Contact NGHLIWelcome to the National Guild of Hypnotists Long Island Chapter site!

The NGHLI or National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) Long Island chapter is an organization of certified hypnotists and instructors who are dedicated to professionalism in hypnotism. As such, we can help you overcome issues, habits and obstacles which assist you in your achievement of mind, body and spirit wellness.  All those listed on our Professional Directory are NGH members in good standing and all practice in strict adherence to the NGH Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

What do you want to achieve?  Do you want to be more motivated to exercise?  Improve your golf game?  Be comfortable in social situations?  Work on professional skills such as public speaking or motivation to achieve?  Whatever your goals, our professionals can help you achieve your best!   Find your SPARKLE by working with one of our dedicated and skilled hypnosis professionals.


Hypnosis Professionals and members can find information on this site about membership, monthly meetings, webinars, events and more.  Please visit the appropriate pages for additional information.  We welcome you and encourage you to attend the virtual events we hold for your enrichment and continuing education.

Our monthly meeting presentations are virtual.  Our presenters are top in their field and provide our members with valuable information and insight about working in the hypnosis field.  Join us today and establish your skills and expertise in the amazing field of hypnosis.

What is Hypnosis


What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural,  psychological state experienced as trance.  Hypnosis can be induced through the interaction of one individual speaking to another, or an entire group  as in group hypnosis; and we can learn to self-induce as in (self-hypnosis). Hypnosis and it’s myriad of uses is rapidly emerging as a highly effective science in solving  problems.  It’s a valuable adjunct to standard medical care, psychotherapy and psychiatry when referred by a licensed practitioner.  Yet it is probably the lowest risk procedure available from the standpoint of contraindications.

Among other things, the hypnotic state is a valuable tool in stress management. It can help develop emotional strength, and can be a powerful aid in behavior modification. With hypnotic suggestions designed to help you formulate specific internal processes (feelings, memories, images and internal self-talk) that will lead to worthwhile outcomes you mutually agree upon prior to induction.

Yet few procedures are less understood, or more plagued by misconceptions and misunderstandings.   It has long been associated with the strange and mysterious.  But the hypnotic trance state isn’t the least bit mysterious or supernatural. The truth is.. you have been in a hypnotic state many thousands of times while driving, reading, watching television, listening to a speaker or to music and while daydreaming.  You didn’t notice it because it seemed such a natural state of mind.  And hypnosis is a natural state of mind for all human beings.  Many people have the mistaken notion that hypnosis is strictly a form of entertainment or magic.

What can hypnosis help with?

It helps change attitudes, which is the key to changing behavior. With hypnosis, a person is empowered, and made independent enough to solve his/her own problems. With hypnosis a person can change behaviors that would otherwise seem difficult, if not impossible, to change. Hypnosis can also improve your essential experience of life, in all its circumstances. Only within the past 40 years have scientists become equipped with instruments, techniques and methods for accurately separating the facts of hypnosis from exaggerated claims.

The study of hypnotic phenomena is now properly held within the domain of normal cognitive science, with papers on hypnosis published in many major scientific and medical journals. Newest clinical research findings reveal, however, that hypnotic suggestion, when used properly, can powerfully alter cognitive processes as diverse as memory and pain perception.

It certainly is not talk therapy, and does not include advising, diagnosing or prescribing. That would be the domain of other professionals, usually licensed to counsel. The primary aim of this modality is self-healing, and self change. The hypnotist’s job is to assist the subject to achieve those natural states of mind where healing and change best happen. Used correctly, it  is especially useful for tapping into that awesome power of the human mind. If you can think it, and believe it, hypnosis can help make it so.  View our listing of professional hypnotists and hypnotherapists in our hypnosis directory.

Learn more about the professional organization of the National Guild of Hypnotists here.


Long Island Chapter of the NGH

Thank you for visiting our website.  The Long Island Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists invites all hypnotherapists and hypnotists to attend our virtual meetings and workshops.  Join as a member and enjoy the benefits of membership.  You can also choose to attend meetings and workshops on an individual basis.  The information we present is to inspire, motivate, inform and enrich the hypnotist and hypnotherapist for continuing education and professional development.  Join us and see what makes us the best of the best on Long Island.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact any of our board members.  We welcome your feedback and ideas.  In addition, the NGHLI is looking for presenters for chapter meetings.  If you have an idea, apply by sending an email to our President, Carol Denicker.  Her email address can be found at the bottom of every page.  



