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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

jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-14 at 17:04 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this lesson immensely, and have to report that it created some immediate gratification as well! I have a small online store and have struggled with marketing - after doing the "money magnet" and "goal empowerment" hypnosis for three days, I received two orders that were very large and profitable. I also was able to clean and organize several rooms in my house, and have begun the task of having one room remodeled (I have been procrastinating for YEARS on this!) When you call it "jumpSTART", you're not kidding!
J.F. from Shirley, Indiana


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-13 at 18:27 Pacific Time

I thought the interactive group hypnosis and doing the exercises were pretty helpful.
J.T. from Lewisville, Texas


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-13 at 07:18 Pacific Time

I love the jumpSTART class! It really helps to motivate and set clear goals. The MP3s from Cheryl are priceless. I listen to them all year and it really helps keep me going.
L.C. from Salisbury, Maryland


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-13 at 01:32 Pacific Time

It was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it so much. We missed one more journey at the end that I think Cheryl was planning, was too bad, but it was worth getting up at 2:30 AM!
M.S. from Kita-ku, Tokyo


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-12 at 18:53 Pacific Time

Wonderful resources and energy all around, in class, and in the written and audio material itself!
J.D. from Los Angeles, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-12 at 16:24 Pacific Time

This was a great start to the New Year and the resources are just fantastic!
M.O. from San Diego, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-11 at 14:43 Pacific Time

Very motivating and I love the scripts! Thank you!
C.C. from Lakewood, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-11 at 13:37 Pacific Time

Fun and fast paced with fabulous Cheryl, along with plenty to do. Thanks!
L.Y. from Glenwood, Utah


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-11 at 10:04 Pacific Time

What a value packed event! It was great to have a live event to kick off the New Year with classmates and colleagues. Thanks Cheryl for the motivation, great energy and resources!
J.F. from Louisville, Kentucky


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-10 at 12:15 Pacific Time

I was surprised that we had a quiz at the end of this class. I am glad I looked or I would have missed it for sure. Loved the class, got so much good information from the class for me and my clients.
M.G. from Virginia Beach, Virginia


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-10 at 09:00 Pacific Time

This was such a refreshing and uplifting workshop, filled with many more than expected resources! Thank you Cheryl and HMI!
Z.F. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-09 at 23:36 Pacific Time

Excellent class and amazing instructor, love it!
C.A. from Hialeah, Florida


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-09 at 22:48 Pacific Time

A fun and engaging class with lots of good information, absolutely filled with so many imagery journey scripts for both Phys and Emos.
C.Z. from Papaaloa, Hawaii


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-09 at 21:06 Pacific Time

Cheryl is the queen. Love her.
K.P. from Edwards, Colorado


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-09 at 09:28 Pacific Time

I'm so glad I took this class and don't think I'll miss others in the future. Thanks Cheryl!
M.V. from Swan Lake, New York


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 19:21 Pacific Time

Great lessons, and great imagery to implement within ourselves.
B.G. from Mission, Texas


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 19:14 Pacific Time

Wonderful way to start the year. After 2014 Mastery Imagery course with Cheryl, I'm still conditioned to her voice, so the imagery portion was awesome. Great tools that I can apply today. Thank you for the workbook and all the MP3's. Taking flight in 2022.
P.G. from Morro Bay, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Love the course jumpSTART 2022, wish it would be a little longer, felt rushed at the middle. Thank you Cheryl O'Neil, you as always were amazing.
A.Z. from Monroe, New York


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 16:41 Pacific Time

It was great to see Cheryl again! It seems like a long time since I graduated (September). I am really excited to read every word in this workbook. I can't get enough of E&P focused material, and I realized today that I need to make sure to infuse the NLP related exercises I do with it. I probably do somewhat now since E&P is always on my mind, but I realized today something I could have done better with a high Emo (in both areas) client, and luckily I'm still working with her so I can easily repair the situation. I thought about all of my clients a lot during this session, as there are great resources I can use to help them. I know Cheryl is very busy (understatement!), but I would also really appreciate more to read about E&P. A modern book would be lovely. I'd attend workshops on E&P too. Thank you for the workshop and all of the wonderful resources Cheryl!
K.K. from Bloomington, Indiana


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 15:55 Pacific Time

As usual, another class chock full of valuable information; absolutely what I needed after winter break and getting down on myself and allowing self doubt to creep in. Thank you Cheryl and classmates for bringing me back!
J.N. from North Las Vegas, Nevada


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 14:28 Pacific Time

Really re energized from this jumpSTART! Some amazing cognitive and hypnosis tools to have! So grateful for Cheryl and that I signed up.
S.C. from Royse City, Texas


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 14:15 Pacific Time

This was the first jumpSTART that I attended, and man oh man, am I glad I did! No matter if you're just starting the HMI program, in the middle or have already graduated, if you see a jumpSTART program listed from AHA and facilitated by Cheryl O'Neil it's a MUST, MUST, MUST go to event! Cheryl not only is a great educator, her style, grace, and knowledge will leave you feeling like you could conquer the world! Without question, Cheryl is one of the greatest assets HMI possesses.
D.L. from Lafayette, Louisiana


