Testimonials From Our Banyan Hypnosis Center Graduates

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  • Hypnosis Training Graduate AnthonyAnthony Rizk
  • Hypnotherapy Graduate DebraDebra Lensky
  • Hypnosis Training Graduate GuyGuy Buxman
  • Hypnothereapy Training Graduate JanetJanet Westley
  • Hypnotherapy Training Graduate TomTom Lord

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Feedback from our "Week of Power" Advanced Training Graduates

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Congratulations Banyan Hypnosis Center Graduates 2016!

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The Week of Power - Advanced Hypnotherapy Certification with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

Graduates of our The Week of Power - Advanced Hypnotherapy Certification with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® May 2016

May 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Tustin, CA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teacher Certification Course
(Full Forms 1 to 9)

Graduates of our 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teacher Certification Course (Full Forms 1 to 9) May 2016

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May 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Tustin, CA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

Inset individual photos are photos of the online students who attended this course live.

“I cannot even begin to find words to describe the first 2 days of a 3 day 7th Path class - like all those numbers? That kind of sums it up, actually. Ha - pun not intended! The flood gates are wide open after getting 9 recognitions in 2 days (and some long forms to boot) - a drink with a fire hose. At the moment it's happening it feels very clear, but trying to recall the details of my experience hours later, not so much. But the details don't matter, it's the experience as a whole that is phenomenal.

Here's what I can tell you with certainty though: It's been the most exhilarating, courageous, terrifying, rewarding, sad, angry, hopeful, freeing experience of my life. I dread and can hardly wait for tomorrow all at once! Our last session was over 2 straight hours of focus and you'd think I'd be exhausted. I'm not. While this is perhaps not a gentle way to learn 7th Path, for me it has been a life changing experience. (I do not use these words lightly.)

I know I have much more work to do, and I am looking forward to focusing on one recognition a week. Knowing what is to come for me is a good thing, as I tend to be impatient with slow progress. I feel it will be easier for me to have the patience and resolve I need - especially now that I've gotten some of the BIG, ginormous things out of the way. If I had to go 2 months or more with all of the feelings I had come up in the last 48 hours, not knowing how long it would be before I could find the peace I needed, well, I'm just happy that I am here!

For those of you that are not 7th Path trained, I strongly encourage you to consider this if Cal offers this class again. I have no doubt that this is already changing me and the way I will practice in the future. The first thing I will do back at the office is offer a class to my previous clients. I had no idea what they were missing by not having this tool in my toolbox.”
Roberta Fernandez, Eden Prairie, MN

“This class has been everything and more than what I expected. I would recommend that anyone who has not taken this class, it is a must. I am now more confident in who I am and what I do. I am more than overly excited to go back home and use this with my clients as well as starting a 7th Path Self-Hypnosis group.

I now know I have everything I need to be successful in my own life and practice

Thank you for this opportunity! Now I am free to be me!”
Brenda Miller, Webster, MN.

“I recently took the 3 day 7th Path class as a review. I was looking for more information that would be helpful in my classes. Since the class was just on 7th Path, Cal went over additional info that I didn't have when I originally took the class. Thanks for offering this class. Great review (plus some new info) for others who have already taken the 7th Path class. Love being able to take it online! They have the logistics of online classes down to a smooth science!” Debra George, Oxford, PA. - "Attended Course Live Online"

“I would like to add to the other participants’ comments and say that the three day 7th Path course was an amazing experience for me. Not only was it a time of learning, but also one of personal transformation. I found the two-hour self-hypnosis session on the second day to be particularly powerful. I’m still assimilating some of it. It was certainly a lot to take in in three days.

I look forward to getting some 7th Path books so that I can begin to teach it to my clients. Cal says that he now teaches it to all of his clients, not just to those who say that they are spiritual on the intake. I agree with this and will teach it to all of my 5 PATH clients as well. I think, though, that 7th Path is a particularly excellent practice as a compliment to traditional spiritual practices, which aren’t complete. Traditional contemplative spiritual practices such as Zen, Vedanta, or contemplative prayer are thousands of years old and are very valuable in their ability to teach us how to wake up. However, they don’t teach us how to grow up. 7th Path is unique in that it is a spiritual practice that helps the practitioner grow up by neutralizing negative emotional events of the past, many of which are beneath the level of conscious awareness. It’s amazing that all of that can happen in the privacy of the mind of the practitioner. Very powerful indeed!

