Lois Hermann’s Story
I was interviewed for an article that ran in the Boston Voyager magazine and would love to share it with you. Christine Snyder did a brilliant job of capturing the essence of my background and passion for hypnosis, and am happy to share her words. The article is a bit long for a newsletter, so we will run the entire content here on the website.
Can you briefly walk us through your story—how you started and how you got to where you are today?
A medical professional, more than 25 years ago, I took a job as a corporate trainer and systems designer for Hewlett-Packard in Andover, Massachusetts, and moved to the area from Tennessee with my two young children. Newly divorced, it was a stressful time for my family. My 4 year old son was having massive migraines and night terrors, while my 7 year old daughter was speaking of a nice lady who would stand by her bed and sing to her at night. I was trying to make sense of it and navigate it all. Uncertain what to do, I invited my neighbors—a Catholic priest named Abbah and a “healer” named Agnes—to come and bless my home. I had discovered that a woman named Judy had previously lived in the house, and sadly, shot herself in the basement as a way to escape severe domestic abuse. Abbah and Agnes confirmed that the “ghost” or spirit in my house was indeed Judy and taught me how to send this lost, earth-bound spiritual soul to the light. This would be the start of my spiritual mission work in helping many stuck, struggling souls to find the light of eternal peace. Agnes would introduce me to the world of true spirituality, becoming my Reiki Master–Teacher, hypnosis trainer, mentor, and dear friend. With her training and guidance, my son’s migraines faded away, and my daughter’s night-time visitors disappeared.
Today, I blend my business experience in medical imaging, having served as a clinical director, corporate trainer and ultrasound systems designer for several companies over 40 years… with hypnosis work. I help clients—both children and adults—with sleep issues, fears and anger, focus and concentration, relationships, stress, academic and athletic success, breaking negative habits, health issues and pain, weight, career prep and success, grief, and the list goes on.
A Board Certified Clinical Hypnotist, I have extensive training in advanced hypnosis techniques, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Spirit Release Technique (SRT), and am a member of the esteemed Order of Braid. As a Reiki Master–Teacher, my clients love it when I share Reiki with then. A multi-registered medical professional, I have been involved with integrative medicine since the early ’90s, have an extensive background in medicine, education, corporate leadership, and diverse cultures. From individual in-person or distance sessions, to professional training, I help people to change unhealthy habits, unproductive patterns or negative thoughts, and help them embrace healthy, productive, and positive behaviors that enhance the quality of their life.
Using standard hypnosis techniques, staying grounded, centered and ever aware, I guide my clients to release sabotaging thoughts and harmful memories. Once the negative is redirected and processed, I have them connect with their concept of wisdom for guidance. As an observer, I listen to the messages received and reinforce what is said to encourage and empower clients to achieve success, wellness and peace.
Has it been a smooth road? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The world of hypnosis is largely misunderstood, so education needs to take place. Practiced in ancient Egypt and Greece more than 3,000 years ago, hypnosis is a self-empowering mind technique that creates a natural state of heightened awareness, frequently accompanied by feelings of deep physical and mental relaxation. Hypnosis requires a partnership of mutual trust and respect between a person and their hypnotist, who guides the client into a relaxed state where conscious distractions are minimized and the subconscious mind becomes receptive to positive suggestions and healing thoughts. And yes, when under hypnosis, you are in control at all times. In fact, you are probably more in control since you are utilizing a larger portion of your brain.
In the past, hypnosis has been controversial in Western culture, but reputable healthcare providers now agree it can be a powerful, effective therapeutic technique used to complement and enhance traditional health care treatments and procedures or personal growth techniques. In fact, today hypnosis is offered at a wide variety of healthcare facilities and hospitals, including Boston’s own Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as Mount Sinai, University of Michigan, University of Washington in Seattle, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Loyola University Medical Center and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in the Chicago area, among other facilities throughout the country.
Additionally, the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association have approved hypnosis for smoking cessation, stress reduction, and behavior modification. It’s taught at Harvard and Stanford medical schools and is used by all branches of the U.S. military. The Vatican gave hypnosis a thumbs-up in the 1950s.
Further, spiritual release work is largely unknown or unspoken, which tends to be an obstacle to overcome. In Western culture, we don’t talk about spiritual activity or practice spiritual or negative energy release, unlike Eastern culture, where spiritual release is regularly used. As humans, we often comprise body, mind and spirit. In our healthcare culture, we focus on the wellness of body and mind, but omit the spiritual piece, which is really quite important. Regardless, spiritual activity, or positive and negative energy surrounds us all—and many people sense or recognize it but are unaware or afraid of what it is. When I speak of this with clients, while it can be a difficult concept to grasp for some, many are relieved to know what this is and that it can be released. They are also comforted to learn how to protect themselves from picking up additional spirits. This is particularly important for people who are dealing with illness or stress, as spiritual or negative energy can be a magnet for those with a weakened immune system, further weighing them down. Most feel an immediate “weight” or burden lifted after one of my sessions. But grasping this concept for clients can be a hurdle. The spiritual world is massive, though. It’s all around us and affects us daily—both positively and negatively.
