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Institute for Therapeutic Learning
A Transpersonal Hypnotherapy Institute – Certification Trainings

Founded in 1988 by Seattle hypnotist and hypnotherapist Jack Elias, CHT, the Institute for Therapeutic Learning offers transpersonal hypnosis and hypnotherapy/NLP training for personal growth and professional development.


Based on the internationally acclaimed book, Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/NLP by Jack Elias, the Institute’s courses take a heart-centeredcompassionate, and spiritual approach incorporating hypnotherapy, neurolinguistic programming, and meditation techniques rooted in 3,000-year-old traditions.

 Join us and Learn

  • Rapid Behavioral Change Techniques
  • Accelerated Learning Skills
  • Enhanced Creative Abilities
  • Practical Applications to help people now!
  • … and much more

Certification-Option Courses

Our signature course, Finding True Magic, (based on the book of the same name) is for individuals seeking hypnotherapy certification and mastery of self-hypnosis.

This stimulating and challenging course emphasizes underlying insights and principles governing the nature of mind and communication – upon which hypnotherapy, NLP, shamanism, and all other transformational techniques depend.

Training Options:

Live On-Site Training

Offered at the Institute for Therapeutic Learning in Seattle with Jack Elias, held as six weekend sessions or a 17-day intensive training. See schedule.

Distance Learning

A great certification option for students who are unable to commute to Seattle, or need to set their own hours. Coursework is presented via CD/DVD and recieve personal tutorials with Jack Elias via phone. Learn more.

Independent Study

A distance-learning option for students not pursuing certification. Learn More.

Introductory Options

Not sure if you’re ready for the full course?

You can begin by experiencing the power of our course material through our introduction CD, or through our “Test the Waters” audio and video course and seminar offerings.


Looking to enhance your existing professional or personal practice?

Gain insights and confidence with seminars and presentations by Jack Elias, available in audio or video formats.

 All of our Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP certification courses are recognized by the National Guild of Hypnotists.


What students say about training with the Institute for Therapeutic Learning

“Of the five nationally recognized hypnotherapy training programs I have been certified in, my time with Jack Elias has been the most valuable. His gift to you is so much more than just hypnotherapy, NLP, or psychoanalysis…delivered with great heart, spirit, and humor.”

- Putnam MacDaniel, Transpersonal Clinical Hypnotherapist, Former President, WA State Chapter, National Guild of Hypnotists

“This course helped me connect more deeply with my inner wisdom and compassion. It gave me easy-to-use techniques to assist patients and their families to draw on their own powerful inner resources to deal with illness and loss. It’s been 10 years since I took the course for the first time. What I learned continues to enrich all aspects of my life.”

- Carol M., RN, CHT

“Since 1979 I have worked in residential treatment centers, mental health centers, and private practice with individuals, couples, groups and families. Nothing has been as effective in promoting change in people’s lives as the techniques I learned in [Jack Elias’ Finding True Magic] course.”

- Patricia Ann Williams, MD, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

“The class atmosphere is ideal for learning: relaxed, informal, yet rigorous. The course material was presented lucidly and unfolded naturally. The text will continue to be a resource for me for a long time… You are a teacher in the truest sense of the word. The passion, integrity, and depth you bring to these teachings has moved me deeply.”

- Jake L., CHT, Designer, Builder

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 “We’re not fixing a person – we’re fixing our relationship to our thinking mind. We work to clarify the mind.”

– Jack Elias, CHT, Founder & Director, Institute for Therapeutic Learning