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When your Best Friend Dies!

Just back from an emotional hypnosis session today at Hypnotic Solutions in Dubuque Iowa, which oddly at the same time was extremely therapeutic for me as I have recently lost my sweet Stella. A past client came to see me to help her with demons that were creeping back into her life from her past. We started talking and unraveling things and she teared up and proceeded to tell me about her cat developing cancer in April and her having to put him down. She was devastated. This was a young girl, this was her first pet, this was her first brush with death. This was the first real grown up thing that she had to do to her beloved pet. A pain most of us cant fathom unless we have been there.

As her and I spoke about bereavement and all the different stages that people go through, (denial, anger, depression and finally acceptance). We also touched upon the wonderful lessons that our pets teach us, no matter how long they are in our lives. And sometimes you don’t realize these lessons until you come upon a situation in your life and see how you and now handling it as compared to how you may have handled it in the past.

As a pet owner our worst fear is losing our beloved fur baby. There is no correct way to grieve and work through the process of death, because we all walk a different path when it comes to our pets. And sometimes the people we surround ourselves with will understand what we are going though, and sometimes they wont.

I really enjoyed this session today with this young lady, we both cried, we both shared, and most importantly we both talked about how we wouldn’t have traded a thing about the precious short time we had with our babies even though we hurt so much now.

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened – Anatole France.



Good to be back! Hypnosis and YOUR powerful personality.

Just back from a fun, jam packed 10 days. AnnaRose Anderson and I traveled to Newport Kentucky where we performed two shows at a gorgeous venue. We also did some private clinical sessions while there for 3 days.  After that we traveled to Chicago to partake in a great week long educational class.

It was an enriching class with a ton of new knowledge that I look forward to implementing. The class was on profiling your personality. It presents a precise method for understanding your personality; your relationship with yourself and the people around you. Bosses, kids, spouses, siblings, even the guy or girl at your bank.  Once you understand your personality type and the personality of those around you, you can learn how to bring positive changes into your life, and sometimes stop letting that person who always seems to get on your nerves, not bother you any longer. It can also give you a much greater understanding of the things good and bad that occur in your life and how to handle them better.

The more a person understands who they are are and how and why they operate the way that they do, they also become aware of their habits. Once you become aware of your habits you can free yourself from any undesirable habits.

Did you know that is where the magic of hypnosis will come into play? We will marry these two entities together.  With hypnosis we can speed up any changes that need to be made at a subconscious level, easily and quickly.

I am hoping to do some of these classes in and around the Dubuque area; in group settings at different facilities, and one on one at my office space ~ Hypnotic Solutions, Plaza 20 ~ C5.

I know I have see a lot of clients that will find this knowledge helpful and beneficial in helping them understand themselves and the world around them better.

Change your Mind ~ Change your Life!



Another great weight loss success story!

Good morning Sunshine.😀
Well my 27 days listening to my hypnosis from you has gone better than my wildest dreams.
After two decades of totally being addicted to diet Mountain Dew and compulsive eating, I can honestly and gratefully tell you the morning after I was hypnotized by you, I no longer had any interest in Diet Mountain Dew, and my compulsion to eat uncontrollably was gone. POOF!
I do not understand how this could happen, and I am so grateful to B.H. in Freeport for contacting you and making it all possible for me, and for all the other ladies in our group in Freeport. It’s not even the fact, that I have lost seven pounds, it’s more the fact that I feel so happy and I feel so alive and mostly I feel so free from everything that had control over my life and over me. Words cannot express how this has changed my life in less than 30 days. I have been on a couple prescriptions, and I believe in June I will no longer have to be on those prescriptions any longer and I have discussed this with my Doctor.
I wake up happy everyday, I feel so light , and I feel mostly grateful that even at 55 years old I have been given a new lease on life and a new start at being healthy which is the best gift anybody could receive.
I know my sister, is coming to see you later on this afternoon , and I’m confident that you can help her stop her addiction to cigarettes and I truly believe in my heart, in my soul , and in my mind, that she will be able to stop smoking and anything else she needs hypnotized for.
Kenda, I really had no idea how sugar and my obsession with food controlled my life, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are truly a blessing not only to me but I am sure too many many many other people you have helped throughout the years. You have helped me find my smile again 😀
I have not felt this well in many years. Picture me now, I’m skipping around like a happy school girl.
I plan on continuing to listen to you each night before I go to sleep as I have been doing the past 26 nights , I am more calm and I sleep so much better also.
I don’t know if you can help me with the Insight of how being hypnotized broke this addiction for me? But if you could email me back it might help put my mind at ease on how in the world could this be so easy? After struggling for so many years and spending so much money on diet and exercise programs and plans. I sure would appreciate hearing from you.
Sincerely J.W.



