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Susan's article on hypnosis will appear in the Keene Sentinel on January 24, 2019. Below is the article for you to read:

Hypnosis Can Make Your
New Year’s Resolution Possible

Susan E. Rosano, MA, CCH

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions and within three months, most of those resolutions have failed. Hypnosis canhelp people turn their New Year’s Resolutions into reality.Would you like to develop an unshakable self-confidence? Quit smoking? Lose weight? Eliminate insomnia? Reduce stress? All these goals for change are possible with the help of clinical hypnosis. And that’s only the beginning. With hypnosis, you can learn to control your inner mind, put an end to your fears, eliminate bad habits and create a brand new you. You can be as happy and successful as you want to be.

 Hypnosis is an accepted clinical modality for changing behavior. For many, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of hypnotism is an image of a hypnotist putting people under control for questionable purposes, as seen on TV or in the movies. Hypnosis does not make you do things against your will, or reveal your deep, dark secrets. The hypnotist is not in control of you, but simply facilitates the relaxing, hypnotic state and then gives positive suggestions to bring about changes in your thought patterns.

 In 1961 the American Medical Association answered this question for medical professionals in the United States: “Does hypnosis work?” In that year, the AMA published a short report from studies it had commissioned, which read: “Hypnosis has a recognized place in the medical world and is a useful technique in the treatment of certain illnesses when employed by qualified personnel.” This was a major step for the AMA; by publishing the report, it recognized hypnosis as an orthodox medical treatment — rather than one relegated to the realm of alternative or holistic medicine. Hypnosis has been widely and successfully used within the medical community for many years.

 Have you ever fought with yourself about eating that tasty, calorie filled bowl of ice cream? Or smoking that cigarette after you promised yourself you wouldn’t? You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. You can’t help yourself because you have a strong craving for those things you are attached to. After a few hypnosis sessions to control your eating habits or smoking, you simply have no more cravings for those things. 

 Hypnosis is a natural relaxed state that is experienced in-between being awake and being asleep. It’s similar to when you are driving and you miss your exit, when watching a movie that you are completely engrossed in, or listening to music that captivates you. You are not ‘thinking’ during these times. You are in a deeply focused, relaxed state, and it feels good. 

Hypnosis refers to a range of relaxation techniques that allows certified hypnotist practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The peaceful state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. During this state, the subconscious mind is receptive to positive suggestions so you can change your thoughts, to change your life.

What can you expect during your hypnosis session? An experienced hypnotist will take time to get to know you, and ask questions to make the session most effective. The first part of your session would be a discussion about the thoughts or habits you wish to change with hypnosis. The hypnotist would then create hypnosis “goals” with you. Once your goals are created, you would then enter a state of relaxation facilitated by the hypnotist. At this point, the hypnotist would repeat your goals to your subconscious mind, which would then become a new way of thinking for you. 

Hypnosis is a powerful tool for making lasting life changes. Your mind is very powerful, and you can harness its power for your betterment. Hypnosis works well for weight control, eliminating insomnia, fears, stress, anxiety, and chronic pain. It can bring optimism, confidence, self-respect, relaxation, peace, good study habits, enhanced athletic abilities and many other benefits resulting in a better, healthier life. 

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Susan E. Rosano, MA, Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NLP Health & Wellness Coach, Reiki Master and Registered Expressive Arts Consultant, Educator and Therapist. She is working in private practice, Healthy Changes Vermont, as a Certified Consulting Hypnotist & Health Coach for seven years in Brattleboro, Vermont. In addition Susan has worked at St. Francis Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Department in Hartford, CT as a hypnotist, treating patients there for smoking cessation, insomnia, chronic pain, weight control and many other issues. She earned a Masters Degree from Wesleyan University and a post-graduate certification as a Pastoral Counselor. Email Susan for more information at:







Hypnotism in Brattleboro




Susan's past work at St. Francis Hospital's Integrative Medicine Department in Hartford, CT has made her a trusted, top level professional in the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnosis, Expressive Arts Therapy, Energy Healing and all her other fantastic therapies.


Words from Satisfied Clients:



Susan,  I am so happy to work with you as my coach! I have changed the way I live, work, relax, and eat with your coaching processes. Thanks for working with me - I'm a happy client for sure! Cathy K.

I have used Susan for Health & Wellness Coaching, Reiki in Brattleboro for a few months now and am impressed with the great changes in my life! 
Sharon B.

​The pain in my cheek has gone away after having some relaxing hypnosis sessions with Susan. I would recommend her hypnosis to anyone with chronic pain issues. Mandy B.

 I lost 50 pounds with your weight loss hypnosis. With the help of my doctor and your hypnosis, I am all set to stay a healthy weight for the rest of my life. Bless you for this help!          Alison 

Dear Susan, 
My recent back surgery and recovery have been a great success and I credit your self-hypnosis sessions before the surgery. The sessions helped me cope with an enormously stressful situation very well. I listened to our recorded sessions in the hospital and was able to manage my pain extremely well while there and also now, as I go through recovery. My surgeon was very impressed; I had to smile when he called me "tough". Thank you for all your help. Lynn G.

Hi Susan, We worked together last year on my fear of flying. Just wanted to let you know I now enjoy it and was able to fly, not once. but eight times in the past year. Went to Florida, California twice, New Mexico, and then Italy. Pretty amazing for me! Thanks for all your help! Mary H.

 Susan, Just wanted to let you know that my sessions for anxiety relief with you had a big impact on me. It was very gradual but significant. Finally unpacked all my boxes, fluffed up my nest, & am feeling very stable, happy, & at home. Thanks for your caring guidance. Happy Spring! Annie Z. 


Dear Susan,  I am so happy to feel free of my eating disorder. I no longer feel the desire to eat food when I'm not hungry. For me, this is a great thing to be free from. I have lost 35 pounds and am feeling light and happy!! Thanks, Della H.

Hi Susan,  The pain in my neck has gone away completely! Working with my doctors did not help this undiagnosed pain. But your Hypnosis in Brattleboro, was exactly what I needed. Thank you for giving me a pain-free life! 

Mary B.

Thank you Susan for helping me with my grief. I had no where else to turn and you gave me the best guidance I could have found anywhere in the region. Peace to you! Sadie

I lost the 25 lbs I've been wanting to lose for year! Susan, you are the best!


Thanks so much for the smoking cessation session. I've finally been able to quit with your help! I feel so much healthier now and my family is grateful to you, that I have stopped smoking. I am also very grateful to feel healthier and to breathe better than I have in a long time. I am a big fan! Sherrie

Healthy Changes Vermont 
Susan Rosano, MA, CCH

Brattleboro Health Center

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441 West River Road

Brattleboro, VT