The National Board of Professional and Ethical standards

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Testimonials of some of the board's students and members


I have attended hypnosis institutions around the country and I can say with complete honesty and confidence that the National Board has provided me with the absolute highest quality of support.Dr. Brady and his staff went well above and beyond what I would consider thorough student care.  They attended to my every need with courtesy, speed, and a genuine concern.  Their efforts in ensuring my education set the standard for our profession was truly remarkable, and demonstrated that The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards is not just a showy title.  It is a doctrine that extends to the very core of their programs.  It is the benchmark th at every hypnosis curriculum should be striving to equal. Dr. Brady, you and your team have earned my utmost respect, gratitude, and admiration.  Thank you for bringing our profession into the new millennium.  Burt Yaroch, Dallas Hypnosis Institute

Hi, my name is Jim Fallon, and I would like to tell you about the National Board.

I recently enrolled in the forensic hypnosis course with the National Board. Upon doing research prior to enrolling, I checked out other training establishments. No other school offered the guarantee and the quality of service and excellent materials and the cost-effective price, as did the National Board.

In addition, they provide 7 day a week phone support 12 hours a day, and their staff will do above and beyond to make sure their students are satisfied in every and all aspects. I am not an easy person to please. I am very satisfied with my program from the National board. I have never received such personnel attention and care as I receive from the national board. It is better than being in a live classroom. With the National
Board's distance learning, it is just like they are not only your personnel instructor, but also your personnel coach, there for you 12 hours a day, seven days a week. There is no where else that anyone will find a course of instruction that offers so much.

I plan to enroll in additional courses, as they become available from the National Board. Dr. Brady, Tonya and staff are outstanding. There are simply no other programs that can even compare with the outstanding programs that the National Board offers. Their material is current and state of the art, and has all the latest cutting edge information. Make your future brighter by enrolling with the National Board.Regards,
Jim Fallon, Certified Hypnotherapist ABH, IL

Just a short note to let you know, it is going well with my practice. At times I could only fit patients in within a two week booking schedule.I did not think that people will just absorb, what I have got to offer.
 Clinical Hypnosis is definitely the answer for more than I thought in the beginning.I am currently sitting with 12 interested patients, who suffers from Tinnitus.   I would like to know, if the Board does not perhaps have some information on how to treat Tinnitus under hypnosis.  I have had referral letters from Audiologists, which requires me to help in the process.  I do not want to offer my expertise in this matter, if I
cannot get the right information.  Please bear in mind that I have read a lot up on Tinnitus.I have looked through some websites, but I do not think it is so professional as the National Board's information, I received. It seems that I should soon complete the trainer course of the Board,as I will need two or three assistants in the near future.   I will let you know.
Regards, Dr. Stefan  Kruger
, UK

I have had to e-mail The National Board occasionally, and I always get a return reply by the next day.  I really appreciate that, and it shows me that you really care.  I have highly recommended The National Baord to other hypnotherapists that I know, because of your caring.  You have a great organization and I'm proud to be a member.--Deborah Russo Kuna, ID

"I am really enjoying this, and like you I want to read everything there is concerning hypnosis."-- Paul Cavanaugh, GA

"The Board was more than informative.  I first called the board to just ask questions about clinical hypnotherapy to help my oldest son with reading and learning disabilities.  The staff spent over an hour and a half discussing this with me.  I called them on two other occasions for more information, and they never pushed me to do the course.  But, I'm so glad I did.  I've now gotten my MHt certification and am practicing on a regular basis with great success.  The course is exciting and once you start you can't put it down.  I'm amazed at how it changes the lives of the patients I work with.  I would recommend this course to anyone.   It's easy and extremely rewarding."--Gary Plemones, MHt   Rogersville, MO 

