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                OUR DIRECTORS



Acting President / Ethics Director


Dwight Hood, MHt

Dwight Hood is an assistant Police Chief and has an Associates in Criminolgy, A.S. Science and Sociology, B.A. in Public and Police Administration and has several thousand hours in law enforcement training, which makes him uniquely qualified to sit as director of ethics with sole authority and independence to oversee any and all complaints against any member, his individual decision can not be over turned. Dwight uses NLP and has done so for many years with his work as a detective with a police department. Dwight is a strong believer in the mind-body connection.



    Vice President / Director of Academic Programs                  

Prof. Erantha De Mel Ph.D., D.Sc.

Prof. Erantha De Mel is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, holding a PhD, and a D.Sc. in Applied Psychology.As a practicing psychologist and researcher, in both psychology and parapsychology; he is engaged in extensive research in both fields and is a scholar with original research into Altered States of Consciousness and Psycho-Cybernetics.

Prof. De Mel is the founder of the psychological theories – Neural Optimisation Technique (NOT) and Collaborative Techniques in Counselling and Therapy (CTCT).

After many years of research and development on Computer  Based Psychometric Assessment, he successfully formulated  and designed the QNET Personality Predictor™ and the  QNET Career Aptitude Test™, which are both state-of-the-art computer based personality-testing tools, and which design rights he holds.

He has studied widely alternative therapies related to Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, and holds Diplomas in Auriculaotherapy, Moxibustion, as well as in Laser Therapy. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology by the Wigan & Leigh College - UK. 

Having fulfilled the requirements of the World Health Organisation syllabus of the Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Beijing (1974), governing the training and practice of International Acupuncturists, he was elected to the membership of the International College of Acupuncture, and holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture by the International University Medicina Alternativa in conformitywith the World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) stipulations.

He is a Member of the Acupuncture Federation, International  Lasertherapy Association, and of the Homeopathic Foundation.In the field of Applied Psychology, he has recently concluded a three-year research project on Emotional Intelligence, Group Emotional Competence, and Effectiveness of Corporate Customer Care and Human Service Teams. His research interests in the fields of Psychology and Parapsychology are – Past Life Regression and Past Life Therapy, Forensic Hypnosis, Extra Sensory Perception (ESP), Psycho-kinesis, and Human Behaviour Analysis Tools. Currently he is engaged in research on Music Therapy as well.

He also is actively involved in research work on Tele-Medicine Systems, Remote Diagnostic Tools, Computer-Based Medical Record Keeping Systems, and Image Repository Systems. 

He is a certified member of The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards in Hypnosis Education and Certification (USA), The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada), The International Council of Psychologists, and The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists. Currently he is functioning as the president of the Institute of Professional Psychologists (IPP) and the MindTherapy Foundation – Sri Lanka.


Prof. De Mel is the recipient of the Cambridge Blue Book Man of the Year award – 2005.

Director - Medical Sciences

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Dr. Ira Price, MD

Dr. Price has had a long and established medical career. He is an active Medical Doctor in Florida, specializing in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine. He has earned Fellow and Diplomat status. He has worked no less than 11 times as chief of staff of a hospital. He has also been Chief of Medicine, Medical Director,Consultant to Joint Commission of Accreditation, Disability Examiner, Hypertension Investigator, and on the Board of Directors at a hospital. He has worked at some of the most prestigious hospitals in the world, including Walter Read in Washington, DC.  He has written no less than 12 papers including; The Armed Forces Medical Journal,Walter Reed Institute of Research, and the Journal of the Medical Association.

Dr. Price has successfully used hypnosis in his practice since 1957 some 50 years. He is  Alumni of The National Board...



