Clinical Training Testimonials

Graduates of Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis Classes, Courses, Training Certification share their thoughts about how they experienced Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy, NLP live training classes.

Many professionals, such as counselors, ministers, social workers, and alternative health practitioners, utilize hypnosis to expand the tools they have available to help clients. Call today to find out how hypnosis can help your practice.

I attended William Mitchell’s NGH June 2013 Hypnosis training in St. Louis, Missouri. As a Licensed Social Worker, I have attended many workshops and trainings that afforded me valuable information, but not the opportunity to demonstrate that knowledge as part of the training. Dr. Mitchell’s training class was hands on, informative and very interesting. We were given several opportunities to demonstrate our skills on classmates and client volunteers. This hands-on approach was invaluable.

The class has given me the information, insight and confidence to incorporate the power tool of hypnosis into my work with clients.

Thanks Dr. Mitchell!

Barbara McGhee, LMSW, MPH, CH
Saint Louis, Missouri

I met William as a student of Hypnosis. He taught me the foundation courses to be certified as a Consulting Hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists. William is an excellent teacher and a professional. I respect him as a mentor and as a colleague.

He is also an astute businessman. If you want to learn hypnosis, William is one I would highly recommend.

Harold Snider, M.A., CH

“William is one of the best hypnotism instructors in the United States. His practice is ethical and his work always well-researched. I find him forthcoming as a person and insightful. I have a lot of confidence in his skills and in the quality of the training he provides.”

Scot Giles, D.Min., CH

William Mitchell’s presentations at the annual conventions of the National Guild of Hypnotists are always well attended and very favorably rated. He is a dynamic instructor and teacher and it was a privilege to learn from him.
Robert Dunscomb

Owner, Hudson Valley Hypnosis

On June 2012, I began my certification training at the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis. As a college graduate in psychology I found myself somewhat skeptical of hypnosis; however, after speaking with Mr. Mitchell on numerous occasions I decided to take his course. Throughout the entire


I was amazed at the professionalism and depth the course offered. Mr. Mitchell was very knowledgeable of his craft and its uses in a clinical setting.

Overall I am very pleased with the education received and the colleagues I met along the way. At the end I found that I had not only become very skilled in hypnosis, but had also developed genuine connections with fellow classmates. The field of hypnosis is made up of a small yet diverse group of people from all walks of life. This unique dynamic not only allows fellow hypnotists to learn from each other, but to also help clients who face many unique challenges.

I highly recommend this course to anyone genuinely interested in the art of hypnosis. Especially those who wish understand the integration of hypnotic techniques in a psychology/counseling field.

Charles J. Massie, BS, CH
Graduate Student, MAPC program
St. Louis, MO

William Mitchell is an excellent hypnotist and hypnosis educator. I completed William’s hypnosis training and was impressed on how in-depth our course had been. Not to mention, we were given all the appropriate tools to begin hypnotizing people during the first day of training – and we did. At the end of our training, not only did i feel confident to begin incorporating hypnotherapy into my professional practice, but I was taught advanced clinical skills that have truly made a difference in my clients’ lives. Thank you William for your great instruction and mentoring.

David Rich Sol

M.Div., LMT

What an experience!

This course, with the Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis, was well constructed, informative, and very easily understood. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone interested in developing skills in hypnotherapy.

William Mitchell is an excellent teacher; very professional, ethical and dedicated.

I thank you for a beautiful start to a wonderful profession!

Cozette Devlin,
C.H. Hypnotist
Sun Prairie, WI

I went through training for The National Guild of Hypnosis Certification with William Mitchell early in 2009.

I have a Ph.D. in curriculum and supervision and have been an administrator training university professors to improve their teaching in two universities and a medical school. William’s approach to training gave me all the skills I needed to feel confident in my ability to induce hypnotic trance and to successfully engage in activities such as age regression, smoking cessation, pain management, and weight loss.

He is a master at teaching his highly effective, unique methods.The classroom atmosphere was always professional and engaging, with ample time to ask questions and explore unique issues in hypnosis of special interest to me. I would recommend his training to anyone interested in both becoming certified and knowing techniques that will result in successful hypnosis sessions.

R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Director, The Business Writing Center

Years went by as I studied Hypnosis on my own. I looked into everything I could get my hands on, and continued reading all the scientific research on the subject. Through all of the reading I never actually tried it! I found myself suffering from paralysis by analysis.

I finally made the decision to get formal training, and after looking into all the resources out there I determined The National Guild of Hypnotists; and Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis were the best options available.

From the first phone call, I could tell William Mitchell loved his craft and improving the lives of people with hypnotism.

I soon found by comparing my experience with friends across the country that William’s approach to teaching is a rare gem. He made sure we understood what we were doing, but he also had his own clients volunteering for our practice! The experience of actually working with real people seeking real results was amazing and irreplaceable!

I promise you will not regret taking your certification course with William Mitchell.

His passion for the craft, sense of humor, and in depth knowledge will blow all your other options away! I’m quite proud of where I received my certification, confident in my skills as a result of that training, and honored to count William as a friend!

Thank you, William, for all you have done! I’m certain you and this training the catalyst that has changed my life forever.

Lonnie E. Scott, C.H.
Mattoon, IL

The Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis provided me with the comprehensive tools needed to begin a career in the exciting, ever growing and limitless field of hypnosis.

Having been part of a class that was small in size and consisted of students with varied backgrounds further enhanced my learning experience, as each of our individual questions were always answered. The support within this environment was overwhelming as we learned from one another as well as, offering encouragement throughout the certification process. This was especially helpful during the hands on training. Despite that the students credentials ranged from a Doctor of Psychology, Master of Social Work, Marriage Therapist, and those just beginning a career as a Hypnotist, this was an area that was new to all of us and with the extraordinary teaching methods of our instructor William Mitchell, we finished the certification course feeling confident, accomplished, and full of anticipation to use our knowledge we had gained as new hypnotists and hypnotherapists.

Taking this course has been a life and career changing experience and I plan to take advance courses in hypnosis at Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis in the future.

Natalie Toney, BFA, C.H.
Graduate Student MFA Program,
Washington University, St. Louis, MO