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Welcome to the Institute of Hypnotherapy Blog Page.  Here you will find articles by our school's founder Matthew Brownstein as well as other others who contribute to the IIH Larger Vision!

Hypnotherapy, Death and Dying

Published on Mon, Nov 16, 2015
By Matthew Brownstein. Hypnotherapy has a profound place in the healing of grief and loss. Many people believe that the grieving process must go on for very long periods of time, yet in my own personal experience, through the use of very skillful hypnotherapy, we actually can move through stages of grief in relatively few sessions. The reason that Hypnotherapy becomes so effective with healing grief and loss is because it talks directly with the emotional subconscious mind and also very ...
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Your Chakras, Your Cat, and Your Television

Published on Fri, Nov 6, 2015
By Matthew Brownstein. Within each one of us is an ocean of peace, yet in our everyday lives we tend to forget this and to live in the realms of change and externally focused realities. However, with so much love inside of us, it is a wonder that we ever turn to the outer world at all. The problem is that many of us do not know of the joy that resides within and even worse is that many of us are afraid to look within. Through hypnosis we can gently and lovingly be guided to find the ...

Need a Fast Fix? Stop and Meditate.

Published on Fri, Oct 30, 2015
By Cheryl Mitchell, CIHt “I don’t have time to meditate!” I hear people say that often and, I have to admit, have tried to convince myself of it at times. However, the truth is that I have experienced the opposite. Time to meditate is imperative. Incorporating it into your daily routine can be extremely beneficial. Like a part of your daily grooming ritual. I have discovered that when I don’t allow myself the time to slow down and sit in silence for at least a ...
By Matthew Brownstein People often come in for Hypnotherapy or Hypnotherapy Training with the hope of finding deeper meaning, purpose and direction in their lives. Having been a practicing Certified Hypnotherapist for over 18 years now, I can personally say that I have never felt that I was off of my path. Hypnotherapy has perfectly aligned with my personal spiritual views and experiences and has offered me tremendous peace in knowing that I am being of service to others in ways that are ...
By Matthew Brownstein, CCHtIn the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, Chapter 3 teaches about “siddhis” or “yogic powers.” In the field of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and even Interpersonal Hypnotherapy these might seem very desirable, yet the saint Patanjali warns that it can be a trap on the spiritual path to work to obtain these powers for the sake of these powers alone. Rather it is advised to seek the Highest through meditation and then all of the powers and mystical ...
by Matthew Brownstein, CCHt There exists a state of being known as the questioning state of mind. It is a mind that does not know the truth of it's origin, and yet makes up a world of ideas to try to make sense of it's current condition. In this sea of thoughts, we lose ourselves in a world of uncertainty, fear, and confusion. We want to know, we’d like to know, and in our fear, we do our best to try to know. However, in this questioning state of mind, we make many assumptions about ...
Introducing The Enhanced Professional Hypnotherapist Support Network by Debbie Dubickas, CCHt What now? The question I asked myself after I graduated hypnotherapy training in 2012. A bitter sweet feeling. One of accomplishment and joy yet a feeling of sadness that the practicals had come to an end. The relationships and support I had during the course of my training had been a major credit to my own personal transformation and now it was time for me to see clients...... If on going ...

Interpreting Dreams Using Hypnotherapy

Published on Fri, Mar 13, 2015
By Matthew Brownstein, CCHt Have you ever woken up in the morning with memory of a dream that was so powerful and real, and yet you have no idea what it meant? Perhaps you’ve awoken in the middle of the night to find that a dream pulled you from a desired sleep – a dream perhaps scared or even terrified you – only to realize that you have no idea why your deep inner mind was showing you that dream? Hypnotherapy is not necessarily one exact tradition, like almost any ...

We Are Threads of One Energy

Published on Sat, Mar 7, 2015
by Patricia Acerra, DOM, LMT, CCHTWe all know the different feelings associated with being in a room with a joyful, positive person, or being in the room with an angry negative one. The vibrational harmony goes from an uplifting melody to one with ominous, foreboding overtones. Multiply that by about 7 billion. This is just a small example of how we are all connected. How our vibrational energies mix and merge into a global symphony orchestra.When my patients tell me that they have ...
By Matthew Brownstein There is a basic understanding found within all of the world’s great wisdom traditions and the basic message is that there is a unity within all that we see. In our day-to-day lives, we do not always appreciate this as our eyes are fixed upon a world of many diverse forms. Aside from the perceptions that we take in with our senses, (the first mental map of NLP), we also create an entire inner world through our concepts of what we see, (the second mental map of ...
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By Cheryl Mitchell, CCHt LOA. Who hasn’t heard about the Law of Attraction these days? The movie The Secret was an overwhelming success because it spoke to us on a deep level. It reminded us of a truth that perhaps we had forgotten. Even though it has been told for millennia that “as a man thinketh, so is he,” in today’s society, that message has seemingly been lost. Many people have listened to the movie, numerous times, maybe read the book, then start to apply ...

Is The Secret Not Working For You?

Published on Wed, Feb 25, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein Many of us were awed when the movie “The Secret” came out and we learned of The Law of Attraction. Many others had read the book or had even been aware of these teachings for years before this became mainstream. Before and after “The Secret” was released to the general populace, many people have found that the Law of Attraction appeared to not work for them. They have practiced positive affirmations, have tried visualizations, and made the ...
By: Matthew Brownstein Many of us are quite aware of the conflict that has existed ever since modern science came on the scene and began a conflict with the religions that held the supposed beacon of truth for years. These towers of what was true and real appeared to begin to crumble in the face of critical thinking, skeptical minds and the scientific method itself. Old outdated beliefs began to be replaced with scientific facts that could easily be proven through duplicable experiments. ...

Hypnotherapy as a Path to Peace and Prosperity

Published on Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Submitted by Cheryl Mitchell As hypnotherapists, we like to say that hypnotherapy can affect anything that the mind affects. Therefore, one can easily use the hypnotic state to increase feelings of inner peace as well as for increased prosperity. A most beneficial effect of hypnosis is that the body self regulates while in the state. This reduces stress, improves health and that alone naturally induces an increased sense of inner peace. Now couple that benefit with powerful and specific ...
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Peace and Prosperity with Hypnotherapy

Published on Wed, Feb 11, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein Everyone wants peace. We want peace in our world and we want peace in our lives. Most importantly we want peace in our own hearts, yet when we look inside we realize that we are not at peace and then we go seeking outside of ourselves for that. In this we begin to acquire more things and to acquire more things usually requires that we acquire more money. We can see the problem with this in that our quest for more money and to have more things, is rooted in a heart ...
Written by Cheryl Mitchell It seems obvious that everyone would want to be open to receiving more love, doesn’t it? Yet, love isn’t always the obvious choice to some people. Everyone has an idea of what love is and how it is represented, and my concept of love may not be anything like your concept of love. But how can that be? Love is love, right? Well, yes Love is Love, but then no, because people have their own models of the world. Defining love is like defining happiness. ...

