions and I saw results rather quickly. I believe that when doing hypnotherapy as a patient, you have to trust the person guiding you through it." - Nancy N.
"I turned to hypnotherapy to resolve anxiety after trying traditional therapy and feeling that I was not getting anywhere with that approach. Working with Ellen, I felt that I was constructively moving towards health. The things that I felt were missing in traditional therapy were evident in the work we did." - Guy W.
"I met Ellen Coleman at a time in my life when I was in the middle of a career change and had specific goals I needed to achieve to accomplish this. I was filled with fear, anxiety, and self-sabotage. I could not overcome these obstacles on my own.
met Ellen Coleman at a time in my life when I was in the middle of a career change and had specific goals I needed to achieve to accomplish this. I was filled with fear, anxiety, and self-sabotage. I could not overcome these obstacles on my own. I had tried traditional therapy but did not see results, so I turned to hypnotherapy as a last resort. After researching hypnotherapists in the area, I chose Ellen because of a very positive conversation on the phone.
Ellen demystifies the perception of hypnotherapy as some mysterious hocus pocus. She is committed to the highest ethical standards in her treatment, while being compassionate and generous at heart. She enjoys a genuine love for people and is determined to help. After each session with Ellen, I was confident and motivated. I was able to control my emotions and work towards my goals, meeting with success every time. I highly recommend treatment with Ellen in hypnotherapy for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their lives. " - Carmelina Trichilo
"I took a four week class with Ms. Coleman at the Santa Monica YMCA in Hypno-Fitness. She has a very pleasant voice and is very friendly. She was very articulate and informative regarding her techniques and practices, and provided excellent hand-outs which enabled us to follow along as she explained things and to understand the process." - Ruthann Shanley
" I highly recommend Ellen Coleman and Mindworks Hypnotherapy. Ellen’s voice is wonderful and soothing to hear. She knows how to get someone to open up quickly by asking simple pointed questions.
Ellen’s technique of using my feelings and responses to those questions in her guided hypnosis is astounding. She formulated a personal hypnosis session to counteract my negative thought patterns and replace them with positive ideas, feelings and images.
It’s up to you not to resist, so you can go faster and deeper into hypnosis. Ellen has taught me to recognize my negative talk and how to stop it. She has helped me with breaking bad habits.
Her sessions, which are 1 1/2 hours, are never in a rush. Ellen records each one for free and sends it to you the next day so you can listen to the them over and over again to implant new mind patterns.
She taught me that you are not your brain and how to use your mind to change your brain. How to unleash your subconscious! Thanks Ellen! You taught me SO much! " - C. L.
"I have been going to Ellen Coleman for over three years. At this stage I consider her a friend. When I first went to her I could not do very much with my right hand, arm, and shoulder. I was very bad with my right foot and leg." - Sister Danielle Rushe
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