FocusMP3’s and Mindset coaching for Poker
I’mElliot Roe (DHP), a fully qualified professional hypnotherapist and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) practitioner based in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I qualified with RBCCH (Royal Berkshire College of Clinical Hypnotherapy), and I am a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy
I have developed a hypnotherapy program to help players reduce tilt and improve their focus at the table. I have worked with a number of professional poker players. Also, I work with UFC competitors to help them mentally prepare for their fights by improving their focus and confidence.
Although I am new to Pocketfives I am well known on 2+2
Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective tool in many sports, and I believe it has been under-utilised in poker. Poker is a game where playing with the correct mindset is incredibly important. Hypnotherapy is exceptionally effective at achieving the right mindset and effectuates positive change. Hypnosis is undoubtedly an excellent tool that every player should utilize.
In one-to-one hypnotherapy sessions we can identify root causes of negative behavior at the table, such as tilt, anger, self-sabotage or low confidence. Once the source of the destructive thoughts has been pinpointed, hypnosis is used to reduce or remove them completely.This creates long-term change as you gain an understanding of your mindset and the tools needed to overcome this problematic behavior.
It is possible to progress much faster with a client using hypnotherapy rather than more traditional therapies, as communication takes place directly with the subconscious mind. What could take years to resolve using psychoanalysis, can take just weeks or months using hypnotherapy.
Once we have resolved the internal issues I will use techniques to create triggers relating to your “A game” and being in “The Zone” by practicing these techniques you will be able to play to your fullest potential more frequently and your game will develop more quickly. By improving your focus and patience at the table you will better understand the weaknesses in your game and you will feel compelled to resolve them.
My sessions/products can increase in your ROI by:
:-Reducing or complete resolution of your tilt issues
:-Improving focus during sessions
:-Increasing patience at the table
:-Enhancing awareness of tells
:-A new improved love of poker and a interest in improving your game
:-A better understanding of your personal weaknesses, where they stemmed from and strategies to combat them
More information on my concepts can be found here:
I offer two types of MP3s for Poker. One style is for “pre-game warmup” to improve mental focus and reduce tilt during your session(Available for live or online play). The second is my “Post-game warm down” this MP3 is used to improve sleep and remove stress resulting from the day’s game Mp3’s can be purchased on the links below and are £15/$25:
Pre-Session Online Mindset MP3:
Topics in Mp3: Tilt reduction, confidence, focus, stamina, removal of self sabotage, bank roll management, creating the perfect poker mindset,awareness and emotional control and physical triggers to release your“A game” at any time.
Topics in Mp3: Tilt reduction, confidence, focus, removal of self sabotage, creating the perfect poker mindset, awareness at the table and improved reading of opponents body language and tells. Also included are triggers to release your “perfect poker mindset”when you sit at the table.
Post Session Warm Down (suitable for both online and live players):
Topics in Mp3: Total relaxation and removal of the days stresses, improved quality of sleep, suggestions to ensure a positive mindset when you wake, ready to start the next days competition with a clear and totally rested mind.
Personalized MP3s for specific issues are also available for $200 ( This includes a 30 minute skype consultation and a short personality test to ensurethe best possible induction is being used).
I offer live sessions in Las Vegas and Skype sessions for $100 per hour with sessions lasting between 60 and 90 minutes. The first session is always 90 minutes ($150) as it serves as both an informational and treatment session. The following session lengths will depend on the issues presented and the needs of the client.
If you mention you found my services here on PocketFives, on booking the first session you will receive an MP3 to use between sessions ($25value).
If a package of 5 hours is booked and paid upfront I offer a 10%discount ($450).
