The Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

Take Care is now a licensed provider of the Hypno-Band Weight Loss System. Finally, there is an alternative to expensive and invasive surgery. With the Hypno-Band you are fitted with a Virtual Lap Band. This is a 4 -6 session program where your subconscious truly feels that you have had a gastric lap band inserted and your stomach capacity has been decreased considerably. You can expect to lose 3-5  pounds a week. The most important aspect is the behavior modification which will be tailored to your specific needs.  Remember, there is no such thing as a magic wand. (I wish). If you are overweight and committed to lose weight, and have a BMI of 30 or more, then you should be suitable for this system. Call now or log on to for more information.

Remember, with the added benefit of personal behavior modification, this program will be able to change your life without leaving you deprived.  The benefits are forever!

Also, I will be your biggest cheerleader.  I will always be available to personally coach you along the way.

So please, isn’t it time you stopped struggling and start living.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me personally at 210-473-1825.   Call now!

Donna Re Olsen, LVN, CHt, EFT-P

Licensed Provider of the Hypno-Band Weight Loss System

This is a stressful time for people who take strong medicines for their pain. The withdrawal of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications and the more stringent, FDA-mandated warnings on all NSAIDS have created fear and confusion about what’s safe and effective for treating pain.
You may feel overwhelmed and confused. You may ask yourself, “What’s safe? What medications can I take? What can I do now that I can no longer take this medication? What things can I do to improve my quality of life?”
The important thing to remember is that you are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain and there are many organizations working to address this serious, life-altering, and profoundly difficult problem. Now, more than ever, is the time to educate yourself about your treatment options and empower yourself by doing what you can to care for yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
If you suffer from diagnosed chronic pain and are tired of having to increase your dosage while still not feeling complete relief, please give hypnotherapy a try. We have become such a society of “I want relief and I want it NOW”; that we have trained ourselves to expect to take a pill for whatever ails us. When are we going to say “enough is enough” and take back our bodies and our lives? Our subconscious mind controls the physical/psychological function of every part of the body with intelligence and the ability to produce what is needed in the correct dose at the right time without side effects!
We all know that pain does perform an important service. It serves as an early warning system that tells us that something is not right and you should find out what that is by getting a diagnosis. Pain is not the problem but a symptom.
Once you are diagnosed, your pain no longer serves any purpose. Unfortunately, your pain has not stopped. This is what is called “chronic pain”. It is this kind of pain that can be greatly reduced, if not eradicated completely, with hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique. While in the hypnotic state you will visualize your pain as some kind of object with a color and texture. You will then be asked to make this object bigger which will increase your discomfort and then smaller which will decrease your discomfort. By showing you that you are back in charge of your body, you can now take back control of your life.
Most doctors will tell you that the first line of defense in chronic pain sufferers is to exercise. Tell that to someone who has fibromyalgia or other chronic pain disorders. They can barely get out of bed let alone go for a walk. But exercise is what the body needs to release those wonderful pain fighting endorphins that make you feel amazingly good. So now you are part of that vicious circle that may chronic pain sufferers find themselves in. What do you do? First of all, get your physicians’ permission and start with simple stretches. You should stretch before even getting out of bed in the morning. We warm our cars up in cold weather but expect our bodies to go from 0-50 in seconds after being “shut off” all night. Shouldn’t we treat our bodies at least as well as we treat our cars?
Continue to stretch throughout your day. If you are sitting, whether driving or at a computer, you should stand up and stretch, if possible, every 30-45 minutes. Keeping your muscles warm and limber will go a long way toward making your days more bearable.
If you have been diagnosed with chronic pain, please consider hypnosis for pain management. You are welcome to log on to for more information. As always, Take Care – Donna Re Olsen

Take Care is now a licensed provider of the Hypno-Band Weight Loss System. Finally, there is an alternative to expensive and invasive surgery. With the Hypno-Band you are fitted with a Virtual Lap Band. This is a 4 -6 session program where your subconscious truly feels that you have had a gastric lap band inserted and your stomach capacity has been decreased considerably. If you are overweight and committed to lose weight, then you should be suitable for this system. Call now or log on to for more information.

So you have decided that this year, you will stick to your resolution to quit smoking. Good for you! But what makes this year different from last year or the year before that? Well, if you have made the decision (as opposed to someone making it for you), to quit, you probably need to do something different this time otherwise, you are setting yourself up to, once again, fail. Hypnotherapy can help with all the reasons you have failed in the past. Please don’t misunderstand me, hypnosis can’t make you quit. Every ex-smoker goes through what I call a “grieving period“. You are losing a friend who has been there to comfort you in times of need. Well, since your “friend” is slowly killing you, it’s time to find a new friend. Hypnosis and EFT will help you through that “grieving” process and will always be there to comfort you without killing you! Call me @ 210-473-1825. Really, what have you got to lose?

