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The Northwest Hypnosis Institute is one of America’s most prestigious hypnotherapy training centers.  Our trainings do not rely on hours and hours of videos, but instead, students receive unique, hands-on, direct training for a 15-year master hypnosis trainer. We offer beginning and advanced courses to train and certify hypnotists, certified consulting hypnotists and certified hypnotherapists. Our graduates are certified by the National Guild of hypnotists (world’s oldest, largest, and most prestigious international hypnotism association). The Northwest Hypnosis Institute is recognized by the International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists, National Guild of Hypnotists, and the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association.

Bruce C. Terrill, CI, CH is a certified consulting hypnotist and certified conversational hypnotherapist. His client-focused practice is committed to creating transformative life changes. Bruce conducts sessions with individual clients in person, by telephone, and by online conferencing to help them with a variety of challenges and problems so they can achieve the lasting changes they want in their lives.

Become a consulting Hypnotist

Beginning and Advanced Consulting Hypnotist / Hypnotherapist Courses

Meet Bruce Terrill, CI CHT

instructor and practitioner

Bruce C. Terrill, CI, CH is a professionally trained and certified consulting hypnotist. With a lifetime of experience, Bruce is an expert in
helping clients achieve the lasting changes they want in their lives.

Education and Training:
Bruce trained at the Knightsbridge Institute of Hypnosis and received his Consulting Hypnotist Certification from the National Guild of Hypnotists;
He received his training and certification as a Certified Hypnotherapist from The International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists;
Bruce received his training and certification as a Certified Instructor of Hypnotism from the National Guild of Hypnotists; Bruce received his training andcertification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming from Beverly Martin, Master Practitioner; and Bruce is certified and licensed as a Hypnotic Gastric Band Surgery Specialist.

Bruce is a member of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association; He is also a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists.  The National Guild of Hypnotists is the oldest and largest hypnotism organization in the world and its certification is the most widely recognized credential for the professional practice of the hypnotic arts. Bruce is a member of The International Association of Professional Conversational Hypnotists. Bruce is a former member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy, London, United Kingdom.


"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 Milwaukie, 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. There are not many classes where students look forward to coming and learning.

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. One can attend this course just to get his inspiring 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

"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. [...] 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. [...] 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