“Massively stressful day at work dealing with an extremely difficult client. You know, the kind of client that is overly stressed themselves and therefore treat you rudely and condescendingly. I stepped aside, accomplished just 2 minutes of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), and was able to relax and finish strong. If not for you, I’d have never known about EFT. Worked like a champ for me today, just when I needed it. Thank you!” – Nicole M., Colorado Springs, CO


“I am so sorry that it has taken me so long to write to you, but I’ve had this newborn for three weeks and it’s been busy as you can imagine! But I wanted to tell you that, somehow by the grace of God and our work together, I was able to have an unmedicated birth. It was both the hardest experience of my life and the best moment of my life. I am completely fundamentally changed as a person and as a woman. I can’t thank you enough for the invaluable knowledge and encouragement you provided us. [My husband] was also a great partner. Thank you, thank you ? for everything.” – Rukhsana C., Bethesda, MD


“Thank you so much for Thursday’s session. I felt wonderful and floaty for the rest of the day!…From my house, I can hear the fireworks at National Harbor, which in the past have always triggered my PTSD. Yesterday, when I heard the fireworks, I made a mental note the fireworks were happening and I moved on with my evening. Felt really good about that change.” – Lindsey V., Alexandria, VA



“Lori is one of the most comprehensive, knowledgeable, caring and devoted professionals I have ever known. She has so many tools and techniques to help individuals with the concern they bring to her. I went for weight loss. I immediately found that Lori had many other talents. She cured my plantar fasciitis. I had tried exercises, physical therapy, acupuncture, cortisone shots, rest, ice. Hypnosis was the method that eventually cured the problem completely. Previously it had been getting better and then reoccurring. Lori also helped me with my emotions with various family members. She helped me tremendously in terms of my work—feeling more confident (even though I hadn’t been aware that I wasn’t confident). Lori is the consummate professional. She has more integrity than just about any practitioner I have ever known. She is a great listener and she ‘meets the client where they are’. Lori’s intuition, coupled with her years of hypnosis training and NLP training, allow her many modalities for reaching her clients. I attribute much of my business growth and success to Lori. She has been a huge asset to me at times of enormous change and stress. She is incredible. I recommend her wholeheartedly.” – Karen S., Gaithersburg, MD


“After being diagnosed with panic disorder, I worked with Lori to help reduce stress and explore unresolved pain contributing to my attacks. Never having done hypnosis before, I did not know what to expect. I am happy to report that it was a healing, enriching experience; and thanks to Lori’s expertise, I felt calm, uninhibited and was able to relax fully throughout our work. What I particularly enjoyed was the “journey” aspect of the session, as if I were traveling through my own “story” — giving long-due time and attention to senses and emotions, both past and present. I was exhausted afterwards, but also filled with peaceful clarity, a heightened awareness of new feelings, and what was most exciting: resolution of old emotional and spiritual pain. Her technique is very caring, intuitive and reassuring. I highly recommend her for hypnosis and energy work. Whether you are new to hypnosis or experienced with it, her attentive, knowledgeable approach produces tangible results. Thanks, Lori!” – Richele K., Seattle, WA

“Lori Nicholson is a great healer and teacher. She presented a session that had the audience on their feet practicing techniques to reduce stress. She has a very calming manner about her that instantly relaxes those around her. If you are looking for an alternative health solution, Lori Nicholson is the person to help you.” – Darlene C., Ijamsville, MD

“(Client name) used to get sick a lot when she was little—around 4 or 5 years old. She got very scared of getting sick. She also had a staph infection when she was 14. Also, she is a very outgoing person and had trouble with her social group starting in the 8th grade. Her best friend threw her out of the group. Each year she has had to make a new group of friends, because the same girl has pushed her out of each of these groups. So, being alone has weakened her immune system. So, she’s sick a lot. She gets very anxious about being sick. Thanks for helping her relieve her medical anxiety.” – Mother of A.K., Gaithersburg, MD

“I came to Well Awakened Living for help with anxiety related to talking with people. It made me less stressed, and I’ve even had some success with public speaking.” – M.K., Gaithersburg, MD


