Why Heartland Hypnosis Conference…
What is unique to Heartland?
1. We organize the classes into TRACKS that focus on these specific areas:
Clinical Uses of Hypnotism
Spiritual or Metaphysical Uses of Hypnotism
Stage (Performance) Hypnosis
The Business (Practice) of Hypnosis
2. We provide a place for licensed and unlicensed practitioners to meet and share under the umbrella of Heartland Hypnosis Conference.
3. We break bread together at lunch in an informal setting where you may ask to sit with a presenter
with whom you wish to speak.
4. We schedule the conference so that many Presenters in the Stage Hypnosis Track
may perform actual shows in nearby schools or clubs at night during the conference.
This provides wonderful learning opportunities for novices and seasoned professionals.
The 4 tracks at Heartland Hypnosis Conference arose naturally out of the experience of William Mitchell and his interesting journey as a hypnotist.
Clinical Track: William Mitchell began helping people with hypnotism for habit control, with weight loss and stop smoking group seminars. He started the Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinic Jan, 2003 in Springfield, IL. That successful work continues today. See www.hypnoprogram.com to read the testimonials and to view the videos of his many successful clients. He was awarded Hypnotist of the Year in 2009 for his work in Clinical Hypnosis. He also served on the Southern Illinois University Medical School in Springfield, IL as adjunct faculty on the CAM Panel (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) from 2005-2009.
Spiritual or Metaphysical Uses of Hypnotism: As an ordained seminary trained Christian minister, Rev. Mitchell could appreciate the spiritual applications of hypnotism, especially in the psychology of forgiveness. Both in his pastoral ministry and in his clinical office Pastor Mitchell has utilized the powerfully experiential tool of hypnotism to enhance the spiritual component of those that came seeking spiritual encouragement, guidance and direction. www.stoningtonbaptistchurch.com
Stage (Performance) Hypnosis: When William Mitchell met a stage hypnotist that only performed clean comedy hypnosis shows, he asked the stage hypnotist, the late Kent Sorrells, to teach him how to use hypnosis for clean comedy high school shows and corporate holiday shows. Over the years William has expanded his range of clean comedy hypnosis shows to include colleges, conventions, church fundraisers, project graduations, after-prom lock-ins, school assemblies and festivals, county fairs and the Illinois State Fair in 2019. William Mitchell believes that stage hypnotists are the ambassadors of hypnotism to the public. Therefore, it is very important to have trained and ethical stage hypnotists that continue to take continuing education classes as well as internships
at conferences and conventions like Heartland Hypnosis Conference. www.cleanhypnoshows.com
The Business (Practice) of Hypnosis:William Mitchell has built several successful businesses to serve various clientele or audiences. In an effort to serve individuals seeking a career in the field of Hypnotism, William formed the Mitchell institute of Professional Hypnosis LLC, (originally an IL state approved vocational school) in 2006. Since that time, William has created trainings, products and now a conference for those seeking a method or business model that will afford them the opportunity to practice as either a Certified Consulting Hypnotist, a Certified Hypnotherapist, or a Stage Hypnotist as well as training for other professionals seeking to add hypnotism to their toolbox. www.mitchellinstitute.com
While all of these Tracks are Hypnotism, it has been the experience of William Mitchell that it is better to specialize and focus your attention on each area .