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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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Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 22:28 Pacific Time

I enjoy Bruce's unique story hypnosis process, and his ability to make his clients feel so at ease during a very difficult time.
L.A. from Clovis, California


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 17:52 Pacific Time

Very informative lessons and instruction on how to help clients overcome symptoms of PTSD.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Hypnosis and ADD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 15:44 Pacific Time

This topic is so relevant and Lisa taught so many great practical tools to help adults and children in my sessions. I love the hypnosis inductions she does with kids and the Imagery she uses.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 13:21 Pacific Time

That was a wonderful, insightful seminar, it is very helpful. Thank you John for preparing us to be as successful as we can and sharing all your knowledge, expertise and gifts. I appreciate you.
N.N. from Topanga, California


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 13:20 Pacific Time

Another great class from John, who always prepares and sets us up for optimal success. Thank you so much!
A.G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-09 at 12:59 Pacific Time

Such a great class. Comprehensive and thorough information that sets us up for success. Thank you John!
A.G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Introduction to Professional Podcasting - AHA Conference
2021-05-09 at 11:46 Pacific Time

Very informative and interesting talk.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Hypnosis for Past Life Regression Therapy - AHA Conference
2021-05-09 at 11:43 Pacific Time

Loved this talk on past life regression therapy.
C.L. from Maple Valley, Washington


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:58 Pacific Time

By the afternoon, I realized this is like a Western (secular) version of Buddhism - be in bliss and non-attachment. Wonderful perspective on how to live and avoid suffering. Joe Tabbanella is always inspiring.
I.E. from Encino, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:48 Pacific Time

Thank you Joe for a wonderful, insightful seminar. I cannot wait to revisit and practice that wonderful state of feeling and being the outcome. Thank you for your generosity and expertise.
N.N. from Topanga, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:35 Pacific Time

WOWSERS - what an incredible course! It made crystal clear for me limiting beliefs holding me back that I can now release and let go! Thank you so much Joe.
A.G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:35 Pacific Time

Lesson was absolutely FANTASTIC! A dream come true! Finding the missing ingredients in the Law of Attraction recipe is priceless! So much I didn't know even after many years of study. His techniques of releasing old trapped emotions are indeed the key to opening the door to manifestation! The missing piece of the secret puzzle. Joe is such a wise and powerful man. I feel so blessed to have had this beautiful day to learn from him and his experiences. Magnificent!
C.F. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 19:12 Pacific Time

The information is great.
K.R. from Desert Hot Springs, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2021-05-08 at 18:14 Pacific Time

Great class, I loved it!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Hypnosis and Smoking Cessation - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-06 at 14:01 Pacific Time

This class was full of very specific and helpful steps to use for helping our clients stop smoking. I know it will take practice, but I feel very equipped to effectively use all of John's insights and experience.
K.V. from Glendale, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-05-05 at 03:53 Pacific Time

NLP is an eye-opening course. It teaches why viewing human behavior with unconditional positive regard is the only option. People are the sum of their life experiences, and their behavior results from the same.
A.M. from Sag Harbor, New York


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-04 at 11:09 Pacific Time

I greatly appreciate Bruce's personal style/approach to hypnosis, his humor and the great amount of information that he shares! Thank you Bruce!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-04 at 08:43 Pacific Time

Bruce covered so much information and resources that can optimize the use of hypnosis with cancer clients.
E.P. from Social Circle, Georgia


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 23:00 Pacific Time

There was sooo much information in this class. I will make sure to read the materials provided, just in case I get to help clients with cancer. I was diagnosed with cancer once which ended up in "not" having the cancer 10 minutes before the scheduled surgery... during the midst of COVID. I wonder if humor had eased my tension?
G.B. from Temple City, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 10:42 Pacific Time

I liked it a lot, and Joe has been great!
D.F. from Denham Springs, Louisiana


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-03 at 04:46 Pacific Time

This was very informative, fun, interactive, educational, and really useful! I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend!
J.K. from South Daytona, Florida


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 14:18 Pacific Time

Wonderful, useful, and thorough class. I will definitely be using these strategies with clients. I feel more equipped to notice PTSD/trauma symptoms and what to do.
L.I. from Ridgefield, Washington


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 14:10 Pacific Time

This is a wonderful class. Bruce is very personable. He really did his homework on this subject and came up with many new and old practical ways to help clients suffering from cancer.
J.W. from Detroit, Michigan


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 12:51 Pacific Time

I’m immediately ready to study and learn more about hypnosis.
G.C. from Beaumont, Texas


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-02 at 09:13 Pacific Time

Bruce was wonderful and resourceful as always. I am glad I took this course, it gives me the courage to approach and help people with cancer. I feel that I have more tools now.
N.S. from Encino, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 21:34 Pacific Time