I listened to the mp3 every day before and after the $25,000 WPT main event and I feel like I put in 4 of the best days of poker in my life. I was paying attention well, not tilting, and picking up small tells much better. Thanks Elliot!” (Jonathan Little, Professional Poker Player, WPT Season VI player of the year www.floattheturn.com
I’ve been using both of Elliot’s Hypnosis MP3’s for online play over the past few months. I particularly love the “Post Session Warm Down” after a long and draining session. Using the Post Session MP3s greatly helps to calm and relax my brain, putting it in a more restful state after my session. I’ve found that after using the Warm Down MP3, I’ve woken up the next day much more mentally sharp and ready for action, thus leading to me being able to get more work done, do more coaching, and play more hands in the long run.” - YourDoom (#1 in Overall Earnings at NL2k on PokerStarsin 2010) www.YourDoomPoker.com
I was able to have a live session with Elliot on Day1B of the main event this year. I was so nervous and my anxiety level was off the chart before I sat down with him for an hour. When the hour (he said it was about an hour, I thought it was like 10 minutes) was over I was completely in control of my emotions, rested, relaxed and I took on day 1B with the confidence I needed to make Day 2. Without Elliot’s MP3′s that I listened to while I was competing for my seat in the main event, I wouldn’t have even won my chance to play in the main event, then to actually get a one on one session right before the largest poker tournament I’ve ever played in was amazing.” (Nathan Dowland, Ontilt Radios Check Raise Cafe host, Winner of the Hogs Wild League $13k package WSOP 2012) www.ontiltradio.com
I’ve had several sessions with Elliot and I am very satisfied with his services. What started as hypnosis to improve my emotional control at the poker tables has turned into much more: I’m learning and understanding more about my psyche and my overall mentality and I’m certain that my quality of life is improving. I’ve worked with Cognitive Behavioral Therapists and in the past but I prefer Elliot’s hypnotherapy. I recommend!” (KR)
Listened to the mp3 this morning right before my session and I just chopped my first MTT of the day. This mp3 seriously helped me a lot. I completely ignored the flips I lost and the coolers and simply focused on playing good poker. I was completely energized before starting my session and really played ‘in the zone’, something I hadn’t done in a while. I highly recommend Elliot’s mp3 if you have a tendency to tilt or donk away your chips after losing a big pot or if you simply need a confidence booster after a long downswing.” (CG)
Dude,your **** is like magic…haha..won 3500 today in like 6 hrs playing real well, like real well, so i’m back!!! gonna do it again tomorrow, the mp3 was very very good. this is def good stuff for me,and i’ll slowly get out of my own mental blocks to make me a dominating player again in no time! ” (HC)
Working with Elliot and the hypnosis mp3s has given me a great tool to use when it comes to tilt. I now feel more confident that I have the tools to deal with any issues that would have caused me to spew off buyins in the past. I look forward to playing now instead of dreading whether or not my “tilt monkey” will be out today.” (JM)
FurtherTestimonials for my products and services can be found here:
I also offer non-poker related services such as weight loss, smoking cessation, MMA Performance, golf, removing fears and anxieties. These services can be found here:
Obviously,this is a less than standard concept, which is one of the reasons why my pricing is currently so competitive. I expect much skepticism and many questions. I am happy to answer them here, on the thread, or via PM.
I will ask former and current clients to post on this thread.
Let me help you to release your full potential.
Contact me via PM or email email@example.com
I also offer a discount if you purchase all 3 MP3's but it is only available via PM or email.
All three for £37.50 rather than the usual £45 I take payment via paypal or moneybookers and you can pay in Dollars or Euro's if you prefer.
Good luck on the tables
I've always been skeptical about hypnosis. Based on all the great reviews on 2+2, I bought the "online poker mindset" from Elliot. The mp3 is basically a guided relaxation to help you completely relax and focus prior to your session.
Yesterday I used this for the first time and, funny enough, I got KILLED at the tables. I played about 20 MTTs and cashed small in 1. I lost something like 10 straight all-in showdowns at one point during the session. It was the worst session I've had in recent memory. All my deep runs blew up in my face, etc. Of course, I'm not here to tell you that them mp3 made me run bad! I definitely believe it had a positive effect on me, as I basically just chuckled off the continuous beats.
I'm exited to continue using this. The more you use it the more of an effect it will have on you, so, moving forward I expect nothing but improved calmness while playing. Seems easily worth the $ if you've ever dusted off even $20 in equity due to being frustrated.
Thanks for your feedback!
Unfortunately I've yet to make an MP3 that guarantees run good
Your description is a perfect example of my expectations for the Mp3s. They help to reduce the impact of bad beats, and improve your mindset and focus during sessions. Tilt can be very costly for players and the emotional improvements the Mp3's make should help players reduce their leaks and therefore increase profits.
Good luck at the tables
I'm happy to offer a free (no obligation) 30 minute consultation to anybody interested in my services. We will discuss your current mindset issues and I will explain the process I would use to help resolve them. You will also have the opportunity to ask and questions you may have.
If your interested pls PM
If anyone would like a free MTT Break MP3 send me your email via PM.
It's around 5 minutes in length and gives a good demonstration of the concept.
I listened to the pre-session MP3 today after my baby went to bed after a long week. I felt very relaxed and ready to focus on Poker. I turned in a tidy profit on the day and wasn't in tilt mode at all.
