Mind and Body Hypnosis by Joel Elfman is all about helping you usher in change to your life.

Learn how hypnosis can help you start making real change in your life today. Be sure to check out the testimonials*, and reach out for personal, confidential and powerful help.

Change is easier than you think.

I’m Joel Elfman, Coach, Consultant, Hypnotist, Trainer.

I started studying hypnosis and NLP over 17 years ago because I wanted to make some changes in my life,   I’m in awe of the usefulness, the practicality and the magic of these modalities.  And I love that I get to continually explore better and better ways to create change, and get to help my wonderful clients become their more amazing selves.

I used to think that I kind of stumbled on these skills, but I recently realized in some ways I’ve been exploring these realm my whole life.

I’ve been in sales, marketing and worked as a paralegal for many years, always helping people.  Always looking to find out what’s needed.

Even earlier as young boy, I was reading science fiction and fantasy.  Fascinated by the different perspectives each author presents, of alien points of view, of how the universe might be different.  Intrigued by the power of mind or imagination.  Sometimes, clients get the best results when for a moment they suspend the laws of physics and imagine anything is possible.

And before that, my brother and I used to build models boats, aircraft, plans and cars, and sometimes, I would take different parts and crate my own vehicles and objects.  Using standard parts for something new.  And we all have so many resources from our lives, little moments and big ones where we have been confidence, relaxed, more focused, more determined.  And all those moments, and the ones we’ve only imagined so far in our day dreams can be used to create the change you’ve been wanting to make for so long.

I’d love to work with you, reach out and connect.

Creating Changejoel-neil

I work with you creating change where mind and body meet; where your conscious and unconscious operate together synergistically; where your accumulated experience inspires you, instead of limits you.  I invite your mind and your
body to unwind, release patterns of stress, habit and belief.  We invoke your positive resources to achieve your goals and create fulfilling, fully-realized solutions.  You will achieve more from life through your evolution.

Building New Paths

We are all creatures of pattern, habit and belief.  Patterns most often created when we were younger and under stress.  In a moment we made the best decision we could to resolve the situation.  Over time that choice has become habit.  And some habits have become more frustration, than short term relief..

This patterns or beliefs, cascades of neurons, thoughts, sensations, feelings has carved pathways in our brains like ruts in a road.  Together we can build a new and better paths connecting mind and body.  With simple conversation, moments of hypnotic trance and the natural relaxation that occurs on a massage table or in a chair we can redraw the landscape, fill in ruts and potholes, create new pathways and landscapes so you get the results you want and achieve your desires.

My Skills

I’m well-trained in a number of modalities.  I’m a certified hypnotist with over 13 years experience, a NLP Trainer and a coach.  I’ve studied with a number of top trainers in NLP & hypnosis including Jonathan Altfeld, Doug O’Brien, Anne Linden, John Overdurf, Stephen Gilligan, Robert Dilts, Dave Dobson, Frank Farrelly and others.

I’m also a NY state licensed and nationally certified massage therapist, a Reiki Master and I’ve explore many other mind, body and energy modalities as well.

The Focus Is You

You are unique and the answer to your problem is unique as well.  You have the answers and resources within you and together we will draw them out.  And there are always multiple pathways to help you achieve your goals.

You Are Amazing

You have an amazing array of knowledge within you.  You have survived, learned and grown for years and years.  Most of your skills are highly successful and only a small handful of habits, beliefs, skills serve you poorly.  Together we bring forth those better pars of you, make them more consistent, more easily accessible and a more integrated part of you.

My Background

I am a native of New York City, grew up in Manhattan, and has spent most of my life in this amazing city.  I’ve also spent time in upstate New York, lived in Paris and traveled throughout the US and Europe.

For many years was in marketing and later worked as a paralegal.  While in those careers, I began to extensively study NLP, hypnosis and other mind, body and energy modalities.  I’ve multiple certifications as hypnotist, NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner from Anne Linden, Doug O’Brien, Melissa Tiers and others.  Finally, all the things I’d been studying called him to start upon a new path.  To begin to coach and work with others on a full-time basis.

While working as a hypnotist and NLP Master Practitioner, I also studied massage at The Swedish Institute and the Finger Lakes School of Massage.  After certifying and licensing in massage, I received his NLP Trainer’s certification from John Overdurf. And I continues to study hypnosis, NLP, bodywork, energywork and other modalities that help create change.


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*Individual results may vary.