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You are invited to join us
NOVEMBER 14-19, 2017
 in Sedona, Arizona
for a transformational workshop learning how to conduct safe and expert

View from Sedona Creative Life Center, where the Past-life Regression Counselor Training Class is hel


  • NOVEMBER 14-19, 2017
  • Sedona Creative Life Center, Sedona, Arizona


There are very few truly expert and in-depth past-life trainings available from seasoned teachers with many decades of experience both in conducting regressions and in teaching others this life-changing tool. We are delighted to have taught many wonderful people who have attended our classes how to conduct professional, safe and profound past-life regressions, and we hope to see you in October!
Our next transformational retreat will be held at the world-famous Sedona Creative Life Center, November 14-19, 2017. We are excited, and we believe that you will be, too! This incredible offering contains a treasure-chest of information about how to conduct past-life regressions, along with the opportunity for your own life-changing experience.
You will be warmly welcomed and supported, and you will receive thorough instruction in every aspect of past-life regression by an internationally recognized expert 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 past-life regression sessions with competence and confidence.

  • "I enjoyed & appreciated every part of this course. It was well-balanced in terms of information presented & discussed and time spent in practicum, giving & receiving regressions. ...Mary Elizabeth [Raines] is a pure gem as a compassionate, humane, well-seasoned, wonderfully humored, wise and kind teacher - beautifully elegant and so refreshingly down-to-earth." -- Carrie M., California

  • "Amazing, life-changing experience! Mary Elizabeth Raines is hilarious, knowledgeable, caring, and what I would call an 'Earth Angel'! This course is worth double the fees charged." --Jill J., California

  • "What a wonderful time I had! This class was conducted with love, compassion and respect for all things. It was much more than I could ever expect. Leave your critical mind at home, open your heart, and get ready for a life-changing experience!" -- Marie L., Illinois

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ABOUT US: This training is being offered by the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training and Laughing Cherub Unlimited.

CLASS LOCATION: This remarkable, life-changing class will be held at the Sedona Creative Life Center, a world-famous nonprofit center surrounded by 15 beautiful, secluded acres just a few minutes from the heart of Sedona, AZ. The center was founded to celebrate the human spirit and provide an uplifting and nourishing environment for spiritually enhancing programs and personal growth. Tuition includes all class materials.

WHO MAY ENROLL: Enrollment in this unique course is open to all hypnotists, counselors, therapists, physicians, clergy, medical or mental-health practitioners, alternative healers, massage therapists, educators, 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 CLASS: 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 past-life regression therapy. 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 past-life regression therapist. 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:

  • A variety of techniques for inducing past lives;
  • 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;
  • Various theories about reincarnation and karma;
  • When not to conduct a past-life session;
  • How to overcome blocks and fears;
  • How to ask nonleading questions and obtain fruitful information;
  • Discerning fantasy from reality;
  • Dealing with memories of animal or other lifeform lives;
  • How to work with your client's key sensory modalities to access a previous life;
  • Working with guides and a person's definition of the divine;
  • Past-life review;
  • How past-life regression heals;
  • Powerful techniques for using past-life therapy for deep healing;
  • Ethics of conducting past-life regression;
  • How to facilitate a life progression;
  • Exploring the past-life roots of present-day relationships;
  • Looking at the past-life sources of your own patterns;
  • Network with other healers and professionals;
  • And much more!


  • General Tuition: $899.00
  • Enroll Early for a Tuition Discount: For registrations and deposits postmarked by September 15, 2017: $174 discount (Discounted Tuition: $725.00)
  • Bring-a-Friend Discount: $40 apiece (one discount per person)(applies only to spring/fall classes)

Registration and deposit must be postmarked by the above date to qualify for discount. Sorry, there can be no exceptions.

Additional $40 discount for bringing a friend. Limited to one discount per person. Click tuition guidelines, below.

Tuition includes 45+ hours of training, all course materials, books, and bonus programs for spiritual unfolding & healing.



CERTIFICATION: There is no recognized certification in past-life regression therapy. This class offers the most advanced training available. Upon 100% attendance and satisfactory completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate suitable for framing from the Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training. 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 encourage participants to arrange for an additional day or two's stay in Sedona to explore or rest.

