Certified Medical Hypnotherapist Master Mental Coach
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Ajamu James Ayinde, M.A., A.C.H.
Certified Medical Hypnotherapist
Master Mental Coach
Ajamu James Ayinde, M.A., A.C.H. is a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist and Master Mental Coach with advanced training in pain management and catastrophic illnesses. He specializes in pediatric hypnosis applications and psycho-oncology. Ajamu offers a practical, results-oriented program for unlocking the athletic potential of student athletes. The M.E.N.T.A.L. Games™ training system is based on his sports psychology research, clinical experience and background as a classroom teacher, professional dancer and martial artist. The program teaches six core mental skills and addresses pre-game jitters, slumps, lack of confidence, emotional recovery and academic difficulties. He created the Vitamin V: Visualization for Cancer Support ™ program in 2001. The Vitamin V ™ program helps women with breast cancer to handle the anxiety associated with diagnosis, adopt the mindset of long-term survivors, manage the side effects of conventional treatment and rebuild thee immune system.
As a child, Ajamu learned Silva Mind Control from his mother, a graduate of the Silva program. Through the martial arts, he was introduced to meditation and the application of self-hypnosis for performance enhancement. In 1991 he received his B.A. in Asian Studies from Trinity College emphasizing multicultural education and performing arts. As a member of the Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble, he performed modern dance in various cities throughout the US and in Europe. In 2004 he earned his Master's degree in Motivational Psychology from Huntington Pacific University, in which he profiled the mindsets of elite athletes and performers.
Ajamu received his certification as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming from John Overdurf and Julie Silverthorn. He has been a Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Trainer since 1998 having completed his Trainer's Training with the late Dr. Allen Chips, Executive Director of the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) in Virginia Beach. Ajamu completed a two-year apprenticeship in Neuro-Linguistic Healing with Michael Ellner, Ph.D. at the Hypnosis Institute in New York, later that year.
Since 2000 he has traveled across the US and to Canada and England, training physicians, nurses and other health professionals in the various aspects of guided imagery His informative presentations have been offered at SUNY New Paltz, Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley-(Broadway campus and Mary’s Ave. campus), St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital, Morehouse School of Medicine, Orange County Dept. of Health and the Dutchess County Dental Society. From 2003-2005, he was the staff hypnotherapist at Millennium Healthcare/Avatar Cancer Center in Atlanta. He wrote for the newsletter of the Oncology Support Program at Benedictine Hospital for three years. Since 2014, he has led monthly guided imagery seminars for cancer survivors through the Oncology Support Program at the Herbert and Sofia Reuner House in Kingston, New York.
Ajamu has provided hypnotic support to clients in eighteen states as well as in Brazil and French Polynesia via Skype@sambamindman. His work has been featured in the New Paltz Times, Poughkeepsie Journal, Atlanta Sports and Fitness, Unlimited Human, Many Hands, Healthy Outlook, Natural Awakenings, Healthy You, Reconnections and on various radio and cable shows. He was the subject of a documentary film by History on Video on African Americans in holistic medicine. Ajamu was the 2004 International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT) Therapist of the Year and in 2012 was honored by the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH) for his outstanding contributions to the field. Ajamu offers certification training for health professionals in Transpersonal Medical Hypnosis through the NATH and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA).
Please call today for more information and to sign up for your hypnosis program. 845 240-6470