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InnerEvolution™, Coaching & Hypnotherapy hypnotherapy santa cruz
Anxiety and Panic Attacks
the “Inner Critic”
Test Anxiety & Stage Fright
Fear of Flying
"Karin’s InnerEvolution program has completely changed my life for the better. I had recently turned 30, been through a devastating divorce (two years prior) and was desperately seeking to evolve personally and emotionally. I had read all of the self-help and self-improvement books I could stand. I knew I needed personal guidance. That’s when I found Karin. In a few short weeks of working with her I have started down a new path in life. Karin has an amazing way of empathizing with your emotions and helping you to understand the cause and your reaction to them. I have to admit though, the hypnotherapy and meditation are my favorite parts of my sessions with her! Prior to meeting Karin I had never undergone any sort of hypnotherapy. I am now a believer and I listen to our meditations nightly – I can’t go to bed unless I have. I am so happy and grateful to the universe for allowing my path to cross with Karin’s. Life has never looked so beautiful and promising!"
Santa Cruz, CA
"Karin provided skillful life coaching, which
shifted me from being completely stuck into being in high momentum,
with all aspects of my life in a matter of weeks. She helped me to articulate
goals and take steps towards each goal every day. My family, friends
and mostly myself have been amazed at the unbelievable results. Karin's
encouragement was the key for me to realize my potential at warp speed.
I am forever grateful to her for this gift.
La Selva Beach, CA
"Karin is a wonderful resource if you are looking to improve your life. I learned so much from her and its obvious that she has many years of expertise. She is a very patient listener and has very appropriate tips and suggestions for your exact situation. I have a whole bunch of tools after my initial sessions with her that I am eager to try out. I can already see changes in the way I think, and how her help is allowing me to slowly move out of old self sabotaging patterns."
San Jose, CA
I have been seeing Karin for half a year now. She helped me in a deep transformational phase of my life through embracing compassionately & patiently my polarities process, and emphasizing listening to my body's wisdom and intuition. She is gentle yet firm, caring, present and a good listener. Through cognitive, emotional, spiritual and hypnotic journey together, I learned more how to tap into my subconsciousness and do the work from inside out, to manifest my inner power outwardly. She also supported me to kick off my soul call logistically & emotionally (career-wise). Karin is a gem to know as a person and as a healer. I highly recommend seeing her and having her in your life.
"Karin Leonard is an amazing hypnotherapist, and can aid with a large array of problems and situations. She is worth every penny, plus she gives you tools you can use outside of your appointments. Not only are your talents top notch, but Karin is also a very personable human being. If you truly want to make a change in your life and are willing to give hypnotherapy a try6, I highly recommend her."
“Karin has been a great support during a major transition process in my life, including personal life change and career shifts. Through her skills as coach, hypnotherapist and especially through her intuition, I feel totally seen by Karin, and deeply supported to be my most authentic and successful self. The work that I have been doing with Karin is not only about manifesting goals and practical needs, but integration with deep soul needs and alignment. Karin's trust in a natural unfolding of Self supports a relaxation into just what my process is. She creates a space for me to honor and accept and be truly who I am and to define my goals from that place.”
Astrologer & Teacher
"Karin Leonard is truly a gifted Personal Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Artist. Her poetic sense of expression addresses the issues, values, and circumstances that dwell at the very core of our life’s purpose. Her sincerity, consistency, and playful spirit reach to the essence of our striving.
Karin’s creativity, wisdom, experience and gentle ways have provided me with additional support by connecting me with the attributes that are my personal strengths. This has been a key in enhancing my ability to cope and evolve on a personal level that has truly impacted my entire life. She has helped me with body image issues; focus, and has helped me to tap into my core strengths during challenging times. She provided a personal hypnotherapy recording for my Father who was on a respirator for a period of time. This was such a comfort both to me and to him. It was an affirmation that although his body may be trapped, his mind could be elsewhere, his spirit could sore. It was a beautiful recording. It was both a preparation for transition and yet it created for him a visual portrait of his loves, passions and sources of joy during his life.
I have no hesitation in recommending Karin’s capacity to inspire transformation at whatever level of challenge you, your loved ones, or your corporation would require."
