Disclaimer: All testimonials are on file at the MindLife office in Winnipeg. Our services do not constitute medical care, psychotherapy or psychological advice. The results described on this site, including testimonials, represent the ideal outcome and might not be achieved by every client. Your results will depend on your motivation to change, responsiveness to hypnosis, past history and other factors.
I came to see you on October 27, 2015 to quit smoking. I want to let you know I haven't smoked since I left your doors that day 6 months ago. I still have my pack of cigarettes in my car and haven't touched them. I didn't think it would be possible since I started smoking in my early teens! I have recommended you to my other friends and to strangers!! LOL Thank you! -Zita C., Winnipeg
I didn't have any preconceived ideas when I made my appointment for my session to quit smoking. I had an open mind and said to myself if I am able to quit, I'll be happy and so will my family. If I don't, then I don't. I had smoked since i was eighteen and was a smoker for half of my life. I wanted to try this method since others didn't work and I didn't feel strong enough to quit by myself. After my session with Roman, I figured I would want a smoke. I even had some left in my vehicle. To my surprise, the trigger to smoke in my vehicle didn't happen. I didn't crave when I grabbed that morning coffee or during my breaks at work! I realized I no longer had that deep, inner craving that always drove me to have another smoke. I am very happy to say that I haven't picked up a cigarette since I went to MindLife and I was VERY addicted to smoking with no real will power to quit. With Roman's help I was able to conquer my bad habit, QUIT SMOKING and start living a longer, healthier and happier life! -Renata M., Winnipeg
Hi Roman Just want to give you a quick update. Tomorrow I will be celebrating 100 days of not smoking! I can't believe how great I feel and it was actually quite easy. I forget what it's like to have a cigarette,its weird. Anyways all is great! Thanks so much! -Aline, T., Winnipeg
Hi Roman Just a follow up.... still no smoking!!!! and have passed out your business card to many co-workers who are very interested. I hope they call you because I feel amazing!!!! Thanks again for your help. - Kelly T., Winnipeg
Hi Roman. I just wanted to let you know that I'm celebrating my six months of no smoking and I can't imagine ever starting up that disgusting habit again! I'm able to party with smokers now quite easily and I very rarely even get the slightest urge to smoke. I have a few friends who have now followed my lead by drastically reducing their smoking. Thanks for providing me with the tools I needed to quit my 15 year smoking habit. - Darrel M., Winnipeg
I smoked a pack a day for 35 years and 2 packs a day for the last 2 years. I tried many methods of quitting smoking on my own. I have used many smoking cessation products and 2 prescribed drugs. Roman’s method is frank and straightforward. There is no "hocus pocus" here just sound common sense. It was not until I came across Roman’s hypnotherapy technique that I finally stopped smoking. - Glen P., Winnipeg
My husband Ray had been a smoker since he was about 16, and is currently 48. When we went to see Roman, he was probably smoking close to a pack a day. I foolishly started at about 20, and am now 45. Ray woke up every day coughing, and was prone to bronchitis several times a year. The doctors were telling him for years, enough was enough. When we had an opportunity to try hypnosis, we went for it. We were both optimistic, but honestly a wee bit skeptical. We just passed a 2 month milestone of quitting, and have put it behind us. I sincerely thank Roman and his training for helping our health and our bank accounts. I am now considering other aspects in my life that I know Roman could help me with. If you want it, and have an open mind, it will for for you too.
- Laura M., Victoria Beach, Manitoba
Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that it’s been over a year and I’m still smoke free. Thanks so much. - Fern C., Winnipeg
Just a quick update since my quit date last Sunday - well, I can honestly say that it's been great. I feel like I have officially quit smoking! Since my last session with you I have literally had only 3 cravings and was able to work through them very easily using the breathing methods you gave.
