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Therapeutic Imagery Training – An Introduction to Therapeutic Imagery


Cheryl Oneil

Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world.
Emerson

Whatever we give our attention to, we attract. "Where thoughts go, energy flows." Therefore, the more deliberate we are in choosing our thoughts, the more we are able to focus our experiences in desired directions. Like attracts like, form follows idea and what preoccupies our thoughts tends to become our reality. Goal oriented creative imagery is a way of focusing one's mind to get what one wants out of life, be it health, happiness or prosperity.

Most people live, whether physically, intellectually or morally, in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul's resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using and moving only his little finger. Great emergencies and crises show us how much greater our vital resources are than we had supposed.
William James

The American Hypnosis Association Presents

Therapeutic Imagery professional training and certification programs leading to qualification as a Certified Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator and a Certified Master of Therapeutic Imagery.

Mission of Therapeutic Imagery Training

To train professionals in facilitating client access to the creative resources of their subconscious mind; to provide those professionals with imagery tools for use in assisting clients in the fulfillment of their lifetime potential; and to provide instruction in developing the mind/body connection for healing.

Result of Therapeutic Imagery Training

Certified Therapeutic Imagery Facilitators with the ability to guide their clients to access the inherent healing and growth potential of their physical, mental and emotional capabilities; and Facilitators who encourage and empower their clients to take an active role in the healing and growth process, stimulating the mind/body connection by developing proficiency in Therapeutic Imagery.

Welcome to the fascinating journey of helping your clients to understand and unlock the power of their own subconscious imagery! Learning a variety of Therapeutic Imagery tools, you will be able to help clients in their discovery process as they gain insight, direction, and empowerment from their imagery journeys. As a facilitator, you will learn to encourage your clients to take an active role in their healing and growth process, stimulating the mind/body connection by developing proficiency in imagery. The Therapeutic Imagery approach acknowledges the client's desire for self-direction. The meaning of the client's own personal imagery is honored and expanded. This acceptance helps clients move into confident independence. With Therapeutic Imagery Certification skills, you will facilitate clients to image their way to success as they positively move forward in life.

In this hands-on course you will learn by experiencing imagery journeys yourself, by working with others, and by demonstrations. You will find out the uses of imagery for pain control, stress reduction and healing, and a variety of general emotional well-being and success issues. Along the way and on track for the Imagery Master Certification, you will learn how and when to use and apply FreeStyle Imagery, Guided and Semi-Guided Imagery, Metaphysical Imagery, Mythic and Archetypal Imagery, and Transformational Imagery.

In grateful appreciation to the American Hypnosis Association for making this program possible, I look forward to a journey with you as we discover together the realm of infinite possibilities through subconscious imagery!

Cheryl O'Neil, C.Ht.

How does the Therapeutic Imagery Training Program Work?

Please browse through the following imagery days. Each module of the program is described. The first certification weekend stands alone. It is a prerequisite to take the Advanced Workshop. The next three workshops (Mythic and Archetypal, Life Passages, Metaphysical) are open to anyone. All modules are prerequisites to enter into the Master Certification program.

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Comments from Event Attendees

Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery
2021-10-18 at 19:09 Pacific Time

Great class, I love Imagery!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-18 at 18:32 Pacific Time

This class truly pulled everything in together. Getting to workshop the example cases together with the other students is so incredible and really helped to see how we can actually build a client plan.
B.E. from San Luis Obispo, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-18 at 16:18 Pacific Time

Thank you Cheryl! It was a great class.
R.G. from Los Angeles, California


Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy: Clinical Application - Live on Zoom
2021-10-18 at 13:38 Pacific Time

He was a delightful speaker and so passionate about this topic.
D.D. from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-18 at 06:58 Pacific Time

This class was amazing. Seeing that I can really receive messages and connect with spirits who have passed on was incredibly powerful. I wish there were a Level Three! Thank you Katt!
A.C. from Brooklyn, New York


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:47 Pacific Time

Thank you Katt! I now believe that I can get my mojo back. I now know that I need to "write" to see and feel. Thank you. I hope to connect with you and my classmates again. I hope to see George make us that platform.
G.B. from Temple City, California


