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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 Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-28 at 19:36 Pacific Time

Great teachings modeled beautifully by Elaine. So helpful to watch two clients' journeys through six-weeks worth of sessions. Thank you Elaine!
A. G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - Live on Zoom
2020-11-28 at 00:22 Pacific Time

Exceptional informative seminar, thank you.
L. G. from Rochester, Michigan


Therapeutic Imagery Master - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 17:23 Pacific Time

Wonderful, thank you for this amazing class!
P. S. from Santa Clarita, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Metaphysical Imagery - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 17:16 Pacific Time

Wonderful program, I loved it.
P. S. from Santa Clarita, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Imagery for Life Passages - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 17:12 Pacific Time

Amazing class, thank you again.
P. S. from Santa Clarita, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Mythic and Archetypal Imagery - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 17:08 Pacific Time

Amazing course! Loved the class very much.
P. S. from Santa Clarita, California


Therapeutic Imagery Training - Advanced Imagery - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 17:04 Pacific Time

Amazing course, I loved it so very much!
P. S. from Santa Clarita, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-27 at 13:14 Pacific Time

Great class! It was wonderful to be able to practice while learning.
J. M. from Garner, North Carolina


Past-Life Regression Therapy - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-24 at 10:41 Pacific Time

This was a fascinating course! Thank you Lisa for sharing your wisdom with us!
C. G. from Marina del Rey, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-23 at 23:23 Pacific Time

This class was amazing, I really enjoyed the content, the realizations, etc. Joe as always was in top form and his way of teaching is what drew me to the class in the first place. I was a little thrown off by some of the wording on the quiz so hopefully I did okay.
M. M. from Redford, Michigan


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-23 at 21:04 Pacific Time

I absolutely loved this class! Learning EFT, especially to this depth, has already changed my life. I'm so excited to teach my clients!
K. E. from Portland, Oregon


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-23 at 05:25 Pacific Time

Awesome class and highly recommended.
A. H. from Colton, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-22 at 14:01 Pacific Time

Joe is a very passionate, engaging teacher with a wealth of knowledge very different from the standard law of attraction models. Easily one of the best seminars that’s offered through AHA.
K. W. from Rochester, New York


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-22 at 12:04 Pacific Time

Great workshop! Thank you so much.
C. R. from Los Angeles, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 19:57 Pacific Time

I always enjoy Joe! I try to take as many courses that he teaches. I love the way he puts himself out there and gets us to really be engaged. His passion for the subjects comes across in his teachings, which in turn draws me in more. It makes it enjoyable to learn.
K. A. from Oakdale, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 19:15 Pacific Time

Amazing class and now I understand the Law of Attraction after taking it a second time with this time being live on zoom. I am happy to have gotten confirmation that in dealing with everything I needed to (personally with trauma) that is now why what I desire is coming to me instead of away. Overall knowing how NLP, Release Technique and EFT all works together in Law of Attraction was the biggest take away for me in finally understanding why it works and how to keep it working.
R. S. from Watertown, South Dakota


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 18:54 Pacific Time

Love Joe! He is an amazing instructor and has incredibly deep insight and personal experience with the LOA! So glad this was offered via Zoom! Thank you!
R. S. from Thornton, New Hampshire


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 18:21 Pacific Time

Joe really delivers the message and keeps on filling in the gaps and helps me to get to higher levels of comprehension.
R. M. from Los Angeles, California


Hypnosis and the Law of Attraction - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 17:55 Pacific Time

A very detailed seminar with a lot of information to reflect on and process. Delivery was engaging and interesting - Joe's use of the radio metaphor was very helpful. Thank you!
S. D. from West Hollywood, California


Emotional Resiliency and the Actor - AHA Conference
2020-11-21 at 12:58 Pacific Time

Really enjoyed the demonstration with the actor. Great information and great connection with the audience.
C. T. from Monterey Park, California


Making Fast and Permanent Change - AHA Conference
2020-11-21 at 12:40 Pacific Time

Such a wealth of incredible information, with both scientific explanations and applicable strategies for our sessions.
C. T. from Monterey Park, California


Super Power Style: Dressing with Intention - AHA Conference
2020-11-21 at 12:28 Pacific Time

Great class Michele! Wonderful information and I am inspired to go through my closet now!
C. T. from Monterey Park, California


The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 11:07 Pacific Time

Enjoyed the class. Lots of material to process! Will definitely continue studying.
B. W. from Huntsville, Alabama


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 09:47 Pacific Time

Enjoyed the class and Elaine's style of teaching. Appreciate having the client sessions to watch and see these tools in action.
B. W. from Huntsville, Alabama


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 09:17 Pacific Time

Enjoyed the class and learning about the techniques and being able to practice/experience them in class.
B. W. from Huntsville, Alabama


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-21 at 07:40 Pacific Time

I really love, love EFT! I am so glad that I learned this technique. I got rid of my chocolate cravings shockingly! I highly recommend to everyone, learn this technique! It is a great tool to add to our hypnotherapy practice. Thanks Susie for a great detailed and wonderful course.
M. Y. from San Jose, California


The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - Live on Zoom
2020-11-19 at 01:16 Pacific Time