First day: 12:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Next four days: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Afternoons reserved for giving and receiving regressions in groups of two or three. (All meals on your own)

Final day: 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Do not schedule return flights earlier than 5:30  p.m. as full attendance is required for graduation. Students often go out for an informal lunch together after class ends.)

PERSONAL HEALING: This course is highly experiential. All students are expected to give and receive past-life sessions. This is transformative 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 solely 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 PAST-LIFE REGRESSIONS: Occasionally we have a student who has already taken a class in how to conduct past-life regressions. Their teachers have included the greats in this field, like Brian Weiss, Dick Sutphen, Sylvia Brown, and Henry Leo Bolduc. We have immense respect for these pioneers, and are fortunate enough to have considered some of them as personal friends.

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 certification 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, including the National Guild of Hypnotists, approve this course for credit for 45 hours of continuing hypnosis education.


Mary Elizabeth (Leach) Raines, Past-life Regressionist Instructor


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

Although the primary purpose of the class is for you to become expertly trained so that you may offer healing and compassionate understanding to others, there is an unexpected secondary gain that my students report over and over again: They find that their own lives have become transformed in a miraculous and marvelous way 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, of Sedona, Arizona, is an internationally recognized past-life regression and hypnotherapy instructor, as well as an award-winning author. 

Director of Academy for Professional Hypnosis Training and founder of Laughing Cherub Unlimited, she is an adjunct faculty member and certified instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, and has conducted workshops and seminars for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, International Hypnosis Federation, and MidAmerica Hypnosis Conventions. 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. According to the National Guild of Hypnotists, Raines is "recognized as one of the leading practitioners of the art and science of hypnotism."
All enrolled students receive a copy of her book, The Laughing Cherub Guide to Past-life Regression: A Handbook for Real PeopleShe is a columnist on guided imagery for The Journal of Hypnotism, writes articles for hypnosis magazines and Kindle, and has contributed chapters to three books, including "Everyday Miracles of Hypnotherapy," "The Link," and "The Consumer's Guide to Hypnotism." She also writes plays and fiction.

In addition to teaching past-life regression, hypnosis, and guided imagery certification classes, and maintaining a private clinical practice in Sedona, Raines has taught related courses for the University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Department, Yavapai College Adult Education in Sedona (Olli), has been featured in several speaker's series, and has presented past-life regression workshops and talks throughout the country, including regular workshops at the Bodhi Tree in West Hollywood, CA, and week-long past-life 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 an easy-to-follow and safe past-life regression CD, "Journey to Your Deep Past." (Click here for ordering information)

The Laughing Cherub, Mary Elizabeth (Leach) Raines in Sedona 
Photo by Peter Sterling

November 2007 Angel Valley Class


  • "This class was phenomenal! The sacred space and time which you created, as well as the wealth of information you taught us, were so valuable."

  • "Beyond amazing! Thank you. I knew it would be transformational; it exceeded my expectations. I loved the wonderful energy, instant feeling of safety, and all the practice we got to do. Mary Elizabeth Raines gave clear information and guidance and support and fabulous materials."

  • "Thank you SO much for the wonderful experiences... The training surpassed all of my expectations. It was incredible, amazing, life changing. I do feel changed -  I feel energized. I feel passionate about doing this work. Thank you for your insight, your knowledge, your caring. You are a wonderful teacher who has a kind and incredible heart."

  • "I've never in my present life experienced such love."

  • "Most valuable experience of my life. I will never forget the intention of love...and the value of nonjudgment was so perfect for me to learn such healing work. Thank you."

  • "I took this training in every cell, and feel the shift in my body, soul and this mind. I am changed forever. This makes this training powerful. [Mary Elizabeth Raines] is one of the best wise women. I love to be around her."

  • "I am so grateful for you and the course which you shared with us. Your talent is truly balanced only by your love and compassion. I am honored to have studied with you, and have spoken in glowing terms about the whole experience."

  • "The training exceeded my expectations. [This material] cannot be learned through any way besides in person. Mary Elizabeth delivers the appropriate information with grace, intuition, delicately with precision and clarity I have never experienced from a teacher. I look forward to many more years of mentorship with her."

  • "Every single second was meaningful and purposeful. Every one of us experienced soul growth. Thank you for your kindness, patience, and wisdom. I'm in awe of how you [were] able to support and nurture all of us."

