One of the academic and experiential proofs that hypnotism is real is the amazing things that can occur with hypnotic subjects in regards to pain control and pain management. With the current opiate crisis, medical professionals are considering CAM, Complementary and Alternative Medicine approaches to help patients avoid addiction when dealing with pain.In the age of psychopharmacology, I believe too many Practitioners are often more likely to encourage clients to try drugs or potentially dangerous surgery, than to teach new coping skills. However, in an age where many Practitioners are talking about “mindfulness”, ”focusing”, “guided imagery”, “mind-body healing” it is clear that these techniques are hypnotically based in their use of focusing and suggestive methods to achieve their results. Rev. William Mitchell has studied and practiced hypnotism for over 20 years. In working with literally thousands of clients in a wide variety of contexts and situations, he has developed a practical approach that can be duplicated and applied by most certified hypnotists.
William Mitchell B.A., M. Div., BCH,CI,
has hypnotized thousands of individuals since 1997 in groups and private sessions. He is the founder of Personal Motivation Hypnosis Clinics with two locations in Illinois with a primary focus on Weight Control and Smoking Cessation, and Mitchell Institute of Professional Hypnosis where William teaches as a Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists. In addition, Rev. Mitchell also serves as Pastor of First Baptist Church (American Baptist) in Stonington, IL. where he lives with his wife Linda and their children.He was honored with the 2009 National Guild of Hypnotists Convention “Religion and Hypnotism Award” and was honored with the Mid America Hypnosis Conference “Hypnotist of the Year 2009”. A Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, Rev. Mitchell was previously an adjunct faculty member at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine serving on their Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Panel.