A Step Forward LLC

Hypnosis Private Sessions

Hypnosis Private sessions are available for:

Weight Loss           Smoking Cessation          Stress Management

Conquering Fears                Past Life Regression

Insomnia        Public Speaking

Meet Your Spirit and Angelic Guides

Performance Enhancement

And More........

Hypnosis is can help you sleep better, focus better for tests and study skills, and  Public Speaking.

 You can also learn Self hypnosis techniques that you can use on a daily basis for stress management.


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First Consultation Session (90 minutes)                                                       $95

Follow- up Session pertaining to initial session (within 1 year)                $75

(follow-up session is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Package Offers are the more cost effective and treatment effective.  Contact us for more information.

Most medical insurance programs do not cover hypnosis at this time.  There are some wellness programs that may cover hypnosis sessions so do check with your insurance providers just in case. You may be able to submit Hypnosis for Healthy Living payment receipt to your insurance company and receive a refund for your expense.


Whether you are considering hypnosis for sports/performance enhancement, insomnia, to eliminate fears, or other areas, it is optimal to schedule more than  two sessions. Many hypnotists will encourage clients to attend a minimum of six sessions for Weight Loss.  I have a minimum requirement of three sessions for weight loss for those individuals who are prohibited to purchase more due to limited income.  However, I highly recommend whether your goal is to lose weight or any other focus to consider purchasing the package plans as it is more economical and you will receive greater results.    On-going coaching and reinforcement of your hypnotic induction will greatly increase your odds at succeeding and it is more cost effective.  Clients who are accountable to their hypnotists and coach achieve an extremely higher success rate with their goals.   Depending on your interests and needs we may also include other methods and approaches in our sessions such as Meridian Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Reiki to help achieve your goals.   This will be included at no additional cost.  Personal Coaching, will also be included in each session to help motivate, teach and empower you for optimal results.  

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We follow the Code of Ethics of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

  1. The physical and mental well-being of each client shall always be the prime consideration.
  2. The rights and desires of the client shall always be respected.
  3. Members shall avoid any conduct which could be construed as moral impropriety or sexual misconduct with a client.
  4. Members shall use hypnosis strictly within the limits of their training and competence.
  5. Members shall be honest and ethical in their advertising and business dealings.
  6. Hypnosis shall be employed in accordance with established laws and regulations.
  7. Members shall be aware of their limitations and always avoid infringement on other professionals.
  8. Professional behavior and respect shall be extended to all fellow hypnotists.

Scope of Services

Motivational Coaching services are provided with your hypnosis.  I do not offer psychotherapy or medical advice.  I am not a physician, psychiatrist or psychologist. If you think you need these services, I would be happy to refer you to the appropriate professionals.



I will not release any information to anyone without written authorization from you, except as provided for by law. You will be informed of your confidentiality rights and sign a form during your initial consult.

Change of Appointment and Cancellation Policy

Please give us 24 hours notice if you need to change your appointment.  There will be a half-price cancellation fee if 24 hour notice is not given. Should you need to reschedule an appointment, please give us as much notice as possible so that we may serve someone on the waiting list.

Insurance and Pricing

Most medical insurance programs do not cover hypnosis at this time.  There are some wellness programs that may cover hypnosis sessions so do check with your insurance providers just in case. You may be able to submit Hypnosis for Healthy Living payment receipt to your insurance company and receive a refund for your expense.  A list of of the price and package offers will be provided to you.  A fee of $25 will be assessed on any returned Checks.   Visa and MasterCard are also accepted.  Payments are required at the time of your appointment.  If you are coming for a group session/class you will be required to pay in advance to reserve a space in the class.

Client Bill of Rights

A Step Forward LLC

Diane Lynn Gelinas MSW, CH


Purpose: the National Guild of Hypnotists mandates the distribution of this document to every client. While this is neither a contract nor a guarantee, it is important you understand my plan for your care and my professional and business policies.

Contact Information: I can be reached at my office A Step Forward LLC in Candia New Hampshire, at (603) 483-0132. or

Fax 1 800 304 0435.

My Credentials: I hold a Bachelors Degree in Sociology with a Social Work emphasis from the University of Idaho (Summa Cum Laude) and Masterís degree in Social Work from Springfield College.  All of my degrees have academic accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education.  I am a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists since 1999.  My hypnosis education was received through Bob Adams the former President of the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotist.  This was an approved training course of the National Guild of Hypnotist and I am a certified member and participate in annual continuing education to maintain training at a high level.   I have also taken training workshops with Dr. Brain Weiss on Past Life Regression Hypnosis. Other holistic therapies compliments my Hypnosis practice.  I have taken Transcendental Meditation training.   I am a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and also a Certified Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner.


Notice: THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS NOT ADOPTED ANY EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM. THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Hypnotism is a self-regulating profession and its practitioners are not licensed by state governments. We are not physicians nor licensed health care providers and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. In the event our services are terminated by a client, the client has the right to coordinated transfer of services to another practitioner. A client has the right to refuse hypnotism services at any time. A client has a right to be free of physical, verbal, or sexual abuse. A client has a right to know the expected duration of sessions, and may assert any right without retaliation.

Redress: I will always do my best to resolve any issue that you bring up to me.  However, if you ever have a complaint about my services or behavior that I cannot resolve for you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 03054-0308, (603) 429-9438 to seek redress. Other services than my own may be available to you in the community. You may locate such providers in the telephone book.

 I accept cash, check, and MasterCard and Visa credit cards as payment. I am not able to extend credit. The current fee for private sessions is as follows:  Initial Session ($95, 90 minutes); Follow up Session ($75, 60 minutes).  You will be given 30 days notice of changes of fees.  Package plans Rates Are Also Available.  There is a $25 charge for returned checks and a half-price cancellation fee if 24 hours notice is not given.

Missed Sessions: Except for cases of medical, family or personal emergency, I charge for all appointments cancelled on less than 24 hours notice and not rescheduled. I will also charge if you do not show for a scheduled appointment.

Insurance: I suggest you think of my services as something that you will pay for personally. That will both protect your privacy and help you value the work you are doing more. In general, Insurance companies do not cover hypnotic services and I caution you not to expect them to do so. I do not engage in correspondence with insurance companies.

Confidentiality:  A Step Forward will not release any information to anyone without a written authorization from you, except as provided for by law.   

My Approach:  Inspiring and empowering people toward personal growth, healing and transition is my goal in working with you.  I am successful if I work myself out of a job and give you the skills to see your strength and capabilities. My goal is to help you harness your unconscious wisdom, learn to make your own right decisions and get in touch with your own healing power.  I will incorporate many approaches with Hypnosis if you are interested in learning and utilizing these methods and I also may refer you to another type of practitioner if I believe that can be of service to you.

Termination: When you have completed your initial program of hypnotism you may continue to work with me for as long as you like. Many clients do this or start to work with me in other areas of my service. In order to give you the best service and all you need do is give me advance notice when you would like to end your sessions. Several sessionsí notice is sufficient, although some long-term clients let me know several months in advance. When leaving is done this way it can become the most productive time in the experience for you. Even if you are not able to give me advance notice I will still do my best to help you leave well.









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