Thank you so much for the focus you gave me. I feel in full control of my health now and truly believe that the sessions I had with you were key in me being able to feel and be as strong as I am today and for the rest of my life. I will recommend you to anyone I know who smokes and is looking for that final goodbye because I am confident that you will be able to help them. Thanks again Roman, all the best. – Suelang W,. Winnipeg
Thank you so much for your help with smoking and giving me the techniques to help my meditation. If someone cannot quit smoking after your help it's because they had no intention of quitting to begin with. Thank you. - Paul L., Winnipeg
Hi Roman I just wanted to message you to thank you. My husband and I attended the Stop Smoking Hypnosis Group on May 4th. My life has been wonderful since then. I feel like I'm actually living life now not smoking. I have never had this much energy. I'm also a lot calmer. My husband has been smoke free since then as well. Again thank you. - Lisa S., Winnipeg
Hi Roman, just letting you know that I'm still smoke free. Thanks for teaching me how to breathe for relaxation and for hypnotizing me (it's made this quit easy). So far so good! Thanks Again! - Christine P., Winnipeg
Unbelievable, but I've had no cravings (thoughts yes) for sweet stuff! Had a family dinner where dessert was served and I had a piece, found it very sweet and wanted no more. This is absolutely fantastic!! And it's been more stress than usual these couple of weeks, family member being in hospital, medical tests, etc. That would usually mean even less sense of control for me. I'm pretty pumped about this and can't thank you enough! - Karen Z., Winnipeg
I`m thrilled with the mind set my body has.The cravings are less, and the guilt is gone. I feel like this is almost too good to be true.As well my portions are smaller, and I feel satisfied. I can feel a difference in the fit of my clothing, and my energy levels have gone up.– Alison W., Winnipeg
I have not had the same cravings for candy as in 'pre-Roman days. It's like I have control back. Even if there have been thoughts about it, I have been able to say 'thanks but no thanks' and move on. - Dona R., Winnipeg
I have absolutely slowed down on my eating habits and am making exercising more of a priority in life. Roman helped me to be ok with eating my vices, which the worst is chocolate, and that point has made a HUGE impact. It's amazing how listening to something for just 15 minutes a day can make such a difference! - Lorrie F., Winnipeg
My challenge is alcohol. Roman at Mindlife has moved me in the direction I was seeking help for. Our meetings were informal. comfortable and successful. I recommend Roman to those who are seeking help as I was; it is worth the time to meet with him. - David B., Lockport, Manitoba
I`m really happy that I met you and accepted your treatment. I feel good and have no problem with hard liquor. I can drive by any MLCC now and it`s it`s just a store that I do not need to shop at. I sleep better, I have lost a little weight. I feel better. Thanks Roman. I will recommend you to any one that I feel needs your help. - Ray L. Winnipeg
I had the pleasure of attending one of Roman's meditation and self-hypnosis workshops. It was a very informative session which I left with the certainty that I could effectively implement the techniques that Roman taught me. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone. - David L., Winnipeg
I wanted to thank you for teaching me how to “properly” breathe! Your “MindlLife Workshop” was concise, informative and practical. In speaking with the three woman that I came we all agreed that, “At last we found something that isn’t gimmicky; we can do immediately, and find results”. As I mentioned to you, I am a “beginner” with meditation and have been for many years, and I found your workshop enlightening; I can experience the benefits of meditation anytime and anywhere simply by being aware of my breathing. Thank you again and I hope your workshop reaches all Winnipeggers and beyond! - Dianne W., Winnipeg
Anxiety and Stress
Fabulous results! Roman’s kind, patient, giving nature guided me through this process with so much care. This has been a life changing experience, with information and techniques as well as hypnosis everything in my life is looking so much brighter. My social fear is substantially better and the peace within me is a refreshing start to a new chapter in my life. It feels amazing to be able to be let out of this dark room I have been locking myself in for all this years. What a great experience, the relaxation and peace is amazing! Roman has done so much for me! Thank-you! - Kat U., Winnipeg
Hi Roman I feel a lot more relaxed the last couple of weeks. My hands look great and the inside of my mouth is also better. I feel strongly that each passing day is a better day! Thanks. - Derek O., Winnipeg
I was going through a post traumatic stressful episodes and am truly grateful for Roman. He is full of very wise teachings to help alleviate anxiety and stress. I am very grateful for the session with him.I highly recommend him to help you with stress management; it has been such a blessing. - Brenda R.,Winnipeg
I admit to having been somewhat apprehensive and skeptical prior to having a session with Roman. His demeanor and confidence in the benefits of hypnotherapy motivated me to give it a shot. I attribute my peace of mind and success during exams and interviews to these sessions with Roman.
