Report: Hypnotist Easing Pain of Financial Crisis

When hypnotist Selena Valentine snaps her fingers, the economy will still be in the toilet, but that hasn't stopped dozens of New Yorkers from paying her hundreds of dollars for a trance to strike it rich.

After playing Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin," on her iPod, Valentine told the professionals who paid the $20 admission to relax their way to riches.

"Go on a journey to your inner self, your inner being," Valentine says, circling the room in her Louboutin pumps.

Valentine, the author of How to Date an Exotic Dancer and a former anchor on the Web-based "Naked News," said she was inspired to become a certified hypnotist after the therapy helped her through her own personal struggles.

"My first hypnosis was instant and it changed my outlook on life," she said. "My life went from a dark period to a positive period."

She sees an average of three clients a day, each paying $100 for their hourlong sessions.

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