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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Stop Smoking in One session with NYC Hypnotist/ Statistics and Smoking

YSmoking cessation in one sessionou can stop smoking cigarettes today in just one single hypnosis session.

You might be curious how this is possible. I will assure you : it is simpler than you think. Your mind has tremendous power for programming and reprogramming for anything you want. For a smoking cessation to work, all you  need is your readiness for a change. You have to be at the point in your life when you are sick and tired of being smoker. You also have to want to stop smoking for yourself, not for anyone else, like your doctor or wife and etc. It’s your choice.

In fact, if you are reading this article, you are already a non-smoker in your mind, because this is what you want with 100 per cent honesty. You chose not to smoke. However, there is one problem: you still have your old mental programming in the unconscious mind, like the triggers associated with a cigarette, fears about stopping and anxiety, not knowing how to deal with cravings. Hypnosis can help you eliminate all of that. It’s as if being reborn in a new mind.

Stop smoking today! Take control over your life! Let that old and useless habit of smoking become a thing of the past!

To learn more about  smoking cessation, read this article about how to stop smoking with hypnosis.

Here are some statistics about hypnosis and smoking cessation:

90.6% Success Rate for Smoking Cessation Using Hypnosis University of Washington School of Medicine, Depts. of Anesthesiology and Rehabilitation Medicine, Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2001 Jul;49(3):257-66. Barber J.

81% Reported They Had Stopped Smoking After Hypnosis Texas A&M University, System Health Science Center, College of Medicine, College Station, TX USA. Int J Clin Exp Hypn. 2004 Jan;52(1):73-81.

Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower. Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992. (Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)

Hypnosis Patients Twice As Likely To Remain Smoke-Free After Two Years Guided health imagery for smoking cessation and long-term abstinence. Wynd, CA. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 2005; 37:3, pages 245-250.

Hypnosis More Effective Than Drug Interventions For Smoking Cessation Ohio State University, College of Nursing, Columbus, OH 43210, USA Descriptive outcomes of the American Lung Association of Ohio hypnotherapy smoking cessation program. Ahijevych K, Yerardi R, Nedilsky N.

87% Reported Abstinence From Tobacco Use With Hypnosis Performance by gender in a stop-smoking program combining hypnosis and aversion. Johnson DL, Karkut RT. Adkar Associates, Inc., Bloomington, Indiana. Psychol Rep. 1994 Oct;75(2):851-7. PMID: 7862796 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Book your hypnosis session for smoking cessation with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff. Mention this  “statistics” article for a 20% discount.  Call 646 450 8167, or email info@insidehypnosis.com

NYC Hypnotism: 3 Things You Must Know

Twirled curve tube vortex as abstract backgroundLooking for hypnotism in NYC? Before you make this life-changing decision, here are three very important things you should know:

– the hypnosis market is very competitive in NYC, know how to choose your hypnotist

– every hypnotist is unique, with a specific style and expertise, find the one that is right for you

– check your hypnotist’s credentials and biography

Over the last few years the number of practicing clinical hypnotists has increased significantly. There is finally demand for it, as more positive light has been shined on clinical hypnotism by media. Oprah, Dr. Oz, various News channels have all expressed interest in the benefits of hypnotism for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and etc.

So, how do you track down a good hypnotist, who could really help you?

  1. Look for their credentials.  Most professional hypnotists are certified either by NGH ( National Guild of Hypnotists or IACT (International Association of Counselors and Therapists). It is always good if a hypnotist has at least one college degree.
  2. Study their web site. Clinical hypnotists with experience and expertise will have a very informative web site, with testimonials, blogs and articles, which they wrote.
  3. Look for their social proof. Have these hypnotists been on TV? Have they written a book? Have they made a film? Have there been any articles written about their work in newspapers or magazines?  Check their Facebook page/city search profile and see what their clients maybe saying. Check how many followers they have on their social media networks.
  4. Make a phone call and have a chat with them. Ask your questions about how they could help you, what the session would entail. Every hypnotist has a unique style and most hypnotists have an expertise, something they are either very good at or are passionate to work with.

To schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff call 646 450 8167. Overcome stress, bad habits, stop smoking, alcohol addiction, performance anxiety, motivate for success and more. Anything is possible with the power if your mind!

 

Hypnotized in 4 Seconds!

advertisingMany of my clients often ask me how long it takes to get hypnotized and if they are hypnotizable.

