How I can’t wait to be hypnotized every week

Creative InnovationThis is not as crazy as it sounds. We get hypnotized by TV, Media, music, sports or even our friends, colleagues and lovers on the day-to-day basis. I specifically enter a very deep hypnotic state every week on Sundays when I write weekly episodes of Quantum Voyeur with my friend and co-author John Zakour. Quantum Voyeur is a science fiction weekly series on Serealites.

How specifically am I hypnotized to write? Or am I hypnotized by writing?

There are many definitions of hypnosis. One of them comes from my first hypnosis teacher and great hypnotist Dr.George Bien: “Hypnosis is an escape mechanism caused by focus or distraction, interest or boredom, joy or sadness. It’s the escape to inner self that creates power or debility.”

Shall we dissect this? Hypnosis as an escape caused by focus or distraction. When you focus on something, like playing sports or writing an article or presenting a speech to your audience – you enter a powerful zone state, where you no longer judge or analyze your environment or yourself, for that matter. You simply flow. On the contrary, when you are confused by a gypsy, a con artist or a skillful politician, you may feel distracted, trying to make sense of what happened, what to do next and what direction to go. In this case, you are also in hypnosis, a state of receptivity, open to suggestion.

Hypnosis caused by interest or boredom. You can be so interested in Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad, curious about the course of events or action in the next scene – you are in the state of attention, hence hypnosis – open to new information entering your mind. Commercials cost loads of money during SuperBall and the next season of a highly rated TV show. Advertisers know exactly when your minds are open to receive and absorb new information!

Boredom? You might ask how one is in the state of hypnosis when bored. You will be surprised. A person can be bored when they can’t process information anymore, they feel either tired or overwhelmed or simply uninterested. This is the time they could be triggered into the state of direct attention to suggestion, because they are already in the sleepy state, easy to manipulate. Give them simple and interesting instruction or information, they will quickly pay attention and follow.

Hypnosis caused by joy or sadness. If you are an indigenous person or aborigine ( thanks for reading my blog!), you know how dancing around the fire can produce tremendous joy and euphoria. That’s your method to enter trance states! If you are a modern person, then think of a joyous moment when you felt, almost like being on a natural ecstasy. Maybe you won an award or received a surprise gift you always wanted. This is a state of hypnosis. You can be so excited you can’t speak, filled with emotions! Sadly, some unscrupulous people, use this state for their advantage that could cause harm: Jim Jones would do it to his followers, creating a false sense of joy as they worshiped their idol.

Sadness. Yes. When you are sad or even depressed, you have a tendency to slip into the state of melancholy, dwelling on something that keeps you at an impasse.  You may think  of the past, visualizing what happened and what went wrong. The more you imagine it- the more you are in hypnosis, as you tend to put critical thinking on hold if not neglect it completely.

Now the final part of George Bien’s definition of hypnosis, “It’s an escape to inner self, that creates power or debility.”

All suggestions, be they from media, TV, teachers authority figures or your self – they enter your mind, penetrating your inner self, affecting your actions and behavior in a new way. They process, digest and produce either power or debility. If you stopped smoking, you gained power. If you continue to believe that you are worthless because your teacher or parent criticized you unfairly when you were a kid – you will create a low self-esteem, causing weakness and some sort of mental debility. Your thoughts create power or lack of it.

Every week I enter hypnosis on Sundays after we receive our final votes from our readers. We only have one day to write and post a new episode every Monday night. Thus far, we have nine more weeks to go. After that, we have two more months to finish a novella, to be published this fall.

It has become an addiction for me, to write every Sunday. I find that I can’t wait for that day, so I can enter a wonderful world of imagination. I plunge into a state of hypnosis caused by profound focus, interest and joy. I escape into my inner self, discovering a new universe of characters and stories. This process overall produces more excitement, joy an personal power. Not to mention an actual tangible result.

To schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff  to help you boost creativity call 646 450 8167 or e-mail info@insidehypnosis.com

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P.S Now I just have to send this post to Dr.George Bien, hoping he will be happy with his former student:)

How Katy Perry used hypnosis to forget someone

Katy-PerryRelationship break up are as natural as hurricanes and tsunamis.  They can hurt you, leave you restless and at times, even a little beat up. Nothing in life is perfect.