Thank you Donna for bugging Cal to do this class and for pulling us all together! Thank you Maureen and Abby for making it happen so smoothly behind the scenes! And, of course, thank you Cal for developing and teaching us this wonderful system!”
Paul Bishop, Lexington, KY - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Hi Cal,

I would like to reiterate everything that has already been so well documented by my colleagues on the course.

The experience, in terms of content and personal change, far exceeded my expectations which were already high.

The goal now is to afford my clients the opportunity of changing their lives with 7th path.

Many thanks to Maureen and Abby for making the On-Line process so smooth and interactive, and finally, once again,

Thank You Cal.”
Neil Pickering, London, U.K. - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Hi Cal,

I have had to take some time to process my experience of the 3 Day 7th Path Teacher training. I find that being a walking contradiction (open minded yet skeptical at the same time!) It takes me a while to get my head around things.

Upon receiving the full forms, I really felt the power of this process. The speed of ascension is turbo charged, yet you only ever go as quickly as you are meant to go.

I already feel calmer, more centered, in control and think clearer. I can feel that excess stress and tension has left my body. I believe that if I maintain this, then I will not have to suffer from another migraine headache again! I am amazed at how well I coped with the lack of sleep (the class began at 2am my time) which in the past has been a trigger for the migraines. I feel motivated to keep up the 7th Path practice. It is definitely more powerful than meditation. I enjoy the fact that it is an active process which keeps me engaged, involved, and intrigued as to what echo I will receive next. This process of insight/self-discovery is truly transformative.

I wish to thank Donna for organizing this, Abby and Maureen for all of the online support, my fellow classmates for sharing their experiences, and most importantly, I wish to give a big thank you to Cal. Without you, none of this would be possible.”
Anna Siljama, Melbourne, Australia - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Hi Cal,

I personally wanted to Thank You” again for hosting this class. It was wonderful to be held in that energy for 3 days. It challenged and pushed me to new limits. I now understand first-hand what my fellow 5-Path colleagues have been experiencing, 7th Path is a spiritual gift and meant to be shared!!! If you are not 7thPath Teacher certified, get the basic CD program and consider this for yourself and your practice. You just may be pleasantly surprised.

As I shared in class, I wanted to learn 7th Path for three reasons – personally, spiritually and professionally. Well Cal, the class already greatly assisted one of my clients in a profound way. Let me explain. During the class you facilitated a process/healing for someone – a bit of time tunneling and informed child. You had a very unique approach and used insight that I never would have thought to use. I used that exact approach with a 5-PATH client and she emerged feeling lighter and so much more peaceful. Her insight was it is OK to allow herself to be vulnerable and open to new relationships – it was a huge step for this weight loss client. She danced around my office after the session because she felt safe to be childlike!

Our 3-day class already had a positive ripple effect!

Thank you to my classmates for being authentic and willing to share.

Much love and gratitude,”
Donna Bloom, Long Island, NY - "Attended Course Live Online"

Advanced 5-PATH® Certification Course

Graduates of our Advanced 5-PATH® Certification Course March 2016

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March 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Tustin, CA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“Excellent intensive two-day course bringing us up-to-date with the latest 5-PATH methods and much more!

Cal bares all by analyzing all stages of 5-PATH with a difficult client – step-by-step. This course is a Must for any 5-PATHer who wants to perfect the art and give their clients the best!”
Bob Bees, East Sussex, U.K.

