Testimonials

If you are lucky enough to take hypnotherapy from Dorothy Tyo, you will be learning from one of the best in the world. I personally met one of her clients who has great wealth but became gravely ill. The best doctors from around the world could not help him. He said Dorothy saved his life. This class is one of the best things I have ever done. I am a better parent because of what I learned at PASOH, a better daughter, a better person. I am grateful and am looking forward to helping others with this wonderful gift.

Jetti R., Redwood City, CA

Everything I imagined and was looking for! So personal, have fallen in love with every classmate as well as the amazing one of a kind teacher. A++

Kristina C., Hoffman Estates, IL

I’ve been a client of hypnotherapy and NLP (neuro linguistic programming) for 10 years now. I have had amazing results from hypnotherapy and I must say was fortunate enough to see one of the best. When I recently decided to learn more about hypnotherapy, it naturally made sense for me to go to the school that my hypnotherapist went to, which is PASOH. And I’m happy to say that I feel more like a family member than just another number or student in a class. I look forward to class and Dorothy Tyo is definitely one of the best in the biz, and a gifted teacher. If you’re seriously interested in hypnotherapy and the mind-body connection, then I would highly encourage you to come to one of the introductory workshops … and if you’re really curious, you will be very happy with the school. It’s a very comfortable environment, the offices are located in a nice building.

Tisa M., Belmont, CA

Lisa is an angel who helps the students with sign up and any needs that you may have. We also had guest speakers who are definitely passionate about the work they do. It’s really motivating and inspiring to hear the many stories and applications of hypnotherapy!

Debra W., Santa Clara, CA

I did a lot of research before I choose this school for my Hypnotherapy certification. I wanted a real education not just a weekend course cert program or an online class. I cannot say enough good things about it. Not only did I get a good education but I met some great people in the classes and Dorthy is full of wisdom and knowledge, I actually enjoyed the classes. I actually left the school feeling confident in starting my business and I have. =)

Kathryn M., Santa Clara, CA

An amazing and transforming experience to be part of classes here. The school makes it very easy to come and sit in on classes with no obligation before deciding it is for you.

Sue W., Redwood City, CA

I’ve connected with the greatest people, both students and teachers, who are the most aware, conscious, and caring group of individuals I’ve come across yet. The principles I’ve learned have opened up my life in ways I could not have imagined. Besides experiencing personal breakthroughs, I now have many tools available to use in helping others make transformative shifts in their lives.

I definitely recommend checking out PASOH. I am certainly glad I didn’t let this opportunity pass me by.

Jason R., Menlo Park, CA

I have taken three hypnotherapy classes in the last six months at Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy and this is a excellent training place. Dorthy Tyo has many years of experience as a practicing hypnotherapist, as do the other instructors. The courses are well delivered in an exciting, interactive atmosphere, where everyone’s participation is valued. Also, there is plenty of time to practice in this protective atmosphere.

Bruce C., Redwood City, CA

Classes are usually offered both in the morning and in the evening. It is the most flexible schedule of all the hypnotherapy schools I researched in the Bay Area before choosing Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy. I have experienced significant positive changes in my life just from taking the classes and the practice sessions with other students. It is an incredible experience in an incredible place.

Sharon J., Belmont, CA

If you’re even remotely considering a career in hypnotherapy or just incredibly curious about this wonderful modality for both healing & change, then I would be hard pressed to think of a better place to learn from than the Palo Alto School. For starters, the teachers there are all top-notch, incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, and when they’re not teaching, they’re professional, working hypnotherapists. As a result, you’re learning from “those who know,” and what more could you ask for?

Ken S., El Cerrito, CA

With regard to the classes themselves, they are smaller in size which really lends itself to a more individualized, as well as concentrated, learning environment and the students with which I attended class with were all very supportive & kind, which also made for a very conducive learning experience. Another thing which I really loved about this school is that you learn all about the different aspects of what it takes to become an actual working hypnotherapist which I found incredibly invaluable. And so all I can say in closing is thank you, PASOH!