“Hi from Mendocino! Just a quick note: While my husband and I were exploring yesterday, we walked past the window of a local healer and I thought of you. Later, we hiked the bluffs. I stood on a teeny, tiny strip of cliff and took this photo (see below). It’s been awhile since I’ve stood on something so high without my knees knocking and my heart pounding! A real victory. Thank you, again, for that session, which initiated a shift…fears released.” – Richele K., Seattle, WA


“Lori and I worked together on relieving an allergy to pollen. Through the simple use of my imagination, Lori helped me to improve my reaction to springtime pollen. It is now 4 weeks into pollen season. I am breathing well and my eyes are 100% comfortable. Thanks Lori!” – Peter K., Vancouver, Canada


“My time at Well Awakened Living has helped me shift my energy level and awareness. I feel more confident and connected to my strengths, and this gives me the power to feel happier and more of the creator in my life. I feel very different—almost cleansed and filled with a completely different energy. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! ?” – Debra C., Washington, DC

“Lori has taught me and showed me the power of the mind and the energy we all can feel around us, but for many of us is so hard to see and connect to. Thanks to Lori I am aware that we can find strength and guidance, whenever we are in need of a bit more confidence. Thank you, Lori!” – Pieter S., The Hague, The Netherlands

“I’ve known Lori for a number of years and her innate intuition has always been spot on. After receiving hypnosis sessions from her, I left knowing I had worked a deep issue that had been bothering me. I came to resolution with this issue and no longer feel it as a problem.” – Glenda E., Wheaton, MD

“I came to see Lori to feel more confident and more productive. Since our session, I’ve been incredibly productive; I don’t think it’s any coincidence that all of this occurred after our hypnosis session. Thank you, thank you. What a difference!” – Eva D., Denver, CO


“A big thank you to Lori for freeing me from the tight grip my daily 4:45 ‘party habit’ had on me and for opening new doors to a healthy and productive life! In my past, I poured a glass of wine (now referred to only as W) every day at 4:45 p.m., going against all of my goals for weight loss, productivity, financial responsibility and being a good parental role model. I knew it was time for a fast and permanent change but I needed help to make that change. Upon a friend’s referral to Lori, we met in her clean, comfortable and professional home office.  During my first 2 hour session Lori was able to accomplish exactly what I wanted and more! I have always wanted to try the beautiful fruit water (new W) recipes I’ve seen in magazines but didn’t want to take from my W time. Well let’s just say there is a new W in my life—a W that creates that ‘party’ in a healthy and productive way! I am making better nutritional choices, losing weight at the rate of 3 lbs. per week, accomplishing more, saving money, and most importantly, being totally sober and present for my children. Thanks to the tools and techniques Lori provided to me, I am also able to release anxiety and cope with even the most difficult situations now. I have a new positive energy that I am emitting and people are noticing. I am looking forward to regular sessions with Lori to work on removing other obstacles that prevent me from being the person that I want to be.” – Angela S., Boyds, MD


“The gift you gave me and my family wasn’t limited to a wonderful birth experience and a deep bond between me and my second daughter, but also served as a healing in my marriage and better understanding and trust in myself and my body that has lasted since I took your class 4.5 years ago.” – Krista H., Middletown, MD


“I had been trying to conceive for over 2 years. Lori helped me process and heal things in my life by using hypnotherapy and other techniques. She is empathetic, understanding, kind, and patient. She was there and helped me through when I miscarried. That day, she told me she was sure that I’d have my baby within a year. A few months later, I did get pregnant. My rainbow baby was born exactly one year after my miscarriage—TO THE DAY, just as Lori had said. She is a healthy, happy baby and I am so grateful to Lori for everything she did.” – Yohanna C., Madison, WI


Client’s post on Facebook: “Getting some tea ready after a hypnotherapy sesh (stet) with the amazing and fabulous Lori Nicholson. She is so talented, you may think she practices sorcery. ?”

My response: “Thanks (client name)! I’ve never thought of myself as a sorceress, but when it comes to making positive changes in life, I’ll definitely take it!”

Client’s response: “You are magic, my dear!!!” – Michelle B., Warrenton, VA