Success Stories

Speaking Engagement

I heard Angela speak at a Snoqualmie Valley Women in Business luncheon. She walked the audience through an exercise of visualizing our professional dreams to make them more achievable. It was a deeply powerful, moving and spiritual experience for me. I left that luncheon feeling driven and inspired to accomplish all of my goals.


Heidi PlasterPlaster Consulting, WA

Anxiety, Focus, Pain, Sleep, Self Care

I was “all over the place”. Having been like this my entire life, it didn’t seem out of the ordinary to me. It turns out, there is another way and I found that way through working with Angela Barrus at Empower Your Life Hypnotherapy.

I was having a hard time letting go of a lot of negativity around an injury, the recovery process, my career, and where I was going in life. I was stuck spinning my wheels. I wasn’t sleeping for days at a time, I was not eating, and I did not want to do anything or see anybody.

Prior to working with Angela, I had tried everything. I was taking anti-depressants to feel more alive, I was taking ADHD medication to stay awake and focused, I was taking sleeping pills to calm down and go to sleep, I was taking anti-anxiety pills to feel less anxious, and yet there wasn’t a pill I could find to “just snap out of it”. I had seen my share of health care providers one my acupuncturist asked “Have you met Angela?”.

I went forward and met Angela and it was life-changing. In only a handful of sessions I have stopped all prescription medications, I’ve had more energy, I’m excited to wake up in the morning and I want to take care of myself. I also found a connection to my higher power in a way that I never had in my life to this point, and everything that comes with that… peace, health, vitality, joy. I still have trouble sharing with people about this experience because it seems… well, crazy, but I know that it worked for me.

Any hesitation I had about working with Angela and the work that she does melted away after meeting her the first time. She’s a genuine and compassionate person who wants nothing more than to help you succeed.

Katie G.WA

Message From Client, Weight Loss – Teen

Hello Angela, Good news! I tried on a pair of old shorts that were far too small they wouldn’t even button and guess what? I’m wearing them now because they fit great!!! I take that as I’ve lost weight! Yaayy.


Speaking Engagement

Angela, You are amazing and a light to all those around you. I want to thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into making last night such a success. There was a wonderful energy and spirit there and I know that your sharing touched many. Last night was so successful in so many ways. Thank you for your open sharing it added to the wonderful spirit.

PJ HanksBrilliant Solutions Group Do Terra Oils

Speaking Recommendation

Angela was so engaging. It was obvious that she was passionate about her subject matter and that she put a lot of time and thought into addressing our fabulous group of Women In Business. I truly left knowing more about my brain than when I first walked into the seminar. She offered fabulous tools for us to practice right there and then and gave us great tips to take home and practice when life was less than ideal.

Louise WallPresident Snoqualmie Valley Women In Business

Speaking Recommendation

Angela’s authentic and genuine approach to presenting, engages her audience with heart-felt practical solutions. Moms attendees gained new ideas for conquering negative self-talk to empower moms to be their best. These tools not only help the moms that received this training, they also help the children they are raising.

Moms is thankful for professional speakers like Angela helping us fulfill our mission to welcome, inform and inspire Moms in the Snoqualmie Valley.

Susan HusaMoms Co-Founder

Weight Loss

I had always been interested in hypnosis, but I assumed it was out of the question for me, being a devout Christian. I even asked my bishop if it was ok. I got the green light because Angela is a devout Christian as well, and I knew she wouldn’t steer me the wrong way!

Angela takes her responsibility very seriously, and lives her life in a way…that she is “guided” as to what you need. I would highly recommend her work, I promise you’ll love the results!


Sleep, Stress, Relationships & Confidence

I wasn’t sleeping at all. I was waking up every hour. Now I’m in a deep sleep every night.

Before I would have been devastated. I was constantly disappointed and turned up and down. Now I do things for myself to feel better. I know what I need to do to have peace in my life. I know that I’m in control of that. I couldn’t control my emotions. I now have control.

I’m a different person now. I deal with things that come up better. Before I wasn’t dealing with anything. I now picture myself as the captain of my own ship and I tell the ship where to go. I used to waffle. I’d believe things that weren’t true with my difficult relationship.

It’s given me back my strength, my confidence. It has confirmed I am able to get through. I’m a stronger person. My tough situation is not the end of the world. I’m not so worried about what’s going to happen to me because I know I’m in control of it. I now have tools to get me through. There will always be hard times whether it’s the divorce or whatever but now I know that whatever it is I can do it.