Great lesson! Excellent information about guilt and shame.
L. D. from Placentia, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-18 at 13:02 Pacific Time

It was a wonderful weekend to learn more about this technique. It really is fascinating how this works. I am so appreciative of Susie for sharing her stories and her passion for EFT. She is always so gracious, knowledgeable, positive and fun. I learned so much and need to practice starting by myself.
N. N. from Topanga, California


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2020-11-17 at 09:33 Pacific Time

I like this idea about how our desires all boil down to wanting 3 things; safety, approval and control. It helps a lot to understand human behaviors.
J. P. from Santa Clara, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-16 at 11:55 Pacific Time

This course will be of great help to anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the subtleties of EFT and add the advanced techniques to their practice. Susie's EFT expertise shines through and she has done of wonderful job of presenting the course work in a clear and concise manner. Thank you Susie!
R. C. from El Segundo, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-16 at 07:38 Pacific Time

What a wonderful class! I learned much about EFT and how effective it can be. Thank you Susie for giving us this opportunity.
A. B. from Pokhara


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 20:55 Pacific Time

This was a good class. We did spend more time on the basic technique than I expected, considering we had that as a class in 201. The highlight of the weekend was definitely learning “The Golden Gate Technique”.
M. D. from Thousand Oaks, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 19:20 Pacific Time

This was a really great class! Also, I really appreciated all the demonstrations and hands-on practice with many of the techniques.
T. C. from Denver, Colorado


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 19:04 Pacific Time

Such an amazing class - tangible and practical knowledge that is powerful and a no-brainer to have in one's toolbox. I appreciate immensely, Susie's comprehensive and clear style of teaching, and her gracious and giving presence. Thank you so much!
A. G. from La Canada Flintridge, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 18:34 Pacific Time

Susie Kappas does a very good job teaching and coaching these techniques. I love this material and plan on using it in my practice.
A. V. from Hillsboro, Texas


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 18:32 Pacific Time

What an amazing EFT course! Everyone should take EFT! So much endless gratitude for Susie and the instruction of this course!
T. M. from Oak Park, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 18:24 Pacific Time

This was an amazing topic and would love to learn more about it.
B. S. from Oak Park, California


Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-15 at 18:18 Pacific Time

I am so grateful every time we have an opportunity to add to our hypnotherapy toolbox. As always, Susie is organized, informative, and personable, offering a great mixture of factual information presented in a logical flow, examples and anecdotes, the opportunity to practice, ensuring that we can immediately employ the techniques we've learned. Looking forward to helping people with the EFT Technique.
A. O. from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Making Fast and Permanent Change - AHA Conference
2020-11-14 at 18:35 Pacific Time

I enjoyed this presentation, well done! Great discussion on the triune brain, cognitive fallacies and how to enhance the thinking function.
D. D. from Santa Barbara, California


Emotional Resiliency and the Actor - AHA Conference
2020-11-14 at 18:26 Pacific Time

I really enjoyed this presentation and the discussion of the importance of what Jung called, the feeling function.
D. D. from Santa Barbara, California


Super Power Style: Dressing with Intention - AHA Conference
2020-11-14 at 18:18 Pacific Time

Great presentation on the importance of shaping persona to match intention!
D. D. from Santa Barbara, California


Healthy Boundaries - Live on Zoom
2020-11-12 at 19:40 Pacific Time

Elaine has an amazing way of clearly presenting a subject in easily managed segments of information.
T. C. from Denver, Colorado


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2020-11-10 at 17:31 Pacific Time

Looking forward to practicing the powerful interventions introduced during weekend 2. Many thanks to Joe Tabbanella for bringing constant energy to this training!
G. D. from Fort Washington, Maryland


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 1/5 - Live on Zoom
2020-11-10 at 17:16 Pacific Time

Excellent first weekend to NLP! Enjoyed Joe Tabbanella's energy!
G. D. from Fort Washington, Maryland


The Power of Releasing Guilt and Shame - Live on Zoom
2020-11-10 at 14:47 Pacific Time

Absolutely amazing class, I learned sooo much!
M. F. from Irvine, California


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2020-11-10 at 13:30 Pacific Time

I am so grateful for this course. I found it immensely helpful for myself and I know I will be using it quite often with clients.
K. E. from Portland, Oregon


Hypnosis for Anxieties and Fears - Certification Course - Live on Zoom
2020-11-09 at 20:03 Pacific Time

Such an informative and practical workshop. Most people have fear and anxiety. So glad to learn more about it and be able to help ourselves and others to recognize and learn ways to help.
J. P. from Santa Clara, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2020-11-09 at 17:15 Pacific Time

Great class and great presentation as always by Joe!
I. L. from Los Angeles, California


Release Technique - Live on Zoom
2020-11-09 at 09:06 Pacific Time

Amazing course! Thank you so much Joe! I look forward to helping many people with what I have learned.
S. E. from Oxnard, California


NLP Practitioner Certification Training - Weekend 2/5 - Live on Zoom
2020-11-09 at 05:01 Pacific Time

Truly amazing class and I'm learning so much, it's crazy to think just three months ago this probably wouldn't have been possible. I'm truly humbled and grateful.
T. S. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania