Tim Brunson DCH

Welcome to The International Hypnosis Research Institute Web site. Our intention is to support and promote the further worldwide integration of comprehensive evidence-based research and clinical hypnotherapy with mainstream mental health, medicine, and coaching. We do so by disseminating, supporting, and conducting research, providing professional level education, advocating increased level of practitioner competency, and supporting the viability and success of clinical practitioners. Although currently over 80% of our membership is comprised of mental health practitioners, we fully recognize the role, support, involvement, and needs of those in the medical and coaching fields. This site is not intended as a source of medical or psychological advice. -- Tim Brunson, PhD

Diane Doyle Pita, PhD

Dr. Pita is the Program Director of the Online Addictions Counselor Education Program (ACEP), a instructor, internship supervisor, and author. Other than having over 25 years specializing in the treatment of co-occuring disorders, she created four courses on the self-directed Digital Chalk platform.

Derald Wing Sue, PhD

Dr. Sue is a professor at Teachers COllege, Columbia University. He is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Hypnotherapist. His focus is on multicultural counseling and psychotherapy, the psychology of racism and antiracism, cultural diversity, multicultural organizational development, and mental health law.

Don L. Price

Mr. Don L. Price - Coaching Minds To Succeed: Professional Keynote Speaker, Author, Master Hypnotherapist and Sales/Marketing, Positive Change Solutions Provider -- has more than 36 years of high-level corporate experience in marketing, sales training, management, hypnosis and personal success coaching.

As vice president of management development and retail operations for a major retailer of a large international corporation, he was a key motivating factor for increasing sales from $39 million to over $100 million in annual revenue.


Terence T. Gorski

Terence T. Gorski is an internationally recognized expert on substance abuse, mental health, violence, and crime. He is best known for his contributions to relapse prevention, managing chemically dependent offenders, and developing community-based teams for managing the problems of alcohol, drugs, violence, and crime. He has extensive experience working with employee assistance programs (EAP) and has special expertise in working with emergency professionals including fire, medical, and law enforcement. He is a prolific author and has published numerous books and articles.

Allen E. Ivey, EdD

Dr. Allen Ivey, best known for his "microcounseling" model received his bachelors degree from Stanford University in 1955 and spent a year as a Fulbright student at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1955-56. In 1959 he received his doctorate from Harvard University in counseling and guidance. Dr. Ivey is current Distinguished University Professor in the School and Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has authored of co-authored approximately 200 articles and books, translated into 11 languages. Dr. Ivey's most recent work is in "developmental counseling and therapy" which focuses on how to integrate developmental theory into clinical and counseling practice.

J. William Worden PhD ABPP

Dr. Worden's clinical and research interests are in the area of health psychology, with a special focus on life-threatening illness and life-threatening behavior. At Massachusetts General Hospital he has directed four major N.I.H. funded research projects on the subjects of suicide, terminal illness care, the psychology of cancer, and bereavement. His primary therapy interest is the application of gestalt psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and groups.

Judith Belmont, MS, LPC

Judy Belmont, M.S., LPC has been a psychotherapist, wellness speaker and workplace wellness consultant for 35 years. She has bridged the areas of Psychotherapy and Wellness on radio, TV and print media. Her message of positivity, healthy communication, stress resilience and self-empowerment has reached thousands nationwide through her books, consulting and interactive presentations.

Bradley T. Erford, PhD

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, LPC, LP, LSP, was the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has authored or edited more than 15 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of several dozen refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and ten published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counseling profession from ACA and the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions.

Samuel T. Gladding, PhD

Dr. Gladding is a professor at Wake Forest University. He is the author of 41 books and is considered an authority in the counseling profession.

Gerald Corey PhD

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

H. Norman Wright MFCC, CTS

H. Norman Wright is a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist. He has taught in the Graduate Department of Biola University. He was former director of the Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling at Biola University, as well as an Associate Professor of Psychology.

