Testimonials

Keli Raymond-Pescatore, CIHt.

The process of Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to heal many, many things. As we come to understand more and more the importance of emotions and how it impacts the physical body, it allows us to be more mindful and heal conditions that have been long standing. Since Hypnotherapy works within the subconscious that seats all of our emotions, it is a great place to go to for transformative healing of mind, body and spirit. As a certified hypnotherapy instructor I know the value of this modality and work with it to heal others daily. Having said that, healers need to heal too, as we never get it all done! As a healer, when I am in need of healing, I am blessed to have Shirly Gilad as a valued colleague to turn to.

Shirly possesses an impressive hypnotherapy skill set, a remarkable level of compassion and a keen insight that allows her clients to open up and heal in short order. A typical hypnotherapy protocol takes on average 6 sessions to heal any one given issue, Shirly helps her clients achieve their goals far quicker than that. I went to Shirly during a tumultuous time in my life and my issues were complex. She was able to guide me through my process with a gentleness I’ve never experienced before or since. Additionally, I was seeking psychotherapy at the time and had been in that process for 6 months when she and I began our work together. In 3-4 sessions, Shirly helped me to reach my goals, and I no longer needed to continue my psychological services.

Shirly incorporates her unique background together with the process of hypnotherapy that provides a blended, integrative approach that is unparalleled. It’s so highly effective that healers seek her services out to heal! Therefore, it is with much gratitude and the deepest level of sincerity that I write this review and highly recommend Shirly Gilad’s Integrated Hypnotherapy services to all in need of healing their emotional conditions. You will be happy you sought out her services. I know I am…and I do this for a living!

Keli Raymond-Pescatore, CIHt.
Kristen

Shirly, I wanted to tell you that today I went to have a bunch of titers done for my medical school health forms. I have never been able to get my blood drawn without FREAKING out, having anxiety attacks, hyperventilating, and having someone from my family chaperone me through the whole experience. Today I had about a pint’s worth of blood taken without an ounce of fear or worry. I went to the doctor’s office by myself while my parents were both at work and not around to come save me if I would have needed it. I sat in the waiting room, reading a food magazine like a normal person. And I calmly had my blood drawn without any fear. I just want to reiterate my immeasurable gratitude for the peace you have helped me find by eliminating this phobia. With Love and Thanks.

Kristen
G.O.

Shirly permanently changed my life in under 2 hours! Sounds ridiculous but it’s true. I am a 15yr sufferer of extreme chemical hypersensitivity otherwise known as MCS. Shirly used her persuasive talents to re-code how my mind perceives chemical threats. I no longer over react to micro threats on my immune system. I no longer carry a mask and now sleep indoors at a location that was highly problematic before our first session together. I owe this woman a debt of gratitude that cannot be repaid.

G.O.
Molli Rose Glickman

I came to seek services from Shirly Gilad and Integrative Hypnotherapy because I had been suffering from anxiety for about a year and a half, and along with having anxiety I had some serious stomach issues as well. Shirly helped me by talking my mind out of the anxious state it was trapped in through the hypnosis. The remedies she suggested to me also helped me with releasing some of my anxiety as well as helping my stomach and digestive issues. Definitely the biggest benefit is having a mind that is finally at ease. I was so trapped in a cycle of panic and anxiety and now my mind no longer feels stuck in that place anymore. In addition, by the end of our sessions I know longer suffered from a lack of appetite or an excessively queasy stomach. I absolutely recommend the services of Shirly Gilad and Integrative Hypnotherapy.

1/10/2016

Molli Rose Glickman
Mark Booker

I came to see help from Shirly Gilad and Integrative Hypnotherapy for anxiety when answering phones at a high stress call center. Shirly helped me and I now no longer feel anxious. I now feel calm and relaxed answering phones. The biggest benefit is how I am now able to think clearly, without feeling nervous. I felt much better after one session! I would recommend Shirly Gilad and Integrative Hypnotherapy without question. I should have done this years ago; I missed out on many opportunities due to fear and anxiety. 1/6/2016

Mark Booker
Sara Radberg

Shirly Gilad helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I was diagnosed with cancer and without Shirly’s personal and professional support I would not be where I am today. Throughout the ups and downs of my diagnosis, surgery, and treatments she was there for me to guide me and help me.

Shirly Gilad’s vast knowledge in many areas helped me greatly in understanding the disease process as well as what every step of my treatment entailed. She accompanied me to doctor’s visits and advocated for me. She knew what to ask during the visits and knew how to best explain things to me. Her guidance in nutrition was priceless and her recommendations still guide what I eat and the supplements I take to date.

Shirly’s graduate education in family nursing and human behavior helped me to better understand and accept the physical and psychological processes that I was going through. She directed me on how to use meditation and relaxation techniques that were crucial during this very stressful time in my life.

Her endless giving and caring make her a very unique professional. I have no words to describe how much she meant to me and how essential she was for my recovery.