Opening your Heart to more Love

Published on Wed, Feb 4, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein Emotion is part of the human experience just as is a beating heart and breathing lungs. We think, we move, we eat and we experience the world around us. There are things that are so much a part of our experience in this world that we seldom even take the time to marvel at the fact that they are happening at all. To even have a circulatory system to be aware of is truly amazing. To know that you have trillions upon trillions of cells making up the miracle of your ...

Let's First Set the Intention

Published on Wed, Jan 28, 2015
By: Cheryl Mitchell This is the way I begin hypnotic programming sessions. Once my client and I have worked together to come up with the topic they wish to improve and the specifics of how they want to see those changes, we then set the intention based on that information and begin the recorded session with a very specific statement of intent. But why do we set an intention? To answer that, let’s first define what the word intention means. One definition is “an act or ...

The Power of Intention using Hypnotherapy

Published on Tue, Jan 27, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein Metaphysical teachings acknowledge that there is one Source from which all manifested forms – whether gross or subtle – arise. This Source has been called by many names, yet many of us on the path all understand it to be the same One Reality and that we are all part of that same One Reality. Therefore, just as this one Source extends itself, so do we. We extend ourselves into being through our intentions and then our intentions manifest into our thoughts, ...

Connecting to Your Angels Through Hypnotherapy

Published on Wed, Jan 21, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein Angels can simply be considered messengers of God, which is to say that they are beings that communicate for the Voice for God and speak of the truths of Higher Consciousness. In Hypnotherapy, this becomes exceptionally valuable because oftentimes a client comes in to us and they have run out of resources. They have tried everything possible to resolve their issue, yet Hypnotherapy is usually chosen as a last resort because all manner of attempts in the physical ...
By: Matthew Brownstein It can be said that all past life karma is playing out in our present life now. What this means is that whatever belief systems we cultivated in times past are expressing themselves now. This is the model that karma is “belief in action” and not some external force of punishment or judgment. Karma here, simply means, that we are manifesting our own reality based upon what we are thinking now and that what we are thinking now is often very much the result of ...
By: Cheryl Mitchell Many people have a difficult time understanding how they have always had a passion for a certain interest or hobby. They never recall anyone in their family being interested in the same thing, yet perhaps from a very early age they not only expressed a passion for it, but had an inherit knowledge about it or an advanced ability in the interest. Perhaps you possess a particular talent, like singing, dancing, painting, or some other creative expression that seems to be ...

Abraham Hicks & Hypnotherapy

Published on Wed, Jan 7, 2015
By: Matthew Brownstein There is a phenomena that is sweeping the globe through the teachings that flow through a woman named Esther Hicks. Esther moves into an altered state where a consciousness known as Abraham flows through her. The knowledge, wisdom and humor that come through are truly worth acknowledging even if the phenomena itself is hard to understand. In the field of Hypnotherapy this knowledge is priceless. What is happening here could be said to fall into the category of ...
By: Matthew Brownstein We all know what it means to start the New Year with positive intentions and to find that we do not follow through on those intentions. We set goals and do not reach our goals. We feel temporary excitement and then find that this has faded within a couple of weeks. What we’ve all discovered is that the power of conscious decision making is not enough. We need the power of our subconscious mind backing all that we intend if we want to experience true change.The ...

Hypnotize Yourself to a New You This New Year

Published on Wed, Dec 31, 2014
By: Cheryl Mitchell How many times have you made a heart-felt resolution on January 1st only to find that by the 3rd or 4th, you are right back at the old behavior? And then found yourself disappointed and frustrated and beat yourself up over your lack of will power? It’s not because of a “weak will” or that you were insincere in your desire to change, but rather that you didn’t change the reason for having the undesired behavior in the first place, so the habit easily ...
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By: Cheryl Mitchell So many people are afraid of their emotions, both the ones we call good and especially the ones we call bad. Yet, the truth is that emotions are not bad or good, those are judgements we put upon our emotions. Many people don't trust their emotions. They are unwilling to feel them and choose instead to shut them down or pretend not to feel them at all. For the most part, I think emotion has gotten a bad rap. To me, emotion is the horse that the lesson rides in on. ...
While many of us would rather avoid emotions, what we find in true personal growth is that emotions must be embraced. In resolving the deep seated pain in the subconscious mind we must first be allowed to feel what is there. It is also helpful to know that underneath that pain is a deep peace that resides within all of us. Knowing that there is always a light on the other side of emotional darkness is very helpful. Hypnotherapy has an amazing ability to allow us to embrace our emotions and ...
By: Patricia Acerra A quote by one of my favorites prophets, Kahlil Gibran states: “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.” As acupuncturists, we know that sorrow, depression and grief, can constrict the meridians, bringing patients to us in droves during what should be a happy holiday season. Oftentimes they do not realize that it is their very joy that is touching those chords of ...
by Guest Contributor Christine Gregory Campos If you've experienced the passing of your loved one, it doesn't take long to recognize that grief is a journey. It's never the same for any one person. It's very personal. Navigating grief through the holidays can be overwhelming and traumatic.This is the third Christmas I will spend with the physical absence of my 23 year old son Brendon. I am sharing my journey with you in the hopes that something I share can help shift something in you, that if ...

EFT Tapping and Hypnosis

Published on Wed, Dec 3, 2014
By: Alina Frank One of the questions I am often asked when presenting EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping is, is it hypnosis. My answer is that it isn't hypnosis, but that it does enhance hypnotherapy exquisitely. A better description of EFT is that it's like acupuncture without needles since the same energy system, the meridian system, is activated. In EFT Tapping, we use a dozen or so points that would be used by traditional Chinese medicine, but are so close to the surface of the skin ...
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Hypnotherapy a path to Spirit

Published on Mon, Dec 1, 2014
By: Cheryl Mitchell Spirituality is actually why I became a Hypnotherapist. I’ve have known for a very long time that my purpose in this life is to bring people to Spirit. Once I found hypnosis, I knew I had found the avenue I’d been searching for in order to fulfill my purpose. I was right, even though when I started my training, I had no idea how hypnotherapy would help me lead others to Spirit, I just trusted that all would be well, and as it has turned out, it has been so ...
By: Matthew Brownstein CCHt In 1994 I graduated the University of Florida with a degree in comparative religion and had no idea what I wanted to do with it. I knew I wanted to help people and to continue on my own path of spiritual growth, yet it was not until 1997 that I found Hypnotherapy and finally found my calling. It was not hard to see how spirituality, religion and hypnotherapy all went hand-in-hand. I knew the path, for me, had to be rooted in love and in spirit. I knew the ...