C. Wayne Perry, PhD

Dr. Perry is the MFT Director of Clinical Training at Northcentral University. He has more than 40 years of experience as a clinician and 20 years of experience as a supervisor. He focuses on research and advocates the use of the Internet to aid the delivery of quality supervision for students in clinical training programs.

Edna B. Foa PhD

Dr. Foa is an Isreali professor of clinical psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. There she as the Director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. She is an internationally renowned authority on the psychopathology and treatment of anxiety. She approaches the understanding and treatment of mental disorders from a congnitive-based perspective. Her research, aimed at determining the causes and treatments of anxiety disorders, has been extremely influential. She is considered an expert in post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Shawn Carson

Shawn began teaching NLP and Hypnosis in 2006 after completing a highly successful career in business consulting, including serving on the Board of Directors of a major international consulting organization. His experience in Business Consulting and consultative sales perfectly suits him to understand the needs of clients and students from the business world.

Garrett Buttel, MA, CH

Garrett Buttel, MA, CH, is the Board Certified Director of the Monmouth Hypnosis Center in Middletown, NJ. Garrett has lived in New Jersey all his life. After being discharged from the Air Force in 1971, he accepted a position as Veterans Counselor on Campus and spent many years helping Vietnam Veterans and their dependents.

This experience sparked an interest in further developing his counseling skills and he returned to college to obtain an advanced degree in counseling. Garrett spent many years counseling and helping incompetent veterans and their families.

Garrett is certified by the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. as a Certified 5-path Hypnotherapist and 7th path Self-Hypnosis Instructor. He also has completed courses at Omni-Hypnosis Center in Deland, Florida and the New Jersey Institute of Hypnotherapy.

Garrett Buttel is a member of The National Guild of Hypnotists and The International Association of Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy, and he is a Board Certified Member of the National Board of Hypnosis Education and Certification.

For more information, visit www.MonmouthHypnosisCenter.com

Jo Ana Starr PhD, DD, CCHT

Dr. Starr is the author of four books that help readers to improve their lives and to achieve their personal goals. She is the director of the New England Insitute of Hypnotherapy. She is known as the "Hypnotherapist to the Stars" for her recent work with celebrities, and holds degrees in Education, English, and Hypnotherapy, and has been empowering students and graduates for over 27 years.

Erika Duffy

Erika Duffy graduated from The Institute of Transformational Studies with a Doctorate in C.O.R.E.™ Education, is a Certified Hypnotherapist and is a registered member of the National Guild of Hypnotherapists; specializing in weight reduction, smoking, Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, scholastic improvements and self esteem. Erika has been featured on the front cover of "Applaud" magazine and is also a Certified Holistic Counselor and a Certified Enneagram Counselor specializing in helping people release old destructive patterns of emotions and thoughts that prevent them from being happier, healthier and successful. She is a member of the American Society of Alternative Therapists (ASAT), and is registered with the International Center for Reiki Training in Southfield, Michigan. Erika is also a Certified Life Between Life Therapist, personally trained by Dr. Michael Newton, author of "Journey of Souls" and "Destiny of Souls". She is also a newspaper columnist featured regularly in the Kaleidescope Journal and the Goffstown Spirit Newspaper. Erika is also a three time bestselling co-author of "Wake Up and Live the Life You Love, Living on Purpose", "Seizing Your Success" ad "A Search For Purpose" with Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, and Mark Victor Hansen (author of the Chicken Soup of the Soul Series).


Lyn W. Freeman PhD, LPC

Dr. Freeman earned her degree in psychology with an emphasis in mind-body therapies (i.e., meditation, relaxation, and imagery) as medical intervention for chronic disease. In 2006, she completed a Phase I study of imagery as intervention with women recovering from breast cancer treatment. This National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute-funded study produced statistically and clinically significant improvements in quality of life, mood state and functionality.

