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My education at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has far exceeded my expectations of training in this field of healthcare. The focus of in-depth instruction of the most modern and powerful methods available to assist people to reach their goals and resolve inner conflicts was attained. The past 30 years of my life I have dedicated to healing and wellness. My professional expertise includes urological, neurosurgical, orthopedic and diagnostic Nursing, Registered Dental Hygientist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Nutritional Consultant and now, proudly a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.

My experience with the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy is quite unique. As a student, I have experienced significant life transformations. Foremost, I have suffered from ADD for years and after a few practice sessions at school I found that it was quickly overcome. Less than six months ago I was depressed, working an entry level job, just barely making ends meet; through Matthew, I was introduced to the creating and manifesting formula and other techniques which has led me to a high-paying job, and for the first time in my life I am enjoying a purpose-driven, abundant life. Hypnotherapy has also helped me to have the confidence and motivation to excel in this job and pursue higher education. Most excitingly of all is my successes as a hypnotherapist-in-training. Before graduating as a clinical hypnotherapist I have seen miracles occur in my life and the lives of people around me. Long-held phobias and fears eliminated in a few short sessions, pain eliminated, and self-love and forgiveness restored. This truly is a beautiful and miraculous profession! I feel so blessed and grateful to have received this knowledge in such a professional, caring, and loving environment. My advice for the prospective student: To maximize your educational experience jump into this material with both feet. Be open with your own feelings so you can experience life transformations, and once you see miracles occuring in your own life you will have such conviction in this business that people will be falling in line just to have the opportunity to work with you. This has been my experience and I know it can be yours as well. Thanks for everything Matthew and Team!

I’m still not quite sure what led me from Northern Michigan to the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and Matthew Brownstein. But, I’m pretty sure I know the answer, and I am so thankful that of all the places I could have picked to pursue my certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy, that FIH is the one I chose. Matthew is a unique individual and an amazing teacher. His breadth of knowledge regarding hypnotherapy alone would be more than worth the tuition, but Matthew offers so much information and food for thought beyond the fascinating realm of hypnotherapy. Drawing from his academic and practical background in religious and metaphysical studies and from his background as both student and teacher of The Course in Miracles, he weaves such thought-provoking ideas into his Hypnotherapy training. Yet, as Matthew says “Take what you want and leave the rest.” The beliefs of each class member are respected, and no one is expected to simply accept what is presented. Because of the outstanding education I received at the FIH, I am confident that I will be successful in my Clinical Hypnotherapy practice. I am so grateful to Matthew and to the force that drew me to his school.

I chose to attend the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy because of the intellectual, spiritual and thorough nature of the course. What I knew at the beginning of this course can not compare to what I know upon graduation! Not only do I confindently and happily hold one of the most respected and impressive certifications in hypnotherapy, but I have undergone a personal transformation in all areas of my life. This has been as much a spiritual journey as an educational one. The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has exceeded my expectations as the place that explores more than the textbook procedures. I have learned to help others, passionately teach and share what I have learned, and most importantly, love deeper and more beneficially than ever before. This course will change you, it will transform your life and how phenomenal that you can take what you’ve learned and make a prosperous career out of it! Thanks to the amazing teachers and the wonderful classmates I met – this is a journey that I was destined to take.

I am an LCSW, and have been a psychotherapist for many, many years. I have spent most of my adult life helping people to heal their hurt and pain. And although I knew I had helped a great many people over the years, I began to feel “stuck” and somewhat frustrated. I knew there must be more I could do, but I felt I was at a stalemate. Then, by chance, I happened upon FIH. As they say, when the student is ready the teacher will appear. And so, almost impulsively, I enrolled in the school. I can honestly say that I was impressed and inspired by the depth and quality of the training, as well as the compassion, commitment and caring of all the staff and supervisors, especially Matthew himself. This has been a life-changing, and career-enhancing experience. I have had the opportunity, even as a recent graduate, to use just a few of the many techniques and modalities taught with some of my current psychotherapy clients. The results have been incredible. I’m amazed, my clients are amazed, and I am very grateful. What a thrill to see someone I’ve been working with for a while make remarkable progress in one or two sessions. As Matthew is fond of saying “And we get to do this for a living!” As time goes on and I become more confident and experienced as a hypnotherapist, perhaps I will give up talk therapy and concentrate on practicing the unique and very special hypnotherapy taught at FIH. I don’t know what the future holds in that regard. I do know that I am very grateful that I made that impulsive decision to enroll at FIH.

