Meet the Scottsdale Hypnosis Hypnotists

About Scottsdale Hypnosis in Scottsdale AZ

Robert Woodley, CHt

Robert Woodley is a NGH Certified Hypnotist who has his Masters in Clinical Mental Health and is also a Life Coach.

He specializes in relationships and uses Solution Focused Brief THerapy or SFBT to address issues, then uses hypnotherapy to help make the client’s desired changes more rapid.

This new style of hypnotic therapy and coaching creates a clarity for goals, more accountability, and a bonding hypnotic experience, while allowing a practiced and more driven method—for individuals and/or couples to create your best life!

About Scottsdale Hypnosis in Scottsdale AZ

Lindsay Martin, CHt

Lindsay is a certified hypnotist at Scottsdale Hypnosis, specializing in the transformative power of hypnotherapy. With a passion for helping individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, Lindsay brings a warm and compassionate approach to her practice. Through her gentle guidance and expertise, she empowers her clients to tap into their subconscious mind and unlock their full potential.

Lindsay creates a safe and supportive environment where clients can explore their innermost thoughts and beliefs. Whether it’s breaking free from unwanted habits, reducing stress and anxiety, or boosting confidence and self-esteem, Lindsay’s personalized sessions offer a path to positive change.

Lindsay’s dedication to her clients’ well-being is evident in her commitment to ongoing education and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in hypnotherapy. Her genuine care and expertise make her an invaluable resource for anyone seeking personal growth and transformation. Discover the power of hypnosis with Lindsay and embark on a journey to unlock your inner potential today.

About Scottsdale Hypnosis in Scottsdale AZ

Colleen Hitchcock, BCH, CCHt, CI

Colleen first became aware of hypnosis when she was 8.  Her mother, Eva, was an avid reader and picked up a pamphlet on how to do hypnosis.  So at a time when Colleen found it difficult to learn and memorize the rivers in Asia and Europe and Africa, Colleen had dreaded geography and was getting low grades.  

Eva hypnotized Colleen to love geography and love the planet.  

It worked—and she became a top student.

It wasn’t until she married Neil Hitchcock, a former University of Iowa basketball player, a Vietnam Veteran, and a fellow stockbroker, who smoked cigarettes, that hypnosis came up again.  A month after they married, she got a call from Neil’s doctor telling her that Neil had a spot on his lungs in the X-ray.  He said not to worry—it could be the machine, so he wanted to have him come back and have another X-ray.  

She asked the doctor to please encourage Neil to quit smoking. 

Neil returned from the doctor and luckily, it was the machine; but he had a card with him for a hypnotist.  Neil was smoking 3 packs of cigarettes a day and he went to the hypnotist and had his session, and the next day they were at their family Lake Superior cabin.  It rained 5 days in a row and Colleen, Neil, Eva, and her husband “Doc” sat and played bridge for the whole time  Doc, a physician, smoked Chesterfield straights all day.  During those 5 days, Neil still never smoked.  Didn’t ask to “bum” one from Doc—and Colleen was shocked.  

Neil had quit for good.

Hypnosis now had Colleen’s attention and she started doing impromptu sessions for friends when they were at turning points in their lives, when they were separating from their relationships, had job issues, or needed a boost in their lives.

Colleen has her Bachelor of Science in Education from Minnesota State University, she was a Regional Manager for a Boston Management Consulting company for 9 years doing corporate culture change for Fortune 100 companies.  She founded her own publishing company that she grew to 5,000 stores in 33 countries before she sold it.

Hitchcock is now a Board Certified Hypnotist, Master Hypnotist, Certified Clinical Hypnotist, and NGH Certified Instructor who trains hypnotists.  She is active in several hypnotist associations such as ACHE, NGH, IMDHA,  and ASPH.  She also founded A-CHA, American Clinical Hypnotist Association, a non-profit organization (who does not accept donations) that stands by in times of public trauma, and pro-bono work for those in need.

