The First Annual Symposium in 2012 was a great success!
This page is currently showing the 2012 information so you will have an idea of what to look forward to in future symposia.
Stay tuned for the Second Annual Symposium details. And be sure to mark your calendar
for December 6, 7 & 8, 2013.
We chose the symposium meeting style where each of the presenters will have more time
-- between one and a half to three hours -- to take you more deeply into their area
of specialty. With more time, several presenters will be conducting a live demonstration
of their techniques which go beyond theory and concepts into real world application.
In keeping with our value of quality, over quantity, we have selected eight highly
specialized and caring practitioners of medicine, psychotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming and
hypnotherapy to present new techniques, breakthroughs in research, and special applications of
Join us for three days of inspiring discussions, lively demonstrations, reconnecting with
your classmates and gathering with other like-minded practitioners from around the world.
Special Guest Presenter
Edgar A. Barnett, MD, CMS-CHt, FIBH
Analytical Hypnotherapy and the Rapid Reintegration Procedure
Dr. Edgar Barnett, one time vice-president of American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and
former president of the Ontario Chapter of The Society of Clinical Hypnosis, is a physician,
surgeon, hypnotherapist and author of Analytical Hypnotherapy and Unlock Your
Mind and Be Free. Dr. Barnett will be sharing the groundbreaking developments he
writes about in his new book Rapid Reintegration Technique.
After retiring from medicine he has devoted himself entirely to the practice of analytical
hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. Dr. Barnett, will be traveling from his home in Ontario,
Canada to present this rapid and elegant application of the Analytical Hypnotherapy and Ego
State Therapy, which was developed during four decades of working with clients' emotional
and behavior problems.
The Rapid Reintegration Procedure retains the basic concept that these problems are the
result of past traumatic experiences that were initially dealt with by unconsciously
assigning them to the care of "parts" of the personality. These "parts" of our
personality (or ego states), can became dissociated, or disowned, while attempting to
serve the well being of the main personality.
Repression of these "parts," and the associated emotion is ultimately impossible.
Therefore, old emotions are often triggered in the present by events reminiscent of the
past trauma. Dr. Barnett's Rapid Reintegration Procedure is directed at rapidly
identifying these unconscious "parts" of our personality, and enabling them to
readily access adult resources, thereby facilitating release of outdated psychological
tensions, and integrating disowned ego states into the prime personality. Dr. Barnett
will include a live demonstration of his Rapid Reintegration Technique.
Special Guest Presenter
Joaquin Dulcey, MD, CMS-CHt, FIBH
Hypnosis and Evolution of the Brain
One of the worst problems facing humanity is that we are dealing with two types of brains
in our head. Dr. Dulcey will discuss the relationship between these two brains: the old,
and the new.
The old brain has helped the species survive through demanding climatic conditions, and
without tools, housing, clothing, or a reliable food source from agriculture and
The old brain--the limbic system and reptilian brain--are in charge of our survival, and act
as if evolutionary time has never passed. This part of the brain is not aware that humanity
has evolved, that there are now tools, cities and comfortable places to live. The old brain
still perceives the world as threatening to our existence. The limbic system demands effective
and prompt responses to these perceived threats, using aggression for self-preservation, i.e.,
the fight or flight response.
The new brain or the neocortex, is the result of a mutation produced by a virus that was
identified in the genome. This virus is currently latent and inactive; however, thousands of
years ago, it caused a beneficial mutation, helping to create the neocortex which led to the
separation of the two brains. The problem is that the neocortex speaks a different language
than the limbic and reptilian.
Dr. Dulcey will show you how hypnosis, healing imagery and different forms of meditation
are perfect systems to help the two brains work in harmony. When the human brain works as a
harmonious whole, we are far better equipped to solve the greater problems facing humanity.
Dr. Dulcey is the neurosurgeon and medical hypnotherapist that helped Angela Simmerman Sierra,
Academy Director, regain her eyesight after her near fatal car accident in 1998, in which
her skull was crushed, and she was left blinded. As a result of her work with Dr. Dulcey, she now has
20/20 vision in both eyes, and is perfectly healthy.