There is no doubt that this course has the potential to change your life. Having gone through this training, my life will never be the same again. At The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy I learned about the root causes of issues and the tools to process them. This knowledge has transformed my life and the life of those whom consult with. During the practice sessions I had the chance to hypnotize and be hypnotized. During such practice sessions I went through some of the most profound experiences of my life. These were out of this world (literally ) experiences. With his years of knowledge and practice, Matthew is uniquely qualified to teach this course. During my lifetime I have had many able teachers from different countries, yet Matthew and his course has impressed me the most.I’m grateful for the time I spent with Matthew, the Teacher Associates and my group of students. I opened to experience more forgiveness, love & respect. I got to say hello to growth & transformation. A wonderful career & certification is a bonus & a cherry on the cake”.

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I just wanted to say Thank You; my life has changed immensely since attending The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. I feel for the first time in my life I am in complete control of my life… I could not have done any of this had it not been for your school. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything; your teachings and your school was the catalyst that I needed to begin living and loving life again.

The Florida Institue of Hypnotherapy was truly a life-enhancing and life evolving experience. The education far exceeded my expectations and the personal growth & self-understanding more profound than I can explain in words. As I now work with clients each week I am ever more grateful for the vast amount of knowledge and skills I gained at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy. Matthew is a true inspiration and I am forever blessed to have attended his school. A blessing that continues to grow each day as I help more and more people live better lives…in turn, they will help others…brilliant!

I wholeheartedly recommend the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy (FIH) as both a excellent school and clinic. The training is comprehensive, well-organized, and beautifully presented and graduates have been educated to be sensitive, effective hypnotherapists who treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. This orientation allows clients to reach their stated goals quickly and also go beyond them to achieve results such as increased overall vitality, deep serenity, and true comfort. My background as an Emei Qigong practitioner and healer gives me a somewhat unusual perspective: I am trained to work with body, mind, and spirit when healing. FIH also embraces a holistic vision. Personally speaking, my training in hypnotherapy has deepened some of the methods I use as a Qigong healer and, in turn, my Qigong practice deepens my understanding and use of hypnotherapy techniques.

I wanted to help people to feel better, to believe in themselves, to enjoy their life. The big question was how was I going to accomplish this? I came across the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and, I didn’t know anything about hypnosis at that time. So I started to research about this subject, the more I found out about it, the more I realized it was for me. So I enrolled and wow what a changing experience that was! Not only the knowledge I have acquired, but the personal transformation I experienced through the process was wonderful. From my personal experience and seeing others around me change, I became convinced that Hypnotherapy was my way of helping others empower themselves through the many techniques I have learned. Thank you so much Matthew.

I had the fortune of meeting Matthew during my introduction to his Anahat meditation practice. He introduced me to his profession of hypnotherapy which seemed to be a powerful method to heal clients with mental and physical problems originating from false belief systems often acquired during childhood. As a student of the introductory month of his first hypnotherapy class, I became convinced that hypnotherapy is an effective and rapid method to identify and heal the core causes of suffering and that it was a post-retirement calling for me to develop complete the training and enter this profession. I now have a hypnotherapy practice have helped numerous friends and other clients with mental, physical, and life mastery issues.

The possession of Knowledge, unless accompanied by a manifestation and expression of action, is like the hoarding of precious metals: a vain and foolish thing. Knowledge, like wealth, is intended for use. The Law of Use is Universal, and he who violates it suffers by reason of his conflict with natural forces.” – The Kyballion. My new practice is dedicated to serving the people of my community as a clinical hypnotherapist. To The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, I extend my appreciation for the teachings, lessons, and comradeship of all the students, advisers, and supervisors who shared their vision of hypnotherapy and all its modalities. I gained invaluable insight into the complexities of the human mind, lessons that helped me plan, market, and promote my newly learned skills so I can serve my community.

