Fertility Treatments Add Stress Reducing Stress Helps You Get Pregnant Researchers at the National Institute of Health and Oxford University found that stress can be a significant reason that couples fail to conceive. Women were less likely to conceive when they exhibited higher levels of a stress-related enzyme known as alpha-amylase. That enzyme is secreted […]

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Need to Lose Weight in a Month or Two? People want to lose weight for many reasons. It might be for health, to attract a partner, to get a promotion or a new job, or in this case study; to look great at a daughter’s wedding! “Wanda” from Chicago came to Sullivan Hypnotherapy because she […]

Symptoms of Stress from Divorce

“Rita” lives in Arlington Heights and came to me seeking hypnotherapy to reduce stress in the fall of 2014. She had recently gone through a bitter divorce and felt her grown children were being manipulated by her ex-husband.  She felt alone and was afraid she would not be able to survive financially. Rita was unable […]


In a previous article on treating infertility with Hypnotherapy, we talked about helping clients get pregnant by making it easy for nature to do its thing.  Many of my clients who come for hypnosis to reduce the stress hormones such as epinephrine, adrenaline and cortisol so that they can create a healthy physical environment for […]

NRT (Nicotine Replacement Therapy)

“Larry” from Rolling Meadows came to me in February of 2014 seeking help to stop using the nicotine lozenges he had become dependent on after stopping smoking. Larry, an officer in the Marines was a fit man in his forties and had returned from a military deployment where he had started smoking. He told me […]

Best ideas often come from…

Did you ever notice that your best ideas often come to you when you are just drifting to sleep or just waking up? Maybe you keep a note pad beside your bed. Perhaps you are one of those people who finds that stroke of insight as you are driving or taking a relaxing bath or […]

Smoking Cessation

Hypnotherapy to Quit Smoking “Bob” from Arlington Heights had been smoking for 45 years when he came to Sullivan Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation. He told me he was ready to stop smoking. He said during the free half hour consultation that he was “disgusted with the smell, the cost, and the social stigma of smoking.” […]

Test Anxiety

“Dave” was about to enter his senior year at Schaumburg High School in 2010 and came to me to eliminate his test anxiety. Dave was a good good high school student, but found that when he sat for exams he became nervous, had trouble recalling information, and was easily distracted by sounds, and even his […]

Treating Infertility With Hypnosis

Unexplained Infertility “Jane” came to Sullivan Hypnotherapy in 2014 feeling, as she described, “sad and desperate.” She and her husband were dealing with infertility and had undergone two unsuccessful experiences with IVF. (Invitro Fertilization)  She had talked to her husband and they had decided to give IVF one last try. Jane had also heard about […]

Quit Smoking Timeline

What Happens When You Quit Smoking? People who stop smoking want to know what to expect and how long it will take to see benefits of stopping smoking. The benefits can begin in a little as 20  minutes, even if you have smoked for years. Your experience will vary based on how long you smoked […]