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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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2021-07-28 at 23:35 Pacific Time

Great way to start the new year. Good topics and focuses.
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2021-07-28 at 15:15 Pacific Time

Great class to help achieve other avenues of hypnosis practice. Workshop very informative.
C.W. from Tallahassee, Florida


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2021-07-26 at 13:15 Pacific Time

This was one of the best classes I have taken! Cheryl is an incredible instructor and the workbook is next level. Truly loved this class!
B.E. from San Luis Obispo, California


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2021-07-25 at 05:57 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this class. Tricia is a very knowledgeable and engaging presenter.
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2021-07-24 at 21:45 Pacific Time

Awesome class! I can’t wait to get started!
H.E. from Twin Falls, Idaho


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2021-07-24 at 19:04 Pacific Time

Tricia did a fantastic job at presenting this course. It was already clear that she knew what she was doing in the podcasting arena, but she also made an excellent instructor and covered many aspects that I had not considered. Time well spent!
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Great seminar, I learned a lot about podcasting and Tricia is a wonderful teacher. Thank you.
N.Z. from Van Nuys, California


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2021-07-24 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Great Lecture. My only suggestion would be a little bit more visual showing how to do the parts we were receiving instructions on.
K.S. from Canoga Park, California


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2021-07-24 at 18:04 Pacific Time

This class was amazing, with so much useful information and such a great instructor. Too much going on right at this moment but I'm very excited to start podcasting in the not too distant future!
M.M. from Redford, Michigan


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-20 at 21:16 Pacific Time

I absolutely love this course and can't wait to take the following courses on the road to Mastery!
J.N. from Weymouth, Massachusetts


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2021-07-19 at 21:23 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this so much! The breakout rooms helped so much to understand the importance and to remember the verbiage of the script.
M.S. from Encino, California


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B.Z. from Van Nuys, California


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2021-07-19 at 00:23 Pacific Time

Great course, Cheryl is wonderful. I learned so much. So many useful techniques and valuable knowledge that will help me with my clients. I highly recommend it to everyone!
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


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Very interesting to notice the differences between mapping across and the swish patterns. I am eager to utilize these tools myself to understand how to better use them with my clients.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


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This is a very resourceful class filled with excellent tools to be used not only in the cognitive part of the session but also implemented during the hypnotic state.
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


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Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 20:03 Pacific Time

I only wish I would have taken this certification earlier. This was an incredible class, full of practice time that helped me understand how to implement this process with my clients. Thank you Cheryl!
J.M. from Garner, North Carolina


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:49 Pacific Time

Thank you so much. Love it, two days with Cheryl O'Neil felt like a few hours. Everything was so interesting. Can't wait for another journey. Thank you so much.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:48 Pacific Time

I am so happy that I decided to take this course! I feel that this course can be the base of my whole business!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:31 Pacific Time

The instructor was so patient and positive with everyone making it such a wonderful learning environment.
N.H. from Blanchard, Oklahoma


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:22 Pacific Time

I absolutely loved this course and am excited to continue with the rest of the Imagery Series with Cheryl! Fun, very interactive, and FULL of information.
K.W. from Las Vegas, Nevada


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:20 Pacific Time

The Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator course was AMAZING! It was incredibly organized making it easy to follow and understand. Cheryl was patient and available for questions and took the time to explain concepts so students could fully comprehend. Practices were well paced and Cheryl's passion for imagery made it both exciting and engaging! Definitely recommend this course for all HMI Students!
A.C. from Alhambra, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:19 Pacific Time

Imagery is an endless resource and this is an eye-opening certification. Cheryl is very generous with scripts and key insights, the whole weekend goes like a breeze and you leave feeling up-lifted, knowing yourself better, and more capable to help others.
V.H. from Los Angeles, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:17 Pacific Time

Thank you so much Cheryl! This course is amazing and I look forward to Advanced Imagery.
C.B. from Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:15 Pacific Time

What an eye opening class about the effectiveness and many case uses for imagery. I can't wait to incorporate this with my clients! Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge and practical know-how and conducts a fun class for everyone!
R.M. from Northridge, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:13 Pacific Time

LOVE this course, so excited for the rest of the units! Cheryl was as wonderful as ever, and this was such an awesome group to work with!
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California


Therapeutic Imagery Facilitator - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-07-18 at 18:07 Pacific Time

I loved this course. It really illustrated how spontaneous the subconscious can be, yet at the same time it can be a very valuable tool. Great class!
C.M. from West Jordan, Utah


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2021-07-18 at 18:06 Pacific Time

The very basic and high-level imagery classes included in the curriculum made it clear that imagery is the foundation of hypnosis. Without imagery, there would likely BE no hypnotherapy. This class is essential.
A.O. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


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This was life changing. I am not the same person.
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2021-06-28 at 15:15 Pacific Time

I am absolutely in love with Therapeutic Imagery! I use it for nearly all of my sessions and will continue gaining mastery in helping people soar in their lives using Therapeutic Imagery! Cheryl is the best!
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