Dr. Christine M. Silverstein, EdD, RN

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Peak Performance Coach, Registered Nurse (RN), The Fertile Body Method ™ Consultant

The Summit Center

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Peak Performance Coach

Oakland, NJ
In-Person Sessions

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (16)
I just wrestled at Ramsey High School (NJ). I had one match and won…Last week I wrestled a person who came 7th in the state. I beat him 5-2 in the consolations. Thanks for everything. It’s working.
We want to sincerely thank you for your presentation at our NHSA Coaches Clinic. Your presentation and demonstrations indicate that you have a comprehensive plan for your subject and it was very easy for the coaches to understand. Having been involved in the USA Wrestling Sport Science clinics for the past twenty years, I have come to appreciate the values of goal setting, visualization and relaxation techniques.
Just sending an update to let you know how this season turned out. I finished 22-12, doubling last year’s wins. I took 5th/6th in the Regionals after not even placing in the Districts last year. My improvements have not just been on the wrestling mat but also in school too. All my teachers have recommended me to take honors classes. I have grown so much as a wrestler and as a person and I would like to thank you very much for teaching me how to use my mind to achieve anything.
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License, Credentials & Experience

Dr. Silverstein, Dr. Christine has been helping people for 25 years
Member of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
City College of New York
Doctor of Education
Columbia University, New York
Masters of Public Administration
Long Island University

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Initial consultation
Free confidential initial consultation.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Peak Performance Counseling
I work with clients of all ages to aid them in reaching their peak performance for athletics, performing arts, business, education, and health. I specialize in working with children and adolescents employing my program Winning Ways for Teens.
60 Minutes   •   FREE

Operation Heal
Operation Heal is a unique program to help clients mentally prepare for and recover from medial procedures and surgery. By teaching self-hypnosis and mindfulness tools and employing cognitive behavioral techniques I help my clients to use their innate MindPower for self-healing.
60 Minutes   •   FREE

Endorsements

Fertility
Infertility
Anxiety

Practice Locations & Hours


Oakland
9 Post Rd , Suite M12, Oakland NJ 07436, United States
Mon: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn More About Dr. Christine M. Silverstein, EdD, RN

About me

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.”

The Highway to Success
My goal is to provide services to individuals and small groups through my unique programs, using the Mind Power that is innate within us.. By teaching evidenced-based tools and techniques to attain success, including the experiential use of self-hypnosis and cognitive methods, such as CBT and mindfulness, I facilitate the process of goal attainment for those interested in self-discovery and self-improvement, so clients can reach their true potentials. In addition, I offer resilience training to those who have experienced past negative emotional traumas in life and help them to bounce back from adversity. Once the traumatic roadblocks are broken through and released, the highway to success has free access.

Effective change can be accomplished in the introductory programs that consist of six-1.5 hour individual sessions. The sky is the limit on how much client's actually achieve, depending on their spirit of commitment, determination, and sheer untapped talent, that already dwells in the subconscious mind, where all healing takes place..

My Story
Fertility Consciousness
My approach to assisting women with fertility issues is based on my personal experience and my professional work of 24 years. The challenges and traumas relating to pregnancy that I encountered were not about conception itself but were with the maintenance of a full-term pregnancy. Eventually, I had four live births but had a history of miscarriages, having three prior to my first born and one after my second child was born.

Each miscarriage was traumatic in its own way. The memories relating to them were painful. The first miscarriage occurred in the bathroom of an assisted living facility for the elderly in the Bronx. At the time I was a visiting nurse and was scheduled to meet with patients there that day. I must hold the Guinness Book of World Records, being the only woman to have a “spontaneous abortion” in a senior citizen home. It was such a horrifying experience for me that I did not talk about it and repressed it for years. I believed that I had caused it during a skiing accident.

On another occasion with the fourth miscarriage, I knew I was pregnant after two missed periods, although I had not yet been tested at the doctor’s office. (In those days there were no home pregnancy tests available). It was a holiday weekend, and I began to bleed. I rushed to the emergency room, but upon examination, the male MD told me that I was not pregnant and that I showed no signs of pregnancy. He emphatically expressed that my bleeding was just another “bad” period and that I should go home to continue with my usual schedule.

There was a part of me that wanted to believe the MD, for there remained the haunting memories of the other 3 miscarriages. I remember ending up at a pumpkin patch that afternoon, my children insisting on purchasing a pumpkin for carving at Halloween. During this time I continued to hemorrhage, and the severe cramping got worse. I went home and managed to fall asleep after midnight. The next morning, I woke up feeling better, but upon entering the bathroom, I felt a sudden urge to push and aborted a fetus into the toilet. When I called the doctor to report the “miscarriage,” he reiterated that I was not pregnant and that many women discharge large amounts of tissue during menstruation. How dumb was I thinking I was pregnant! However, after the lab analysis confirmed the pregnancy, the doctor became the “Grim Reaper,” bearing the bad news that I had aborted. He apologized for his error in diagnosis.

