Hypnosis Health Info also features articles and contributions by other hypnotherapists from around the country. They include:

~Debra Berndt is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Dating Expert, Author, Speaker, Coach and the creator of Attract Love Today™ — a self-hypnosis system to attract true love. Berndt is a regular guest on Denver’s Channel 7 News and a contributor to Denver’s Lifestyles magazines. Berndt has been interviewed on radio stations internationally and spoken at conferences across the United States promoting the power of the subconscious and benefits of self-hypnosis. Berndt’s online store is the fastest growing provider of self-hypnosis products on the web. Berndt also has 15 years of experience in television, radio, advertising and internet marketing.

~Jack Bleeker is the lead content developer and writer for the Mesothelioma.com web team. Jack has many years of experience in medical writing and research and an M.A. in New Media Writing. Jack works closely with outreach coordinators and develops content to support their efforts. He can be reached at jbleeker@mesothelioma.com.

~Dr. Tim Brunson: Tim Brunson is a Doctor of Clinical Hypnotherapy, a Master Practitioner and a Certified Trainer in Neuro-Linquistic Programming, a forensic hypnotist, and certified in hypnoanaesthesia. Additionally, he holds masters degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, and Strategic Studies. His personal Web site can be found at TimBrunson.com

Tim Brunson DCH is the founder and Executive Director of The International Hypnosis Research Institute and the Transformation Technologies. Dr. Brunson‘s primary interests are in Mind/Body Studies and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Therefore, the focus of his clinical practice is on working with refractory patients who have been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lupus, Cancer, Repetitive Sleep Disorder, and other conditions where the mind affects the body. (He is also a trained forensic hypnotist, available to District Attorneys and law enforcement officials for interviewing victims and witnesses who would benefit from hypnotically refreshed memories.)

~Dr. Ed Chavez has a Doctorate in Sport Psychology, and he is the founder and director of The Institute of Optimal Performance (IOP), located in Colorado Springs, CO. The IOP serves Professional, Olympic, collegiate, and youth athletes. He is one of the leading authorities in the area of optimal states of consciousness. Through his extensive research, he was able to evaluate the variables associated with increasing the frequency of optimal states, or ‘the zone’, as well as assess the factors that prevent this state in athletes. He is also a Certified Hypnotherapist, and uses hypnosis as an adjunct to guiding athletes to peak performance.

~Dr Casey Chua (January 1, 1950 – September 16, 2009) brought with him approximately 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist. He was also a Certified Hypnotherapist, a Certified Instructor with the world’s largest hypnotist organization, The National Guild of Hypnotists from United States of America. Amongst his achievements, Dr Chua was the first in South East Asia to be accredited to NGH as its Board Certified Hypnotherapist in 2006.

He returned to his main love in hypnotherapy and started Hypnae Center Pte Ltd on his return from Western Australia after pastoring a church in Perth.  Trained in Psychology, he first taught psychology at the then University of Coventry (UK) and in various institutions of higher learning in the UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore.

Dr Chua personally utilized the power of hypnosis on himself to attain a myriad of successes in him life from overcoming the fear of water (he now swims twice daily), being able to be calm and relaxed during any doctor or dental visit, quitting his own addiction (of book buying), and attaining financial success and liberty in a business he truly loved.

~Daniel F. Cleary: Dan 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.

~Jenifer DeBosier, Ph.D., is a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Doctor of Natural Medicine. She also is Adjunct Professor with Alpha University and Yamuni Institute of Healing Arts.

~James Duncan, CHt, is the President and Executive Director of Infinity Institute International, Inc. a State Licensed School of Hypnosis. Celebrating 29 Years of World-Class Hypnosis & Holistic Education. James is a Life Fellow of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association & and former Chairman of Mentoring Programs for the IMDHA. He is known worldwide as a dynamic and innovative lecturer and teacher as well as keeping a busy in Private Practice in Royal Oak, Michigan. Visit on the web at www.DuncanHypnotherapy.com.

~Chaplain Paul G. Durbin: Chaplain Durbin is a United Methodist Minister, Chaplin (Brigadier General) United States Army: Retired 1989, Director of Pastoral Care & Clinical Hypnotherapy: Methodist Hospital, New Orleans, LA: Retired 2001, Director of Pastoral Care & Clinical Hypnotherapy: MHSF, Affiliated with Methodist Hospital: Retired June 30, 2005.