“This was an excellent opportunity to both review my 5-PATH skills and to learn them at a far deeper level. A highlight was watching session videos where Cal carefully reviewed advanced techniques that are not available in other formats. It was also rewarding to attend the class with fellow 5-PATHers who are really “doing the work”, thank you.” Brenda Titus, MA, Tustin, CA

“I am really happy I took the course! So much more insight than ever before! This class gives me so much confidence to go out and help my clients succeed in becoming happy. Thank you for allowing us to see inside your brain.” Carol Dao, Garden Grove, CA

“This class offers many insights that would not be found or learned by not taking the class. Watching Cal as he conducts sessions with Lindsay, who is less than insightful client, requiring quite a lot of coaching, was both interesting and helpful.

I believe if you are serious about taking your learning and hypnosis practice to a higher level – but, even more than that - if you want to develop your 5-PATH® sessions – then this class offers you the opportunity to watch the Master himself, Cal Banyan, conducting a full 5-PATH® series of sessions, complete with narrative of how he was thinking at the time. This is priceless.”
Susan A. Mundy, B. Sc. Psyc. C.C.H. Australia - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Thanks for greater detail that surely will lead to more satisfied clients. Also great for more 5-PATH installed right into your subconscious.” Andrey Efremov, MD, Moscow, Russia - "Attended Course Live Online"

“I found this class to be extremely beneficial. Although I already had the fundamentals of 5-PATH, this really helped me feel more confident, and answered questions I had.

I enjoyed the convenience of being able to attend this class remotely and found it interactive and interesting. Cal is a great teacher and his sincerity in helping his student be their best is evident.”
Laura Rude, Seattle, WA - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Cal is a master of hypnosis. His level of expertise far exceeds anything I’ve been exposed to. The tips, insights and aha moments are more than worth taking the course! I will use this training in every phase with every client going forward. If you are on the fence about taking this training, jump on it!” Shannon Wallace, Bellingham, WA - "Attended Course Live Online"

“Except for videos, I had previously not had the opportunity to receive training from Cal directly. OMGosh what a difference it makes. I have learned so much in just 1-1/2 days. I would recommend this class for any 5-PATHer who truly cares about being the best. This training will exceed your expectations.” Judith Auslander, MA, MAIS, CLC, Portland, OR - "Attended Course Live Online"

“This was a very informative class. I have learned new material and have a deeper understanding of material I am familiar with. Cal Banyan is engaging and knowledgeable. I leave this class with an increased confidence and knowledge base.” Denese Boyd, B.S., M.A., Monroe, LA - "Attended Course Live Online"

Advanced 5-PATH® Certification Course

Graduates of our Advanced 5-PATH® Certification Course February 2016

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February 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Tustin, CA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“The Advanced 5-PATH class was worth its weight in gold. I attended because of the unique opportunity to study with Cal at a higher level of learning and to learn aside with respected colleagues. The class was synergistic and empowering. My goal was to learn Cal’s techniques at a deeper level, now that I am an experienced hypnotist. I also wanted to be more efficient with time management in my sessions. Mission accomplished! The class was chock-full golden nuggets of wisdom. He pointed out things I did not even realize I was doing it efficiently and even wrong. I already see the improvements in my first two clients since the class. The class was so good no one wanted it to end. It is so comforting to know even though I’m a sole practitioner working alone in my office, that I am not alone on this journey. Resources are all around, articles in the 5-PATH® Journal, Cal’s free training podcasts, the Yahoo messenger board or even private emails to adored colleagues, there is always someone to assist. I highly recommend this class to any 5-PATHer serious about developing their practice enhancing their session skills. You will be glad to have made the investment.

Thank you Cal and Maureen for your leadership and guidance.”
Donna Bloom, BCH, Long Island, NY

“I loved this Advanced 5-PATH course. It was full of techniques and details and watching a Master at work, but, what I really appreciated was understanding the thought process behind WHY – Why certain choices were made, and what he (Cal) was thinking to get an even deeper understanding of this work and how we can help people. As a result of this course, I am going to be more efficient and effective when working with clients and reinforce that there’s always more to learn. Thank you, this class was a great idea and I’m so glad I took it.” Erika Flint, BA, BCH, A+CPHI, Bellingham, WA

“I had very high expectations for this class, and as always, Cal exceeded my expectations on every single level. I’ll walk out of this class not only feeling that my abilities were refreshed but, feeling like I really stepped up and obtained more knowledge which will make my work with clients so much more efficient and effective.

