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Norman Plotkin Hypnotherapy

Sacramento, CA

(27)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
Norman Plotkin Hypnotherapy logo
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Norman Plotkin Hypnotherapy

Sacramento, CA

(27)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

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Author, speaker coach, consultant. Certified Hypnotherapist with an emphasis in cancer wellness and recovery as an integrative modality. Hypnotherapy with a medical emphasis generally, but also holding certifications in behavioral change, relationships, positive self-improvement, dealing with loss, pain management, trauma, smoking cessation, weight loss and much more.

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Jaime H.

10 November 2019

I would like to thank you Norman. You are very talented at what you do. I was very overwhelmed, edgy and had a lot of anxiety with what I had going on in my life. I did three sessions with Norman and was able to let go of things in the past that no longer serve me, lost the edginess and anxiety and am no longer overwhelmed.I have been able to create healthy boundaries and many other things. When I got done with the three sessions I bought another package so that my son could have a few visits (he loved it) my daughter-in-law was able to go to a visit so she could get help doing her state exam and being able to understand she was ready. Even a co-worker has started seeing him. He has helped my family in many ways and we are all healthier and happier because of it. Jaime Hettrick More...

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Paula H.

16 September 2019

I attended three sessions with Norm Plotkin. I was working on an issue with eating. I am very very happy with his therapy techniques and the outcome. I would recommend doing the three session package. I think you will pleased with your results. DaveH More...

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Jaime H.

12 August 2019

I have to say I wish there were more stars! My life had gone a little (maybe a lot crazy) crazy. And I knew I needed to seek some help for myself to get threw it. I also knew I wanted to do hypnotherapy. I called a lot of places. I had to leave a message and then when they got back to me it was weeks before I could get in. I called Norman Plotkin, he answered the "PHONE"! Let him know what I was going threw, and he was able to work out time within a day. That was amazing. Norman Plotkin has truly been phenomenal, I have seen him 3 times and a lot of things have changed. I've been able to get rid of my stress and anxiety, I have been able to build healthy boundaries in my life where I needed them. And I have let go of all animosity I was walking around with. Life is great, Norman has truly helped me to take my life back and live a happier, healthier me. Words can not express the gratitude I have. He has some great flexibility in his hours. He also will not sale you more than you need. You can tell he genuinely cares. I will be back for more sessions as I feel I need them in the future and I would tell anyone if you need the help, he's your man. Norman I wish I could give you 10 plus stars. Thank you for your help.       Jaime More...

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Patty R.

8 March 2019

Norm has changed my life!! I have been dealing with debilitating chronic pain for about 15 years. It has gotten gradually worse and the last nine years have been especially bad. I decided about a year ago to find a better way than opioids or other prescription drugs to deal with the pain, depression, and fatigue. On advice from a friend, I started going to an acupuncturist and that really helped. It gave me energy and pain relief. I stopped missing days at work, but I was still tired and feeling like I was in this dark tunnel of depression. Most days after work and on weekends, I still stayed in bed. Norm has helped me deal with the root of the pain I've been in. From terrible traumas as a child and young adult. He's had to push me a few times to really let go of the pain I've been holding onto. I worked with Norm about 25 years ago and so when a mutual friend who he got to quit smoking a year ago recommended I go to him, I knew I could trust him. I have agreed with all his advice and he's given me some great insight. You have to be ready or at least teetering on the edge of readiness. I've had four sessions and have two to go. I really feel like he has had the answers for me. He made me want to put the work in to get better. I think I will always have to work on me, but Norm has helped me get out of that dark place and live my life again. More...

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Jamie C.

23 February 2019

I had a great experience with hypnosis from Norm. I used hypnosis for smoking cessation. Norm was really committed to helping me ditch the habit. I had one session which worked very well but really wanted to solidify the work by doing and additional session. I even had to reschedule a few times and Norm was super patient with me. I recommend hypnosis with Norm for anyone that is committed to quitting smoking. More...

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Alicia D.

