Rachael L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
The first reason that I choose Stephanie was her close proximity to my house. Lucky me 🙂 For almost 20 years, I have suffered from a self-sabotaging binge eating disorder brought on by repressions of my true passions by my parents in my younger years. Some people turn to drugs and alcohol to cope – I choose food. I watched my weight fluctuate from 120 lbs. to 155 lbs. year after year after year. In April of 2010 I hit the wall and literally had enough. If a hypnotherapist could not help me – then I was at a loss. I am a Personal Trainer and Pilates teacher. It is imperative for me to be in peak physical condition – practice what you preach right…well carrying around 30 pounds of extra weight brought a whole range of other problems to the table. The one that effective my success in life – depression. Major bouts of depression and self-loathing, which turned into more binge eating episodes. I spent two months with Steph and I am a new woman. My body fat is melting away, binge eating is a thing of the past, I have a feeling of renewed self-confidence, I feel sexy, alive and completely and totally in love with life. My boyfriend is loving my new body and now I can truly help my clients get the body that they have always dreamed of. Stephanie is not only a remarkable woman, honest, kind and caring but she is a genius at what she does. She gives you tools and education your need to help yourself out of the damaging behavior that is ruining your life. She gives you CD’s to listen to at home – if you do one thing…. LISTEN to your CD’s twice a day!!!!! It works. If you are serious about turning your life around, do five sessions with Stephanie and you will be amazed.
Lynn P. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
When it comes to “stuff” like this, I often tell people I’m like a dog: there’s no placebo effect, it either works or it doesn’t.
Well, I can say unequivocally, it worked. Stephanie is a true healer, one of the most gifted, caring and intuitive people I’ve ever encountered. The results speak for themselves: two years ago, I lost 25 pounds and this year lost my addiction to nicotine, both with her guidance and support.
Don’t get me wrong. Going to Stephanie is not like taking a pill and then – POOF! – you’re healed. It’s still (very) hard work. But there’s a framework to it, a structure, a support system that seems to go all the way down to your cells. Hard to explain but she comforts, inspires and transforms your thinking in a way that causes you to stay conscious when you make your choices. As a result, you consistently make better ones.
And also, Stephanie is not some airy-fairy type – she’s tough, honest, and disarmingly direct when she has to be. She sees the truth, and tells you exactly what you need to know in the moment you need to know it.
Since leaving LA, I’ve had a few setbacks but every time it happens I go straight to one of Stephanie’s tapes and quickly get back on track again.
I can’t recommend anyone more highly. There is no doubt in my mind that if you go to Stephanie, your life will change for the better.
Ellen A. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I was privileged to have some guidance and hypnosis with Stephanie a few years ago through Positive Changes, a weight loss program. She was the best hypnotist they had, and an amazingly intuitive and super intelligent person. Her IQ is probably about 160! Wish I could have seen her every time. I did lose weight, and kept it off for years, but I am thinking of going back to Stephanie again because I may need some new impetus, as I am getting more sedentary. Stephanie will gently challenge you, and also empower you. Highly recommended.
Kelly M. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I started seeing Stephanie for help with body image issues and unexplainable depression. As someone who has gone through 15+ years of cognitive therapy with little progress, I needed to try something new and had also developed a growing interest in past life regression. When I saw that Stephanie had trained with Dr. Brian Weiss, I knew she was the one I wanted to see, but I would’ve never known how vital she would be for me. After only three sessions with her, my entire body, mind, and life has begun to change in ways I once only hoped for. She not only ushers you into your own spirituality and experience of your soul, but she gives you tangible, no-nonsense advice and tools to implement from goal setting to personalized meditations on CD.
She is not only a skilled and trustworthy practitioner, she is a bright light, perpetually optimistic, and one of the funniest, most endearing women I have ever met. As I write this I am already ten pounds lighter, love my body and life more than ever, and have found amazing peace and confidence. My career as an actress and writer has been revived overnight and opportunities have been effortlessly appearing. It seems magical, but is actually only the result of the small, daily changes I have made as of result of Stephanie’s coaching and encouragement. She gives you back the control of your life that you really never lost and I cannot recommend or speak highly enough of her. Go now!
