S.Bilsker & Associates - Counselling Hypnotherapy Practice
Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC
We all need a little Help Sometimes.
With 38 years in Private Practice, I have learned that every client I work with is unique. I utilize a variety of methods like hypnotherapy and meditation, but you can be sure that none of these techniques will take precedence over your verbal and non-verbal cues. I enjoy working with people who are struggling with self-image, emotional issues, anger and anything that can get in the way of expressing ourselves fully.
I have been in Private practice since 1982. In 1986 I founded Orca Hypnosis Seminars, now Orca Institute, Canada's longest-running Counselling Hypnotherapy school. I am also a Certified Fitness Trainer. I have a home office overlooking English Bay in Vancouver, BC as well as offering sessions online. My rate is $120.00 per Hr. and is covered by many extended health plans (check with your provider), Crime Victim's Assistance Plan (in BC) and others.
"I saw Sheldon weekly over the course of a few months to obtain his support for a serious phobia. He has been amazing. For the first time in my adult life, I have been able to find some peace of mind regarding my phobia. He understands phobias very well and has decades of experience treating them. He uses a variety of tools, including but not limited to hypnotherapy, to help clients overcome phobias. If you have a phobia and want to tackle it, see Sheldon. It is worth the time. You don’t have to live with it"
"I have been familiar with Sheldon’s counselling practice for over 15 years. The first time I experienced Sheldon’s skills was when he helped me with a fear of passing large trucks on the highway. I had real anxiety while driving on the highways in BC specifically around passing the double trailer trucks that are numerous on the roads. After one session with Sheldon, which included trance work, I found that my anxiety began to leave me almost immediately. In fact, on the way home that day, I interacted with several big trucks and found that the techniques that were introduced to me during my session with Sheldon really helped with my anxiety level. Within a few weeks, using the new skills I’d been introduced to during my session, I found I had truly overcome my truck fetish. Thanks, Sheldon, you are truly an impeccable example of a skilled service provider."
"Sheldon is an amazing mentor, counsellor and healer. He uses many different techniques to help his clients get in touch with their inner self. His natural caring personality makes everyone feel safe and understood. I highly recommend him for anyone who seeks guidance."
"I have done a few counselling sessions with Sheldon. Since the first session, it was clear that he works with a great level of care and dedication. He was very attentive, resourceful, understanding and positive, with no judgment. He helped me identify and accept my emotions, and be aware of how they impact my body through breathing. This had a very positive impact on my everyday life. I have done a few counselling sessions with Sheldon. Since the first session, it was clear that he works with a great level of care and dedication. He was very attentive, resourceful, understanding and positive, with no judgment. He helped me identify and accept my emotions, and be aware of how they impact my body through breathing. This had a very positive impact on my everyday life. I highly recommend him. Thank you, Sheldon, for your generosity and dedication."
Ready to take the next step?
I offer a 20-minute free consultation so that we can get to know each other better.
Call Sheldon at 604-808-3703
View from Sheldon's Home office on English Bay
Registered Clinical Counsellor (#0017)
Areas of Practice
From the time we are very small, we begin to get messages from parents, relatives, friends, coworkers, and media about who we are or who people think we should be. On occasion, it can be good supportive advice, but too often it doesn’t help us grow to our full potential. The result too often is that very few of us seem to reach our full potential or sometimes not even being aware that potential for growth exists within ourselves.
In many ways, we create our own limitations, based on the above. This brings up the question, is there another way to not only become more aware of our abilities but to implement them? We believe there are. Not just one way, because there are many ways to achieve the things we want in our lives.
What you will learn in this program is to apply methods, all focused to support you in learning more about what you can achieve. Deep relaxation or hypnosis allows us to learn and discover our potential and increase our ability to move within ourselves and learn so much about who we are. As this occurs throughout the sessions and with support ideas and creativity come with these.
The question then becomes, what can I not achieve?
Please call us for a 20-minute consultation at no cost and no obligation.
A phobia is an irrational fear. There is a big list of phobias and many of us have one or two to different degrees of intensity. Sometimes a phobia becomes so intense that it becomes a problem. It can interfere with our ability to function and affect us in profound mental and physical ways. There are physical causation’s for some phobias, but most are emotionally based.
Hypnosis can be very beneficial in this area as a means to create a state where the cause of the phobia can be near, but you can learn to remain calm and focused even while this is occurring. Phobias are different for every person and no two people respond to even the same phobia the same way.
In this program, as in all of our programs, we do not use a cookie-cutter approach, but rather see the uniqueness of each person in how they have chosen to respond to their particular phobia. We can then guide you through the process in a safe and supportive way helping you to become phobia-free.
Please call us for a 20-minute consultation at no cost and no obligation.
Why do people gain weight? Why do some people find it easier to lose weight than others? What causes us to binge eat? What beliefs do we hold about ourselves and our weight? What is the proper diet? What kind of exercise is best? These are just some of the questions that arise when we look at the issue of weight loss and what you will learn as you move through our program.
In our weight loss program, you begin to realize that you really are in control and that you do have the ability to change patterns in your life, not only relating to weight but in how you see yourself. Hypnosis is an excellent tool to allow us to move inside and become aware of our tremendous capacity to make good, healthy, choices. Our program includes not just hypnosis and self-hypnosis, but also diet and exercise.
Although there are no easy fixes our program supports you in finding your own way of losing weight and more importantly, keeping it off. Please call us for a 20-minute consultation at no cost and no obligation.
Research has shown that accessing our ability to relax deeply allows us to become aware of the patterns and associations that we have with cigarettes.
In a session, we would start by going through and identify patterns and associations which occur in a typical day. We can then start attaining a better understanding of the key triggers that cause you to smoke.
In the sessions, you will learn to use self-hypnosis and meditative techniques not to so much remove anything but more to gain a better understanding and awareness of where your blocks are to becoming a non-smoker. I will be there to support you throughout this process, and as we move through these sessions you begin to realize that you have the power and skills to change, but maybe just lacked the tools. Please call us for a 20-minute consultation at no cost and no obligation.