W. Dennis Parker
Expertise: Overcoming fears and phobias (including fear of public speaking or making sales calls), eliminating sports performance anxieties, controlling or eliminating acute and chronic pain, releasing emotional content from past negative experiences. Dennis specializes in Sales and Sports Performance, Pain Control, Past
Sensitizing Event Desensitization, Sleep Problems, and so forth.
Dennis is the owner of and primary instructor at Certified Hypnotherapy Training School. His innovative Spiritual Mind Management hypnotherapy techniques change lives. Because he first experienced hypnotherapy as a life-changing event, he wants to extend to both his clients and his students the opportunity for a similar experience.
Dennis grew up in Roy, Utah. He had 38 year Contracting and Sales career with three national companies.
His personal interests revolve around his 11 children and their families (35 grandchildren to date). They enjoy Sunday dinners among other family activities. Dennis serves in church responsibilities and enjoys golfing, camping, fishing, gardening, and yard work. He has a love of horses, dogs, and animals in general and spends time with his horse Sonny.
“I’m just an old cowboy in a suit who has learned how to do a few things. But what I do, I have learned to do well. I’ve been willing to experiment with hypnotherapy processes and develop new protocols that are simple to understand and easy to use. You will help your clients achieve wonderful results as you apply these processes in your hypnotherapy sessions.”
As a contract clinical hypnotherapist at Advanced Health Clinic, Dennis does both individual sessions of clinical hypnotherapy and small group training sessions in his ground-breaking Spiritual Mind Management techniques. His desire is to share what he has learned in 25 years of clinical hypnotherapy work.
He is known for encouraging his students to get out of the observer’s chair:
“We need hypnotherapists who are willing to get in and do their own work first and learn hypnosis from the inside out. You don’t learn this work from a book; you learn it best from the results you achieve personally by experiencing it yourself as you apply it to your own problems and desired changes.”
Click here to read Dennis’ personal story of how and why he became a hypnotherapist.
Dennis also does motivational/inspirational public speaking, including seminars and workshops based on Spiritual Mind Management. His Stress Mind Management programs have been a favorite. Groups he has addressed include:
Idaho Health Care Association (“Stress Management through Self-Hypnosis”)
Intermountain Health Care (Amerinet Conference in Anaheim, California)
Utah Department of the Treasury (“Stress Management”)
Utah Health Care Association (various subjects)
Utah Valley Community College (“Stress Management through Self-Hypnosis”)
World Scientific Congress of Golf (“The Subconscious Golfer – Hypnotherapy for Golf“)
“I enjoy being part of the success of others. It is rewarding to be a positive influence, and to create a ripple effect of good through my students as they, in turn, assist their own clients in positive personal improvements and goal achievements.”
Expertise: Craig is a “Thought Dynamics” trainer and educator. He teaches a version of it to auto dealers that is called, “Dealer Mind Management”. He is a professional presenter and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist.
Craig is currrently (2014) serving as President of the Utah Board of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (A.C.H.E.) – Rocky Mountain Division. Students at Certified Hypnosis Training School (CHTS) enjoy listening to him share his wealth of personal experiences with hypnotherapy. His personal journey includes having used self-hypnosis to eliminate psychosomatically-induced symptoms that caused irritable bowel syndrome and hay fever.
Craig grew up in Cedar City, Utah. He served a mission to California for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, then attended what is now Southern Utah University. There he met and married the love of his life, Lori. They are the parents of six children.
Craig and Dennis attended hypnotherapy school together (1990 – 1991), and they have been close friends ever since. As co-author of Spiritual Mind Management, he helps Dennis explain the new mental skills that helped Craig use hypnotherapy to change his personal life and the lives of his family members.
Craig received an MBA in business administration from Utah State University. He has long been employed with one of Utah’s finest trades associations, giving him the opportunity to work with various members of the Utah State legislature and with both state and federal regulatory agencies. He currently serves as the co-chair of the American Cancer Society Advisory Board of Utah and is actively involved in the fight to eliminate cancer.
For over twenty years, one of Craig’s greatest passions has been the development of the practice of hypnotherapy in Utah. He works diligently at educating others about the benefits of trance hypnotherapy, helping people to understand that hypnosis can be an effective and powerful tool in overcoming life’s challenges and concerns.
He knows that the basis of climbing upward in the self-improvement process is about focusing and re-focusing on what you want, thus eliminating the obstacles that impede personal progress, regardless of whether those obstacles are self-caused or arise from outside circumstances. He has successfully overcome many of his own life challenges by implementing the principles of hypnosis that he now teaches to others.
“If you want to make significant gains in your life that are geometric in nature, take the required time to learn and practice the principles of self-hypnosis. It will get you where you want to go faster than anything else I have ever experienced. After all, what do you have to lose except a few bad habits or a non-productive belief or two?”
Dr. Dan Kaufmann
Expertise: Dan is specializing in Pain Control with hypnotherapy, and doing research in a University setting for Migraine pain differences between men and women.
“I have attended Dennis ’hypnosis classes and feel that this is the first time a course has exceeded my expectations. I find Dennis to be an incredible teacher with a lot of experience in the hypnotherapy field as well as rich experience with resolving human issues. Unlike other teachers that I have previously talked to, he “walks his talk,” and to me that is the sign of a true mentor!
I look forward to continuing to explore the hypnotherapy world and its potential. I continue to challenge and ask many questions. I am aware that the techniques I have learned have yet to be proven scientifically, but I am excited to test the techniques myself, hoping to come up with possible explanations in the future.”
Dan has an undergraduate degree in both Biology and Chemistry and received his Ph.D. in pharmaceutics and medicinal chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. As part of his research, Dan worked on developing sec-Butyl propylacetamide (SPD), a novel drug currently in pre-clinical trials for the treatment of epilepsy, pain disorders, and migraine. Dan proceeded to do his post-doctoral fellowship in the anticonvulsant drug development (ADD) program where he pursued the potential of SPD as a future drug.
Dan has always been intrigued by the healing arts in regard to pain management and understanding cognitive and emotional processes and their connection to the human body. This passion has led him to pursue disciplines remote from science, such as neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and hypnosis. Dan is a master practitioner in NLP and is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist approved by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners (A.C.H.E).
Presently, Dan is working at the University of Utah as a research scientist studying stress induced migraine in males vs. females. He is working to include hypnotherapy in the university migraine clinic.
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, CHTS Guest Instructor
Expertise: natural child birth, Stop Smoking, teen behavioral modifications–especially sports, dance, and gymnastics.
Debbie’s easy style makes her a joy to listen to and to be around. She has actively practiced hypnotherapy for the past decade. Working out of her home and at Therapies for Health, Debbie continued to learn and evolve her practice and her proficiency through workshops, conventions, and other hypnotherapists. Her own practice is called Mind/Body Connections.
She was a school teacher in a Northern Utah school district for many years. Debbie has also taught self-hypnosis in continuing education classes for many years. She is a former school teacher, the mother of 6 children, and the grandmother of five. She and her husband, Bob, live in Clearfield, UT.
Phone: (801) 589-5107
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