If you understand the nature and a basic logic behind hypnosis, you will be surprised to find out how we are hypnotized on the day-to-day basis by our environment, without any long extensive hypnotic inductions, normally used by clinical hypnotists.

Yesterday, I when was walking along Central Park West, I saw a bus passing by to my left  and suddenly, in just one instant my whole attention was on two words. On the side of the bus, in bold red color I read “Breaking Bad.” In that same instant I quickly paid attention to the image that was next to it: a dead looking man laying on the grass, his face is barely seen. In that same second I thought to myself “ Oh no, Walter White will be shot to death by the end of the ‘Breaking Bad’ season.” The following second I thought:  that’s impossible, why would the producers of the show want to reveal the ending? In the following third second I thought, “breaking bad” logo is supposed to be in green color, not red, so this ad is not for “breaking bad.” The following fourth second I thought “ what the heck is this ad for?” And then I saw one word RECTIFY. All of that logic happened in just a few seconds! I came home and googled  “Rectify and breaking bad.” Sure enough, it was a new show on Sundance, produced by the creators of Breaking Bad.

This is how I got hypnotized by two words and one image into googling RECTIFY. The “induction” into the state of receptivity –hypnosis- happened under 4 seconds!

Think about it, in one moment, my critical faculty was completely bypassed as soon as I saw the words “Breaking Bad” and a picture of a dead looking man on the grass. Two words and one image evoked a strong emotion of shock, mixed with worry “ Oh no.. Walter White will be killed.”

This conclusion was immediately rationalized by me when I realized that it would be illogical for producers of the show to reveal the end of the season, especially on the poster and even more, the “breaking bad” logo was supposed to be in green color, not red. But it was too late, the campaign has evoked the strong  emotion in me, for a “dead Walter White” and lo and behold, my attention was quickly fixated on the word “Rectify.”

Hypnosis is a bypass of a critical faculty and the establishment of selective thinking.

We are hypnotized every day by one another and our media and advertising driven environment. There is nothing mysterious about hypnosis. Hypnosis is all around us.

Here it is, the ad that hypnotized me: rectify on sundance.

To schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff call 646 450 8167. Overcome stress, bad habits, stop smoking, alcohol addiction, performance anxiety, motivate for success and more. Anything is possible with the power if your mind!

 

 

Lose weight with NYC hypnosis therapy

 

Slim woman isolated on white background“I have lost 7 pounds… I listened to the Audios and they are extremely helpful.” “Hypnopak7” weight loss program will set you on the right track!  All you need is Headphones!

“I listened to them at night before I went to bed. I am very proud of my progress and just need to keep it up.  I found the tapes encouraging especially since they focused on eating healthy and working out.” K.J.

My newest invention Hypnopack7 for weight loss will help you lose weight. I have created this 7 day course program last year. Since then have been giving this program to all of my clients, as a complimentary to hypnosis sessions they book. This weight loss program consists of seven 15 minute audios, which can be listened in the morning and at night for the reinforcement. The course is focused on helping you 1. Visualize a desired body image 2. East less and slow 3. Motivate for exercising  4. Stay away from sweets and junk foods 5. Crave healthy foods 6. Energize with positive thoughts 7. Sleep better at night and release stress.

Learn more about “HypnoPack7” and buy your copy today!

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Hypnosis in NYC. What you must know.

Central park at sunny day

Hypnosis in NYC has become a more common and accepted form of therapy for a positive change. Clinical hypnosis can be used to rewire your mind for more healthy behavior patterns and ways of living.

Most of my clients ask two questions before booking a hypnosis session. How does hypnosis work? What if I am not hypnotizable?

Clinical Hypnosis works on a simple principle: a hypnotic induction is used to induce a state of receptivity and positive suggestions are given to client to reprogram their mind.

A state of receptivity – hypnosis – is characterized by focused attention and mental concentration. You don’t have to be in deep trance or a state of altered consciousness in order to be hypnotized for a change, such as stop smoking, weight loss, overcome a bad habit and etc. When you are mentally relaxed, your critical part of the mind is on hold, therefore the information that comes into your mind settles in deeper in the unconscious, becoming part of belief system. Your beliefs become your reality. If on a deep level of your mind your believe that “Exercising is fun, easy and enjoyable and makes you look good and healthy” – then lo and behold, you will exercise naturally, effortlessly, regularly and you will lose weight. If on a deep level of your mind you believe that “ Smoking is poison and brings people closer to death and that from now on you are a non-smoker”- then be surprised how easy it will be for you to stop smoking and never pick up a cigarette again. If on a deep level of your mind you made a choice to move on from a painful relationship and open up to new exciting possibilities – then be amazed at how easy it will be for your to mend your broken heart. The list is long – you can hypnotize yourself for anything you want. All you need is a state of receptivity, induced by a clinical hypnotist. You can also do it yourself using self-hypnosis techniques.