Lauren K., Mountain View, CA

If you would like to become certified in hypnotherapy, there couldn’t be a finer educational institution. The classes are informative, exciting, very interactive and healing for the student. The instructors have proven track records in the field and it shows. Their teaching style is welcoming as well as caring with a real desire to teach you the ins and outs of getting your clients the results they really want. I highly recommend their classes. They also offer great one day workshops, usually held on a Saturday, on relative topics that could expand and enhance your healing practice.

Wanda W., Pacifica, CA

I am a graduate of PASOH. Although I have been a practicing MFT for several years, this has been one of the most amazing experiences in my life. I learned several techniques as a healer that I have already used in my practice. Most importantly, I have learned to approach my profession and my life from a different perspective. The classes, whether beginning, clinical, medical and so on, all explored the power of the mind and its astonishing capacity for healing and growth. Well worth the exploration and the time!

Denise S., Oakland, CA

I am very grateful for the amazing hypnotherapy and intuitive skills I gained at PASOH. The enhanced, more solid connection with my unconscious mind has proven quite valuable not only in my work as a healer, but also in my life. My creativity and, therefore, performance have been enhanced in virtually all aspects of my life. The program was an awesome, very practical adjunct to my Ph.D. program in Psychology. The wide range of backgrounds of the students was stimulating and enjoyable. Dorthy and Josie were among the best teachers I have had anywhere in my many, many years of schooling. Dorthy is clear as a bell. Be sure and take individual hypnotherapy sessions with her, too. She is truly a Master hypnotherapist!

Leslie B., Redwood City, CA

Dear Dorothy & Pat,
I want to thank you, as well as all of the instructors at Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy, for providing me the opportunity to change my life. When I went to the September 2006 Open House, little did I realize that signing up for that first class, Hypnosis 101, would not only produce profound inner change, but deep friendships as well. We all need cheerleaders in life, and it was fun and joyful to experience my own success, as well as being a part of everyone else’s success in class.
Hypnosis is about empowerment. As we give our clients the tools to encourage their own self-empowerment, we ourselves become empowered. It is an awesome cycle that keeps perpetuating and growing. It is profoundly humbling to be part of a community that affects positive change by coming from the heart and in doing so, allowing others to do the same in their lives.
Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy is not only about teaching hypnosis; it is about opening up it’s students minds to the myriad of possibilities that empowerment offers. Assisting others in self-empowerment, whether that be pain management, stress reduction, self-esteem, past life regression, forgiveness, phobia release, etc., is fulfilling work!
For me personally, Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy has given me the impetus to study (and share) other non-traditional avenues in which hypnosis is being used to facilitate inner growth. As a matter of fact, a small group of us who went through the classes together discovered that we all harbored the same secret dream…that of starting a healing center. It was not lost on any us that the Universe has a way of bringing together the right people at the right time. So, to that end, as a group, we are currently discussing how we can make this dream come true by working together. Of course, what we have learned about hypnosis will be a mainstay, with each of us bringing to the table what we consider to be our niche in the field.
Thank you for providing a holistic forum that fosters education, inner growth, mentoring, and encourages us to take these gifts out into world. Continue your wonderful work!!

Sincerely, Sherry Stern

Dorthy Tyo Director of the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy:
I want to thank you for the great learning experience of the past
year.
While attending the school this past year, not only was I able to increase my knowledge of Hypnotherapy, but I have witnessed very profound changes within myself. I have become more sensitive to my inner thoughts and feelings as well as those of others. I have returned to a path of spiritual and personal growth I had begun many years ago. Under your guidance, I see how my life has changed for the better.
As I begin my practice, I will stay in touch with many of my fellow classmates to not only have their support but to support them as well. Working and studying with so may ‘Like Minded’ people has enriched my life and certainly to my personal growth and the comfort that any growth like this brings.

