Clinton Clay, LCSW
Beginning in 2008, following his retirement from working with public and not for profit agencies, mental health, family practice and psychiatry practice groups, Clint began working with the Mid South Institute of NLP/Hypnosis where he is available on a part time basis to do therapy and hypnotherapy. He brings over 60 years of practice as a social worker as well as a background of multiple and diverse modalities. Beginning in his college major (1944-48) he studied psychoanalytic theory and during ensuing years studied extensively in Client Centered Therapy (Carl Rogers), family dynamics and family systems, transactional analysis-Gestalt, NLP, hypnosis, EMDR, TFT, EFT, Chackra treatment, and BSFF. His most recent study was in an advanced training program with Cal Banyan, Tustin, California, where he learned Five Path Hypnosis, and Seven Path Self Hypnosis.
Rainya Dann-Cross, BFA
Rainya M. Dann has been teaching hypnotherapy since 1981. Founder of the Institute for Transpersonal Studies, Rainya has led hundreds of groups in the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia. She maintains a private practice in Santa Cruz, California. The Institute offers training and certification in Hypnotherapy and Breathwork, and Workshops on Tantra, Healing the Inner Child, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Women's Circles, Voice Dialogue, Meditation and Spiritual Awakening.
For eight years, Rainya conducted three month residential hypnotherapy trainings and taught hypnosis at Esalen Institute in Big Sur. Out of this extensive experience arises the unique synthesis of the Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Certification Course. Rainya's unique and renowned approach to experiential learning provides a nuturing atmosphere for awakening consciousness, personal growth and spiritual community.
Paul Di Carlo
Rachel Hott, Ph.D.
Dr. Rachel B. Hott, has a Ph. D. in clinical psychology and is a certified master practitioner and trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. She is a NYS Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and holds a master degree for Dance/Movement Therapy. Rachel has been a course leader for American Management Association and a private consultant for executives. She has been trained by Jack Canfield to facilitate self-esteem trainings.
In addition to NLP, she includes Thought Field Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Self-Relations in her therapeutic repertoire. Rachel is also authorized and endorsed by NLP Comprehensive to conduct Core Transformation© workshops. Rachel has written numerous articles for Anchor Point magazine.
Steven A. Leeds, LMHC
Steven Leeds, M.A.. LMHC, NYS licensed mental health counselor, who holds masters degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Secondary Education is a certified Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming. Steven began studying NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis in 1981 with John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Leslie Cameron Bandler and Virginia Satir. He has also studied extensively with Stephen Gilligan and Jack Canfield. For over 25 years, Steven has designed and conducted NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis training in the United States and Europe. He conducted the first NLP Certification Trainings in Zürich, Switzerland.
Steven has been teaching NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, Post Master Practitioner and Trainer Training as well as the Ericksonian Hypnosis Certification Training since 1986. Steven is also authorized and endorsed by NLP Comprehensive to conduct Core Transformation© seminars. Steven is a founding member of the International Association of NLP and is certified by the National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH).
Dr. Juan Francisco Ramírez
Juan Francisco desde 1988 es Director del Centro Mexicano de Programación Neuro-Lingüística, S.C.. Coordinador de la Maestría en Programación Neurolingüística. Ha impartido cursos de PNL tanto a nivel nacional como internacional.
Cuenta con estudios de Psicología por la U. A. S. L. P., Maestría en Desarrollo Humano por el I. T. E. S. O., Doctor en Educación por la Universidad Marista. Se especializó en PNL en el NLP Center of Texas y fue certificado como entrenador en este campo desde 1988 por el NLP of Colorado; es Coach Profesional Certificado (PCC) por la International Coach Federation (ICF). Además ha participado en el programa de Star Logo para estudio de sistemas complejos impartido en el afamado Santa Fe Institute, de Nuevo Mexico. Cuenta con dos diplomados en Calidad Total por el I. T. E. S. M.
Ha ofrecido servicios de consultoría a: HYLSA, ,Gerencia de Ventas de Tubería en Guadalajara, en el aspecto comunicación; ha impartido cursos de liderazgo y PNL al Hospital Civil de Guadalajara Mantiene práctica profesional como terapeuta desde hace 22 años y actualmente realiza practica privada como Coach.
Ha impartido conferencias y talleres de Programación Neuro-Lingüística en las Universidades: I.T.E.S.O., UNIVA, en Guadalajara, Universidad de la Laguna, UIA, en Torreón, Coah. Instituto Vasco de Quiroga. en Morelia, Mich. U. A. A., en Aguascalientes, Ags., Universidad Autónoma de S. L. P,., en la Facultad de Ciencias Políticas de la U de G., así como en el Congreso Internacional de PNL y Salud celebrado en Helsingør, Dinamarca (1998) y en San Francisco (2008).