Can anyone be hypnotized? Absolutely. Anyone with normal intelligence( or above) who is willing to follow the instructions of a clinical hypnotist, can be hypnotized. A hypnotic induction is process consisting of  step by step instructions, such as progressive relaxation, eye/arm catalepsy, guided imagery, numbers counting backwards, indirect suggestions and etc. Many clinical hypnotists use standard hypnotic inductions, like for example Dave Elman Induction or Flower’s Method Induction or Eriksonian indirect suggestions to trance. Of course, professional hypnotist usually have to have an array of hypnotic inductions and methods, as the approaches vary according to each client.

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Overcome Trichotillomania ( Hair pulling/Hair twirling habit) with Hypnosis

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NYC Hypnosis therapy for hair puling.

Trichotillomania is  the compulsive urge to pull out (and in some cases, eat) one’s own hair leading to noticeable hair loss, distress, and social or functional impairment. There are variations of the habit, when people try to pull the hair until they see their own skin on the hair, or they twirl them, bite them until the hair gets entangled and destroyed. Sounds gruesome, but this is actually a common habit among women in New York City.

Usually around spring women with trichotillomania seek out solutions to end the habit, as they tend to be more outdoors, with no hats to hide their bold spots. I have been getting a wave of trichotillomania clients in the last few months.

Trichotillomania is usually caused by depression, stress or traumatic events in the past. It many ways, this habit is a way to release anxiety or nervous energy. Many of my clients report that they actually enjoy pulling their hair, as if it gets them into some soothing relaxing state of mind. They forget their stress and troubles, their inner chatter shuts down and they slip into a state of trance. So, unconsciously a person does that with a  positive intention, to feel better and more relaxed.

Logically, every clients understands that hair pulling is a self-distractive, unhealthy and unappealing habit, however the unconscious mind bears  a different belief: “this habit makes me feel better, I release stress when I do it.”

When I work with my clients to help them overcome bad habits such as hair pulling/twirling, I  reeducate  their unconscious mind about the dangers and disadvantages of the habit and I  teach them a few healthy ways ( quick self-hypnosis techniques) to release stress.

There are many self-hypnosis techniques that can immediately help you release anxiety and make you feel more relaxed. My three favorites are Bilateral Stimulation technique, EFT ( Emotional Freedom Technique) or Peripheral Vision technique. These short self-hypnosis techniques serve the same goal as a hair pulling habit: they make you feel calm and relaxed. Except that they are absolutely  healthy!

After we’ve gone over those techniques, I induce a state of deep mental and physical relaxation – hypnosis. I reeducate my client’s unconscious mind about all the disadvantages of the bad habit, that it’s dangerous for their health, doesn’t make them look good, doesn’t fit them anymore and etc.  Most importantly through ideo-motor responses I assure that the client has accepted a new programming and understood the healthy techniques to help them release stress, in case the old urge for a bad habit ever returns.

Schedule a hypnosis 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 bad habits.

Testimonial:

“I have not twirled my hair in 3 weeks. Going to the hair dresser on Saturday and I will not need a haircut. I have utilized the techniques you taught me and the audio.” L.O.

 

How to Overcome Sexual Performance Anxiety

Happy coupleSexual performance anxiety can be overcome with hypnosis therapy. In a matter of one hypnosis session, you can be tuning your thoughts in a positive direction and looking forward to the most pleasurable activity in your life – sex!

At the base of all performance anxiety problems, be it stage fright, fear of public speaking or sexual performance anxiety – there lies a pattern of constant overplaying of a negative inner dialogue. A negative expectation of a failure and a nagging overplaying of the thoughts such as “ I will look bad”, “What will she or he think of me” “ I will feel ashamed”, “I won’t get an erection”, “ I hate myself”, “He thinks I am lame” and etc – all these thoughts can be devastating and affecting one’s ability to perform a natural human function, such as having sex. Some of my clients with this problem have reported, that they even began to dread sex and avoid it, as if it was some chore.

We form beliefs throughout or lives. Whatever we expose ourselves to: various situations, people, events – they all have a powerful effect on how we build our models of the world. Our models of the world define our lives. Because what you believe in – becomes your life.