Former medical director of the teaching hospital in Popayan, Colombia, he originally practiced
obstetrics and gynecology, and later completed a fellowship in neurosurgery. Dr. Dulcey will be
traveling from his home in Colombia for his presentation at the conference.
Robert Sapien, MD,
A Research Primer
Learn about new breakthroughs in medical hypnosis research, and what it means for you
and your practice. Through an interactive process, Dr. Sapien will discuss the Scientific
Method as it applies to hypnotherapy research. You will learn how to evaluate the quality and
validity of published hypnosis research studies. Finally you will design a research study.
Dr. Sapienís knowledge of the proper structure of research is part of the reason why his study of hypnotherapy techniques has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, in conjunction with the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Pediatric Hypnotherapy: Helping Future Generations
Through a case-based approach Dr. Sapien will demonstrate the use of hypnosis with
children. He sees a wide array of client issues, from psychoemotional to medical, in both
children and adults. He will share fascinating case histories including how he helped a
child and his mother in the emergency room after a vicious dog attack. He will also discuss
processes he has used with children diagnosed with such issues as the autism spectrum
disorder, Asberger syndrome and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Basic child development
will be reviewed as well as pediatric-specific hypnosis techniques.
Dr. Robert Sapien has been in Pediatric Emergency Medicine for over 20 years and is Chief
of Emergency Pediatric Medicine at University Hospital in Albuquerque. He is also a medical
researcher, and Associate Dean of Admissions for University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
He is recognized as a national expert in emergency asthma care and school emergencies. After
training at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in clinical hypnotherapy, he incorporated
hypnosis in the care of children in the Pediatric Emergency Department. He is a Director of
the International Board of Hypnotherapy and also has an active hypnotherapy practice,
specializing in medical hypnotherapy. He has been an instructor and practical skills
coach at the Hypnotherapy Academy since 2005.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
November 30 - December 2, 2012
Marriott Pyramid Hotel, Albuquerque, NM
Book your room before October
31, in order to receive the IBH special discounted room rate.
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Or call 1-877-622-3056 and reference International Board of Hypnotherapy to receive
the discounted rate of $89 per night, single or double.
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learn more about the Marriott Pyramid Hotel and surrounding area attractions.
To register for the Symposium by phone
Click here to download and print a registration form to register by mail or fax
We recommend that you arrive on Thursday, November 29, because registration begins at
7:45am Friday, November 30. The first session begins Friday at 8:30am sharp!
The Sunday session ends at 5pm. Make your travel plans accordingly.
By attending the 2012 Symposium you will satisfy the 2-year CEU requirement for recertification with IBH.
Early Bird Registration Savings
Register before Friday, November 9 and your Symposium is only $375!
At the door registration fee is $400.
Non-IBH Members $450 (no discounts available)
No extra charge for workshop length (3-hour) presentations
Build your professional library with the up-to-date, most important books, training DVDs
and CDs on clinical hypnotherapy, wellness, mind-power, spirituality, and consciousness.
Many of our presenters are authors and will be doing a book signing. Let us know if you
are interested in making your products available for sale in the bookstore.
Angela Simmerman Sierra, CMS-CHt, FIBH
The Door of Truth Imagery Process
The Door of Truth process facilitates a gentle healing and renewal, helping the client heal
emotional and physical trauma or disease. This is a metaphoric imagery process that can be used when
the client is not ready for the confrontation of regression therapy, in which they would be directly
processing a sensitizing event and intense emotion. Clients experience a return to center, in which
they are free of psychic limitations, by reuniting with their own true self.
This technique helps the client process the emotional patterns that cause illness. Clients
who have used this process have become free of conditions like hypertension, arthritis, diabetes, skin
disorders, low back pain, etc.
In 1998, Angela experienced first hand the transformative power of hypnosis and healing
imagery, after a near fatal car accident, which left her blinded and semi-conscious. Having
determined that she was about to die, the hospital had her transported home, (which is
customary in Colombia). Weeks passed, and she became lucid, so her family found a new
neurosurgeon, who also used hypnosis and guided imagery. Without surgery or medication,
Dr. Joaquin Dulcey helped Angela regain her will to live. Within months her sight
returned, she could walk again, and not long afterwards was fully recovered.
