Corporate Mindfulness

What you should know about developing smarter teams

The difference that makes the difference

Effective teams have key things in common – at least four key imperatives. Top organizations have clear-cut objectives, they have their systems and processes aligned with those objectives, their members are engaged, and they have high levels of trust.

The organizations that have these four things in common are innovative, they are productive, and they seem to be doing well. Those that don’t have these essential behaviors aren’t doing that great – people are just showing up.

The difference between having and not having these four imperatives in your organization is a mindset and paradigm shift that comes from the inside.

“You can pay employees to give their backs and hands, but they volunteer their hearts and brains.”
– Dr. Stephen R. Covey

These essentials represent a core set of ideals that make the difference in whether a team is effective at reaching its goals, or if it seems to never quite get there – no matter how many resources are thrown at it.

Competencies for today’s worker

A handful of highly evolved organizations have figured out that more training, more information, and even more technology aren’t yielding the desired results in their organization.

Traditional lectures, workshops, online courses, and other solely cognitive activities aren’t helping workers who are already dealing with information overload.

Instead, these workers need a new, transformational paradigm that relies on experience, not mere knowledge.

Organizations need employees who can navigate in chaos, complexity,
volatility, and uncertainty.

One way we help organizations do just this is to help its employees manage stress more effectively.

When this happens, it allows for behavioral changes that promote new thinking—thinking that enables them to readily grasp and exercise the qualities the organization values and needs to thrive. It results in cohesive high performance not unlike a flock of birds or school of fish who work in concert as one body to achieve extraordinary results using:

  • Insight
  • Resilience
  • Confidence
  • Intuition
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
  • Trust
  • Agility
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional Intelligence

Today’s organizations require new competencies and new thinking to succeed.

When companies engage us, I identify through a confidential and anonymous survey how the organization or team ranks on several key factors that the research has shown is significant in developing a better working team.

After getting the results of this survey we will explore together how to make your team more cohesive and adaptable, resulting in an increase in productivity and bottom line results.

To schedule your survey and assessment, contact us today.

Session Forms – Full

Forms for your session

To download the forms for your session, Contact Us and we will send them to you.

Session Forms

(PDF Download. To save to your computer, right click and click “Save As” on a Windows machine, or Control-Click on Mac)

Please print out the forms and bring them with you to the session.

If you have any questions you can call us at 301-717-1207.

Thank you for choosing the Washington DC Hypnosis Center.

Hypnosis for Anxiety

Do you ever feel that your thoughts and emotions control you, rather than you controlling them?

For some people it is a daily pattern to have general feelings of anxiousness or nervousness, with no visible reason. Others experience anxiousness in certain situations, such as public speaking, dating, or test taking.

Whichever the situation, feelings of anxiety always have one thing in common: They are fears of something happening in the future. Some of these fears may be completely unconscious, and they “run” so fast in your mind that you aren’t even aware of them.

The great news is that a person who has anxiety also must have a great imagination! In order to have that nervousness about something that may or may not happen in the future, you have to imagine it. Because your imagination is activated, this makes you a perfect candidate for hypnosis.

With hypnosis, we will now begin to show you how to use your imagination in constructive and positive ways, not the negative ways of the past. You will learn how to trust the process and to just let go.

Speak with one of our Hypnotists

If you would like to sign up for our program or if you have any questions, fill out this form and one of our hypnotists will call you back.

Hypnosis for Golf

Hypnosis for Golf

Who else wants to lower their handicap and to learn the mental game of Golf?

Our Golf Improvement programs can help you to become more efficient athletically.

Special Offer

2 Group Sessions + Free CD for $79

Expires July 31st, 2012

Are You Ready To Book Your Appointment? Call Us Today:

202-602-0668

Weight Loss – New

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

We offer several hypnosis programs for losing weight and for maintaining that weight loss.

Weight Loss Hypnosis

This is not another Diet!

Through the effects of hypnosis, you’ll eat less of the foods that you are currently eating, and you will have an increased desire to move your body.

When you don’t feel that “pressure” to keep eating beyond what might be normal or natural for you, you’ll find the pounds melt off and you’ll have an increased sense of energy and a general sense of well-being.

Call us to discuss on the phone.

703-779-9616 for Northern Virginia, or 301-717-1207 for Maryland.

How Hypnosis Can Help

Through the effects of hypnosis, you’ll eat less of the foods that you are currently eating, and you will have an increased desire to move your body.

When you don’t feel that “pressure” to keep eating beyond what might be normal or natural for you, you’ll find the pounds melt off and you’ll have an increased sense of energy and a general sense of well-being.

Details of our Weight Loss Programs

Choose the program that works for you.

‣ Group Sessions

For a large group atmosphere, our group sessions are great for those who work well in group settings and who are trying out hypnosis. These sessions tend to be inexpensive and something you can do over and over, however you must be available at the times the group meets, and the suggestions given are the same for everyone who comes.

If you are a “typical” weight reduction client, of which perhaps 40% of people we see fit into this category, then group sessions will work well for you. We recommend these group sessions either as your first introduction to hypnosis, or as something to do as reinforcement after the deeper work has been done.

