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You are invited to join us in Sedona for a workshop to become expert in

FEBRUARY 27-29, 2016
Sedona, Arizona



Mary Elizabeth Raines, Instructor
Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training

"Have the time of your life learning tools for a lifetime!"


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While there are many thousands of people who use guided imagery, most of them, despite their apparent skills and credentials, unknowingly make mistakes! They are not aware of the components that can make people expert in guided imagery and visualisation.

Mary Elizabeth Raines, a leader in guided imagery, originally developed this training for certified hypnotists who required more advanced training both to avoid making common mistakes and to boost their clients' success. 

“This was so rich… just what I needed for my work! Mary Elizabeth Raines was expert & charming!”  - S. Tondel

 "All of it was extremely helpful Couldn’t ask for anything more. It was great! I loved it. Fantastic, informative, hands-on course. I would recommend t to all." – K. Henry

“Mary Elizabeth Raines is generous and warm. Wonderful stuff!” - P. Crilley 

“[Mary Elizabeth Raines] is a very gifted speaker, as well as instructor. I highly recommend her courses. Not only are they informational, but motivational.” - M. Abele

“Enjoyed the presentation…and the opportunity to practice techniques. A wonderful approach to helping clients to have an improved quality of life. Valuable information.” - S. Campbell

"The instructor was wonderful. She connected with everyone in class. She has a caring and nurturing presence." - P. Palumbo


The next transformational retreat will be held in West Sedona, near the vortexes, hiking paths, and Sedona's famous red rocks. We are excited, and we believe that you will be, too!

This incredible three-day offering contains a treasure-chest of information about how to conduct guided imagery sessions, along with the opportunity for you to practice both giving and receiving.
You will be warmly welcomed and supported, and you will receive thorough instruction in every aspect of guided imagery by an internationally recognized expert and author in this remarkable field, Mary Elizabeth Raines. By the time you complete the course, our goal is to be certain that you will be ready to conduct guided imagery sessions with competence and confidence.



CALL NOW TO INQUIRE: (928) 282-2640



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 Guided Imagery Class Location

YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Mary Elizabeth Raines

ABOUT US: This training is being offered by the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training and Laughing Cherub Unlimited as an adjunct to your current profession.

CLASS LOCATION: This remarkable, life-changing class is scheduled to be held at in West Sedona, Arizona. You will learn in a nurturing environment selected for your learning, spiritual development and personal growth. 

WHAT DOES TUITION COVER: Tuition includes ALL class materials, binders and scripts. Students do not even need to bring a pen. (Lodging and meals are on your own.)

WHO MAY ENROLL: Enrollment in this unique course is open to all counselors, therapists, physicians, nurses, other medical or mental-health practitioners, alternative healers, massage therapists, practicing Reiki practitioners, educators, clergy, hypnotists, and others who are experienced in working with people in a healing capacity. A telephone interview with Mary Elizabeth Raines is required before acceptance.

WHO SHOULD NOT ENROLL: Anyone who has been hospitalized for psychiatric reasons, who is seeing a psychiatrist and/or taking medication for mental health issues, or who has a history of any kind of mental or emotional breakdown. Please also see note below.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Our class size is limited so that every student may receive personal attention. We encourage each individual's sense of confidence, as well as honoring each person's special assets and gifts in this remarkable work of guided imagery. A welcome bonus is that many of our graduates form deep and long-lasting friendships with their fellow students.

WHAT YOU RECEIVE: Expert, comprehensive and highly experiential training in becoming a confident and capable guided imagery practitioner. Classes are conducted with humor, lightness and love. Each student will have ample opportunity to be regressed, as well as to work with others. This may well be a life-changing course! You will learn:

  • The history of guided imagery;
  • Neurons, synapses and how the mind/body connection works when using imagery;
  • A thorough overview of hypnosis and trance states, and how they relate to guided imagery;
  • A variety of techniques for guided imagery;
  • Choices of "road maps" to follow during the session;
  • Ways to interview your client both pre- and post-session;
  • How to chart and understand patterns of behavior;
  • The vital differences between visualisation and imagery;
  • When notto conduct guided imagery;
  • How to overcome blocks and fears;
  • How to ask nonleading questions and obtain fruitful information during interactive sessions;
  • Discerning fantasy from reality;
  • How to work with your client's key sensory modalities;
  • Working with guides and a person's definition of the divine;
  • How guided imagery heals;
  • Powerful techniques for using guided imagery for deep healing;
  • Ethics of conducting guided imagery;
  • Network with other healers and professionals;
  • And much more!


