Nancy Goldberg, certified hypnotist.
Have you ever wondered what hypnosis can do?
Whether it could be useful for you personally?
What it feels like?
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Hypnosis works with the power of the subconscious mind to change habits and behaviors. The subconscious mind is where the root of many of our behaviors, emotions, attitudes and motivations are stored. In hypnosis, it is possible to access the subconscious mind and reframe old, outgrown attitudes and beliefs-–in short, to get your conscious mind and your unconscious mind on the same page. Once that happens, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make major changes that were previously too difficult.
Treatment consists of a set of one-hour sessions that are individually structured to the client’s needs. The recommended number of sessions depends on the issue to be solved, as well as the client’s motivation and commitment to the new approach.
In hypnosis, you will remain completely aware of everything that is going on. In fact, many people experience a hyper-awareness, in which sensations become enriched and more vivid. The ability to visualize or imagine is enhanced. Deep relaxation is common. Many describe the hypnotic “trance” as a welcome escape from physical tension and emotional stress, even while they remain completely alert.
Hypnosis is an effective technique for achieving an almost infinite number of goals!
About Nancy Goldberg
I came to hypnosis as a career the same way many hypnotists do. I was hypnotized myself, for asthma. I had terrible asthma for years, and in order to keep breathing––literally––I had to take several medications every day, with nasty side effects. After several years of this, I was miserable, and desperate enough to schedule a couple of sessions with a hypnotist, despite being pretty skeptical.
I felt a subtle difference right away. Then I was taught to do self-hypnosis, and sent home with instructions to find a quiet place and hypnotize myself twice a day, using the suggestions the hypnotist had given me.
Two months later, I didn’t have asthma anymore. It felt like a miracle, but what I had experienced was the mind’s power to heal the body.
I’m not saying hypnosis can cure cancer. But there are things it can do that are astonishing: for instance, instead of gastric band surgery for weight loss, you can be hypnotized into feeling like you’ve had the surgery. It’s called virtual gastric band surgery, and it works! People start eating tiny little portions, as if their stomachs have been surgically constricted.
In my case, I saw how powerful hypnosis is, and realized that by learning it, I could help people heal themselves or achieve their personal goals––to reduce stress, overcome fears and phobias, increase their self-confidence, lose weight, give up cigarettes and other addictive substances or habits––and about a hundred other issues. (See “Areas of Treatment” on the "Services" page.)
Before becoming certified in hypnosis, I worked for many years as a journalist and writer (I still write fiction and book reviews), for newspapers including the Boston Globe, the Forward, the New York Observer, the New York Post, the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish News; magazines including the Atlantic Monthly, US Magazine; and Book Magazine; and on-line media including Salon.com.
Journalism might sound completely unrelated to hypnotherapy, but it isn’t: Just as writing is all about telling stories, the hypnotist’s job is to figure out what negative assumptions and stories a client has been telling her- or himself, often since childhood. And the way you get rid of toxic stuff like that is to help the client create a different narrative that’s healthier and happier.
It sounds simplistic, but dramatically improving people’s lives often comes down to simply helping them reframe their history in a way that gives them confidence, and redefines their goals as plausible and achievable. And in a way, I’ve been training to do that all my life.
The best part, for me, is watching people start to feel better, immediately. Even when someone comes in to deal with a complicated issue that might take multiple sessions, she still leaves the first session feeling more relaxed and un-stressed-out. One of my clients told me he felt as if he’d just had a two-week vacation. Now, that’s amazing. And naturally, it makes me feel great, too.
National Guild of Hypnotists
American Hypnosis Association
Completed coursework requirements for certification by the National Guild Of Hypnotists (NGH), New York, 2012
Completed coursework requirements for individual specialized certifications (see below) at the Hypnosis Motivational Institute (HMI)
New York University, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Middle East History, 1970
Harvard University, courses toward an M.A. in Creative Writing, 2006-2008
SPECIALIZED CERTIFICATIONS (HMI)
Foundations in Hypnotherapy
Smoking cessation using hypnosis
Weight loss using hypnosis
Treating PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) with hypnosis
NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)
Treating ADD and ADHD (attention deficit/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) using hypnosis
Treating children, adolescents, and seniors