‣ Advanced Group

The Advanced Group was created to serve the crowd of people who want to go deeper in a group setting. This isn’t possible in a normal group because it’s a different crowd every time and some are new. However in the Advanced Group, you move through the process as a group, and you will get to experience deep and powerful changes as each person will get to transform their issues, challenges, or blockages. This allows a closer connection to those people in your group, and you get to see the real results that happen from week to week.

‣ Weight Loss Individual Program

Our individual sessions are the most popular weight loss program. In contrast to a group-centered approach, in these sessions we individually address your triggers and emotions that have been causing you to gain weight. Our weight loss program is a 5-session program, and in each session we are working with you personally to overcome challenges and blocks that may be stopping you from reducing the weight completely.

‣ Hypno-Band® Program

Hypno-Band® is a combination of using hypnosis and behavioral changes to help you to understand and change your eating habits. Using hypnosis, a virtual gastric band is fitted to your stomach, causing you to eat less and less often.For more information about the program, visit our Hypno-Band® Page.

Are You An Emotional Eater?

Our weight loss programs are based on the simple fact that if you are carrying a lot of excess weight, you are probably an “EMOTIONAL EATER.” This is someone who eats to suppress emotions. Some of these emotions could be:

  • Boredom
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Using Food As A Reward

You Have Tried Everything… How About Hypnosis?

Core Transformation with Tamara Andreas

Core Transformation with Tamara Andreas

November 9th, 10th, and 11th, 2012

Sign Up Now for Core Transformation


About the Process

Core Transformation takes you on a healing inner journey to the depths of your being. You’ll be guided in simple steps, through which your limitations become the doorway to powerfully transforming states of being that most people describe in terms such as “inner peace” “love” or “oneness.”


Through the Core Transformation process, these states become your new foundation for living. With these states uncovered in the specific way you’ll learn in the training, many limitations melt away, and even deeply-entrenched problems often unravel and dissolve.

See what people are saying about the last Core Transformation workshop:

“I recommend this workshop highly and without reservation…”

“Tamara is tops: In addition to her skill and smarts she projects warmth and caring. Through her extensive experience as a Core Transformation trainer she encompasses all the ins and outs, the variations and challenges, with grace, intelligence, and wisdom.

Three full days gives time for both a thorough presentation and for plenty of experience with all the steps and aspects of the Core Transformation process, as an “explorer” using the process for your own transformation and as a guide for others. The inclusion of a half-day on the Aligned Perceptual Positions process is an added bonus that will expand and enrich your change work even more.

I recommend Core Transformation and this workshop highly and without reservation. It will enhance and expand your change work, both with clients and with yourself, and possibly change your life.” -Donald Pelles, Silver Spring


“An ease in creating and maintaining rapport…”

“I highly recommend Tamara Andreas’s Core Transformation seminar. Tamara creates a supportive and caring environment from the very beginning. The breadth of her knowledge and experience in the process is awesome.

An NLP background is not required, and she demonstrates an ease in creating and maintaining rapport with demonstration clients and the entire class.Her assistants were also well qualified and generous in gently giving suggestions. The student booklet provides complete language patterns to use in guiding the client in the process.” — Mo, Maryland


“Gentleness, Humor, and Individual Assistance.”

“For me, the Core Transformation process initiated a powerful, profound experience. Tamara conducted the group instructions on exercises with gentleness and humor and provided individual assistance when needed. It was an experience of rapid, but long-lasting, change.” – Thada B., Maryland


“A life experience, rather than an intellectual exercise…”

“I attended Tamara Andreas’ Core Transformation Training last Fall. It was one of the best trainings I have attended. The weekend was a life experience rather than an intellectual exercise.

The Washington D.C. Hypnosis Center did an outstanding job putting it all together, especially after a very short notice. Location, food, CEU’s and the level of respect were all above average. All participants were very committed practitioners at different levels of expertise.” — Ana

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How To Choose Hypnosis in Virginia

Getting Hypnosis in Virginia Is Easy…

Finding a Quality Hypnotist Is Not!

An article by Taylor Sherman, CH, CI

Sometimes those wishing to be hypnotized shop around for hypnotists, as if they are commodities. One hypnotist or hypnotherapist is as good as the other one, right? WRONG!

Your hypnotist’s credentials, experience level, approach of techniques, and general personality, can have an enormous impact on the results that you get.

… In fact, it can be the difference between getting your result and feeling fantastic, or going home saying, “I tried hypnosis, but it didn’t work for me.” Use this guide to choose the best hypnotist in Virginia (or Maryland and DC) that meets your needs.

1. Knowledge of Modern Hypnosis Techniques.   You should always query any hypnotist that you are thinking of going to for what types of techniques they use to bring a person into hypnosis. What you want to hear is “Instant Induction,” “Rapid Induction,” or “Dave Elman Induction.”  If they say “Progressive Relaxation” or a variation of someone telling you to relax, it is likely that the person is not very well trained and/or is not up to date on modern hypnosis techniques. Contrary to popular myth, hypnosis is not relaxation.