Surviving the Winter Holidays

Published on Wed, Nov 19, 2014
By: Amy Ortiz-Lynn, LMHC, CCHT The Winter Holidays are fast approaching, for many it’s a fun, happy, and exciting time of the year; yet for others it can be a time of stress, grief or worry… there’s the house to decorate, parties to attend, gifts to buy, meals to cook, family and friends to visit, and lots and lots of people to please! And if that were not enough, blended families sometimes struggle with who gets the kids during the Holidays, or which set of parents and ...
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By: Matthew Brownstein CCHt The holidays are often a time when we tend to let loose and enjoy in overindulgence because we believe that New Year’s Resolutions will make up for our end of the year fun. However, for many people this is a chronic problem where overeating and not exercising are common and where stressful lives make the holidays even more stressful and even harmful for our well-being. Hypnosis has been used for centuries to reduce stress, yet during the holidays we have ...
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By: Matthew Brownstein CCHt The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy was the first Hypnotherapy School to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education as a true postsecondary vocational institute to offer career diplomas in Hypnotherapy, Clinical Hypnotherapy and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy. This puts us in a unique position to explain hypnotherapy education to those who are seeking answers about an occupation that is far from standardized and where educational objectives can be quite low. ...
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By: Cheryl Mitchell CCHt Stress. It is an overused term. A catch phrase for a variety of unpleasant, unwanted emotions. Emotions we think we don’t have time for in our busy lives. Many people are so stressed out and don’t allow themselves to be in touch with their feelings, yet instead allow themselves to feel stressed. Stress has even become social accepted as an excuse for all kinds of behavior. Drinking, self-medicating with other over the counter or even illegal substances, ...
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By: Dr. Patricia Acerra, DOM, LMT, CCHT The mental disorder called Anxiety literally affects millions of people. This condition can encompass everything from mild discomfort to barely controllable panic and quite often dovetails with depression. It is like a shadow that veils the light and darkens all areas of our life. As healers, we all feel urgency in helping our patients break through this shadow and enjoy the light and vibrancy of a life aligned. Integrating hypnotherapy into my ...
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How Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Reduces Anxiety

Published on Thu, Nov 6, 2014
By: Matthew Brownstein CCHt We all know what it is like to feel anxiety from time to time. Some people search for ways to overcome anxiety because the symptoms become so intense that some sort of relief is desired. However, if you are having this human experience then you know what fear feels like and like anyone else you want to live free of fear and in ever-increasing states of happiness, joy, peace and freedom. Hypnosis itself reduces anxiety just by entering into the hypnotic state; ...
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How Hypnotherapy can be Used in Accupuncture

Published on Mon, Nov 3, 2014
By: Dr. Patricia Acerra, DOM, LMT, CCHT I was surprised and intrigued when my husband came home from a life coaching session and exclaimed, “She hypnotized me! It was awesome! You would be perfect at this!” Me? I’m an acupuncture physician in practice for over 15 years. My job is to clear blocks in people’s energy fields and assist their body in healing itself. What would I use hypnotherapy for? Regardless of my questions, I respected my husband’s opinion and ...
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By: Cheryl Mitchell, CCHt The idiom “The devil is in the details” may be appropriate for things like carpentry work, accounting, sewing, laying tile, or any work or task one does by hand, yet the complete opposite is true when it comes to Hypnotherapy, and especially Interpersonal Hypnotherapy. It is not the details of the event, or memory, or even the memories of a particular relationship where the devil, or pain, is found, but rather how you feel about the event or memory and ...
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By: Matthew Brownstein We are all looking to improve something in our lives. Many of us have found traditional hypnosis to be a way of relaxing, reducing stress and even transforming some of life’s most challenging issues. However, there is a place where basic hypnosis ends and where Interpersonal Hypnotherapy begins. This place can simply be understood as beginning within our relationships. Hypnosis by itself is simply a natural, yet altered state of mind where we have communication ...
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By: Matthew Brownstein At the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy we pride ourselves in being Florida’s first state-licensed school to offer career diplomas in Hypnotherapy, Certified Hypnotherapy and Transpersonal Hypnotherapy. However, even with such high educational standards in Hypnotherapy Certification, we also enjoy helping you to take deep plunges into the more spiritual side of things. Have you ever wondered how to connect to your Spirit Guides through Hypnosis? Many of us long ...
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Spiritual Growth with Your Spirit Guides

Published on Tue, Oct 21, 2014
By: Carolyn Fields If you seek to cultivate a relationship with your Spirit Guides, you can expect the quality of your life to improve. A relationship with your Spirit Guides is a powerful source of guidance that enhances your spiritual growth. As you hone your intuition skills by honoring and paying attention to your inner knowing, you will feel closer and closer connection to Spirit Guides. But they don’t always use words for communication. They also use signs, symbols, synchronicities ...
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Calling Down the Spirit

Published on Fri, Oct 17, 2014
By: Cheryl Mitchell Many years ago I belonged to a Spiritual community that was instrumental in my personal growth, both emotionally and spiritually. One of our leaders, Father Exum, was gifted in “calling down the Spirit.” During one unforgettable evening prayer gathering, I found myself surrounded by our group with everyone “laying hands” on me and Father Exum praying exuberantly, repeating the command, “I call upon you, Jesus Christ, to anoint this child with ...
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By: Matthew Brownstein Many Hypnotherapy Trainings that focus on the spiritual side of things put a lot of attention on past-life regression and the now ever more popular life-between-life regressions. All of this work is very satisfying and very transformative in and of itself, yet at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy our Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Training focuses on much more than just these techniques for a major emphasis of our work is on the concept of spiritual growth and the ...
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Tips for Nurturing Your Spiritual Development

Published on Tue, Oct 14, 2014
By: Carolyn Fields Connect to the place of peace within. Nurture your spiritual development. If you resonate with these types of teachings, you may have thought about times when you feel so overwhelmed with what is going on in your everyday life that you forget about your own spirituality. You may have decided to investigate how to maintain your spiritual perspective during your daily routine. There are ways to make it so, even if you don’t always do it every time. No one does. Things ...
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Wouldn't You Feel Less Stressed If...?

Published on Fri, Oct 10, 2014
Wouldn’t you feel less stressed if you knew everything would be all right? Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, then it’s not the end.”This little tidbit of wisdom is intended to remind us that things have a way of working out, that what we are upset or worried about is not the end, and really, that this whole experience is about learning to be all right, even if we perceive that certain things in ...
Stress is a very general word for many negative feelings, yet it is also quite beneficial in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy to over-generalize the opposite of stress, which is simply peace. When we are upset in any way, regardless of how we label these feelings, when it comes down to it we just want to be at peace. Therefore, Hypnotherapy Training that focuses on Transpersonal Teachings can make peace the highest priority and therefore bypass the need for in depth discussions about what is truly ...
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Spirituality and Stress Reduction

Published on Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Spiritually-minded people can experience stress in our human experience and we can have health problems from our stress. According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, stress can cause headaches, frequent insomnia, decreased productivity, stomach upset, tense muscles, and even depression. The Mayo Clinic Staff recommends, among other things, learning meditation and relaxation techniques. Of course, hypnosis is a relation technique. The spirit of true hypnosis can help you relax and help you resolve things ...
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Are you out of Your Mind?