Sara Radberg
Karen Feller

It is rare in one’s life to meet someone with whom you feel immediate faith, trust, and connection.  When I heard from Shirly Gilad that she was going into practice as a therapist, I was elated, excited and became emotional, because it was at a time that I was considering finding someone to talk to about how I was going to understand where I was in my life. I knew that she was the perfect person for me to see as a therapist. The sessions we had together were transformative.  She led me to understand how I would move forward in my life. After just a few sessions, I was confident of my next steps in my journey. I know she will be there if I should reach out again. I feel so fortunate to know her.  She is an extraordinary person.

Karen Feller
Marci Goldman

Illness caused my life to spiral out of control. I felt helpless and continued to fall deeper into hopelessness and despair. Various doctors saw me as separate pieces to a puzzle. I needed someone to view me as a whole, physically, mentally and spiritually. Shirly Gilad encouraged my self- discovery. Through her multi-faceted approach to working with me mind- body- and spirit, she has helped me to feel empowered to make the changes necessary to move forward in my healing process. Finding Shirly has helped me find myself.

Marci Goldman
Ilonka O’Neil

My 12 year old son had a phobia of buttons and had managed to avoid them since he was two years old, but an upcoming band concert where he would be required to wear a tux shirt pressed the issue. Shirly saw my son in her office twice for hypnotherapy and sent him home with an MP3 to listen to nightly. After about a month he was able to perform in his concert, wearing his shirt with a smile on his face. Thanks Shirly!

Ilonka O’Neil
Pam Immerman

Seeing Shirly has really changed my life in a positive way. From the first moment I stepped into her office I was made to feel comfortable. In just a few sessions she was able to help me achieve significant growth as a person and help me to feel more confident and in control of my life and destiny. I am now able to sleep at least 7 hours straight at night!! By eating healthy and well-balanced meals frequently, cutting back on my high-intensity exercise and listening to both her personal and other guided meditations I feel so much happier within myself, have hardly had any anxiety and am losing weight! Shirly has given me the tools to help me through this incredible journey for which I am eternally grateful.

Pam Immerman
JWL

I think of myself as a reasonably strong and well adjusted person with a positive outlook on life.  I have never felt the need for counseling.  Then life threw a massive, expected change-up when I lost the love of my life to ovarian cancer.  Out of nowhere my world was turned upside down.  I couldn’t breathe! Just getting up to face the day was a struggle.  I felt as though I were wading chest deep in mud.  I knew very quickly that I was not equipped to cope with my loss without some kind of professional help.  Thankfully, I had met Shirly Gilad when I was looking for a hypnotherapist to help my wife cope better with the horrible symptoms of her cancer.   Having seen first hand just how gifted Shirly was, I knew that she would be able to help me get to a more stable place as I struggled to cope with my deep, debilitating grief.   I have had three sessions with Shirly over the past six months and am pleased to say that Shirly’s work with me has been the most important and effective thing I have done to help me navigate into a much better place.  I have accepted the fact that I will always carry the pain of loss with me.  I will cry unexpectedly when something triggers the sadness that will always exist just below the surface.  Yet, when those things happen I know longer feel out of control and distraught.  Shirly has helped me strengthen my emotional resilience. Thanks to Shirly, I now have a healthier perspective on this terrible loss with new coping skills that empower me to pull myself through.

JWL
RL

I was introduced to Shirly by my yoga teacher when I shared with her my fears and the stress consuming me regarding the outcome of an upcoming major surgery. It has been the most difficult and stressful 3 months in my life. Shirly has been there for me every step of the way, especially whenever I needed her most. She helped me handle the fear, the pain and was/is an amazing support for me. I had major surgery and was able to manage they pain using only Tylenol and no prescription drugs whatsoever.

Shirly has also helped restore my confidence and my ability to trust myself in making the correct decisions when needed for moving forward with extended treatment.

The biggest benefit has been her sincere interest in my welfare and her concern for my wellbeing. Shirly is a very compassionate and genuine person; she is caring, knowledgeable, and intelligent. She willingly shares the many resources and knowledge she has gained through her years of experience.

I would recommend Shirly to anyone who is faced with difficult decisions, pain, (either physical or emotional) or stress related challenges.

I can only sum this up by saying” I thrust her implicitly” She has become a trusted friend. “

RL
Hank Bloom

Had life time of anxiety and would never go out
After 3 sessions I am back in the gym
driving out of West Palm and not waking up
wondering if I am going to have an attack

Life may just be beginning
Thank you Shirly

Hank Bloom
Dr. Miri Ingwer

Shirly is nothing short of a miracle worker. Being a good listener is an understatement. I used her services when I was diagnosed with Endometrial Cancer. Her hypnosis and guidance proved invaluable through this difficult period. She has not only helped me through one of the hardest things I’ve been through, but is now helping my husband work through some of his issues. I have recommended her to at least 3 other people and all have met with success in their desired goals of what they wanted to achieve. When things seam unbearable – she makes life bearable.. A Caring therapist with phenomenal words of wisdom imparted in a compassionate manner.

Dr. Miri Ingwer
Amanda B

I can’t say enough good things about Shirly. I was having a lot of anxiety and issues stemming from being my mom’s primary caregiver (she passed away from ALS). It started interfering with my life and family. My primary physician recommended trying her. I did and it was the best decision I ever made. After 1 session I already started feeling better. After my 2nd, I felt like I was my old self again. My husband has seen a huge difference in me. He has said that I am much calmer than I was. He actually has said he should see her.

