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Joan Ann Fissette presents The G.I.F.T. Technique

The G.I.F.T., The Goal Imaging Focusing Technique, is a 4 night program that will teach attendees how  to focus on setting and achieving  goals through self-hypnosis. Everything you need is already inside you. Empower yourself by tapping the resources that will create a path to change.

4 Friday Classes: 12:30-2:30 pm     

Dates: March 8, 15, 22, 29        Program Cost: $80.

 SEATING LIMITED to 12      Reserve soon .          Joan Ann  at 518 526-5012

855 Route 146 Clifton Park, NY 12019

St. Peter's Campus, Bldg B (rear entrance) Executive Woods, Executive Suite 104


                                                                SUMMARY OF CLASSES

WEEK 1: Participants will 

1. receive an overview of the course. 

2. complete and discuss answers to “ what is and isn’t hypnosis” . 

3. discuss the workings of the mind. Repetition creates habituation. 

4. learn the "Breathing Technique" and its benefits.

5. discuss diverse goal possibilities within the group.

6. discuss the meanings of “disassociation”, “reframing”, “congruence of body and mind” as related to hypnosis. 

7. examine the basics of the Central Nervous System and describe how the CNS triggers reflexes which, then, trigger emotions. Discuss the physiological changes of excess adrenaline flow.

8. consider the prospects of recording next week's relaxation exercise on personal cell phones.

9. review 6 steps to the GIFT program. Review PARTS to every hypnosis session.

10. engage in the Lemon exercise to identify the power of imagination.

Homework: Complete and return the questionnaire called “Ten benefits of keeping the behavior I am thinking about changing”. 

- repeat in front of a mirror Couer’s affirmation at the beginning and ending of each the day.  Bring questions.

WEEK 2: Participants will

1. practice the "Breathing Technique".

2. discuss responses to the homework assignment. They will be  introduced to  the three AAAs, Awareness, Acknowledgment and Acceptance of one’s own feelings, beliefs and determination.

3. share the importance of taking this four week journey with “mindfulness”. 

4. complete questionnaire on “Imagine how my life will change when I reach my goal”. 

5. learn how to write SMART goals.  Define individual goals. Define steps to success.

6. follow my guided imagery into the garden of life.

Homework: “Suggestions for Success” worksheet. Continue affirmations.

**Bring phone and knowledge of how to record for next session.

Week 3: Participants will

1. explore the 6 steps to successfully using The Goal Imaging Focusing Technique.

2. identify and write auto-suggestions which will rewire subconscious for goal achievement. 

3. explore parts of session and how to prepare for a self-hypnosis session. 

4. review parts of session and provide an induction with guided imagery that can be recorded.

5. receive instructions on how to insert their auto-suggestions into their sessions.

Homework: Bring questions for next class. Continue affirmations.. Practice relaxation techniques.

Week 4: Participants will

1. review GIFT 6 steps.

2. create goal statements for future goals and simple strategies for change.

3. ask questions.

4. be induced and use group agreed upon suggestions as an example.

5. compete evaluation forms.    

Face Book: Freedomthruhypnosis@joanannf33


Seating Limited. Call (518)526-5012 to reserve.

Client Bill of Rights


My Contact Information: Joan Ann Fissette. (518)526-5012.

Education and Training:

I was trained in Hypnosis by David A. Fredericks, Ph.D. D. Sc., D.H.M., FACFE, FRSM, Founder/President of World Institute of Integrative Medicine. I am a Certified Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and plan to do annual continuing education to maintain my training at a high level. The National Guild of Hypnotists is the oldest and largest organization of hypnotists in the world and its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts. 

M.S. in Educational Administration and Policy Studies, SUNY Albany, NY,1992,

M.S. in Health Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY, 1983,

B.A. in English with Psychology and Education minors, SUNY Albany, NY, 1980,

A.A. Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY, 1975,

Secondary School Educator at Saint Anne Institute 1980-2010

NOTICE: AS THE STATE OF NEW YORK HAS NOT ADOPTED EDUCATIONAL AND TRAINING STANDARDS FOR THE PRACTICE OF HYPNOTISM, THIS STATEMENT OF CREDENTIALS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Hypnotism is a self-regulating profession and it practitioners are not licensed by state governments. I am not a physician nor a licensed health care provider and may not provide a medical diagnosis nor recommend discontinuance of medically prescribed treatments. If a client desires a diagnosis or any other type of treatment from a different practitioner, the client may seek such services at any time. A client has the right to be free of physical, verbal or sexual abuse. A client has the right to know the expected duration of sessions, and may assert any right without retaliation.


I am a certified member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and practice in accordance with its Code of Ethics and Standards. If you have a complaint about my service or behavior that I can not resolve with you personally, you may contact the National Guild of Hypnotists at P.O. Box 308, Merrimack, NH 030-0308, (603)429-9438, to seek redress. Other services than my own may be available to you in the community. You may locate such providers in the telephone book.

Fees: The charge for my services are $110. for the initial visit and $85. for any additional visits unless we contract otherwise. You will be given 30 days’ notice of any fee changes. Visits must be paid for before services are rendered. Fees are non-refundable.


I will not release any information to anyone without written authorization from you, except as provided by law. You have the right to have access to my written record about you.


In general, insurance companies do not cover hypnotic services. 

My Approach: Through re-education of the sub-conscious I strive to guide my client towards adapting new behaviors that will lead each one towards achievement of stated goals.

Seek freedom thru hypnosis.

My Promise

 One on one interactions with  clients provides a very personal experience that results in identification of desired new behaviors. Prioritizing of goals begins formulating the path to success. Commitment, belief that you can succeed and belief that I can provide you the path is necessary.  Repetition of new behavior daily for three weeks creates your new habits. The learning of new behaviors and beliefs is achieved through rewiring the subconscious. Everything you need is already inside you. Let self-empowerment  change your life. 

Hypnosis is a Common State of Mind

 Hypnosis can refer to a therapeutic technique, or to a state of mind. The hypnotic state is a completely natural state that we go in and out of many times each day. How many times while driving on the freeway have you found yourself approaching the off-ramp, and thought, "Wow, I'm here already?"  

 How  many times have you become engrossed in a movie, or a song, or even a  sequence of thoughts, and then realized that several minutes or more have  gone by?  These are just a few examples of how we move in and out of  hypnosis naturally all day long.  

Everything You Need Already Lies Within You

Seek and You Shall Find

Topics to consider


  • Managing weight        
  • Smoking cessation   
  • Changing unwanted habits   
  • Reducing anxiety,  stress   
  • Becoming more organized  
  • Improving self-esteem   
  • Developing self-confidence 
  • Reducing fears of .......
  • Promoting wellness in your life
  • Reducing or blocking pain


 Thirty years of teaching Health Education has afforded me the opportunity to educate countless individuals on a variety of topics related to improving one's health.  Implementing the skills of hypnosis allows for behavioral and belief changes through suggestions to the subconscious. These avenues of change are limited only by the desires of each client.  

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Freedom Thru Hypnosis

ST Peters Medical Campus, Bldg B, (use rear entrance) Executive Woods Suite 104, 855 Route 146 Clifton Park, New York 12065

(518) 526-5012

Hours by Appoinment Only