- B.S. in Pharmacy, May 1993 – University of Kansas
- Doctor of Pharmacy, December 1994 – University of Kansas
- Hypnotherapy Program (100 hours); Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), Tempe, Arizona, November 2004
- Hypnotherapy Program (300 hours); Atwood Institute for Research and Education, Litchfield Park, Arizona, 2005
Additional Certification Programs
- Comprehensive Smoking and Weight Loss Program
- Hypnosis for Pain Control
- Emergency Hypnosis
- Fears, Phobias, and Addictions
- Past Life Regression Therapy
- Past life Regression Therapy Workshops
- Self-Hypnosis Instructor
- Rapid Induction Specialist
- Rapid Eye Desensitization Techniques & EFT
Hypnosis presentations and lectures
- Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine – January 10, 2017 (4 hour lecture) at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ (Part of a 16 week advanced pharmacology course I taught at the university.)
- Introduction to Medical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy– May 2011 –1 hr lecture -Guest lecturer at the Arizona School of Pharmacy (2nd year students)
- Introduction to Medical Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy– May 5, 2010 –1 hr lecture guest lecturer at the Arizona School of Pharmacy (2nd year students).
- Hypnosis Applications in Homeopathy, (Plus: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Mesmerism) – Presented to homeopathy students at the Pacific Academy of Homeopathy in San Francisco on March 14, 2010.
- Hypnosis and Homeopathy – A Symbiotic And Synergistic Relationship (Plus: A Unique Hypnotic Approach to Treating Heroin Addiction) – This presentation was presented to the members of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis in Phoenix, Arizona, on June 3, 2008. (Approved for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education through ASPH and the NGH).
- Hypnosis and Creative Visualization as a Complementary Therapy for Pain Relief and Pain Management – Presented to the pain management nurses at Scottsdale Healthcare in September, 2006. (In-house Nursing Education)
- Hypnosis for Pain Relief and Pain Management – Presented to hospital staff and visitors on September 21st, 2006, at the Scottsdale Healthcare Health Fair at Scottsdale Healthcare, Osborn. (Poster Presentation)
- Self-Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy as a Complementary Therapy for Mood Swings – Presented to the members and guests of the Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis on February 6, 2006. (2.0 hours of approved Hypnosis Continuing Education through ASPH and the NGH)
People often ask me how I became a hypnotherapist, and believe it or not, the answer is pretty simple. In 2001, when I was working as a pharmacist, I developed some a pretty serious medical condition. I tried many different medications, but ironically, I didn’t respond to any of them.
After years of frustration, I finally decided to try something different – creative visualization. (Creative visualization is a light form of self-hypnosis.) To my surprise – it worked! It didn’t eliminate my symptoms completely, but it did improve them a lot. I was so amazed with how well it worked, that I enrolled in a hypnotherapy program to learn more about self-hypnosis and my symptoms improved even more. After that, I decided to become a certified hypnotherapist.
I completed my first hypnotherapy program at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in November 2004, and in January of 2005, I opened my first part-time hypnotherapy practice. I then completed a second hypnotherapy program the following year, at the Atwood Institute for Research and Education.
Over the years, I have continued to take various hypnosis workshops to expand my knowledge and experience, and I’ve also become certified in other holistic therapies, as well. Even after all these years, the power of hypnosis still continues to fascinate to me.
For fun, I enjoy doing stand-up comedy, wildlife photography, and writing books and comedy screenplays.