Christmas and wish you and your family a prosperous new year.
I want to say thank you for opening the path to my ability to quit smoking. I have not had a cigar in 2 months thanks to your superb ability to allow me to change my habit. As a reminder I was smoking 10 cigars a day and at the age of 48 was losing my ability to breath correctly. I now feel great and have no desire to ever smoke again. Thank you for helping me get my life back. Merry
Christmas and wish you and your family a prosperous new year.
I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Rich and the hypnosis he has done with me for the cessation of a 40 year smoking habit. Rich has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me quit smoking. I did not think that I would ever be able to quit. My family members had always said that I would quit when I was in my grave, like my Mom.
I have had a compulsive smoking habit since I was 11 years old, I will be 50 this month. I had been able to kick other very bad habits and have been in recovery from them for awhile now, but smoking was something I just could not give up. I wanted to so badly too. Rich hypnotized me last year and I was successful for awhile. However, I had some emotional trauma and picked them back up. Rich went out of his way to help me put them back down again.
Smoking, until the last few years, had been something I totally relied on to be my friend, especially when I felt friendless or had problems I didn't think I could share with anyone. They had always been there for me when no one or nothing else had been. Rich helped me immeasurably, I have been able to not smoke now for several days, and I am so relieved not to be a slave to those darn things anymore. An absolute slave is what I had been to them too! Thank you so much Rich, I will be forever grateful. FREE at last, Free at last! Now I will have to get with you on some self-esteem and other things I want to work on.
For years I have struggled with weight loss issues and, more specifically, body image issues. I called Mr. Ervin as a last desperate attempt to curtail my guilt-inducing thoughts about my weight and eating habits. Within a few days of the first session, I began noticing a change in my eating habits and general attitude. I began drinking more water and craving more salads, fruits, and vegetables. I also stopped being so hard on myself about my weight issues and began to visualize myself on the skinny side of the weight spectrum instead of on the fat side like I always had in the past. 4 months later, I've lost 15 lbs. and have continued to maintain my healthier eating habits along with a more positive attitude about my self-image.
Mr. Ervin has an infectious, genuine belief in what he does. Throughout my sessions, he was a constant source of encouragement and was always willing to do whatever it took to help me on my journey to a better self-image. His kind demeanor and professional attitude put me immediately at ease. Thanks to Mr. Ervin, I have become an adamant believer that hypnosis can be a tremendously powerful tool to help you toward your goals.
I wanted to take this time to provide feedback on your hypnosis session with my son on February 3, 2011. The very next day is when I actually noticed positive results. His grades have improved slightly but his mood is what makes me so happy. He laughs out loud now which is something that I have never heard him do before. He conversed more with myself and his sister. He actually dances and taps his feet to music now. Usually when something happens to embarrass him, he would shut down and immediately go into his shell and in a bad mood for a couple of hours. He had a mishap at a restaurant on Friday, February 11, 2011 and he smiled it off and said "Pardon me Mom". He even gave me some nutrition advice on why I shouldn't have that piece of Pecan Pie.
I figured things could only get better. I actually see a more mature 15 year old child who is ready to take on challenges.
Thank you so much. I'm blessed to have found you.
What Hypnosis has done for me? First let's start with a little history of my health. For most of my life I was above average health wise, until late 2006 and all of 2007. I was constantly sick and tired. Then in late 2007 I became very ill and was no longer able to work. After a long medical journey I was diagnosed with Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia for which there is no cure. The doctors could only treat my symptoms which included fatigue, spasms in my legs and muscle pain. So I had to take pain medicine which made me sleepy and I was unable to sleep without the pain medicine.In late January of 2011 I came in and did a stress session with Mr. Ervin. He helped me a lot in my day to day life and I was able to do more before I became fatigued. In February I saw him again for a pain management session. I have now been able to not only sleep without pain medicine but to do more without pain. As an extra bonus I have lost about 10 pounds in the process.
I am one of Rich Ervin's success stories. I have lost 48 pounds since my hypnosis sessions and I feel great. I still want to lose more, so I listen to my CD every night. I probably don't have to do that, but it makes me feel like I'm reinforcing the message to my subconscious mind.
For the first few weeks or a month, I didn't really "diet" but I noticed that I was eating healthier. Of course we know that any "diet" will work, but you have to be consistent with it. I chose to change my eating habits and reduced my carbs to under 100 a day. I feel that I would have lost the weight without a particular "diet" plan, but I had an immediate goal that I wanted to reach. So, I listened to my CD and I truly believe that it kept me on track. I continue to eat healthy foods now. My back feels so much better, too.
I think that Rich's hypnosis impressed my subconscious mind with the desire to lose the weight and the belief that it's possible.
