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Does hypnosis work? It's a common question for many people who aren't quite sure if hypnosis is the real deal. Or they might have reservations that it will work for them.

While every person is different, we are the only provider in the Cleveland area that has hundreds of documented results.

Hypnosis is really about the client's report and the hypnotherapist creating the change in the client. If the client is willing to be hypnotized, and expects great changes, the stronger that expectation will help that happen.

Listen to Our Successful Clients in Their Own Words

In addition to reading the testimonials we have below, listen to our successful clients in their own words (turn your computer speakers up):

VIDEO Testimonials for Hypnosis to Quit Smoking in Cleveland *

"Just a Calm Feeling I Have Every Day...and I'm a Skeptical Person.."*

Mark Gorman*

*Disclaimer: individual results may vary

Mark Gorman - Bedford, OH *

"It's Completely Changed My Life...I feel 100% better...after 3 plus months, it doesn't even bother me, and that's pretty amazing."*

Natalie Kilkenny 

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

Video Testimonials for Hypnosis For Weight Loss *

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I didn't even think it worked the first time...or wouldn't last a week...

But I do not snack at all...I'm quite baffled at this whole process to be quite honest..."*

Debbie Sills*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I feel so much better about myself...I'm not nearly as self-critical towards myself..."*

Natalie Kilkenny*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I wanted less unhealthy food, that was the biggest change...

I thought...who eats this stuff...this is's like the bad foods don't even exist..."

Jeannie Smith*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Able to reset my thinking and take control of myself..."*

Ina Gutarts*

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

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Weight Loss


I just wanted to write you a quick note, thanking you for the work we did in the session the other day.

At first, I wasn't sure if it was going to work for me, but this last week after the first session, my cravings for soda and chocolate were gone. * And it was so easy.

I can't wait for the next session, since you said it gets better with each one. Thank You,

Joan C. Vrbas
Beachwood, Ohio *

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

I am a sixty-year-old female who is overweight with multiple medical problems. After a number of very difficult and stressful years, I came to realize that I needed to change my lifestyle.

My first priority was to stop the way I was eating. I wanted to get away from the harmful fried foods and the sugars I was constantly reaching for.

I set up an appointment with Joshua Singer, C.Ht. To see if hypnosis could help me lose weight, but more importantly to direct me to eat the proper fruits, vegetables and lean meats that I know are so much more healthy for me.

After my first visit to Joshua, I began to shop for the good foods. When eating in restaurants, I chose meats and vegetables and stayed away from the carbohydrates and sugars. I was completely amazed that I no longer had cravings for the bad foods.

After just one week of changing my eating habits, I felt much more energized. I was not able to do this by myself. I have been on many diets, all of which increased the cravings for the bad foods. Now, these cravings are gone thanks to Josh.*


Eileen M. Lawrence
New York, NY

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

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Before I came to see you, I tried losing weight with everything out there, Atkins, Weight Watchers, heavy exercise, and didn't lose anything. Two years I've been struggling to lose more than 2-3 pounds.

After the first session we did, I still can't believe how simple it was to lose the amount of weight I did.

Just the other day, I came home from the grocery store, and noticed that my bags were full of healthy foods, and I wasn't even aware of it until after the fact! It's like something clicked that makes it automatic that I want to eat right and exercise.

I can't tell you how much you've helped me not only with how much I weigh, but how I feel about myself as a result. Thank you so much.*

Gayle Adams
Strongsville, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

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Smoking Cessation


I wanted to write this testimonial to tell my story so that others would benefit from your unique gifts.

I had been a smoker for over fifteen years, and was starting to notice a decline in my health as a result of it, coughing up mucus, feeling horrible after a night out at the bars and smoking like a chimney, etc.

I was skeptical at first when you said that most of your clients quit smoking after just the first session, but I knew that I hated the fact that my life had come to a point where cigarettes controlled me, rather than the other way around.

I decided to give your smoking cessation program a shot, since I had tried everything else, patches, gum, etc. And I have to say, WOW! I left your office that day starting my life as a non-smoker, and I now know that I am in control of my life.

What an amazing feeling. I cannot tell you what this means to my sense of self, and to those whom I love, and who love me. Thank you so, so much! *

Julie Bolton
Twinsburg, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

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Self Confidence


At first, I wasn't sure if hypnosis was going to work for me.

I had seen the stage hypnosis shows, and even though I knew I wasn't going to be "clucking like a chicken", I still had some fears and reservations about it.

I guess I was afraid of losing control or "drifting away," and not knowing where I was or what I was doing. I appreciated the fact that you explained what hypnosis actually was, as it put a lot of my fears to rest.

As for the session itself, I was completely blown away. I still have a hard time explaining it to people what it was like, almost like a deep state of relaxation, but with something different.

The work we did with the imagery was really something. During it, I could feel my anger from my past letting go, and I was filled with a new sense of confidence that I had not felt for a long, long time.

Each session we did after that one seemed to increase the benefits exponentially. At work, I'm more confident, more self-assured, and basically more assertive in communicating what I need and expect.

I would like to thank you again for the newly found certainty I have found in myself, and best wishes for your continued success.

Fred Drake
Denver, CO

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

Click here to learn about how weight loss hypnosis works.

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If you are ready to take control of your own life , receive your FREE telephone hypnosis consultation.

Does Hypnosis Work? Here are a few formal research studies on hypnosis and weight loss.

Bolocofsky, David N.; Spinler, Dwayne; Coulthard-Morris, Linda (1985).

Effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management.

Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41 (1), 35-41

109 17-67 year olds completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. Results show that, at the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. However, at 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects showed significant additional weight loss, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group exhibited little further change. More subjects who used hypnosis also achieved and maintained their personal weight goals. *

Does Hypnosis Work? Here is an excerpt from a psychology journal affirming its effectiveness *

Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J., (1986) Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Volume: 54 489-492

Investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females, at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment .... hypnosis was more effective than a control group (17 vs. .5 pounds on follow-up).

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Does Hypnosis Work? Another study affirming, YES! *

Kirsch, Irving (1996).

Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments - Another meta-reanalysis.

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

Averaged across post treatment and follow-up assessment periods, the mean weight loss was 6.00 lbs. (2.72 kg) without hypnosis and 11.83 lbs. (5.37 kg) with hypnosis .... At the last assessment period, the mean weight loss was 6.03 lbs. (2.74 kg) without hypnosis and 14.88 lbs. (6.75 kg) with hypnosis ... Correlational analyzes indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time. *

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* Important Disclaimer : While hypnotherapy is a powerful tool to accomplish change, it is not a "magic wand." It DOES take some conscious commitment and effort on the client's part. While we have an excellent track record and 12+ years of amazing results for our clients, every person's results may vary. Hypnosis is a partnership, and your results will depend in part on YOUR level of participation and effort. We can't "make you" do anything. But if you are ready to make powerful changes in your life, this is a powerful tool to help you in your journey. Contact us today to learn more.

What Just a Few of Our Clients Say ... *

"Didn't think it would work but it did .." *

I came in here on Mar. 15th thinking that this would be some fake thing like I saw on TV, but I was definitely wrong about that. I walked out that day a non-smoker. And I've been smoke free for a while now ... thanks so much. *

Teresa K.
Cleveland, OH

"I didn't even think it worked ... but now I'm totally baffled!" *

I started thinking, "there's something different about today", I noticed I hadn't drunk or eaten anything that wasn't good for me. I noticed on the third day that I didn't want milk or crackers, or anything at night. And then during the day, I just ate lunch and that was it. I don't snack at all.

And it's totally amazing, because I don't have any desire. "I don't even DESIRE to eat.

I'm totally baffled by this process because I didn't even think it worked the first time. But it's lasted.

I can go to the store and walk down those aisles and not even think about buying those things. *

Debbie Sills

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I was a little bit skeptical, but I was at my wit's end ..." *

I found my hypnotherapy sessions to be quite helpful in helping me quit smoking. I was a little bit skeptical before I came in, but I was at my wit's end trying to solve this problem and how to really become a non-smoker.

I found the sessions to be quite helpful, and I recommend this to anyone who has struggled to quit smoking ... it was great for me. "*

Kat Turner
Bay Village, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I came in actually NOT skeptical, because I had no hope ..." *

When I first came in, I actually was NOT skeptical because I had no hope of trying other things. I had tried weight loss clinics. I have tried the best weight trainers. I've gone to the best gyms in the state, and I couldn't conquer this. I have gone to therapists trying to get in touch with what has been going on with me emotionally.

In these few sessions, hypnosis has changed a lot of how I think and do things. I have woken up in the morning doing self talk that I have NEVER done before.

I can see that person 10 years down the road, 15 years down the road, feeling and doing the things I want to do ... and it gives me hope, knowing that I am no longer the person who was trapped inside myself. *

Irene Ledemer
Chagrin Falls, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I thought ... who eats this stuff, this is awful ... it's like the bad foods don't even exist ..." *

I noticed the benefit right away ... I was eating smaller portions *. I didn't want as much food. I wanted less unhealthy food immediately. That was the biggest change. That sort of reinforced this great feeling that I was having about myself ... people are noticing a difference.

It was surprising to me that it worked so quickly and effortlessly. Food choices are easier. I was in the store the other day, going down an aisle that had awful stuff in it, and I thought to myself, "I don't choose anything in this aisle anymore." I thought, "who eats this stuff, that's awful!" And it's like they don't even exist. *

Jeannie Smith
Beachwood, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Wow ... never even had any cravings ..." *

My doc had been bugging me to quit for months after I had a bad sinus infection that lasted too long. When I came to you, I had tried everything else - patches, gum, pills, you name it.