Ha participado como facilitador en cursos de mediación y negociación de conflicto ofrecidos a la S. E. J. por la Comisión Estatal de Derechos Humanos en Jalisco.
Avi Sachs, MBA
Suzi Smith, MA
In 1980 Suzi Smith co-founded Anchor Point Institute (formerly Western States Training Associates/NLP of Utah) to provide practical, skill-based training to individuals, businesses, and government organizations. She began conducting NLP Certification Trainings in 1985 and has been active in bringing NLP skills into people’s lives in many locations throughout the world since that time. Her trainings are respected for their excellence in providing real-world skills that are practical and useful, and she is known for her ability to make even the most complicated process understandable and easy to learn.
She holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Science Degree in Counseling from Virginia Polytechnic Institute. She has a Certificate from the Four Winds Society in Shamanic Healing and Soul Retrieval, a Certificate from the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners as a Hypnotherapist, and Certificates as an NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, and Trainer.
Suzi is coauthor of the books Beliefs—Pathways to Health and Well-Being and NLP: The New Technology of Achievement, and is featured on the Nightingale-Conant tape series “NLP-The New Technology of Achievement.” She co-produced the audio tapes “How to Build Rapport” and “Healing Yourself,” and the videotapes “Eliminating Allergies,” “Neurological Levels in the Mind-Body Connection” and “Conflict Integration.” Her recent audio tapes include “Preparing for a Medical Intervention,” “Creating a Compelling Future,” “Dealing with Allergies,” and a two-tape set “Communicating with Your Symptoms.”
In partnership with NLP innovator Robert Dilts, and Tim Hallbom, co-founder of Anchor Point, Suzi developed new NLP applications in the field of health and well-being. She continues to do research and development into the uses of NLP as it applies to longevity and life extension as well as health. In addition to conducting training around the world, she consults for a variety of private and government organizations. In her private practice she specializes in applying NLP to areas of physical and emotional health, giving people new choices of behavior in their personal and professional lives. Suzi has recently expanded to include telephone life coaching as a part of her practice.
Sheila Sommers, CTHT
Sheila's passion to help other people was ignited in her twenties when she took up a metaphysical quest to understand the "how" and "why" of life. Through years of life experience and as a NLP Hypnotherapist and Coach, Sheila knows how stress and anxiety can lead to personal problems.
Sheila began her Coaching in 2005 and her hypnotherapy practice in 2006 starting out as a smoking cessation specialist. She has since expanded her hypnotherapy practice and is certified as a Medical Hypnotherapist.
She has offices in San Francisco and Burlingame California.
Education: Ct. in NLP Life Coaching; Ct in Hypnotherapy; Hypnosis Motivation Institute; Nationally Accredited Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy; EFT; Reiki
Mitchell Stevko is an experienced executive, entrepreneur and board member who has started or advised nearly 100 companies over a 25 year career, including many complementary medicine and healthcare businesses. Mitchell co-founded 10X Medical Investors, which screened and facilitated financing for over 100 emerging medical and bio-technology companies. Mitchell was previously a board member and advisor to Alternative Medicine (now Natural Health), a leading provider of information products for consumers and doctors. Mitchell is also a Mind-Body Expert and Advisor/Coach, with over 1,000 hours of training and advanced certifications in mind-body methods including: Ericksonian Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Guided Imagery, NLP Executive Coaching and Energy Medicine. Mitchell has co-authored numerous mind-body programs on CD for topics including Surgery, Stress Reduction, Healing and Weight Loss. Mitchell has trained with some of the leading mind-body experts of our time, including Robert Dilts, Anthony Robbins, Tim Halbom, Steve Andreas, others.
Dr. Olga Stevko
Dr. Olga Stevko is an internationally renowned Mind-Body Expert and Medical Doctor from Russia, who’s work has been featured on NBC, MSNBC, Russian State TV, and internet media. She is the author of multiple CD programs, and is a highly regarded seminar speaker. Her programs have changed the lives of thousands of people, including high profile CEO’s and celebrities. Areas of expertise include: Surgery Preparation and Healing, Sleep Improvement, Stress Reduction, Anti-Aging and Longevity, Weight Loss, and Easier Child-Birth. Dr. Stevko graduated with her Medical Degree with honors from the prestigious “Medical University” in Vladivostok, Russia. Her additional credentials include multiple Advanced Hypnotherapy Certifications and Guided Imagery training with numerous top master trainers. She is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Certified Health Practitioner of NLP (one of about only 500 US Graduates). Her NLP trainers include NLP pioneers Robert Dilts, Steve Andreas, and Tim Halbom.
