It inspires us to know that our work has touched so many therapists and the people they've healed. It's why we created The Wellness Institute. We would love your help in further expanding this work.
Refer a friend or colleague and they will get $100 off the 6-Day Certification Training. As a special thanks to you for sharing your positive experience with others you'll get $500 off* any advanced training for yourself!
Did you know that over 50% of the graduates of The Wellness Institute were referred by previous graduates? Did you know that for every two referrals, at least one signs up for hypnotherapy training and goes on to heal their clients and their communities?
Just fill out the form and click "Next" to make your referral.
*discount can be used only once
The Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training is for professional therapists, counselors, medical professionals, educators and others who feel called to learn how to use hypnotherapy to better treat and heal their clients.
Chances are that you know at least a few people who will benefit from hypnotherapy training.
Have “tough” clients that have been resistant to their current treatment methods.
Are looking to expand the methods they have in their treatment toolkit.
Are looking to open a private practice or access new markets for clients.
Believe that improved access to the subconscious will help them reach new client breakthroughs.
Need to complete continuing education hours in order to maintain licensure.
Have you spoken to anyone recently like that? If so, they are a perfect candidate and our Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training will really help them.
Thirty-five years ago I was a young marriage and family therapist seeing a wide variety of clients. Women would come in who were being abused by their husbands or boyfriends, mothers would bring in children who were angry or depressed and refused to go to school, and then there were the families of young sexual abuse victims. On many days, I felt overwhelmed and frustrated about what I could (or couldn’t) do to provide healing.
Traditional talk therapy helped them to understand but did not seem to provide real, long lasting changes in their life patterns. I had done trainings with Dr. Fritz Perls, Albert Ellis and Dr. Eric Berne. I incorporated Gestalt techniques, using a pillow and talking to the other (absent) person in an empty chair. These tools were vastly more therapeutic than just talking, but still did not make lasting changes.
Then I discovered hypnotherapy and the power of age regression work. These regressions opened up windows to the soul and gave us access to the subconscious mind. I realized that when trauma happens to us as very small children, we use those situations to make generalizations about ourselves. These generalizations or conclusions about ourselves, usually negative and judgmental, last for a lifetime unless discovered and changed in the exact place and time they were made.
For example, a child who is beaten by an alcoholic father generalizes that “I must be bad.” This is understandable because that is what the abuser is telling the child as he whips him.
From this conclusion about himself, the child then subconsciously decides how to behave to stay safe. “I’ll just become invisible, then I’ll be safe. I will fly ‘under the radar’ so to speak.” Or “I’ll be very good, do what I’m told and sneak around to get what I really want.”
However with these decisions also come resentments and dysfunctional behaviors. Or the child may develop rebellious behaviors, concluding, “Yes, I am bad and so I will become very, very bad.”
I saw how expansive hypnotherapy treatment could be and I began to practice this with all of my clients. I discovered that I could treat nearly anyone and everyone with hypnotherapy. I began to develop specific protocols for specific issues which were extremely difficult to change with talk therapy or even with many of the humanistic tools I had been given. The results were amazing! Every session was fascinating and no two sessions were alike. I no longer found myself getting sleepy during a session or looking at my watch wondering when I could take a break or go home. Now, with my new exploration into the subconscious, I couldn’t wait for the next challenging client to walk through the door so that I could continue to learn how the subconscious mind works.
Many of my colleagues were asking about how the hypnotherapy was going and were fascinated with my reports. My colleagues began to ask me to train them in this fascinating tool.
After completing the first training of students (my colleagues), they were thrilled with the results and saw amazing healing for their clients. The word spread and soon people were wanting me to come to New York and California to teach this work.
My husband, David Hartman, himself an MSW, supported my work and became involved in doing the research to back up the results. With his background in psychology as well as being a financial planner and stock broker, we together developed The Wellness Institute. We bought a building in a small town in Washington State and The Wellness Institute began to grow. We had more and more requests for our hypnotherapy training and certification program. We realized that many people were flying in from all over the country and later on from all over the world. It became clear to us that we needed our own retreat center, closer to a major airport. We decided to move our healing center to the magnificent Cascade Mountains near Seattle.
Since that time in the mid-1980s, we have been blessed to have thousands of professional students come together here at our magnificent healing center which we named The Wellness Institute. We have authored several books, publish a semi-annual professional journal, and developed The Trim-Life Weight Release program which is being used around the country, including at The Cleveland Clinic.
Our dream is coming true and the healing work continues. Thirty-five years ago, all we had was a clear vision. Now The Wellness Institute is a well functioning, healing institution serving people all over the world including South Africa, Turkey, Mexico, and many other countries.
So why do we do what we do? Because we have found a modality of therapy that really, truly, works. And by teaching this modality to others, we have been able to have an immeasurable impact, five thousand times larger than we could ever achieve on our own.
“I’m so glad I made this decision, I realized The Wellness Institute is more than just a place where you learn, it’s a place where you grow and make friends and you become a better person, a better therapist and a better, just everything, that you want out of life.It helps you grow in every way.”
"I was in private practice for 10 years and felt stagnant and wanted a little shot of adrenaline, to do something unique, something that was different that everyone else. So I signed up for the Six-Day Hypnotherapy Certification Training, and I loved it.It’s made me a better wife, a better mom, a better employer, a better daughter, a better sister. It has helped me in every area of my life."
Lois Anne Montecalvo, LMSW
"I think the difference between training here and training elsewhere is, first of all, the comprehensive training. Also, the sense of community in that the people you see here are generally the people you stay with. So there’s a continuity of the work. They see you from the very beginning. They see you through to the very end."
Michael Malone, LPC and Wellness Instructor
"It would not be an exaggeration to say that Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy has transformed my life. What began years ago simply as an effort to get CEUs for hypnotherapy has evolved into a profound professional and personal journey."
David Fawcett, MSW, Ph.D
"It has been—by far—the best investment in my personal and clinical training. I would highly recommend the training and programs for transformation, personally and professionally! The Wellness Institute is a transformative, healthy, loving community!"
Linda Tremblay, MA, LCMHC, MLADC
"As a clinician in practice for over 25 years, hypnotherapy has revitalized my private practice and my enthusiasm for my work. I am able to help people with deep-seated anxiety more fully, more quickly and within a framework that neither demands nor excludes medications."
Marty Laska, LPCC, LICDC, ACHT
"The reputation of my group practice spreads far and many professionals in my community send clients to us when they are blocked in what else to do to help. We have grown from a one room, one therapist practice, to a 4,000 square-foot group location with at least five clinicians and many more asking to join."
Melissa Ratliff, LCSW
"Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy has advanced my career, first by helping me heal, then by giving me a tool to really get to the root of the real issues in my clients' lives. Completion of hypnotherapy training put me in a network with a lot of like-minded people who have been a resource to more personal growth."
James Musgrave, DMIN, LPC, LADC, ACHT
"I bless the day that Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy has come into my life. It has changed me as a person and as a therapist with my clients.I have watched and participated in several of my clients becoming so much more in harmony with their lives. It is a pleasure to witness such change."
Teri Tolan, LMHC, LMP, RN