Chaplain Durbin has had over 100 articles published in religious and hypnotherapy journals and conducted seminars on such subjects as “Pastoral Care,” “Death, Dying and Greif,” “Stress Management,” “False Memory Syndrome,” “Ethical Consideration in Health Care,” “Hypnosis,” and “Hypnotherapy.” Chaplain Durbin has written three books: Human Trinity Hypnotherapy in 1993 which is out of print. Kissing Frogs; Practical Uses of Hypnotherapy published by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company in 1996, Kissing Frogs received the “Pen and Quill Award” from NBHA and “Outstanding Performance Award” from IMDHA. Hypnotherapy for Body, Mind and Spirit is available from Access Services www.tranceaccess.com. Chaplin Durbin can be found at www.durbinhypnosis.com.

~Susan French, M.A., CCHt. Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Studied hypnotherapy at HMI, a one-year program. HMI is the only accredited College of Hypnotherapy in the United States.
She has been in private practice for ten years in the San Fernando Valley, California, specializing in pain reduction, anxiety disorders/PTSD, addiction and medical and dental hypnosis.

Ms. French is an educator, author, speaker. She has a twenty-five year background in addiction recovery as well as having a successful hypnotherapy practice here in Southern California.

Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy
Tarzana, CA 91356


~Molly Gordon: Molly Gordon, MCC, is a leading figure in business coaching and personal growth coaching, writer, workshop leader, and frequent presenter at live and virtual events worldwide. Her free online guide “How to Overcome Fears and Anxiety” outlines four principles that have freed dozens of her clients and hundreds of readers of her newsletter from crippling fear. If you work through this guide and keep a 21-day journal of your experience with fear, you will set in motion a long-term shift that will empower and support you for the rest of your life. She is the author of The Way of the Accidental Entrepreneur.

~Zoilita Grant: When it comes to providing people with tools to improve their lives, Zoilita Grant is truly a pioneer. As a nationally known speaker, teacher and Hypnotic-Coach TM, Zoilita has dedicated her life to helping people heal themselves. After more than thirty years of private psychotherapy practice, Zoilita now focuses on speaking, teaching and Hypnotic-Coaching™. She has a line of Hypnosis CDs for the public and written and published over twenty-seven books for Hypnosis practitioners. She is the Director of the Colorado Coaching and Hypnotherapy Training Institute. Visit her web sites www.zoilitagrant.net, www.hypnotherapyproducts.net or www.coloradohypnotherapy.com.

~Brian Green, CHT, CDS. “Feel Better, do better.” Certified Hypnotherapist. Former Senior staff Therapist, Hypnosis Institute, Glendale. Past & present member of many major Hypnosis Professional Organizations. In private practice thirteen years, (2008). Warm, caring, professional and confidential. “Power to solve your problems”. ALL ISSUES. “If it can be done, I’m one of the guys that can do it.” Author of, “Mind-mending for Mind-bending, Wizard Ways With Words.”  Volume 1, (so far) of “The Alchemy of Consciousness.” Addictions specialist. Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, (Mission College). Worked as Dual Diagnosis Counselor, Case Manager, Discharge Planner, Psychiatric Hospitals and Rehabs etc.12 Step counseling. Family and couple’s issues. Sessions in the Greater Los Angeles area. Potent hypnosis audio products, (available by mail). Free fifteen minute phone consult. Presentations and Workshops given for hypnosis groups on Hypno-linguistics or Addictions. mindmagic123.com.

~Okka Holthuis, born in Germany, founder of Rainbow Healing Center based in West Palm Beach, Florida, is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, carries a German degree as Health Practitioner, is a certified Hypnotist and Spiritual Counselor and has dedicated her life to supporting others improve their life’s’ situation. Okka’s approach is holistic and based on the understanding that:

  • everything is energy
  • we are whole and perfect already
  • we all have all the wisdom within all the time.

Okka’s intention in individual sessions, classes and workshops is to create a space where you feel supported and cared for and therefore may step into a place of higher awareness to find your guidance within.

And when it feels appropriate, Okka will offer to use her intuitive abilities to bring deeper understanding and insights to the situation.

In addition to all certified training, Okka has studied alternative methods of healing, including Kinesiology, Past Life Regression, Homeopathy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Bach-Flower Therapy, Color-Therapy, Aroma-Therapy, Crystal-Therapy, Reiki and Regenesis. She has also developed her own energy based healing technique LuxMani. She teaches LuxMani classes – as well as other classes related to the field of Energy Medicine and Metaphysics – throughout the United States and Europe.

You can hear Okka Holthuis on Hypnosis Health Radio, Show #23, October 7, 2008. Read A Look At LuxMani and

To make an appointment for individual sessions call (561) 844-1679

~ Sherry M. Hood: Sherry M. Hood is the founder, curriculum developer and head instructor for the Pacific Institute of Advanced Hypnotherapy in New Westminster, British Columbia where she teaches both full time and part time hypnotherapy courses.