Negative beliefs usually form after a person is being exposed to negative life situations or circumstances ( willfully or not). Also, negative beliefs often form at the time when certain specific failure or traumatic event take place or someone makes a critical comment about you or your activity.

Many of my clients with sexual performance anxiety report a specific, often embarrassing failure incident that happened in the past, after which they tend to fixate on the idea that such failure might happen again.

It is important to know that everything your unconscious mind does, has a positive intention. If your mind knows you failed in the past, it will do all possible to help you avoid this unpleasant situation again. So how does it try to help you? Simply by reminding you about it, fearing it would happen again and trying not to let that happen. Except the mind doesn’t often understand that by “reminding you about this event”  doesn’t help you at all. It actually does the opposite – you begin to ruminate over the negative, and your expectations tend to materialize again. Because what we think becomes our actions, behaviors and physical expressions.

When I work with my clients with sexual performance anxiety, I use hypnosis to help them break connections with the past. In deep trance I convince their unconscious mind that what happened in the past is done and finished and has no effect on their current thought processes anymore.  On the deep level of the mind they begin to understand that the only way to enjoy sex and receive pleasure is to truly immerse yourself in the experience, let go of the past, and be fully in the moment. I give my clients positive suggestions about their sexual performance, and expectation of success at all times. After the session they feel renewed, recharged, ready to rock the world with their God given talents!

Testimonial from a recent client:

“I am doing very well. My last encounter was perfect, no issues what so-ever. The sessions seem to be working, no hang-ups, getting lost in the moment, having fun. I’m much more confident, a lot less comparing, being happy with myself.” L.T.

SCHEDULE A SESSION  with NYC Clinical Hypnotist Elena Beloff to overcome a sexual performance anxiety . CALL 646 450 8167. New York Hypnotherapy with Elena Beloff is your Solution to Problem.

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You will receive this course as a complimentary, if you come for your hypnosis session with Elena Beloff.

Hypnosis for Stress Management

Overcoming Stress Beating Anxiety Jumping Over WordStress is simply a reaction to a stimulus that disturbs your mental and physical equilibrium. A stressful event can trigger a rising of hormones such as adrenaline or cortisol, caused by the natural fight-or-flight response. A minor stress can keep you on your toes or even make you more productive and focused. However, a prolonged chronic stress can cause detrimental effects on your health, both mind and body.

If you live in a big city, such as New York, then you probably know how stressful life can be, working long hours, travelling long distances, dealing with stressful situations at work or home. The more involved you are in your busy life, the more stressors will continue to surmount all around.

What makes a huge difference is your reaction to your environment and stress.

Every person’s life situation and story is unique. Stressors and reactions to them vary from person to person. Your stress may be coming from work and your boss, it can be from the certain family members, it can be your employees or a project that you have to finish.

The best way to solve unpleasant feelings and stress caused by your environment is to regain your personal balance and inner peace. You can achieve that through regular meditation practice or self-hypnosis. When you feel calm, relaxed, collected and grounded – you can deal with almost any stress and negativity.

Regular Meditation practice or self-hypnosis are powerful tools to help you keep your mental balance. When you meditate regularly, your body naturally releases endorphins, chemicals responsible for a happy mood.

There are four known brain waves cycles, which measure the ionic flow within the neurons in the brain.These brain wave cycles are are Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta. Alpha and Theta are the brain waves cycles that happen during meditation and deep relaxation. Mental states with alpha or theta brain wave activity are generally very positive states of mind. You feel calm and relaxed. It becomes easier to think, access memories, find solutions to problems and make better wiser decisions. You become more resourceful and begin to see a better and bigger picture of your life situations. During such states your mind is no longer cluttered with negative thoughts, you are detached from doubts, judgments or any fear-based emotions.

Regular exercise is a wonderful way to keep a physical balance and health. When you exercise regularly your body also releases endorphins, making you feel more energetic physically and over-all excited.

When I work with my clients on stress related issues, I use hypnosis to help them gain their inner equilibrium through deep mental relaxation. I teach them relaxation and self-hypnosis techniques. I also, help my clients come up with specific positive affirmations to help them deal with their unique challenging life situations and stressors.Suggestions for regular exercise, eating healthy and better sleep are also given to a client for the over-all well being and health.

If you would like me to help you with managing the stress in your life, please see below to schedule a session with me ASAP! I look forward to working with you.

Schedule a session with NYC Hypnotist Elena Beloff in her midtown Manhattan office or over Skype. New York Hypnotherapy is Your Solution for stress management.