ACHE Executive Director - Dr. John Butler


Dr. John Butler - PhD (Med Sci., Lond.), MBSH, MBPsS, MA, BA(Hons.), BSc(Hons.), DHP, Dip A.T., CHT, FNRHP & Registered with U.K.C.P., E.A.P., B.A.S., A.C.H.E., is a highly regarded Hypnotherapist with over 35 years of verifiable professional practice & over 30,000 hours of clinical experience. He has used hypnotherapy in a great variety of professional settings & been a therapist to to many high-level performers in the performing arts, the media & business.

Dr. Butler has also been a highly regarded teacher of Clinical Hypnotherapy for over 25 years.  He chose to begin his Hypnotherapy Teaching Career only after he had gained 10 years of extensive Clinical Practice & has been a hypnotherapy educator to a wide variety of health professionals including writing & tutoring the first official training in hypnotherapy in the NHS in 1992, teaching at the Royal College of Nursing in London.

Dr. Butler trained in Experimental Neuroanatomy, Neurosurgery & Neuroscience Methodologies & carried out research in medical science specializing in the field of Neuroendocrinology, in which he holds a Doctoral Degree from the University of London.  He has lectured in higher education for over 20 years & has taught Medical Psychology, Neuroanatomy & Medical Neuroscience in Medical Education. He has taught Psychological Therapies specializing in Clinical Hypnosis for over 20 years as well, teaching in both the UK & internationally. 

Dr. Butler is also an Instructor in Hypnosurgery, teaching Clinical Hypnosis Applications to Surgeons & Anesthetists in a course accredited by the Royal College of Anesthetists. Along with this, he has taught Dental Hypnosis to many Dental Professionals & written many articles on the subject for Dental Publications.  He is the Principal Instructor for Hypnotherapy Training International which operates training programs internationally.  Plus, he is an Approved Hypnotherapy Instructor for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (ACHE) along with several other accrediting bodies. 

Dr. Butler received an “Excellence In Teaching” Award from the ACHE in 2008 & then a “Lifetime Achievement” Award for his work in hypnotherapy in 2011 along with multiple other awards from different countries honoring him for his contributions to hypnotherapy.

Dr. Butler has been a speaker on performance improvement for major businesses including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BUPA, Ernst & Young, etc & has acted as an expert witness & as an advisor to the police in legal cases involving hypnosis.

His work was first filmed over 20 years ago & since then has been reported on many times in the media, including a major BBC Television Series, “Mysteries”, in 1997 & Channel 4’s breakthrough Live Broadcast with John Butler using hypnosis as a sole anesthetic while surgery was performed on a patient in April 2006  (“HypnoSurgery Live”, More 4 / Channel 4 TV).  

Since then he has made over 30 media appearances as an Expert in Hypnotherapy with several TV Programs focused on his use of Hypnotherapy as an Anesthetic for chronic pain & in invasive surgeries.  Along with TV appearances, he has written & contributed to many articles featured in both the mainstream press & for professional medical journals. Plus he is the author of many books including the popular “Secrets of Hypnotherapy” (Pub. Dorling Kindersley).

All in all, throughout his extensive career Dr. John Butler has been most influential in establishing the effectiveness of Hypnotherapy as a legitimate healing method in both the minds the general public as well as in the view points of Health Care Professionals across the world.  His Clinical work has proven that with Hypnosis you can harness the power of the mind & learn to control pain levels sufficiently to undergo surgical procedures, without chemical anesthesia. 

CHTS Founder & CEO W. Dennis Parker was interviewed by Gil Boyne & John Butler in 2003 to qualify as an A.C.H.E. Board Approved School Operator, Instructor & Hypnotherapist Examiner. 

For more information on Dr. John Butler... 

VISIT  The ACHE Website Page

LISTEN HERE  To Dennis & John On A Radio Podcast Show About Hypnotherapy

WATCH HERE  To See A Demonstration Of Hypno-Anesthesia Given By Dr. John Butler

OBSERVE HERE  Dr. John Butler Undergoing An Invasive Hernia Surgery Using Only Self-Hypnosis

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