In August 2009 Sherry was appointed Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta. Her hypnotherapy course became a medical elective for post graduate residents from The University of Alberta in December 2010. Sherry was awarded “Educator of The Year” in 2011 by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy  Association. A pilot study through The University of Alberta was conducted using Sherry’s smoking cessation intervention. A two year study using her same smoking cessation intervention is planned for the future. Find Sherry at: http://www.hypnotherapybc.com/

~ Fred H. Janke, M.D.: Dr. Janke completed his medical education at the University of Calgary in 1982 and has been practicing in Sylvan Lake, Alberta as a family physician since 1984.

He became involved the the University of Alberta as site director in Red Deer for a new rural stream family medicine program in 2000. Since then he has been increasingly involved with teaching family medicine at the post-graduate level. He became the “Rural Program Director” for the Department of Family Medicine in 2008 and more recently, in October 2011, took on a broader position as “Director of Rural and Regional Health” for the Faculty of Medicine. Although he is full time faculty his clinical work remains in Sylvan Lake.

~ John Krukowski, C.H: My first exposure to Hypnosis followed the same path as many of you. In 1980 I went to see a Stage Hypnotist perform. I was totally amazed at what Hypnosis could do. This started a spark inside me that was always in the back of my head. At that time I had no idea that Hypnosis could be used for other things. A few years later I happened across a book on Hypnosis. Needless to say I could not put it down until I was looking at the back cover. Finding information on Hypnosis back then was difficult because the Internet had not been born. Every chance I could I attempted to find more books on Hypnosis. By the time 1995 rolled around I had already read over 30 books on Hypnosis. Most of the books were not technical, and more entertaining. The few Books I did find that had some meat in them, or should I say the “How to” books I found myself addicted to. In 1996 I was successful in Hypnotizing someone, (but I did not know it at the time). In 2001 I committed to getting the formal education required, and in late winter 2002 I successfully completed all the requirement’s and received my certification as Hypnotherapist with the National Guild of Hypnotists. After completion of my initial studies, I elected to specialize in Relationship Enhancement. I continued my studies and attended additional training to further broaden my abilities. I am now also recognized and certified by the American Board of Hypnotherapy. I am now continuing to expand in more areas in Hypnosis including advanced pain management. Visit John Krukowski.

~Dr. John McDougall: Dr. McDougall is the founder and medical director of the nationally renowned McDougall Program, a ten-day, residential program located at a luxury resort in Santa Rosa, CA — a place where medical miracles occur through proper diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. McDougall has cared for thousands of patients over almost 3 decades of medical practice and has run a highly successful live-in program for more than 17 years. Dr. McDougall has developed a nourishing, low-fat, starch-based diet that not only promotes a broad range of dramatic and lasting health benefits such as weight (fat) loss, but most importantly can also reverse serious illness, such as heart disease, without drugs. Dr. McDougall is the author of several national bestsellers including: The McDougall Plan: 12 Days to Dynamic Health, McDougall’s Medicine: A Challenging Second Opinion, The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss, The New McDougall Cookbook, Dr. McDougall’s Total Health Solution DVD, Dr. McDougall’s Digestive Tune-up, The McDougall Program for Women, and his latest ground breaking book, The McDougall Program for a Healthy Heart.

~Dr. Nancy Miggins: Drs. Nancy and Larry Miggins have practiced for 22 years, promoting wellness, long-term health options and healthy lifestyles. The nationally-known couple routinely consults for leaders in chiropractic and provide training for chiropractors internationally. They have practiced in the Seattle area for the past 14 years. Visit Dr. Nancy and Dr Larry at Health Source Seattle.

~Bonnie Miller, CHt. is a Fellow of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the Director of Clinical Hypnotherapy: Methodist health system foundation affiliated with Methodist Hospital in New Orleans, LA.

Kathy Moore, MBA, is the only National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Hypnotist in San Antonio, TX. She has been involved in the human potential movement for over two decades. Kathy combines work experience in a wide range of business settings (journalism, sales management, marketing research and teaching) with hypnosis, consulting, and training in a variety of motivational techniques to offer clients solutions that are unique, practical, inspiring and highly effective.
She has conducted seminars for groups as diverse as Air Force pilots to grocers, and thousands of private and group hypnosis sessions. In using hypnosis, Kathy says she functions as a cross between a computer programmer and a coach. “I believe all hypnosis is self hypnosis, so my approach is to assist you in learning how to reprogram your subconscious mind and to motivate you to be persistent in achieving the results you desire. In achieving these results, a variety of techniques are used.” To find out more about how Kathy can help with your specific needs, contact her by email: hypnotist@mooreinspire.com. You can find her at Moore Inspirations.

