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Bara Sapir creates effective programs that empower individuals to connect to and draw from their most abundant selves. She helps manifest their full potential in their personal, spiritual and professional lives and assists in healing and self-improvement. She draws from Judaism, Buddhism, Native American Spirituality, Energy Work and Practical Psychology.

Sapir's revolutionary hybrid of cutting edge pedagogy, spiritual tools and human potential technologies offer practical solutions and support for life's challenges and transitions. Her integrated program includes, among other methods, deep relaxation, hypnosis, visualization, ritual and intuitive healing techniques.

Her private consultations, workshops and rituals cultivate capacity taking us from strengthing our core to driving our intention and realizing our dreams.

Whether you want to jumpstart a project, upgrade your MO, enhance creativity or invite personal transformation, Sapir's method will provide perspective, invite change, ignite clarity, increase confidence and ignite your passion and lifesparks.

Sapir is executive director of Test Prep New York, an intergrative test preparation and education company that trains students for high-stakes tests and academic courses. TPNY programs and products use Sapir's hybrid program, a Yoga for your Mind, resulting in calm and confident students who demonstrate high-performance on tests and in school. Click here for more information.

Sapir is and artist, musican and holistic practioner. She travels internationally to learn from spiritual teachers, artists, elders and guides, and manifests her own self and dreams. She activates stretching, breaking boundaries and developing as a growful soul. She holds graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and The Jewish Theological Seminary and certification in Hypnosis and Neuro Linguistic Programming (as of 2/29).(Bio) She has been a member of New York, Jerusalem, and Ann Arbor spiritual communities for 15 years. She is art editor of Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture.

For more information on her Jewish work, see Jewfusion

A Sampling of Human Potential Tools Employed by Sapir


Hypnosis is a tool for access to subconsciousness, through what is called a trance. In this state, we can focus on issues or aspects of ourselves which we'd like to change, control or gain greater awareness.This method empowers us to manifest our dreams and goals by convincing the subconcscious mind to move towards implementing our desires via the most effective and efficient path.

Keeping an open mind is very important for our success with hypnosis.Sapir will use language that works best with your learning style and how you experience the world. Imagery or sensual language is the language of the subconscious mind and it controls many of your body functions and emotional responses. It is “the sleeping giant” that can put incredible power into your hands.

You have power over habits, fears, tensions, anxiety, pain, confidence and even your mental and physical state of well-being. For most of your adult life, you have trained only one part of your brain, the part that knows facts and figures, numbers and letters. We will call upon the other part of the brain that uses creative images to establish balance, serenity and the goals you seek to achieve.

Your sessions will be most effective when you:

• know what you want and when you want it
• understand the tools you are going to use to achieve your goals
• completely trust the process, since you now understand how you are
• going to achieve your goals
• follow the recommended number of sessions by your hypnotist
• do the reinforcement practice daily at home for the recommended time

With Bara Sapir, you will learn Self-hypnosis, so you become empowered to make your own changes and choices for fulfilling your desired fate and destiny!

EFT – Emotional Freedom Technique

EFT is considered a psychological acupressure technique used to optimize emotional health. Its core belief is that the cause of any negative emotion is a disruption in the body’s energetic system. EFT removes negative emotions and implements positive goals through a form of acupressure. EFT short-circuits or emotional block from the body's bio-energy system, and restores the mind and body’s balance. This allows you to become more open and ready to embark on your creative and mental challenges. By implementing EFT, you begin to fire the inner critic, and move into the preparation and/or test mode with ease and without distractions
NLP – Neuro-Linguistic Programming
NLP is an effective and powerful method to discern how you experience your world or our “reality map.” Neuro refers to neurology, our nervous system – the mental pathways our five senses take which allow us to see, hear, feel, taste and smell. Linguistic refers to our language ability’ how we put together words and phrases to express ourselves as well as how our “silent language” of movement and gestures reveals our states, thinking styles and more. Programming, taken from computer science, refers to the idea that our thoughts, feelings and actions are like computer software programs.

When we adapt those programs, just as when we change or upgrade software, we immediately get possible changes in our performance. Through the use of visualization and other kinesthetic means, NLP offers other ‘maps’ or ways to change thought patterns, which in turn, assists in changing behavior. For test preparation and personal growth, it provides keys to eliminate blocks and patterns of behavior that don’t support your move towards excellence.

For example, we learn how others have responded to a particular situation we are facing and see the differences in the approaches and in the outcomes. Based on it, we step out of our own map and step into the other's. When this happens, the rewards are many. We experience a deep connection to the successful test taker, and it can radically change our upcoming experience and results.

Meditation and Visualization

Meditation is a state in which the body is consciously relaxed and the mind is allowed to become calm and focused. In creative visualization, you imagine whatever you want to manifest. Then you give the idea, image, or feeling positive energy by focusing on it regularly, until it becomes reality. Creative visualization posits a spiritual source and a supply of infinite energy, love and wisdom discoverable in the inner beings of humans.

Coaching sees you as creative, capable, intelligent, and having answers within yourself or the resources to find them. Coaches act on the premise that the definitive expert regarding your life and work is you. Coaching is a partnering of two equals, which focuses on the unique and intrinsic qualities already within you that may not be recognized or appreciated. The coach helps you affirm and embrace your own true self.

Other techniques
Other strategies we use include, but are not limited to, sound and visual therapies, biofeedback and games.

We also work with affiliated professionals to provide the following services:

• psychotherapy
• massage and craniosacral therapy
• reiki
• life coach
• acupuncture
• fitness, yoga, pilates, etc.
• nutrition
• feng shui and study-space consultations
• herbal and homeopathic support