I went to Melissa many years ago for hypnosis for insomnia. I was also one of her earliest students, in her first hypnosis certification class. I haven't stopped learning from her since. Melissa has rare natural talents as a clinician. She is also more curious that Curious George and will go through books like a wild fire spreading though a prairie. You will rarely catch Melissa in the dark about something new in the field. Then there is her personality. She is as funny as she is warm and smart. And one of the most no-nonsense, let's-get-on-with-it type of person you will ever meet. The combination of all of the above makes her rather exceptional, whether the encounter is as a client or as a student. Refreshing and healing at the same time. Kudos to Melissa.
That is how I describe Melissa Tiers. I am a psychiatrist with 40 years experience treating individuals and couples. I always thought I did a good job and I still think I did really good work. BUT one workshop with Melissa and my knowledge, understanding and awareness of what I was actually doing and how I could do it even better and more effectively was transformative. I follow the latest advances in neuroscience and mind body medicine. I have heard very scholarly people discuss the latest information but she is incredibly gifted at explaining these complex facts in a way that makes them useful and practical for oneself and for one’s patients. She is always researching and developing better strategies to help people change faster and on more levels.
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There really isn't enough to say about Melissa. I could go on and on and on...I'm a newbie at this hypno everything, yet, I've been in academia for a couple graduate degrees, and therefore, an expert on pedagogy and standards of teaching practice. Melissa is among the finest, most effective teachers I've ever had - - I feel lucky that I've been able to take her classes and seek her counsel/mentoring the past year. I have learned so much, grown as an individual and a practitioner, and have expanded my practice because of the work she shared with me. I highly recommend that if anyone has the opportunity to learn in an intimate setting with her to DO IT!! I trust that very soon, this won't be as easy as I suspect that she'll become quickly known as the superstar that she is....She is comprehensive, consummate and passionate as a teacher, while generous with her expertise. Plus she is fun as hell and invested in her clients understanding the material, so that they themselves can help other people AND develop themselves.
IMHO, Melissa Tiers in New York City. I have spent hours and hours and hours - maybe WEEKS! on the phone with this woman, and she knows her stuff more than anybody else I know. And she is never static. She is always learning and growing and teaching what she learns immediately after she has learned it. I have never met anybody more dedicated to her craft, and to teaching her craft. She is fun, she is irreverent, she is warm, loving, and generous (can you tell I like her ; - )??? That is why I'm sponsoring her workshop here on the West Coast.
I have been studying hypnosis for the past twenty years as a student, client and as a practitioner. I took the National Guild's Hypnosis Certification class with Melissa Tiers. She is a remarkable teacher, scholar and practitioner. Personally, I found her course liberating and supportive. She helped free my voice as a hypnotist. She gives of herself endlessly as a mentor. She is unbelievably knowledgeable and passionate about her work, which is individualized for client and practitioner alike. Every person I have referred has walked away satisfied and excited.
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