John Teleska, M.Ed., NBCCH
Integrative Medicine Department, Clifton Springs Hospital &
Private Practice, Pittsford, NY (near Rochester)
Endorsements by Colleagues
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
"Teleska enables people to learn from and for themselves. Our culture drives us to seek out externally applied alternative therapies and their purveyors. Teleska's use of Ericksonian strategies aimed at personal self-realization cuts through the mistaken notion that other people or substances or procedures will fix our problems for us. John Teleska does not bring his ego or his solutions to the therapeutic relationship. He brings the mirror of himself. 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."
"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."
"John Teleska brings unique gifts to this world. How many people can hold multiple patents, compose and perform successful music albums, and become a consumate therapist... all in one-half of a lifetime? His conversational, flowing approach to hypnotherapy makes it a very comfortable and meaningful experience. His diverse background allows him to relate to many clients, whether they are technologically or creatively based. He has been amazingly successful with a wide variety of clients. My patients have had very positive experiences with his approach."
"John's ability to engage his patients in therapeutic conversation on behalf of their health, healing, and well-being is outstanding. I'm glad I have him to consult with and refer my patients to."
"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 articles 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."
"As a Shiatsu practitioner I will, from time to time, recommend a client to another form of practice. John is often that person. His delight in the individuality of people is apparent. His form of practice is unique in this area of New York and, in my experience, uniquely effective and empowering. The 'conscious' enlistment of the 'unconscious' in energy work is a powerful partnership."
"I see the positive effects of John's groups on my clients. They learn not only to gain relief from fibromyalgia symptoms, but also to find the strength and value of attending to their own voice. I highly recommend him to my clients who have learned to care for themselves and are ready to have more choices."
"Contrary to my initial stereotype of hypnotherapy (where 'hypno' indicated a professional 'helping' a client by means of manipulative control), work with John is intimate, gentle self-discovery-conversation. He is a midwife who aids clients in the birthing process of coming to better know, affirm, engage, delight in and direct the dynamics of their relations to self, others and life's surprising beauty."
"Last fall I was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in my bladder. John Teleska helped me prepare for surgery and recover in the hospital.
The greatest benefit to me from this work was to help me connect with a state in which I felt whole, integrated and ready to bear the trauma. Despite all the support from friends and family, I felt so alone while waiting to go into surgery. And yet when they wheeled me into the operating room, I felt John’s presence within me, and it was a great comfort to know I didn’t go in there alone.
Although being in a positive psychological/emotional state helped me through the ordeal, there were direct physical benefits as well. After surgery, I was recovering from adverse reactions to drugs. I was suffering from muscle spasms, hot sweats, and extreme agitation. During a hypnotherapy session that I thought wasn’t working, I was given the suggestion that I’d take a healing nap. I woke up a short while later with absolutely no symptoms.
I find John’s work so helpful that I often refer my own clients to him for help with surgery, chronic pain, and psychological conditions in which they need help connecting with inner resources."
"John Teleska has a special talent and a unique ability to educate his clients toward a greater self awareness, and a more complete state of well-being. He is a strong and welcome resource for our office staff and our clients."
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