Managing Director, Co-Founder
Nick LeForce, MA
Nick LeForce has over 25 years of experience in the field of human communication and development. He holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Administration from the University of San Francisco McLaren School of Business and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Welfare. Nick provides executive coaching services and management consultation to businesses as well as personal development services to individuals. He specializes in Value-Based Life Management Skills, helping individuals and businesses to identify governing values and use those values to create compelling goals, make effective decisions, manage time, overcome barriers to success, communicate persuasively, and achieve desired outcomes.
He has provided on-site consultation and training in Communication Skills, Customer Service Skills, Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Supervisory Skills, Time Management, and other topics. Nick has worked with both private and public sector clients, including AT&T, Blue Diamond Almond Growers, California Farm Bureau Federation, Citizens Utilities, Department of General Services, Department of Fish and Game, Holiday Inn, Sheraton Hotels, Sacramento County Municipal Services Agency, Standard Office Systems, State Teachers Retirement System, Water Resources Control Board, United Corporate Furnishings, Varsity Contractors, and others. He is listed as a Quality Consultant with the California Department of Personnel Administration, Office of Statewide Continuous Improvement.
Since 1983, he has studied extensively with leaders in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy. He is a internationally recognized trainer of Coaching skills, NLP and Hypnotherapy He is known for his lively and humorous presentation style.
Tim Hallbom, MSW
Tim Hallbom is widely considered to be one of the most talented and accomplished NLP trainers in the world. He is an internationally known expert in how to change limiting beliefs through the medium of NLP, as well as co-author of the best selling books, Beliefs: Pathways to Health and Well-being and NLP: The New Technology of Achievement.
Throughout his expansive NLP career, Tim has worked with individuals and organizations, authored several articles and books, founded training centers and professional organizations, keynoted international conferences and lectured all over the world. His vast experience and innate flexibility helps him to be successful with virtually everyone that he works with. Tim is dedicated to helping individuals have life changing breakthroughs and organizations experience fundamental improvements.
Tim has contributed a huge body of knowledge to the field of NLP. He has refined and championed such processes as re-imprinting, integrating conflicting beliefs and using eye-accessing cues. He has developed a number of popular NLP techniques, including ones for changing limiting beliefs, working with double binds and working with health related issues. Because of his extraordinary contributions in the fields of NLP and Coaching, he was recently made an International Diplomate in NLP by the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine.
Tim has been involved in the field of NLP since 1979, and has been delivering NLP trainings throughout the world since then. Tim has always been more than a trainer. Throughout his NLP career he has consistently done therapy, coaching and consulting with individuals and organizations around the globe. This work “in the field” has enabled him to make many discoveries about human behavior and change that he would not have made if he restricted his activities to training.
In 1992, Tim created the “Graduate School” of NLP with Robert Dilts and Suzi Smith - the Health Certification Training Program, which is considered to be one of the most advanced NLP training programs in the world. He and his wife Kris are also the co-developers of the WealthyMind™ program, which has been taught in over 20 countries around the world to date. Moreover, Tim has made many contributions in the field of Professional Coaching. His NLP Coach Certification program was the first based on NLP in North America to be approved by the International Coach Federation. His most recent book, Coaching in the Workplace, is a comprehensive guide to coaching for managers.
Tim is also well known at some of the best and most recognized NLP institutes around the globe, including International Teaching Seminars (ITS) in London, The Institute for Eclectic Psychology (IEP) in the Netherlands; and taught for years at NLP University with Robert Dilts and NLP Comprehensive with Steve and Connirae Andreas. Throughout his career, Tim has trained thousands of highly effective NLPers, who are making their mark in the world.
Tim’s own institute, which he runs with his wife and partner Kris, is the NLP Institute of California. An internationally recognized institute, NLPCA is known for its quality of training and high integrity. Tim has also organized and taught over 60 NLP Practitioner Trainings at his own institutes, and has thousands of satisfied graduates. He and Kris are currently working on a program for an amazing new process called Dynamic Spin Release, which they have been developing since March of 2008. They are also working on a new book that describes clear and consistent ways to identify and change limiting beliefs. In November of 2009, Tim and Kris keynoted the International NLP Conference in London on Dynamic Spin Release.
Tim has authored and co-authored scores of articles and books and created a number of audio and video publications.
Tim’s NLP history includes:
Learning NLP in the early 80’s from both Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
Tim was the President of the National Association of NLP in 1990, which later became the International Association for NLP.
He co-founded and was the President of the International Institute for the Advanced Studies in Health (IASH) with Robert Dilts and Suzi Smith, where today he an advisor.
He co-founded Anchorpoint Institute with Suzi Smith, where in addition to doing training programs, he published Anchor Point NLP Journal– which was the most widely read NLP publication in the world at that time; it was delivered to more than 30 countries!
Tim was also a licensed Psychotherapist from 1978-1999, when he began an active coach practice that he still maintains.