What Clients Are Saying
I embarked on an acting project that required I memorize a great deal of text. As a professional actor, this kind of thing isn’t too unusual, but this production was larger than normal, which made for a much heavier line-learning load than usual. Rehearsal hours were shortened due to the nature of the contract I was working under, too. All this created extra stress during the rehearsal process.
I sought out help from Sally after hearing hypnosis could be very beneficial in aiding the entire creative process, let alone the somewhat mechanical process of learning lines.
What I hoped for turned out to be true. Not only did the process of memorizing lines come more easily, I experienced more vivid dream imaging, and Sally was able to strengthen my own internal reassurance process by tapping into my own personal belief system and spiritual resources.
I had no previous experience with hypnotism, and wasn’t going into it as a skeptic or as a true believer, just someone who wanted extra help with a difficult process that was causing some anxiety.
The sessions provided by Sally helped greatly in reducing stress both during rehearsal and performance.
I got what I needed, and I’m very glad I did it!!Dev Kennedy
Sally crafted a very personalized session using skillful questioning in her interview to build a clear and insightful understanding of my needs. She listened well to both what I said and did not say, and then used what she learned to form a beautiful journey adrift on my raft rocking in the gentle waves of clear blue water on a sunny day, releasing my worries and floating in an amazing peacefulness. Knowing my physical pain and how it was impacting my progress in healing, Sally guided me through an anesthetic visualization that I continue to use for pain relief today.Carolyn
Working with Sally helped me be in the flow, get rid of places where I felt stuck, and literally get me into the flow of my life. Once I got in the flow, I was able to take steps to move forward – get my podcasts out, write my book, and further myself professionally.Joy Putnam
Sally Stone was very helpful in getting me through a family crisis with grace and inspiration.Someone Influential (anonymous/confidential)
Sally is a gift. I found the hypnosis sessions with her incredibly relaxing, and that sense of calm carried back to my everyday life, which was and is quite hectic with three children and running my own business.Anne
Dr. Stone smells like calm. Even better than chamomile tea.8-year old yoga student
I was at a critical point in the writing of my book and the publishing process when I met Sally. Sally had already published her book and had great success. So, I reached out to her to be my book coach, but she quickly became much more than that, coaching me in many aspects of my life.
She provided the acceptance, accountability, and structure I so desperately needed to finish writing my book and get it published. She referred me to one of her amazing editors, which played a critical role in pulling it altogether for ease and flow while maintaining my unique voice.
Sally is a friend and confidante when I need it, and a firm and focused coach when I need to push past obstacles getting in my way. She’s been a source of constant strength for me in one of the most difficult times and transitions of my life.
When I started coaching with Sally I was all over the place and totally disorganized. She provided the focus and structure I needed to give me the drive necessary to pursue my vision for my life. I am now in a great place because of Sally. I have much more peace, focus, and purpose.
My book is now published and, with her guidance, was the number one new release in three categories on Amazon. The belief and confidence in myself as a woman, mom, and coach is stronger because of Sally’s coaching support.
She is gifted, intuitive, funny, and one of the most extraordinary human beings I have had the privilege to know.Wendy
In December of 2015, I had my daughter. There were some complications towards the end of my pregnancy that restricted me to zero movement. As an emotional eater, I ate my feelings and quickly spiraled down a habitual, dark and unhealthy path. As a mom of two (two and under), and a wife traveling back and forth every other weekend for my husband’s job, I was desperate to find a permanent solution.
Sally had recently released her book, and I purchased it immediately. To be so open and honest about her experiences made me realize that I too could make a change for the good, despite my lifelong habits of emotional eating and busy schedule. The first session with Sally was invigorating. Although I was resistant, and doubted whether I could find the time for meditations, clean eating, and sitting down for meals with my busy schedule, I felt hopeful and inspired.
During this session, Sally said something that resonated with me, and that I hear often when finding it difficult to slow down: I’m a role model for my kids.
