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The Long Island Chapter Invites Presenters

Started by Carol Denicker, BCH, CMI, OB in Untitled Category. Last reply by Carol Denicker, BCH, CMI, OB Jul 18, 2015. 1 Reply


- - Start Planning Today to Attend the 2016 Convention - - Aug. 12th-14th Marlborough, MA

Courses Have Been Selected for the 2016 Summer Institute

Sign up TODAY for 2016 Summer Institute Courses!

In January, we shared the (Pre- and Post-Convention) 2016 Summer Institute Schedule. Thanks to hard work by the NGH Convention Committee, we were able to make the list public early in the year... much sooner than it has been released in previous years.

But you can still sign up today!  We know a lot of people are still deciding what to choose from our terrific array of courses -- check them out below! Be sure to scroll through and check out the entire list!  See what titles interest you, what courses some of your favorite instructors are offering, what can appeal to many of your clients, and what tools you can add to your professional toolbox!

Below is the full list of Summer Institute courses complete with hyperlinks that will take you to each course's complete description, available as a PDF, which you can print or view online. 

You can register online for any of these courses by Course Number at Register for NGH Convention & Pre/Post Courses

 2016 Summer Institute Schedule

111 - The Ultimate Smoke Cessation Technique—A Real Kick Butt Of A Workshop - Jacob Bimblich -

112 - Neuroplastic Approaches To Creating Health And Well-Being—We Are Bio-Engineered To Learn, Change And Grow - Michael Ellner and Peter Blum -

113 - How To Build, Sustain And Maintain Your Successful Hypnotism Practice—The Plan. The Steps. The Confidence To Be A Professional Consulting Hypnotist And Create Your Future Now! - Debi Livingston-Boushey -

114 - Computerized Client Based Weight Loss - Don Mottin -

115 - Hypnotic Charisma Certificate Course—How To Use Hypnosis To Become More Charismatic And Become A Hypnotic Beauty Specialist - Wendy Packer and Ralph Benko -

116 - Hypno-Learning Skills—Trance Techniques To Switch On Your Bio-Computer Brain - Lee Pascoe -

121 - Imaginary Gastric Band Surgery For Weight Loss—An 8 Session Weight And Life Enhancement Program But Going Extraordinarily Beyond To The Essential Core Of A Person’s Needs - Anthony DeMarco -

122 - Pain Management Certification—100 Million Pain Patients Need Your Help - Ron Eslinger -

123 - Past Life Regression Technology—Step-By-Step Methods To Make Past Life Regression Effective For A Wide Variety Of Issues - David Quigley -

124 - Integrative Hypnosis—Evidence Based Protocols To Rewire The Brain - Melissa Tiers -

141 - NLP Practitioner Certification Training - William Horton -

142 - HypnoBirthing—Changing The World Of Birthing - Marie Mongan -


151 - NGH’s Train The Trainer Certification Course - Richard Harte -

152 - Basic Consulting Hypnotist Certification - Patricia MacIsaac -

153 - The Ultimate Stage Hypnosis Workshop—Yes . . . You Can Do Small Or Large Presentations! - Jerry Valley, Tommy Vee and Michael DeSchalit -


211 - FUTURE Hypnotic Mastery Methods—Your Must Have Forward Thinking Breakthroughs For Your Professional Practice  – The Future Of Enhanced Hypnotist Performance - John Cerbone -

212 - A Hypnotist’s Guide To Meditation—Standing Behind The Waterfall Of Life - Charles Curtis -

213 - Time Line Repair—The Quintessential Technique To Eliminate Past Negative Feelings And Emotions For Permanence Of Client Programming - Anthony DeMarco -

214 - Hypno-Intuition Enhancement Certification—Learn To Trust The Inner Vision, Improve Decision-Making Ability And See The "Big Picture" And Teach Your Clients To Do The Same! - Carol Denicker -

215 - Everything You Need To Know To Create Successful Sessions & Programs For Results & Profit—Everything From Inductions, Deepeners, Scripts, Marketing And Creating Programs For A Successful Practice - Thomas Nicoli -

216 - Ending The Sleep Deprivation Epidemic - A New Method to Start Over—What Every Consulting Hypnotist Should Know To Tackle Sleep Deprivation - Debbie Papadakis and Jean Eljay -

217 - EMDR/HypnoWave®  - (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)—Learn How To Apply This Fascinating Technique In Your Practice In Combination With Hypnosis - Hansruedi Wipf -

218 - Develop Your Extra Sensory Perception With Hypnosis—Assist Your Clients And Others To Increase Their ESP Awareness - Ramona Garcia and Marlene Monnar -


221 - Certify As An Emotional Intelligence Development Specialist—Make Your Future Now - Present World Class Presentations In EI And EQ To Corporations And Institutions - Beryl Comar -

222 - Complementary Medical Hypnotism Certification—A Specialty Certification Of The National Guild Of Hypnotists To Become Qualified To Work In A Medical Environment - C. Scot Giles -