Amanda B
Felice Naide

I had the pleasure of having Shirly be the featured speaker at a morning of meditation, mindfulness and yoga event. She was a fabulous person to work with to ensure the success of the event…detail oriented, personable, flexible, caring, insightful and incredibly well connected. It is no surprise that she has a large “fan base” and that anyone who meets her either professionally or personally feels an almost immediate connection to her. Shirly’s method of presentation whether it’s to a large group, a small group or to an individual is chock full of knowledge, compassion and an innate understanding of people. Many first timers at the event were so inspired and deeply moved by her talk…it was truly the highlight of the morning. I would highly recommend Shirly to any group or to any person…she is a rare gem. I feel lucky to have met her.

Felice Naide Senior Development ProfessionalJewish Federation of South Palm Beach County
MR

I came seeking help for panic attacks and anxiety. I was experiencing a lot of trouble in a particular situation that just wasn’t working for me. I have been on anxiety medication before and didn’t want to go back on them and I just didn’t think that talk therapy was effective. They seem like a giant rant session and never made me feel better or resolved and never really help quell my panic attacks. After a couple sessions with Shirly, my panic attacks disappeared and I was able to confront my situation. My path completely changed and I felt empowered to make changes in my life from a place of strength and not fear. I love my recordings and the personal power they help me realize that I have inside myself. I couldn’t believe how fast things changed and turned around and I just felt that everything started to fall into place.

The panic attacks I was having on an almost daily basis, ceased. I don’t get so worked up and in a panic when faced with difficult situations. I’m able to hold my ground and work through problems logically rather than become an emotional wreck that spin into panic attacks.

I wholeheartedly recommend Shirly to others. I have been through unproductive talk therapy sessions, anxiety and depression medications that only made me feel worse due to the side effects. I was so happy to find Shirly and have the help I sought out after only a couple sessions. She’s a professional and she truly cares about you. She invests in you and listens to you.

MR
Ada Man

I had the pleasure of reaching out to Shirly, after sharing one of my professional struggles with a dear friend of mine, who has highly recommended Shirly, for a related struggle she experienced in her line of work. I have reached out to Shirly and became connected with her immediately. Once our work began, I felt the awareness and results of the issue I wanted to resolve and can confidently say, that this has changed my perspective and approach on many levels. I also must admit, that before I have spoke and meet with her, I was quite skeptical of this approach although curious by nature, I decided to give it a try. She was very open and available for all the questions that I had, therefore the confidence to start the process after speaking with her for the first time. She is extremely knowledgeable and has the gift of intuition, thus the reason why I can call her “a psychologist on steroids”. If you wish to resolve an internal struggle and wish to do it at a fast pace, there is no other person that I would highly recommend than, Shirly Gilad of Integrative Hypnotherapy of Boca Raton. Many thanks.”

Ada Man
MC

Imagine your brain as a restless, messy, unorganized ball of interconnected wires. What Shirly managed to do is help me organize, rewire, recharge and restart the system while using tools such as hypnosis, behavior therapy and
homeopathy. Where there was confusion, she managed to activate clarity, visualization and goal achievement. She’s an amazing listener and would be able to get to the core of the issue right away as if she had known me since forever.

She’s empathic and genuinely cares and always stays focused on empowering me and providing me with the tools I need to understand, approach, avoid, root out or face an issue. Do not expect Shirly to do all the work for you! Magic will start taking place if you meet her half way. Self-discipline, self-knowing and self-development is a long journey, but it can be an easier one if you are blessed enough to have the guidance of an amazing professional such as Shirly is!

MC
JES

I had three sessions with Shirly. The sessions were great and the recording and the daily contact were extremely helpful. I Smoked cigarettes for over 48 years and was 2 pack a day habit. Tried patches, Chantix, and gum nothing worked. I believe without Shirly’s help I would be still fighting my addiction and smoking. I have been smoke free for 6 months now. I still get a small urge occasionally and just listen to the tape once in a great while now. Thank you so much my health and breathing have improved greatly. I do not believe I could have succeeded without Shirly’s help.” 

JES
Nichol Gonzon

After two traumatic bullying experiences, my 15 year old daughter started suffering daily with disabling chronic migraines. We exhausted every traditional, and nontraditional treatment. Such as, Neurologists, Acupuncture, medications, supplements, and mindfulness, just to name a few. I had become extremely emotional and full of anxiety listening to my daughter crying for help, day after day and not being able to ease her pain. I started seeing Shirley. I emediately felt comfortable talking with her and after the first session had begun to feel less anxious, and hopeless. Thankfully she agreed to see My daughter and after the first session her migraines improved dramatically! By the 3rd session they were completely gone! This is a real experience, My daughter’s migraines started several years ago and became chronic and daily 9 months ago. She has been migraine free for about a month now after seeing Shirly. Shirly has given us our life back! She is a true healer, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting to feel better!

August 2017

Nichol Gonzon

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