The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy far exceeded my expectations. I am so glad I made the choice to receive training from instructor Matthew Brownstein at Florida’s state-licensed school of hypnotherapy. The depth of training for every area of expertise went way beyond the standards. Matthew has such a wealth of knowledge and depth of understanding for every area he teaches. I love all the positive changes in my life from a clearer understanding of the mind/body connection. Through advanced teachings I am learning to have a deeper connection with my inner self, a quality I treasure as a hypnotherpist and human being. Now I have my own practice as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and can confidently say that I learned from the best! Thank you Matthew.

I just wanted to write and express my tremendous gratitude to you. The past six months have been life changing in every way. I can’t praise the hypnotherapy training enough. The material is extensive and I can honestly say I feel I have the base knowledge to handle any type of client I might encounter. Now that I am starting up my practice, I especially appreciate the detailed information you provided on how to set up an office, advertise and have a successful business. I KNOW I will be successful and it is all because of the training you offer at FIOH. As well, the hypnotherapy sessions I had were you were phenomenal. My health problems are clearing up due to the extensive work I did you with you. There is no doubt that you are a master of what you teach. I am blessed to have met you and learn what you have to offer. Thank you again for the hard work and dedication you have put into creating such a powerful program.

In 2008, I was 71 years old and caught in a downward spiral of bereavement and troubling personal issues. As a retired medical technologist with 33 years experience in hospital lab work, I knew allopathic medicine couldn’t help me and decided to try hypnotherapy. I didn’t want to ‘spill my guts’ to a man, especially one so young, but I’d learned to trust Matthew from attending his Course in Miracles and meditation classes-so I gave it a try. Four months later and feeling better about life than I could ever remember, I got interested in learning more about hypnotherapy. So, in September 2009 I decided to take a big scary leap and sign up for Matthew’s 6-months school by spending money I’d saved to fix up my bathroom, and became the oldest student in his weekend classroom. This is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself! Learning how to better control the inner workings of my mind, combined with Matthew’s beautiful spiritual perspective-experiencing this every weekend in a setting of love, fun and total safety with people who become like family-was absolutely priceless. I did this for my own personal growth but now that I see the possibilities it opens up I have to share it somehow. Take my advice and, if it intrigues you, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this wonderful journey for yourself.

Let me first of all say that I am a firm believer that all things happen in life for a reason. That if you live your life in the present and on a conscience, level everything happens in perfect order. As an intuitive, I first began investigating hypnotherapy programs as a way of “legitimizing” my intuitive private practice. I had been for years giving friends and family members readings as I had studied the intuitive arts for over 20 years, never venturing out to practice it in any professional sense up until this point. However in 2011, some friends that I had given readings for began suggesting to me that I seriously consider doing my intuitive work for a living. After giving it much thought, I decided to step out on faith and finally do it! So, as I was doing my due diligence in evaluating various hypnotherapy programs, I called The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and spoke with their Admissions Director, Asher Fox. He took great care in explaining the wide breadth of coursework that is covered in their hypnotherapy program and especially took time in explaining the transpersonal training available that would creatively and naturally tie into my intuitive practice. He educated me about the scope of hypnotherapy and how I could use it as a valuable adjunct to the private practice I was planning. My conversation with Asher was extremely enlightening as he continued to explained that the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy was the FIRST Hypnotherapy program recognized by the Florida Board of Education. We all know there are plenty of “sign up for a couple of 2-day weekend seminars and get your hypnotherapy certification” programs out there and I was not looking for that. I value education and want to feel confident and proficient at whatever I set out to do. I sensed that this program would prepare me well. I was right! As I find myself 8 months into the program and ready to graduate in less than a month, I just celebrated the Grand Opening for my private practice last night. I began seeing clients the first week I opened my office. I had not yet completely unpacked and settled in yet, but my clients did not mind. People are thirsty for the knowledge on how they can better their lives and finding that knowledge while they are surrounded by boxes is apparently not a problem. It is now week three and I can honestly say that I feel completely fulfilled by the work I am doing. It is rewarding to be able to help others in a unique but real way. To witness a client’s transformation is truly a thing of beauty and I know for a fact that I would not be practicing the QUALITY of work that I do if I had sought my training elsewhere. The scope of information, quality of the practical time spent at TFIOH doing the “hands-on” work of the instruction received is simply priceless. Matthew Brownstein and FIH staff are all extremely well-qualified and gifted at what they do. They are totally available and present for the sole purpose of holding space for you and to help you move through the process of honing your skill level that will in the end, prepared you so well that day one of your private practice, you will hit the ground running. In addition to the transformational strategies received, they also provide instruction for how to successfully set up your private practice via marketing tools, business guidelines, ethics of practice, etc. They cover everything from A-Z and are invested in your success. I highly recommend The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy to anyone who is serious about learning how to transform themselves and others to live their best life possible.

