ELIZABETH (LEACH) RAINES, the
Faculty Director of the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training, lives in Sedona, Arizona. She has been a certified professional instructor and adjunct faculty
member for the National Guild of Hypnotists for fifteen years, and has
also conducted workshops and seminars for the American Board of
Hypnotherapy, International Hypnosis Federation and Mid-America
Hypnosis Convention. She
is director of Laughing
founder of the Midwest
Professional Hypnosis Associates, and was the creator of the inspirational Laughing
Cherub Self-improvement CD & MP3 series.
Elizabeth Raines developed and continues to teach the first Guided Imagery
Certification course ever offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists
at their summer institute, and has
taught a number of self-hypnosis, guided imagery, and related classes for assorted venues that include the Continuing Education Department of the University of Wisconsin, Friends' General Conference annual Gatherings, and at the former Bodhi Tree in West Los Angeles.
addition to Ms. Raines' work with private clients in her clinical
hypnotherapy practice in Arizona, she is a
dynamic workshop leader and lecturer. She has had advanced training
in many adjunctive healing modalities.
Elizabeth Raines has been hypnotizing people since she was 14 years
old, and has trained top hypnotists and leaders in the field for over fifteen years.
Her formal education was in piano performance at the New England
Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, and included independent
studies in film at UW-Oshkosh.
versed in all areas of hypnosis, in the past she was also a professional stage
hypnotist, providing laughter and wholesome entertainment for
audiences as Lady
writer, playwright & journalist who has won regional, state and
national awards for her work, Ms. Raines is a columnist for The
Journal of Hypnotism, an international hypnosis magazine. She has
been associate editor of a national hypnosis magazine and is a
regular contributor to professional hypnosis publications, which have included the Hypno-Gram,
the Hypnotherapy Journal (U.K.),
and publications of the International Medical & Dental Hypnosis
Association and the International Hypnosis Federation. Her hypnosis
books and articles can be found on Kindle (Amazon.com); additionally, she has contributed chapters to three books about hypnosis, including
"Everyday Miracles of Hypnosis," and "The New
Consumer's Guide to Hypnosis," published by the National Guild
of Hypnotists. According to the National Guild of Hypnotists, Raines
is "recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the art
and science of hypnotism."
message to new students from Mary Elizabeth Raines, Director of the
Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training