"When I met Cheryl DeDecker, my anxiety and fear levels were debilitating. I wanted to CHANGE the way my brain handled certain situations. I wanted to conquer my fears, not subdue them with medications. I needed the skills to react to my fears in a rational way, and I learned these skills through hypnosis. Amazingly, my brain did most of the work for me! During our sessions, Cheryl used her expertise to create new thought patterns that my brain absorbed naturally. In between sessions, I consciously changed the dialogue happening in my head. This combination was essential for creating invaluable changes in my life. For me, hypnosis has been a concentrated, peaceful, relaxing state of being for my body, while my brain worked on issues that were the exact opposite. An open mind is all it takes!" Kim F.--Oneonta
"I was previously unfamiliar with Hypnosis when Cheryl and I began working together, but I am impressed with the process. Our sessions helped me manage a great deal of anxiety, and gave me the tools I needed to breathe into life’s more challenging moments. As a result, I am able to maintain greater equanimity in the midst of some difficult journeys. Cheryl is kind, gentle, and cares deeply about her clients. This isn’t a job for her, it is a healing art at which she is remarkably adept." Joe --Chicago
"I have been on a journey of self-growth for over a decade. My goal was to feel completely healed from the inside out. I wanted less anger and more love. Along the way I realized I needed to break through many fears, doubt and incessantly learn to have faith.
Meeting Cheryl has been the perfect ending to my exploration of the soul. HypnoCoaching® is an integral part of the transformation. Without it I don't think I could've surpassed the self-limiting beliefs and fearful thoughts that permeated my consciousness. With Cheryl's guidance I am closer to accomplishing my dreams where at one point it seemed impossible. I am excited!" Gina C.--California
"When I started seeing Cheryl, I had more stress than I knew what to do with. I had started a difficult job with no small amount of pressure, moved from my hometown, gotten a divorce and started my child in school. I stopped sleeping, became down in the dumps and started dealing with semi-regular nervous attacks. I was just barely getting by and every day was a struggle.
Then I started working with Cheryl and the change was amazing. Hypnosis is something that is very difficult to describe and I think everyone has their own way of visualizing it. Being a computer guy, I thought of it in terms of computer software. Traditional methods of stress management are like moving icons on the desktop. It might help but it could just be window dressing. Hypnosis allowed me to dig deeper and rework the code that operates and regulates the entire system.
Within just a couple weeks, I started noticing subtle changes in how I responded to stress. But the biggest moment came when I started having a nervous attack while visiting a friend. I remember my friend noting that my heart was racing. I excused myself, took 10 minutes and used some of the techniques Cheryl had taught me. When I returned, my friend gave me a hug and she immediately commented that my heart rate had slowed way down from where it was. That's not something that's just in my head.
I suppose that's the most valuable part of what Cheryl did for me. She gave me tools that I will be able to use for the rest of my life. The benefit of her services came not only from the sessions, but also that I can continue to use those techniques. I came to think of those sessions as practice. Or perhaps coaching is a more appropriate term? :)
I could go on for pages. I highly recommend you call Cheryl and see what she can do for you. If it's even close to what she did for me, it would be well worth it." Rick T.--Oneonta
“Cheryl took me through two hypnosis sessions with a focus on being more mindful while eating with the goal of diminishing emotional eating habits. Both my husband and I, weeks later, observed that I hadn’t engaged in comfort food eating for an extended period of time” Lori D--Oneonta
“If you are ready to change your life start by taking the self-hypnosis class. The class was comfortable and inviting. Cheryl is an amazing coach who honestly cares about you. With her help you will achieve your goals.” Katie D--Oneonta
“Cheryl’s class was comfortable and intimate. Cheryl had many ideas and cognitive 'tricks and triggers' to enable self-hypnosis. All of the senses were employed – smell, vision, hearing, taste and feeling – to help create a full and deep experience.
Plus, Cheryl is a compassionate and intelligent instructor. Her class was a truly lovely experience and I would recommend it to anyone wishing to get all of the benefits of self-hypnosis.” Suzy B--Gilbertsville
“This afternoon, I left portions of three different foods on my plate. A little salad, a little soup and a few potato chips remained uneaten–because I was full and totally satisfied. I never used to leave food on my plate and I rarely felt satisfied.
Cheryl has helped me to do this. I have lost ten pounds and I feel much healthier. In some ways it is hard, in other ways it really is effortless. Thank you, Cheryl.” Chip R.--Traverse City, Michigan
“Cheryl is a kind, very generous, competent and well-prepared guide for those of us who are interested in self-acceptance and goal-setting. I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve used the relaxation techniques I’ve learned; certainly at least once a day to quiet my mind and put things in perspective.” Kris L.--Oneonta
“I had a wonderful experience with Cheryl. She provided me with the tools that I needed to overcome my stress and worries. I learned invaluable self-hypnosis skills. These skills along with the life-coaching that Cheryl provided have helped me to gain confidence and control.” Lacy S.--Oneonta
"I have suffered with allergies for 32 years. I have endured through allergy shots and daily allergy pills to relieve the symptoms with mild success. I finally decided to open my mind to hypnosis. Through the expert guidance of Cheryl and Compass Coaching I have been symptom and pill free for one month.
I have achieved the goals of increasing the quality of my life and being pill free. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is open to the experience and guidance! " Joe M.--Rotterdam
"I came to Cheryl with a lifetime history of trying just about every weight loss program out there. I was 10 years old when I went on my first 'diet'. At age 52, I've probably tried hundreds. Each time, I would be successful for a few weeks or maybe even a couple of months and then reach a plateau which inevitably resulted in giving up the effort entirely for a while until I'd try yet again with a another program. I think I knew that the problem was not finding the perfect weight loss program but rather finding a way to change my thoughts and attitudes around my journey toward better health and well-being.
Compass Coaching provided that support through hypnosis. I am now on that journey and not I'm not only losing weight steadily but also exercising, getting more and better sleep, and experiencing more inner peace.
The side benefits have also been extraordinary….I am a more patient while caring for my parents, more focused at work, more able to take time to do self-care. Cheryl's affirming guidance using the powerful techniques of hypnosis has been life changing for me. I can only wonder what it might do for those who are struggling with similar issues. My advice…meet Cheryl and give Compass Coaching a chance to help you find your way." Karen P.--Oneonta
"My primary struggle for almost ten years now has been attempting to get quality sleep. I enjoyed meeting with Cheryl because she looks at the bigger picture rather than just treating symptoms, which had been what my doctor did as he prescribed a variety of surface level fixes over the years.
Cheryl helped me separate causes from symptom manifestations and provided several tools to get to the root of the issue. She also provided an mp3 that I am able to listen to as I fall asleep. Now, I am able to get to sleep faster and sleep for longer periods of time." K.V.--Oneonta
"I have been smoke free and healing for One Month, Twenty Three Days, 22 Hours and
49 Minutes, while extending my life expectancy 3 Days and 17 Hours, by
avoiding the use of 1079 nicotine delivery devices that would have cost me
$478.53. I smoked for 31 years and was seeing the effects on my body. I did not want
to die coughing and gasping for breath. NOTHING was going to prevent me from quitting this time.
Cheryl did a FANTASTIC job and sent me away with a satchel of tools (in my brain and on CD).
She is a treasure and I give her a standing ovation for helping smokers QUIT FOR
Good!" Maria G.--Oneonta
"Working with Cheryl has given my 'hope' a kick in the pants!" Nancy C.--California