Published on Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Has anyone ever asked you that? Did you really think about the question before you answered? The question implies several things: that being “out of your mind” is a bad thing as is you have “lost it” or are crazy, that you are supposed to be “in your mind,” and most interestingly, that you can actually leave your mind. The concept is absurd. How can someone be in their mind or out of their mind when the mind is not an actual place? You can be in your body ...
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There are few experiences that even come close to what it is like to find one’s self as apart from one’s physical body. Near-Death-Experiences are almost always life-changing for those who have them, yet there is no need to experience a major trauma or surgery to experience yourself as existing as separate from your physical form. Through hypnosis we can learn to align ourselves for conscious and voluntary out-of-body experiences that are often incredibly pleasurable and once ...
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Spiritually and Achieving Your Highest Goals

Published on Tue, Sep 30, 2014
An important aspect of daily spiritual life is to know that failure does not have to be an option. You don’t have to let go of your dreams. Letting go of your dreams just can’t be an option. Yet your subconscious mind may have other things going on. Your subconscious has a remarkable ability to self-sabotage simply because it has a different agenda. You are not aware of its agenda, that’s what makes it subconscious. Even when you have the best intentions and the highest ideas ...
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Meet Dr. Rev. Sherry Gustafson!

Published on Sat, Sep 27, 2014
We're proud to introduce our esteemed guest on our Monday Night Self Improvement Class with Matthew Brownstein, Dr. Rev. Sherry Gustafson! Rev. Sherry sat down and spoke a bit about her journey before her meeting with us on Monday, September 29th at 7pm EST. So without further ado , may I present Dr. Rev. Sherry Gustafson. ~*~*~*~ As a child, I always knew I wanted to help people. I was always counseling everyone. Then, as I grew older, I felt a calling to be a Healer. But I was confused. I ...
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Join me, Matthew Brownstein, founder of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy for a live interview with Rev. Sherry Gustafson as we explore how being a Minister can significantly enhance your Hypnotherapy Practice. This is a live interactive meeting occurring on September the 29th, 2014 at 7:00pm EST. To login simply go to www.tfioh.com. When I first met Rev. Sherry I knew right away that this was a person who was aligned with the higher intention of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy ...
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How to Identify your Calling

Published on Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Your calling is the reason you exist. It is what spirit or God, if you will, has intended for you here on your spiritual journey in your human form. You have been gifted with unique abilities and experiences to deliver you to this exact moment. If you are reading this, well chances are you are searching and there may be a little voice, some intuition or an impulse that you are meant to be doing something else. How do you know what that something is? How can you afford to do what you really want ...
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The most profound spiritual experience is cosmic consciousness, the vision of your cosmic self. This can be achieved using out of body travel. You concentrate on having a cosmic consciousness experience. Your individual sense of self starts to drop away. The higher you go, the more you let go. The more you let go, the more you realize that your consciousness is not limited in size. You can be as small as an atom and you can be big as the entire universe. When this realization really begins to ...
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Are you feeling the effects of aging? When you look in the mirror are you beginning to see an older you? Do you feel tired and run down? Are you no longer doing activities you used to enjoy? The Anti Aging industry is all around us, sending us message after message about our age and what new product we can buy or purchase to reverse or slow down the aging process. Those messages become our thoughts. So if thoughts become things...well you might see where this is going. Could the answer to ...
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Practice Out of Body Travel

Published on Tue, Sep 16, 2014
One of the best ways to know that you are a spiritual being having a human experience is through the out of body experience. Let’s talk about some of the higher experiences you can have thru the out of body experience. When you start to leave your body, and there’s different ways of doing it, it’s conscious and voluntary. It starts with the state called body asleep, mind awake, which is a deep hypnotic state. At this level, even if you are deeply relaxed, you won’t be ...
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Student Blogger: New Journeys

Published on Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Dear Readers, I have reached the end of my training at FIH. I now have completed well over 500 hours of comprehensive training, and a wonderful life journey. It has truly been a pleasure to be able to share with you my experiences along the way. My time here has seemed to go in the blink of an eye. I know many of you can say the same. There are no words that describe well enough how amazing and uplifting my time and training here have been. From the moment I started this adventure ’til ...
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It is often asked whether hypnosis and meditation are the same thing. In many ways the answer is yes and in many ways the answer is no. We’ll explore the theme of hypnosisand meditation here in relationship to Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Training. First we can define hypnosis as a natural yet altered state of mind where communication and responsiveness exist with the subconscious mind. This is the formal (shorter) definition that is used in the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy for this ...
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Have the Life You Were Born to Live

Published on Tue, Sep 9, 2014
It’s false to believe that if you are spiritual, you shouldn’t be well off. This is not in alignment with spirit. Being spiritual means being in alignment with love and abundant peaceful well-being. It means living from your highest intentions with regard to your health, relationships, finances, recreation and education. This is what living a spiritual life entails. It’s what it means to have a life that is really fulfilling. You want prosperity in everything you do, ...
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If someone came up to you and asked "Who are you?" What would be your response? Most people in this world are walking around defining themselves as individual, a separate self. You will hear people use their jobs, roles, positions to define themselves such as I am a parent, I am a lawyer, I am Bob. However the ego is much more than that. Some see the ego as two things: the self that is the ego, also called the learned, superficial self of mind and body, "false self", an egoic creation, and the ...
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How Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Works

Published on Thu, Sep 4, 2014
Hypnotherapy Trainings almost always have their unique beauty to them. Most people interested in hypnosis tend to be quite open-minded and embrace relatively easily the ideas of non-physical realities. However, there are many hypnosis trainings that try to remain “down-to-earth” and leave out of their core curriculums the very valuable and life-transforming teachings found in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy. The reason the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has kept Transpersonal ...
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Using Spirituality to Embrace Challenges

Published on Tue, Sep 2, 2014
Most of us have challenges that we face on a regular basis. Since you already know that, you probably don’t think about it much. We are human, we deal with challenges the best we can whenever they come up. If you were to take a moment to look at nature, you might notice how harmonious it is. Human beings seem to be able to get disjointed from the harmoniousness of nature. We seem to habitually lose touch with our authentic selves. Challenges can actually be an opportunity to step ...
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Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Training is a unique style of Hypnotherapy as taught at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. Its general principles honor the universal principles found within many of the world’s great spiritual and wisdom traditions. Just like any new invention or modality, it is not necessarily new, yet it is a refinement upon what many have done for hundreds and even thousands of years before. A key difference in Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Training is that we do not ...
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Your Identity and Your Higher Self

Published on Tue, Aug 26, 2014
You may have heard that being in contact with your Higher Self is the best way to make life decisions. Higher Self is supposed to help you choose the best career, find your soul mate, help with health decisions such as which foods to eat, and perhaps also help with life’s disappointments or difficult decisions. It’s true, Higher Self is the best source of advice and perspective for these things. But have you ever asked, who or what is my Higher Self? How do I contact this Higher ...
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My training at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has awakened me to the profound importance of relationships and interactions. We, as humans, since the time of our conception, have been in constant interaction with others. Starting with the relationship with our mothers in the womb. As we grow as children, we have many people around us: mom, dad, siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, neighbors, friends, etc... Most hypnotherapists, when dealing with a client's issue, will use the ...
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Hypnotherapy is well known for dealing with fears and phobias and therefore any hypnotherapy course should clearly focus on what must be done to eliminate the root cause of fear in general. When we learn hypnosis we learn to clearly remove symptoms and in many hypnosis trainings we learn to eliminate root causes. Fear is not a root cause. It arises out of underlying memories and belief systems that respond to present day perceptions. Generally speaking we have two ways to conquer fear using ...
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Spirituality Is Real

