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Phone 248.433.3075:   Fax 248.433.3078 :  

"When I first saw Kim's picture on the (Affinity-is this right?)

referral web site her image spoke to my hidden self and I felt the word

trust. During my interview with her I felt a bond form and that feeling

of trust grew stronger. Through Kim's acute awareness and attention to

my details she has led me to discover my intriguing inner world.

Kim is a gentle, knowledgeable and intuitive guide and she has helped me

find the door to my subconscious. I have gone through that door to find

a great comfort that I can visit whenever I choose. I have also

discovered tools within myself that are helping me build a better life

for myself  from the inside out.  Kim Manning is an excellent

hypnotherapist (is this spelled correctly?): A trustworthy, respectful

and focused guide." -Ivy Solomon

Ms. Kim Manning Focused Solutions

Dear Kim,

When I was first approached on the possibility of seeing a Certified hypnotherapist for weight control,

I thought ‘yeah, right—this is probably a scam’.  Let me share the drastic change in mindset and fabulous experience I’ve had.

I’ve tried several different diets throughout the past 20 years, basically with little success.  

Once I started therapy sessions with you, ‘diet’ became a four letter word that was no longer needed in my vocabulary.

 Among the many things I learned is how to control portion size, make better choices in the food I eat, and exercise on a

regular basis.  I now appreciate water more than I have in my life—and have come to crave it!

One of the most important items you showed me, Kim, is to have self confidence to make these life changing decisions.  

I can’t explain how much better I feel about myself, even though I’m not at my goal weight. The positive reinforcement

you’ve taught me is invaluable.   In the past I was very self-conscious when walking into a restaurant – not now!  

I hold my head up high and truly feel better about myself than I have in 20 years.  For this, I will be eternally grateful.

Thank you for changing my lifestyle.  Thank you for making me want to make changes.  You’re a powerful person,

and I’m very lucky to have had this experience with you.

Additional email from the above testimonial from Linda F

      Hi - WELLLL I hit 60 pounds today - 60 pounds released to the air!  I'm very excited--this is my lowest weight

       in probably over 10 years.  People at work are starting to mention that I'm looking good.  Yahoo!  See you soon!!

Kim Manning,

       Hi I just wanted to let you know how things are going. I would have contacted you earlier in the week but xxxxxx is offering massive overtime this week so I have been working almost 15 hours a day.

Well, Despite being exhausted from working to much I am doing well. I am feeling better than I have in years. I have been working out the endorphins have curbed any so called with-drawl which I really haven't had. I did have one question though about the crying? I was really sad on Sunday and Monday of this week. Was it just a side effect of running through my subconscious? Either way it has now stopped and the re enforcement CD seemed to calm it out of me.

 I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed having the re enforcement CD. It calmed me so much before I fell asleep. I work up feeling very refreshed.

About Saturday, I don't think I really need it I think you hit the nail right on the head in the first session. If you feel strongly about my coming in I will still go in but I don't think it will make the connection stronger in my brain. If I can survive a crying fit because I miss my husband ,which I did on Sunday and Monday, without smoking I don't think there is anything stronger that could pull me back to that. I have been in more emotional pain this past year without him by my side then I have been if I had put all the funerals I have ever been too (for people I cared about) into one year. Anyhow, I have to get ready for work. Have a great week. If you would like to Email me at work I will be able to check it sooner than this address. 


Kim V

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For years I suffered daily from severe headaches.  My internist conducted various tests and determined my headaches were not from any physical abnormality.  I medicated myself daily with Advil, Excedrin and Tylenol, but nothing worked.  Finally, I decided to try hypnotherapy.  I found Focused Solutions on the Internet and have been thankful ever since.  Through my meetings with Kim Manning, I discovered that my headaches were caused by suppressing negative emotions.  By teaching me self-hypnosis and positive affirmations, Kim has helped me to release any negativity and acknowledge my feelings.  I’m thrilled to say I no longer suffer from daily tension headaches.  

Thank you Kim and Focused Solutions!


 I've felt the most incredible amount of self-assurance & strength since our session, it's incredible!  And my good mood has just been so contagious, I have to laugh!  I've even been quick witted the last couple of days!  I love it!  And I just had to share it with you!

Thank you!


have a great weekend!

I have lost over 500 pounds.  Perhaps I’d better explain.  I lost 125 pounds four different times only to regain them!  I have tried every diet known to man, and each one worked for me. (low fat, low carb, grapefruit diet, Atkins, to name a few).

I began a weight reduction program in October of 2003.  My son and his fiancé announced their plans for getting married on September 4, 2004.  At that moment, I made a commitment to lose 100 pounds by their wedding.  A “commitment” does not leave me any choice but to stay focused and true to the program I have chosen.   

     It’s ten months later and I have released 90 pounds.  The wedding is in 2 months, and I have 10 more pounds to go.  Whether I make my goal is not as important as the fact that I have given 100% of myself to attain it.  I know, with complete certainty, that I will look the best I can!

   Once I had my goals, my focus and my determination set on cruise control, I knew there was another issue I had to tackle.  I knew I was a star at releasing weight.  After all, I had proven that after losing 125 pounds four times.  I knew that I had to look at the reasons I gained back the weight.  

     I felt that I did not eat because I loved food.  Rather, I used food to comfort me when I felt sad, lonely or unloved.  People and events triggered me to turn to food.  

   I was told by a dear friend about a hypnotherapist who could help me with my issues.  Another commitment was made when I signed up with Kim Manning for 6 sessions.  In these sessions we delved into my childhood traumas, which set my path of replacing love with food.  Due to these sessions I have reprogrammed my sub conscience, and my relationship with food is no longer an insidious one!  I am now able to recognize when events or people trigger me to eat; having said that, I must interject that the triggers are fewer and farther between!  I can say without hesitation or reservation that the yo-yo syndrome that has plagued me for years will never return again.  The single most important difference between this time and other weight loss efforts is definitely the hypnotherapy sessions with Kim.  


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