Just a quick note to express my appreciation for making the study of hypnotherapy possible—this is not just your grandma’s hypnotherapy either—it is amazing! You have put so much thought, preparation and prayer into this program making it ever so valuable. I have to admit, when I was looking for a school I purposefully did not look in Utah wanting to avoid an LDS-based program that was sheltered from the world and may not "say it like it is" sort of thing. I was prompted to check Utah and never doubted the minute I found your school.
The distance learning with the virtual classroom setting has been so much better than I anticipated and made it possible for me to do this. This path of healing has been a big part of my life and I trust that each therapy or technique I learned was for a reason and accepted at the time. I feel like we are in the final stretch and people need hypnotherapy and are now ready for it that is why I ended up here.
I have enjoyed everyone in the class and their contributions—including the old cowboy, that means you!! Thank you for being real and sharing your passion—I will diligently spread this passion up here in my neck of the woods! Everyone deserves to have more peace and happiness in their life, and my purpose in life (what I have left) is to make that choice available to as many people as I can by educating them about hypnotherapy and enabling them to enjoy their journey.
Life is GOOD!!
I would like to share some wonderful experiences I have had since learning the simple technique of self hypnosis with Dennis Parker at Certified Clinical Hypnotherapy Training School.
I was scheduled to have foot surgery that I was told would be a very painful recovery. There was even an episode on Dr. Oz that they had said that it was one of the most painful things there was. I began imagining the surgery as a very simple painless procedure. I saw the amazement and felt the excitement at how well I was doing.
When I had the surgery it went without any complication and I did not have any pain. I had told the doctor that I would not need any pain pills. He insisted on giving me a small prescription of 10 narcotic pain pills and said you really might need them. My husband had the prescription filled for me and said it would probably be best to take one and stay on top of the pain for when the block wore off. I went ahead and took one but honestly did not feel that I needed it. I took one more at bed time as my husband thought it would be a good idea to stay on top of it. That was the last pain pill that I took. It has been six weeks and I have never felt the need for a pain pill. My discomfort has been very minimal. People who have had the same surgery are amazed.
I went to the doctor on a follow up visit at about 4 and ½ weeks. I had to have a cortisone injection along the side of my foot up to my toe. If you have ever had a cortisone injection they can be very painful. It is a slow thick solution with a pretty good burn to it. As soon as the doctor said that is what he was going to do, I quickly put myself in trance and went on my beach vacation! I did not have a moments discomfort and actually did not want to have to leave my relaxing state. My husband was with me and was completely amazed. He said, I watched your face the whole time and you never changed expression or had even the tiniest of winces. The doctor asked me a couple of times if I was alright.
I returned for my six week follow up and had to receive another injection in top of my foot. Once again I quickly went into trance and went on another wonderful vacation!
It is so amazing to be able to manage pain with self hypnosis! I am so excited to continue to experience the benefits of hypnosis and be able to help guide others to do the same with clinical hypnotherapy.
Patricia Sutton, CMHC Sutton Clinical Services
Sutton Clinical Services
First of all, I want you to know that I was a huge skeptic before I saw your work. I was relating hypnotherapy too much to what you see in the stage shows. At our office we provide counseling to children, adolescents, and adults, most of whom have suffered great traumas in their lives. In many cases, the mental health therapies we were using were not helping them overcome their trauma symptoms as quickly as we would like. When you offered to come to our office once a week, although I didn‘t have high expectations, I agreed.
I was so surprised at the rapid and amazing results I saw on that first day. My husband had struggled with guilt and extreme sadness due to the death of his son eight years earlier. This was the first thing he chose to work on. In less than a half-hour his sadness was replaced with a sense of peace and acceptance. The guilt was gone and he was able to think of his son without reliving the trauma of his death. This is just one example, but there are many others just as dramatic.
Thank you Dennis, for opening my eyes to a very useful and effective treatment approach. I have changed from a skeptic to a believer and am delighted with the results I have seen with the clients that you worked with as well as the ones that I am now, working with using hypnotherapy. I appreciate your hypnotherapy school and the in-depth training that you give.