I remember thinking after that first session, "I don't even want a cig." Even when around friends at the bar, it's not even an issue. My wife especially thanks you, too.

Bill Hammond
Mentor, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Just a calm feeling I go through every day ..." *

Really I didn't want to quit smoking, but I knew it was killing me. I don't know how it does, but, man, I have no urges, and I can't say enough.

I can go through every day, and get up in the morning… it's just a calm feeling that I have every day. And I'm a skeptical person, but I recommend it to anybody, anybody who wants to quit smoking. *

Mark Gorman
Bedford, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Wasn't scary like I thought ..." *

When I first heard about hypnosis from a co-worker, I thought it would be something scary, like where you wouldn't be in control or something.

After speaking to Josh, I found out that wasn't the case. I came in for a few sessions and even after the first session, I could tell this was good stuff. Something in my head just kept telling me to just not eat so much. And it was easy to listen for once!

I just had my fourth session, and I'm so happy with the results, I'm feeling great. *

Tricia Hayes
Beachwood, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Was a 2 pack-a-day smoker for over 30 years ..." *

My name is Jim from Olmstead Falls. I was a smoker for over 30 years, and now thanks to Josh, I'm a non-smoker.

Absolutely great feeling ... thanks so much. *

Jim Burton
Olmstead Falls, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I had no real good idea what hypnosis was about, but it has helped me tremendously ..." *

Hi, this is Paul from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and I had no real good idea what hypnosis was all about. But I came to Josh to get some help with some control issues with regards to eating.

I spent 4 sessions with him, and it has helped me tremendously with the desire to actually make decisions about what I do and don't eat. But more than that, the sessions seemed to provide me with a better view of how I interact with my reality.

And it has helped with the eating issues as well as the interpersonal issues. It's been a real eye-opener. It certainly has made a difference, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. *

Paul Thomason
Shaker Heights, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Wasn't sure if it could be done to me ... but the results just become part of your daily routine ..." *

Hi, I'm Burt from Cleveland Ohio, and my original thoughts on hypnosis were that I didn't think it could be done to me. Initially, I wasn't sure if it would work.

But the process was very relaxing. You feel very refreshed. It's almost to the point that you don't even realize that anything was done, it just becomes part of your daily routine. I went for weight loss, I've had good results. It was very uplifting, and you feel very good having done it. *

Burt Zharnest
Cleveland, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"Able to reset my thinking and take control of myself ..." *

"Hi, my name's Inga, I'm from Cleveland. I was curious to find out about it. I had heard about some theory of hypnosis and was interested in how it could help me.

I had never been hypnotized before, and I was also excited to help figure this out with weight loss for myself Josh was very patient with me helping me relax.The sessions were great in that I was able to understand how to reset my thinking, and take control of myself with my eating habits .

After about a month and half, I am on my way to the continue to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I'm very excited about my future, and I look forward to many good things as in the continue to lose weight. "*

No Gutarts
Cleveland, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"It wasn't scary like I thought it was going to be ..." *

My name is Becky Wagner, when I first heard about hypnosis, I was a little skeptical, I didn't know what to think. But I wanted to try it because I had tried everything else and nothing seemed to work.

When I first met Josh, I immediately liked him, and I felt like this was the place I wanted to be.

After my first session, I knew it was going to work for me. I just felt very comfortable, and I knew I was in the right place at the right time. After that session, I felt very good about myself. I just knew it was working.

It was amazing how well it worked, how I didn't want anything to eat that wasn't good for me. Just everything he told me while I was hypnotized, (which wasn't scary as I thought it would be), I mean, it actually WORKED for me. And after the second session, it was even more powerful.

I'm totally, totally impressed with the whole process and I would definitely recommend it to any of my friends, which I will. *

Becky Wagner
New Philly, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

"I was quite hesitant, this was something new and different for me, I was very questionable to see if it would help ... but it was definitely worth the time and energy ..." *

Hi my name is Kathy, when I originally came in here to work with Josh, I was quite hesitant, it was something new and different for me. I was very questionable to see if it would help me.

During the process, it definitely took me to a whole new level of relaxation. It helped clear my brain, to actually take the different aspects and be able to use them in real life, dealing with different stresses and situations in my life.

Definitely worth the time and energy. I highly recommend it, not just for weight loss, but for other things. I think it was a great experience, and definitely worth trying. *

Kathy S.
Parma, OH

* Disclaimer: Results may vary

Read and LISTEN to even more "raving fan" testimonials *

* Important Disclaimer: While these are just a handful of wonderful results we have received, your results may vary based on your level of effort and participation.