At first glance, many people wonder if I may be working with the devil and demons. On the contrary, I work within the angelic realm, connecting with angels, spiritual Guides, and light beings, to shift negative energy to the positive. My sessions are positive, loving experiences that lift physical and mental burdens that most of the time people don’t even realize are weighing them down. Connecting people with their wise mind, angel or powerful being—whatever their spiritual or religious beliefs—is most rewarding for me.
Tell us about your business. What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc.? What are you most proud of as a company? What sets you apart from others?
Having received extensive training by metaphysical hypnotists and priests, I uniquely blend traditional hypnosis techniques with spiritual release, professional coaching and Reiki in my sessions. Clients tap into their subconscious mind to gain an understanding of what happened in the past that may have caused the issue of today. Their wise mind is where they find their answers. In my unique style of hypnosis, I am the guide that helps clients travel to the right places on their journey, the protector who keeps them safe, and the scribe who helps them bring back the information they have obtained. With an integrated mind–body–spirit approach and focus on the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of wellness, clients establish the internal support needed for true, lasting change. Whether issues relate to habits, fears, weight, smoking, health, pain, or confidence, career, self-empowerment, or any number of other issues, I provide the guidance needed for clients to achieve a happy and successful life.
Energy Clearing / Spirit Release:
As I help clients release negative thoughts, habits and behaviors, I often find myself communicating with spirits of lost souls who are hanging around the client. Most spirits are lonely and longing for peace yet bring their own negative issues to their living host. They cause emotional disturbances, negative behaviors, and sometimes even physical effects. Strange to our culture, yet it has become my quest to help these lost souls, as I help my clients develop positive habits and find lasting peace.
My success coaching programs help clients to discover many ways to achieve success using the power of their amazing mind. I help to guide their business to the next level with individual or group success coaching programs that help them and/or their team to reprogram their mind to achieve success. I offer individual in-person and remote coaching sessions and I’m often invited to prepare a specific class for groups or teams.
Because my services have been so popular in recent years, I offer various professional training programs—specifically Hypnosis Certification, Spirit Release Training, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Advanced Hypnosis Training. My goal is to train other professionals so they can offer these services to help more people. I am proud to have trained numerous professionals in the healthcare field, ultimately helping healers to enhance their work with their own clients.
My services are available through various channels for individuals, business professionals and social organizations. I have several audio sessions – “Stressful to Successful,” “Incredible Confidence,” “Release the Pain,” and “Think Yourself Thin.” In addition, videos, webinars, and professional presentations are available on various topics, including a “Centering Exercise,” “Powerful Communication,” “Organize & Manage Your Life,” “Strategic Networking Secrets,” “Magic of Gratitude,” and more. I enjoy the individual in-person or remote sessions, or being invited to prepare a specific class for a company’s team to meet specific goals. I have also authored the book, Spirits of Amoskeag: The Wounded Heroes of the Manchester Mills, and my second book is due out shortly. Stay tuned!
Location & Outlook
Do you feel like your city is a good place for businesses like yours?
We are located in historic downtown Nashua, New Hampshire, about 50 miles northwest of Boston. Downtown Nashua is not only great for shopping and dining, it is recognized as a great place to live, work, and play. My location is ideal for its small-town feel with conveniences of a city. The office offers a relaxed, calming atmosphere. In addition, our remote individual sessions via Zoom from the comfort of your own space are just as effective as in-person sessions. We also offer remote Energy Clearing Sessions through a team of clearing consultants. With so many options, we are able to serve clients around the world.
What contact information would you like our readers to know?
We are offering a NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Training for anyone interested in developing powerful communication skills and the ability to connect with others in meaningful ways. The four-day training program is offered on weekends, starting July 8th.
I am excited to be presenting a seminar and workshop at the National Guild of Hypnotists Annual Convention again this year in August. If you are interested in hypnosis, this is a wonderful avenue to discover more about this amazing profession.
For Hypnotists interested in developing advanced techniques, check out our Advanced Hypnosis Training for a two-day post NGH intensive on August 13th & 14th in Nashua, New Hampshire.
If you would like some assistance with any habit or pattern you would like to change, please give us a call at 884-777-7812 or schedule a session at www.LoisHermann.com/contact.
I truly love helping people succeed and am blessed to be of assistance to you on your journey.
Blessings of Hope,