Michael Parenteau, LMHC, CH
Originally I took the course to add another skill to my toolbox. I thought hypnotism would be a great way to reach people that I was having difficulty reaching. But it has been so much more than that. Personally, this has probably been one of the greatest growth periods of my life by using some of the principles of self-hypnosis we learned. The 15 weeks went by in a flash for me and the commraderie of the group was a wonderful experience. One of the things I liked best about John Koenig as an instructor is he was hell-bent on us learning and packed to much into it. I will be reading for months
With my existing clients I have already been finding that hypnotism is a great way to reach people. This is such an effective change agent. I was surprised at how powerful hypnotism is and how you can effect change in such a short time. As far as value for the money there is just so much you are going to learn. I would recommend this course to anyone and plan on talking to other mental health counselors about the importance of adding hypnotism to their skills.
Angelica Barajas, RP, CH
I got a lot out of the course, not just the certification but the knowledge that I actually can hypnotize people. My goal is to put everything I learned into practice to help people achieve their goals, to effect whatever change they are ready and willing to make John Koenig was very professional and inspiring as he led us into this journey. I can say that as a result of this course I am confident in my ability to do this work effectively and to make a difference in people’s lives.
Charles Snow, NREMT-P
When I heard John was teaching the course I knew it was something I would like,.One of the things that surprised me was how effective I am at doing the work. John put us right in and it was either sink or swim and it felt good to swim. John was a wonderful instructor. He created a welcoming homelike atmosphere from the very start that made us feel comfortable. The material was all laid out for us step-by-step and we kept building on what we had already learned.
Outside from my full-time work as a fire-fighter/paramedic, I plan to work one-on-one with people on areas such as addiction, recovery, weight, smoking, all of it. As a Certified Hypnotist people can count on me to believe in their goals however complex and to help them make those goals reality. If I had one thing to say to someone who is considering this course it would be take this course!
Karen Smith, L.P.N., CH
I took this course because I like helping people and have personally benefited from hypnosis. I plan to work with weight, smoking, stress and overall wellness primarily out of a home office. It was interesting to see that I can hypnotize people myself and that felt very good. I liked that it was a hands-on training and we got a chance to work with volunteers. The people that took the course with me were wonderful and I made some very good friends. I feel I got a very good education for the money I spent and highly recommend this program.
Brian Fernandes, NREMT
I first met John when I booked an appointment for a consultation to potentially work on a fear of public speaking and some other issues at his practice, Possibilities Hypnosis. I was skeptical, and potentially thought I was crazy for trying something so foolish as Hypnosis. I met with John and was immediately put at ease and given and in-depth look at what Hypnosis really was. I became very interested, and moved forward with much success on my issues thanks completely to John. I remained in contact with him and my Hypnosis continued to grow.
As time passed I learned John opened his own training school, Greater Rhode Island School of Hypnosis. I was unable to make the first two classes due to my work schedule in Public Safety. Finally, I got a break. Nothing was stopping me from attending his program. I enrolled and learned more than I could have ever thought personally and professionally. I was growing as a person, and into a Hypnotist. His experience and hands on style was great. I was able to hit the ground running with my very own practice, Breakthrough Hypnosis of Rhode Island, LLC because of him.
Additionally, John has successfully, brought together a group of our peers here in Rhode Island who have graduated from his programs. Our own active NGH chapter right here in Rhode Island. There is tons of useful information sessions, networking, and support because of John taking the lead on this and diligently working for our overall success. Additionally, John had his own unique program The Possibilities Process™ that he has shared with us for our own success.
Are we starting to see a trend here for dedication and excellence? I know I am. Essentially, words alone cannot do enough justice to all John has achieved and done for the profession. He is an example of exactly what the NGH stands for.
Siyi Chen, CH
John is a great hypnotist, and he treats every student as an independent individual and provides personalized service to each student. Thanks to John, he helps me a lot with positive changes in life.