Published on Tue, Aug 19, 2014
When you align your goals with your Spirituality, you are aligning with love, peace, harmony, joy, oneness and guidance. Things tend to flow really smoothly when you are co-creating from that place. By contrast, if you are co-creating from your ego, you are creating your life but you don’t really know that you’re doing it. Things just seem to happen to you, and you make no correlation between what and how you think and the things that happen to you. If our subconscious mind is ...
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Hypnotherapy training is all about relationships. Even if it is teaching self-hypnosis or learning hypnosis for one’s self or one’s family and friends we become aware right away about the importance of how we interact with others. When using non-ordinary states of consciousness, better known as hypnosis, we are required to hold higher ethical standards than helping modalities that do not so deeply influence other people. In short, to improve interpersonal skills with hypnosis, we ...
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Using Your Passion for Spirituality

Published on Tue, Aug 12, 2014
Living a Spirit-centered life is part of living a self-actualized life. When your spirituality, mental/emotional health, physical health, career/finances and relationships have become very integrated, not so divergent, then your life becomes so simple and easy and beautiful. That’s a good picture to paint about how to have a self-actualized life. Focus on these words: health, love, forgiveness, harmony, abundance, balance. You can actually make a living using your spirituality, your ...
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Non-Verbal Communication and Hypnosis Training

Published on Thu, Aug 7, 2014
We have all heard that communication is only 7% verbal and yet the truth is that in most Hypnotherapy we are highly attached to auditory language patterns. We know this to be so because working with people who are hard of hearing or even deaf using Hypnotherapy can be almost impossible. When a client closes his or her eyes, the truth is that 90+% of the communication is auditory. We can paint pictures using our words, yet these words are still sound vibrations that require ears that can ...
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You Are Worthy Of All Good Things

Published on Tue, Aug 5, 2014
Hypnotherapy is all about your acceptance of beneficial suggestions. Really beneficial suggestions that can make a big difference in your life, they can change the way you think and feel about yourself and others. We often use terms like forgiveness, spirituality, enlightenment and they can be easily over used. Even the word love, we may say it, but do we really mean it, do we feel it in our heart? Forgiveness brings with it love, and it all starts with self forgiveness. And if you’ve ...
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At the heart of every human being we find what we call the subconscious mind. This is to say that within our emotional selves we discover a level of awareness that is not always examined by the conscious mind. In Hypnotherapy we gain direct access to the true heart of the mind – the emotional subconscious mind. However, in many forms of therapy and even in Clinical Hypnotherapy many practitioners only look at memories, beliefs and emotions, yet at the root of every emotion is a ...
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Spiritual Tools for Your Success

Published on Tue, Jul 29, 2014
Love is at the essence of spirituality. If your spirituality doesn’t help you to experience love, something’s missing. If all you feel is fear and indignation, something’s missing. Hypnotherapy can help with true transformation. The real transformative work hypnotherapists do is to open hearts to feel more love and respect for each other. Next thing you know, you feel safe. You actually realize people love and respect you more, which creates more intimacy. The experience ...
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How Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Works

Published on Thu, Jul 24, 2014
Few people realize that the very essence of true transformation is very simple and very easy. Those of us in the care giving professions attempt to complicate our relationships by playing the role of judge by diagnosing and labeling our clients. In such a relationship there is already a mindset on the part of the would-be healer that is looking for problems – and if we look for something we will indeed find it. The primary aim of Hypnotherapy is not to look for problems. There is a ...
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What is spirituality? It’s not about religion or a spiritual path. It’s about direct experience of love. It’s an experience that comes from within. It’s an experience that there’s something that’s much more, that’s much richer, much deeper than just being a body, a set of emotions, a bunch of bio-chemicals and a brain/mind. Opening to spirituality opens you to a sense of oneness consciousness. It opens you to the peace and the joy that’s ...
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Student Blogger: Whole, Perfect, Complete

Published on Sat, Jul 19, 2014
I would like to address one of the most valuable lessons I have gained from going through my training at TFIOH. My teacher mentioned an important factor towards the beginning of school in helping not only the client, but something that would help us all in our own lives. He said it is important to see the client as whole, perfect, and complete. To see them as if they have already accomplished their goals. This struck a chord in me. I started to think of why this would be important. My ...
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Hypnotherapy Courses to Help Heal the Past

Published on Thu, Jul 17, 2014
In truth there is no past. When we speak of using hypnosis to heal or hypnotherapy to heal the past, we are really talking about transforming that which is lingering from the past in the present to create a better future. In the NOW we live with pain that is held onto from the past. It is only in the NOW that we can release the pain and it is only in the NOW that we create a better future. Therefore, Hypnotherapy Courses that Heal the Past must understand the importance of The Power of ...
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Joyful Personal Growth

Published on Tue, Jul 15, 2014
Sometimes we all feel stuck. Sometimes it feels like the same things keep happening over and over again but you can’t seem to make it stop. Being able to forgive away your karma might seem like a tall order. Or it might seem like that’s not how things work. Imagine if you could wrap up that recurring problem or set of circumstances in a box, tie it with a bow, give it away as a gift to Spirit. It is actually a gift that was given to you. When you don’t need it any ...
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Student Blogger: The Healed Healer

Published on Sat, Jul 12, 2014
As I began my journey of becoming a hypnotherapist I constantly heard from many of my instructors the idea of a healed healer. I sat and pondered this idea for awhile. It made complete sense to me that in order to help heal others that one would have to heal themselves. In school we learn many techniques to help our clients by using hypnosis. We practice the techniques on ourselves and use fellow students’ issues so that we can have real life experience. Which in turn works to heal ...
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Learn Hypnosis to Help with Pain Management

Published on Thu, Jul 10, 2014
Through a recent referral from a psychiatrist I had the honor of helping a woman who was suffer from pain in her mouth. All dentists had said that the pain had no justifiable cause and all of the mental health care practitioners that she had seen were also convinced that the root cause was emotional. Psychosomatic pain is not at all an uncommon condition and yet many times people are treated within the scope of the practitioner’s training without being referred out for Hypnotherapy. ...
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Love and Open Heart Work

Published on Tue, Jul 8, 2014
Unconditional love is love at its ultimate. It comes through our hearts from Spirit. Spirit doesn’t send any other kind of love, because it doesn’t know any other kind of love. Unconditional love is the true nature of Spirit itself. Spirit is unconditional love. When we feel Spirit’s love flowing through our hearts, we know that we are experiencing direct contact. Unconditional love is the expression of its being. It does not know anything that is not lovable or lovely. ...
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Student Blogger: Attraction of Hypnotherapy

Published on Sun, Jul 6, 2014
It was my first day in class at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. I was extremely nervous since I was finally in a room full of people who shared a common interest with me. I was worried about what they would think of me, being as I was only 22 and a manager of a perfume store. However as I began to greet everyone I noticed that we were all different. We had all come from different walks of life; ranging anywhere from corporate giants to stay at home moms, we all seemed to be spiritually ...
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Hypnotherapy Training for Easing Depression

