Mary Elizabeth Raines, Your Guided Imagery Instructor


Mary Elizabeth (Leach) Raines, Instructor of Guided Imagery Certification Class

Mary Elizabeth Raines, a resident of Sedona, Arizona, is an internationally recognized author, instructor, and clinical hypnotherapist. She has trained new hypnotists for 19 years, has been an adjunct faculty member and certified instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, and has also been a speaker and workshop leader at conferences of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, International Hypnosis Federation, and MidAmerica Hypnosis Convention.

In 2010 she was awarded the Order of the Braid in honor of a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication, and service in the field of hypnotism. Mary Elizabeth Raines is Director of Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training  and Sedona Professional Hypnosis, and founder of Laughing Cherub Unlimited. According to the National Guild of Hypnotists, Raines is "recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the art and science of hypnotism."

Mary Elizabeth Raines is a professional writer; some of her writing can be found on She has written a popular book about past-life regression entitled, "The Laughing Cherub Guide to Past-Life Regression: a Handbook for Real People," available in paperback or for Kindle. Currently she is a columnist on guided imagery for The Journal of Hypnotism, has published professional articles in other hypnosis magazines and on Kindle, and has contributed to three books, including a chapter as the leading expert on guided imagery in "The Consumer's Guide to Hypnotism." A new book on guided imagery has a planned release date for Summer 2018.

In 2006 she developed and taught the only guided imagery certification course offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists at their Summer Institute (registration restricted to NGH certified hypnotists). She has developed that course to train non-hypnotists who want to use expert guided imagery in their work.

In addition to teaching hypnosis certification, past-life regression counselor training and guided imagery certification classes, and maintaining a private clinical practice in Sedona, AZ, Raines has taught self-hypnosis and guided imagery courses for the University of Wisconsin-Fox Cities Continuing Education Department, the Yavapai College Ollie program in Sedona, AZ, has been featured in a number of speaker's series, and has presented workshops and talks throughout the country, including regular workshops at the Bodhi Tree in West Hollywood, CA, and week-long workshops for Friends General Conferences (Quakers) in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington. She is regularly interviewed on television, newspapers, radio programs, and podcasts.

Author of a guided-imagery CD & MP3 series, Mary Elizabeth Raines narrates a number of healing and hypnotic recordings ranging from healing and weight-loss to building confidence. (Ordering information)

Our school is delighted to have taught many wonderful people like you how to conduct professional, safe, and profound guided imagery sessions, and we hope to include you among them!



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