Training on the life-changing power of hypnosis

Many people want to be able to say they can change other people’s lives and help them improve at least one aspect of it. But, to do it successfully, tools are needed—and Mind Matters Hypnosis can help you learn what those tools are and how to use them. Here’s a secret: you already have them within yourself.

We offer a 100-hour Basic or Advanced Hypnosis Certification Course. It provides training on the life-changing power of hypnosis.

You will become a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnosis.

This course is a combination of eight full days of remote training, plus home and group study/practice.

This training will NOT BE RECORDED. It is conducted in the “active learning” technique, with the group engaging in various discussions and exercises. Therefore attendance online in real-time is required.

Certification training
Certification training

Hands-on learning on hypnosis

In this course, there is as much hands-on learning as book learning. The practical applications and text learning will ingrain the process and allow for a much deeper understanding of the material.

You will leave the course with a solid foundation on which to build a new career or expand your current career and the confidence to begin applying all you’ve learned with others.

This course is taught by Mind Matters Hypnosis Center – a thriving practice, with several locations, built primarily on client and health practitioner referrals.

Everything learned in this course has been developed through thousands of hours of training and working with clients. Our years of experience deliver consistently high levels of success to clients who are dealing with a range of issues, this training is designed to equip you to do the same.

What you'll learn:

  • Exactly what Hypnosis is and is not
  • A brief decolonized history of hypnosis
  • The hard science of Hypnosis and how it works within the brain
  • Who can be Hypnotized
  • Suggestibility tests
  • How to enter the state of Hypnosis
  • Advanced Hypnotic inductions (including instant inductions)
  • Powerful deepening techniques
  • Convincers for maximum results
  • Suggestions & scripts
  • How to develop session structures for: Self-Hypnosis, Stress Relief, Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence, Sports, Weight Release, Smoking Cessation, Pain Management, Phobias, Emotional issues, and many more
  • Hypnotherapeutic techniques that get results
  • Hypnotic research, testimonials, and case studies
  • How to hold group hypnosis sessions

Trainer Calypso Portugaels


Calypso discovered hypnosis first as a client. In fact, a skeptical one. It took two sessions to make her a believer. Then, a third one to make her realize she had come across a life-changing tool. Later on, she went on to become a hypnotist herself. Since that transition, she’s been able to see the world in a new way she never thought possible.

From her work as a yoga and meditation teacher, Calypso has witnessed the vast power of the mind-body connection. And she’s learned to normalize practices that could seem a little esoteric or inaccessible. She now feels ready to further share the life changing tools of hypnosis with more people.

She has studied around the world, letting her travels guide her toward a deeper understanding of the human condition.

Calypso believes that all you need to make deep, lasting change is a seed or an intention. With patience, kindness, and humor, she will work with you to define the best way to work toward your goals.

Co-Trainer David Chandler

David Chandler

David’s career in the healing arts began more than 40 years ago when he took his first Tai Chi class at the University of Utah as a means to help manage his own sports related back injury.

His career as a professional actor brought him to the East coast, where he continued his studies and began to teach Tai Chi in NYC. Eventually David moved to Connecticut where he founded Eagle’s Quest Tai Chi Center and began a career teaching Tai Chi and Qigong.

In 2012 David earned a Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Healing from The Graduate Institute where he studied a broad spectrum of healing modalities.

As part of his graduate program, David trained with Lisa Zaccheo of Mind Matter’s Hypnosis and received his Hypnosis Certification through the National Guild of Hypnotists. He has since, continued his training by attending advanced trainings and conferences relating to hypnosis.

It was obvious to David and to those he worked with, that hypnosis was a perfect fit for him.

Physicians began to refer medically complex patients to David when their conventional treatment was not effective. He began working with clients who were recovering from stroke and watched as they experienced success that stemmed from their subconscious.

Over the years, David has used his unique combination of skills to successfully help people of all ages. He has experience working with a variety of issues, including a variety of physical and emotional challenges. Over the years, David has successfully helped hundreds of people wanting to be free of blocks in their lives including anxiety, sleep issues, phobias, fears, all types of addictions and habits, illness with an unknown origin, pain, asthma and more.

In 2018 David expanded his skills and became a Certified Hypnosis Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnotists. If you are interested in advancing your career or would like to learn hypnosis for your own personal use, David promises an enriching and fun experience as you train to become a Certified Hypnoist.


David Chandler is a wonderful teacher and storyteller. He brings hypnosis to life as he infuses his warmth and wisdom into every class. David makes the intricate art of hypnosis simple to understand and then recreate with your own intuitive style. He has a way of offering constructive criticism with so much encouragement that you will feel completely confident that you are on your way to great success. I am honored to have been part of his first class of hypnosis graduates.

Elaine JansenHypnotist at Mind Matters

Calypso Portugaels has been beyond generous with her time and attention as my mentor. Her sense of humor and great wit will lighten any connection. She offers her wisdom and expertise freely in a way that you can easily absorb and then use in your own practice. Calypso has the innate ability to recognize your strongest attributes and gently guides you out of any self defeating mindsets.
She is a fabulous teacher that I am grateful to have in my life.

Elaine JansenHypnotist at Mind Matters

I can give the strongest recommendation for David Chandler’s Hypnosis Course. He is an excellent teacher, and the material is fascinating. He made the material very understandable. I looked forward to every session and put what I learned into use in my practice as a dentist.

Arthur DeanDMD Periodontist

Coming up in the Fall

Date: (8 Sundays)

September 19th
September 26th
October 3rd
October 10th
October 17th
October 24th
October 31st
November 7th

Price: $2399


Get more information on Hypnosis Certification Training

Please enter your email to find out more about this.