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When in the state of hypnosis, the critical factor of the conscious mind is pushed to the side so the subconscious mind becomes more accessible and open to suggestions.

The subconscious mind can also be referred to as your right brain where lays our dreams, intuition, imagination, long term memory, our belief system and our emotions.

The conscious mind is the critical, analytical judging part of our minds. This is the aspect of our mental processing where we can think and talk in a rational way.

Hypnosis has been an accepted therapeutic intervention by the American Medical Association since 1952 and the American Psychological Association. Added to that, the National Institute of Health has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for pain since 1995.Did you know that your conscious mind is about 10 percent of your total mental capacity? Your unconscious controls 90 percent. The conscious mind is very limited, but the unconscious has an unlimited supply of resources.Hypnosis is 100% natural and safe — you are always aware of what is going on.

You remain in complete control during the entire session and will not do anything you do not think is acceptable.





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Hypnotherapy Reviews

  • Caterina helped get me over the hump to make some positive changes in my life.  The hypnosis helped me get the extra reinforcement to make it happen.

    Desiree O
  • I went to Selena D for hypnosis to help me sleep better.  I was skeptical but thought I’d give it a try.  I only went once but noticed a difference right away.  An added bonus was that I could download helpful audio sessions to do in my spare time, some for free and some for a reasonable price.  If you are open to hypnosis, definitely go with Selena D!

    Leslie S
  • I started at the Empowered Hypnosis Center about 6 months ago and I could only have wished I had found her sooner. I’d been wanting to try hypnosis for a while to tackle many issues, and I have felt more focus, ambitious, and positive every time I walk out of her sessions. I travel non-stop and find the phone sessions work just as effectively. I quit using a therapist as I felt Shauna helped guide me better through my problems each week and I left feeling I accomplished a positive result.  In a place like NYC when you need a “time to reflect and meditate” the guidance is astounding.

    Sally B
  • Empowered provides a very helpful service to help you feel more balanced than you are able to on your own.  It’s definitely a worthwhile use of time.

    Peter B
  • I purchased a voucher from Lifebooker for two sessions and then purchased another  6 sessions with Caterina. I had never done hypnosis before and found Caterina to be very empathetic, caring and she helped me with my recent break up with an ex. Her guided imagery with her hypnosis sessions was very helpful in building up my self esteem and confidence. She is a wonderful lady and her positive energy is contagious!

    Gail L
  • I came to Empowered Hypnosis with a specific goal in mind. I wanted to pass my nursing assistant licensing exam. I worked with both Selena and Caterina. Both were wonderful to work with.

    It goes without saying that I not only passed my exam but I got specific questions on the day of my exam that I asked be included in my hypnosis session.

    Hypnosis is more like guided meditation it’s not like what you see on t.v. so don’t go in expecting pendulums and spiraling backgrounds. That being said, it can help you accomplish your goals and get to whatever is the root cause of why you’re not accomplishing your dreams. Hypnosis is about getting to the subconscious mind. Sometimes things get in the way of our success and unless you can make them conscious it’s hard to know how to resolve those issues.

    I’ll be going back to Caterina next week for a deeper dive into what’s been holding me back overall and look forward to having a completely improved lifestyle because of my work with her in addition to everything else I’m doing to improve my life!

    Kimmy B
  • We have seen Craig for maybe 5 hypnosis sessions and he is really great. Craig helps my son feel comfortable, relaxed and is so caring and informative when it comes to questions we have. The whole team at Empowered Hypnosis is great. Any time I’ve called or filled out a form online, they are very fast to get back to me and answer questions. They also share great information about workshops and wellness via email and facebook. If you’re looking up places and not sure where to start, I definitely recommend them!

    Jen P
  • I wanted to take some time to let you know what a wonderful asset you have in Craig, a Reiki practitioner at your facility. I recently had a session with Craig (my first ever), and I was very impressed.
    To begin with, Craig was able to provide a clear and understandable description of what Reiki really is, and how it works. He also made clear the various ways in which individuals react during the process, making it clear that there was no particular response that I needed to have in order to be sure that things were “working”. In this way (and also through his very serene and pleasant demeanor), he inspired confidence and optimism from the inception of our interaction.
    I found the session itself to be a calming experience, at times seemingly uneventful, and at other times characterized by very localized sensations almost akin to a very mild electric shock. I was, of course, well prepared for both of these experiences because of Craig’s thorough description of what I might experience .
    After the session was over, I was left with a feeling of deep seated calm and security that was quite surprising.
    Craig also did a session with my nineteen year old daughter, a college freshman who was feeling a great deal of stress when she started her session. I was pleasantly surprised by how relaxed and centered she appeared after her session with Craig.