What matters the most, is the after-math and how you deal with it. Unfortunately, many people fall into depression or feel anger and resentment. Some desperately hope that things may turn around and their ex will come back to them. If it’s a real break up and deep within you know the relationship wasn’t working out and that it was time to go separate ways – then here are some tips to help you mend a broken heart:

  • Use deep relaxation to help you release emotional and physical pain. To relax, simply listen to a peaceful music and bring your attention to the emotional pain in your body and mind. Try to accept it and then release it. Do this for about 20 minutes.
  • Use mental visualization or rehearsal of your new possible future where you are participating in new, fun and positive activities; exercising, starting a new business or finishing a report for school and getting an A. Think of all the great rewards you will receive as you step onto the new path in your life.
  • Use positive affirmations stated in present tense, like “I have moved on”, “My heart has healed”, ” I am fully recovered”, ” I am renewed in my mind and body.”  Repeat positive affirmations silently with your inner voice for about 10 or 20 minutes. Hypnosis works a lot on repetition.

You can also use deep hypnosis and some NLP ( Neuro-Linguistic Programming) tools to help you forget and distance yourself mentally from specific people or memories. Singer Katy Perry, according to sources used hypnosis to help her forget singer John Mayer.

For example, in a very deeply relaxed state of mind, almost like a dream-like state you can give yourself a powerful command to detach from the person and begin to see them either unattractive or funny or you can picture an image of this person becoming blurrier and blurrier till you can not see them anymore, allowing them to become your distant past. You can laugh it now. It’s long gone.

Schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff in her midtown Manhattan office or over Skype. CALL 646 450 8167 NOW or email info@insidehypnosis.com  New York Hypnotherapy is Your Solution to mend a broken heart.

This self-hypnosis audio will help you disconnect from pain and discomfort associated with a break up. This audio comes complimentary if you book your hypnosis session.

How a man overcame stuttering after hypnotized into being a sexual animal

Julius CeaserConfidence in a man is extremely attractive to any woman. It’s not so much about being Bratt Pitt or Ryan Gosling, it’s more about being Julius Caesar or General Patton. Power, leadership, confidence are the key ingredients to winning a woman’s heart. Thank the biology’s selfish gene for that, because its no secret: women are attracted to power, men are attracted to beauty.

In this part of my blog I will be documenting some of my most interesting hypnosis sessions. All names are changed and situations slightly modified to protect my client’s confidentiality.

Igor came to me with the stuttering problem. He had a minor speech impediment, where certain words are challenging to pronounce. After many years of struggle, he found a way to manage this problem by scanning for feared words to either shift the conversation or substitute difficult words with synonyms. All stutterers do this to some extent but some become so adroit at it that they appear to stop stuttering altogether. They are often labeled as “closet stutterers.” However, no one knows how much stress they have to endure: hunting, substituting, avoiding, maintaining a constant vigilance, overall feeling exhausted by the end of the day. Igor was a closet stutterer.

During the pre-talk, Igor shared with me that a few years ago he went to South America and met Drake, a dating coach, who performed a brief ten minute hypnosis induction with him to help him build confidence meeting women. Drake hypnotized Igor to imagine that he was a powerful man, owning a whole harem of beautiful women; they all desired him, seduced him and he was some sort of sexual animal, impossible to resist. When Igor came out of hypnosis he felt more confident and empowered. To his own surprise his stutter was also gone.

The sexual power and owning a harem of women represented male power for Igor, being some sort of a king, who was able to provide to all of his wives, inseminate them and breed more of his children, that is to spread his genes.

Igor told me that unfortunately the confident feeling lasted only for a few weeks after that brief session and consequently his stutter returned. However, he believed in the power of hypnosis and asked me to hypnotize him again so he could re-experience this exuberant confidence and lose the stutter permanently.