After the third miscarriage, I felt like such a failure. I went through a series of genetic testing, D&Cs, and doctor examinations to find out why this was occurring. One physician wanted to prescribe DES, a known dangerous drug, for me and told me that was the only way I could have children. I rejected his recommendation, knowing full well that it caused birth defects and cancers in the offspring. I could never live with myself if I harmed my children in utero. But I did not know what to do. It seemed I was all alone, with no one to speak to about my challenges. There were no support groups, and I was told to get over it and try again.

Never Found The Cause, But Found Peace Of Mind
Although I never found out what caused the miscarriages, I have released the trauma of them and have moved forward with my life, but it was not easy for me at first. I did not know where to look, but I knew I had to re-balance myself and find my way to childbirth, which I did. But the traumas remained with me long afterwards, creating new obstacles to success in my life.

Even after the birth of my children, I had nightmares on the dates of the miscarriages. The screams and the agony were acted out in my subconscious dreams when my conscious defenses were off duty. Years later, peace finally came through the assistance of my hypnosis colleagues and inner-child work using self-hypnosis, and, ironically, through a D&C, which served as a catharsis for me and helped me to heal emotionally, in body, mind, and spirit.

Today, I am thankful for this experience of miscarriages and for my trials of birthing a baby because I now understand how they helped me to know myself as a woman , to believe and trust in myself, and to honor who I am. My goal was to give life to children, so I found the strength, the power within, and the courage through the use of self-hypnosis, mental rehearsal, positive self-talk, mental recall, and other mind-body techniques, as well as prayer.

Please visit my websites for more information:

www.idealperformance.net and www.fertilebodyhypnosis.com

My Philosophy of Care

When I was 15 years of age, I witnessed my friend having a grand mal seizure in the middle of a busy street. I did not know he had epilepsy, for he kept it a secret. Nor did I know what to do to help him. The following year, when I turned 16 as a high school senior, my mother first introduced me to the idea of nursing as a career. My mom encouraged me because she did not have the opportunity, having to work after completing high school to support her family. When I went for my entrance exam and interview at the nursing school, I was scared and did not know how to answer when asked: "Why do you want to be a nurse?" I remember saying that I wanted to know what to do to help someone with epilepsy. I wanted to learn how to help people get well. The director of the school commented that I had to be 18 to enter nursing. When asked why I was graduating at 16, I had the presence to add that I was smart, and it was the smartest comment I could have made because it got me through the door. I knew nothing about nursing, except I had a traumatic surgery at age 12. The most important lesson in my education at the nursing school took place on the first day of class when the instructor drew a triangle on the blackboard and stated that nursing was holistic in body, mind, and spirit, as she emphatically wrote these words on each line with chalk. Another important statement made by the instructor has been imprinted on my mind for my entire career when she said: "The patient is a person.." I thought the comment odd then, asking what else would a patient be? I now understand that, within the medical model that has been in existence since the 17th century, the patient is often identified as a diagnosis not as a human being.. In my work, throughout my career as a nurse and health educator, working in the community and in hospitals, and throughout my years as a peak performance coach in private practice, I hold the holistic message of my first instructor in the forefront of my mind that all healing takes place on four levels: in body, mind, spirit and emotionally. Thus, I endeavor to help my clients get well and achieve their goals "in the zone" accordingly by using mind power, in conjunction with traditional allopathic medicine as primary care in the 21st century..

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

Not one client in nearly 25 years of practice as a peak performance coach and clinical hypnotherapist has visited my office for the first time feeling perfectly confident, relaxed, and in control. However, after the first session of experiencing the "awesome" positive effects of hypnosis, they leave my office stating that they feel uplifted, confident, energized, relaxed, and in control, and are eager to learn more about how to help themselves to use the power of their minds during the next session.

My Inspiration

What would I say to those who believe they have never experienced a form of hypnosis before? I would say to them it is impossible to never experience a state of hypnosis, at least not informally. I would direct them to their frequent experiences they have of driving on a highway to go to work, only to pull into the office parking lot not consciously remembering any exits or roads traveled to get there. This is referred to as "highway hypnosis." Another experience you might have had with informal hypnosis is when you watch a scary movie and are entranced in the scenes, unaware that you are.. As parents we strive to talk to our children who are subconsciously engaged in playing video games, and we are unable to call them away for dinner. Their entrancement in gaming is informal hypnosis. Then there are athletes and performing artists, students and surgeons, financiers and entrepreneurs who engage in using their imaginations in a form of self-hypnosis. They see themselves "getting in the zone" by winning and reaching their goals through mental rehearsal. In other words, hypnosis is a natural, normal process that we, as humans, experience daily because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis. In the formal setting, I, as a qualified and licensed clinical hypnotherapist, facilitate the process of hypnosis by using proven hypnotic interventions, with your permission, that help guide you towards your goals and overcome blocks to your success, so you can feel confident in your abilities.