Great, great class. I love how Bruce is so resourceful. It is so much appreciated. He is super kind and explains really well. He has such a special approach, very different from what I experienced so far. But it really helped me to be more open to different styles to hypnotherapy. The only thing that I am missing is the actual scripts. He definitely gave us the links or which books he recommends that have great scripts, but I was hoping to come out from this certificate with a few scripts handy in my pocket. But great, great class and teacher! I loved it.
A.G. from Woodland Hills, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 19:14 Pacific Time

Wow, what a wealth of information! This class is amazing, I never knew just how powerful the mind can be against cancer. Bruce is the best, he doesn't leave any stone unturned!
T.H. from Louisville, Kentucky


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:32 Pacific Time

So much great information Bruce! Thank you!
T.M. from Oak Park, California


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:24 Pacific Time

Great class! Bruce is spectacular. So glad that he is at HMI. I learn so much every time I take a class or attend a practicum.
J.M. from North Weymouth, Massachusetts


Hypnosis for Clients with Cancer - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 18:21 Pacific Time

Amazing class crammed full of useful information, could have easily gone on for another hour or two. Excellent workbooks packed full of so much interesting and helpful content. As always Bruce was his fun and energetic self, and it was really nice to hear the live client call during the class. Looking forward to when the 3 session videos get posted online for us to see as they weren't currently up yet when I took the class.
M.M. from Redford, Michigan


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 14:00 Pacific Time

I liked this lesson very much. It was interesting and I'm going to dive deeper into this subject.
K.M. from West Harrison, New York


Hypnosis and PTSD - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-05-01 at 13:18 Pacific Time

Great class, very informative!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Wisdom of the Body-Mind in Hypnotherapy - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:25 Pacific Time

Laura's presentation was extremely informative!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Introduction to Professional Podcasting - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:09 Pacific Time

I greatly appreciate Tricia's professional advice - I never would have considered podcasting until attending this seminar!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Hypnosis for Past Life Regression Therapy - AHA Conference
2021-05-01 at 09:04 Pacific Time

I loved this class - and Lisa's presentation. I appreciate the depth of information and instruction for application.
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Healthy Boundaries - Live on Zoom
2021-04-30 at 23:59 Pacific Time

Elaine Perliss is a wonderful teacher. She presented these learning lessons in a clear, concise, and logical fashion, and gave wonderful examples to illustrate her points.
C.O. from Simi Valley, California


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-27 at 12:41 Pacific Time

This is a great class. I am really happy to take this class. It integrates all of the tools that we learned before. Thank you very much Cheryl!
M.Y. from San Jose, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 15:06 Pacific Time

Joe Tabbanella passionately explains NLP with example after example that are easy to remember!
C.N. from El Segundo, California


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 10:11 Pacific Time

Elaine is an amazing instructor, I hope one day I will be as good. I am grateful for the opportunity to study the approach to anxieties and fears and this class was excellent!
V.B. from Quakertown, Pennsylvania


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 10:02 Pacific Time

I loved this class by Cheryl. I learned so much and found the practice really helped to build my confidence.
J.C. from Manhattan Beach, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-26 at 06:52 Pacific Time

Great course! I'm really looking forward to the next weekend!
M.H. from Newfane, Vermont


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 20:29 Pacific Time

Wow! So much information! Loving it! Mr. Tabbanella is a wonderful teacher and I am really enjoying this class. Although it makes me sad that I did not learn this stuff much sooner in my life! Better late than never I guess. Allot to take in. I like that he uses the students to create examples of the therapy. Really helps to grasp the concepts. I felt that I had a fantastic practice session with a co-student! Powerful! Awesome!
C.F. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 19:52 Pacific Time

Joe delivers an excellent and detailed course!
J.B. from West Hollywood, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 18:52 Pacific Time

Great class, I learned a lot!
L.C. from Parkland, Florida


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 14:56 Pacific Time

Love this class! So much useful information. Thank you!
J.G. from Honolulu, Hawaii


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2021-04-25 at 09:46 Pacific Time

Sometimes I beat myself up and I would wonder why.
G.C. from Beaumont, Texas


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2021-04-24 at 18:19 Pacific Time

The most important part of this class is Joe's passion for the effectiveness of it and how strongly he communicates that. It's very simple in concept but very elusive in practice.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Pain Management - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-24 at 17:25 Pacific Time

I super enjoyed this class and watching John not only interview people in the videos but see how he wove in suggestions throughout the induction, progressive, and bringing up and out. The Zoom class was a great lesson in how to do a thorough and useful intake.
K.V. from Glendale, California


Hypnosis and Grief Recovery - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-23 at 15:14 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this course!
K.W. from Rochester, New York


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2021-04-23 at 10:38 Pacific Time

I really loved this last weekend in that it was fun to use all of our skills and intuition and come up with treatment plans using Imagery. It also showed me how much I need to go back over the vast amount of information and take the time to assimilate it all. I have enjoyed using Imagery with my pro bono clients and I know it will be invaluable as I launch my private practice. Seeing how Cheryl uses Imagery with us and the TAs, helps me see a way forward with all my future clients.
K.V. from Glendale, California