  • "It was a great experience for growth, personally and professionally. I enjoyed most connecting with the group and Mary Elizabeth, and amplifying the energy of learning in the safe environment she created... Thank you."

  • "Memorable! A must experience and class."

  • "Mary Elizabeth was wonderful--supportive, kind, empowering, nurturing, authoritative. She is a gifted facilitator."

  • "I had such a great experience in your course. It was truly the best course I have ever taken..thanks."

  • "I really enjoyed the welcoming environment, the gentle delivery of the course material, and the high respect held for each person. For those considering this course, it will be the best experience you ever have."

  • "The class was perfect, the timing DIVINE--the stories came in at just the right moments--I feel 1,000% prepared. I cannot say enough good things about my time in this class. 'Good' is not enough. It is more like amazing, cerebral, challenging, relaxing, earth-shattering and just plain wonderful!!"

  • "There were so many rich experiences I don't know where to many profound communications, many on a spiritual level. Mary Elizabeth Raines is a fantastic guide on a lot of different levels: mental, emotional, spiritual! She is also very patient and amazingly empathetic!! One of the most important qualities or processes: she inspires us to have faith in ourselves and trust our own abilities and inner workings!"

  • "...a truly gentle and safe environment. Everything was handled with great love and spiritual guidance. Thank you."

  • "This course is the most intensive, full, rich and rewarding course of which I have ever been a part."

  • "I got far more out of this course than I ever expected. Thank you, Mary Elizabeth, for the gift of your immense ability to let my potential open!"

  • "Your ability to support & honor others, as well as your glorious integrity, sense of humor and genuineness are gifts to the planet! I am honored to call you my friend & teacher."

  • "Profound, life-changing, deep, sincere, due to personal nature of regressions. No other course has been so personally meaningful."

  • "The past-life regressions were remarkable. The class was very open and shared their hearts. Wonderful, spiritual awakening. I feel confident to start a business with the training. Mary Elizabeth Raines is a remarkable teacher."

  • "Thank you so much for your teaching, for your support, encouragement, tenderness and genuine care and love you had generated towards us so consistently."

  • "What a transformative experience! It was all wonderful!"

  • "It was a life-changing experience. [Mary Elizabeth Raines] lovingly and willingly shared her wealth of knowledge without reserve. She is a gift to humanity."

  • "Very enlightening, very empowering."

  • "Words can't express my feelings--total bliss! Fabulous teacher, fabulous classmates, wonderful new friends."

  • "I truly can't say enough about the experience. It was truly life-changing!"

  • "The course did not meet my expectations&ldots;it far surpassed them! Thank you."

  • "It was the greatest five days of my life... I feel I have been very blessed."

  • "A magical experience and a coiurse I will cherish and remember forever. It was very life transforming for me and I went through an amazing healing process. Thank you for this wonderful gift and experience."

  • "A wonderful journey of transformation accompanied by beautiful souls. Thank you!!"

  • "Fantabulous!"

  • "Mary Elizabeth Raines is an accomplished hypnotist whose love for teaching is very apparent. She has such a great sense of humor. Highly recommend this class!"

  • "[I enjoyed] the casual way the material was presented, not following page by page and note by note in the training books. It was very spiritual, and therefore life changing, as I knew it would be."

  • "It is truly a life-changing experience... My journey begins now. Everything was awesome. I am grateful to get a wonderful mentor like Mary Elizabeth Raines."

  • "...Chock-full of information and resources I can't wait to dive into. I am excited to integrate all that I have learned and feel well equipped to use these skills as a competent practitioner. Mary Elizabeth's knowledge, support and guidance have been an integral and invaluable part of my professional development."

  • "The class teaching felt very complete and encompassing. Every bit of it was most empowering. There was nothing I didn't ultimately enjoy. Thank you from the whole of my heart!"

  • "Mary Elizabeth Raines is gentle and respectful of all. She is very skilled and compassionate."

  • "Amazing and awesome. Thank you so much for your light and love."

  • "Thank you for your presence & grace. The work & light you share is invaluable."

  • "Mary Elizabeth Raines will transform both you and your life."

    Please note: all the above testimonials are signed, dated and kept in our files. Students have given us permission to share them with you. The above testimonials come from people from many parts of the world and from all over the United States. Due to the tender nature of past-life regression and the personal nature of some of these quotes, names have not been disclosed.

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