Mentoring Program

As a certified HOPE Coach, you gain access to experienced practitioners in the field. Having these  professionals available to help you with your client cases is like having your own coach in your back pocket! You and your mentor work out custom details regarding frequency, type of contact and fees.

Michael Ellner

Michael Ellner, CHT, is a certified medical hypnotist in private practice in Pompano Beach, Florida. He teaches advanced courses in medical hypnosis at schools throughout North America and South Africa and was a featured instructor of Hypnotic Pain Relief, Effective Medical Communication and Stress Management at the annual PAINWeek conference from 2007 through 2012.

Additionally, Michael has conducted webinars in Patient Interaction and Rapport Building for radiologists, internists, psychiatrists, ophthalmologists, cardiologists, plastic surgeons, and doctors for ExecSense, the world's leading webinar publisher for medical and top business professionals. He is the lead author of a peer reviewed paper: Hypnosis in Disability Settings IAIABC Journal, Vol. 46 No. 2.

Ellner is also the author of several highly acclaimed books co-written with Richard Jamison,PHD, Alan Barsky and Kelley Woods. He has received top honors as a hypnosis practitioner and hypnosis educator by major hypnosis/NLP organizations, including the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA), the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the International Hypnosis Federation (IHF) and the National Federation of NLP (NFNLP).

Michael's passion is helping his clients take suffering out of pain and helping hypnosis practitioners become more effective.


 Alan Barsky

Alan Barsky, CHT, MH, is an experienced educator, Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner in private practice in the San Francisco area.

Alan is the former Executive Director of the National Consumer Education Bureau; national health-care education marketing.

Alan founded Information Services, Inc., that grew to 5 cities and 45 employees. He has run for elected public office in Michigan and won. He has taught High School in inner city Detroit, as well as Juvenile Hall (a high school inside a jail) in California.

Barsky created, along with Ellner, a popular and effective IBS Workbook, which won the IMDHA's Pen and Quill Award.

Alan's unique methodology and brilliant sense of humor has proven effective at moving clients past stuck points.


Kelley T. Woods

Kelley T. Woods, CHT, has operated a private hypnosis practice for over a decade in Mount Vernon, Washington. She is a well-respected hypnosis mentor and educator and is considered a thought leader in Pediatric Hypnosis.

Her book, co-authored with Michael Ellner, Hope is Realistic, A Physician's Guide to Helping Patients Take Suffering Out of Pain, was featured at a major medical conference for pain clinicians.

Kelley is a mother, an entrepreneur and holder of a second degree black belt in shito ryu karate.