Medical Hypnosis
Certification Courses

Pre-requisite for Advanced Classes: Certified Hypnotherapist or currently enrolled in the Clinical Hypnosis Institute.

The Medical Hypnosis Certification Course is completed after all 14 Medical Series Classes have been taken.  The title C.M.Ht. Certified Medical Hypnotherapist will apply to those passing this course, and a 14” by 11” certificate is awarded. Classes may be taken separately.

Course Descriptions

Classes with – C.H.I. after the title are included in the Clinical Hypnosis Institute’s Hypnosis Certification courses.

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

Designed to introduce the hypnotherapist to body systems and some of the common problems with each system.  Hypnotic suggestions for hypnosis strategies are given throughout this course to address various conditions as we explore the functions of the body. 

Trauma Management

Demonstrates how shock is an altered state of consciousness that can be used hypnotically to induce change in an injured persons condition, e.g., bleeding, swelling, bruising, pain, etc.

Case Histories will be given for a variety of hypnotic interventions given in trauma situations.  A video shows the application of these processes for first responders to the emergency situation.

Pregnancy & Childbirth the Garfield Method

One of the few programs that encompass pre-pregnancy issues, the pregnancy, labor, delivery, and post-natal areas of childbirth.  The focus of this program is on individual attention to the mother and her needs as they arise throughout the process of having a child.  Hypnosis has proven effective in maintaining a comfortable pregnancy, an easy delivery, and quick recovery following the birth.  Numerous case histories and testimonials are given.  Frank Garfield developed and teaches this course and he includes templates to download into your computer for creation of your own Pregnancy and Childbirth brochures for marketing your business.

Smoking Cessation (C.H.I.)

Teaches the hypnotherapist how to conduct a successful stop smoking program.  Our client’s at Clinical Care Network have reported over 95% long term success rate with this program.  It is designed as a two session program with step by step processes and scripts that give detailed instruction from the client interview to the last session.  This program is used by Cheryl Beshada at the Healing Arts Center at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center. A brochure template is included for marketing your Stop Smoking sessions.

Subconscious Mind Healing (SMH) (C.H.I.)

A variation of some of the wonderful Analytical Hypnosis process developed by Dr. Edgar Barnett.   In this compilation of processes there is no dialogue between therapist & client.  Rather, the therapist guides the client through a subconscious process to find the original cause and the solution of the presenting problem.  Often times the therapist and even the client are unaware of the cause of the problem, yet resolution is achieved.  We have often switched to this process during analytical hypnotherapy when the client does not respond through ideomotor processes or verbal communication.  It is also used as the first regression as there is minimal or no abreaction experienced by the client.

Weight/Shape Management (C.H.I.)

This program encourages a healthy lifestyle that promotes healthy eating, exercise and stress management.  It is designed as a 5 to 6 session format with sessions scheduled one to two weeks apart and then once a month until the desired goal is achieved.  Because weight is a multifaceted issue, we include numerous processes that address everything from emotional eating, to resistance to exercise.  The manual is over 100 pages with step by step processes and scripts that give detailed instruction from the client interview to the last session.  This program is used at the Healing Arts Center at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center. A brochure template is included for marketing your Weight and Shape Management Program.

Creating Medical Scripts and Programs

Designed to teach individual hypnotherapists how to create hypnotic strategies for a wide variety of medical conditions.  Hypnosis Scripts and Programs are developed using Ericksonian language patterns and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).  Learn the art and specialized usage of Waking Hypnosis techniques during client intake to maximize your success.  This is an extension of the previous course on Physiology & Anatomy.

Instant and Rapid Inductions (C.H.I.)

A course no one should be without.  You will finish this course as an adept in speed inductions, learning the subtle nuances that make these gems work every time with any client.  Standing up, sitting down, or in a hospital bed these inductions save time when you need it.  Speed Inductions are very useful when there is a maximum of work to be done and a short amount of time to do it in.  A rapid or instantaneous induction is not only quick but often quite a deep trance state.  They are useful for deepening a trance state, fractionation, and conditioning a client for future sessions.

Hypnotic Intervention for Pain Management (C.H.I.)