Colleen has been a volunteer at Banner Estrella Medical Center in the Emergency Department dealing with heroin and drug withdrawal, suicide attempts, severe or chronic pain, anxiety, stress, heart issues, head traumas, brain injury, & other emergency room patients. She has done sessions on a baby days old having seizures to 100 years of age and she loves to work with a wide range of diversity with her clients.

She founded Scottsdale Hypnosis about 10 years ago and has specialties in smoking cessation, HypnoMothering, PostPartum, Fertility, rewiring the brain, anxiety/stress, medical issues, pain management, Clear Sleep Insomnia, addictions, virtual gastric band, sexual freedom, sensual intelligence, and past life regressions. 

She is the author of Hypnotherapy for Over-drinking, Addictions & Trauma for Hypnotists and Create Your Best Life:  Hypnotherapy for Positive Change.  

She believes that a hypnotist’s intention is critical 

for the success of all hypnotherapy and

And actively uses her heart in every session

—with every client.

American Council of Hypnotist Examiners

For examination and certification by A.C.H.E., a Hypnotherapist must be trained in a school approved by the A.C.H.E. The A.C.H.E. only approves schools that have programs of at least 200 hours of classroom training in hypnotherapy.

Certification as a Clinical Hypnotherapist requires not less than 300 hours of classroom training and is the highest level of certification awarded.

Graduates of approved schools receive diplomas in hypnotherapy and, if they provide hypnotherapy services to the general public, are considered to be professional hypnotherapists.

What is ACHE?

International Medical & Dental Hypnotherapy Association

The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association is an organization dedicated to providing the community with excellently trained Certified Hypnotherapists. IMDHA Practitioners work harmoniously with allied healthcare professionals to aid individuals in dealing with specific challenges and procedures.

The IMDHA objective is to help create a sense of peace and harmony within the individual so that the current challenge can be met and dealt with in a positive manner, thus making the journey toward wellness and peace of mind less traumatic.

IMDHA goal is to reduce the stress the individual is experiencing as a hospital patient and/or surgical patient, etc. Less stress allows the body to focus attention on its natural course of healing. The method to be used is hypnosis.

In addition to medical challenges all IMDHA members assist persons in dealing effectively with non-medical problems. Finding solutions to self-sabotaging habits leads to peace of mind and control of unwanted, negative behavior. Self Empowerment is the goal.

The International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association is dedicated to healing: Body, Mind and Spirir.

What is IMDHA?

National Guild of Hypnotists

For examination and certification by NGH., a Hypnotherapist must be trained in a school and have completed 100 hours of classroom training in hypnotherapy to be a member.

Certification as a Board Certified Hypnotherapist (BCH) requires the hypnotist to be a member of NGH more than a year. They must be of good moral and ethical character, have no criminal record and meet the educational standards of NGH. They must pass a lengthy written and proctored exam detailing their understanding and practice of hypnosis, must complete an oral interview with an officer of NGH, must have two written character references, and complete an article of 1000 words or more for the Hypnosis Journal.

After passing exam, interview, writing the professional article for the Hypnosis Journal, and all other necessary parts of certification the Board Certified Hypnotherapist BCH title is awarded.

Colleen wrote her article for the Hypnosis Journal called, “Healing Hypnosis in the Emergency Department and for Comatose Patients”.

Arizona Society for Professional Hypnosis

ASPH is Arizona’s only independent professional Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy organization. Founded in 1978, it is one of the largest active Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy membership groups in the country.

ASPH is a warm, caring and loyal group of hypnotists, hypnotherapists and devotees of the exploration of the science and art of hypnosis. The atmosphere at ASPH monthly meetings is ecucational and informative with hypnosis experts from around the world teaching new techniques in our profession.

Presentations focusing on hypnosis and hypnotherapy blend ancient, traditional and advanced methodologies and include the full range of applications for hypnosis and hypnotherapy.

What is ASPH?