9 February 2019

Working with Norman has been a profound experience. His professionalism is exceptional and has the skills to help with deep everlasting transformation. Norman authentically wants his clients to reach the results they need, I felt that with each session. He tunes into your pain to transform it into light for your highest good. I had felt the shift in consciousness after my first session. My 4 year old son even came up to me and said "mommy your voice has changed and I like that". Implying that my anxious ramblings have changed into a sea of calm words. It also altered my son's mood instantly after my first session and we are BOTH benefiting from this healing which is magical. My son and I are still being elevated into a more positive evolutionary relationship from these sessions. I'm smiling more and feeling upbeat. Each day feels a little brighter. Norman is a true healer and I'm so grateful for his dedication to the art of Hypnosis. More...

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Indhushree W.

15 November 2018

I wanted to take the time to let people know about the truly transformative experience I had in 3 hypnotherapy sessions with Norman. I am a clinician, and I do psychotherapy with a variety of clients ranging from people with acute anxiety and depression, to survivors of severe trauma. I also suffer from anxiety, myself. Though I have had many years of therapy, ranging various modalities, I have continued to suffer from anxiety. I have gotten better over the years, but have still had problems dealing with my anxiety when confronted with personally stressful or fearful situations. Recently, I had to take a very difficult exam which I had not been able to pass on 2 separate occassions. I came very close, but was somehow not able to break through. I decided to try hypnotherapy. Norman is very kind, personable, and knowledgeable, was able to speak directly to my concerns, and lay out a plan of action with me, to help me pass this exam. I had 3  sessions with him, and did the exercises he told me to do between sessions. I immediately started to feel much more calm and positive, I started sleeping better, and I actually woke up refreshed, positive, and happy on the morning of the exam. I passed. It was incredible to get such support and feel so much more confident in such a short period of time. I am so grateful to Norman, and I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to try hypnotherapy, and seeks healing and empowerment in their lives. Thank you! More...

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Philip C.

4 September 2018

I had been a smoker for about two years before I met Norm. The past year had been about 15 cigarettes a day, and I was really starting to feel lousy (both physically and mentally). I knew I needed to stop, but I did not have a coherent game plan or strategy in place for how to do so. I may not have even had the motivation, as I always found a reason to delay quitting.In Norm's first session, he told me he would change the way I rationalize my smoking behavior. Instead of finding a reason TO smoke, I would use my rational mind to fight the urge and see how the negative effects of smoking outweigh the positive feelings I had let my mind associate with smoking. The first few days were physically demanding as my body detoxified, but I was able to continuously reassure myself that I was on the right path. Every day, it became a little bit easier and easier to resist the cravings, and I grew proud of my progress just as Norm said I would. He checked in with me several times to ensure I was maintaining my commitment to him and the program by not smoking, and he continued to offer emergency sessions should I feel I needed extra support at any given time.Would I have quit without Norm's help? Maybe, but I don't know how long that would have taken, and I don't feel it would have been as sustainable without Norm prioritizing my values in my subconscious.Thanks Norm! More...

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Anna R.

26 August 2018

It was my first ever hypnotherapy and it was the most wonderful experience. Norman is trustworthy and very knowledgable. The session helped me heal fears that are associated with performing and connecting to my dance partner. It significantly improved my art. Thank you. More...

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Deborah P.

21 August 2018

Norman uses innovative and creative hypnotic techniques to improve the human learning process  and habit formation. He is able to alter self-defeating habits by elimination through dehypnotization.  He creatively addresses individual behavior patterns and through hypnotic suggestibility offers new behavior patterns. Norman demonstrates how hypnosis can be a pleasurable state within a controlled environment guiding you with positive messages into the subconscious mind that over time leads to the new behavior you want to feel on a daily basis. It is this ability that makes him a superior therapist through his use of hypnotic suggestion. More...

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Raymond Joseph Garcia

23 July 2018

This guy is genuine in his caring . His clinical knowledge appears sound but his observation skills are really keen and he wont cosign any bs. He keeps you real for what you said you came in for. Keep growing the way you are... you are a God send to the people who are lead to you More...