With Appreciation and Gratitude,
Stephanie Di Pietro, L.Ac.
"I have worked with Karin intermittently for about 2 years. She has helped me with transitions of letting go of a worn out me gently & easily, accessing & embracing courage, insight & discipline to change my patterns of conduct.
In our work together she has felt like a compassionate friend with a listening ear, a magician to disconnect inappropriate energy cords from other people, & a divine artist to co-create custom beautiful positive auto suggestion sessions of the energy & changes I want to manifest in my life. (These are recorded for me to listen to again.)"
A.I.A. Architect (Specializing in "green" architecture)
“Karin is an excellent coach and skillful consultant
and combines both talents effectively.
As a coach she allowed me to identify and develop my own thoughts
and ideas, and at the same time provided excellent feedback.
As a consultant, she provided an interesting and effective variety
of tools and techniques which helped me to focus on problems and solutions.
Within weeks, Karin skillfully guided me through the
process of focusing and organizing my thoughts, energies and resources to
the point that I developed a well defined plan to achieve realistic and
attainable goals, and most importantly, goals that are compatible with who
I am and what I want as a person.”
Attorney at Law
“It's as if Karin helped me find the master switch
and pull it. I'd been through
a number of tragic accidents/ business dealings over a short period of
time. I couldn't even
breathe. I definitely needed
Karin taught me that to get the results I wanted, I
could actually re-program myself. I
learned to focus on what beliefs I wanted to have – versus the ones I'd
been told I had to have, and had been running on all my life. I had spent
many valuable resources on many different types of therapies, but all of
these only focused on why or how my problems were happening, not what to
do to fix them.
Over my first 5 weeks working with Karin, we did so
much that freed me, I could write a book about it!
Thank you so much.”
Facilitator at the University of Phoenix
“My personal and professional life has dramatically
changed for the better since Karin started coaching me. Karin has been
able to bring out the best in myself while enhancing my self-confidence.
I have become a life long student of Karin!”
Director of Business Development
“At the moment my life hit a painful and
frightening crossroads, and it teetered off-balance on the rubble of an
old way of being and acting, Karin took my arm and with clarity, insight,
compassion, and a larger sense of our spiritual journey on earth, she
provided me with the tools I desperately needed to build the solid
foundation I stand upon in joy today.
For this, I’m deeply grateful to her.”
Karin is a colleague of mine who has exceptional skill, talent, and wisdom. I would refer my friends and family to her any time. She is top notch. I have witnessed her skills, heard her recordings, and find her to be outstanding.
Dr. Laurie Moore,
Karin's work with me was so enjoyable for me. Karin is relaxed, supportive, and professional. She led me through hypnotherapy and I felt completely safe and cared for. Karin's voice is so calming and sweet. I highly recommend her for intuitive and helpful guidance.
“Thank you for the help you have given me in
pursuit of a focussed and stress free work attitude.
You have been instrumental in changing my life and in giving me the
freedom from my own limiting forces – to vigorously go after the things
I want from life. Thank you!
Thank you! Thank you!
“Karin is a wise and sensitive coach, and a gifted
hypnotist. Her work has
immediate effects. I realized
profound shifts, both personally and professionally, in a very short time
working with Karin. The
personalized audiotapes she makes for her clients are a wonderful way to
continue receiving the benefits of her work between sessions.”
Maggie Muir, MA
Family Counselor and
“Your encouragement of me achieving my life’s
potential has resonated in the deepest core of my being, and for this I
thank you. I know our time
together has been brief, but you have been able to help me like no other
person before. Because of
you, I have a better relationship with my father.
Because of your help, I am more engaged in the meaning of my
dreams. Because of your help,
I am applying to graduate school, where I can become all that I wish to
“Karin's program has been instrumental in assisting
me to turn my abstract dreams into concrete goals and tangible results.”
Author of two books
“Karin's work is a fusion of dedication and genius.
She helped me open deep vistas in my life.”
“Karin is an excellent hypnotherapist, who has
helped me ‘take a fork in my road’ in life!
She has taught me numerous communication skills that work.
