“I've struggled with being overweight my entire life and most times have blamed it on something else! Lack of will power or growing up in a household that was surrounded in food and especially sweets (homemade pies, cakes, and cookies always.) Meeting Lee was the best thing that ever happened to me. I am a completely new person.No longer do I "live to eat". Instead, I "eat to live." She has helped me to change my entire outlook on food. And the best part is that when I grab an orange instead of chips, or pass on dessert at a holiday meal, or walk right by those Krispy Kremes in the office kitchen, I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of anything! I don't miss it at all. I don't even want it. I couldn't even imagine eating a burger and fries. Now while driving home from work, my thoughts are what I'm going to concentrate on at the gym that night---not what I'm having for dinner. I can't thank Lee enough for bringing out the real me. So far I've lost 40lbs. and am halfway to my goal. I can visualize myself in that bikini so clearly and know that I will get there and stay there because I'm not on a "diet." I have a whole new life thanks to Lee!
Brenda, Marketing, Los Angeles
“With the help of your compact disks and office sessions, I lost 25 lbs. and am now a distance runner. I just finished my fourth marathon this year, 26.2 miles in 4 hours, 2 1/2 minutes. It was fun! With hypnosis, you helped me re-envision success at work and at home. Doors are opening.Your skill and caring for your clients are clear. Thank you!
Bill Graf, Engineer, URS Corporation, Los Angeles
“Thank you so much for the wealth of knowledge and positive change I have been experiencing in myself after only a few sessions with you. I have been listening better and without getting defensive. I have learned more from you, gained more insight, at every session than I ever have from anyone else.
Lisa, Dental Assistant, SFV
“Our school serves local students from East Los Angeles, most of whom could be categorized as at-risk. Lee was employed by Bishop Mora Salesian High School to facilitate a process of team building and goal setting for staff members.
… her professionalism and personal concern were evident in everything she did. She remained energetic and went the extra steps to ensure the group remained focused and outcome oriented. Her relational skills are excellent…I would like to offer my highest recommendation on her behalf.”
Manuel Villarreal, Principal Salesian High School
“ I had tried many diets and just couldn’t lose the weight. It was also affecting my physical wellbeing. It seemed I was taking too many drugs for many ailments, like high-blood pressure, highcholesterol, and other disorders. I had to do something...I have lost 25 pounds and 4 inches around my waist. My other ailments are slowly becoming a non-issue as I have cut back on my medications all because I now eat better, exercise and live each day to the fullest…. Lee taught me how to be a better me and I thank her so much for this better way of life. I talk about hypnotherapy to all my friends and they are amazed at how it helped me.”
Jeffrey D. Zimmerman Warner Cable Technician
“Lee Betchley is certainly a knowledgeable counselor and talented Hypnotherapist. She educated me on the way my subconscious mind functioned, and was able to relieve me of my addiction to nicotine. Her professional approach to behavior modification increased my self-esteem and improved my quality of life tremendously. I would recommend Lee, for anyone who truly wants to change their direction and quality of life.”
Rufus Sanders, Retired, Pacific Bell Technician
“ (Head Over Meals the seminar)Very useful and helpful information. Material is presented learly, easily understood to put into practice...
Cathleen A. Carlson, MA/ Psychotherapist
I just finished the Los Angeles Marathon, my sixth marathon in a little over a year! My best time so far is 3 hours, 54 minutes...You helped me re-envision success at work and at home...Thank you!
Bill, Engineer, Los Angeles, CA
“ (Head Over Meals the Seminar) Good investment of time and money. The presentation and notebook are very well organized. I know it will work for my clients.”
Virginia Requa, Teacher
“ Dynamite Speaker! Knowledgeable. Motivating to take control of Life Goals."
Joan Shapiro, Retired Teacher/Writer
“ (Head Over Meals the Seminar) Well organized,well presented program.”
What is hypnosis?
The mind has two levels- conscious awareness and subconscious thoughts. Logic, reason and will power are found in our conscious mind. Deeply rooted in our subconscious mind is where a majority of our behavior is governed. Hypnosis is a deep state of relaxation and calmness while remaining mentally alert. Positive suggestions are readily accepted in this state. Studies have found that subconscious thoughts are seven to nine times more powerful than conscious awareness. Thus when you change the subconscious thought process, you are tapping seven to nine times more power over your life than conscious determination will allow. Top
Can anyone be hypnotized?
