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Below are a few examples of comments from those who have worked with me.
They give a genuine window of understanding into how people experience my approach.

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“Life changing. You owe it to yourself! I started hypnosis for weight loss and lost 30 lbs in 4 months so far with almost no effort, but found the benefits apply in other areas. My conflicts with a difficult peer resolved and my overall stress level has gone down dramatically. This was only possible because of Genvièv’s unique forensic skills used to identify the root cause of issues – the only way to conclusively address them. And the skills she teaches are a Godsend as I deal with serious health issues. I only wish I’d started sooner!”


Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv is amazing and a true professional! I saw her for several issues she helped me work through with hypnosis. I did 4 sessions with her a few months ago. The results have lasted. I am more self-confident and the issues I struggled with are gone. I had tried counseling, but didn’t want to go and rehash the same old stuff. I wanted real results, which Genvièv gave me with hypnosis. I wouldn’t hesitate to go again or recommend her to friends or family!”


Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv, I am flabbergasted. So is my wife. I don’t understand it. How can you spend 40 years, incapable of quitting an addiction, no matter how hard you try or what you do, and in one session, walk away not wanting to have anything to do with it anymore? I haven’t even thought about it since our session! Whenever I try to think about it, the sound of your voice comes to my mind, this blue peace, shaped like an octopus, covers everything and I feel really calm… My wife asked me how you did this. All I could say was: I haven’t the first idea! All I did was sit in a chair and listen to her voice. The only thing that was strange was the fact it felt like 15 minutes, but when I opened my eyes, two hours had gone by! I just can’t believe how much you’ve helped me and how good you must feel helping others the way you do. Thank you so much, Genvièv.”


La Center, Washington

“Wonderful work, deep work, work that has helped me restore much of the vitality and creativity I thought was lost to me. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you, lovely lady!”

Susan Chernak McElroy

New York Times Best-Selling Author

“Genvièv, I wanted to write and say THANK YOU. This is the first time in 45 years I don’t have anguish about Mother’s Day.”


Vancouver, Washington

“I listened to your session only once and it is funny, at times, as I am walking through the streets of London, I can hear your voice, vibrating in my imagination and filling me with confidence.

What an incredible gift! I didn’t fall back in the negative patterns I had been struggling with since my childhood. Sometimes, when I’m tired and stressed, I feel the glimpse of an old negative habit, as a far away memory trying to attract me from a distance, but I drink a tall glass of water and the temptation is gone.”


London, England

“Genvièv, Brilliant talk that you gave! I have had wonderful feedback about it. Everyone was most impressed! Good, good, good reviews! “

Dr. Joan Schultze

Wellness Chiropractic Center

“Over the last year, I’ve had the pleasure of being part of 3 presentations delivered by Genvièv on hypnosis and the work she does. I can’t begin to tell you how powerful her presentations are, packed with incredible insights, dispelling all myths, and giving participants an entirely new, fresh perspective of hypnosis. If you have yet to attend one of Genvièv’s presentations, now is the time to get enlightened. Genvièv, please keep on keeping. You are a blessing to all of us!”

Quincy Whitfield

President, Bridges Business Group

“Genvièv, the gratitude I have for you and the energy you put into my case is more than I can possibly express. Thank you so much!!!”


Astoria, Oregon

“Genvièv, I just want to thank you for how much you have helped me become a braver and happier man. You have a beautiful gift…”


Portland, Oregon

“I have consulted with Genvièv on quite a few challenging cases and have seen remarkable results in the progress of my patients that were sent to her for hypnosis. She is extremely congenial and very motivated to coordinate care, which makes my work significantly easier. She has outstanding communication skills and gets results much quicker than I would typically anticipate. She carries my highest recommendation.”

Dr. Somusetty, MD

Assistant Chief of Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente

“Genvièv, I wanted you to know that I’ve been hearing rave reviews about the work that you did with my long-time patient. I’m understanding that the session was very successful and was much appreciated. I wanted to say thank you for your wonderful, wonderful work. It’s so nice to know I have someone I can refer my patients to, whom I trust. That is not something that I can say about everybody I know. Thank you for your brilliant work with my patient!”