I highly recommend Karin as a ‘success coach’.”
“I went to Karin to
smoking, after trying numerous times on my own, with no luck.
It has now been 3 years, and I still am a non-smoker, and I owe all
my success to Karin. She is
so wonderful that I have sent friends and family to her, and she has
helped them too!! I can not
find the words to thank Karin and tell her how much she has helped me
change my life style!! I
recommend her to everyone!!!”
Santa Cruz, CA
“Karin’s method of healing is extremely compassionate and sympathetic- which was exactly what I was looking for and needed. I felt safe express all of my fears, concerns and emotions that occur with major life changes. Her approach to understanding why I smoked, why I wanted to quite and triggers helped in my healing process. She also had me look at the benefits of my life as a non-smoker. I believe that this was fundamental to my success in becoming a non-smoker. I am extremely grateful to Karin for helping free me from the addiction and to become the healthy person that I want to be.”
Sandra- Santa Cruz
“I quit smoking after
only two sessions with Karin. I
was a smoker for almost 40 years, and I've been smoke free ever since.”
Santa Cruz, CA
"Both my sister and I decided to quit smoking, and enlisted Karin's hypnotherapy to assist us in this journey. She was fabulous, made both of us feel safe, and empowered to leave the nasty habit behind. Can't wait to do more work with her, she is actually a godsend. If you're contemplating changing your life for the better, let her help you it works. Thank you!
“I guess it's been about 11
years now. On our way into your office Henry & I had smoked our last
cigarette and dropped the rest of the pack into the waste basket.
I remember you made both of
us feel at ease. The hypnosis sessions flew by. All I can say is that it
worked instantaneously. Our cravings for the cigarettes were gone. The
normal withdrawal symptoms were virtually nil.
The follow up session was
just fine. We made a back-up tape of the session, which we never had to
We are very grateful every
day that we no longer smoke, no longer smell, no longer pay so much
money for the habit. Plus smoking wasted so much time.
We often give your number
out and encourage or friends to use your services to help them to quit
Thank you again.”
Owners of Water Star Motors
You and I met about a year ago for a couple of sessions
to help me with ending my 40 year smoking habit.
Well, I do not smoke, and do now have any desire to smoke!
Just wanted to send you a thanks and a hug.
Santa Cruz, CA
Well, it's been over three years now since I stopped smoking, and I am still amazed at how easy it was. Since then I have never had the least interest in the things. I think that because I am not "trying" to not smoke, or forcing myself to "behave", I have no bad feelings toward anyone else who smokes. Cigarettes just aren't for me anymore, and that's nice. Thought you might want to know. Thanks and all the best.
Santa Cruz, CA
"I've been through many stressful situations with divorce and even job loss after being downsized from a former position, but have remained smoke free. I had one "almost-relapse" in December 2003 when I tried to puff after a really stressful situation, but the cigarette tasted so awful that I couldn't even inhale it, and the thought of smoking has never crossed my mind since - except to be thankful that I no longer have the desire! None of my old triggers, including happy situations, socializing, etc., hold association with smoking for me any longer."
"Just wanted to give you an update since I think I've skipped a couple of years - this week makes 8 years ago that I quit smoking (July 18th)! The anniversary sneaks up on me now which is funny because with all of my previous attempts at quitting, I counted and checked off the days and weeks LOL. Hard to believe so much time has passed since we met but I am so glad we did. I don't even want to imagine what my life and health would be like as a smoker now - especially my financial health given the price of cigarettes! A million thanks - I am forever grateful :-)"
Become Naturally Slim
“We at The Healthy Way have seen excellent
results with those clients who participated in Karin's program.
We highly recommend it.”
Cheri Biancin, Owner,
The Healthy Way, Weight Management Center
"Just a note to once again say thank
you for all of your efforts as we worked through my eating challenges
earlier this year. I consider you 'quite the find'!
As you know, when I was struggling so
at Healthy Way in the beginning, they encouraged me to contact you as
someone who could perhaps be added support in making the necessary changes
to have success in my lifestyle changes, to bring about weight loss.
