What our students have to say…
Teaching is an art. Sometimes attending a class or training offered by a master teacher can completely transform people. I had the privilege of having such an experience when I attended the Hypnotherapy class offered by Bruce Terrill on behalf of National Guild of Hypnotists in Milwaukee, OR during the winter of 2012 -2013. Bruce has the mastery of engaging each student in the subject, the training and builds up confidence to pursue hypnotherapy. I never knew that hypnosis can be such an interesting process and when it is directed towards healing others, all the false myths that I had about it disappeared. There are not many classes where students look forward to coming and learning. The classes are highly interactive and Bruce has the necessary depth of experience in the field to answer any type of question. The course covers a vast array of issues and their respective treatments. Bruce is an inspiring teacher. One can attend this course just to get his teaching. At the end of the course, there is a deep longing in all of us who attended the class for this course to go on forever. Such is the atmosphere in the class and the interaction between everyone. If anyone is serious about pursuing hypnotherapy to help heal others, I would highly recommend this course.
Partha Rajagopal, Ph.D., St. Paul, MN
Committing to spend every other weekend in a classroom for five months to learn hypnosis did not come without trepidation on my part. Could I really give up that much of my time? I work full time and the weekends are the only free time that I have. I need that time to relax and recharge. It was asking a lot. And what about the instructor; would he be able to keep my interest and attention all weekend for 12 full weekends? Well, I just recently completed the five-month NGH Hypnotherapy Training Course given by Bruce Terrill, and I found that I had nothing to worry about! This course with Bruce is fun-filled, fascinating, and not only was I able to relax and recharge in this course, but I learned how to take that with me and share it with others. Bruce provided an experience that compares with no other training I have had. He intuitively connected with each of the students in class, providing just what each of us needed, when we needed it, to break through our own blocks and allow the knowledge and learning to be absorbed. The five months zipped by as we worked our way through the entire syllabus, plus a lot of extras that Bruce threw in throughout the course. In the end I found myself saturated with knowledge and so much confidence in my ability to put my skills into practice. In this course I also shared experiences and created friendships with the other students that I believe will last for a very long time. I don’t know how he did it, but Bruce created an environment for learning that resulted in very strong connections between the students. The fellowship and support in this classroom was surreal and I believe that Bruce masterfully orchestrated the venue for it grow. Of course, it helped be in a classroom with an amazing group of intelligent and caring individuals. I am ready to get out there and use the knowledge and techniques gleaned from this class to help people with their own struggles. I thank Bruce Terrill for that and I would highly recommend Bruce and this course to anyone who wants a thorough hypnosis course. One word of warning though: Bruce will not let you be passive about learning. He will get in your head and stir you up when you least expect it, so plan to learn if you take this course! You are in for a quite ride and trust me — Bruce will make sure you succeed!
Patti Paris-Simpson, Hypnotherapist, Portland, OR
Just wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude with a testimonial. Bruce is amazing! He is the best kind of teacher– not only is he effective in teaching concepts and challenging ideas, but he also has the uncanny ability to inspire and empower students simply by being the person that he is. Thanks to Bruce, I became certified in hypnotherapy. But more importantly, I felt like I learned a lot about the nature of the human mind and how to experience lasting satisfaction and happiness in life. Life is all self-hypnosis, and Bruce helped us realize that we could be in the driver’s seat of life by putting into practice the art of hypnosis. For which, I feel immeasurable gratitude.
Kieran McManus, Certified Hypnotherapist, Portland, OR
Bruce is one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had. He teaches his class and meets with clients with the utmost respect and integrity, always acutely aware of and responding to each individual’s needs in every moment. He creates a fun and relaxing environment in class; a place where I always looked forward to going to no matter how stressed out my life was. His class went way above and beyond what I expected and what was required by NGH. I am forever grateful to Bruce for providing such a rich experience and fertile ground for personal growth and for learning the skills needed for a successful hypnotherapy practice. After taking his class, I feel confident with what I learned to be able to help people make incredible changes in their lives and to continue making changes in my own life as well. Thank you Bruce!!
