The vision of The National Guild of Hypnotists (of which you will be a certified member upon completion of the course) is a time when a visit to a consulting hypnotist is as common as a visit to any health care provider.
According to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation there are currently over 4,600 practicing physicians and 13,000 nurses in Rhode Island. My estimate is that perhaps there are currently fewer than 20 practicing hypnotists in Rhode Island and no more than half a dozen actively full-time. There is plenty of room for you.
I am proud to present the names of the graduates of my certification classes. Feel free to contact them to help you with any issue that has you feeling stuck.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NGH Greater Rhode Island Certification Class 2019
I am proud to introduce the 2019 Greater Rhode Island Hypnosis Training class of 2019 as we continue to build the field of hypnotism in Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts one class at a time. Each of these wonderful people brings his or her own unique experience and talents to help others make important personal changes. Pictured are (left to right): Kristin Johnston, Michelle Litchfield, Rajendraprasad Sivadasanvaidyan,Ralph Diamond and Carrie Ruggeiri. Edward Smith is not shown.
Here is a short video we made so you can get to know them a little as well as get a feel for the class itself:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NGH Greater Rhode Island Certification Class 2018
Seven wonderful new hypnotists who will be helping people in Rhode Island and Massachusetts achieve their goals through the power of hypnotism – certified by the NATIONAL GUILD OF HYPNOTISTS, the world’s largest organization of professional hypnotists. (left to right) Donna Rivard, Jacqueline Bissonnette, Andrew Crellin, Gabriel Joseph, John Koenig (Instructor), Robert Remigio, Lori Barnard and Jim Turi.
Joseph Gabriel, CH
Joseph Gabriel is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists – the world’s largest professional association of hypnotists and continue to take classes.
He practices in Cranston, Rhode Island at The White Light Bookstore (1264 park avenue Cranston across the street from Marchetti’s).
Joseph uses hypnosis as a tool to help clients achieve change they desire. He works with clients for issues such as:
Creating (jumping starting) new habits
Lori Bernard, B.S., CH
Lori is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Health Coach. She works with people of all ages and fitness levels to help them reach their personal goals. Lori addresses the mind, body and spiritual aspects of wellness with her clients. She is excited to add hypnosis to her skill set. This will allow her to more effectively coach her clients to achieve optimal health through positive behavior change.
Prior to becoming a fitness professional, Lori practiced as an Occupational Therapist for 16 years. Her passion was discovered while working in cognitive rehabilitation. Her fascination with the mind, desire
to help people and dedication to wellness brought her to this vocation.
Lori Specializes in:
Weight reduction/food issues
1997 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy: Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT
G.P.A 3.8 Magna Cum Laude
ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer
ACE Certified Health Coach
ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor
NGH Rhode Island Certification Class
Brian Fernandes, Suzanne Isabelle, Emily McNeil, Melissa DaSilva
Brian Fernandes, CH
NGH Rhode Island Certification Class
Winter 2016/Spring 2017
NGH Rhode Island Certification Class Spring 2016
(l to r) Karen Smith, Charlie Snow, Angelica Barajas, Michael Parenteau
Karen Smith, L.P.N., CH
Karen has been Licensed Practical Nurse since 1992, she has a deep commitment to the Developmentally Delayed and to Mental Health. Prior to being an LPN, in 1987 she was a Recreational Therapist and also obtained her certification in Reflexology in 2011. Additionally she worked in the Psychology Department at the Wrentham State School and she also devotes time as a Hospice Volunteer.
Karen’s Practice is in Taunton MA.
Karen specializes in:
Overall health and health enhancement
Recreational Therapist 1987
L.P.N. 1992 (Southeastern Regional Technical School)
Certificate of Reflexology 2011
Mike Parenteau, LMHC, Hypnotherapist
Michael is a Licensed Mental Health counselor with 25 years’ experience in a range of milieu’s; including:
Private Practice, Clinical Director of an outpatient unit, Clinical Director of school-based therapeutic services, Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM): International response team for trauma & disaster.
As an Adjunct Professor for the University of Rhode Island for the past 23 years, he has taught Adolescent Development, Marriage & Family Relations, Introduction to Counseling as well as other human development courses. Michael is skilled working with children, adolescents and adults using a variety conventional therapeutic modalities and is excited about the recent addition of hypnosis to his skill set.
Michael ‘s areas of expertise:
- Anxiety & Panic Attacks
- Anger Management
- Weight loss& Healthy Eating
- Chronic Impulsivity
- Grief & Loss
- Stress Reduction
- Self Esteem& Assertiveness
- Trauma & PTSD
- Marital /Couples Issues
- Habit Change
- Smoking Cessation
- Personal Growth & Life goals
Master of Science: The University of Rhode Island, Human Development and Family Studies
Marriage and Family Therapy; G.P.A. 3.84; Summa Cum Laude
1986 Bachelor of Arts: Rhode Island College, Major in Psychology; G.P.A. 3.71; Magna Cum Laude
1984 Associate of Arts: Community College of Rhode Island: Deans List
Michael is 3rd party reimbursable and self-pay clients
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Behavioral Solutions
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Federal Blue
- Harvard Pilgrim Health RI
- Medicaid (children)
- Rite Care
New Growth Therapy & Hypnosis
2893 Post Road, Warwick, RI 02886
Angelica Barajas, RP, CH
Angelica graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2011 and has been serving the community since. Over the years Angelica has had the opportunity to work with many different people who in many ways have peek her interest and appreciation for holistic medicine. In 2015 Angelica completed her Reiki Certification and most recently became a Certified Hypnotist. Angelica enjoys helping others and making a difference in peoples lives.
Angelica specializes in:
PT Assistant 2011 (CCRI)
Reiki Certification 2015
Charles Snow, NREMT-P, CH
Charlie has worked as a Licensed Paramedic for 16 years full-time in a 911 response capacity. The past 9 years he has done so while serving as a professional Firefighter/medic. He has a background in mixed modality energy healing, Shamanistic practices and is lifelong student of Qabalah and Tarot.
Charlie’s practice is located in East Bridgewater
at Collective Hypnosis
36 North Bedford St.
Becoming a non-smoker
Releasing the past and extracting lessons
Study skills and focus
Weight loss and healthy eating habits
Certified EMT Norwood Hospital 1998
Licensed Paramedic 2000-present
Energy Healing Program 2004 Lanzas School of Energy Healing
Greater Rhode Island Hypnosis Training Certified Hypnotist 2016 N.G.H.
Certificate in Pain Control and Emergency Hypnosis 2016 Don Mottin N.G.H.