As always, many, many thanks to Cal for being so professional and generous with his tools and making us better and better hypnotists.

I’ll be back for the next class!!”
Lana Smirnoff, BA, CH, Irvine, CA.

“This course is helpful for experienced hypnotists who want to take their work to another level: To be able to integrate different phases, work without scripts, and take the client to places they don’t really want to go. It also serves as a refresher, a reminder, and a gentle persuader for the hypnotist to take their work further and give the client what they really need/want.” Connie Davis, MA, CH. Redlands, CA.

“I highly recommend the Advanced 5-PATH® course to any one that is seeing clients on a regular basis. It has given me a much deeper understanding of the process as well as the flexibility within the frame work to adapt to the clients’ needs.

Also, just updating the materials from when I took my training was invaluable.”
Craig Homonnay, M.A.A.C.H.P, Adelaide, Australia

“Another “deeper dive” into regression work. This was a good validation of what I know and a chance to improve my overall skills and understanding. Great class! Learned some powerful new ideas to use with clients.” Roberta Fernandez, BCH, CI, Chanhassen, MN

“The Advance 5-PATH® class took the hypnosis process to a whole other level.

It’s like being a short order cook and going to chef school and becoming a Chef at a prominent restaurant. Cal’s class gave me insight to take my hypnosis business to a place that all my clients will benefit and be excited about their life changes, as a short order cook, I’m excited to be a Chef!

I look forward to taking and utilizing all this new found knowledge and actively with this.

Thank you Cal & thank you to the team (Abby & Maureen) for making the Online experience amazing.”
Marcella Hilferty, MBA, CH, Easton, PA - "Attended Course Live Online"

“The best of the best. Cal Banyan’s commitment and enthusiasm is infectious. So much detail and information, profound insight, taking 5-PATH® to a new level. And the key, immediately useable and practical.” Neil Pickering, Mensa, FCSI, FRSA, ADPR, CH, London, UK - "Attended Course Live Online"

“I tell you what. Ever wish you had Cal for a fireside chat? This class I'm taking right now, the Advanced 5-PATH® Class, feels that intimate and I AM ON THE CONFERENCE CALL side of it.

He is way more casual and just talking about his experiences working with clients. He is also going deeper into stuff. I can tell there isn't the pressure on him to teach us the basics because we already know them. So he is totally different in this class. LOVING how he is having fun, relaxed and totally enjoying sharing his genius.

The videos he has shown us in class are the videos you have always wanted to see; Cal handling a brutally difficult client. One that is NOT the least bit text book. He plays the video for us and it's like he does arm chair quarterbacking on himself, making you feel you are in his living room. He is pausing and commenting, sharing what he is thinking at the time. He is very transparent, funny, fascinating and FUN.

This class is not for beginners. You'll only get accepted if you are in the "Master's Circle". In other words, you will have had to have been doing 5-PATH® for a while and understand the basic concepts.

Still he has been very patient with all questions basic to advanced.

If you get the chance you have to take this class!””
Celeste Hackett, BCH, A+CPHI, Plano, TX - "Attended Course Live Online"

“This class was the best class I have taken with Cal so far. And every class I have taken has been wonderful. What was different here was both how Cal chose to teach it and what he taught us. He let us in on his thinking and insights about how he practices 5-PATH®. He let us see what is behind what he does and why he does it that way. He helped me to become more efficient and flexible. I am very appreciative of Cal’s willingness to share so much of the tricks and tips that make him so good at this work. I have to say I wasn’t sure about this class, as I have been practicing and teaching 5-PATH® and 7th PATH Self-Hypnosis® for quite a few years and I wasn’t sure what else he could teach me. Boy, was I wrong. I learned so much and best of all, I was able to take it to my clients right away. I believe I am a better hypnotist because I took this class.

Also, something very warm and loving and awe-inspiring happened in this class. I felt I was in the presence of loving, caring, supportive people who had come together as a community. The light was strong!