My kids are watching me. What do they see? “Moms don’t stop. Moms don’t take breaks. Moms keep going. Moms don’t take care of themselves.” Is this what I want them to be learning? NO!
We composed my first real, thought out, affirmation together. “I sit down to eat my meals. I chew my food, and enjoy it thoroughly. Yum!” This simple affirmation has completely changed my life, the way I conduct my days, and the quality of time I spend with my kids. I’ve gone from a mom who was constantly going and couldn’t even find the time to spoon some yogurt, granola, and berries into a bowl, to a mom who gets our meals figured out, leaves the dishes where they are, and stops to enjoy those meals with my kids, because sitting and enjoying that QUALITY TIME with them is beyond important.
My little 2-year old man LOVES this time. Not only does he shout out, “Mommy eats breakfast with you!!!”, but he is quite the conversationalist, and his table manners have improved. Even his food choices have changed because he wants to eat what mommy eats, and thank GOODNESS my eating habits have changed, too.
I started listening to Christian radio again, which used to be so important to me, but somewhere in the mix of life, got lost. Music is how I praise God, and this was HUGE for me to get in the car, and choose to turn to this station without a second thought. I also started taking the time to make healthier meals, while paying attention to the ingredients within the foods I was using. I felt thrilled to know that I was bettering myself and my family. The time wasn’t even an issue.
One of the struggles experienced was with meditation. I had the hardest time being present. I would meditate on an amazing place, but experience it from outside of my body. Sally worked with me in great detail to compose the most perfect and personal hypnosis session I’ve ever experienced. After learning this technique from her, even while reading her book, Golden Words, I began experiencing each word, not just seeing the words. It was truly mind-blowing and beautiful what happened when the experience got personal.
My visualizations became clearer, and my prayers came alive. Prior to starting with Sally and even in that first session, I was a naysayer. It sounded beautiful, and I loved the idea, but I just didn’t have the time. The truth is, however, that even though I stop more now, I accomplish more. Taking that time for me; even a minute to stop, breathe/meditate, and move on, focuses my energy and revitalizes my entire being.
Sally is an extremely passionate and knowledgeable individual, and that passion is contagious. She inspired me to look into health coaching because I believe so strongly in its power. Four months ago, I would have never seen myself here. Now, I cannot imagine a better way to have begun 2016. I am positive that anyone who is craving a true, life-altering change to occur will get that with Sally Stone.Laurel
Commonly Asked Questions
What can I expect from a package of sessions with you?
- A deeper connection to your spiritual guidance and intuitive wisdom
- Stress reduction and deep relaxation
- Release of fear and doubt
- Improved sleep, improved relationships, more peace of mind
- Empowerment and confidence
- Belief in your self to succeed at your heartfelt goals
- Remembering and reconnection to your natural state of joy
- Self-love, self-care, better boundaries
You’ll receive light “homework” after each session to support your goals. You’ll receive a recording of the hypnosis portion of your session for you to listen to as time permits in your schedule. You have the option to email in-between sessions for support and questions.
How can I tell if you're the right hypnotist-health coach for me?
I offer a complimentary 50-minute session for all new clients to find out if we’re a good match for working together. Just fill out my contact form or email me at email@example.com In my sessions with you, I work with your spiritual resources including occasional mediumship if that presents as well as guides in the subtle realms.
What's a phone session like and what are the benefits of working by phone?
I do all hypnosis and coaching sessions on the phone or via Skype except regressions and NDE work. I’ve coached and hypnotized people both in person and via phone and Skype. Both in-person and phone sessions provide powerful results. I’ve found that people who are hypnotized over the phone have the privacy to experience their session in a comfortable setting of their choice with the added time-saving convenience of not having to travel to their appointment. The convenience, comfort, and privacy lends itself to a very deep hypnotic state. The success clients have of working over the phone enables me to work with people all over the US and internationally.
