About Me

My Training, Certification and Experience

5 PATH HypnotherapyHello, my name is Mark Hamilton. My formal training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy began back in 1986 through the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis. However I actually began reading hypnosis books by Melvin Powers and others with I was about 15 years old and I hypnotized my first “subject”, who happened to be my best friend’s girlfriend when I was around 16 or 17.

I have been performing on the professional level as a Comedy Magician & Stage Hypnotist since 1986 but I’ve been practicing magic since I was 8 years old. I also practiced clinical hypnotherapy full time for about 8 years, and durring that time I owned and operated two of my own clinics (New Horizons Hypnosis Center in Payson Arizona & The Mind Spa in Moses Lake Washington State).

Durring my initial studies with the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis and the Hypnosis Motivation Institute I also served a 6 month, live in apprenticeship at the Self Improvement Center under expert guidance of Dr. Alan Beckstead who was the President of the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis and the owner of the Self Improvement Center in Phoenix Arizona at the time. After my initial, foundational training, I moved to Payson Arizona and opened my first hypnotherapy clinic called “New Horizons Hypnosis Center’.

Shortly thereafter it was my privledge and honor to be invited to serve another apprenticeship under the guidance an tuteladge of Dr. Alvera Paxson of Unique Medical Hypnotherapy and New Thought Counselling Center. It was also at this time that I was introduced by Dr. Paxson to Dr. Michael Preston and began a more rigorous training cirriculum that would span the course of many years on and off. I’m a firm believer in continuing education and have continued my studies to this day. You can review my various certificates of training on this page. I’ve had exaustive hypnosis and hypnotherapy training over the years. Everything from medical and clinical to transpersonal and spiritual. I’ve also received training in Emotional Freedom Techniques and Neuro Linguistic Programming though the advanced level.

Training & Certification from Present Back to 1987

2007

World Center for EFT
Emotional Freedom Techniques
Beginning & Advanced Training

Banyon Hypnosis Training Center
5 Phase Advanced Transformative Hypnotherapy
5 PATH Training & Certification

Wesland Instutute of NLP
AZ. State Accredited NLP Practitioner Training
NLP Practitioner Training & Certification

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

2006

Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Nationally Accredited Hypnosis Training
Hypnotherapy Training & Certification

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

Johnathan Royale – Mindcare LTD.
Hypnotherapy & NLP Training
Clinical Hypnotherapy Training
Complete Mind Therapy Training
NLP Master Practitioner Training

2003-2004

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

National Guild of Hypnotists
Hypnotherapy Certification

Institute of Medical Hypnosis
Advanced Medical Hypnotherapy Training
Advanced Training and Certification

2002

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist in good standing.

National Guild of Hypnotists
Certified Hypnotherapist

2001

National Guild of Hypnotists
Hypnotherapy Training
Training & Certification

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered as a Hypnotherapist

1999

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

1997 – 1998

American Institute of Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy Training
Training & Certification

American Board of Hypnotherapy
Certified and Registered Hypnotherapist

The Mind Spa – Washington State
My Second Hypnotherapy Clinic

1990 – 1991

You-Nique Medical Hypnotherapy and New Thought Counceling Center
1 Year internship under the direct supervision of Dr. AlVera Paxson.

National Board of Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anaesthesiology
Clinical Hypnotherapy Training & Certification

American Hypnotherapy Clinic & Training Center
Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy Training & Certification

Institute of Medical Hypnosis
Advanced Self Hypnosis Training & Certification

Universal Life Church
Religious Psychology – June 1991
Philosophy & Religious Studies – Feb 1991
Ordained Minister – April 1990

1987 – 1989 Foundations

New Horizons Hypnosis Center
My first hypnotherapy clinic

Institute of Medical Hypnosis
Medical Hypnotherapy Training by Dr. Michael Preston
Medical Hypnotherapy Training & Certification

Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis
Passed the Written and Live Session Board Certification Test

Hypnosis Motivation Institute
Hypnosis 101 Distance Training – I actually took and completed this course (unofficially) from a friends materials. However in order to go on record as a graduate, I re-took the course and graduated “officially” from the Institute in 2006 (Training & Certification). However I’ve been using the methods and techniques of emotional and physical suggestability with clients since 1988.

Self Improvement Center – Phoenix Arizona
1 Year training & internship at the Self Improvement Center in Phoenix Arizona under the direct supervision of Alan Beckstead who was the President of the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis at the time.