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:44 Pacific Time

Awesome class with an amazing teacher.
C.D. from Pembroke Pines, Florida


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:33 Pacific Time

I really loved this class! Thank you. I would like to book with you.
K.W. from Porterville, California


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:28 Pacific Time

Wonderful training with Katt Lowe on Intuitive Healing. Best way to sharpen and enhance your intuitive power. Katt teaching makes it so much easy to get connected and understand intuitive messages that we can receive in various forms during our session with a client. Looking forward to her Reiki training. Thanks Katt!
A.J. from Iselin, New Jersey


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:25 Pacific Time

Amazing class certification with Katt Lowe. I am very fascinated by all we learned. Looking forward to attending the Reiki class. Thank you.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:18 Pacific Time

I get more from Katt's classes than any other class bar none, and that's saying a lot, because everyone at HMI is constantly amazing me with their excellence!
J.S. from Astoria, New York


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-10-17 at 18:14 Pacific Time

This class blew my mind. The group hypnosis sessions were incredible. I connected on another level to my intuition. This class was amazing and Katt is a total rockstar.
K.M. from Santa Clarita, California


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
2021-10-14 at 13:41 Pacific Time

Really loved Indhushree's Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy presentation.
P.B. from Sherman Oaks, California


Understanding and Working with Older Patients
2021-10-14 at 13:38 Pacific Time

Betsy's presentation was remarkable!
P.B. from Sherman Oaks, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-14 at 09:37 Pacific Time

Thank you Cheryl. This course is amazing and will change the lives of many.
M.S. from Encino, California


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2021-10-13 at 10:21 Pacific Time

Thank you for creating this comprehensive tool. What a true gift to the health of so many. Looking forward to helping clients live a better life.
A.M. from Schertz, Texas


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
2021-10-12 at 19:21 Pacific Time

Great lesson, amazing professor, looking forward to learn more.
L.M. from Garden Grove, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 20:54 Pacific Time

It was an amazing experience to learn and even experience some Imagery journeys, Cheryl O'Neil is an amazing teacher, the patience and love she had for us and love for Imagery we all felt. I'm so grateful for this journey.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 19:21 Pacific Time

Amazing! Thank you!
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 19:14 Pacific Time

I feel like I received an Encyclopedia - a place to go to where I can find answers and guidance to any arising issue. Now I just need to get more familiar with its content as I will use it more and more every day. Cheryl is a gift to us all. Beside her being the best at what she's doing, her love and appreciation for Dr. John Kappas is beautiful to watch. I feel that she is connecting us to him and to his point of view. I highly recommend to everyone who hesitate to take this full program. You won't regret it. It's so worth it! Thank you Cheryl!
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 18:51 Pacific Time

I cannot say enough good things about the full Imagery course with Cheryl. I looked forward to every weekend and bonded with the students who also went on this journey! This entire course was so much fun and chock-full of therapeutic techniques, approaches and scripts.
K.W. from Las Vegas, Nevada


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 18:49 Pacific Time

This course is amazing, I am so happy I chose to do it and I know that is going to help my business tremendously!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 18:49 Pacific Time

This course was an absolute Godsend. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.
C.M. from West Jordan, Utah


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 18:22 Pacific Time

It was such a wonderful class filled with wonderful people. I have a whole body of Imagery tools that I can use for any client and any circumstance. Cheryl presents the material in a heart-centered way that deeply conveyed her love for this work and its importance.
J.N. from Weymouth, Massachusetts


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course
2021-10-10 at 18:19 Pacific Time

Cheryl's Imagery course should be made a permanent part of the main curriculum. It is the single most valuable thing I studied. Amazing!
A.O. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-10-10 at 05:10 Pacific Time

Although there are so many aspects to this process, I'm beginning to feel more comfortable with Joe as my guide. It's akin to speaking a foreign language, Joe is a proficient as well as an entertaining translator. Thank you.
L.M. from Commack, New York


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course
2021-10-09 at 12:17 Pacific Time

This was very helpful personally and professionally.
J.S. from Astoria, New York


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2021-10-08 at 11:30 Pacific Time

This is a great course taught by one of the best instructors.
M.P. from Brentwood, New York


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-10-08 at 09:48 Pacific Time

I enjoyed it very much. Very grateful for the whole experience!
D.F. from Denham Springs, Louisiana