Success in Freeport

I was asked by a TOPS group in Illinois to come out and do a talk on weight loss and hypnosis. I asked them if they would enjoy doing a hypnosis session right there after the talk. And all in attendance agreed. The things that they most wanted to address, was drinking more water. Pushing their plates away after they were full and content. And staying away from the sweets and sugary snacks.

We had such a great time. We had over 17 in attendance. And after my hypnosis talk, everyone settled down onto a yoga mat and pillow and we did a short impactful hypnosis session utilizing the power of their minds to reinforce all of the suggestions that wanted me to include.

Here are a few of the testimonials from the evening.

I am so Grateful for Barb H. connecting with Kenda. I felt so Blessed to attend Kenda’s hypnosis event..with a wonderful group of Ladies. 😀Tuesday night.
Wednesday I woke up from a sound nights sleep with No cravings for Diet Dew, after years and years of drinking it, Alot of it. This feels so amazing for me.! I am not even tempted to have a dew. I now wake feeling like I want to drink water, and when I do drink water, I feel so good, and calm, and content, and my mind and body feel happy and Free… I don’t know how to explain this!
Another huge difference in my day is: No Snacking… what? Huh? Snacking is my middle name… not anymore…. 😀
I slept so sound last night, my husband said I snored, ( I prefer to call it Purrrrring ).. 💖 as I count down my 30 days of listening to Kenda’s recording, I am so excited to see what awaits me 28 days from now, May 18th! Thanks again Barb. 😀 and Kenda…. so Inspiring 💖

Then this one: Wow!! I was part of a group hypnosis a few nights ago. I had provided Kenda Summers with a few session topics because as a group we were all looking for similar results with regards to being healthier, weight loss, etc. I went in with an open mind and happy to try this. Each night I am listening to Kenda’s recording. It is as pleasant as listening to her in person that evening. She is so friendly, genuine, a gem. Several of the ladies in the group have now told me this was a positive experience and that they see & feel the effects. Me too! Please consider getting in touch with Kenda Summers.

I am so fortunate to be able to aid these wonderful ladies in reaching their goals. See below a calendar that one of the gals made, as she embarks on this hypnotic journey.


Group Hypnosis sessions vs Individual Hypnosis sessions in Dubuque Iowa

I am seeing quite a few people at Hypnotic Solutions who have gone to a group session for weight loss or smoking cessation; and they often tell me that they did not have success in reaching their goal through the group environment. And wanted to know what the difference was in seeing me in person vs attending a much cheaper group session.

First off I want to say that not all group sessions are created equal. Some group sessions are wonderful with knowledgeable hypnotists that are able to do a really good job and people do have success. Then there are other group sessions that I am just not a fan of to be perfectly honest and I will tell you why.

The one thing that I pride myself on is being able to help people reach their goals using hypnosis and the power of their subconscious minds. I do not sell vitamins or supplements to assist them in the process. WHY? Well I will be quite frank with you, I am not a nutritionist nor do I pretend to know about that world. But what I do know is hypnosis. And I know that you do not need to be sold supplements or vitamins to assist you on this journey.

Out of curiosity I went and attended one of those group sessions that roll in and out of town. The presenter did not know that I was a hypnotist. He started out with a group session. And after the session the sell came on. And the push for the supplements started. I am from Canada and in Canada you cannot just decide one day that you are going to create a supplement, smack a label on it and begin to sell it to the public. That industry is regulated by the government and it would be illegal to do what this chap was doing.

Hypnosis is a very powerful tool that can help people change their lives. It is the primary way to make changes at the subconscious level – and will remain as such, in my opinion anyways.


Contact me now at (563) 581-9224 to set up an appointment and ask me any questions.

Hypnotic Solutions /

Your Iowa and Illinois Hypnotist. Where Kenda Summers can help you overcome obstacles using the power of your subconscious mind!


Depression Breakthrough in Dubuque using Hypnosis

I recently had an incredible session with a client that I need to tell you about. This gentleman came to see me for help with chronic depression and anxiety. He was locked in a world of sadness. Work, home, bed, work, home, bed. Repeat. Day after day, night after night. He had a family, a wife and a son, but could not enjoy them. This gentlemen came to see me at Hypnotic Solutions, my office in Dubuque, Iowa. And I can honestly say, he left a different man than the one who walked through my door.

