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.
I want you to know that I used some of your protocol for pain relief. I did not do any EFT, although I suggested he learn it. He did great during the hypnosis session. I added some direct suggestions and a few other techniques that I have successfully used to relieve pain. I want you to know that it was amazing. When he got up from the chair he stood up straighter than I have ever seen him and stayed standing up straighter for a few hours. Soon after the session, we were sitting and talking when he began to tell a story we all had heard before, regarding the death of his father. He started crying! My husband had never seen his father cry! He went into his bedroom and I followed to help him release the 45 years of guilt he felt from not visiting his father the day before he died. He released. He cried. We reframed the event until he said, “I never looked at it that way!” I also did a little NLP with him.
"Melissa is a dynamic teacher whose love, belief and knowledge in the efficacy of clinical hypnosis and NLP made each learning weekend a magical experience. Not only have I acquired more techniques to bring to my professional practice as a psychotherapist, I have also created a more integrated and happier personal life with the unique lessons Melissa taught me in the Fall 2010 Certification course."
I was first introduced to Melissa when I took her self-hypnosis class with her at the New York Open Center here in Manhattan. I was so enthralled with the class (and with Melissa!), and so inspired, that I signed up for her full in depth training course (in Integrative Hypnosis) right away. Having recently completed that training, as well as her integrative life coaching training, I can say with total confidence having spent quite a bit of time with Melissa Tiers - when you in Melissa's presence you experience what it is to be the presence of a true healer. The strength of her convictions about the power of the mind, and the seemingly boundless potential of hypnosis to create change in our lives is so strong and so contagious, you feel yourself 'catching' it! When you are in Melissa's presence, you FEEL the power of hypnosis... you know it is real.... as is she.
I have nursed for over 40 years, and decide that I need some new skills for my clients and for my own use. I took an introductory course of Hypnosis with Melissa what I had learn that Monday night, I got to use the next day with one of my clients with outstanding success. I knew that I had to learn everything I could from this dynamic teacher. Took her her full course and she rocks. What a wonderful experience, every encounter has been eye opening, informative, hands on, and smile provoking. I am a believer that when a student is ready to learn, a teacher will appear and Melissa is that person. If you really want to know how to help people and be a change agent, then Melissa is your call