The Rev. William Mitchell is the lead hypnosis instructor for hypnosis courses in the live training seminars, workshops and hypnosis certification classes.
William is the Founder of the Mitchell Institute for Professional Hypnosis, Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinics, and William Mitchell Events (including the Heartland Hypnosis Conference in St.Louis, MO each April).
With two successful clinics in Illinois, he is often called upon to consult with other practitioners of hypnosis that wish to replicate his model for clinical practice. William Mitchell is a Board Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists (BCH,CI) and regularly graduates trained practitioners Certified by the NGH. He has served as Faculty at the NGH Convention for 10 years.
Since 1997, he has successfully hypnotized thousands and currently works with several hundred one-on-one clients each year. He is also a former adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL serving on their Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Panel.
Academic credentials include a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Culver-Stockton College with both a Religion and Philosophy major and a Missouri Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies. A graduate theological education at Texas Christian University Brite Divinity School and Phillips University Graduate Seminary in Oklahoma with an earned Master of Divinity (M.Div.). While serving congregations in Missouri, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas he did doctoral work at TCU.
The Rev. Mitchell is currently the Pastor of a small congregation, The First Baptist Church of Stonington, IL. (affiliated with the moderate American Baptists) In his active pastoral ministry he has served as President and Moderator of several religious groups such as, former President of The Food Pantry Inter-Church Council of Stonington and Blue Mound, and Clergy Special Interest Group of the NGH as Treasurer. Rev. Mitchell is currently the Vice Moderator for Area 2 of the Great Rivers Region of the American Baptist denomination (ABC) and serves on the Ordination Committee that examines and approves candidates for ordination.
With his background in psychology, he is a professional college speaker in the areas of Leadership and Teambuilding (as well as Relationships and Dating on Campus) and consults with businesses and schools utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator . Also, Rev. Mitchell as a Presenter/Trainer in grief-recovery workshops has traveled to 15 states and given several hundred trainings since 1989 .
Professional memberships include:
Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Member of the American Academy of Medical Hypnoanalysts
Member of the Association of Psychological Type
Member of the National Guild of Hypnotists
Board Member Centerpoint International Jungian Studies
HYPNOTIST of the YEAR Mid-America Hypnosis Conference 2009,
RELIGION and HYPNOTISM National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2009