Staff & Credentials
FIH 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:
Florida Department of Education - Commission for Independent Education - FIH is licensed (#3448) as a Hypnotherapy School through the Florida Department of Education's Commission for Independent Education. This ensures that FIH 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.
Florida Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - FIH 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.
American Council of Hypnotist Examiners - The ACHE (#198-146) is one of the oldest and most respected organizations of Hypnotherapy Training in the world. Its requirements include: State-Licensure, Certified Instructors, Approved Examiners, Oral, Written and Practical Testing, and a Code of Ethics ensuring professionalism and integrity in both Hypnotherapy Training and Certification.
Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges - FIH is an an active member of FAPSC, which works to provide leadership, support and advocacy for quality career education. FIH 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 and high educational standards. Anahat Education Group operates or works in conjunction with The International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, Silent Light Publishers, Community Circle Magazine, and Florida Hypnosis Clinics.
Staff, Faculty and Guest Lecturers
Matthew Brownstein, CHT - CEO-Anahat Education Group, Inc. Executive Director-Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, President-International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists, Florida Representative for Hypnotherapists Union Local 472, Certified Instructor and Examiner, Author, Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Jay Rosenberg - Director of Admissions, Financial Assistance, Self-Improvement Class Support and Community Awareness
Jessica "Aika" Aldrich, CHT - Student Services Director, IAIH Certified Clinical and Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, IAIH Clinical Supervisor/Mentor/Examiner
Tina Bubb, MBA - Chief Financial Officer, IAIH Guest Lecturer, Anahat Education Group Student Business Services
Madeline Gutierrez - Marketing Director, Social Media, Anahat Education Group Student Marketing Services
Dr. Pat Acerra,CHT - Doctor of Oriential Medicine, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Naples Externship Location Director
Renukha Arjoon, CHT - South Florida Externship Location Director, Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Amy Lynn, LMHC, CHT - IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Debbie Dubickas, CHT - Guest Lecturer, IAIH Certified Instructor and Examiner, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
Cheryll Mitchell, CHT - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified IAIH Supervisor
Ligia Houben, MA, CHT - Grief Counselor, Life Transitions Coach, IAIH Guest Lecturer
Jeffrey Batchelder, CHT - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Non-Pharmaceutical Chronic Pain Management Specialist, IAIH Guest Lecturer
Connie Feltham, CHT - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified IAIH Supervisor
Linden Cheney, CHT - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified IAIH Supervisor
Margaret Morgan, CHT - Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified IAIH Supervisor
Peter Arizu, MA, CHT - Guest Lecturer for Mind Fitness, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Masters in Education
FIH donates a percentage of its gross monthly earnings to The American Red Cross, which exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. A network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: Disaster Relief, Supporting America’s Military Families, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Services as well as International Services. Donate at: Red Cross.org
FIH donates a percentage of its gross monthly earning to our local Salvation Army. The Salvation Army's Tampa Command operates the 132-bed Red Shield Lodge Emergency Shelter, the 50-bed Hospitality House Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Women & Children, and the 43-bed Hope House Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Men. Donate at: Salvation Army.org
Distance Learning is Good for the Environment - Calculations based on these data suggest that the online teaching format results in a total CO2 emissions savings of 100-340 pounds per student enrolled. Over the semester this adds up to 5-10 tons in reduced emissions for a lower-division class of about 100 students. Read more...
LEED Certification - FIH operates out of Tampa City Center, a LEED Certified Building: Operations + Maintenance (LEED EB O+M) was designed to certify the sustainability of ongoing operations in existing commercial buildings. The LEED Certification program was developed by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) as a means to verify and grade the level of sustainable design and operations achieved by various types of buildings. LEED is short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
In July 2010, Tampa City Center was awarded a Gold level LEED EB O+M after a year-long process to improve and document the building’s sustainable operations. Tampa City Center is the first multi-tenant building in Tampa to win the prestigious award.
"Tampa City Center’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” said Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than ever before, and Tampa City Center serves as a prime example with just how much we can accomplish.”
Evaluation categories include sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, environmental quality and innovation in operations.
Click HERE to view more information about Tampa City Center’s LEED certification.
Learn more about USGBC: www.usgbc.org.