Education

Mark Hamilton Certified Hypnotherapist, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Emotional Freedom Techniques

Mark Hamilton, C.Ht, P.NLP, Adv.EFT

Initial Training & Exposure

I’ve been interested in philosophy, mind sciences, metaphysics and quantum physics since I was in my teens.

My initial exposure to hypnosis began when I discovered and read a hypnosis book by Melvin Powers when I was about 15 years old. I was fascinated by the possibilities.

The first person I actually hypnotized was a friend when I was around 16 or 17. As it turns out, she was highly suggestible (known as a somnambulist) and the experience fueled my fascination and encouraged my interest and desire to learn more about the mind, body connection and this amazing tool called hypnotism that enhanced our ability to take full advantage of it.

As a result, I continued studying hypnosis on and off as a lay person from this time on.

 

Formal Education & Certification

My formal training in hypnosis and hypnotherapy began 1986 when I was 28 years old.

I was pursuing my career as a professional magician and performing my act for the Payson Pilots Association where I met Dr. Alan Beckstead C.Ht. who was the acting president of the Arizona Society of Professional Clinical Hypnosis. Dr Beckstead owned and operated the Self Improvement Center in Phoenix Arizona at the time.

As a result of this chance meeting we became friends and associates and I served a six month, full time, live in apprenticeship with Dr. Beckstead at the Self Improvement Center. During my apprenticeship, I worked in the office of the Self Improvement Center and was invited to sit in on numerous live hypnotherapy sessions. After each session we would discuss what transpired in each session and why Dr. Beckstead did what he did under various circumstances.

Simultaneously, through my association with the Arizona Society of Professional Clinical Hypnosis (ASPCH), I met and trained and received certification under the following highly regarded hypnotherapists and educational organizations:

  • Dr. Michael Preston of the Institute of Medical Hypnosis.
  • The Hypnosis Motivation Institute – John G. Kappas, Ph.D.
  • The American Hypnotherapy Clinic – Dr. Oscar Turrenline P.Hd., C.Ht.

This was my foundational exposure, training and education in hypnotherapy.

Ongoing Experience and Education

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 tutelage 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 metaphysical. I’ve also received comprehensive 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 EFT Training & Certification

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

Wesland Instutute of NLP
Arizona State & Board of Education 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 Counseling Center
1 Year internship under the direct personal supervision of Dr. AlVera Paxson.

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

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

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

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

1987 – 1989 Foundations

New Horizons Hypnosis Center
Opened 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 training and certification course initially in 1988.  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 (indirect) and physical (direct) suggestibility with clients since 1988.

Self Improvement Center – Phoenix Arizona
My first “official” training and education. I served a 1 Year “live in” training & internship at the Self Improvement Center in Phoenix Arizona under the direct supervision of  Dr. Alan Beckstead who was the President of the Arizona Society of Professional Hypnosis and the owners of the Self Improvement Center at the time.