Cheryl Elman, CH, CMT

Cheryl Elman joins Dr. Bunny at the HypnoThoughts Live 2018 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss hypnotherapy, and one of the great hypnotists of the 20th century: Dave Elman. Cheryl is the daughter-in-law of Dave Elman, and the President of the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute.

Tune in and learn what made Dave Elman’s hypnosis method unique, how you can learn hypnosis through the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute, and so much more! A truly fascinating interview!

Who was Dave Elman?
When people talk about great hypnotists of the 20th century, two names come to mind. Milton Erickson… and Dave Elman.   They have equal stature.

This is surprising because Erickson published dozens of books and papers on hypnosis and was actively promoted by his followers who wrote dozens of books about Erickson, but Elman published only one book, “Findings in Hypnosis” (later published as “Hypnotherapy”). Why is Dave Elman held in such high esteem? His induction is that good!

Erickson’s inductions could take a very long time, but Elman would place a subject into deep trance in less than a minute!

Elman published only one book, but that ONE book had such an impact that many consider Elman to be the greatest hypnotist of all time.

About Dave Elman (source: Wikipedia):
In 1949, Elman decided to pursue teaching hypnosis to doctors and dentists. From 1949 through 1962, he traveled extensively throughout America teaching his training course in hypnosis as a series of lessons called “Medical Relaxation”, which he published as audio recordings. He also recorded a series of recordings entitled “Hypno-Analysis” which were actual sessions in hypnosis that he referenced for his course. In 1963, after a long illness, he decided to write his findings on the subject. It was a 336-page book which he dictated to his wife, Pauline, a stenographer, and then gave to his son Robert Elman, an author and editor, to edit. He copyrighted and self-published the book in 1964 under the title Findings in Hypnosis.

About the Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute:
The Dave Elman Hypnosis Institute has been resurrected in the spirit of DAVE ELMAN who in 1949 demonstrated his rapid induction methods and knowledge of pain control to doctor friends.  As a result, he was asked to provide a course on hypnosis to physicians and dentists.  His students often researched further medical applications and reported these back to Dave to be included in his next course..  His courses on hypnosis taught more physicians this subject than any other teacher before or since.  The audio recording of the classes and his book HYPNOTHERAPY are regarded as classics in the field of Medical Hypnosis

About Cheryl Elman:
Cheryl J. Elman is the president and marketing force behind DEHI with the mission of having Larry share his first hand experience of Dave Elman as a father, a man and his careers in Hypnosis training, radio and Vaudeville.
Cheryl has spent over 30 years teaching in Art, HS Special Ed, and business.  She taught High School Special Ed, plus tutored and supervised tutoring programs in the schools for Sylvan Ace It! Tutoring Programs.     She worked as a Vice President, Trainer and Manager of two companies in NYC for 14 years.   Whether she is being client centered in her therapy, or student centered in her training, she brings humor, energy and creativity to the situation.

Her experience includes:
▪ Certified Consulting Hypnotist  with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH)
▪ Certified Hypnotist with International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT)
▪ Certified Master Trainer of Hypnosis with IACT
▪ B.S. in Varying Exceptionalities and Elementary Ed – Syracuse University
▪ A.A. in Liberal Arts from Rockland Community College
▪ 30 years Sales and Marketing – NYC, Florida & North Carolina
▪ Essay & Oratory Committee Chairperson – Optimist Club
▪ Member of Henderson Optimist Club Board of Directors
▪ Henderson Vance Chamber of Commerce Ambassador
▪ Over 14 years encouraging expression & creativity through the Visual Arts

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