Jill Tannenbaum, CHt.
Musicion Enhancing Creativity
Jill Tannenbaum is not simply an extremely capable hypnotherapist, she is a profoundly empathetic person.
She has the capacity to help open doors that you imagined were inaccessible, and to find the calm, safe harbor just beneath the turbulent surface of consciousness. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Bill, New Hope PA
I initially called Jill because I wanted to reduce my drinking. I had developed an almost-daily wine habit. My goal was to cut that at least in half and have three or four dry days a week.
My sessions with Jill turned out to be revelatory. I had acknowledged what was at the root of my drinking, but I had limited success cutting down on my own over the long-term. Through hypnotherapy with Jill, I was able to truly focus and go beyond my initial goal and figure out what is next in my life.
I had been through a long period of grief after multiple losses, including the sudden death of my husband. I was drinking to numb myself from the loneliness and pain. Jill helped me to discover — and rediscover — activities that will bring me joy and nurture my soul.
And that goal of having three or four dry days a week? I’ve been consistently doing four and five! And when I do enjoy drinking, I am more mindful and less apt to overindulge.
Hypnotherapy was new to me, and Jill made me feel completely at ease. She has a comforting way about her, and I am grateful to her for this life-altering experience
Mary, Lambertville NJ
Mother's Fear of Walking Son Down the Aisle In Tears
Before contacting Jill, I had heard about and read many good things about her. In person, she did not disappoint. I was easily comfortable with her warm, soothing, and friendly manor. I went to Jill to help me with my anxiety and uncontrollable crying. Happy, sad, angry, frustrated, the emotion didn't matter, the outcome was always the same. As a respected, professional, adult woman I have tried different strategies to not cry at work or in other public situations; I have not been successful many times.
For our son’s wedding, it was very important to me for my husband and me to walk him down the aisle. With his wedding getting closer, I was extremely fearful of walking him down the aisle with tears streaming down my face. It's one thing to dab at your eyes, but I knew this would take more than a dab. I have been told how touching or sweet it is that I wear my emotions so openly, but for me, it is terribly embarrassing.
I went to Jill for two months leading up to the wedding. We spoke about different things that triggered me into tears. As part of our time together, Jill gave me exercises to do, mantras to follow, visuals to consider, and other strategies to follow. I definitely improved, but I was skeptical.
As the day approached, friends asked if I was excited. I was very happy with the young woman that would become his wife, her values, the relationship we had developed, and her family. I was looking forward to the celebration, but I often gave a teary, misconstrued response.
On the big day, I was able to be photographed helping my son put sentimental cufflinks on, straightening his bowtie, and walking him down the aisle! I was so proud of myself! Thank you Jill for providing me with the tools to enjoy this special day and to not need to retouch every photo!
Ellen, Yardley PA
Hi, my name is Dave. I have smoked for 40 years and tried just about everything to quit. I went to Jill and she was awesome! Three sessions with her and I no longer smoke. it's amazing and I feel great! I'm no longer short of breath: my clothers don't smell like cigarteettes and I'm saving money by not smoking. Thank you Jill!
Dave, Horsham PA
Retriving Childhood Memories
As a graduate student in a clinical mental health program, I worked with Jill as a way to learn more about hypnotherapy as a treatment option and to experience and observe her clinical skills. She confirmed that she could work with me to address some childhood memories and throughout our sessions, she always put me at ease by maintaining a compassionate, kind and reassuring tone. A helpful and essential aspect of this experience was feeling trust in Jill, who listened, laughed, questioned, informed, challenged, calmed, empathized, and supported me. I especially appreciated her verbal guidance and explanations about what was going to happen next in the hypnotherapeautic process. For the right client, hypnotherapy can be a very powerful way to reinforce the healing that can come from within and that in partnership with a skilled professional, important goals can be achieved. If you are motivated and determined to attain a specific goal,
I highly recommend working with Jill Tannenbaum helped me break a 20 year habit of socially smoking while drinking. I completed 3 virtual sessions which were very in depth and individualized to my specific needs. The process was easy, educational, and worthwhile. I would highly recommend Jill's services to anyone struggling and looking to make a positive change!