Director / Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

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Director Paul Soden

Paul Soden from Dublin Ireland, is a highly sought after motivational speaker and trainer. His first degree is in mathematics with advanced modeling in pattern recognition and financial markets modelling with further studies in philosophy, psychology, NLP, and advanced hypnosis techniques. Paul’s innate ability to see patterns in business and in human behavior makes him unique. He was one of the first people to identify the possibility of the millennium bug while he worked in contingency planning in 1992. After founding the NGO 2000 Aware with representatives from IBM Europe, The Irish Government and Price Waterhouse Coopers he became affectionately known as the Millennium Man. Paul’s partnership with Fidelity Investments Technology group in Europe & Latin America is where his love of Brazil started back in 1998.

In 2000, he moved from technology to people. He started identifying patterns in human behavior and began working to help companies and individuals improve the way they performed. His clinic in Ireland has been visited by famous people from around the world for help with substance abuse and depression issues. Paul works with clients in Sao Paulo, London, New York, and Dublin. His client list is hugely impressive and includes some of the top firms from around the world.

Past and present corporate clients include Citibank, Reuters News Agency, Enron Energy, Petrobras, ACI Worldwide, PepsiCo, Siemens, British Telecom, France Telecom, Dutch Army, ABB, CRH Group, Aftonbladet Sweden and the Brazilian Government. Past and present individual executive clients come from the following backgrounds: political, financial services, energy, agriculture, manufacturing, religious. Paul does a large amount of pro bono work. He often works with unemployed people or poor people, free of charge, and he is currently establishing an NGO in Brazil to help in the area of community development.





 Director - Child Development

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Del H. Morrill, M.S., C.C.H.


Del Morrill is a counseling hypnotherapist, who has been using hypnosis as a major counseling tool in her practice since 1986. She has been active in personal and social development for over 30 years in Seattle, Japan, New York City, Chicago, and now in Tacoma, Washington.

Del has a Master of Science degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy, and Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Hypnotherapy. She is certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, and a Hypnobirther by St. John's University.

Del was nominated "Woman of the Year" and "Hypnosis Woman of the Century" by the International Hypnosis Hall of Fame, and is honored in the National Registry of WHO'S WHO. She also sits on the advisory board of the Professional Board of Hypnotherapy and she is an active director of The National Board...

In addition, Del scripts and produces the "New Beginnings" series of tapes and CD's featured on this site, and is the author of the Great Escapes volumes of therapeutic scripts




Director - Educational Support

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Andrew Neblett, Ph.D.

Andrew Neblett is a Board Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist, practitioner of related major alternative health specialties, trainer, and author.  His private practice, Neblett Hypnosis & Wellness Group L.L.C., operates client care centers in New England and New York.  He is the creator of Integrated Meta-Hypno-Energetics.  And, in association with Dr. Dennis Maness, Dr. Neblett provides corporate personnel NeuroSound Therapy for stress management.

Dr. Neblett is also recognized for his work as an intuitive counselor, natural health consultant, hypnosynergist, reiki master, and in helping students achieve better grades through hypnosis.  His practice also includes aromatherapy, reflexology, radiesthesia, E.F.T., and iridology.

In addition to being a director on The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, Dr. Neblett is a member of The Professional Board of Hypnotherapy, The Integral Hypnotherapy Institute, The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists, and The American Board of Hypnotherapy.

In combination with Dr. Neblett's doctoral studies, he has also received training from: Keene State College, Clayton College of Natural Health, Reiki Blessings Academy, La Source, The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards, American Board of  Hypnotherapy, Integral Hypnotherapy Institute, Modern Hypnosis.



 Director - Professional Standards

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Dr. Jose Luis Gomez M.D.

Dr. Gomez started his very distinguished career working as a medical doctor in 1956 in Columbia, SA, where he was the head of the department of surgery at Boaota Hospital and was the director of Surgery at Children's Hospital for sick children in London, England. He worked at the University of Columbia as a director of the board and as President of the Board of directors of the medical department.  He was the Dean of the University of Columbia for 18 years with a student body of 25,000.

He was Co-Founder of the UDCA University of Columbia (Universidad de ciencias ambientales)  where he was a member of the board of founders. He was also a director of the school of continuing studies at the Koubek Center - University of Miami.