Published on Thu, Jul 3, 2014
As the Founder and Executive Director of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, I continue to network with other licensed practitioners of the healing arts to raise the standards of hypnotherapy training. One recent discussion with our Chief Medical Officer, psychiatrist Dr. Tanveer Chaudhry, acknowledged that about 60% of his patients suffer from and are treated for anxiety and depression. We have therefore been actively working to create a referral system where under Florida Hypnosis Law ...
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Listening to Your Higher Self

Published on Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Did you know it’s completely natural to hear your Higher Self? When we agree with our Higher Selves, we align with Spirit. We make a conscious choice to tap into a higher level. Things in our lives seem to just miraculously work themselves out. Of course, we still have all of the emotions that go along with being human. Alignment with Spirit involves less suffering than doing things the ego’s way. When we align with Spirit, it never asks us to make a sacrifice, it only offers ...
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Hypnotherapy Training for Age Regression

Published on Thu, Jun 26, 2014
Many hypnosis trainings have been against training their hypnotists in age regression because of the complexity of what arises. In many ways they are justified in saying that a hypnotist with only about 100 hours of training is simply not qualified to work with the memories that arise from hypnotherapy. At the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, we follow in a long tradition of practitioners who have worked very hard to raise the standards of Hypnotherapy Training so that Hypnotherapists are ...
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Spirituality and Inner Child Work

Published on Tue, Jun 24, 2014
The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy is invested in helping transform people’s hearts and minds. There is a firm foundation in the belief that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. One of the things that happens in transformation is we become aware of our inner child from a gentle and non-judgmental perspective. We need for this to happen because if we allow our inner child to remain unnoticed, the inner child can hold us back from accomplishing our highest goals and ...
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Meet our New Student Blogger: Megan!

Published on Sun, Jun 22, 2014
Hey all, my name is Megan, I'm 23 years old and from a small town in South Dakota. I always had a sense that there were missing keys to life, in which I searched for. Through my journey I discovered hypnotherapy, which truly transformed my life. I'm currently a student attending The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to write a blog about my journey of becoming a hypnotherapist and the extraordinary impact it has had on my life. I hope that my words ...
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How do you become a hypnotherapist? The first step is to realize that Hypnotherapy is a legitimate occupation through the United States Department of Labor. It is listed through ONet under the category “Therapist – Other”. This occupational title was first introduced back in the 1970’s through a publication that is no longer in print entitled the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. ONet is now the Federal way of acknowledging if an occupation and an occupational ...
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Becoming Spiritually Minded

Published on Tue, Jun 17, 2014
The more spiritually minded we become, the happier we are. We can feel that our life is going the way it should, that we are on the right path. Even while we are experiencing problems, we can feel peace and not panic. Being able to feel peace and contentment, not beating ourselves up for past mistakes or for fear of what might happen, is a wonderful way to navigate life’s difficulties. Human beings are creatures of habit. We like to have things a certain way, we like to do things ...
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At the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy we offer in depth programs that teach our practitioners how to help people to lose weight with hypnosis and to stop smoking with hypnosis. Our Monday Night Free Classes are a perfect way for beginning and advanced hypnotherapists to learn about the power of hypnosis for behavior modification. While our 500-hour training is far more comprehensive than just smoking and weight loss protocols for hypnosis, we will take time during this Free Hypnosis Class ...
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How Do You Get a Happy Home?

Published on Tue, Jun 10, 2014
That is to say, how can your home life be happy and harmonious and loving? Hint: it involves learning a new skill set. This new skill set isn’t difficult or unpleasant to learn. It doesn’t even take a lot of time. The best part of it is it’s very pleasant to practice every day. It’s just something that you make a habit to practice every day. Learning how to let go of anger is one of the most productive things you can do for yourself and your loved ones. Learning ...
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The use of altered states has been around for thousands of years. Ancient sleep temples were used to help to heal those in need and meditative states have empowered people since well before the first written records. It was only with the pioneering work of a Viennese physician named Franz Anton Mesmer that the Mesmeric movement, that later became known as hypnotism, truly began. Mesmer’s work was rooted in theories that were not accepted by many of the doctors and scientists of his ...
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Spirituality and Shadow Work

Published on Tue, Jun 3, 2014
If you are on a spiritual path, you may have heard of shadow work. Leading a spiritual life inevitably leads to shadow work. “Who knows what lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” That was the introduction of the Shadow radio program from the 1930’s. It’s true, the shadow does know what lurks in your heart. Shadow work is giving recognition to your own darker side. The shadow is a Jungian archetype. According to Jung, the shadow is irrational and inclined ...
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How Hypnotherapy Can Help with Anxiety

Published on Thu, May 29, 2014
Everyone knows what it is like to live with feelings of anxiety. We all understand that having anxious feelings is part of the human condition and many of us are okay with feeling this feeling from time-to-time and with knowing that this is part of living in this world. However, when the feelings become overwhelming or the symptoms of anxiety become more than we are willing to live with, then there are options, and Hypnotherapy for anxiety is certainly a worthy one to consider. Anxiety is ...
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Hypnotherapy itself is considered as a self-regulated profession and therefore there are no exact standards that are set by one specific governing body. With that said, it is up to the opinion of each individual hypnosis practitioner or organization to decide what they mean by the terms “hypnosis” or “hypnotherapy.” At the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy we have created our own basic understandings of these terms and they have transferred over to the International ...
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The Spiritual Path and Negative Emotions

Published on Tue, May 27, 2014
On your spiritual path, you may meditate on peace, you may get really relaxed and connect to that place of peace within. Can you find a place inside where you feel calm, relaxed, at peace? Your mind may wander into the past. Or it may go into the future. You become aware of your emotions and allow your emotions even if you are angry or sad. You want to be able to bring this sense of peace into your daily life. But you’ve noticed that maybe you’re over-reacting to things ...
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Healing, Spirituality, and Hypnosis

Published on Tue, May 20, 2014
How does hypnosis influence healing? Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness, like prayer or meditation. When you are hypnotized, you are more aware of your connection to the larger field of consciousness. This larger field of consciousness can be referred to as super-conscious. Your super-conscious mind sees you as perfect, whole and complete. But your subconscious mind is holding wrong information - in the form of beliefs like, “I’m unlovable, unworthy, stupid, useless, ...
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We're proud to introduce our last guest on our Monday Night Self Improvement Class with Matthew Brownstein, Dr. Pat Acerra! Pat brings her experience of over Ten years in Accupuncture and Chinese Medicine, as well as nearly 30 years in the corporate sphere, to her current occupation as a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Pat sat down and answered some of our questions about her journey before her meeting with us on Monday, May 19th at 7pm EST. So without further ado , may ...
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Healing and Metaphysics

Published on Tue, May 13, 2014
What role does the mind play in healing? Healing is an important aspect or focus of hypnotherapy. Being able to help yourself, your loved ones, and ultimately your clients, is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding experiences you can have. You may ask, “What does hypnotherapy have to do with metaphysics?” Another way to think of that question would be to ask, “What do people’s thoughts and beliefs have to do with what’s going on in their ...
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We're proud to introduce our next guest on our Monday Night Self Improvement Class with Matthew Brownstein, Ms. Jacqueline Pitmann! Jackie brings over 20 years of experience as a Clinical Social Worker to her current occupation as a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Jackie has shared with us a few words about her experiences and perspective before her meeting with us on Monday, May 12st at 7pm EST. So without further ado , may I present Jacqueline Pittman. ~*~*~*~ My ...
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Hypnotherapy and Nursing with Rene Brent RN, CHt

