Elisa Di Napoli has been a full time integrative clinical hypnotherapist since 2001, her practice expanding across New Zealand and Scotland. Her work places a great deal of importance on positive mental health, Neurolinguistic Psychology, and Holistic Coaching. She studied hypnotherapy at the prestigious Hypnotherapy Training Institute of Northern California, training with world-renowned teachers Randal Churchill and Ormond McGill. She is among the first practitioners to embrace the innovative discipline of hypnotic coaching. She is a drummer and an accomplished singer-songwriter with 20 years of performance experience and eleven albums under her belt. Her background includes philosophy, art, comparative religion, music performance, and acting.
What hypnosis is
Hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation and inner focus that we experience more often than we realize. When we fall asleep when we are engrossed in a movie, when we are involved in long distance running or when we experience a deeply emotional or traumatic event we are in a state of non-guided hypnosis.
Fear of Speaking? Hypnosis Is Your Cure
Elisa uses hypnotherapy to help speakers and performers to beat fear or anxiety. As a singer and performer herself, Elisa found her own cure in hypnosis and now she has a coaching method for anybody. Hypnosis helps you address negative conditioning created by past experiences, and coaching helps you move on and create the life you want in the present.
A good practice is called mental rehearsal. Being relaxed and concentrated, imagine you are doing the real performance with all details: your feelings, senses, your mood, the lights, the audience, etc. The advantage of doing it before a real rehearsal is that it will force you to eliminate negative feelings of failure that will interfere with your performance.
Related: Can We Overcome Impostor Syndrome?
“You are enough not because you did or said or thought or bought or became or created something special, but because you always were.” —Marisa Peer
Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Routine to Shine
A breathing exercise called alternate nostril breathing.
- Put your index finger on your right nostril (and close your mouth), take a breathe.
- Then close both nostrils.
- Finally exhale through the left nostril.
- Put your finger on your left nostril (and close your mouth), take a breathe.
- Then exhale through the right nostril. Do this over and over.
Later you can start with diaphragmatic breathing.
Free ebook “Dare To Be Seen”
P.S. If you liked this episode, you might enjoy subscribing to our mailing list. Also, I’d appreciate if you write a review in iTunes or Stitcher. Your reviews will encourage me and will help other people to find the podcast. Thank you!