~Roger Moore: Roger Moore is the author of Becoming Slender For Life and has been working with people since high school when he volunteered on a crisis hot line. He has a BA in Criminal Justice Studies, a Masters in Applied Counseling Psychology and more than 9 years of graduate studies in behavioral sciences. While an undergraduate he began working with children who were developmentally disabled. Roger was Executive Director of Forestview Community Homes, Inc. in Minnesota which provided residential programs to children and adults who were developmentally disabled. While attending Graduate School he was Vice President of Lutheran Social Services of Southern California directing the emergency services, hot meal programs, and senior services in Orange & San Diego Counties and created the counseling program throughout southern California. Since 1996 Roger has been in private practice on Bainbridge Island and in Seattle, Washington. In addition to his passion for assisting people in taking off excess weight, he specializes in relationship counseling and sports performance. In addition to teaching at his own school of hypnotherapy, Roger is a regular speaker at the annual meetings or the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT), theInternational Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association®. (IMDHA), the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference and the American Board of Hypnotherapy (ABH) as well as other organizations.

Roger belongs to one of the most highly recognized organizations for Certified Hypnotherapists in the world, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association®. He is a proud to be a member in good standing of this organization. As a Referral Service of Certified Hypnotherapists, the IMDHA has been influential in furthering the education of Hypnotists and Hypnotherapists around the world for more than two decades. These Certified Hypnotherapists will work harmoniously with allied healthcare professionals to aid individuals in dealing with specific challenges and procedures. Roger is also a member of the International Association of Counselors & Therapists.

I consider myself to be a life-long learner, yet by no means do I want to come across as the all-knowing expert. I’m very aware of my own limitations, and I invite anyone interested in personal growth to contribute to the topics we cover. We’re on this journey together.

~Del H. Morrill, M.S, B.C.H., Counselor, Hypnotherapist, Writer, and Teacher of Hypnotherapy and the Hypnotic arts. Del Morrill, a counseling hypnotherapist, is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) through the National Guild of Hypnotists. She has been using hypnosis as a major counseling tool in her practice since 1986. She has been a counselor and active in personal and social development for over 40 years in Seattle, Japan, New York City, Chicago, and now in Tacoma, Washington. You can find Del Morrill at Transitions Inc.

~Dr. Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas, PhD is the President of the International Hypnosis Federation. She is an internationally known hypnotherapist, prolific author, educator, and speaker.

~Linda Otto: Linda Otto has been actively involved in complementary healthcare since 1989. She is executive director of the International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT), and the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association® (IMDHA) . Her involvement in the profession has enabled her to travel extensively throughout the country to promote public awareness on the benefits of hypnosis. She has authored and produced several wellness programs. www.iact.org www.imdha.com www.robertottohypnosis.com

~Robert Otto, PhD: CEO International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association® (IMDHA) &  International Association of Counselors & Therapists (IACT), Robert Otto has had a professional career that spans more than two decades. He is the recipient of numerous awards in the field of human potential, has worked with major hospitals and corporations and has had frequent guest appearances on radio and television. He has been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines and is a regular contributor to professional hypnosis journals. As a pioneer in the profession, he is the first hypnotist to receive a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition listed in the Library of Congress. www.iact.org www.imdha.com www.robertottohypnosis.com

~Frankie Pérez, LMFT, is a relationship specialist, soul-centered psychotherapist, and Franklin Covey Certified Personal Life Coach. He is the founder of MindGym, LLC, a psycho-educational service offering counseling and/or coaching to individuals, couples, and groups. He also presents workshops on Couples Communication, Dating, Mindfulness Meditation & Soul-Centered Psychotherapy, Sports Related Communication Excellence, and Peak Performance using Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Time Line Therapy. He may be reached by phone at:(214) 289-7995 or by email at: frankie@mymindgym.com .

~Melissa Roth, PhD: As a result of healing herself of irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia using hypnosis, Melissa Roth founded Alabama Hypnotherapy Center in 1995. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, she specializes in medical applications of hypnotherapy. Melissa has developed a number of unique approaches to chronic illnesses, which have become the treatments of choice worldwide. She partners with physicians of every specialty to promote hypnosis as an important and valuable tool in the medical toolbox. She has a conversational teaching style that is sometimes heretical, sometimes funny, but always informative. In a sense, she teaches from experience.  Find Melissa at Alabama Hypnotherapy Center.