- Douglas P., Winnipeg
It’s fine to think that you are going perform a certain task well, but it is another thing to know that you are going to perform well. Roman’s hypnotherapy sessions helped me to realize, to know, that I had all the skills necessary to perform well on the LSAT. At some point during the LSAT I became stressed (which can be detrimental on this test), and I literally stopped and thought to myself, “I have the skills I need to do well on this.This is not a big deal.” This is the type of confidence I had after seeing Roman, and it paid off. - Justin W., Winnipeg
I have to say that overall I am way more relaxed. If I feel myself tensing in my shoulders etc, I immediately think about breathing and relaxing. Same thing at night. I totally relax my body and can "feel" the difference. I am sleeping really well so what a great change! Hypnosis works...as I keep telling my friends and family. - Jan L., Winnipeg
Better Sports and Golf
Hockey - My season is going great . We are in 1st place and things are looking good for winning the championship in the league. I’ve been having a really good season myself as well, the sessions and the recording you made me has made me a more confident and creative player for sure. Thanks for everything! - Dan K., Winnipeg
Golf - Over several sessions with Roman I learned a number of techniques for relaxation and visualization on the golf course. I find that I am able to play more confidently with accomplished golfers, quickly recover from poor shots and most importantly really enjoy the game. It is a game and it's meant to be enjoyed. Thanks Roman. - Alan S., Winnipeg
Swimming - Hello Roman I would like to let you know that I did the first day of my swim meet today. I swam faster than I have in the past two years with one best time and also matching another. I'm very excited and happy with my performance and would like to thank you very much. -Scott P., WinnipegTae Kwan Do - Hi Roman. Working with you has pushed my mental capabilities as an athlete. Everyone is impressed with my focus and I attribute that to the work we've done. I'm confident and focused with every match, feeling ready and on my game no matter what. Any athlete who is serious about competing should definitely come and see you. Better focus, training harder, longer, and always in the zone. What more could an athlete want? I would definitely recommend you to any athlete. - Brandon L., Winnipeg
Roman Buchok is a true healer. Through his hypnotic techniques, I was able to stay centered, focused, and not lose hope, during one of the most difficult periods of my professional, and personal life. - Raymond S., Toronto
Roman has a fantastic ability to pin point the issues you want to tackle with a thorough and comfortable interview, even if you can’t quite put your finger on it yourself. I have a newfound confidence and ability to concentrate on my job that Roman has helped me find. He has helped me to overcome some anxiety and stress issues as well and has taught me some meditation and self-hypnosis techniques that have brought more peace to my usually over active mind. - Tripat S., Winnipeg
First of all I would like to thank you for helping me with my dizzy spells (vertigo)that I have been experiencing for a few years. After many appointments to numerous specialists I came to you in search of help with a lot of skepticism. You admitted that you had never treated a person with my health concern, but that you would like to try. I was glad I did. Once in awhile the feelings of dizzyness return, but I am now more able to handle the situation with the breathing techniques and recordings you provided. Thanks again. - T.G., Winnipeg
Flying - Hi Roman. I just wanted to let you know that my session with you was a huge success. My flights went off perfectly. Thank you very much for helping me. Take care. -Charles O., Winnipeg
Birds - Hi Roman I had a great time in Cuba but a fabulous time in Mexico because I wasn't uncomfortable or freaked out by birds at all. I even made a point of asking the owner of a bar to let me meet his parrot, Pato. I petted him & I sat on the beach with my friend (the pigeon feeder) and had a bunch milling around our feet. I was even sitting on the beach at a bar and one flew right at me and I didn't even flinch. Thank you, thank you so much. I have given out your cards to smokers and friends with phobias. - Debi L., Winnipeg
Testimonials In The News
Oscar winner Charlize Theron recently kicked smoking. “I was highly addicted,” Theron, 36, says "I don’t smoke like normal people. I smoke to die.” She reportedly smoked up to three packs of cigarettes a day, and used hypnotherapy to kick the habit.
- Vogue 11/11 Hypnosis can help …a growing body of research supports the ancient practice as an effective tool in the treatment of a variety of problems, from anxiety to chronic pain. -Newsweek, 9/04
Though often denigrated as fakery or wishful thinking, hypnosis has been shown to be a real phenomenon with a variety of therapeutic uses…”
-Scientific American 7/01
Hypnosis has gained credibility in the past five years because of research using the latest brain-imaging technology…. Studies show hypnosis can help treat a multitude of disorders.
-Business Week, 2/04
Hypnosis: A safe and potent pain reliever.
-Consumer Reports, 1/05
The purpose of hypnosis as a therapeutic technique is to help you understand and gain more control over your behavior, emotions and physical well-being.
-The Mayo Clinic 12/03
Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit.
-New Scientist, 10/92
Hypnosis often is used to modify behavior and overcome phobias and bad habits -- it can help you make changes that you've been unable to make otherwise.
-National Women's Health Resource Center 11/03
With weight loss the evidence is conclusive...hypnosis does help people reduce.
-Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99
“I should have done it years ago…It's amazing I didn't even want cigarettes any more.”
Matt Damon describing his hypnosis experience to Jay Leno,
-The Tonight Show, 12/04
Hypnosis seems helpful in treating addictions, and the depression and anxiety associated with them.
-Psychology Today, 9/96
There's entrancing news about hypnosis; it's gaining credibility as a treatment for a multitude of troubles, from quitting smoking to post-traumatic stress disorder.
-Business Week, Feb 2/04
It is employed today to combat phobias, control bad habits and enhance performance.
-Smithsonian Magazine, 3/99
Hypnosis can help adult patients control other forms of pain, relieve gastrointestinal problems, stimulate weight loss, clear up skin problems, and accelerate the healing of bone fractures and surgical wounds.
-Consumer Reports, 1/05