Stop Smoking using Hypnosis

The risks of Smoking

 Cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

  • Smokers are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer.
  • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States. This is nearly one in five deaths.1,2,3
  • Smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined:4
    • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
    • Illegal drug use
    • Alcohol use
    • Motor vehicle injuries
    • Firearm-related incidents

Hypnotherapy is more effective than nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation.

But it is important to know that you cannot be made to do anything that you don’t want to do. Very important to note this. I had a guy that a doctor referred to me, came to see me and said to me “my doctor told me come and see you as I have emphysema and am going to die of it unless I stop smoking”. I said to him, well I presume you want to stop, he said “oh, no, I love smoking, it is one of few remaining pleasures, I have in life.”

Sadly, I had to send him away as I cannot make him do something that he does not want to.

Can you imagine if  Hypnotists could do that!! Wow. I could go and see my bank manager and make him give me a zillion dollars.

And that simply would not, and could not happen.

Hypnosis cannot be forced upon people, but it is a state which people allow themselves to enter, when they are ready.

So when are you going to stop smoking? Check out this video:

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People often ask me, “Where should my mind set be when I come in to see you for a session”?

I always tell people that the most important thing they need to consider is what they want vs. what they don’t want.

Instead on focusing on what you don’t want, it’s important to focus on “WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE” to experience instead, because your subconscious mind says “YES” to whatever you focus upon.

If you don’t want illness focus on perfect health, if you don’t want lack, focus on abundance, if you don’t want to experience stress, focus on experiencing peace, etc

If you desire to create or attract a specific thing into your life, ask yourself what feeling do you believe this thing would give you.

By focusing on the “essence” of what you want, you expand your options.

“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.”
― Roy T. BennettThe Light in the Heart

We can help you reach your goals.

Hypnotic Solutions ~ your Dubuque Hypnotist. – Call 815.747.6954 today.


Five Flags Fun – Sunday afternoon ~ Oct 8, 2017

Oh what hypnotic fun we had yesterday afternoon in Dubuque IA at Five Flags.

Thank you to everyone that came out to participate in the fundraiser for Aaron and a special thank you for the wonderful volunteers that braved the stage, and had some fun with us!

30 minute show – you say?

No Problem we say!


The Ultimate Variety Show to support a “shitty” situation ~ Five Flags (Dubuque – IA)

Tom Roth, AnnaRose Anderson and I are looking forward to giving back to the community this Sunday at a benefit for Aaron Rainey

We are proud to be part of the Ultimate Variety Show to support a “shitty” situation for Aaron.

For one night only, the area’s top entertainment is coming together to help Aaron and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, with optional special seating available.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 to benefit the medical costs of Aaron’s recent surgery and three-week hospital stay from complications with his Crohn’s Disease. The remaining proceeds will go to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.

Our Hypnosis show will be performed in the beautiful Historic Theater at Five Flags in Dubuque Iowa at 1:00 p.m. – come on out and have some fun and help support a wonderful friend.

For ticket information:



Helping people change through the Magic of Hypnosis!

I had a really interesting client yesterday afternoon. He was a friend of a friend of mine. He came to see me with an inability to cope with any kind of external stimulation. He saw my friends stage show, he saw people doing things on stage and thought to himself, I wonder if I can be hypnotized to do things that right now I cannot do. To be honest I was taken back by how bad he was. He sat in the waiting room, speaking with another girl who was waiting to see my collegue. I had to go to my office and wait for him because having two people in the same room was too much for him. He walked into my office and threw himself down on the floor and proceeded to tell him about his case. He had a tumor removed from his brain several years ago and during the operation he suffered a small stroke. And although alive, has many many limiting factors that keep him from functioning in the real world. I had to turn off the lights in my office, turn off the music, white noise machine. I sat on the floor with him and we talked. Every time the air conditioner started up he would not be able to handle it and would throw himself to the floor. I was not sure how things would go between us, but decided to give it my best shot, I saw him being healed as he demonstrated to me that if he held onto a piece of paper as it was attached to my cabinet, he was able to slow his brain down, be calm and relaxed and speak in a slow normal manner and be still. It was incredible. So I taught him self-hypnosis. I was going to make him a download as well. And he was to go home and see how he could utilize these new strategies. He called me last night and reported that he was able to go out for two walks. And for the first time, he was able to do things that he could never do before. 

Hypnotic Solutions ~ your Dubuque Hypnotist. – call Kenda today.

Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to be the person you believe you were meant to be. Geroge Sheehan.

Photo credit: Henry Matthiessen iii ~ Stoned Art


Las Vegas Fun and Help Through Hypnosis!

AnnaRose and I are back from beautiful Las Vegas. We attended Hypnothoughts Live an annual gathering of Hypnotists from all over the world. Meeting at one hotel, for one weekend to network, take classes and enjoy sunny gorgeous Las Vegas.

This year AnnaRose and I taught a class on Profiling your Personality using the Enneagram. We were blown away by the number of people who came to our class. We had 35 handouts and ran out. Not a bad problem to have now is it.

I am excited to be back and able to add some more tools to my hypnosis belt to aid my clients here in Dubuque that come to see me at Hypnotic Solutions in reaching their goals.



The past cannot be changed ~ but the future can be whatever you want it to be!

Had a wonderfully insightful client this morning. As I mature I treat each client as a gift. And every day they teach me something. Just by me being in their here and now. Providing empathy, and listening to them.

Something so simple as listening can make the difference between success and failure when it comes to clients.

A wise friend once told me something that stuck. “How do you want to feel when you leave here today”? I live by those words.

I hope everyday that people walking through your doors leave feeling better than when they walked in.

Make that your mission.

Be the person you want others to see.


Hypnotic Solutions ~ your Dubuque Hypnotist. – call Kenda today.





You can do it too!

Hi, my name is Suzanne B. and I saw Kenda for 1 session to quit smoking and it worked! I had been smoking a pack a day from well a very long time! I would highly recommend seeing Kenda for your needs as she is amazing and even though I was nervous about the hypnosis, it was comfortable and it worked very well.  I am still a non-smoker almost a month now!

I am super proud of Suzanne. She was so incredibly nervous to come see me. I remember her saying that she had to drive around the parking lot 3 times before she came in to see me. We got down to business right away. And she left a non-smoker.

I always tell people, I dont do anything special, they do all the work, I am merely their guide.

If stopping smoking is something you would like to achieve, you can email or call me for a consultation. or 815.747.6954 ask for Kenda.

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Does Hypnosis Work?

Working as a Hypnotherapist is very rewarding as you get the privilege of working with people that want to achieve amazing success in their lives. In fact there is never really a day that I get out of bed and think ‘oh great – another boring day at work’ as each and every day brings more new clients and many more new challenges that always keeps me on my toes! Helping people is my passion, and I feel very privileged to be able to do what I do. Its always fun meeting new people, as hypnotists we are always the most interesting people in the room, so I am never short of anything to say.

Actually someone asked it me just last night – ‘That hypnosis thing? Does it really work?’ I always laugh at this point and say ‘of course not, don’t be so ridiculous!’

Of course I am having a little joke with them in my reply. It still amazes me that people still don’t actually believe that Hypnosis can work. Or the old familiar saying, “Are you going to make me bark like dog or cluck like a chicken”? Are you a doubter? Are you one of these people that still believes that it sounds ‘too good to be true’? Well if you are, then it might be time that you woke up and realized, you just might be missing out on something that you really need, that can give you the results that you want in your life. Listen to this – Hypnosis has been scientifically proven to both exist and work! Don’t believe me? Google it and you will find loads of research and evidence to suggest that Hypnosis doesn’t belong in the land of fairy-tales and magic shows, but is actually a viable option to get you the life that you want and to help you to attain the things that you want to have.

One question I always ask my clients is ‘what would you achieve if nothing was impossible?’ The reason that I ask this is because as we grow into adulthood we stop using our ability to set high ambitions like we did as kids and we start to create limitations and reasons why we cant achieve certain things. We actually begin to decide whether something is impossible or not. So incredibly  we actually set the limit on what is impossible!

As I said – Hypnosis is a viable option to achieve your goals. So I want to ask you the question – what would you achieve if nothing was impossible? Would you quit smoking, lose weight, get more confidence, make more money, improve your relationship or deal with that stress? These are all things that people regularly use Hypnosis for that I have actually worked with.

The bottom line: Hypnosis works! Isn’t it time that you started to find out more information about how you can use it to improve your own life? You owe it to yourself!

Call today: 815-747-6954 or 563-581-9224 – Hypnotic Solutions – Your Dubuque area Hypnotist.

Photo Credit: Stoned Art – Henry Matthiessen III


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.