"Mary Elizabeth Raines is an amazing teacher with wisdom and grace. [The class was] educational and transformational--the best vacation I ever took. Thank you."
Mary Novak, Vulcan, MI
" I was very impressed with the instructor's abilities to convey the subject matter, and her personal attention and care over each of us. She has a special gift for teaching and I loved this class. I received much more than I anticipated. I was very surprised at how thorough and complete this class was. I am very happy I attended."
James Avery, RN, Los Angeles, CA
"I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing opportunity to walk safely into a new, fascinating dimension. Thanks so much. It was a great investment of my time and money!"
Dr. Janet Trychin, Eerie, PA
"This class has enabled me to experience a tremendous internal shift to a place I never dreamed possible. I feel extremely powerful, energized and excited!"
Ron Broussard, Sulphur, LA
"The class was great. I enjoyed the hands-on work, Mary Elizabeth Raine's style of teaching, her positive suggestions, attitudes and empathy towards all of us. Very eye opening; a life changing event for me."
Mary Ann Bennett, Omro, WI
"The hypnosis certification class under Mary Elizabeth Raines' instruction was a major turning point in my life. Our class was a very hands-on type of learning experience, which also turned out to be a real spiritual journey for all of us. Mary Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable, and is always willing to share and encourage along the way. She helped me find the courage to follow my path. Within three months of certification, I had a successful practice with a holistic health clinic."
Robin Loehrke, Waupaca, WI
"You really prepared me. You did an outstanding job. I am grateful! My life has been enriched in ways that are indescribable. The quality of education...the life long friends...unforgettable!"
Carrie Lockwood, Long Beach, CA
"Never have I experienced a more wonderful course. Everything was awesome!"
Anthony Stone, San Diego, CA
"Exhilerating--life altering--both personally and for my professional future. A delightful experience, crammed with information. Extremely informative & useful."
Elliot Aheroni, Esq., Van Nuys, CA
"'It blew my mind on every level! We covered, experienced and practiced extensively on all different aspects of hypnosis. I feel very confident about applying the material we used in class."
Karine Roman, Sherman Oaks, CA
"A wonderful and life-changing experience. I most enjoyed being exposed to all of the different hypnosis techniques and all of the hands-on training. It is hard to put into words what a profound experience this has been. Mary Elizabeth, you created such a caring and loving environment, that six strangers could come together and bond and share on the most intimate levels."
Charlotte Torgerson, Manhattan Beach, CA
"[Mary Elizabeth Raines] made the entire experience comfortable and adjusted the class to our needs as well. I loved receiving and giving sessions. Enlightening. It centered me, it illustrated my strengths and empowered me. Her expertise & wealth of experiences brought out the best in me so I can be the best hypnotist I am able! Thank you!"
Lorena Lopez, Tracy, CA
"The hypnosis certification class was one of the most important things I have ever been a part of to experience. Not only do I have new skills; it tapped into my own personal life and being. Thank you so much."
Cathy Stone, Woodland Hills, CA
"It was indeed a life-changing experience. I enjoyed the entire process of learning, the safe & cozy environment, and the company. I will have wonderful memories forever."
Cynthia da Silva, Vineyard Haven, MA
"Wonderful! Loved the transition from a feeling of insecurity to one of confidence in my ability to hypnotize. You are a great teacher and guide. You have the ability to hold a room full of extremely diverse personalities together while directing them towards a common goal: excellence in the practice of hypnosis. Your training method is intense, complete...and I loved every minute of it! This course was EVERYTHING I had anticipated & hoped for--and then some. "
Raymond Dracoules, Torrance, CA
"This has been a wonderfully fulfilling journey, one that I will forever cherish. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth, for sharing yourself with me, with us, in a way that will carry with me forever.
Kellie Karl, CH, Las Vegas, NV
"I feel so honored to have studied under you. I don't have heroes, other than my wife, but I think I'll make an exception for you. Thank you for continuing to teach throughout the eons. I am very fortunate to be your student."
Josette Villegas, Sacramento, CA
Dennis Plansky, DC, Green Bay, WI
Dr. Debi Yohn, Shanghai, China
Michael Arndt, Encino, CA
Catherine Toth, San Pedro, CA
Douglas Terrel, Long Beach, CA
"Thank you for your dedication to our learning. When I started, I knew absolutely nothing about hypnotism, and now I can say, 'Look into my eyes' and expect some result! It was a great time and a true learning experience. And think how much fun I'm going to be at parties now! ...I'll always enjoy learning from you."
Gregg Lesky, Cudahy, WI
Cyrus Tajbakhsh, Cave Creek, AZ
Dr. Shelley Coate, Hollister, CA
Paul Ebbing, Williamston, SC
Jason D. Bauer, Little Chute, WI
Hope Matusda, Los Angeles, CA
Linda Melgoza, Tillamock, OR
Marie Houston, Oshkosh, WI
Lisa Brabo, Venice, CA
"...I'd not realized how extensive the information was that I received until I actually began practicing, and had a wealth of knowledge at my disposal. Mary Elizabeth is not only an experienced instructor, but also is encouraging to her students, giving me confidence, besides the bright white light & love emanating from her being."
Dennis Richardson, Bridgeman, MI
Joe Kools, Waupaca, WI
Darlene Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada
Colleen Linnertz, San Diego, CA
"There is so much taught, given, shared! It is full of learning, experience, training that is wonderful...all fits nicely together at the end. I liked the humanistic therapeutic style that was taught and modeled by Mary Elizabeth Raines."
I studied hypnosis under Mary Elizabeth Raines in the spring of 2003. Over the next year-and-a-half, I attended 3 hypnosis convention; during these conventions I attended many workshops and seminars only to find that much of what was being discussed were concepts and techniques we learned during our time with Mary Elizabeth. The schooling in hypnosis I received was truly a life changing experience. Our teacher continues to be a wonderful mentor and friend. When she says she is available for lifelong mentoring, that is just what she means. Ms. Raines has continually made herself available for any questions or concerns I might have. She is a truly remarkable, caring person that I would call one in a million. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth, for your teaching, mentoring and friendship.
Bill Mitchell, Random Lake, WI
"[Asked] which presenters impressed and taught them most [they named] Mary Elizabeth Raines of Hollywood, CA, as [one of] their most inspirational and educational presenters. As one of the 'Old Boys,' I was happy to see some new stars emerging..."
from THE JOURNAL OF HYPNOTISM, March 2002
"International Profiles" by Maurice Kershaw, MA, BCH
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