I didn’t want to do the same thing Drake did for Igor, by guiding him into imagining sex orgies in order to overcome his stutter. It wasn’t my style and I am not a dating coach, even though I saw a powerful value in this metaphor for Igor. At the same time, I didn’t want to offer something traditional, conservative and discount the work of Drake. So, I decided that this time, Drake and I “could work” in tandem for Igor: me in the therapy room and Drake in Igor’s imagination.

I used an induction and put Igor into the state of trance, then I guided him back to the experience he had with Drake in 2010. I instructed Igor to imagine Drake and hear his every suggestion one more time, so he could re-experience the same state of extreme confidence and male power, no mater where he was and what he was doing in his imagination.

After Igor achieved the powerful state again, I added a few more metaphors. I guided Igor to imagine and choose people whose confidence, power and vision he admired. Among them were Winston Churchill, Julius Caesar and Thomas Jefferson. Igor imagined himself being these men one at a time. When Igor achieved a magnified state of power mentally, physically and emotionally, I asked him to create a trigger: a deep breath in and out along with his personal code word which he would associate with this desired mental state. This technique is called Anchoring. Anchoring refers to the process of associating an internal state with some external or internal trigger so that the response may be quickly, and sometimes covertly, reassessed at will and at any time.

After Igor’s anchor was locked, I gave him some more suggestions, that from then on it would be easy for him to access this state of confidence and power with his personal anchor at any time and at any place.

Igor was delighted. This time he was convinced that his confidence state is like a software in the mind – always there, available to him permanently. His stutter was also gone. He spoke slowly, smoothly and was very relaxed. The internal state of confidence made him not care about what people thought or said about his minor speech impedement or a random stutter. It simply no longer mattered.

NYC hypnotist Elena Beloff for hypnosis sessions, call 646 450 8167, info@insidehypnosis.com

Have you ever had a mental orgasm by looking at a picture?

“The moment you change perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.” Dr. Bruce H. Lipton

The below illustration can be seen in two different ways. Simply change your mental focus and let your mind surprise you.

As I looked at it, I immediately saw the first picture, which seemed to be the only one. Then I started to focus looking for a second picture. It was not easy. I kept at it for while. I was getting frustrated and ready to give up. I began to think intensely, and looked at every line, shifting my focus carefully from one point to another – and all of the sudden, I literally felt the neurons in my brain firing off in the most over-joyuous explosion as the second picture came alive before my eyes! At that moment it seemed as though my mind had briefly split and then came together and I was falling into a “white hole” swirling with time, space and all matter at the same time. I only wish this feeling lasted longer.

This is a great exercise that shows us how there are many ways of looking at things in life. And when you think you had it all figured out and set your view on life in stone – it is time to start doubting it and shifting your focus, because you maybe surprised to see things in ways you never thought were possible!

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How one woman overcame her fears of sex with hypnosis

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People are often intrigued by hypnosis and how it works in clinical setting. In this part of my blog I will be describing hypnosis sessions with my clients. All names will be changed and situations slightly modified for the purposes of clients’ confidentiality.

A hypnosis session is typically divided into two parts, a 45-minute pre-talk and a 45-minute hypnosis session. During the pre talk my job as a clinical hypnotist is to help my clients identify their desired outcomes and their limiting beliefs, which stand in way of attaining these outcomes. I like to call these limiting beliefs thought viruses, because they slow down a normal healthy functioning of the mental and physical capacities.

Janet came to me with a rare fear, she is petrified of sex. She described that while she wants to be able to enjoy sex, she feels disgusted by it. Every time she is about to have sex she gets overwhelmed with feelings of resentment, shame and anger. As I interviewed her and did a brief regression, we identified that her beliefs about sex were formed at a young age. She was growing up with a mother who had a drinking problem, was careless, promiscuous and often brought random men in the house. Little Janet continuously witnessed this behavior, as she heard inapproroate sexual sounds, saw messy rooms and her distraught mother when the men were gone. Jane started to develop anger towards her mother and her sexual promiscuity, overall thinking of sex as a bad thing. Her immediate interpretation of sex was, it’s dirty, it causes bad feelings.