Patricia Sutton, CMHC Sutton Clinical Services
Solace Emotional Health
To Whom It May Concern:
Our clinic, Solace Emotional Health, provides mental health therapy for sexual addiction, marital quality, and ancillary symptoms of depression, anxiety, and trauma. Our therapeutic approach with these issues consists of 2 layers: (1) helping the patient develop critical skills to manage emotional surges (rather than being managed by them); and (2) to address the emotional and cognitive undercurrents that often undergird dysfunctional and unwanted behaviors. However, if a troubling or traumatic experience has been repressed, forgotten, or imbedded deeply into a patient’s subconscious, it can be difficult and very time consuming to identify and dissolve the dilemma.
We have found that Dennis Parker’s hypnotherapy, combined with his unique “Spiritual Mind Management” program, quickly identifies unconscious emotional undercurrents, skillfully desensitizes them, and adds an extra layer of emotional management, that provides confidence and permanence to patient’s recovery efforts.
Recently, Dennis worked with one of our patients that had been diligent in daily recovery efforts for several months, but had not been able to sustain his sexual addiction sobriety for longer than a week. In just 2 sessions of hypnotherapy, Dennis helped this patient identify a deeply buried issue, desensitized it, and instructed the patient how to better manage unwanted thoughts, memories, and emotions. To date, this patient has not had a relapse.
Another acquaintance stopped by our clinic, suffering with night terrors and unbearable cravings to relapse (after almost 2 years of sobriety). She had been given the financial approval for 8 sessions at another agency. She agreed to meet with Dennis Parker for a session or two, in an attempt to identify a specific issue to work on, thereby accelerating the effectiveness of her pre-approved therapy program. She had one session with Dennis Parker. In a follow-up phone call, she said, “the nightmares and craving are gone. They haven’t returned. At this point, I don’t think I will need any more therapy.”
Dennis Parker is skillful, effective, and extremely efficient in his hypnotherapy and “Spiritual Mind-Management” approach.
L. Redd, Ph.D., CMHC
Solace Emotional Health
Here are two experiences I have had:
I hadn’t been in Dennis’s classes for long before I learned a few things about self-hypnosis. I am currently attending Dixie State University majoring in psychology. One of the classes I am taking is psychological biology and it is incredibly hard. I studied and read all of the material for an exam that called for detailed explanations of brain systems and how they work and their effects on the mind. I was so scared to take the exam until I remembered Dennis teaching us to take a 10-15 minute relaxation break before I went in for the exam and my brain would be able to pull out the information I needed. As I sat in my car I took a couple of deep breaths, relaxed my body and reminded myself over and over again that I knew the information required for the exam. I went in 10 minutes later and took the exam, the information came to mind so easily. I wanted yell in excitement and quote Dennis “how cool is that!”. When I got my exam back I had received a 92% which was the second highest test score in the class! It was seriously cool! Dennis worked with me on my serious addiction to candy. When I say serious I am talking about bags of candy and candy bars and licorice all day long. After my session I had an understanding of why I was eating it so much. Candy now has a different look to me. It isn’t the same anymore and my desire for the sugar is gone. It almost felt too easy so I have continued listening to the weight management and self-esteem CDs to maintain my new mind set.
– Brandy Brandon
My name is Brandy Brandon and I am a full time student at Dixie State University finishing my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with plans to go on and receive a PhD in Neuropsychology.
In November of 2013, my father sent me a link to a presentation by a man from the Certified Hypnotherapy Training School in Farmington, Utah. I put it off continually believing it would be a waste of my time, I finally gave in the first part of January 2014. After I listened to it, I was intrigued so I looked around on the website and learned that Dennis was currently holding school sessions right here in St George, so I called him up immediately and asked him a few questions, then set up a time to go and attend one of the classes to see what I thought. I was there for one day, and was immediately hooked. I was so amazed by what had taken place and in the short amount of time, that I knew it was for me.
I love psychology and how it affects the brain however I couldn’t see myself helping people by sitting in an office session after session accomplishing very little. So when I saw Dennis work through an hour and a half session and seeing a noticeable change in the client when he was done, I knew that I was going to become a hypnotherapist.
I got home and went online to research all of the schools across the country to see how they compared to the Certified Hypnotherapy Training school. There was no other school like this one. The professionalism of the school was far beyond any of the others. The amount of training you receive and the availability of instructors to help you out were just a few things that stood out.