Thank you for rush delivery on the first Basic Course.   I received as I was traveling out of town for business.  I was able to study several hours at the motel without disruptions.  This course refreshed my memory from many past studies and practice in the use of hypnosis.  I was very pleased to see that you are using the Ericsonian method and provide positive suggestions.  This all goes very well with the behavior modification, behavior management, positive programming techniques, etc.  I have been certified in and use in behavioral services and intervention.  I agree that there is no room for negativity in the business of helping people to accomplish their goals.  Once again I am very happy that the course has the same philosophy that I have adopted through the years.  This afternoon, I got off of work early, and studied three hours including watching the video.  I did not understand at first why it was so be labored as it seemed to take twice as long as any sessions that I ever conducted on my own.  After watching the video and reading the script I understand better now that this is for future progression, and not so much just for the one session.  The way it is worded and presented it increases the success rate, by not assuming that the individual feels a particular way.  I always had to guess and rely heavily on my own sixth sense.  I have already learned a great deal that I did not understand totally from former practice and studies.  I answered most of the test questions, however, I am going to go back and re-read everything and watch and listen to the video several more times and re-check answers.  It is a small community and people talk.  I have absolutely no doubts in my ability to ethically utilize your philosophy and trainings.   Your standards are one reason I choose to become associated with your firm.   Also I noticed that your ( web site is operational.  Very nice site as well.  It was good seeing you on the video, now I have a better idea whom I am communicating with.  I read body language very well, as it has been a survival skill that I had to obtain in my line of work through the years.  May I say that you are a very sincere dedicated individual, who genuinely cares about the welfare and advancement of others.  Don Murphy, California hypnosis

I am very satisfied with this course.  I just want to take this opportunity to tell you that the material is very interesting and exciting.----John Africano, New York hypnosis

You are an amazing person.  I am really thankful to you for your guidance and support that you offered me during the course.  The Basic, Intermediate, and Master Clinical Hypnotherapy courses were stimulating, informative and educative.  I recommend this course to anyone interested in Hypnotherapy, since it is applicable on a daily basis with proven results.---Winston Saga, New Zealand hypnosis

I have been interested in Hypnosis for many years.   I researched all the information I could find on the Internet and other means and I choose the National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards Hypnosis Education & Certification.  I believe they are very competent, have the best web site, and easy to access support toll free phone line for ongoing questions.  I have learned some excellent skills and I am planning to open a Hypnosis Center next month.----Tony Mullens, North Carolina hypnosis

My experience with Dr. Brady and the staff of The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards has far exceeded average and could be better deemed a fulfillment of an excellent educational endeavor.  Their effective techniques of education, business and therapy brings to the forefront practical skills; this creates values for the successes which will lead to effective collaboration in our futures as professionals.----Dr. Michael Havens, Texashypnosis

My experience with The National Board of Professional and Ethical Standards in Hypnosis Education has been one of great respect.  My questions and concerns were immediately answered by Dr. Brady or his staff.  They were very patient and made sure I was completely satisfied with the responses.  I have enjoyed working with them so much that I have completed all of their courses, including the PhD in Hypnotherapy program!----Dr. Randall Pendland, Texas hypnosis

The NLP and Teaching.  I have found the materials easy to learn and yet creating a thrist for more information.  This in my opinion is something that one cannot find in other courses.  In addition, the personal help and attention you receive is unsurpassed.  I highly recommend the courses and training I received at NBPESHEC!----Micky Boyd, Florida hypnosis

"Hypnosis is a unique realm that helps you to change habits of year in a very easy way without any side effects.  When you find the right center to learn about hypnosis, you open your abilities' gate and enter the powerful mind's kingdom.   I took all the hypnosis courses offered by The National Board and soon I will start my NLP course.  The Board gives you what no one else can, knowledge, experience, support, and the belonging.  You feel like a member of a real family, where the staff at The National Board do their best in giving perfect services."--Ahmed Hakami, MHt/Instructor  Saudi Arabia

"Thank you for offering such a beneficial course in Hypnotherapy.   I have learned a great deal from your program, and hope to have a long prosperous career.  I will take the knowledge I've received and continue to learn more about the field of expertise, that I want to specialize in.  I hope to have a successful practice underway within the next month.  I cannot imagine finding a course that can teach you the basics in such a short amount of time.  The staff handled any questions that I had about the program immediately.  I also want to thank the Board for the prompt mail-outs.  I would not have been able to finish the course, as soon as I did, without them."--Shane,  Knoxville, TN 

"Course stuff you sent looks great--clear, in simple language and well organized."--Charles Balis  NY 