2. Experience Level.  How long has the hypnotist been doing hypnosis for? While I’ve been practicing hypnosis for over 11 years, I’m surprised that some of my peers start clinical practice after as little as 3 months of experience! Quite honestly, it’s just not enough. You want to look for someone who has been in the hypnosis field for long enough to know their material completely.

3. Training and Credentials.  As a Certified Instructor of Hypnosis, I know exactly what it takes to become a hypnotist, and I know how little training some of the people out there are getting from other schools. For example, did you know that some people can market themselves as hypnotists with as little as 3 days of training?

Look for someone who has been to an in-person approved class, such as a National Guild of Hypnotists training, and who has taken steps to go beyond their training. All of the hypnotists at the Washington DC Hypnosis Center have attended in-person trainings with extensive practice that meet AND exceed the guidelines of the top hypnosis organizations.

To ensure you are getting “the best of the best,” look for someone who has been recognized as a top member of their organization. Both Irit Horn and I have passed the NGH’s Board Certification exam and interview.

4. Respected By Their Peers.  Hypnosis is a profession, just like any other profession. Do other hypnotists respect the person you are going to?  In my first couple years as a hypnotist, one of the things I wanted to make sure to do was to network extensively and earn the trust and respect from some of the big names in the field. I’m proud to say that some of these people have now endorsed our training and services.

5. Passion About Their Work. Coming to a hypnotist should be a great experience. Choose someone who is serious about their work and who is committed to helping you. Ask your hypnotist which books or materials they have found most helpful. Their reference to you should not be a “script book.”

6. Working Out of a Professional Office. Imagine going to your first hypnosis session, not being sure what to expect, and feeling quite puzzled when your directions have taken you to a residential address! As you stumble past the mothballs and navigate around the smelly dishes in the kitchen, you are told to walk up some creaky stairs in the “home office,” and to “relax!”

Nothing could be less relaxing than that scenario! You must make sure that the hypnotist you choose works out of a professional office environment. Your doctor, lawyer, and dentist do not work out of their homes — and neither should your hypnotist.

7. A Compounding Approach. Although hypnosis has been portrayed in the media and television as a miracle done with magic wands, a one-session quick-fix almost never lasts in the long term. If you want the changes to last, the suggestions must be compounded and integrated over multiple sessions.

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I hope that this guide has been informative to you when you are choosing to get hypnosis in Virginia and in surrounding areas. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the Washington DC Hypnosis Center, please give us a call at 703-779-9616 for Virginia or 301-717-1207 for Maryland.

Hypno-Band Weight Loss Program

Hypno-Band® Virtual Gastric Band Program



Weight Loss Hypnosis

Hypno-Band® is now available in both Alexandria, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.
We are licensed practitioners of Hypno-Band®

Also inquire about our other Weight Loss programs.

What is Hypno-Band®?

Hypno-Band® is a combination of using hypnosis and behavioral changes to help you to understand and change your eating habits. Using hypnosis, a virtual gastric band is fitted to your stomach, which can help you to eat less and less often.*

Hypno-Band® on Good Morning America

Does it require surgery?

No, there is no surgery involved. You are hypnotized to believe that a virtual gastric band has indeed been fitted to your stomach.

Is Hypno-Band® right for me?

The Hypno-Band® system is most appropriate for those with a BMI of 30 or above. If you do not have as much weight to lose, our standard weight loss hypnosis sessions or group hypnosis sessions may be better for you. Contact us to find out which program to choose.

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What does the Hypno-Band® Program Include

The full program is done in either 4 or 5 sessions. It includes tools for tracking your success, an MP3 recording for use at home, and tips for healthy eating, exercise, and well-being. During the first session you will be introduced to hypnosis and become comfortable with the process. At that very first session you will be given suggestions for the stomach shrinking and tightening, so you will eat smaller portions of food.



During the second and third sessions we will complete the fitting of your virtual gastric band. And the subsequent sessions will reinforce and tweak the changes for maximum success, for example adjusting the tightness of the band. We recommend up to 5 sessions for maximum results.

Your program will also include two reinforcement CDs or MP3s to be listened to in between sessions.

Are Results Guaranteed?

The virtual gastric band has been shown to be effective at assisting people in losing significant amounts of weight.* However, like any weight reduction program, there can be no absolute guarantees. No weight reduction program will work unless you are committed to losing weight and making changes in your eating habits and lifestyle.

Should I use hypnosis in place of seeing a therapist or a doctor?

No. Hypnosis should be used in conjunction with traditional medicine and therapy. It is recommended that you seek advice from your doctor before beginning any weight loss program. We have doctors that we work with, and if you would like to see one of our doctors for a consultation, please give us a call.

How do I book a session?

Please call us to book a session or fill out the form below. Our phone number is 301-717-1207 for Maryland or 703-779-9616 for Virginia.

Request a Call Back from a Hypno-Band® Specialist

If you are interested in finding out more about the Hypno-Band®, fill out this form and one of our hypnotists will call you back.

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