Kiki L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to have found Stephanie. Having battled with Bulimia for over 15 years, she is the only one who helped me break free from my binge eating and destructive behavior. A true angel who came in my path when I had reached my lowest. Stephanie worked with me on a conscious and subconscious level, which made a world of difference. I still listen to the cd’s made when I was under hypnosis daily to reprogram my subconscious (which I truly believe is key to any long lasting changes) in combination with the set of tools she gave me to use at a conscious level when the dysfunction creeps up. Stephanie is truly out to help. She teaches you to how help yourself and within a few sessions you have enough get out there and fight for yourself on your own. NO DEPENDENCY is created. Opposite.
She is my little Savior although don’t call her that, she’ll reject it by saying YOU saved yourself 🙂
God Bless Her.
Linda A. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie and I am forever grateful for my experience! She has helped me with my weight and body image issues, which I have been struggling with for the past 19 years! She has also lead me in the right direction after 16 years of doctors poking, stabbing, prodding, testing and never diagnosing me with whatever mystery illness I have and I have felt the healthiest and best I have ever felt for as long as I can remember! She is an absolute angel and I cannot thank her enough for the wonderful work that she has done for me.
More importantly, the CDs that she has made especially for me are integral to the life-changing transformation that Stephanie has created in my life. They have given me the strength to face the immense challenges that I am struggling with currently. Without Stephanie’s help, kind words and guidance, I would just be a heap of immovable, emotional turmoil and not have the strength to carry on. Stephanie and her work has given me the hope, strength and impetus to succeed and have a complete turn around in positive thinking and believing.
The past life regressions with Stephanie have opened my eyes to seeing everything that is happening in my life from a completely different perspective. This is the key in trying to make sense of my life’s struggles. It allows you to think outside of the box that you are stuck in and allows you and your mind a chance to heal and a way out.
If you are struggling with anything, LET STEPHANIE HELP YOU!!!!!! She is amazing and does fantastic work! I come from a social services background and I was skeptical at first too but I gave it a shot and am extremely happy with the results!
Brook B. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
It is my greatest belief that finding Stephanie has not only saved my life, but also given me a second chance at it. After living with severe bulimia for 10 years and being unable to cope with the depression that inevitably follows I took to Yelp for an answer, and will forever be grateful that it gave me Stephanie!
I was not interested in solving my problems with any of today’s conventional drugs and didn’t feel I needed to be educated on proper nutrition (after-all I was obsessed with food!), but rather I needed someone to give me all of the tools necessary to control this self mutilating habit and find joy in a life that I felt was becoming a huge disappointment.
It took less than 24 hours for me to realized I had just made the greatest decision of my life when at 2pm on a Sunday (I had e-mailed her at 7pm the day before) Stephanie responded to my inquiry! She spent almost an hour on the phone with me explaining what she did and asking about what I was looking for. I could not believe that she would take so much time out of her personal life for someone she had never met.
As of today I have had 5 sessions with Stephanie and over a 2 month period I found a new job, new home, new interests and a developed a genuine excitement about every day that I’m lucky enough to experience. Stephanie is vibrant, knowledgeable, fun and most importantly the best at what she does. I feel that she is extremely present at every session we have and takes a genuine interest in my recovery, which has been extremely motivating for me.
I could go on and on about how wonderful I think she is, but I think I’ve made my case. So I’ll sum things up by saying that I have not purged since the day she called me (and asked me so kindly to never do it again) and cannot begin to describe the sense of pride this gives me. If you’re tired of the life you’re living and ready to take responsibility for it, do yourself this favor and go see Stephanie.
Denise L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I will be forever indebted to Stephanie for her help in losing weight and regaining my confidence lost beneath that excess baggage. Stephanie is an intensely sensitive and attuned therapist. Sessions are not the usual 50-minute hello-goodbye, and the take-home recordings powerfully reinforce of the session work.
