Milton Erickson (1901-1980) is known for helping to popularize the use of hypnosis to reach the subconscious in psychiatry. Part of his genius was rapidly assessing the needs of the client and working within the client’s “map” of reality. We integrate essential aspects of the Ericksonian approach to hypnotherapy, including his basic philosophy, indirect and inferred inductions styles, NLP and appropriate use of metaphors.
While Dave Elman (1900-1967) had no formal training in medicine or psychology, his common sense approach and astute observation of human nature led to his development of rapid hypnotic inductions that facilitated extraordinary states and capabilities, such as hypnotic anesthesia.
His work pioneered procedural hypnosis and pain management techniques.
He taught hypnotherapy to more physicians, dentists, anesthesiologists, psychiatrists, and therapists, than any instructor in modern times. In addition, Elman designed an elegant approach to analytical hypnotherapy, which facilitates the disappearance of many longstanding symptoms. Our presentation style and curriculum is also based on his no nonsense, plain spoken way of presenting the principles of hypnosis and analytical hypnotherapy.
Gil Boyne (1924-2010) made numerous original contributions to
the contemporary practice of hypnotherapy. Perhaps the most
radical was his devotion to the spiritual nature of the human
psyche. He believed that the inner creative mind knows all the
questions and all the answers. During his fifty years of hypnotherapy
practice and teaching, he developed the Transforming Therapy
TM formula, which is a pragmatic methodology that focuses on rapid
results, instead of attempting to prove theories.
His commitment was to the client’s internal problem solving
Boyne contended that the spiritual gift of the Creative
Intelligence lies within each of us. His methods facilitate the
discovery of the client’s own divine nature, and teach them how
to direct their creative intelligence to easily solve their own
problems and conflicts.
Gil Boyne opened the first state licensed vocational training in hypnotherapy and was the founder of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners.
He maintained an office, saw private clients, and taught at the Hypnotherapy Academy in Santa Fe (2003-2008). Boyne was the
director of the Academy’s post-graduate training during that time, and as a mentor to Tim Simmerman Sierra, the Academy's lead instructor, spent his later years in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Years ago, Tim Simmerman Sierra made an analysis of the work of these three pioneers, and a number of other important teachers in the field,
to integrate the best elements from each to form a complete hypnotherapy system. Tim is the first hypnotherapy instructor in the world,
not only to organize the concepts of Boyne’s approach into a step-by-step model for students to learn from, but has also modified,
adjusted and added to it to create a new version of analytical regression therapy, which we believe is now the most advanced,
effective and reliable way to discover and heal what initializes problems and clear the blocks to our living happier lives.
Our training focuses on you becoming highly skilled in this powerful new approach.
For this reason people have traveled from 24 different countries and all over the United States to train at the Hypnotherapy Academy.