During the regression I have also used a metaphor by having Janet pretend she was her mother for a moment. When she associated with her, she spoke in her mother’s voice and tone, and was able to answer my questions as her mother would. Ultimately, Janet was able to forgive her mother, as she understood her mother was in lot  of pain, lost, lonely and never meant to hurt her daughter with her behavior.

After this exercise I induced a deeper state of physical and mental relaxation and gave Janet positive suggestions to help her rewire her beliefs about sex. This is my favorite part, because beliefs identify our actions and behaviors. We form beliefs during the course of our lives, from people, places and situations, into which we are exposed to. Whatever they are, positive or negative, they shape your lives.

Here is a brief version of Janet’s personal script with positive suggestions: “ From this time onward your feelings about sex have changed. You are free to enjoy sex, because you have let go of the past. You understand that your mother’s behavior has no effect on how you think about sex today. You understand your mother didn’t mean to hurt you, she had a lot to deal with and was in lot of pain herself. You completely forgive her. All connections with the past have been broken. From now on your thoughts about sex are always loving and positive. Sex is always enjoyable to you. You are always in the moment when you have sex and connected with your partner 100 percent. You are free to enjoy it, free to be yourself, free to immerse yourself in this most pleasureble human activity, glide with it, enjoy every second, every movement, every sound, every breath you take.”

To put it simply, I help my clients rewrite their personal stories with the uniquely designed personal suggestions. This allows them to look on their past situations from a much bigger, loving and wiser point-of-view, detached from blaming, guilt or resentment and so on.

Hypnosis is a process of transmitting ideas via a state of receptivity. It is a natural process, that can take place through repetition of an idea, conditioning techniques, visualization of the outcomes and etc. All you need is the right type of positive suggestions and a state of focused attention, induced by a clinical hypnotist, or yourself if you practice self-hypnosis.

Hypnosis in NYC with hypnotist Elena Beloff. Book your session today. Call 646 450 8167, e-mail info@insidehypnosis.com

NYC Hypnotist teaches self-hypnosis and how to design affirmations

Woman meditating at BeachYou can easily use self-hypnosis to help you overcome specific problems, bad habits, fears or limited beliefs that hold you back in life.

You will need two elements for self-hypnosis: a state of receptivity like focus attention or light trance and your specific affirmation. James Braid, who coined a word hypnosis in 1849, would call this process mono-ideaism. A process of focusing on one single idea, making it part of your unconscious belief system. Once this idea is accepted by the mind, it will begin to affect your behavior and actions in a new and positive way.

Clinical hypnotists use hypnotic inductions to help their clients achieve a state of receptivity. You can also establish such state on your own. Meditation, breathing techniques, chanting, listening to calming music or sitting in nature – are all great ways to enter a state of deep relaxation.

Before you enter that state, you have to know your affirmation. How do you design such perfect simple affirmation? If you are trying to eliminate a bad habit, then simply use a suggestion like ” I am now a non-smoker. Smoking doesn’t fit me anymore”, “I let my nails heal, Nail biting doesn’t fit me anymore”, “Drinking is a thing of the past. I choose not to drink.” As you see from these examples, each affirmation consists of two short sentences, making it more sound and powerful. Make sure your affirmations are stated in present tense and have a positive meaning.

If you are trying to overcome a problem, like stage fright, anxiety, fear of something specific or release a limiting pattern, then ask yourself what you want  and why you don’t have it. Whatever negative belief you receive to your second question, simply reframe it into a new positive belief statement and work with it.

For example, if you want to have a better job or work opportunity enter your life, ask yourself why you don’t have it now. You may receive an answer like: “I am not good enough”, “I am not that smart”, “I am not lucky” or “I am not ready”, or that “It is hard to get a good job”, “I don’t deserve it” and so on. Look at these beliefs and start reframing them into positive belief statements. Read them out loud a few times. It will begin to shift your perception and the way you think. Then try to come up with one good and strong belief statement that encompasses the meaning of all of these new positive beliefs. For example, the counter belief statement to the above example of negative beliefs could be something like this:  “I create new opportunities, I easily find a new job, I am always good and deserving.”