Introduction to Somatic and Parts Work for Healing Trauma - Live on Zoom
2021-10-08 at 08:37 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this seminar and will seek out other opportunities to further understand this work.
C.T. from Mingo JCT, Ohio


Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
2021-10-07 at 22:35 Pacific Time

Thank you for this course. It is very encouraging and enlightening.
J.N. from North Las Vegas, Nevada


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2021-10-07 at 13:24 Pacific Time

Excellent course. As a non-smoker, Mr. Melton has helped me understand the addictions and motivations behind smoking. As well as how to address both.
J.W. from Cape Canaveral, Florida


Introduction to the Embodied Mind Theory
2021-10-05 at 14:56 Pacific Time

A wonderful lecture. I appreciate the enthusiasm and interesting content.
T.M. from Capitola, California


Understanding and Working with Older Patients
2021-10-05 at 14:50 Pacific Time

This was a fascinating lecture. I’ve been sharing these statistics and this information with family and friends since I learned them. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.
T.M. from Capitola, California


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-10-05 at 14:46 Pacific Time

Thank you John Melton for giving us these incredible tools to help our clients stop smoking. Your experience is priceless and I appreciate the detailed method to help people stop smoking!
T.M. from Capitola, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2021-10-05 at 08:47 Pacific Time

Great class. Love how passionate Joe is. Great teacher!
H.B. from Williams Bay, Wisconsin


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2021-10-04 at 13:30 Pacific Time

I loved this certification (It was a bit fast for me, but I love the fact that we can save the transcript). I love to get as many details and scripts as possible. I love that John also talked about vaping and chewing tobacco. It was super useful for me to watch the video with the lady and actually see how long is the discussion and how John takes her deep and using all the things she mentioned and also hearing the class Q&A after was very useful. I feel very lucky to learn from a professional with so many hours of practice this specific issue.
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2021-10-04 at 09:43 Pacific Time

Thank you for these wonderful new techniques. I also appreciate the comedy!
T.T. from Nicosia


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course
2021-10-02 at 18:34 Pacific Time

Excellent class! I'm super happy that I took the live version of this class because I had some real-life questions, and they certainly got answered.
J.P. from Newington, Connecticut


Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy: Clinical Application - Live on Zoom
2021-10-02 at 08:44 Pacific Time

WOW! This lecture was amazing. I cannot wait to hear more about Integrative Depth Psychology.
A.D. from Fairchance, Pennsylvania


Introduction to the Embodied Mind Theory
2021-10-02 at 08:19 Pacific Time

I should have taken this sooner after watching the video, I will probably re-watch too. I enjoyed this lecture very much and would like to learn more.
S.B. from Grapevine, Texas


Understanding and Working with Older Patients
2021-10-01 at 10:02 Pacific Time

Excellent talk. Would like to hear more about it.
C.M. from Springville, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2021-09-30 at 11:58 Pacific Time

This first weekend was just incredible! I'm very glad to be joining in on this live via Zoom NLP Practitioner course. You can really feel the energy Joe brings to the entire class. The examples are very helpful in understanding the concepts as a whole.
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-09-30 at 09:24 Pacific Time

Excellent course. Enjoyed the case studies demonstrating the manual.
J.W. from Cape Canaveral, Florida


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 5/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-09-30 at 08:56 Pacific Time

During the 5 weekends we received an amazing amount of information. All the tools and the experiences shared by Joe in addition to the practice time made this class worth it.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2021-09-29 at 16:47 Pacific Time

Great class, looking forward to the remaining lessons.
G.M. from Ashland, Oregon


Hypnosis and Weight Loss - Certification Course
2021-09-29 at 15:05 Pacific Time

Great class. I did like to be able to use the tips and paperwork to start this weight loss with clients.
K.C. from Kelso, Washington


Introduction to Positive Psychology - Live on Zoom
2021-09-29 at 08:51 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lecture very much.
S.B. from Grapevine, Texas


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5
2021-09-28 at 17:35 Pacific Time

Love the class. The quiz was a little hard.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


Introduction to Positive Psychology - Live on Zoom
2021-09-27 at 20:48 Pacific Time

Practical and empowering ideas.
A.S. from Milwaukie, Oregon