Long Island-NGH President’s Message

Welcome to the best of the best in the field of hypnotism on Long Island!

The Long Island Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists was established on August 14, 1994 to inform Long Islanders about the exceptional professional hypnotists to be found in their locale. Other LI-NGH functions include monthly meetings for members to share information, ideas and resources. We regularly attend continuing education programs to maintain and enhance our skills and practice building techniques. Members who attend NGH Chapter meetings accrue CEUs which are applicable to NGH recertification requirements.

Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you find the information useful and that it will motivate you to want to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals. Contact a member listed in the Professional Directory for hypnotism, EFT and NLP.

– Carol Denicker, NGH BCH, CMI, OB

To find a PROFESSIONAL HYPNOTIST in your area, visit our Hypnotist Directory page by clicking HERE.

About the National Guild of Hypnotists
The National Guild of Hypnotists, a not-for-profit, educational corporation in the State of New Hampshire. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1950, the Guild is a professional organization composed of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. We provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas concerning hypnotism. In addition, the Guild is a resource for members and a vehicle for legal and legislative action.
The NGH was established in 1950/51 by an enthusiastic group of hypnotists and Dr. Rexford L. North, Director of the Hypnotism Center of Boston, MA. Within a short time, local chapters were formed and operating in many major cities throughout the US and Canada.


Long Island Hypnotist Professional Directory

Contact a Long Island hypnotist in your area for smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress management and much more.  Our listing of professional hypnotists are members in good standing of the Long Island Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists and the NGH, and maintain the highest standards for skills, professionalism, ethics, and continuing education.

Dr. Beverly Boyarsky
Phone: (631) 422-2253
Carol Denicker
President, LI-NGH, BCH, CMI
North Shore Hypnosis
7 Rochelle Lane
Northport, NY 11768
New York Hypnosis Training Center
Holbrook Wellness Center
5000 Expressway Drive South
Holbrook, NY 11741
Phone: 888-828-4934
Cell/Text: 631-433-6506
Maria Kerr
Authentic Change and Babies Breath
HypnoBirthing and Fertility Consulting
28 Stratton Lane, Stony Brook NY 11790
Phone: 631-751-0559
Donna L. Nesteruk
L.Ac., CH
Phone: 631-846-8856
Cynthia Lindner
Vice President, LI-NGH, MS, CH
Advanced Hypnotherapy
located at
Port Jefferson Counseling Center
1000 Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Phone: 631-473-0405
Rev. Diane Monks
Devine Directions Hypnosis and Spiritual Counseling
Wantagh, NY
Phone: 516 826 5859
Margaret Scharback
PO Box 339
Shoreham, NY 11786
Fax: 631-209-0063
Donna M. Bloom
Wise Mind Hypnosis
4250 Hempstead Turnpike
Suite 9
Bethpage, NY 11714
Office: 516-933-3669
Cell/Text: 516-946-9428
Beth Riley

I am a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of diverse clinical experience including Hypnosis, Amma Therapeutic Massage and Reiki. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to providing healing therapy in a compassionate and caring environment.
631 228 4003

Graciela Goldental-Stoecker

Confluence Healing Massage Therapy by Graciela 

  • Certified Consultant Hypnotist
  • Arvigo Therapy Maya Abdominal Therapy
  • Certified Practitioner
  • Maya Spiritual Healer


Jean Summit-Riker

Tranquility Based Inner Peace

(631) 289-1371

Joanne Bonafede

Mindful Healing Hypnosis
139 Lee Road
Garden City, NY 11530

Michele Griffin

27 Red Oak Place
Massapequa, NY 11758

Catherine Rizzo

13 Landview drive
Dix Hills, NY 11746

Gail Werner

Soulhealinghypnosis .com
22 Honeysuckle Court
Melville, NY 11747

Linda Alba

Brainshift LLC
14 Sparrow Lane
Huntington, NY 11743

Elizabeth Cano-Correa

Birth 1st
220-08 75th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Bayside, NY 11364