Dr. Schultze

Wellness Chiropractic, Lake Oswego, Oregon

“Genvièv has a depth of knowledge and expertise in her field that puts her in a class of her own. Whether I experience her skills in session, or have the pleasure of listening, spellbound, as she educates us about hypnosis, there is no doubt that I am always in the best, most capable hands.”


Lake Oswego, Oregon

“Friend and associate, Genvièv is the real deal. Having overcome severe adversity herself, she’s highly trained and experienced in hypnosis, multilingual, achievement oriented, a mind/body athlete and nice person – and stars in a pretty good video series – see for yourself. I unreservedly recommend her – contact her and find out why.”

Dr. Joseph Bennette

Editor-In-Chief, OHA Northwest

“Genvièv is a very capable hypnotherapist and hypnosis trainer. Her skill set is both broad and deep and as such, she is well prepared to deal with issues ranging from those involving motivation to matters of a far more complicated nature. If I were to call upon a hypnosis specialist today, it would be Genvièv. It is without hesitation that I recommend her to any and all interested in hypnosis.”

Eldon Taylor

New York Times Best-Selling Author

“Genvièv, I appreciate the follow-up. I can say that I’m in a better place these days since our time together. The joy and passion are reemerging! In a more general sense, I’m finding myself taking a more relaxed approach to simply being. Thanks again.”


Portland, Oregon

“I came to Genvièv to address a fear of failure (or success) causing compulsive procrastination.

The results were miraculous. We identified a formative event in my early childhood and addressing it has been phenomenal.

I completed nearly two months of procrastinated actions within the first week after the session, and after the next two I have brought my entire personal, financial and business lives back under control.”


Portland, Oregon

“I spent a lot of time wondering how to thank someone for giving you your life back. Or in my case, for giving me a life!

You are that someone for me. You have given me so much, in such a short time. When I look back to where I came from, I don’t like that picture of me at all. Then I look at myself this very moment and I am really liking the person I have become. It has taken work from both of us, but our work has given me so much joy. With your help, your gentle kindness, your sincerity, your knowledge in helping others, your dedication to your profession and what you graciously give to people each and every day of your life, your very life force reaches out to so many people in need. You touch so many lives in a positive, meaningful way. You have sure touched my heart in abundance. You have taught me I can be a happy person and live my life without anxiety and depression.

I experienced so many firsts this year! I came to you feeling so off balance, I was just about at break down point. I was actually hoping I would be the next victim of a horrific crime, just so I wouldn’t have to wake up the next day. I didn’t have the courage to harm myself, but I was willing and even eager for someone else to put me out of my misery. A very sad and bad state of mind. Then I found you, Genvièv Martin-Bernard, Clinical Hypnotherapist, and by simply walking through your door, I went through a life-changing experience. After 50 plus years feeling so confused, tired of being sick all the time and not understanding why, I witnessed a miracle, or became a miracle! A miracle of your making! And I never even knew miracles existed!

These are my thoughts and I’m still no closer to letting you know how much you mean to me. No words could express my gratitude for all you have shared of yourself and given me. The peaceful feelings that are now mine when I wake up and go to bed each day are part of a world you have helped me create. It’s a new beginning for me. How many people can truly say they are happy in every aspect of their lives? I am on my way of getting there, thanks to you. You shared with me lifelong living and coping skills I now take with me, wherever I go. I am so thankful for you, and eager to discover the new adventures awaiting me now. You truly are my miracle!”


Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv is an exquisite and gifted speaker. She has an incredible talent to deliver a plethora of information, combined with her real life experiences, that invites her audience to journey into the wisdom and knowledge of the subjects she presents.

Her professional demure and light-hearted sense of humor make learning – even the most difficult subjects – a delight, leaving her audience excited about using what they have learned to enrich every aspect of their lives.”

Scott Duvall

Past President, Oregon Hypnotherapy Association

“Hi Genvièv, My year so far is going great! I practice my techniques weekly. I’m happier now than I have been in a long time. My sleeping pattern has improved, allowing me to sleep longer hours through the night. If I wake up, I use my two-finger technique, visualize myself sleeping effortlessly, and it helps me fall back to sleep ? I will be calling to set up an appointment for my son soon.”