223 - DreamGuide Certification: How To Instigate, Investigate & Interpret Dreams For Clients, Workshops, Groups & Yourself—Adding Interest And Income To Your Practice! - Lisa Halpin -

224 - Golf Specialist Certification—Drive Your Practice to Success - Laura Boynton King -

225 - Full Time Hypnotist!—Real Business Building To Get Clients - Scott McFall -

226 - Soul Entrainment—Access The Wisdom Of The Soul With Hypnosis - Karen Paolino Correia -

227 - Advanced Past Life Regression Including Inter-Life Journeys—Take Your Past Life Regression Expertise To Expanded Levels Of Advanced Technique And Profound Effectiveness - David Quigley -


231 - NLP Master Certification - William Horton -

232 - 3-Day Hypnotic Age Regression Certification Course—How To Really Conduct Powerful, Life Changing Age Regression Sessions - Calvin Banyan -


Make plans to join us in Marlborough, MA for another amazing professional educational conference!  

Comments From Your Colleagues

Comments from the NGH Convention

NGH convention is second to none in terms of choice of classes, variety, expertise, learning environment. Very friendly - I made so many new acquaintances. I am taking home ideas, hints, tips and knowledge. I am experienced and comfortable in my profession and still learned so much. — Jo-anne Eadie, Brantford, Ontario, CANADA

Attending the convention is so valuable for learning the most up to date ideas and techniques as well as making profound life long change that only comes through the interaction with enlightening colleagues.

- Charles Clahasey, Norfolk, MA

A great place to see how different hypnotists work, how they think and what they do. To get new tricks and to be inspired.

- Margareta Hessling, Falon, Sweden

Even after 14 years, I always learn something new that I can use in my practice.

- Lucinda Flint, Worcester, MA

I always learn something that can make by business even more productive, enjoy seeing old friends and making new ones.
- Susan Hastings, Norwich, VT

I came all the way from Hong Kong to attend this convention for the first time. The only comment I have is that I am going to save up again so that I will come back next year!
- Au Wing Man Vivian, Hong Kong

It's always worth coming half way round the world from Dubai to attend your amazing convention. There is always something new even after 14 years. - Beryl Comar, Dubai, UAE

Nowhere else could I get the smorgasbord of highly skilled teachers and trainers to learn state of the art techniques and knowledge that will help me and my clients in my practice like the NGH. I have belonged to another hypnosis organization, but this one "takes the cake"! - Debra Kroy, Lambertville, NJ

So much great information. It was so much fun to see the technique other people use and their own creative flair. Helps so much in creating my own style as it continues to expand and evolve.
- Tami Grossens, Morganton, NC

The convention is always an "upper"! I've come to regard it as the great start to a new year (rather than the January New Year).
- Lucy Portlock, St. John, VI

There is never a shortage of new techniques and innovative discoveries at the NGH Convention. The annual conference affords every hypnotist the opportunity to develop and grow as the organization itself continues to develop and grow - an event not to be missed! - Michael O'Hara, Astoria, NY

Well-prepared speakers with productive and current information. A great convention to network with sincere people fully interested in excelling in their hypnosis profession. —Rev. Karen Kober, Dublin, PA

NGH's conferences have been an important source of learning and growing in my professional & personal growth. I love attending every year. —Debbie Papadakis, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

The NGH convention continues to be a superior investment of time, effort, and money. The workshops are well designed and executed. The courses are top rate. —Lee Pelletier, Nelliston, NY

This was my 8th convention and I still come away inspired. —Robert Felix, Bellevue, WA

A diverse experience for every level of hypnotist. A one of a kind experience in the art of hypnosis. This is the only experience with so many views on what hypnosis is and how it works. —Larry Garrett, Chicago, IL

People are friendly, plenty of offerings to sample from. There are some wonderful giving experts among us. Great benefit for the price. —Susan Raskin, Yorktown, NY

Dr. Damon and the NGH Staff always put together the most educational, inspiring event of any kind out there - so much all in one place. This year was one of the best. —George Guarino, Albany, NY

Excellent as usual! I will apply what the experts have so generously shared & quantum leap my business in new realms with effectiveness and quality. —Tere Baker, Freeland, WA

As usual, my head is spinning with all the new and exciting ideas I've gained from the convention. I'm taking home some concrete, practical, useful information which will help me to help my clients starting Monday! —Linda Paquin, Hampton, NH

This was the best convention - the presenters that I went to were all excellent and interesting. —Joan Katz, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

The convention is always revitalizing. I leave with so much new information and an increased excitement about this amazing profession. Thank you. —Dianne Elliott, Maumelle, AR


So many lectures, classes and certifications to choose from. Well done. —Ann Marie Sochia, Raleigh, NC

An abundance of information in a congenial atmosphere. Very inspiring for a new professional. —Cindy Brown, Brown Summit, NC