After you have designed your positive affirmation, use any technique you know to help you relax deeply into a state of meditation. Many of you already know how to meditate or at least you can attend a meditation class and learn how to relax mentally.

When you meditate, take your time, don’t rush, allow yourself to enjoy the state of thoughtlessness for a while. Then slowly begin repeating your affirmation silently with your inner voice for about 10-20 minutes, maybe raising the volume of your voice if appropriate. Let it slowly sink into your unconscious.

For more questions on self-hypnosis or to set up a hypnosis session contact NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff. Hypnosis downloads for self-hypnosis are also available for purchase.

 

NYC Hypnotist advice on self-hypnosis

Hypnosis is natural state of focused attention and mental concentration where your thoughts are being put on hold. You no longer doubt, criticize or think about tomorrow or your next appointment and what you would say to your boyfriend. You are still, calm and open to incoming suggestion.

In this part of my blog under category ” Hypnosis and my 2013 Yoga Passbook.” I shall document my experience with NYC yoga/dance classes. Fortunately, I received this wonderful gift, which allows me 2 or 3 complimentary visits at the best NYC Yoga/Pilates/Dance studios. These wonderful practices have a lot in common with hypnotism and I am sure there are many new things I will be learning, which I will gladly share with you.

Aug 1st/2013 (day1) -My first day of yoga was at Exhlale on Central Park West called Exhale Chill. Having taking many yoga classes before, I have to say this one was one of the most  unusual. It was a super slow yoga, where you go over 6-8 postures and just relax on each one of them  for about 5-8 minutes.  My yoga teacher Marcy Tropin was very attentive and personable.  She was connecting with everyone either through her advising touch or something she would say in the beginning of the class or at the end to each student.

If you want to combine yoga and self-hypnosis, this is perfect yoga for you. While resting in comfortable poses, covered with a blanket with your back on the comfortable bolster, lulled into a sooting state of light trance by the beatiful Gregorian chants on the background – you can use your personal mantra or affirmation, simply by repeating it over and over within yourself silently. Learn how design your personal affirmations for self-hypnosis here.

Here is a sample of the Gregorian chant which I enjoyed profoundly at my Yoga experience at Exhale:

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Hypnosis Course “Hypnosis 101 with Elena Beloff”

In 2011 during the filming of my documentary film about hypnosis, I taught an intensive Hypnosis 101 one-day course to a small group of 6 students. This was one of the most exciting experiences, as I congested the most important aspects of hypnotism under 6 hours: brief history, hypnotic inductions, how to form suggestions and some stage hypnosis tricks. This hypnosis training course was also filmed in its entirety and is finally available for sale in 6 parts.

As I started the class, I of course had a plan, but I also decided to go with the flow and follow the energy of my group. By energy I simply mean my students’ state of being, the degree of their openness to suggestion and how far they wanted to explore within themselves. To my own surprise the group was very open-minded and eager not only to learn hypnosis, but also to dig deep within themselves and play out various inner parts that they wouldn’t normally act out.

During the class, I hypnotized them to be their favorite celebrities, animals, regress to being children and my personal favorite – to switch gender. Getting in touch with these inner parts allowed my students a greater sense of self-expression, insights and overcoming certain fears and inhibitions.

In the beginning, I have used a few volunteers to demonstrate and teach them a few popular hypnotic inductions, such as Dave Elman and Flower’s Method, mixing them up with progressive relaxation and eye and arm catalepsy. After these demonstrations, I focused on the entire group – I used a popular handclasp suggestibility test, leading with a hypnotic induction to deep relaxation. Each time I brought my subjects to awake state and then back to trance, it became easier and easier to induce a deeper somnambulistic state of trance, because they were beginning to be more and more naturally conditioned to go back to deep relaxation. As they went back and forth unexpectedly in a short time, this process overall created a state of receptivity to suggestion throughout the class.

After some time, all I needed is a word “Sleep!” And my subjects would plunge into a state of deep trance on command. This gave me an opportunity to work with their inner unconscious processes, imagination and creativity.