Various techniques are employed for acute pain as well as for chronic pain.  Learn numerous techniques to alleviate various types of pain, including phantom pain due to  amputation.   Many of our private clients have reported that they came in with headaches or body aches & pains that were gone after their session for something unrelated.  Deep relaxation alone will reduce or eliminate many aches & pains without even addressing them directly.  Specific hypnosis direction to a particular area of concern can reduce or eliminate discomfort literally within seconds.  Frank Garfgield will show you techniques that have eliminated migraine headaches in 30 seconds over the telephone.  Learn to empower your client by teaching them self hypnosis to employ a wide variety of  hypnotic processes for pain management.  This program is used by Cheryl Beshada at the Healing Arts Center at the St. John Hospital and Medical Center. A brochure template is included for marketing your Pain Management program.

Pre & Post Surgery and Organ Transplants

A course that was just written in the year 2002 following requests from several clients Frank and Cheryl have worked with during the previous years. Pre surgery anxiety can present many problems for the patient as well as the surgeon.  Most of these problems can be easily overcome with hypnosis. Post Surgery Recovery can be much shorter in duration and much more comfortable through the use of hypnosis. This course also includes processes to help client’s adapt to appliances for hip and knee replacement surgery as well as prosthesis and phantom pain. Organ Transplants present some very unique problems.  Both pre and post surgery processes are useful for organ transplants. Sometimes organs are rejected when by all rights they shouldn’t be because there is no logical medical reason for a rejection. Many organ recipients report changes in personality traits.  Taking on some characteristics of the donor is not uncommon. We’ve scientifically researched why some of these things happen and how hypnosis can help change these phenomenons.

Cheryl Beshada will be providing case histories of patients who have had lung and kidney transplants as well as blood transfusions. St. John Hospital and Medical Center is currently using our Pre and Post surgery CD’s for their Cardio unit as well During Surgery for those patients who choose to participate in the program. Frank and Cheryl also created Pre and Post Surgery CD’s for St. Josephs Hospital for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeries.  Numerous scripts are provided for various types of surgeries.

Basic Core Issue Clearing

A regression process that employs ideomotor and/or verbal communication with the client.  The “Sub-Conscious Computer” records and files everything that we’ve ever experienced along with our feelings, thoughts, decisions, even beliefs that were formed in the core of our being.  Often times when there is an issue to resolve, the experience or belief had gone into the Sub-Conscious at a much earlier time, perhaps at a very young age.  It became stuck or frozen in that time space coordinate without the benefit of logic or reason. 

Just as a computer cannot access of its information at the same time and the screen can only show a limited view of what’s there, the Conscious Mind similarly doesn’t have access to all of the information stored at the Sub-Conscious level.  However, when properly guided to do so, the subconscious can do a “File Search” and bring up a particular file that we choose to work on.

Through the Core Issue Clearing process, the client is guided to create a “Safe File Folder” to hold their “core issues” for further work.  The therapists formulates a series of questions that pertain to the client’s presenting issue and guides the Subconscious to search through the files and gather information and then place it in the Safe File Folder so that it can be resolved at a later time.  The questions are designed to get things “percolated”, safely stored, and then categorized into similar groups for future resolution. 

The Sub-Conscious is very efficient at formulating and creating a “Category Report” After asking a series of questions the therapist guides the Sub-Conscious to access the Safe File Folder and separate and categorize the issues into groups of similar issues so that they can be released and cleared in groups.  We then determine how many groups there are and number them for future reference.  Some groups may only have one issue that pertains to the Initial Sensitizing Experience and others will have numerous issues  For each group that we address, we ask if there is more than one issue in that particular group.  If there is more than one issue, we ask the Sub-Conscious Mind to choose and issue that can be symbolic and represent all of the issues in that group. The groups are released and cleared one by one until all groups are resolved. 

Higher Self – Inner Wisdom – Super-Conscious – This process can be adapted in different ways to include “Higher Self Processes” also known as “Inner Wisdom” or “Super Conscious”.  Because the Sub-Conscious takes in both negative and positive and is often compared to a child ego state, it has been my experience and personal belief that assistance from a much wiser and higher source is very effective.

Cheryl Beshada, C.MHt.

This course is an adaptation of the Basic Core Issue Clearing process developed by Joan Ratliff, BA. CMHt and is presented by Cheryl Beshada, CMHt. Core Issue Medical is included in this course.  Numerous illnesses are addressed.

Hypnodontics (hypnosis in dentistry)

Covers just about anything and everything you could possibly use in dental hypnosis including:  hypnoanesthesia, bruxism, TMJ, dental anxiety, adjusting to braces, bridges, and dentures , rapid healing after an extraction, minimize or eliminate bleeding during cleaning or following an extraction, and much, much more.