Shelley J. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I’m the mother of three beautiful girls, I run a huge, busy landscaping business, and did I mention I’m also a wife? I don’t have time to breathe, let alone diet. But Stephanie helped me shed thirty pounds, and let go of the dowdy, big-butt “mom me,” that I had just assumed would be “me” forever. I’m now a sizzling size 6, and Stephanie encourages me to claim my power, sass, and sexiness. My husband thanks her daily, and to my daughters, I’m an inspiration. To myself, I feel so proud of what I’ve accomplished. Some people don’t recognize the new improved me! And even though challenges arise on a daily basis, I don’t head to for sugary, fatty foods. I head for my earphones and listen to one of her amazing CDs – they calm me down, and remind me “that everything is okay this fifteen seconds, and I can handle whatever happens in a calm sensible way.” I surprise myself sometimes with how calm I stay no matter what emergency arises. And I know it’s from what I’ve learned in the past two years! Thank you, Stephanie
Rob S. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I didn’t believe that hypnosis could help me lose weight and get my mojo back — but I was so wrong!!! I’ve lost 30 pounds of unwanted fat… and gained total confidence in myself! Stephanie’s way of working amazed me…. I would have never thought I could do it, but she encouraged me to overcome all the negativity stored in my brain! Yeah, Stephanie!
Holly W. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I’m a project manager and a registered nurse, which means I know computers and I understand body mechanics. I originally came to see Stephanie when I had a hugely stressful corporate job – I was head of IT at a dysfunctional company. I knew I needed help to take off the 40 pounds, because I simply wasn’t able to take it off by myself. Sure, I’d go on a diet and maybe lose 20 pounds, but I’d always gain it back again. I was desperate, and I was ready to try anything… even hypnosis. But, once Stephanie explained exactly what hypnosis was, (no swinging watches!) I had a new understanding of how my brain “was just badly programmed.” And she taught me how to “fix the bad programming” and essentially delete the corrupted files that were making me reach for a donut when I got stressed! Amazing! I’ve lost all my weight now, (it didn’t happen overnight) and I now weigh 120 pounds. What’s really great is that I know I’ll never gain it back, because I never dieted. I simply changed my behaviors, and craved healthy foods that fed my brain! I’ve continue to see Stephanie, because besides helping me create my new body, she’s been invaluable in my helping me create my own new business! I listen to her “Confidence” CD, and “Creating Abundance” CD almost daily. I recommend her highly!
Donna L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I am truly impressed with Stephanie Riseley’s hypnotherapy skills. I had tried reprogramming my mind on my own concerning dietary habits, but found I needed expert coaching. I was always one of those skinny people who never had to worry about what I ate. The pounds slowly crept on in my 30s, but I could shed them easily with a month or two of dieting. But after age 50, I gave up on this pattern and continued to eat what I wanted, not realizing how much I consumed was out of stress, depression, worry, and just plain acceptance of the aging process. I figured my body had changed for good, or the svelte “me” had moved and not left a forwarding address. Maybe I was “supposed” to look a little pleasingly plump after 50. As I had always been thin, I did not really “see” the excess 40 pounds in the mirror. I am the reverse of the proverbial fat person who can’t see the thin one inside, even when he slims down physically. But I got tired of the excess baggage and the attendant health problems that were brewing, and with the help of Ms. Riseley’s program, I am losing those unnecessary hunger pangs all day, and better able to image myself at the slender weight I deserve to be. The reinforcement I get from her coaching is putting me on a new road; no going back to old ways of thinking about my body. I CAN have a beautiful body in the second half of life. The pounds are already pouring off. I love the subtle coaching of her CDs; it is noncritical and highly supportive. You can only win here!
John L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I was at the end of all hope about losing the 50 pounds that was affecting my health, and making feel old. I decided I would try ‘one last thing’ – hypnosis. Stephanie had helped a sound guy I know lose 40 pounds — I’m a cameraman — so I thought I’d give her a try, too. Her sessions and hypnosis CDs were amazing, and helped me lose the 50 pounds, but she did more for me than just that.