~ Craig Sigl, C.Ht., NLP: Craig coached and trained adults for over 20 years in the corporate world. He began his business career at an express transport company at the age of 18 while putting himself through college. Within 5 years he became Southern California regional manager of Trans-Box Systems responsible for 3 buildings, over 60 employees, and $3 million in billing.

After leaving Trans-Box to finish his studies, he graduated with a B.S. in Business Finance and went to work for himself with a partner in electronics.  An avid backpacker, fisherman and outdoors man, the call of the Pacific Northwest and it’s natural beauty then led him to sell his interest in that company built from scratch and he moved to Seattle.

Craig hired on with FedEx in Bellevue, WA and began his 15-year career with the fast-growing Fortune 500 company known for it’s commitment to service excellence. Working in 4 stations in Washington and Oregon, he gained extensive experience in sales, customer service, prioritization, leadership, and face-to-face customer contact. His last 4 years there were in the position of operations manager of the Tri-Cities, WA station. It was this job that Craig credits as his world-class experience and training in Personnel/Legal, Management Principles, Ground and Flight Operations, Budgeting, Payroll, Government Regulations, Recruiting, and just learning how to get things done in a huge, sometimes bureaucratic, organization. Craig was always in the top percentile for reviews from his manager and his employees and is proud of his accomplishments there.

Craig is a Confidence and Self-Esteem expert specializing in helping businesspeople and athletes get in THE ZONE.  This is that state where everything works for you, your performance potential emerges, and you create success effortlessly.

~Dr. John Sklare: John Sklare received his doctorate in counseling from Northern Illinois University. He spent 15 years of his professional life seeing patients in private practice during which time he also served as a member of a medical team providing pre and post psychological services to surgical patients. He has served as a consultant to business and industry doing personality assessments and compatibility evaluations, taught psychology and learning theory to both graduate and undergraduate students and conducted numerous workshops and seminars on a variety of topics. Dr. Sklare has appeared on both radio and television and is also a USPTA certified tennis professional and is the feature writer for Atlanta Tennis Magazine. He also provides the “Daily Inspiration” wellness message for Lifescript.com, is a contributing author for the ASBP Medical Journal, and currently consults with Doctors, Dietitians and Corporate Wellness Programs on wellness, the psychology of lifestyle change and weight management. Dr. Sklare is also the author of The Inner Diet Personal Assessment System, a program that addresses emotional eating.

~Dr. Rayma Ditson-Sommer is the Director of OPNET, Inc., in Phoenix, Arizona and is the creator of ChiQ Focus Trainer. In addition to her responsibilities at the Arizona Mental Training Center, Rayma continues her years of working with learning disabled and hyperactive children. Dr. Ditson-Sommer is a pioneer in the AVS field and can be contacted at: The Arizona Mental Training Center, 3220 E. Mennezona Circle, Phoenix, AZ 85018; Phone: 602-912-9533; Fax: 602-912-9533; Email: opnet2@aol.com.

~ Dr. Anne Spencer, PhD is the first woman to develop and found a State licensed hypnosis training school in the USA – Infinity Institute International, Inc – 1980 and has affiliate schools worldwide teaching her 120+ hour curriculum – Basic Self Hypnosis, Advanced Hypnosis and Medical Hypnoanalysis.

Dr. Spencer is also the first woman to found an International Hypnosis Association, the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association® in 1986. The National Guild of Hypnotists inducted Dr. Spencer into the Order of Braid in 2006 for a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication and service to the profession of Hypnotism. It is the center piece of the NGH award system.

Today Spencer is semi-retired and sees clients two days a week. She is a noted educator, publisher, author, therapist, TV personality and speaker. She has been selected for inclusion in Who’s Who of America and of the World and is celebrating 73 Grand years on the planet! Dr. Spencer is truly a legend in her own time.

Contact Dr. Anne Spencer via email at aspencer@infinityinst.com or visit her Infinity Institute web site.

Gérard V. Sunnen, M.D., received his medical degree from the State of New York Medical School, Downstate Medical Center. Following an internship in surgery and medicine at Bellevue Hospital, New York, he was appointed resident, then chief resident at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital. He has practiced medicine and psychiatry in Air Force, general hospital, academic, acute care, forensic, and hospice settings.

Gérard V. Sunnen M.D.
200 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016
212/679-0679 (voice)
E-mail: GSunnen@aol.com

Nathan Thomas is a young hypnotist from Auckland, New Zealand. Having finished high school he is now travelling the world meeting and training with other hypnotists, as well as continuing to work with the IATH and Keys To The Mind. You can contact Nathan at: nathan@teenagehypnosis.com.