Hypnotic Intervention for Cancer Patients

Could be a career specialty in and of itself.  You will be shown hypnosis techniques that effectively reduce or eliminate pain and reduce or eliminate side effects of Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy (hair loss, nausea, weakness, etc).  These programs in conjunction with medical care have also been effective in reducing the size of tumors, the growth rate of tumors and cancer cell production, and in some cases elimination of the cancer completely.  Numerous case histories are provided by both Frank and Cheryl of patients they have worked with through the years.

Hypnosis Scripts are also provided regarding various types of cancer.

Analytical Hypnotherapy (C.H.I.)

This is one of the most thorough Analytical Hypnosis courses which include word for word scripts and detailed instructions.  This course includes numerous processes for regressing the client to the cause of the problem (Initial Sensitizing Event/Experience) and guiding them to release and resolve the issue and integrate a deep sense of healing and understanding.  This course includes processes that allow for non-verbal ideomotor communication and/or verbal dialogue between client & therapist during trance. Processes Include:  Analytical Hypnosis, Spiritual Hypnotherapy, Higher Self Work, Affect Bridge, Computer Process, Movie Screen, etc. You will learn how to effectively work with all types of clients of various religious and cultural beliefs as well as the various situations that may arise during the analytical processes.

2023-24 Class Schedule

Medical Series Classes
Sept. 16-17, 2023 Hypnosis for Fertility, Pregnancy and Childbirth with Ariana Durling, R.N., C.Ht. and Cheryl Beshada, CMHt
Oct. 29, 2023 Smoking Cessation (C.H.I.)
Nov. 11, 2023 Subconscious Mind Healing (C.H.I.)
Nov. 12, 2023 Weight and Shape Management (C.H.I.)
Nov. 25, 2023 Pain Management (C.H.I.)
Nov. 26, 2023 Rapid Inductions-Advanced Techniques – Intro to Stage Hypnosis (C.H.I.)
Dec. 9-10, 2023 Analytical Hypnosis – Day 1 & 2 of 5 Days (C.H.I.)
Jan. 13-14, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis – Day 3 & 4 of 5 Days (C.H.I.)
Jan. 27, 2023 Analytical Hypnosis Day Spiritual Channeling 5 of 5 Days (C.H.I.)
Mar. 9, 2024 Smoking Cessation (C.H.I.)
Mar. 10, 2024 Subconscious Mind Healing (C.H.I.)
Mar. 23, 2024 Weight Loss and Shape Management (C.H.I.)
Mar. 24, 2024 Pain Management (C.H.I.)
Apr. 14, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis – Day 1 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)
Apr. 27-28, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis Days 2 and 3 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)
May 18-19, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis Days 5 and 6 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)
Jul. 13, 2024 Smoking Cessation (C.H.I.)
Jul. 14, 2024 Subconscious Mind Healing (C.H.I.)
Jul. 20-21, 2024 Hypnosis Pre and Post Surgery – Organ Transplants
Jul. 27, 2024 Weight Loss and Shape Management (C.H.I.)
Jul. 28, 2024 Pain Management (C.H.I.)
Aug. 11, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis – Day 1 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)
Aug. 17-18, 2024 Core Issue Clearing – Day 1 and 2
Aug. 24-25, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis Days 2 and 3 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)
Sept. 14-15, 2024 Analytical Hypnosis Days 4 and 5 of Mod 3 (C.H.I.)

More Information

  • To Register: Contact Clinical Hypnosis Institute at (586) 899-9009 or email
  • The investment for each advanced course class is $200.00 per day – 2-day courses are $400.00
  • Clinical Hypnosis Professional Group members fee is  $175.00 per day – 2-day courses are $350.00
  • CHI graduates may repeat these classes for a fee of $50.00 per class day, includes new manual and updated compter disk
  • Personal Checks, Cash, VISA and MasterCard are accepted
  • You will receive a certificate for each course that your pass
  • 8 Ceu’s for one day class  –  16 Ceu’s for a 2 day class
  • In addition to the class manual, you will receive the manual on a data disk for entry into your computer, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, etc. for easy reference
  • Upon completion of all 14 of the above courses that lead to the Medical Series, you will receive certification as a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist (C.M.Ht.) through the Clinical Hypnosis Professional Group