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Dr. Tom Verso


Dr. Tom Verso is a licensed Texas Board Certified Physician, where he has been  in private practice since 1984. Dr. Verso served as a Lt. Col. in the US Air Force (1967-1988). He served as a fighter pilot where he received numerous awards including: 1Silver Star, 2 Distinguished Flying  Crosses,11 Air medals.

As a physician and a therapist, he utilizes Hypnotherapy on his patients regularly to enhance the efficacy of his treatment.



 Director / International Embassador

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Jean Murton, BHC, BAThH, NATH

Jean is the director of the Belmont Cenere for Hypnotherapy UK.  She is the trainer for the British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists (established in 1951).  Her school is accredited with the The National Council of Hypnotherapy UK.  Both are founder members of UKCHO an umbrella organisation for regulating Hypnotherapy.  Jean is a member of NATH (National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapy) Jean is a member of the UK Guild of Hypnotists:  A Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.   Her course is accredited with the International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association  and the American Board of Hypnotherapy USA.  She is a member of the National Spiritualist Healer UK.  A Reiki Master and is an accreditted Medium with the Spiritual Centre of Great Britian.  She is a healing leader and has given workshops for the Interantional Spiritual Federation.  She has travelled internationally and has been on TV and radio many times.  She is the author of "Hypnotherapy in Healthcare".  She has done training in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CID (Critical Incident Debriefing).




Director-Student Support

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Susan Walters, RN,,PhD

Susan is a licensed registered Nurse. She has worked for many years in the nursing field. Susan is licensed as an RN in several states.She has worked in the hospital setting and in long term care.Susan is now self employed and uses hypnosis and guided imagery to make changes possible for her patients. She is a member of the curriculum development committee of the Board. She has been a member of The National Board for 10 years.



Director - Forensic Studies

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Louis Griffin, PhD

Lou is with the Killeen Police Department in Texas where he is a State Certified Trainer of Forensic Hypnosis Investigation. Lou was past Vice President of The National Board were he served as Director of  Ethics  for the previous term. Lou is proficient in hypnosis and EFT, and teaches both in Texas as well as at conventions nationally.





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                                       Dorothea O'Regan, BS                                         
Dorothea O'Regan is a Magna Cum Laude alumnus, with B.S. degrees in Psychology, Mathematics and Secondary Education-Certified Massachusetts Educator. She is the owner of Quantum Hypnosis & Wellness Center in Wakefield, MA. Dorothea is a Certified Master Clinical Hypnotherapist and International Instructor of Hypnosis for The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards in Hypnosis, (NBPES), a member of its Board of Directors, a member of The British Association of Therapeutical Hypnotists and The Professional Board of Hypnotherrapy (Canada), The Australian Hypnotherapist's Assoc.,The Spanish Hypnotherapy / Psychotherapy Assoc., The UK’s Psychological Society and Pebble Hills University.  


She is a Certified Reiki Master/Teacher and a Professional Feng Shui Consultant and Instructor.  Dorothea has developed and presented numerous "enlightening and fun" workshops and seminars, is a popular public speaker having appeared on local television programs, and has been recognized as an International Speaker by NBPES.  She is a widely-recognized intuitive medium with more than 20 years experience, providing her services at private, corporate and college events.  Utilizing her skills in Hypnotherapy and Reiki, she offers Holistic Counseling Services to adults and children, and is a candidate for certification as an Anodyne Therapist & Instructor and  Doctorate in Clinical Hypnotherapy with NBPES.


Honorary Director

Dr. Richard McDowell, MD 
Dr. McDowell believes strongly in the mind and body connection. Dr. McDowell is in private practice as an
OB-GYN specialist and an advisor to the board.





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Yours in success,

D.A. Brady, Ph.D., D.C.H.

D.A. Brady, Ph.D., D.C.H, Ed.D
Founding Director of the NBPES

Dr. Brady

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