In 2007, Dr. Freeman and Mind Matters Research were awarded a TREND grant to test videoconference technology for delivery of mind-body treatments at remote locations with limited bandwidth. Technology was also tested for its presentation of 'human qualities' (e.g., voice tone, skin tone, pupil dilation) and the sense of the trainer's presence. The grant was completed in November, 2007. Outcomes were submitted as pilot data for a Phase II, National Cancer Institute grant on imagery as intervention for breast cancer survivors. In the Phase II NCI grant, imagery training will be delivered both in person, and live via videoconference. Outcomes will be compared between these groups, as well as compared to waitlist control groups.

Daniel Cleary

Daniel F. Cleary, is an internationally recognized, certified Hypnosis Instructor and a certified Master Practitioner of NeuroLinguistic Psychology. Teaching Hypnosis and Hypnotic Techniques throughout the United States and Europe to Doctors, Psychologists, Therapists and other Hypnotists, his specialties include Pain Relief and Personal Transformation.

Daniel is the founder and director of Hypnosis for Health Learning Center, based in North Palm Beach, Florida. He established and serves as president of The Palm Beach Hypnosis Group. He is a regular member of the teaching faculty at many of the national and international Hypnosis conferences and has provided specialized training for Hypnotists and licensed professional therapists since 1996.

For more information, visit www.danclearyhypnosis.com

Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD

Dr. Zeig is the Founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, having studied intermittently with Dr. Erickson for more than six years, He edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books that appear in twelve foreign languages. His current area of interest is extracting implicit codes of influence from various arts, including movies, music, painting, poetry and fiction that can be used to empower professional practice, and everyday communication.Dr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psychotherapy Conferences, considered the most important conferences in the history of psychotherapy.

Jerry M. Burger, PhD

Dr. Burger's recent research has focused largely on social influence, particularly compliance. He recently conducted a partial replication of Stanley Milgram's famous obedience studies that allowed for useful comparisons with the original investigations while protecting the well-being of participants. The research was featured in the January 3, 2007, broadcast of ABC News' Primetime.

Beverly Taylor

Founder and Director of the Easy Key to Life, is an author, speaker, life and wellness coach, teacher and certified hypnotherapist. She endeavors to help improve our world around us. She is the founder of the Easy Key to Life method, which is a simple, yet profound, way of clearing out emotional pain to access one's true love, happiness and wisdom. She has created "Source Healing", in which clients heal the source of their issue and heal from their higher source. This is in addition to having had careers in teaching and computer systems analysis and project management, and as a researcher at the NIH (National Institute of Health).

Beverly is certified in Advanced Hypnotherapy, Medical Hypnotherapy, Pain Management Hypnotherapy, Habit Control Hypnotherapy, HypnoCoaching, Transformational Healing Method, Sports Enhancement Hypnotherapy, and LuxMani Energywork and holds a multiple subject Bilingual Teaching Credential and BA from UCLA. She one of only two people certified to teach the Transformational Healing Method by Marilyn Gordon. Beverly is an honored member of the Cambridge Who's Who and has been awarded the 2005 Achievement Award in Hypnotherapy and 2006 Angel Award from the International Hypnosis Federation, in addition to being a charter member.

Beverly is the author of seven guided meditation CDs, the first-of-its-kind Clutter to Clarity™ Hypnotherapy Program and books, "Client-Focused Smoking Cessation" Manual and numerous courses. Beverly is on the faculty of the Center for Hypnotherapy Certification in Oakland, CA.

For more information, visit www.hypno-therapies.com

Marilyn Luber PhD

Dr. Luber has been practicing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 1992. She is an author and the editor of two books on EMDR. Her expertise includes treating issues related to early and recent trauma. She also addresses general psychological issues and problems such as relational and family issues that arise through life transitions or setbacks.

Laura Amoroso

Laura G. Amoroso is the executive director of the Action Institute for well being in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been a full time Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1994 and a Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor since 1997. Laura is certified with, is a member of, and an instructor for: the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, and the American Board of Hypnotherapy.