Rose Ludwig, RN, Portland, OR
If you can imagine what it feels like to learn from an unassuming down to earth Master hypnotherapist, then you can imagine the experience of really being there in Class and learning a new career with Bruce Terrill. You might think about signing up to take this class. I met with him over some pie to learn what would be involved. He gave me his piece of pie. I asked Bruce the basics about the class and hypnosis. I was interested in how he figured out his approach with new clients and where to start with me for example? His conversational technique and NLP was impressive. I signed up and took the class but there was no pressure. I just called after assessing my emotions about it for a few days. You’ve read or seen movies that highlight the untrue misconceptions about hypnosis and you might be familiar with stage hypnotists on YouTube who are not NGH certified and therefore having no accountability to be ethical. This is an NGH certified course. I’m sure you can logically deduce or feel and see that a person might grow up and have resistance and judgment or fears from childhood experiences or imprinting that’s hanging out in the subconscious? Any faith, ethnicity or personality type can benefit from this training. You can learn to help people help themselves with hypnosis because all hypnosis is self-hypnosis really. I had no idea my guided mediation or any mediation is a form of hypnosis. There are scholarships available making this class comparatively inexpensive in the first place and secondly you are not going to find a better teacher. I did do the comparison shopping. Bruce is very good. Don’t take my word for it he will meet with you to discuss it for free. Bruce teaches one technique of conversational hypnosis that simply begins: “Are You Stressed?” Then Bruce illustrates how to facilitate the client’s session in a most amazing easy way. I just want to recommend Bruce Terrill to facilitate your learning experience. Bruce is very light hearted, easy going and non-judgmental, so you can talk to him very easily. He invented a martial art (known internationally) and is truly interested and passionate about numerous subjects. Bruce is very real and down to earth with an easy subject to receive and be interested in. Don’t think about being inspired and enjoying this class. Don’t imagine what it would feel like to quit your job to be a hypnotist, hypnotherapist or consulting Hypnotist. Of course, many healthcare professionals take this course to accentuate their established careers. So, don’t imagine the freedom and possibilities created in taking this course not to mention your personal growth. Instead just sign up for the class and get started enjoying this class. Thank you Bruce.
Kevin Ware, Consulting Hypnotist, Portland, OR
Even months after the end of the class, the things that Bruce said to us during the training continue to grow and multiply in importance. Bruce is an excellent human being. He’s an inspiration to be around and a wise teacher. It may take some time to realize the lessons he’s giving, but when you do… Well, they’re worth it! Thank you Bruce for all that you’ve taught me so far…
Morgan Oxley, CHt, Hypnotherapist, Los Angeles, CA
I wanted you to know how much I have appreciated you; your energy; teaching style and the class.
Awesome isn’t a good enough description. I obviously will never be the same… in a really good way; lol.
I’ve learned so much and I plan on using this for some amazing things. The ripples you’ve started in this pond will continue forever.
David R. Andersen, CHt, Professor Portland State University, Portland, OR
I wish I could pay for everyone to take a course taught by Bruce Terrill at the NW Hypnosis Institute… it’s that PROFOUNDLY LIFE CHANGING for yourself, your loved ones and everyone you encounter. Yes, you will graduate with a professional & world recognized NGH Certification. Yes, you will graduate with the skills to start, change or augment your current profession. But the real, underlying value of taking a course from Bruce is how it changes you as a person and improves your life as a whole. Sound too good to be true? Think you’ve got life by the horns already? Read the other testimonials on this site and you’ll see Doctors, accomplished professionals and all kinds of people who all say the same thing… Bruce’s courses are life changing and incredibly valuable. I know. I’ve known Bruce since 2008 and his teachings have changed my life in profound ways and all for the betterment of myself and all who encounter me. I’ve been fortunate enough to not only take his course, but I’ve also spent 100’s of hours in his presence. I can say without a shadow of a doubt that you won’t find a kinder, less-judgmental or wiser person than Bruce, but he’d never boast or brag, so most people don’t realize the level of greatness they are in the presence of. Short Version: Bruce Terrill is a master teacher who is so extremely good at what he does, most of the time his students don’t even realize they’re learning and growing because it is so smooth and natural.
About the Hypnotherapy Certification course that Bruce teaches: Bruce teaches the most comprehensive & complete Professional Hypnotherapy course in the Portland area and probably the nation – period. I know, I’ve taken other courses. I couldn’t possibly recommend Bruce Terrill or the NW Hypnosis Institute highly enough… take a course, book an appointment with Bruce and you too will see exactly the reason for this glowing testimonial and all the others like it.
Robert Bury, Owner, Driving Designs, Vancouver Washington
Bruce’s hypnosis training class was truly life changing for me. Before class started I knew that I would be learning what I needed to know to become a confident and effective hypnotherapist. What I didn’t know was how profoundly the class and hypnosis would change me! I am more calm, centered, confident and open to accepting and inviting changes in my own life. I have been looking for a career in which I could help people and truly enjoy my work, and I have found it. Thank you to Bruce for his impressive hands-on training and for instilling in us the confidence to practice hypnosis. I am looking forward to taking more specialized classes with Bruce!
Jeanine Seger, Hypnotherapist, Gilbert, Arizona