Where does one begin in summing up my experience with the training I received from Matthew and his Team at the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, Tampa? One word would be TRANSFORMATIVE but in a nut shell, the training exceeded my expectations and the warmth, care and compassion of the Mentors, Class Mates and Teachers made the whole experience one I shall never forget. Now it is my turn to go into Practice and use my skills and training I have received to work with people who can benefit from my services. I can’t wait! The online recordings are excellent and although I have recently graduated, I am listening daily to older recordings and the meditation material. At the monthly practicals, you meet with your class mates who turn out to be your family. I learnt in order to be able to provide a quality service after graduating, I had to clear some issues/concerns I had within myself. I did this in the School through attending the practical sessions. As I have dealt with these issues, I can now move on with my life and focus on what I want to achieve. I am proud to say my new career path shall bring me job satisfaction in helping others achieve their goals and in this process make a decent salary from doing so. Thank you so much and may I wish the School well in passing the excellent training onto other students, who in turn can be proud to say they trained at TFIOH.

My husband and I just completed the training as clinical certified hypnotherapists. It has been an interesting and altogether awesome experience. R.G. was simply looking for an alternative vocation after losing much of his visual acuity to a detached retina and I was curious about what he was getting into–being the skeptical one, I thought I’d take only the first months of training just to make sure he was not getting into a scam. What I found was a detailed, extensive, and complete preparation for a new vocation for both of us. Now we are opening a joint practice and my goal is to leave my “real job” as an audiologist within the next year and focus full time on hypnotherapy.

Florida It truly was amazing! I have accomplished a great deal in my life yet going to your institute was one of my best decisions I have ever made! My practice is going very well. I see clients every week either at my work or in my office. It is a very exciting time for me.

It was almost a year before the chronic pain in my left thigh drove me to my first experience of hypnotherapy. After having this pain for several months, I noticed a bizarre pattern; every time I drank coffee my thigh would inflame. Unwilling to give up my all-time favorite drink, I switched to organic coffee and cut back to one cup a day. This helped for a short while, but relentlessly, the pain returned. After eight months of agony, I began to limp. Then, while visiting the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy, Executive Director Matthew Brownstein explained to me the benefits of hypnotherapy. When I told him about my chronic pain, he offered to demonstrate the profound effect of this tool. To my amazement, within ten minutes, he healed the pain completely by transforming the underlying beliefs. The pain never returned and I still drink my coffee. I had so many funny ideas about hypnosis because of what I’ve seen on TV. What I experienced that day could not have been more different than the media portrayed of hypnosis. I have since attended the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy and am continually inspired by the profound impact this healing tool has on the people who use it. The most rewarding thing this career is seeing my clients achieve their goals so quickly. I have helped people with insomnia, chronic pain, depressed and anxious feelings, weight loss, smoking, grief, low self-esteem, and other life-draining issues. I have personally received incredible healing from hypnotherapy and feel more grounded than I ever have before. Hypnotherapy can help anyone with any goal.”