Laura has been a speaker faculty member of the NGH convention from 1998-2004,. She has spoken at Gilda's Club, Shiner and Mason events, and teaches for the Mount Airy Learning Tree. A Hypnotherapy Instructor since 1997, Laura has taught Advanced Clinical Hypnosis to research scientists, doctors, nurses, and lay persons.

As a hypnotherapist. Laura has helped well over 1,000 people during the past eleven years assisting them with quitting smoking, losing weight, study habits, pain management, IBS, and reacting to life situations in a calmer manner. She uses hypnosis and NLP for anesthesia for child birthing and pain management, phobias, and age regression therapy. For more information about hypnosis sessions for behavioral changes, visit www.voicenet.com/~lauraa/.

Laura has worked successfully with groups for weight management hypnosis and smoking cessation in union with The Learning Studio's from 1998 to 2002, the Heart Care Group in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 2002, and the Northeast Orthopedics Muscle, Bone, and Joint Center in Philadelphia since 2000.

In the light side of hypnosis, Laura performs a corporate, professional hypnosis stage show giving suggestions for life "confidence" throughout an exciting and funny hour and twenty minutes of volunteers who sing, dance, and talk Martian. The show has been utilized for charity events, school events, and office parties throughout the U.S.

For more information, visit www.lauraamorosohypnosisshow.com

Robert G. Meyer PhD

Dr. Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer who has delivered trainings throughout the USA and in 12 countries around the world. Dr. Meyers has trained therapist from 6 of the worlds 7 continents. He has published over 100 scientific articles or chapters and co-authored 5.

Richard Yates, MS, LPC, NCC, NBCFCH

Richard Yates is a Licensed Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor and National Certified Fellow in Clinical Hypnotherapy. He has worked as a psychotherapist since 1996 and his experience spans outpatient work in community mental healthcare with the severely mentally ill, inpatient and partial patient care at a psychiatric hospital and practice at a large psychiatric outpatient practice since 1998. He has developed highly successful and innovative couples counseling techniques and strategies and has successfully integrated Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, along with other traditional approaches, with hypnotherapy.

Gary De Rodriguez

Gary De Rodriguez is founder of Life Design International and a State Licensed school for Life Coaching in Santa Fe, NM that provides public and corporate trainings throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and Mexico. His experience, humor and knowledge ensures a content rich cutting edge training experience. He has studied for 15 years with the top NLP trainers in the country, holding several Certifications in Hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Gary De Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed expert in psychology based systems of success in human behavior and experience. For nearly a quarter of a century, Gary has integrated the most effective models of education, psychology, business, philosophy, and influence into a diverse series of programs entitled Life Design.

For more information, visit www.garyderodriguez.com

Peter A. Levine, PhD

Dr. Levine is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the Director of The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute. He holds doctorate degrees in medical biophysics and in psychology. During his thirty five-year study of stress and trauma, Dr. Levine has contributed to a variety of scientific and popular journals. He was a stress consulting for NASA during the development of the Space Shuttle program.

Kevin Linehan

Although learning the techniques of hypnosis more then 26 years ago Kevin was more recently certified as a hypnotist through the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2003, as a Certified Forensic Hypnotist in 2005 and as a Certified Clinical Hypnotist in 2006.

Kevin is also certified as a Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainer through the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Psychology.

The exciting tools and techniques that are available to a hypnotist/NLP practitioner serve to help clients make the changes they desire in their lives quickly and easily. These tools and techniques are used in sessions and also taught to clients so they are able to make additional changes on their own.

Kevin is currently serving as the President of the Stateline local chapter of NGH and resides in Southern NH.

Sandra Paulsen PhD

Dr. Paulsen is a clinical and consulting psychologist. He has helped numerous people on their extraordinary healing journeys. She is a senior practitioner and instructor of advanced EMDR procedures and ego state therapy. She has trained hundreds of mental health professionals in these procedures.