Canby, Oregon

“Genvièv is a breath of fresh air! I have known her for quite a few years. Her YouTube series captures only a small part of her inspirational message. She brings grace, wholeness and opens worlds of possibilities to all those whose lives she touches. Carry on, Genvièv… Take us all to new heights!”

Dr. Jeff Salz

Author, Anthropologist, Inspirational Speaker

“Hi Genvièv! The work we are doing together is paying off! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I’ve accomplished in the last few days! I still have work to do (both in your office and out) but I am pleased with the direction I am headed. I haven’t been this happy and “clear” thinking in a long time! Thank you, I look forward to continuing this journey!”


Camas, Washington

“Hi Genvièv, I am extraordinarily pleased to hear my patient is doing well with your sessions. It is remarkable. It is an ideal approach for many, many patients with trauma-based symptoms and is not used nearly as often as it should. I look forward to seeing him soon.”

Dr. Somusetty

MD, Adult Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente

“Before coming to see you, I had been struggling with weight issues my entire life. With every diet, I went through excruciating cravings. The caffeine and sugar withdrawals I experienced each time I tried to quit my addiction to sodas were unbearable. Every failed attempt discouraged me further. When you explained trying to fix self-sabotaging behaviors without finding and treating their cause was the reason for the unsuccessful outcomes, I wondered how we would find the cause of this lifelong problem. I wasn’t aware of it.

I had never been hypnotized before, yet, the moment you brought me back to origin of the problem and I found myself a little boy again, waiting for the ice-cream truck in front of my parents’ home, the scene was so vivid, it was like being there all over again. I was barefoot in the grass and I could actually see how tall the grass was. When the ice-cream truck arrived, I could see every sticker on the truck, the face of the man driving it, the shirt he had on, with startling clarity. I had no idea I still remembered that man who played such an insignificant role in my life in the grand scheme of things. When we followed me back to my childhood home, everything was there in vivid and colorful details. Finally being given the chance to understand the profound reason behind my lifelong self-sabotaging habits was incredible. After one session, I truly feel more in control of my destiny. In the week since, I have not had a single soda and did not experience any of the cravings and withdrawals I always had in the past! The shift was easy and natural. I changed my eating habits, choosing healthy, nutritional foods instead of the unhealthy choices I made before. I cannot believe I didn’t try hypnosis years ago! It is a very awakening experience, truly something I had never experienced before. Thank you Genvièv.”


Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv, You have helped me tremendously! I had to face an unexpectedly challenging situation last week. Everything would have been far different and far worse if I had not done all the work I have done with you. Instead, I was able to remain calm, grounded, focused and strong. Thank you again for everything!”


Camas, Washington

“Hi Genvièv! Thank you so much for seeing Sydney yesterday, and for your wonderful e-mail! She came home feeling calm and happy. No mention of zombies or anything like that, not even last night before bed, so that’s major progress! I’m so glad about the technique you taught her. It’s such a great tool! I know Syd will benefit greatly from it. We are very grateful to you. You’ve changed our lives in such amazing ways! We are a Genvièv fan club! We love you lots!”


Portland, Oregon

“Thank you for our session yesterday, Genvièv. I am feeling stronger and most hopeful today. I will continue to process what we discussed and will call to schedule a follow up appointment. Thank you again!”


Sherwood, Oregon

“Genvièv, you did such a marvelous job helping my daughter Casey. I was very impressed with your work. I’d like to schedule a few visits with you myself to help me with my professional goals. Thank you so much for your help!”


Portland, Oregon

“Hello Genvièv, thank you for your help. I feel much better. I’ve told my friends this was the best investment I have ever made. Anytime I feel a slight reminder of the anxiety that used to overwhelm me, the technique you taught me gets rid of it quickly. Thanks again!”


Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv is a breath of fresh air! I have known her for quite a few years. Her YouTube series captures only a small part of her inspirational message. She brings grace, wholeness and opens worlds of possibilities to all those whose lives she touches. Carry on, Genvièv… Take us all to new heights!”

Dr. Jeff Salz, Ph.D

Author, Anthropologist, Motivational Speaker

“Dear Genvièv, you have an extraordinary gift for touching the lives of others and understanding them. I already feel better after our fascinating consultation. I know I am in good hands! Your presence on my path is a gift from above. I am deeply grateful for your immense help and generosity.”