Public Speaking & Business Empowerment

I started working with Angela because I was struggling with confidence issues—particularly around networking and public speaking—that were holding me back both professionally and personally.

After only a few sessions with Angela, I felt noticeably more comfortable speaking in group settings. When I was asked to give a 40 minute nutrition and wellness presentation to a group of 30 or so professionals (something that I previously would have avoided at all costs!!), I was able to accomplish this with ease thanks to Angela’s help.

Angela is able to work with emotional issues and deeply ingrained behavior patterns even when other methods (such as therapy) have been ineffective. I recommend Angela’s services to anyone who is ready to change their life for the better. She is amazing!

Kimberly McMartinWA

Trauma, Anxiety, Eating, Burn Out

I was lost in my own body and mind, everything was out of balance. A traumatic food choking accident, high stress working on a million dollar IT project and the death of my father was too much. I was burned out! I crashed. I was not able to eat, or swallow food. I lost my appetite. I had daily panic attacks. I was drastically losing weight. I knew one thing, “I have to get better, I have to live”.

I was very skeptical when my friend recommended hypnotherapy. My answer was: “Hypnotherapy is not for me.” She asked: “How do you know that when you haven’t tried it?” She was right.

After each session with Angela, I felt lighter, happier, smarter, and stronger. I found a new me and I really like it. All of my fears and anxieties were quietly put to sleep. I can eat, I can breathe, I can laugh, I can jump, I can dance … I am free. I have my life back. I understand who I am and I wake up every day happy, balanced and ready for the challenges in my life. I now have a tool kit, I know the secrets of a balanced life. It is Hypnotherapy with Angela that helped me recognize that my body, my mind and my soul are connected to each other creating a harmonization of great health, happiness and sovereignty.

Ania B.WA

Professional Endorsement

My name is Denise Fiedler and I am a licensed Acupuncturist & EAMP (East Asian Medicine Practitioner). With my work I integrate the three aspects that make up a person: the mind, body & spirit. I look at the mind similar to the foundation of a house and if the foundation isn’t solid, the rest of the house will suffer. In order for a person to prosper, they may have something that is blocked on a conscious level preventing them from moving forward with the integration process.

I like to refer people to Angela to overcome these obstacles. Once this is obtained they can return to me for the rest of the integration process. I highly recommend Angela on a personal & professional level.

Denise FiedlerLicensed Acupuncturist & EMP

Childhood Trauma, Anxiety, Stress & Nightmares

I have lived through 2 traumatic events. One as a child that hunted my childhood and another as a young adult that will always live in me. The anxieties, stress and nightmares that had taken hold in me as a mother of 3 became too much to live with. The daily fears and images in my head were preventing me from living a life of inner peace. I had pursued talk therapy for years and still did not find the relief I needed.

When I found Angela I knew I finally had a way to heal from the past and pave a future that was of my making. Angela helped me find the light through all the darkness, focus and see all the beauty around me and embrace the moment.

Our experiences are part of us as much as we may wish them away we must face the reflection in the mirror. When I look in the mirror now I see the women, mother, wife I am today. I do not see the darkness of the past.

I thank you Angela for giving me the ultimate gift; my today and tomorrow, the peace I have been searching for for over a decade. I feel lighter, free to look forward and smile at the beauty that is life. Thank you Angela you are a true gift!


Nose Bleeds & Peeing Pants

Angela successfully helped us heal whatever it was that was causing our 3 year old to have continual nose bleeds and randomly peeing his pants even though he was fully potty trained. My husband and I had tried several things like emotional releasing, body code, and healing code but with no improvement. After a few sessions with Angela his nose bleeds and peeing in his pants stopped! Thanks Angela!

Helen Kepo’oUtah

Professional Endorsement

As a dietitian and nutritionist I help people with a wide range of ailments from chronic disease to depression, weight loss, those wanting to be revitalized and many things in between. Sometimes we get to a point where a client and I face a roadblock and I need some help. That’s when I take a team approach and refer my clients to Angela Barrus.

Angela is able to get to the core of the issue/roadblock whether it’s sleep, stress, not being happy, feeling depressed. She is gifted at what she does and I really don’t know if I could do such a good with my clients if I didn’t have someone as amazing to work with as her.

Angela helps my clients overcome their roadblocks and then I’m able to fully focus on their nutrition goals and meet the potential of their lives. I couldn’t be more elated to recommend Angela as a practitioner for a more joyous life.

Erin DudleyMS, RD Master of Science in Nutrition, Registered Dietitian