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 14:04 Pacific Time

Loved this class. It was so beneficial. Cheryl is so wonderful, so supportive, and encouraging.
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:48 Pacific Time

Supportive, energizing, and resourceful content. Spending time in the presence of Cheryl is always a gift.
A.S. from Milwaukie, Oregon


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:43 Pacific Time

jumpSTART was a great program to attend during this time of the year. Thank you Cheryl for such a rich experience. The motivation I feel and the very detailed workbook provided will definitely prove to be wonderful support for me this year and going forward.
T.S. from Tacoma, Washington


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:43 Pacific Time

I thoroughly enjoyed jumpSTART 2022! I feel like I'm ready to conquer my goals and the world!
J.W. from Glendale, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:43 Pacific Time

Great! I cant wait to go through the workbook again and get started with all of these scripts!
C.M. from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:40 Pacific Time

Cheryl is so inspirational! I love all of the positive direction and scripts. Thank you!
K.W. from Las Vegas, Nevada


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:36 Pacific Time

Cheryl, you are so wonderful and generous with scripts and information. I loved it!
V.H. from Los Angeles, California


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:36 Pacific Time

I loved the workbook! Thanks Cheryl.
J.C. from Waldo, Florida


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:34 Pacific Time

Such a great class. Thank you.
P.R. from Pelham, Alabama


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:27 Pacific Time

Amazing class! Cheryl was absolutely brilliant and engaging as always. Awesome content in the workbook to really set you up for success no matter the time of year.
D.G. from Laurelton, New York


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:27 Pacific Time

Amazing seminar and powerful, helpful information to get you moving forward towards everything you want to do, be, have!
D.B. from Edmonton, Alberta


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:24 Pacific Time

Thank you for the abundance of information and motivation. It is deeply appreciated.
S.L. from Entwistle, Alberta


jumpSTART 2022! - Live on Zoom
2022-01-08 at 13:21 Pacific Time

I love jumpSTART. This year I really needed it. Thank you.
L.M. from Garden Grove, California


Intuitive Healing and Development - Level Two
2021-12-27 at 17:06 Pacific Time

I have thoroughly enjoyed this class and will use all the tools I have learned to further develop my intuition and help my clients with the information I have learned as well. Thank you Katt.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Integrative Depth Psychology and Psychotherapy: Clinical Application - Live on Zoom
2021-12-21 at 14:37 Pacific Time

Great instructor. I took a lot of notes.
R.W. from Virginia Beach, Virginia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-20 at 14:56 Pacific Time

Learning that this is a technique that is used by therapists is incredible. I used to do this type of stuff with myself as an adolescent, it makes me wonder if I took this class before. Regardless, I'm definitely learning so much more. This course has been infinitely invaluable.
K.M. from Santa Clarita, California


Understanding and Working with Older Patients
2021-12-19 at 11:37 Pacific Time

I really enjoy working and helping the senior population.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-12-19 at 00:27 Pacific Time

It was well worth spending a Saturday afternoon with Bruce, learning Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success. His funny stories certainly drive his points home.
D.L. from Lafayette, Louisiana


Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-12-18 at 13:15 Pacific Time

Bruce did an excellent job presenting the information needed. I found a lot of useful material not just pertaining to studying and taking tests but in my overall hypnosis practice as well.
T.T. from Hudson, New Hampshire


Hypnosis for Test Anxiety and Success - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-12-18 at 13:11 Pacific Time

I cannot wait to immediately apply these techniques in many types of circumstances with clients. Thank you Bruce.
H.H. from Livermore, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-18 at 11:47 Pacific Time

Very powerful tools, I have already started implementing these techniques and have noticed an incredible impact on the clients I'm working with!
A.L. from Rochester, Minnesota


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-14 at 05:33 Pacific Time

This class changed my life. So amazing. I can't wait to start using these amazing techniques. Joe is an awesome teacher. Really enjoy his classes.
H.B. from Williams Bay, Wisconsin


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-13 at 21:12 Pacific Time

This has, by far, been my favorite of the NLP weekends. Truly powerful and thankful. Joe has such passion for learning the material he teaches.
J.P. from Sugar Hill, Georgia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 3/5
2021-12-13 at 21:09 Pacific Time

I used to hate taking these tests. Now I realize they just highlight how much I've moved forward in my learning. Reframe.
J.P. from Sugar Hill, Georgia


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-13 at 18:05 Pacific Time

Loved how Joe weaves in the science of the brain and the practices.
G.M. from Ashland, Oregon


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-12 at 21:09 Pacific Time

As usual, Joe was definitely on top of his game while teaching this course. You can't help but absorb all the information he relates to his students because he 'feels' what he knows, which transfers onto us.
D.L. from Lafayette, Louisiana


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-12 at 19:03 Pacific Time

Thank you Joe! WOW, what a powerful weekend! I can't express what a pleasure and incredible opportunity this was.
B.G. from Pacific Palisades, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 4/5
2021-12-12 at 18:26 Pacific Time

Amazing weekend of learning and practicing NLP. Thank you Joe!
K.W. from Las Vegas, Nevada