Indeed, you and your program were just the ticket! From the get-go,
I would listen to one of your personalized tapes last thing at night,
and again in the morning, and if I awoke in the middle of the night.
I managed to get exercise into my life-style,
as well as the desire and motivation to truly change my behavior. Do
you know that even today, sugar has not been in my vocabulary or part
of my diet, much less white flour, wheat, caffeine (except for green
tea) or even artificial sweeteners! That is all a very big deal to me.
By the end of all of our sessions, I had lost 12lbs and 24inches. Clearly,
though, some very positive changes are still in effect. It has been
six months since we started working together.
What is especially positive is the fact
that your personalized tapes are part of my tape library and at my right
hand as I need them. Therefore, I can keep on keeping on. Thank you
for your support and your program. I highly recommend it to others."
“Thank you for the help with my personal attitude
towards stress and weight loss. I
have never turned to someone else for help with my weight problem, and was
not sure how I would do with it. You
made me feel comfortable, and I found you easy to work with. After each session, I realized that I was making great
strides towards a new attitude about eating, and handling stress in my
life, and I was always learning new things about myself.
I am sure we will continue to work together in the future.”
Overcome Anxiety and Panic Attacks
"Karin is such an insightful and wonderful person. I suffered from anxiety that was so severe that I could barely leave my house, let alone work. Through Karin's hypnotherapy, I was able to overcome a good portion of my anxiety and even start working again. All this was accomplished in a short time span.
One of the best things about Karin is that she is non-judgemental. She makes my feel like my feelings are valid while still acknowledging that they are not helpful and should be changed for my own benefit. Most traditional therapist have made me feel bad for having "negative" feelings (i.e. jealousy, irrational fears etc..).
I also feel like she truly cares about me and my needs and I am not simply a paycheck for her which has unfortunately been a typical experience with other therapists in the past for me.
“I want to express my gratitude for all your help.
I never thought the areas of life I needed to work on could improve
so quickly with hypnotherapy. I
no longer have anxiety attacks. I
have managed to harness the strength I have to manage my feelings and I
can stay centered in situations that used to throw me off.
I wish I could have met you years ago – I would probably have a
lot less gray hair!”
“I sought Karin's help with hypnosis for a dental
procedure, a root canal. Although I'd been warned how difficult it would
be to control the pain, I hoped it would work and was willing to do
whatever was necessary to ensure success. I had three sessions with Karin,
each one building on the next. With two tapes to help me practice, one for
a quick induction just prior to walking into the dentist's office, I felt
confident and relaxed. And it worked!
More than that, I came away from the experience feeling good about
myself and what I'd accomplished –– with Karin's wonderful guidance.
Her voice, manner, compassion and expertise all combine into a most
rewarding experience, one I know I will have further occasions to
“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my
heart for all the wonderful influence and input you have given me.
Being a chronic pain patient, your input and tapes have been of
great importance to me. By
helping me to remind myself of being a higher aspect of myself than just
being a person in pain. All
of your input has been a working aspect of my life. You have helped me realize a higher aspect of myself than
just living in pain. Thank
you for your unconditional understanding, and your kind presence. Words can not express the gratitude I feel.”
Transform the “Inner
“Karin helps you to replace negative thoughts,
behaviors and feelings with positive ones. When I leave her sessions, I
feel like I've been on vacation - relaxed, positive, happy and
Overcome Test Anxiety & Stage Fright
“Thank you so much for all your help.
I know and believe that you made the difference in helping me pass
my Board Certification Exam. I
can now proudly say I am a Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon.
You enabled me to gain control of my anxiety; enabled me to relax
and be more in control. Your
tapes were an easy, relaxing way to gain that control.
In fact, I believe the focus and suggestion/visualization for
relaxation were as helpful, if not even more important, during my study
period, as well as actually during the examinations.
Everything really seemed to “sink in” as I was studying, and
was immediately at my fingertips during the exam!
I can not thank you enough.”
“The two sessions we did were quite helpful.
I spoke in this target class, and it was easily the most
comfortable I have felt speaking in this class.”
“When I came to Karin I was very much depressed,
hopeless, angry and sad inside. I
knew I had built up a wall inside myself over the years, but at the time,
I did not know why. I was
unable to touch that wall, until I started my sessions with Karin.
