John Teleska, M.Ed., NBCCH

Private Practice, Pittsford, NY (near Rochester)

(From 2006 until Fall of 2017, I practiced at the
Integrative Medicine Department at Clifton Springs Hospital.
I now work exclusively at my Pittsford office.)

About John Teleska's Practice

About John Teleska's practice

About John Teleska

Interview w/ Teleska

Teleska's hypno blog

Blog archive


Endorsements by colleagues

About hypnotherapy

What is hypnosis?

"Unconscious" means...?

What's it good for?

What will I experience?

How many sessions?

About hypnotic ability

Hypnosis for...

...relief from anxiety
       fears, and phobias

...pain relief

...migraine relief

...birth & comfort

...recovering from trauma
       (including sexual abuse)

...people with cancer

Evidence-based medical uses of hypnosis

Articles by John Teleska

Hypnotic interaction

Engaging hypnotic ability

Modern hypnotherapy

Client comments

Client stories

Selected bibliographies

Uses of hypnosis

Ericksonian hypnotherapy

Pain relief

Relief from migraines

Hypnosis and birth

About Milton Erickson

John Teleska's Music Site

February 14, 2011: Unconscious Learning

Would you be willing to learn something useful that you may not know you have learned, nor how you have learned it?

Recent client comment about her work to gain relief from habitual anxiety

"I feel like my brain has gotten less dramatic… like things that happen are just what is... not such a big deal. My old normal level of anxiety is just less all the time, now."

"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:

Learning to gain relief from the physical and psychological discomforts associated with:

Anxiety and stress (more)

Confidence and self-esteem issues

Effects of past trauma (more)

Limiting behavior (see Problem behavior and Getting unstuck on hypnoBlog)

Migraine and tension headache (more)

Pain: Recurrent, headache, birth, surgical (more)

Phobias and limiting fears (more)

Relationship, social, and work issues

Repeating obsolete patterns of behavior

Sexual dysfunction

Sleep problems

Stuckness (see Getting unstuck on hypnoBlog)

Trauma and loss (more)
Harnessing your natural abilities on behalf of:

Altering limiting behaviors (see Getting unstuck on hypnoBlog)

Comfortable and healthy childbirth (more)

Coping with life changing events

Dental work: comfort and recovery

Focus in sports and competition

Illness recovery

Life threatening illness: support for the associated emotional and physical issues

Moving towards what you want

Public speaking and test taking

Satisfying work and relationships

Surgical procedures: comfort and recovery
Making life transitions:

Increase satisfaction in relationship and work

Career change

Relationship crisis and divorce

Starting new relationships

(More 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 Ericksonian 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

(More endorsements by colleagues).

Email from a client: "It's really cool!"

"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

 Contact information

John Teleska, M.Ed.
(585) 264-9497

 Office Locations

38 Parkridge Drive
Pittsford, NY 14534
SE of Rochester by Powder Mill Park near Bushnell’s Basin exit 27 of I-490
(From 2006 until Fall of 2017, I practiced at the
Integratice Medicine Department at Clifton Springs Hospital.
I now work exclusively at my Pittsfird office.)

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