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2018 Foundations in Hypnosis Training and Certification Course
Jason Parker, PhD, MHt
Whether you are a novice or advanced practitioner, layperson, academic, or medical professional, this course is designed to give you the tools you need to create positive and lasting change.
March 4, 2018 - March 9, 2018
Virginia Beach , VA


HYPNOSIS DATES BACK to ancient times as a natural healing art, and has proven itself as an effective therapeutic modality. Interest in hypnosis, also called hypnotherapy, continues to grow, and since its 1958 endorsement by the AMA there has been a notable expansion in its acceptance, applications, and methods.

“The story of Edgar Cayce properly belongs in the history of hypnosis . . .”
With these words, Thomas Sugrue began his biography of Cayce, There Is a River.

Like Edgar Cayce, many of us have been working with some form of hypnosis during our life’s journey as we attempt to gain a better understanding of our true nature and purpose here in the earth.


This week-long intensive training is designed to take you from beginner level through intermediate and more advanced hypnosis and trance induction skills. Whether you are new to hypnosis or an experienced practitioner, you will benefit from the unique, transformative, transpersonal methods that are soundly based in the most current theories taught by an experienced, highly-trained presenter—Jason Parker, PhD, MHt.

This course will include lectures, experiential exercises, small group work, individual and group inductions, insights from the Edgar Cayce readings, lots of Q&A and case examples from Dr. Parker’s years as a therapist, and time for independent research and practice.

Edgar Cayce himself recommended hypnosis as a tool for healing and transformation. He advised
that “the study of self…may best be done by suggestive forces to the body through hypnosis.”

Enter a new career, enhance your current practice, or use hypnosis as a valuable tool for personal and soul growth.

During this exceptional program you will:


  • Have multiple opportunities to experience and practice hypnosis as both client and practitioner.
  • Learn the underlying neuropsychological support for the hypnotic trance which is backed by mainstream science.
  • Explore the many uses for hypnosis, including weight control, smoking cessation, addiction and phobia reduction, alleviating stress, pain management and past-life regression.
  • Discover ways hypnosis can be used to enhance sports performance, improve memory and comprehension, improve self-image, and aid in memory retrieval and past-life recall.
  • Learn what to expect once a client has “gone into trance,” in both theory and practice, as well as techniques for handling unusual experiences.
  • Discuss professional ethics, hypnotic language patterns, and tips for starting your own hypnosis practice.

Edgar Cayce’s experience with hypnosis and his views on the nature of consciousness and integrating body-mind-spirit will also be explored.

Whether you are a novice or advanced practitioner, layperson, academic, or medical professional, this course is designed to give you the tools you need to create positive and lasting change.



Information and Registration
In preparation for this course, Dr. Parker recommends that attendees have experienced at least one hypnosis session. He also recommends advance reading of Self-Hypnosis: Creating Your Own Destiny by Henry Leo Boldoc, which is available free online at or for hard copy purchase through our bookstore. This text will be required for use during the course. He also recommends Meditation, Prayer, and Affirmations and The Power of Your Mind, both by Edgar Cayce (available for purchase at As well as, Edgar Cayce Reading Circulating File #21335 “Hypnosis,” available through Customer Service by calling toll free 800-333-4499. Once you successfully complete the course, complete an induction assignment (due at class end), and pass a final exam given aAHAsealt the end of class, you will receive a certificate of completion by the A.R.E. The A.R.E. is a member of the American Hypnosis Association.


This course is designed to meet the requirements of professional hypnosis organizations and certifying bodies. Although this seminar will provide you with a foundation in hypnosis, each state has its own laws and regulations on the practice of hypnosis and hypnotherapy and it is the student’s responsibility to use course content in compliance with the legal requirements of his or her own state. Additional course requirements and practicums may be required.

Absolutely no photographs or video recording of speaker presentations or slides. Thank you.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: A limited number of partial scholarships are available for most programs. Contact A.R.E. Customer Service for details.


Edgar Cayce’s experience with hypnosis and his views on the nature of consciousness and integrating body-mind-spirit will also be explored.
Additional Info and Schedule
March 4 - 9, 2018
Virginia Beach Headquarters
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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has worked in the field of education for over 30 years. He taught psychology at Virginia Tech and is currently serving as a senior lecturer of psychology for Old Dominion University. He is a former research fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he investigated the effects of stress on cancer and cardiovascular disease. A psychologist and counselor who has worked as a master hypnotherapist for over 20 years, he has over 1,000 hours of experience in hypnotherapy and past-life regression therapy.

A long-time member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Dr. Parker helped found the hypnotherapy services offered through the A.R.E. Health Center & Spa, where he was a staff therapist for over ten years. A popular speaker and teacher at A.R.E., he is known for his lively, interactive presentations and depth of knowledge as well as his sense of humor. He has trained in hypnosis, releasement, and regression techniques with Dr. Helen Crawford, Dr. William Baldwin, Rev. Judith Baldwin, Dr. Allen Chips, and others, and studied hypnosis and the treatment of pain at Virginia Tech. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise in psychology and hypnosis as a commentator and analyst on numerous local and national radio and television programs.

What people say about Jason’s hypnosis sessions:
“Wonderful and personally beneficial.” “Amazing experience.” “Interesting and fascinating.”

Past attendees say:
“Great teacher! Knows his topic in depth, loved his style and presentation.”
“Outstanding speaker, both fun and informative. I’ll attend anything he teaches.”
“Good combination of information and experiential work.”