I signed up, but I was only able to attend a few classes while Dennis was in St George so I took the books and began reading Spiritual Mind Management in between the classes I was able to attend. As well I listened to White CD’s for weight management and Self Esteem. I was not prepared for what happened to me. The book gave me a well thought out and easily understood explanation of the process of Spiritual Mind Management. And the CD’s began drawing the issues I was ready to deal with. When I was finally able to attend the summer courses, it worked well for me because I was able to attend the courses on line from 400 plus miles away.
I met so many people, made so many friends and witnessed many transformations including my own right there in the classroom. It was hard work and Dennis was a tough instructor making sure that we knew the material, but more importantly were comfortable using it. He stands behind his process and for good reason, it really works.
I finished my training and became certified through ACHE. I immediately started to have clients call and set up appointments. They were hearing that the amount of time it took to work through your issues was very minimal. I had a client who was finally able to confront the pain in her feet and located the reason for it. Another client is a well-respected lawyer who needed help with his lack of focus only to clear issues he didn’t even know had existed. A lady who learned of her adoption was able to see things differently when she was done. Working with spiritual mind management techniques has allowed my son with autism to see people in a different way than he had before, becoming less offended in social situations and being able to make good friends.
I am a single mom raising 3 teenage boys, one who has autism and an 8 year old daughter. This program allowed me to have more time with my kids as well as help them in their lives. Dennis has continued to be a mentor for me even after my certification was finished which helps with my confidence to continue to do this great work and help people everywhere.
Dan Kaufmann, Ph.D.
I am currently attending Dennis’ hypnosis training classes and feel that this is the first time a course has exceeded my expectations. I find Dennis to be an incredible teacher, with a lot of experience in the hypnotherapy field. Above all, he has a profound understanding of the processes that govern our inner programming and how to resolve them. Unlike other teachers that I have previously talked to, he “walks his talk,” and to me that is a sign of a true mentor!
I look forward to continuing to explore the hypnotherapy world and its potential, and I continue to challenge and ask many questions. I also hope that we can find a strong scientific basis for what is happening in the hypnotic processes that helps so many people, me included. By so doing, not only will we be able to bridge between two seemingly different disciplines, but we could open a door to a better understanding of people in general, having more healing options, and making the life journey a wonderful one!
– Dan Kaufmann, Ph.D.
(Dr. Kaufmann is a university research scientist in the area of migraine pain control. He graduated from CHTS as Clinical Hypnotherapist in December, 2013.)
Dr. Debbie Crews
I have been testing the effects of clinical hypnotherapy for several years with Dennis. The brain changes and becomes more coherent, synchronous, and clear. The role of the subconscious in sports is tremendous. Having tested and worked with the conscious mind for 30 years, I am grateful to have these techniques [Spiritual Mind Management] to work with the subconscious mind and unite the conscious and subconscious minds!
– Dr. Debbie Crews
(Dr. Crews s a Sport Psychology Consultant for the Arizona State University Men’s and Women’s Golf Team and a Research Analyst with Kinesiology at ASU.)
During the day, I work as a school psychologist. As a school psychologist, most of the programs I have are maybe 10 sessions long or 16 sessions long, so it takes a good deal of time. I was amazed my first night of class when I came here and watched Dennis do in one or two hypnotherapy training sessions what it takes me weeks to accomplish.
On a personal level, I was able to overcome some of my own self-limiting doubts and beliefs that I had since childhood and learn how to manage my mind so that I can take care of those same problems in the future if they come back.
Even if I never use these skills in a career, it has been worth it to know that I can help my friends and family and myself. I would recommend this school (CHTS) to anyone that wants to learn more about themselves or wants to learn how to help people to change their behaviors.
– Deanne Smith
Martha Bray, NP
[Our staff] had a clinic retreat with Dennis Parker on hypnosis. We wanted everyone here at the clinic to know and understand what he does and how hypnosis works.
I personally am a big fan of hypnosis. I know it is very effective and very helpful. I think there are a lot of misconceptions about hypnosis, and a lot of fear. I think one of the greatest things that Dennis does is in his explanations of what it is, where it started, and what’s involved, so that people can understand . . . what they are to do and what they’re getting into.