Marion, Yardley PA
Motivation to Loose Weight
It was a pleasure meeting Jill Tannenbaum. Jill really took to time to get to know me. I went to her because I received bloodwork results which showed the beginning stage of diabetes. I needed to eat healthier and lose weight. Jill helped me to outline my goals and assisted me with the tools and confidence to work towards them. In talking with her, she also could tell I have some anxiety issues. Jill provided me with some tools to deal with these as well. The hypnotherapy and just talking through some of these things have really helped me. My recent bloodwork shows I am now out of the diabetic range. I have lost weight and will continue to keep working towards my weight loss goal. I am also taking the time to do things I enjoy such as crafting. This was a very pleasant experience which helped to improve my health and strengthen my confidence.
Pamela, Hopewell NJ
Break the Connection between Drinking and Smoking (to quit smoking)
Jill helped me break a 20 year habit of socially smoking while drinking. I completed 3 virtual sessions which were very in depth and individualized to my specific needs. The process was easy, educational, and worthwhile. I would highly recommend Jill's services to anyone struggling and looking to make a positive change!
Melissa, Pennington NJ
Have you ever heard the saying “So Nice Have To Do It Twice”?
Well...this phrase most definitely applies to me! I started smoking full time when I was 17 years old. By the time
I turned 22…I was smoking a pack a day. In my 30’s, 40’s and 50’, I would ever so often contemplate ways to quit smoking. OH…I forgot to mention that I married at 20 and my husband also smoked. I found it too hard to try to quit when he was still smoking and always ended up putting it on the “back burner”.
I tried patches, Chantix and even hypnosis in the past. The hypnosis did work, and I was smoke free for about a month living with my smoking husband and was doing fine until my car broke down and I was stranded for several hours with Rite Aid looking right at me!
Long story short…I met Jill in July of 2019 and my life turned completely around. I had 3 sessions with her and as of today, July 29, 2020…I HAVE NOT TOUCHED A SINGLE CIGARETTE!!! I am 63 years old and I am STILL so totally amazed at how I walked out a Non-Smoker after over 40 years of smoking. GOD’s blessings are so very much with me because the Friday after I quit, my husband stopped Cold Turkey totally on his own and the next week we found out that he had lung cancer. The blessing is that it was so small and new that it had not spread anywhere, had his surgery and as of July 24th of this year…my husband is still CANCER FREE!
Now…about that phrase I mentioned. While I am a Non-smoker, I am overweight and have gained about 20 lbs. in this last crazy year.
BUT I am NOT worried about it at all because… SO NICE…GOTTA DO IT TWICE😊😊
Jill…thank you so much. You are a friend in my heart, and I thank GOD that he brought me to you.
Carol D. Yardley PA
I am happy to say, thanks to Jill, I am no longer a smoker after 20 years.
Jill is extremely professional and caring. When I met Jill I instantly felt that I could trust her.
Jill spent a good amount of time on the phone with me, explaining her approach to hypnotherapy and happily answering all of my questions.
With Jill’s help, my quitting smoking, something that seemed so impossible, was easier than I ever could have imagined.
I highly recommend you contact Jill and have her help you reach your goals. I am so glad I did
Cathy, Bristol PA
Testimonial for Jill Tannenbaum. In 2009 I had been selected to speak at a large, international, annual convention based on an abstract I submitted. I didn’t think the abstract would be chosen, so when I got an e-mail congratulating me on being selected as a speaker, I almost went into shock. At first it was all pride and glory, but that soon faded to dread and loathing of having to stand up in front of a large audience, on a podium and presenting a topic in which I was supposed to be an expert.
In February 2009, I attended a “presenter webinar” and experienced my first symptoms of panic. When I had to speak about my topic – a relatively anonymous affair, I felt my heart pounding, my hands shaking and an inability to breathe. This was my first of what was going to be many panic attacks – and it wasn’t even at an event! As the date of my presentation loomed up on me, I found my emotions getting out of control. I could throw myself into a panic just thinking about speaking to a large audience. What made it worse was that I was considered an SME (subject matter expert), and I had no confidence in myself to hold that title. I wasn’t sure what was causing the problem, and as an R.N., I knew I needed something to help me cope. At that point, I just wanted to survive the experience.