    Brian O’Malley
  • I met Selena one afternoon last summer. I had been given a gift of One Hypnosis session for smoking cessation at Empowered Hypnosis. On the day or so before it expired I made the call.With my appointment scheduled and almost no resolve to actually quit smoking, I made my way to their offices. In fact, I bought a pack of American Spirits on my way to my session. I remember it very clearly, I wanted to smoke and didn’t have any so I bought some and besides as soon as I was finished with my hypnosis I’d want one before I got home…or so I thought.I arrived a few minutes early and Selena was finishing up with another appointment. She greeted me in the lobby and invited me to her office. The first thing I noticed was the calmness, the tranquility. A chill, comfortable office that smelled divine. And while I was the biggest skeptic in all of NYC at that moment I figured I’d play along.

    She first explained what we could expect, we talked about my background, motivation and desire. After she felt she had an understanding of me we began. Starting with relaxation she walked (or more accurately, talked) me through the stages into a deep trance. I was so relaxed. When one is in this state, the subconscious is more open to suggestion. So while I don’t remember exactly what we said or did I do know that when Selena had me ‘wake up’ (by smiling) I was a non-smoker. No, really I no longer smoked! And that pack of cigarettes I bought at the Bodega for $14 I threw in the trash can in her office. And then my lighter.It is an understatement to say I was dubious. I still am BUT IT WORKED. I have since seen another hypnotist or two for other matters but none compare to Selena. Really, don’t waste your time or money. And it is worth noting that I am writing this review almost 1 year after that visit. Selena, I don’t know if you remember me, but I remember you and you changed my life. Thank you.

  • This team is the one to try if you’re thinking about hypnosis or looking for a new practitioner!They are lovely to work with, easy to schedule with and very accommodating. To me, hypnosis felt like an imaged meditation with subliminal messages inserted throughout to leave seeds of the thoughts you are looking to grow planted throughout various areas of your subconscious. This Inception. I know it sounds out there, but a thought is a very powerful thing. Shauna led me through a session focused on reducing my sugar cravings. I was amazed with the results. It doesn’t happen overnight and I know that’s what we all want, but it DOES happen. Depending on how hard the subject is, you may need more than one session, but I feel safe to say based on my experience that you’ll be thrilled with the results. I can confine my sweets to my cheat days. I don’t need sugar for comfort anymore. It’s a beautiful thing. Start your journey today! Conscious willpower can only get you so far. Get your subconscious involved as well and you will get there much faster”.
    Thank you Selena

    Sheryl S.
  • Selena’s calming demeanor was the tip of the iceberg. After one session at Empowered Hypnosis I became extremely aware of my thoughts. Once I gained this awareness I was able to refocus myself whenever the distractions of life took me away from my dreams and goals that we discussed during my free 30-minute trial. I really do feel empowered and control over where I am going thanks to the light bulb Selena helped me screw in (metaphorically lol). This was a wonderful experience. I will for sure return should I feel overwhelmed or lost. Although, Selena did share with me a series of affirmations that align with my goals so I will turn there first.

    Jheri H.
  • I have had a few experiences here and all have been amazing. I want to make this something I try to fit into my schedule more often. Beautiful atmosphere – the room smelled amazing and she was so knowledgeable, friendly, and offered some amazing tips for stress relief. Also came in for an initial hypnosis consultation a while ago and this is another really cool thing I want to fit in. They really help you deal with what it holding you back and create great healthy habits in a gradual, positive, & stress free way. I really recommend empowered hypnosis.

    Leslie R.
  • My girlfriend and I went to Empower. We were skeptical but curious with regards to the efficacy and process of hypnosis. So we each set up a 50 minute appointment with Selena. It was a very simple and professional scheduling process. When we arrived, we waited a few minutes until she was done with her previous client. My girlfriend elected to go first. She decided to have Selena help her with her anxiety and deep seated past issues. Upon finishing, I immediately noticed her calm, pleasant demeanor which was encouraging as I got ready for my session. Selena was both professional and friendly as she led me into a room with a wonderfully comfortable reclining chair. She dimmed the lights, turned on gentle ambient music. She asked me about what I wanted to accomplish. I wanted to work on personal accountability and follow through with my business and so our 50 minutes began. She guided me into a relaxed mindset then gently took me through a series of general and topic specific affirmations. I was shocked by how much I relaxed and opened my mind, gently led by Selena’ visualization techniques and incredibly soothing voice. At the end of the session, she calmly brought me back to reality (much to my dismay!). My girlfriend and I left very satisfied and would strongly recommend Empower and Selena to anyone with an interest in self betterment (which honestly should be everyone).

    Adam B.
  • Empowered Hypnosis Centers has been such a blessing in my life. They create a comfortable, relaxing space that encourages honest communication, and it’s obvious they genuinely care about their clients’ success.

    Jordy I.
  • Selena is a calm, positive, and motivational person. She can help you through anything! I definitely recommend her!

