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About Marilyn Gordon, Board Certified Hypnotherapist, BCH, CI

    Oakland, CA 94610. Tel: (800) 398-0034 * Fax: (510) 836-0477 mgordon@hypnotherapycenter.com  

Marilyn Gordon, BCH, CI, is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, teacher, speaker, healer, school director and author with thirty years experience both teaching and healing in such areas as language arts, meditation, yoga, and hypnotherapy.

Teaching Experience
She has been teaching all of her adult life beginning in 1965. She became a teacher of hypnotherapy in 1987, teaching workshops on her own as well as for the University of California in San Francisco for six years. She taught for three years in a Berkeley, California hypnotherapy training program, and she has regularly given teaching presentations for the National Guild of Hypnotists at their annual conferences since 1993.

Before that, she presented workshops at the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners conferences for three years. She has taught Stress Management Programs for corporations, such as Bay Cable TV Company, and has been a conference speaker for The Association for Past Life Research and Therapies.

She is currently the Director and Founder of the Center for Hypnotherapy Certification and a Certified Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists. The school has also been approved by the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association.

She teaches many workshops on such topics as Spiritual Healing Power; Life-Transformation; Health, Weight and Lifestyle Transformation; Energy Healing, Compassion; Success and Prosperity; Miraculous Changes; Radiant Power; Performance Acceleration; Stress Relief, and many professional workshops on Hypnotherapy and Healing of Mind, Body and Spirit.

Marilyn has created her own original hypnotherapy method, the Transformational Healing Method . She teaches her method in her training program, in special weekend seminars, and at conferences. One person has said, "Your hypnotherapy program is life-changing work." Another has said, "I feel that your method of transformational healing is more powerful than anything I've learned so far, and I've taken many trainings."

Honors
A Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, she is also a member of several other honorary organizations, including Phi Kappa Phi (1962) and Pi Lambda Theta (1962). She's been mentioned in Who's Who in America, … in California, ... in the West, ... in Executives and Professionals, as well as The World Who's Who of Women, The International Who's Who of Entrepreneurs, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Outstanding People of the Twentieth Century. She has been a nominee for International Woman of the Year from the American Biographical Institute. She has won three special awards from the National Guild of Hypnotists: the Hypnosis Achievement Award for 1997, the Charles Tebbetts Award for "spreading the light of hypnosis" in 1999, and in 2002, the Ormond McGill award for "Outstanding Faculty Member of 2001." This was given through evaluations from the previous year's participants at the National Guild of Hypnotists conference. It's the second highest award at the NGH, a large worldwide professional organization. In 2005, she was appointed to a special award council of the NGH, in which she was given ”recognition of a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication and service.” She has been featured on the cover of the National Guild's "Journal of Hypnotism."

Education
She received her BA in English with a double minor in Social Studies and Education from the University of Michigan in 1962. She has done graduate studies in English at the University of California at Berkeley in 1963, as well as graduate studies in Transpersonal Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda in 1983. She received her certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy in 1987. She has been practicing hypnotherapy in a successful private practice since that date. She became a Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) in 2004.

Since 1970, she has studied with many teachers and masters from all over the world -- including high-level teachers from India and Tibet, various American seminar leaders and healers and a number of others.

Publications
Her latest book is The Wise Mind: The Brilliant Key to Life Transformation and Healing. She has also written Extraordinary Healing: Transforming Your Consciousness, Your Energy System and Your Life. This book has been a finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards given by the Publishers’ Marketing Association. Marilyn is also the author of the book, Healing is Remembering Who You Are - a book about deep inner healing. She has also written three hypnotherapy manuals. For the last nine years she has been a regular contributing writer of articles for "The Journal of Hypnotism," a publication of The National Guild of Hypnotists.

Appearances
She has regularly appeared on radio and television speaking about healing. She's been a regular guest on a syndicated radio show called "Seeing Beyond," as well as other radio programs, notably "The Judith Conrad Show." She has also given presentations and workshops for the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, The National Guild of Hypnotists, and The Association for Past-Life Research and Therapies. For five years, she led retreats to Hawaii, Mount Shasta and other areas to teach personal growth. She has given presentations at the Whole Life Expo in Northern California for nine years. She has given talks for many groups -- Lions, Rotary Clubs, and many other organizations. She has been featured in a magazine called "Catalyst" in 1996, in which she was interviewed about the work of hypnotherapy.

Memberships
Marilyn Gordon is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, the International Hypnosis Federation, and the International Association of Spiritual Academies. She is a previous member of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association, the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, the American Counseling Association and the Association for Past Life Research and Therapies.

Administration
Since 1987, she has administered a successful hypnotherapy practice with thousands of clients. She has also administered teaching programs since 1988, including the Center for Hypnotherapy Certification and the hundreds of workshops, retreats, trainings and seminars she has given over the years. Students have given superior evaluations of the learning programs in which they've participated.

Purpose
One intuitive recently sent an email with this description of Marilyn:
"You are a Master Teacher here on Earth, Marilyn. I saw that truth the first time our eyes met. It is heartwarming to be sharing this planet with one such as you. You are part of the grand plan of orchestrating a change based in the enlightenment and upliftment of humanity."

Marilyn works in the area of profound mental-emotional-spiritual transformation. She does her best to bring compassion, inspiration and love to all she does. Her purpose is to work with love to amplify the good and talents in others, to help them heal mind and body and to empower their lives.