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Curriculum Vitae For Calvin D. Banyan, MA Board Certified Hypnotherapist and Instructor

1431 Warner Ave Suite E, Tustin, CA 92780
714-258-8380 or 800-965-3390

Current Positions:

  • C.E.O. and Supervising Hypnotherapist at The Hypnosis Center, Inc., using 21 years experience as a Hypnotist (10 years full time), 14 years experience as a Psychotherapist, and 7 years as a Certified Instructor.

  • Became a Board Certified Hypnotherapist on August 15, 2001.

  • Director of the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training and Services, Inc. School of Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy (California Exempt School).

Summary of Qualifications

  • Certified as a Master Hypnotist and Hypnotherapist(CH) by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

  • Certified as Instructor (CI) by the National Guild of Hypnotists, currently teaching NGH curriculum and Five Phase Abreacting Therapeutic Hypnosis system to therapists internationally.

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Banyan Hypnosis Center for Training & Services, Inc., Mounds View, Minnesota.

  • Instructed courses for the United States Air Force, as well as state and county professionals, as well as teaching as a guest instructor at the university level.

  • Listed in the National Registers, Who’s Who in Executives and Businesses.

  • More than six years clinical experience: psychotherapy, and treatment planning.

  • Published in the following peer review professional journals: American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association journals.

  • Published in the National Guild of Hypnotists Hypno-Gram.

  • Published in the National Guild of Hypnotists Journal of Hypnotism, having an ongoing section in that journal.

  • Board Certified Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists (BCH).

  • Awarded Certified Instructor of the Year, 2002 and 2003, by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

  • Awarded Educator of the Year 2003, by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

  • Became a Fellow of the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2004.

  • Awarded the Charles Tebbetts, Shining the Light of Hypnosis Award, 2005.

  • Entered in to the National Guild of Hypnotists' Order of Braid (OOB) 2005.

Summary of Skills

  • Classical Hypnotic Inductions
  • Instant and Rapid Inductions
  • Non-Inductions
  • Emotion Inductions
  • Hypnosis Script Writing
  • Training and Supervising Hypnotherapists
  • Age Regression
  • Hypnotic Forgiveness Therapy
  • Hypnotic Parts Therapy
  • Development and Instruction of Five Phase Abreacting Therapeutic Hypnosis (5PATH®)
  • Development and Instruction of 7th Path System of Self-Hypnosis
  • Public Speaker
  • Author
  • Conducting Supervision for Hypnotherapists

Professional Background

  • Education

    • Degrees:

      (Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, incomplete, all but dissertation, University of North Dakota)

      M.A., University of North Dakota, Psychology

      B.S., University of North Dakota, Psychology

    • Courses In Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy:

      University of Minnesota

      Workshops on Clinical Hypnosis (Advanced),06/15/2000 - 06/17/2000


      National Guild of Hypnotists

      Hypnotherapist Certification, 03/07/1996

      Systematic Approach of Hypnotherapy, completed 11/02/1996

      Train the Trainer- Instructor Level I and II, completed 04/24/1999

      How To Teach A College Course On Hypnosis, completed 08/12/1998

      Hypnotic Anesthesia for Pain Management, completed 08/14/1997

      Board Certified Hypnotherapist, 08/15/2001


      Ramey Hypnosis Association

      Ultra Depth Practitioner, completed 08/17/1999


      Omni Hypnosis Training Center

      Master Hypnotist, completed 03/01/1996

      Hypnotherapist, completed 03/03/1996

      Advanced Hypnotherapy, 02/17/1999

    • Academic Achievements:

      Summa Cum Laude (BS Psychology)

    • Affiliations:

      National Guild of Hypnotists

      National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anaesthesiology, 1997

      Minnesota Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 1999

      International Council for Medical and Clinical Therapists, 1999

      National Federation of Hypnotists, since 2000

      National Health Freedom Coalition since 2005

      Minnesota Health Freedom Coalition since 2005

    • Masters Thesis

      "Self Disclosure: Face To Face vs. Anonymous Interview Via Computer Telecommunications, Dr. Mark Grabe (Advisor), Dr. Alan King (Director).