Since I normally only play cash games when relaxed, I might use this before my late night sessions going forward. I imagine this is even better for tournament players that have a long grind ahead of them.
Worst case of tilt competition win $450 of sessions!Edited By: elliot10181 Nov 9th, 2012 at 07:45 PM
I'm looking for the pocketfive'r who has the most impressive tilt story. Did you smash your computer? Get banned from a casino? fight at the poker table....?
There must be some great stories out there and finally you have a chance to turn that bad experience into a prize
The best story will win 5 sessions with me over skype or in person if you're in Las Vegas and a free MP3 the package has a value of $450
Enter your tilt story in this thread and a winner will be chosen on December 1st.
My tilt story was a couple of years ago when i first discovered poker and didnt think it was a skill game and would use to do the most stupid things.
The one day i had run my bankroll up from about $30 playing the $3-$12 90 man ko's on FTP to around $1.2k (Somehow) this was after around 8-9 hours of just 4 tabling and literally shipping them over and over, I was extremely happy with all the cash i had.
So anyway fast forward to the next today i was a huge degen back then i got home from work pretty tired and frustrated and decided to play 3/6 HU cash (lol) i built my $1.2k to about $2k+ against this one guy and i was totally crushing him somhow..
When it seemed i had took all of his money i thought i better stop now as it was getting late but i decided to sit on the table for another 10 minutes just hoping he came back, Anyway he came back and i kind of forced myself to play him..
Half an hour later he cracks my aces with AK with the board 4 flushing all in pre.. I then go to spew of my whole roll to this guy, Then throw my laptop down the stairs. It wasnt a very good day.
Congrats Ben - Have a good session with Elliot, make sure to let us know your reviews.
lol good story
Makes me feel better on this massive downswing that I'm on. Just seems like it will never end but that made me laugh. Appreciate it, have fun!
I understand Benfaz' tilt story has already won, nonetheless I want to share this. I'll make it short.Edited By: Gosselinator Dec 19th, 2012 at 07:55 PM
After going on a tilt session, I threw two furious punches. One landed on the brand new desk, punched a decent sized hole into it; and the other, on the corner of my (now ex) laptop, which dented the hard drive, thus forcing me to change cpus. So in short, I punched my way through 2000$ for a 100$ loss, smart ..
I felt like an idiot.
Thew my laptop out of a hotel window, and proceeded to get very drunk out of the minibar and lose my entire roll about 4 years ago.. was only 18.. FML
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Ive been playing poker for a few years now and have been a winning player up to and including NL100. I have a problem though, quite a large one, that has plagued my entire Poker playing life.
I tilt, I tilt really bad. I have broke monitors, mice, speakers and earphones. I have broke chairs and desks. I have kicked holes in my wall and I have punched holes in my wall and Im pretty sure that later on in life Im going to have problems with my hands because I wouldn't be surprised if at one time or another I have broke bones in my hands by doing that.
Pretty soon after I have had a major tilt I realize that what Im doing is stupid and is costing me a lot of money and also not helping in other aspects of my life. I make a pact with myself that I am not going to do it again and have this new found focus which can last between a couple of hours or a few days until my next major tilt. In fact the only good thing that has come out of it all is that I am now a dab hand at re-plastering.
I have not tilted since 12th November 2012(32 Days). Thats right, over a month without even getting close to the levels of tilt that I used to get to. I used to check Hem what seemed like every single minute of every session. I have not done this since the same date. I seem to be playing with a ton of focus at the moment and what is even more encouraging is that I have done all of that while moving up levels which can tend to be more of a stressful time than usual and In all honesty I have not run that well either which can be a good test for where you are at mentally.
The significance of that date is that was when I had my first contact with Elliot. I have now had 5 sessions with him and I have had a month of playing pretty good, tilt free poker.
To even go a week without tilting would be a miracle for me so to go a full month is just out of this world. If someone had of told me that a month a go I would have cried laughing as the thought of that happening was just absurd.
Before working with Elliot I felt that I had tried everything. I had read books, I had watched videos, tried meditation, amongst other things but the tilt would still return. I even worked with Jared Tendler, now I enjoyed working with Jared and we did see some improvement but in my opinion for whatever reason it only scratched the surface of getting to the actual route of the problem. Thats not to say what Jared does dosnt work because he has proven results its just that it wasnt right for myself at that time.
I forgot to add that I am that person who dosnt think he can be hypnotized but lets just say my girlfriend coudnt believe it when during my first session with Elliot he had me running round the house pretending I were a chicken.
