William Mitchell, BCH, CI

Rev. William Mitchell is the lead hypnosis instructor for hypnosis courses in the live training seminars, workshops and hypnosis classes.

William is the Founder of the Mitchell Institute for Professional Hypnosis, Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinics, Mitchell Programs and Mitchell Events (including the Heartland Hypnosis Conference).

With two successful clinics in Illinois, he is often called upon to consult with other practitioners of hypnosis that wish to replicate his model for clinical practice. William Mitchell is a Board Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists (BCH,CI) and regularly graduates trained practitioners Certified by the NGH. He has served as Faculty at the NGH Convention for 8 years.

Since 1997, he has successfully hypnotized thousands and currently works with several hundred one-on-one clients each year. He is also a former adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL serving on their Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Panel.

Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Culver-Stockton College with both a Religion and Philosophy major and a Missouri Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies. A graduate theological education at Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School and Phillips University Graduate Seminary in Oklahoma with an earned Master of Divinity (M.Div.). While serving congregations in Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas he did doctoral work at TCU.

The Rev. Mitchell is currently the Pastor of Carlinville Federated Church ( A progressive ecumenical inter-denominational congregation that “Federated” together 75 years ago and maintains connection with both the United Presbyterian and American Baptist Church denominations.). In his active pastoral ministry he has served as President and Moderator of several religious groups. Currently serves as President of The Food Pantry Inter-Church Council of Stonington and Blue Mound, and Clergy Special Interest Group of the NGH as Treasurer.

With his background in psychology, he consults with businesses and schools utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (A Jungian Typology based tool).  Also, as a Presenter/Trainer in grief-recovery he has traveled to over 15 states and given several hundred trainings since 1989 .

Professional memberships include:

  • Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
  • Member of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts
  • Member of the Association of Psychological Type
  • Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists
  • Board Member Centerpoint International Jungian Studies


  • HYPNOTIST of the YEAR Mid-America Hypnosis Conference 2009,
  • RELIGION and HYPNOTISM National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2009


Joe Craig CH, CI

Joe Craig is an instructor for Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis and Clinical Director and Partner of Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinic of Southern Illinois.   He has been studying human behavior for more than twenty years and taught what he has learned in seven countries on four continents.  During the past six years he has hypnotized more than 28,000 people in 1000 seminars and has conducted thousands of one-on-one private clinical sessions.   Joe Craig is also a skilled stage hypnotist.

Joe Craig is certified as a Trainer of Hypnotherapy, Master Practitioner and Trainer of Time Line Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  In his clinical practice, he assists clients in personal transformation, especially in the areas of Weight Loss, Smoking Cessation, and Stress Management.   He is certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, and the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH).   He has completed the Clinical Hypnotherapy Doctoral Program from the American Pacific University in Honolulu, HI.  He is also on the faculty of American Holistic University and on the NATH advisory board.

He has over twenty-five years experience in providing sales, technical, and management training.   In addition to the previously mentioned training, Joe Craig holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering, which is a firm foundation for helping people use their minds to change their lives with scientific, energetic, cutting-edge technologies.

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