Karin first instilled in me that I was a worthy person, and that my
needs were important. She was
able to open my eyes to the fact that I gave, and was not willing to
receive for myself. She gave
me vital tools to work with, in my marriage and in life.
I found that Karin had a “softness” approach in
her counseling, allowing me to work at my own speed. She was able to redirect my childhood-distorted way of
thinking into a positive and moreconstructive way of thinking.
This to me was a key tool. With
the hypnosis that she used, I was able to open the sub-mind and work with
what I had stored inside. Together
we were able to melt down the wall, and I have found inner peace, which
had not been part of me for 30 years.
I owe a piece of my life to Karin, and I feel
privileged to share a small part in her life.
I feel very grateful for her help.”
Santa Cruz, CA
"I have met with Karin a number of
times to work through some long-standing issues in my life, specifically
in the area of interpersonal and romantic relationships. I came to her
with a heart that felt broken, bruised and hopeless. Through her wise,
caring, accepting and "down to earth" words and advice, visualization
work, and hypnotherapy I have discovered things about myself that I
believe have freed me to honestly assess my past, fully embrace my current
relationships and face those moving forward with a hope and confidence
that I never had before. My friends and family have commented on what
they see as a profound transformation in me.
Karin has been a blessing in my life.
Her help has been priceless!"
Fear of Flying
"I visited Karin a few years ago
to attempt to overcome a long-standing fear of flying. I'm happy to
report that after two visits with her about that subject, I now truly
Scotts Valley, CA
“Karin is an amazingly qualified hypnotherapist. I have asked her to make self hypnosis recordings for me. She has an innate ability to put your thoughts together in a very cohesive meditation. Karin seems to have a sixth sense about how to word your ideas into an effective recording made specifically for your needs. Her sense of expressing perfectly what your needs are is amazing. She has a calm and soothing voice that inspires confidence in the listener. I marvel at her talent with words and the exact phrasing for statements that cover your needs. I recommend her as a truly gifted hypnotherapist with an incredible talent for creating personalized recordings that will help you reach your dreams and goals.”
D. S. Munoz
"I purchased three of Karin's hypnosis programs: Attract Your Soulmate, Heart of Compassion and Manifesting Magic. I have a lot of experience with hypnosis, and have utilized it for inner and outer transformation for over a decade, but I must tell you, I think her programs are the most resonant and enjoyable that I've ever experienced. I liken Karin's voice to rich, warm dark chocolate, and trust me, that's a compliment. Often I'll come away from a recorded session thinking, "Wow, I wish the hypnotist would have touched on this, that or the other thing as part of this session." Not with your sessions. It's like you read my thoughts as you recorded these sessions!
The first time I utilized Heart of Compassion, I came away with tears in my eyes. I've struggled with extreme perfectionism and self-criticism since my teens, and your Heart of Compassion program, which I use almost daily, is balm for my soul.
Just in the few weeks I've been utilizing your programs, I've been noticing an incredible difference. I'm confident, uplifted and ready to soar. I've plucked up the courage to set a firm intention that I will meet my soulmate and future husband well before my birthday in early April. I've never married, and while I'm glad I haven't settled for less than I deserve in relationships (and I've come close), I now firmly know that my anam cara (soul friend) and I are exceedingly close to meeting in the physical world.
After a few months of feeling rather bleak and depressed, I'm feeling on top of the world now, and know that your programs have been one of the catalysts that have helped me to these heights. Thank you really doesn't express it well enough, but I do thank you with all my heart.
I will continue to utilize your materials regularly, and will send you news of my upcoming wedding when that happens!
The Spiritual Serenity Coach
"I want to thank you for the wonderful recordings you sent me. They are awesome! I especially enjoyed "Naturally Slim" and "Vibrant Health." I found the meditations very relaxing. And when listening to them before bedtime they are even more effective with the added bonus of inducing a sound night's rest. Thanks again!"
"Karin's CDs are a blessing! Every time I listen to one I feel relaxed, renewed and easily able to focus on what matters most.