I also had an annoying habit — I chewed my knuckle, and had done it since I was 11. I had tried shrinks and psychotherapists. Nothing helped. Everyone told me it was a way I used to cope with stress. O.K., fine. But no one helped me stop. Once I asked Stephanie to help, however, that habit was history. Done, and I’ve never chewed it again. Thank you, Stephanie
Amanda J. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
May 26, 2008 – I started with Stephanie four months ago with a goal to loose 40 pounds. To date I have lost 23 pounds and I’m very happy with my progress thus far. The importance of this testimony is not that I lost weight; it’s that I gained a wonderful coach, counselor, and mentor in Stephanie Riseley.
Some of the tools that I was given by Stephanie to loose the weight included tailor-made hypnosis CD’s that reinforced positive habits such as awareness eating; having access to emergency brain food with me at all times; visualization of reaching my goal; and drinking 8-10 glasses of water daily. The CD’s would program my mind to be aware of the foods that I ate; to only eat while eating; and to listen for my body’s response system for fullness.
Although losing the weight was initially my goal, Stephanie has helped me tremendously with a debilitating autoimmune disorder. My tailor-made CD’s also included tools to manage pain and deal with symptoms; how to manage relationships so that my focus could be to heal my body; and how to control my thoughts and maintain a positive attitude.
In addition, I thank you Stephanie for all that you do to help heal through recommended readings, tips for healthy eating, and suggested exercise.
L L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I’m so grateful to have found Stephanie Riseley because I thought I’d never lose this weight, and now I know I will lose all of it. It feels so easy and effortless — almost automatic, because I make choices all day long that “are in line with my intention.” It’s the subliminal suggestions that she puts on the CDs she makes that have helped me, and I can almost feel it working every time I listen to one of my CDs. What’s even more amazing to me is that my inner-monologue has changed, and because of that I feel more confident, calmer and happier. Getting down to the subconscious mind and learning exactly how to reprogram it works wonders. I have no doubt that I will succeed at whatever I put my mind to now.
Holly M. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
Stephanie Risely is an outstanding hypnotist and counselor. I started out as a weight loss client and even though I am at my goal weight (yea!) I will continue to stay connected with her. It’s so important for us to actively engage and repurpose our thinking patterns so we can function more fully in any area of life. She is a wonderful combination of insightful, spiritual and down to earth, practical. Stephanie will help you get your own mind on board with what you want to accomplish in life! BTW – Her recent book titled “From Both Sides” is amazing.
Julie L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
At a time in my life when nothing was making sense, I approached Stephanie to help clarify for me some of the reasons certain people were put in my life, and what I could do to control what was seemingly so out-of-hand. Through her gentle, personal and HIGHLY EFFECTIVE hypnotherapy techniques, I realized the powers I have are deeper and more available to me than I had realized.
She worked diligently to focus my thoughts on my body, centering me and allowing my soul to begin to heal. The focus on my core was also a fantastic way for me to lose those stubborn last 10 pounds while I shed the weight of the world off my shoulders. Stephanie provided SPECIFIC, USEABLE, RELIABLE ANSWERS to weight loss, personal power, and personal strength issues.
I highly recommend her services and welcome any questions you have.
Amber L. – 5 Star Review on Yelp
I just started seeing Stephanie recently for weight loss and she is wonderful. I’ve been a compulsive overeater since I was a child and suffer from food addiction. Stephanie is very straightforward, honest and tells you exactly what you need to do to help yourself. The CD’s she makes are a huge help in between sessions and she has a wealth of knowledge to offer.
I’m currently trying to learn how to love myself for who I am right now and although it’s very hard, Stephanie is a wonderful guide for me through this tough process. I’ve already begun to notice changes in my thoughts, behavior and overall attitude.
Please don’t believe the bad review that’s currently posted on this page. It’s full of lies. Let’s see if Yelp decides to leave this review on her page, or if they “filter” it out so it doesn’t count.
All in all, Stephanie is absolutely wonderful and it would greatly benefit you to invest in her sessions.