    • Bachelors Thesis

      "Effect of Computer Voice Synthesis On Computer Based Teaching"

  • Teaching Experience

    • Training NCO, Security Police, George AFB, CA

    • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Dakota, ND

    • Certified Instructor, for the National Guild of Hypnotists, The Hypnosis Center, Inc., Mounds View, MN, 1999 to Present (Courses have been taught domestically and internationally)

    • Presented To The National Guild of Hypnotists Convention, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.

    • Teaching NGH Hypnotherapy Certification courses since 1999.

    • Teaching Advanced Hypnotherapy Certification courses since 2000.

    • Supervising hypnotherapists online via video conference since 2005.

    • Supervising hypnotherapists in groups since 2004.

    • Supervising hypnotherapists one on one since 1997.

  • Teaching Interests

    • National Guild of Hypnotists current curriculum.

    • Teaching and further development of Five-Phase Abreacting Therapeutic Hypnosis™ (5-PATH®).

    • Teaching 7th Path Mind-Body-Spirit Self-Hypnosis®.

    • Bringing leading edge hypnotherapeutic technology to professionals, in Medicine, Psychology and Counseling.

    • Writing instructional materials ranging from articles for the Internet, journals, books, audio and video programs.

  • Research Interests

    • Classical vs. Rapid and Instant Inductions

    • Intra-Psychic Mediation as Parts Therapy (Parts Mediation Therapy™)

    • Hypnotic Age Regression Techniques

    • Forgiveness As A Hypnotherapeutic Intervention

    • Abreaction and Self-Hypnosis

    • The Effects of Emotions on Behavior and Health

  • Publications

    • "Effects of Voice Synthesis In A Computerized Teaching Paradigm," Teaching of Psychology, January, 1991 (American Psychological Association).

    • "Using Conflict Mediation Applied to SMI In transitional-living," Hospital and Community Psychiatry, June, 1992 (American Psychiatric Association).

    • "How To Get Your Clients To Continue In Their Therapy," 5-3-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Hypnotherapists Needed To Fill Demand," 7-25-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com. (previously published in Twin Cities Wellness).

    • "Doing Hypnotherapy Using Suggestion, Age Regression and Other Insight Techniques," 8-29-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "100+ Hypnosis Tips, Insider Secrets and Techniques (Direct Suggestion and Age Regression)," 9-10-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Powerful Two Session Approach For Smoking Cessation Using 5-Path, A Universal Approach To Hypnotherapy," 9-26-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Learn About A Systematic and Universal Approach to Hypnotherapy," 10-7-2000(Covers Age Regression & more), www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Brief Overview Of the 5-PATH® Hypnotherapy System," 10-28-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "The Elman-Banyan Hypnotic Induction," 11-10-2000, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "How To Get The Most Out of Your First Hypnosis Session," (For Clients), 3-19-2001, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "To Forgive, Or Not To Forgive: Is Forgiveness Required For Good Hypnotherapy?" (5-30-2001), www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy Is A Leading Edge Career," 7-8-2001, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Use Hidden Tests And Convincers To Improve Success and Receive More Referrals," 8-18-2001), www.hypnosiscenter.com. (Subsequently published in the NGH, Hypno-Gram, October/November, 2001.)

    • "Why You Should Not Do Past Life Regression Therapy (On Purpose)", 8-28-2001, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • "Ten Keys To Forgiveness," 11-7-2001, www.hypnosiscenter.com.

    • Banyan CD, Use Hidden Tests And Convincers. Hypno-Gram, October/November 2001 (National Guild of Hypnotists). (Previously published on www.hypnosiscenter.com, 8-18-2001).

    • Banyan CD, Kein GF, Hypnosis And Hypnotherapy: Basic To Advanced Technique for the Professional. Abbot Publishing House, 2001.

    • Banyan CD, The Secret Language of Feelings. Abbot Publishing House, 2003.

    • Currently publishing quarterly in the Journal of Hypnotism and numerous websites including, www.HypnosisCenter.com, www.BanyanHypnosisMall.com, and www.CalBanyan.com.

  • Professional Affiliations

    • National Guild of Hypnotists, 1996-Present (Advisory Board Member and Ethics Board Member since January 2006)

    • National Board for Hypnotherapy and Hypnotic Anaesthesiology, 1997-1999

    • Minneapolis, Minnesota Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 1999-2000

    • St. Paul, Minnesota Chapter of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 2002-2006

    • International Council for Medical and Clinical Therapists, 1999

~ Document Last Revised: March 24, 2006 ~