Published on Sun, Apr 20, 2014
We're proud to introduce our next guest on our Monday Night Self Improvement Class, Ms. Rene Brent! Rene brings over 25 years of experience as a Registered Nurse to her current occupation as a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Rene has shared with us a few words about her experiences and perspective before her meeting with us on Monday, April 21st at 7pm EST. So without further ado , may I present Rene Brent. Rene Brent RN and Certified Clinical and Transpersonal ...
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We're proud to introduce our next guest on our Monday Night Self Improvement Class, Dave Putney! Dave brings his 30 years of experience as a registered pharmacist to his current occupation as a Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist. Dave's shared a few words with us here before his meeting with us on Monday, April 14th at 7PM. So without further ado, may I present Dave Putney! Hypnotherapy and Pharmacy When most people of my age group think about a pharmacist what is likely ...
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Out of Body Experiences and Hypnosis

Published on Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Consciousness - disconnected from a body? Have you ever experienced your consciousness as being a part from your physical body? The truth is that over 20 million Americans have reported (according to a recent Gallup Poll) that they have had Near-Death-Experiences. A Near-Death-Experience is when a person feels that their physical body and their own consciousness were clearly in two different locations. An example of a near death experience: While their body was being resuscitated in a ...
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Paranormal and Hypnosis

Published on Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Interested in "the Other Side"? Hypnotherapy has been associated with the paranormal for as long as altered states have been explored. From the works of the native shaman to the ancient sleep temples of Greece, Persia and India, people have used altered states for years to attempt to tap into the “other side.” Even the modern work of Dr. Raymond K. Moody with his psychomanteum has been a way for people in altered states to achieve encounters with their departed loved ones. People ...
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Alien Abduction and Hypnosis - Hypnotherapy

Published on Sun, Mar 9, 2014
Aliens abducting your hypnotherapy session? We have all heard of the “out-there” topic of aliens and UFOs and we have all seen the movies and many have even delved into the literature, yet when a client is in hypnosis screaming that they are remembering being abducted by aliens, then the topic becomes all too real for both the client and the Hypnotherapist alike. The "truth is out there." Now we understand that hypnotic regression is not truth-serum and that the mind can come up ...
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Entity Attachment and Hypnosis

Published on Fri, Feb 28, 2014
Just not yourself? Every so often, someone says: “I just do not feel like myself.” Usually this means that we are not feeling well for any number of reasons and we just let it go at that. At other times people say: “It’s like there is this negative inner voice within me that goes against my highest intentions.” In Hypnotherapy - we might just say: "This is a “part” of your subconscious mind and your work to transform that part." ...
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Hypnosis, Meditation, and Learning to Dream Big

Published on Mon, Feb 24, 2014
Hypnosis, Meditation and Learning to Dream Big Hypnosis clearly allows us to tap into the potentials of our conscious and subconscious minds. For thousands of years meditators have also tapped into mystical states of consciousness that show true “superconscious” abilities as well. What if all of this power of hypnosis and meditation were used to help you to DREAM BIG and to express yourself fully in this lifetime? A Jewish Rabbi once said, “Yes, we believe in ...
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Hypnotherapy - Where Spirituality Comes to Life.

Published on Sun, Feb 16, 2014
So where or when does spirituality come into play? Watch our Youtube video where we take a fun look at what the world’s great things have in common. The hypnotherapy model has not been bound by the tight regulations of universities and rigid licensing bodies. Even though schools like the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy have remained true to being licensed by the Florida Department of Education, we have still found tremendous freedom in being able to offer a legitimate career diploma in ...
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3 Steps to Becoming the Greatest You

Published on Fri, Feb 7, 2014
When speaking of greatness, we have to be willing to dream big. Living out loud is it allowed? We have to be willing to consider living out loud and expressing all of who we are in this world. Plain average and mediocre lives can be simple and yet simply wonderful. What is the first step? The first step is the being strong in your intention to go to your great self. What are some of your choices? We can live within our comfort zones. We can push those boundaries We can - through hypnosis - ...
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Beyond Hypnotherapy and into Greatness You want to be Great – why be mediocre? Wait - before you answer that - consider we live in a world where we have access to the great resource that hypnosis can be. Two questions to ask yourself if your goal really is to be great. Since good hypnotherapists are available why: Stay limited to your current (perhaps limiting) comfort zone? Limit your full potential knowing that you are indeed capable of greatness? There’s usually a simple ...
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Self-Realization and Self-Actualization with Hypnotherapy Hypnotherapy has been used for everything from stopping smoking to curing major illnesses, this article focuses on acknowledged the power of the mind for improving every aspect of our lives. With Self-Realization with Hypnotherapy we are talking about knowing who we truly are on the deepest levels of our being. Some call this God-Realization or Enlightenment, yet regardless of the term, Hypnotherapy has a profound ability to help us ...
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Life Mastery Hypnotherapy for the New Year.

Published on Mon, Jan 6, 2014
Life Mastery Hypnotherapy for the New Year Life has many different levels from which we can function. Many people live what might be called “average” lives. Some are more successful than other in various aspects of life and it could easily be said that the differences we see are the result of many factors and that it is certainly no one’s right to judge the life of another. When it comes down to it, we must take inventory of our own lives and ask ourselves this one primary ...
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The Spirit of True Hypnosis Education

Published on Mon, Dec 23, 2013
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certified Hypnotherapy Certification is an important term in any profession. It acknowledges that someone has achieved a certain credential that the public can trust. However, the field of Hypnotherapy is highly unregulated and it is therefore up to the public themselves to find out what the highest standards are in this profession. Here's a youtube video that with some insight into getting certified - the power of an education that can get you a certification. ...
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Transpersonal Certified Hypnotherapy Training