If you are already stressed out due to the economy, with the holidays fast approaching hold on tight. Holiday stress is nothing new.  We strive to make our holiday “picture perfect” as in a Norman Rockwell painting.  But the problem is that is just that; a painting.  So if it isn’t bad enough that we now will spend money we don’t have, and our in -(out)-laws are coming to town, your washing machine just died.  And we are left wondering, “why was all this so easy for my mother to do?”  Here’s the truth, it wasn’t.  And yet, our mothers wondered how their mothers’ made it work so easily.  Every year we strive for the perfect holiday, where everyone gets along, the kids are forever thankful for the money you spent (you know, the money that was going to feed the family for the next6 months?), your mother-in-law compliments you cooking a cleaning skills, and you wake up every morning happy you were born, and glad to be alive.  Dream on!  Think about what makes a perfect holiday season.  Living here in Texas, far away from the little family I have left and being single, last year put it all into perspective for me.  For the first time in my life, I was going to find myself all alone.  My daughter was engaged so spent Christmas with her fiancé’s family up in North Texas and I admit I was a little scared about making it through.  But here’s the thing…after receiving numerous phone calls (including one from my ex) and invitations for Christmas dinner, I realized how blessed I really was.  So it wasn’t the “perfect” Norman Rockwell Christmas, but it was right up there with the best.  The holidays aren’t about “unburnt” food, thankful kids, gushing in-laws, a clean house, etc.  It’s about feeling blessed because you have people who love you, enough food on the table, a roof over your head, and kids who will one day strive for the perfect Holiday they remember and wondering “how the heck did my mother make this look so easy?”

If you would like some additional help with stress management, or keeping the weight off over the holidays, call me @ 210-473-1825 or log on to

As always, Take Care!  Donna Re Olsen

Yoga Nidra originated in India for the purpose of increasing awareness of oneself.  The expansion of consciousness is a never ending and compounding experience, and the more you use it, the more extensive your awareness will become. Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep” although it is not sleep.  It is a state on conscious Deep Sleep.  Confused?  With meditation, you remain in the Waking State of consciousness, and gently focus the mind, whilce allowing thought patterns, emotions, sensations, and images to arise.  In Yoga Nidra, you leave the Waking State, go past the Dreaming State, and go to Deep Sleep but remain awake.


  • Profound experience of muscular, mental and emotional relaxation
  • Transforms stress
  • Improves the daily lives of people suffering chronic degenerative diseases
  • Helps in regaining the point of balance and harmony in every sphere of existence
  • Has been known to help with decreasing a persons’ requirements of analgesics and sedative drugs

Yoga Nidra is achieved while reclining in a comfortable chair, while wearing comfortable clothes. The price for the Initial Class  $50.00.  This class should last approximately 2 hours and is required before attending additional Yoga Nidra Classes).After you have attended the Initial Class, you may attend any scheduled class for $25.00. #mce_temp_url#

Yoga + Touch + Hypnosis =  Hypno Yoga
Hypnoyoga adds great physical benefits to the body.
Hypnoyoga brings serenity and calm to the mind.

What does it do?

Combines the processes of Yoga and Hypnosis and results in a method of hypnotherapy that heightens your awareness. People use HypnoYoga just for the sheer joy it engenders; the sense of well-being and self-worth.  It refreshes and re-energizes the mind and body when your forces are low.   HypnoYoga reaches depths of relaxation and heightens awareness difficult to achieve with regular Yoga because it lets you speak directly to the subconscious while your senses are sharp. I  offer different HypnoYoga Classes for different behaviors such as Weight Loss, Positive Thinking, Abundance, etc

For those of you who are afraid of losing control during a session or barking like a dog after you leave my office, please read on!


Printed in Employee Magazine, December 1996



 Have you ever watched a stage hypnosis show? They are very funny. But afterward, you may have wondered why anyone would volunteer to look so silly. And beyond that, what practical, therapeutic application is there for hypnosis?

 First, let’s dispel any negative ideas you may have from seeing a stage hypnosis show. Stage show volunteers make a subconscious agreement to go into trance by the very act of volunteering. There are always one or two who volunteer to prove that hypnosis will not work for them, but a good stage hypnotist will spot them.

 If the subjects act silly during a show they can blame the hypnotist, “He made me do it!” Whether they realize it consciously or not, they were perfectly willing (at some level) to do whatever was suggested or they would not have done it!

 The number one fear people have about hypnosis is thinking that they will be out of control. If I could use hypnosis to control others I would have the world’s most cooperative teenager. He would cheerfully do the dishes and empty the trash. Naturally, he’d get straight As and never talk back. Hypnotherapists would make a fortune turning the rest of the world’s teens into perfect specimens!

 The truth is that you are in complete control during a hypnotic trance. No one can hypnotize you against your will and no one can make you do anything that goes against your morals, beliefs, ethics or principles while in a hypnotic trance. If you find a suggestion to be offensive, you can simply bring yourself back to full awareness. You are able to lie while in trance, so you are unlikely to tell the hypnotherapist your deepest secrets.

