“There is no experience without ideas. The ideas that define experience, when they short-circuit the spontaneous play of our energies, become restricting “truths” (trance truths) for us and about us. They’re no longer models over which we have power as creators; rather, they have power over us as our “definers.”  This is the root hypnosis—the deluding trance of the thinking mind limiting the inherent spontaneity and purity of our being: The fixating, thinking mind is the Great Hypnotizer of us all.”          �
                                                                  – Jack Elias, CHT, from Finding True Magic


Jack Elias, a Clinical Hypnotherapist in private practice since 1988, is founder and director of the Institute for Therapeutic Learning, a licensed vocational school in Seattle training and certifying Transpersonal Clinical Hypnotherapists since 1988. Jack presents a unique synthesis of Eastern and Western perspectives on the nature of consciousness and communication, teaching simple yet powerful techniques for achieving one’s personal and professional goals. For over 40 years Jack has studied Buddhist meditation, philosophy and psychology with masters such as Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and most recently Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.

Jack is the author of Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy/NLP, used by students, clinicians, and teachers internationally as a holistic approach to mind/body healing. Finding True Magic weaves together unique perspectives on depth hypnosis, regression therapy, past life therapy, inner child healing, subpersonality dialogue and integration, archetypal transformation, NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, meditation and prayer techniques, and “de-hypnosis.” It is a presentation that expands the art and discipline of hypnotherapy to enable personal transformation and rapid healing in mind, body and spirit.

Jack offers dynamic experiential workshops and seminars, and his Finding True Magic courses are eligible for credit at various universities and for CEUs for Registered Nurses and other clinicians. He also serves an international clientele in his private practice, Lucid Heart Therapy & Life Coaching.