Every year I learn current information as well as make valuable professional connections to help move myself and my business forward. —Sharron Magyar, Chattram, IL

As a relatively new clinical hypnotist, this is my first NGH and WOW! I was completely impressed with the quality and variety of the programs and presenters. I can't wait until next year! —Christine Jones, Oklahoma City, OK

The presenters' styles ranged from the very entertaining and witty to a more straightforward didactic style, and no matter their presentation style, all provided gems of wisdom and insight which will shape my ongoing development as a professional. —Rachel Raucher, Corinth, TX

The convention was incredible, a great variety of presentations covering a wonderful array of topics and aspects of running a successful hypnosis business. —Karen Knight Detering, Holliston, MA

Every NGH convention is a uniquely wonderful experience. For me - it's a necessity. —Rhoda Kopy, Toms River, NJ

Valuable opportunity to explore new techniques and to witness what other professional hypnotists are doing. Numerous experiential activities that enhance the learning experience. Supportive atmosphere in which everyone is courteous and eager to help! —Florine LeComte, Portsmouth, RI

A wonderful environment filled with information and camaraderie. You're sure to learn and make new friends. The knowledge and experience of the presenters and their willingness and availability to share makes this a fun and unique conference. —Thomas Campbell, Franklin, MA

The speakers and the other participants are friendly, enthusiastic and eager to share their knowledge. Thanks for setting the tone. —Zane Szurgot, Fleetwood, PA

The convention is the best way to keep abreast of developments in the field & network with other hypnotists. —Marcia Landsman, Cortland Manor, NY

Whatever your hypnotic situation, the convention can meet that need. The presenters are top of professionalism, know their craft well and have great clients. As long as I breathe, I will find a way to be here, a wonderful family. —William Gleason, Middlesex, NY

The NGH convention is like the best family meeting there is. Love, laughter, hugs and incredible skills available all around you! —Francois Gerland, Bonnac, FRANCE

Every year is a new opportunity for growth and I learn something new at every convention to incorporate into my practice. —Linda Diggins-Domina, Manchester, CT

Outstanding! I found everything I needed to stop procrastinating and re-kick start the journey to be more successful with hypnosis. —Orman Tripp, Rock Springs, WY

Valuable information, knowledgeable presenters, friendly atmosphere and comfortable location. The NGH convention feeds the mind, nourishes the practitioner and encourages the newbies. Open, friendly. —Barbara Blinn, Franklin, NH

As always, the convention is a great source of information and provides a wonderful, accessible means of learning. There is an extensive variety of workshops, topics to explore and it is the perfect way to sharpen and hone one's skills. And it is fantastic to see old friends and make new ones. —Pamela Hughes, E. Falmouth, MA

It costs me a lot to travel half way around the world from Dubai to be here, but the personal cost of not attending is not even worth considering. —Beryl Comar, Dubai, UAE

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Rhode Island: Where American Hypnotism Got Its Start

Posted by John Koenig on September 21, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

True Story: American Hypnotism Got Its Start in the Biggest Little State in the Union – Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

Mesmerism, also known as Animal Magnetism was the forerunner of modern hypnosis. It was a popular, though controversial, “alternative healing” treatment from the 1780s onward throughout Europe. Yet it wasn’t until 1837 that it made its American debut in Providence, Rhode Island.



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Posted by Elizabeth Marian Kilkenny on August 6, 2016 at 9:13am 0 Comments

Its off to the convention in Marlborough Mass next week and looking forward to seeing all my fellow hypnotists. If you are going...don't forget to sign up for "Overcoming Compulsions with Hypnosis" presented Friday Aug 12th at 11:00 #12113 as well as "Tapping Into The Bariatric Weight Management Market with Hypnosis" presented on Saturday Aug 13th at 4:00 PM #220408. Both very important topics that needs the involvement of as many good hypnotists as possible. Remember, a single…


Compulsions & Hypnosis and how I got involved

Posted by Elizabeth Marian Kilkenny on July 12, 2016 at 7:13pm 0 Comments

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Our oldest son had always been a bright, handsome and caring young man who was now in his mid 30's, someone most parents would be proud to call their own.  He was up each and every morning...working all day long..being a wonderful son and a great and loving father to his child.

In the past he had dealt with a serious car accident that had left both major bones in his right leg broken.  When the fire department tried to get him out of the wreck, his foot stayed…


LOOK!! Monday 1 Day Class - Post Convention

Posted by Tom Nicoli on July 12, 2016 at 10:52am 0 Comments

If you're going to the NGH Convention in August - Read This First!!

Everything You Need To Know To Create Successful

Sessions & Programs For Results & Profit

“Tom runs a…


2016 Convention Classes

Posted by Tom Nicoli on July 5, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

I'm healed and I'm back. I missed 2015 due to Bell's Palsy but after a year of personal work and healing... I am back with high energy to share a Lot of information. be there to hear what I have for you...

All of my presentations can be found here:


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