    Courtney G
  • Selena is really wonderful. She greeted me right at my scheduled appointment time and discussed what I felt I needed help with. We even wound up walking out together and taking the train downtown, both headed in the same direction. In speaking to her outside of the office, I learned even more about what drew her to hypnosis and how it really can be beneficial… even if it is just a placebo effect. I think that I’ll definitely be back for another appointment. It can’t hurt. And if nothing else, it’s an hour in a quiet room, comfortable and hearing about how great you are/can be. Win/win.

    Lindsey T
  • I’ve had 3 sessions with Selena and they all have been excellent. I was skeptic that it wouldn’t work and was very pleasantly surprised and happy with the results. She is very good at what she does and I’m so happy to have found her! Thanks Selena!!

    Lisa M
  • I love Selena! Always a wonderful experience and very helpful. Can’t wait to go again!

    Kirk F.
  • I’ve been here twice in the past and each time I found it was very helpful. The first time I didn’t know what to expect. Yes the office was tiny but I wasn’t bothered by that at all. Once you get in the chair and get in the zone your mind is in a completely different place. I left the first session feeling very positive. The second session I had was very helpful as well. I was feeling particularly anxious about an audition and once I saw Selena she helped me put all those anxious thoughts out of my mind and I was ready to focus on my audition. I would definitely recommend anyone to go visit Selena especially if you need to work on your positivity outlook

    Marina D.
  • This place ROCKS!!!! My hypnotherapist was amaze balls! She helped me to cultivate focus & discipline so that I can reach my goals. I highly recommend their services!!!

    Virginia W. A.
  • I love the Empowered Hypnosis Center. The environment is very calm and relaxed. They take weekend appointments so the visits can be a nice way to unwind. Selena is wonderful and goes out of her way to make sure that the session is customized to meet your goals. It works!!!!

    Jennifer Z
  • I’ve had three sessions with Caterina Romano, and they have been wonderful! Caterina is so good at talking you through the hypnosis, describing helpful visualizations and coming up with thoughtful, productive metaphors. It’s great discussing what you need to work on with her, too. She’s sensitive and insightful, and in addition to working the things we spoke about into the hypnotherapy itself, she also taught me some excellent techniques for relaxing and focusing, for breaking through resistances and cultivating a state of flow with my work. I highly recommend working with Caterina!

    Alec M
  • I have been going to Empowered Hypnosis Center for past couple of months and Selena has been great. I have visited this Center to find out about my past lives and it has been eye opening. Definitely coming back to find out more.

    Sylvie B.
  • Selena’s awesome. Selena and the Empowered Hypnosis Centers have changed my outlook, mindset and hence my life! I have been going to them for approximately 2 years now, and it was not till I started going more consistently- did I start noticing the subtle changes and shifts in my life and my reactions. As the sublime Selena always says- practice makes perfect. This is a lot more than just hypnosis, it is a life coaching, life altering experience. With her upbeat positive personality and beaming, beautiful face Selena guides you to recognize what lies within.. your patterns, your internal dialogue, the way you say or see things and works with your goals to enhance or alter these patterns as need be. For me she is like Sunshine- Vital and nourishing and my practice with her as made me more positive, centered, confident and generally amazing! I can’t recommend her and this office enough. Thank you!

    Rachna M
  • I had outstanding results- She completely helped me to quit smoking! At first we sat and discussed everything. She was compassionate and easy going so I felt very comfortable sharing my previous experiences with trying to quit. I had tried many times over about 5 years but not with any long lasting results but after my session I finally was able to kick the habit for good and now it’s been 6 months! I highly recommend her! She was fantastic. I was honestly shocked at how effective she was!

    Melissa B
  • Selena is absolutely amazing. I was always skeptical about this kind of therapy until I had my first session with her. She has a warm personality with concern for her clients and I was easily able to fall into a trance by the sound of her voice. Just after my first set of weekly sessions I felt so empowered and noticed changes in my lifestyle habits going back to where they should be. It is now second nature to me to make smarter choices. I am a hundred times happier and proud of myself than I was when I first stepped into the Lexington office.

    Seraphine P
  • I have known and collaborated with Selena for a number of years now and I can’t say enough good things about her and her highly skilled team at Empowered Hypnosis. If you have been considering hypnosis but are unsure if it’s right for you, or if you have tried hypnosis before and are looking for a lasting positive change, then this is the place for you! Great change doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by choice. Choose to call them now!

    Adam M
  • First of all, I gotta say this is most amazing place in the world. I came in to a hypnosis soul mate session and winded up meeting the love of my life within 2 months! And we are still going super strong!!! Thank you sooooooo much !

    Jamsed N
  • If you are struggling to break free of certain habits or negative thoughts I would Highly recommend Empowered Hypnosis. Selena is so gracious and accommodating, as well as Caterina! I’ve been to a couple of different hypnotists in the past and no one compares to Caterina. She is absolutely amazing. She genuinely cares, listens, and will help you in any way she possibly can! It’s so comforting and refreshing to speak to someone with such an honest and caring soul.

    Kate C