"There is many wonderful things about this course. One of the greatest is the fact that the support is there, and encouragement is the next.  Dr. Brady and Staff are always there giving encouragement and support.  Answering questions(with the 800# is great and they answer)or help you find the answer." "Great all around people", fun and shared one the the best Pizza places in town.  "Fun" and Enjoyable."    
  --West Kirkley, M.Ht. Orlando, FL


The courses offered are very valuable.  There is a surprising depth to the information contained in the courses that everyone can tailor to their situation.  The ongoing support is also very good.                                --Matt, Mount Dora, Florida 


Picked up my coursework and you were right...I cannot put it down!                                                                --Russell Elleven,  Texas


I have just received the program and found it very professional and interesting. After 20 years of working in hypnosis and teaching hypnotherapy at the University I am still finding interest in the concepts and opinions in your documents. I will be in contact regularly and will start sending in lessons via scanner and e-mail. I have been extremely successful in combining prayers, visualization and hypnosis. Over 90 percent of my clients are traditional Southern Baptists, so the technique is rather beneficial.  -- Carl E. Lindgren, DEd, Dlitt, University of Phoenix 

I am extremely pleased with the courses on Hypnosis from The National Board of Professional & Ethical Standards. Dr. Brady is absolutely wonderful in guidance & support. When looking for a reputable & thorough training program for hypnosis I highly recommend this program . -- Kimberly Muovich MHt, NC

I would like to take this time to thank you and your wonderful staff for a job well done. This course has changed my whole life. Thank you for your help throughout this entire course. Above all, thank you for teaching me the power of positive thinking. I won a battle with clinical depression. I regret those days I suffered and traveled other avenues. When all the while I had all the healing powers I needed tucked away in my subconscious mind. Hypnosis is now my souls purpose for this journey in life. Hypnosis is like seeing ones inner reflection where flaws and blemishes can easily be corrected. --
Tammy Eversole, London, KY

It has been my pleasure getting the opportunity to take this course. It is informative and helpful in all aspects of hypnosis. Dr. Brady and his staff are very helpful and never let you give up on your dreams. They stand behind this course and for good reasons It has been a wonderful investment and one 
I will not regret making. -- Brenda L. Adams

I believe I am in love... ;-)
This is a great course and I just cannot seem to get enough of it. I hope I can be as good as you are at this one day. Since last night I have completed your first course taken your test, read your book and started my second course, the advanced. -- Kenya Walk


"In my 28 years as a police officer hypnosis was offered hoping that it would be used in cases of victim/witness recall and other crimes. Each time due to shift work I was unable to attend. Seeing it done many times, I read a number of books on the subject and even did successfully put individuals into hypnosis. While I could do it, something was missing. The missing ingredient was proper training.

Searching the internet I came across the N.B.P.E.S. courses, after seeing many expensive courses that offered little in the way of training, I chose this one. Not only is the content easy to follow, there is life time support, which by the way has been excellent and being accepted in a professional organization.

Finally after 28 years it is about time to hang up the badge this July/99 but after working literally on your own, being independent even though you have partners and supervisors to answer to, I feel I can not work in the private sector for civilians. You know the feeling the way the the public in general looks at police offers. Not to mention when they find out that you are collecting a pension and now work at another job, there is some resentment. 

Now as  a Master Hypnotherapist, I can set my own hours, help people in all walks of life with their problems and make a very comfortable salary, all on my own, with my self as the boss. I plan on also taking  the "Teach the Teacher" course so that I may instruct other officers that have difficulty in attending such courses. It is more that worth the time to learn from the board and Dr. Brady and all they have to offer. Another plus was   Dr. Brady's book on Positive Thinking. I saw so much of my self in his words and felt that I was his twin. Dr. Brady also knows what it is to be involved in police work and that is why he feels a strong bond with us  and will continue helping our professional field. All in all, this course is very well worth the time an effort..... especially if you are looking  for a change."  Please feel free to call me if you have any questions on changing your life and accessing new goals.-- Lt. (now Capt.) Jack Nicholais , Mountain Lakes Police Dept.  Mountain lakes, NJ     908-475-8501  