Now as a hypnotherapy instructor, Angela shares the healing strategies that helped her.
She is a director of the Hypnotherapy Academy, and on the Board of Directors of the
International Board of Hypnotherapy.
Tim Simmerman Sierra,
Higher Consciousness, Metaphysics and
the Unified Field
Explore the teachings of metaphysicians from the last two centuries and their knowledge
of the unified field, states of consciousness and healing. Tim will include a discussion on how
hypnotherapeutic techniques and altered states assist in progressing the stages of consciousness.
Business Practices and Ethics Update
Learn about new requirements for client intake forms, updates on HIPAA and
confidentiality requirements, review of when to refer a client, and legislative activity.
Tim became lead instructor at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, NM in 1995. Former
two-term president of the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners, and currently on the Board of
Directors of the International Board of Hypnotherapy, he is the author of Medical Hypnotherapy:
Principles and Methods of Practice.
Marianne Garcia, CMS-CHt, FIBH
Working with Teens
Adolescence is a transition period, often a difficult process, for "tweens" making their way
from childhood to adulthood. Adolescence is the time when the first adult problems present
themselves; and at the same time, teens find themselves at odds with parents and other adults
whom they once trusted for advice and direction.
Teens also face the overwhelming pressures of becoming college ready, fitting in with their
peers, learning to make adult decisions and independently solve problems. Along with this,
teens are dealing with the changes occurring both in their body and in their brain.
This presentation is designed to discuss the issues that present themselves when working
with adolescents, both in a public school setting and their community. Marianne will present
several case histories where hypnosis was used to help students in dealing with various
problems. You will learn about the techniques she is using for test anxiety, poor self-esteem,
low performance issues, athletic inconsistencies, and dealing with major life changes. We will
also examine the cutting edge brain research that focuses on changes occurring in the structure
and chemistry of the adolescent brain.
Marianne is a 2007 graduate of the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, N.M.
She is currently a Certified Medical Support Hypnotherapist and Fellow of the International
Board of Hypnotherapists (IBH). She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a
Bachelor of Arts in microbiology. Prior to her hypnotherapy certification, Marianne served for
31 years as a microbiologist and then as the manager of the Public Health Bacteriology Branch and
the Emergency Preparedness Branch at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Marianne is also certified as an educator by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) with a grades 8-12
composite science certification. She currently is in her sixth year of teaching high school science
at Lockhart High School in Lockhart, Texas. Ms. Garcia has creatively incorporated hypnotherapy
techniques in her high school classroom serving many students who otherwise would have never been exposed
to the hypnotherapy process.
She has presented workshops and seminars to educators focusing on the incorporation of hypnosis in the
public school setting at the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teachers (CAST), the Central
Texas Regional Collaborative for Science and Mathematics, and the M.D. Anderson Environmental Science
Summer Institute. Ms. Garcia shares her passion for complementary medicine and life-long learning
with her spouse of 34 years, Gilbert, and three children.
Nicky Lee, CMS-CHt, FIBH
Priming Your Clients with NLP Language Patterns
As you are aware, the use of language has a powerful effect on the nervous system. In fact, what we say
to the individuals we are assisting can decrease or increase their pace of healing. Learn how to use specific
language patterns to reframe information for a positive effect. Deliver influential messages that reach the
subconscious mind in an intentional way. Attend this interactive workshop and start bathing your clients
with words that promote their good health.
Nicky Lee is a Certified Master Practitioner and Licensed Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP),
who received her training from Dr. Richard Bandler, co-developer of NLP. She is a graduate of the
Hypnotherapy Academy of America's Clinical Hypnotherapy program. As an award-winning entrepreneur and
adult education curriculum designer, she has helped thousands of individuals maximize their potential for
positive results. She is a visiting NLP Instructor and Practical Skills Coach at the Hypnotherapy Academy.