Here is an update on my client that had the stroke in 2004. I have worked with her on 8 sessions now with an amazing break through and this reiterates confirmation of my driven path into healing. Parts therapy has brought out so many things to the surface – She loves music and used to play the piano for her Church – part of her wants to forget and part of her wants the feeling she had back then – she loved her music and has not played since her stroke. Today’s session I left her with some homework which is to look out her piano music and on Friday she is going to play the piano with one hand……. oh Matthew I know you are not meant to get emotional about clients but this woman has come on so much since our sessions. Her and her husband actually went out last Friday to a neighborhood gathering and she had her makeup on, hair lovely and jeans on ……..what happened to the old sad lady who never moved from her chair??? She is doing so well listening to her programming cd’s every night and now has a good collection – her special place is the Beach – it is so real when I facilitate the sessions as I close my eyes and go to her place with her … absolute heaven. Word has spread around the village where I live and I am so busy. Cannot believe the feedback and the clients are saying that I personalize their session and they feel it is all about them and only them. So far I have dealt with the smokers; over eaters; lack of confidence; anxiety; stress, stroke, pain management and now I have had a phone call from yet another medical referral.

My last night in the States seemed like a good moment to write this email. I had some time to be able to reflect on the whole experience you’ve given me and therefore feel what I’m saying is more objective. I really enjoyed being able to participate in the FIH training. It led me to discover a whole area of life I had never even imagined exists. As a consequence I feel that I have grwon and gained a huge amount of experience. I thank you for the profesional attitude which you exhibit and with which you handle your school. The quality of education strikes me as being very high. I say this also as someone who has participated in lots of different educational programs in lots of different countries.

I can honestly say my time at The Florida Institute Of Hypnotherapy was the most amazing and remarkable experience I have ever had. Not only did I make friends with the most amazing people I learnt so much about myself and my own inner abilities in helping other people. I am so impressed with the teaching skill of Matthew and his endless fascinating tales of past case studies help us all to become better hypnotherapists. My time with the school completely changed my life and is one I look back on with gratitude and a warm heart. Matthew thank you so much for everything, the course was worth ten times what I paid and for that I will be forever thankful.

Studying with Matthew changed my life. Both personally and professionally, my experience at FIH was truly transformative. Though I entered the Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy with an advanced medical degree, I knew something vital was missing from my professional practice. After that first weekend with Matthew, I knew I had found the crucial piece. I spent a long time researching programs in Clinical Hypnosis. As a doctor, I knew I wasn’t interested in any fast, fly-by-night program. Real change-work, the ability to powerfully and effectively transform people’s lives, only comes from in-depth study, ample practice, and the wisdom of a genuine guide. I found all of these and more, in Matthew. The program he has built is one of the best in country and I am much richer for having attended it. I now have a professional practice that is both heart-centered and financially prosperous. I owe both to Matthew.

Matthew, this was the most amazing 6 months!! It was no doubt the BEST most thorough training I could have ever hoped for, taught in a space of love, trust, healing and much laughter! Words seem insufficient to capture my gratitude at having been guided to you and your school. This was the most incredible healing experience of my life as well as the opportunity to share this with a group of loving and courageous people who I am now proud to call my friends. “When the student is ready the teacher appears” …you are this and so much more~~~and your zany sense of humor made it fun and kept it light!

This training has been instrumental in the evolution of services that I now offer to clients. I see myself as a healer, and in that healing process, I, myself, have grown so much. The training is clear, concise, and in its weekend format, available to those who work during the week. The instruction is superb – well-organized and professional; but it is the spiritual basis of the course, which I’ve not found elsewhere in hypnotherapy training, that is truly transformational in the life. One cannot go through the training without being changed forever in the depths of self, in truly positive, healthy, and growth-enhancing ways. This training which heals the mind blesses healer and healed, alike, as both are healed. It is a rich and worthy gift to the world