  • General Tuition: $385.00 (This includes an extended discount; if tuition varies on registration form, please enter $385)

If discount is based upon date of registration, registration and deposit must be postmarked by the above date to qualify for discount. There can be no exceptions.
Additional $15 discount for bringing a friend. Click tuition guidelines, below.
Tuition includes 25 hours of training, all course materials, scripts, and bonus programs for spiritual unfolding & healing. (Meals and lodging are not included.)
Bonus evening just-for-fun program included on Saturday.



WHAT YOU RECEIVE: Upon 100% attendance and satisfactory completion of the workshop, participants will receive a certificate suitable for framing from the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training. Certain qualified graduates will also be given a free internet listing.

SCHEDULE: As full participation is required for certification, with no exceptions, avoid scheduling early departure or late arrival. (Airport arrivals and departures should be scheduled for the day before and the day after class, as it takes two hours to get to Phoenix from Sedona.) We strongly encourage participants to arrange for at least one additional day's stay in Sedona to explore or rest.


  1. Morning Session: : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
  2. Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Dinner on your own)


  1. Morning Session:  9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
  2. Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Dinner on your own)


  1. Morning Session: : 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Lunch on your own)
  2. Afternoon Session: 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

PERSONAL HEALING: This course is highly experiential. All students are expected to give and receive guided imagery sessions. This is can be profound work, and is being held in a very sacred and transformational place. Our students often reap many important personal and spiritual benefits.

Please note, however, that the main focus is not personal therapy, but rather that of learning and further developing a skill that can be used in helping others. (Those looking for personal therapy or who are in need of deep healing should seek the attention of a professional rather than attend the course.)

FOR PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HAVE TRAINING IN GIVING GUIDED IMAGERY: Occasionally we have a student who has already taken a class in how to conduct guided imagery. We respect the leaders in this field, like Shakti Gawain and Bella Naperstuck. You will discover that every course is quite different. There are always new techniques to learn, and each teacher's approach is different, so you will still enjoy this class, regardless of earlier trainings. There is no competition in our classes, but simply room for expansion! (We also are happy to see our grads take courses from the above individuals, if they wish.

NOTE FOR HYPNOTISTS: A number of hypnosis organizations will approve this course for credit for 20 hours of continuing hypnosis education. If you are a hypnotherapist, check with your certifying organization.




Mary Elizabeth (Leach) Raines, your Guided Imagery Instructor

Dear Students-to-be and Friends,

Thank you so much for considering this course! It will open a beautiful and rich avenue of healing for you to offer others. My intent is to offer you the most complete array of tools possible so that you can facilitate effective and powerful guided imagery sessions with confidence and ease.

Although the primary purpose of the course is for you to become expertly trained so that you may offer healing and compassionate understanding to others by using guided imagery, there is an unexpected secondary gain that my students report over and over again: they find many personal gifts of release, healing, understanding and spiritual connection when they take these classes.

I am always excited and glad at the opportunity to share knowledge and wisdom, and to prepare healers of the highest order to do this important work.

With warmth, joy and smiles,

Mary Elizabeth Raines

ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Mary Elizabeth Raines, a resident of Sedona, Arizona, is an internationally recognized instructor and clinical hypnotherapist. She is an adjunct faculty member and certified instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, and has also conducted workshops and seminars for 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 Amazon.com. 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. Additionally, 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."

In 2006 she developed and continued to teaches the only guided imagery certification course offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists at their summer institute (registration restricted to NGH certified hypnotists).

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, 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 has been interviewed on television, in newspapers and on radio programs.

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. (Click here for ordering information)


There are very few truly expert and in-depth guided imagery trainings available from seasoned teachers with decades of experience both in conducting guided imagery and in teaching others this life-changing tool. Mary Elizabeth Raines developed and teaches the course offered by the National Guild of Hypnotists to teach certified hypnotherapists how to become extraordinary in guided imagery.

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!


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

please email: guided.imagery@laughingcherub.com.

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