Thank you for the gift of your voice and meditations that speak to our soul
The "Horse Whisperer for Business"
DEEP RELAXATION: Recharge at Core CD
Karin's CD "Deep Relaxation: Recharge at Core" came to me at the perfect time. I was suffering from insomnia and her soothing voice helped lull me back to sleep on many occasions. I bought several extra copies of the CD and started sending them to my clients who were going through stressful times.Everyone has loved them!
I also shared Karin's powerful techniques with two family members. I played
the ocean waves soundtrack to help my 4 year old settle down to sleep (not
an easy task!) and she fell fast asleep. Hearing the sounds of waves and
windchimes is now part of her nightly bedtime ritual.
More importantly, I've given the CD to my mother who is battling colon
cancer. When she is in physical pain, she puts on the CD and it helps soothe
her greatly. Thank you Karin for sharing this special medicine of yours with
me, my family, and my client family."
Award winning entrepreneur
"I love my relaxation CD, it is so refreshing to take a break at the end of a busy day and listen to it. The imagery makes me feel like I am on a mini-vacation to Kauai. My frisky yellow Lab Katie loves it too, she goes totally out whenever I play it. Thank you!"
Author, Image consultant and Artist
“I have been using Karin Leonard's 'Deep Relaxation' CD at night and chose
to use it as my nightly 'lullaby'. Her voice is soothing and relaxing and
helps me to let go of the daily stress and tightness in my muscles. The
combination of her voice, the guided meditation and the soothing
background music transport me into a deeply relaxed state very quickly - for
I have never made it to the end of the CD in an awake state - Karin's
medicine works almost instantly!
And I have noticed an improved sleep quality, and feel more refreshed in
the morning. The Deep Relaxation CD is also a great tool to calm down when I am nervous or anxious - it has not failed to calm me down.
"I listened to Karin Leonard's groundbreaking CD on Deep Relaxation, Recharging at the Core in the middle of a sleepless night. Much to my surprise and gratitude, Karin's CD put me in a place where I could truly rest. I didn't even have to take my sleep medication -- her voice was that soothing and her message that profound."
Soul Physician, Santa Fe, New Mexico
VIBRANT HEALTH: Awaken your Inner Healer CD
What I received from listening to Vibrant Health was worth the cost of a two
week retreat! My pounding headache went away and this feeling of depletion
usually takes me a few days to unwind, was about 70% cleared in just
24 minutes. I feel that the experience was so profound that I will be
returning to it again in many moments of my life. Beautiful work: the
voice, the music, the words, the pace, the content and the vibrant healing
Dr. Laurie Moore, PhD, L.M.F.C.
Karins Vibrant Health audio program has benefited
several patients in their health when stress and tension were interfering
with their recovery. I have listened to the program myself and found it
to be profoundly relaxing and energizing. I wholeheartedly recommend
Vibrant Health to anyone who is looking to advance their
state of health and achieve optimum calmness and quietude.
Dr. Jeff Lester
Physician and Surgeon
“Listening to Karin’s ‘Vibrant Health’ CD has really helped me learn to relax and let go of tension. Her soothing, yet strong and vibrant voice itself is very healing. The content of the message—the words themselves—are very powerful in calling forth the body’s own ability to heal itself. I do believe much of illness is stress aggravated, if not stress induced. Relaxation itself is so vital to vibrant health, and is really just a very sane way to live. The very first time I listened to this CD, I was so blissed out, my mind took a mental vacation!"
Sheryl R Brown, MS, LMFT
"The Vibrant Health audio program
is the most powerful and effective vehicle that I have found in the
wide array of products designed to help people through a healing crisis.
I encourage you to use this tape pre-and
post-operatively through any healing crisis or concern."
Dr. Loic Jassy, PhD
Naturally Slim Audioprogram
"For over ten years now, Karin's audio collection has been a wonderful
adjunct to the Healthy Way program. I have personally found them to
be effective, as have countless clients."
Cheri Biancini, R.N., owner
The Healthy Way, Weight Management Center
Karins Naturally Slim audiotape is very effective
and done in a highly professional manner. I have recommended and sold
it to several of my clients.
Director, Center for Health
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