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Paula Leslie, LCSW, BCD is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with Advanced training. She studied Hypnotherapy with Josie Hadley, Owner/Director at the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. In addition to being a psychotherapist specializing in Holistic health, Paula has helped many clients with hypnosis since 1992.

Paula has been an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Campbell, California.

Paula was invited by Josie Hadley, Director of The Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy to teach hypnotherapy students.

How can Hypnosis Help?

  • Anxiety / Fear / Phobia Elimination
  • Weight Loss
  • Relationships - healing and closure
  • Addictions
  • Stress Management
  • Sleep Disorders - Insomnia
  • Relaxation
  • Beliefs - replace crippling beliefs with New, Positive beliefs
  • Test Anxiety - perform your best
  • Procrastination / Perfectionism
  • Self-Confidence / Self-Esteem


  • Offering Specialty work in Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes Maintenance Weight Loss and Life Style Changes (Dietary and Exercise)
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Illness Prevention
  • Pain Management
  • IBS
  • Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Childbirth


  • Overcoming Procrastination / Perfectionism
  • Job Interviewing
  • Public Speaking


  • Peak Performance With Mind Control
  • Tennis / Golf

Paula Leslie



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"I came to see Paula after I was told by my doctor to lose weight (I was grossly overweight at almost 200 lbs)or risk life threatening Illness. Paula helped me with Hypnosis to control my food cravings and eat healthy foods without feeling starved. She also assisted me with Hypnosis to maintain exercise as part of my life. After one year. I am happy to report I have lost 85 lbs. And feel and look great!"
M. W., Palo Alto, CA

"Paula 's Hypnosis work has helped me stay on track with my Diabetes. She works in conjunction with my medical doctor to help me stay on the dietary, stress management, and lifestyle changes needed to keep me well. I highly recommend Paula -- her support and skills are so helpful to me."
L.S. Cupertino, CA

"I highly recommend Paula Leslie as a gifted holistic psychotherapist who cares deeply about her clients. She brings years of experience as a dedicated workshop leader to help guide her patients into wholeness and healing."
- Lucia Miracchi, Owner of Massage Therapy Center, Certified Somatic and Movement Therapist

"I believe working with Paula through Hypnosis can help tennis players improve the level of their game. I was about to enter a tournament when I had trouble volleying at the net. I met with Paula and she worked with me with hypnosis on focus and stroke execution in our session. Several weeks later (after only the 1 session) I was thrilled to win 2nd place in my division. My volleying had never been so good. Thanks Paula."
J.S. Cupertino, CA

"As a golf pro and competitive golfer, I was amazed at the results of only one hypnosis session with Paula Leslie. I decided to see Paula because I had just lost a tournament due to my poor putting. A week after my hypnosis session with Paula I was on top of my game. My focus and putting allowed me to win the tournament. I definitely recommend Paula's Hypnosis work to any athlete."
D. G - Sedona, AZ


Paula Leslie, LCSW, BCD
Essential Life Strategies

415 Cambridge Ave., Suite #22 - Palo Alto, CA 94306