Before this, I didn’t understand how group hypnotherapy worked.
I have done individual hypnosis training and a lot of hypnosis with different types of people. First, I want to say that Dennis is one of the best [hypnotherapists] that I have ever worked with, which is why we have him at the clinic. We like only the best at our clinic. But I was a little skeptical about the group thing, because I didn’t know how that would work or if it was effective.
But the thing that is interesting about group hypnotherapy is that he does a group process to get everybody in the right mode and learning how it works. Then he will take individual people and help them, and the other people in the group are still working on their issues at the same time, utilizing the questions asked of the person he is working with at the moment.
For people in the group, it was a fantastic experience because they could work on stuff at the same time he was working with someone else. It is very effective and very good. Plus it helps people become more comfortable and see that everyone has issues, and everyone has problems. We all need help to “get real!” It’s a fantastic experience!
Dennis is very experienced, and he does great work.
– Martha Bray, NP
(Martha is a Nurse Practitioner and owner of the Advanced Health Clinic in Farmington, Utah)
Dr. Stanley M. Cusak, D.C., B.C.O.
I have taken many courses over the years, and I am more than impressed with the curriculum of the Certified Hypnotherapy Training School. Dennis Parker presents this work in a very personal and educational matter with a great deal of clarity, information, and demonstration. I highly recommend this course.
– Dr. Stanley M. Cusak, D.C., B.C.O.
I have always been interested in hypnotherapy, and when I saw the ad in The Salt Lake Tribune, I registered for the courses. I am a Registered Nurse. I feel like I can really help my family with these processes. Especially, I joined to help my family, but I also want to help several neighbors in my community.
The most beneficial part of the training has been to watch people in live hypnotherapy sessions. They come away with a whole different attitude when they’re finished. It is amazing to see the transformations!
The most amazing thing I’ve seen is the person who came in last week as a school case study client who was very distraught. She felt like she was just really bad. She came to realize that it was just a false feeling that she had been experiencing. Her understanding and change came through hypnotism and the hypnotherapy processes.
Personally, I love it when Dennis does the group sessions, and we can all be hypnotized together. I have enjoyed all the different hypnosis and hypnotherapy exercises. It’s all been good!
– Charlotte, RN
Attending Certified Hypnotherapy Training School was one of the best decisions I have made. I feel very prepared to go and practice as a hypnotherapist. I also love having sessions that cleared my thinking. I feel like I have learned 10 years of knowledge in two months. Dennis and Susie were so enjoyable to be with, and I am grateful for them for teaching me so much.
– Lisa Frei
The past 2 months with Dennis, his wife Susie, and the other students in the class have been transformational! Without a doubt, Dennis really knows his stuff and is able to inspire and educate in a very comfortable way.
If you are reading this because you are interested in taking the course, I highly encourage you to act on your intuition and enroll right away. It will be good for you and good for your family, friends, and other loved ones whom you will be able to help with your new-found skills.
– Alan Strebeck
This school has changed my life in every way you can imagine. Hypnotherapy truly allows you to be free, happy, calm, and relaxed. I am now a non-smoker, better mother, and I love who I am, all because of my training and personal hypnotherapy experiences in this school. Thank you for assisting me to change my life and teaching me to know how to assist others to do the same.
– Paige Rogers
Hypnotherapy school teaches self-mind management skills, allowing individuals to move forward in many aspects of their lives. Changing perspectives, by using the tools learned through hypnotherapy, fosters lifelong habits of freedom and growth. Experiencing this personally, in addition to helping others find the power within them to find their own answers, has been beyond rewarding!
– Robyn Erickson
I have discovered that with exercising the power of our minds and love, you can accomplish anything. Hypnotherapy needs to be part of education, so that youth can learn how to recognize what is going on in their minds and the effect of those thoughts on their behaviors.
– Bianca Chavez
I am impressed with the many live therapy demonstrations, and that students also underwent several therapy sessions, which enabled us to know first hand what the client experiences. I was surprised at how simple and easy, yet effective, the techniques were, and especially how fast they work. I plan to use my skills to help my family and friends, and also pursue a career with hypnotherapy.
– Micah Ball