Wow Matthew, I just wanted to share a BIG THANK you. Why? Well, last night I had my first Workshop. The workshop was titled “Spirits & Readings” but as we all know when we come in for an “issue” it is never what we are really there for… I found my entire workshop based on my Hypnotherapy Education/ Teachings. The feeling I came with and left with after the workshop was Phenomenal! Why? Because I got to see shifts/changes within 3 hours, not with one individual but with more than half, maybe all. I have been mentoring a potential business partner and working with clients in my office but never imagined the bar BEING this high. As I was speaking with my daughter today about the experience, I said “I don’t know when this shift occurred in me”. She said, “I know exactly when”… When you joined FIH. She pointed out all the aspects such as: you had personalized support, like-minded individuals who had the same desires and goals -to help, heal, & teach others to better their lives, a school that trusted in you and knew YOU had what it takes. They didn’t just let anybody in… ahahah. So, Matthew…Thank You for the Experience and Expertise and of course many many Thank You’s to Jay for not letting me quit. It was the white cake!! Thought as we know is the most powerful tool in our toolbox.!! I wish each and every student this experience within themselves and their own practice. Appreciation x’s

Originally, I intended to come to The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy to acquire some helpful tools for my main career path towards Doctoral Psychology. I had plans of moving down to Florida to acquire the basic 300 hours, earn my Hypnotherapist certificate, then return home in the spring to attend Graduate School. Yet, on a break from Hypnotherapy classes, I traveled back home to set up all my upcoming graduate classes, but something didn’t feel right. My original path was shadowed by my overwhelming desire to continue my career in Hypnotherapy. I dropped out of upcoming graduate school and decided to remain at The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy for all 500 hours, and I am eternally grateful I made that choice. Not only did I discover my true passion in life through such brilliant teachings, but I also discovered a Spiritual peace of which I had never previously known. Matthew did not impose any Spiritual teaching upon me, but after a great deal of reflection, I embraced the peaceful loving teachings he offered. Now, I continue to practice and share these teachings with others through my current thriving hypnotherapy business. Thanks Matthew, you helped me discover the highest path for myself.

As a graduate of The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy I can tell you: It is not just a Course of Studies. It is a Journey to the Center of the Heart. It is a metamorphosis as dramatic and remarkable as the changes of an ugly caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly. You enter the cocoon of Mr. Brownstein’s classes each week with its stimulating ides, philosophy discussions and practices and emerge six months later a changed, reborn individual – not only with the tools to help and heal other people but also uncovering your own shortcomings and healing them. That was priceless!

Attending The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy has been one of the most fulfilling and enlightening experiences of my life. I enrolled at the school having no idea that Matthew Brownstein was going to guide me on a journey through my subconscious that was to alter the way I viewed the events of my life forever. After graduation, I opened my own practice in downtown Ocala with the intention of offering others the freedom I have discovered through clinical hypnotherapy. The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy gave me a new life AND a new career! Thank you Matthew.

Matthew, I would like to take a moment, to thank you. As a graduate of Florida’s Institute of Hypnotherapy, I received the tools I needed to become a professional Clinical Hypnotherapist, after graduation I had the confidence and the knowledge to know that I could handle any situation that may arise in my office. Not only did I learn the mechanics of hypnosis and how to apply it, I also learned of the spiritual aspect that also goes along with being a healer. From the very first day I entered your classroom, I felt welcome and comfortable. You have such a unique way of turning insecurity and self-doubt into a wonderful belief of being able to master what we set out to do. After graduation going out and meeting other professionals I was so surprised to find out how little they had learned in their schools, so many so-called professionals had no idea what age regression, parts therapy, rapid and instant induction were. One common thing that I heard from graduates from other schools is that they didn’t have the confidence to go out and actually start their own practice. They all were looking elsewhere for more education, somewhere to build their confidence, looking for the magic pill. With all the in-class training and practice we had we all left with the confidence and self-belief in ourselves knowing that we have the best training and skills available. The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy is far superior to any other school I found in the country. I was so impressed with your teachings and philosophy’s I drove 500 miles a week just to go to your classes. And believe me when I say it was worth every mile and every minute of the drive. I wish you continuous success.

This is the best investment of time and money that I have ever made for myself! The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy offers a curriculum and experience that will change how you view yourself and the world forever. The educational model that Matthew has created at FIH is one that brilliantly combines theoretical and experiential models of learning in order to prepare a well-trained Hypnotherapist. Whether you are looking for mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual growth, these courses CAN and WILL guide you to examine the inner resources and obstacles necessary for your own personal growth or for that of your clients.

