Category Archives: Testimonials

Confidence with Exams

“I was recommended to Sacramento Hypnotherapy for help with preparing for the GRE exam. After years of struggling with test-taking anxiety, I was looking for any solution to help me feel more confident in tests. Hypnotherapy did that and so much more. Brad did a wonderful job of making me comfortable on my first visit, and I really felt like he listened to me and honed in on what I wanted to work on. Every session, he truly supported me in my process, taking the time to address any obstacles between me and taking the test. With every session, I felt more confident, more self-assured, and more grounded, not only around the GRE, but with every aspect of the grad school application process. The day of the GRE exam, I felt nervous, but using the tools Brad provided me, I was able to overcome those nerves and take the exam with ease. I never knew I could thrive like that on a standardized test! Brad was great to work with, and I look forward to continue using hypnotherapy – it truly is life-changing.”

-Lilian, Sacramento

I Highly Recommend Michelle

“I started working with Michelle to help support my weight loss efforts. From the beginning, Michelle was so inviting and emotionally receptive. We would spend the first part of our session just talking and connecting; exploring how I was feeling, what I was doing and what I might need to help me continue to reach my goals. I new immediately I had made a good choice in getting her support.

And I was right; the weight loss came. Through Michelle’s guidance my mind was given the space and the safety to explore and discover the mental and emotional blocks I had and to learn what tools I needed to allow myself to shed the weight. Each session produced more and more healing within myself and I gained the ability to use that energy in times of need outside the sessions. What I didn’t expect was gaining so many other insights about myself, the most powerful of which was ultimately self-love and acceptance. I don’t know if I ever really felt that before, complete acceptance of myself, flaws and all. But it’s pretty powerful stuff!

I highly recommend Michelle. She is like taking in a big breath of fresh air…her energy is light and open and her instructions perfectly guided. She gives you the room you need for self-exploration and the tools to actualize self-clarity. I know she was meant to do this work AND she knows she was meant to do this work. It is intuitive for her. And for that I am very thankful!”

-Janel

This experience was priceless

“Over the last few years the state of my mental health has become my main focus as depression and anxiety began ruling my life. Every day began feeling heavier than the last and each minute a battle to conserve energy. I read every self- help book I could get my hands on and turned to spirituality, but for some reason it was not working. After having my baby I knew things had to change. I was not going to be able to have the time or energy to fight the depression anymore. I had spent years trying to organize and reorganize my life to balance just so that the depression would stay in check, but it would no longer be possible with a baby.

I was afraid to go on medication, afraid of the potential side effects. So I began researching my different options. I had done traditional therapy in the past and it had only temporarily helped with my depression. All of my past traumas and negative experiences continued to dominate my thoughts. That is when I reached out and decided to try something new. I went to my first hypnotherapy appointment and after only 8 sessions my life has completely changed. My approach to life has become colorful again and creative. I no longer feel ruled by the past, but looking forward again to the future.

My favorite part was that I did not have to talk during sessions if I did not want to, there was no rehashing of traumatizing life events. Now, I cannot remember the last time I felt anxious or depressed. I can look down at my baby and feel the pure joy of being a mother. This experience was priceless. Thank you Maude. “

Christina
Sacramento, CA

I love my Hypnotherapist!

I love my Hypnotherapist!

Maude Schellhous, CCHT can help you fine-tune your subconscious through hypnotherapy. While you may think of hypnotherapy as useful for combatting phobias, breaking habits, or managing physical conditions, you don’t need to have a “problem” to benefit from hypnotherapy. Maude can design hypnotherapy sessions to help you maximize your creative potential, improve your general outlook, and help you achieve balance and motivation in life. She’s an amazing listener, and uses a creative, intuitive process to design a course of hypnotherapy that’s suited to your unique needs. She is open-minded, non-judgemental, and very easy to talk to. Hypnotherapy with Maude has been an amazingly beneficial process, and I recommend her most enthusiastically.

– Freya, Portland, OR

My therapy sessions with you

“Hello Maude,
As I near the end of my therapy sessions with you, I wanted to send you a note of thanks and let you know how amazed I am with the effectiveness of my hypnotherapy experience with you. With your assistance, I have been able to overcome and change some life-long negative behaviors that I wasn’t able to change before. I’ve also found that I am happier, more confident, and feel better about myself than I have in a long time. I have referred your services to several friends and family that wish to make positive changes in their lives. Your graciousness and humor made the process fun. Thank you very much.”

Lane S.
Sacramento, CA

Thank you so much Maude!!

“I saw Maude at Sacramento Hypnotherapy for serious anxiety/panic issues related to public speaking and being in large groups of people. It has literally changed my life. I have had many opportunities to speak in groups since my therapy sessions, and have had no anxiety whatsoever. The bonus is that I feel more relaxed in general, as I don’t have anticipatory anxiety anymore either. I can’t even express appropriately the gratitude that I feel for Maude, because these issues have affected my personal and professional life for years. She is extremely professional, kind, and understanding. She thoroughly assessed my concerns and goals for therapy and has helped me meet and exceed those goals. I wish I could give her 10 stars, because the experience has been that powerful in my life. Thanks you so much Maude!!”

Cathleen C.
Sacramento, CA

My experience has been very rewarding

“My experience has been very rewarding. I can directly attribute two personal changes to my experience with the Healing Center, and Maude Schellhous.

1. I am now more focused on setting personal goals and my priorities in life are clearer.
2. My stress level has been reduced significantly. The sessions I have taken have been extremely relaxing and spiritually enlightening.”

Jamel D.
Sacramento, CA

Had an alcohol drinking problem

“I’ve had an alcohol drinking problem since I was a teenager. I’ve spent close to $100,000 in the last twenty years going to jail, hiring attorneys, paying fines, and enrolling myself into two different treatment centers. (30 days each) After ten sessions of hypnotherapy with Maude I no longer have any desire to drink one ounce of alcohol.”

George L.
Sacramento, CA

It is my great honor to endorse Maude Schellhous

“It is my great honor to endorse Maude Schellhous for the great improvement she has made in the quality of my life. Approximately 12 years ago I was diagnosed with an incurrable bladder disease-Interstitial Cystitis. This is a very painful disease that causes pain so severe that it became impossible to carry on daily tasks without constant awareness of the pain. At times it was impossible to walk across a room without absolute agony. Maude worked with me a total of 10 times, with each session lasting less than 1 hour. After only three treatments I felt great relief. At the end of the 10 sessions I have been completely pain free- a feeling I had long forgotten after the 12 years of agony, 4 surgeries, and many drugs, acupuncture, and many prayers-NOTHING had worked until the hypnotherapy. I can’t say enough good about what she has done for me and would urge anyone with pain, whether it be physical or emotional, to consider getting help from her treatments.”

Jack M.
Sacramento, CA

Problems with chronic pain

“I was sent to Maude Schellhous on the recommendation of a close friend who had problems with chronic pain. I entered into hypnotherapy with her with the possible outcome of pain relief. By the end of our work together I experienced not only pain relief, but also a real shift in my sense of overall well-being. I have slept longer, and more deeply. The pain caused by the terminal cancer became much more manageable with less drugs. I will say without question the most amazing outcome has been a very deep sense of detachment from the fear and depression normally associated with my condition. I have been able, with the suggestions and assistance of Ms. Schellhous’s therapy methods, to enjoy real and total acceptance of my life, just as it is. This is a priceless gift.”

Kathleen G.
Sacramento, CA