My son was diagnosed with Gastro-Intestinal (GI) problems at age 14 – after suffering for a few years prior to that. The diagnosis is Functional Dyspepsia (FD). This is a “physiological” problem which means the stomach and intestines don’t “function” well, which causes awful pain. The nerves in the organs are extra sensitive yet pain medications don’t stop the pain. A Specialist told us they did everything possible but were unable to offer any more assistance – with expectations that my son will outgrow the problem. Because abdominal pain is worst in the morning with FD, school attendance was very challenging. As a health care worker, I believe in advocacy. I learned about studies done for FD and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) with medical hypnosis. The results looked very promising.
I am very fortunate to be a friend of Greg Gurniak, also I am extremely grateful for the work that Greg has been able to offer my son. After just 1 visit my son felt a little better. Just a glimmer of hope with that one visit was such a great feeling! As my son attended more and more appointments each week, the stress in our home decreased, school attendance challenges decreased and my son’s confidence increased!
My son’s symptoms before sometimes lasted up to 5 days – now he rarely has any discomfort. If he does have pain, he has now learned how to cope and stop that pain with self-hypnosis. The skills he has learned with Greg are for life – and we couldn’t be happier!!
My 19 year old daughter has suffered with severe anxiety and some depression since she was 10 years old. She experienced social anxiety, avoided crowds and new situations. She also had a huge needle phobia. Most appointments for shots resulted in first tears, then fainting and sometimes even a seizure because of her anxiety. We have tried many counselors and different therapies over the years, including medication. Despite all of our efforts she still struggled. After doing a bit of research on hypnosis I decided to make an appointment with Greg. The first time I knew that hypnosis was going to work was the very next day when I took my daughter to the doctor for blood work. Although she still experienced a little bit of anxiety, she used a tool Greg provided to calm herself and it worked. We were in and out of that appointment in 5 minutes. No tears, no sweat! First time ever! I was amazed and so was the nurse. We have continued hypnosis sessions with Greg and I have seen the confidence in my daughter grow. Her anxiety is much more manageable now, she has been willing to try new things that she never would have done a year ago (attend and participate in a Zumba class!) and she is coping with the stresses of school much more effectively now.
Greg is kind, caring and compassionate with his clients. I would highly recommend his services if you are suffering from similar issues. It really does make a difference!
I was hesitant at going to Greg at first, not knowing what to expect. A woman going to a strange man’s house – my husband had misgivings about that. I had a wonderful experience having hypnosis sessions with Greg. He is professional and really knows how to get to the root of the problem. Before going to Greg, I would fall into depression and always compare myself with others. Now I am able to live life fully with no regrets and with confidence in myself and my decisions.
Smoke Free STILL GOING STRONG! Thank You so much Greg! You did what you promised! CURED!
I have been an off and on casual smoker most of my life until I married and had children. I was always able to have the occasional cigarette whenever I chose then not smoke again for years, so I always knew that it was my CHOICE to smoke an occasional cigarette, but never allowed myself to become hooked - or so I thought. Until there came a time I was not able to stop and I became a full-time smoker from work stress and that was my “go-to”. Since I didn’t drink or have any other outlet I felt that I should be afforded the comfort of smoking if I felt like it. That is until it became taboo and people felt ostracized by society if they smoked. I felt embarrassed if anyone could smell smoke on my and most of all I felt like I was “hooked” and could NOT let it go even when I tried to. I tried everything. To feel like I didn’t have that choice anymore just took so much out of my life and I needed to find help to quit. Most of all, my older sister suffered for 5 years with cancer and it took her life in the end, so I HAD to get this under control. I did manage to quit cold turkey on my own for about 5 years and had no cravings to touch a cigarette, but then I thought I was safe after not smoking for so many years. One time, when I was out with friends, I ended up smoking a cigarette. I was worse off and smoking more in a day than I ever had before. I was truly hooked!
Then I found Greg at Time to Heal. A friend of mine told me he had been hypnotized some 20 years ago to stop smoking and hadn’t smoked since, so I called through the phone book. I found 3 and out of all 3, Greg was the only one (yes, the only one) who called me back himself on a Saturday (not the secretary) and asked me the questions he needed to know to make my plan to stop smoking once and for all. I told Greg that he was my last hope and I know this sounds dramatic but I was at the end of my rope to quit because the more I tried on my own, the worse I was getting hooked! I told him that if I didn’t do it this time with his help, I would feel completely defeated and not have the confidence to feel like I could quit again if he couldn’t help me. I felt so alone against a problem that I found was impossible to solve - to quit smoking once and for all. We spoke at great length and I offered all info to help my situation, as to why I liked smoking (I thought it would make me relax), why I didn’t like to smoke, why it upset me to be hooked, when I turned to cigarettes and what I had tried to do to quit. I told him everything I could think of because that gave Greg the inside track into my mind so he could find the triggers to get me to stop smoking. I really couldn’t believe how much time Greg spent analyzing why I smoked and how patient he was. He explained just how addictive cigarettes are and I soon realized I had turned to the right person. I was so fortunate fate brought me to get in touch with Greg. Many other friends of mine have gone other places and they have gone back to smoking but, I am still free of this awful problem years later and feeling without a doubt that I will NEVER put a cigarette to my mouth again. It is such a foreign habit now and I truly do not remember the feeling of smoking. I am still in awe every time I’m around a chain smoker and I feel absolutely NO URGE to smell it. I can’t even remember smoking a cigarette in my past, it seems like it was someone else.
So Greg, you did what I asked you to do - I get nauseous when I smell cigarette smoke - it is disgusting. It feels so good to be free of that habit. I can never thank you enough. Plus, you gave me the ability to relax faster when the time presents itself by using the techniques you taught me. Getting into a deep spot where I can get inner peace quite easily and on limited time.