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Her Ban

23 July 2018

This man does PHENOMENAL work!!!!! I always look forward to my sessions with Norman. I refer to him as my therapist because his service was so well rounded and healing for my mind and psyche. Upon meeting him, his friendly, warm demeanor immediately made me feel safe and at ease with whatever was troubling me. The personal assessment he did made me trust him even more knowing that my session was crafted for me specifically. He dug into who I am as a person, got some history, did a personality analysis then performed his magic. He guided me through the entire process of hypnotherapy with such professionalism and skill and left me in awe of my entire experience. He has uncovered the root to some issues in me and has wiped them out completely in just a few sessions. I don't get to visit him very much at all but I guess thats a good thing........He is just so great at his work!!!! More...

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Harvey Branman

23 July 2018

I recently went to Norm for a hypnotherapy session to see if it would help me with one aspect of my life that has been creating conflict in my mind – and there for causing me to feel stressed. I had experiences with hypnotherapy and no one has been as effective at helping with my issues. Norm is very caring and patient in getting me relaxed enough to go into that magical place where the light goes on in my head. I strongly suggest everyone who is struggling with stressful situations give Norm a try.
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Mike Caracappa

23 July 2018

Norman is a wonderful therapist and healer. He is helping me overcome my creative blocks as an artist. Before I knew it I started drawing again, and he has helped me to let go of the old resistance that had been blocking my path to success. He is genuine, caring, and extremely helpful in terms of identifying your core problem and what you can do to release it. I tried hypnotherapy on a whim, and going to Norman was the best decision I ever made. More...

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Evita Ramparte

28 May 2018

Phenomenal Hypnotherapist!! I experienced three sessions for me and one session for my child. The first one was ground-breaking in my online business. It helped me overcome inner block and I launched a highly successful an online summit. The second - was all about my relationship. The third about my parenting... Powerful!! Each of them was a breakthrough! More...

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Erik W.

3 April 2018

I highly recommend Norman. He was very professional and understanding. Really seemed to care about the problem I was seeing him for. His Hypno technique is very relaxing and I think that it really did help me move forward past my problem. More...

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Ewa R.

30 October 2017

Phenomenal Hypnotherapist!! I experienced three sessions for me and one session for my child. The first one was ground-breaking in my online business. It helped me overcome inner block and I launched a highly successful an online summit. The second - was all about my relationship. The third about my parenting... Powerful!! Each of them was a breakthrough! My child was afraid of darkness at night and had trouble sleeping. He enjoyed the session so much. He didn't even notice he was in a state of hypnosis... It was fun for him... And - he is not afraid any more. More...

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Dana M.

3 June 2017

This man does PHENOMENAL work!!!!!  I always look forward to my sessions with Norman.  I refer to him as my therapist because his service was so well rounded and healing for my mind and psyche. Upon meeting him, his friendly, warm demeanor immediately made me feel safe and at ease with whatever was troubling me.  The personal assessment he did made me trust him even more knowing that my session was crafted for me specifically. He dug into who I am as a person, got some history, did a personality analysis then performed his magic. He guided me through the entire process of hypnotherapy with such professionalism and skill and left me in awe of my entire experience.  He has uncovered the root to some issues in me and has wiped them out completely in just a few sessions. I don't get to visit him very much at all but I guess thats a good thing........He is just so great at his work!!!! More...

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Charissa Wheeler

28 May 2017

Norman is the best! He helped me feel empowered through the hypnosis techniques and it was very effective. Very professional. Nice, comfortable office.

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Trevor Marca

28 May 2017

Norman gave me outstanding care and attention. He introduced to me several ways to approach and overcome my phobia. They have proven to be of great help. I highly recommend him.

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Simon Lutterbie

28 May 2017

I highly recommend Norm Plotkin as a hypnotherapist. I visited his office for my first hypnotherapy session, and it was great! He is very kind, explains everything clearly, and comes across as a very genuine person. I left the session feeling relaxed, clear-headed, and ready to tackle the day. More...

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Charissa V.