London, England

“Genvièv always presents well-researched and documented material – important for those of us who value accuracy and good solid research to back the information presented. She is expertly knowledgeable in her subject matter, standing fearlessly erect and speaking assertively with an air of authority.

Her winning smile and friendly demeanor genuinely convery her interest in her material and her audience. She provides a logical progression of presentation materials that is easy to follow and interacts well with her audience, fielding questions well and making questioners feel respected and satisfied.”

Joseph Bennette

Editor-in-Chief of OHA Northwest, Official Publication of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association

“Genvièv is incredible! I am a New York Times bestselling author and investigative reporter. Whenever I need a professional forensic hypnotist, I think immediately of Genvièv. I recommend her to everyone I meet. She is the best in her field, the only one I would go to.”

Jay Margolis

New York Times Best Selling Author

“I just had an amazing day in Portland. I had never felt so relaxed and strong in my life! Everyone is seeing the change in me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! My life is becoming beautiful again. I am recapturing long-lasting friendships I thought were lost. You have truly saved my life. You are the most amazing person I have ever met! I will talk about you no matter where my path leads me. You have blown my mind! Thank you so much! You deserve to be on an Oprah show!”


Portland, Oregon

“Amazing person who has a life mission dedicated to serving humanity. My journey is only partly completed and I am so impressed with her knowledge, compassion, and professionalism. Very impressed.”

Bruce Franszen

Lake Oswego, Oregon

“You have touched me deeply. As the night has progressed, I feel my mind more relaxed, with peace and good thoughts flowing through. I am no longer fighting myself or even thinking about tomorrow, wondering how I am going to get through the day. It’s a big change for me. It feels so different. So different, that I would be able to welcome so much peace within. In the 50-some years I have sought help for my anxiety and fears, you are the first person in my life who knew how to get me out of the anxiety symptoms today. In two sessions, you instinctively knew what to do and what to say to help me release the anxiety. You explained what was going on and gave me answers by teaching me how to counteract these overwhelming symptoms. What a gift you gave me today! You help desperate individuals like me, allowing us to face our fears in a safe, comfortable environment. I am thankful I found you and we can share this journey together. I know our future sessions will bring out more of who I am, help me better understand my condition and be able to, with practice, help myself effortlessly. I am thinking positive thoughts and that feels really good for a change. I go to bed tonight, eager for a restful night of sleep. Tomorrow I will wake up, ready to practice your teachings and learn more about myself. I will honor and respect my needs. I will awaken the wonderful person within me and I will find true peace of mind. You have my permission to use my notes to you. I feel honored that you asked. If my simple words can help another person going through a rough time, I am happy to share your teachings and my results with them. You get some rest too! Thanks again!”

Kathy B.

Portland, Oregon

“Genvièv’s presentations on Forensic Hypnosis are so powerful and so well received, I am hoping she will be willing to loan us the richness of her expertise again. The students genuinely appreciate her.”

Will McKnight

J.D. Adjunct Instructor of Criminal Justice

“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your skill with hypnosis. It is like being in an automobile with icy frosted windows, and then having the warm, defrosted air engage to clear one’s vision to the outside world… As I mentioned, I did not realize what sort of profound effect you would have upon me. I’m sure the effects are different with every individual, but for me it just ‘clicks.’ Many thanks.”

Randy Bowen

Portland, Oregon

“Your last message touched me so deeply, and in such a particular manner, at a time when I needed it most. The depth of your teachings enabled me to shift my perspective and gave me the means to let go of the feelings of anger and bitterness that were eating me up, like flowing tears purify, liberate and heal. God placed within you an extraordinary gift, Genvièv. He chose you to uplift others around you and bring them to the light. He could not have found a better messenger for a mission of such importance.”


London, England

“Hi Genvièv, The change in my husband is amazing! He looked so different when he returned from his session with you, I actually took a picture of him because I had never seen him looking so peaceful, serene and relaxed. He went to sleep and took a nap. It was startling to see him this way! He told me he has never felt so peaceful. Even his physical pain has gone away. He said it was like floating on a cloud and the feeling of happiness, elation and serenity has not yet dissipated still. I’d like to schedule an appointment for our daughter to come see you too. Thank you so much!”