Please read his testimonial below:

After years of suffering with depression and being on various medications that basically kept me functional (but not happy) I decided to seek out other avenues. All the medications had undesirable side effects and only worked for several months before I had to change medications or increase the dosage. I was at the end of my rope. I tried acupuncture which provided no real results. After some research I learned about hypnotherapy. After one session with Kenda my life turned around! Before hypnotherapy I was sad, unmotivated, apathetic, tired, full of regrets, cranky, detached, and extremely anxious about my future. Kenda taught me not only how to rid myself of depression, but how to deal with depressive feelings when they return as well. I continue to listen to a self-hypnosis recording she prepared specifically for me which allows me to relax and continue to rid myself of depression. Before I found Hypnotic Solutions I was wasting my life away. I couldn’t get much accomplished at work and feared I might lose my job. I isolated myself from everyone I know including my wife and kids; we just didn’t have the connection we once had. Even though she knew I was depressed, I didn’t even want to talk about it with my wife; I don’t think she realized how depressed I was. I didn’t want to do anything I had previously enjoyed. All I wanted to do was stay home. I stopped posting on social media, contacting friends, and even answering phone calls. After a while my friends stopped calling me because I never wanted to do anything. I’m sure people think I am lazy, negative, or even stuck up because I have disappeared from public view. I never told anyone about my condition due to the stigma that goes along with mental illness. But now my life is changing for the better every day. I still have work to do, but I feel like I’m finally finished with that vile chapter of my life. IF YOU ARE DEPRESSED LOOK INTO HYPNOTHERAPY. Your insurance may not pay for it, but IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY to get your life back and is not as expensive as I expected. For years I have been putting on my “happy face” to mask my depression the best I could. Now I don’t need the mask; I have an actual happy face!

Contact me now at (563) 581-9224 to set up an appointment and ask me any questions.

Hypnotic Solutions /

Your Iowa and Illinois Hypnotist. Where Kenda Summers can help you overcome obstacles using the power of your subconscious mind!




Testimonial from a client / Bed Wetting

I highly recommend trusting Kenda Summers as your Dubuque Hypnotist to help you overcome any struggles. We went through many years of wedding accidents with our 10 year old son, nothing help him overcome these accidents until he was treated with hypnotherapy at Hypnotic Solutions located in Plaza 20 in Dubuque Iowa. We went through positive reinforcement, charts and stickers, bed wetting alarm, specialists, and even medication. Nothing worked. One session with Kenda and nightly use of an MP3 she created for us changed our lives! I even took a self hypnosis class from her to learn how to incorporate meditation into my daily life for my own health benefits! Amazing stuff! She is very gentle, caring and highly professional.


Are you afraid to fly?

For as long as I can remember, anxiety has played a major role in my life’s path. Fear of flying was huge for me, so when I applied for a job promotion, I asked them at every interview if I would have to fly. Their answer was always no. I got the promotion and two weeks into the position, I was told I would have to fly from Ottawa, Ontario Canada to Calgary,Alberta to attend some training with co-workers from across the country, stay overnight and return to Ottawa the next day. What an adventure – all paid for and there I was, terrified. I had worked hard for this promotion and I was tired of being held back by my anxiety. If I was going to concur this fear of flying, I only had four weeks to do it. Self-doubt, panic attacks and no sleep started immediately, but I wanted this opportunity. I had worked with Kenda back-in-the-day and we had stayed in touch. I had tried hypnosis long ago and it had not been successful – a trip to the pharmacy got me on the plane that time. I had seen testimonials from people Kenda had helped and knew I had to reach out to her. One email later we scheduled an initial Skype meeting and she was more than confident that she could help me. Her words resonated with me especially when she told me – You’ve Got This! She gave me resources to work with until our full hypnotic session two days before my flight. I slept like a baby the night before the flight. When I got to the airport, it was like I was standing in line for an ice cream. The anxiety was no longer there – I was excited and I was doing what I wanted to do. Thank you Kenda for opening the door to adventure – I’ve got this, I want this, Barbados is next (well maybe not next, but at least it’s in the future). M.B.


Last night!

I had such a great session the other evening, with a new client. I have to say it is people like him that show me the reason why I am doing what I am doing. I watched as this man changed before my eyes. He came in as one person, defeated, sad, not liking who he was. And left as another. More confident, walked straighter, huge smile on his face, truly happy for the first time in a very very long time. I know this gentleman will only go up even higher than he already is. WHY, you may ask? Well its not because of any special words that I know how to say, I act merely as the guide during a session. It is because it was a WANT of his to change.                                                                         Photo credit: Henry Matthiessen III



New Years Resolutions ~ how they working for you?


So, I just gotta ask the question. How are those New Years resolutions coming along?  Everyone knows that the start of a New Year is the perfect time to make that fresh start. But why do so many people fail to keep those resolutions? The first two weeks usually go perfect, but by February people are backsliding.

Did you know a lot of people think that if they stop smoking, loose those excess pounds, actually use that treadmill they have in their home, start eating better, that their entire life will change? And when it doesn’t change they get discouraged and easily fall back into their old habits.

Making resolutions involves changing behavior. In order to change something as important as a habit or create a new routine you need to get down into the unconscious mind in order  to rewire the brain so to speak.

The only way you can reach the subconscious mind is through hypnosis.

Change your mind, Change your life.