Sincerely, Robert King

After 10 years working in the medical field, I realized there must be an alternative to helping people without a prescription for another pill. I had experienced hypnotherapy once as a college student and the experience never left my mind. When I completed raising my two children, I decided I wanted a new career. My passion has been to contribute to people in a deep and life-changing way. I heard about the internationally known Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy and researched it and a few other hypnotherapy schools. Nothing came close to PASH, the instructors and the quality of the classes I was interested in. My experience here has been a miracle. I have learned so much, made many new friends and have started to see my own clients. . I indulge myself often in getting a hypnosis session for myself. It still is a powerful tool I use in my own life. The teachers are top notch; I love every one of them. As time goes on I continue to build my clientle and get regular referrals. I have had the pleasure during my Master’s course, working with a lot of young adults. I like all ages and will work with people who really want to know about hypnosis. When I see their faces as they open their eyes it is a joy that is hard to put into words. I enjoy working with my clients and I notice a change in myself I get to be myself, share my knowledge and meet new people. I like when I tell people what I do now, it always starts an interesting conversation! Most of all I am thrilled that my work as a hypnotherapist is changing lives in a powerful way.

Ruth Mayer

If you have had the thought, you have already begun.
With a gentle suggestion, imagination will visualize a goal achieved, a fear vanquished, a different approach, deep relaxation and even old worries eased.

The progression of State certified classes offered at Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy offers straight forward methods to learn hypnotherapy techniques in an environment that is safe, monitored and supportive. I have used self-hypnosis since the 1970s for dental work, relaxation and improved circulation. The PASH classes have given me more tools and techniques, the confidence to help others, countless hours of monitored practice sessions, and a network of great friends.

AND I’ve lost over 25 pounds (and counting) with a visualization induction!

Discover how to empower your thoughts to create positive change.

Linda Taylor, Ph.D.

Hello Pat,
Thank you for talking with me today. As I told you I have been so happy with Dorthy I have been referring her to anyone I possibly can. I know she has helped at least 4-5 other people I’ve referred to her. I will be sending her name & number to another friend/client who chews tobacco & needs to stop.

When I first went to Dorthy I had been smoking for almost 40 yrs. I had tried several times to quit, unfortunately it just didn’t take for me. Then I was referred to Dorthy. I am embarrassed to say this but I stood in front of her place & smoked a cigarette just before I went in…and that is the last one I ever smoked —January 17, 2005! I never have had an urge, craving and best of all I didn’t gain any weight!!!
She is such a wonderful person, and then add to that her desire to help people like me with a horrendous addiction or even worse problems. I cannot recommend her highly enough, she is truly a miracle worker. I could go on & on, but suffice it to say she has an incredible gift that she is willing to share for the benefit of others. It doesn’t get much better that that.
Please give Dorthy my very best, thank you.

Al Connell

I became interested in learning hypnotherapy because I thought it would be a valuable adjunct to my psychotherapy practice, and indeed it has been. In doing my research about where to get training, the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy kept emerging as having the best and most rigorous program. After completing the initial 12-week class, I continued to study with Josie and all the other excellent teachers and completed the Master’s program and every class in between. I continue to use hypnotherapy in addition to psychotherapy in my private practice and I find it has helped my clients achieve the results they want effectively and quickly. When I was searching for office space some years ago, I found a small office that felt just right to me. It turns out that it had been the waiting room of the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy when Josie first opened the school, so her spirit continues to accompany me as I do my work.

Anne L. Broderick, M.S., M.A., Palo Alto, CA

As my first 28 year career came to a close, I found myself with the opportunity to explore brand new work opportunities. When I selected hypnotherapy as the best fit for my next career, it was natural to me to attend Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy because of its reputation. I found the entire teaching staff to be knowledgeable, experienced and very supportive. The classes provide techniques and material that give a broad base of understanding and are taught in a way that is very enjoyable with time to practice techniques. The binders from each class provide an excellent reference that I have referred to often in my practice.

Donna Nelson

Why do I love the Palo Alto School of Hypnotherapy? Each one of the teachers at the School is not only extremely gifted and dedicated to their work, they all have an amazingly compassionate heart. They do teach you the skills to become a powerful hypnotherapist yourself but their greater achievement lies even deeper. All along your courses, they accompany you to dig always further into your own Being and re-discover Yourself. My classes at the School have been one of the most important experiences in my life, bringing me the self-insurance and expertise I needed to now have my own practice as a Certified Medical Hypnotherapist and no day passes by without my expressing my gratitude for what I received. I wish the School all the success possible and would recommend it to anyone who feels ready to have THE experience of their life!

Genevieve Vulser, CHT