Portland, Oregon

“I had never experienced anything like this before. I felt as if I were out of my body looking down at myself. I have had moments in my life when I was able to relax, in a peaceful setting, sometimes with the sound of water nearby, which tends to help me feel more at ease, but I had never experienced this level of relaxation before. This was the best decision I have ever made. This is the first time in my life I have ever felt so deeply peaceful and relaxed. I am feeling so light all of a sudden, as if I had just dropped a whole bunch of heavy weight I had been carrying all along. Thank you. You have given me so much!”


Beaverton, Oregon

“Miraculous, Life Changing Results! I came to Genvièv to address a fear of failure (or success) causing compulsive procrastination. The results were miraculous. We identified a formative event in my early childhood and addressing it has been phenomenal. I completed nearly two months of procrastinated actions within the first week after the session, and after the next two I have brought my entire personal, financial and business lives back under control. She is awesome, and I am sure you will think so too!”


Portland, Oregon

“Hello Genvièv, My patient looked great. He showed significant relief of anxiety symptoms based on his trauma.We were both pretty excited by his recovery, as it was very dramatic. He was always considered by me as a very challenging patient.Thank you for working with him!”

Dr. Somusetty

MD, Adult Psychiatry, Kaiser Permanente

“Well done, Genvièv! Keep inspiring us all being an ‘Outstanding Woman.’ You really are so significant to so many, even people you don’t even know. Thanks for being you.”

Michael Whitenburgh

Centre of Excellence for Mind Empowerment

“Genvièv, You have been such a pleasure to work with! Your passion for what you do and enthusiasm for working with the community here at Club Sport shines. The positive feedback from participants is a reflection of you, your insight and passion. I am lucky to work with you!”

Laura Goldman

Events and Adult Programming Director, Club Sport Oregon

“Genvièv, wow… you have a true gift! What an incredible experience your session was. I felt “elsewhere” as I was listening to your voice, and when you took me back to the root of the problem in my childhood, I saw the little boy I was then. By the end of the session, I felt liberated, full of energy and joy. The results were instantaneous.”


Ashland, Oregon

“I wanted to let you know I am home safe and sound. You are amazing! Thank you so much! Today’s session has brought me peace within. You taught me so much about myself. I feel lighter in my step. I am tired, but good tired! I am most willing to use this new method you taught me today of healing myself from within. I am going to call it the “Tree Effect”! Next time anxiety attacks me, I will stand tall and greet it head on! Thank you again!”

Kathy B.

Portland, Oregon

“Thank you again for all your help, Genvièv. Your gentle words about my mom and her current health challenge touched my very core. It felt as if you were reading my mind and knew exactly what to say. The session answered my nagging questions on how to help my mom and gave me great comfort and understanding. While it was hard to watch my mom struggle, you calmed my mind and allowed me to be joyful again. I realize that being around my mom, no matter her health situation, is a gift I intend to make the most of. Your inner strength, sharp mind and intuition always amaze me! That you are always willing to share a part of you with me is another gift I will always cherish. Just so you know, whenever I think of you, I smile! Again, thank you, Genvièv. You take care of yourself. I think of you often and send good and happy thoughts your way.”


Newberg, Oregon

“Hi Genvièv, Thank you for following up with me. It was such a blessing that you were able to help me release the issues I had. Since coming home, I have seen a difference in myself. I find myself more at peace with life. I am happy and content with life. I wanted to lose weight for the last 6 months and I am now able to wake up each morning, motivated to exercise and to prepare my healthy green drinks and my salads for lunch every day. I feel great being healthy again!! You have been a wonderful hypnotherapist with your patience and choices of words. You have a special gift and I am fortunate I was able to have you assist me in clearing out blockages to propel me to my new and exciting future.

I will continue the work to be the best I can be. Peace and Blessings.”


San Diego, California

“Wonderful work, deep work, work that has helped me restore much of the vitality and creativity I thought was lost to me. Can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you, lovely lady!”

Susan Chernak McElroy

New York Times Best-Selling Author

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