Finally, in May 2009 (only one month before the event), I decided to research hypnotherapy as a means to control my “out of control” emotions and reactions. I read everything I could from how hypnotherapy works to testimonials from people who benefited from it. Next came the hard part – choosing a hypnotherapist I could trust. As an R.N., with a strong background in “traditional” therapies, I had some doubt. However, after an exhaustive search of therapists within my area, I found Jill Tannenbaum. I was almost surprised at my selection because I have always found male voices to be more relaxing. But Jill was certified in areas that were far more fearful than mine – surgeries, dental work – things that cause physical pain as well as psychic pain. So, timidly, I called Jill’s contact number and left a message. Let me just interject a little fact here. The fear of public speaking is rated the number one fear - over the fear of death!!!
When Jill got back to me, she was a pleasant and wonderful “human being” who wanted to explore how she could help me in my venture to conquer my fears. I opted immediately for the three session therapy, which I hoped would help me, at least, not to pass-out when I had to present. Then came the first meeting. The first meeting was not a rushed, “give me your history and sit here” session. We spoke for a while, making me feel comfortable; like speaking to a friend. As we spoke, Jill lead me back to the therapy room with neutral coloration and a few pieces on which one’s focus could be attained. She sat me in a comfortable, reclining chair and continued to explore what my focus was; what did I want to accomplish? We discussed my strengths, my likes and things that motivated me. (The first session is the longest to explore what ones fears are and related things that make one comfortable.) I am a doubter by nature. I question everything. So, when it came to putting me into a receptive mode, I really had my reservations. However, I had decided that I would “free my traditional soul” to a new experience - broaden my horizons.
After we finished the initial questions and answers period, Jill started her relaxation and opening the more subliminal areas of the mind. I must admit, I fell into this area very easily! Through breathing exercises and relaxation, I felt almost numb! I didn’t feel out of control. It was more of a relaxed exploration of what was happening in my mind. The first thing that struck me was that I was “not UNDER.” I had full control of my responses. We further explored my strengths…..why was I chosen as an expert?” Since I had not lost control of myself, I wondered about how effective this therapy would be with me. I finally decided to abandon all. This is not an easy feat for those of us who “control” our lives. Before I knew it, our session was over. I felt a relaxation that I had never known before.
In our two subsequent sessions, Jill and I reinforced my feeling of success based on my strengths. Jill taught me a technique to keep me focused – rubbing my forefinger against my thumb. Simple, but exceptional! My final session with Jill came only one week before I was to present. We had agreed that one of my strengths was to go among the “attendees” to my conference, make eye contact, and target those with whom I had gotten a rapport by speaking with them prior to the presentation. When I was announced, I went to the podium wondering if all had been worth it. Twenty minutes later, I had completed my presentation without feelings of trepidation and welcoming any questions that would come my way.
THE REAL TEST. I became a “trainer” in my organization which meant preparing training sessions (slides and presentation of those.) to a very large group. This was the test of every day activity, not just big event activity! I did not waver in the least! What success!!!!! One Year Later I was selected for a Session Chair position for the 2010 Pharmaceutical Annual Meeting. I had to select a panel, organize their speaking content, approve their final slide presentations, maintain continual communications with the group, and motivate them to do the best they could do. Because this was an international meeting, I had not met my panel until the day before our presentations. It was amazing how I was able to utilize what Jill taught me, to not only cope with my own events, but with those who were presenting under my aegis. The session was not only a grand success, but many people of power contacted me about it and how much they enjoyed it. The best part? I experienced no anxiety from the moment I was told that I would be a chair of the session until the moment it was over. I actually looked forward to it. And best yet…..I really enjoyed it!!! Jill, I am forever grateful for all you did for me and with me. I was always in control, and I finally did feel “POWERFUL.” I recommend not just hypnotherapy as a mode of transforming one’s doubts into feelings of security, but I recommend Jill! She has the power to help you realize the person living inside you!!! I just got back from Washington, DC, where my annual meeting was held. I returned victorious! Jill, there are no word to thank you for what you helped me become!
Jennie R. P., RN, BSN , Lower Bucks PA