Practice Details

Insurance accepted
Out of Network
Works with
Individuals
Couples
Families
Group Sessions
Ages works with
Children
Teenagers
Adults
Seniors
Languages
English

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Dr. Christine Silverstein Reviews

5.0 of 5 (16)
Just sending an update to let you know how this season turned out. I finished 22-12, doubling last year’s wins. I took 5th/6th in the Regionals after not even placing in the Districts last year. My improvements have not just been on the wrestling mat but also in school too. All my teachers have recommended me to take honors classes. I have grown so much as a wrestler and as a person and I would like to thank you very much for teaching me how to use my mind to achieve anything.
I just wrestled at Ramsey High School (NJ). I had one match and won…Last week I wrestled a person who came 7th in the state. I beat him 5-2 in the consolations. Thanks for everything. It’s working.
We want to sincerely thank you for your presentation at our NHSA Coaches Clinic. Your presentation and demonstrations indicate that you have a comprehensive plan for your subject and it was very easy for the coaches to understand. Having been involved in the USA Wrestling Sport Science clinics for the past twenty years, I have come to appreciate the values of goal setting, visualization and relaxation techniques.
I would like to thank you for taking the time to discuss your methods for enhancing performance. As one of the coaches of Bridgewater wrestling, I feel these techniques could provide some benefits to the kids in my program. I’ve told several parents in my program and there was some real interest.
Through your hard work, I was able to complete my goal of becoming a State Champion. Now I am focusing on what I can control and working on being very clear in the “pressure cooker.” The tools I use on the mat are always right there, A, B, and C. I know what to do and I do it. It really is amazing how much you can accomplish by this. Thank you very much for all that you have taught me and for helping me grow as a person. Your work gave me light. My mind is steel now and I am the most positive person I know! My friends even say it to me. I can wrestle my way through life and become the champion in anything.
My time with Dr. Silverstein was a mind-opening experience that led to the realization of myself as a person and as a player. The skills that were learned during my sessions can be applied not only to the basketball court but to daily life. I enjoyed each session, as with each one, I took a step toward personal improvement. I highly recommend Dr. Silverstein to anyone who is looking for an avenue to peak performance.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your workshop [Train to Regain for Stroke Recovery] that you presented at the NGH Convention. I have worked with one stroke [client] and now have another. Your workshop was so wonderfully presented. Thank you.
Everything is more beautiful than I ever imagined. Thank you for everything. The flight was perfect. I can’t wait to “Fly Right” again.
Thank you very much for all that you have taught me and for helping me grow as a person. Your work gave me light. My mind is steel now and I am the most positive person I know. I can wrestle my way through life and become the champion in anything.
You have been a huge help in my high school career, not just in wrestling, but in the classroom, as well.
Thank you so much for everything. I so appreciate your generosity with your time—It means a lot when I’m having such a hard time. I have so many wonderful tools you’ve given me. What I need to improve is allowing myself to stop where I am at times and do them (specifically, deep breathing)!
Just wanted to touch base with you about Josh’s progress during the football season. Our team placed 2nd at States and Josh was our middle linebacker and fullback. He had a very good season since he worked with you. Josh led the team in tackles and was a great blocker on offense. The mental program he developed with you has definitely made a positive difference in Josh’s performance. In the championship game our team was a heavy favorite. In the first half, we had some adversity to overcome and almost every player mentally collapsed in the second half…The exception was Josh! He stood out in the 2nd half being aggressive and making plays. I saw the difference.
There are Wonders in the Universe, and if you believe, they will start to work in your life, so that Insight, Love and Beauty will unfold. For me, Christine Silverstein, you are one such Wonder! I feel blessed for knowing and learning through you, the deeper meaning of that which we call everyday life. You connect the physical experience with the mental outlook and information to underlying emotional sensitivities, to awaken our spirit. This awareness makes my life vibrant and potent and enriches my Art.
Dr. Silverstein works well with teenagers… She worked with my teenage nephew and was able to activate his mind-spirit to perform any task with confidence, diligence, positive thinking, and to prepare an outcome for success. I believe that any teenager would be so helped and made to feel important, worthy, and cared about, and the skills provided would stay in their minds and be a source of help and remediation throughout their entire life.
I was struggling to crack the starting lineup… decided to commit to the program 100%. The positive images I focused on began to integrate themselves into the core beliefs I held about myself. I pinned my way to the BCAA county final and finished 2nd…I competed closely with the top guys at the state tournament. I returned to work with Dr. Silverstein to focus on mental toughness to improve my SAT scores and was accepted in the Merchant Marine Academy. I graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Marine Engineering and finished 5th at the NCAA Eastern Regionals, Division 3. The next time I returned to Dr. Silverstein, I focused on what I needed to do to be successful. I worked on mental techniques to overcome anxieties I felt in the workplace and I also worked on ways to enjoy life at sea. The success I have achieved using the mental tools I learned is incredible. I am a full believer in the power of the mind.
What joyfulness fills my life as I ponder your gift of your life, a fiber woven securely, safely, and joyfully in my heart…I am grateful for your gift. You are gifting God’s people by your sharing your talents as graciously, as generously. Thank you.





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