Betty P. G. Hi wondering if you remember me? You came to my house and helped me lose weight. I did go on and have gastric bypass surgery. With your help I have lost a total of 278 lbs. I had surgery last year and had my large stomach taken off. You can go to my pictures and see what I look like now. Thank you so much for your help.
Ervin Hypnosis Center Betty, of course I remember you! I think about you nearly every time I drive over near your house! I go that way to work, almost every day. I have prayed that you were OK, and I am so pleased that you are doing well.
I bet you can walk to the mailbox perfectly well now!!! I am so proud of you. You are a prime example of why I do the work I do!!!! Thank you so much for letting me know how you are... You look great!
Betty P. G. Thank you, I walk at least a mile everyday at the Bartlett Rec Center and also use the weights to help strengthen my arms and legs. They felt like jelly when I first started out last January 2011. I feel so much better. Thanks for giving me the nudge I needed. You are good at what you do. Lol
Ervin Hypnosis Center Wow! I remember when the walk to the mailbox was a big thing!!! This is wonderful! HA! Thanks so much for the compliment, it makes me feel good. People like you are the reason I stay motivated to help folks! When one of my clients succeeds, I feel like a million dollars! You made me feel like 10 Million!
Betty P. G. Thanks, Yes the mail box was a long way back then. lol When I first had my stomach taken off and started back walking, my dr. at the Med told me to walk one mailbox at a time. I finally made it all the way to Rivercrest one at a time. Then I joined the Gym with my husband. We go daily.
Ervin Hypnosis Center Well, I tell you, you have made wonderful progress! May I please post your comments on my website? It might help somebody else decide to get a little "nudge".
Betty P. G. yes you may, if I can help someone else feel this good, post all you want.
Ervin Hypnosis Center Thank You so much! You never know, it might save some poor souls life. All they need is a little positive push, but I can't do my job if I can't get them in there or get them to call. You don't know how much I appreciate this, and you writing to tell me how you were. This has absolutely made my day. Heck, it might have made my year!
Betty P. G. Glad to hear it. I love making peoples day. Lol
Just wanted to say a quick word about what Hypnosis has done for me and more important for my new husband and son. I had an anger issue from a bad divorce. ( the X left me for my daughter). For 11 years I stayed angry, tried everything to control it. I tried medicines, walking, breathing exercise...well you name it I tried it UNTIL !!!! I found Rich!!! one visit and listening to his cds and I am back to ME again, the person that was relaxed, happy, no fear..... you get the picture.
I went to Rich November 2011, It is now March 2012. NO ANGER outburst, no more poor me, no more questions of what I may could have done different. My son took me out to eat in December 2011, he said Mom there is something about you, you have a smile, laughter, there is no tears. I told him about Rich, my son told me "welcome back" ! That felt fantastic. I wished I had known about Rich 11 years ago, because if I had I would have all the good time back that I wasted on anger. I can never get the time back, but I have my future ahead of me.
Thank you Rich for bringing me home again to a strong, happy person, for me, my new husband and my son. You have made a difference in our life.
Thank You !
As you remember, my husband had the problem of entering our local community hospital. Actually, before seeing you, he couldn't even drive by the building. Since the sessions with you, he has been able to drive by and come to the building where I work. I had kept reminding him that we really needed to go inside the ER in case of an emergency. (Since I work for the hospital, it is the only place covered by our insurance). He always had an excuse, so I didn't push it.
About a year ago, I had outpatient surgery at the same center where he had suffered a traumatic experience as a patient himself. I was all set to find a ride, but he said he would take me. I figured he would drop me off and pick me up when I was done, but he came inside and stayed till they were ready for me. (I didn't ask him to - he volunteered!) Now he wasn't able to stay inside the building during the procedure (he sat in the car and read a book), but when I was ready to leave, he came back to my recovery room and helped me get ready. I thanked him for his help, but I didn't make a big deal of it. I just acted like he had never had a problem - didn't want to remind him.
Now, here is the best part. Two weeks ago, my mother had been taken to the ER at the same hospital but was not admitted. When they called me to come to take her home, my husband said he would go with me (Again, he volunteered!). I said ok thinking he would wait in the car. BUT, when we got there, he went inside and all the way back to her treatment bay and stood around while they got her ready to go. I kept glancing at him, but he wasn't even breathing hard. It's a true miracle. Once again I thanked him for his help, but didn't go on about how well he had done.
I just wanted you to know how well he has done and I feel that now if there were an emergency, I would be able to take him for treatment.
Thank you very much,
Richard is a certified hypnotist in the Greater Memphis Area. Visit the About Us page to read more on Richard's qualifications.