I also want to give kudos to Maureen and Abby, without whom this class would not have run smoothly.”
Laney Coulter, M. Ed., BCH, CPHI, Portland, OR - "Attended Course Live Online"

“I found the class incredibly helpful, and Cal was – as usual – an informative and insightful instructor. The format wasn’t what I was expecting, inasmuch as I didn’t realise he was going to be showing videos, but it worked very well, especially with Cal frequently pausing the video to make comments. He was able to pass on a lot of information that he normally doesn’t have the time for, and I came away knowing that I had a lot more tools for my 5-PATH® toolbox, also with renewed confidence in my skills and ability to help my clients. If I were to be asked ‘what is the one most significant thing that you learnt?’ then the answer would undoubtedly be ‘The flexibility of the 5-PATH® process’. I realise that I have gradually become too rigid in following the phases, forgetting that I can kind of ‘mix and match’. Watching Cal work and seeing how effortlessly and smoothly he interwove the phases was a revelation for me.

I sincerely hope that Cal will do advanced classes every year, because I am quite certain that all of us 5-PATHers will benefit, whether they be old-timers like myself or more recent grads. If we get to the point where we think we know it all and there is nothing more to be learnt, then we do not deserve to proudly declare ourselves as 1%ers!”
Niki Cassar, DCH, DHP, U.K. - "Attended Course Live Online"

NGH Approved Banyan Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Certification Course with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis®

Graduates of our NGH Approved Banyan Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Certification Course with 5-PATH® and 7th Path Self-Hypnosis® January 2016

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January 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Tustin, CA
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

“Pace is aggressive and engaging, the depth and experience of the staff and knowledge is very comprehensive, I personally would rate Cal and Maureen Banyan (& Abby) as the No. 1 training venue for Hypnosis, best training event I have had ever, and fun, enlightening and life changing, and exceptional value for money.” Jason Carter, Ph. D., LLM, Milton Keynes, U.K.

“The knowledge and experience of 5-PATH and 7-th Path have been life changing and empowering. This systematic approach is by far the most complete for the Hypnosis Professional.” Dr. Scott McCully, D.C. Sacramento, CA.

“This class is above awesome. Banyan Hypnosis is of high caliber for hypnosis training. I highly recommend this course for anyone interested.” Susan Tate, RN, Las Vegas, NV.

“I have been studying and practicing Hypnosis for the past 3 years. I have trained with many of the top Hypnotists with NGH. Cal Banyan and his staff have taken the business of Hypnosis to a much higher level than any others. The course is very comprehensive from the basics of hypnosis theory to a structured, easy to follow process to deal with client issues to How to Set up and manage a practice.

In addition to the two-week class, there is an amazing amount of continuing education and support.

I highly recommend taking the course as an Online student. I really felt like I was there and part of the class. The IT support before and during the class made it very easy to get and stay connected. I loved the class!”
Diane Merrill, MBA, CH, New York City, NY. - "Attended Course Live Online"

“The 5-PATH training provided me with not just an excellent level of hypnosis training from one of the best educators out there, but with a hypnosis system.

Everything worth doing needs a plan and 5-PATH gave me that plan. I feel completely confident to be able to consistently provide clients with what they need and I help them achieve a successful outcome.

Thank you, Cal & Maureen”
Ken V. Ansell, Saskatchewan, CANADA - "Attended Course Live Online"

“The Banyan Hypnosis Certification Super Course is a phenomenal course. It was extremely well presented by Cal Banyan. The course is thorough, advanced, and well integrated. It is one of the most significant courses I have undertaken to date. I highly recommend it.” Warwick D. Phipps, Ph.D., Midrand, South Africa - "Attended Course Live Online"

7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teachers Course – Ultimate Recognitions

7th Path Self-Hypnosis® Teachers Course – Ultimate Recognitions January 2016

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January 2016
Marlborough, MA Held in Southeast Asia
Instructed by Calvin D. Banyan, MA
National Guild of Hypnotists, Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) and Certified Instructor (CI) and Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc. Instructor

Cal Banyan Interviews Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Course Graduates