I’m a Board Certified Hypnotist (BCH) and Certified Instructor of Hypnosis (CI) through the National Guild of Hypnotists, the oldest and largest hypnosis organization in the world. I’ve been a professional hypnotist for over 11 years now.
Having grown up in Central Virginia, my educational background includes a Bachelors of Business Administration from Radford University. Along the way I picked up certifications as a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Trainer in NLP and Humanistic NLP, a Certified Trainer of Brain-Based Leadership and Training, and I hold a Specialty Certification in Advanced Regression Hypnotherapy.
My professional affiliations from which I have achieved certified status include the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT), the Hypnosis Motivational Institute, the Society of Experiential Trance, the Atlantic Board of Hypnosis, the National Federation of NLP, the International Association of HNLP & Hypnosis, and the International Network of HNLP.
My journey in hypnosis has been an interesting one. I initially became curious about hypnosis through a friend who had already taken a hypnosis course. After learning the basics, we set out to hypnotize everyone we knew. We found volunteers who wanted to stop smoking, lose weight, or release stress from their life, and I quickly learned what worked and what didn’t.
These days my main interest has continued to be working with clients in individual sessions and facilitating teams. Although I would never have imagined when I first began that I would be doing this type of work, it is truly fulfilling to help a person to grow in ways they didn’t know they could, and to access parts of themselves that they didn’t know they had.
In case you’re curious, some of my accomplishments in the world of hypnosis are as follows:
APPEARANCES: I have been an invited presenter to the National Institutes of Health speaking on Stress Reduction and Pain Management1. I am on the faculty at the National Guild of Hypnotists as a Speaker at the annual conference2. I have written many blog posts and articles for the Tranced Out Hypnosis Blog, as well as having been featured many times on the Whats On My Brain Hypnosis Training Blog (The most popular hypnosis blog in the world). I’ve also been featured on Blog Talk Radio, on 105.9 The Edge Radio, and have been interviewed by the Keys to the Mind group.
TRAINING: I train other hypnotists in the many uses of hypnosis. I am a Certified Instructor of Hypnosis (CI) for the National Guild of Hypnotists (the oldest, largest, and most recognized hypnotism organization in the world), certified by Dr. Richard Harte, a Psychologist. I was also personally certified as an instructor for the Society of Experiential Trance by Dr. Brian David Phillips, a College Professor in Taiwan.
PRODUCTS: My business partner Joshua Houghton and I created the World’s First Training Course for Instant Inductions, which is how we instantly relax a person into a very deep state of hypnosis. Subsequent to that product, Joshua and I released a popular hypnosis troubleshooting manual, and I developed the Language Patterns Quickstart DVD.
CONSULTING: I am a Certified Organizational Development Consultant and Executive Coach. In this capacity, I work with companies and organizations to develop clarity of purpose and assist with the most important organizational success factor: State of Mind.
MENTORING: I offer mentoring services to youths interested in hypnosis through my community, and have served as a Community Mentor for the International Association of Youth Hypnotists. Supervision is offered to graduates of our certification programs.
SPORTS HYPNOSIS: I work with talented athletes and competitors to achieve peak performance in their sports. I am a certified Golf Specialist. Among the sports I have worked with include: Baseball, Soccer, Golf, Gymnastics, Basketball, Competitive Weightlifting, Track and Field, Clay Target Shooting, and Tennis.
If you are interested in working with me or finding out more about my services, please click the button below to schedule a free confidential consultation. You may also contact me by phone at 703-779-9616.
1 National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences, Environmental Autoimmunity Group. February 4th and March 10th, 2016. Topics included Stress Reduction, Uses of Hypnosis, Self-Hypnosis, Autogenic Meditation, and Pain Management.
2 National Guild of Hypnotist’s Annual Convention in Marlborough, MA. Invited speaker on a variety of topics, both 1-hour seminars and 2-hour workshops. Average participant evaluation rating of 4.9 on a scale of 5.