Im joking obviously but thats how I saw hypnotherapy mainly thanks to television. I am skeptical at the best of times when it comes to things like this and after trying many things I probably had it in my mind that this would fail as well. Elliot provided me with a ton of information about what he does and was also kind enough to put my gf`s mind at ease as well as she was also a bit worried about what could happen.
Over the last couple of years I have learnt to be a pretty good judge of character and it is easy to see that Elliot enjoys what he does and more importantly is very good at what he does. All of my dealings with him so far have been excellent and although I dont want to nag him all the time or give him constant updates, Its does feel like there is someone there for me who can get to the point of exactly what is wrong and knows exactly how to help. That in itself is a pretty good feeling.
I have held off writing this review because I didnt want to do the usual have one session and then go on about how good a coach some one is without a sample size. The sample size may still be small but I can tell you that I have no intention of and also no desire to ever tilt like I used to again. This is going to save me a lot of mental energy which I can hopefully put to good use and improve as a Poker player instead of worrying about flying off the handle every two minutes.
I really cant thank Elliot enough for what he has done for me and hopefully over time I will get the chance to repay him for helping me(I will get the beers in Vegas after my Poker winnings pay for the trip ). I will keep updating my results on here as Its an ongoing process but lets just say Im delighted so far.
The long and short of it is that if like me you didnt think anyone can help you then give Elliot a shot. Im confident you wont regret it. Even if you havnt tried anything Im pretty sure that Elliot would be a really good first point of call for improving your mental game and also your life away from the tables. Failing that buy his Mp3`s and give them a go, again these are an absolute bargain and a must have for anybody taking the game even half seriously.
There is a reason you are reading this thread so if you havnt already then get in contact with Elliot, you will be a better person for it.
Thank You Elliot. (MartL 2+2)
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I've currently done 5 sessions with Elliot and although he hasn't asked me to I want to give a review of his coaching.
I started out quite skeptical. I've had well known mental game issues for many many years. I worked with Jared Tendler and he is very good, but wanted to try something else to see what it offered.
Elliot's coaching is unparalleled. He has already had an incredible effect not just on my poker, but on my entire life.
I had no idea how my experiences growing up shaped my personality and how these had been holding back my poker. After exploring this through hypnotherapy I'm reaping huge benefits. Resolving these issues has made my poker less emotional and more profitable and has also helped me in real life.
Elliot is the real deal. I would stake my reputation on that. I can't recommend him highly enough.
If anyone would like to ask me directly about coaching with Elliot feel free to contact me.
Cog (Cog Dissonance 2+2)
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I have to say something here, I originally started with the mp3's and had some good results from those, they helped me relax greatly, calmed my mind, and prepared me to play good poker, the effect sometimes for me last a few hours, sometimes it last a little less, it depends.
Anyways, after noticing that I liked the hypnosis approach from the mp3's, I decided to get a package with Elliot for 1on1 coaching, my goal being to focus better, deal with variance better, improve my mental game basically.
I'm a few sessions into the package now, and have to say I am really impressed with how great possibly can be for anyone. I never knew or realized I had some emotional issues with certain things in my life, and never knew some of those things were holding me back. Through hypnosis I was able to go back into my past, and describe and experience into detail how I felt even as a little kid, this helped me to resolve some issues I had with family for example, and this improved my life and overal happiness by a lot, and this was only one thing, a lot more came up to deal with, and I am still working on those things.
But to cut a long story short, if the mp3's do something for you, 1on1 sessions can possibly do great things for you, for your poker, but your life in general. The 1on1 sessions are much more intense than the mp3, and it really is a form of therapy, where you can achieve really good things, I've never felt better in my life ever than from coming of some of those sessions, and played the best poker ever. This doesn't mean that you will be a miles better poker player from taking hypnosis sessions with Elliot, it means that you can improve your life by a lot through his guidance and hypnotherapy tools, improved life -> improved poker -> improved everything. It really is great, and I would advice this to anyone who's open for it and currently sitting there doubting, give it a try, im confident you will like it.
Now something to end this review about hypnotherapy itself, from the mp3's my reaction was basically just really relaxing, and being fully aware and conscious, control over everything, but just really calm and relaxed. Now from the 1on1 sessions, my reactions were different, some sessions were really relaxing, but some were also pretty heavy on the emotional side, and you can notice this. But all in all I think hypnotherapy is something everyone should do whether you are a poker player or not, because I think everybody can benefit from it greatly, +LIFE EV. (RGyoho 2+2)
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Pricing for sessions has changes since the original post
$150 per session or $550 for 5 sessions