 Hypnosis is simply a natural state of deep physical and mental relaxation. We pass through the hypnotic state daily as we go to sleep at night and as we awaken in the morning.

 We are often in a light hypnotic trance when we are engrossed in reading a good book or watching a movie. And we certainly experience highway hypnosis when we are driving that same stretch of road for the 1,000th time! How many of you have noticed that you sometimes lose your awareness of time and your surroundings while driving?

 Benefits abound during a hypnotic trance. For example, 15 minutes of hypnosis is equal to an hour of deep, restful sleep. A two hour afternoon nap can be accomplished with a 30 minute trance. A relaxed person accomplishes twice the work of a tense, nervous person with half the effort.

 There are many uses for hypnosis. The two which have received the most attention are smoking cessation and weight reduction. 30% of the people who use hypnosis to stop smoking never think about cigarettes again! And as most of us already know, diets do not work. Hypnosis works to uncover and eliminate the underlying cause of the excess weight.

 Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for self-improvement because it helps us tap our inner resources. Each of us has the answers to our problems within our subconscious. Hypnosis creates a bridge from the conscious mind to the subconscious. Your answers are then easily accessed.

 I am often asked what issues interest people who seek help from a hypnotherapist. There is an endless list of areas that can be addressed with hypnotherapy besides smoking and weight loss. Clients often wish to work on improving self-esteem, enhancing creativity, improving sports performance, relieving insomnia, tapping into their spirituality, overcoming issues of codependency, and for healing past traumas, to name just a few. I always recommend that my clients learn self hypnosis. It reinforces the work from their private sessions and speeds their recovery process. At the same time it will reduce their stress immensely.

 During hypnosis you are tapping into the power of your subconscious. The subconscious accepts suggestions without evaluating or analyzing. New positive information can easily be added and our experience of life permanently altered. The subconscious cannot tell the difference between a visualization and an actual event. We can visualize what we want in a given situation and the subconscious will match our inner reality (what we have imagined) to our outward experience.

 You can use the power of your imagination to create coping strategies for whatever life hands you. For example, creating the image in your mind of a beautiful garden or a tropical island during an dental visit would be an excellent way of coping with a potentially unpleasant activity.

 Take a moment right now to think of an area in your life which could be improved through positive programming and deep relaxation. My clients consistently report that they sleep more soundly and they are better able to cope with stress following their sessions.

 These are just two side benefits to resolving core issues permanently with hypnotherapy.

 Why not give it a try?

As you all know, the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as I’m sure you are all performing your monthly breast exams, do you really know what you are looking for? I have life-like breast models, approved by the American Cancer Society, that contain 5 tumors. I was unpleasantly surprised that most women could not find the largest one because of where it was located.
So, during October, I will be accepting appointments to teach Comprehensive Breast Exams to anyone interested for $20.00 each. If you would like to get a large group together, or would prefer me to come to you, the price will be $15.00 per person for greater than 10 people.
This class will take approximately 1 hour of your time, and just might save your life.
Go to to get contact information

Take Care

There are a lot of misconceptions about Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy out there and I’d really like to clear them up. TV shows and movies have misrepresented this field for years. When people come to see me, they are nervous but are usually out of options to help them. Once I have answered all their questions and conducted the session, they are so excited. I always give you the safeguard that if you don’t like the feeling of hypnosis, you just need to count 1-5 and you’ll be “out” of hypnosis. This is because all hypnosis is really self-hypnosis, and I am merely the guide. Nobody has ever used this safeguard. They are most likely to complain “Oh, please, 10 more minutes” because it is the most relaxed they’ve been in a long time.
One of the biggest misconceptions is that you go to sleep, or that I’ll make you do something. Hypnosis is the opposite of sleep. It is a focused awareness. And because you hear every word I say, you still have free will to ignore anything that is said. That is why all you need for hypnotherapy to work is the motivation to change the behavior.
We all spend approximately 7 hours a day in the “hypnotic state”. Yes, you do, too. When you’ve been working at the computer and it feels like 10 minutes have gone by and it’s been 2 hours. When you cry at a movie or jump when the man with the axe jumps out during a horror movie. How about when you’ve slept 8 hours but dreamt about work and the next day you feel like you haven’t slept a wink. Your subconscious, which controls your body, doesn’t know the difference between fact or fiction, so it believes you were at work all night so of course you’re tired.
It is because the subconscious believes everything you tell it that makes hypnotherapy so successful. With neuroscience permitting us incredible insight into brain function, we can now use hypnosis to manifest biological and psychological miracles that our forefathers would have considered “pure magic”.
Hypnosis is the catalyst that can break the cords that tie us down to mediocrity. Whether it’s losing weight, stopping smoking, increasing study skills, improving sales skills, removing fears and phobias, managing pain, etc; hypnosis can help because it is the gateway to our highest consciousness. We all have this amazing subconscious part of our brains that can enhance whatever we can imagine.
Log on to for more info
Or call Donna Re Olsen, at 210-473-1825
As always, Take Care