They thoroughly enjoyed being their favorite celebrities, which allowed them to feel and act like these famous people: they experienced their confidence, stance and view of the world. This is a powerful exercise, which could be so mind blowing, as it literally shifts a subject’s perception, widening the horizons and one’s possibilities. Among these celebrities were Angelina Jolie, Brat Pitt, Barack Obama, Denzel Washington and Lisa Bonet.

Regressing to being a kid could also be quite enlightening, as you give yourself a permission to experience the world anew with a sense of naiveté, openness and joix-de-vivre. As adults grow up they often acquire a set of limiting beliefs, emotional baggage which tends to torment them in life, prohibiting from enjoying it to its fullest. Inner child can evoke an openness and trust which you once had in the beginning of your life, un-infected by the useless limiting patterns, fears and beliefs. It’s nice and healing to experience this joy and a sense of lightness again.

Finally, switching gender while hypnotized has always been one of the most insightful and eye opening to the hypnotized subjects. As one gets to experience the model of the world of another gender through the specific behavior of the opposite sex, their beliefs and value systems – it becomes easier to understand one another and also improves communication between a man and a woman.

Buy your copy of “Hypnosis 101 with Elena Beloff” and learn hypnosis from the most unique easy to understand perspective! Not to mention – it is quite entertaining!

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Hypnosis for overcoming relationship break ups

Success winner womanHypnosis can help you heal a broken heart and forget a person. By using “a time forward thinking” while in deep trance, you can let go and move on with your life much faster.

There isn’t a more powerful remedy for a broken heart than TIME. Time can help you soothe your pain, distance you from missing the pleasant memories of the relationship or hurting from the painful. With time you can learn to let go and move on. With time you begin to understand the meaning of the relationship and why it ended and what you have learned from it. You begin to see the bigger picture and how it changed you and how it made you grow.

Every person heals a broken heart, it is just the matter of time.

Hypnosis can help quicken the healing process time while conditioning you to be more positive and energetic.

In a hypnotic state you can imagine yourself in the future where you have healed and moved on.  Where you are completely detached from pain, free from the memories of the relationship and false hope. In the state of hypnosis you can experience what it feels like to be full of positive energy again, renewed in mind and body. You can envision yourself participating in your regular fun activities, exercising and socializing and etc.

It is important to experience this powerful state even if you have to pretend and imagine to feel this way at first. This will teach you how all the emotions you experience now from your break up are nothing more than a state of mind. You can let go of pain, sorrow and sadness now. This state of mind can be changed in just a split second through hypnosis, visualization and programming the mind with powerful positive affirmations.

You can learn to choose your feelings and emotions. You can condition yourself to naturally and effectively choose a positive state of mind at all times. Excitement, looking forward, feeling happy and simply celebrating the joy of life – all of these positive feelings are possible now. Want it and you can have it.

Before the induction to trance, I spend time helping my clients outline specific personal suggestions and affirmations that are conducive for their success, happiness and overall peace of mind. Various positive suggestions for success motivation, exercising, eating healthy, being social and outgoing are given to a client accordingly.

Schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff in her midtown Manhattan office or over Skype. CALL 646 450 8167 NOW or email info@insidehypnosis.com  New York Hypnotherapy is Your Solution to mend a broken heart.

This self-hypnosis audio will help you disconnect from pain and discomfort and begin to heal a broken heart. This audio comes complimentary if you book your hypnosis session.

NYC Hypnosis for Performance Anxiety

Hypnotherapy for performance anxietyPerformance anxiety or stage fright is a state of being anxious or fearful that is aroused by the need to perform for an audience. People that have stage fright can experience some form physical shakiness, dryness in the mouth, lack of focus or a shaky voice and an overall negative emotional state.

I have been practicing hypnosis for about ten years and I have observed that people with performance anxiety have a common pattern in their thinking processes. The expectations about one’s performance are often negative and disempowering. For example thoughts like, “ I am not good enough. I am nervous and look bad. The audience judges me and thinks I am awful. They want me to fail. They see that I am nervous and laugh at me. I am ridiculous” are the type of belief statements a person with a performance anxiety would process before or during their performance, or both.