Published on Sun, Dec 15, 2013
Transpersonal Certified Hypnotherapist Training To see this webinar online - Let's talk about Transpersonal Certified Hypnotherapy Training At the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy we have always prided ourselves as being Florida’s first school to be licensed by the Florida Department of Education to offer legitimate diplomas in Certified Hypnotherapy in Florida. However, one of our major achievements was to get the Department of Education to grant true diplomas in Transpersonal ...
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<div><h2>Clinical Hypnotherapy and Certified Hypnotherapy</h2></div>Certification is an important term in any profession. It acknowledges that someone has achieved a certain credential that the public can trust. However, the field of Hypnotherapy is highly unregulated and it is therefore up to the public themselves to find out what the highest standards are in this profession.<strong>Here's a youtube video that with some insight into getting certified - the power ...
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What is the difference between magic and miracles? How does this relate to the topic of Hypnosis? When you become a hypnotist many people ask if there is a connection to magic and miracles? Actually even simply considering whether to participate in hypnotherapy it is they are hoping for a kind of miracle for something that other more “Western” approaches aren't providing them. A Course in Miracles will be our guide here as we explore magic and miracles from the model of ...
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Transpersonal Certified Hypnotherapist Training ~ This is synopisis of topic discussed most recently during a free Monday night webinar on November 18th, 2013. For questions on how to become a hypnotist please see our home page. ~ How hard is it to learn to hypnotize someone? It is not hard to become a hypnotist or learn how to hypnotize someone by watching youtube videos, attending a weekend workshop or taking a 2-week course given by an individual who is not necessarily licensed to give ...
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Success - Wanting to Become a Hypnotherapist Where do you start on the way to become a Hypnotherapist? To become a Hypnotherapist might seem like a simple choice, yet with a large variety of unregulated trainings out there it is important for a potential student to understand some of the basics of a quality education and also to be aware that education is nothing if success in one’s profession is not also achieved. How can you tell one Hypnosis course or Hypnotherapy training from ...
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The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy is the place to become a hypnotist. Saints - Sages - and Hypnotherapists ~ If You Become a Hypnotist Will See a Connection? Hypnotherapy has its roots going back to some very great minds who were true pioneers in the fields of working with the mind and transforming the individual from within. However, for thousands of years before Franz Anton Mesmer ever began experimenting with what became known as Mesmerism, there have been great saints and sages who ...
The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy is the place to become a hypnotist. Miracles – If You Become a Hypnotist Will There be a Connection? Miracles have long been associated with religion and the saints and sages of those religions, yet more and more miracles have been attributed to hypnosis and the incredible power of the mind. This Monday night class at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy online discusses the vital role of allowing a shift to occur in the mind that leads to ...

Become a Hypnotist - is Love Hypnosis

Published on Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Become a Hypnotist - Is Love Hypnosis? This is synopisis of topic discussed most recently during a free Monday night webinar on Septmeber 2, 2013. For questions on how to become a hypnotist please see our home page. Become a Hypnotist. And you may wonder - is Love Hypnosis? This was the topic of September 30th, 2013 Monday Night Hypnotherpay class. Provided by Matthew Brownstein and the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy Is Hypnosis Love ? To answer the question, we must define our ...
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What does Hypnotherapy Tell Us About the After-Life This is synopisis of topic discussed most recently during a free Monday night webinar on Septmeber 2, 2013. What was the topic of this Monday Night Hypnotherpay class? Provided by Matthew Brownstein and the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy it is an exploration from the world’s spiritual and healing traditions of what the word “freedom” truly means. Here we explore whether Hypnotherapy has a place in individual, ...
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What is Freedom - Can Hypnotherapy Help This is synopisis of topic discussed most recently during a free Monday night webinar on Septmeber 2, 2013. What was the topic of this Monday Night Hypnotherpay class? Provided by Matthew Brownstein and the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy it is an exploration from the world’s spiritual and healing traditions of what the word “freedom” truly means. Here we explore whether Hypnotherapy has a place in individual, social, financial ...
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Welcome to Our New Hypnotherapy Article Series

Published on Wed, Sep 4, 2013
We're making a series of blog posts regarding our new youtube videos that complement our Monday Night class series.
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Hypnosis and Florida Law Part 3

Published on Tue, Aug 13, 2013
8/13/2013 From FIH Graduate and IAIH Member – Kim Croft, CHT “I wanted to tell you my experience in Orlando obtaining my business license from the city. The clerk first thought a Hypnotist needed to be licensed because it is listed as a profession in the FL statutes. I insisted we did not. When she did more research she discovered the Florida Hypnosis statues which all TFIOH graduates know well. She printed them ALL off and asked me if I planned to provide therapy, ...
How Hypnotherapy Enhances the Transformational Process What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?Matthew Brownstein, executive director of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc, wholeheartedly believes that every individual is blessed with an incredible potential that is waiting to unfold. After logging more than a combined total of 16,000 hours in the classroom and in his clinical practice, Brownstein’s observations have taught him that ...

Mysticism, Mesmerism and the Ancient Mysteries

Published on Tue, Jul 3, 2012
Mysticism, Mesmerism and the Ancient Mysteries Exploring Ancient Wisdom Traditions and Hypnotism within the World’s Great Spiritual Traditions By Matthew Brownstein, CHT Thousands of years ago in ancient Greece, Persia, Egypt and India there existed “Sleep Temples” where those who were seeking healing and enlightenment would enter into sacred spaces and altered states while they listened to the mystical prayers of the temple priests who spoke about their health, happiness and ...

Jesus and Hypnosis - Did Jesus Use Hypnosis?

Published on Tue, Jun 26, 2012
During our Free Class on Monday night 6/25/2012 we began the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy's lecture series on Hypnosis and Religion. This first topic covered: Christianity and Hypnosis The question: Did Jesus Use Hypnosis? Faith Healing Alternative Views on the Life of Jesus Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Spirituality in a Hypnotherapy Practice Watch the 2 hour video at: Christianity and Hypnosis - Did Jesus Use Hypnosis?
Back in the early 1970’s a group of well-respected Hypnotherapists decided to protect the practice of hypnosis by engaging in law and legislative efforts on a federal level. These early pioneers worked with the United States Department of Labor to create the occupational title of Hypnotherapist as it appeared in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles. One of these people was the late Mr. Gil Boyne, the founder of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE). Mr. Boyne worked ...

Past-Life Therapy - Truth or Metaphor

Published on Wed, Dec 21, 2011
Those in the fields of hypnosis and those who explore the fascinating nature of the subconscious mind have often seen the powerful imagery and emotion that can arise from the use of non-ordinary states of consciousness. Knowing that this part of our mind is remarkably powerful, creative and emotional, and knowing that it is said not to be able to discern fact from fiction, what sense can we make of the phenomena experienced in hypnosis known as past-life regression? Are these memories ...

Free Self-Improvement Classes

Published on Tue, Dec 20, 2011
Every Monday night at 7:00pm join the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy for Free Self-Improvement Classes with FIH Staff. Visit us at www.tfioh.com or call 800-551-9247 to enroll for online classes and access to all past recordings. Topics include Creating and Manifesting, Life Mastery Course, NLP Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Past-Life Regression, Self-Hypnosis, The History of Hypnotism, The Business of Hypnotherapy, Hypnosis for Weight Loss. The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy offers ...

Hypnosis and Florida Law Part 2

Published on Wed, Dec 14, 2011
Florida Hypnosis Law Part 2 To further explain the stance of the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy on Florida Hypnosis Law, please read the following letter written by Institute Director, Matthew Brownstein, who came to the aid of a graduate who was not being allowed to receive his business license based upon a misinterpretation of Florida Hypnosis Law (The student’s name is removed for confidentiality.) The very day that the City attempted to keep this student from having his business ...

Hypnosis and Florida Law Part 1

Published on Thu, Dec 8, 2011
As the first hypnotherapy school licensed by the Florida Department of Education and certified through the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has been very active in the topic of Florida Hypnosis Law. Matthew Brownstein, CHT our School's Director and Lead Instructor is the official Florida representative of the Hypnotherapists Union Local 472 and has worked hard to protect the free and open practice of Hypnotherapy in the State of Florida. ...