John Teleska, M.Ed., NBCCH
Integrative Medicine Department, Clifton Springs Hospital &
Private Practice, Pittsford, NY (near Rochester)
About John Teleska's Practice
About John Teleska's practice
About John Teleska
Interview w/ Teleska
Teleska's hypno blog
Endorsements by colleagues
What is hypnosis?
What's it good for?
What will I experience?
How many sessions?
About hypnotic ability
...relief from anxiety
fears, and phobias
...birth & comfort
...recovering from trauma
(including sexual abuse)
...people with cancer
Evidence-based medical uses of hypnosis
Articles by John Teleska
Engaging hypnotic ability
Uses of hypnosis
Relief from migraines
Hypnosis and birth
About Milton Erickson
John Teleska's Music Site
Telephone message from a client four days after her mastectomy
"It worked! I really thought the whole thing would be pretty horrible. And you said, 'Would it be okay if you woke up in the recovery room and everything is fine?' and I took that right in. I was comfortable the night before, going to the hospital, going into surgery, waking up, just being there, then coming home... and I haven't had much pain at all."
—(we worked together before her surgery)
"Teleska enables people to learn from and for themselves.... His skill lies in his talent for sensitively reflecting back what each unique client brings, allowing that person to utilize their own powerful resources, conscious or not-yet-conscious, that will enhance healing and personal growth."
—Laurence I. Sugarman, M.D.
Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
"John matches deep compassion with very precise clinical skills in helping people deal with a variety of mental health issues as they move towards a healthier life. He is a valued healer in our clinic."
—Charlotte Wytias, RN, MS, FNP
Manager, Integrative Medicine Department
Clifton Springs Hospital
"There are, somewhere within us,
those healing forces that have been present through the ages—
hypnosis mobilizes the forces that heal and repair."
—Milton H. Erickson, M.D.
There is more to you than you know about consciously. Your conscious intelligence is like the tip of an iceberg floating above water, while your unconscious intelligence is large and out of sight, underneath the waterline, supporting the little bit that is visible above.
In my private practice and as a clinician at the Integrative Medicine Department at Clifton Springs Hospital I help people engage their natural abilities, both conscious and unconscious, on behalf of sustainable, life-improving change, including:
(More about evidence-based medical uses of hypnotherapy.)
The methods of Ericksonian therapy are not scripted, but evolve out of the interaction between you and the therapist to engage your unique and natural abilities on behalf of your well-being and what you desire.
(More about hypnotherapy.)
Endorsement by a colleague
"John Teleska has an uncanny talent for inviting collaboration in the therapy/learning process. His way of working maintains a focus on what is useful for clients. As a friend and colleague he impresses me with both his knowledge and presence. Even his published writings have a sense of immediacy. His ability to promote new conversations—including hypnotic conversations—and to engage his clients' unconscious resources make his therapy alive and relevant."
—David London, Ph.D., Psychologist
Supervisor in Family Therapy
at the Child Study Center of NYU Medical Center
Former Director of Adult Clinical Services,
Mapleton Clinic, and Private Practice, NYC
For more comments from colleagues who refer clients to John Teleska go to Endorsements by colleagues.
Email from a client, about the "really cool" process of becoming more and more comfortable living her life
"I last saw you about a year ago and I just wanted to let you know how things are going. I came to you with a problem with driving and you told me to have a nice drive home and amazingly I did. No white knuckling at all and I've been great ever since. I even drove to Maine and back on vacation last summer.
I'm also speaking up now. I find that it's almost like another 'me' is standing next to me... if I get a little nervous about saying something then that other 'me' takes over and just says it. I hope I don't sound like I'm losing it but it's really cool.
I almost never have a problem with my heart racing. When I feel stressed I can still feel my blanket wrapped around me like I did during one of our sessions and I feel instantly comforted. I still have issues that I'm working on but I just wanted to thank you for all that you've done to help me and to tell you my success story."
—(we worked together 10 sessions spread over six months)
"It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned."
—Leslie J. Sabler
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