Hypnosis for (less!) sleep – addressing idiopathic hypersomnia

Well, I have to admit that this client was unusual. I see insomnia or poor sleep issues all the time, but when Jen walked into my office to ask me to help her sleep less, at first I was confused. Sleep LESS? Jen had a diagnosis of “idiopathic hypersomnia,” which is doctor speak for “we […]


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Level 1 Hypnotherapy Training – Fall 2016

Fall is right around the corner and classes are forming now. Level 1 will give you the skills you need to build a firm foundation for your practice of hypnosis, whether your intention is to open a clinical practice, apply new skills in your existing healthcare practice, or learn more about how the mind works […]


Graduate Spotlight: Kelli von Heydekampf

Kelli von Heidekampf is a graduate of the Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy and owner/operator of West Metro Hypnosis in Edina, Minnesota.  Kelli opened her practice after obtaining her certification at the MHA.  We are delighted to feature Kelli in this Graduate Spotlight. Graduate Spotlight: Tell us a little about yourself and your background.  What would people […]

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Art of Spiritual Hypnosis book

Our new book is a bestseller!

The Art of Spiritual Hypnosis An Amazon Best Seller in its first week! Edited by Roy Hunter (Cindy Locher & Jody Kimmell contributing authors) It was TRULY an honor to be part of this project with our mentor, Roy Hunter. This project came about because of Roy’s clients experiencing spontaneous spiritual “Treks” — accessing higher […]


Back from the conference

Jody and Cindy are back from the annual International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association’s conference in Daytona, FL. It’s our favorite conference of the year, and not just because of the beach!  Because we are an IMDHA school, it’s a great time to connect with other teachers in the field and share information.  It’s great […]

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Jeff Bellis Hypnosis

Graduate Spotlight — Jeff Bellis

Jeff Bellis is a graduate of the Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy.  We were delighted to offer Jeff a position as a hypnotherapist at ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center after his graduation.  Jeff focuses on working with students of all ages on test taking anxiety and academic improvement, and stress reduction for service people, such as police officers and […]


Hypnotic Radio Hour on Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

Join Cindy and Jody for a discussion about NLP. What is NLP? In what types of situations is it helpful? Is NLP just something for practitioners, or can it be beneficial in your career or other communications? Neurolinguistic Programming, popularized in the 1980’s by Tony Robbins, is the study of how the brain stores, codes […]

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Rosemary Barenz

MHA Graduate Spotlight – Rosemary Barenz

Rosemary Barenz is a  graduate of the Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy.  In this Graduate Spotlight, Rosemary shares with us the role hypnosis and hypnotherapy training is playing in her life. Q. Tell us a little about yourself and your background.  What would people enjoy knowing about you? I’m a musician. I lived in NYC for 25 […]


Taming the Untamed Mind

Understanding the Benefits of Meditation Wow, what a wonderful 13 minute talk by Lily Hill.  She does a beautiful job of summing up a lot of information and making it accessible and useful.  WELL worth the watch. I had a meditation instructor years ago who told me, “the untrained mind is like a young puppy. […]

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Hypnotic Radio Hour with Guest Shelley Stockwell-Nicholas

On this episode of The Hypnotic Radio Hour  we have Shelley Stockwell Nicholas as our guest. Shelley is President of the International Hypnosis Federation. Dr Shelley is an award winning instructor and best-selling author of 14 self-help books, 35 CDs and DVD courses. She was the host of the nationally syndicated television show “Backtrack” (“Regressiones” […]

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