C D Ruvola

607 Blue Point Rd.
Holtsville, NY 11742

Geeta Hirsch

198 Jefferson street
East Islip, NY 11730

Kenneth Krasnoff

44 Roberta Avenue
Farmingville, NY 11738

Desiree Eckert

13 Gun Lane
Levittown, NY 11756

Helen Ammann

110 Maple Ave
Smithtown, NY 11787

Kelly Tallaksen
Board Certified Hypnotist and Hypnosis Instructor
(516) 457-5244

Joan Perez
Stephen Dolan

Floral Park, NY 11001

Phone: 516-468-5516

Kathleen Lipinski

Reiki Healing from the Heart NY LLC
1 Dover Hill Drive
Nesconset, NY 11767

Email address:

Phone: 631-360-6722

Dominique Cipriani

Broadview Wellness
25 Broadview Ave
Kings Park, NY 11754


Susan Cutter

Woodhaven, NY, NY 11421

Diane Peterson

PO BOX 456

Email address:
Phone: 7164999677

Lynn Gumper Gumper

P.O. Box 566
3081 Matts Road
Seaford, DE 19973

Email address:

Phone: 5168053417

Deborah Karris

688 South 9 th St.
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Email address:

Phone: 6318316344

Millie Shedorick

2412 Hudson Street
East Meadow, NY 11554

Email address:

Phone: 516-797-1366

Audrey Struber

audrey struber
10 Anita Place
Amity Harbor, NY 11701

Email address:

Phone: 6319441741

Mary Herrick

Mary Herrick
Peconic Hypnosis
20 East Moriches Blvd.
East Moriches, NY 11940

Email address:

Phone: 631 885 0079

Grainne Breen

24405 Main Road
Orient, NY 11957

Email address:

Phone: 6312591038

Catherine Blake

A BETTER LIFE Coaching & Hypnosis
48 Earl Drive
N. Merrick, NY 11566

Email address:

Phone: 5168685588

Stephanie Charles

560 Washington Ave
West Hempstead, NY 11552

Email address:

Phone: 516-984-8436

Glenn Poveromo
926 Tooker Ave
West Babylon, NY 11704

Email address:

Phone: 5166808257

Leonor McGinn

Leonor McGinn
15 Stieg Rd
Durham, ME 04222

Email address:

Phone: 12073537421

Deborah Quigley

Hypnotic Solutions
21 Kettle Knoll Path
Miller Place, NY 11764

Email address:

Phone: 6316818464

Gregory Nizich

Gregory Nizich
6 Woodview Drive
Neaconset, NY 11767

Email address:

Phone: 6316366690

Sue Pilon

10 Manton Street
Sayville, NY 11782

Email address:

Phone: 6318354750

Jo Colontonio

230 North Maple Ave., Suite G3
Marlton, NJ 08053

P: 856-448-4020
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Is hypnosis in an office setting like stage hypnosis?

Hypnosis in an office setting is used as a tool for wellness, personal development or as an investigative process. The client’s welfare is the sole focus of the procedure and the work is geared towards helping the client.

Stage hypnosis is a show where people perform acts that are used to entertain an audience.  Since the purpose is usually to hold the audience’s interest and to entertain them, the subjects are carefully selected and screened before the stage demonstration begins to ensure the success of the show.

What is a trance?

A trance is a natural state that can occur whenever your attention is narrowly focused and relatively free of distractions. Your attention may be focused either internally (on internal self-talk, visual images, or both) or externally (on a task, a book, a movie, etc.). The focus of attention is so narrow that other stimuli in the environment are ignored or blocked out of conscious awareness for a time. During trance, habitual behaviors may be performed without conscious awareness (i.e., behavior performed without mental effort). Examples of common trance states are daydreaming, meditation, or being involved in a really good book or movie.

Will I remember anything after the session is over?

You will remember everything unless the hypnotist valid reasons to delay the recall until he/she feels it is safe and beneficial to the client. (This would be particularly true of uncovered early memories of abuse or other traumas.) Usually, you will remember only what you are ready to remember. You may be asked to describe images or sensations or sounds as they come to you.

What happens after the session is over?
Your hypnotist will summarize what has been accomplished in the session. He or she may ask you to listen to a recording of the session for reinforcement and encouragement. Very often, after the session is over and in the days to come, images or memories will surface spontaneously to your awareness.  Be sure to share them with your hypnotist.

Can I be stuck in hypnosis?

Everyone comes out of hypnosis. Remember that you went into hypnosis willingly. So, just as you decided to go into hypnosis, by the same token, you will decide to come out of it. Occasionally, a client enjoys the experience so much that they resist coming out. It is the continuous dialog of the of the hypnotist that keeps the person in hypnosis.  With the realization that the hypnotist’s voice is no longer heard, the client emerges.

How will I feel when I’m hypnotized?  Will I be sleeping or unconscious?

The word hypnosis is derived from the Greek word for sleep. While hypnosis is very relaxing, you never lose awareness during hypnosis.  You certainly will not be asleep or unconscious. If you were asleep, you would not be able to have a dialogue with your hypnotist. In. fact, during hypnosis you are even more aware of what is going on around you than you would ordinarily be but you can be selective about it (which you can’t do in the waking state). While in hypnosis, you are in a very relaxed and pleasant state. normal awareness.  During hypnosis, you will be relaxed, but mentally alert; retaining at all times a level of awareness to the direct environment.  If you enter into a state of hypnosis when you are already very tired you may simply drift off into a natural sleep and reawaken.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

Everyone can be hypnotized provided that they want to be. Hypnosis is not something one person “does” to another.  We are all born with the ability to enter and utilize trance. The depth of its use, deliberate or unwittingly, varies from person to person.  Your development of this skill can be enhanced with the guidance of an experienced hypnotist.

I’m very intelligent can I be hypnotized?

The ability to concentrate or focus is essential for hypnosis. People with a wide range of intellectual giftedness or limitations can be hypnotized. Almost anyone can be hypnotized, even some children as young as three to the very elderly.  The ability to enter hypnosis frequently depends on the training and expertise of the hypnotist.

Are there circumstances under which a person should not be hypnotized?

There are some individuals who may not benefit from hypnosis. This is where the evaluative skills and clinical training of the hypnotist are essential.

What if I cannot go deeply enough?

Of the six levels of trance measured by the Aarons Depth test, most typical goals can be accomplished in the lightest three stages.  Most people can achieve a trance deep enough to allow for the process. Practicing self hypnosis can help you achieve greater depths of trance.

Can experiences be fabricated under hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not a truth serum. There is no guarantee that all information obtained under hypnosis is accurate. If there is information that the person chooses not to divulge or if it is information that is not consciously known, frequently, the subject will not reveal it.

Can I be sure that the memories I recall are real?

There is no totally reliable way (including hypnosis) to accurately recall disturbing memories

Is it possible to make me do or think negative things?

People can be manipulated into doing things against their will and even against their systems of value and belief with or without hypnosis. Although techniques of brainwashing exist, they are not in the realm of clinical hypnosis and the ethics as practiced in professional situations.

Can memories I’ve read or heard about or seen others go through be recalled as mine in hypnosis?

Hypnosis cannot guarantee the factual revelation of the experiences of hypnotized subjects.  All of the above may influence hypnotic recall.

How is hypnosis different from sleep, meditation or guided imagery?

Hypnosis is best described as an altered state of consciousness, a changed or focused state of awareness, concentration and perception. During the experience of hypnosis, the person remains in complete control and should they ever feel uncomfortable because of the experience, they can always reopen their eyes and terminate the experience.  Everyone at some point or another naturally experiences the hypnotic state.

What is Guided Imagery?

Guided imagery is the use of mental images to help bring about changes.   Meditation, guided imagery, and hypnosis share relaxation as part of the procedure, but that is where the similarities end.

Can I bring someone with me to my session?
Yes, you can bring anyone with you if you need the reassurance and if that makes you comfortable.  However, your hypnotist may suggest that your companion waits for you outside of their office to avoid distraction.