Raising the Standards of Hypnotherapy

Staff & Credentials


IIH works to maintain the highest standards possible in Hypnotherapy Education. We therefore work very closely with many individuals, boards and organizations to ensure excellence in all of our Hypnotherapy Programs. Click on any link below to learn more:

Department of Education - Commission for Independent Education - IIH is licensed (#3448) as a Hypnotherapy School through the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education. This ensures that IIH maintains very high standards and signifies that its diplomas and certifications are valid and backed by the State. This link contains important information about choosing a quality education.

Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - IIH is an official vendor for Vocational Rehabilitation (VF#202535784001) through the Department of Education.  Prospective students with disabilities first need to be client's with the Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.  Visit www.rehabworks.org to learn more or call the school directly to understand proper protocols for eligibility.

International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists - The mission of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists is to set the standard for the education and ethical practice of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists worldwide.  Through the efforts of Board and Association Members, IAIH intends to continue to raise the standards of Hypnotherapy training in a way that nourishes the unique qualities of an Interpersonal Hypnotherapist.  Through public awareness, high ethical standards, compliance with Federal and State standards of education, transparency, continuing education and synergistic growth, IAIH works to lead the way in global transformation through honoring the importance of relationships in every aspect of the human experience.

Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges
- IIH aligns with FAPSC, which works to provide leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. IIH participates in the high educational standards of FAPSC which assists in the constant improvement of Admissions, Compliance, Education, eLearning, Financial Aid, Management, Marketing, Operations, Placement and Retention.

Anahat Education Group, Inc. is a Florida Sub-Chapter-S-Corporation with corporate headquarters located in Tampa, Florida.  This diverse group of individual professionals and companies make for a powerhouse of professionalism, research and high-educational standards.   Anahat Education Group operates or works in conjunction with The International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, The Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy and Silent Light Publishers.


Staff, Faculty and Guest Lecturers

Matthew Brownstein, CIHt - CEO, Anahat Education Group, Inc. Executive Director, Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy.  President, International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, COO, The Starchild Project, IIH Lead Instructor, Author, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.  Currently instructing at our Charlotte, NC and Jacksonville, FL locations.

Monica Watermann - Director of Admissions, Financial Assistance, Self-Improvement Class Support and Community Awareness

Dr. Tanveer A. Chaudhry - Chief Medical Officer,  Board of Advisors, IIH Instructor, Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Diplomate, American Board of Addiction Medicine, Diplomate, American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Cheryl Mitchell, CIHt - Director, Tampa Externship Location, IAIH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified IAIH Instructor and Examiner

Dr. Pat Acerra, CIHt - Director, Naples Externship Location, Doctor of Oriential Medicine, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Board of Advisors


Rene Brent, RN, CIHt - Director, Orlando Externship Location, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Registered Nurse, IAIH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist


Renukha Arjoon, CIHt - South Florida Externship Location Director, Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist


Julie Matthews, CIHt - Certified Hypnotherapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Certified Supervisor and Examiner.


Dr. Martha Weiskopf, CIHt - Board of Advisors, Medical Doctor, Certified Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, IIH Guest Lecturer

Andrew Green, CCHt - Salt Lake City, Utah Externship Location Director, Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Dee Woolridge, CIHt - San Antonio, Texas, Utah Externship Location Director - Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist


Carolina Tomc-Tabrizi, M.Ed., CIHt - Certified Clinical and Interpersonal Hypnotherapist, Official Translator and Director of the IIH Spanish Division

Peter Arizu, MA, CCHt - Masters in Education, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, IAIH Presenter

Debbie Dubickas, CIHt - Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Tina Bubb, MBA - Chief Financial Officer, IAIH Guest Lecturer, Anahat Education Group Student Business Services

Mary Hayes - Instructor - Intuition and Channeling


Jane Barr - Instructor, High Power Presentations Training



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