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What Did it Take to Kill Osama Bin Laden? Seconds or Hours? Pittsburgh Mental Coach Dan Vitchoff Offers Insight as Related to his Work with Olympic Gold Medal Shooters

What Did it Take to Kill Osama Bin Laden? Seconds or Hours? Pittsburgh Mental Coach Dan Vitchoff Offers Insight as Related to his Work with Olympic Gold Medal Shooters

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011

Dan Vitchoff of Pittsburgh, PA may be able to shed some light on this topic. Vitchoff knows a bit about the training, concentration and timing it takes to fire off accurate shots while under pressure. He is the mental coach for United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) who won the U.S.A. two Gold medals at the 2008 Olympics. There is no doubt in Vitchoff’s mind that the shots that killed Osama Bin Laden were fired by well trained mentally alert, mentally strong and physically prepared shooters whose training included technique and various mental aspects for their mission. The mission that killed Osama Bin Laden was not the Olympics. Vitchoff is quick to state, “There was danger and much more than aim and shoot in the Bin Laden kill; however there are similar elements of mental training that must come in to play when human beings are faced with performing under pressure.”    This Pittsburgher, founder of “The 33 Method” emphasizes that intense and repeated mental training is as important as technical training.

When Vitchoff works with some of the elite marksmen who train American soldiers for combat and are also Olympic athletes he uses his proprietary program “The 33 Method” which incorporates a variety of mental and psychological techniques. . Vitchoff’s work with the USAMU, members of the U.S.A Shooting Team is the basis of his comments and expert opinion about what took place seconds before the shots that killed Bin Laden as well as his certainty about the type of training needed. Vitchoff shares his knowledge of tremendous concentration, the emotional and mental reaction and accuracy of shots in a pressure filled situation. Since the shooters, who were trained with Vitchoff’s 33 Method, brought home Gold Medals from the 2008 Olympics, Vitchoff has shared some of the techniques he used with the shooters. Vitchoff trained the minds of the shooters for split second, 100% accurate shots similar to what may have been used by the Navy Seals who brought down Bin Laden. When training the shooters, this international mental coach emphasizes preparing the mind, training the mind, testing the mind and mental practice. So how many seconds did it take to aim shoot and kill Bin Laden? Baswed on his extensive experience in working with some of the world’s best shooters, Vitchoff’s answer is, “ Pre-mission is in hours not seconds. They program their minds on how to respond to hundreds of scenarios and thousands of minutes.” Vitchoff’s guess on the actual shots that killed Osama Bin Laden, “I would guess 2 seconds which takes into consideration the mental training that had already come into play relative to reacting to whatever prompted the actual shots. This does not mean that it only took two seconds to process the entire action. It means that these special, highly trained individuals were so well practiced both mentally and physically that the average person can hardly calculate the millisecond processing of every aspect of their surroundings.”

As with the details behind the Navy Seals mission in Pakistan, Vitchoff’s “33 Method” is a chocked full of proprietary secrets that lead to success under pressure. As the owner and lead practitioner of the PA Hypnosis Center, Vitchoff’s diverse skills for reprogramming the mind are used to help Pittsburghers and people from around the world to make healthy changes in their lives. His belief and practice exemplifies the old adages 1)“it’s all in your head” and 2)“ the game is 40% physical and 60% mental. Whether it’s shooting, weight loss, smoking cessation, athletic performance or anxiety control, Vitchoff helps people prepare their minds for challenges that range from intense situations like what the Navy Seals have just accomplished to the challenges of making personal changes. Because the sub-conscious mind plays an integral role in human actions and reaction the programming for success in all situations is a matter or discipline and training. For more information about how Vitchoff helps his athletes train their minds for success please visit or call 724-934-8446.

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Local Hypnotist, Dan Vitchoff helps Pittsburgh Area Residents Conquer Food Addiction with a Gold Medal Mindset

Local Hypnotist, Dan Vitchoff helps Pittsburgh Area Residents Conquer Food Addiction with a Gold Medal Mindset

Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) April 15, 2011

There are two things that are always on Dan Vitchoff’s mind, helping his athletes prepare for the Olympics and helping his clients achieve great personal success with hypnosis. Dan Vitchoff is a Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist, Mental Training and Performance Coach and President of PA Hypnosis Center. He is also founder of the Nationally Acclaimed sports improvement technique, The 33 MethodTM.

