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California Mountain Training with Matthew Brownstein, CIHt

Train directly with Industry Leader, Matthew Brownstein, CIHt in the mountains of Crestline, California and experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.

After creating master teachers who run our other Institute locations, Matthew Brownstein began creating a California presence for the Institute and currently offers in-person training out of the school's Crestline, California location in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Read more by scrolling down below about the Mountain Journey and IIH Hypnotherapy Training with the founder of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy.

Matthew Brownstein, CIHt – Executive Director, Florida and California


Matthew Brownstein, CIHt is the CEO of Anahat Education Group, Inc. (AEG), President of the International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists (IAIH), and the Founder and Executive Director of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy (IIH), the first State-Licensed Postsecondary Vocational Hypnotherapy Institute through the US Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education – License #3448. Matthew is also the founder of Silent Light Publishers (SLP) and the Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Clinics (IHC).


Matthew began as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist in 1997 and since then has logged over 18,000 hours of clinical and classroom experience. In 2007, Matthew opened the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy (FIH), which has since expanded and grown into multiple cities across the nation with graduates now spanning the entire globe.  FIH was officially renamed as the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy in 2013 to better reflect the school’s larger vision and mission.  IIH has now led complete 500+ hour hypnotherapy trainings in: Gainesville FL, Hollywood, FL, Naples, FL, Orlando, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Tampa, FL, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Salt Lake City, UT, Alexandria, VA, and Crestline and Santa Barbara, CA.


Since 2007, IIH has maintained a 90+% student retention rate and a 90+% positive graduate outcome rate (placement) with the US Department of Education.  IIH also continues to maintain its license through the US Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. By creating a true career education in hypnotherapy, Matthew has created many hundreds of certified hypnotherapists and continues to train and empower instructors, supervisors, examiners and mentors in the field.


Matthew is the author of dozens of books, audio products and CEUs in the field of hypnotherapy, healing and spirituality.  These include Interpersonal Hypnotherapy, The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment, The Sacred Geometry of Meditation, Peace Under all Circumstances and The Anahat Meditation System.


The International Association of Interpersonal Hypnotherapists (IAIH) continues to be a governing, credentialing and regulatory body for the profession of Hypnotherapy.  IAIH holds yearly Hypnotherapy Conferences and maintains some of the highest standards in hypnotherapy training, ethics,  and credentials.  Matthew also engages in ongoing law and legislative work through IAIH to protect the free and open practice of hypnotherapy throughout the US.


Matthew is the founder of the Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Clinics where his methods are now being used and refined by IIH graduates and IAIH members.  Matthew still remains available for private sessions in hypnotherapy at $500 per hour.  Contact the Institute for more information.


When not working on the many branches of AEG, Matthew enjoys his paragliding obsession flying new sites all over the world.

Crestline, California Location - Now registering for the January 2020 class.

23939 Lake Drive, Suite 109
Crestline, California 92325

800-551-9247 (Please note that the Insitute's corporate headquarters are on the east coast with office hours from 9:00am to 5:00pm EST)



 The Journey into the Mountains - You're Invited!!!


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1994 - University of Florida - Philosophy and Religion

Matthew had his first spiritual awakening in 1992 and began a journey through the University system with studies in Religion, Ethics and Philosophy.


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1995 - Zen Mountain Monastery - Catskills

His spiritual inclinations then led him to live at Zen Mountain Monastery in the Catskill Mountains of New York.


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1996 - Kripalu Yoga Center - Berkshires

Matthew's desire to explore the deeper practices of Yogic Philosophy and Meditation led him to the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.


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1997 - Galisteo, New Mexico - Sangre De Cristos Mountains

After Monastery and Ashram living, Matthew began studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in New Mexico, yet after two years of training in acupuncture, massage, reiki and herbology, he dedicated his life to traveling and studying Hypnotherapy as his primary career.


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2003 - Himachal Pradesh, Kullu, India - Himalayas

After six years of running a private practice in Hypnotherapy in Berkshire County, Massachusetts and Delray Beach, Florida, Matthew took a sabbatical for one year and studied meditation in the Himalayas at the International Meditation Institute.  There he wrote his book The Sutras on Healing and Enlightenment.


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 2014 to 2015 - Monroe Mountain - Fishlake National Forest, Utah

Having ran the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy successfully since 2007, Matthew took another spiritual sabbatical to the mountains of Utah where he discovered paragliding and began to travel the Country exploring the joys and wonders of free flight.


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2016 to 2018 - Colorado Rocky Mountains, along with California, Utah, Idaho and Washington State

Matthew continued to run the Institute while traveling and growing the school.  Trainings were held in Florida, Utah, Texas, and North Carolina, while locations were being established in Colorado and California.


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2018 to 2019 - Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania

While growing the Institute's east coast locations, Matthew lived in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington DC, where he paraglided many sites in the Shenandoahs.


2019 - Grand Opening of the Crestline, California branch of the Institute of Interpersonal Hypnotherapy

Now Enrolling for January 2020




Come Fly with Me!!!

"If you choose to attend our Crestline, California branch and to study directly with me, you will enjoy the fresh air of the Sierra Nevada mountains at 5,000+ feet and can even paraglide with me!  I want to show you what true freedom really is by training you as a professional Interpersonal Hypnotherapist.  I want to take you through our Life Mastery Course, Manifesting Prosperity Course, Transpersonal/Metaphysical/Interpersonal Hypnotherapy Training, Advertising and Marketing Training, Business and Practice Management Training, and to empower you to be your own boss, make your own hours, have legitimate State-Licensed Diplomas in our profession, and then if you are up for it, I will have an experienced paragliding pilot take you tandem to fly with me personally.  I'm serious and you are invited to start Living a Life Worth Living as we walk (or fly) this path together!!!"


  Create Your Own Journey now by calling us at 800-551-9247