Christine Clarke-Swift

Christine Clarke-Swift is a speaker, trainer, Certified Hypnotist, Life Strategist Coach, Certified HypnoBirthing(R) Practitioner and a NGH Certified Instructor . She achieved a MS in Community Psychology and BS in Human Services. Christine draws on her 16 years experience in the field of Human Services as well as 20 years of experience in the world of business to fortify her career as a Certified Hypnotist, Coach and business co-owner of OnTrac Hypnosis and Wellness Center.

Her passion for empowering people and her many years of personal development enriches the value she brings to being a Certified Hypnotist and Life Strategist Coach. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Springfield College School of Human Services, Northern Essex Community College and conducted training to local organizations in the areas of Communication, Conflict, Stress Management and Self-Development. Christine is dedicated to helping people enhance their quality of life through education and raising awareness that life is about choices and we choose how we want to live.

Maxwell Maltz, MD

Dr. Maltz was an American cosmetic surgeon. He authored Pscho-Cybernetics in 1960. His book contained a system of ideas that he claimed could improve a person's self-image and lead to a more successful and fulfilling life. He influenced many subsequent self-help instructors and helped develop the self-help genre. Dr. Maltz died in 1975.

Jacob Bimblich

Jacob Bimblich is a Life Member of the National Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow and Charter Member of the Academy of Scientific Hypnotherapy for his meritorious contributions to hypnotherapy. He was also past president of the New York Society for Ethical Hypnosis. For the past 17 years he has been a faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists. He is also the president of the National Guild Of Hypnotists' New York City Chapter.

He has met all the qualifications and became a member of the American Guild of Hypnotists, Hypnotist Examining Council, American Board of Hypnotherapy, National Society Of Clinical Hypnotherapists, World Congress of professional Hypnotists, American Association of Professional Hypnotherapists, National Board for Hypnotic Anesthesiology, New York State Hypnotherapy Association, Association For Past Life Research And Therapy, Guild of Ethical Hypnotists, American Association of Professional Hypnologists, AAPHR Hypnosis Hall Of Fame and the Greater New England Academy of Hypnosis.

He is the Executive Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Hypnosis and Holistic Sciences. In addition, a thirty year member of Mensa and past member of its Board of Directors.

For the past 19 years, he has been a faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists' Conventions. He is also president of the NYC Chapter of the International Association of Counselors and Therapists, and member of its convention faculty.

For more information, visit jacobbimblich.com

Robert G. Meyer PhD

Dr. Meyers is an internationally known speaker and trainer who has delivered trainings throughout the USA and in 12 countries around the world. Dr. Meyers has trained therapist from 6 of the worlds 7 continents. He has published over 100 scientific articles or chapters and co-authored 5.

Brian L. Weiss, MD

Dr. Weiss is the best-selling author of Many Lives, Many Masters and several other books, He is a psychiatrist and lives in Miami, Florida, where he maintains a private practice.

In addition, Dr. Weiss conducts national and international seminars and experiential workshops as well as training programs for professionals.

Moiz Hussain

Founder of "The Institute of Mind Sciences" which now has over 7 affiliated branches throughout the country. In his Teaching and training of over 27 years, he has over 20,000 students to his credit from Senior Managers to Doctors, Businessperson, Trainers, Consultants, Students, Lawyers, other Professionals and housewives from over 500 workshops, seminars, lectures and training programs.

He holds two doctoral degree in Clinical Hypnosis, is a faculty member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, USA and The National Federation of Neuro Linguistic Psychology, USA and Licensed Director of Silva Mind Control, USA.

He is the pioneer of YOGA, REIKI, HYPNOSIS, NLP and many such powerful technologies in Pakistan. Founder of the first Yoga Institute in Pakistan. Presently he conducts courses, workshops and seminars in Pakistan, India, UAE, Singapore, UK and USA.

He is the recipient of "Best Instructor" award 1997, "Best Speaker and Presenter" award 1998, 1999 and 2000 at National Guild of Hypnotists, Convention Nashua NH, USA. He is the only Asian to be interviewed and placed on the cover of the prestigious "Journal of Hypnotism" USA.

