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It Starts in your mind!!

Hypnotherapy has remained a well-kept weight loss secret.

Did you know hypnosis subjects lost more weight than 90% of others and kept it off 2 years after treatment ended. University of Connecticut, 1996.

Another study reported that weight loss with hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches. University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology - 1996.

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.

She 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)
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Anxiety / Stress
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Healthy Lifestyle - Illness Prevention
  • Pain Management

Business - Perform Your Best

  • Procrastination / Perfectionism
  • Job Interviewing - Eliminate Anxiety
  • Public Speaking - Eliminate Anxiety

School - Perform Your Best

  • Test Anxiety - Eliminate Anxiety To Pass
  • Procrastination


  • Peak Performance With Mind Control
  • Tennis / Golf

Paula Leslie

Paula was a guest speaker at the Diabetes Sisters October 2013 Conference in San Francisco. Her topic was Beyond Burnout for Women: Tools To Take Charge of Stress Anxiety and Depression.

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Client Reviews

"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

"My Orthopedic surgeon referred me to Paula. He told me I needed to lose weight in order for him to perform replacement knee surgery. Since working with Paula I have lost 45 lbs. and will have the knee replacement next month. Thanks to Paula and hypnosis to not only lose weight, but establish healthy eating and exercise habits. Friends tell me I look great."
- B. C. Mountainview, CA

I was referred to Paula by my fitness trainer. She seemed confident that Paula could help me lose weight. Also, when I first came to see Paula I had high blood pressure and difficulty sleeping due to anxiety and stress. After working with Paula for 3 months I've continued to lose weight and sleep better. Also, my blood pressure has dropped from 140 to 120. I'm eating healthier, exercise regularly and deal with anxiety and stress with the relaxation methods Paula taught me. I'm very grateful for Paula and highly recommend her.
- M. G. Chicago, IL

"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


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