It is unfortunate that such negative beliefs statements in one’s mind affect a person’s behavior in a negative way. As Henry Ford said “ Think you can, think you can’t, either way you are right.” So, if you think you are not that good, then you act poor, aloof and don’t give your 100% as you should. Even more, instead of focusing on your performance or speech, you begin to focus on the audience, and how it is “judging you and against” you. That’s right, as ridiculous it sounds, the performer with stage fright often perceives an audience as some sort of enemy, that judges them and wants them to fail. This is what I like to call a “thought virus” of the mind, a limiting belief that infects the subconscious and makes you act accordingly. If you believe that someone is your enemy and is out to harm you, what would be your first reaction? Probably, to be alert of your enemy, not to share what you have and try to protect yourself, so you become defensive.

In order to have a successful performance the opposite must happen. There ought to be a profound connection, trust and openness with an audience. On a deep level a performer must believe that their audience loves them, wants to hear them or see them perform, because of how great they are and how much talent or wisdom or knowledge they have to share with the audience. A performer ultimately is a giver of something incredible, be it a beautiful dance, music, voice, new information about something or some wisdom. So, if you are a performer you must believe on a deep level how unique and great you are, and how much greatness you have to share with your audience. Your audience is your friend. Your audience wants you to shine, succeed  and share your talent with them. Once the person accepts such powerful belief statements deep in the subconscious mind – their performance will improve and they will stay positive, confident and focused.

About 1/3 of my clients seek assistance for helping them gain confidence as performers and public speakers. Performance anxiety or stage fright is a third popular issue in my hypnotherapy practice after smoking cessation and  weight loss. I have worked with dancers, violin and oboe players, singers, corporate leaders, public speakers and actors. There is nothing more exciting than helping people reconnect with their highest potential, so they can share their bright light with their audiences.

Testimonials:

“I had taken public speaking courses before through Toastmasters, but I was still anxious about an important presentation to 100+ people at an industry conference. I decided to try hypnosis, even though I was somewhat skeptical about its effectiveness. Elena was very professional and took time to explain how hypnosis can help with my type of phobia. After one session, I was able to control my anxiety leading up to the event. I felt very confident during the presentation.” -John S, 39.

“Elena Beloff changed my life! She made it possible for me to have a viable career as a performing musician. When I went to her, I had a terrible and debilitating stage fright. After three hypnosis sessions I can now play to fully packed houses without any trouble! For my entire playing career, I had severe anxiety. It was characterized by a shortness of breath, a high pulse rate and blood pressure and a belief that the audience was antagonistic or hostile. I had tried everything to control my stress from beta-blockers, meditation/yoga, to medication all to no avail. The night before an important event I would have trouble sleeping and would lose my appetite the day of the performance. These could be anything from playing for my peers to playing for a paying audience. The issue was not who was listening because whomever they were, they were against me and wanted to see me fail; at least so I thought.

After no improvement with the various methods I turned to hypnosis. Convinced by the dismal track record, I felt I had nothing to lose. However, to my great surprise, after the first session, I immediately felt a difference! During the interview at that session, we searched for the cause for the anxiety, the trigger to the stressful feelings. Once found, Elena was able to remove that trigger and replace it with a positive affirmation, which could be activated subconsciously when it was time to perform. Since hypnosis works on such a deep level there is no conscious effort needed in order to create good feelings; it just happens. At my next performance, much to my amazement, I did not have to do any mental cheerleading; I simply did not feel the once familiar anxiety. In fact, if anything, I had to get used to feeling calm for a performance, imagine that!

If you have experienced any of these feelings that I once did, don’t hesitate, make an appointment! It is amazing how easy and successful hypnosis can be and how quickly it can change your life!” – Ian Shafer, 33, a professional oboe player

SCHEDULE A SESSION  with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff . CALL 646 450 8167. Let the stage fright become your stage delight!  New York Hypnotherapy with Elena Beloff is your Solution to Problem.

Watch a sample hypnosis session for audition anxiety.  NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff works with Dennis.