He is the original master and creator of programs which include "Magnetic Money Mind", "The Fourth Dimension" Level I & II, "Bypass the Bypass", "Aesthetics" "Glow and Grow". "Super Learning Plus", "Visionary Leadership", "Stress Management - a cup of tea" and "Awakening the giant within"

Prof. Moiz Hussain is an authority on Mind Sciences in Pakistan and Abroad.

For more information, visit www.mind-sciences.com

Dr. Georgina Cannon, C.I., C.Ht., M.Nlp, APRT

Ontario Hypnosis Centre Director Georgina Cannon, is a Board Certified Consulting Hypnotherapist, Doctor of Metaphysical Counselling, NLP Master, Timeline practitioner, Past Life Regression Therapist and accredited Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the International Board of Regression Therapies. She is also on the Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists.

Georgina specializes in enabling clients to achieve major life changes, healing personal and emotional issues, and she facilitates Past Life Research and Regression sessions.

For more information, visit www.ont-hypnosis-centre.com.

Solomon M. Fulero, PhD, JD

Dr. Fulero was Professor and former Chair of the Psychology Department at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. He received his PhD in social psychology in August 1979, and his JD (law) in December 1979, both from the University of Oregon. He received a respecialization certificate in clinical psychology, with an APA-approved internship, from Wright State University, in 1988. Dr. Fulero was both a licensed psychologist and a practicing attorney. He was a frequent consultant to attorneys on a wide variety of psychology and law issues, including eyewitness reliability, false confessions, and a variety of other matters.

Professor Fulero died April 29, 2011, at the age of 60.

Dr. Sharon Forrest

Dr. Forrest has been successfully using one form or another of light interactive hypnosis for over 40 years and has served on the Boards of many associations in the fields of mental and physical health. For the last 30+ years, she has been teaching and lecturing world-wide as well as overseeing her many programs for the "Children of the Street" in Peru. Her workshops and seminars on alternative, complimentary and holistic health, clinical hypnotherapy, personal and spiritual growth are geared to both health care professionals and lay persons.

Sharon Forrest is the founder and director of The Forrest Foundation for Effective Living, Path of the Heart, Sanctuary of Universal Love and Sacred Journeys, plus Co-Founder of Healthways International and the Center of Integrated Medicine.

Another area that Sharon Forrest is a forerunner is in the field of Psychoneuroimmunology, the correlation between the mind, the immune and other systems of the body. An intriguing topic made more popular recently. This science has been around for some time. As far back as 5000 years ago Kalawaya doctors believed that to heal the body one must heal the soul first. Forrest's continuing successes in reversing disease proves that this is still true. PNI is now of prime interest. People are finally taking an interest in their own health issues.

Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles

Rev. Dr. Giles holds his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the University of Connecticut, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He holds his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Meadville/Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago With Highest Distinction and two academic prizes.

He is a Board Certified Chaplain, representing years of additional training in the pastoral arts and the passing of a rigorous examination. This is the most widely recognized credential for clergy who work as health professionals.

He is a graduate and faculty member of a state-licensed hypnotism school and have thousands of hours of advanced hypnotism training.

Rev. Dr. Giles sits on the Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists, and has won its highest awards, including the North Award for Lifetime Achievement, the President's Award, and the Hypnosis Research Award. He has been inducted into the Order of James Braid, the international honor society for hypnotism. He ranks as a Certified Instructor and Diplomate of the National Guild of Hypnotists which are the highest levels of recognition that can be earned. He has also received recognition for his work from prominent community groups such as the Volunteer Center for North Suburban Chicago and Wellness House of Hinsdale, Illinois.

He is the author of the curriculum used by the National Guild of Hypnotists to train hypnotists to do medical hypnotism in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.

He is a Unitarian Universalist community minister, authorized to work with people of all religious backgrounds by one of the oldest Protestant denominations in America.

For more information visit www.csgiles.org

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