Deborah Miller, Certified Hypnotherapist, Schuylkill Haven area, attended the National Guild of Hypnotists Convention 2012 and NGH Summer Institute at the Royal Plaza Convention Center, Marlborough, MA from August 5 - 14. The weeklong event was attended by more than 1,000 hypnotists from 23 countries around the globe.

During the Summer Institute, she completed the certification course on Pain Management presented by Ron Eslinger, CRNA, BCH, FNGH, who runs the American School of Clinical Hypnosis, Clinton, TN. Special focus was the use of hypnosis for chronic pain including migraines, fibromyalgia, phantom limb, back and pelvic pain. She also participated in an eight-hour course with Dr. Edith Fiore, author, pioneer and specialist in regression therapy with more than 40,000 cases to her credit.

On August 12 she sat for the Board Certification exam with nine other Certified Hypnotherapists. The exam was proctored by Dr. Maurice Kershaw, Chairman of the NGH Board Certification Committee and director of the Canadian Institute of Hypnotism, Quebec.

Other specialties that Miller studied during the Convention include "Hypnotism in Geriatrics," "Ethics and Legal Issues," "Rapid Parts Therapy," and "UltraHeight® Hypnosis," by Gerald Kein, Executive Director of the National Board of Hypnosis Education and Certification.

Through hypnosis Miller has helped many people to resolve issues such as stress, grief, PTSD, weight loss, pain, smoking cessation, sadness, inability to proceed, and blockages of all sorts, as well as loss of control with emotions such as anger. Her practice is located near Summit Station. More information is available on her website www.HypnosisCanHelp.me.