I meditate everyday. Is hypnosis the same thing?
You’re not alone if you think a hypnotic trance sounds similar to meditation, but the goals of each are different. The main goal of meditation is to quiet the mind of thoughts. A sacred mantra is used to carry the meditator to a higher state as represented by the meaning of the mantra, mainly the experience of divine consciousness. In hypnosis, the client may experience divine consciousness, explore their soul purpose, or investigate turning points, but a person may have less lofty, yet important goals such as releasing food cravings, overcoming fears, reducing stress, reaching athletic goals, breaking through blocks, increased confidence, improved sleep, reduced pain, deep relaxation,and so on. You can also regress to a memory or a past life memory using hypnosis, which can be a powerful transformative and insightful experience. I like to think of hypnosis and meditation as close relatives. The brain waves in a meditator and a person in trance are similar, but the patterns are still being studied to learn more about how these states are the same and different.
What does it feel like to be hypnotized?
Everyone has a unique experience of hypnosis. Some people feel heavy and relaxed, other people feel light and free. Some people feel energy moving through their body and profound relaxation, release of concerns, and peak-experiences such as intense love, joy, freedom, or peace. Time changes in quality and may feel as if no time at all has passed during a long session. Heavy emotions may dissipate, revealing increased vitality and joy.
Can anyone be hypnotized?
The common teaching is that anyone can be hypnotized except those with an IQ below 65 or 70, people who are chemically impaired, someone who is brain damaged or mentally ill, and people who don’t want to be hypnotized. A person has to want to be hypnotized in order to enter trance. A hypnotist cannot make someone enter trance against their will.In my own experience, I hypnotized a person with mental illness to quit smoking. She remembered the hypnosis experience and successfully quit smoking. All this being said, hypnosis is actually a very natural state that we enter all the time. Common trance states include:
- Highway hypnosis: you drive somewhere but can’t remember the drive at all. Or, you might be so “lost in driving” that you miss your exit.
- Watching a movie or TV or reading a book and getting so involved you feel like it’s really happening.
- The state between waking and sleeping where you remember dreams, capture insights, receive creative ideas, or feel deeply relaxed is similar to hypnosis.
- Deep concentration and flow.
- Staring into space and entering a daydream.
- Getting lost in your imagination.
What is your refund policy?
Based on my experiences with other clients, I’m confident that you’ll experience positive changes. If you fully participate in a minimum of three sessions over a one month period and are not receiving perceptible results or want to discontinue for any reason, I will fully refund your money.
Will I do something in hypnosis that I don't want to do?
A hypnotist cannot make someone do something they wouldn’t do otherwise. In a hypnosis session, your subconscious mind will reject any suggestions that don’t fit in with your moral code and physical/emotional safety. My role as hypnotist is to facilitate a conversation with you to learn what you most want to create and experience in your life then create a session for you that clears the obstacles and opens up your path. Your success is my success.
What is your training and background?
- The Wellness Institute: in-depth training in facilitating regressions
- The National Guild of Hypnotists: in-depth training in developing individualized hypnosis sessions based on a client’s unique blend of learning styles, language preferences, and resources. Induction techniques, history and development of hypnosis, approach for matching clients to best level of care.
- Institute for Integrative Nutrition: in-depth health-coach training including the study of over a 100 dietary theories, a bio-individual to wellness, a whole-person approach to health and wellness care.
- Advanced training in:
- Medical Hypnosis
- Caring for Cancer Patients and their Caregivers
- Pain Relief
- Fear Release
- Removing Imprints
- IBS (scripted sessions)
- Fibromyalgia (scripted sessions)
- I also earned my master’s and doctoral degrees in education at National Louis University. My doctoral dissertation focused on the psychological/phenomenological concept of “being seen.”
Where are you located?
I mainly work with clients via telephone and Skype.
I see local clients in my Northbrook, IL home office or another office conveniently located in Wheeling, Illinois.
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