I had a rather negative experience with Rebecca Wallace, of New Horizons Hypnotherapy in Santa Rosa. In short, I told her multiple times over the course of a few months that I was not interested in "aversion therapy" (using negative suggestion to make a habit seem disgusting to a person), when I was working with her to help me give up smoking. Mrs. Wallace did end up using this form of hypnosis with me, resulting in a lack of trust between therapist and patient, along with reinforcement in my mind of the negative reasons why I smoke. Negative phrases that I was asked to repeat while in a meditative state still echo in my mind to this day, almost a year later ("Smoking is killing me and I am going to do it anyway"). There was very little attempt on the part of Rebecca Wallace to compromise and come to positive closure on this matter. My request was that she refund me some portion of the $500 that I gave her (with the agreement being that I could have as many sessions as needed for a year). In the end, we only met together for a total of two hours over the course of two sessions, and I wanted the money back to seek out other forms of therapy. My discomfort and lack of trust in Mrs. Wallace made it impossible for me to see her again and relax into a hypnotic state, so the agreement could not be fulfilled. She would not recognize this as a valid point and called my opinion "extremely distorted and dishonest". This posting is my attempt to gain closure with the situation after a year of trying to work out an agreement with Rebecca Wallace. I feel now that it is better that I did not get my money back, as it is of much more value to the community that people know about "therapists" to avoid. I hope that someone else can benefit from my lesson, and be sure to seek out a hypnotherapist who is also a trained counselor associated with a group to hold them accountable for their actions.
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I am absolutely thrilled with my services from Donna Tappan. She is a kind, caring, wise, understanding, intelligent, and professional individual. She has helped transform me to a healthy and happy person. My outlook on life has completely changed, and I believe it was from finding my own inner peace within myself, and I would not have been able to find that without Donna's guidance. She has taught me how to meditate and relax through hypnotherapy. I completely trust her methodologies and guidance. She truly has helped me turn my life around and for that I am ever grateful. If you have the chance to see Donna, do it! She is fantastic and you will find yourself having a more positive outlook on everything through her guidance and practice. She is an amazing hypnotherapist!!!
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"I consider my experience with Rebecca Wallace to be nothing short of a miracle. Having smoked for over 40 years, I needed some serious help to stop. Six months ago I stopped after one session and haven't looked back. I still can't believe it is true. I know I will never smoke again. Everything in my life is so much better. No more hiding, no more smells, no more ashtrays and it's wonderful to know how much I'm not spending on cigarettes! Thank you Rebecca from the bottom of my heart. I think of you every single day with tremendous gratitude. You changed my life." HPG, Bodega Bay, CA
I have been working with Donna for over two years, and I couldn't be happier with my evolution in terms of self-esteem and mental balance. Donna combines traditional talk therapy with hypnosis to address one's unique challenges while providing a safe, empowering environment. Donna has the perfect blend of mind, heart, and spirit in her counseling sessions to provide professional service in a very personal, compassionate manner. I highly recommend Donna Tappan for anyone seeking help with mental/behavioral improvement.
-I refer Ms. Tappan Often. Through her hypnotherapy I was able to heal from acne rosacea which is generally an in curable disease. Her hypnotherapy has helped me through many challenges in life, including preparing me for two major skin grafts for skin cancer and lots of family challenges. She instinctually knows how to help build esteem in her clients no matter what the history or situation of that person is. As a bonus her office is in a beautiful peaceful country setting.
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