Yes. Everyone has the ability to be hypnotized. Hypnosis is a very normal process not dissimilar to driving on the freeway and missing your exit. Everyone who is willing to relax and enjoy the benefits of hypnosis can be hypnotized. Anyone who can follow directions can be hypnotized. The most creative and intelligent people are usually the best subjects. Top
Will I be asleep?
No. You remain completely aware of everything that’s going on. Although the words “deep sleep” may be used, we know you are not really sleeping. You hear everything that is being said. This is your clue to the fact that you are in the hypnotic state rather than sleep. Top
Do people get "stuck" in a trance?
No. You are only in a state of very deep relaxation and you can leave that state whenever you want to. It is impossible to get “stuck”. All trances end, whether formally ended by the Hypnotherapist or naturally by you. Top
Will I do things I don't want to or be totally under your control?
Absolutely not. Hypnosis works on the basis of positive suggestions. Whilst you may fall into a dreamlike state, your mind is still in control and will reject any suggestions that you would normally consider inappropriate. You are not in anyone's power and you cannot be controlled in any way. The people you see on stage shows are all "willing volunteers" whose eagerness to entertain others is the basis of their apparent "programmed behavior". You cannot be made to do anything against your will. No one can be made to do anything or say anything that conflicts with his or her personal and ethical standards. You are an active problem solver and incorporate your morals into your therapy. Top
Are there any side effects?
There are no negative side effects, but results vary from one client to another. Most people find the experience to be extremely positive, beneficial and empowering. Hypnosis is considered safe no matter what your condition. Top
Can hypnosis help me quit smoking or lose weight?
Yes. Habits are controlled by the subconscious mind. Since hypnosis accesses the subconscious mind your behavior can be modified to benefit you by replacing old beliefs you no longer need or want with new ones you desire. All behaviors are a learned response. If you learned it, you can unlearn it. Top
What can hypnosis help me with?
Weight loss, Relationship Enhancement, self-esteem and self-confidence, Positive Attitude, Motivation, Goal and Success Achievement, Fears (flying, public speaking, heights, success or failure, animals, death, doctors, dentist, etc.) Habit Control (stop smoking, stop nail biting, etc.), Sports Enhancement, Test Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Pain Management, Releasing Negative Emotions (anger, fear, sadness, guilt etc.) Spiritual Growth, Self Hypnosis, and the list goes on and on... Top
Because it works! You can access the subconscious to release and discover core issues causing symptoms of stress, fears, phobias, anxiety, procrastination etc. Studies have found that subconscious thoughts are seven to nine times more powerful than conscious awareness. Thus when you change the subconscious thought process, you are tapping seven to nine times more power over your life than conscious determination will allow. Top
What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming?
NLP is the study of the mind and of language and how their interplay effects our body and behavior (programming). NLP is a multi-dimensional process that involves the development of behavioral competence and flexibility, but also involves strategic thinking and an understanding of the mental and cognitive processes behind behavior. NLP provides tools and skills for the development of states of individual excellence, but it also establishes a system of empowering beliefs and presuppositions about what human beings are, what communication is and what the process of change is all about. NLP is about self-discovery, exploring identity and mission. It also provides a framework for understanding and relating to the 'spiritual' part of human experience that reaches beyond us as individuals to our family, community and global systems. NLP is not only about competence and excellence; it is about wisdom and vision. Top
What Is TimeLine™ Therapy?
Your “Time Line” is how you unconsciously store your memories or how you unconsciously know the difference between a memory from the past and a projection of the future. Behavioral change in an individual takes place at an unconscious level. People don’t change consciously. The Time Line Therapy™ process allows you to work at the unconscious level and release the effects of past negative experiences and change “inappropriate” programming in minutes rather than days, months or years. It is a revolutionary new approach, which has become so popular because of its ability to create quick, long lasting results. This powerful technique is becoming the method of choice to make fast, effective, long-term changes in behavior. Top
What Is Lucid Dreaming?
Lucid Dreamingis an awareness that you are dreaming while you are dreaming. It's an innate ability everyone possesses, yet is dormat in most people. At a high level the dreamer is consciously aware of experiencing a dream, knowing it's not really happening no matter how real it may seem. One can interact with the dream with intent,choosing to fly for example, or simply to observe the dream as it unfolds. At low levels of lucidity the dreamer is aware of dreaming but cannot make choices within the dream. Top
Can anyone learn to have a Lucid Dream?
Ludid dreaming is a skill that you can develop. The speed at which you develop the skill depends on your dedication to practicing techniques such as remembering, reality checks and dream recall. With specific techniques you can increase the quality or quantity of lucid dreams. Top