I have been in social services for nearly 20 years, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for 5, and have long known that hypnosis, and its related modalities, were key tools in effecting change and growth. I had been collecting an education on it for years, including several courses on basic and advanced hypnotherapy. These classes met the state requirements for practicing hypnosis but did not foster any confidence in my personal use of the techniques with clients. I was seeking a solid grounding in hypnosis and a place to become confident in those skills. I found both in Matthew’s classes, and more. The experiential nature of the class, and the superb supervision is tremendous training, and rare. Not only did I integrate a stronger appreciation of the power of our subconscious minds, but I came to a new understanding of mental, emotional and physical health that will forever guide my work and my personal life. Thank you Matthew and may your work continue to grow.

This is the most Powerful class I have ever taken. Why? This is hard to explain, but I will do my best to put it simply: It had been months since I had an intense spiritual awakening. It was beautifully life-shattering, but of course, time moves on, and I needed answers. And so, I was introduced to Matthew due to an intense longing for Truth – I was seeking guidance. I approached Matthew with the idea “Maybe this guy can shed some light on what happened?” What I got was so much more – a Path, a Teacher, a Group to practice with, and, for the purposes of this testimonial, a Career. The reason this background is important is because the classes at The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy not only answered many of my spiritual concerns, but actually used the principles in a career to serve humanity! I couldn’t believe it! “Really?” I thought, “A career that directly serves the most fundamental needs of the human being?…namely the desire for Peace, Love, and Happiness?” YES! How could YOU ask for anything more?! I wish all of you the best on your adventure at The Florida Institute of Hypnotherapy! I know you’ll have a great time! I sure did!

Just wanted to say thanks for the most enlightening six months of my life. Just the growth made it worth twice the price, adding a career helping others for an excellent income to the mix made it beyond any calculable monetary value.

The 6 months, in the beginning, looked too long, it was a big commitment, driving over 200 miles and leaving my 8-year-old daughter behind every weekend, but it was very well worth it. Whether you are looking for personal, professional, emotional or spiritual growth, it’s all wrapped in one, and done so wonderfully! Something transforms and something shifts, you may realize it then or it may dawn upon you later. The complete curriculum is very well organized and planned and a lot of information is provided, the practical sessions and demonstrations make you ready to step in the world with full confidence and knowledge. Of course, you have to keep upgrading. If I have to pinpoint one thing, I would say each student begins or starts from where he/she is, and Matthew does it so wonderfully and so easily, that it appears that it’s a one-on-one class. It’s amazing, a class of students and yet it’s a1:1 teaching and experiencing!? You’ve got to experience it to believe it. I love the Student Resources Section Online, which is such a great help and also the Teacher Associates who are so ready to help and guide you. Thanks Matthew, Teacher Associates and my group students (it would not be complete without you.)

Taking this course, listening to your teachings, listening and feeling your answers to our sometimes confused thoughts, sharing the group’s deepest feelings, all of these has made this life to make sense for me, finally. You gently and lovingly guided us into seeing ourselves as who we really are and I feel that this is what this course is all about. Not just teaching hypnosis techniques, which by the way you deliver beautifully, but to open the door to a realm of Love and Peace inside ourselves. I understand now that only from that place I can help others to heal. You gave me the knowledge and the tools, not only to help others but to heal myself. There is no going back from the place of Joy that I am now. You live your words and that was a profound insight for me. There are no hidden agendas on you and that creates a sense of Love and Security around you that makes the time of learning a desired and expected one. I am missing those times already. I just have one word for the time I shared with you and my classmates: Thanks

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Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist

Choose this option if you have completed the 500-hour Transpersonal Hypnotherapist Program.

Certified Interpersonal Hypnotherapist

Choose this option if you have completed the 522-hour Interpersonal Hypnotherapist Program.

Certified Hypnotherapist

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Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Choose this option if you have completed the 400-hour Clinical Hypnotherapist Program.

Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist

Choose this option if you have completed the 500-hour Transpersonal Hypnotherapist Program.

Certified Interpersonal Hypnotherapist

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