Already known for his success helping Olympians Walton Glenn Eller and Vincent Hancock win Gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Vitchoff and his athletes have their sights set on London in 2012. Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond has now exceeded the threshold required to be nominated to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team for the Summer Olympics in London. In a recent interview with Michael Molinaro of the US Army Marksmanship Richmond explains, “It is an unbelievable feeling knowing that I have successfully reached the line in the sand. This has been a long time coming for me since I was a competitor in the last selection process coming up just short for the 2008 team.” Richmond further states, he has, “gained the confidence and knowledge to overcome the pressures of competing on the international level.” Richmond credits much of his success to his family and his coaches among them, Dan Vitchoff, whom Richmond says, “has had their own foot print in my success and will continue to train me until we reach our ultimate goal of an Olympic Gold Medal.”

Vitchoff explains, “When helping my athletes prepare for competition, everything counts, we prepare for everything, weather, crowd noise, distractions; I take the same approach with my food addiction clients in my office. I look at their lives and help them prepare for success no matter what personal challenges they are facing. I help them reduce stress and change their perspective on themselves, their lives and the world around them so they can take back control over their lives and develop a healthy relationship with food.” Carrie Ann Johnson is an RN who has been working with Dan Vitchoff to help her gain greater control over her eating habits and behaviors. Carrie says, “I’ve always been the person who had to be first in line for the cookies, sweets and cakes and after my first session I no longer had any cravings or desire to eat those foods. The big test for me was being at our annual Christmas party with four trays of delicious Christmas cookies and I did not have one! For the first time in my life I was able to say, ‘Wow! Those look good and walk away’.” Sue Knox shared a similar experience, she was able to get through the Holidays with no pies or sweets; she had even tried hypnosis before with someone else and elaborates, “I had gone through this (hypnosis) before with someone else and it didn’t work but I thought I would try again with someone new, someone different and working with Dan Vitchoff has been a completely different experience for me. I have lost over 30 pounds but even more importantly are the inches…I have lost over 22 inches! This is the least that I have weighed in 30 years! Everyone says, you look wonderful and I feel wonderful!”

If you have the opportunity to sit down and talk to Dan Vitchoff he would talk to you about how some people develop an emotional attachment to food from the time that they are infants and that bond grows stronger as they progress though their teenage years into adulthood. “For some people eating is a substitute for either an identified or unidentified emotional need. We hear it all of the time, people come in and say, ‘I eat when I’m stressed; I eat when I’m anxious, I eat when I’m not hungry. ‘Typically foods such as sugars, sweets and carbohydrates trigger a response of relaxation and being rewarded thus the cycle of emotional eating that can lead to food addiction. Our weight loss hypnosis programs are designed to help our clients effectively break the bond between food and emotions.”

Pittsburgh radio personality, “Bubba” had been struggling with his weight off and on throughout most of his life. Just as he would start to lose weight life would get in the way and it would start to come back on. Bubba chose to work with Pittsburgh’s Dan Vitchoff because of his reputation and success in working with US Olympic Athletes and because he offers a 98% Success Guarantee with his hypnosis weight loss and smoking cessation programs. Bubba shares his experience with Pittsburgh’s Star 100.7 listeners on the radio, “I have tried to lose weight over the past three years, I tried everything and nothing worked, now 27 pounds later, I am part of Dan Vitchoff’s 98% Success Guarantee and his 33 Method is amazing. It works if you want to lose weight or stop smoking or if you’re struggling with anxiety and many other challenges.”

Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed., CHt., a Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist, and President of PA Hypnosis Center in Pittsburgh can individualize a hypnosis program to help his clients address the following areas: weight loss, stop smoking, reduce stress & anxiety, overcoming fears, phobias and insomnia, building self confidence, public speaking and sports performance.

For more information or to request an interview, visit or contact Catie Dolgos at (724) 934-8446 or via email at hypnosismarketing (at) comcast(dot)net.


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