C. Devin Hastings
Devin Hastings is a pioneer in the world of hypnotism with over 25 years of experience.
He is the president of the Minnesota Institute of Advanced Communication Skills (www.miacs.net) which is a state licensed school that certifies people in advanced persuasion fields including hypnosis and NLP.
Devin is a Board Certified Hypnotist with, and a leading presenter for, the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and he is also a Hospital Certified Hypnotherapist with one of America’s Top 100 hospitals, Winchester Community Hospital located in Massachusetts.
Devin is also the recipient of several prestigious awards granted by the NGH including the Ormond McGill Award and the NGH Hypnosis Research Award for his groundbreaking work in successful applications of hypnosis for diabetes.
As well as numerous audio self-help programs and training programs, Devin has also authored 4 books:
“21st Century Medicine: Clinical Evidence for the Healing Power of the Mind”
“Control Your Diabetes With Hypnosis”
“Anxiety, OCD and Hypnosis: New Answers for Those Who Suffer In Silence”
“Become A Certified Diabetes Motivational CoachTM —A Training Manual”
Devin’s custom created, award winning seminars and workshops have been presented all around the United States as well as overseas for organizations such as the Better Business Bureau, AT&T, Florida Law Enforcement Agencies, The AARP and The Association of Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
Profile and Credentials
Christopher Devin Hastings has over 25 years experience practicing hypnosis in its applications to help others. He holds advanced certification with three of the most prestigious hypnotherapy schools in the United States. Devin also holds a degree in electronics and was certified in satellite ground equipment technology by the U.S. Army.
Founder of the Diabetes Research Association of America. Our motto is: "Helping diabetics to help themselves."
2003 recipient of the Ormond McGill Award.
Fellow of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy.
2001 recipient of the prestigious Hypnosis Research Award. This award was given in recognition of Devin's pioneering work in the successful applications of hypnosis to diabetes.
Hospital Certified Hypnotherapist. Certification granted by one of America's top 100 hospitals, Winchester Hospital, Winchester, Massachusetts.
Registered and Certified Master Practitioner & Instructor of Neuro-linguistic Programming with the National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programmers.
Featured presenter on the proven medical applications of hypnosis at the National Guild of Hypnotists convention. This is the world's largest and most comprehensive hypnosis convention.
Certified Instructor of Hypnotherapy by the Hypnosis Research & Training Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Registered and Certified Advanced Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Registered and Certified Fitness Instructor with the Fitness Institute International of Boca Raton, Florida. Devin combined his Instructor training with his training as a licensed massage therapist and his extensive knowledge of vitamin supplement therapy to help clients dramatically improve their health.
Author of the professional educational video series NLP & Hypnosis, Volumes I & II
Author of the popular training seminar, Emergency Hypnosis: How To Successfully P.A.N.I.C. TM In Any Emergency Situation.
Author of the advanced NLP-Hypnosis training video, Past Lives and Safe Places: A Journey To Forbidden Lands.
Author of the unique and ground breaking training video, The 10 Steps to Controlling Diabetes.
Author of a first-of-its kind training program, New Answers for Diabetes: Become A Certified Diabetes Motivational Coach. This is a very intense and comprehensive two day seminar which trains therapists on the advanced applications of hypnosis, NLP, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and their applications to help diabetics very effectively manage their diabetes. In some cases, Devin's coaching methods have helped clients to significantly reduce their medications. (with their doctor's approval).
Author of 10 Success Secrets To Permanent Weight Loss. This is an informative and fun to watch video seminar demonstrating little known marketing techniques as well as advanced methods for helping clients to permanently lose weight.
Author of The Information Kit for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This is an audio program guiding other therapists on the applications of NLP and hypnosis to helping those suffering from OCD.
Author of Impotence: The Hidden Pain. This program is designed to teach therapists a caring and highly effective approach to a very difficult issue.
Author of several excellent marketing audio programs helping other therapists to effectively and inexpensively market themselves while helping others.
Co-author with Dr. Kevin Hogan of the textbook The Hypnotherapy Handbook.
As a Type II diabetic, Devin has used his skills and experience to pioneer new techniques of management for diabetes. His unique approach was published in Diabetes Interview, a leading diabetes journal. Devin has been featured on WESH TV Channel 2 News Orlando and Host of 'The Hypnosis Hotline' on 740 WINZ AM News radio. Devin has also used hypnosis to successfully lose over 40 pounds of weight and to have 9 fillings drilled and replaced without any chemical anesthetics.
Philosophy and Comments
"My professional background includes work with clients who have succeeded in overcoming situations ranging from nail biting to bulimia. I love what I do. My goal is to facilitate a persons discovery of their healing inner resources. As far as I am concerned, a therapist is a teacher and a guide. I teach people about their mind as it relates to the hypnotherapeutic context. Then, I guide them to that area of their mind where they can engage in very powerful, positive self-persuasion."
Work Hours and Fee Schedule
We work by appointment and also offer phone coaching.
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