6 December 2016

Norm did a great job in my session and I would definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to improve themselves in any way.  I scheduled a session with Norman because I wanted to feel empowered in my career.  Norman did a thorough assessment of me before doing any treatment, and that made me feel more comfortable to know that he was focusing on the quality of what he was doing and not skipping anything.  When he started the hypnosis, I felt very relaxed, and as I listened to him talk me through the steps I was able to fall into a pretty deep state.  It felt easy to become suggestible to the empowerment messages and it was a great, successful session! More...

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Margaret K.

23 November 2016

Norm really makes giving his clients the best possible service his priority. He's so thorough and thoughtful in his care.  He's clearly found his passion and he passes that along in his work. Hypnotherapy can help with many, many different difficulties and I specifically recommend going to Norm. Honest, sincere, and with a deep desire to help people heal. More...

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John G.

18 November 2016

Stellar experience!!! I went to Norm because I have had some difficulty sleeping as a result of my busy work schedule. My goal was to help channel some positive energy towards my inner self, so that I can clear my thoughts and sleep well. I achieved all of this and much more. To begin with, Norm has a very calm and friendly demeanor. From the moment I stepped into his office, I felt a sense of calm and relaxation. Norm makes you feel comfortable and he helps focus his sessions on your personal needs. What I enjoyed was that he explains the process and asks you what it is you wish to accomplish (in my case, it was to sleep better). Overall, my experience there was great and I highly recommend that everyone try this out at least once. It is a very unique and valuable experience. I had never tried hypnotherapy before, but I am looking forward to going back. (PS: contrary to what you may see in movies, you are in full control of what is going on). My greatest take away: during that 1 hour session, I was able to shut off my thoughts (thanks to Norm's help) and I was able to focus on myself. When I left, I felt very calm and relaxed. It was like getting a massage for my mind. More...

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Trevor M.

17 August 2016

I went to Norm in hopes of finding peace with an aspect of my job I despised, that being cold calling.  Norm gave me an incredible amount of time and attention.  We went well over the one hour appointment duration on each visit.  He took the time to understand the core of my problem and customize a specific plan to help me overcome it.  He provided me with great advice including relaxing techniques, confidence building, and preparation tips.  I found him to be genuinely caring and helpful.  The strategies he provided me with were instrumental in helping me overcome my issue.  I know he's experienced in helping people handle many different hang ups, phobias, conditions, etc.  What's also impressive is the small amount of time it takes.  I'm sure each situation varies, but for me it was a mere 3 weeks. More...

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Brittney M.

22 June 2016

Norm has opened my eyes to an amazing alternative for pain management. I have always been into meditation, and natural healing but must admit was not sure how I felt about hypnotherapy. I suffer from fibromyalsia, and became pregnant with a very difficult pregnancy. When I found Norm he had no problem explaining to me the power of the mind and the ability to reprogram our mind behind the scenes. I have completed several sessions with Norm for hypnobirthing. These sessions have allowed me to enjoy pregnancy which was not the case before.He is warm, inviting, and has a calming sense about him. I would also like to share that he successfully aided my husband in smoking cessation for the health of our expectant baby prior to his deployment. Once he returns from overseas I am sure he will love to share his experience with Norm! More...

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Laura P.

12 March 2016

Norm has such a wonderful and easy going manner and makes you immediately comfortable. He provides great insight and can help whatever you are looking to heal and shift. During my first session with him, he was able to pinpoint very clearly some of the dynamics and blocks in my current situation and help me move towards resolution. I like that Norm is both very grounded and comfortable in the metaphysical and physical realm. He understands how both interplay together as many healers are focused too much on one or the other. I highly recommend him. Thanks Norm! More...

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Helping people make positive change in their life and their health without drugs.

I have been in business for many years, this practice is just the latest offering to be a force for help and change in people's lives, in service to others.

I come to hypnotherapy and coaching/consulting with a breadth of life experience. I used to advocate for Fortune 500 companies. Now I advocate for and am in service of, individuals who want to deploy natural, organic processes to improve their life and their health.