"I have just completed the Basic and Advanced courses (…) through home study. The course material is well written and I found that, after reading the materials provided, I was able to retain and apply the principles in my own life. I've searched all of the Web sites on Hypnosis and related subjects, and after much intensive investigation on what is available, I decided to enroll based on the course content and price. Most courses cost as much as three times as (the NBPES) is charging. And as an added bonus, I overcame my smoking addiction I've had for the past 50 years. I recommend these courses to anyone."
--Robert W. Stiles,  C.Ht., North Carolina

"I enjoyed (the) courses on Hypnosis very much. They were well written, informative, and interesting. I also enjoyed the class discussion and Dr. Brady's willingness to answer any and all questions. He is very professional but still down to earth and friendly."
--Robert A. Reynolds,  Florida

"It's true to say that through the courses designed by the NBPES with the assistance of Dr. Brady I was able to develop and use the power we all have within us--the power to BELIEVE and the power to DO! Now after having successfully completed the Master's Course, people are turning to me looking to unlock that magic power in their minds called the subconscious. For whatever reason, stop smoking, losing weight without a diet, improving memory, or increasing their self-esteem (through the assistance of the National Board provided to me), I am able to help them! After having my credentials and being able to help all these people, gratitude and respect is never ending coming in ways never experienced before. An investment in time, money and oneself is well worth it!"
--Philip J. Breedveld, M.Ht., Iloilo City, Philippines

"I would like to take this opportunity the say 'Thanks!' for the incredible opportunity that you provide through the Hypnosis courses you teach. I feel that I have been given a clear picture of what I'd like to do in the future, and I now know that Hypnosis will play a big part of it. Not only were the classes informative and interesting, but also quite entertaining as well."
--Dani Akana, M.Ht., Central Florida

"When I decided to study hypnotherapy, I began researching my various options. (You were) the only institution that acknowledged my inquires. When I called to inquire further, you were generous with your time and knowledgeable with your answers, even though I had not yet made a commitment to (the courses). After I received my student manual you once again made contact with me to ensure my understanding of the materials. I appreciate the time and encouragement you gave me. Although I felt like I was being a nuisance, you never once gave the impression that I was. You have been very supportive. At this time I have just completed my Master hypnosis exam. As I was working on the exam you once again called to check on my progress. I never would have guessed that with a home-study course I would have had this much personal contact with my instructor. I found that the courses where well written and easy to understand. The exams were brief and to the point. No where else could I find the materials to become a Master hypnotherapist any more reasonably priced than with (you). I am glad that I chose an institute that truly cares about its students. I now feel confident enough to begin helping others. Thank you so much creating this program."
--Rebekah Nowiski,  MI

"The entire week has been a GREAT experience. The methods taught (and taking time off from work) were time and work well spent."
--Mark Wilson,  Florida

"I wish to thank you for helping me obtain my certificate.   I was particularly impressed with the personal help that you gave me on the telephone,  you were available when I needed you. I would recommend your training services to anyone that is trying to learn Hypnosis.
Thank you again."
--Harvey Hunt, Templeton, CA

"Having worked many different businesses and attended professional school, I am always skeptical about something new. After doing some research, I decided to attend (the NBPES's) class on Hypnosis. The class had insight and was practical. Dr. Brady is a marvelous teacher with a broad background of knowledge. I gained valuable insight into working with people that even my medical background hadn't prepared me for. (Your) course was a great step in achieving my potential. (…) I have taken all of (the) courses and now run my own successful practice in western New York. I would have never dreamed of how exciting the field of hypnotherapy could be. With proper training and Dr. Brady's ongoing commitment to assisting his students, I have helped my clients become the people they truly wish to be. I traveled to central Florida to take my training, and it was worth every bit and more."
--Christopher Giermek, Western New York

"I would like to thank you for your comprehensive courses in Hypnosis. I found the courses well constructed, informative, and easily understood. I feel very well prepared to start up a practice on my own. I also appreciate your business experience you shared with us. Knowledge without tools to perform in the real world are all but useless. I also thank you for speaking with me on the phone SEVERAL times before I decided on your course above others offered. Your candid answers to my questions were honest and straightforward. Your course has given me the ability, drive, and information I need to create a SUCCESSFUL practice. I also feel secure in my ability to pick up the phone with questions and will get the help I need."
--Debbie Hoffman, Deland, Florida